Scraps of thoughts, photos and art


Faerie Song Art Stamps has just introduced a new sheet of Faeries that are really cute and they’re in a holiday theme! If you like to color, these are for you. The text used on the greetings is so fanciful and fun! Check it out…

Faerie Song

Faerie Song

Faerie Song

Prism Cardstock
BasicGrey Patterned Paper
Faerie Song Art Stamps
Tsukineko and Clearsnap Ink
P K Glitz Glitter Glitz
Spellbinders Dies
Copic Markers

Ahhhh, glitter…

Just something about it…so pretty, so flashy, so just h a p p y ! !

I admit, I must have an addiction to glitter and embossing powder. I have a hard time not using one or the other on my projects. Sigh…I think it’s pretty painless though isn’t it??

Just a little money —— a little glitter or a little embossing powder goes a LONG way, so it can’t be that bad can it????



is the answer. 🙂 It makes me happy to say that out loud, whew!

Here’s a card compiled from a couple kit elements PLUS a super sparkly punched sun. Go to the PK Glitz blog today to see how to make your own punched elements shimmer.

PK Glitz

Marco’s Paper cardstock
BoBunny patterned paper, ribbon, stamps and chipboard
Tsukineko ink
PK Glitz Sticky Paper and glitter
Marvy punch

New from Starving Artistamps! Lots of options here for leaving as is, being sparse with the Flower Soft or full on! I’ll definitely be doing more experimenting with these stamps. Can you see the possibilities to make them change with the seasons or holidays? FUN!

Starving Artistamps

Starving Artistamps stamps
Tsukineko ink
Flower Soft
PK Glitz glitter
cardstock, patterned paper, flowers, bling & gel pen

Starving Artistamps

Starving Artistamps stamps
Tsukineko ink
Flower Soft
PK Glitz glitter
Spellbinders dies
cardstock, patterned paper & ribbon

Starving Artistamps

Starving Artistamps stamps
Tsukineko ink
Flower Soft
PK Glitz glitter & embossing powder
Spellbinders dies
Border punch
cardstock, patterned paper, brads & fabric

Don’t forget to use my discount code, savetenAC, for shopping at Starving Artistamps!

Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) are a fantastic way to use up pieces of paper and embellishments. Oh – and of course to use stamps on them! I’ve joined a couple swaps for ATCs and have a monthly ATC club that I belong to, so today was “make the ATCs day”. All of them are themed and have their own personality. Check them out:

Dragons ATC
Jacquard Pinata Alcohol Inks
Faerie Song Art Stamps dragon & saying
Ranger Pitch Black pigment ink
PK Glitz E P Lite embossing powder in black
Glossy paper from Marco’s Paper and Prism
Tim Holtz’ Mini fastener

Halloween ATC
Stampin’ Up! stamps
Tsukineko ink
Signo white pen
Martha Stewart border punch
Tim Holtz Mini fastener
Making Memories paper

Snowflakes ATC
Hero Arts & Tinkering Ink stamps
Clearsnap & Tsukineko inks
PK Glitz glitter & Sticky Paper
Sizzix die
Brad and foam snowflake

Foam snowflakes

Such wonderful pieces of art! They are too fun and great to use up scraps of paper and other material.

The Oasis ATC club (my local ATC club) had a recent meeting where we traded cards for 2 different themes: “Leather and Lace” and “Egyptian”. What super FUN themes! For leather and lace, I used the technique that I recently learned at PK Glitz. It’s so simple and yields a fantastic result. All you need is sticky paper, an open patterned piece of lace and glitter. Below is the result.

Leather and Lace

For the egyptian theme, I used 2 different egyptian stamps (background from Lasting Impressions with Panache and the other I can’t remember) that were heat embossed. I added some extra glitz for effect using a glue pen and some of PK Glitz’ tape – oh yea that stuff is KILLER COOL!


I was also lucky enough to be invited to join in on a Tim Holtz inspired nation-wide ATC swap. The theme was to use Adirondack Lights colors. I chose to also use Stampers Anonymous stamps and Tim’s Brushless Watercolor technique. I had to add some grungeboard that was painted with Cool Peri and coated with Crackle Accents. Here is the result:

Tim Holtz, Lights

Oh, the joy of sparkling things at the holidays, welllllllll any time of the year really! Doesn’t glitter just make you smile and sparkle?

PK Glitz has some wonderful ultra-fine glitter hand blended in a bunch of colors that make you drool. Their Sticky Paper is super fantastic and holds glitter better than any product I’ve seen before. Way less mess than liquid glue and easy to die cut and trim into any shape. Read a review on it at ScrapFriends.

Here are a couple projects from the recent review and expect to see more VERY soon!

PK Glitz Ultra-fine Glitter

PK Glitz Ultra-fine Glitter

Otherwise known as Artist Trading Cards. These little 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ babies are a miniature piece of art in the making. Terrific for trying new techniques, using up scraps of anything or simply creating to a theme, ATC’s really get addicting! ATC’s are meant to be traded not sold.

Recently I joined the Oasis ATC Club that meets every other month at Scrapbook Central and I have been wowed at their talent. I’m so tickled to be part of their group! Thanks to Rosanne and the ladies in the group for having me! Every month we have a particular theme to follow when making our cards with usually any technique goes as long as the theme is followed. This month’s theme was ‘sunrise/sunset’, one that I love because those are my favorite times of the day. How could I do it justice? I decided to use 2 of my favorite mediums, paint and glitter, to create a somewhat Impressionistic ATC. Ranger’s Paint Dabbers are my paint of choice and PK Glitz has some incredible glitter as you can see in the sample below. Enjoy your sunset tonight and sunrise tomorrow!

Sunrise ATC

Can you believe that this 2-page layout is the final one for my chronological 2007 book? How exciting! I’m not 100% up-to-date this year, but now I don’t feel as far behind now that I completed this page. Thanks to Tammy for issuing the Scrap-enger Challenge on ScrapFriends and for being a loyal blog commenter!

This spread is a pretty basic one, but clean in it’s simplicity. I used a new microfine glitter from PK Glitz on their new Sticky Paper which is thin enough to punch! The glitter and paper is TOO DIE FOR! LOVE it! Great work Janelle on getting the combination great for punching and die cutting. Oh yeah, can’t wait to use this with the Wizard too! The red flowers are punched from the Sticky Paper with an EK Success flower punch then coated with Red Hot Chili Pepper Glitter Glitz. Super sparkly in person. The ’07 is Grungeboard embossed with the Red Hot Chili Pepper Embossing Powder. YES! The glitter and embossing powder coordinates – how cool is that?

Labor Day 2007



Some Odd Girl

Sizzix Blinkie

Origami Owl anyone?