Saturday, February 28, 2009

THIS WEEK'S WINNER

Congrats to this week's prize winner:

79. Terri E

Please send your contact info using the link in the sidebar.

Thank you Papertrey Ink for this week's prize!!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

CPS104 Sponsored By - Papertrey Ink - Part 3



More designs featuring CPS104 and products from PaperTrey Ink:



All the Best
Designer Stacey Kingman

Supplies:
***Cardstock – Papertrey Ink
***Stamps – Papertrey Ink (Retro Backgrounds, Spring circles)
***Ink – Papertrey Ink
(Vintage Cream), Clearsnap (Warm Red)
Border Punch – Fiskars
Rhinestones – K & Co.
Other – ribbon


Happiness is Knowing You
Designer Stacey Kingman

Supplies:
***Cardstock – Papertrey Ink
***Stamps – Papertrey Ink (Retro Backgrounds, Spring circles)
***Ink – Papertrey Ink (Dark Chocolate),
Clearsnap (Lime Pastel), Ranger Distress Ink (Old Paper)
Punch – Fiskars
Corner Rounders - Fiskars
***Ribbon – Papertrey Ink
Other – Buttons, thread



Mother, Happiness is Knowing You
Designer Melissa Phillips

Supply list:
Papertrey Ink stamps, paper, ribbon, buttons, and ink
Melissa Frances paper
K&Co. paper ribbon
Darice hemp
Posies and acrylic paint from craft store


Spring Flowers
Designer: Kandis Smith

supplies:
cardstock and stamps: **Papertrey Ink**
ink: Versamark
embossing powder: Hero Arts
ribbon: Micheals
button: Blumenthal Lansing
other: machine stitching, corner rounder

We can't wait to see your version of this week's sketch. To share your design you can click on this week's sketch image in the side bar. This will take you directly to the post where you can add your link. Please use a direct link to your card so the readers can easily find it.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

CPS104 Sponsored By - Papertrey Ink - Part 2



More designs featuring CPS104 and products from PaperTrey Ink:


Happiness Is...
Designer: Keri Lee Sereika

Supplies:
Stamps & Cardstock: Papertrey Ink
Inks: Onyx Black Versafine - Tsukineko
Frost White Colorbox Pigment Ink - Clearsnap
Dies: Octagons, Circles & Ribbon Tags - Spellbinders
Ribbon: Creative Impressions
Buttons: Foofala
Hemp



Spring flowers
Designer: Sherry Wright

Papertrey Ink stamps (Spring tags & background)
Papertrey Ink cardstock

Offray ribbon
Clearsnap fluid chalk inks



Spring Flowers
designer- Charity Hassel

supplies:
cardstock, stamps- Papertrey Ink.
inks- Colorbok
pearls- Kaiser
ribbon- KI memories


For My Friend
Designer Tami Mayberry

Supplies:
Stamps and Cardstock: Papertrey Ink
Ink: Clearsnap

We can't wait to see your version of this week's sketch. To share your design you can click on this week's sketch image in the side bar. This will take you directly to the post where you can add your link. Please use a direct link to your card so the readers can easily find it.

Monday, February 23, 2009

CPS104 Layout Style - Sponsored By - Papertrey Ink




We are trying to get a schedule of just fun odds n ends up on the blog each Monday, so far we have lots of great ideas coming up! :) We didn't have anything on the schedule for today so since I thought this week's sketch was so much fun and would make a great scrapbook layout I just had to give it a try! There are so many of Tami's sketches that work really well when adapted to a layout but this week I actually had the time and the photo and got my layout done! :) My set of stamps from PaperTrey Ink was also PERFECT for this layout...you know how it goes...when all the stars align and it all works out... hahhaa

So I thought I would share it with you all! If you are a scrapper, we would love to see how you take a CPS Sketch & use it for your layouts! :) Just add a link to your project via Mr Linky, and note it in the "name section" if you use a week prior to this weeks! :)

