November 19, 2014

Tilda’s Town Magnolia card and some tags…

by Pam Sparks

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Sweet Christmas childhood memories… I’m sure we all had a rocking horse of some kind or other!   This cutie is one of the dies from the Magnolia DooHickeys Club Kit #2, All I Want For Christmas.   It is chock full of cuteness!  Here’s the tag I made with the Santa and border that are also part of  the kit.  Lots of dies for a great price and a little magazine full of ideas too!  OH, almost forgot!  The little lace piece is another die in the kit… see… tons more too!

I die cut the Rocking Horse die from white card-stock and colored it with Copics. The words happy and christmas are from Paper Smooches.

I made this card for Tilda’s Town Challenges this week.  We’d love to have you link up if you’re a Magnolia fan!

Each week there is a random winner, chosen by Inlinkz, for a $10 gift certificate to Tilda’s Town.com!

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Tilda’s Town is a most magical shop specializing in Magnolia Stamps. Over 1,100 stamps in stock at all times. Tilda’s Town offers FREE worldwide shipping on every order, every day. You can also save up to an additional 20% on your purchase by using one of the famous coupon codes. Shop at Tilda’s Town.com and live the magic.

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Last Friday at our area stamp club meeting we swapped Christmas tags.  I made two and let the gal that got my name choose which one she wanted.

I made a bookmark style tag with Paper Smooches dies and the PTI Tinsel and Tags set and then a Snowglobe style tag with PTI Tinsel and Tags set, the Winter die and snowglobe die.


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I could make tags all day! lol  So much fun with all the new stamps and dies out there!   Hope you are having a good time using your stash too or shopping to increase your stash … oh my… so much!  I’m addicted!  lol

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies, stamps and dies I used…

November 18, 2014

Memory Box for Starlitstudio… Horse Country

by Pam Sparks

 

Hello and welcome to my blog today! I’m sharing two cards I created with Starlitstudio’s exclusive new die from Memory Box, called Horse Country.


A Fall card…

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inside…

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and a Winter card…

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inside…

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I used the Memory Box Golf Club Landscape border die in the background on both cards. (I cut off the flag)

On the Fall card I added the small leaf from the Memory Box Marvelous Maple die, poppystamps new Fancy hello die, Trotting Pony die and Country Fence die. On the inside I used the Memory Box Give Thanks Combo stamp (leaves and sentiment) and Memory Box A-2 Notecards in Sky and Kraft.

On the Winter card I used Memory Box A-2 Notecards in Sapphire and White, Ho Ho Holly Leaves die and poppystamps new Vintage Seasons die. I just used the Greetings part on the front and on the inside, I cut the ‘s’ from the end of Season’s and stamped the words ‘of the’ from the Memory Box Wonderful Time Combo stamp.

The Christmas, Winter Horse Country scene card is spattered with white spray ink and then sprayed with Imagine Crafts Sparkle Spray.

All of these dies and stamps are available for purchase @ starlitstudio.net

I will be making Horse Country up in Spring and Summer versions too!  Thanks for visiting today and Season’s Greetings to you!  THANK YOU for your encouraging comments too!  I appreciate it so much!

 

November 16, 2014

Mixed Media Tag…

by Pam Sparks

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Festive and lots of techniques!  I just had to play in Loll’s Twelve Tags of Christmas!  I LOVE tags!

 

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Getting a good photo of all these techniques was almost too much for a very amateur photographer like me!  I have a terrible time giving up though! lol  So, the top two close ups are to show the gold embossing powder on the embossing paste.


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Here’s what I did…

I cut a tag with the largest MFT pierced tag die in white 110# cover card-stock

I did Loll’s pearl background technique on it next…the only thing I changed from what she does is instead of using plastic wrap, I used a plastic bag and put my hand inside it, scrunched it up a little, picked up the pearl mixative and pounced, keeping my hand clean! haha The right one anyway! lol

Next, using the ink blending tool and Gathered Twigs Distress ink pad, I inked the whole tag.

Over the top of that I placed the Tim Holtz stencil and applied white embossing paste. Cleaned it up then…

I dumped Ranger Queens Gold embossing powder over the whole tag, removed the excess and heated it with a heat tool.

I LOVE the look of the powder on the paste!

I die cut the Seasons Greetings Avery Elle die from gold metallic card-stock

I did cut the Penny Black holly die from Copic coloring card-stock.

