Sunday, September 30, 2007

CPS/CardMaker Sponsor: Paper House Productions

Time to meet yet another great CPS/CardMaker sketch contest sponsor! This time we are hearing from designer Christine Traversa who had some wonderful things to say about the sponsor Paper House Productions who has generously donated a $50 prize pack for one lucky winner!

I am such a fan of Paper House Productions products!
And, it's not just because I used to be on their wonderful design team, under the direction of the super sweet and talented Wendy Malichio!
Paper House Productions has such a wide range of products under their company umbrella. You've got to check them all out! Seriously! Go to http://www.paperhouseproductions.com/ right now! Besides their super website, you can also check out their fantastic blog at: http://wendymalichio.typepad.com/paper_house_blog/.
I have an addiction to their twill products! They are so, so creative. They have a blank twill sticker that you can run through your printer! It's big, and you can cut it to the size you need. Now that's an innovative product!
I am also a sucker for their cat themed products. And their impressions line is gorgeous also. Their stationery line is so totally fun as well!
Lovely products from lovely people. That is how I'd sum up Paper House Productions. Check 'em out!

Be watching throughout the week to find out more of the great prizes you could win in the CPS/Cardmaker Magazine sketch contest. And, don't forget to get those entries in! Less than one week left!

CPS #33

Well, just under a week to get those card contest entries in. We are very excited to see all of the great designs. I'm also excited about all of the great prizes available!! Check back later to learn more about those ;) For now, here is CPS #33, the last sketch for September!

CPS Card Sketch #33



CPS Designer Ideas:


Special Day
Designer Christine Traversa

Supplies:
Scenic Route patterned paper
O'Scrap button
Tonic Trimmer
Prism cardstock
Therm o Web Memory Tape Runner Permanent Adhesive and Peel 'n Stick Foam Squares
Deja Views rub-on



Gobble til You Wobble
Designer Keri Sereika

Supplies:
KH- 101E Cartoon Turkey - Cornish Heritage Farms
KH-102 C Gobble Til You Wobble - Cornish Heritage Farms
SL-3136W Cheese Cloth Backgrounder - Cornish Heritage Farms
SL-3138W Petite Pattern Backgrounder - Cornish Heritage Farms
Herbal Garden Dark and Light, Papaya Puree Dk, Desert Coral Dk, White- Prism Cardstock
Detail Clear Embossing Powder
Black Colorbox Pigment Ink from Night Sky Que – Clearsnap
Henna and Sage Ancient Page Ink – Clearsnap
Prisma Colored Pencils and Gamsol to blend.
Brads and Ribbon
Foam Mounting Tape

You're A Hoot
Designer: Kim Hughes

Supplies:
Reverse Dots Backgrounder stamp by Cornish Heritage Farms
Pretty Birds stamps Cornish Heritage Farms
Desert Sand Ink by Close To My Heart
Ribbon by Offray
Photo Corners by Heidi Swapp
Textured card stock by Bazzill

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Our readers:

Hello. Just a friendly reminder, when you post your card links in the comments section, please put the address directly in your post (starting with http) so that I can copy and paste the links and add them here. Deanne, I was unable to click on your name to get your web address. (we would love to see your take on the sketch, so please repost a link) I am hoping that participation will increase and if it does, this will make my job much easier. Thank you for understanding.

*Reminder* one week left to enter the CardMaker Contest...good luck everyone!

Hope you all have a gorgeous fall weekend :)

sketch 31

sue h
http://sueskraftykards.blogspot.com/2007/09/cps-31-special-birthday.html

rhi http://itsnotwhereyourefrom.blogspot.com/2007/09/agm-cps-31.html

sketch 32

jeanette http://jeannettespages.blogspot.com/

mum on the run
http://mum-on-the-run.blogspot.com/2007/09/cps-sketch-32.html

samm
http://samm-l.blogspot.com/2007/09/lola-at-christmas-cps32.html

etha
http://www.moregreenwool.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_itemId=446

andrea
http://kismetartlife.blogspot.com/2007/09/laugh-and-live-more.html

nanie
http://lescrapdenanie.canalblog.com/archives/2007/09/25/6325863.html

clare http://passionforpaper.blogspot.com/

cards of maria
http://cardsofmaria.blogspot.com/2007/09/god-jul-merry-christmas.html

susan www.susanscornor.blogspot.com for this week sketck

deb
http://countrylovincardmaker.blogspot.com/2007/09/vroom-and-cps-32.html

almadr
http://scrapownia.blogspot.com/

debbie olson
http://debbiedesigns.typepad.com/muse_and_amuse/2007/09/shabby-christma.html

jane carroll
http://www.blogger.com/profile/01088410039441137763

christi snow
http://alteredambitions.blogspot.com/2007/09/days-11-12-and-another-card.html

stampersharon
http://paperfections.typepad.com/paperfections/2007/09/my-favorite-cho.html

marlou
http://scrappingwithlove.blogspot.com/

the williams family http://cardssweetcards.blogspot.com/

dana
http://kismetartlife.blogspot.com/2007/09/laugh-and-live-more.html

rachel
http://www.blogger.com/profile/07807138452098641523

Friday, September 28, 2007

Meet Gina K!

