Friday, September 11, 2009

Cuttlebug Goodness and 2 Sketches 4 You

This just in........go to and take a peek at some creations of mine they posted using Core'dinations cardstock and enter to WIN a $25 gift certificate to buy some of your own cardstock!!! This is important!
I just received a nice package in the mail with some NEW Cuttlebug embossing plates. These tools are one of those kinds of things you can collect and you want ALL of them! The good thing is that I love to use them so they don't just collect dust.
The Cuttlebug Challenge Blog has a challenge to create invitations so here is mine and I used Caarvark sketch #2 to design it. It has a slight masculine feel with that particular embossing plate and the colors. But I think what was in my mind was that the "Over the Hill" theme usually has a gloom kind of feel to it so the black works for that.
The Core'dinations cardstock I used for the black portion is from the Vintage collection. Didn't that work way too cool with that embossing plate? I cut the letters for "50" from that same embossed piece. The red, scallop circle piece is the new Jenni Bowlin Core'dinations. The text design is already embossed into the paper and you just sand it.
This card represents the 2 Sketches 4 You sketch #34 and yes, another one of my brand new Cuttlebug embossing plates. Isn't it amazing how that embossed pattern goes with the blue, patterned paper?
The entire image is a $1 stamp from Inkadinkado. I tend to collect these things without using them because why wouldn't you buy a stamp that is only $1! It was fun to dig into that stash and find one to use. I wanted to color it with my Copic markers to match the papers in this BasicGrey collection.
The last tidbit to point out on this card is that orange embossed little strip of cardstock. 2 Sketches 4 You is highlighting the mini Scor-It tool and so I used that to create my embossed lines along the strip that I cut. I just sanded that and the Core was then exposed in the Core'dinations cardstock.
Can you stand another photo from our beach trip!? What is fun is how afraid he was of the ocean when we first arrived. He got over that rather quickly.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)
Cardstock – Jenni Bowlin collection and Vintage/Core’dinations
Patterned paper – Scenic Route
Apron Lace border punch – Fiskars
Cuttlebug Embossing plate – Provo Craft
Mini stickers
Scallop circle punch – Marvy

Cardstock – Core Essentials/Core’dinations
Patterned paper – BasicGrey
Flower grouping stamp - Inkadinkado
Black Versafine stamp pad
Clear embossing powder
Copic markers
Self adhesive pearls – Kaiser Crafts
Corner rounder punch – Bind It All
Cuttlebug Embossing plate
Circle template – Coluzzle
Scallop scissors – Family Treasures
Score It tool


  1. Such gorgeous eye candy whenever I visit here, Linda! Always love seeing photos of your cute grandchildren! And the Coredinations cardstocks you've used on these cards are fabulous!

  2. Wow I love it all! Your little man is adorable! :)
    Thanks for playing at 2S4Y!

  3. Oh my goodness, I love that new Core'dinations paper ... and the embossing is so perfect for guy cards ... fabulous designs.

  4. Beautiful work as always, I tend to collect $1 too without using them, I mean its only a dollar lol. I just love that second card, so awesome!

  5. your masculine card! wonderful texture on that one. And love your second card lss hasn't brought that embossing folder in yet...I love what you did with your Linda!
    Have a great weekend Linda! :)

  6. Linda, these are beautiful creations, but 50 is definitely not over the hill ... what do they say ... today's 50 is the new 30!
    Have a super duper weekend.

  7. your cards are gorgeous! what you do with the cuttlebug is fantabulous! lovin' the pics of your gs! adorable!!

  8. Great cards Linda! I love them both!! And your sweet little man is just adorable!!

    Happy Saturday! :)

  9. Great cards.. and I can also stand seeing that sweet little face... how precious he is.

  10. Love both of those cards Linda, great use of the cuttlebug embossing folders...I love those so much!

    Adorable photo too of course! =)

  11. Wow Linda! You have been busy and I am so excited to see your cards using the embossing folders. Very nice cards! Thanks for sharing the chance to win as well!

  12. Great cards. I especially like the over 50 card, love the details. And it is appropriate for a man which always seems hard to do. Such a cute photo of your grandson so intently digging in the sand!

  13. What great cards!! And what a cutie- mine have always been the same way. My son still doesn't like getting "dirty" at the beach but he loves jumping in the puddles!

  14. wonderful cards! i looooooooove that embossing plate that looks like the stainless steel metal trim on trucks & motorcycles--SO totally perfect for a masculine card! ♥

  15. Truly, some terrific creations! And your gs is super cute to boot! (Since, if you're like me, you love comments on your kids/grandkids more than your cards!)

  16. Gorgeous cards Linda! Embossing folder and Core'dinations are a match made in heaven!

    Darling pic, nothin' cuter than sandy little toes!

    (-: Heidi

  17. WOW love these cards Linda - you make the prettiest card! And can there EVER be enough adorable pictures of your little guy!!!!

  18. the detail is amazing, linda! gorgeous!

  19. Especially love the flower card. And....the adorable child!

  20. Thank you for joining our challenge over the Cuttlebug Challenge blog. Your 2S4Y card is also very beautiful. I love the happy flowers!

  21. Hi Lynda Your cards are so `beautiful` I love Core-dinations...
    `Thanks` for joining in with the Cuttlebug Challenges....
    Have a lovely week...
    Your photo is adorable..that beach looks heaven TFS