Sunday, April 29, 2007

CPS Sketch # 11

We hope everyone is having beautiful spring weather and taking in the sunshine. Here are the latest CPS designs. We will be back on Tuesday with additional card inspirations, so please check back soon.








































Title: Giggle
Designer: Melissa Phillips


Supply List:
Prism cardstock
Making Memories paper, metal signage
Anna Griffin paper
Heidi Swapp chipboard diamonds
Melissa Frances button
Ranger ink





















Title: Cherish
Designer: Kim Hughes


Supply List:
Card Stock by Bazzill
Buttons by Foofala-Autumn Leaves
Waxy Flax by Scrapworks
Cat's Eye Ink-Charcoal Roan by Color Box
Ghost Snowflakes by Heidi Swapp
Tree Wood Mount Stamp by Paper Salon (PS2239)
Winter Street from the Rockland Collection by Scenic Route
Chestnut Street from the Rockland Collection by Scenic Route
Background White Lined Paper by Scenic Route
"Cherish" rub-on from the Enamored Collection by paper Salon
Corner Rounder by EK Success




















Title: Thank You
Designer: Linda Beeson

Supply List:Solid Card Stock – WORLDWIN Paper/Pretty Pink/DoubleMates and WORLDWIN Papers/ Pure White/TreasuresPatterned paper – Dainty Dots, Multi-Stripe and Glitter Blossom/Serenity Collection/Paper Salon Rub-on word – Making MemoriesFluid Chalk stamp pad/Colorbox/ClearsnapMachine sewingTulle



Title: Happy Holidays
Designer: Anabelle O’ Malley


Supply List:
Cardstock: Bazzil, Paper Salon
Rubon: K and Company
Jewels: Darice
Punch: EK Success

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

CPS #10 Additional Designs

So glad to hear everyone is enjoying this week's CPS. Here are some more designs. Also congrats to Sherry. Her design was accepted for publication before I was even able to get it posted LOL.


CPS #10 Designs



Thinking of You
Designer Anabelle OMalley


Supplies:



Untitled
Designer Kelly Grundhauser


Supplies:
Prism Cardstock (man I love this stuff)
Circus Rose Pattern paper-Imagination Project
Prima Sprites
Clearsnap Ancient Page Ink
Accent Depot Brads




My Friend
Designer Melissa Phillips


Supplies:
Melissa Frances paper and glitter chipboard alpha
Prism cardstock
K&CO. fasteners
My Mind’s Eye border strip
See-D’s stamps
Close To My Heart stamp, ink, and ribbon
Silk Visions flowers
Ranger ink



Sunday, April 22, 2007

Back with CPS #10

After a week of vacation we are back with on track with CPS #10!! We had two cards removed for publication this week. One was by Kelly!! Big congrats Kelly. The other one was mine which I am very excited about as well :) Well, here we go with this week's CPS...hope it was worth the wait!


CPS #10



CPS #10 Designs



Happy Day
Designer Christine Traversa


Instructions:
Create new card sized file in Photoshop.
Drop digital paper onto card. Add rings.
Add colored boxes. Extract cake image from patterned paper, drop on card.
Add fonts. Apply border to card. Apply drop shadows to card as appropriate.
Print to cardstock, fold to card shape.


Supplies:
Faith True digital birthday suit papers.
Adobe Photoshop CS2.
Misc. smooth white cardstock.
Zacken and Bambino fonts (internet).
SP Celebrate font (http://www.scrapsupply.com/)



Everlasting Love
Designer Kim Hughes


Designer Notes:
1. I used Alabaster Ink on top of the bright white scalloped paper to tone it down and make it the same color as the card stock tags.
2. I bent the leaf to add dimension


Supplies:
Scalloped paper by Creative Imaginations (the reverse side of Polka Red)
Acrylic Paints by Plaid
Sand Block by Making Memories
Card Stock Tags by Making Memories
Buttons by Foofala-Autumn Leaves
Waxy Flax by Scrapworks
machine sewing
Starburst "Girly Girl" Dots/Light Blue patterned paper from the Magnolia Collection by My Mind's Eye
Cat's Eye Inks-Chestnut Roan and Alabaster by Color Box
Chipboard Flower by Fancy Pants
Card Stock by Prism



