Saturday, March 31, 2012

Reader Ideas Week 4-1-12


This week's prize is sponsored by Kimber McGray. 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 #259 inspired card below by Saturday April 7th at 5pm CST to be entered into this week's prize drawing.







This Week's Winner (CPS 258)!

The winner of this week's prize sponsored by The Stamps of Life is:

#43 Lori McAree

Congratulations Lori!

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

Thursday, March 29, 2012

CPS 258 Part 3

Thank You
Designer Laura Williams

Stamps - The {Stamps} of Life
cardstock - Discount Cardstock
twine - The Twinery
ink - Clearsnap
patterned paper - Echo Park
jewels - Bazzill



Bloom
Designed by Lisa Silver

Supplies:
Stamps: moremums2love by The {Stamps} of Life
Ink: Licorice, Guava, and Tangerine Stephanie Barnard ColorBox dye inks by Clearsnap
Paper: Tangelo Dungaree and Solar White by DiscountCardstock.com
Other: pink ribbon by Offray, Clear Embossing powder, pearls and Corner rounder

Smile
Designer: Keri Lee Sereika

Supplies:
Stamps: The {Stamps} of Life - moremums2love, swirls4words
Ink: Clearsnap Fluid Chalk Ink - Chestnut Roan
Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: October Afternoon
Buttons: Buttons Galore & More - Gold Button Bulk
Ribbon & Trim : Unknown

Thanks
Designer: Kim Moreno

Materials:
Cardstock: Georgia Pacific
Stamps: Stamps Of Life ( Mums2Stamp)
Ink: Clearsnap
Twine: The Twinery
Pen: American Crafts
Flowers: Zva Creative

I Love You so Very Much!
Designer: Lea Lawson

 Supplies:
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics & Papertrey Ink
Paper/Jewels/Lace: Glitz Design
Stamps: The Stamps of Life (quote2love)
Ink: Clearsnap
Twine: My Mind's Eye
Pin: Maya Road
Corner Rounder: Creative Memories
Diecut Machine: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft
Dies: My Favorite Things & WPlus9
 
This week's prize is sponsored by: The Stamps of Life. 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, March 28, 2012

Sponsor Spotlight - The Stamps of Life


The Stamps of Life by Stephanie Barnard features high quality, clear stamps for stampers, card makers and scrapbookers. Their clear stamps are proudly made in the USA of high quality products. {They are the best clear stamps you'll find.}  Stephanie also has her own line of Colorbox ink pads, by Clearsnap . . . .and brand new DIES that coordinate with her stamps!

Join Stephanie's club, and receive some great perks, like $2 off every month, stamps shipped before any other orders, plus limited edition and exclusive club member stamps.. . .for FREE (3-4 times a year!)

Be sure to visit The Stamps of Life and see all of the cute stamps Stephanie Barnard has to offer, and keep checking in, because additional stamp sets and dies are released every month! You can also keep up with Stephanie at her blog.

Big thanks to Stephanie and The {Stamps} of Life for sponsoring
the CPS blog this week!

And now, enjoy some cards created by the The Stamps of Life Design Team!

From Jeanne Streiff


 From Beverly Sizemore:


From Emily Niehaus


From Kim Howard:



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, March 27, 2012

CPS 258 Part 2

LOVE IS PATIENT card
Designer: Linda Beeson
Materials:
Cardstock
Stamps - courtesy of The Stamps of Life
Black and red stamp pad
Distress brown stamp pad
Chalkboard spray - Tattered Angels
Self adhesive Rhinestones - Queen & Co.

