Wednesday, October 31, 2007

CPS #37 Part 2

Here are yet more ideas for CPS #37!! Remember also taht many of the great products used here available at this weeks sponsor A Walk Down Memory Lane (highlighted in green).

You can check out the Walk Down Memory Lane blog for ideas as well!

Beautiful Girl

Designer Melissa Phillips

Paper, buttons, and rubons from
A Walk Down Memory Lane
Cardstock from Bazzill
Ribbon from
Maya Road
Ric Rac, tag, and brads from Making Memories
Ink from Ranger

Designer Linda Beeson

Patterned Paper – Splendid/Fancy Kewl/Fancy Pants (both sides)
Shimmer Brads – Making Memories
ATG adhesive gun
Heidi Swapp Leaves Mask
Fluid Chalk stamp pad – Colorbox/Clearsnap
Black fine point pen – American Crafts
Scallop scissors – McGill
Black rub-on design – Heidi Swap

I put a leaf mask on the journal looking paper and use Fluid Chalk stamp pads to add color around the mask and then removed it. I used a fine line pen to accent the negative space.

Thoughts of You
Designer Keri Sereika

Papers: Chatterbox Papers - Violet Dahlia - A Walk Down Memory Lane
Cardstock: Prism Papers - Herbal Garden Medium, Majestic Purple Light and Dark, Candle Glow Light.
Stamps: **Cornish Heritage Farms - Silhouette Blooms I (sneak peek, release date of Nov 6th)
Inks: Clearsnap - Frost White Colorbox Pigment ink, Olive Pastel and Wisteria Fluid Chalk Ink
Accessories: Creative Impressions - Antique Brass Brads & Tag Pull, Grid Ribbon
Circle Punches in 3/4 and 1/2 inch.

Monday, October 29, 2007

A Special Offer for CPS Readers

Like I said before, I am sure you will see something exciting that you just must have this week from our sponsor A Walk Down Memory Lane. As a CPS reader you can get those items this week with free shipping**!! Simply place your order at the A Walk Down Memory Lane Store and when you check out use the code CPSFreeShip.

**ETA: This offer is good for free shipping within the US only. International orders will receive a $8.95 credit towards actual shipping charges.

A huge thanks to Lisa for this great offer!

Sunday, October 28, 2007

CPS #37

WOW! 37 cards sketches already?? Time flies when you're havin' fun! This weeks sketch is brought to you by A Walk Down Memory Lane.
A Walk Down Memory Lane has all sorts of great products to choose from. You will see a nice variety of those products throughout the week here at CPS (look for them marked in green!). The CPS designers each got to pick out the product they wanted to use on their CPS 37 designs, which means no matter what your style it's very likely you will surely see something you like!

CPS #37:

CPS #37 Designer Ideas:

Thank U
Designer Christine Traversa

Cosmo Cricket Storytime kit from A Walk Down Memory Lane.
Family Treasures punch.
Therm o Web Memory Tape Runner Permanent Adhesive and Peel 'n Stick Foam Squares
Making Memories staple
Colorbox ink

Life Is Good
Designer: Kim Hughes

Walk Down Memory Lane supplies
Patterned Paper: Paper Trunk
Rub-on: Basic Grey
Ribbon Charm: Lil' Davis
Sand Block: Making Memories
Scallop Template: Crafter's Workshop

Designer Sherry Wright

Hambly rub-ons and Paper Trunk papers from A Walk down Memory Lane
rhinestones (Craft store)
Clearsnap inks

Happy Birthday
Designer Anabelle O'Malley

Patterned Paper-American Crafts
Stamp-7 Gypsies Oval Stamp
Epoxy Sticker-Around the Block
Adhesive-Beacon Zip Dry
Brads-Queen and Company

Thursday, October 25, 2007

CPS #36 Part 3

More CPS 36 ideas to inspire:

Be Yourself
Designer Tami Mayberry

Cardstock: Prism (Kraft, Ocean, Classic Blue)
Pattern Papers: Scenic Route
Felt Flower and brad: Creative Impressions
Cardstock sticker greeting: Sandylion
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Designer: Linda Beeson

Patterned paper –Worldwin Papers/Cinnamon/Treasures, WorldwinPapers/Graceful Geranium/DoubleMates, Worldwin Papers/Frost/Pearlescents
Patterned Paper – Baby Girl Floral/Tres Jolee/My Mind’s Eye
Circle punches – Papershapers/EK Success
Rub-on words – Deja Views
Fluid Chalk stamp pads – Colorbox/Clearsnap
Embossing Plate – Cuttlebug/Provo Craft
Silk flower - Michaels

For You
Designer Keri Sereika

Stamps: Gina K Designs
Inks: Stampin' Up!
Cardstock: Stampin' Up!
Patterned Paper: Chatterbox
Nestabilities Dies for main images.

