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.

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!

MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge #276…

Pam Sparks CAS Cardinal Sketch

Hi! ok, so a blogging friend, Sandy keeps posting cute Christmas cards so she influenced me to think Christmas for this sketch! hehe She collects the cutest little figurines!!! Her name is ‘linky’ if you wanna go see.

This is my 2nd take on the sketch…I thought I was short on time because that’s pretty normal for me but it worked out that I had time today after-all so I made it over and I’m happier with the inking on this one.

Here’s the first one…

Pam Sparks Cardinal Sketch1

I added the polka dot washi tape so I could link it up to the polka dot challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge blog.

Here’s the MFT Sketch Challenge.  I thought it was pretty clever to use the twine for the band in the sketch.. hehe


Over on the Muse Christmas Visions Challenge blog, I was inspired by the holly paper, the white sentiment panel and the cluster of florals.

So I’m back with my love of kraft, red, green and white!  Happy day!  Hey, at least it’s not Christmas yet!  whew!

Thanks for the visit and best wishes for the week anyway! lol

Shopping Links to the supplies I used to make these cards…

Memory Box …it’s high time we get together!!!

Pam Sparks Postal Balloon HI

Welcome Saturday and everyone! Guess I’ll settle for this is how we’ll get together today! haha

Some time ago, I did a couple Balloon cards with inlay die cutting…when I saw a couple challenges this week, I knew, I HAD to play!  So yesterday I made this.  A happy card.

Memory Box dies, a little Doodlebug washi tape and a poppystamps sentiment!  Now this balloon is retiring but Cindy has it in stock still.  I saw there are new balloon dies though, so I’ll link to all of them in the inlinz below.

Pam Sparks Postal Balloon HI Close

Using the mini ink blending tool, I sponged Salty Ocean Distress ink on to the Stitched Square die cut… I die cut a few of the clouds in the square first, that’s why they are deeper color around the cloud.  The two clouds going off the square I die cut after I thought I was finished with the square. lol  So I had to do a little inking to get the same deeper inking effect around the clouds.  Just do it before you tape in the clouds.

I had fun making this! yay!

Linking to some challenges…

Virginia’s View Challenge – miss you, hello or friendshipPanama-322
Muse Challenge #161 – the square and inlaid die cutting

Happy Little Stampers – CASE the designer (take the design out of the box)

Curtain Call – Simplicity

And before you go… here are the inlaid balloon cards from my past…


A very happy hello to you card is in this post…


the sky’s the limit card is in this post…

Hot Air Balloons and clouds can be so much fun with clever sentiments! and good for this time of year when congrats are in order!

Thanks for ‘flying’ by today!  It was so good to see you from high up!

Links to the products I used on this card (links for the other two cards are in their posts)…

Simon Says Stamp brand FLASH SALE, Scrapbook.com Pick Your Promo Sale and new dies @SLS!!!!!


Yippee! I love Simon Brand products and figure you have a wish list too! 20% off! YAY! Use the code FLASH, April 15 – 17 for 20% the Simon brand! Click the ad or the text and it will take you directly to that page in the store.


AND…if you need a new Big Shot or Scrapbook.com has added lots of stamping products…check it out!


NEW Memory Box and poppystamps dies in stock at Starlitstudio.net!

Thanks for stopping by today and shopping through my links.  I appreciate it! Thank you so much! I just ordered last week but…I think I need more now!!! lol

CAS(E) this Sketch #167….

Pam Sparks CAS(e) Sketch cards

Crazy thing…I thought, oh, this looks like a fun sketch…take the challenge Pam!


Hey, CAS is hard!!! lol Three cards later and I give up! lol

First card…I thought, use the Memory Box Grand Happy Birthday! Brilliant! until I decided to keep it all Memory Box dies/stamps. Didn’t really have a MB stamp that would work… I tried a few different alphabets…oh eek…should’ve started over but nah, try something else! haha  I’ll show it to you anyway.  I love enamel dots! lol

Pam Sparks Birthday wishes CASE sketch

Then I remembered these old Spellbinders labels and decorative dies….sure…give it a try or several tries! lol

Pam Sparks SB CAS(e) sketch

Be kind now…quit laughing!  I knew it, I shouldn’t have posted this one! lol

I really like the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle dies though, don’t you?! lol

I’m gonna be courageous and link up this next one to the challenge…

Pam Sparks Labels thanks

and tell you all thanks for hanging in here with me!  The thanks is a cool poppystamps die! The label is an old Spellbinders and there’s that SSS Stitched Rectangle set again.

I experimented and took a picture with my phone.  Amazing… I did edit some but still…the quality is crazy good!

Pam Sparks CAS(E) thanks 2

Oh, I did stamp a scratchy looking stamp on the labels. And I used up SIX brads!  YAY! lol

Here’s the CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge blog…. go ahead, give it a try! Fabulous cards from the team over there!

Thanks for stopping by today…I have a few cards for TE and cards for Printworks to post soon!  So there’s hope! lol

p.s.   Starlitstudio has the NEW Memory Box/poppystamps releases in stock! Have fun shopping!

Shopping Links to the supplies I used on these cards…