Scraps of thoughts, photos and art


I totally fell in love with these little gnomies from Whimsie Doodles, that I just had to have the set! The Whimsie Doodles challenge this week is to use reds and pinks, so this card was born. 🙂

(click on the picture for a bigger view)

Whimsie Doodles


Whimsie Doodles digital stamp

Copic markers

The Stamps of Life pennant stamps

Tsukineko ink

Fiber, brads

CPS #212 sketch

Whimsie Doodles weekly challenge

Here’s an Ippity Stamps only card. It’s a simple one using this week’s Card Positioning Systems Sketch and Play Date Cafe’s colors.

I heat embossing the chandelier in clear, inked with the metallic ink then rubbed the ink off of the embossed image. Voila!

Ippity Stamps


Ippity Stamps

Ranger embossing ink and powder

Tsukineko Encore metallic ink


CPS sketch 211


Sweet Fiona having fun with her clovers all around!

She’s perfect for a Good Luck, St. Patrick’s Day or March Birthday Card!

I’ve colored her with glitter for a sparkly touch adding a little magic to the card. The green colors are for this week’s blog challenge at Michelle Perkett Studio. Check it out and enter for a chance at some free digi stamps! Click on the picture for a bigger version to see the detail.

Michelle Perkett Studio


Michelle Perkett Studio digital stamp

P K Glitz glitter

Sakura Crystal Lacquer

The Stamps of Life sentiment

Tsukineko ink

Spellbinders dies

Dottie Ann Magic Mesh


CPS sketch #209

For Fun weekly challenge, green card

Whimsie Doodles green challenge #72


I love making cards!

It’s Virtual Stamp Night this 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!

Here is another card with more to come.

Ippity Stamps


Ippity Stamps

Tsukineko ink

P K Glitz glitter

7Gypsies pattered paper

FEB11VSNJ challenge

CPS #207

Quite contrary, how does your garden grow?

Michelle Perkett has created a beautiful new digital stamp titled (as you can probably guess) “Mary, Mary”!

Today we have a blog hop to say goodbye to some of our Mermaids that will be leaving our team after 6 fantastic months.

Jan, Tammy, Melissa, Marilyn and Margie

will be leaving us and with this Blog Hop we want to thank them for all the fantastic work they did!

Shelley, Claire, Mari, Marion, Pauline and I

will stay for another 6 months.

So if you would like to join our team… go to the last blog from the hop and enter in the DT Call there.

For now… enjoy the blog hop!

Here is my card using Mary, Mary and wonderful BasicGrey patterned paper and Prima flowers. What a great combination isn’t it?

Michelle Perkett Studio


Michelle Perkett Studio digital stamp

Copic markers

BasicGrey paper

Prima flowers

CPS sketch #206

Now, here’s the blog hop list. If you started here at my blog, you can keep going or go back to Michelle’s personal blog and start there. You need to end up at the MPS Challenge Blog as your last hop.

Michelle —

Jan —

Marion —

Melissa —

Pauline —


Mari —

Claire —

Marilyn —

Tammy —

Shelley —


Have a GREAT time looking at all of the Mary, Mary projects! I know I will! It’s been great working with all the ladies here for the past 6 months and I wish everyone great success and happiness!

Yea, it’s Saturday and time for another spotlight digital stamp at Michelle’s etsy store!

Here’s a great one for Valentine’s Day! I wanted a little break from red, so I made the color scheme greens and browns instead.

Take a peek in Michelle’s etsy store and order some gorgeous digital stamps!

Michelle Perkett StudiosSupplies:

Michelle Perkett Studio digital and rubber stamps

Copic and atyouSpica markers


CPS sketch #199

Yes indeed, this digital stamp from The Stamping Boutique is TOO cute! Don’t you just love the cupcake craze! Little bites of cake heaven…

This card was for another DigiDay challenge that required doodled hearts to be somewhere on the project. I doodled mine down the right side of the image.

For a little extra fun, after I colored the image I cut it into thirds and separated them on a piece of background paper. I like the label-type effect.

The Stamping BoutiqueSupplies:

The Stamping Boutique digital stamp

Die cut paper

Copic markers

CPS sketch #204



Some Odd Girl

Sizzix Blinkie

Origami Owl anyone?