Thursday, January 31, 2008

CPS #49, Part 3

Yet more designs from the CPS designers to inspire you :)

Bon Appetit
Designer Sherry Wright

Flair design paper and sticker
**Prism cardstock
Offray ribbon
Clearsnap inks
McGill corner rounder to make scallops

And Cuter TOO!!!
Designer Kelly Grundhauser

Pattern Paper
MME-Tres Jolie
Creative Imaginations-Creative cafe Lined paper
Sticker-Karen Foster (Birthday)
Beacon Adhesive Zip Dry

Tip- This card is folded up at the bottom edge too to create a pocket for a money holder of a gift card for the birthday gift...

Designer Anabelle O'Malley

Patterned Paper-Making Memories
Chipboard and Tag-Making Memories
Button-Autumn Leaves
Ink-Colorbox by Clearsnap

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Updates from the Embellishment Studio

As promised yesterday it is time for an update from one of our past sponsors. The Embellishment Studio was a huge hit with the CPS designers. Their kits have some of the most amazing assortments of ribbon that are not found in your typical scrap or stamp store and at a great price. Plus they even have a compensation program for published designs! A rare thing for kit clubs.
If you need more ideas their gallery is always packed with gorgeous designs.

Now for the fun news!!! Right now they are running a contest and will be giving one talented contestant the chance to be a guest designer on their site. How fun would that be!? You can click here for all the details.

Be watching for more designs from the CPS Designers featuring some of the great ribbons from The Embellishment Studio in 20008!

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

CPS #49, Part 2

Time for some more great cards for this weeks card sketch. Also be watching tomorrow for an update from one of our past CPS sponsors... including details about a contest they are having and how you could be one of their guest designers. Fun stuff!!

Miss You
Designer: Lea Lawson

Supply List:
Paper/Flower/Stickers: Making Memories
Rhinestones: Doodlebug
Diecut (Scallop): Cricut Expression w/Accent Essential Cartridge
Ink: Colorbox by Clearsnap

Designer: Linda Beeson

Solid Cardstock – Worldwin Papers/Pure White and Crimson Red/Treasures
Patterned paper – Spandex Love?/Zsiage
Monica chipboard letters – Zsiage
Embossing border punch – Martha Stewart
Ice Stickles – Ranger
Red rhinestone – Darice

Love is Spoken Here
Designer Melissa Phillips

Bazzill cardstock
Melissa Frances paper, glitter, and rubon
Maya Road chipboard
Making Memories brad
Wright’s twill tape
Colorbox fluid chalk
Ranger ink

Sunday, January 27, 2008

CPS #49, Part 1

It's that time again! This week is a super simple design. I am looking forward to seeing what it inspires. Here is a sampling of what the CPS design team did:

CPS #49

CPS Designer Ideas:

Designer: Kim Hughes

Patterned Paper: Making Memories
Brad: Making Memories
Card Stock: Bazzill
Ink: Clearsnap
Stamps: **Cornish Heritage Farms
(Houndstooth Backgrounder, Tag! You're It! stamp set and Quirky Alphabet stamp set)

Hinges and Flowers
Designer- Keri Lee Sereika

Stamps: **Hinges, Spanish Script - Cornish Heritage Farms
Ink: Cream White Pigment Ink, Creamy Brown and Dark Moss Fluid Chalk Ink - Clearsnap
Paper - Blush Red Light Prismatics - **Prism Papers
Pink Lemonade Patterned Paper - Websters Pages
Brads - Mini Paper Fasteners - Creative Impressions
Prima Flower -(Altered color by sponging ink onto the petals and added sparkle using Sakura Stardust Pen)

Happy Anniversary
Designer Tami Mayberry

Cardstock: **Prism Papers
Pattern Paper: Fancy Pants Designs
Stamps: **Cornish Heritage Farms ("So Happy" Rummage Bin Collection)
Ink: Clearsnap Fluisd Chalk (Olive Pastel, Chestnut Roan)
Felt Flowers and large ric rac:Creative Impressions

Friday, January 25, 2008

A quick note--Reader Participation

I have seen several times it mentioned about being "too late" to share your designs. Here at CPS you are never too late! Keri posts the reader updates each week but will gladly post any cards shared even if they are from past sketches. Just be sure to post them in a comment section *in or after* the last update so she doesn't miss them and include the sketch # you used ;)

Thanks for sharing!!