Time to meet another one of our great sponsors!! Today I would like to introduce you to Gina K Designs. Gina has donated a great set of DVDs that one of the lucky card maker's will receive for their CPS/CardMaker contest entry!


Here is what designer Keri Sereika had to say about Gina K Designs:

Gina K Designs, having just noted it's one year anniversary in the industry, is a fairly new company...and while it may be new to the biz it has made great strides towards making a difference in the industry. Gina K Designs stamps come as deeply etched red rubber in wood mounted as well as unmounted stamps and is well known for it's whimsical images and quick witted sentiments, as well as for it's HUGE HEART and support of worthy charities. In just their first year since opening up shop, Gina K Designs has two stamp sets now in their line, Stamps for a Cause, specifically designed to help raise money for charity. Their first set called "Love You To Pieces" supports continued research into understanding and working with the effects of Autism, through supporting the Autism Speaks Organization. Gina K Designs newest Stamps for a Cause set, "Make a Wish" supports the Children's Make A Wish Foundation. Thousands of dollars have been donated to each organization and the word is Gina is already dreaming up the next set in the Stamps for a Cause line! Gina K Designs has made it a point to not only "make a good impression" but to make the impression a lasting one. Please take some time to check out Gina K Designs website to see for yourself how you can support some deserving charities all while adding to your stamp collection!

More CPS #32 and a CONGRATS!

Sorry for the delay. As Kim mentioned I had to make an unexpected trip out of town. But now I'm back and ready to share more designs and info!!

First off I have to send out a HUGE congrats to CPS Designer Kim Hughes. You have seen the company Cornish Heritage Farms mentioned here at CPS quite often. Well, Kim is their newest illustrator!! The beginning of her new line The Kim Hughes Collection will make it's debut on the Cornish Heritage Farms website next Thursday October the 4th at nine am MT (11EST). CHF is also having a VERY fun contest with awesome prizes that starts on Tuesday October 2nd at12:01 am MT (2am est). You can find out more about that on the CHF blog.

We are all VERY proud of Kim and love the designs so I'm sure you'll be seeing quite a few of them over the next month or so!! (starting with some below!!)

CPS #32 Designer Ideas



From Our Home
Designer Tami Mayberry

Supplies:
Cardstock: Prism (Blush Red Medium, Herbal Garden Medium, White)
Pattern Paper: Bo Bunny
Thomas Kinkade and Greeting stamps: Cornish Heritage Farms
Ribbon and Micro mini brads: Creative Impressions


Let’s Get Stuffed
Designer Melissa Phillips

Supplies:
Cornish Heritage Farms stamps-The Kim Hughes collection
Scenic Route and Bo Bunny Press paper
Colorbox fluid chalk
Close to my Heart watercolor pencils
Bazzill brads


Pack Your Bags
Designer: Kim Hughes

Supplies:
Card Stock by Prism
Ribbon by Basic Grey
Travel Wordfetti by Making Memories
Travel Rub-ons by Making Memories
Travel Colorboard Stickers by Making Memories
Travel Embossed Stickers by Making Memories
Travel Flocked Ephemera Stickers by Making Memories
Travel Journal Tags by Making Memories


Sweet New Baby
Designer Lisa Strahl
Prism Silverflake, Perfect Baby Pink and Espresso Paper
Pretty Birds Stamp Set by Cornish Heritage Farms
Scalloped Lace and Tulle by Cornish Heritage Farms
Scented Vanilla Cream Embossing Powder by Cornish Heritage Farms
Ranger Distress Embossing Ink
Chestnut Roan Fluid Chalk Ink by Clearsnap
Ranger Glossy Accents
**American Crafts Duets Ribbon Courtesy of A Walk Down Memory Lane
Ornare Piercing Template
Around the Block Label Maker
Paper Distresser
Karen Foster Princess Jewel Brads
Bazzill Flower
White Glitter

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

checking in

hello everyone.
Tami is away attending a funeral. More cards will be uploaded as soon as she can, so please stay tuned. :)

Monday, September 24, 2007

Prizes??? Oh, yeah!!

The contest entries are rolling in and looking great. So, I thought it was time I got busy and told you more about the other contest sponsors and what you could win!

Today's sponsor is Cornish Heritage Farms. I'm sure some of you saw the the fun we had a few weeks ago with Cornish Heritage Farms backgrounders. Plus, they just released eight more designs last week. I am also very excited to share that those were designed by CPS designer Lisa Strahl! You can check out the Cornish Heritage Farms store to see all of the images. Great job Lisa!

As one of our CPS/Cardmaker prizes, Cornish Heritage Farms has donated a very generous $50 gift certificate for your choice of Cornish Heritage Farms stamps. So get those contest cards in and start making your wishlist!

