Tuesday, January 31, 2012

CPS 5th Anniversary Day 3 with Angie Hagist and Gina K Designs


Welcome to Day 3 of the CPS 5th Anniversary Celebration.

Hi everyone! My name is Angie Hagist and I've been a designer here at CPS since the summer of 2009. I was so thrilled when Tami asked me to join and I am just as thrilled today to be celebrating the 5th Anniversary with her and the rest of the CPS team!

I've been scrapbooking and cardmaking for years and have been lucky enough to work with some of the best paper craft companies and magazines along with way. I don't blog, but you can see what I'm up to at some other fun places online:



For today’s sketch I chose CPS #54.


My Card
Tickled Pink
Supplies:
Paper - Bazzill, Discount Cardstock
Ink - Clearsnap
Markers - Copic

I wasn't part of the team when this sketch was first posted, but it's one of my favorites from the sketch archives. You can see what the other designers came up with on the original posts here:


This sketch is one of the two being sponsored by Gina K Designs .
Gina K Designs can also be found on Facebook and The Gina K Designs Blog.

To be entered for a chance to win the anniversary prize from Gina K Designs simply post a direct link to your newly created card using this sketch in the Mr Linky section at the end of this post. (Cards not created specifically for the anniversary celebration will be disqualified). Each sponsor will be sponsoring two days of sketches so that’s at least two chances to win!

Now, of course you won’t want to stop with just this one sketch! Sketches will be posted on the CPS blog from Sunday January 29 thru Sunday February 12 for a total of 15 sketches. All readers who complete all 15 sketches featured throughout our Anniversary celebration will also be entered into the grand prize drawing! This prize pack includes a prize from all of our CPS Anniversary sponsors (listed below)


Deadline for entry in both the individual and grand prize drawings is midnight Saturday February 18. Winners will be verified and be announced on Friday February 24, 2012 on both the blog and CPS Fan page on Facebook.

Monday, January 30, 2012

CPS 5th Anniversary Day 2 with Linda Beeson and Gina K Designs

Welcome to day 2 of the CPS 5th Anniversary Celebration. 

Thanks for joining us on day 2. 
I'm Linda Beeson and I have had the privilege of being part of the Card Positioning Systems team since it's very beginning.  I can remember when Tami asked me if I wanted to take part and even though I really didn't know exactly what she was planning, I am always up for a challenge.  I am so glad I said yes because this has been such a fun adventure.  I have found the value of using sketches for creating.  Too many times I just don't know where to start and a sketch gives me just the right lanching pad.  Plus, in being part of the team, it is always fun to see how each team member translates the sketch.  Since I started rubber stamping something like over 20 years ago, I have been a fan of making cards for a very long time.  Be sure to stop by my blog, PaperCutting Kind of Day, you can see what I am usually up too and you can also go back and see my many CPS sketch cards. 

For today’s sketch I chose CPS # 166.  When I went to decide on a sketch to use, I found it even hard to pick since there were so many I would have loved to have used with this stamp set.

 

My Card


Materials:
Cardstock
Stamp set courtesy of Gina K stamps
Patterned paper - Little Yellow Bicycle
Spellbinder Nestabilities die
Copic markers
Chalkboard Glimmer Mist - Tatterned Angels
Circle cuttter - Kreaxions
Black stamp pad - ColorBox/Clearsnap
Liquid Pearls - Ranger


Here is a link to the set that I used - Stately Flowers 1.  I love the variety of flowers that are in this set.


This sketch is one of the two being sponsored by Gina K Designs.  
Gina K Designs can also be found on Facebook and The Gina K Designs Blog.

To be entered for a chance to win the anniversary prize from  Gina K Designs.  simply post a direct link to your newly created card using this sketch in the Mr Linky section at the end of this post.  (Cards not created specifically for the anniversary celebration will be disqualified).  Each sponsor will be sponsoring two days of sketches so that’s at least two chances to win!  
Now, of course you won’t want to stop with just this one sketch!  Sketches will be posted on the CPS blog from Sunday January 29 thru Sunday February 12 for a total of 15 sketches. All readers who complete all 15 sketches featured throughout our Anniversary celebration will also be entered into the grand prize drawing! This prize pack includes a prize from all of our CPS Anniversary sponsors (listed below)

Deadline for entry in both the individual and grand prize drawings is midnight Saturday February 18. Winners will be verified and be announced on Friday February 24, 2012 on both the blog and CPS Fan page on Facebook.