Hi
Designer Alissa Fast


Supplies:
Pattern Paper: My Mind's Eye, Making Memories
Journaling Card: My Mind's Eye
Flower: Heidi Swapp
Chipboard Letters: Heidi Swapp
Buttons: Misc



My Hero
Designer Linda Beeson


Materials:Solid Card Stock – Prism
Patterned paper – Starz and Cosmo Collection/A2Z and Black Board/Bo Bunny Press
Mini sticker letters and star brad – Making Memories
Charcoal Fluid Chalk stamp pad/Colorbox/Clearsnap
Sandpaper
Twine


Check back soon for more great designs to go with this CPS!!

Friday, April 13, 2007

CPS #9 Designs

First off a big congrats to Christine. She had her Color Challenge #1 card requested for publication yesterday!! Great job Christine!

Here are the final designs to go along with CPS #9.

Thank You
Designer Tami Mayberry


Supplies:
Cardstock: Prism (Spring Willow Dark, Birchtone Dark, Papaya Puree Dark, Sunflowers Dark, Nautical Blue Medium)
Circle Stamp: Paper Salon Tailored Tins
Inks: Ranger (Distress & Van Dyke Brown)
Flowers: Prima
Brads: Creative impressions
Ribbon: American Crafts
Slide: All My Memories
Corner Rounder, Circle punch

Thanks
Designer Sherry Wright


Designer note: Instead of cutting off thread ends after sewing I used them to make a design.


Supplies:
Toile fabric
Paper Salon paper (cream)
Heidi Swapp corner stamp
Clearsnap ink
machine stitching

Happy Birthday
Designer Lea Lawson

Cardstock: Prism
Paper: SEI (Citruskick)
Stickers: SEI & American Crafts
Rhinestones: Westrim Crafts
Ink: Colorbox Chalk Ink



Spring is in the air..
Designer Sherry Wright

Supplies:
Autumn Leaves papers, rub-on, flower
Prism cardstock
Michaels velvet ribbon
Souffle pens by Sakura
Zip dry adhesive by Beacon

With Sympathy
Designer Kelly Grundhauser


Supplies:
Prism Cardstock
Paper Salon licorice ink
Paper Salon Sentiment ( Simply Sentimental Tailored Tin)
Cuttlebug embossing template
Sweetwater polka dots paper strips


Hello
Designer Anabelle

Supplies:
Cardstock-Prism
Patterned Paper-Scenic Route, ProvoCraft, Fancy Pants, Basic Grey
Brads and Love Letters-Queen and Company


Happy Birthday
Designer Alissa Fast

Supplies:
Cardstock: Bazzill
Stamp: 7 Gypsies
Rub On: American Crafts



One of a Kind
Designer Melissa Phillips

Supplies:
Cardstock: Bazzill
Stamp: 7 Gypsies
Rub On: American Crafts


And an additional design for CPS #8


Happy Birthday
Designer Alissa Fast

Supplies:
Cardstock: Prism
Tape: Heidi Swapp
DieCut: Sassafras Lass
Letter Stickers: Making Memories, Doodlebug
Rub On: American Crafts
Buttons: Misc
Flower: Bazzill

Thursday, April 12, 2007

CPS Color Feature #2

Sorry there weren't updates for CPS #9 sooner. My internet was down for quite a while due to the weather. So, we will have our Color feature today and the rest of the cards for #9 should be up tomorrow ;-)


Here is the inspiration for our second color feature:





And some great designs to go along with it:



Happy Spring (digital)
Designer Christine Traversa


Instructions
In Photoshop, create a blank white canvas, sized approx. 4" by 5 1/2".
Add colored areas, and thin lines.
Type sentiment, using a beveled edge.
Drop colored bunny doodle atop card.
Print card, positioning it on computer print screen so it will print with enough room to
be properly folded.
Trim and fold card.


