Sunday, December 30, 2007

CPS #45

Time for the last card sketch of 2007. We are all excited about what's to come in 2008 and hope you are as well. Here are the first of this week's designs:

CPS #45

CPS Designer Ideas

Designer: Kim Hughes

Patterned Paper: Heidi Grace
Flowers: Imaginisce
Ribbon: Offray
Punch: EK Success

Bring on Valentines!
Designer: Keri Lee Sereika

**Cardstock: Perfect Baby Blue Light, Iced Pink, Blush Red Dark, Suede Brown Dark, Natural Smooth - Prism Papers
**Stamps: Hugs & Kisses, Large Polka Dots Backgrounder - Cornish Heritage Farms
Ink: Chestnut Roan, Pink Pastel, Iced Blue, Lipstick Red Fluid Chalk Inks - Clearsnap
Brads: Creative Impressions
Nestabilities Dies:

Happy, Happy Day
Designer Tami Mayberry

Made from kit provided courtesy of
Papers and ribbon: We R Memory Keepers
**Stamp: Cornish Heritage Farms
Ink: Clearsnap

Friday, December 28, 2007

CPS 44, Part 3

More designs for CPS 44!! A big thanks to Gina K Designs for sponsoring this week's CPS.

Shore am Grateful
Designer Melissa Phillips

Stamps from Gina K Designs
Cardstock from **Prism, Bazzill, and Doodlebug
Paper from Chatterbox, Scenic Route, Pebbles inc., and Fancy Pants
Ribbon from American Crafts
Ink from StazonBrads from Making Memories and Doodlebug

Life's A Beach
Designer - Keri Lee Sereika

Stamps: Gina K Designs
Ink: Dark Brown and Charcoal Fluid Chalk Ink - Clearsnap
Patterned Paper: Hannah Papers -K& Co.
**Cardstock: Herbal Green Med, Blush Red Dark, White - Prism Papers
Petite Scallop Circle LG and Classic Circle LG Nestabilities Dies - Spellbinders
RickRac, Ribbon and Brads: Creative Impressions
Prisma Colored Pencils, Gamsol and Blending stumps, Sand Paper and Sanding Block

It's your birthday
Designer Tami Mayberry

Stamps: Gina K Designs

Cardstock: Prism
Pattern Paper: Junkitz
Ribbon and Brads: Creative Impressions
Prismacolor Pencils
Clearsnap Ancient Page ink

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

CPS 44, Part 2

More designs for this week's CPS featuring stamps from Gina K Designs:

Designer: Linda Beeson

Solid card stock – Worldwin Papers/Pure White/Treasures, Worldwin Papers/Autumn Red and Hawaiian Blue/DoubleMates
Patterned paper – The Best of Friends Dots/Magnolia/My Mind’s Eye
Black Ancient Page and Fluid Chalk stamp pads – Colorbox/Clearsnap
Circle punch – Marvy
Scallop Scissors – Fiskars
Ribbon - Michaels

Birthday Card
Designer Anabelle o'Malley

Patterned Paper-Basic Grey
Stamps-Gina K Designs
Chipboard-Deluxe Designs
Embossing Powder-Ranger
Brads-Making Memories

Just keep swimming
Designer Sherry Wright

Gina K stamps (Just keep swimming)
Sassafrass Lass amd Dream Street papers
Sakura glitter pen
McGill circle punch
Clearsnap inks

Sunday, December 23, 2007

CPS 44

Everyone is getting ready for the holidays as I'm sure you are too. Today is going to be a short intro to this week's sponsor and sketch. But, no worries, there will be more later in the week. And, I'm sure you will also be seeing more from both this week's sponsor and last week's sponsor in January when things are back to "normal" ;) And, of course, you will still have two new sketches to add to your idea file!

So, here is CPS 44 and some designs to go with it. Brought to you by Gina K Designs

CPS 44

I Sea It's Your Birthday
Designer: Kim Hughes

Stamps: Gina K
Patterned Paper: Lazar
Pen: Sakura
Colored Pencils: Around The Block
Ink: Close To My Heart
Buttons: Autumn Leaves

Just Keep Swimming
Kelly Grundhauser

Gina K Stamps
Brilliance Ink
We are Memory Keepers PP
Prism cardstock
Copic Markers
Buttons Galore Buttons
Foofala Buttons
Beacon Gemtac and Zip Dry

Thursday, December 20, 2007

CPS 43, Part 2

Wow the time if flying by!! Can you believe it's almost Christmas already? But, the CPS designers are still hard at work. Here are some more great designs for CPS #43 using the great papers we received from Paper Trunk:

Designer Sherry Wright

Paper Trunk papers
**Crafty Secrets image
Lil Davis ribbon
Queen & Co. felt
Zip Dry adhesive by Beacon

