Scraps of thoughts, photos and art

Monthly Archives: May 2009

Starving Artistamps is the sponsor for this weeks sketch at 2Sketches4You! Using one of my favorite sets from Starving Artistamps, I turned the sketch 180 degrees for inspiration to create this card.

Using the Enameling Technique from PK Glitz, the center chipboard medallion became a beautiful showcase for the image.

Don’t forget you can SAVE 10% on all DoodleFactory and Starving Artistamps stamps, when you use code savetenAC!


My design team kit from Cherry Blossom Studio this month included fun items from Creative Imaginations, Creative Cafe and Imaginise. Double-sided paper and a transparency offered a lot of options and flexibility for the page. To emphasize words on the the transparency, I colored the back with a Copic marker which added a great touch. The flowers were sprayed with a Shabby Shutters Distress Reinker, Green Patina Perfect Pearls and water combination, giving it a nice subtle sparkle. The title letters were created by using some Inque Boutique Morsels stamps to build the letters. A nice organic feel don’t you think?

Thanks for looking!

Creative Cafe

Creative Cafe

ScrapFriends had a neat NSD crop with some fun challenges. I was able to participate in just one due to my crazy schedule lately, but I had as much fun as possible! It was worth it! Using Coredinations cardstock and stamps (Starving Artistamps & Stampin’ Up!) plus PK Glitz embossing powder and glitz, this recipe page came together perfectly for the challenge. No printed paper needed, all of it was stamped for the page!

PK Glitz page

It looks like I’ll finally make it to Stampaway in Ohio this year! I’ve heard so many fun things about it from Greg and Karen at Marco’s Paper, that I’ve wanted to go for a couple years now. Well, not only does it look like I’ll make it to the show, but I’ll go to THE Marco’s Paper store too! Wow! Can’t wait! I’ve been asked to teach a class while I’m there, so guess what?? How about an Alterable Magnetic Easel class? Using Marco’s awesome Touche’ cardstock, Tim Holtz’ stamps from Stampers Anonymous and embossing powder from PK Glitz, the project is sure to be lots of fun.

What is an Alterable Magnetic Easel you ask? Well, it’s a metal stand that comes with magnets to display photos or art! They’re great for a desk, counter top or right by your computer. Easy to switch out the display item due to the magnets, it’s easier to use than a digital frame and it’s easy to customize to your style. Here’s a peek:

Alterable Magnetic Easel



Some Odd Girl

Sizzix Blinkie

Origami Owl anyone?