Reader Updates

Boy the CPS blog has never been so busy!!! You all have been keeping us on our toes! Between the Design Team Call, the Cornish Heritage Farms new release giveaway and the Prism Contest it has been a happening week!
But we wanted to give you some reader links to the CPS 48 before the week was up! There have been some FAB cards posted this week! Be sure and check them out!






























Thursday, January 24, 2008

CPS 48, Part 3

All I can say is WOW! The design team entries that have came in so far are amazing! This is going to be a VERY hard decision. Thank you for all of your kind words and interest. Remember, there is still plenty of time to get your entries in. The deadline is Feb3, 2008.

There have been questions about entries outside the US. Anyone is welcomed to enter, the only thing to note is that those outside the US may not be able to get sponsored product. That will be at the discretion of the sponsors. So, if that isn't a problem for you we would love to have your apply!

Congrats to all of the winners in the Cornish Heritage Farms give away. Be watching for more peeks and give aways from some of our other past sponsors very soon!

Here are some more designs to help you with this week's CPS.

Heartfelt Thanks
Designer Tami Mayberry

Cardstock: **Prism Papers (Blush red medium, Desert Coral Medium, Spring Willow Dark, Brilliant White)
Stamps: **Cornish Heritage Farms (Scratched Grid, Silhouette Blooms I), Papertrey Ink(Butterfly kisses-greeting)
Clearsnap Dark Moss Fluid Chalk Ink
Micro brads and ribbon: Creative Impressions
3D foam squares and EZ-runner: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Have Faith
Designer: Anabelle O'Malley

Cardstock-Bazzil, The Paper Company
Patterned Paper-Tinkering Ink
Ink-Colorbox by Clearsnap
Rubon-It Takes Two
Brads-Accent Depot
Jewels-Heidi Swapp
Felt-Queen and Company

Happy Birthday Friend
Designer Kelly Grundhauser

Pattern Paper-Karen Foster (Friends,)MME-Tres Jolie (Play Apricot)
Inque Boutique Stamps
Colorbox Fluid Chalk inks (frost white, black )
Hambly- one edge
Mark Richards Self adhesive rhinestones

Tip: Repeating a stamp with only a slight change in postion and a different shade can give the illusion of a shadow...

The winners have been chosen!!!

First of all THANK YOU to all who entered to win the Beautiful stamp set by Cornish Heritage Farms

The Winner is : Elizabeth Wickland

Blogger Elizabeth Wickland said...

Those stamps are beautiful! I have a thing for flourishes and these are great!

Then we have two more sets to giveaway!

The First is Storybook
and the Winner is: Kristin in OH
Anonymous Kristin in OH said...

Wow! These stamps are simply gorgeous! Thanks for the chance to win. (

And the last set to giveaway is Primitive Beginnings:

And the Winner is: Cindy Coffman

Anonymous Anonymous said... those Flourishes!! Thanks for the chance! TFS :o)

Cindy Coffman

Please email your full name and address to and we will have your stamp set sent to you! Thanks again and I hope you all had fun playing!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Sponsors, Challenges and Prizes

Due to restructuring we aren't having sponsors for January and February and we will resume sponsorships in March. As in the past, at the request of the design team, not all weeks will have sponsors. Spots fill up fairly quickly but if anyone is interested in sponsoring just drop me a line (link to the right) for more details.

Since we aren't spotlighting a certain company over the next few weeks, this is a great time to check out so of the fun things going on with our past sponsors (links on the right).

I know some of you love a challenge. Maybe you have already finished this week's CPS and are looking for something new...maybe you want to combine our sketch with another challenge. Maybe you just want another chance to win a prize. If so, keep reading!