I asked designer Keri Sereika to tell everyone her thoughts on Cornish Heritage Farms and this is what she had to say:

I received my first CHF stamps just over six months ago...When I received the stamps and saw how nicely they stamped, I was hooked! Whether I am working with Cornish Heritage Farms wood mounted stamps or their unmounted stamps I always know I will get a nice crisp impression. I was made a part of the DT shortly after that and it has been a wonderful experience for me. Knowing that my hard work is going into supporting a great product makes me want to always do my best work for CHF. And since I was a customer first, I can attest to their wonderful attitude toward customer service. If you have not had the chance to use their product or visit their forums yet be sure to hop on over, you will not be disappointed. The customer is always # 1 at CHF as is their commitment to quality!

Be sure and check out the Cornish Heritage Farms and tell them thank you for their generous donation! Check back soon for more card ideas and contest information!

Sunday, September 23, 2007

CPS #32!!

WOW! Looks like lots of great reader cards this week. Thanks for the update, Kim.

So, are you ready for more?? Well, we have it!

CPS #32


CPS #32 Designer Ideas

Be happy
Designer Christine Traversa


Supplies:
Imagination Project patterned paper
Scenic Route chipboard
Marvy Giga punch
Misc. cardstock
O'Scrap button
Scenic Route die-cuts
Fontwerks rub-ons 7
Gypsies rub-on
Therm o Web Memory Tape Runner Permanent Adhesive
Therm o Web Peel 'n Stick Foam Squares


Best Friend
Designer Linda Beeson


Supplies:
Solid Cardstock - WORLDWIN Papers/Pure White/Treasures
Patterned paper – Sweet for You and Pink Floret/Around the Block
Pastel Pink Fluid Chalk stamp pad - Clearsnap
Rub-on Letters – Heidi Grace
Epoxy Sticker letters, pink Tape Writer tape and black Dingbat brads – Around the Block
Flourish clear stamps – Hero Arts
Ribbon – Craft store



Celebrate the Magic
Designer Keri Sereika


Supplies:
Cardstock: Prism Prismatics in Birchtone Dark, Butter Cream and Blush Red Dark, White Polish used for resist technique
Stamps: Joy Snowman and Celebrate the Magic - Gina K Designs
Cracked Montana Earth and Woodgrain Backgrounders - Cornish Heritage Farms
Inks: Clearsnap Fluid Chalk Ink in Dark Brown, Creamy Brown and Olive Pastel, Mica Magic in Ancient Gold
Brads: Creative Impressions
Other: Computer Generated Quote inside, toothbrush for speckling the main image CS and for apply the Ancient Gold to the edges,
Sakura Gelly Roll pen in Black, Prismacolor Colored Pencils and Gamsol for blending. Liquid Applique for snow drifts and hat pom poms.

Thanks
Designer Sherry Wright

Supplies:
Jenni Bowlin papers & journaling spot
Inque Boutique sentiment stamp
Clearsnap ink
Zip Dry adhesive by Beacon



Be watching throughout the week for more ideas AND more info on what you could win in the CPS/CardMaker contest!!!!

Our readers

So sorry for the late update. I have been SO busy and you will see what I have been up to very soon. We have another fun surprise for all of you, so please stay tuned. Hope you are all having fun with our newest contest. Have a creative week. :)

sketch 30


samm
http://samm-l.blogspot.com/2007/09/cps-30-and-kimcaz-challenge.html

smilynstef
http://ingeniousinkling.typepad.com/ingenious_inkling/2007/09/after-my-step-m.html

maisymary
http://maisymary.blogspot.com/2007/09/cps-30-new-sei-allys-wonderland.html

kate
http://noseycritters.blogspot.com/

emily
www.3peasinapoddesigns.blogspot.com

mum on the run
http://mum-on-the-run.blogspot.com/2007/09/cps-sketch-30.html

andrea
http://www.blogger.com/profile/17889486356338918015

clare
http://passionforpaper.blogspot.com/2007/09/cps-card-sketch-30.html

allison
http://stampinwhenican.blogspot.com/2007/09/quickie-for-cps-30.html

scrappa jack
http://scrappajack.blogspot.com/

patsy jackson
http://patsy-j.blogspot.com/2007/09/cps-30.html

deb
http://countrylovincardmaker.blogspot.com/

beverley todd
http://craftymoments.blogspot.com/2007/09/another-challenge-card.html

kelly
http://scraphappykelly.blogspot.com/2007/09/more-arctic-frog-cards.html

secret crafter
http://secretcrafter.blogspot.com/

helen & co
http://madnessatthemalting.blogspot.com/2007/09/card-positioning-systems-challenge-30.html

sue h
http://sueskraftykards.blogspot.com/2007/09/dcm-big-and-little-cps-30.html

lynda http://stampact.typepad.com/my_weblog/2007/09/just-one-more-c.html

kandis smith
www.mycreativetreasury.blogspot.com

boukje
http://twopeasinabucket.kaboose.com/pg.asp?gallery=1&cmd=display&layout_id=1232138