Color the holly cut with Copic markers

Then with the matching Penny Black holly stamp, I stamped the colored die cut, after stamping off on scrap paper, with Gathered Twigs Distress ink pad.  This stamp is from several years ago and they don’t advertise that it matches but it does and looks so awesome!  Another, exclamation when finished!!!  LOVE it!

I adhered everything to the tag with mounting squares cut to fit.

I think I will hang this on my Christmas tree, that’s how happy I am with it! : )

Linking to some challenges…

Stamping with Loll – 12 tags of Christmas

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Virginia’s View Challenge – all things metallic

CASology Challenge – festive

Winter Wonderland Challenge – Christmas Decorations

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – Ornaments

Cute Card Thursday Challenge – Red and Green

Sweet Stampin Challenge – To Die For

Stamping Sensations – Christmas

 

 

Thanks for clicking over to my blog today!  I love to share what I’ve been up to with you.  Leave your blog link when you comment so I can come visit you too!

p.s. I still have some card kits for sale too…thank you!

Supplies I used for this tag…

November 14, 2014

Memory Box Limoges Snowflake…

by Pam Sparks

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Here’s a frosty, freezin’ season card for you!  This is one of three cards I taught at the Scrapbooking Studio last Saturday morning.  A lot of steps to it but fun results!

I have a video HERE, that shows the embossing technique for how to do the Snowflake center.

I used…

Tiny Snowflakes Stencil

Limoges Snowflake die

Lindeman Snowflake die

Classic Lower Alphabet die set

Memory Box Lagoon and White A2 notecards

Imagine Crafts irResistable Wedding Dress spray

Imagine Crafts Silver Delicata ink pad

Imagine Crafts large dauber

The snowflake pieces are die cut from Coreindations Opulent Glitter card-stock.

Another Limoges Snowflake card HERE.

The snow is blowing here… wow… how can it be 64˚on Monday and in the 20′s a few days later! brrrrr  Makes a gal thankful for heat!

Stay warm and keep creating!

P.S.  I do have some class kits available… if you’re interested, send me an email!  THX!

Links to products I used…

November 12, 2014

Memory Box Christmas cards…

by Pam Sparks

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More Christmas cards… it is the most wonderful time of the year after-all!  The cards in this post were what the gals made in the afternoon class at the Scrapbooking Studio in Moline, IL.  We had a great time!  (at least I hope they did) lol

 

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Winter is coming… it feels like it today in Iowa anyway… haha.. nothing like stating the obvious!  I love creating scene cards though and Winter is a favorite for sure!


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and may your holidays be merry and bright!

* I’m linking the first ‘merry’ card to some challenges…

Festive Friday Challenge – inspiration photo

7Kids Challenge – anything goes

Addicted To Stamps Challenge – anything goes

Word Art Wednesday Challenge – anything goes

Inspiration Emporium - Happy Holidays

* I’m linking the 2nd card to some challenges…

Paper Shelter Challenge – snowflakes

Scrapyland Challenges – anything goes

Creative Card Crew Challenge - Christmas Joy

Jingle Belles Challenge – the Great Outdoors

* I’m linking the ornaments card to some challenges…

Virginia’s View Challenge – metallic

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – ornaments

Completely Christmas Challenge - #37 Anything Christmas Goes with a twist – use blue

Thanks for stopping by today!  All these stamps and dies are available online too, @ Starlitstudio. net!

ttul!

November 11, 2014

Printworks Christmas creating…

by Pam Sparks

I have a bunch of Christmas cards to post with Printworks stamps but I think I will spread them out over a few days.  Here’s some festive stamping for you!


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THE cutest elf ever!  and on the inside…


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Linking up to some challenges!

Crafty Sentiments Challenges – Anything Goes 

Papertake Weekly Challenge – 2 or 4 legs

Without Words Challenge – Preparing for Christmas

Penny Black and More Challenge – Anything Goes

Christmas Stampin’ All Year Long – Anything Goes

Creative Card Crew Challenge - Christmas Joy

 

and I LOVE this gingerbread man!


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made you smile didn’t I?!  and on the inside… if the hat fits, eat the cookies!  haha, if only!


