Category Archives: Artists I Admire

>Please vote for the Octopode Factory.

>My name is Scatter and I’m an Octonut!! (my own made up word)

I love these little guys. I first came across them at Mandy’s Magical World of Art. I just ordered 5 of the collage sheets. I’ll be working with them this week.  I’m so excited to have finally bought them!

Lilly from the Octopde Factory would love to have you vote for her in the TOP 100 digital stamping sites. The button is on the right side of her blog!

If you haven’t visited yet.(and I’d like to know why not?!) Stop by and take a look at the new Captain Jack she’s designed!! She’ also  gonna have some wild David Bowie stamps coming soon!

Her Etsy shop is here she has both digital and rubber stamps available. Go ahead, have some fun today!

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>A bunch of stuff!

>This page was done for a prompt at Wild Precious in combination with several prompts at Green Isles Crafts
I never know which way my brain is going to go. I just write the prompts down on a post-it and let things flow.

This one started as another for Wild Precious for stenciling. I wasn’t happy with it. I added a ton of paint. Used some potty paper tubes for stamps added a tad of this a tad of that.
Voila! An ATC background page! Which just happened to be another prompt. (always kill as many birds as you can with the same stone.)

In other news, Teesha from Green Isles Crafts, is giving away a scholarship for her most awesome workshop on how to make a Rustic Journal!!
  Click here to go to her blog for the details and watch a teaser video! Good luck!
Oh and BTW, no birds were harmed in the making of this post or pages. ­čśë
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>Meet Saffy Safflower

>I ordered this print from  Etsy on May 6th, it arrived at my home on May 14th, and she traveled all the way across the ‘big pond’!!
Wow!! What service.

Customisable Art Print – Saffy Safflower

The print is gorgeous! The paper the crispness, you’ve got to see it to believe it!

I don’t know if we can explain what it is about a piece of art that calls to us. Saffy kept calling me back. I can’t tell you how many times I went back and looked at her before I hit the buy button.

After I ordered her, I was sorting some files in my computer. There she was…Saffy’s little sister, looking right at me.

Do you see the resemblance?

That’s a drawing done by my 5yo Granddaughter. It made me smile. (the hair was actually supposed to be dreadlocks). She’s a  little artist in the making.

So I love them both, and they will hang on my wall together.

I’d also ordered a couple of  Rosie’s printable collage sheets. She really does wonderful work! Maybe there’s something in her Etsy Store that will call to you.

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>Somewhere over the Rainbow – Israel "IZ" Kamakawiwo╩╗ole


It’s Fabulous Freaky Friday!!

I believe I’ve shared this here before. It touches me deeply in so many ways every time I hear it.

Beautiful song, awesome voice, complex man, great loss. I could watch/listen a million times. I guess it’s time to do a journal page!


YouTube – OFFICIAL Somewhere over the Rainbow – Israel “IZ” Kamakawiwo╩╗ole: “

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>Take me to the ocean…

>This journal page came together in the strangest way.

I’d been wanting to do a page about the beach/ocean for some time now. I grew up one mile from the beach. Now I’m over an hour away and don’t get there often. I’m not one to lay in the sun, I just like to ‘be’. Day or night it really doesn’t matter. There’s just something about the enormity of the sky and sea meeting.  It’s the place that can make me still and quiet inside.

During my daily travels, I ended up at The Scrappy Tree. They have an Art Journal Friday Challenge. This week it was simply to use orange, purple and/or gold in honor of summer. I took a mental note and…omg… it stuck!!

Tee did a background demo that inspired me at Green Isle Crafts.

Bare with me, I’m getting there…. I’d also signed up to follow a free class at Strathmore Studios (the art paper people) The class involves using your old art to make new. I don’t really have much to pick from, I just printed a few of my past journal pages, ripped and tore, and made the waves.

I used some Glimmer Mist, some Stickles, Punchenilla, acryilic paint, and even a few stamps.

I’d written a few keywords on a post-it that came to me while working. Those turned into the journaling/poem of sorts. I wrote on a piece of transparency and hit the back of it with some white paint.

If you click on the picture it will enlarge, but you probably won’t be able to read the words. (Unless your Daddy was a Doctor and you’re much younger than me.) Here they are….

Take me to the Ocean, take me to the sea

Let me close my eyes, let me breath deeply.

I listen to the surf, it’s like she’s breathing too.

I’m connected to the universe, all my pain is gone

I see how small my troubles are, I feel at one with you.

Take me to the Ocean take me to the sea

That is where I need to go when I need to find me.

This really was a blast to work on. It touched me in so many ways.

I can’t thank all the bloggers, group owners, videographers and others out there, who share their ideas and techniques. I’ve really picked up a lot since I started this whole art journal thing in January. Thanks Julie!!

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>Whoo hoo!!! My RAK from Rosie

A short time ago I got the postcard that I’d won from Rosie at Altered Art and Stuff.

When I received it I was stunned at all the little goodies she sent along with it. The stamps from the UK, the special bag with the awesome graphics, assorted papers and book pages,even an ATC!

The postcard is really lovely it’s the gold fabric one in the middle, titled Double Take.
I’m so excited to have this!

You can click here to see a clearer picture of the postcard for more detail

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>Friday Finds

>I don’t usually post about giveaways, heck I rarely even post in them. Today though I found a couple of great ones.

My friend Pinky, that I met 3 years ago on a flight to Paris (just kidding, its a Facebook thing, but giveaway is real) she’s giving away a  D-Stress from Imaginisce  Any of you that have read my blog know that I stalk follow Pinky and I’m a big fan.

All ya gotta do is pop over and leave a comment and share the news about the giveaway to enter. Take a look around her blog, she does awesome work! Tell her Scatter sent ya!!


There’s another giveaway I found via Pinky’s blog. (are you seeing a theme here) Clear Scraps is giving away a clear butterfy album 
If you enter, and tell ’em Scatter sent you, we could both win! How cool is that! I’ve only made one clear album. After looking through their site, I see more in my future.
There’s also the most awesome tutorial there for how to make the most awesome butterflies, out of a acrylic, StayOn ink, a stamp and a heat gun!! I’m gonna be all over that!
Even if you don’t enter the giveaways, I know you’ll get a lot of great ideas and tips from both of these blogs. And I ain’t just saying that! I never recommend anything/anyplace that I wouldn’t use myself!

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