Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Our First CPS!!

Well here it is! Our designs from the very first Card Positioning System.

I think I speak for everyone when I say that we enjoyed thinking outside the box and playing with this sketch. Hopefully these will give you some ideas that you have been searching for. Remember when you look at a sketched design it is simply a rough draft for creativity. You can make changes to fit your design style. Nothing is set in concrete, it should be a springboard for the design.

Here are just a few ideas for this week's sketch:

  • The sketch can be rotated or flipped

  • The top left box can be left the same, changed to another shape, raised/lowered or simply be used to mark the location if an element such as a greeting.

  • For the horizontal strip you can use paper, ribbon, stitching, a bow, or an additional area for journaling.

  • The three vertical strips could be used patterned papers, additional words, tags, flower stems, packages, or other wide designed embellishment.

CPS #1:

Featured Designs
(click on images to view full size details)

Design by: Sherry Wright

Making Memories papers and velvet "XO" stickers
Heidi Swapp journaling spot
Wright's trim
Doodlebug frills
Lipstick red ink (Paper Salon)

"Make a Wish"
Design by: Christine Traversa

Patterned paper: American Crafts, KI Memories
Sticker: 7 Gypsies
Adhesive: Therm o Web
Trimmer: Tonic
Scissors: Cutterbee
Rub-ons: American Crafts
Flower chip: Prima
Ink: Ranger Distressed
Misc: cardstock, circle punch.

"Be My Valentine"
Design by: Tami Mayberry

Cardstock: Prism
Pattern Papers: KI Memeories, Reminiscense
Stickers: Reminiscense
Flowers: Prima
Ribbon: Creative Impressions
Jewels: Westrim Crafts

Design by: Sherry Wright

Crate Paper papers
Red silk fabric
Paper Salon stamp (thanks)
Ranger red embossing powder

"For Mom"
Design by: Melissa Phillips

Bazzill cardstock
Melissa Frances paper, tag, and vintage cutout.
May Arts ribbon
Buttons from craft supply
Ranger ink
Other supplies: punch, sewing machine and thread

"Happy Easter"
Design by: Anabelle Omalley

Paper: Paper Salon Blossom line
Tag-Paper Salon Blossome die cut tags
Ink-Paper Salon-Petal
Stamp- from the Paper Salon Spring Fling Tailored Tin
Brads-Making Memories

Lace-craft supply

"A Friend"
Design by: Anabelle Omalley

Cardstock-Bazzil, Prism
Paper, sticker-Polar Bear Press
Pin-Paper Bliss
Charm-Nunn Designs

"Let me count the ways"
Design by: Linda Beeson

Solid cardstock – WORLDWIN Papers/Crimson Red and Pure White/Treasures
Patterned paper – Plaid/Smitten Collection/Paper Salon
Rubber Stamps for numbers – Purple Onion
Font for verse – Harting
Red stamp pad – Paper Salon
Large scallop scissors – All Night Media
Small scallop scissors – Family Treasures
Machine sewing

"Let's Celebrate"
Design by: Lea Lawson

Supply List:
Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Chatterbox
Ribbon/Iron-on: Heidi Swapp
Rhinestones: Westrim Crafts
Ink: Colorbox

"All things grow with love"

Design by: Alissa Fast

PP: Scenic Route
Journal Card: 7 Gypsies
Rub ons: My Minds Eye
Buttons: Autum Leaves, Making Memories, Vintage
Ribbon: May Arts
Ric Rac: ?
Pen: Zig Millenium, Sharpie

Be sure and check back for more designs soon. Beginning February 18, a new sketch will be posted at the beginning of each week and designs from our designers added throughout the week. Also be on the look out for random tips, links and other ideas added throught the week as well.

Oh! Most importantly don't forget to link here with your designs and feedback! You never know when we might decide it's time for a great RAK just for joining in ;)


Linda Beeson said...

SOOOOO fun to see them all up, Tami! LOVE sketches!

Linda A. (elendae) said...

Awesome designs and a great new blog! Thanks for sharing the link over at Peek - I'm going to have to keep an eye on what you gals are up to! These cards rock!

Kathy M said...

GREAT job, ladies! I'll be visiting here often, you can bet on it!!

Anonymous said...

very excited about this site. can't wait to see more.

Marie said...

Looking forward to this blog! It might be the right thing for getting me going on cardmaking again. :-)

amberley said...

Love this! Great cards

~Lea~ said...

Wow you guys...this is just fabulous! I love seeing everyone's designs, and how differently we all interpreted the sketch!! Can't wait to see what our readers do with them too!!!

