Friday, January 16, 2009

I'd Like To Thank The Basic Grey Academy ...

I have terrible struggles putting different patterned papers together, unless they come that way, so when I use my 6x6 packs of Basic Grey, things are sooooo much easier! You've gotta love that someone else does all that work for us!

This card is a loose interpretation of CPS 99 on the Card Positioning Systems blog, which I found via this post on Marie's blog. See what happens when I have time on my hands? I just amble around from one blog to another until I totally lose track of where I am or how I got there, but along the way I find all sorts of cool stuff!

Here is the original sketch for the challenge, so you can see when I said 'loose interpretation' I really meant loose! Let's just say it inspired me.

I used the still-out-on-my-table Basic Grey Ambrosia paper scraps from my Mr. Hancock card, so no new papers were even sacrificed for this one! Well, except for the base, which is SU Going Grey, and some SU Basic Gray for the layers. I used even more of that funky ribbon I've been using all week, plus I dragged out two retired SU sets for the stampin'.

I had a minor challenge with the SU Jumbo Brads...I wanted to use three of them, but the Crop-O-Dile does not reach to the center, so the one in the center is through only the gray layer, while the two closer to the edges go all the way through the top layers. Saved!

That flutterby punch is a Martha punch. Yeah, I caved and bought a few. One of these days I'll reveal what has become of my punch storage system ... that will a post unto itself.

Ach, time to head to the Day Job. At least it is Friday. ;-) A new batch of irreverent sentiments arrived from Viva Las Vegas Stamps last night, so hopefully I'll slip back into my old skin and make a few 'old style' crooked cards this weekend. Thanks for stopping by!


  1. I am so with you on the coordination of papers being so much easier when they come together already coordinated!! This is a gorgeous card - love the popped up little butterfly!!!

  2. Basic Grey is the BEST!!! I love it...

  3. Very pretty! I love that paper! Great job with sketch 99...thanks for playing at CPS this week!


  4. This is beautiful! Great job with the CPS Sketch!

  5. lovely stamping and butterfly! thanks for using the cps sketch!


    ...and also...


    (yikes...too cool...just waaaaaay tooooooo cooooooool!)


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