Thursday, August 21, 2008

I'm at it again! CPS #78 and more

Yes, more creations from sketches! I just love that a sketch gives me a starting point. All I need to do after that is find the products I want to use. Because I loved the Card Positioning Systems sketch so much for this week, I created TWO cards! One of these cards uses some brand new products I picked up recently because I love to use "brand new" things! The second card uses some Scenic Route papers that have been filed away for a little while and this gave me a great reason to pull them out. I even did a layout from a Sketch This sketch.

If you haven't used 2-sided papers, here is a great example of how well they go together. I just loved this damask design on this October Afternoon print and the reverse side has this journal page print. The damask patterns on the front are rub-on designs by Plaid that I found at WalMart.
I mixed in a rub-on phrase by Scenic Route and this wonderful, romantic looking label by K&Co.
This card is a great testiment to how much it pays to use products from one company that coordinate. These papers just "want" to be used together and here is another example of papers that are 2-sided and how much fun it is to get both sides into the creation. The labels are stickers by SR.
I didn't need to cut out the leaves for my accent but I thought this made for a playful little line across the card to match the sketch.
And Sketch This has a wonderful sketch this week that I just had to use. I just might use it again a few times cause it is just so perfect for cards too. If you look at their blog you will see so many examples. Melissa Phillips recently did a little tutorial at Pursuit Of CraftYness blog on getting a "shabby" look on your creations and she talked about brushing the edges of papers with dry paint so I had to try it on my cut squares. This cutie is our newest niece!

Thanks for visiting, Linda (aka lbpost)

XOXO card
Patterned papers – Garden Chair/Daydream/October Afternoon (both sides)
Stamp pads –Fluid Chalk/Clearsnap
Glitter Dimensional Fabric Paint – Plaid
Decorative label – K&Co.
Rub-on words – Scenic Route
Rub-on damask designs – Plaid
Rhinestones – Me & My Big Ideas

Cardstock – Core’dinations
Patterned papers and matching label stickers – Scenic Route (the leaves are cut from one of the prints)
Rub-on words and design – Making Memories
Rhinestone – Me & My Big Ideas
Glitter Dimensional Fabric Paint – Tulip
Machine Sewing
Fluid Chalk stamp pads - Clearsnap

LULU – I ADORE YOU layout - Materials: Cardstock, Patterned papers - Making Memories and October Afternoon, Lace adhesive paper - K&Co., Antique buttons, Machine sewing, Sticker letters - American Crafts, Flourish stamp – TJ Designs, Black ink – Clearsnap, Flower punch – Martha Stewart, Rub-on phrases – Making Memories


  1. Oh Linda...everything is so beautiful! Love that October Afternoon paper, they are definately one of my favs! And the leaves??? Oh that card is just beautiful, I love it! Lastly, what a beautiful baby on that adorable layout! Simply gorgeous! :)

  2. So cute! I love your cards. You're amazing.

  3. Wow oh Wow Linda!!! I love it all! The sweet scrap page is my fave though...I loved the paint tip! I am going to check out the POC blog now!

  4. Those cards are absolutely gorgeous Linda!!!! The Walmart rub-ons are cool.

  5. Lots of pretty projects Linda! I just love the cut-out leaves on the card featuring Scenic Route! Just lovely!


  6. WOW, Linda...I love those cards, and the rubons on the OA paper look terrific...what a sweet page too :)

  7. You cards are both `Beautiful` ...I love your Lo too..
    Have a great Day:)X

  8. Sketches rock, and I love your creations!

  9. My gosh, Linda! Your cards are adorable! I love the classic elegance of the first and the whimsical fun of the second with the cut-out leaves. Also LOVE your take on the Sketch This sketch. Always enjoy your stuff!
    Thanks so much for popping by my blog and saying hi! Made my morning!

  10. Love your CPS cards and the cut out leaves, great shabby lo as well. :0)

  11. You double-rocked that sketch ... wonderful creations.

  12. fab fab cards loving the papers.
    chriss x

  13. Gorgeous cards and layout! I love all the layers and your hand-cutting!

  14. Beautiful projects, love everything on here today!

  15. These cards are gorgeous! I just redid my powder room in brown and blue! I love it!

  16. Linda, these are fabulous! Love the cards AND the layout!

  17. Amazing!
    I love your cards!
    And your LOs are always amazing as well!