CPS Catch Up!!

August 10, 2010

I am in dire need of posting CPS cards from the past month.  So, that is what my post is all about today!  I'll start with this week's card for CPS Sketch 179.  No sponsor this week....so I used the new Love Nest collection by Glitz!!  Sigh- love this line!
"Wish You Were Here" supplies: 
Cardstock: The Paper Company
Paper/Sticker/Jewels: Glitz Designs
Ribbon: Renaissance by Design
Flowers: Recollections
Pins: Jenni Bowlin
Corner Rounder: EK Success
Ink: Clearsnap (Chalk: creamy brown)

Instructions: Fold cream cardstock in half to make card base.  Round the corners, then ink & sand the edges of the first paper layer, and adhere to the front of the card.  Round the corners and then sand the edges of a pink damask paper block.  Adhere to the right side of the card.  Tie ribbon to the right side of the card.  Sand the edges of the cardstock sticker, and adhere over top of the ribbon.  Accent the bow with pins, flowers and jewels.  Add a strip of pink jewels to the left side of the card. 

Up next is my card for CPS Sketch 178.  We were sponsored by EAD Designs that week, and I used some of their vinyl rub-ons.  The rub-ons are very cool, and I think you would have to work pretty hard to ruin them!  They transfer to your card the same way you would transfer vinyl onto something like a wall....it doesn't take much pressure when rubbing and the backing needs to be pulled off slowly and at an angle.  Here is my card: 
  "Thanks" supplies: 
Vinyl Rub-ons: courtesy of EAD Designs (Retro Thank You)
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics
Paper: Hambly Screen Prints
Paper Frill: Doodlebug Designs
Jewels: Doodlebug Designs & Westrim Crafts
Ribbon: Renaissance by Design
Twine: Darice Inc.
Button: Papertrey Ink

Instructions:  Cover the front of a cream card base with kraft dotted paper.  Adhere the background tree rub-on to a cream cardstock block, and trim off the edges.  Adhere the cardstock block to the front of the card.  Add a patterned paper strip to the top of the block, and cover the seam with paper frill.  Cut the top off of the front tree, and adhere just the tree trunk to the cardstock block, then add the sentiment rub-on.  Adhere the tree top to a separate piece of cardstock, cut it out, and adhere it to the front using dimensional adhesive.  Accent the popped tree top with three jewels.  Tie ribbon around the bottom seam, and add a button to the bow using twine.

Up next is my card for CPS 177.  That week we were sponsored by Flower Soft.  They make these cute little pots of different colored sprinkles that you can use on your projects.  It is a bit like flocking, but I feel like it has more texture and substance than other flocking powders out there.  Here is what I came up:  
    "Wishing You Well" supplies: 
Flocking Sprinkles: Flower Soft (Polar White)
Cardstoc: Bazzill Basics
Paper: GCD Studios
Paper Frill: Doodlebug Designs
Stamps/Button: Papertrey Ink
Ink: Tsukineko (Versafine: onyx black) & Clearsnap (Pigment: razzberry)
Ribbon: Renaissance by Design
Twine: Darice Inc.
Colored Pencil: Heidi Swapp

Instructions:  Cover the front of a white card base with glittered patterned paper.  Stamp the flowers and sentiment to a kraft cardstock block, and color in the flower leaves with a green colored pencil.  Add glue to each flower and cover in the flocking sprinkles.  Let sit for a moment, shake off the excess, and do any touch-up that is necessary.  Adhere a pink scalloped frill to the bottom of the cardstock block, and adhere to the front of the card.  Tie ribbon around the top seam, and add a button to the bow using twine.  

And last, but definitely not least is my card for CPS Sketch 176.  We were sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps that week, and I used a few different sets from the company.  If you frequent my blog in any type of fashion, you will know that I use the Plaid Plus stamp set all the time....the heart and star strips are a great addition to any stamp collection because they can be used so much!  Here is what I came up with!  
"Hugs and Kisses" supplies: 
Stamps: courtesy of Kitchen Sink Stamps (Plaid Plus, Backgrounds & Borders, Never A Loss 4 Words)
Ink: Clearsnap (Pigment: turquoise, cranberry, pink, raven black)
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics
Paper: We R Memory Keepers & Doodlebug Designs
Ribbon: Renaissance by Design
Twine: Darice Inc.
Jewels: Kaiser Craft
Felt/Steel Die/Button: Papertrey Ink
Glitter: DecoArt
Diecut Machine: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft, Cricut Expression by Provo Craft
Diecut Cartridge: Storybook by Provo Craft

Instructions:  Ink the edges of a heart paper block, and cover the front of a white card base with it.  Stamp the middle of a kraft cardstock block with a dotted border, and adhere to the front of the card.  Cut a scalloped square from dotted paper using the Cricut Expression and Storybook cartridge.  Adhere to the middle of the card.  Tie ribbon around the middle, and add a button to the bow using twime.  Stamp the hearts and sentiment to a white cardstock block, and adhere to the middle using dimensional adhesive.  Diecut the cloud from felt using the Cuttlebug.  Glitter the cloud, and adhere to the upper left corner of the sentiment block.  Accent the cloud, sentiment, and dotted border with jewels. 
Phew!!  Finally caught up, and don't feel so guilty that they aren't posted!  We haven't watched many new movies lately because we have been so busy...so I don't really have a movie post to share with you.  I did put the television on a channel playing the movie "The Skulls" the other day while I was doing some stuff in the kitchen.  I totally forgot how much I liked the love song from that movie, so I downloaded it after hearing it again.  Here is the song if you want to listen to it!  It is called "Taste" by Lorna Vallings. 
Well, that is everything I have for now.  Casey moved into his dorm yesterday, and is starting football practice today!  Can't wait to hear how everything is going!! ♥♥♥

Until later,
~Lea L.


  1. Great cards, Lea! I love the card posted for this week's CPS sketch and the colors you used!!

  2. oh my goddd!!! these are sooo amazing! i love them all! Excellent colour combos!

  3. Pretty, Pretty, Pretty! Love them all. Especially the first one. :)

  4. well this post was definitely eye candy! everything is gorgeous!

  5. These are gorgeous! Love them!

  6. wow! these are all so gorgeous...i cannot pick my fav one!

  7. Wow! Lots of great cards! I LOVE the wishing you well card with the PTI flower!!


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