the williams family
http://cardssweetcards.blogspot.com/

katie
http://twopeasinabucket.kaboose.com/pg.asp?cmd=display&layout_id=1233318

debbie olson
http://debbiedesigns.typepad.com/muse_and_amuse/2007/09/playing-with-sk.html

caro
http://carocrafts.blogspot.com/2007/09/having-tough-time.html

sketch 31

keri lee sereika
http://pinklemonade.typepad.com/my_weblog/2007/09/cps-31-is-up.html

debbie olson
http://debbiedesigns.typepad.com/muse_and_amuse/2007/09/roses-trio.html

katie
http://twopeasinabucket.kaboose.com/pg.asp?cmd=display&layout_id=1233321

kandis smith
www.mycreativetreasury.blogspot.com

andrea
http://www.andreabrownjohn.blogspot.com/

kate
http://noseycritters.blogspot.com/

helen & co
http://noseycritters.blogspot.com/

clare
http://passionforpaper.blogspot.com/

kelly
http://scraphappykelly.blogspot.com/2007/09/cps-31.html

tami jo
http://scraphappykelly.blogspot.com/2007/09/cps-31.html

stampersharon
http://paperfections.typepad.com/paperfections/2007/09/autumn-pumpkins.html

samm
http://samm-l.blogspot.com/2007/09/cps-31.html

deb
http://countrylovincardmaker.blogspot.com/2007/09/cps-31-christmas-joy.html

kaz
http://www.blogger.com/profile/11598616693951524288

jeannette
http://jeannettespages.blogspot.com/

mum on the run http://mum-on-the-run.blogspot.com/2007/09/cps-sketch-31.html

scrappa jack
http://scrappajack.blogspot.com/

daniela
http://danieladobson.blogspot.com/2007/09/cps-sketch-31.html

lisa642
http://lisakavanaugh.blogspot.com/2007/09/cps-31.html

christi snow
http://www.createmykeepsake.com/home.php?xid=6c3f36a490599ea0aa433851fcf1b29c

anne
http://annescreativeside.blogspot.com

smilynstef
http://ingeniousinkling.typepad.com/ingenious_inkling/2007/09/lost-in-love.html

debby winters
http://debbysstamproom.blogspot.com/2007/09/sketch-challenge-card-cps-31.html

the williams family
http://cardssweetcards.blogspot.com/

jo
http://jo-again.blogspot.com/2007/09/cps-31.html

Friday, September 21, 2007

CardMaker newsletter and more CPS #31

Time for more designs for CPS sketch #31!! And speaking of designs...congrats to Lea and Melissa who has CPS designs removed for publication this week!! WTG girls!

But first, I want to take a second to encourage everyone to sign up for the CardMaker magazine newsletter. If you aren't signed up you can sign up for it by clicking here or if you want to know more you can read past newsletters by clicking here.

The newsletter usually contains a lot of interesting information like new products, a sample project with instructions and even a look into the "real life" of CardMaker's Associate Editor, Sue Reeves, (yeah, she actually has a REAL life like the rest of us! LOL) Anyway, a little birdie told me they will have some interesting (*coughsketchescough*) things to talk about when it comes out on Monday, so be sure to get signed up today so you don't miss the good stuff ;)

Now on to CPS #31 Designer Ideas! (Don't forget to check out the products in green, you can find those from our contest sponsors (over there on the right)--------------->
Plus, you may have the chance to win some in the contest as well ;)


Friends
Designer Melissa Phillips

Supplies:
Cardstock from Prism
Paper from Scenic Route and Making Memories
Chipboard butterfly from Jenni Bowlin
Ghost butterfly from Heidi Swapp
Gems from Doodlebug

Sugar Coated Cardstock from Doodlebug
Trim from Basic Grey

Rubon from Basic Grey


God Grant Me

Designer: Kim Hughes

Supplies:
Serenity Prayer Quote Thomas Kinkade stamp by Cornish Heritage Farms
The Garden Of Prayer Thomas Kinkade stamp by Cornish Heritage Farms
Night Of Navy Ink by Stampin' Up!
Desert Sand Ink by Close To My Heart
Flowers by Prima
Buttons by Autumn Leaves
Waxy Flax by Scrapworks
Ribbon by Offray
Home Room Patterned Paper from the Recess Collection by Basic Grey
Betty Flowery Patterned Paper from the Betty Collection by Love. Elsie
Textured card stock by Bazzill


Wednesday, September 19, 2007

How about more cards!?

I have more cards for CPS 31 and can hardly wait to share them. More amazing designs, as always!!

