98 posts categorized "Pam"

03/20/2015

Fri 20

Lydia and Sorona Butterflies with Bloomington Border…

 

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Hi everyone!  Pam here...with news!  Classes coming up in Cedar Rapids Iowa, Saturday, April 11th at Scrapmania.  I'm posting a peek today... or maybe I should say a tease!  More info coming soon and I'll post the info on the class page here as soon as I have the times. 

Thanks for stopping by!  More ideas in the new Memory Box 'Look Book'  HERE.

 

 

03/18/2015

Wed 18

View our Spring Look Book!

 

 

 

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Time to get inspired for Spring projects! 

Memory Box Design team member Pam Sparks has created a delightful collection of projects using our favorite dies from the new 2015 collection - and we have created a digital book to share!
All dies are listed for each colorful project - enjoy an up close look at 
all of Pam's imaginative creations! Feel free to share the link to the book with your crafting friends!


To see the Spring Look Book, 
click on the picture above or the link below to view:

Memory Box Spring 2015 Look Book
 
 
 

 

 

03/04/2015

Wed 04

Spring Bunny hello...

 

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I've noticed the dark chocolate bunnies showing up in the grocery store aisles! These two cute NEW bunnies are hiding out under the flowers in their own little miniature world!

I created the little scene on an A-2 size card with the following dies...

Shaker Rectangle Frames (30003)

Stitched Rectangle Layers (30009)

Oh Hello Again (30010)

Fanciful Fences (30035)

Springtime Bunnies (99109)

Florina Corner (99081)

Puffy Clouds (98172)

Alphabet Soup (98795)


Here's a close up of the bunnies... I drew in a little line to define the ears, a dot for the eyes and a little white gel pen on the eye.


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Hoppy Spring!

 

Wed 04

Tulip Bouquet hello....

 

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hello!  Pam here with the NEW Tulip Bouquet die!  So pretty and ready for Spring!

Here's the steps to create this card...

  • *die cut the Tulip Bouquet in an A-2 white top folding card-base (you'll want to keep a few of the white pieces to stick back in)
  • *then die cut it in black card-stock, keeping the Tulip outline
  • *line the inside of the card with a piece of Raspberry Dot Signature Pattern Paper
  • *piece and glue the black cut into the white negative die cut space in the white card-base
  • *glue in the little white pieces you kept
  • *die cut the middle size butterflies from the NEW Leavenworth Butterfly Trio die in black card-stcok and NEW Cascadia Butterfly Trio die in Raspberry Moroccan Signature Pattern Paper
  • *glue them together and glue to card
  • *wrap the card with two rows of Black and White Bakers Twine, knot is under the rectangle
  • *die cut the smallest rectangle from the NEW Cross Stitched Frame Borders set in white card-stock
  • *stamp just the word 'hello' from the Hello Combo stamp (I used my stamp a ma jig to stamp it)
  • *adhere the rectangle over the knot with mounting squares

So glad you stopped by!  It's still cold with snow on the ground here in Iowa but that is going to change!  My computer dashboard says it'll be a high of 19˚ on Thursday but watch out Friday!  We're jumping to 46˚!  Almost bike riding weather! lol   I'll be back this afternoon with another Spring creation.  

 

 

 

02/28/2015

Sat 28

Coffee To Go...

 

 

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Hi everyone!  Pam here with two coffee cards to share...

My first card uses the following dies... all from the 2015 Collection

Cross Stitched Frame Borders
Cross Stitched Frames
Splendid Clarkia
Large Coffee on the Go


I know... a real switch for me, using pattern papers!  : )

and one in my favorite colors!


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Dies I used...from the 2015 Collection
Large Coffee on the Go
Stitched Rectangle Layers set
All About the Love set
Cross Stitch My Heart set


Stay warm! Enjoy your coffee and thanks so much for stopping by!

 

 

02/18/2015

Wed 18

Make a Wish Candles...

 

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Hi everyone!  Pam here with a birthday card using the NEW Make a Wish Candles die set.

I cut the largest candle dies in white cardstock and colored each one with Copic markers and the Clear Wink of Stella Brush Marker.  I used V20, 22, 25, 28, BG11, 32, 34, B00, 01, 02, 04 for the candles,  YR02, 04, 07, 18, 23 for the outer flame and R02, 05, 08 for the center of the flame. I used a white pen on the embossed lines of the candles.

I made the big splats on a white A2 card-base with Wild Honey Distress Stain and colored them with Clear Wink of Stella Brush Marker after they dried.

I cut 'happy' from the NEW Share the Happiness die set three times in black, glued them together with Tombow Mono Multi glue and colored it with Clear Wink Stella Brush Marker.

