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Monthly Archives: October 2010

Don’t you just love cupcakes? They are just enough to clench that desire for cake but not too much to feel like you’ve over indulged. Flavors? TONS! Both in the cake portion and frosting portion! Cupcakes are BIG business!

I’ve got a paper pieced cupcake for you today using The Stamps of Life set HappyBday2You. The cupcake is a great size and the sentiment is able to be split up so that you can stack it instead of having it in a single line. I swear that Stephanie at TSOL puts a lot of thought into these sets!! I LOVE IT!

The Stamps of Life


The Stamps of Life, HappyBday2You set

Tsukineko ink

BasicGrey paper and brads


Get Sketchy #62

Here’s just another friendly reminder that there’s still a day and 1/2 to put in a project for Michelle’s blog challenge.

This week’s challenge is #51, Autumn Leaves. Make a project using Autumn Leaves and/or the Fall colors plus an image from Michelle Perkett Studio.

Michelle Perkett Studio


Michelle Perkett Studio digital stamp, Princess for a Day

Copic markers

BasicGrey paper

Prima flowers

Border and leaf punch

Eyelet, ribbon and Stickles

Don’t forget that there’s a weekly challenge at Michelle Perkett Studio’s Blog!

This week’s challenge is #51, Autumn Leaves. Make a project using Autumn Leaves and/or the Fall colors plus an image from Michelle Perkett Studio.

Sound easy? It is!!

You still have 2 days to meet the challenge which closes Monday afternoon.

Here’s something to help with the inspiration, it’s Michelle’s Earth digital stamp colored with Copics. I used a new trim punch to make the gorgeous fall leaves. The border was punched from P K Glitz WonderFilm and glitzed with shades of glitter that I used in the colored image. LOVE that sparkle!

Michelle Perkett Studio


Michelle Perkett Studio digital stamp, Earth

Copic markers

P K Glitz WonderFilm and glitter


Looking for a simple yet fun idea for the holidays? Try handmade ornaments!

I’ve used a clear plastic ornament shape here as the base for my ornament.

Print out a digital stamp or stamp a rubber stamp with StazOn ink on a piece of acetate.

Color with Copic markers or Sharpies.

Cut out a circular piece of WonderFilm from P K Glitz to place on the front of the ornament.

Cut out your image to be smaller than the ornament and place on top of the WonderFilm to stick it down.

Sprinkle glitter around the outside and you’ve got a great border!

Tie a ribbon at the top and it’s done!

The Stamping Boutique


The Stamping Boutique digital stamp

Copic markers

Acetate sheet and ornament shape

P K Glitz WonderFilm and glitter


I have a lot of fun every Monday doing the Ippity Stamp blog hop! Come by and take a look at my sister blog, Ippity Stamps 4 You.

It’s amazing how versatile the images are and how they really match well across the sets or with Unity stamps.

Here’s what I’ve been up to these past weeks with Ippity!

Ippity Stamps


Ippity Stamps, IPK-105 Straight from the Heart and IPK-113 Music of my Heart

Tsukineko and Ranger Ink

P K Glitz E P Max embossing powder and Ritzy Ditzy Glitz spray

Border Punch

Coffee filter, tag, twine

Get Sketchy sketch #59

IHHC44 Ippity SCS Challenge (something old: tag, something crinkled: coffee filter, twine)

USCWCMD16 Unity SCS Challenge (tag)

For Fun Challenges, use something you’ve never used before (coffee filter)

Ippity Stamps


Ippity Stamps, IPK-106 Alphabetically Adorable, and IPK-116 What Matters Most

Ranger embossing ink

P K Glitz embossing powder

Border punch, googley eyes and ribbon

CPS Sketch #189

For Fun googley eye challenge

IHHC45 color challenge

Ippity Stamps


Ippity Stamps, IPK-120 Fall for You

Tsukineko ink

Ribbon, safety pin, eyelets and dog tag (it says “thanks”)

The challenge this week at Whimsie Doodles was to make an “off color” card – so not red and green for Christmas, orange and black for Halloween, etc.

Ok, so how about pink and brown for Halloween? Not a bad combination once I got started! A bit retro-ish, this card turned out pretty cute! Now who would appreciate a pink and brown Halloween card? My friend Pam in NH no doubt so I’ll pop it in the mail to her tomorrow to see if it can get there by Saturday. 🙂 Be on the look out Pam!

Whimsie Doodles


Whimsie Doodles digital stamp

Copic markers

P K Glitz glitter and Sticky Tape

Dottie Ann Magic Mesh

Border punch

Whimsie Doodles Challenge #54

Mojo Monday sketch #162



Some Odd Girl

Sizzix Blinkie

Origami Owl anyone?