Birthday · cards · CAS · copics · Impression Obsession · Memory Box · One Layer Card · rubber stamps · Snowman · Winter

Two Cards…a Birthday and a Snowman!

Hi cardmakers and friends!  It was Tim’s birthday the other day… I made him a card!  He was surprised! lol

This cute little raccoon is old, from Stampendous, the sentiment too.  I searched and didn’t find it anywhere but I thought it was fun enough to share and bring some smiles!

Colored with Copics on Neenah 110# Solar White cardstock.

 

Then our swap at club Friday was a snowman theme.  I made this…

It’s from a clear stamp set by Impressions Obsession.  I stamped with Ranger Archival Black ink on kraft and colored it with white and blue color pencil.  A Memory Box Postage frame die and a little red heart to jazz it up. Add a heart any time you can. lol

A jolly happy soul!  May love and laughter light your days and warm your heart and home!

Thanks for stopping by!

 

cards · Christmas · copics · Lawn Fawn · Memory Box · Printworks · rubber stamps · Snowman · Winter

Cyber Monday at Printworks Collection and Card…

Are you shopping today? Here’s the deal from Printworks!

Free Shipping, Free Gift & 10% off your entire order
(scroll down for a picture of the free gift)
Minimum order $30
(free shipping in domestic US only)

Use promo code CYBERSPECIAL in the discount box when checking out

and here’s one of the cards I’ve made with their awesome stamps!  There’s a new release too!  HERE!  I gotta get these made up!  So FUN!  I always love the Limited Edition snowman.

Printworks has what I used for this card all detailed out on this page of their webstore, HERE

I stamped and colored this Christmas holly several times, cut them out and made a wreath with them.

and on the inside I stamped this wonderful sentiment…

I used a Memory Box Wrapped Stitched Rectangles die (HERE) on the red panel (20% off everyday at SLS) and a Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle die (HERE) on the green panel. (extra 10% off at Scrapbook.com today)

I used a Brother Scan and Cut CM350 to cut out the holly and word joy.

ok – here’s the picture of what you get with your $30 order today!   Awesome!

 

I love this green pattern paper…it’s dots on the back side.  LOVE it!

ok – have fun shopping and I’ll talk to you later!

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cards · Christmas · copics · Memory Box · Printworks · rubber stamps

Printworks Collection New Friendship Release …

Hi everyone!  I’ve been making Christmas cards for Printworks!  Now I get to show them to you!  If you want to see them all at once, you can, here, here and hereThere are some of my Thanksgiving cards from years past here.

This cute little kitten is called Morris Kitty… isn’t he cute! The convertible is called Muggles Morris!

Well, I just had to make them up Christmas like!  All kittens carry around mistletoe in a convertible at Christmas don’t they?! hoho  They do on cards anyway!

Such cute sentiments too!

I colored with Copic Sketch Markers.  Shoot me now, I didn’t write the numbers down.  I always think I’ll remember!  What!  I rarely remember. ugh.

I die cut the panel with one of Memory Box Wrapped Stitched Rectangle dies and the kraft panel with one of the Memory Box Basic Rectangle dies.

Funny what you see in pictures and too late!  The cards are already winging their way to be at the convention in California in November.  If you’re going, be sure to stop by the Printworks Collection booth!   Anyway,  I missed coloring the heart in red!  😀

Entering the Craft Stamper Magazine Challenge – anything goes

HLS October Christmas Challenge – anything goes

ABC Christmas Challenge – anything Christmas goes

Thanks for stopping by and hope my card made you smile!

Here’s what I used on my card…use the code PAM5 for 5% off your order at Printworks!

D4830 Morris Kitty – Printworks…
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J4825 Muggles Morris – Printworks…
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G4832 Kitty Words – Printworks…
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From Meow To You – Printworks…
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Memory Box / Open Studio – 30094…
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Memory Box/Open Studio – 30086…
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Simon Says Stamp SMALL TEFLON BONE…
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Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – 8.5 Inch…
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Versafine – Onyx Black – full-sized…
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VersaFine – Onyx Black – mini ink pad
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Versafine Onyx Black – Reinker
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Memento – Tuxedo Black – full sized pad
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Memento Dew Drop Ink Pad – Tuxedo Black
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Memento Tuxedo Black – reinker
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Lawn Fawn Stamp Shammy
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MISTI Stamping Tool – The Most…
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Mini MISTI – Most Incredible Stamp…
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MISTI CREATIVE CORNERS Positioning…
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Simon Says Accessories MISTI GRID…
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Scor-Pal – Scor-Pal Eighths Measuring…
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Martha Stewart SCORING BOARD Score…
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Martha Stewart Mini Score Board; Scoring
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Scotch ATG – Adhesive Applicator Gun…
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Scotch Adhesive Refill for Pink ATG…
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Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
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adhesive pick-up square
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Foam Mounting Tape – Scotch – 12.5 feet
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EK Success – EK Tools – Small…
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Fiskars – 9 inch Bypass Paper Trimmer
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Avery Elle Stamp & Die Storage…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Accessory – Tool…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
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Card Sketch · cards · Christmas · Distress Ink coloring · Fall · Masculine · Printworks · rubber stamps · Watercolor

Printworks Collection and Day 6 Calling All Sentiment Stamps…

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Hi everyone! Day 6 of the Daily Marker Coloring Challenge and Kathy is wanting to see sentiment stamps!  Well… Printworks is all about the message!

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I made a 9×12 piece of watercolor paper with Printworks leaves all over it, embossed in Ranger Queens Gold embossing powder and watercolored with Distress ink refills, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Peeled Paint, Crushed Olive and Broken China.  Heidi Swapp Gold spray for the spatters. HERE‘s the stamp images I used…

Linking up to CAS(E) this Sketch… I followed their sketch!