One of our past sponsors, Prism Papers, is running a fun color challenge right now..ok, so obviously after you read the details you'll notice I am the design team coordinator for them and that will make everything is fun in my I'll let you be the judge *grin* Either's a challenge and you can win some Prism cardstock. You don't have to use Prism to enter...just be inspired by the image!! The colors shown are what you can win. Here are the details for that contest.

I see many of you are excited about the new line from Cornish Heritage Farms. They always have a lot going on there as well. You also have more chances to win and see the rest of the Rummage Bin line if you check here in their forum. Also they just released two more stamp sets in the Kim Hughes line! They are called Foursquare and Silhouette Blooms II.

Stay tuned for more fun events and announcements from CPS and Past sponsors!

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

CPS #48, Part 2

First I want to thank designer Keri Sereika for all of her help in coordinating both the design team call and blog giveaway, the response has been tremendous. Keri has agreed to help out here on a regular basis (poor girl!) so I am sure you will be seeing her around quite often.

Also, I want to send out a huge thanks to the folks at Cornish Heritage Farms for the awesome sneak peek of their new Rummage Bin line. Only two more days until the reveal of the rest of the line. How exciting!

Now for something else exciting! More CPS designer ideas :)

With All My Heart
Designer Melissa Phillips

Bazzill cardstock
My Mind’s Eye paper and die cuts
K&Co. Paper Ribbon
K&Co. adhesive pearls
Ribbon and thread from craft store
Colorbox fluid chalk

Designer: Linda Beeson
Solid Cardstock – Worldwin Papers/Pure White/Treasures
Patterned paper – First Blush collection/Paper Salon
Ancient Page black stamp pad and Pink Pastel Fluid Chalk stamp pad – Clearsnap
Invoice stamp – Art Declassified
Flourish, Wings & Heart stamp – Crafty Secrets
i love you stamp – Tag! You’re it/Kim Hughes Collection/Cornish Heritage Farms
Diamond Glitter Dimensional Fabric Paint – Tulip
Rhinestone – Darice
Embossed border punch – Martha Stewart

Rock Star
Designer Sherry Wright

Basic Grey paper
Making Memories notebook paper
Cornish Heritage Farms stamps (Supah Star)
Clearsnap inks
Creative Crystal bling
Zip dry adhesive by Beacon

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Blog Giveaway & Design Team News!!!!

This week one of our past sponsors Cornish Heritage Farms is hosting a give away! Cornish Heritage Farms is releasing an entirely new stamp line on Thursday 1/24 called The Rummage Bin by Designer Lesley Langdon.
And in honor of the newest release CHF has sponsored a CPS Giveaway!! We have three sets to give away! Here is a sneak peek of one! This is a set of eight cling mounted deeply etched red rubber, that retails for 14.99. The other two sets will stay hidden for now!

So all you need to do is just leave us your comment or a link to your CPS Sketch IN THIS POST to be entered into the blog giveaway.... :) It is that simple!!! (drawing will be held on Thursday the 24th)

Oh and that is not all! We have LOTS more to share!!!

CPS is nearing our first year anniversary. And with age comes growth, and with growth comes is the circle of what does that mean?? We are sad to say some of our beloved designers are stepping down from CPS . Kim Hughes, Lisa Strahl and Alissa Fast will be leaving us as of the first of February...We wish them all the best and hope that they continue to find happiness and fulfillment as they go forward in life.

So you know what that means??? We need to add some designers to the team! Have you ever thought it would be fun to be part of the CPS team? Does the idea of a weekly challenge excite you? Do you enjoy working within design guidelines and are you able to keep to a schedule of expected samples? Well then read on!

CPS Design Team Call Ends February 3rd at Midnight EST - No late entries accepted
Designers will be notified no later than February 10th and given the rest of February's Sketches.
The new Desingers will be announced on the 1st Anniversary of CPS - February 14th 2008. The first Sketch card will be due February 17th 2008.