Be Happy
Designer Melissa Phillips

DMD cardstock
Scenic Route paper
American Crafts chipboard
EK Success alphabet stickers
Provo Craft Coluzzle template
BoBunny brad
My Mind’s Eye button
Delta acrylic paint
Bazzill ink
May Arts ric rac

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Do you link to CPS?

If so I'd love to add your name to the list of blogs that link here. Just leave a comment here in the comments section with the link to your blog and I'll get you added to the list.

But wait! There's more! I will also be drawing a name next Friday, Nov 2, from all of the people on our list of "blogs that link here" and sending that person a copy of the new CardMaker's Sketchbook!!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

CPS #36: Part 2

More design ideas to go with CPS #36:

"It's Your Birthday" Card
Designer: Lea Lawson

Supply List:
Cardstock: Bazzill & Doodlebug
Paper: Scenic Route
Stickers: MAMBI (jelly circle) & Sandylion (cake)
Rub-on: American Crafts
Rhinestones: Westrim Crafts
Ink: Colorbox Chalk Ink

Hi friend
Designer Sherry Wright

Love Elsie papers & sticker
Queen & Company heart brad
Clearsnap fluid chalk ink
Marvy circle punch

Hello Friend
Designer Anabelle O'Malley

Patterned Paper-Scenic Route
Rubons-October Afternoon
Stamps-Inque Boutique: French Quarter
Adhesive-Beacon Zip Dry
Flower-Carefree Etsy Shop

Sunday, October 21, 2007

CPS #36

Time for a new card sketch! CPS #36 is a super simple one with lots of possibilities. I'm looking forward to seeing everyone's interpretation. Here is the sketch and some ideas from the CPS designers:

CPS #36

CPS Designer Ideas

Designer Christine Traversa

Scenic Route die-cut
Scenic Route patterned paper
Arctic Frog letter stickers
Family Treasures circle punches
Tonic Trimmer
Doodlebug patterned paper
Therm o Web Memory Tape Runner Permanent Adhesive and Peel 'n Stick Foam Squares
Misc. cardstock

You're Special
Designer: Kim Hughes

Patterned Paper: Scenic Route, Creative Imaginations, Making Memories
Stamps: Pretty Birds Collection-Cornish Heritage Farms
Ink: Close To My Heart
Button: Autumn Leaves
Ribbon: Beaux Regards
Chipboard flower: Heidi Grace

Wish Big
Designer Kelly Anne Grundhauser

Paper Salon Scallop Shimmer Card base
Paper Salon Hip Hip Hooray
Fancy Pants Stick Pins and button
Wish Big Stamp Paper Salon Make a Wish Tailored Tin
Scrap Elastic
Paper Salon Periwinkle ink
Marvy Punch
Tonic Trimmer
Tip: When Pleating paper use a dry adhesive or very fast drying adhesive and pleat only a small amount at one time.

So Sweet of You
Designer: Linda Beeson

Patterned paper – Worldwin Papers/Pure White/Treasures and Worldwin Papers/Ocean/Caribbean Colors
Circle punches – Papershapers/EK Success
Rub-on flowers – Heidi Grace/Fiskars
Rub-on words – Deja Views
Machine Sewing

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Our readers :)

Hope you are all taking some time to relax this weekend. This list is FULL of inspiration. Thanks for stopping by

sketch 34








helen & co


secret crafter

all pink girl

scrappa jack





done by den



yanitza ramos



christi snow



maisymary's findings

sketch 35



jane carroll

monty's mum


done by den




linda f



julia stainton

CPS #35 designs part 3 from Prism Papers

WOW!! Looks like some more gorgeous cards for CPS #35 using the Prism Metallics!!! And speaking of gorgeous cards, congrats to Lea who had THREE of her cards accepted for publication this week!!

