Saturday, February 20, 2010

CPS, 2 Sketches 4 You and Cuttlebug challenge

I have a bunch of good stuff to share with you today.
First off, my Card Positioning Systems card for this week.
I pulled out some of my brand new Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker products from the Flaming Butterfly collection for my card and I turned the sketch on it's side.
The butterfly is a stamp. I colored it with Copic markers and parts of the butterfly were coated with Aleene's Paper Glaze and that gives those sections a neat epoxy finish.
Next, I created a card to go with the 2 Sketches 4 You sketch #46 for this last week.
This card contains more Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker goodness, this time from the Willow Bee collection and they are mixed with some Core'dinations cardstock.
Here you can see the card base created with Black Magic Core'dinations. The card is black, you can see the edges are yellow because sanding exposed the core. I also used a black piece from the Vintage collection and then the yellow piece is embossed with a Cuttlebug embossing folder. The bee is a stamp by Nikki Sivils and can you see the yummy goodness on the wings? That is Ultra Fine Flower Soft, the perfect accent.
The sticker letters for "sweet" were white and they have a fabric finish. I just rubbed them with a yellow Powder Puff chalk stamp pad by Quick Quotes to change the color and make them fit my card colors.
Next, a card to fit the Cuttlebug Blog Challenge #71, sewing on a card.
The green portion on my card is actually a patterned piece from Crate Paper. The green is the reverse side with a black print on the other side. I loved how the embossing looked with this green and then with some sanding, the white core of this paper is exposed. My example of sewing is rather simple, I just did a row of zig zag machine sewing around the outside edge.
The flower is by Prima and I added some chunky glitter to the edges of the petals. I used Aleene's Paper Glaze on the tips of the petals and then sprinkled on the Impress Rubber Stamp chunky glitter. The Paper Glaze grabs the glitter perfectly and really holds onto a whole lot of it.
Now for a little shopping tidbit.
Have you ever shopped at Emma's Paperie? You HAVE to! Cindy keeps the biggest and best and most current selection of scrapbooking products, she ships super fast which is what we all want and look at my photo, she makes every package amazing to receive. She wraps it all real cute and usually includes some kind of goodie and we all like goodies!!!
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)
Cardstock – Core Essentials/Core’dinations
Patterned papers and stamp – Flaming Butterfly/Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker
Black Versafine stamp pad
Clear embossing powder
Corner rounder punch – Fiskars
Copic markers
Clear Paper Glaze – Aleene’s®
Fiskars border punch – Apron Lace
Rhinestones – Darice
Circle punches – Papershapers/EK Success
Cuttlebug embossing folder
3M foam tape
SWEET card
Cardstock – Black Magic and Vintage/Core’dinations
Patterned paper and stamps – Willow Bee/Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker
Copic markers
Versafine black stamp pad
Clear embossing powder
Ultra Fine Flower Soft
Tacky Glue – Aleene’s®
Corner rounder punch - Fiskars
Cuttlebug embossing folder
Scallop circle and circle punches – Papershapers/EK Success
Sticker letters – Thickers
Chalk stamp pad – Powder Puff/Quick Quotes
Heart brad

Cardstock – Core Essentials/Core’dinations
Patterned paper – Crate Paper
Versafine black stamp pad
Cuttlebug embossing plate
Sentiment stamp – JustRite
Martha Stewart border punch
Ribbon – PaperTrey, Inc.
Flower – Prima
Chunky glitter – Impress Rubber Stamps
Circle punches – Papershapers
Self adhesive pearls – Queen & Co.
Machine sewing


  1. Fabulous cards Linda! Love that little bee!

  2. Wow, such gorgeous cards and projects! Thanks for joining in the fun this week at 2S4Y! :) Kathy

  3. These are just stunning! You are so inspiring!

  4. I love how you add the perfect little touches to all these products...outstanding!

  5. Each card is just wonderful to look at! I love all the added details!

  6. About a week or so ago I got my first Emma's shipment in and I forgot to snap a pic (I tweeted it tho!)... but you captured it beautifully! I love her packaging... and you can't beat candy! ;-) Great cards!

  7. `Beautiful` cards Lynda I love the delightful:)
    Thanks for joining in with the Cuttlebug Challenge

  8. Wonderful cards Linda! I love that bee and his Flower Soft wings!

    (-: Heidi

  9. I LOVE that bee card. SO adorable especially with flower soft wings ; )