Linking up to The Paper Players Challenge…Count Your blessings/Thankful – my card was the winner! Thank you ladies!

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Linking up to the Double D Challenges…Give Thanks

 

I was hoping to have all 4 finished to post but it’s not looking good cuz the family is wanting to go fishing this afternoon cuz it’s so nice!  Fishing in November in Iowa!  Imagine!  I’m not fishing but I can help, I hope! lol  It’s always fun to watch the kids.

I used some of the new FALL stamps from Printworks on a couple cards last year too… HERE.  Gorgeous sentiments and images for Autumn.

Printworks has a convention in CA next weekend if you’re anywhere close, go! Wish I could be there! hehe  Anyway, here’s a couple sneaks of new images you’ll see there and online soon!

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Once again… ALL about the sentiment!  haha  Don’t you just love this!  I do, makes me happy!  I think these two stamps would make adorable gift tags too!  Memory Box ovals HERE and HERE.

Linking my ‘Cool Yule’ card to the Stamping Sensations Challenge – Christmas Greetings and Christmas Card Challenges – Christmas card

top3winnernewgraphic and The Heart Desires Challenge – Mad For Plaid

Linking up to Muse Christmas Visions Challenge…inspiration card (the deer head)

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This is Bailey!  Isn’t he the cutest ‘dog elf’ ever?!  The sentiment!!!  Isn’t it fabulous!  Printworks has thee funnest elf sentiments ever! and so much more!  Keep watching the site for the release and GO sign up for the newsletter, HERE,  so you’ll get the email with info and specials!  The tree was new last year.  I used it on a card HERE.

Colored with Zig Clean Color Brush markers and water-brush pen on watercolor paper.

Memory Box Stitched Rectangle Layers HERE.

Linking my Bailey card to the Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge – watercolor and Addicted To Stamps Challenge – Holiday

Happy coloring/card making everyone!  Thanks for stopping by and holler if you have a question and I love your comments!  I’ll be back soon!

cards · CAS · Christmas · Class · Classes · copics · Fall · rubber stamps · Taylored Expressions

Taylored Expressions Bushel of Blessings and Stamp Joy!

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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!

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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

Birthday · cards · CAS · copics · Die Piecing · Masculine · rubber stamps · Summer · Taylored Expressions

All Aboard Card! Taylored Expressions Retired SALE…

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Taylored Expressions is bidding a fond farewell to over 200 products as we retire some of our favorite items with an amazing SALE. Choose from a variety of stamps and dies at up to 80% off retail price — but hurry, once they’re gone, they’re gone forever! Check out the graphic above to see how you can earn an even greater discount off the sale price and then visit the SALE HERE to start shopping! Additional discounts expire July 17th.

I’m sharing a card today that I made with two retiring stamp sets and one of the retiring dies…

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I had so much fun coloring up this adorable train from the All Aboard stamp set! I colored with Copic Sketch Markers and hand cut all the pieces. TIP: I like to cut the images out before I color so there aren’t any white edges left after coloring. I accented here and there with the Extra Fine Point White Sharpie Pen. 

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For the background I die cut one of the Build a Scene Rolling Clouds in white cardstock and layered it on an A2 white card-base. Using the MISTI stamping tool, I stamped the words choo choo from the All Aboard set with TE Premium Dye Granny Smith Ink and the words under the track from the Loads of Fun stamp set with TE Premium Hybrid Oreo ink. 

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I added the cloud layer to the card-base with a piece of thin white craft foam, glued the track directly to the card and mounted the train pieces with foam mounting squares.

A super fun and cute birthday card!

My second card for today is very CAS (clean and simple) but I loved it. An encouragement card for sure! This time of year with it being so hot, it could even be a card to encourage a friend to keep drinking water! lol

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I die cut the Train Track Border die in white and colored it to look like wood. The top track pieces are cut in silver metallic cardstock and glued on top. I stamped the sentiments from the All Aboard set with TE Premium Hybrid Oreo ink and the MISTI stamping tool. 

Linking up to…

Addicted To Stamps and More Challenge – Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by today!  My cards will be on the TE blog  today too!

Be sure to click over to the SALE!

Links to the products I used in the Taylored Expressions Webstore…

Birthday · cards · CAS · Lawn Fawn · Memory Box · Printworks · rubber stamps · Summer · Watercolor

Printworks Winston, Peeking Cats and Calories!

Pam Sparks Winston Sunshine

Hi everyone!  I know, I know…I forgot to warn you… get your sunglasses! lol Meet Winston from Printworks Collection, so cute!  I did all the painting here with Zig Clean Color Brush Paint Pens….some distress inks sponged on for the yellow and green.

I also used the new Garden Tulips stamp The Good Earth stamp and Sunshine Flowers stamp.

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Next up…the adorable Peeking Cats stamp and Friends Are the Sunshine stamp.

Watercolored with Zig Clean Color Brush Paint Pens…a Memory Box Postage Layers Rectangle die and some washi tape a long the bottom of the card.

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You HAVE to love this sentiment!  Isn’t it the cutest?!  This is a new stamp, Calories Fall Out.  Oh, there’s that washi tape again! lol  I used the Large Cupcake stamp and colored with Zig Clean Color Brush Paint Pens and Heart Sprinkles from Doodlebug.

Distress ink background and to get the distressed look to the paper, just pounce a piece of tape around in places and it ages it. A fun pretty much one layer card!

Hope I made you smile!  Thanks so much for stopping by today! ‘preciate it!  TTUL!

P.S.  Stock up on staples and save 20% to 50% on some of the bestselling basics that everyone raves about. Whether you need to re-stock your supplies or try a new staple, this sale is for you! Shop the entire store to grab supplies at everyday low prices. Shop now because these deals expire on July 3rd at midnight PST.

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