CPS #31 Designer Ideas:


Take Heart
Designer Lisa Strahl

Metallic Cardstock Courtesy of Prism
My Mind's Eye - Tres Jolie patterned paper and sticker
Provo Craft Cuttlebug Heart dies
**Cornish Heritage Farms Tulle Backgrounder stamp
Palette Hybrid Ink in Jet Black
Karen Foster Princess Jewel brad
Creative Impressions polka dot ribbon
EK Success Larger Corner Rounder punch
sanding block




Congratulations
Designer Keri Sereika

Supplies:
**Stamps: My Favorite Things - Swell News
Ink: Clearsnap Fluid Chalk Ink - Charcoal and Ice Blue
Cardstock: Die Cuts With A View and Cougar Opaque White
Patterned Paper: Memory Box
Brads: Doodlebug
Punches: Marvy Uchida Mega and Giga Scalloped Ovals


Special day
Designer Sherry Wright

Supplies:
Prism cardstock (Iced Kiwi)
Autumn Leaves paper, epoxy bird sticker and chipboard accents
Petaloo flower
Cuttlebug embossing die and Sizzix machine to add swirls
Clearsnap fluid chalk inks
Zip dry adhesive by Beacon

Celebrate with Me!!!!!!!

If you read my personal blog, you may have read this post yesterday where I tried to deal with the fact that the new card sketch book wasn't going to be out for another year. Well, today, I am having a celebration!!! It seems that the new CardMaker's Sketchbook is not only going to be published in September 2007, but it is available NOW!!!!!!

If you click on the cover image below it will take you to the Annie's Attic site where it is available. I was told there will only a limited number of copies being sold at this time so I am really hoping for a fast sell out. If you go to the site, you can also see some sample cards from the book if you click on "see more photos" there. Like I said before not only does it have 45 sketches by me but there are also cards in there from several of the CPS designers.

I'd LOVE to hear what you think!!
~Tami Mayberry


Monday, September 17, 2007

CPS Contest Sponsor--Cardmaker Magazine

Our first contest sponsor is CardMaker magazine. If you aren't familiar with the publication now is the time to find out more. All you have to do is go to the web page and scroll down to the bottom and you can sign up for a free trial issue.

Cardmaker is available 6 times a year has a variety of well showcased card ideas (with instructions) for all occasions. Their regular columns include everything from birthdays to off beat holidays to cards that include a gift. Each issue also features at least one technique article. There are even two pages of greeting ideas that you can copy and add to your cards. And, starting with the current issue, you will also see a new sketchbook column which features a card sketch (several by me) and some card ideas to go with it. If you look carefully you will also notice cards in CardMaker are designed by several of the CPS designers and readers! It might even be *your* name that you see there. All you have to do is enter the CPS/CardMaker sketch contest for your chance to be published as well. If your card is chosen you will see your name right there on the pages of CardMaker *and* get a 1 year subscription to the magazine! How cool is that!?

I want to personally extend a heartfelt thanks to the editors at CardMaker magazine for being a part of the fun here at CPS.

Be sure and drop them a line to say thanks and let them know what you think!

Sunday, September 16, 2007

CPS #31

I hope all of those contest entries are coming along well, there are some GREAT prizes to be won. I'll be giving out more info on those tomorrow ;)

Now, let us all see what you can do with CPS #31:



CPS Designer Ideas:


Joyful
Designer Christine Traversa

Supplies:
Scenic route patterned paper, die-cut, and chipboard.
Therm o Web Memory Tape Runner Permanent Adhesive and Peel 'n Stick Foam Tape.
Making Memories brads.
Foofala button.
Tonic trimmer.
Fiskars scissors.
Misc. cardstock.


GOOD WORK/CONGRATS
Designer: Linda Beeson

Supplies:
Solid Cardstock - WORLDWIN Papers/Chocolate Malt/DoubleMates
Patterned paper – Tardy Bell and Pop Quiz/School Daze/Rusty Pickle
Chestnut Roan Fluid Chalk stamp pad - Clearsnap
Rub-on phrases – Making Memories
Sticker letters – School Daze/Rusty Pickle
Cardstock Coupons – School Daze/Rusty Pickle


The Manner of Giving
Designer Tami Mayberry

Designer note: Tulle backgrounder stamp used on pattern paper and kiwi cardstock is a new release from Cornish Heritage Farms due out this Thursday.

Supplies:
Card stock-Prism (blush red medium, frosted kiwi)
Pattern paper: Fancy Pants
Greeting: Junkitz
Tulle backgrounder stamp: **Cornish Heritage Farms
Ink: Stewart Superior (grasshopper)
Flowers: Queen and Co
Photo turns: Creative Impressions
Corner Rounder: EK
Adhesive: Scrapbook adhesives by 3L (EZrunner)


Thank You
Designer Anabelle O'Malley

Supplies:
Cardstock- Bazzil
Patterned Paper-Basic Grey-Infuse
Embossing Plate-Cuttlebug
Ribbon-Craft Supply
Sticker-Karen Foster Design
Pen-Marvy

Friday, September 14, 2007

CPs #30 and more!

It's bonus time!! Today there are not only designs for CPS #30 but also a variety of past sketches for readers still working on those. you also see lots of products from past sponsors (marked**) as well as contest sponsors (in green) and future sponsors!