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Linking to some challenges…

CASology Challenge – Festive

The Pink Elephant Challenge – CAS 

The Crafty Calendar Challenge – It’s All About Christmas

Party Time Tuesday Challenge – Anything Goes

Christmas Cards All Year Round – No Pattern Paper

CAS on Sunday – Ribbon or Twine

on the elf card I used…

  • 3mm red glitter domes (Mark Richards)

on the gingerbread man card I used…

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Thanks for stopping by!  Happy card making!

 

Supplies I used to make these cards…

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November 1, 2014

Magnolia, Tilda’s Town Challenge, Christmas!

by Pam Sparks

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Have you seen the adorable Magnolia Doohickey die club kit #2?   So FUN!  Love it!  I will be making some more tags and using them on cards this Christmas!

The challenge at Tilda’s Town Challenges this week is Christmas, optional add a tag… well, I just made tags and they are Christmas… just a little backwards! haha

Maybe you’re like me and it’s time to do a little coloring again…well… I did color Santa’s face with Copics! hoho

We’d love to have you play in the challenges!

Each week there is a random winner, chosen by Inlinkz, for a $10 gift certificate to Tilda’s Town.com!

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Tilda’s Town is a most magical shop specializing in Magnolia Stamps. Over 1,100 stamps in stock at all times. Tilda’s Town offers FREE worldwide shipping on every order, every day. You can also save up to an additional 20% on your purchase by using one of the famous coupon codes. Shop at Tilda’s Town.com and live the magic.

I’ll link to the All I want for Christmas die club kit and the products I used below.

Joining

Addicted to CAS challenge – Tag

Crazy 4 Challenges – add a mustache

Crafting for all Seasons – tag it

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge – anything goes

Live and Love Crafts Challenge – favorite Christmas colors

Die Cut Divas – holiday

Challenge Up Your Life – anything goes

ShowCASe Your Style – tic tac toe

Cute As a Button Challenge – Christmas/Winter

 

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to scroll down to see the video I posted yesterday with the NEW poppy dies from poppystamps!

ttul!

Dies and products I used today…

October 31, 2014

NEW poppystamps dies, Video and Horse Country exclusive die…

by Pam Sparks

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Hi everyone!  Isn’t this a neat die?  love it and the fancy thanks too!  I have several things to share with you today.  I don’t mean to have long posts but it seems like it always turns out that way!

Here’s a video of the NEW poppystamps ‘poppy’ dies and Starlitstudio’s exclusive die!

Click on the gear to see in high definition… or the frame to see larger.  Sorry about the blurry ‘fancy Merry Christmas’ die.  I have not idea why! ugh.

I used the Perfect Layers Tools to cut the ⅛ inch border on each side of the main panel.

Linking my first card to the Festive Friday Challenge - inspiration photo

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes

Here’s the Birthday Stack die again…


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I used the Embedded Die Cut technique I show in a video… pull down the video tab under the blog header.

Here’s the tags I show in the video…

 

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and the NEW Vintage Merry Christmas and Celestial Star Border.

 

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Lots of NEW to play with!

The NEW exclusive die for Starlitstudio.net is gorgeous!  Horse Country and you can make it up for all four seasons!

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Holler if you have any questions… ‘preciate you stopping by. Have a creative weekend!

Supplies I used to make these cards and tags…

October 28, 2014

Memory Box and Imagine Crafts…

by Pam Sparks

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Hi everyone! Today I’m posting with some Memory Box and Imagine Crafts goodness!

I started with a Memory Box Parchment A-2 Notecard for my card base.

I cut another Parchment A-2 Notecard in half and die cut the Musicality collage die in it. (don’t worry about keeping any of the pieces, you just want the hole)

I die cut the Musicality Collage die in black glossy card-stock and inlaid it into the cut in the parchment piece.  Doing it this way keeps the lines straight and everything in place. Because I’m mounting it on the same color card-stock, I don’t need to inlay all the little pieces. Works slick!  : )  I scotch tape it in place on the back side.

Adhere the Parchment panel to your notecard.

I stamped the sentiment Joyful Combo  with Imagine Crafts Memento Luxe Tuxedo Black Pigment Ink and embossed it with Imagine Crafts Clear Embossing Powder. (I use a stampamajig for stamp placement)


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I die cut the Poinsettia Bloom Trio die in Cranberry card-stock and covered all the pieces with Imagine Crafts irRESISTible Love Letter Pico Embellisher. It’s a glossy color finish that comes with a  fine line applicator.

Add a black pearl in the center of the poinsettia.

