Tuesday, March 30, 2010


 Hooray!  This is the last of the Basic Gray Porcelain kit cards!  This card is one of my favorites of the set.  Guess I was saving the best for last!

I made several changes to the original directions for assembly:

The lacy print at the bottom of the card was trimmed around the small scallops and tiny holes were punched in the scallops.  Then an ivory scrap of card stock was placed behind the small holes.  Rhinestones were added to the flower centers on the lace print.

I had some green silk leaf ribbon and added a small strip to the green strip at the bottom of the card.

The chipboard flower has some small green rhinestones added to the center.

Off to stamp some more!

Monday, March 29, 2010

The 5th Dimension

 This post is so named because of the many layers and levels on this card (but probably the real reason is because I was listening to an oldies music station when making this card and when I was done, a song from this group was playing!  It's amazing how ideas, large and small sneak into the brain cells! )

If you've been stopping by my blog the last several days you'll recognize this card as being one of many using a Basic Gray card kit.  This card is my second to the last (it's okay, go ahead and cheer!) card to post from the Porcelain kit.

I pretty much stuck to the kit directions on this one.  I did sponge the edges of the layers and pieces with Chocolate Chip ink and added rhinestones to the butterflies' antennae. Oh, and I can't forget to mention that I added natural twill layered with a polka dot grosgrain ribbon to the left side and then stuck on a small twill bow too.

Off to stamp some more!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Chipboard Bird

This Basic Gray card was altered by adding a Chocolate Chip layer and a Blush Blossom card base.  The chipboard bird has Chocolate Chip sponged edges and a pearl eye.

Metal dots were added to the background. The die cut flowers also have some CC ink sponged around the edges.

Off to stamp some more!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Thank You Mr. Webster!

 I have an old dictionary with yellowed/torn pages and a worn binding that I re-purposed.  I've been wanting to make these 3D flowers for some time and I finally got around to it!  I love them and hope to be making cards to show them off more often!

After seeing this photo, I'm thinking that maybe a brown corduroy button might have been a better choice for the center.  Sigh!

The patterned papers are Basic Gray, the base of the card is PTI ivory with a Chocolate Chip layer.  Crushed velvet rick rack is behind the "u".

Off to stamp some more!

Friday, March 26, 2010

thank you

Yep, you guessed it!  Yet another Basic Gray kit card!  (If you've been around my blog for awhile, you know that I tend to post cards in themes or sets!)

As with previous cards, I used the given base as a layer instead.  This time it was sent through the Big Shot with the SU TIF: Perfect Polka Dots.  I used Cameo Coral for the card base.

Another change to the kit design was to add crushed velvet rick rack across the bottom of the card.

This card is much more to my liking than the card in the previous post.

Off to stamp some more!

chipboard and bling

 This is my least favorite card from the Basic Gray porcelain greeting card kit.  I'm not sure why I don't like it, but it just annoys me!  So I didn't want to waste too much of my time or supplies for "improvements"!

The only change I made to the original card idea was to add some bling to the center of the chipboard flower.  It helped a little, however I don't see myself mailing this number out to anyone!

Off to stamp some more!

Thursday, March 25, 2010


This is the second card in a series from the Basic Gray Porcelain greeting card kit.  Again I made some minor changes to the card.  On this card the polka dot layer was originally the card base, but I like to use sturdier cardstock, so I layered the background paper onto Chocolate Chip cs and then put it all on a Kiwi Kiss base.

It needed more embellishments, so I also added three metal dots to the upper right corner.

Looking at this card a day later, I wish that I would have added layers behind the other patterned papers too, for more contrast and definition.

Off to stamp some more!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Porcelain Greetings

 Sorry for the lack of posts lately.  I don't usually stamp during the week, as I'm just too exhausted to be creative after a full day with short people.  And then when my weekends are taken from me with out of town commitments, well... my blog suffers (and so do I!).

So I dug out a Basic Gray card kit (for such blogging emergencies), and made this card from the Porcelain Greetings kit contents.

I felt the card bases provided in the kit were just too "wimpy" in weight,  so I added my own layer of Dusty Durango and layered everything onto a Barely Banana card base.  So much better!

I also spruced the card up with some Dusty Durango polka dot grosgrain ribbon.   I feel much better about the card now, and oh so happy to have a new card  to post on my blog this week!

For those of you who stuck with me during this dry stamping spell, thank you so much for your patience!  I won't promise any stamped cards this week, but I do have several more "altered" card kit cards to share with you in the next few days.

Off to stamp some more!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Blooming Bling!