Designer: Linda Beeson

Marvelous and Lovely/Batik/PAPER TRUNK
Solid card stock – WORLDWIN Papers/Desert Tan/DoubleMates,
Black Ancient Page and Burnt Sienna Fluid Chalk stamp pads – Colorbox/Clearsnap
Rubber stamp – Hero Arts
Cinnamon Stickles – Ranger
Machine Sewing

Designer Anabelle OMalley

Patterned Paper-Paper Trunk
Chipboard-Melissa Frances, We R Memory Keepers
Metal Tag Rim-Making Memories
Glitter-Stampin' Up
Jewels-Heidi Swapp, Darice

"Warm Wishes" Card
Designer: Lea Lawson

Supply List:
Paper: Paper Trunk
Rub-on: American Crafts
Rhinestones: Westrim Crafts & MAMBI
Ink: Colorbox Chalk Ink (Dark Brown)
Corner Rounder: EK Success

Sunday, December 16, 2007

CPS #43

Time for another sketch! This week's CPs card sketch is brought to you by Paper Trunk.

CPS #43

Falling For You
Designer: Kim Hughes

Patterned Paper: Paper Trunk
**Stamps: Cornish Heritage Farms
Rub-ons: Fancy Pants
Flower and Brad: Prima
Sand Block: Making Memories
Ink: Close To My Heart

Special Delivery
Designer Melissa Phillips

Paper Trunk paper
7gypsies tag
Heidi Swapp acrylic star
Jenni Bowlin felt birdie
Melissa Frances rubons
Daisy D’s button
Chipboard is unknown

Simple Joy
Designer: Keri Lee Sereika

Patterned Paper: Paper Trunk
**Cardstock: Prism Papers
**Stamps: Cornish Heritage Farms (Joyful Winter Wishes)
Ink: Clearsnap (Frost White Pigment Ink)
Embossing Powder: Clearsnap (copper)
Rub on: Making Memories
Bright Copper Brads: SU!
Copper Spiral and Brushed Copper Brads: Creative Impressions

CPS Holiday Special

Sorry for the delay!! Here are the remainder of the holiday designs:

Merry CHRISTMAS (sketch 27)
Designer: Kelly Anne Grundhauser

Creative Imaginaitions Creative Cafe PP, Button, Tag, sticker Tag, rubons(3) and cardstock sticker scallop.
Daisy D's PP
Green Thread
Making Memories Holiday Stickers
Red Stickles
Paper Salon lipstick Red ink
May Arts Ribbon

Tip: I only adhered the three sides of the embellished piece on the tag creating an open pocket for $ or a gift card.

JOY (Sketch#5)
Designer: Kelly Anne Grundhauser

The Paper Company Cardstock
Csmo Cricket PP and Sticker Tab
Creative Cafe Felt word
Clear Snap Fluid Chalk Ink

Happy Holidays (Sketch #23)

Designer: Kelly Anne Grundhauser

Basic Grey PP
Hambly Snowflake
Ranger Broken China and Walnut Stain Distress ink.
Ranger Blending Tool
Inque Boutique stamps
50394 - Narrative Elements
50136 : Say It Again
Paper Salon Rick Rack Scrap Elastic.
SEI brad

Merry Kissmas (Sketch 18)
Designer: Kelly Anne Grundhauser

Paper Salon Ornamental Holiday PP and Tag
Paper Salon Clear Peace on Earth Holiday Stamps, Lipsick, pear, and coffee bean ink.
Bazzill Cardstock
May Arts Thread

Tip: Use your Die cut tags to frame photos and make the picture the most important feature of the card.

Merry Christmas (Sketch 5)
Designer Tami Mayberry

**Cardstock: Prism
Patterned Paper: Paper Salon
Glitter Snowman rub on: Royal
Ribbon and snowflake brad: Creative Impressions

Celebrate the Season (Sketch 32)
Designer Sherry Wright

Paper Salon papers, tag, and stamp
Paper Salon ink
Offray ribbon
Zig markers
Zip dry adhesive (Beacon)

Saturday, December 15, 2007

checking in

Tami asked that I let you know that she is having troubles with her Internet due to snow. She will post new cards as soon as she can. Thank you for your patience.
Enjoy your day :)

**Our Readers**

Keep up the beautiful work everyone. We are all so inspired by you.
Stay safe, healthy and warm :)

sketch 41


tracy durcan

sharon (notimetostamp)

maisymary's findings


leslie miller




julia stainton






susie blackwell

done by den

jane carroll

susie blackwell

Christmas cards


kandis smith



beatriz jennings


Thursday, December 13, 2007

CPS Holiday Special (Part 3)

We have more great holiday cards to get the ideas flowing! AND there are some prizes to be given away for readers sharing their creative ideas.

