Wednesday, May 26, 2010


Hello.  This is just a quick note that I've posted a project on the Stamp N Plus Scrap N blog with a tribute to school.  I hope you'll stop by to visit.


CPS Sketch # 168 - The {Stamps} of Life

Hello again!!  It's time for another CPS sketch.  This week's sponsor is the {Stamps} of Life.

Thanks So Much

Inchies were the perfect palette for this sketch.  I love using chipboard inchies, not just because they stamp and ink wonderfully, but they add a bit of height and dimension.

The images from the Thanks2You set just matched perfectly with the Kioshi paper.  Don't you just love when that happens?

Be sure to stop by the CPS blog for more designer inspiration.  If you design with us, you could have a chance to win a prize pack from the {Stamps} of Life.  I hope you'll join us this week!

Thanks for visiting,
Stamps: Thanks2You by The Stamps of Life
Ink: Angel Pink, Sweet Plum and Tuxedo Black Memento ink by Tsukineko
Paper: Solar White Classic Crest by Neenah, Baby Pink Light by Bazzill, White inchies by Inchie Arts, LLC
Patterned Paper: Kioshi by Basic Grey
Tools: Circle punches by EK Success, corner rounder by Zutter, Sponge

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

CPS Sketch # 167 - Stamp N Plus Scrap N

Hello!  I have a new CPS project to share with you.  You might want to put on sunglasses before you go too far.  This card is BRIGHT!

This week, Stamp N Plus Scrap N is sponsoring the Card Positioning System's team.  My card uses a SUPER fun Stamp N Plus stamp set called Feelin Groovy.

Feel'n Groovy

Yep... it's BRIGHT!  But, I warned you. Hah!  But the image just seemed to call for some groovy colors. I colored the bug with copic markers and added a bit of Glossy Accents to the windows. Overall, it's a simple card.  And bright.  But I mentioned that, didn't I?  Sorry - can't hear myself over the loud.

Quick Tip: Look to your cardstock scraps to make a custom paper. It's a great way to use all those little bits and pieces we hesitate to throw out.

If you join the CPS crew on the sketch, you can win a prize package from Stamp N Plus Scrap N. Always a great thing!

Thanks for stopping by,

Stamps: Feelin Groovy (SAS-525) stamp set by Stamp N Plus Scrap N
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento ink by Tsukineko
Paper: Primary colors and black cardstock by Bazzill, Solar White Classic Crest by Neenah
Tools: 1" circle punch by EK Success, Nestabilities by Spellbinder, Glossy Accents by Ranger, precision scissors
Color media: Copic markers by Imagination International (R22, R24, R27, BG0000, N3, N5, N7)

Wednesday, May 12, 2010


This is just a quick note to let you know I've posted another project at the Stamp N Plus Scrap N blog.  I'd love it if you came to visit!


CPS Sketch # 166 - JustRite Stampers

I hope everyone is having a good week.  We're knee deep in dust and dirt this week... I just LOVE home renovations.  NOT.  I only love the results.  Hah!

But, the good news is that I have a new CPS sketch project to share with you today.  This week's sponsor is JustRite Stampers.  Their unique stamp design and diverse image / font range make them a versatile addition to any stamp collection.

Stitched with Love

I had a BALL with this sketch!   As soon as I saw the images in the set, I knew I'd pair them with papers from the Thrift Shop October Afternoon papers.  I played off the vintage feel by inking the edge of my image with Old Paper Distress ink.  It's a perfect match, in real life.  For the side, I created a custom looped bow from tape measure twill tape.  I added a few stitches to hold it in place.

Stop by the CPS blog for the sketch this week and for more designer inspiration.  And we'd love it if you join along.  You could win a JustRite Stampers prize pack.

Thanks for visiting,

Stamps: Stitched with Love Set (JB-09730) and 2-3/8" Wooden Stamper (JB-08410) by JustRite Stampers
Ink: Old Paper and Black Soot Distress inks by Ranger
Paper: Simply Kraft and Simply Smooth Vanilla by CHF
Patterned Paper: The Thrift Shop by October Afternoon
Embellishments: Trinket pins by Maya Road, ruler twill by Red Lead, Crocheted red lace by May Arts
Tools: Sewing machine and thread, clear embossing powder by Ranger, Corner rounder by Zutter
Color media: Copics by Imagination International (R35, R37, R39, E55, E59, W, 0)

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

CPS Sketch # 165 - Taylored Expressions

It's that time of the week - a new CPS sketch and a new sponsor.  The sponsor this week is Taylored Expressions.  I'm a frequent shopper at Taylored Expressions, so I can speak with authority - there's a great selection of stamps, supplies and the service is excellent!

Thank you
I created the patterned panel by repeatedly stamping the flower.  For a softer, more delicate look, I stamped in Pumice Stone Distress ink and embossed.  I colored each flower with Copic markers.  It's a really "stampy" card, but I love that I can make a patterned paper with the images in a stamp set... that perfectly match the theme.  And the colors always match!  hah!

I hope you'll stop by the CPS blog for more designer inspiration.  We'd love it if you join along with us - and you may be a prize winner!

Thanks for visiting!
Stamps: CreativiTEA stamp set by Taylored Expressions
Ink: Pumice Stone and Black Soot Distress inks by Ranger
Paper: Natural White Classic Crest by Neenah, Core'dinations, Simply Kraft cardstock by CHF
Embellishments: Pearls by Recollections
Tools: Corner rounder by Zutter, sanding block
Color media: Copics by Imagination International (R81, R82, R85, R89, W1, 0, YG91, YG93, YG95)

All set for Mother's Day?

Can you believe it's almost Mother's Day?  Where has this year gone?!?

I've posted a project today on the Stamp N Plus Scrap N blog that fits in with the theme... and if only I were ready with everything else, life would be good.

Thanks for visiting,