Sunday, October 31, 2010

Cupcake Inspiration Challenge #83

Good morning all!  Happy Sunday and Halloween.  I hope you're all ready for your own fun Halloween night!  I think it's great that the clocks won't be move back until next weekend giving the kids a little more daylight to trick or treat in.  : )  But today is also bringing us challenge #83 from Cupcake Inspiration.  Here's my take on this week's cupcake...

How's that for some autumn color??  haha!  Actually I'm a huge 'earth color' person so I'm just lovin' these!!  : )  Hope you do to!  Now... the inspiration for ttoday...

Isn't that just beautiful???  How could anyone ever eat that?  heehee!  OK... truth be told, I could eat it!!  Again, love the color scheme so that's what I worked into my DT card as well as picking up on the leaves.

These stamps are from a set called Autumn Abundance and were purchased from PTI a couple of years ago.  It's a wonderful set with three vase arrangements and about either sentiments.  I haven't used it as much as I should, but it sure fit in great today.  The DP is actually taken from Graphic 45's new Christmas collection called Christmas Past.  : )

Our sponsor for this week's challenge is Woodware and their giving away a stamp set called Sweet Tooth as their prize.  That's a $15 value and so cute!!  Hope you can play along with us this week!!

Other challenges:
Taylored Expressions - the SKETCH
EtsyInspired - BeiLeXian (approaching of LOve season)
One Stop Craft Challenge - anything goes (and blog hop!)
Scrappy Saturday Challenge - anything goes
Stamps, Scrap and Doodle Saturdays - buttons, buttons, who has the button?
A Spoonful of Sugar - let's get punchy
Creative Card Crew - let's punch it
Crafty Creations - halloween or autumn
Simon Says Stamp - punch 'em
Stampin' for the Weekend - halloween or fall
Catch the Bug Challenge - whirling, swirling, twirling autumn
Polka Doodles - autumn
Easy Craft Projects - autumn or fall
City Crafter - autumn leave falling

Thanks so much for poppin' in this week!!  I love it when you do that!  Come again soon, ya hear?  Until then be safe, be happy.

Stamps:  PTI autumn abundance
Paper:  Graphic 45 christmas past, Gina K. pure luxury
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black
Supplies:  Nesties, BG buttons, MS border punch
Techniques:  Copic markers, prismacolor pencils

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Kicking off Christmas cards with LOTV

I've officially started my Christmas cards for 2010.  Yikes... it's almost November and I'm just now starting.  Oh well... there will be many challenges coming over the next few weeks that will help me out!  : )  I've started this season out using and aDORable  Lili of the Valley stamp called Skating Along.

Dontcha just LOVE her and her little dog too??  I'm just gaga over all the new Christmas stamps from LOTV!   And now they are about to have another wonderful release!  I can't wait!

The layout for this card was from an LOTV challenge from a few weeks ago.  I must say, I'm pretty pleased with how this one turned out..  I glittered her up pretty good, sponged around the entire image and used some crystal stickles on the ice to try to replicate shimmering ice.  For the sentiment, I simply inked up the stamp with the same color I'd sponged on for the sky.  I wanted a subtle result that wouldn't take away from the image.  I was very pleased with the result.  I really enjoyed pulling this one together.

Lili of the Valley - winter fun
Theme Thursday - winter
Southern Girls Challenge - glitter it up
Pals Paper Arts - bring on the bling
7 Kids College Fund - flowers and layers
Wags 'n Whiskers - merry & bright

Well... it's late (for me) and I need to head off to bed.  Thanks for popping in today.  Come back soon, ya hear!!  : )  Take care my friends.

Stamp:  LOTV skating along, SU riveting (sentiment)
Paper:  October Afternoon very merry, Gina K. pure luxury
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black
Supplies:  WOC roses, red rhinestones, white glitter, ribbon
Techniques:  Copic markers, prismacolor pencils and gansol

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Cupcake Inspiration Challenge #82

Happy Sunday stamping friends.  It's supposed to be a beautiful day today here where I live.  I hope it is where you are too.  Since it's Sunday, it's time for another Cupcake Inspiration Challenge  and it's another fun one!!  Here's my interpretation of this week's challenge:

Introducing... drum roll please... Broomhilda!  Isn't she just great??  More on her later.  First let me share with you the photo inspiration which brought about Broomhilda.

Aren't these cupcakes just great?  Love all the little gobliny things added to the top of each cupcake.  Very, very cute!!  And what fun colors to work with!

OK... now back to Broomhilda.  Our sponsor for this week's challenge is Anita Be Stampin, one of our very own DT members.  Anita just opened her shop on October 2.  She's got some cute, cute stamps and kindly offered the DT some to work with.  Broomhilda was one and she was tons of fun to work up!  And the sentiment, along with five (5) others are included in the Broomhilda set.  Thanks Anita for being so generous.  Oh, and you're in for a treat too.  The prize for the randomly drawn winner is the choice of any in stock rubber stamp set or three (3) digis.