Designer Sherry Wright has some fun blog candy to give away to one lucky reader! This great set of stamps from Inque Boutique.

Linda Beeson has some Paper Salon swatchbook sets to give away to two lucky readers.

And I have some yummy Prism cardstock and Gina K Designs stamps to give away to someone!!

So, be sure and get your ideas linked up soon!

Celebrate Christmas" Card (Sketch #34)
Designer: Lea Lawson

Supply List:
**Cardstock: Prism
Paper/Paper Accents: My Mind's Eye
Rub-on: Creative Imaginations
Ribbon: Chatterbox
Rhinestones: Heidi Swapp (circle) & MAMBI
Ink: Colorbox by Clearsnap
Corner Rounder: EK Success

"Joy to the World" Card (Sketch #39)
Designer: Lea Lawson

Supply List:
Paper/Sticker: Basic Grey
Chipboard: Scenic Route (letters) & American Crafts (star)
Lace Trim: Rusty Pickle
Rhinestones: Doodlebug, Westrim Crafts, & MAMBI
Glitter: DecoArt
Corner Rounder: EK Success

Celebrate the Season
Designer Sherry Wright

Basic Grey & Cosmo Cricket papers
**Prism cardstock
Clearsnap ink
bottlecaps (flattened with Sizzix)
Design Originals stickers
Zip dry adhesive (Beacon)

Merry Christmas (sketch 30)
Designer Sherry Wright

Urban Lily papers
**Prism cardstock
Inque Boutique stamps (sentiment & stars)
Ranger embossing powder
Rhinestones (Creative Crystal)
McGill corner punch (to make scallops)
Zip dry adhesive (Beacon)

More tomorrow!!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

CPS Holiday Special (Part 2)

Sorry for the delay. The nasty weather doesn't agree well with satellite internet *sigh*
More great holiday designs with CPS sketches 1-42...(and MANY more to come!)

Be sure and share your designs so you have a chance for some great "blog candy" this week. More details to come ;)

Frosty Bird (sketch 39)
By Lisa Strahl

My Mind's Eye Frost patterned paper and die cuts
**Cornish Heritage Farms "Wishing you..." sentiment stamp
Ranger Archival Sepia Ink
Clearsnap Dark Brown Fluid Chalk Ink
Marvy Uchica White Liquid Appliqué
Singo White Gel Pen
sponge daubers

Christmas Joy-Sketch 36
Designer Anabelle O'Malley

Cardstock-Worldwin (Papyrus)
Patterned Paper-Melissa Frances (Donna)
Trim-May Arts
Sticker-Melissa Frances
Stamps-Inque Boutique (Joyeaux Noel Set)
Ink-Clearsnap Colorbox Pigment (Dune, Merlot)

"Deck the Halls" Card (Sketch #5)
Designer: Lea Lawson

Supply List:
**Cardstock: Prism (green)& Bazzill (white)
Paper/Rub-ons/Chipboard: Love, Elsie by KI Memories
Ink: Colorbox by Clearsnap
Corner Rounder: EK Success

DECEMBER 25 (sketch 18)
Designer: Linda Beeson

Solid card stock – Worldwin Papers/Pure White/Treasures and Worldwin Papers/Totally Tan/DoubleMates
Christmas tree stamp – Printworks
December 25 stamp – Hampton/Joann’s
Patterned Papers – Melissa Frances
Fluid Chalk stamp pads – Colorbox/Clearsnap
Top Boss Tinted Embossing pad – Clearsnap
Top Boss embossing powder – Honey Pearl
Scallop scissors – Family Treasures

Sunday, December 9, 2007

CPS Holiday Special

Well, there have been several ask for it and here it is!! The CPS Holiday Special!!! Each of the CPS designers were asked to pick their favorite past sketches from #1-#42 and create some Christmas/Holiday cards.

There are a LOT of cards to see this week. (AND some RAKS to go with them ;) so be sure and post your favorites too!)

Here are just a few to get the week started!!

