Thursday, August 14, 2008

CPS sketch #77 and more

This weeks sketch for the Card Postitioning Systems blog was sponsored by Inque Boutique stamps. Not only is it a ton of fun to create cards by following with a sketch but it is really fun to work with a particular sponsor to feature their products. I just love this 2-part little tree. I stamped each piece using the color ink I wanted. I cut each image out and each one was coated with the Aleene's Paper Glaze. The Glaze just gives a great shine and some added dimension.
Since I like sketches and since I found 2 Sketches 4 You, I wanted to use another one of their sketches. This is Laura's sketch #6. Since I recently found this yummy Scenic Route paper in a store, I thought it would be a good choice. I just think these colors are so "happy"! I took this close-up so you could see the dimension that I added to this card. I cut out a flower from one of the prints and I also cut out a couple extra pieces. On the piece of patterned paper, there are several slightly different flowers, so I had to find two that were alike for this. The two extra pieces were added to the original flower with foam tape.
More good news! I was tagged by my good friend Anabelle. Now, Anabelle is one of my more favorite people in the world and I wasn't all that sure that being "tagged" by a friend was a good thing but then I discovered the benefits of this is it just leads to more blog surfing which I do tons of already!!! She said I need to list 6 random facts about myself. I don't like to talk about myself so this doesn't come easy to me but here goes.
  • 1. I do not like pink! Not on anything, at anytime. I think it's because as a child, when my sister and I received gifts, hers were blue and mine were always pink!
  • 2. I cannot eat anything that has green peppers in it. I don't even have to see the green peppers to know that I won't be eating it. I can smell them! Pretty much the same goes for Brussel Sprouts.
  • 3. I do not like coffee! I have never liked coffee! BUT - you will find me in a Starbucks several days a week! Go figure! I discovered their Frappucinos and I am hooked. My favorite right now is the Mint Mocha Chip Frappucino.
  • 4. For years I didn't have a favorite color - I would just say that many colors were my favorites. Suddenly, about 2 years ago, I decided that I really liked RED and now you will find my picking RED for everything! I will even buy something new that I already have just to get it in RED, like when Fiskars came out with new RED tools!
  • 5. I do not like "loose" glitter! I love Stickles and Tulips and Plaids glitter kind of glues but do not ask me to use "loose" glitter! I have worn it way too many times to the grocery store!
  • 6. I have always liked to color so I realized that that is probably why I like stamping so much - the adult excuse to color.

Here are the people I am going to tag:





Take a minute to go take a peek at their blogs cause you will see some fun stuff.

(For those tagged) If you do decide to play along, here are the rules:

1. Link to the person who “tagged” you.
2. Post the rules on your blog.
3. Write six random things about yourself.
4. Tag six people at the end of your post.
5. Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
6. Let the tagger know your entry is posted on your blog.

Thanks for visiting my blog, Linda (aka lbpost)

Stamps – Courtesy of Inque stamps
Patterned papers – My Mind’s Eye
Stamp pads –Fluid Chalk/ClearsnapClear Paper Glaze – Aleene’s®/Tulip
Corner rounder punch – Papershapers/EK Success

Materials list:
Patterned papers – Providence/Scenic Route Paper
Scallop punch – Martha Stewart
Rub-on phrase – LUXE
Epoxy letters – David Walker
Swirl stamp - Memory Box
Rhinestone – Me & My Big Ideas


  1. OOoh, love the cards, Linda! That Scenic Route one is beautiful with the layered flower! Thanks for playing along with the tagging thing. :)

  2. Lovely cards, Linda! I love the tree stamp... must get ahold of that one!

    I'll be sure to play along with the tag in my next blog post!
    Have a great weekend!

  3. Mmm those cards are yummy! I love the dimension on the flower on the second!

    Hmmm I will have to think up some things about myself....hahahah thanks for tagging me...

  4. Linda is is absolutely stunning! I love how you cut out the flower and popped it out! The paper you used is very happy!
    I also loved reading about you:) You don't like pink??;)

  5. Very nice cards. Thanks for the close up of the details. I do like pink. :-)

  6. your cards are gorgeous, love your tree stamp & the dimension and palette on your S.R. card, wow!

  7. Love all your cards - so very pretty! ;)

  8. stunning card - love the papers and that poppy is just beautiful - great work

  9. Gorgeous cards ! I love the Hugs one. Funny about the Frappucino. I never drank coffee until I took a trip to the USA and bought myself a caramel Frappucino. There was no turning back from that point :-)

  10. Wow, lovely card. The Scenice Route one is my favortite one. Great colours and that flower is fabulous.


  11. Linda, I'm a red gal too. I just love it and I share the same opinion about loose glitter. I can still find gold glitter in my carpet clear from CHRISTMAS! ~Brandy

  12. I always love your cute! I especially adore that darling little tree! Great work!

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  14. Such fabulous cards Linda...and it's always so much fun reading about people, I feel like I know you better. :) Don't like coffee???? Oh I'd die without it. But I do have to agree that I love their Frapp's also. Have a great weekend. :)

  15. I love your take, Linda! Beautiful! Love the flower :) Thanks for participating!

  16. these latest cards. And that tree is so cool. Love how you made it :)