Scraps of thoughts, photos and art


I finally was able to make a card using some of the scraps left over from my Origins card class – the one with the 6×6 pad of mini prints from that paper line. What goodness! The P K Glitz colors really match well to the patterns and colors in this line. I used the recent Mojo Monday sketch for inspiration.

My Stamp Box

P K Glitz Embossing Powder, Glitter Glitz, Sticky Tape and Sticky Paper
Ranger &
Tsukineko ink
My Stamp Box stamps
BasicGrey patterned paper
Spellbinders die
Mojo Monday sketch #126

Guess what? Another great sheet of rubber from Heather at Faerie Song Art Stamps!

This time, we’re going under the sea to those mythical mermaid creatures. Gretchen Raisch-Baskin is the artist that has added her own special touch to Magical Mermaids, the 8 1/2″ x 11″ sheet of red rubber stamps. I had a lot of fun using Copics markers to color in the details of the ocean and mermaids. It was a great opportunity to practice blending, which you’ll probably be able to tell here and there.

Take a look and I hope you like them!

Magical Mermaids

Magical Mermaids 2

Magical Mermaids 3

Magical Mermaids 4

Magical Mermaids 5

Magical Mermaids 6

Magical Mermaids 7

Magical Mermaids 8

Nidlongdir is a Magic Fairy Realm beautifully illustrated by Marianne Mathiasen and now brought to you in red rubber stamps! Heather at Faerie Song Art Stamps has just introduced an 8 1/2″ x 11″ sheet of rubber images drawn by Marianne.

You can find the images that I’ve used below on that sheet, available on Heather’s web site, Faerie Song Art Stamps.

I hope you like the samples! Enjoy!

Nidlongdir 1

Nidlongdir 2

Nidlongdir 3

Nidlongdir 4

Nidlongdir 6

All images are colored with Copics Markers.

Believe it or not, I think my scrapbook mojo might be coming back! Ok, not on this blog entry, but I’m working on some things that will develop into scrapbook pages!

I’ve been a fan of Mojo Monday and this week’s sketch was a blast! It’s a card sketch site which could be converted to a scrapbook page. I’ve never tried, but why not right?

This card contains a lot of P K Glitz products and a Preferred Partner’s products – My Stamp Box. Cute and great for embossing! MSB is a clear stamp company that has each stamp set in its own clear CD-like case! There’s a clear sticker on the outside of the case which makes it super easy to match up the stamps with for easy storage. I like it! The images stamp nice and clear as you can see in the thin lines in the saying and image. Nice job MSB!

My Stamp Box clear stamps, Programmed Robots set
P K Glitz Sticky Tape and Powder Keg Embossing Powder (Red Hot Chili Pepper and E P Max Sapphire)
Spellbinders dies
Crate patterned papers
Ranger embossing ink
Mojo Monday sketch #124

I’ve been keeping up with the Monday H{ippity} Hops on my sister site, Andrea’s Stamps, which has been a lot of fun! It’s a great way to try the different sets and make Monday a fun day instead of a yucky back to work day!

All things Ippity happen that day! Below are some of my recent projects using solely Ippity Stamps. There are currently 8 sets available, but in a short 2 weeks, more sets will be revealed! I can’t whisper a peep about them, but they are GORGEOUS! Save some bucks from your tax return to try some Ippity! I’ll be starting all sorts of fun programs over there, so I’ll tune you in here to keep you in the loop.

Thanks for stopping by today! It’s almost the weekend, woohoo!!

There are so many die cut systems out there in today’s crafting world that you get a great choice to pick from depending on what you’re looking to do with it. I have a Spellbinders Wizard that I really enjoy using in many ways and with lots of dies. It takes practically any die out there – so versatile!

Here are some new projects using my Wizard and some BasicGrey stash. The first is a topiary using the Eva Collection. All of the flowers are die cut as well as the butterflies.

Using the Wizard and Die Cuts

This next one is a layout using Wassail and die cut metal. I love the look! I used the ornament die as an embossing tool with the Coredinations cardstock for the embellishment along the right side of the photo.

Using the Wizard and Die Cuts

Cards are super fun to put die cut on since many of them are the perfect size for an A2 card (1/2 of an 8 1/2×11). This one was for my good friend Chris’ birthday using Scenic Route paper.

Using the Wizard and Die Cuts

The last project is another card, but this one has a lot of stamping on it. Spellbinders also has stamps! It’s really cool when they match the dies for a great ensemble. The circular chipboard is double embossed and the acetate is stamped for a clear layered look. The paper is from Periphery.

Using the Wizard and Die Cuts

I should come up with a clever t-shirt saying that has something to do with a love of cardstock! There’s just nothing better than a wonderful solid color of paper with a texture. Easy to go with everything, yet sometimes overlooked, cardstock is as necessary to scrapbooking as adhesive, don’t you think? My ode to cardstock really lies with Prism Papers, the wonderful makers of Prismatics and now Seaside cardstock textures and colors. I must admit that I also love the new entry to the cardstock playing field, Core’dinations. That fabulous textured with a color core cardstock. I MUST use that more too – good stuff indeed.

We’ve reviewed both of these cardstock lines at ScrapFriends with accolades for both. They are different thus both are needed! Yes, I said needed. 🙂

Here are some projects using the Seaside Collection from Prism. I can’t wait to use it more! The layout uses a die from Spellbinders to cut the corners out of metal. The stamps are from Starving Artistamps and Inque Boutique and the photos are tinted using Distress Ink. The blanket stitching along the sides of the boot paper is actually a stamp. I’m good at lining up the stamps aren’t I? lol, I love the texture on this page.

This card was created using Stamp Camp images and PK Glitz embossing powder, oh and another Spellbinders die for the label frame. FUN!



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