Supplies
www.scrapbook-elements.com Taran Conyers/TK Whimsy Peas & Carrots Doodles
Epson photo paper
Photoshop CS2
Century Gothic font (Microsoft)




Join Us
Designer Kim Hughes


Designer Notes:
1. This is a window card. The circle in the center is cut out and the message is on the inside of the card
2. The grape leaves are cut from the patterned paper


Supplies:
Card Stock by Prism
Cat's Eye Inks-moss Green, Wisteria and Chestnut Roan by Color Box
Marsh Haven Lane patterned paper from the Savannah Collection by Scenic Route
Fusion alphabet stickers by Basic Grey
Circle punch by EK Success
Violet Bandwidth patterned paper from the Color Theory Collection by KI Memories




Monogram Card
Designer Linda Beeson


Supplies:
Solid Card stock – Worldwin Papers/Creamy Cocoa/DoubleMatesPatterned paper – Artful Collection/All My Memories
Chipboard letter - All My Memories
Sticker letter – Artful Collection/All My Memories
Ribbon and Paper Posies – Artful Collection
Fluid Chalk stamp pad – Colorbox/Clearsnap
Machine sewing
Mini brads – Unknown
Font for name



Just Because
Designer Melissa Phillips


Supplies:
Prism cardstock
Provo Craft paper and decorative tape
WRMK paper
Bazzill flower
SEI brads
Paper Salon stamp and ink
Ranger ink


Button from craft supply




Thinking of you

Designer Lea Lawson



Supplies:

Cardstock: Bazzill

Paper: Chatterbox

Chipboard: Deluxe Designs

Rhinestones: Westrim Crafts

Font: CK Lovenotes

Ink: Colorbox Chalk Ink

Glitter: DecoArt


Sunday, April 8, 2007

CPS #9 & RAK Winner

First off the winner of the stamp drawing! Designer Sherry Wright donated a great tailored tin set from Paper Salon. The winner is Amberley! Please email us (link on the right) with your mailing address.


Now for the newest CPS!


CPS #9



CPS DESIGNS



Happy Day (Digital)
Designer Christine Traversa


Instructions:
Create new card sized file in Photoshop.
Drop digital papers onto card.
Create grid and borderline design, using colors found in patterned paper, extracting
with dropper tool.
Add oval shape, using shape tool. Add bevel edge.
Add text, and additional Photoshop shapes, adding bevel to faux brad.
Print to cardstock, fold to card shape.


Supplies:
Paisley and Ivy digi paper by Gina Huff owner of Weeds & Wildflowers Design.
Adobe Photoshop CS2.
Misc. smooth white cardstock.



Thank You
Designer Kim Hughes


Supplies:
Accents Book 1 rub-ons by American Crafts
Postage Stamps
Sand Block by Making Memories
A La Card Thank You rub-ons by Seven Gypsies
Mistletoe Dot-Vanilla patterned paper by Lil' Davis
MOD Blink Petals patterned paper by Autumn Leaves
Clear Buttons
Ribbon by Offray
Machine sewing



With Sympathy
Designer Kelly Grundhauser


Supplies:
Prism Cardstock
Mustard Moon Ledger papers and Harvest Moon papers
Fabric flowers
clear snap ink
Paper Salon stamp



Dream
Designer Linda Beeson


Supplies:
Solid Card Stock – Worldwin Papers/Totally Tan and Autumn Red/DoubleMates
Patterned paper – Tantalizing Tulip/Collection II: Flouristics!/Zsiage
Chipboard flourish -Zsiage
Fluid chalk stamp pad –Colorbox/Clearsnap
Rhinestones – CousinsFlowers - Prima
Rub-on words – Making Memories
Machine Sewing


Check back soon for more designs. Also, don't forget, there will also be a new color challenge this week as well!!

Happy Easter! (Reader Updates)

A Happy Easter from all of us at CPS! Here are the latest of the reader updates. Check back very soon for the announcement of the winner of the stamp drawing! Also be watching later tonight for the newest CPS and some great designs to go with it!!

Reader Designs:

Bety
Margo
Philippa
Jo
Pearl
Amberley
Jeanne
Em
Steph

Friday, April 6, 2007

More designs for CPS #*

Here are a couple more designs for this week's CPS. Don't forget to link your designs before tomorrows update to get into the drawing for a great Paper Salon Tailored Tin stamp set!


