Thursday, July 8, 2010

CPS, PC and CK

Isn't it weird the way so many things has become known by initials? And what is even more interesting is how many of these that we know exactly what is meant by them! I am going to share my Card Positioning Systems (CPS) card for this last week and a challenge at Paper Crafts Magazine (PC), Moxie Fab and Creating Keepsakes (CK) magazine.
At CPS, the team got to play along with some Gina K stamps. I picked a label set that I have been in love with.
I stamped the label with black ink and embossed it with clear embossing powder. LOVE the black/white with these great bright green papers by Bo Bunny.
Paper Crafts Magazine and the Moxie Fab blog have had a challenge recently and that is to find inspiration from a layout and to create a card from it. The layout is pictured on their blog. This is one of my favorite kinds of challenges so I had to play.
The layout had circles on it and I wanted to find a little bit of a different way to interpret the spaces that are the circles. I decided to create flowers for those places. My flowers are really three different size punched circles and then I took my scissors and clipped into the circles. I then bent those cut edges up and in. The papers here are by Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker and the middles of the flowers are Nikki Sivils corduroy brads.
Now for the layout, Creating Keepsakes magazine and the Club CK blog did a similar challenge in that they showed a few cards and asked that you take inspiration from one of the cards to create a layout. The card I chose to use was pretty "girly" and so I took the main elements and made a "boyish" layout. I placed the photo at a slight angle to try to show the motion of swinging along with the arrows that are on the patterned paper by My Mind's Eye.
And, gotta share some more pics.
As we were walking through the Redwoods area, the floor of the forest was a carpet of these shamrock looking plants and ferns. I loved the challenge of trying to get a good photo of these.
Along our way down the coast, we stopped in a little, victorian-themed town by the name of Ferndale. It is a small town, a little off the main highway but a gem to find with victorian style homes and businesses everywhere. I took so many photos!
At one stop off place, here is a view of the coast line. SOOOO amazing!
Along the road at one point, we found these wild Sweet Peas growing. My mom always had some of these in her yard so they were a great find for a little nostalgia.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

Designer: Linda Beeson
805 659-1282
Stamps courtesy of Gina K – Lovely Labels
Cardstock – Core Essentials/Core’dinations

Patterned paper – BoBunny
Black Versamark stamp pad
Clear embossing powder
Rub-on sentiment - BasicGrey

HUGS - XOXO card
Materials list:
Cardstock – Core Essentials/Core’dinations
Patterned paper and Corduroy brads – Will He Be the 1/Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker
Circle punches – Papershapers
Machine sewing
Circle sticker and rub-on words – BasicGrey
Pink sticker letters – Cosmo Cricket
Foam tapeSandpaper

Cardstock – Core Impressions/Core’dinations
Patterned paper – My Mind’s Eye
Chipboard bird – Maya Road
Sticker label shape – BasicGrey
Sticker letters – Making Memories
Corrugated letters – Jillibean Soup


  1. Okay, more great cards! Love the different angles of the green one!

  2. lovely cards and those photos are absolutely gorgeous...totally wish that I could see that little victorian town in real life!!

  3. I just love Ferndale, it is such a cute quaint town. Love your cards and layout, super cute!

  4. These projects are soooooo awesome!!! Hope you are well....

  5. Linda, your projects are all just beautiful! I love the bold green and orange color combination on the first one! Amazing photos too!

    (-: Heidi

  6. I love the flower on the card. Thanks for sharing how to make it. I have also been thinking about doing that Moxie challenge as well.

    Also, cool pictures! Love the water one the best!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and checking out my card:)

  7. Fabulous projects! Love how reinterpreted the circles on your MFB card!

  8. These projects are all amazing! I love your fun use of color and the awesome embellishments!

    Thanks for always leaving such sweet comments on my blog! It means a lot that someone as talented as you would come visit me and say such encouraging things! Thank you!!

  9. Wow, great cards! Love that layout too! (& would love to be hanging out on that coastline!) Great job!

  10. Awesome cards - your layout is wonderful and your pictures are just awesome!

  11. Hey Linda! Thanks for entering the Finding Inspiration in a Layout challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you played along! :)