I mounted the candles to the card-base with 3L mounting squares and glued happy directly to the candles.

The birthday word came from the Happy Birthday Special Combo rubber stamp.  I stamped in Versafine black ink and trimmed around the word. Mounted it to the card with 3L mounting squares.

I love the splats behind the flame! Kinda like a birthday sparkler! lol  Have a great day!

Thanks for stopping by!

 

01/18/2015

Sun 18

Open Studio All About the Love and More...

 

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Hi everyone!  Pam here to share another LOVE card with you on this pleasant Sunday in January!

I started out by cutting three of the NEW Open Studio Shaker Rectangle Frame dies and gluing them together with a narrow line of Tombow Mono Multi glue for the white frame.

Using the NEW Open Studio dies, A Lovely Smile, All About the Love and Amazing You dies I created the sentiment.

A heart from the NEW Open Studio set Cherub Hearts was trimmed a bit and glued to the frame.

Then I made the banner from the NEW Open Studio Banner Parade die set.  I love this set!  So many ways to be creative with it! Cut three times, layered together with mono multi glue and stuck on to the card with Scrapbook Adhesives mounting squares. 

The hearts were all cut in red from the Banner Parade set also.

I edged the top folding A2 size kraft cardbase with Gathered Twigs Distress ink and the ink blending tool. 

That's it!  A CAS valentine to get you in the mood for 'love'! haha

Thanks for stopping by!

01/12/2015

Mon 12

Blog Blitz, Detail Plates Video and a Card...

 

Hi everyone! Pam here... Welcome to the second Blog Blitz post for today!  I have a video and a card to share.  The giveaway die for my post is the NEW Open Studio All About Love Set.  I used one of the dies from the set on my card for the sentiment. 

I LOVE all the heart dies in this release!  I used the Loving Hearts Arch and the Heart Waterfall for the heart between the two Love words.

 

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I kept the leftover stenciled piece from die cutting the rectange on the card in this post, HERE, and trimmed off a sliver to glue on to the left side of my top fold A2 card base.

 

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I die cut the Loving Hearts Arch twice, once in white and once in red.  I glued the white arch to the kraft card base and then glued in the red hearts with Tombow Mono Multi glue.

A sliver of red cardstock over where the arch and dot strip meet.  Easy to trim a strip on your paper trimmer and glue it on with a thin line of the same glue.

Then some red/white twine tied in a knot across the top fold! All my favorite colors and things! 

 

Be sure to comment on this post and all the posts in the blog blitz for a chance to win dies!!!! 

You have until Sunday, January 18th, 11:59 p.m. EST to get your commenting done. Winners will be posted here, Monday, January 19th.  GOOD LUCK!  I hope you win!

 

Next up...a video showing how to use the NEW Memory Box Detail Plates...

  

 

Be sure to click the gear and go up to HD – really makes the video sharper…or click the frame to see it big and the gear to watch in HD.

 

Thanks for stopping by and watching!

 

01/06/2015

Tue 06

love you...

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 Hi everyone! Pam here sharing a couple cards with some of the new 2015 Memory Box release!  

Fabulous new designs and I especially enjoyed creating some 'love' themed cards.

On this first one, I used...

Cross Stitch My Heart

All About Love

Heart Waterfall

 

Click on the photos to see the cross stitch design up close!

 

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My second card is a shaker card.

 

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I used...

Tag You're It Rectangles

Studio Rectangle Layers

Stitched Rectangle Layers

All About Love

 Amazing You

Cross Stitch My Heart

 Library Alphabet Tags

Mini Dots Stencil (on white card-stock I inked up the dots through the stencil with Versamark ink and embossed with Imagine Crafts Black Embossing Powder)

 

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Both cards are A2 size.


Thanks for stopping by today!  Here's a CAS Happy New Year card that I didn't get posted yet...I love the Word Pop dies and wanted to share this quick idea!  Happy Cloud die and Classic Upper Alphabet die set

 

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Happy Stamping New Year!

12/30/2014

Tue 30

Warm Wishes for a Happy New Year...

 

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Pam here with a weather card of sorts! haha! It looks cold but it's full of warm wishes to you and yours for a happy 2015!

I used three Memory Box snowflake dies, Twirling Snowflake, Normandy Snowflake, Lindeman Snowflake, a sprinkle of clear sequins and a sentiment on a fishtail banner I made with the paper trimmer and scissors.

 

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Here's a close up of the shimmery, glittery type cardstocks I used...

It's a sunshiny day...great for taking pictures to show the subtle glistening snowflakes.  You can click on the photos to see them full size.

Thanks for stopping by today! Happy New Year!