Stamps:  With all My Heart
Paper:  Tempting Turquoise, Apricot Appeal, Whisper White, DSP: Petals and Paisleys
Ink:  Tempting Turquoise, Pretty in Pink
Misc:   Pink Satin Ribbon, rhinestones, Punches: 1.25 Circle, Extra Large Fancy Flower, Trio Flower

Off to stamp some more!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Easter Egg Basket

Stamps:  More Great Greetings
 Paper:  Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, DSP: Petals & Paisleys and Linen Prints

 Ink:  Soft Sky, Chocolate Chip

 Misc:  Sizzix Grass Die, Cuttlebug EF: Tiny Mosaic Texture, SU TIF: Perfect Polka Dots, MS Punch: Easter Egg Basket, SU Punch: Round Tab

Off to stamp some more!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Four Square

Images:  rub ons
Paper:  PTI Ivory, Apricot Appeal, Cameo Coral, Chocolate Chip, DSP: Linen Prints
 Misc:  assorted ribbons, rhinestones

Off to stamp some more!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Flight of the Butterfly

Stamps: Flight of the Butterfly
Paper:  Apricot Appeal, Cameo Coral, Chocolate Chip, DSP: Linen Prints
Ink:  Apricot Appeal, Chocolate Chip
Misc:  5/8" brads, rub ons, rhinestones

Off to stamp some more!

From Millan.Net/

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

For a Friend

Stamps: D.O.T.S (CTMH), SU: For A Friend
Paper:  DSP unknown, Pink Pirouette, Certainly Celery, Whisper White
Ink:  Black, Copics: RV10, BG43, YG41, Y11, R37
Misc:  Stickles: Diamond, pink stitched grosgrain  Punches: Trio Flower,Oval, and piercing tool

Off to stamp some more!

From Millan.Net/

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Live Your Dream

Stamps: Live Your Dream
Paper:  DSP: Afternoon Tea, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White
Ink:  SU markers: Garden Green, Cameo Coral, Chocolate Chip, Soft Sky (ink pad)
Misc:  Linen thread, SU Embosslits Die: Beautiful Wings, rhinestones, Sizzix oval die

Off to stamp some more!

From Millan.Net/

Monday, March 15, 2010

"F" is for Friend

Stamps: Vintage Vogue
Paper:  Creamy Caramel, Bravo Burgundy, Brocade Blue, Very Vanilla
Ink:  Bravo Burgundy
Misc:  Natural Twill, blue grosgrain, brads, SU TIF: Finial Press

Off to stamp some more!

From Millan.Net/

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Iris Portrait...

 ...is the name of this Hero Arts stamp.   The date on the stamp says 1997, so I've had it for a very long time!  The colors are off quite a bit in this photo, trust me, it looks better IRL!  This card is for a sketch swap.  I put off making this card for the longest time, because I just couldn't "get into' this particular sketch.  But now that I have this card made I'm certain that I'll be using this sketch again.  Funny how that works sometimes!

The two layers of Enchante DSP are not glued down along the top edges, so that the tags can be pulled out to reveal the stamped sentiments.  The row of flat backed adhesive pearls help keep the tags from sliding too far down behind the DSP.  I was thinking on this detail!

Other deets include:
Stamps:  Hero Arts, unknown, SU: Lots of Thoughts
Paper:  Vintage Violet, Whisper White, Pale Plum, Sage Shadow, DSP:Enchante
Ink:  Black, Copics: Y11, BV04, YG45
Misc:  flat backed adhesive pearls, Vanilla grosgrain, Sizzix Scallop Tag Die, Nestabilities Petite Scallops Circles

Off to stamp some more!

From Millan.Net/

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Bella's Bloom

Change is good!  A while ago I was on a pink/brown/white color combo kick and now I've changed it to blue/brown/white.   This striped pattern DSP from Afternoon Tea is one of my favorites and I am down to my last bits after hoarding it for so long!

Here are the deets for this soothing card:
Stamps: Bella's Bloom
Paper:  PTI white, Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze
Ink:  Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze
Fun Stuff:  MS Glitter: Brownstone, SU Embosslit: Beautiful Wings, Ruffled Ribbon, mini brads

Off to stamp some more!

From Millan.Net/

Friday, March 12, 2010

Lady Bug, Lady Bug, Fly Away Home!

Stamps by Whippersnapper were used on this card, along with some SU DSP and Riding Hood Red card stock.  Some of the DSP was pieced onto the ladybug's body.  Rhinestones were added to the antennae and for the eyes.

Not much else to say about this card today, other than the sentiment was stamped on Whisper White and layered to the inside center of the card.  Room was left for a handwritten note for the recipient.

Off to stamp some more!

From Millan.Net/


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