Scraps of thoughts, photos and art


Day 3 of the Online Card Class, Sparkle and Shine, was full of liquid applications for sparkle and shimmer. I worked with the Nuvo crystal drops and Wink of Stella shimmer pens that you can pick up just about anywhere. The dots of color and clear are the Nuvo drops. The shimmer on the ombre panel is from a bath of Wink of Stella clear. I love how the shimmer enhances the color while blending it a tiny bit. It looks great in the afternoon sun!

Stamps: The Cat’s Pajamas

Ink: Ranger Distress

Wink of Stella clear pen

Tonic: Nuvo crystal drops

So for the 2nd day of the Online Card Class, Sparkle and Shine, the subject was foil. I used a foil that I had in my stash for quite some time over double-sided adhesive. It worked great! I found that dusting with powder helped the edges stop feeling sticky from where the foil couldn’t reach.

Die: Sizzix Friends Background

Embellishments & Adhesive Sheet: The Stamps of Life

Foil: Creative Imagination

With the latest release at The Cat’s Pajamas Rubber Stamps, came more terrific flower stamps. Every time I see more flower stamps I think “nope, you don’t need more” but then there are coordinating dies, super cute samples by the DT and of course a great “buy now” sale. OK, so I DID buy more flower stamps! But aren’t they awesome???? This card came together super easy and quick, hope you like it.

The Cats Pajamas

This card is for the TCPTUES288 color challenge on the blog.


Sorry about that! Life happens and then we move on.

Tim Holtz has started a year long monthly tag inspiration and has retired his 12 days of December tag ideas. I think it’s a good thing and I’m looking forward to it. He’ll catch up in March for January, so February’s came out first. What a great tag full of inspiration!

Here are 3 different versions created by me, Cindy and Barb in one night. Can you believe it…just one night! We were pretty impressed with ourselves since we were very pleased with the way they came out.

Tim Holtz


We used a bunch of different things – Tim Holtz dies, Really Reasonable Ribbon, Distress Inks, Glimmer Mist, and other cool things. Can’t wait for March’s tags! Thanks Tim!

I’ve had a great first week with Shimelle and her class, Love Your Pictures, Love Your Pages. She’s right!! It’s working! 🙂

Here’s one of the first assignments from last week. My recent favorites: Ippity Stamps (of course), P K Glitz embossing powder and ribbon, any kind!

I’m working on the next page…

Love Your Pictures 1

Tinkering Ink patterned paper
Ranger Stickles
May Arts ribbon
Making Memories thread
Fiskars texture plate
Sketch by Shimelle



Some Odd Girl

Sizzix Blinkie

Origami Owl anyone?