Here are the details to apply for the Design Team:
Please send an email to with the following:
  • Your Name
  • Address
  • Email Address
  • Blog or Website address if you have one
  • A link to any and all online galleries that you have
  • A list of all current design teams
  • Two Image of cards you have done

    • One using this weeks sketch - CPS48
    • One using any PAST CPS SKETCH (be sure to tell us what # it is please!)
      All files MUST BE no larger than 150K each and must include your name & CPS sketch # in the filename

      The Responsibilities of a CPS Designer are as follows:
Designer must submit one or more cards per week following the current weeks sketch.
All files must be to DT Coordinator - Tami Mayberry by that Sunday, although the earlier the better... :) (Tami emails the sketches through the design team group the month prior so you have ample time to work on them at your leisure! :) )
There are times we have sponsors and you are responsible to showcase the sponsor on the sponsored weeks.

That is about it! We are a pretty fun group of gals who just do CPS for the fun and challenge of it all! We look forward to seeing who would like to join us!!!

So be sure and leave a comment for the blog giveaway!!! :)

Please note the winners have been chosen (see post above). Comments for this post will now be disabled.


CPS #48

Ready for yet another new card sketch?? I hope for because there are some great cards to go with it this week! Also be watching very soon to get the details about both some great new blog candy and how you can become part of the CPS design team ;-) Back in a bit!

CPS #48

CPS Designer Ideas:

Love (definition)
Designer: Kim Hughes

Patterned Paper: Collage Press
Rhinestones: Heidi Swapp
Twill: Creative Impressions

Beautiful Birthday
Designer Keri Lee Sereika

Stamps: Bloomin Beautiful - Cornish Heritage Farms
It's Your Birthday - Stampin' Up!
Ink: Bisque and Creamy Brown Fluid Chalk Ink - Clearsnap
**Paper: Sunflower Light, Vanilla Bean, Natural Smooth Prismatics - Prism Papers
**Earthy Patterned Paper - Crafty Secrets
Hardware - Creative Impressions
Ribbon - Michaels Craft Store

"With Our Deepest Sympathy" Card
Designer: Lea Lawson

Supply List:
Cardstock: Bazzill
Paper: **Crafty Secrets & Creative Imaginations
**Vintage Image: Crafty Secrets
Ribbon: Offray
Trim: Rusty Pickle
Rub-on: Scenic Route
Rhinestones: MAMBI
Ink: Colorbox Chalk Ink (Dark Brown)

Friday, January 18, 2008

CPS #47--What happened??

I am sure by now you have been checking the blog over the past couple of weeks and wondering what is going on. Not near as many updates? Maybe a few less cards? No sponsors? Well, there have been some changes going on here at CPS. We are coming up on our second year and reevaluating and restructuring...what does that mean?? It means if you were thinking of leaving you're going to miss some great things! It also means a more organized site with even more great ideas and designs for our readers!! AND means a chance for some of our readers to join the CPS Design Team! So, be sure and stay tuned for the details on how you can apply! Also if you have any ideas or suggestions or even input about what you like/don't like please drop me a line (email link to the right)

and now, without further delay, here are the remainder of the designs for CPS #47! (See you Sunday!)

All American
Designer Sherry Wright

MME papers
Cornish Heritage Farms (Kim Hughes collection) Supah Star stamps
Queen & Co. felt star
Clearsnap inks
Zip dry adhesive by Beacon

Always and Forever
Designer Anabelle O'Malley

Patterned Paper-Creative Imaginations
Tag-Creative Imaginations
Felt-Queen and Company
Acrylic Hearts-Heidi Swapp
Adhesive-Beacon Zip Dry

Designer Melissa Phillips

Bazzill cardstock
Scenic Route paper and chipboard
Scrapworks chipboard hearts
Making Memories rubons
EK Success alpha stickers
Ribbon is unknown
Felt from craft store
SEI brads

"I'm A Fool For You" Card
Designer: Lea Lawson

Supply List:
Cardstock: Bazzill
Paper/Stickers/Rub-ons: Marcella by K
Rhinestones: MAMBI & Westrim Crafts
Ink: Colorbox by Clearsnap

Sunday, January 13, 2008

CPS #47

Time for yet another CPS card sketch! There are some great cards coming this week. Here are just a few to get you started:

