Scraps of thoughts, photos and art


Two of my favorite things went into this card, glitter and meeting challenges. For the 2nd week of the Unity Bachelor Contest, glitz was in AND CardPositioningSystems had a great versatile sketch to play with!


Talk about tough to take a picture of?! Whew! I stamped with a glue pad then sprinkled on the PK Glitz in Chocolate – isn’t that color totally yummy? I took the picture outside in the sun to hopefully catch the glitz. A piece of Sticky Tape from PK Glitz worked well for the lead into the sentiment.

Unity Stamp Co stamps
Tsukineko glue pad and ink
PK Glitz glitter and tape
Spellbinders dies
BasicGrey patterned paper
Prism metallic cardstock

If you’re a follower of my blog, you probably remember seeing 6×6 recipe pages here and there throughout the year. Well, one of my fav things to do is to create these small gems (similar is my love of ATC’s) using scraps and stamps. I trade them online with a Yahoo group of fellow recipe swappers.

Each month, different themes are presented to the group and you can sign up for as many as you want (only 3 or so are offered usually) or none depending on the themes and your schedule of course. I usually make 8 pages (2-12×12 pieces of cardstock = 8 pages, why waste 1/2 sheet right?). Six are sent to the coordinator, I keep one and have a spare to trade elsewhere or giveaway. In a short span of time, a great little 6×6 album gets full of these babies! They make great shower, family or co-worker gifts!

This month, I opted to play twice with an October recipe and “Tuesday is…” recipe. The October one just needed to have October written on it somewhere like the title, in the patterned paper or stamped on. No problem, I have lots of month stamps!

October Recipe

SEI patterned paper & SU! cardstock
BoBunny stamp
Tsukineko Memento ink
PK Glitz glitter, Sticky Tape & Wonder Film
Staples paper clip

Now the next page needed to fulfill the “Tuesday Is…” requirement. I totally made up that Tuesday is Casserole Night in our house, but hey, it could be this week right?? The object was to plug in an appropriate item like Chicken Night, Chili Night, Crock Pot Night, Hamburger Night, … I thought mine would work just fine and I would actually do it sometime soon. ūüôā So anyway, here’s the result of the mini page.

Tuesday Is...

SEI paper
Hampton Arts stamp
Tsukineko Memento ink
SU! hemp
Spellbinders die
Fiskars border punch

So there you have it! OHHHHHHHHH, something really FUN?!! Cherry Blossom Studio is starting up a Recipe Page CLUB! How fun will that be?! Stay tuned for the details and come and join us! I know I’ll be there!

Yes, Saturday was a fun time at Cherry Blossom Studio! Not only did I get to crop, but to have fun with friends made it a better day. I got everything done that I brought with me to work on! Pretty exciting I must say. According to the girls though, I do that every time I crop.

Hmmmmm, not exactly what I remember since I end up going home with plenty of UFO’s (un-finished objects) to be completed at yet, some later date. Could those be what is crowding the box underneath my punch stash???? Why YES it is – let’s set a crop date to complete those UFO’s. Who’s with me?????

I did succeed in making a card with my leftover Panama Jack stash (see previous post). I did not take a picture, so go to Cherry Blossom Studio to see it in person.

I got 2 other cards done with some scraps and stamping. Used some SU stamps that I’ve had for some time and LOVE the design. I think the set is called “Provencale” – great collaged images including a cool rooster. I colored him with Copics (LOVE THEM) and used my fav Spellbinders dies. It’s a rather simple card, but fun to make.

Stampin' Up! Provencale

Paper from Marco’s Paper
Stampin’ Up! Stamps & Hemp
Tsukineko Ink
Copic coloring
Spellbinder Dies

Stay tuned for more posts during the week of my other projects. You know I can’t spill it all in just one post!!! ūüėČ

There are so many die cut systems out there in today’s crafting world that you get a great choice to pick from depending on what you’re looking to do with it. I have a Spellbinders Wizard that I really enjoy using in many ways and with lots of dies. It takes practically any die out there – so versatile!

Here are some new projects using my Wizard and some BasicGrey stash. The first is a topiary using the Eva Collection. All of the flowers are die cut as well as the butterflies.

Using the Wizard and Die Cuts

This next one is a layout using Wassail and die cut metal. I love the look! I used the ornament die as an embossing tool with the Coredinations cardstock for the embellishment along the right side of the photo.

Using the Wizard and Die Cuts

Cards are super fun to put die cut on since many of them are the perfect size for an A2 card (1/2 of an 8 1/2×11). This one was for my good friend Chris’ birthday using Scenic Route paper.

Using the Wizard and Die Cuts

The last project is another card, but this one has a lot of stamping on it. Spellbinders also has stamps! It’s really cool when they match the dies for a great ensemble. The circular chipboard is double embossed and the acetate is stamped for a clear layered look. The paper is from Periphery.

Using the Wizard and Die Cuts

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.



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