CPS #35 Designer Ideas
Ornamental Christmas
By Lisa Strahl
Greed and Gold Ore Metallic Cardstock Courtesy of Prism Paper
Daisy D's Mistletoe Patterned Paper, circle and tag
Junkitz flower
Making Memories red glitter brad, piercing tool and ruler
Hero Arts clear jewel
May Arts ruffle ribbon colored with G28 Ocean Green Copic marker
Clearsnap Dark Brown Fluid Chalk Ink
Scrapbook Adhesives Easy Runner
Fiskars Lines Texture Plate
Provocraft Textile Texture Embossing Folder

Designer Anabelle O'Malley

Cardstock-Prism: Metallics
Stamps-Sugarloaf : See D's -Circle It
Brads-Queen and Company
Flower-Queen and Company
Patterned Paper-Scenic Route
Embossing Template-Provocraft
Chipboard-Scenic Route

"Unforgettable Friend"
Designer: Lea Lawson

Supply List:
Cardstock: Prism Metallics, Prism (white)
Glittered Cardstock: Doodlebug
Paper: Sassafrass Lass
Chipboard Sticker: MAMBI
Rub-on: Creative Imaginations
Rhinestones: Westrim Crafts & KI Memories
Ink: Colorbox Chalk Ink (Maroon)

Best Wishes
Designer Kelly Anne Grundhauser

PRISM Metallic cardstocks-NUM!
Best Creation Inc. Embossed and glitter paper
Fancy Pants Felts
Heidi Swap Brad
Clearsnap Inking handle and Chestnut Roan ink
Paper Salon best wishes stamp Make a Wish Stamp set
Tonic Trimmer

CPS #35 designs part 3 from Prism Papers

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

More CPS #35 from Prism Papers

How about some more glitz and glimmer with Prism Metallics and CPS #35?? Be sure and click on the images to see them full size and get all the great details ;)

And keep watching because there are still even more on the way!!

Guess What?
Designer Tami Mayberry

Prism Metallics: Fit for a Queen, Flame, Gold Ore)
Swirl ribbon, mylar flowers, sparkle brad, deep purple mini brads all from Creative Impressions
Rub ons: Basic Grey, Making Memories
Cuttlebug swirl pattern embossing folder

Sunny days
Designer Sherry Wright

Prism Prism Metallics cardstock
Paper Salon Sizzle papers and summer tailored tin stamp
Queen & Company brads
Clearsnap fluid chalk inks
Zip dry adhesive by Beacon

Designer: Kim Hughes

Cardstock-Prism Metallics
Button-Autumn Leaves
Ribbon-Beaux Regards

Sunday, October 14, 2007

CPS #35

How about a little bit of glitz and glimmer this week?? As many of you may know, I have been blessed to have the opportunity to work with Prism Papers on a regular basis. Well, this week the CPS design team is also working with some of those amazing papers. This week you will see CPS #35 designs featuring some of the great Metallics line of cardstock from Prism. They are just full of shimmer and glitz...and on a smooth surface which makes them easy to adhere and perfect to stamp/write on!! So, without further delay, here are the first of this week's CPS #35 ideas.

CPS #35

CPS #35 Design ideas:

Designer Christine Traversa

Prism metallic cardstock
Therm o Web Memory Tape Runner Permanent Adhesive
Therm o Web Peel 'n Stick Foam Squares
Scenic Route chipboard
Fontwerks stamp
Stazon black ink
7 Gypsies gaffer tape
Cutterbee scissors
Tonic trimmer

We Are Thankful
Designer Melissa Phillips

Prism Metallics cardstock
Melissa Frances paper, cardstock sticker, chipboard pumpkin, glitter, and buttons
Maya Road rubon flourish and velvet ric rac
American Crafts felt leaves

Tips: When you sand the Metallic cardstock, a beautiful color is uncovered that accents the cardstock and adds warmth.

It's Your Day
Designer: Linda Beeson

PRISM metallic cardstock – Fairway and Azalea
Patterned papers – Cherry Posies, Lime Sprouts and Quilted Floral/Sorbet Collection/Paper Salon
Patterned paper – Worldwin Papers/Cactus Pinstripe/Translucent Vellum
Circle punches – Papershapers/EK Success

Time for.....