Keri


So Cute
Designer Keri Lee Sereika
Supplies:
Stamps: Background Basics: Retro - Papertrey Ink
***Cardstock: Black, Blush Red Dark, Sunflowers Light, Iced Teal Prismatics - Prism Papers
Ink: Grey Whale, Blackbird, Lipstick Red Fluid Chalk Inks ; Frost White Pigment Ink - Clearsnap
Die: Spellbinders Font Set
Ribbon & Buttons


We can't wait to see your version of this week's sketch. To share your design you can click on this week's sketch image in the side bar. This will take you directly to the post where you can add your link. Please use a direct link to your card so the readers can easily find it.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

READER IDEAS-WEEK OF 2/12/09

Please post a direct link to the page featuring your CPS104 inspired card below to share with the CPS readers and be entered into this week's prize drawing for a Papertrey Ink prize pack.



(Please note: CPS reserves the right to remove any links not linking directly to a CPS inspired card)


CPS104 Sponsored By - Papertrey Ink



As promised we are once again featuring PaperTrey Ink. This whole week you will be seeing CPS104 inspired designs that feature PaperTrey Ink cardstock along with the stamp sets Background Basics:Retro and Tags for Spring. Not only that, you will also have a chance to win a great Papertrey prize pack when you post your card as well. To be entered simply click on this week's card sketch in the sidebar and upload your card in that post using Mr Linky. Now for this week's sketch and the first batch of cards.

CPS 104




CPS Designer Ideas

THANKS SO MUCH
Designer: Linda Beeson
Materials:
Background Basics:Retro and Tags for Spring – Courtesy of PapertreyInk Solid Cardstock – Courtesy of PaperTreyInk
Stamp pads and white embossing powder
Circle and scallop circle punches – Marvy
Ribbon
White 3-D Fashion paint – Tulip
Rhinestone – Mark Richards, Inc.


Thanks So Much
Designer Laura Williams
Supplies:
stamps, cardstock - Papertrey Ink
ink - Close to My Heart
brads - Queen and Company


Happiness Is
Designer Jeanne Streiff
Supplies:
Cardstock – Papertrey Ink (Spring Rain, Spring Moss, Stamper's Select White)
Stamps – Papertrey Ink (Tags for Spring, Background Basics Retro)
Ink – Tsukineko VersaMagic (Midnight Black, Tea Leaves, Aegean Blue), Ranger Distress Ink (Vintage Photo, Black Soot)
Other – Spellbinders - Circle and Scallop Circle Nestabilities, ribbon from Offray, rhinestones from Dreamtime Creations, sewing machine



"Wishing You All The Best"
Designer: Lea Lawson
Supply List:
Cardstock/Stamps: Papertrey Ink
Ink: Staz-On & Clearsnap
Paper: Basic Grey
Rhinestones: Doodlebug Designs & Darice
Ribbon: May Arts
Pins: Making Memories & craft supply
Border Punch: Martha Stewart Crafts
Corner Rounder: EK Success


We can't wait to see your version of this week's sketch. To share your design you can click on this week's sketch image in the side bar. This will take you directly to the post where you can add your link. Please use a direct link to your card so the readers can easily find it.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Anniversary Prize Winners

All prizes have now been claimed and the contact info sent to the sponsors. Thanks for playing and enjoy your prizes!!

THIS WEEK'S WINNER

Congrats to this week's prize winner:


Please send your contact info using the link in the sidebar. 

Thank you Stacey for this week's prize!!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Unclaimed prizes

The following prizes have not been claimed from the anniversary celebration. If you have won a prize please claim it by sending your contact info using the email link in the sidebar. All prizes not claimed by 5pm CST Friday Feb 27 will be forfeited.