CPS #30


Little One
Designer Lisa Strahl


Cream/Brown Ribbon Courtesy of A Walk Down Memory Lane
Prima Flowers Courtesy of A Walk Down Memory Lane
My Mind's Eye Tres Jolie Patterned paper and stickers
Doodlebug Lilywhite Paper Jewels


Happy Days
Designer Tami Mayberry

Supplies:
Cardstock: Prism Papers (Island Mist Dark & Medium)
Pattern Paper & greeting: Cosmo Cricket
Flowers: Prima

CPS #29

Umbrella Card
Designer Tami Mayberry

Stamp: **My Favorite Things
Cardstock: Prism (Suede Brown Dark)
Paper and Ribbon: American Crafts
Gems: Westrim, Queen and Co.
Corner Punch: Fiskars
Flowers: Prima


Shower Time
Designer Lisa Strahl

**Shower Stamp Set courtesy of My Favorite Things
Cream/Brown Ribbon Courtesy of A Walk Down Memory Lane
Prism Metallic Cardstock, pink and dark brown
Ranger Adirondack Espresso Dye Ink
Ranger Glossy Accents
Copic Markers in Red Violet RV19
Art Institute Glitter - Bouquet set


CPS #28

Hello
Designer Lisa Strahl

**Courtesy of Create My Keepsake - August Kit
Basic Grey Infuse Patterned Paper
Heidi Swapp Large Corner
Doodlebug Lilywhite Paper Frills
Ribbon
American Crafts Rootbeer Float Thickers

Other supplies:
Prism Metallic Cardstock
Doodlebug Lilywhite Paper Jewels
Ranger Distress Ink - Shabby Shutters, Brushed Corduroy

CPS #27

Make A Wish
Designer Lisa Strahl

Make A Wish Charity Stamp set by Gina K
Memory Box Patterned Paper
Ranger Archival Ink in Sepia
Ranger Glossy Accents
Art Institute Glitter - Bouquet Set
Fun Expressions Button
Create-a-Cut for scalloped edge


CPS #24


Thank you
Designer Kelly Anne Grundhauser

Pattern Papers: Basic Grey Infuse Collection
Stamps: Clear Acrylic KI and FP
Ink: Clearsnap Dark Brown
Alpha Stickers: Making Memories
Chipboard: Bazzill
Black Rick Rack Felt

Thursday, September 13, 2007

More designs for CPS 30

How about some more ideas for CPS #30?? Here are some more great designs to inspire you. Be watching tomorrow for more cards. I will also be including some bonus cards from past sketches in case you are still working on those.

CPS #30 designer ideas

Faux Metal Trio
Designer Keri Sereika

Supplies:
Stamps: Cornish Heritage Farms
Cardstock: Prism

Ink: Clearsnap
Brads: Stampin' Up!
Computer Generated Sentiment
Copper Embossing Powder: Clearsnap


Celebrate
Designer Melissa Phillips



Supplies:
Paper Salon paper
BoBunny Press paper
American Crafts felt flower
Making Memories mini blossoms, brads, and rubons
Bobbin Ribbon twill



"Bd"
Designer Christine Traversa



Supplies:
Love Elsie patterned paper
Scenic Route chipboard alphas SEI ribbon
Fiskars hole punch
Frances Meyer stickers
Family Treasures circle punch
Tonic trimmer
Cutterbee scissors
Therm o Web Zots
Therm o Web MemoryTape
Runner Permanent Adhesive



Hooray
Designer Sherry Wright

Supplies:
Paper Salon Hip-Hip-Hooray collection (papers, tags)
button
Zip Dry adhesive by Beacon

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Contest Update

It seems there was some confusion about the date on the previous post with the contest info. I had the date of October 12 in order to keep the post at the top of the page to be easily found. In order to avoid further confusion I moved it to the top of the page. But, you will no longer be able to leave comments with it. So, if you have any questions/comments please use this thread. Thanks :)

Also, another update. You might also notice the info has been removed about the new CardMaker's Sketchbook which features 45 of my sketches and over 220 card ideas from various designers. That book was supposed to be released on September 25. Unfortunately, the publisher has decided not to release the book to the public until September of next year (2008). So, I guess we won't be celebrating that for a while.

Thanks for all of your support and feedback. I'm looking forward to seeing your contest entries.

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Introducing the CPS/CardMaker Magazine Card Design Contest!!!


It’s time for a new contest here at CPS!

We are teaming up with CardMaker magazine to celebrate the launch of the magazine’s new “Sketchbook” column that was just launched in the September 07 issue (and will be featuring some of my card sketches!) and the CardMaker's Sketchbook (with 45 of my sketches) now available!

So, join us for the celebration and show us what you can do with the contest sketch!!

How to Enter:

Using the CPS/CardMaker Contest sketch (shown above) create your best card that fits one of the following themes: Patriotic, travel postcards, summer parties, Christmas in July. Look for the special contest entry section dated October 6 and post a link to your creation.