CPS #35??


Oh, I guess you are probably wanting to know who won the CPS/CardMaker contest???? Welll......ok....I am happy to announce that the GRAND PRIZE WINNER is.....


Congrats Crystal! The editor of CardMaker will be getting in touch with you in the near future to let you know where to send your card and what information they will be needing.

CPS #35 coming in just a bit ;)

Friday, October 12, 2007

How about some WINNERS???

Here are the winners of the CPS/CardMaker contest chosen by the CPS design team!! Please email through the link on the right with your mailing address so I can get it sent to our sponsors ;) Congrats to all!! AND a huge thanks to all of our sponsors!

The winners are:
Lauren (My time)--My Favorite Things
Torn Paper Jen--A Peek into Yesterday
Katie--Creative Impressions
Beatriz--Create My Keepsake
Christina Fischer--Cornish Heritage Farms
Yanitza Ramos--Cosmo Cricket
Julie G--Cosmo Cricket
Ginger Ditton--Paper House Productions
Wendy Gibson--Cut the Crop
Jen N--Scrapperfect
Kim F--Gina K
Kandis Smith--CardMaker's Sketch Book

****I'll be announcing the Grand Prize winner by Sunday!****

Thursday, October 11, 2007

CPS #34 and some updates

Wow! It was a nice week off but sure went by fast. First off I want to thank Kim for taking over for me this past week. I really appreciate it. Now that I am back I guess it's time for some updates!

First off, the CPS/CardMaker sketch contest. Now that you have met all of the sponsors I'm sure you are ready to see who gets those awesome prizes. The votes are coming in and I am hoping to announce the winners some time between tomorrow and Sunday. I have also sent the info to the editors at CardMaker and hope to hear back from them soon as well!

Now, for this weeks CPS. I'm sure by now you are all ready to run and buy those cute Kim Hughes stamps from Cornish Heritage Farms, aren't you?? They are so much fun to play with plus it's even more exciting that they were designed by one of the CPS designers! Here are a few more samples using this weeks CPS, #34 and the stamps from the awesome Kim Hughes Collection:

Sweetie Pie
Designer: Lea Lawson

Stamp: The Kim Hughes Collection by Cornish Heritage Farm
Cardstock: Bazzill
Paper: Creative Imaginations
Rhinestones: Westrim Crafts & Doodlebug
Ribbon: Love, Elsie
Ink: Close To My Heart (Cocoa) & Colorbox Chalk Ink (Chestnut Roan)
Chalk: Stampin Up
Glitter: Ranger
Corner Rounder: EK Success
Font: Fabulous 50's

Kitty Thanks
Designer Keri Sereika

Cardstock: Prism Papers - Iced Teal, Suede Brown Dk Prismatics, Toothy White
Patterned Paper: Basic Grey - Pacific Heights - Pheobe Collection
Stamps" Cornish Heritage Farms - Cutie Pet-tootie & Pretty Birds - Kim Hughes Collection
Inks: Clearsnap - Dark Brown Fluid Chalk ink, Dark Brown Crafters Permanent Pigment Ink
Adhesives: Beacon Adhesives - Zip Dry Paper Glue - Fabri Tac
Brads: Creative Impressions
Twill: Stampin' Up!
PrismaPremier Colored Pencils, Gamsol and Stumps for blending
Tombow Grey Marker and Creative Memories Sm Corner Rounder

Sparkly Trees
Designer Lisa Strahl

Stamps: Fall Silhouettes from the Kim Hughes Collection by Cornish Heritage Farms, Wordsworth Casual Congrats sentiment

Paper: Spring Willow Light, Grey and Black Prism Cardstock

Ink: Jet Black StazOn, Graphite Black Brilliance by Tsukineko

Accessories: May Arts Ribbon, Jumbo Circle and Mega Circle Scallop punches by Marvy, Onxy Glitter by Martha Stewart, Hambly Screen Print, black brads

Somebirdy Special
Designer Tami Mayberry

Stamps: Cornish Heritage Farms Kim hughes Collection (Pretty birds, Let's get stuffed)
Cardstock: Prism (Black, Ferro, Sage Medium)
Ribbon and micro mini brads: Creative Impressions
Ink: Clear snap Fluid Chalk in ( Olive Pastel), Versafine Onyx black

