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Mojo Monday

I just love the sketches from the Verve Stamps Team! Every Monday is a great sketch then every Friday on SCS, there’s another one for Viva la Verve!

Let me share how I used the sketches. I was coloring some Michelle Perkett Studio images this past weekend at Stampfest while I demo’d Copic markers at the Marco’s Paper booth. I also HAD to add some markers to my collection in the RV category – I needed more pinks!

Join us this week at the Your Choice blog challenge on Michelle Perkett Studio Challenge Blog! You have until Monday afternoon!

Thanks for looking and thanks to Michelle for having me on her Design Team for the last  6 months. It’s been truly a FUN ride! I can’t wait for the next 6 months!!

Michelle Perkett Studio


Michelle Perkett Studio digital stamp, Art Deco Lady Butterfly Birthday

Mojo Monday sketch #178

Copic markers

Michael’s ribbon

BasicGrey brads

Spellbinders dies

Fiskars Texture plate

Michelle Perkett Studio


Michelle Perkett Studio digital stamp, Emma the Amore Fairy

Verve Stamps, February Sketch Week #2 VLVFEB2011

Copic markers

The Stamps of Life saying, Banners4all set

Tsukineko ink

Border punch

BasicGrey brads

Spellbinders dies

Michelle Perkett Studio


Michelle Perkett Studio digital stamp, Ballerina Bunny

Verve Stamps, February Sketch Week #4 VLVFEB2011

Copic markers

The Stamps of Life saying, flowers2share set

Tsukineko ink

Spellbinders dies

Creative Craft World Challenge, square card

I’ve got some more cards using beautiful red rubber from Seaside Stampin’ Ink!

There’s a gorgeous Leonardi da Vinci sheet of rubber that has all sorts of images that lend themselves to collage, background or distress looks. Take a look and enjoy!

Seaside Stampin' Ink Supplies:

Seaside Stampin’ Ink rubber stamps

Ranger distress ink

Viva la Verve January 2011 week 3 sketch VLVJAN2011

Seaside Stampin' InkSupplies:

Seaside Stampin’ Ink rubber stamps

Ranger ink

Mojo Monday sketch #177

Seaside Stampin' InkSupplies:

Seaside Stampin’ Ink rubber stamps

Ranger ink

Border punch

FTL121 sketch

And this last card uses this week’s Play Date Cafe Challenge colors. Hope you like it!

Seaside Stampin' InkSupplies:

Seaside Stampin’ Ink rubber stamps

Tim Holtz Sizzix die

BasicGrey paper

Ranger ink

FTL124 sketch


Isn’t she pretty?

She’s a new digital stamp from Michelle Perkett Studio and arrives just in time for our Valentine Challenge on Michelle’s blog!

You have until next Monday afternoon (Valentine’s Day!) to create a project with a Valentine’s theme using one of Michelle’s images.

Have fun and good luck!

Michelle Perkett Studio


Michelle Perkett Studio digital stamp

The Stamps of Life acrylic stamps

Tsukineko ink

Spellbinders dies

Copic markers

My Mind’s Eye paper

Mojo Monday sketch #176



I just love this!!! Everyone MUST have some sparkle in their lives!!

Speaking of sparkle, I have a shimmery card to share with you today using a digital stamp that you can win today on Michelle Perkett’s Challenge Blog! It’s the beautiful Winter Goddess!

Michelle Perkett Studio


Michelle Perkett Studio digital stamp

Copic markers

Tsukineko All Purpose Ink

My Mind’s Eye patterned paper

Ribbon, lace trim and silk poinsettia

Mojo Monday sketch #170

Welcome to the first Some Odd Girl Hol-ODD-day Blog Hop!

We’re having this hop to not only show some love for all our Oddies this holiday season, but to have a hop that includes them!

So take a hop thru the blog list below making sure to leave comments at every stop because the Odd Girls have some prizes to give away to celebrate!! Woohoo!! It’s a must for you to complete the list to be entered.

The HOP officially starts at the Some Odd Girl Blog and ends up at Kristy’s blog. If you started here, you can keep hopping along to reach each blog. If you started at the “official” beginning, you should have arrived from Margie’s blog.

I am SURE along the way you’ll see some amazing projects!

Here’s the “official” list of all the blogs that you need to leave comments on to be entered into the give aways:

SOG Blog



Andrea —-> YOU ARE HERE






Tanya (not DT)

Robin Mc









Robin F






Here’s my card today. I’m playing along at the Play Date Cafe using the gray, silver and brown color scheme. Striking isn’t it? I also used this week’s Mojo Monday sketch which proved to work very well here! I hope you like it! Click on the image if you would like to see a larger version!

Some Odd Girl


Some Odd Girl digital stamp

Copic markers

Spellbinders dies

The Stamps of Life acrylic stamps

Tsukineko and Clearsnap inks

SEI paper

Mojo Monday sketch #167

Play Date Cafe Challenge #57

Your next stop in the hop is Leah’s blog. Thanks for hoppin by!