I die cut the Elliana Ornament die in White card-stock.  I inked all the pieces with Imagine Crafts Versamark ink and embossed them with multiple coats of Imagine Crafts Black and Sparkle Embossing Powders to get an ornament that ‘looks like glass’ effect. (You might want the background ornament too… it’s HERE)

I die cut the Ornament Hooks and Caps die in Black glossy card-stock for the cap and from Silver Glitter card-stock for the hook.

Wish I could show it to you IRL!

I’m linking up to some challenges…

House of Cards Challenge – use a die or punch or both

Christmas Card Challenges – Anything Goes

Allsorts Challenge – Christmas

 

Here’s another card I made because I wanted to use some more inks and spray… as if I hadn’t made a big enough mess already! haha

 

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I started with an A-2 top folding White card base.

I cut a white card-stock panel and embossed the panel with the new Large Snowflakes Stencil  by running it through my Big Shot. (I show this on a couple videos. Click on the video tab under the header)

Leaving the stencil in place, I adhered it to my desk with removable tape and using Imagine Crafts finger daubers, I inked the snowflakes with Imagine Crafts Memento Luxe Wedding Dress pigment ink.  Remove the stencil and emboss with Imagine Crafts White Embossing Powder.

Using three Imagine Crafts Versacolor square ink pads, Opera Pink, Peony and Raspberry, I rubbed ink over the snowflakes.

Then I sprayed on Imagine Crafts Sparkle Shimmer Spritz and rubbed the inked surface to blend and wipe the ink off the snowflakes.

I die cut the Peace Script die in White card-stock, smeared it with Versacolor Opera Pink ink and embossed it with Imagine Crafts Iridescent Embossing Powder.

I die cut the Pine Border Background die in White card-stock also.  I adhered the Peace Script cut to the trees with little dots of Tombow Mono Multi glue, then sprayed them with the Sparkle Shimmer Spritz and mounted the trees to the card with mounting squares.

I hope you can see the sparkle in the photo.  I took the picture in full sunlight, hoping it would show up.  I really like all of Imagine Crafts products.. hard to say what is my favorite because they are all FABULOUS!!!

THANKS so much for stopping by today!  It’s sunny and beautiful here in IA… yay!

 

Supplies I used on these cards… 

October 21, 2014

Snowy Tree and Class Photos…

by Pam Sparks

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Today I’m sharing a card I made with the technique I introduced in my last video, Embedded Die Cuts, HERE and the beautiful new Snowy Tree dieLove it!

I also used the Beloved Snowflakes die and placed it at the bottom of the card. When you die cut it, there are extra snowflakes!  I used the extras, dots from the waste and a piece that I cut off to create the snowy background.

The swag like snowflakes toward the top of the tree are cut from the inside of the Sparkling Tree Tile die and glued on. So instead of strings of lights… you have a few strings of snowflakes!

It was fun to put unusual colors together.  I used Memory Box White, Sage and Sky A-2 Notecards.

I used the 1/16th inch Perfect Layers Ruler to cut the white mat for the Sage layer… love these rulers!  Link in the sidebar… be sure to use the coupon code if you order!

 

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I’m linking my Snowy Tree card to some challenges…

ABC Christmas Challenge – uncolored image

Merry Monday Christmas Challenge – non-traditional colors

Addicted To Stamps Challenge – Holiday

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – Anything Goes

 

Over on the Memory Box blog there is a Blog Blitz that started yesterday, Monday the 20th and will go through Friday. You have until 11:00 p.m. EST on Sunday, October 26th, to leave comments on all the posts. The winners will be randomly drawn and announced on Monday, October 27th. Good Luck!  

I also wanted to share some photos from two classes I taught on Sunday at Scrapmania in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

The morning class - Winter Wonderland…with 15 ladies creating the cards in the photo below.

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The afternoon class - The Night Before Christmas…with 10 ladies creating the cards in the photo below.

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(I do have two of the afternoon class kits to sell… $25 plus $5 flat rate shipping in the USA.  International we’d have to figure out)

Here’s Jo Ann working on her Fireplace card…

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We had a great time!  Stacy has an awesome store and awesome customers!  Thank you so much for having me!  I’m still smiling!

I’ll be teaching two classes at The Scrapbooking Studio in Moline, IL Nov. 8th.  For class info, scroll down on the class page HERE. We’d love to have you come!

Thanks for stopping by! Good to be back!

ttul,

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