Monday, March 28, 2011

Joy and Smiles

First off, I can't wait to share my Unscripted sketch card with you this week. 
Be sure to check out what the other team members did with the sketch and to take a few minutes to play along. I love working with sketches.
I found a new Digital Stamp company, Wax Fruit Company and so I gave three of her stamp sets a try for this card.  The Mason jar, the little bunch of Tulips and the sentiment. All of these sets come with more images in them.  Notice I made the jar look like it had water in it by coloring it a soft blue and adding Aleene's Paper Glaze over it. It has a fun look in real life. 
The tulips were just printed on X-press It Copic paper and then colored with Copic markers. Not sure at all what I did before Copics came into my life!!! Actually, I had just given up trying to color images if at all possible!
Next, my CPS card for this week. 
I have also been so excited to get to share this card with you.  When I was in school, we really did read the Dick and Jane books and I loved them. While combing an antique store some time ago, I came across a copy and just had to buy it for old times sake. Well, I tried scanning a page the other day and printing it on Core Essentials cardstock.  The little words here were also part of the page.
The Core cardstock has a great texture to it and I just loved the result. I just cut out the printed image with a Spellbinder Nestabilities die and that was it. The edges were colored slightly with a Distress stamp pad to help with the antique or aged look.  Notice the green card base. That is a piece of Glitter Core'dinations cardstock. It has just the right amount of glitter to make for a fun card.
And, I just have to share a few photos from yesterday...
Saturday night we had what was supposed to be our last rain storm for awhile. We have had so much rain!  BUT...before we headed off to church, we just had to play in one last puddle.  And, since these dinosaurs are almost a contant companion anymore, a couple of them had to come too.
This was a lake for this guy!
He really could have stayed here all morning so it was hard to break up this party!
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)


Materials list:
Cardstock – Core Essentials/Core’dinations
Patterned paper – BasicGrey
Digital images – Mason Jar and Tulips, Encouraging Words/Wax Fruit
Copic markers – B32, B41, G40, YG93, RV02, RV11, RV32, RV25, R22, 0
Loopy border punch – Martha Stewart
Chipboard flower – Maya Road
Self adhesive rhinestones – Queen & Co.
Clear Paper Glaze – Aleene’s®
Sand It Gadget – Core’dinations


Cardstock – Core Glitter Silk and Core Essentials/Core’dinations
Patterned paper- All a Flutter/TogethernessCosmo Cricket
Vintage image – scanned from a book I own
Spellbinder Nestabilities die
Distress stamp pad
Ranger Blending tool
Sand It Gadget – Core’dinations


  1. What wonderful cards and that little one is so so cute!!!

  2. Those are adorable cards and those pictures are adorable!

  3. I love love love love both of these Linda! I loveeeeeeeeeee those tulips!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  4. hey there Linda! Your coloring on the tulips is AWESOME! And I love the jar...very cool! Think I may have to try that- Grandbaby made me smile...gosh..was it yesterday my 32 yr old son was doing this with his dinosaurs?? :( That was a big thing at our house....Love the Dick and Jane image too- GREAT post today!!

  5. I ADORE BOTH those cards! *and the pics...they just melt my heart...SO CUTE!

  6. both of them are adorable but I really favor the second one~ super cute!! Love the vintage look!!!

  7. amazing how a puddle can be so entertaining. i love those cards. they're amazing!

  8. I can't tell you how much I love the look of printed image on the cardstock, amazing!!! I NEED that nestabilities die, holy buckets awesomeness. And those photos, seriously, how utterly scrapable??

  9. I can see why you were excited to share that Unscripted card! Love the mason jar you colored and then glazed. It looks fab! Your second card is so sweet with that image. Cute photos as always of your grandson! Dinosaurs and church are a good thing. :-) Amy

  10. your cards are the vintage image one best!

    Your little guy is so stinking cute, playing with his dinos in a puddle.

  11. LOVE your posts, Linda! You always have so many fun and beautiful things to share! I LOVE those photos of your grandson with his dinosaurs. Looks like such a great time. And how fabulous are your cards! Love how you combined the mason jar and tulips images, and love the big sentiment across the top. That is such a fabulous sketch. I love the blocked design. And I just adore your CPS card. I used to read the Dick and Jane books, too. This brings back so many sweet memories.

  12. Your cards are always so beautiful. Love the photos at the end. Simply gorgeous.

  13. Linda, I loved your card the first time I saw it, thank you so much for making such a gorgeous card with one of my images! Your grandson is adorable, too!

  14. I've been so busy I've missed stopping by but now I'm catching up - awesome work - gorgeous photos!