Papertrey Friends 'Til the End Quick Kit & stamp set 

Papertrey Friends 'Til the End Quick Kit & stamp set 
140. Jilly

Sheetload Shortcuts Mega Sampler

#61. Kim - paperbabe--   Our Daily Bread-I am the Way stamp set

#28. Tammy--  Sweet n Sassy stamp set


CPS 103 Part 4

Just one more to squeak in this week for your viewing pleasure! :)



Handmade With Lots of Love
Designer Melissa Phillips
Supply list:
Bazzill cardstock
Melissa Frances paper and rubons
Tattered Angels chipboard
Doodlebug glitter
Imaginisce glitter brads
Papertrey Ink buttons
Wright's Twill Tape
Fiskars border punch
Ranger ink


We can't wait to see your version of this week's sketch. To share your design you can click on this week's sketch image in the side bar. This will take you directly to the post where you can add your link. Please use a direct link to your card so the readers can easily find it.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

CPS103; Part 3



"It's A Girl" Card
Designer: Lea Lawson

Supply List:
Paper: Basic Grey & **Cornish Heritage Farms
Rub-on: Basic Grey
Flowers: Making Memories & Prima
Button: SEI
Pearls: Michael's brand
Twine: Darice
Ink: Clearsnap
Border Punch: Martha Stewart Crafts
Corner Rounder: EK Success
craft supply: vintage ribbon



Sending Hugs
Designer Stacey Kingman

Supplies:
***Cardstock – Prism Papers (Butter Cream, Spring Willow Medium, Tawny Dark)
***Stamps – Papertrey Ink (Friends ‘Til the End)
***Ink – Papertrey Ink (Dark Chocolate), Ranger Distress Ink (Old Paper)
Patterned Paper – My Mind’s Eye (Penny Lane)
Punches – Fiskars
Foam Adhesive - Fiskars
Other – thread, button




Hold the Stars...
Designer Tami Mayberry

Supplies:
**Card stock: Prism Papers
Patterned paper, tag: Colorbok
**Stamp: Rubbernecker
Ink: Clearsnap
Ribbon: Creative Impressions
Machine stitching, sandpaper

We can't wait to see your version of this week's sketch. To share your design you can click on this week's sketch image in the side bar. This will take you directly to the post where you can add your link. Please use a direct link to your card so the readers can easily find it.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Sponsor Spotlight. . .it's STACEY!


Our very own designer, Stacey Kingman has offered up the prize for this week. The giveaway includes some of her very favorite, can’t-craft-without-it scrappy stuff:
Fiskars XL You Bracket, You Bought It Squeeze Punch
October Afternoon Clear Stamps
October Afternoon Chipboard Album
Heidi Swapp Bling
Making Memories Tiny Alphas
Fiskars Tape Runner
Prism cardstock in 9 of my favorite colors

Thank you Stacey for sharing an AMAZING stash of goodies!!!
Go by and visit Stacey's blog for lots of BEAUTIFUL inspiration!

We can't wait to see your version of this week's sketch. To share your design you can click on this week's sketch image in the side bar. This will take you directly to the post where you can add your link. Please use a direct link to your card so the readers can easily find it.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

CPS 103: Part 2

First a quick reminder to check back on the design team blogs if you participated in the blog hop Saturday. Winners will be announced today!! Now, for more Designer Ideas for this week's sketch:


You Make My Heart Go Whirrr
Designer Laura Williams

Supplies:
cardstock - WorldWin
patterned paper, die cut - Cosmo Cricket
heart stamp, ink - Close To My Heart


Thank you card.
designer- Charity Hassel

supplies:
patterned paper- Scribble Scrabble
diecut shapes- Scribble Scrabble
chipboard- Bazzill
button- Harmonie
rubon- Scenic Route




Wedding Wishes
Designer: Sherry Wright

Amy Butler paper and transparency
Embossed cardstock
Inque Boutique stamp
Clearsnap ink

**We can't wait to see your version of this week's sketch. To share your design you can click on this week's sketch image in the side bar. This will take you directly to the post where you can add your link. Please use a direct link to your card so the readers can easily find it.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

READER IDEAS-WEEK OF 2/15/09

Please post a direct link to the page featuring your CPS103 inspired card below to share with the CPS readers and be entered into this week's prize drawing.

