Scraps of thoughts, photos and art

Paper Niche

This is a great stamp from Seaside Stampin’ Ink AND a great sketch from the Paper Niche! I colored this gem with Copics while using BasicGrey’s paper as a backdrop. It’s simple but fun!

Seaside Stampin' InkSupplies:

Seaside Stampin’ Ink rubber stamps

Tsukineko ink

Copic markers


BasicGrey paper and brads

Border punch

Paper Niche challenge and sketch

Could it be?

Just maybe?

YES! I scrapbooked! It seems like a long time since doing a 12×12 scrapbook page. I’m behind on my Project 12 summary pages, bummer! But I have the pictures printed out and picking papers is the next step.

I saw this sketch challenge from the Paper Niche and really wanted to join in. At first I was going to incorporate the Play Date Cafe‘s challenge of using black, white and either pink, copper or gold, but the brown, white and pink tones won out over the black. I’ve only had these SEI papers for um, maybe 3 years?? Definitely time to use them up! Well, I only used a small amount of them for this project but it’s a start right?

This photo is one of the most “formal” that we’ve had taken together. It happened to be at work’s Holiday Party at the Design Center of the Americas (DCOTA) in Ft. Lauderdale. It was truly incredible to see all the designer showcases behind the glass, solid marble tubs, tons of crystal and shoes??? Not sure if those were meant to be worn or to be used as decoration, so I snapped a picture anyway!

The party theme was the “Roaring 20’s” – enter bunches of feathers, tommy guns and fedoras. The Center was decorated in elegant black and white with jazz streaming from the speakers. Not bad and a really fun night out.


SEI dp
Spellbinders & Sizzix dies
Paper Niche sketch



Some Odd Girl

Sizzix Blinkie

Origami Owl anyone?