Scraps of thoughts, photos and art

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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


Aren’t they having FUN?!

Another beautiful digital stamp from Michelle Perkett Studio! I used the glittered acetate technique with 3 different colors for their skirts, can you tell?

This is just a friendly reminder also, to play along in this week’s Blog Challenge: go GREEN! You have until Monday afternoon to upload and link your creation to go into the drawing.

Michelle Perkett Studio


Michelle Perkett Studio, Three Graces Ballerinas digital stamp

P K Glitz glitter

Sakura Crystal Lacquer


My local ATC (Artist Trading Card) Club theme for April is “Spring in Paris”. I was able to play around with some very cool digital collage sheets and came up with the design below. The collage sheet was copied onto a transparency then cut down to fit onto the punched edge ATC background. The base paper was distressed with Vintage Photo ink to give it a nice weathered look. Some of the design detail was traced on the back of the transparency with Crystal Lacquer then sprinkled with glitter. When viewed from the front, it gives a nice but subtle shimmer. Add a faux postage stamp and fiber and voila! C’est finis!



Victorian Vignettes Collage sheet

Graphic 45 paper

Ranger ink

P K Glitz glitter

Sakura Crystal Lacquer

Corner punch, fiber

Whether you believe it or not, Spring is coming! We set our clocks ahead this past weekend so we’ll be having daylight much later than we used to. Granted, we’ll be driving to work in the dark, but at least we’ll have sunshine when we leave work.

Here’s another digital stamp from The Stamping Boutique called Audrey in the rain. I used the glittered acetate technique that were on a couple cards of late. Hope you like it!

Check out the new challenge posted on the TSB Blog!

The Stamping Boutique

The Stamping Boutique


The Stamping Boutique, Audrey in the rain digital stamp & sketch

P K Glitz glitter

Sakura Crystal Lacquer

Bo Bunny patterned paper and stickers

Even though I’m not Irish, I still enjoy the color green, shamrocks, leprechauns, pots of gold and rainbows!

Here’s another glittered acetate card using The Stamping Boutique’s Horseshoe digital stamp. The sketch that I used for this card came from TSB’s Digi Day at the Paper Craft Planet. Fun stuff!

The Stamping Boutique


The Stamping Boutique, Horseshoe digital stamp & sketch

P K Glitz glitter

Sakura Crystal Lacquer

Brads, photo corners

I’ve been playing with digi stamps, acetate and glitter again! Here is the first in a series of glittered acetate projects using The Stamping Boutique and Michelle Perkett Studio digital stamps.

The technique is not hard, you just need some patience and attention to detail. Here’s how to do it…

Print a digital stamp on acetate. I use a laser printer and laser transparencies. Using a fine tip on a Crystal Lacquer bottle (the tips are sold separately), choose the first color and sections of the image that you want to be that color, and add Crystal Lacquer to that area on the dull side (back). If you have text, mirror the image before printing. Sprinkle on the glitter and shake off any excess. Repeat until the image has the amount of color and glitter for the design. Set aside and let it dry.

When it’s dry, cut to size. Brush the glittered side with a soft goat hair brush to remove excess glitter. Drop small amounts of lacquer on top of the glitter and adhere to backing paper. Usually white or cream works well to set off the glitter and detailed image. Embellish and you’re done!

The Stamping Boutique


The Stamping Boutique, Tulip Fairy

P K Glitz glitter

Sakura Crystal Lacquer

Mojo Monday sketch

Time for an ATC (artist trading card) update. My ATC club is meeting this weekend, so I needed to prepare my ATCs for this month. The theme is “hearts” – so many different possibilities!!

I decided on a super cute Unity stamp, heat embossing, an awesome new heart corner punch, baker’s twine and WOOD! YES, the tree trunk is real WOOD! Isn’t that cool??

Ippity and Unity Stamps

I love making cards!

It’s Virtual Stamp Night this past 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 to see!

Virtual Stamp Night


Stampin’ Up! Pinch Proof rubber stamp set

P K Glitz embossing powder

Ranger embossing ink

Border punch, epoxy stickers, ribbon

Mojo Monday #180

FEB11VSNM challenge



Some Odd Girl

Sizzix Blinkie

Origami Owl anyone?