Scraps of thoughts, photos and art


My top 10 favorite online classes are in no particular order:

  1. Shimelle – Journal Your Christmas
  2. Created from Color – Copic Basic class
  3. Shimelle – Love Your Pictures
  4. Online Card Classes – Stretch Your Stamps
  5. Online Card Classes – A Cut Above
  6. Online Card Classes – Creative Chemistry 101
  7. Ellen Hutson’s How Now School of Creative Arts – Fold It Pop It Flip It Zip It
  8. Shimelle – Learn Something New
  9. Shimelle – Blogging for Scrapbookers
  10. Shimelle – Beyond Blogging for Scrapbookers

It’s been forever since I blogged! Life happens as they say and it certainly has for me. It’s been quite some time since I scrapped too. I’ve done a few cards here and there,but nothing substantial unfortunately. That’s my goal – get back into it whenever I have some free time. That’s the trick isn’t it…free time? Well, I’ve decided to do Shimelle’s Learn Something New Everyday online class on the blog, so let’s see how that goes! Technically it was a class that went through September, but since that was a hugely crazy month for me, I’m doing it this month. The thing that I completely love about Shimelle’s classes is that once you buy them, you have lifetime access to them on her website! Many of them repeat every year, so your access includes all future years classes too. Thanks Shimelle, that’s so super cool!

For this class, what I write about today, happened yesterday in most cases. I’ll include pictures when possible, factoids or just something I remembered as making me smile.


The Toronto’s CN Tower’s Glass Floor was the world’s first when it opened on June 26, 1994. It is 256 square feet of solid glass and is five times stronger than the required weight bearing standard for commercial floors.

There’s this new blogging event thing that Shimelle is starting called “10 things”. It looks like fun and I couldn’t resist joining in!

On the 10th of the month you’ll find a list here from me about some 10 things. 🙂

To start it off, I’ll make a list using one of the latest cards that I made that I really am happy with! It’s a new Ippity Stamps set called New Season, New Wonder. A super cute and versatile 6 image set that is all fruity! Take a peek:

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IPK-148 New Season, New Wonder


Ippity Stamps, IPK-148 New Season, New Wonder
Ranger ink & embossing powder
Spellbinders dies
My Mind’s Eye paper
Mojo Monday 194 sketch
Play Date Cafe Challenge 84
Unity Tooty Fruity Challenge

Now my 10 Things list on why I love this card:

  1. the colors! so spring-y and bright!
  2. the stamp images themselves, so cool! Love that distressed look
  3. I used clear heat embossing powder on the fruit
  4. that cute mini gingham bow is so cute!
  5. gotta love those Mojo Monday sketches!
  6. gotta love My Mind’s Eye patterned paper!
  7. Spellbinders dies are indispensable
  8. I used paper scraps, woohoo!
  9. it’s easy to duplicate
  10. because it is just plain SWEET!!

Debby Schuh made a visit to the local scrapbook store a couple years ago and I took a cute class of hers. We did some mixed media work to create a mini album using mostly Cosmo Cricket products. It turned out super cute! I’m holding the album in the picture. I have no idea why I had my head like that, but oh well!

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scrapbook page


Cosmo Cricket patterned papers, ribbons and chipboard

Creative Imaginations felt

4×6 Photo Love online class by Shimelle at Two Peas

I was able to visit the back woods of Kentucky a couple of years ago when I was working with P K Glitz. Janelle and Jim, co-owners, have a beautiful old B&B right by the rail tracks. It was a really fun visit with a great chance to feel cool weather and see the leaves change.

This layout is for Shimelle’s 4×6 Photo class at 2Peas. I was SO excited to use some super old supplies that were just too good to throw out! It felt great to use up some stash!

Scrapbook Page


My Mind’s Eye patterned paper

Coredinations cardstock

Tag and felt embellishments

Sketch from Shimelle’s 4×6 Photo Love online class

So we had both lines, now I’ll show Ippity only. Hope you like!

Ippity Stamps

Ippity Stamps
Ranger embossing ink
P K Glitz embossing powder and Sticky Tape
WeRMemory Keepers hardware
Card Positioning Systems Sketch #178
Play Date Cafe Challenge –

Ippity Stamps

Ippity Stamps
Tsukineko ink
Copic markers
Cosmo Cricket DP
Michael’s ribbon
Spellbinders dies
BasicGrey buttons
Mojo Monday Sketch #148

Ippity Stamps

Ippity Stamps
P K Glitz embossing powder
Ranger ink
Michael’s ribbon
Spellbinders dies
BasicGrey button
Border punch
HHSC20 sketch
Shimelle’s color combo challenge

and getting ready for Halloween! I used one of Michelle Perkett’s faeries offered at Faerie Song Artstamps to make this Halloween-ish card. It’s Glenda the Good Witch! 🙂

The card layout was inspired by Shimelle’s weekend crop, thanks Shimelle!

Faerie Song Art Stamps

Faerie Song Art Stamps, Michelle Perkett Designs
Copic markers
Glitter pen
My Mind’s Eye patterned paper
Shimelle’s sketch

Part of Shimelle’s instructions include Photoshop tutorials on Saturdays! I totally love how she puts the steps down so easy to understand and do.

I used one of our recent lessons – how to make something aged. Doesn’t this lifeguard hut look ancient? I LOVE this effect! Thanks again for the terrific instructions Shimelle!

Love Your Pictures Love Your Pages

My Mind’s Eye paper
We R Memory Keepers washer
BasicGrey large hardware, rub-on and chipboard letters
P K Glitz embossing powder
Unity Stamp
StazOn ink
Shimelle’s sketch
Essence of a Dream Aged Paper Texture



Some Odd Girl

Sizzix Blinkie

Origami Owl anyone?