CPS #47

CPS #47 Designer Ideas

Designer: Kim Hughes

Patterned Paper: Collage Press
Grungeboard: Tim Holtz
**Stamp: Cornish Heritage Farms
Flower: Prima
Ink: Clearsnap

Designer: Linda Beeson

Supplies from I Am A Scrapaholic January kit
Solid Cardstock – WORDLWIN Papers/Crimson Red/Treasures
Patterned paper – World Traveler Black/Grayson Hall/Collage Press (both sides)
Circle punch – McGill
Circle Template - Coluzzle
Fluid Chalk stamp pads – Clearsnap
Sticker words – Deja Views

Scalloped Thanks
Designer - Keri Lee Sereika

**Stamps: Bloomin' Beautiful, Tag You're It!, Hugs & Kisses("flower pots" are upside down truffles) - Cornish Heritage Farms
Ink: Chestnut Roan, Dark Brown Fluid Chalk Ink, Pink & Lilac Crafter's Pigment Ink - Clearsnap
Sakura Gelly Roll Pens and Stardust Glitter Pen - Signo White Gel Pen
**Papers: Intense Mint, Baby Pink Med & White Prismatics - Prism Papers
Brads - Mini Paper Fasteners - Creative Impressions
Dies: Petite and Large Scallop Circles Nestabilities - Spellbinders (from
Adhesive: Zip Dry Paper Glue - Beacon Adhesives

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

CPS #46, Part 2

Well, they say great minds think alike. This sketch is proof of that. Have you ever had an idea and then turned right around to see someone else did too? Well, that happened this week here are CPS. The designers don't see the cards until they are posted but amazingly both Lea and Melissa had the same thought for this weeks CPS!! Great minds, I tell ya!

Now for more ideas for this week's CPS!! Don't forget to share yours as well ;0)

Thank you
Designer Sherry Wright

**Prism cardstock (new colors for CHA Winter)
Glitz designs jewels
Queen & Company brad
Inque Boutique stamp
Clearsnap ink
Zip dry adhesive by Beacon

Super Star
Designer - Keri Lee Sereika

Supplies Used:
**Stamps: Weathered Wood Backgrounder, Paisley Backgrounder, Supah Star Stamp Set - Cornish Heritage Farms
Ink: Jet Black Stazon - Tsukineko
Pink Pastel Fluid Chalk Ink - Clearsnap
Cardstock: Arturo Note Card -
Grosgrain Ribbon - Stampin Up!
Amuse Twinkle Stickers
Star Unknown
Acetate Sheet
Scallop Circle Nestabilities Die - Spellbinders
Foam Mounting Tape

"You Make My Heart Smile" Card
Designer: Lea Lawson

Supply List:
Cardstock: Bazzill & **Prism
Paper: My Mind's Eye (Adore Collection) & Daisy D's (Maybe Baby collection)
Diecut Heart: Cricut Expression w/Doodlecharms Cartridge
**Vintage Image: Crafty Secrets
Rub-ons: 7Gypsies
Ribbon: May Arts
Rhinestones: Westrim Crafts & MAMBI
Ink: Colorbox by Clearsnap

Designer Tami Mayberry

**Cardstock: Prism (Frosted Teal, Ocean)
**Stamps: Cornish Heritage Farms (Spanish Script Backgrounder, Greetings)
Ink: Clearsnap (Ancient Page Cardinal)
Flowers: Prima and Heidi Swapp
Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L (EZ-runner)

Friend Defined
Designer Anabelle O'Malley

Patterned Paper-Scarlet Lime, My Min'd Eye
Stickers-7Gyspsies, Making Memories
Felt-Fancy Pants
Brad-K and Company

Monday, January 7, 2008

CPS 46, Part 1

It looks like everyone has gotten back into the cardmaking mood after the holidays. I love seeing that long list of reader I just have to check them all out! (aren't the holidays over??) Here is this week's card sketch and just a taste fo the great designs to inspire you. Also, a few "bonus" designs (because I am a looser and lost them in the mass of emails).

