Scraps of thoughts, photos and art


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Here’s a simple one that I had to put together with the September The Stamps of Life set, trees4Christmas – LOVE IT! I will be making a lot of cards with this versatile set. I just happened to have matching embossing powders to match the BasicGrey patterned paper – imagine that?! One of my desires is to really dive into my massive glitter and embossing powder collection to use IT UP! I will only repurchase the ones that I really really like and only from the manufacturers I like. Anyway, here’s a step towards that 🙂

trees4christmas The Stamps of Life

The sketch is this week’s Card Positioning Systems‘ sketch CPS#285. The embossing powders are from P K Glitz and Close to my Heart.

Let’s get back into sharing some projects that I’ve been working on. Granted these are relatively quick and easy as compared to scrapbook pages, but I’m still using my supplies and creating. It feels good.

I’ll share some ATC’s (Artist Trading Cards) and cards that I’ve done recently. I had a lot of fun making them, mostly because I’m using stamps from my vast collection. I can’t even tell you how many I have because I don’t know!

I’ll also share some class samples from a Copic coloring online class that I’m taking from Melissa & Kristy at Created from Color. Even though I’m Copic Certified, I’m sure that I’ll learn and practice more techniques on coloring skin, hair and using a light source.  Kristy owns Some Odd Girl stamp company (digis and clear) and I just love her images and coloring samples.

My share today is a card using a sketch from CPS (Card Positioning Systems) and color combo from Color Throwdown. Take a look:



Stamps, The Stamps of Life Monogram2Build set

Embossing Powder, PK Glitz

Paper, BasicGrey

Corner Punch, Martha Stewart

Stickles, Ranger

Sketch, CPS #278

Color Throwdown CTD #204


I have another angel for you from Michelle Perkett’s new angel collection! I think she’s my favorite, the Peach Angel. She’s so elegant and pretty that she belongs among the clouds! I stamped and embossed the clouds using a Stamps of Life set – just perfect don’t you think?

Don’t forget this week’s challenge at Michelle Perkett’s Challenge blog – Flowers Galore!

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Michelle Perkett Studio


Michelle Perkett Studio digital and rubber stamps

Copic and atyouSpica markers

The Stamps of Life cloud stamp

Ranger embossing ink and embossing powder

Spellbinders die

CPS sketch #221

This week’s challenge at Michelle Perkett Studio is a super easy one – Flowers Galore!! Head on over to the blog to see all the beautiful samples and to join in yourself! Remember to use any of Michelle’s images in your entry!

Michelle released a wonderful new collection of angels. We had a release party this past weekend at Paper Craft Planet with the party continuing with challenges being offered every day this week. Join in and win some freebies!

Here’s a card to help inspire you for this week’s challenge and for today’s PCP challenge. Have a great day!

Michelle Perkett Studio


Michelle Perkett Studio digital and rubber stamp

Copic and atyouSpica markers

Spellbinders dies

SEI patterned paper


CPS #222 sketch

This week’s challenge at Michelle Perkett Studio is a fun one! Go to the blog to check it out! The challenge runs from today through next Monday afternoon. Get it done by Sunday just to make sure you hit the deadline.

Check out the BINGO board and choose a line of ingredients to make your project PLUS a Michelle Perkett Studio image. You can also use all 9 ingredients to make a full house!

I worked on the diagonal this week using brads, ribbon and glitter. Have fun with your creation and be sure to enter to win some digital stamps from Michelle!

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Michelle Perkett Studio


Michelle Perkett Studio digital stamp

P K Glitz glitter and WonderFilm

Ribbon, brads and clasp

CPS sketch #220

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

Hello to my blog readers. I’ve been a little busy this week – ok, yes, but I haven’t felt like blogging! Maybe because my creativity has been a bit low this week or just maybe I needed a short break.

I’m back creating this weekend and have some projects to share with you.

You may remember me mentioning it before, but there’s a weekly challenge over at the Michelle Perkett Studio Challenge Blog. The challenges are due Monday afternoons, so you have the weekend to work on your project in case your week is full of regular stuff to do. 🙂

This week’s challenge is to use Turquoise and Brown PLUS an image from Michelle Perkett. I also took advantage of a challenge offered at last night’s Virtual Stamp Night at Splitcoaststampers. Fun stuff and I hope you find the time to enter both challenges before Monday!

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Michelle Perkett Studio


Michelle Perkett Studio digital stamp

Copic Markers

Sizzlet dies

Prima flower


CPS sketch #215

MAY11VSNMINI3 at Splitcoaststampers

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

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Some Odd Girl

Sizzix Blinkie

Origami Owl anyone?