Sunday, February 15, 2009 winner and a CPS card

Remember my post the other day about the Blog Hop and the paper give away from
Today was the day to pick that winner from my blog - DRUM ROLL PLEASE.......
Red Neck Leprechaun - Suzanne
Please email me Suzanne and will get your wonderful package off to you.

I have some personal exciting news too!!! I found out my card that I posted here a couple days ago was selected by 2 Sketches 4 You are the Card of the Week! LOVE good news

I wanted to share with you my card for Card Positioning Systems card for this week. It is sketch #103.
The yellow for the card base is from and it is a WONDERFUL Malmero Perle' in Mangue (yellow). The White piece that was embossed and stamped on is Curious Iridescent in Cryogen White. Let me tell you, you WANT an entire package of the Cryogen White. It is wonderful to stamp on, it is soft and has a slight sparkle to it. It also embosses just plain wonderful! I am always looking for a good paper to stamp on so I wanted to be sure to pass this good stuff onto you.
The "with Love" part on the bottom of the white paper is a border Cuttlebug embossing plate. With those letters raised, I brushed over them with a black Fluid Chalk stamp pad to that they were emphasized. I also brushed over the white piece with that same black pad. This was then stamped with this amazing dot stamp by PaperTreyInk using a yellow Momento stamp pad.
The butterfly is cut with a Cuttlebug die. Then this is a 2-step die which means that the shape comes with it's own matching embossing plates. I picked the "dot" embossing. I used the side where the dots "go inward". I rubbed over this with a few different Fluid Chalk stamp pads, some yellows and a black that is focused on the edges. I used little black buttons to decorate the butterfly and yellow rhinestones were placed on each of the buttons for some added bling.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)
Designer: Linda Beeson
Materials:Cardstock –
Dot stamp – PaperTreyInk
Patterned paper – October Afternoon
Yellow stamp pad – Memento
Black Fluid Chalk stamp pad – Clearsnap
Butterfly die and embossing plate – Cuttlebug
With Love embossed border - Cuttlebug
Rhinestones – Mark Richards, Inc.


  1. Love that butterfly card! So many wondeful techniques!!! Congrats on COTW at 2s4y!

  2. This is such a pretty, bright card, Linda -- I love the butterfly ... I have him and just haven't used him yet! Great idea with the embossed sentiment!

  3. Beautiful cards Linda and that butterfly is fabulous, just love it. I must say your cards are such an inspiration, I love them all....

  4. Great card love it! You know what's so funny, I just made a card with the same sketch and posted it on my blog as well.

  5. Such pretty cards--as usual!
    Congrats on 2S4U--can't say that I am surprised--you rock the card world!

  6. What a gorgeous card! Love that butterfly!

  7. Hi Linda...oh thanks so much for visiting my blog and leaving such a sweet comment. I had to pop over and search for your Oregon photos and OH MY GOODNESS...WOW!!! I had to pick my jaw up off the floor...amazing in everyway...there's just somthing so simply amazing about mountains, trees and SNOW! I'm still trying to get back into the swing of things after our vacation and it's turning out harder than I imagined. I still have a suitcase that hasn't been unpacked yet.

    Beautiful work as always on your cards. And congrats on your 100th sketch!!! That's so fabulous!! :) Have a great weekend. :)

  8. Beautiful cards. And 100th sketch! Congrats!!!

  9. What a lovely card love the color combination!!!

  10. This is so fantastic lovely card. Great work!

  11. Thanks for stopping by my blog today! I have really enjoyed browsing your blog as well!

  12. This is fun and classy at the same time, I love your take on the sketch and the colors.
    Great card!

  13. Gorgeous cards and congratulations!!!

  14. Thanks for being part of the Cuttlebug Challenge, too! Your black and yellow is perfect...I love that color combo! Great butterfly and message, too.


  15. I just love the card, Linda, and congrats on the COTW!!!

  16. Lovely crad!! Thanks for being a part of this week.

    Jenn K

  17. awesome! i love that black with the yellow!! thanks for joining us on the cuttlebug challenge!

  18. This is a fantastic card! I am inspired to learn more about chalk inks now! thanks so much for visiting my blog and for your kind words.


  19. Oooh, what a gorgeous butterfly card! So cheery and sweet!

  20. Congrats- It is a wonderful card! debb