Button Mums and Rainbows
Designer Deb Felts
Stamps, ink: The {Stamps of Life}
Card Stock:  Gina K
Designer paper:  Lawn Fawn
Buttons:  Basic Grey
Miscellaneous:  jute thread


Owl always be here for you

Designer-Vicki Garrett
Stamps, ink: The {Stamps of Life}
Cardstock-SU
Brads-Queen & Co.
Cuttle bug emboss folder-Sizzix Leaves Sizzlits


Designer:  Jen Buck

Stamps:  Sweet 'n Sassy {Pennant Party}
Ink:  Color Box {Mudslide, Tree Frog, Grape Slushy, Pinkolicious, Black}
Cardstock:  Michaels
Ribbon:  PTI
This week's prize is sponsored by: The Stamps of Life. 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, March 25, 2012

CPS 258 Part 1






Mum's The Word
Designer - Lee Murphy

Supplies:
Stamps - The Stamps Of Life Mums2stamp
Paper - Gina K. Designs
Ink - Memento, Copics
Accessories - Ribbon, Kaisercraft Rhinestones, Spellbinders Fancy Tags 1 and 2

Happy Birthday
Designer: Angie Hagist

Supplies:
Cardstock - Gina K, PaperTrey Ink
Stamps - Purple Onion Designs
Ink - Clearsnap
Markers - Copic
Twine - Really Reasonable Ribbon

Thinking of You
Designer - Jennie Harper

Stamps - The {Stamps} of Life Mums2stamp
Ink - Stephanie Barnard Artichoke and Strawberry (Clearnsap)
Cardstock - Gina K. Designs
Embossing Folder - Seeing Spots (ProvoCraft)
Die-namics: My Favorite Things
Twine -The Twinery

The Sky's the Limit
Designed by Lori Craig

Stamps: Kites2Fly - The {Stamps} of Life
Cardstock: Choice Cream - Taylored Expressions & Picadilly - Basic Grey
Ink: Mix'd Media Truffle - Clearsnap
Dies: Cloud Die-namics - MFT


Hello
Designed by Jeanne Streiff

Supplies:
Stamps & Die cuts: The Stamps of Life (butterfly2build, moremums4love, Butterfly Die set)
Papers: www.discountcardstock.com (Neenah Solar White 80#, Soot 80#)
Patterned papers: Basic Grey 
 Ink: Colorbox Premium Dye Ink by Stephanie Barnard (Avacado, Licorice)
Flower Soft: Ultra Fine Sage

This week's prize is sponsored by: The Stamps of Life. 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, March 24, 2012

Reader Ideas Week 3-25-12

This week's prize is sponsored by The Stamps of Life. 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 #258 inspired card below by Saturday March 31 at 5pm CST to be entered into this week's prize drawing.


This Week's Winner (CPS 257)!



The winner of this week's prize sponsored by Really Reasonable Ribbon is:


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

Friday, March 23, 2012

Friday Featured Fan is Back!!!

Hey all you fabulous CPS-ers!!!!!  Friday Featured Fan is back!!!!! 

Smiley from millan.net

This week's Fan is........................Christi Denton!!!!!!!!!!!!!   



You can check out her Stamp TV Gallery here:

Christi's Gallery

And here's her adorable card using this week's sketch...............



Want to be a CPS Featured Fan? You can post your take on the challenge to the CPS Fan page on Facebook or link your card here on the CPS Blog in our Reader's Ideas section each week and you could be next!


Smiley from millan.net

Thursday, March 22, 2012

CPS 257 Part 3

You're Special To Me
Designer Laura Williams

ribbon - Really Reasonable Ribbon (Seam Binding Black)
sticker - SRM Stickers
patterned paper - October Afternoon
cardstock - Discount Cardstock
jewels - Want2Scrap




Love
Designed by Lisa Silver

Supplies:
Embellishments: Bakers twine and satin ribbon by Really Reasonable Ribbon
Paper: Solar White, Wagon Red Dungaree, Pretty Pink Doublemate by Discount Cardstock
Other: corner rounder, metal dies by Spellbinder and PTI, Whimsy embossing folder by Quickutz, sticker by EAD

 Enjoy
Designer: Keri Lee Sereika
Supplies:
Ribbon: Really Reasonable Ribbon Seam Binding: Summer Rose & MossGreen
Stamps: Impression Obsession
Ink: Tsukineko Memento - Tuxedo Black
Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: My Minds Eye - Ooh La La for Her
Embellishment: Pink Crystal