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

more sketch 34 cards

Hope you all have a creative day!!
Falling For You
Designer: Kim Hughes

Stamps: Fall Silhouette: Cornish Heritage Farms: Kim Hughes Collection
Stamps: Houndstooth and reverse polka backgrounders: Cornish Heritage Farms: Kim Hughes Collection
Patterned Paper: Fancy Pants and Crate Paper
Ink: Close To My Heart
Buttons: Making Memories
Sand Block: Making Memories
Corner Rounder: EK Success
Ribbon: Beaux Regards

Thank You
Designer Anabelle O'Malley

Patterned Paper-Crate Paper, We R Memory Keepers
Stamps-Cute Curls (Cornish Heritage Farmss: Kim Hughes Collection)
Rhinestones-EK Success
Adhesive-Beacon Zip Dry

Love Birds
Designer Sherry Wright

Cornish Heritage Farms (The Kim Hughes Collection) "Cute Curls"
Autumn Leaves paper and chipboard
Fancy Pants ribbon
Clearsnap ink
Zig markers
Sakura Souffle pens
Zip Dry adhesive by Beacon

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Card Sketch 34

Hope you all had fun with our most recent contest. I can't wait to take a close look at all of your entries. I am filling in for Tami, just for a bit, but she will stop in and post the sketch, since I am not authorized to do so. Here are some beautiful cards from our designers.

Sketch 34 is Sponsored by The Kim Hughes Collection from Cornish Heritage Farms
This is what designer Lisa Strahl had to say about this new collection:

What a pleasure it is to give you my perspective on the new Kim Hughes Collection. Kim is one of those multi-talented, gals who is a genuinely nice person too!

How do I describe The Kim Hughes Collection?

Irresistible Images - Kim has worked hard to develop stamp sets that are fresh, fun and versatile for the user.

Superior Quality - CHF takes pride in providing their customers with the highest quality, deeply etched red rubber stamps in the industry.

Value Priced - The stamp sets are mounted on Smart Cushion and are competitively priced.

Kim’s first stamp sets were released this past week to rave reviews. Those designers who have been creating with them the past few weeks have shared with us that they just can’t put them down! “They just make me happy” was another common phrase we heard.

The 7 sets can be viewed here at the CHF store. You are always welcome to participate in our forums and galleries. We feature a weekly Technique Article and our Design Team is always filling the gallery with their inspiring work.

Designer: Linda Beeson

Cornish Heritage Farms – Kim Hughes collection – Fall Silhouettes set
Solid Cardstock - WORLDWIN Papers/Pure White/Treasures, WORLDWIN Papers/Autumn Red and Terra Cotta/DoubleMates
Patterned paper – WORLDWIN Papers/Cactus Pinstripe/Translucent Vellum
Vintage Photo Distress Stamp pad - Ranger
Brass Grommet – Making Memories
Corner rounder punch – Papershapers/EK Success

Happy Harvest
Designer Sherry Wright

Cornish Heritage Farms (The Kim Hughes Collection) "Let's Get Stuffed"
Fancy Pants papers
Prism cardstock
Queen & Company felt fusion and brads
Clearsnap ink
colored pencils
Zip Dry Beacon adhesive

Designer Melissa Phillips

Stamps from Kim Hughes Collections, Cornish Heritage Farms
World win cardstock
Foof-a-la and Crate Paper
Making Memories tag
Heidi Swapp chipboard heart
Karen Foster Designs brad
Bobbin Ribbon twill
Ranger ink
Provo Craft beads
Vintage book paper

Another Contest Sponsor

A Peek Into Yesterday

Designer Kelly Grundhauser was asked to introduce you to this great site and here is what she had to say:

Let me tell you this place has it all! A Great online store, fabulous forums and an awesome gallery. A Peek Into yesterday is a place you could go and spend the day. They have Two mailing lists as well for those who cannot make to the site daily to keep you inofrmed. A General Mailing List. Weekly newsletter with tips, ideas, new products, contest info, and more. Subscribe/unsubscribe to the general mailing list. You may also view prior newsletters. And also, A New Products Mailing List. Short and to the point emails listing new products as they arrive.

