Saturday, February 12, 2011

Butterflies, Trees, Flowers and Cupcakes

Yep, my post today covers all of that!

First of all, my  Unscripted sketch card for this week.  That is where the Butterfly comes in plus this great purple patterned paper.

The light blue background of tickets is a Tim Holtz stamp. The butterfly is a stamp by Inkadinkado.  It is a set that has butterflies in a variety of designs. For this one, I stamped it with black Versafine ink and then embossed that with Clear Detail embossing powder.  Next, I just ran various Copic markers over the stamped image. 
Next, the trees are part of my Card Positioning Systems sketch card for this week.  I pulled out these brand new papers by Nikki Sivils, Scrapboooker.  The collection is We Are Family.  I so love the colors.
Seriously, are these just the cutest little trees you have ever seen? They are die cuts from this collection. 
Now for a few photos...
We have been gone for a couple weeks and when we arrived back home yesterday, this is what I found in my backyard.  I planted these bulbs last fall and have been waiting patiently.
This is the first year I have planted these. I planted several kinds of bulbs though so I am still waiting on the rest.
And, I found a new cupcake store and they had a few special treats for Valentines Day.  If you are ever in Newberg or Tigard, Oregon, be sure to look up this store, Sweetest Thing Cupcakes. The store in Newberg is in the cutest, old house. 
Yes, they were as good as they look!
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)


Materials list:
Cardstock – Core Essentials/Core’dinations
Patterned Papers – BoBunny
Ticket stamp – Stampers Anonymous/Tim Holtz
Butterfly stamp – Inkadinkado
Blue stamp pad – Distress stamp pad
Black Versafine pad
Clear embossing powder – Stampendous
Copic markers
Buttons – PaperTrey, Inc.
Circle punch - PaperShapers
Self adhesive Pearls – Queen & Co.
Foam tape – 3M


Cardstock – Core Essentials/Core’dinations
Patterned paper, die cuts and stickers – We Are Family collection/Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker
Brown Distress stamp pad
Foam tape – 3M


  1. Wowwwwwwwwwwww! Those cards are gorgeous!! Loving the colors in that first one...and YUMMMMMMMMMMMM to the cupcakes! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  2. beautiful cards!!! thanks for commenting on my blog!

  3. Lovely cards Linda. Love the pretty butterfly and all the purple on the first one... and the second, well those trees are perfect with the house. :o)

  4. love the cards. gorgeous. and those flowers wow. i neeed one of yhose cupcakes.

  5. I love your CPS card! It is so homey and comfortable and sweet...looks fabulous!! ♥♥♥

  6. Really like the purple one. Love coming to visit you. How are you doing? All new cards on my blog. http://www.thestudio56.blogspot.comec

  7. What you have covered here is all things FABULOUS!! Your skills amaze me!

  8. Everything is so yummy ... right down to those cupcakes! I love the early Crocus blooms too .... I need to remember those next Fall. Color is such a welcome site as grass here goes dormant/brown during winter.

    Happy Valentines Day!

  9. Linda you are such a talent lady! Happy Valentine's Day to you!

  10. I don't know what to comment on first ~ everything is so beautiful! :o) Your cards are simply gorgeous ~ you are very talented!

  11. ooooh! you have crocuses??? so lucky! gorgeous, linda :)

  12. Gorgeous cards again, Linda! Love, love the stamped tickets and butterfly on the first. Also really like how you colored the image with your Copics. And how cute is that house and those trees? Really adorable papers and die cuts and super fabulous way to use them.
    How sweet to see some flowers popping up in your garden. Those tiny crocuses and so pretty. They look great mixed with the violas.