CPS103; Part 1

Wow! What an adventure it has been over the last few weeks. But of course the fun will still continue here throughout the year. This week the designers were given a "sponsor free week" to play with all of their own favorite supplies. But, never fear there will still be a great prize given away on Saturday. This week's prize has been donated by CPS Designer Stacey Kingman. Be watching later this week for more details and be sure to link up your card for the week in Sunday's "Reader Ideas" post for a chance to win. You can find that post by clicking on this week's sketch in the CPS sidebar.

CPS 103


CPS Designer Ideas:

Lucky Me
Designer: Kandis Smith

Supplies:
Cardstock: coredinations
patterned paper: American Crafts
diecut: Cricut Accent Essentials
button: Dress it up
stamp: Hero Arts
ink: Memories
chipboard: Deluxe Designs



Love Ya Piggy!!!
Designer: Keri Lee Sereika

Supplies:
***Cardstock: Intense Pink, Frosted Pink, Frosted Kiwi, Brichtone Dark Prismatics; Simply Smooth White - Prism Papers
***Stamps: Starving Artist Stamps
Ink: Rosebud, Tuxedo Black Memento - Tsukineko
Dies: Pinking Circles Small, Scalloped Hearts - Spellbinders
Markers: Copic



WITH LOVE
Designer: Linda Beeson

Materials:
Cardstock – CutCardStock.com
Dot stamp – PaperTreyInk
Patterned paper – October Afternoon
Yellow stamp pad – Memento
Black Fluid Chalk stamp pad – Clearsnap
Butterfly die and embossing plate – Cuttlebug
With Love embossed border - Cuttlebug
Buttons
Rhinestones – Mark Richards, Inc.


Easter Bunny
Designer: Jeanne Streiff

Stamps - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
***Cardstock: Prism - Simply Smooth White, White, Iced Pink, Razzleberry Med
Ink: Ranger Distress Black Soot
Accessories: Copic markers, sponge, sewing machine, Prima flowers, pearls, ribbon from Offray


We can't wait to see your version of this week's sketch. To share your design you can click on this week's sketch image in the side bar. This will take you directly to the post where you can add your link. Please use a direct link to your card so the readers can easily find it.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

CPS Card Contest---WINNERS!!!

Tanya said this was a very hard decision with all of the talent displayed and I have to agree. I'm so glad I didn't have to choose! But, we now have the winners for the CPS Card Contest!! Each winner will have their card published in the "Sketchbook" column of the September 2009 issue of CardMaker magazine. Each will also receive a copy of Say It With Styleand CardMaker's Sketchbook-Birthday Celebration each from DRG Publishers. Now, with out further delay, the winners are:


and


Congrats ladies! Please send your contact info through the link in the side bar and I will get it to Tanya so she can let you know what to send and where.

CPS Anniversary Blog Hop

Time for the CPS Anniversary blog hop!!! The CPS designers have some great prizes on their personal blogs to give away to the wonderful CPS readers. Simply follow the trail through the participating blogs and leave a comment while you are there for your chance to win!! Winners will be announced on each blog on Tuesday ;)

Our journey begins with designer Charity Hassel.

CPS Cardmaker Card Contest

Just a quick note to let everyone know we are waiting on the final choices from Tanya, the editor of CardMaker. I will post the winners as soon as the information becomes available!! Thank you for your patience.

CPS Anniversary Week 3 Prize Winners

Wow! What a busy week it has been. How about some prize giveaways from our fabulous sponsors!? To claim your prize please send your contact info using the link in the sidebar.  There are some who have not claimed their prize from last week as well so please send that inof and I will get it to our sponsors asap. Also be sure to check out the CPS blog hop today and be watching for the CardMaker card contest winners!