They have a Daily Sneaky Peek (aka sale).

They have Daily Peek Layouts with supply lists and sull instructions.

They have a great messages board with products reviews, resources, swaps, celebrity chats and contests.

And to top all of that they also have a custmer Loyalty program. The more you spend the higher your discount and the discount spans a 12 month period.

So, If you have not been to A peek into Yesterday I would Highly suggest checking it out. Their Design Team has lots of new inspiration all the time and it seem like a really great place to hang out for fun and inspiration!

Saturday, October 6, 2007

CPS/CardMaker Magazine Card Design Entries


To enter, post a direct link to your contest entry in the comments section of this thread.

Deadline is October 6, 2007 (as shown above).

Please note, this thread is for contest entires only. Please read all entry info carefully and post any questions or comments in the contest information thread below. Thanks!

We can hardly wait to see your designs!!

Our Readers

Happy World Card Making Day!
Thank you for joining us. :)

sketch 31


sketch 33




helen & co.


julia stanton

done by den

a full house


Contest Sponsors:

The Fiskateers

First of all...have you seen their dang cute web site?

On the Home page, you will find 4 extremely talented designers wanting to get to know you on their Blog. Currently they are featuring beautiful artwork and heartwarming stories that revolve around "Cropping for a Cause". Readers can participate in challenges and contests. Wandering around their site, you will find helpful tips and techniques to using Fiskars Products. They have a complete message board and gallery where you will find oodles of inspiration. Links are also provided for:
Chat Rooms
Heidi Grace
Cloud 9
CafePreess Store
Calendar of Events
Fiskars Tools Information


The Perfect Printing Pouch is the solution for printing on difficult surfaces with an ink jet printer, markers, gel pens or stamping dye ink. It eliminates smearing, bleeding, and resisting on all kinds of vellum and other materials including shiny papers, textured cardstock, transparencies, twill tape, ribbon, muslin fabric, shrink plastic, wood, postage stamps, mulberry paper and more. It also dries the ink quickly.
The Perfect Printing Pouch can be described as a felt 'ravioli' filled with a special formula of acid-free, talc-free, non-toxic powders. It comes in two styles and four color combinations. The Original is about 2”x3” and is held upright to neatly treat smaller areas such as titles and journaling boxes. The Strap•n•Tap is 3”x3.5”, lays flat, and makes treating larger surfaces like whole sheets of paper faster and easier. It's perfect for wedding invitations and baby announcements. Both styles are lined to prevent messy powder contact with hands. The MSRP for the Original Pouch is $5.95 and $9.95 for the Strap•n•Tap.
USE: Prior to printing, you treat the printing surface by lightly tapping the pouch onto the printing surface to release the powders. The pouch is then used to evenly spread the fine coating of powder across the printing surface. The powder bond the ink to the surface while it speeds drying.

Remeber that the deadline is tonight at nidnight. Any entries posted after 12:00am will not be considered.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

CPS #33 and more!

Hopefully those contest entries are almost finished! Only a couple more days left to get the entries in. While you are at it here are some more designs for CPS #33 and bonus designw for CPS 30-32 in case your still working on any of those. ;)

CPS #33 (Part 3)

Thank You
Designer Sherry Wright

Creative Imaginations papers
Inque Boutique stamps
Ranger embossing powder
Clearsnap inks
Zip dry adhesive by Beacon

Love You
Designer Melissa Phillips

Bazzill cardstock

Making Memories and Close to My Heart flowers

Piggy Tales and 3 Bugs in a Rug paper
Studio G stamp
Bo Bunny Press brads

Stickles glitter
EK Success alpha stickers
Fiskars corner rounder
Stampin Up flax

Paper Salon ink

"Happy Birthday" Card
Designer: Lea Lawson

Supply List:
Paper/Rub-on: Urban Lily
Rhinestones: Westrim Crafts
Ink: Colorbox Chalk Ink (Charcoal)
Transparency: Office Supply

CPS #30

"Pretty in Pink"
Designer: Lea Lawson

Supply List:
Cardstock: Bazzill & Doodlebug
Paper/Rub-ons: Urban Lily
Rhinestones: Heidi Swapp (crown) & Westrim Crafts
Diecut Star: Cricut Machine by Provo Craft
Ink: Colorbox Chalk Ink