Chill Out (Sketch #40)
Solid card stock – Worldwin Papers/Pure White/Treasures
Snowflake and saying clear stamp – Let It Snow/Tailored Tin/Paper Salon
Patterned Papers – Herringbone and Stripes/Pristine Collection/Paper Salon
Pink pastel Fluid Chalk stamp pads – Colorbox/Clearsnap
White Metallic and White Glitter Dimensional Fabric Paint – Tulip
Scallop Circle punch – Marvy
Corner rounder punch – PaperShapers/EK Success

Season's Greetings (Sketch 18)
Designer Anabelle O'Malley

Cardstock-The Paper Company
Patterned Paper-Fancy Pants (Romance and Love Letters from Mulberry Road line)
Stamp-Inque Boutique (Joyeaux Noel Set)
Ink-Clearsnap Colorbox Pigment (Dune), Versamark
Embossing Powder-Ranger
Rubon-K and Company
Jewels-Heidi Swapp

Holiday memories (sketch 23)
Designer Sherry Wright

Cosmo Cricket papers
**Prism cardstock
Inque Boutique stamps
Ranger white embossing powder
vintage lace
McGill snowflake punches
rhinestones (Creative Crystal)
Zip dry adhesive (Beacon)

Winter Wonderland (Sketch 26)
Designer Melissa Phillips

Worldwin cardstock
My Mind’s Eye paper, and die cuts
Melissa Frances antique button
Felt from craft store
Ranger ink
Colorbox fluid chalk

Merry & Bright (sketch #20)
Designer: Keri Lee Sereika

Cardstock: **Prism Papers - Frosted Teal, Perfect Baby Blue and White Polish
Stamps: **Cornish Heritage Farms - Snowflakes Large, Merry & Bright
Ink: Clearsnap - Alabaster, Ice Blue, Prussian Blue and Charcoal Fluid Chalk Inks
Brads: Creative Impressions
Glitter: Stampendous
Adhesives: Zip Dry Paper Glue, Foam Mounting Tape and Quickie Glue Pen

Saturday, December 8, 2007

CPS #42, Part 3

More designs for CPS #42 brought to you by Flourishes LLC

And, be sure and check back tomorrow for the start of some amazing Christmas designs!

Hello Friend
Designer Kelly Grundhauser

Fourishes Stamps
Versafine Ink
**Prism Cardstock
We are Memory Keepers PP
Foofala Buttons
Copic markers
Beacon Zip dry and Beacon Gemtac

"Friends" Card
Designer: Lea Lawson

Supply List:
Stamps: Flourishes
**Cardstock: Prism Metallics & Bazzill
Paper: Urban Lily (New California collection)
Rub-on: Basic Grey
Rhinestone: Westrim Crafts
Ink: Clearsnap (Embossing & Chalk Ink)
Embossing Powder: Stampendous
Corner Rounder: EK Success

Designer Tami Mayberry

Stamps: Flourishes
**Cardstock: Prism (black Prismatic, Perfect Baby Blue)
Chipboard: Everlasting Keepsakes
Ink: Clearsnap Ancient Page (Coal Black)
Gems: Heidi Swapp

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

CPS #42, Part 2

Wow! The designs for this week's CPS are pouring in...kinda like the snow some of you all are getting, eh? Even the Flourishes design team members have been having fun with this one! Which means you get to see even MORE CPS 42 ideas this week! If you click here you can go check out what they did with this week's card sketch too!!

And here are more designs from the CPS designers!

Oh, The Places You'll Go
Designer Anabelle O'Malley

Cardstock-The Paper Company (white), Bazzil (Pomegranate)
Patterned Paper-Dasiy Ds
Tag-Fancy Pants
Brad-K and Company
Felt Heart-Nicole

Designer Melissa Phillips

Stamps from Flourishes
Paper, cardstock sticker, and trim from Melissa Frances
**Cardstock from Prism
Ink from Ranger and Colorbox
CMTH colored pencils
Ranger Stickles glitter

Designer Keri Lee Sereika

Stamps: Flourishes - Fantasy Floral Garden
Ink: Clearsnap - Dark Brown Fluid Chalk Ink
**Cardstock: Prism Papers - Vanilla Bean Prismatics
Patterned Paper: Crafty Secrets - Heartwarming Vintage Collection
Brads: Creative Impressions - Antique Copper
Krylon Gold and Copper Leafing Pen

Sunday, December 2, 2007

CPS #42, Part 1

This week's CPS card sketch is brought to you by Flourishes LLC.
Be sure and check out their website for the stamps you will be seeing this week!

CPS #42

CPS Designer Ideas

Hello Friend
Designer Sherry Wright

Flourishes stamps (Fantasy Floral Garden)
**Cardstock courtesy of Prism
Basic Grey papers
Vintage trim
Zig markers
Clearsnap inks
Beacon Zip Dry adhesive

Hello Friend
Designer: Kim Hughes

Stamps: Flourishes
Patterned Paper: Dream Street
card stock: Bazzill
Colored Pencils: Around The Block
Ink: Close To My Heart

Designer: Linda Beeson

Solid card stock – Worldwin Papers/Totally Tan/DoubleMates, Worldwin Papers/Deep Black/Treasures
Black Ancient Page and Fluid Chalk stamp pads – Colorbox/Clearsnap
Copper Stickles - Ranger