Official Contest Rules:

  • Cards should fit in with one of the following themes, which will be featured in the July 08 issue: Patriotic, travel postcards, summer parties, Christmas in July.
  • All entries must be directly linked in the comments section of the “CPS/CardMaker Contest Entries” post below. All entries must be posted by 11:59pm CST on Saturday, Oct 6, 2007.
  • Limit 2 entries per person
  • All entries must be the designer’s original work and not previously published by any magazine.
  • Grand Prize winners will be required to send their winning card to CardMaker magazine for publication.
  • All prize winners will be required to provide shipping address in order to receive their prize package.
  • Limit 1 prize per person

Prizes:

One Grand Prize winner will be chosen by the editorial staff at CardMaker magazine to be published in the July 2008 issue. That person will also receive a free one year subscription to CardMaker magazine.

But there's more!! The CPS designers will be choosing their favorite cards as well. The chosen card designers will receive some great prize packs and gift certificates donated by our generous sponsors!!

Contest sponsors are:

Prizes include:
1 year subscription fro Cardmaker Magazine
$50 Gift Certificate from Cornish Heritage Farms
Two gift packs from Cosmo Cricket
$50 Gift Certificate from Creative Impressions
Gift Certificates from a Peek into Yesterday, Cut the Crop and Create My Keepsakes
$50 Prize pack from Paper House Productions
Strap and tap printing pouch from Scrapperfect
DVD set from Gina K Designs
Prizes from My Favorite Things and The Fiskateers (TBA)

CPS #30

Well, it's that time again! Here is CPS #30 and some designs to get your creative juices flowing.

Also be watching later today/tomorrow for more details on our next contest. With this contest comes your chance to be published in CardMaker magazine and a chance to win some fabulous other prizes. More details to come!

CPS #30


CPS #30
Designer Ideas:


Star Card
Designer Kelly Grundhauser

Supplies:
Pattern Papers: Love Elsie, KI, Mustard Moon Sew it to Seams
Cardstock: Prism
Star Punch: Marvy


Thank You
Designer: Kim Hughes

Supplies:
Petite patterned paper from the Yuletide Collection by Tinkering Ink
Eggnog solid cream paper from the Yuletide Collection by Tinkering Ink
Bark solid brown paper from the Yuletide Collection by Tinkering Ink
Buttons by Autumn Leaves
Flowers by Prima Circle
Punches by EK Success
Corner Rounder by EK Success
"Thank You" rub-on by 7 Gypsies


SWEET
Designer: Linda Beeson

Supplies:
Patterned paper and punch out flourish – Klara and Audrey/Durch Girl/Cosmo Cricket
Paint - Plaid
Mini flowers and button brads – Making Memories
Sticker letters – Creative Imaginations
Looks like creative juices have been flowing, big time. I don't know if we can thank the beautiful weather, or the extra time that you may have now that kids are back to school, but whatever the case, we are glad to have you sharing with us. Enjoy your weeeknd.

sketch 28

sue h
http://sueskraftykards.blogspot.com/

sketch 29

keri lee sereika
http://pinklemonade.typepad.com/my_weblog/2007/09/cps-29-sponsore.html

sherrie
http://sherrie-cardcreme.blogspot.com/2007/09/embellishing.html

smilynstef
http://ingeniousinkling.typepad.com/ingenious_inkling/2007/09/so-much-candy-s.html

mum on the run
http://mum-on-the-run.blogspot.com/2007/09/cps-sketch-29.html

sherry cheever
http://sherrycheever.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/2007/09/03/happy-labor-day/

clare
http://www.passionforpaper.blogspot.com/

katie
http://twopeasinabucket.kaboose.com/pg.asp?cmd=display&layout_id=1225795

jeanne s
http://inkypaws.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/2007/09/03/thinking-of-you/

mamaluke
http://paperandpearls.blogspot.com/2007/09/cps-sketch-29.html

andrea
http://andreabrownjohn.blogspot.com/

kate
http://noseycritters.blogspot.com/

stampersharon
http://paperfections.typepad.com/paperfections/2007/09/shower-time-cps.html

kirsten
http://kirstendubosque.blogspot.com/2007/09/day-late.html

louly
http://craftsbylouly.blogspot.com/

julia stainton
http://bellepapier.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/2007/09/04/my-favorite-things/

kathy
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/660175?cat=500&ppuser=109685

the williams family
http://www.cardssweetcards.blogspot.com/

sandy
http://acolourfulworld.blogspot.com/2007/09/leaning-on-others.html

jean
http://www.stampingspot.com/blog2/2007/09/04/cps-29-sketch/

helen
http://madnessatthemalting.blogspot.com/2007/09/card-positioning-systems-challenge-29.html

lynda
http://stampact.typepad.com/my_weblog/2007/09/a-little-pollen.html

jane carroll carrollscreations.blogspot.com

done by den
http://densbloggers.blogspot.com/2007/09/cps-29my-favourite-things-are-flowers.html