Other challenges:
Stamping 411 - the SKETCH, nice and clean
Stamp with Fun - halloween
Double Dutch Challenge - funny or scary halloween
Magical Monday Challenge - halloween
A Spoonful of Sugar - halloween
Creative Inspirations - spooky
Hanna and Friends - halloween
Dutch Dare Card Challenge - halloween
Stampin' for the Weekend - halloween
Bee Crafty - halloween
By the Cute and Girly - spooky
Really Reasonable Ribbon - halloween
Craft Challenge - spooky
Corrosive Challenge - halloween
Creative Craft Challenges - trick or treat
Creative Cottage - halloween
2 Sisters Challenge - anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown - anything goes

I hope you enjoy my little witchy.  It sure is good to get back in and create something.  Last weekend my son got married and I didn't even get enough time to make a card.  That was fun, but now... back to normal.  Thanks for stopping in today.  Come back soon, 'K?

Stamps:  Anita Be Stampin' Broomhilda and sentiment
Paper:  Graphic 45, Gina K. pure luxury
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black
Supplies:  Nestie, black ribbon, MS birthstones
Techniques:  Copic markers, prismacolor pencils with gamsol

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Cupcake Inspiration Challenge #80

Happy morning friends.  Looks like it's going to be a great day in our area.  I'm looking forward to heading out to my mom's and let the grandkids and dog run around outside!!  Plus, lunch is always great!!  : )  Well, it's Sunday, so we have a new Cupcake Inspiration Challenge for you today.  Here's my card...

This image is called Two Roses and is from this week's sponsor, A Passion for Stamps.  Isn't that image just stunning?  A Passion for Stamps kindly allowed the DT to use one of their images and I just couldn't NOT chose this one!!  I'm a huge fan of roses.  Oh... and the inspiration...

Beautiful, right?  I didn't really do this photo justice as it has other gorgeous colors.  It was really hard to decide which to go with!  I was going to attempt a two-tone rose, but that got away from me!!!  : )  So... simple yellow roses, one of my favorites!!

I sure hope you can join in our challenge this week.  A Passion for Stamps will be giving the random winner four (4) digital images of their choice.  I hope you'll go take a look around their blog.  There are some wonderful flower images and others as well.

Other challenges:
Crafty Creations - the SKETCH
One Stitch at a Time - use your digi stamps
Craftalicious Challenges - anything goes
Karbers Challenge - go digital
A Spoonful of Sugar - sparkle and shine
Creative Card Crew - bloomin' marvelous
Fab 'n Funky - use a digi image
Crafy Ann's Challenge - use a digi and favorite coloring medium
Allsorts Challenge - inspiration from a song title.  YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS
Create 4 Fun - use a digi image
EtsyInspired - Lemon Kissed (sunny yellow mini rose earrings)

As always, I want to thank you all for stopping by today.  I hope you enjoyed it enough to come back soon!  Also, please visit the Cupcake Inspiration blog to view the other DT member's creations.  They are beautiful!!

Stamps:  A Passion for Stamps two roses digital image
Paper:  BoBunny (brown), October Afternoon (yellow), Gina K. pure luxury
Ink:  none
Supplies:  Nesties, Wild Orchid roses, ribbon, pearls, VersaMagic wheat chalk ink, diamond stickles
Techniques:  Copic markers, prismacolor pencils and gamsol, sponging, vintage photo Distress Ink

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Cupcake Inspiration Challenge #79

Good morning stamp fans!!  It's Sunday so that means another great challenge from Cupcake Inspiration!!  YaHOO!!!  Here's my take on this week's photo inspiration...

Can you guess what the theme of the inspiration photo is???  LOL!!  Of course you can, so, as they say, without further ado...

Isn't that kewl!!!  How do they make it look like it's lit up like that??  Maybe it is lit up???  hahahaha!  Whatever is happening there, it's great!  I luv it!  This is my first halloween card this year and I forgot just how fun they are.  You'll be seeing more of this type if you can make it back to visit. 

Our sponsor this week is Softpencil.  They provided the DT a couple of adorable halloween images to help with this week's challenge.  Isn't it ca-yute!?!  For one lucky random winner, they are offering a $10 voucher to their store.  Reason enough to join in the fun this week.  : )

Other challenges:
The Sweet Stop - the SKETCH
One Stitch at a Time - spooky halloween anything goes
Paper Sundaes - something from your stash (all my DPs are from at least one year ago)
Simon Says Challenge - it's autumn!
Paper Romance - black, pumpkin and cream
Stampin' for the Weekend - autumn inspiration
Oh, Alice! - use text in a nonsense way
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturdays - open challenge
By the Cute and Girly - spooky
Copic Creations - orange!
EtsyInspired - Two Eggplants (who is the scariest of all)
Copic Oz - all together spooky

Thanks for poppin' in and hope you come back again soon.

Stamps:  Softpencil Happy Halloween digi image
Paper:  My Mind's Eye night light (orange words), Imaginisce hallowhimsy (green diamonds), BG eerie (web), Gina K pure luxury
Ink:  none
Supplies:  Nesties, Imaginisce eye of newt brads, dimentional sticker (get spooked
Techniques:  Copic markers, prismacolor pencils and gamsol