Thanks for visiting, Linda Beeson, Design Team member

Sunday, January 29, 2012

CPS 5th Anniversary Day 1 with Tami Mayberry and CardMaker Magazine


Welcome to Day 1 of the CPS 5th Anniversary Celebration.

Hello CPS friends!! Tami here. I am so happy you stopped by for the beginning of our five year anniversary.

Some of you have been with us since CPS started way back in February of 2007, including some of the designers you will meet over the next 15 days! Others are new to the site. Upon celebrating our one year anniversary I explained exactly where the title CPS came from. If you're curious to know you can find out all the details in this post.

Throughout the next 15 days you will be introduced to each member of the current CPS design team. Today, I will introduce myself since I've asked everyone else to do it and I can't easily get out of it ;).

CPS has been a big part of what I do over the past 5 years and contributed to meeting some of the greatest designers, companies and of course, card makers around. In addition to creating sketches for CPS and scheduling sponsors and such I am and writer and designer for CardMaker magazine/DRG publishers, CardMaker blog team member, Designer/Illustrator for Gina K Designs, Design Team Lead / Social Media for Scor-pal, Designer for The Stamps of Life, ARTisan and Product Education Specialist for Shinhan Art Materials and Momenta D-Lite team member.

You can see more of my work and keep up with what I am up to in a few different places:

My Blog
Facebook
Pinterest
Twitter

I'd love for you to stop by and say hello and give me a chance to get to know you better!

For today’s sketch I chose CPS #136


When I picked this sketch I hadn't looked back at the past posts using it. Ironically, when I went back to find the original sketch I found that it was sponsored by Gina K Designs! The same brand of stamps I used for my 5th anniversary card! Not only that, it was the sketch that contained cards with the very first stamp set I created for GKD!

Weird, huh?

Here is the card I created with this same sketch in 2007:

If you would like to see the past ideas using this sketch you can find them here:
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

And here is my card for the anniversary celebration.
Featuring a sneak peek stamps from my new set, Girl Talk, that will be available on Tuesday evening along with my other stamps at Gina K Designs.



Supplies:
Stamps: Gina K Designs (Girl Talk-available Tuesday 1/31/12)
Patterned papers: Cosmo Cricket
Markers: Shinhan Touch Twin
Dies: Spellbinders


This anniversary kick off sketch is being sponsored by CardMaker Magazine.


In addition to the magazine site you can also visit the Cardmaker Fan Page and CardMaker blog

To be entered for a chance to win the anniversary prize from CardMaker Magazine simply post a direct link to your newly created card using this sketch (#136) in the Mr Linky section at the end of this post. (Cards not created specifically for the anniversary celebration will be disqualified). Each sponsor will be sponsoring two days of sketches so that’s at least two chances to win!

Now, of course you won’t want to stop with just this one sketch! Sketches will be posted on the CPS blog from Sunday January 29 thru Sunday February 12 for a total of 15 sketches. All readers who complete all 15 sketches featured throughout our Anniversary celebration will also be entered into the grand prize drawing! This prize pack includes a prize from all of our CPS Anniversary sponsors (listed below)


Deadline for entry in both the individual and grand prize drawings is midnight Saturday February 18. Winners will be verified and be announced on Friday February 24, 2012 on both the blog and CPS Fan page on Facebook.


Saturday, January 28, 2012

CPS 5th Anniversary Celebration starts tomorrow morning!



There will be no "Reader Ideas" post this week as tomorrow kicks off our 3 week long 5th Anniversary celebration!! 15 sketches, 8 prizes, one grand prize and lots of fun!! 

More info tomorrow at 6am CDT!
Hope to see you there!

This Week's Winner (CPS 252)

The winner of this week's prize sponsored by Taylored Expressions is: Betty Benton

Please send you contact information using the link at the top of the page. Winners have one week to claim their prize.





