Monday, February 28, 2011

Unscripted and CPS sketches time again

You know I love working with sketches and so I always find joy in sharing my cards each week.
 This card is my Unscripted sketch card for this week. I am 100% Danish so it was really fun to use this stamped sentiment by Fiskars on my card.  I have liked this little saying for years but I didn't know it was a Danish Proverb until I bought this stamp set last week.  The red cardstock with the embossed flowers in it is Core Impressions by Core'dinations. All it took was some sanding so expose the flowers.
 And, since we are talking about a Friend's House, there aren't better papers for that then this new collection by  Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker called We Are Family. 
 Now for my Card Positioning Systems card.  I have this adorable stamp set by Layers of Color and I thought it fit well here. 
 My favorite part is that wonderful sun image.  I stamped the images on my pieces of white cardstock with black Versafine ink and embossed them with clear embossing powder.  Now that they are embossed with the clear, they will resist the ink colors that I used.  I rubbed the papers with the yellow Marvy stamp pad and then sprayed a couple colors of the Shimmerz sprays.  See my materials list for the exact colors of sprays.
 And, I also want to share a Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker card. The challenge the design team had was to create something to do with love and I created a card using the It's Raining, It's Pouring collection. 
 I just punched three sizes of hearts, distressed the edges a bit and added them to my card in layers with machine sewing down the middle.
And, for a photo...
My first Daffodil bloomed this last week! LOVE seeing spring happening ever though we are cold here.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)


Materials list:
Cardstock – Core Impressions/Core’dinations
Copic X-press cardstock
Patterned Papers and die cuts – We Are Family/Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker
Black Versafine stamp pad
Detail Clear embossing powder – Stampendous
Sentiment stamp - Fiskars
Foam tape – 3M
Sanding block – Core’dinations


Cardstock – Core Essentials/Core’dinations
Patterned paper- October Afternoon
Stamp set – Rise & Shine/Layers of Color
Shimmerz Coloringz/My Bleeding Heart – Shimmerz Paints
Shimmerz Vibez/Rolling in the Hay – Shimmerz Paints
Brilliant Yellow Marvy stamp pad
Black Versafine stamp pad
Clear Detail embossing powder - Stampendous
Corner rounder punch – Fiskars
Border punch – Martha Stewart
Rub-on sentiments – Making Memories

Core'dinations cardstock
Patterned paper and mini sticker letters - It's Raining, It's Pouring collection/Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker
Heart punches - Marvy
Heart beads - Darice
Machine sewing
Sanding Block - Core'dinations


  1. These are ALL GORGEOUS Linda! I loveeeeeeeeeeeee that Danish quote! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  2. Oh how I long to see daffodils again! Beautiful cards!

  3. You are so extermely versatile in your cardmaking. They are never the same and always refreshing, love them! I do believe... I spot some Making Memories rubons from like 2004? AWESOME use of stash :)

  4. Wow Linda, these are all so gorgeous!! Your colors and papers are amazing!! :) TFS! HUGS

  5. such perfectly perfect cards!! you never cease to amaze!!

  6. Oh the chicken/sun/chicken wire card is rocking my world!!!! LOVE the technique you shared as well. I never would have guessed that you started with white paper!!!!!

    And, the spring share? Lovely! Heaven! I love the little pansies! Hope to see that in our world - but since we are at 3,500 feet... not for a couple months.... sigh!!!!!!

  7. hi Linda~your cards are amazing~you really got this card thing down!!!

  8. Hi, Linda!
    Love your cards and the details/tips you share...must try to incorporate in mine.
    Must get back into CPS challenges...hopefully soon!

    Love your Daffodil picture - come on Spring! LOL!!

  9. beautiful cards and aren't daffy's happy and fun.

  10. Such joyous cards, Linda! The house card has great composition and sentiment, cute house and kite too. The Rise & Shine card is about as happy and sunny as can be! And the heart card is so sweet!

    Early Daffys, what a joy! I'm seeing green popping up, but we're not as far along as your neck of the woods. I can almost smell that Daffy, they were my childhood favorite flower, (that's when I called them Daffys, like Daffy Duck!

    Thanks for sharing things that bring smiles!

  11. i love each one...esp how you layered the hearts!

    and i spied my tulips coming up! i was so excited...i remember your post with the crocuses

  12. Hello Linda - you are one busy cardmakers - all of thses cards are fabulous and so cheerful! I love the way you have used the Rise and Shine set form Layers of COlor - it is fabulous! Those images cannot help but make you smile! Thank you for sharing Linda! {{{hugs}}}
    Linda LOC Design Team

  13. Beautiful cards Linda!! Love the design with the house and those flowers and your Rise and Shine card is just so perfect. Love the spritz on it, makes it pop! Your heart card is just delightful and love the daffodil, spring is finally on its' way, thank the Lord!!

  14. MMM My daffydowndillys bloomed here this week...aren't they just a perfect sign that Spring really is on it's way?