Monday, April 20, 2009

Using my stash, CPS and some photos to share!

So, not only is this card created with the Card Positioning Systems sketch for this week but I also reached into my stash to create it! I am the kind that always wants to play with the very latest papers I have purchased and yet I have this amazing stash of papers that one day were the new ones, yet they are neglected now. I love Scenic Route papers so I can't think of them as being "old"! I love this particular collection and this pattern just made me think of a very happy card for the birthday boy.
The stars were simply cut out of the patterned paper and I did add them to the card with foam tape so that there was some added dimension. I used some zig zag scissors to cut the orange paper and distressed it a little bit.
I wanted to share some photos with you too.

April of last year we were driving through Oregon and I remembered online friends talking about a Tulip Festival so we made sure we checked out the dates and you can imagine how happy I was that it was still going on on the day we would drive through that area. It is actually in Woodburn which is not all that far from Portland. I created a little collage of some of my favorite photos from that day using Picasa 3. Here is a link to the Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

SKETCH 112 – HAPPY BIRTHDAY-STARS card
Materials:
Cardstock – Prism
Patterned paper – Metropolis/Paradise Lane/Scenic Route
Zig zag scissors
Mini brads – Recollections/Michaels
Happy Birthday rub-on – Deja Views

26 comments:

Jeannette said...

Lovely card, nice and bright colours and a perfect card for a boy.

Michelle Bertuzzi said...

Linda I LOOOOVE this card and oh the bright bright colors!

Ingrid said...

I really like your card, Linda. I too love Scenic Route a lot. The tulips photos are great. Tulips are my favorite spring flowers.

~amy~ said...

FABulous card Linda...I've been into cutting patterns/etc out of paper and highlighting them on my cards too...Love your photog!

Heidi Van Laar said...

Wonderful card! I love the cut out and popped up stars and the distressed pinking is a cool effect too!

Beautiful pics! Someday I am going to go to that tulip festival...I only live a couple hours away and tulip are some of my faves!

(-: Heidi

Savitri said...

CUTE card and love the photos too! I wish I've known of this tulip fest when I lived in Idaho. We use to go to OR every so often.

Jen Martakis said...

Beautiful photos Linda! Oh my goodness do I LOVE that card!! You are awesome. :)

Kate said...

Fun card!

Suzanne said...

Beautiful card, Linda!!!

Julie O. said...

Cute card, Linda!

You are not going to believe this. I just heard about the tulip place this year. AND even though I'm quite a ways away, I knew I'd be driving through Woodburn on my way home from the airport. I even had my sweet lil' five year old with me and I completely forgot to stop. It would have been the perfect time.

Anyhow, thanks for the reminder. Glad you got to enjoy it!! Awesome pictures.

Karen said...

I love your card. Those Scenic Route papers are among my favorite. I still have a few left, too.

Lisa Somerville said...

Love the bright colors of your BD card!

Enfys said...

What a great card for a boy, love your design. The tulip photos are spectacular, just think, you may just have missed seeing all that beauty.
hugs
En xx

Anabelle said...

Your card is adorable. I love the stars!! And those pictures, WOW!! I love Tulips. That festival sounds awesome.

Gwen said...

fantastic job with the sketch!!! and thanks for sharing the flower picks!! beautiful!!!!

Lynn said...

oooooooooo your card is colorful and fun, and i totally adore your tulips. yum.

Courtney Baker said...

Wow great pictures! And I do love that patterened paper as well! Lovely!

Lorie said...

This is completely wonderful! The tulip festival sounds wonderful!

Desire Fourie said...

Oh Linda, I just love this birthday card with the bright coloured stars. Gorgeous design. Wow and all those beautiful tulips at show are amazing. Natures beauty never ceases to amaze. Hugs from Desire

♥ Marlou ♥ said...

ooooh wow!!! love this fab card!! I have this paper and haven't used it yet, so thanks for inspiration Linda :) ♥

Diana said...

Love the star card! Awesome flower cards.

SmilynStef said...

Love all of those fun stars ... so perfect for the sketch.

ChristineCreations said...

OH GASP! I'd just flip there! I so love tulips! What fantastic pictures!

terisplace said...

Love the card, Linda!
And, hee hee, I am giggling about the tulip pictures. I just saw an ad about the festival and was thinking I needed to go to it this year. Your pictures are pushing me over the edge. So pretty!

-teri

Deb Rymer said...

I saw your card first on CPS - and just loved it. So bright and cheery - and those stars are perfect for this card design!

sam said...

wow, love this card, so cool!
hugs sam