More Sugar!
Card stock:  Gina K 
Stamps:  The Cat's Pajamas 
Ink:  Memento
Designer Paper:  We R Memory Keepers
Dies:  Spellbinders
Punch, glass "gumdrops:"  Martha Stewart

Thinking of You
Designer: Kim Moreno

Materials:
Cardstock: Core'dinations
Patterned Paper: Echo Park
Stamps: PSA Essentials
Stickers: Echo Park
Ribbon: Reasonable RibbonButton: Fancy Pants
Twine: The Twinery
Ink: Clearsnap
This week's prize is sponsored by: Really Reasonable Ribbon. 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, March 21, 2012

Sponsor Spotlight - Really Reasonable Ribbon


Really Reasonable Ribbon has been meeting the ribbon needs of crafters, wedding planners, rubberstampers, scrapbookers and the artistic community for over 10 years.  We offer great wholesale pricing on full spools of many of our styles, and really reasonable discount retail pricing on ribbon by the yard.
Our large selection of ribbon styles includes a variety of colors and widths in grosgrain, organza, gingham, satin, ric rac, twill tape, velvet, bakers twine, jute and much more.
We offer convenient online shopping, FAST shipping and GREAT ribbon prices.
You can also visit our blog www.reasonableribbon.blogspot.com for daily posts with creative projects featuring ribbon along with two fun challenges on the 1st and the 15th of each month.

Really Reasonable Ribbon is offering up a $15 gift certificate to a lucky cardmaker this week!!!

And now, enjoy some cards created by the RRR design team!





Special thanks to Really Reasonable Ribbon, for sponsoring the CPS blog this week!
Be sure to stop by the RRR website, and blog for great shopping and inspiration!


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, March 20, 2012

CPS 257 Part 2


SKETCH 257 - CELEBRATE card
Designer: Linda Beeson
Materials:
Ribbon courtesy of Really Reasonable Ribbon
Cardstock
Patterned paper - Digital kit/Design House Digital/Woodsong collection
Cricut cartridge for the owl, leaves and sentiment word

Honey Bear
Designer Tami Mayberry
Supplies:
Ribbon: Really Reasonable Ribbon (brown mini ric rac, aqua seam binding)
Touch Twin Markers: (GY173, Y35, YR33, B171, BR92, 0 Colorless Blender)
Stamps: Inky Antics (Bee Benton Clear Set)
Patterned paper: My Mind's Eye
Circle dies: Spellbinders
Clear gems (colored with  YR33 Touch Twin Marker): Want2Scrap

Brighter Days
Designer Latisha Yoast
Supplies:
Stamps: Mint Motif & Lawn Fawn
Cardstock: white
Ink: Clearsnap & Memento
Marker: Copics




A Happy Birthday-Designer Vicki Garrett
Stamps-The {Stamps} of Life
Ribbon-Really Reasonable Ribbon
Dies-Newly Release Dragon Flies by The {Stamps} of Life
DP-Basic Grey Kiyoshi
Stickles-Border Punch by EK Success
Nestabilities-Ink Eggplant SU!

designer:  Jen Buck

Stamps:  Unity Stamp Co.
Patterned Paper:  My Minds Eye
Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon
Card Stock:  Michaels

This week's prize is sponsored by: Really Reasonable Ribbon. 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, March 18, 2012

CPS 257 Part 1




Dream Big
Designer - Jennie Harper
Ribbon: Really Reasonable Ribbon
Stamps: Gina K. Designs
Ink: Clearnsap
Cardstock: Gina K. Designs
Die: Spellbinders


Thanks Teacher
Designer - Angie Hagist

Supplies:
Ribbon: Really Reasonable Ribbon
Stamps- Paper Smooches
Ink- Clearnsap
Cardstock- Gina K. Designs, Bazzill
Markers - Copic




Snow Play
Designer - Lee Murphy

Supplies:
Aqua Organza - Really Reasonable Ribbon
Stamps - There She Goes
Cardstock - Gina K. Designs
Accessories - Spellbinders, Cuttlebug, Stickles, Pearls


