Sunday, November 28, 2010

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #87

Edit:  This card won Top 3 honors at Aud Sentiments challenge #16!  : )

Hello dear friends.  I hope you've had a grand Thanksgiving weekend!!  It sure is great to get together with family.  Well... it's Sunday again and that means another Cupcake Inspirations Challenge.  Once again I am late and I hate that, but sometimes life gets tough and we get behind.  But... I'm making a vow to do better!!  : )  Here's my card for this week...

And our inspiration (you're gonna love it!!)...

LOVE it!!  I've been drooling over this cupcake since the first time I saw it!  hahaha!  It's just soooo great!  It took me quite some time to figure out how to go with this photo.  Not sure I did it justice, but it wasn't for lack of 'want to'.

Our sponsor this week is Amber Ink.  They kindly provided us with these delish images to use for this challenge.  And good news... the random winner will receive this digital set, called 'tis the season, as well as $5 for some ipapers.  How's that sound??

Other challenges:
For Fun Challenges - anything goes
Simon Says Stamp - let it snow
Aud Sentiments Challenge - ho ho ho
Crafts and me - christmas
Stampin' B's Design Team - make a holiday card
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge - christmas
Paper Playtime - christmas carol inspired -- Oh Christmas Tree
A Crafty Little Place - anything goes
Going Grey - anything goes

Thanks for popping in today.  Come back soon, ya hear?!?!

Stamps:  Amber Ink 'tis the season digital set, (sentiment hand-written by me)
Paper:  My Mind's Eye I Believe
Ink:  none
Supplies:  Nesties, red rhinestones, polar white flower soft, yellow glitter (on star), VersaMagic chalk ink sea breeze

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #86

Edit:  This card won Top 3 honors at Aud Sentiments challenge #15!  : )

Oh man....... I'm such is goof!!!  I thought I'd scheduled this to post early this morning, but it got saved as a draft instead.  So all day today... no post.  So SORRY!!!!  Duhhhhhhh!!  Here's what you should have seen this morning!!

Well, it is Sunday and that means another Cupcake Inspirations Challenge.  YAY!!  There are again some fab-o cupcakes Rachel has chosen as our inspiration.  But first, my interpretation...

This is the first time I've ever colored a turkey, well at least in my adulthood!  It was fun and this one is soooo cute!!!  Now... here's the inspiration photo...

Aren't they something??  I'm just always amazed by these folks' talents.  These are sooo cute, those pumpkins and leaves are great, and that frosting just look so yummy!!  I went the fall colors for my card.  Probably shouldn't have gone with so much red, but I like red!!  : )

This great image is from Robyn's Fetish and it's called Tom Turkey.  Robyn's Fetish is our sponsor this week and kindly let the DT select from some of there digi images and digi paper.  They really have some really great images/paper in their shop so please head over and look them over.  For the random winner this week... 5 digital products.  That could be 5 images or 4 images and one digi paper.  It's quite a deal.  Well worth coloring up a turkey!  : )

Other challenges:
One Stitch at a Time - choose a season or event
Sparkle Creations - giving thanks
Digital Tuesday - anything with wings --- I was the random winner!!!  WooHOO!
Papertake Weekly Challenge - autumn skies
Creative Card Crew - let's give thanks
For Fun Challenge - be thankful
7 Kids College Fund - give thanks
ABC Challenge - H is for holiday
Aud Sentiments Challenge - being thankful
Stamp Something - something with thanks
EtsyInspired Challenge - Queen of Tarts Wafers (my inspiration)
Mark's Finest Papers - have a circle on your card

Thanks for stopping by today ladies.  Hope you come back soon.  If I don't post anything before then, have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!!!

Stamps:  Robyn's Fetish Tom turkey digi image, PTI autumn abumdance (sentiment)
Paper:  October Afternoon fly a kite
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black
Supplies:  Nesties, yellow-gold rhinestones, VersaMagic sea breeze chalk ink
Techniques:  Copic markers

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #85

Good morning stamping fans!!  I hope your Sunday morning is starting out beautifully.  It looks like we might see the sun for awhile around my parts.  It's been pretty dreary the last few days.  But enough of the weather report!  We're all here to talk about stamping and today we'll talk about the new Cupcake Inspirations Challenge.  Here's my try...

This is a wonderful digital image from Simply Betty Stamps called London.  Simply Betty is our sponsor this week and has many fabulous images, both digital and rubber.  Go take a look... I know you'll enjoy your visit.  But... the inspiration photo for us this week is...

Aren't these so kewl???  They just look soooo yummy!!  I must admit, I had a hard time deciding how to interpret this photo.  Finally, I decided I was most inspired by the colors.  So, I worked London up in reds, yellows, blacks and green (eyes).

