Reverse Confetti Birthday Cards…


I have two birthday cards to share today.  This little monkey is so cute and worked up so well for our grandson Cedryk’s 4th birthday.  I colored him with Copic Sketch Markers, the E40s and the background is Distress Ink blended on to the card-stock with ink blending tools.

Memory Box Rectangle Layers die for the panel, the number 4 is from TE and the ‘th’ is from Avery Elle.



The next one was for our grandson Henry’s 10th birthday…


The sentiment…so fun! I think I’ll stay away from those chompers!

Copic colored again…same Distress ink pad colors for the floor and the hb2u balloon. Some Doodlebug Enamel Dots.

I stamped and hand cut the zero for the ten. eek. It was hard to find the right size but it worked.  hehe


It was fun doing some kid cards!  I need to make some more! lol September family birthday party coming up soon!

Thanks for stopping by! Hope I made you smile!

Products I used to make these cards…


poppystamps Ribbon Curl Ornament cards…


Hello! I hope it’s a Merry and Bright Friday where ever you are! No matter, my cards today will wake you right up!  Sparkle, sparkle!

Very simple card…dies cut in glitter card and mounted on a slightly glittered piece of Coordinations card-stock.

poppystamps Ribbon Curl Ornament die two ways…here I used it as a border. I  used a scrap of the gold glitter card to die cut another piece of the end for an ornament hanger.

Linking up to Happy Little Stampers Anything With Dies Challenge…

The next card I used it as a hanging ornament.  Clipping off the lines and swirls on both sides leaves you with just a pretty ornament. Easy!


I die cut poppystamps Merry Christmas Script die out of adhesive glitter foam but that was challenging.  I think next time, I’ll just use the red glitter card-stock!  This American Crafts Glitter card-stock is so pretty!

I used the Memory Box Shaker Rectangle Frames set for the gold frame and the Studio Rectangle Layers set for the white background piece. The Caps and Hooks die to hang the ornament from the tail of the ‘y’.

I glued on Pretty Pink Posh Gold sequins because it just needed ‘somethin’!

That’s it from me today! Thanks for stopping by! Happy Fall y’all!

Memory Box Pine Branch Circle, poppystamps House in the Woods, Poinsettia Ribbon and Holiday Poinsettia…


Welcome to this warm ‘frosted’ wintry scene! Think brown…hehe… the silhouette cut of the poppystamps House in the Woods is dark brown card-stock to match the new pattern paper collection I used here from Kaisercraft, ‘Frosted’.  American Crafts Glitter card-stock again, this time I used Charcoal.

I layered the Memory Box Pine Branch Circle die over the top this time but WOW, there are FIVE new circle dies that can work together layering up for beautiful Winter scene Holiday cards!  Besides the Pine Branch circle, there’s the Deer Family CircleTall Evergreen Circle, Countryside Circle and Tree Branch Circle

I love the poppystamps Poinsettia Ribbon too. I added the medium size cut and the center from the poppystamps Holiday Poinsettia on top of it.

Everything is cut from the ‘Frosted’ Paper collection except for the dark brown House in the Woods die. I embellished with the sentiment sticker from the paper collection too. A little Stardust stickles on the pine branches.

You can see the brown in this close up, too much sun but the color shows!


I will use an A-6 envelope to send this though because I wanted to leave the ribbon cut hanging off the sides this time.

Now, when I look at this photo, I’m thinking it would’ve been fun to have a little stickles on the poinsettia and sentiment banner too! Always thinking of something after the fact! lol

I ordered the new Nuvo White Blizzard Glitter Drops to try as soon as they get here!

Linking up to…

Double D Challenges…Trees, trees, trees

Thanks for stopping and looking today!  ‘preciate it so much and thank you for your wonderful comments! More glitter tomorrow and then I have to get some of these cute stamp sets colored up!  Happy Stamping!

Memory Box Poinsettia Pillar and Radiant Frame cards…


Hi everyone! I’ve been making cards…just not doing a good job of getting them posted! I finish one and get excited about something else laying there and have to make! lol  Then my camera setting got changed and I didn’t realize it and couldn’t figure out what was wrong with my pictures!  Finally saw the problem this a.m.! SCREAM!

I have posted a couple videos on instagram though…click the link in my side bar and you can see them even if you don’t have an account. Be sure to click the like button while you’re there!  It’s amazing how much that encourages a gal!  I love hearing from you if you can comment too!