Pretty Pink Flower
By Jeanne Streiff

 Ribbon: Really Reasonable Ribbon (Leaves Pink)
Stamps: Outlines Rubber Stamps (C-659 Striped Petals Small, D-658 Striped Petals Med, E-657 Striped Petals Lg, G-656 Striped Petals Xtra Lg )
Papers: Cardstock – www.DiscountCardstock.com (Pop-Tones Pink Lemonade 100#, Bazzill Prismatic Blush Red Dark 70#)
Ink: Colorbox Archival Dye Ink (Dark Cherry)
Rhinestones: Lt. Siam Size 30
Die cuts: Sizzix eclips (657149 Basic Shapes, 657150 Edges )


This week's prize is sponsored by: Really Reasonable Ribbon. 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, March 17, 2012

Reader Ideas Week of 3-18-12

This week's prize is sponsored by Really Reasonable Ribbon 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 #257 inspired card below by Saturday March 24 at 5pm CST to be entered into this week's prize drawing.


This Week's Winner (CPS 256)

The winner of this week's prize sponsored by Bombshell Stamps is:

#30 Tina

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

Thursday, March 15, 2012

CPS 256 Part 3

Remember
Designer Laura Williams

Supplies:
patterned paper, rub-ons - October Afternoon
cardstock - Discount Cardstock
ribbon - Really Reasonable Ribbon
twine - May Arts



Happy Birthday
Designed by Lisa Silver

Supplies:
Stamps: Stitches & Swirls, Birthday Bash Sentiments and Library Card by PTI
Ink: Colorbox Lime Pastel, Sea Crystal and Blackbird Fluid Chalk inks by Clearsnap
Paper: Kraft, Blu Raspberry, Sour Apple, Snow Cone and Spearmint Pop-Tones cardstocks by DiscountCardstock.com
Other: Twine by The Twinery, flower by Prima Marketing, white gel pen by Signo, library card die by PTI, corner rounder, piercing tool

 Hello, Friend
Designer: Lea Lawson

Supplies:
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink
Paper/Brad: My Mind's Eye
Stamps: The Cat's Meow
Ink: Clearsnap & Tim Holtz
Ribbon: The Cat's Pajamas
Jewels: Glitz Design
Chipboard: Tattered Angels
Flowers: Michael's brand
Glitter: DecoArt
Dies: My Favorite Things & Spellbinders
Diecut Machine: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft

It's a Girl
Designer: Kim Moreno

Materials:
Cardstock: Core'dinations
Patterned Paper: Making Memories
Lace: Unknown
Stick pin: Fancy Pants
Flowers and Pearls: Zva Creative
Stamps: PSA Essentials
Punch: Marcy Uchida (scall. circle), Martha Stewart (border)
Corner Rounder: Creative Memories


This week's prize is sponsored by: Bombshell 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.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Sponsor Spotlight - Bombshell Stamps

     Bombshell Stamps are deeply etched red rubber stamps that feature a variety of designs. Known for Vintage tattoo stamps and Pin-ups, Bombshell has expanded to include other designs. Our Hot Rod Classic collection features cars and motorcycles inspired by the hot rod kustom kulture and rockabilly scenes. The Sugar Skull collection embodies the festive Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration in an old carved, woodcut style. Digital designs are a recent addition to Bombshell's line.

     Bombshell's website features links to the stamps, to our forum, design team info, gallery, and blog. We have monthly sketch and themed challenges as well as a monthly blog hop that is open to all. 

We're currently holding a design team call for the next six guest designers, aka Pin-ups.

Link to Bombshell's Web Page: http://www.bombshellstamps.com/homebase.html


Link to Bombshell's Blog: http://bombshellstamps.blogspot.com/

And now, some cards created by the Bombshell Stamps designers!





Big thanks to Bombshell Stamps for sponsoring the CPS blog this week! 
Be sure to visit the Bombshell Stamps blog and website!

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.