CPS #31

"Girls Spa Night"
Designer: Lea Lawson

Supply List:
Cardstock: Bazzill
Paper/Tag/Letter Stickers: Basic Grey
Rhinestones: Westrim Crafts
Ink: Colorbox Chalk Ink

CPS #32

Happy Birthday
Designer Anabelle O'Malley

Patterned Paper-KI Memories, Amercian Crafts
Buttons-Queen and Company
Jewels-EK Success
Rubon-Makng Memories

Contest Sponsor: Cut the Crop

Time to find out about yet another CPS/CardMaker contest sponsor! Our sponsor this time is Cut the Crop. the winner of this great prize will receive a gift certificate so so can experience their outstanding service on the items of your choice. Designer Melissa Phillips was asked to introduce you to this great site and here is what she had to say:

Cut the Crop is one of the most fun and most challenging online kit clubs and stores I have found. I love the fact that there are many contests and challenges going on each month to help motivate and inspire creativity.

Each month the contests vary, but for October, there is a Layout Sketch contest, a Card Sketch contest, and also a Mini Album contest. So, if you are a card loving girl like myself, there is bound to be a challenge just for you, and the same things goes for other types of paper-crafting projects.

Right now they are hosting a fun contest called “Twelve Weeks til Christmas Projects”. Each Saturday leading up to Christmas, a new project with instructions, a supply list, and a photo of the projects will be posted for all to create and be inspired by. What a great idea and wonderful way to get us in the holiday spirit and help get a jump start on holiday gifts. I can’t wait to check out the upcoming projects for this event.

Cut the Crop also offers monthly class kits by Basic Grey. The Halloween Mini Album for October is simply irresistible. I know I want to make one after checking it out. All projects are posted with complete supply lists and instructions for everyone to enjoy at no charge.

I believe this site has the right idea in bringing inspiring projects and helpful tips right to your home. Their doors are open to everyone!

A big thanks to Cut the Crop for being a sponsor fro the CPS/CardMaker contest!

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

CPS/CardMaker Sponsor: Creative Impressions

The next of our fine sponsors is Creative Impressions. Creative Impressions carries a wide array of embellishments such as brads, spiral clips, bookplates, loops, turn mounts, printed ribbons, organdies and twills too! They also have some amazing new flowers that were released at Memory Trends!!! Creative Impressions has generously donated a $50 gift certificate for one lucky contest winner. Here is what designer Keri Sereika had to say about Creative Impressions:

Have you ever found yourself looking for that perfect touch....the final item that would perfectly finish your paper crafting project, only to find you didn't own the right item? And that none of the store's in the area carried it? Well have no fear we have the perfect site for you! Creative Impressions is a store filled with lots of fun embellishments! From ribbons to rick rac and brad to buttons, cork paper to creative clips and eyelets to everything else, Creative Impressions probably carries what you need. Their product comes neatly packaged in either consumer or SUPER CONSUMER sizes. They are one of the best places on the web where the average consumer can buy in bulk at reasonable prices. So next time you find yourself needing to restock your embellishment drawer be sure to stop on over at Creative Impressions and let your mind run wild!

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

More Designs for CPS #33

More great designs to get those creative juices flowing:

Wedding Card
Designer Anabelle O'Malley

Cardstock-The Paper Company
Patterned Paper-Autumn Leaves, Dasiy Ds
Jewels-Heidi Swapp
Foam Stamp and Paint-Makng Memories
Tag Sticker-Daisy Ds
Stickers-K and comapny, 7 Gypsies
Flower-Making Memories
Brad-Making Memories

Happy Birthday
Designer Sherry Wright

Prism cardstock
Fancy Pants stamps & paper
Basic Grey rub-on (birthday)
Ranger embossing powder (black)
Clearsnap ink
Sakura souffle pen
Zip dry adhesive by Beacon

Designer Linda Beeson

Solid Cardstock - WORLDWIN Papers/Terra-Cotta/DoubleMates
Patterned paper – New England/Zsiage
Fluid Chalk stamp pad - Clearsnap
Rub-on Designs – Me & My Big Ideas
Rub-on words – Making Memories
Black 3-D Glaze pen – Sakura of America
Corner Rounder punch – Papershapers/EK Success