Scraps of thoughts, photos and art


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I love getting the stamps from The Stamps of Life every month! It’s a monthly club where a new set of clear stamps arrive in my mailbox during that first week. The sets are themed so that all the stamps coordinate together and many times, work with other sets! It’s really cool and maximizes the ability to put almost any project together quickly.

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The Stamps of Life


The Stamps of Life, Flowers for you set

Ranger ink and Stickles

BasicGrey paper and brads

CPS #217 sketch

in Digi?

YES! And of course I had to color her with glitter!!

I wrote up a tutorial on how to do this glitter on acetate technique that will be coming soon to a Stamping Boutique Newsletter. I hope you like her!

The Stamping Boutique


The Stamping Boutique digital stamp

P K Glitz glitter

Sakura Crystal Lacquer

BasicGrey patterned paper

Bling and transparencies

CPS sketch #213

Creative Inspirations Challenge blog

I’m catching up on some older pictures to scrapbook, so here’s one from 2009.

This week’s Whimsie Doodles challenge was Box Office inspiration, so I thought of Disney’s Chicken Little with Easter coming. The cute little chicks from one of Whimsie’s newer releases just seemed to be the right fit for this page and challenge! I flocked the chicks, so they’re nice and soft. 🙂

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scrapbook page


BasicGrey patterned paper & cardstock stickers

Whimsie Doodles digital stamp

Stampendous flocking

My Mind’s Eye sketch

Products You Love online class at Two Peas

Paper that is?

Some Odd Girl digi stamps had a fun challenge this week –> put something pleated on a project.

When I taught some of the BasicGrey card classes, some of the cards had some interesting paper pleats on them. Doing the pleats was not a favorite in the class as some of my students would heartily agree, but the effect was pretty cool.

I created one of those pleat designs for the challenge this week, hope you like it! Click either design to see a larger view.

Some Odd Girl

Some Odd Girl


Some Odd Girl digital stamp

Copic markers

The Stamps of Life sentiment

Tsukineko ink

Offray ribbon

BasicGrey paper

Clean & Simple Stamping sketch FTL132

Stamp Something April Digi Day

I’m so proud of myself for staying mostly up-to-date this year! I know it’s only March, but little steps count towards achieving the main goal right?

I am using BasicGrey to document my Project 12 this year. Last year’s layouts looked SO great, that I didn’t want to muck up a good thing!

Those of you who aren’t familiar with Project 12, it’s a monthly 2-page layout summarizing with pictures what happened last month. The sketches are compliments of Becky Fleck and the concept is with Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine. Prizes are given every month too!

Project 12


BasicGrey cardstock, patterned paper and stickers

Sketch by Becky Fleck

Border punch

I purchased and won (yea!) some clear stamp sets from The Cat’s Pajamas. I used a set in one of the cards for the Virtual Stamp Night on Splitcoaststampers recently and am using another one to meet a couple challenges this week.

I paper pieced the little girl in this set using BasicGrey’s Two Scoops Collection, an oldie but goodie. The colors are so yummy! I also used one of my new Spellbinders fancy label dies that I just love. So fun and a great result! I hope you’ll think so too.

The Cat's Pajamas


The Cat’s Pajamas, Little Bird set

Tsukineko ink

BasicGrey patterned paper and stickers

Spellbinders dies

Crazy 4 Challenges sketch

Color Throwdown #131


I love making cards!

It’s Virtual Stamp Night this past weekend on Splitcoast Stampers, so I thought that I would indulge myself in some stamping just for the fun of it.

So, VSN has various challenges under this month’s theme of You Make My Heart Sing. The hostesses are extremely creative with their challenges all relating back to the main theme. Great job ladies!

This is the last card that I made over the event. So much fun and I made 15 cards!

Unity Stamps


Unity Rubber Stamps, April 2010 & August 2010 Kit of the Month

Tsukineko ink

BasicGrey paper and stickers

Clean & Simple Stamping, FTL126 sketch

FEB11VSNN challenge

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Some Odd Girl

Sizzix Blinkie

Origami Owl anyone?