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NEW Memory Box Release for Christmas! A Snowglobe Tag Set!

How about a super short post today! lol  I started this and thought, I better make a quick video to show how it works!  So here’s a little intro video to how this snowglobe tag is going to go together and think about how many variations we can make!  The snowmen, the cabin in the woods, Santa and Sleigh scenes… oh my!  Check it out!

Coming Soon!

Memory Box – 94494 Cabin Snowglobe…
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Memory Box – 94492 Snowmen Snowglobe…
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Memory Box – 94493 Radiant Snowglobe…
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Memory Box – GP1005 Holiday Glitter Pad
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I’ll be back soon with lots more!

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Reverse Confetti ‘fetti friend for January/February and it’s Countdown to Confetti Day One…

Hi everyone!  I didn’t realize how appropriate this card would be for my news today! The WOW. JUST WOW. part anyway! lol I was asked to be a guest for Reverse Confetti during January and February!  A super fun way to start the new year!

My first card is using one of the new stamp sets, omg and one of the dies from the new hearts confetti cuts. Swoon, I love this stripe heart! What else can I tuck in there?! ❤

I had fun heat embossing the sentiments in white on black cardstock (don’t they look like real dymo labels), then stapling them with the tiny attacher onto the die cut panel.

I ended up with a 5 ½ inch square card.

The small red hearts are dies from Heart Tag Toppers Confetti Cuts. ❤

My next card uses another new stamp set all the love and the coordinating die set, all the love confetti cuts.

You know I love hearts!  Yes my blog name… ❤  And by the way, in case you haven’t noticed, I did upgrade over the Christmas break to expressions with!  yay!  So you shouldn’t see any ads other than the ones I put on here to the ‘good’ stuff! hehe

You have to love the ‘confetti’ hearts I made with the new oh my heart cover panel confetti cuts die!  So colorful and sure to make the receiver smile!

I didn’t get all my wood slices used for Christmas!  That worked out great for me to have one ready to stamp and heat emboss with white powder with a couple of the other sentiments from the all the love set!  So fun to add to a gift for Valentines or hey, you don’t even have to have a reason to give!

Another close up of just the wood slice…

Thank you so much for stopping by…but wait!  There’s tons more for you to see today from the other ‘fetti friend and the regular design team!  Here’s the list and you’ll want to comment because there’s prizes involved! ❤  A $15 gift certificate to a blog commenter and a $15 gift certificate to a facebook commenter!  Comments will close at noon CST January 7th. The comment winners will be announced on the RC blog and FB page at 5 pm CST January 7th!

See you again tomorrow and Tuesday for more sneak peeks, then Wednesday the 8th for RELEASE DAY and blog hop!

Reverse Confetti Blog

Amy Kolling

Tricia Barber

Kelly Lunceford

Lisa Henke

Heather Hoffman

Amy Tsuruta

Kathy Schweinfurth

Audrey Tokach

Jeanne Jachna

Deanne Kuntz

Michele Ferguson

Olga Moss

Olga Matyushevskaya 

Ali Farmer

Pam Sparks (me)


cards · Christmas · Lawn Fawn · Tags · Winter

Lawn Fawn Build A House Christmas Tags…

Hi everyone!  Last week Thursday I got to have a craft day with one of our granddaughters Lizzie Faith.  One of the things we did was play with this new Lawn Fawn Build a House die set.  I’ll link below.  It’s not very often I get grands one on one so we made the best of the day!

Here’s my two tags and then I’ll add a picture of Lizzie Faith and her tag.  She also made a couple cards with the Spellbinders Merry Everything Card kit and then she drew and Copic colored an 8×10 picture of Dragon Prince.  The girls got talent drawing!

I just picked out scraps in some teals and pinks and started die cutting.  I was inspired by Kay Miller’s tags HERE!  So festive and fun… always love what Kay designs and makes!

I did end up adding some white gel pen embellishing and glossy accents to the light bulbs. I die cut the main house piece inside the fold so I’d have a tag with an opening card. If you look close, you can see that’s how my tags are standing up.

Funny how flat photos the color changes some… I liked the picture though. lol

Ok – here’s Lizzie Faith working on her tag…

And here’s her finished tag!  She added snow and sparkle! A sweet gingerbread house!

