Tuesday, June 12, 2012

A challenge here and there

That's right, my cards today incorporate some great challenges!
 First up, I used the color combo from The Play Date Cafe. It is a southwest type of combo and I thought this piece fit that plus I will also enter this to the "Thinking of You" contest at Hero Arts.
 The flower piece is a new digital stamp from a set at 2 peas. The writing background printed on the white cardstock is also from that kit. I decided to make my flower and leaves a little 3-D so I printed the flower out twice and added parts of it to the original flower with foam tape. The little sentiment is a stamp.
 Here is the color combo.

 Next up, I used the sketch at Card Patterns and the Kraft challenge during stamping week at 2 peas.
 I have wanted to use this adorable set of stamps from Wplus9 Designs on kraft colored paper stamped with the white and black for awhile now and I so like how it turned out.
 Here is the Card Patterns sketch.
 And, this card uses the Card Positioning Systems sketch and my set of dies and stamps by Sizzix as they are our sponsors this month.
 I LOVE this set of die label shapes. I cut the dark blue label, the maroon colored little frame and then two other label shapes. They are all meant to be used together is you want. The paper behind my label is from a digital paper kit.
Here is the CPS sketch.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)


  1. LOVE these--especially the gorgeous Christmas card! Fabulous cards!!! :)

  2. Pretty layered flower and I'm smitten with those mittens! :)

  3. Cute card! Love the button and twine! Thanks for playing this week at The Play Date Cafe.

  4. What a fabulous line-up of creations, Linda! LOVE the neutrality of the middle one! Plus, you can't go wrong with Wplus9 ;)!

    Your layered frame in the last one is divine! And I love the mix of patterns!

    And finally, our take is ever so sweet! LOVE the dimension you created with the leaves and bold, bright, orange, button center! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

  5. These are beautiful!!! I loveeeeeeeeeee the little snow mittens!!!

  6. Gorgeous cards! I love the southwestern colors and the dimension you added on the first card. The black and white on the second card is fantastic! I love the framed frames in the last card. They are all beautiful!

  7. Just gorgeous. Wishing you a wonderful Wednesday.
    Digistamps4Joy DT Member
    Doing Life

  8. Ooh what a lovely selection of cards. I LOVE the digi flower you used for our challenge, your card is really fresh and happy! Thank you so much for joining in the fun with us over at The Play Date Cafe!

  9. These are all really nice cards. Blessings!

  10. Linda, I like your different styles. The flower from the first card is so different and really neat. Love that second wintery card; the papers and mittens go so well together. :)

    Thanks for joining us at The Play Date CAfe this week!

  11. LOVE..LOVE...LOVE each and EVERY one!!!

  12. Darling cards Linda. Especially love the first one with it's bright colors. That button is perfect in the middle of the flower.

  13. These cards are fabulous! I so wish I was better at making them, like you are! Love Penny

  14. Ack- mittens in June! LOL So cute though. So glad you could join us on Card Patterns this week!

  15. awesome perfect cards for the 4th. and great fun photos.