samm
http://samm-l.blogspot.com/2007/09/cps29.html

jen del muro
http://iheart2stamp.com/2007/09/06/cps-sketch/

christi snow
http://alteredambitions.blogspot.com/2007/09/inspired-by-sketches.html

deb
http://countrylovincardmaker.blogspot.com/2007/09/dcm-tearing-purple-holes-for-christmas.html

dawn easton
http://treasureoilerdesignz.blogspot.com/2007/09/just-couple-of-challenge-cards.html

marlou
http://scrappingwithlove.blogspot.com/

shadowcatcher
http://poeticartistry.blogspot.com/2007/09/pink-squirrel-hula.html

caro
http://carocrafts.blogspot.com/2007/09/card-making-challenges.html

kathy
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/660175?cat=500&ppuser=109685

jo
http://jo-again.blogspot.com/2007/09/we-have-lift-off.html



Saturday, September 8, 2007

CPS #29 continued....

So, have you gotten your Shower Time stamp set from My Favorite Things yet? If not here are a few more ideas to help you decide ;) (enabler?)

What about CPS #29? Have you posted yours yet? De sure and let us know when you do!! (One more design to come later as a *bonus* idea from your truly...when I find my camera cable so I can download it LOL!)

Be sure to be watching tomorrow/Monday for LOTS of exciting news (coughbigcontestcough).

CPS #29 brought to you by:



It's A Bridal Shower!
Designer: Lea Lawson

Supply List:
Stamps: My Favorite Things
Cardstock: Bazzill
Paper: Bam Pop
Ink: Stampin Up
Glitter Markers: American Crafts
Pen: Zig Millenium



You're Invited
Designer Anabelle O'Malley

Supplies:
Stamps-My Favorite Things
Cardstock-The Paper Company
Patterned Paper-Collage Press, Cherry Arte
Ink-Clearsnap
Ric Rac-Wrights


Bridal Shower
Designer: Kim Hughes

Supplies:
Clear acrylic stamps by My Favorite Things
Taffy Ink by Close To My Heart
Chocolate Chip Ink by Stampin' Up!
Colored Pencils by Around The Block
Party Dress patterned paper (both sides) by Polar Bear Press
sand block by Making Memories
Titles and Tags from the Wildheart Collection by Fancy Pants
Corner Rounder by EK Success
Flower by Prima
Brad by Creative Impressions

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

More designs brought to you by My Favorite Things

Well, I finally made it back! I have to say I have seen some great designs this week! not only from the CPS designers but from our readers as well. Also, be sure and check out the My Favorite Things blog for even more ideas and updates. Here are some more ideas to inspire you, including a design from our new design team member Keri Sereki. Keri is our alternate so she may not be here *every* week but she will be here quite often and when she is I can guarantee you won't want to miss it! So, now, here are more ideas brought to you by:


CPS 29 Designs


Bridal Shower Card
Designer Keri Sereki

Supplies:
Stamps: My Favorite Things
Inks: Jet Black and Opaque White - Tsukineko
Cardstock: Courgar Opaque White and Prism Black
Patterned Paper: Die Cuts With A View Stack
Brads: Stampin' Up!
Acetate:Apollo


It's a Shower
Designer Sherry Wright

Supplies:
My Favorite Things (Shower stamps)
Prism cardstock (Frosted teal)
Collage Press papers
Various buttons
Clearsnap inks
Zig brush markers
Beacon Zip dry adhesive


You’re Invited

Designer Melissa Phillips

Supplies:
My Favorite Things stamps
Bazzill and Worldwin cardstock
Piggy Tales paper
Imaginisce ribbon
Doodlebug frills
Paper Salon ink
CMTH colored pencils

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

UGH..computers

Well, I had this brilliant (no so much) idea that I needed to do a system recovery on my computer today. With 3 1/2 years of "stuff" it was getting pretty crowded in there and seemed to be slowing down (the dust alone was enough to do that). So, 32 CDs of backup info and 6 hours later it was ready to go. Then another 4 1/2 hours and windows and mcafee were updated...*sigh* But now, (I think) systems are up and running. SO..be watching for another update with some more of those great My Favorite Things Shower Time stamps tomorrow! There are some cards coming up you WON'T want to miss!! I was hoping to get to it tonight but had to move to the laptop so hubby could sleep ;).

One other quick note, I have been getting my email from the blog through outlook...well, today I needed to check it and since I wiped out Outlook I had to go to the site. What a surprise to find my spam box had over 300 emails in it!! I caught a few that were comments from the blog but I am afraid I may have missed some that were deleted. SO, if you emailed me in the past and did not get a response PLEASE email me again. I am doing away with outlook so I can keep better tabs on things. I am one to always send at least a short acknowledgement to emails I get (unless you are trying to sell me viagra or diet pills). So, if you didn't get a reply I am not ignoring you, I probably just didn't get it.

Also, be waching new week for the next BIG contest. This will be another chace to get your card published and win some great prizes. We have some AMAZING sponsors and prizes lined up and keep adding more all the time so you won't want to miss it!

More tomorrow!