So fun, we need to do more craft days around here… Summer is so busy with swimming and gymnastics, we don’t get as many cardmaking days in.

Thanks for stopping by and hope we made you smile!

Products we used…

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TE Premium Cardstock
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Signo – White Uni-ball Impact Pen
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Altenew Poinsettia and Pine…Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas Friends and Cardmakers!  All the Best to you!

Here’s a big picture of the tags I made for the gift bags we used for stockings for the grandkids this year.  I’m going to keep the bags and reuse them every year!  Now you know what I’ve been up to!  We have a wonderful family celebration here yesterday…today I’m taking it easy!  😀

Take care!  Be back soon!



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A little more Christmas…


Pam Sparks PTI Christmas Wishes


I really enjoyed playing with this Spruce and Sprigs set from Papertrey ink after seeing what their design team did with it. I wish I’d had more time to make more!  : )

So festive.  I used Stampin Up’s Real Red ink,  Peeled Paint and Pine Needles Distress Inks.  Then I brushed in a little Copic Sketch marker.


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So I moved on to making Gift tags…they always make me happy.  I’m trying to use up wrapping paper so I can buy new again, so I ended up with a variety of tags trying to match the wrapping paper.


Pam Sparks Christmas Tags 2015


Hero Arts Elf stamp and die set,  Merry and Bright circle tag set, Dotted Merry is a poppystamps die and Magnolia dies.


Pam Sparks HA Elf Tag


Sloppy, sketchy Copic coloring…Santa and Sleigh are from Taylored Expressions.


Pam Sparks Merry Tag


Pretty sure this Holly stamp and die is from Papertrey Ink.


Pam Sparks HA Circle tag


Sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.


Pam Sparks Inkadinkado gears tag


Some wood mounted stamps from Inkadinkado and the sentiment inside from MFT.  The tag is from Papertrey Ink.


Pam Sparks Brown Paper Pkgs tag


Tag from MFT and the sentiment from Stampers Anonymous.


Pam Sparks RC Santa Merry tag


More sloppy, sketchy coloring on this Reverse Confetti Santa and Rudolph.


Pam Sparks RC Santa HOHOHO tag


Pam Sparks RC deer tag ATC


I had fun making and I think the kids all enjoyed their gifts!  I know the adults did!  : )   Lots of smiles and memories.

Thanks for stopping by again!

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Taylored Expressions CAS Party and Early Memorial Day…


Memorial Day…reflect…be thankful…

I don’t know about you but it’s rare I sit and look back.  So many memories and yes I’m thankful! Yesterday we went to a Civil War Reenactment that our grandson participated in.  History brought to life. So many things going through my mind now.

On the fun side though, they started the afternoon with a fashion show.  They showed and talked about the ‘ins and outs’ of dressing in that era. The hoop skirts…what a contrast to the skin tight jeans of today. eek!  Glad I can be in the middle and be comfortable!

oh cards… yes, I have two to share today! lol  Both are from the May Release at Taylored Expressions.


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I die cut the new Starry Night Cutting plate in kraft card-stock and layered it to a navy, top folded A-2 size card base.

I embossed the new Brick embossing folder in red card-stock and then ran it through the Big Shot to die cut it with the new Build a Tag 4 die set.  Stitched edges… love!  It smashed the brick a little but I had inked one side of the folder with fired brick distress ink so I kinda like how it turned out!

I die cut the bell in gray from the new Patriotic treat toppers die set. Layered it on navy card-stock and mounted it to the tag with thin 3L mounting squares.

I stamped along the bottom of the tag with the word celebrate stamp from a TE Christmas set, A Winter View.

I glued on Studio Calico wood stars for embellishing and Lawn Fawn twine and hemp to finish off the tag.



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Doodlebug Washi tape for the rainbow tea party and birthday party CAS cards I made… so fun… I know, it’s looks like I spent 10 minutes but actually I messed around for a few hours to get to these two cards! lol


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Here I used the new Block Party die and Eventful Birthday Party die.  I put washi on a piece of white card and die cut it for the background behind the gifts.   I love how it turned out!


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This one I used just a part of the new Eventful Tea Party Border die.  Glad I don’t have to pick a favorite!  love them all!