Thursday, January 26, 2012

CPS 252 Part 3

Make A Wish
Designed by Lisa Silver

Supplies:
Stamps: Make a Wish stamp set by Taylored Expressions
Ink: Walnut Stain Distress ink by Ranger
Paper: Kraft 80# and Suede Brown Dark from DiscountCardstock.com
Patterned Paper: Splendid by Authentique
Other: 1/4" corner rounder by EK Success, precision scissors, oval die by Spellbinders, star strip die
Copic markers: R35, E57

Chillin'
Designer Laura Williams

Supplies:
stamps - Unity Stamp Company
patterned paper - My Mind's Eye
cardstock - Discount Cardstock
border diecuts - Bazzill
markers - Shinhan Touch Twin

Love is in the Air
Designer: Kim Moreno

Materials:
Cardstock: Core'dinations
Patterned Paper: Crate Paper
Stickers: Crate Paper
Stamps: Taylored Expressions "Love Everywhere" set
Ribbon: Offray
Pearls: Zva Creative
Ink: Clearsnap- Stephanie Barnard (Guava), Storage Unit Inks (Cityscape), Papertrey Ink (Hawaiian Shores)
Punch: Marvy Uchida

 Filled With Love
Designer: Lea Lawson

Supplies:
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink
Paper/Stickers/Transparency: Glitz Design
Stamps: Taylored Expressions (Love Wreath set)
Ink: Tsukineko & Tim Holtz
Ribbon/Twine: May Arts
Flowers/Pearls: Michael's brand
 Colored Pencils: Heidi Swapp
Corner Rounder: Creative Memories


Happy Birthday 2 You
Designer: Keri Lee Sereika
Supplies:
Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Papers: My Minds Eye
Ink: Tsukineko - Memento Rich Cocoa
Stamps: Gina K Designs
Twine: The Twinery - Cappuccino
Pearls - Unknown

This week's prize is sponsored by: TAYLORED EXPRESSIONS. Be sure to check here each Wednesday to see what you could win along with some great samples from our sponsor.
To enter this week's random drawing simply share your design with the CPS readers. Simply 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, January 25, 2012

Sponsor Spotlight - Taylored Expressions

Taylored Expressions is an online store full of whimsical stamps, coordinating kits, and fresh ideas. You’ll find everything you need to satisfy your creative sweet tooth!

Taylored Expressions is offering a stamp set of the winner's choice, to a lucky cardmaker this week!

Now, enjoy some great cards created by the Taylored Expressions designers!




Great big thanks to Taylored Expressions, for sponsoring the CPS blog this week!


To enter this week's random drawing simply share your design with the CPS readers. Simply 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, January 24, 2012

CPS 252 Part 2

A Skinny Chef
Designer Tami Mayberry
Stamps: Taylored Expressions (What's Cookin')
Apron and pocket die: Taylored Expressions
Patterned papers: My Mind's Eye
Ribbon: May Arts


SKETCH 252 – THANK YOU FOR BEING MY FRIEND card
Designer Linda Beeson
Materials:
Stamp set courtesy of Taylored Expressions
Cardstock – Core’dinations
X-Press Blending Cardstock – Copic
Patterned paper – Yours Truly mini pad/Echo Park
Stamp pads – Dark Cherry/ColorBox/Clearsnap and Orchid Pastel/ColorBox/Clearsnap
Spellbinders Nestabilities die shape
Liquid Pearls/Ranger
Corner rounder punch – Bind It All
Foam tape – 3M


I Only Have Eye for You!
Designer Deb Felts
Stamp Set:  Love Monsters, courtesy of Taylored Expressions
Card stock, ribbon, adhesive foam:  Taylored Expressions
Designer paper:  Authentique
Markers:  Copic
Dies:  Spellbinders
Twine:  My Mind's Eye
Miscellaneous:  button

I Love You
Designer Latisha Yoast
Stamp Set: Love Monster courtesy of Taylored Expressions
Cardstock: white & kraft
Pattern Paper: Pebbles
Die: Spellbinders Classic Circles lg
Tools: corner rounders
Stickers: Helmar foam tape
Trim: red satin
Markers: Copic
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black


designer:  Jennifer Buck

Stamps:  Unity Stamp Co.
Patterned Paper:  American Crafts
Ribbon & Card Stock: PTI
Ink:  Copics
Spellbinders