My cards today are using the Memory Box Poinsettia Pillar, Radiant Frame dies and the poppystamps cottage platform and Swirled Love dies.  I cut the platform twice in one 4.25 x 5.5 piece of card-stock.  This was not what I intended to do with it at all! lol  I’ll still have to do the other soon! That’s what happens when you leave a piece laying around not finished!

American Crafts Glitter card-stock and Bazzill Gold Foil card-stock from Starlitstudio 


I die cut everything for this card from white card-stock and inked with Distress Ink pads and the ink blending tools. Festive Berries, Candied Apple, Peeled Paint, Tumbled Glass, Broken China and Fossilized Amber.

Wishing Script is a poppystamps die that coordinates with the poppystamps Christmas Greetings clear stamp setI die cut Wishing three times and glued them together with Tombow Mono Multi glue.

OHHHHH – don’t forget the enamel dots I made myself with the NEW Nuvo Drops and Ranger Enamel Accents!  Move over sequins! lol (I make the dots on scrap release paper from scor-tape, then glue them to my card when they’re dry, cuz I could easy mess up my card I’m sure!)

This last picture is of three cards I started and never finished with these same dies.  I thought I’d go ahead and show them so you could see more color schemes…the sky is the limit!


Thanks for stopping by again!  I’ll be back real soon because I have more and will be showing the ‘even more’ NEW Memory Box and poppystamps release!  So many beautiful dies!  TFL! and TTUL!

Taylored Expressions Bushel of Blessings and Stamp Joy!


It was so fun to get in some Copic coloring again! I used to color all the time but then… dies happened! lol

The September Release is full of beautiful and fun products for Autumn.

The Bushel of Blessings stamp set has a coordinating die set which I used here and the sentiment is from the set too.  I stamped with Versamark ink and heat embossed it with Gold embossing powder. Four beautiful sentiments and three gorgeous pumpkin images in the set.

Fabulous for getting us in the Fall spirit!

I wanted to share that I will be teaching at TE’s Stamp Joy again this year! yay!  If you haven’t signed up yet…we’d LOVE to have you come!




Here’s a little blurb about my class…so festive and fun!

Get a jump on your holidays with this very merry class where you will create four charming Christmas cards. Join designer Pam Sparks for a joyful journey through the winter wonderlands she will help you craft using our bestselling holiday stamps, tools, and dies.

This class is offered during the Morning Session (9:30-11:30am) and Afternoon Session (1:30-3:30pm).

Thanks for stopping by today!  Scroll down for a step by step video on the poppystamps Hour Glass Shaker Card.

I will be teaching two card classes on October 22nd at Scrapmania in Cedar Rapids too!  With the new Oct. TE release!

TTUL!  I have to go make some more cards! lol

Shaker Card Video Tutorial…

In case you’re curious how I made the poppystamps Grand Hour Glass Shaker card last week, here’s a video.  There is a super cute little Small Hour Glass die also!  So fun to get creative with dies!  The Balloon Shaker card was made the same way. Scroll down or click HERE for the card photos.  TFL!

Watch it on You Tube HERE

TTUL! Have fun making!

Shopping links…

Memory Box and poppystamps shaker cards…


This turned out so fun!  I used the poppystamps Grand Hour Glass die for this shaker card.  The sentiment is from the poppystamps Hope and Thanks stamp set.  (there is a small hour glass too!)  Oh and I die cut the Banner Sash die right over the top, after I die cut the hour glass.

Here’s a short video to see the action…


And HERE‘s a video tutorial on how to make the Hour Glass Shaker card.

Linking up my shaker cards to the Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes With Dies Challenge…

For this Happy 29th birthday shaker I used the Memory Box Grand Voyage Balloon.  I think I’ll stamp AGAIN real big on the inside. hehe



Here’s a short video showing the shaking sequins in the balloon…

I colored the card with Distress inks and the ink blending tools. Mowed Lawn, Festive Berries and Salty Ocean.  The sky is Tumbled Glass.

I used the MISTI to stamp the sentiments on both cards.  I used a fine line pen to trace the embossed line in the balloon basket so it’d show up more.  Easy to stay in the line…well, go over it more than once! lol

Have fun!  Hope I inspired you to make something today!  Stamp club here tomorrow and I have to get ready for it next!  yay!

Thanks for stopping by!  ‘preciate it so much!  It’s always encouraging to hear from you!

Here’s the shopping links to what I used today… and if you get to shop at a local store, I’m jealous!  Not really but you are fortunate!