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Monthly Archives: April 2009

If you love bright colors of pink, purple and yellow, this collection is for you! Only available at your local independent scrapbook store, like Cherry Blossom Studio, can you find this gorgeous collection. Lots of paper and embellishments to pick from, you’ll find everything you’ll need to make a simple or complex layout or project. The paper is heavy weight with some embossed with a beautiful clear design. It’s double-sided also, offering double the selection of pattern and semi-solid designs.

I’ve completed a couple layouts shown below using Zinnia paper and embellishments. This collection is great for spring pictures and celebrations – it has that “happy” feeling to it! Enjoy!

Zinnia Collection

Zinnia Collection

Zinnia Collection

Zinnia Collection

I just can’t get enough of these! Here’s one for the ATC club that I belong to. The theme is “Butterflies and Bugs”. The background honeycomb is from Starving Artistamps, the bee from Stampin’ Up!, letter B from Leave Memories (no longer in biz) and “unique” from Faerie Song ArtStamps. How’s that for cross-company usage??! The inks are Tsukineko’s, one of my favs for sure. Thanks for looking!

B Unique ATC

Brand new from Starving Artistamps and DoodleFactory, the Oh BABY set! Super cute in every way.

ACT NOW, today is the last day for blog candy, sorry for the late notice! Straight from the Starving Artistamps Blog:

So do you want to win some NEW STAMPS?

Here is what you need to do:

-When you post your candy comment on this thread be sure to put a link to the direct post on your blog. Dont have a blog? What are you waiting for? It’s all the rage and free to set up. (You can get one right here: ) All the cool kids are doing it.

   -How about you copy us the email you sent to your friends:
   -Email the link to the message board you posted on:  
   -or have your friends tell us that you sent them our way when they post their comment.

We really do check. 
Did you know that in the past we have had to redraw our winner several times before we could find someone who really did spread the word. (Hey, you’re about to win a COMPLETE brand new COLLECTION of FREE rubber! It’s worth the extra effort!)

-No purchase necessary.
-Post a comment on this thread from now until April 12th, 2009 (midnight EST)
-We will announce the winner on or before April 14th, 2009 (midnight EST)
-One entry per person. 
-Please provide in your comment some way of contacting you if you are the winner.

Don’t want to wait for the contest to end to order? No problem. Order anytime (USE MY DISCOUNT CODE: savetenAC) and if you are lucky enough to win you can choose another set of equal value! 

Dont want a blog? 

First, and this is REALLY IMPORTANT… you need to SPREAD THE WORD about our candy.  How can you do that?
-Post a comment on your blog
-Post a message on a message board
-Send an email to your STAMP or SCRAPBOOK related friends, family or groups.

Did you know we really do check that you have spread the word?

So you’re going to need to prove it. How can you do that?

Such wonderful pieces of art! They are too fun and great to use up scraps of paper and other material.

The Oasis ATC club (my local ATC club) had a recent meeting where we traded cards for 2 different themes: “Leather and Lace” and “Egyptian”. What super FUN themes! For leather and lace, I used the technique that I recently learned at PK Glitz. It’s so simple and yields a fantastic result. All you need is sticky paper, an open patterned piece of lace and glitter. Below is the result.

Leather and Lace

For the egyptian theme, I used 2 different egyptian stamps (background from Lasting Impressions with Panache and the other I can’t remember) that were heat embossed. I added some extra glitz for effect using a glue pen and some of PK Glitz’ tape – oh yea that stuff is KILLER COOL!


I was also lucky enough to be invited to join in on a Tim Holtz inspired nation-wide ATC swap. The theme was to use Adirondack Lights colors. I chose to also use Stampers Anonymous stamps and Tim’s Brushless Watercolor technique. I had to add some grungeboard that was painted with Cool Peri and coated with Crackle Accents. Here is the result:

Tim Holtz, Lights



Some Odd Girl

Sizzix Blinkie

Origami Owl anyone?