This week's prize winners are:

Papertrey Friends 'Til the End Quick Kit & stamp set 

Papertrey Friends 'Til the End Quick Kit & stamp set 
140. Jilly

Starving  Artistamps Valentine Stamp Package

Sheetload Shortcuts Mega Sampler

Be watching each week for your chance to win as well by participating in our sketch challenges.  

Friday, February 13, 2009

Sponsor Spotlight - Sheetoad Shortcuts

Want to learn more about SheetLoad ShortCuts?

Launched in June of 2008, the sister site to SheetLoad of Cards (http://sheetload.blogspot.com/), is dedicated making your papercrafting quicker and easier. Everybody likes a short cut every now and then!

The first ShortCuts product, available for purchase since July 1, 2008, was Gift Card Holder Folders (GCHF) (http://sheetloadshortcuts.blogspot.com/2008/06/beginning-of-shortcuts.html).

The latest ShortCuts product, Clear & Frosted Card Blanks (http://sheetloadshortcuts.blogspot.com/2008/09/specifics-about-our-new-product-clear.html), will help you to make fabulous clear and frosted cards.

Make sure to check out the ShortCuts blog (http://sheetloadshortcuts.blogspot.com/) to see what the ShortCuts Design Team (http://sheetloadshortcuts.blogspot.com/2008/12/shortcuts-january-june-2009-design-team.html) has created with our products.

The prize up for grabs, from SheetLoad is a ShortCuts Mega Sampler! Included is five (5) of each current ShortCuts product; Gift Card Holder Folders in each of four (4) colors, Clear & Frosted Card Blanks, Clear & Frosted Full Sheets (Estimated Retail Value: $18.25)

Make sure to stop by the Online Shopping Mall at the ShortCuts site (http://shortcuts.sheetloadofcards.net/) to place your order. Use the Discount Code "CPSAnniv10" before February 20th to receive 10% off your order!!*
*10% will be taken off package price(s) only, not S/H charges

Thank you SheetLoad ShortCuts!

We can't wait to see your version of this week's sketch. To share your design you can click on this week's sketch image in the side bar. This will take you directly to the post where you can add your link. Please use a direct link to your card so the readers can easily find it.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

CPS102 Featuring Sheetload Shortcuts


Today you'll see the last of the designer cards for our 2nd Anniversary Celebration. But this is not the end, by far. Today and tomorrow we will learn more about our final design sponsor Sheetload Shortcuts. Then on Saturday is our second anniversary finale with prize drawings, a blog hop and the announcement of our card contest winner. You definitely don't want to miss it. Now for today's cards.

CPS102


CPS102 Designer Ideas sponsored by Sheetload Shortcuts


Sweet thoughts of you
designer: Charity Hassel
supplies:
Sheetload Shortcuts frosted card blank.
tags- Jenni Bowlin, 7Gypsies.
diecut- CosmoCricket
button- Chatterbox
chipboard word- K





Kissable
Designer: Sherry Wright
Sheetload Shortcuts frosted card base
Webster's Pages papers
Making Memories chipboard
Martha Stewart glitter
Vintage lace


Love You Forever
Designer: Debbie Olson
Card Base: Frosted Card Blank by ShortCuts (trimmed to 4-1/4" square)
Papers: Chemistry Collection by Cosmo Cricket
Cardstock: Berry Sorbet by PaperTrey Ink
Stamps: Heart Prints by PaperTrey Ink
Ink: Berry Sorbet (PaperTrey Ink), Antique Linen Distress ink (Ranger), Versamark (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Berry Sorbet Stitched grosgrain, Melon Berry and Ivory buttons (PaperTrey Ink), red button (Foof-a-La), Filigree detail white embossing powder (PaperTrey Ink)
Tools: Spellbinders Scalloped Nestability Square, Large EK Success heart punch that coordinates with the large PTI heart stamps, sewing machine






