Category Archives: CPS

365 Cards Day 205 / CPS Sketch #284

  • Patterned papers – Basic Grey “Periphery” collection
  • Dimensional stickers – K&Company “Flora and Fauna Typewriter Keys”
  • Stamp – from the Stampin’ Up “Sincere Salutations” set
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

I made this card using the 365 Cards color challenge for Day 205. The challenge is to use these colors:


I decided to use the current sketch at Card Positioning Systems (CPS) for their challenge #284. The bird and egg typewriter keys steal the show on this card and tied into the color scheme well. Thanks for visiting.

CPS Sketch #280 – Dreamy Floral

  • Stamp – Penny Black “Dreamy”
  • Patterned papers – Basic Grey “Out of Print” collection (6 X 6″ pad)
  • Cardstock – WorldWin
  • Black rickrack
  • Embossing powder – Stampendous “Detail Black”

I made this 6 X 6″ square card using inspiration from CPS Sketch #280. I heat embossed the flower with detail black embossing powder to create a crisp, shiny image. I repeated the black in some of the accent papers to pull the card together. Thanks for stopping by today.

CPS Sketch #272

  • Stamps – Pink Paislee “Soiree” (teapot) and Hero Arts “Year Round Sentiments” (Thinking of You)
  • Patterned papers – Teresa Collins “Fabrications” collection
  • Dies – Spellbinders Nestabilities “Lacey Circles” and “Standard Circles Large”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

I used Card Positioning System Sketch #272 as inspiration for this card with matching papers from Teresa Collins. This simple card will be perfect for an Operation Write Home card. Thanks for visiting today.

A Kitty for Today

  • Digital Image – Just Some Lines (made available at Crafter’s Digital Art Center).
  • Patterned paper – My Mind’s Eye “Stella Rose: Hazel”
  • Ribbon – American Crafts

I based this card design on the current sketch at CPS (Card Positioning System): Sketch #263. This image is from Crafter’s Digital Art Center Progressive Freebies Challenge #16 and the image is from Just Some Lines. I colored it with Copics in a Siamese-y sort of way! This will be my first card for my next box to go to Operation Write Home. I just shipped 25 cards to OWH on Friday. Thanks for visiting.

CPS Sketch #161 & OWH Color Challenge

  • Stamps – Stampendous “Birch Buddies” and Hero Arts “Everyday Sayings”
  • Patterned papers – My Mind’s Eye “So Sophie: Possibilities” and SEI “Claire: Winsome”
  • Die cut made with Spellbinders Nestabilities “Labels Twenty”

This is a simple card I made using Sketch #161 at Card Positioning Systems (CPS). I was also inspired to try the color challenge at Operation Write Home Stars and Stamp: Turquoise and Brown. I do like this color combination. I used some patterned paper scraps that worked together well, added some accents with Copic markers to the stamped image and layered the sentiment to make it stand out. I hope it will be a nice one for one of our deployed troops to use to write home. Thanks for stopping by!

CPS Sketch #156 – Butterflies

  • Stamps – Layers of Color “Flutterescent”
  • Patterned papers – Basic Grey “Little Black Dress: Modern Vogue and Elegant”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Die cut – Spellbinder’s Nestabilities “Standard Circles Large”
  • ColorBox Chalk Inks (around edge of stamped image)
  • Gems – Mark Richards Crystal Stickers
  • Corner punch – Fiskars

This is a very simple card that features such pretty stamps and paper that I wanted them to steal the show! The sketch at Card Positioning System (#256) is perfect. The little rhinestones add just a little sparkle to liven things up! Thanks for the visit.

CPS Sketch Challenge #254 – Leap Birthday

  • Stamps – Kodomo Inc. “Lily Pad” and Inkadinkado “Happy Birthday”
  • Patterned papers – Tim Holtz Idea-ology Paper Stash “Retro Grunge”
  • Letters – American Crafts “Nutmeg” glossy letter stickers
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

I used CPS Sketch #254 to make this card, which is for a friend and co-worker whose birthday falls on Leap Day. He was born in 1956, and is celebrating his 14th birthday this year! The inside sentiment says “May 14 candles leap onto your cake!” It was a fun card to make with all of the layers in the sketch. Thanks for stopping by.

CPS – 5th Anniversary Challenge – Day 13

  • Stamps – The Cat’s Pajamas “Raining Cats” and Studio G “With Love”
  • Patterned cardstock – BoBunny Dot-to-Dot
  • Embossing folder – Cuttlebug
  • Trim – Model Crafts
  • Punches – Marvy Uchida and Recollections
  • Rhinestones – Queen & Co.

This Valentine was made for the CPS 5th Anniversary celebration: Challenge 13. I used the sketch (Sketch 121) as a point of departure. This card has lots of polka dots and texture. Thanks for visiting today!



OWH Challenge – Hot Tropics

  • Patterned papers – Graphic 45 “Tropical Travelogue Collection: Island Jewel” (floral and green giraffe print) and “Botanica” (toucans)
  • Border punch – EK Success
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

Wow! I just saw that this is my 200th post (in less than a year)! Eeek. Time flies and apparently the cards are flying, too!

I created this card for the Virtual Cardmaking party that is going on over at OWH Stars and Stamps. This one is for the VCMP Challenge #1: Hot Tropics, for which we are to make a card using tropical colors. I kind of kept the whole theme tropical for this one. I also used the CPS Sketch that is featured for their Fifth Anniversary celebration: Day 11. This is a really fun sketch to work with and perfect for featuring this paper.  Thanks for visiting!

Card Positioning Systems Sketch #248

  • Die cuts – Spellbinders Poseabilities “Snowflake Wonder”
  • Patterned papers – BoBunny St. Nick Sugar Plum (green polka dot) and Heidi Grace Shimmer Flocked paper “Jolly & Bright” (words)
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Brads – Recollections Round Brads

This is my interpretation of the current CPS Sketch #248. The snowflake die cuts are both cut and embossed, which provides a nice texture as does the flocked “fuzzy” paper in the background. Thanks for visiting.