This week's prize is sponsored by: Taylored Expressions.. Be sure to check here each Wednesday to see what you could win along with some great samples from our sponsor.
To enter this week's random drawing simply share your design with the CPS readers. Simply 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, January 22, 2012

CPS 252 Part 1



Embracing Beauty
designed by Lori Craig

Embracing Beauty - Taylored Expressions
Heart 6x6 pad - Crate Paper & kraft cardstock
Warm Red Colorbox Chalk Pad - Clearsnap
circle & blossom dies - Spellbinders
twine, random flower & button



Thanks
Designer: Angie Hagist

Supplies:
Cardstock - Discount Cardstock
Ribbon - May Arts
Stamp - Paper Smooches
Ink - Clearsnap
Markers - Touch Twin
Glitter Glue - Stickles
Die cuts - Sizzix (Stephanie Barnard)

Everything Beautiful
Designer - Jennie Harper

Stamps: Layers of Color
Ink: Tsukineko
Cardstock: Stampin' Up!
Dies: Spellbinders


Celebrate!
Designed by Jeanne Streiff

Supplies:
Stamps/dies: Taylored Expressions (Sky's the Limit, Fly Your Flag 3)
Ink: Clearsnap Colorbox Premium Dye Ink (Strawberry, Licorice)
Papers: DiscountCardstock.com (Neenah Solar White 80#, Galaxy Gold 65#, Really Red 80#), Kaisercraft





Dogwoods
Designer - Lee Murphy

Supplies:
Stamps and Cardstock - Gina K. Designs
Ink - Memento, Copics
Bling - Kaisercraft
Ribbon - BasicBasic
Embossing Folder - Cuttlebug

This week's prize is sponsored by: Taylored Expressions. Be sure to check here each Wednesday to see what you could win along with some great samples from our sponsor.
To enter this week's random drawing simply share your design with the CPS readers. Simply 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, January 21, 2012

This Week's Winner (CPS 251) (CPS 249)

The winner of this week's prize from Sweet n Sassy Stamps is:



We also missed announcing the winner of the Clear Dollar Stamps sketch (249). The winner of that prize is

Donna Baker


Winners please send your contact info using the link at the top of the page.
Winners have one week to claim their prize.


Reader Ideas - Week of 1/22/2012

This week's prize is sponsored by Taylored Expressions Be sure to check here on Wednesday to see what you could win along with ideas from our sponsor. Please post a direct link to the page featuring your CPS #252 inspired card below by Saturday January 28 at 5pm CST to be entered into this week's prize drawing.


Thursday, January 19, 2012

CPS 251 Part 3

You Complete Me
Designer Laura Williams

Supplies:
stamps - Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps
cardstock - Discount Cardstock
patterned paper - Simple Stories
ink - Clearsnap 
markers - Touch Twin 
pearls - Close To My Heart

Let's Fly Away
Designed by Lisa Silver

Supplies:
Stamps: Take Off by The Cat's Pajamas Stamps
Ink: Black Soot Distress ink by Ranger
Paper: Kraft (80#), Solar White by Neenah, Post Bright Blue Dungaree, Posh Wagon Red Dungaree, and Posh Citrus Lime Dungaree from DiscountCardstock.com
Other: Cloud die, square punch by EK Success, precision scissors
Copic Markers: R20, R27, 0, E40, E42, E47, E49, T3, T7
Thinking of You
Designer: Keri Lee Sereika

Supplies:
Stamps: Impression Obsession, Puttin' on the Ritz
Ink: Tsukineko & Clearsnap
Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye
Cardstock
Embellishments: Striped Ribbon & Mini Brad
Circle Punch

Together
Designer: Lea Lawson

Supplies:
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink
Paper: Glitz Design
Stamps: Sweet N Sassy (Snowflake Flourish set) 
Ink: Clearsnap
Ribbon/Jewel: Bo Bunny
Pearls: Kaiser Craft
Buttons: American Crafts
Twine: May Arts
Sandpaper