CPS #46

CPS Designer Ideas:

Holly Jolly
Designer: Kim Hughes

Patterned Paper: SEI
Chipboard: KI Memories
Rub-ons: Imaginisce
Flowers: Imaginisce
Sand Block: Making Memories

Be My Valentine
Designer Melissa Phillips

Bazzill cardstock
Ki Memories and SEI paper
Provo Craft Doodlecharms Cricut cartridge
Maya Road velvet flower and chipboard scroll
Making Memories sticker and brads

Designer: Linda Beeson
Solid Cardstock – WORDLWIN Papers/Totally Tan/DoubleMates
Patterned paper – Grayson Hall/Collage Press and Paintables/Prima
Watercolor Crayons and Waterbrush
Peeled Paint Stickles – Ranger
Diamond Glitter Dimensional Fabric paint – Tulip
Stamps – Printworks, Stampin’ Up and American Art Stamp
Circle Template - Coluzzle
Ancient Page and Fluid Chalk stamp pads - Clearsnap


Tis the Season
Designer Anabelle O'Malley
Patterned Paper-Creative Imaginations(Floral Brown and Lucky Green Notebook from Creative Cafe line)
**Fabric-Crafty Secrets (Winter Homespun Cotton Scraps)
Crackle Medium-Ranger
Chipboard-Melissa Frances
Elastic Cord and Ric Rac- Paper Salon (Festive)
Brads-Creative Imaginations (Green Velvet from Creative Cafe line)
Felt-Queen and Company

"Hot Summer Days" Card (#45)
Designer: Lea Lawson

Supply List:
Cardstock: Doodlebug Sugar Coated
Paper: Glitz Designs (Urban Paradise collection: debuting at 08 Winter CHA)
Letter Stickers: Making Memories & American Crafts
Rhinestones: MAMBI & Westrim Crafts
Diecut: Cricut Expression w/ Doodlecharms cartridge
Ink: Colorbox Chalk Ink by Clearsnap
Corner Rounder: EK Success
Circle Cutter: Creative Memories
Sandpaper: Heidi Swapp

"You & Me Together Forever" Card (#44)
Designer: Lea Lawson

Supply List:
**Stamps: Gina K
Cardstock: Bazzill
Paper: Urban Lily (Sugary collection)
Rub-ons: American Crafts
Rhinestone: Westrim Crafts
Diecuts: Cricut Expression w/ Accent Essentials cartridge
Ink: Doodlebug Pigment Ink (black) & Colorbox Chalk Ink by Clearsnap (sky
Chalk: Stampin Up
Glitter: Ranger Stickles
Corner Rounder: EK Success

Saturday, January 5, 2008


Hope you are all enjoying 2008 so far :)

sketch 45


scrappa jack





terrie b

susie blackwell


done by den

ink n rubba



secret crafter

lori craig


janet mckinney




Julia stainton



amanda sewell

jane carroll





Tuesday, January 1, 2008

CPS #45, Part 2

Happy New Year!! Hopefully you are getting to celebrate in style with some fun papercrafting and cardmaking ;)

More ideas for this week's CPS

Designer: Linda Beeson

Solid card stock – Worldwin Papers/Dark Outdoorsy Olive/ColorMates and Worldwin Papers/Totally Tan/DoubleMates
Patterned paper – Classical Garden Collection/Webster’s Pages
**Kim Hughes stamps by Cornish Heritage Farms
Chocolate Ancient Page and Chestnut Roan Fluid Chalk stamp pads – Colorbox/Clearsnap
Circle punch – McGillLiquid Embossing – All Night Media/Plaid
Stardust pen – Sakura of America
Rhinestone – Me & My Big Ideas

Friends Forever
Designer Melissa Phillips

Bazzill cardstock
Basic Grey paper
Creative Imaginations journaling pad
Close to my Heart stamp
Clearsnap ink
Basic Grey chipboard
K&Co. paper
Prima flower
Making Memories brad
Provo Craft Cricut cartridge for scallop
Creative Café buttons
Ranger ink

Cold toes warm hearts
Designer Sherry Wright

Paper Salon papers (Snowday)
MMBI sticker
Offray ribbon
Zip dry adhesive by Beacon