The hop is running from Nov 30th at 9am EST thru Dec 1st at 6pm EST, so leave your comments and enjoy the eye candy!! Have a great week!

There are so many great winter digital stamps out there that it’s hard to pick! I’m partial to Michelle Perkett’s stamps (ok, I’m on her DT, but there is a very good reason for that – I LOVE her stamps!) for their great detail and whimsiness!

There’s a challenge going on at Michelle’s Challenge blog. It’s to use a holiday stamp from Michelle! Easy to do for sure! Don’t forget to enter – you have until Monday afternoon.

I’ll be showing you 3 different ones today that I’ve colored with glitter! Yes, you can color with glitter! All you need is an adhesive to hold the glitter and acetate.

Here are the steps:

  • Select digital stamp
  • Print it on acetate. I use laser printer transparencies from Home Depot.
  • Select glitter colors and get them out ready to use.
  • Open a bottle of Crystal Lacquer and attach needle tip.
  • Usually it is best to “color” on the dull side of the print. If there is writing in the image, you can print a in “mirror” like a t-shirt print. This isn’t a hard and fast rule, but if there are large solid areas that are black, it will look dull from the printing. When turned over, the printing looks really sharp and detailed. Your choice.
  • “Color” areas with the Crystal Lacquer that you would like to use the darkest glitters colors on first. Through experience, I’ve found dark to light works the best.
  • Sprinkle on 1st glitter color and shake off excess. Tap back into the jar, coffee filter, glitter tray – whatever works for you.
  • Repeat until the image is colored in.
  • Set aside to dry in a safe place, lacquer up (like away from prying paws or excess fan breeze).

After you add each glitter color, flip the image over and see what it looks like. If you happen to go out of the lines (we all do, it’s ok), use needle tip tweezers or some other pointy object to nudge the glitter and lacquer back into the right spots. Try to do this very soon after adding the glitter as it hasn’t dried yet and is easy to move.

So you’ve got this beautiful glittery image, how do you attach it to your project? There are many ways!

  • Dot some Crystal Lacquer on the back of the dried glitter areas on the image. Be careful as the lacquer spreads very easy and you don’t want extra lacquer peeking out from behind your image!
  • Mini Glue Dots
  • Staples
  • Eyelets
  • Brads
  • Double-sided tape then hide from the front with a paper flap or other embellishment
  • Decorative corners that the trimmed image can get tucked under to be secured
  • Stitch it down

Ok, are you ready to see her? A lot of the mumbo jumbo above will make sense when you see the card. Remember to click on the card to see a larger version of it for the detail.

P K Glitz


Michelle Perkett Studio digital stamp

P K Glitz glitter

Crystal Lacquer

Acetate, silk flowers, ribbon, eyelets and tiles

Mojo Monday sketch #166

Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #12

Here’s a picture in the sunlight!

Michelle Perkett Studio

Have you tried digital stamps yet? You SHOULD! There are lots of great designs out there with Michelle’s images being some of the best!

Every Tuesday there will be a new challenge introduced on Michelle Perkett Studios Challenge Blog! Make sure to check out the blog for more ideas on meeting this week’s challenge!

There will be a prize involved!

This week is challenge 54 —-> let’s be thankful with a Michelle Perkett Studio stamp!

If you don’t have any Michelle Perkett Studio images, you can purchase them at Michelle’s Etsy store. Check out the Michelle Perkett Studio Paper Craft Planet group and the CDAC group for great samples and inspiration!

Michelle Perkett StudioSupplies:

Michelle Perkett Studio digital stamp

Copic and atyouSpica markers

P K Glitz Ritzy Ditzy Glitz spray

The Stamps of Life “Thanks So Much” clear stamp

Clearsnap ink

Border punch, ribbon, satin flowers and pearly paint

Mojo Monday sketch

Hmmmmm, hot chocolate on a cool day…how yummy!

I made this card for Whimsie Doodles challenge 56, Scratch n’ Sniff. This cute little Snowman Cocoa fit right in to this week’s theme and into a card that I needed for a color swap!

The card’s  “scent” came from adding cinnamon to some chocolate brown embossing powder so that it smelled divine when it was heated to melt! YUMMO! I used an embossing pen to trace the steam coming out of the cup and for the stripes on the mug.

The rest of the color came from the color combo needed for this month’s card at Florida Stampers. AND the sketch from Mojo Monday!

whimsie doodles


Whimsie Doodles digital stamp

Ippity sentiment stamp

Tsukineko ink

Ranger embossing pen

Liquid Applique, embossing powder, cinnamon, ribbon

Mojo Monday sketch 164



Some Odd Girl

Sizzix Blinkie

Origami Owl anyone?