I certainly hope you'll come and join in the fun this week.  The prize for one lucky random winner is 6 (yes SIX) digital images.  Wouldn't that be fun... picking out 6 digis!?!?!?

Stamping 411 - the SKETCH
Alphabet Challenge - C is for cats
Party Time Tuesdays - photo inspiration
Moving Along with the Times - nice and bright
Stamp Something - Novemeber digi day
EtsyInspired - Happy Day Designs (taking her dancing bracelet)

Thanks for stopping in today.  You are all so great and your comments really bring a smile to my face!!  A special thanks to those that take the time to leave me one.  Have a great day and have fun with this challenge.

Stamps:  Simply Betty Stamps London
Paper:  BG ???, Gina K. pure luxury
Ink:  none
Supplies:  WOC lace, rub-on sentiment, brads, Prima velvety flower, gold stickles
Technique:  Copic markers and prismacolor pencils with gamsol

Friday, November 12, 2010

A Lifetime Together

Good Thursday folks.  Let me first say... THANK YOU to all the men and women that have risked or given their lives to keep our country free.  Your sacrifices are truly appreciated!!  Have a HAPPY VETERAN'S DAY!!!

Now for stamping.  My son got married on October 16 and I've still not gotten that card posted... until today.  I looked high an low for the best stamp for this occasion.  Then I found this wonderful Lili of the Valley stamp called Wedding Couple.

I actually saw this image on Dena's Stamping Corner blog.  I took a LOT of inspiration from her wonderful creation, then added some of my favorite embellies and touches.  Thank you for the nudge in the right direction Dena!  Your work is always so wonderful!!

Ryan and Lindsay's wedding colors were eggplant and limey green.  It was really so beautiful!!  I tried to give this little gal's roses an 'eggplanty' look, but I believe I fell a bit shy of that goal.  Oh well... it's still in the same purple family, right?  hahaha!

Their wedding was such a wonderful success.  It went off without a hitch and everyone enjoyed themselves immensely.  The following morning, the bride and groom had immediate family over for brunch and to share with them as they opened their remaining gifts.  That was a really special way to end the weekend.  I gave them this card when everyone else had left.  They really seemed to like it!!  : )  It was definitely made with love!!

Bizzy Becs - cute and sweet
CCEE Stampers - use store bought flowers
Cute Card Thursday - anything goes
Crazy 4 Challenges - make a square card
One Stop Craft Challenge - embossing (there is a layer of white with dotted swiss embossing folder)
Creatalicious - all white
Kaboodle Doodles - make it vintage (I didn't do anything to make this vintage.  I just think it's a vintage-looking project)
Anything Goes - emboss it (see One Stop Craft Challenge)
For Fun - dry embossing (see One Stop Craft Challenge)
Crafts and Me - glitter

I guess that's it for this post.  Hope you've enjoyed your visit enough to come see me again sometime.  Take care and enjoy the rest of your day!!

Stamps:  Lili of the Valley wedding couple
Paper:  Gina K. pure luxury, all white CS
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black
Supplies:  Rub-on sentiment, large glitter rose, white glitter, white ribbon, white pearls, white doily, wedding cake brad, white lace from WOC, small white rose buds from WOC, cuttlebug folder dotted swiss
Techniques:  Copic markers and prismacolor pencils

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

A Very Sweet Christmas Pair

Hello folks.  How's it goin' for you today?  Pretty good on my end.  Yesterday wasn't all that hunky dorrie so it was good to come home and do some coloring and designing.  I'm getting into the Christmas mood.  Well... the Christmas card mood.  OK, I know... stop 'talking' and start showing.  Will do!  Here's the pair I think is so sweet...

This is Stampavie's adorable image called Bear and Robin.  I'd seen this soooo much last year and finally purchased it at the very end of the season.  I didn't get to use it last year, but finally... I worked it up.  Sooo FUN!!  The funny thing is, I was working on the bear last night and was so frustrated as nothing was looking like I wanted it to.  Instead of getting more and more unhappy, I put it down for the night and would try again the next day (today).  Well, lo and behold!!!  It looked pretty darned good to me!  I really need to keep that in mind.  It may not be as bad as I think.  Waslk away and come back to it later.  Does this happen to any of you too???

This was the first time I've used my BG jovial paper pad.  I decided to go the red and black route as I just love plaids, especially these red and black plaids.  Doesn't it just look like a great pair of flannel jammies??  I really ended up liking this card except it still feels like it's missing something.  I don't know what so I'm not touchin' it!!

