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Monthly Archives: January 2011

A couple days ago I posted a cute altered mini mailbox to hold ATCs (Artist Trading Cards). Well, here are some of the cards that go in them! I trade with some local ladies every couple of months. It’s SO fun!

We haven’t met as a Club for 2-3 months, so we had a little catching up to do. November’s theme was “Wonders of the World”, December was “Freestyle” and January was “Planes, Trains & Automobiles”.

For the November theme, I chose the Pyramids since I found a PERFECT stamp in my stash! The Pyramids are from My Paper Moon and the depth background is from Lost Coast Designs. The small frame on the very outer edges is from Starving Artistamps. Lots of layers in this ATC!



My Paper Moon Pyramids rubber stamp

Lost Coast Designs Perspective background rubber stamp

Starving Artistamps Trim rubber stamp

Purple Onion Designs alphabet rubber stamps

Ranger ink

P K Glitz embossing powders

The “freestyle” ATCs were actually all different with the theme of Under the Sea. I used twinchies that I had swapped with the ladies on Rubber Stamp Chat and added a cool Distress Ink background to make it more interesting.



Starving Artistamp seaweed stamps in the background

Twinchies from RSC

The last ATC to share today is the “Planes, Trains and Automobiles” one. I used Stampers Anonymous stamps and layered them once again. It came out pretty cool.



Stampers Anonymous rubber stamps

Ranger embossing ink and embossing powder

Tsukineko ink

Here’s a another great digital stamp from Michelle Perkett Studio!

Can you believe that it’s F R E E??

Check out the embellish challenge on CDAC and use the image to win even more freebies from Michelle’s etsy store!

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Michelle Perkett Studio digital stamp freebie on CDAC

P K Glitz glitter, WonderFilm and Sticky Tape

Sakura Quickie Glue Pen

Spellbinders dies

Sizzix embossing plate


CPS sketch #202

Yes, I’m addicted to ATCs – Artist Trading Cards. They are 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ and can have any design on them. I trade every other month with a local club and it’s a great time to get together, chat, eat lunch and trade! That’s one of the super FUN things about ATCs, you always trade and never sell them!

I came across these little mini mailboxes at Target in the DOLLAR SPOT, yes only $1! I usually see them around Valentine’s Day, so I grab at least 10 to stash my ATCs in throughout the year. I must decorate each one, OF COURSE! That’s half the fun! The colors that I’ve seen are white, red, pink, metallic pink, silver and a mauve-ish color. It’s all good because it’s super easy to change the look by adding patterned paper, paint or glitter.

Search for “mini mailbox” in the box to the right or click this link to see some other designs in my mini mailbox collection.

Today’s project is using some digital and rubber stamps from Michelle Perkett Studio. There’s a new challenge on Michelle’s blog that you should check out and enter to win free digital stamps!

—->> check it out on the Challenge Blog, due Monday, January 31st.

To make this mini mailbox project, I made background paper using the LOVE word and printing on patterned paper. I then rubber stamped the Ballerina Fairy, colored her with Copic markers and cut her out. I adhered the background paper around the middle of the mailbox and punched 2 borders that I wrapped over each side of the LOVE paper. I added the fairy and a bunch of bling-y hearts and flowers! As a finishing touch, I used my Dymo labeler to make the “my ATCs” tag near the fairy’s leg. Cute isn’t she?

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Michelle Perkett Studio digital and rubber stamps (Rubber available at Faerie Song Art Stamps)

Copic markers

SEI patterned paper

Target mini mailbox

Bling, Dymo labeler and heart border punch

Let’s take a look at some cards that I’ve made using Unity and Ippity stamps!

Did you know that I’m an Ippity Chick and sell Ippity stamps? They are the best cling mount, red rubber stamps out there! Clear images, lots of versatility and especially great value for the money.

Take a look! If you would like to see more Ippity, take a look at my Ippity selling blog for all the sets and great info on the stamps.

Ippity Stamps

Ippity Stamps

Ippity and Unity Stamps

Ippity and Unity Stamps

Ippity Stamps

Ippity and Unity Stamps

Ippity Stamps

I have another Michelle Perkett Studio digital stamp for you. It’s a cute butterfly that can be colored a bazillion different ways and look just fantastic!

There’s a sketch challenge this week at the MPS Challenge Blog, so I thought that I would combine the 2 in this card. The challenge ends Monday afternoon, so get to it!

I used some great new trim that I got at a CKC last year – LOVE IT!! You can never have too much ribbon or trim right?

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Michelle Perkett Studio digital stamp and sketch

Copic markers


With another great image from Michelle Perkett Studio: Sleepy Time Fairy

It’s a simple stamp with lovely big surfaces to color and detail.

I used this week’s PDCC color combo of gray, green and orange to use with my fairy.

I just happened to have some paper to work with it too! Here’s my card (click on the picture for a bigger version):

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Michelle Perkett Studio digital stamp (Sleepy Time Fairy) and rubber stamp (Wish)

Tsukineko ink

Copic markers

Marvy punch

PDCC 65 color combo

Verve sketch VLVJAN2011, week 2

Don’t forget to enter this week’s challenge at the Michelle Perkett Studio Challenge blog – use a sketch and a MPS image, how hard is that? 🙂 Have a great Saturday!

Wow, a complete year of summary pages! How AWESOME is that???? Thanks to Project 12 at Scrapbook and Cards Today Magazine and Becky Fleck!

I used BasicGrey for the 2-page layout each month, yippee to dwindle the stash. Now if I could only do another 500 pages or so, I might really make a dent!

Without further delay, here’s the layout for December:

Project 12



I’ll do it again in 2011! I’ll work to stay caught up this year. 🙂



Some Odd Girl

Sizzix Blinkie

Origami Owl anyone?