MFT Build-able Bouquet card…

Pam Sparks MFT Build-able Bouquet

Hello Monday everyone! I started this card early last week but just didn’t get back to it until this morning.  I had to finish it before I could start anything else and be sure to be on time for the Time Out Challenges  – CASE With Your Own Twist challenge!   I made it! whew!

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Flowers

Happy Little Stampers Challenge – Anything Goes with Dies

CAS-usal Fridays Challenge – Birthday Girl

Time Out Challenges – CAS with the optional twist of purple

Seize the Birthday Challenge – birthday with the topping option, coloring

Dies R Us Challenge – Birthday

I used My Favorite Things Build-able Bouquet stamp set/die set, Inside and Out Stitch Rounded Rectangles, Distressed Patterns stamp set and sentiment from So Much Love stamp set.

I stamped with the MISTI, die cut, colored with Copic Sketch markers. I die cut the banner and then stuck it back in the die and cut again to make it shorter.

Pam Sparks MFT Build-able Bouquet Close

Stamped the splatters in Picked Raspberry…inked the frame with Spun Sugar but there was Picked Raspberry already in the blending tool sponge.  Background is Salty Ocean.

Very fun!  Thanks gals for the fun challenge!  So fun to CASE Kay!  Thanks for stopping by stamping friends!  TTUL!

Linking to the products I used for this card… (in case you want to know) lol

Merry Monday Christmas Challenge…

Pam Sparks SSS kraft snowflakes

Hello stamping friends! So many fun challenges right now.  I just had to jump in for the Merry Monday Christmas Challenge this week, woodgrain, kraft and white. YES! I have to admit, it was hard not to use red and black too though! lol

I’m also linking to…

Happy Little Stampers new challenge – Anything Goes with Dies

SSSflickrchallenge – Anything Goes 

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – Emboss it

Craft Stamper, Take it Make it Challenge – Anything Goes

I used SSS dies and stamps on this one with the exception of the woodgrain being from Lawn Fawn and the banner from MFT.  I will put links below if you want to know the exact products.

I stamped with the MISTI on the banner and embossed with Versamark and detail white embossing powder.  I did use the anti static powder first too…that especially helps with the fine, detail powders.

I edged everything with Gathered Twigs Distress ink and the mini ink blending tool.

Pam Sparks SSS kraft snowflakes Close


I have a second card too!  This was actually the first card I made for the challenge. lol I couldn’t stop with just one!

Pam Sparks MB kraft snowflakes

Here I used Memory Box and poppystamps dies.  I inlaid the circle snowflake die and the center hanging snowflake dies.  So, I’m linking up to a couple challenges for inlaying and also…

Merry Monday Christmas Challenge – woodgrain, kraft and white

AAA Cards Challenge – Inlaid die cutting

Happy Little Stampers CAS Challenge – Inlaid die cutting

Pam Sparks MB kraft snowflakes Close

Both of my cards today are A2 size and top folding. I added some glitter domes and clear sequins to bling it up a little.

Thanks for stopping by today! Can’t believe it’s Friday already! Time flies when you’re makin’ cards! hehe

Products I used…


Memory Box, poppystamps, Quiet Bird Sash two ways…

Pam Sparks Quiet Bird Sash Flat

Hello! Have you seen the new dies from poppystamps called sashes.  This one stays connected to the card piece on both ends of the branch when you die cut it. Then you slide another piece, in this case the largest Memory Box Stitched Rectangle, under the die cut branch and bird. HERE are the other new sash dies.

Pam Sparks Quiet Bird Sash Fawn

I die cut everything in watercolor paper and watercolored with distress inks and a water brush.  I smooshed the stamp pad on my craft mat, picked up the ink with the water brush and painted. Salty Ocean, Mowed Lawn, Forest Moss, Gathered Twigs, Ripe Persimmon, Rusty Hinge and Dusty Concord ink pads and/or reinkers.

I edged the fawn with Gathered Twigs Distress ink and the mini ink blending tool.

Pam Sparks Quiet Bird Sash Close 2

The sentiment is from Memory Box (inked with Versafine Black Onyx ink)  and so is the Wildflower Landscape die.

