Scraps of thoughts, photos and art


On our Mini Mister/Tool/Marker Stands!

Plain Metal Stand

What is THAT you ask? It’s a cool metal stand, lightweight and sturdy, with 15 holes for holding items from your craft table. Especially made to hold Ranger’s Mini Misters and TENseconds Studios metal tools, the stand is paintable and comes with 4 self-adhesive rubber bumper feet! Guess what? It even holds Ciao and Sketch Copic Markers (or practically any marker for that matter) and most Tim Holtz Tools!


To jazz it up a bit, you can even use alcohol inks like shown on the samples below or paint!

Alcohol Inked Mini Mister Stand

Alternate AI color Mini Mister Stand

Metal Tools Stand

I just got this new sheet of stamps from Heather at Faerie Song Art Stamps. It’s called Mouser-kins! Aren’t they cute?? I’m part way through the sheet trying out each image, so here’s what I have so far.

All the cards use Prism Paper, Spellbinders dies, Copic markers, Ranger inks and P K Glitz Glitter. I’ve also used the CPS144 sketch and some Mojo Monday sketches as a starting point for the card designs.


Glitter Glitz color is Eggplant


Glitter Glitz color is Lemonade


Glitter Glitz color is Crystal


Glitter Glitz color is Pink

If you like the sheet as much as I do, Heather has it on special through Nov 30, so take advantage and order it now!

Yes, the holidays are coming! Starving Artistamps has released a wonderful Nativity image and sentiment set. I’ll be sharing some creations with you  from those sets.

The images are really great! Lots of options for coloring or leaving as is. Lots of options for grouping the images together to make a scene or using independently. Lots of options to include the sayings with the images or just alone. All in all, this is one of the most versatile holiday Nativity sets I’ve ever used!!

Take a look at the first creation. The words are all on 1 stamp. There are actually 3 images in the manger scene, cool eh?

Starving Artistamps Nativity

Marco’s Paper and BasicGrey Eskimo Kisses
WorldWin Vellum
Starving Artistamps Nativity stamps
Ranger embossing ink
Tsukineko ink
PK Glitz embossing powder
Copic markers
Spellbinders dies
Ribbon, corner punch & border punch

Starving Artistamps Nativity

Prism cardstock
Starving Artistamps Nativity
Tsukineko ink
PK Glitz Ritzy Ditzy Glitz spray
Signo white gel pen

Starving Artistamps Nativity

Prism cardstock
Starving Artistamps Nativity
Tsukinkeo glue pad
PK Glitz embossing powder & Ritzy Ditzy Glitz spray
Rebecca Baer variegated gold leaf

Artist Trading Cards (ATC’s) are simple and totally fun pieces of art. You can start from a 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ piece of paper or a stamp a whole sheet then cut it to size, it’s really up to you. At first you may think that it’s really hard to work on that size, but once you get into it, it’s really addicting! You’ll find all sorts of stamped images that fit really well onto this size as you can see below.

Faerie Song Art Stamps is a great source for fantasy images! Check out my little Copic colored faeries! Patterned paper is DCWV.

Faerie Song Art Stamps


Faerie Song Art Stamps

Faerie Song Art Stamps

Faerie Song Art Stamps



Some Odd Girl

Sizzix Blinkie

Origami Owl anyone?