Friday, March 27, 2009

Stamps and Smile #8

I'm actually very proud of myself here...I got the Stamps and Smiles sketch #8 done WAY in advance of when it NEEDS to be done by! WOOHOO! This is what happens when you come across some papers...some stamps...that truly inspire you! Basic Grey has completely outdone itself (IMHO) this season with it's paper lines! I used the Porcelain line here...and have quickly decided I MUST go back to the store soon and get more! So...I had great papers to use...a BEEE-U-TIFUL stamp set to play with PLUS...I had a sketch to work with that really challenged me! Here is the card I created:

What was incredibly challenging for me on this card...was the sizing...the measurements and the needed as precise as could be on the measurements, otherwise the card would look skewed in the WRONG direction! LOL! So this one took me awhile...couple of hours actually...but...I really enjoyed putting it together! When I first got it all put together...I thought about adding some birds that came with the stamp set I used...but I walked away for a few minutes and thought about it...and decided I was going to leave it alone. Sometimes one of the best "artistic" things you can do with something you have created is WALK AWAY from it...come back...and THEN decide what you want to do with it...our internal "edit" function so to speak!
Ya'll have a great weekend. I am 100% sure I will post again before it's over...BUT...I'm trying to get a lot of scrappin acomplished before Sunday'll be blog happy somewhere in between! HUGS!!!!!


  • Cardstock: American Crafts and Bazzil Basics

  • Paper: Basic Grey - Porcelain

  • Ink: Ranger Distress Ink - Peeled Paint

  • Stamp: Basic Grey - Aviary

  • Ribbon: from my stash

  • Extra: Stampendous Embossing Powder - Clear; Scrapbook Adhesives Foam Squares


  1. omg...i NEED that stampset!!!!!!!!! seriously! this is beautiful!! love it!

  2. I would love to comment on your card but it isn't showing :o(
    Jackie xx

  3. Hi, I'm back and it's showing now and what a fantasic card it is! I love everything about it :o)
    Jackie xx

  4. lesley...this is beautiful! i love the soft pinks and greens...just gorgeous!

    thanks for playing along with this week's sketch, and i hope to see you again next thursday!


  5. Yay, I get to see your card today- tried yesterday but the pic would not come up- adds to the anticipation! It is really beautiful, so soft and sophistocated and th colours are just perfect. Thank you for the kind comments you left on my card.

  6. Way to go Lesley, your card is gorgeous! LOVE the pretty paper and beautiful image! Thanks for playing along with Stamps and Smiles, Jennifer

  7. gorgeous card, miss lesley! i, too, am simply in LOVE with the new BG papers. i want every single 6x6 pad they have! *drool*


  8. What a looker for sure, that vintage bircage is awesome! Beth aka BR-T