I love you
Designer: Lea Lawson
Supply List:
Transparent Cardbase: Shortcuts
Paper: American Crafts
Stickers: KI Memories
Chipboard: Rusty Pickle
Rhinestones: Darice
Lace: vintage, craft supply
Ink: Clearsnap
Border Punch: Martha Stewart Crafts
**We can't wait to see your version of this week's sketch. To share your design you can click on this week's sketch image in the blog side bar. This will take you directly to the post where you can add your link. Please use a direct link to your card so the readers can easily find it. A new post will be set up each week for the latest designs.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Sponsor Spotlight - Starving Artistamps

Starving Artistamps is delighted to sponsor the CPS blog.
Just in case you had your eye on any of those cute stamps the designers have used... here is a special discount just for CPS blog readers:

From now until 2/15/09 CPS blog readers can get 25% off all Starving Artistamps and DoodleFactory rubber stamps by entering this code in the discount code box: thanksCPS
The fine print:
This offer can not be combined with any other offer or special.This offer will apply to all new orders placed on the website between now thru 2/15/09 ESTEnter this code in the discount code box in the shopping cart and click recalculate, you should see the discount applied immediately. If you do not see the discount applied, do not continue through checkout, instead please contact us: strvingartistmp@aol.com
And now, check out the amazing prize from Starving Artistamps! These are the stamps that some of the CPS designers have been playing with . . . .and man, are they some FUN Valentine stamps!!!



Be sure to check out Starving Artistamps blog, and website!
Also go check out the talented designers for Starving Artistamps!

Thank you Starving Artistamps!

We can't wait to see your version of this week's sketch. To share your design you can click on this week's sketch image in the side bar. This will take you directly to the post where you can add your link. Please use a direct link to your card so the readers can easily find it.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

CPS102 Featuring Starving Artistamps



Today's sponsor is Starving Artistamps. Be sure and get your cards posted for this weeks sketch in order to have your name in the drawing for this week's prizes.

CPS102


CPS102 Designer Ideas featuring Starving Artistamps


Love Ya
Designer - Jeanne Streiff

***Stamps: Starving Artstamps - Rose, Love Ya!
***Cardstock: Prism - Simply Smooth White, White, Razzleberry Dark
Patterned Paper: Basic Grey
Ink: Ranger Distress Black Soot, Vintage Photo
Accessories: Copic markers, sponge, sewing machine, White Opal Liquid Pearls, pearls, Trim from Wrights

I'm Sweet On You
Designer Laura Williams

Supplies:
stamps - Starving Artistamps
cardstock - Bazzill
patterned paper - Doodlebug Designs
ink - Staz-On
jewels - Me And My Big Ideas
ribbon - Close To My Heart


XOXO
Designed By: Keri Lee Sereika
Supplies:
Stamps: Sweet on You - Starving Artist Stamps
***Cardstock: Intense Kiwi, Frosted Kiwi, Intense Pink, Frosted Pink Prismatics; Simply Smooth White - Prism Papers
Dies: Scalloped and Classic Heart Nesabilities - Spellbinders
Ink: Charcoal, Black Bird, Pink Pastel, Lime Pastel Fluid Chalk Ink - Clearsnap
Stickles - Ranger
Felt: Queen & Co.

Note: I stamped the black XOXO first, then masked it off, then stamped the pink x's & o's over top to get the layered look.



Title Sending Love
Designer Stacey Kingman
Supplies:
Stamps – Starving Astistamps
Cardstock – Prism (Kraft, Blush Red Dark)
Patterned Paper – My Mind’s Eye (Penny Lane)
Ink – Ranger Adirondack Earthtones Pitch Black
Punch – Fiskars
Other – Ribbon, Staples, thread




**We can't wait to see your version of this week's sketch. To share your design you can click on this week's sketch image in the blog side bar. This will take you directly to the post where you can add your link. Please use a direct link to your card so the readers can easily find it. A new post will be set up each week for the latest designs.