Scraps of thoughts, photos and art


You still have time to enter this week’s challenge at the Michelle Perkett Studio blog!

Make your own background paper using a stamp from Michelle.

I gave you a sample Wednesday, so here’s another to inspire you! The deadline for the challenge is Monday afternoon, so you’ve still got time!

Michelle Perkett Studio


Michelle Perkett Studio stamp available at Faerie Song Art Stamps

Copic markers

P K Glitz glitter and glue pen

Tsukineko ink

Have you ever made  your own stamped background paper?

Well, that’s this week’s challenge on the Michelle Perkett Studio Challenge blog. It’s challenge #56, make your own background paper with a Michelle Perkett Studio stamp!

For my sample, I used some of Michelle’s rubber stamps that I love. I stamped the snowflakes over and over than heat embossed them for a subtle look. That’s all it takes to make your own background paper!

Michelle Perkett Studio


Michelle Perkett Studio rubber stamps available at Faerie Song Art Stamps

Ranger ink

P K Glitz embossing powder

Cording and snowflake punch

Get Sketchy sketch #66

There was another layout from PageMaps that inspired me to do a page about my Christmas snowglobe collection. The sketch and the Graphic 45 paper actually. 🙂

I love the combo of kraft and red, so that’s what I started with as a base here. The patterned paper is so beautiful in color and pattern, that it really popped on this page. I added dimension to the little package in the upper left so that I could wrap the ribbon around without it looking too lumpy. I adhered the paper to some chipboard for stiffness then popped it.

The other patterns have Distress Stickles added as extra bling and texture. I just LOVED using my Stamps of Life stamps for the banner and globe. The big red flower vine plant is a Donna Downey foam stamp accented with Distress Stickles. The snowglobe has some embossing powder inside to serve as the snow. 🙂

I really liked all the stitching around the pictures and paper. It adds a nice homey touch.

Scrapbook page

Scrapbook pageSupplies:

Graphic 45 paper

Donna Downey foam stamp

Ranger Distress ink and Stickles

The Stamps of Life stamps, Joy2Christmas and Banners4all

Tsukineko ink

P K Glitz embossing powder

Acetate, self-adhesive foam, twill, ribbon, trim

PageMaps sketch

I’ve been wanting to scrap some of my pics from my England trip, so I finally got an idea in mind when I saw a PageMaps sketch and 7Gypsies papers.

Once I started, it came together pretty quickly! I used one of my custom Perfect Pearls/Distress Ink recipes, the Sunflower Sparkle/Black Soot one, to spray over the Tim Holtz clock face masks. It matched SO well with the 7Gypsies Paddington paper!

The other clock faces and hands are from Spellbinders – both the die and rubber stamp. I added in some torn white corrugated paper from Marco’s Paper to add more texture and dimension.

Hope you like it!

Scrapbook page

Scrapbook page


7Gypsies paper

Tim Holtz masks

Ranger Mini Mister, Distress reinker and Perfect Pearls

Spellbinders dies and stamps

Tsukineko ink

Brads, trim, border punch, corrugated paper

PageMaps sketch

I attended a wedding in New England in late September, going to Cape Cod first for a couple days. I stayed in the Hyannis/Barnstable area and drove through Chatham and Provincetown sightseeing. While in Chatham, there was this great picture opportunity at the lighthouse. The day was beautiful and crisp – a lovely late Fall afternoon!

I just happened to find a great scrapbook store and purchased some embellishments to use when scrapbooking the pictures that I had just taken. Lucky wasn’t it? The twill and Sinamay ribbon were perfect to convey the old world charm of Cape Cod. I tied one of a zillion sailor’s knots for fun – love that wide twill! Stamping on it was easy since it was so flat and wide. Don’t forget to do that when you have the opportunity!

Cape Cod

Cape CodSupplies:

My Mind’s Eye paper and sketch

Sinamay ribbon



Spellbinders Dies

Tiny Attacher

Ranger Crackle Paint

Border punch

Seaside Stampin’ Ink rubber stamps

Tsukineko ink

Take a look!

I’ve been stamping up a storm using the cling mounted red rubber goodness of Ippity and Unity stamps! They are such fun to create cards with – so many possibilities!

I’m getting the latest Ippity Stamps release in today, so check out the Ippity blog to view the sets and ordering!

Ippity Stamps

Ippity Stamps

Ippity Stamps

Ippity Stamps

Have a great day and enjoy your Monday!

OK, so I’m a little behind with Project 12 yet again! I strive to catch up with my UFO’s (un finished objects) by the end of the year which includes this project! I’m not THAT far behind. 🙂

I am using another beautiful BasicGrey line – Porcelain. Isn’t it gorgeous for this month? I went to England, so it fit the quaint, older feel that I was looking for to match the pictures. It was a great trip!

I included some cool stamping using Ippity Stamps! I stamped on the patterned paper and over the sticker letters then highlighted them with glitter. LOVE how it came out. Don’t forget that I sell Ippity Stamps!

Project 12

Project 12

Project 12

Project 12


Ippity Stamps

Tsukineko ink

P K Glitz glitter and WonderFilm

Border punch and lace

BasicGrey paper and stickers

Becky Fleck sketch



Some Odd Girl

Sizzix Blinkie

Origami Owl anyone?