Anonymous said...

Looks like this will be an awesome site & I can't wait to see future ideas! Thanks!

ct said...

hey Tami! i am having so much fun! :-)

RitasCottage said...

What a cool site! and a great group of designers! Great cards... I look forward to coming back for inspiration :)

Wendy Malichio said...

Oh my goodness! This is so awesome! I love cards, making them, receiving them, giving them, and especially viewing the amazing creations online and you guys have the BEST card makers around! WooHOOOOO! Can't wait to see more!!

(thanks for sending me the link Christine!!!! xxoo)


Roree said...

Fun site! Thanks for posting the link at SA, Anabelle! Hi Melissa!

Lucy Chesna said...

Great Site

Elisa K said...

Ok these totally rock.. Yall did an amazing job....

Kym said...

What a great site. I love this first sketch you've posted and the cards you have all made are just beautiful. I've bookmarked your site and hope to check back often. Thanks!

RCinWI (Renae C) said...

This is awesome!! I luv makin' cards, so I'll be up for your challenges! Thanks ladies for your hard work in putting this together. Renae

Thena said...

Great job by everyone! Love it!


wgallamore said...

So, cute Alissa!!! What a fun site!

wgallamore said...

What a great site! Lots of VERY talented ladies!!!

Godelieve said...

Bookmarked this new blog.
And used the sketch already :)

Coffee or Tea

amberley said...

Here's my take-

Radiogirl said...

I like all of your ideas. Good stuff. I have the site bookmarked.

Rein said...

Great sketch!
Here is my card

Letap said...

Bookmarked / will be back / love the cards/sketch so far.

............Aimeslee said...

Oh goodie, a new sketch site! Found you at Alissa's blog, and I've got you linked on my blog now. Great luck in your new endeavor, and thanks! Not enough sketch sites, never enough sketch sites....LOL.

deb said...

wow! These are all amazing! Can't wait to see what else you create. I'm adding you to my favorites! :)

ct said...

I am loving the cards everyone has made! Thanks for providing the links! I am seriously having a blast making these cards and looking at everyone's awesome work! Christine :-)

Linda Beeson said...

Amberly - loved your interpretation! Cool to see, thanks! Linda

Nicole Seitler said...

Great site! I'm going to add it to my list now. I can always use layout help!

Anonymous said...

A great idea! Will you consider (in the future?)an area where we can post our creations based on your sketches?
Will be checking in often - thank you,

Kelly said...

Great site ladies - adding you to my page now! Will be back often I think. :)

Hysteri-CAL said...

Great challenges - can't wait to get started.

Good luck with this new project !


Hysteri-CAL said...

Ok, my effort is here ...

Thanks for a great challenge !

monika/buzsy said...

Great site! Will be back again, very often... TFS!

Lisa Strahl said...

A huge congrats to you gals for launching this blog. It's fantastic already! to spread the news.

Wishing you much success,
Lisa Strahl

RCinWI said...

Here's my card! Thanks for the inspiration!


Anntaurus said...

Oh Great - I love challenge sites and template sites, can't get enough of them. Wonderful selection of interpretations for the first sketch. I had to have a go!!

CarrieFlanagan said...

What a great blog! Thanks so much for all the hard work and inspiration---you can bet I will be here each week! :0)

ipkstampshappy said...

Oh WOW I am so going to love visiting this site. I was on Mona Lisa Moments and saw where she had posted about your site and just had to check it out. Boy am I glad I did. Can't wait to try some of them out. Ida

Stamperosity said...

Thanks so much for such an inspirational blog. I look forward to checking back often to see all the great ideas!

Pat S. said...

I found you from Mona Lisa Moments, too. I am so grateful that you wonderful artists share you talent with those of us who struggle with each card. I bookmarked you too!

Denise said...

A very cool site with some terrific inspiration. Here is my attempt ...

Heidi said...

This is so exciting! I can't wait to see what you all have in store for us readers! Thanks and good luck!

Bex said...

FANTASTIC Cards!!! I love them ALL
I have bookmarked andplan on joining in xxxx
Good luck with it
Love Bex

Lisa said...

I think this is an amazing idea!! I know it will become one of my favorite stops!!

How would we post our own versions of your sketches??

sblogspot said...

Wow those are really great cards made from that sample! Keep up the awesome work!!!

Holly said...

great glad I found it. I am loving card making!!

isauk said...

Here is mine, better late than never :-)

Lisa Strahl said...

Well I finally got a chance to create for CPS 1 and now need to catch up with the next 3!

Allison said...

I finally played:

Thanks for the ideas!