CPS #8 Designs



Thank You
Designer Lea Lawson


Supplies:
Cardstock: Prism
Patterned Paper: Basic Grey
Rub-on: Scenic Route
Button: Doodlebug
Rhinestones: Westrim Crafts
Ink: Colorbox Chalk Ink
Glitter: DecoArt



Thoughts of you
Designer Tami Mayberry


Supplies:
Cardstock: Prism Tawny Medium, Intense Pink
Pattern Paper and Ric Rac: All My Memories
Flower: Heidi Swapp
Jewels: Westrim
"Sweet": K & Co
Stamp: Kolette Hall

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

CPS #8 --More Designs

And another one bites the dust...well two actually. Congrats to Melissa (x2). Looks like we need some more designs put up before they all disappear! So here they are...


CPS #8

Cheers
Designer Kelly Grundhauser


Supplies:
Prism cardstocks
Around the Block pattern Paper Sentiment
Sewing without thread...




Happy Birthday
Designer Anabelle Omalley


Supplies:
Card. Tags, Patterned Paper, Ink, Stickers-Paper Salon
Stamps- Paper Salon: from the Simply Sentiments Tailored Tin
Trim- Craft Supply




Glam Girl
Designer Sherry Wright


Supplies:
Mustard Moon paper
American Crafts striped paper
Prism cardstock
Around the Block stickers
Gin-X star coaster
Poppy Ink tag
Zip Dry adhesive by Beacon


Monday, April 2, 2007

Readers Updates and CPS News

Well, it seems you have to look fast around here...there were seven designs that had to be removed for publication today. Congrats to Melissa, Kim and Sherry (x2) and Lea (x3). Look for their cards in print soon.

And, if you need more great ideas check out some of these designs from our readers:

Sarah
Chris
Lisa
Rein
Esther
Mandi

Don't forget to add your design link in the comments section for a great stamp prize drawing. Also, when sharing your designs please be sure and leave a link in the comment section so I don't miss it when adding the update. I just copy and paste the links so I don't want to miss anyone!! :-)

Check back tomorrow for some more designs for CPS #8...since half of yesterdays just disappeared (hehe)

Have a great evening!

Sunday, April 1, 2007

CPS #8

Thanks for visiting!! Here is CPS #8 and the first of the designs to go with it:


CPS #8



CPS DESIGNS

Thank You
Designer Kim Hughes


Supplies:
Pearl patterned paper from the Scarlet's Letter Collection by Basic Grey
Scarlet's Letter Tags from the Scarlet's Letter Collection by Basic Grey
Alphabet Stickers from the Scarlet's Letter Collection by Basic Grey
Flowers by Prima
Shell Buttons
Sheer ribbon by Offray
Brads by Imaginisce
Machine stitching
Brown Lace
Large Zots by Therm O Web Adhesives




Call Me (Digital)
Designer Christine Traversa


Instructions:
Create new card sized file in Photoshop.
Add font and shapes as shown. Apply border to card. Apply drop shadows to card as appropriate.
Print to cardstock, fold to card shape.


Supplies:
Adobe Photoshop CS2.
Misc. smooth white cardstock.
Century Gothic font (Microsoft).




You Rock
Designer Linda Beeson


Supplies:
Solid Card Stock – Worldwin Paper/Berry Red/DoubleMates and Worldwin Papers/Deep Black and Pure White/Treasures
Patterned paper – Savannah/Sailmaker Lane/Scenic Route (both sides of a 2-sided print)
Font – Card Starters 2/scrapNfonts
Black stamp pad – Ancient Page/Colorbox/Clearsnap
Mini black brad – Limited Editions
Machine sewing
Zig zag scissors – Family Treasures
Circle punches – Papershapers/EK Success



A Gift From Above
Designer Melissa Phillips


Supplies:
Bazzill cardstock
Melissa Frances paper, keyholes, sticker, and button
Jenni Bowlin chipboard
Ranger ink
Cricut “New Arrival” cartridge (for the butterflies)