Linking to some challenges …
Scrapyland Challenge – Birthday
Seize the Birthday – Birthday
CAS on Sunday – Tic Tac Toe


That’s it from me today! Thanks for stopping by and thank you so much for your wonderful, encouraging comments!  Happy remembering loved ones and celebrating our freedom that was hard won by a lot of heros!



Christmas · Die Piecing · Lawn Fawn · PTI · Savvy · Tags · Taylored Expressions · Winter

A little more Christmas…


Some tags to share today…I had so much fun making these!  It was a tag happy Christmas for me!  The grandkids were over to make tags a couple times and then I made tag kits for the ones that couldn’t make it over.  A happy ‘gram’!  : )

Then I made tags for our gifts, to match the Hallmark gift wrap.

For the ladies gifts I used the Stampin Up Wondrous Wreath stamp and die sets.


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I used a Lawn Fawn background stamp for the stitching lines on the My Favorites Things Pierced fishtail flag die.  A Lawn Fawn stitched rectangle for the red piece behind the stamped stitched background banner.


A picture of all six together…



Using the SU sets was a bit of a challenge.  They match up but the only way I could get them good enough to suit me was using the Stamp a ma jig to stamp.  I cut the center of the wreath in the card-stock first, then stamped with the Stamp a ma jig, then die cut the outside of the wreath.  I purchase Stampin Up HERE.  Tell her ‘Pam’ sent you!




I added a little SU Real Red marker to the bow and die cut the word Joy from the die set in Gold metallic card-stock.



The tag for the guys turned out really neat too!



I used the Papertrey Ink Phrase Play #9 die, cut in white…cut a tag snowflake for each in dark blue.  (the tag back is a dark blue rectangle I cut on the paper cutter and used the corner rounder punch on the corners)

I popped out the white snowflake and pieced in the blue snowflake.  Yes, you need to put the itty bitty white pieces back in the snowflake but it’s really easy.  Put scotch tape on the back, lay the white snowflake on top of the blue and with your paper piercer push the itty bitty pieces into the holes. They will stick there because of the scotch tape. When I die cut the white, the snowflake stayed intact.  I used the heavier white card-stock, so if yours doesn’t stay together, try heavier card-stock.  Although I did have to use one piece of copy machine paper to shim it, didn’t take much at all.

I still used the white snowflake too!






The Deerhead die cut is from Savvy! I love that it’s a side view!  The twine is Lawn Trimmings from Lawn Fawn.  I die cut the word winter from dark blue card too and pieced it into the white.  Scotch tape on the back of the Winter banner, holds the letters in place.  Then I used mounting squares to put it in place on the tag.  Sure you could use scor-tape of dbl sided tape but in this case, since I’m using mounting squares, scotch tape is my new best friend! hehe

Linking up the Deerhead tag to the Showcase Your Style challenge blog – die cut

For the two youngest grandsons, I used a little bear stamp from Lawn Fawn on their tags.  The older boys got owls.  The girls tags I made with snowflakes but I didn’t get a picture of the girls. oops!




The Jingle all the way die is from Taylored Expressions.  Back in October Taylor had a stamp day here in Iowa, called Stamp Joy.  I was able to go and help with make n takes. I’m finally getting to use one of my purchases anyway! TE put on an awesome day of stamping!

The snowflake is a Martha Stewart punch.  The greenery is from the Magnolia, All I want for Christmas die club kit.




and a close up of the owl tag…





I used a white gel pen on the hat and a white glitter dome for the pom pom on the hat.  Cute!


A happy time with family and lots of pictures to treasure these days that go by so fast!



Need a die cut machine or supplies?  AWESOME SALE @!!!  and I mean AWESOME!  I love my Big Shot! I love the magnetic platform and their prices on all PLUS an extra 10% off… better check it out! Stock up on cutting plates!  Here’s the deal…

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If you’re a Magnolia fan Tilda’s Town has a great sale going on right now… 45% off Magnolia stamps!


Over at Simon Says, Ranger products are 25% off!!!




We have one more Christmas celebration with hubby’s family today! Back to wrapping a few things!

Thanks for stopping by today…a wonderful stamping and die cutting New Year to YOU!  I am so thankful for your friendship!