With Deepest Sympathy
Designer: Kim Moreno

Materials:
Cardstock: Core'dinations
Patterned Paper: Echo Park
Flowers: Zva Creative
Stamps: Sweet n Sassy
Ribbon: Offray
Pins: Jillibean Soup (gr. and yellow), Heidi Grace (heart)
Ink: Clearsnpap- Colorbox Archival Dye Inkpad (Pinkolicious, Mermaid, Grape Slushy, Tea Frog)
Punch: Marvy Uchida
Sticker: SRM Stickers

This week's prize is sponsored by: SWEET N SASSY. Be sure to check here each Wednesday to see what you could win along with some great samples from our sponsor.
To enter this week's random drawing simply share your design with the CPS readers. Simply 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, January 18, 2012

Sponsor Spotlight - Sweet'n Sassy Stamps


"Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps is excited and honored to be sponsoring our friends at CPS again for sketch #251!  In fact, we have a special treat for you fine CPS fans.....use code CPS251 to save 15% off your Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps order this week ONLY.......it's just a small way to say thanks for inviting us back :). 

We're celebrating a brand new release this month, 8 NEW stamp sets & 3 NEW Die Sets, so be sure to check out all the new goodies!"


And one lucky cardmaker this week is going to win this darling clear stamp set and heart dies, thanks to Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps!


Now onto, some beautiful inspiration from the SNS designers!





Great big THANKS to Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps for this week's sponsorship! 

To enter this week's random drawing simply share your design with the CPS readers. Simply 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, January 17, 2012

CPS 251 part 2


I Woof You
Designer Tami Mayberry
Stamps: Sweet n Sassy Stamps
Ink: Clearsnap
Markers: Shinhan Touch Twin
Ribbon die: My Favorite Things
Heart punch
Gems: Want2Scrap


designer:  Jen Buck
Patterned Papers & Things:  Jillibean Soup
White & Kraft Card Stock
Misc:  Button


SKETCH 251 – STRENGTH AND SHIELD card
Designer Linda Beeson
Materials:
Stamp set courtesy of Sweet ‘n Sassy
Cardstock – Core’dinations
X-Press Blending Cardstock – Copic
Copic markers
Patterned paper – Cupboard/Farmhouse Collection/Crate Paper
Black stamp pad – Clearsnap
Clear embossing powder
Self adhesive pearls – Queen & Co.
Corner rounder punch - Fiskars



This week's prize is sponsored by: Sweet n Sassy Stamps. Be sure to check here each Wednesday to see what you could win along with some great samples from our sponsor.
To enter this week's random drawing simply share your design with the CPS readers. Simply 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, January 15, 2012

CPS 251 part 1




I Love You Very Muchly
designed by Lori Craig

Build-a-Bingo & Merry Wishes - The Cat's Pajamas
Paper Heart collection - Crate Paper
Strawberry & Chocolate ColorBox dye ink - Clearsnap
misc heart dies - Taylored Expressions and MFT Stamps



Lets Shell-ebrate!
Designer: Angie Hagist

Supplies:
Cardstock - Discount Cardstock
Patterned Paper - Jillibean Soup
Stamps - Paper Smooches, Kim Hughes CHF
Ink - Clearsnap
Markers - Touch Twin

Happy Wishes
Designer - Jennie Harper

Stamps - Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps
Ink - ColorBox Chalk Dark Brown, Popcorn and Archival Putty (Clearsnap)
Cardstock - Gina K. Designs
Patterned Paper - Echo Park
Bling - Want2Scrap
Dies - Spellbinders


Hi, Hot Stuff!
Designer Jeanne Streiff

Supplies:
Stamps:  Sweet N Sassy (SNS-12-010 Punny Fruits & Veggies)
Ink: Clearsnap  Colorbox Premium Dye Ink (Chocolate, Licorice)
Papers: DiscountCardstock.com (Neenah Solar White 80#, Midnight Black,Really Red 80#)
 Markers: ShinHan Touch Twin (see above)


Miracles
Designer: Lee Murphy

Stamps: Everyday Miracles by Sweet & Sassy Stamps
Cardstock: Gina K. Designs
DP: Basic Grey
Pearls: Kaisercraft


This week's prize is sponsored by: Sweet n Sassy Stamps. Be sure to check here each Wednesday to see what you could win along with some great samples from our sponsor.
To enter this week's random drawing simply share your design with the CPS readers. Simply 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.