Scraps of thoughts, photos and art


With the summer here with a new CHA, so goes the introduction of more new product from Tinkering Ink. Beau Jardin is as refreshing as a summer day! See my review at ScrapFriends and the projects are below. This collection is just perfect for those summer memories.

 Love those Rip Strips! (they’re the adhesive backed fabric pieces gathered under the flower)

 More Rip Strips and embossing powder from PK Glitz.

I do enjoy Las Vegas! A bunch of fun things to do all in one area, great people to watch and lots of celebrities! We recently reviewed the Las Vegas collection from Sandylion at ScrapFriends. A fun collection reminiscent of the older days of Vegas, the patterns and colors made for some great projects. Add some extra Stickles and you’re in the limelight baby!

Las Vegas collection, Sandylion

Las Vegas collection, Sandylion

I have to say that initially I thought this collection was a bit “bright”, but after using it, I really LOVE it! You may think that I say that about every Tinkering Ink collection – what’s to not like about a company that obviously has FUN designing their products and strives to keep an edge? Kezia and Paul are two of the nicest people in the industry – and they don’t pay me to say that, LOL! I have tons of fun working with their products. It’s an added treat that I get to review them at ScrapFriends.

This page was for my cutie kitty Cheddar. Al Fresco is a natural to mix with the new Doodlebug colored collections, which you’ll see in the next couple of layouts. Add some Heidi Swapp Ghost Flowers and punched flowers from the Doodlebug flocked paper and you’ve got some great dimensional embellishments.

Tinkering Ink's Al Fresco

Cheddar, close-up

Next I have a National Scrapbook Day tribute page, showing Kitty Foster and La Verne enjoying a lovely Belgian Waffle breakfast at Scrapbook Central that day. The Heidi Swapp Ghost butterflies were covered with L’il Davis’ Glitter Glaze then highlighted with pink Stickles. A little hole punch doodling created the butterfly trails.

Tinkering Ink's Al Fresco

NSD close-up

Last, but surely not least, is a take-off of an idea from Tim Holtz. It’s an altered IKEA mirror/frame. I covered the mirror in the center with a picture and themed the whole embellishment scheme around the photo. Using some of Tim’s Fragments, Crackle Paint and Grungeboard, the project came together beautifully with Al Fresco.

Tinkering Ink's Al Fresco

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As recently reviewed on ScrapFriends, the kits from The Mailbox Muse are completely FUN! Filled to the brim with ephemera, paper, doo dads and embellishments, oh the magazine of course, there is lots to see and play with.

The first is a pin using die cut puzzle pieces as the structure and covered with Paper Imagery designs. I love her attitude!

The Mailbox Muse, Puzzle Piece Brooch

The “prince” is actually created by pushing the stamp into hot melt glue on a blank ATC. The stamp is from Lost Coast Designs and inked with Gold Metallic Pigment ink. All of the extra embellishments are from the kit.

The Mailbox Muse, Prince ATC

More ATC’s created using the idea sheet in the kit along with collage sheets in paper and acetate also present in the goodies.

The Mailbox Muse, Asian ATCs

This last project is a pin made using Memory Glass, foil tape and paper from the kit. Neat idea and looking forward to having it for the holidays.

The Mailbox Muse, Memory Glass Pin

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

The fun was still cranked up to a high level as we got into the fifth class using TONS of goodies – grungeboard, crackle paint, ephemera, trinkets and INK! Tim is the master at finding all the goodies you see on this project. Way cool! I loved using the techniques that we had learned in the other classes so far to make this project really unique. Everyone just loved it once everything was glued down.

Distress-a-palooza, pic 1

Distress-a-palooza, pic 2

Distress-a-palooza, pic 3

I wasn’t sure what to expect with this class – canvas covers and a hand-sewn binding – but I LOVED IT! Talk about getting in the groove sewing with waxed linen thread, ohhhhh baby! The canvas covers were a blast to make using paint dabbers and some collaging with wax. I really liked this color combo of Cool Peri and Citrus. I can’t wait to add some Ideology goodies to the front for more embellishing!

Nostalgic Memoirs, pic 1

Nostalgic Memoirs, pic 2

 Nostalgic Memoirs, pic 3



Some Odd Girl

Sizzix Blinkie

Origami Owl anyone?