Monday, June 1, 2009

CPS and Mojo Monday

If you are familiar with some of the sketch blogs on the internet, you might know about Card Positioning Systems blog and the Mojo Monday blog. I wanted to show off my cards for those two sketches for this week.
For CPS, we have a sponsor free week for this week and so that means the team was able to pull out supplies from their own stashes to create their cards. Having sponsors and showing of their particular products is so much fun and always an adventure but it is also a joy to have a week to use products from our own supply. Notice the white, pearl looking dots that accent the strips of the patterned paper. I used Metallic 3-D Fashion paint by Tulip for those dots. It is an easy way to give an accent that has a "pearl" look.
I have some great Melissa Frances papers that have sat for too long, so one of those prints came out this week. I paired that with this great White Wash cardstock from Core'dinations. I just love the appearance of white on the front of the cardstock and then trying to expose the colored core. I did that here by embossing the circle piece with a Cuttlebug embossing plate and then sanding that. Isn't it fun how that blue core shows through? The smaller circle is a left over piece of that embossed paper, I just turned it over to use the blue side. The glitter flower is also Melissa Frances as is that great rub-on greeting.

I also just had to play with the Mojo Monday sketch. Can you tell what papers I just bought!!!? I placed an order with Emma's Paperie and in her usual style, Cindy had those to me so quickly. This is actually one piece of paper, I just used both sides. The greeting stamp and the butterfly are both Verve stamps.
Take a second look at that golden yellow, honeycomb looking piece. I used a Fiskars texture plate and ran that through my Cuttlebug machine with a piece of Core'dinations cardstock. Because of the core in the paper, I could then sand that pattern and the design showed up better when the core was exposed. I stamped the butterfly with red ink and embossed it with clear embossing powder and then accented the design just a bit with a Copic marker and the blender marker.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)
Cardstock – Whitewash Collection/Core’dinations
Patterned paper – Matilda/Melissa Frances
Glitter chipboard flower and rub-on greeting – Melissa Frances
Cuttlebug embossing plate – Provo Craft
Circle template – Coluzzle
Machine sewing
Pearl brad – K&Co
White Metallic 3-D Fashion paint – Tulip
Cardstock –Core Essentials/Core’dinations
Patterned papers – New Apron/Cherry Hill Collection/October Afternoon
Stamps – Verve
Black Versamark stamp pad
Red Ancient Page stamp pad – Clearsnap
Detail clear embossing powder – Stamps n Stuff
Scallop circle and circle punch – Marvy
Lacey border punch – Martha Stewart
Rhinestones – Mark Richards, Inc
Copic markers
Fiskars texture plate


  1. Beautiful card!!! LOve it! ~Olena~

  2. Great cards, I have to say I loved the CPS one when I saw it but now I think I love the apple butterfly one MORE! LOL Sooo cute!

  3. Both cards are lovely! I love the apple dsp with the one green apple! Nice job on the challenges!

  4. Oh boy, both cards are soooo perfect...your CPS card is sooooo elegant and your Mojo one is soooo stinkin' FUN!

  5. Great cards - I LOVE the "spread your wings and fly" card so much!!! - I have never heard of Mojo Monday Blog - tfs

  6. Wow Linda I seriously love the honey comb texture.

  7. Wow Linda! These are just beautiful!

    (-: Heidi

  8. Both of these are wonderful, but I LOVE the top one! It's just exquisite!!

  9. LOVE all the detailed embossing!! Beautiful as always. :) Have a wonderful week.

  10. WOw! Awesome cards! Love the soft "shabby" feel of the first card, so romantic...and the second one is so bright and fun, a very happy card! TFS!

  11. Wow, I love the color combos of BOTH cards! great job :D

  12. I always enjoy your cards! Love these cards...makes me want to pull out my stuff and start creating! Thanks for the inspiration :0)

  13. Gorgeous cards. Love the monochromatic feel of the first one. Hugs from Desire

  14. Both of these are stunning, Linda! I love the blues together!

  15. Great cards. I found your blog via "toners" blog. I have long admired your style in Papercrafts mag etc so am excited to be seeing your cards on a blog!

  16. beautiful! that sentiment on the first one, is that a stamp? love that

  17. So beautiful! Love the papers you chose. Thanks for playing! :)

  18. oh wow Linda this card is absolutely gorgeous!! :) ♥

  19. Beautiful card Linda! I'll surely try it very soon. My sister loves stamping and am planning to gift her a personalized stamp on her birthday. Recently, one of my friends suggested Acorn Sales ( to me. I was really impressed by their huge collection of stamps and placed my order with them. My sister loved her birthday gift. Thank you Acorn Sales.