The Quiet Bird Sash and Woodlawn Fawn are from poppystamps.

There’s a little ‘dew’ in the air.. hehe. Distress ink spatters and some White Linen spray that I unscrewed and hit the cap with my finger to get some white spatters.

Here’s another version… a quick ‘just a note’ from the sweet birdie!

Pam Sparks Quiet Bird Sash Teal5

a little closer so you can see how the sash works…

Pam Sparks Quiet Bird Sash Close

I think that’s everything… THANK YOU so much for clicking over! Have fun splashing some ink around!  It’s been raining here and everything is so green!  Gotta love Spring! I better get outside and enjoy the sunshine, I heard it could rain again today! ttul!

Shopping links…click to see the products I used. I was just looking over the tools page at Starlitstudio and it’s amazing all the cool stuff there!  Check out the new Tacky Roller Tool!  YES! 

p.s. I have to tell you, I LOVE how good the stamp shammy cleans off Versafine ink. Just get it wet, ring it out and clean away. No baby wipe fibers on the stamp! Hip Hip hooray!  It cleans other inks too but you know how tough Versafine is… well…not anymore! yay!

Five Cute A2 Just a Note cards…

Pam Sparks 5 cute poppy cards

Hi stamping, coloring, die cutting, creative friends!  Pictures are ready, page open to start blogging and it dawns on me, I should be posting something for Mother’s Day! lol  Hmmmm…maybe tomorrow! hehe

Today I have 5 cards I made using two poppystamps  sets, Mail Delivery stamps and dies and Easter Excitement stamps and dies. I could’ve easy made 5 more!  How fun is that and what a variety of cuteness!

Pam Sparks ps Mail Delivery Bike

I stamp, die cut and then color.  The backgrounds are Distress inks applied with the mini ink blending tool.

White pen accents added with a white pen that SLS just started carrying, thanks to the heads up from Linda!  Thank you Linda!

I used the MISTI to stamp the sentiments. Distress ins on this one are Hickory Smoke for the sidewalk and Salty Ocean for the sky.

Pam Sparks ps Bike close


Since it’s time to plant…what a perfect card for that gardening friend!

Pam Sparks ps Dig In Fence Carrot

Here I used the Memory Box Shaker Square Frames die set and for the background layer a square from the Memory Box Stitched Square Layers die set. Salty Ocean and Gathered Twigs are the Distress Ink blended background colors.

Pam Sparks ps Dig In Close

I cut a slit in the bottom to fit the carrot into the ‘dirt’. The butterfly antennae is drawn on with a black pen.


Pam Sparks ps Mail Delivery

oh yes!  I love this one…it’s all about the mail! lol  A couple washi tapes a long the bottom.  The airmail is from Little B and the special delivery is from October Afternoon.

Pam Sparks ps delivery close

I added a few embossed lines with the Scor-buddy to simulate house siding. fun!


Pam Sparks ps Tree Just A Note

Always fun to find a tree in a set to color!  The same frame and stitched dies that I used above, just a larger stitched square for the background. I used Salty Ocean (pounced it off on scrap paper more) and Mowed Lawn for the ink blending on this one.

Pam Sparks ps Tree close


and last a little more Washi tape to embellish this cute CAS card… Doodlebug cloud Washi and Little B Green Herringbone Washi… I just love it for grass.

Pam Sparks ps Miss Ewe

Whew – long post!  Happy cards and I hope they inspired you to make a card!

Thanks so much for clicking over and happy weekend to you!

Shopping Links for the products I used on these cards…

Taylored Expressions May Release Day…

Pam Sparks Lakeside Thurs

Hi everyone! Welcome to my blog post for Taylored Expressions May stamp and die release. My first card today features the NEW Build a Scene Lakeside die set and the NEW Paddle Out stamp set. I stamped the sentiment with the MISTI and Versafine Onyx Black ink. Lots of potential for man cards here!  YAY!

I inlaid some clouds and popped some up from the Little Bits Sun and Clouds die set. I used the Build a Scene Rolling Hills for the grass, die cut from Granny Smith card-stock.

