CPS 5th Anniversary - Day 13

February 10, 2012

Hey there, everyone!  How has your week been so far?  It has been a good one here...kind-of same old, same old, which is always nice.  We did end up getting our television replaced via our service plan from Best Buy because our old one had burn in on the screen.  So- the comparable plasma is one inch larger, and is 3D.  Which, I couldn't care less about...I can't stand watching movies with stupid glasses on.  But, the hubby is happy because the burn in (which I pretty much never saw unless the screen was bright white) drove him crazy...

On a more exciting note {for me anyways....tee hee!}, I am the host for day 13 of our awesome CPS 5th Anniversary Event!  My day is being sponsored by Clearsnap, who has to be one of the most generous sponsors ever!  I would say I use some type of Clearsnap ink on about 95% of my projects, because I just love their ink quality.  For the anniversary event, each designer picked a past CPS sketch favorite, and used it again.  I chose CPS Sketch #121, and here is what I came up with:
"Here's to a Wonderful Life" supplies:
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink (vintage cream)
Paper: My Mind's Eye (Lost & Found 2 "Blush" 6x6 pad) & Pink Paislee (Butterfly Garden 6x6 pad)
Doily: Wilton
Stamps: Flourishes (Wedded Bliss set) & Glitz Design (Distressing Set 3)
Ink: Clearsnap (Donna Salazar Mixed Media: black & Limited Edition Pigment: wheatgrass)
Distress Ink/Blending Tool: Tim Holtz
Ribbon/Twine: May Arts
Flower: Prima Marketing
Pins: Maya Road
Pearls: Michael's brand
Lace/Button: craft supply

Instructions:  Make card from vintage cream cardstock.  Cut pink paper slightly smaller, then distress ink the edges.  Cut a cream damask paper block, distress ink the edges and adhere to the bottom of the pink paper.  Adhere the entire paper block to the card front.  Stamp the post card background to the top of the pink paper.  Distress ink a white doily, then adhere to the front, wrapping the right side around the card edge.  Wrap pink lace around the middle, then tie black gingham ribbon around the lace.  Thread a button around the bow's center using twine.  Adhere the flower and pearls to the card front.  Cut a banner edges to a scripted paper strip, then stamp the sentiment to it.  Wrap the sentiment around a clear topped stick pin, then adhere into the flower along with a heart topped pin to finish.

Card Challenges Used:
-Ribbon Carousel #39- anything goes
-CropStop challenge #57- wedding/anniversary

If you haven't checked out the amazing anniversary celebration we have going on at the CPS Blog, then you really should!  There are a lot of great sponsors, chances to win prizes, and one amazing GRAND PRIZE for one person who completes each sketch that we have done for the anniversary event.  Check each anniversary post for the details on how to win!! 

Well, that is all I have to share with you for now!  Check back soon, because we are having a special Key Ingredients blog hop today!  ♥♥♥ 

Until later,
~Lea L. 


  1. Absolutely full of gorgeousness. Love how you have photographed the card with the pink check fading in the background.

  2. Lea this is gorgeous, love that flower! Thanks for playing at RCC!

  3. Oh Lea this is gorgeous! I love the softness of this card! The flower is sooo pretty!

  4. Gorgeous card! Love all of the beautiful details. Thanks for playing along with our CropStop Challenge Blog.

  5. Another elegant and beautiful card!
    Have a great weekend!
    Hugs and smiles

  6. I was so excited to see what you had linked up to Crop Stop. Such a beautiful, romantic card! The sentiment is just perfect. Thank you for joining us this week & I hope you join us again. :)

  7. The soft pink paired with the lace and doily is such a pretty combination!!!

  8. This is stunning, two of my favorite colors.
    Thank you for playing along in our CropStop Challenge.

  9. LOVE your card!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS VALENTINE'S WEEK!! =)

  10. GORGEOUS Card!!! I love EVERYTHING about it!!!! Thanks for playing with us at Crop Stop!!

  11. Gorgeous take on the Trigger. Congrats on your win :)

  12. Beautiful, Lea! I love the layering of elements. Congrats on the TT!

  13. Congrats on your Tuesday Trigger win, Lea. This is truly worthy of a win!

  14. Swoon....This is gorgeous...love it completely!!! Thanks for joining us at CropStop this week.


  15. GORGEOUS card! Love every bit of it! Thanks for sharing it with us on the CropStop Challenge! :)


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