I used MS snowflake punches, then glittered them up and added a red button to each.  Now those little snowflakes around the sentiment are just some little dimensional stickers.  They came as white flakes with blue centers.  I used my copic marker (R27) to change them to red.  I'd heard about doing this, but had never tried it myself.  I've got to say this is sooooo kewl!!!  Makes me happy!!  I paper pieced teddy's little muffler.  Oh and I didn't do so well keeping the VersaMagic chalk ink of my little birdie.  She's a mess in these pictures, but please know I have now gone over all stamped lines with a Zig black pen.  Looks much better !  : )

I was able to work this card into several challenges for this week so better get started on that list!

Sketch Saturday - the SKETCH
Little Red Wagon - use the color red
Charisma Cardz - with love at Christmas
Stampin' B's - an animal in a die cut
Alphabet Challenge - B is for bird
Wags 'n Whiskers - sisters or friendship
Allsorts - twas the night before Christmas
Crazy 4 Challenges - create a square card
Crafty Calendar - Christmas snowflakes
StampARTic - Christmas with glitter
Christmas Card Challenge - photo inspiration
Paper Sundaes - let it snow
Pile it on - Christmas featuring animals
Whoopsi Daisy - it's Christmas
A Spoonful of Sugar - snow/snowflakes
ABC Christmas Challenge - winter wonderland
Drunken Stampers - punch me
The Burtonesque Dolls - anything goes

Whew!!  How's that for a 'couple of' challenges??  Thanks for dropping by today and come back soon.

Stamps:  Stampavie bear and robin, SU warm words
Paper:  BG jovial
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black
Supplies:  Nesties, MS snowflake punches, dimensional stickers (little snowflakes), glitter, BG buttons, black rhinestones, VersaMagic chalk ink - wheat
Techniques:  Copic markers and prismacolor pencils w/ gamsol, sponging, paper piecing

Monday, November 8, 2010

Happy Birthday!

To no one in particular right now.  I just made up this card and thought I'd share it with you today.  I worked this up about a month ago, but just never got around to posting it.  I notice there are several birthday challenges this go round so thought it was a good time to post it.

This is another Tiddly Inks digital image.  Man... that's two in a row!!  Told ya I loved the Tiddly Inks store!!  : )  It's funny because the first time I printed off this image, I thought she was too small.  Then I printed of this one and found she was pretty darn big.  But I wanted to use her anyway... just not much creativity on the layout!!

Tiddly Inks has a line of these Lilly Bean images and they're all really fun.  This one worked up really quick, add some glitter, a few buttons and ribbon and you're good to go.

Party Time Tuesdays - anything goes birthday
7 Kids College Fund - birthdays
Lexi's Creations - birthdays
2 Sisters Challenge - birthday
Gingerloft - use buttons

A quick post today, but still so glad you came on by and hope you'll come back soon!

Stamps:  Tiddly Inks Big-Wishes Lilly Bean
Paper:  Gina K. pure luxury
Ink:  none
Supplies:  BG buttons, ribbon, glitter
Technique:  Copic markers w/ prismacolor pencils

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Feeling so sassy!

Happy Sunday friends.  I certainly do hope yours is going well.  I'm running late today for posting the latest and greatest Cupcake Inspirations Challenge.  Just wait until you see this week's inspiration photo.  I think you'll LOVE it!  But first, my interpretation...

It's Alice and she's from Tiddly Inks, our sponsor this week.  I am just crazy for Tiddly Inks images and have quite a few.  Tiddly Inks kindly provided a couple different images to the DT to help us with our challenge this week.  Suh-weet!!! And pssst... the winner of this week's challenge will receive a $10 gift voucher!!  Now that'll put a smile on your face!  Oh... and now for the inspiration...

Ain't those GREAT????  Man, that's a LOT of work!  From hats, to tea sets, to cheshire cats and more... they're just so darn cute.  Great find Rachel!!  The blue color really jumped out at me so that's exactly what I went with.  I'm not sure I did those cupcakes justice, but I had fun!

Once again I've chosen to keep the layout and embellies really simple.  I got this layout from Card Positioning Systems.  It was just what I was looking for.  The sentiment I went with a rub-on.  Sooooo easy!  : )

Other challenges:
Corrisive Challenge - black and blue
Anything Goes - the letter B (for blue)
My Time to Craft - quick and cute
Creative Card Crew - let's punch it
Crafty Creations - fables and fairy tales
Stamp Insantiy - punch drunk
Sweet Stampin Challenge - inspiration photo
Aly's Sunday Sketch - all about music - song (Her Name is Alice from the latest Alice in Wonderland movie).

I guess that's about it today.  Again... have a wonderful Sunday and we'll see you soon.  : )

Stamps:  Tiddly Inks time for tea digital image
Paper:  Heidi Swapp summer dress, Gina K. pure luxury
Ink:  none
Supplies:  MS punch, WOC cherry blossoms, rub-on sentiment, black rhinestones, ribbon
Techniques:  Copic markers with prismacolor pencils for shading