Scraps of thoughts, photos and art


I’m practicing my Copic coloring with Star Bright Tia this afternoon. Working on a challenge from Facebook Fun Day yesterday with Some Odd Girl, here’s a gatefold card featuring the cute Tia. Asa did a tutorial on the SOG blog yesterday about gatefold cards, aren’t they cool?? Click on the picture to see more detail. The left is the closed version and right side is the inside.


Thanks for the challenge Some Odd Girl! The color scheme is using this week’s Color Throwdown #210 gorgeous colors too 🙂

When this digi stamp came out at Some Odd Girl, I just had to have her! She is SO stinkin’ cute!

Yesterday was Facebook Fun Day with Some Odd Girl and a challenge was given to print an image on fabric and color with Copics. I was able to find my Sticky Back Canvas, so into the laser printed it went with Bookish Tia on it! It was a little challenging to have a light touch with the coloring since the canvas sucked up the ink if you left it too long in one spot or tried to blend too much. I really like the effect!! Here’s my card:


I used this week’s:

Mojo Monday sketch #259

The Play Date Cafe‘s color combo PDCC150

Thanks for stopping by!


I just finished a “basic” Copic marker class by Kristy and Melissa over at Created From Color. It was FANTASTIC! Although I am Copic Certified, I wanted a refresher course and one that gave more detail to each lesson. This is it if you want to become a ton more proficient with your Copics. They also have an Advanced class if you’re already comfortable with coloring skin, hair and shadowing from a light source.

Here’s my before and after image. The left is actually the “after” and the right is the “before”.

Created from Color Beginner Copic Class

I still need to practice with the light source, but I’m much more comfortable when coloring skin and hair. Thanks Kristy and Melissa!!

It’s that time of year again when graduation ceremonies are cropping up everywhere, summer is coming and the end of the school year is in sight.

I love this school house digital stamp from The Stamping Boutique! You can do so much with it! I’ve used it here for my graduation card.

I used lots of circles since that’s the next challenge at TSB. Circles on patterned paper, cut out of paper, embellishments or even the shape of the card – USE CIRCLES and lots of them!

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The Stamping Boutique


The Stamping Boutique digital stamp

Copic markers

My Mind’s Eye paper

P K Glitz embossing powder

Ranger ink

Chipboard and Fiskars dot embossing plate

My Mind’s Eye Blog challenge #23

The Stamping Boutique Blog challenge #6

It just so happens that you can shop TODAY ONLY at The Stamping Boutique’s What’s New section where everything is ONLY $1!!

The Stamping Boutique

If you’re in the need of a fantastic bakery stamp, take a peek at The Stamping Boutique’s Bakery digital stamp!

So cute with the cupcakes in the windows and terrific awning – so welcoming don’t you think?

I joined in at the Spoon Full of Sugar blog this week to meet their color challenge – pop over and try it yourself!

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The Stamping Boutique


The Stamping Boutique digital stamp

P K Glitz glitter

Copic markers

Really Reasonable Ribbon

A Spoon Full of Sugar challenge blog

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

Getting closer, but still over a month away! Yes, Easter is later this year than it normally is, so here is a layout to showcase a super cute digital stamp from The Stamping Boutique.

If you’ve noticed a couple extra blinkies showing up in the right side bar, it’s because I’m LUCKY to be a Guest Designer for The Stamping Boutique this month!!! Thank you to Tracey for having me and offering such great digital stamps to show off!

The Stamping Boutique is having a bi-weekly challenge with the first kicking off last week. You still have time to enter as the challenge closes on Sunday, so get to it!

The challenge: use Texture, Sparkle and Buttons!

The Stamping Boutique

The Stamping Boutique

The Stamping Boutique


The Stamping Boutique digital stamp

Copic markers


My Mind’s Eye paper

Becky Fleck sketch

Spellbinders dies

The Texture on the page is the embossed paper, punched flowers and buttons. The Sparkle is also the paper as it’s coated all over with shimmer! The Buttons are the centers of the flowers. Thanks for stopping by today!



Some Odd Girl

Sizzix Blinkie

Origami Owl anyone?