Fabulous Finds Friday — Pokey Tool

Today’s Fabulous Find is this nifty tool from Lifestyle Crafts*:

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Pokey-tool, of course, is not the real name, but’s so descriptive!
The QuickStik has several uses: There’s a sticky piece at one end that lets you grab tiny pieces of paper, rhinestones, etc. And the other end has two pokey sides — one has a sort of chisel tip and the other is pointy. It’s great for poking out tiny pieces stuck in your die!

Here’s the pokey part:

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And the sticky end:

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And a finished card:
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By the way … the die cuts are also from Lifestyle Crafts.

Thanks for stopping by … and have a Fabulous Friday!
(*see disclaimer. Tool provided by Lifestyle Crafts.)

Quick Card!

A short posting today to share a quick card I made (using scraps! Yay for scraps!) :

When I cut some papers out of a notebook (note the holes for the spiral binding) the leftovers were scattered on my desk. I loved the way they looked together … so pretty!

That’s it! Thanks for stopping by.

Random Cards Unearthed

Here are three random cards unearthed (yes, sometimes my desk is like an archeological dig) while (attempting) to restore my studio to some semblance of order:

This one is fairly new. I had a scrap of BasicGrey carstock and this darling chair (Hero Arts) that I had previously stamped. I colored the chair using Twinkling H2Os (aren’t these pretty?):

And here’s a card that is so old it was photographed using my first digital camera, which had two basic settings: close and far.

The lava lamp image is an old one from JudiKins. I gold embossed the image, then cut it out and cut out the inside portion as well to make the background show through. Such an elemental card, with poor technique. The card looks so old fashioned to me now!

One more oldie but goodie:

I found this card on an old computer file. It’s SO old it was scanned into my computer. The card is long gone, but the scan lives on! I think I used a shadow stamp and a rainbow inkpad for the background. The image is from American Art Stamp and the sentiment  (one of the first I bought) is from Hooks, Lines & Inkers.

Thanks for joining me on this trip down memory lane!