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Monthly Archives: June 2008

So many of the recent flower stamps released by Starving Artistamps are just plain gorgeous, that I must have them all! This stamp is one of the many orchid designs recently released and lends itself to lots of design opportunities. I used some of my newly mixed pearly misters to create the background for the orchid and Nestabilities for the front frame and window. The paper is Cosmo Cricket’s Fleuriste recently reviewed at ScrapFriends.

Heavenly Card

Continuing with another project that I completed for the Cosmo Cricket’s Fleuriste review at ScrapFriends, this layout uses a neat trick that I learned from Tim Holtz‘ blog and weekend classes – custom blended glimmer mists! Cosmo has this great chipboard product that is not only die cut to match die cut patterned paper from their kits, but also is solid black in color! Gone are the grey doldrums! The surface is super smooth and the cuts are crisp and clean. I mixed a blend of Tea Dye Distress Reinker with Perfect Gold Perfect Pearls and water in a mini mister to get the goldtone shimmer on the chipboard pieces. I love the blend of color with the patterned paper. Oh, a new product coming soon for the mini mister chemists out there…stay tuned.

A Good Snapshot

I just couldn’t resist this collage page of some of my favorite photos from the awesome weekend we had while Tim Holtz was visiting. Using some of the coolest products from Cosmo Cricket’s Fleuriste’s Collection for the recent review at ScrapFriends and Inque Boutique products available from Scrapbook Central, I have this dimensional page to share with you.

Love and Laughter

I used Ranger’s white pigment pen and Snowcap white pigment ink for outlining the photos and stamping. The stamps are all from Inque Boutique – love them! The sketch is from Karen at ScrapFriends. The butterflies were stamped then cut out and pop-dotted for dimension. Fun stuff!

Bandanna Technique

A big thanks to Robin Beam and her Bandanna Technique using the awesome Ranger inks and new white pigment pen. I had to try it with the new pigment pads from Ranger and got this awesome result. Part of the Ranger Pigment Ink review at ScrapFriends, this card is so cheery and came out wonderfully using those new products. The stamps are Inque Boutique which you can get at Scrapbook Central by clicking the button on the home page. The gems are from RhinestoneNY – terrific bling!

Have some fun today and bling up a card or two, it is national stamping week you know!

Distress Grunge

I reviewed Prima’s new Dude Collection at ScrapFriends and knew it was the ideal paper to use for this page. The Dots Grungeboard Alpha was covered direct-to-grunge using Fired Brick Distress Ink then blended using the ink blending tool. I love the darker tone on the embossed dots. The bling is limited edition Prima and matched everything perfectly. I love it when a page comes together so well!

A huge THANKS to Michelle at Scrapbook Central for having placed the winning order with Ranger to qualify for the Designer on the Road Trip contest. A super huge THANKS to Tim and Mario for such a weekend of fun, laughs and memories. Most of all, we’ve gained 2 new friends here in South Florida at Scrapbook Central. Thanks to everyone, I had a great time and look forward to the next time we’re together learning, laughing and creating!

Such a fitting way to end our totally FABULOUS weekend with Tim! A 12×12 canvas painted and covered with grungeboard pieces, crackle paint and a custom made beach sand. Yes, it looks like sand, but is a mixture of UTEE, Perfect Pearls and Glossy Accents!! Thank God that Tim helped me with my background painting – I was much too linear when it started out! I love the look of it now. Envision a gorgeous picture where the chipboard frame is – that would make it complete. My word for the year is “potential” (thanks Ali Edwards for the inspiration), so what a fitting canvas to use don’t you think?

Paradise Found, pic 1

Paradise Found, pic 2

Paradise Found, pic 3

Paradise Found, pic 4



Some Odd Girl

Sizzix Blinkie

Origami Owl anyone?