Scraps of thoughts, photos and art

P K Glitz

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

With the summer here with a new CHA, so goes the introduction of more new product from Tinkering Ink. Beau Jardin is as refreshing as a summer day! See my review at ScrapFriends and the projects are below. This collection is just perfect for those summer memories.

 Love those Rip Strips! (they’re the adhesive backed fabric pieces gathered under the flower)

 More Rip Strips and embossing powder from PK Glitz.

A recent challenge on ScrapFriends gave me the push I needed to try Inchies. They are 1×1 pieces of art – each one can tell a story or a bunch of them can be put together like a mosaic. I opted for the “bigger picture” effect so here’s the result:

Starving Artistamps, Big Tulip

The Inchies were a piece of BasicGrey Two Scoops paper trimmed down for the card front then into the 1×1 squares. The tulip is from Starving Artistamps and was embossed with PK Glitz Mint Julep Embossing Powder on vellum. The coloring comes from Twinkling H2O’s and is oh-so shimmery!

Starving Artistamps, Orchid and Snail

The background is a piece of BasicGrey Sugared paper. The Inchies come from a layered background starting with the Lil Squares BG with the Orchid on top then trimmed down for the card front and into the 1×1 squares. All stamps are from Starving Artistamps.

Starving Artistamps, Orchid, Stem and Stitches

This card brings a quilt effect to the front. Pieces of BasicGrey’s Two Scoops were cut and stamped then pieced together for the effect. The Orchid was stamped and covered with Crackle Accents to bring the flower’s veining to life! I love using Spellbinders Nestabilities for the mat and corner.

Starving Artistamps, Big Iris

This card was stamped and embossed similarly to the Tulip Card above with the exception of the embossing powder was Inque Boutique’s Lilac.

Starving Artistamps, Grapes and sentiment

BasicGrey’s Periphery Collection just seemed to match the theme of this card, so I went with it! The grapes were stamped and embossed with PK Glitz embossing powder in Gilded Grape Leaf and Gilded Grape. I colored the grape image with dye inks using a Blurred Vision Watercolor effect. The Spellbinders Nestabilities once again came in handy for the sentiment.

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?