Scraps of thoughts, photos and art

Starving Artistamps

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I just finished a “basic” Copic marker class by Kristy and Melissa over at Created From Color. It was FANTASTIC! Although I am Copic Certified, I wanted a refresher course and one that gave more detail to each lesson. This is it if you want to become a ton more proficient with your Copics. They also have an Advanced class if you’re already comfortable with coloring skin, hair and shadowing from a light source.

Here’s my before and after image. The left is actually the “after” and the right is the “before”.

Created from Color Beginner Copic Class

I still need to practice with the light source, but I’m much more comfortable when coloring skin and hair. Thanks Kristy and Melissa!!

I had the opportunity to attend a U2 concert about a year and a half ago. The company I work for gave me 2 free tickets, so I couldn’t refuse them! It was on a Friday before a holiday weekend, perfect for an outdoors concert. We drove about 4 hrs to get to the stadium. WELL worth it!! Muse opened the concert and played about 45 minutes. They were great! U2 came on after a short intermission and really rocked the house! They played a long set list of new and old music. What a show!!

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scrapbook page


7Gypsies paper

Thickers letters and numbers

Starving Artistamps stitch stamps

Tsukineko ink

PageMaps sketch

Scrapbook Stamping class with Nichol Magouirk at Two Peas


I joined a couple more Artist Trading Card (ATC) swaps at Rubber Stamp Chat last month. Here are the ones that I made for the Alice in Wonderland, Wizard of Oz and Horse themed swaps. The Alice stamps are from Lost Coast Designs, the witch and horse stamps are from Starving Artistamps.

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With Easter hopping along soon, I joined a Bunny swap over at Rubber Stamp Chat.

The bunny that I chose is too funny! He’s part of the DoodleFactory sets at Starving Artistamps. I flocked him and used my new grass border punch for the fun stuff at his feet. You can’t help but smile when you see him right?

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Starving Artistamps


Starving Artistamps rubber stamp

Tsukineko ink

Stampendous flocking

Border punch

For Fun challenge, bunnies

I love making cards!

It’s Virtual Stamp Night this 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 with many more to come:

Starving Artistamps DoodleFactory


Starving Artistamps DoodleFactory rubber stamps

P K Glitz embossing powder

Ranger ink

SEI patterned paper


FEB11VSNF challenge

A couple days ago I posted a cute altered mini mailbox to hold ATCs (Artist Trading Cards). Well, here are some of the cards that go in them! I trade with some local ladies every couple of months. It’s SO fun!

We haven’t met as a Club for 2-3 months, so we had a little catching up to do. November’s theme was “Wonders of the World”, December was “Freestyle” and January was “Planes, Trains & Automobiles”.

For the November theme, I chose the Pyramids since I found a PERFECT stamp in my stash! The Pyramids are from My Paper Moon and the depth background is from Lost Coast Designs. The small frame on the very outer edges is from Starving Artistamps. Lots of layers in this ATC!



My Paper Moon Pyramids rubber stamp

Lost Coast Designs Perspective background rubber stamp

Starving Artistamps Trim rubber stamp

Purple Onion Designs alphabet rubber stamps

Ranger ink

P K Glitz embossing powders

The “freestyle” ATCs were actually all different with the theme of Under the Sea. I used twinchies that I had swapped with the ladies on Rubber Stamp Chat and added a cool Distress Ink background to make it more interesting.



Starving Artistamp seaweed stamps in the background

Twinchies from RSC

The last ATC to share today is the “Planes, Trains and Automobiles” one. I used Stampers Anonymous stamps and layered them once again. It came out pretty cool.



Stampers Anonymous rubber stamps

Ranger embossing ink and embossing powder

Tsukineko ink

Cute name right? 🙂

There’s a new challenge going on at the P K Glitz Blog called “Shake, Rattle and Roll”!

Create a project of some kind using P K Glitz products with a shaker box too! It can be a card, scrapbook page or altered item-you choose!

Here’s one to encourage you to play along. It’s a card using a rubber stamped background, foam tape as the shaker foundation and a piece of plastic as the window. I did a little extra rubber stamping of the smaller seahorse in blue on the backside of the plastic! Isn’t he pretty?

What are you waiting for? Take out those little beads, glitter and whatnot to put inside of YOUR shaker!

P K Glitz

P K Glitz Glitter, Sticky Tape and Embossing Powder
Starving Artistamps Rubber Stamps, Foam Tape and sketch
Fiskars Border Punch
Tsukineko inks

Take the plunge and play along!

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Some Odd Girl

Sizzix Blinkie

Origami Owl anyone?