Saturday, January 22, 2011

What do you say to a friend?

I want to share a couple cards that are perfect to send to a friend. Both use sketches for the inspiration.

The first one is this last weeks Card Postioning Systems sketch and Sweet n' Sassy stamps has been the sponsor. How totally adorable is this cutie? I want to use this one stamp over and over plus the set comes with a few different sentiments making it work for more then one occasion. 
I stamped the little mouse hiding behind the coffee cup on white cardstock.  I am loving the Copic paper, it is so white and velvety.  I colored portions of the image with Copic markers.  I stamped the image again on the red patterned paper, making sure I stamped the "band" portion and then cut that out and glued it to the cup.   His little ears have added sparkle with some Glitter 3-D Fashion paint by Tulip.
Notice the scallop, brown piece. That is Core Impressions. It is brown with embossed dots in it already and the core is read.  The green cardstock is also Core Impressions with that great embossed design in it already.
And, it is Saturday so I want to share this weeks Unscripted Sketch. 
I used a page from an old dictionary for part of my patterned paper. I loved the aged look that it added. 
Couldn't you just see this being perfect for sending a little something to a friend?  This is all one stamp, the plant and the sentiment.  It is by Art Warehouse stamps. The edge around this piece is aged with the Blending Foam and some Distress ink.  Something I wanted to try after watching Tim Holtz do some coloring that way. It is so soft looking.
And for a few photos...
Our next to the youngest grandson is playing basketball this year and so I just had to share a couple photos. 
He did such a great job for his first game of the season.
And now for our youngest grandson and a rite of passage to boyhood, a black eye! He had a crash with the kitchen stool and while he did cry, the result if pretty cute.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)


Stamps – Courtesy of Sweet n Sassy
Cardstock – Core Impression and Core Essentials/Core’dinations
Patterned paper – We R Memory Keepers
Black Versafine Stamp pad
Clear embossing powder – Stampendous
Copic markers
Self adhesive rhinestones – Queen & Co.
Corner rounder punch – Papershapers
Glitter 3-D Fashion paint – Tulip


Materials list:
Cardstock – Core Essentials/Core’dinations
Patterned Papers – Jillibean Soup and old dictionary page
Stamp – American Art Stamp
Distress stamp pad
Clear embossing powder
Copic markers
Self adhesive rhinestones – Mark Richards, Inc.
Foam tape – 3M
Tonic paper distresser
Inkssentials Blending Foam


  1. Beautiful cards! super cute kiddos too!

  2. All of your cards are wonderful!!! Your grandson is super cute too!!!!

  3. Such beautiful cards Linda! I love all the texture on the first and that color combination on the second is one of my favorites!

    Adorable pics!

    (-: Heidi

  4. Just really like that co-ord cs- bought some so I better get goin on using it! :) I also like this card sketch...esp with the dictionary page- cool- the pics are so sweet like always- ADORABLE black eye! My youngest (in college) was so confused by me wanting to take a pic of his first black eye long ago! lol

  5. Fabulous cards Linda. Love cute Cocoa and the paper-pieced cup... lovely flower image. :o)

  6. black eyes are cute onlittle kids, aren't they! LOL! gorgeous cards and i love the bb shots!

  7. Gorgeous cards and wonderful photos!

  8. Lovely cards and super-cute kiddos Linda :)

  9. Fantabulous cards and fantabulous photos!!! Always love a visit here!