Pam Sparks Thursday (1)

I die cut the scene with the Stitched Rectangle Stacklets and mounted it to a piece of Toffee card-stock. I edged most of the scene pieces with Distress inks and the ink blending tool.

Linking to the Happy Little Stampers challenges – Inlaid Die Cutting

See these products in the TE online store…

Pam Sparks RedWhiteBlue Marching On

When I saw this NEW Marching On die, I knew I HAD to have it!  I’ve always loved the silhouette kids stamps and now dies… swoon. hehe

I die cut it three times in black card-stock, glued them together and then glued them to a Toffee card-base. I die cut the NEW Lakeside Border die and the NEW Americana Script die in Red Pepper, Blue Corn and Sugar Cube card-stock. Glued or taped them together and adhered them to the card.

I embellished the card with some wood veneer stars cuz it’s a celebration!

Pam Sparks Red White Blue Silhouette

See these products in the TE online store…

Thanks for stopping by my blog today! It’s another fabulous release from Taylored Expressions! Click over to the TE blog to see Taylor’s posts and scroll down for links to the other designers posts. You won’t want to miss their inspiration!

Copic Coloring and NEW SSS release!


Oh my, sharing the card I made with Simon Says Stamp’s NEW release “My Favorite”.  Love the bike…love the flowers… and then critters with personality! Click on over to see the full release HERE.

Pam Sparks SSS Koala

SSS sent me the new Cuddly Critters stamp set to color up.  I used Copic Sketch markers in the Warm grays 1, 2, 3, 5, and 7. I stamped him twice, cut him out completely once and then cut just his arms out of the second image, so he could hold the heart.

The grass is Mowed Lawn and then Twisted Citron Distress inks, blended on with the mini ink blending tool, under the stitched line .

The sky is Tumbled Glass with a little Broken China, blended on with the mini ink blending tool, above the stitched line.

I die cut the frame with SSS Stitched Rectangle dies. The stitched grass line is from The SSS Stitched Slopes and Hills die set.

The heart is die cut from a Memory Box stitched heart die set.

Linking up to the SSS Flickr Challenge #43 – ink blending

Linking up to CAS(E) this Sketch #169

Thanks for stopping in!  Hope this little Koala made you smile!

Shopping links for the products I used…

Taylored Expressions NEW dies, felt and stitching!

Pam Sparks April bloomin 3

Hello everyone!  Posting two cards using NEW for April TE products and one using last month’s NEW products.  EEK, time can sure get away from a gal!

I love stitching with Taylored Expressions felt! Wonderful colors and holds up beautifully.  I stitched all this without any die cut holes, except for the four on the button. So fun just to do a running stitch around the petals and leaves and backstitch down the centers of the leaves and flower scallop center.

Pam Sparks April Bloomin 3 Close

Love the pinks against the white embossed Floral Vine background.  TE Lollipop card-stock for the die cut Hello frame.

Links to the products I used for this flower card in the TE online store…


Pam Sparks Sky High Airplane
And…we’re off!  I just love this card! The pilot is so cute with the scarf blowing out behind.  So cute…so fun!  This could easy be a congrats card for graduation, retirement or an encouragement card.
I inked the background with a mini ink blending tool and Salty Ocean Distress ink.  Stamped the sentiment with the MISTI and Versafine Onyx Black ink. Die cut the Flying High die in card-stocks and glued it together.
Links to the products I used for this Airplane card in the TE online store…


Pam Sparks Elephant Parade 2
Time for a parade!  An elephant parade! This die paired with TE’s baby papers and grass die made for a quick and easy ‘welcome baby’ card!  I die cut the elephants 3 times and glued them together…you sure wouldn’t have to, I just like that chipboard thickness ‘look’.
Pam Sparks Elephant Parade Close
So cute…elephants are all the rage these days!
Links to the products I used for this Baby card in the TE online store…

Thanks for stopping by today! I love to share what I’ve been up to and appreciate it so much when you visit!  Hope something inspired you to go make a card!  : ) Thank You!