Sunday, May 8, 2011

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #110

Welcome stamping friends.  HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY to all those who have taken on this tough but rewarding occupation!!  I hope you've had a fabulous day.  It sure feels like I've been away a very long time, but it's just been a week!!  It was a very long week for me.  I had training Tuesday through Friday in Kansas City which is 35 miles away.  I was totally wiped out by the end of Friday!!  My brain was stuffed full of new information and I think a bit of it leaked right back out again!!  haha!  Yesterday I went out to my mom's a day early as both my sisters and little brother were coming down to visit her.  That meant we were all there to wish my mom a Happy Mother's Day (my other brother lives with Mom to help take care of her).  I think the day meant a lot to her.  I know I had a great day spending it with them.  Today I've felt like I had a touch of something.  All I wanted to do was sleep and I've done plenty of that this day.

Now... I am finally getting my Sunday post posted!!  So sorry to be late, but it just couldn't be helped this time.  Now... on to the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge.  This is another fun one so hope you'll be able to play along with us.  Here my card...

And the inspiration for this week...

So adorable AND springy, isn't it?  Fun bright and bold colors, flowers and those little bees!  Soooo cute!  What would you come up with from this cupcake inspiration??

Our fabulous sponsor this week is Glitterbabes.  They have a great selection of digital images that I think you'll love.  The imageI used on my card were generously shared by Glitterbabes.  I had great fun coloring them up.  They are called 'dahlias' and come with the sentiment included on my card.  It really make quite a striking card whether you go bright or pastel.  The random winner of this week's challenge will receive two images of their choice from Glitterbabes!!  Incentive enough, isn't it??  : )

Other challenges:
Card Patterns - the SKETCH
The Crafty Pad  - spots and dots
Sentimental Sundays - anything goes
Papertake Weekly - anything goesTry it on Tuesday - something old (nestie, MS punch, baubles), something new (images, DPs)
Tuesday Throwdown - add brads or eyelets
Creative Card Crew - for Mom
For Fun Challenge - Mother's Day card or lots of flowers
7 Kids College Fund - April showers bring May flowers (carried by 7KCF:  Prima Madeline Collection DP)
Digi Stamps 4 Joy - it's a celebration (celebrating my mom)
Divas by Design - anything goes
CCEE Stampers - Cinco de Mayo (bright colors)DYSU Challenge - purple
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge - quote/sentiment
Friday Mashup - inspired by nature
Paper Cutz - Mother's Day
Stamp Something - May digi day
Fairy Fun Friday - for the girls
Bloggers Challenge - back to nature

Thanks for stopping by today friends.  It's always good to see you and hear from you.  Such a gracious group of folks!!

Stamps:  Glitterbabes Dahlias (with sentiment)
Papers:  MME Stella and Rose Gertie (yellow), Prima Marketing Inc Madline Collection (music), Gina K. pure luxury
Ink:  none
Supplies:  Nesties, MS edge punch, Bella's baubles string of pearls, brads
Techniques:  Copic markers


Kirsty Vittetoe

That is so beautiful, thanks for sharing!

Hey, I have a giveaway here, please come join in the fun!

Always Playing with Paper gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at the Mashup!


This is gorgeous! The colors on the flower are amazing! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown.


Hi Denise, this is such a pretty card. nice work. Thanks for playing along at the Friday Mashup! Cheers, Kasey ~ in Oz


Stunning card Denise, thankyou for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

Kim P

Wow! This is so striking! Thanks for laying along with the Friday Mashup!

Scrappy Scatty

this is stunning
thanks for playing along at DS4J this time
love Jan


Gorgeous card. Love your beautifully colored flowers. Perfect for the CCI challenge and the BC Nature challenge.

Rachel Hope

Gorgeous! Love what you did with the flowers!

Kathy Schweinfurth

Wow - your flowers really pop! Very pretty card!! Thanks for playing at the Friday Mashup!

Lisa Somerville

Beautiful floral images, fab coloring! Thanks for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge!

Stef H (Glitterbabe)

this is absolutely, to die-for gorgeous! i just love what you did with that flower!

hugs :)

Sharon Caudle

Very beautiful!! Thanks so much for joining us at Papertake Weekly!
hugs, Sharon


Beautiful card, Denise. Your layout is gorgeous and those flowers are beautiful. Thanks for joining us this week at Crafty Catz!

Hugs, Dawn

Jo Davies

Such a gorgeous card! Thanks for sharing with us over at Divas By Design for our first challenge! Big Hugs JO xxx

Anja (scrappie)

Wow this is such a gorgeous card love it. Thank you for joining us at cardpatterns.

Basement Stamper

Gorgeous card, I love the colors you chose for it, the flowers really POP against those papers.

Thanks for joining us at blogger's challenge.


Fabulous card lovin your flowers!!
Thanks for joining us at Diva's by Design this time hope to see you again


Hi Denise
A gorgeous card,thankyou for joining us at CraftyCatz this week,
Hugs Dianne xx

Tracey Brossart

Wow absolutely gorgeous! Your coloring is stunning! Love the way you layered the flower stamp and love your DP and color combo!

Thanks for playing with us over at "Fairy Fun Fridays" challenge and good luck! :D

xx Tracey xx

Lating Panda

Simply Beautiful!Thanks for joining us at Divas by design!Good Luck!


Wow this is beautiful..Those bright colors are so pretty together I love the embossed design on your tag. Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup.

Maggie's Crafts

So so pretty!

Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Pad in Spots & Dots challenge! :)


Jen Leeflang

Wow - that is beautiful colouring on your card! Thanks for joining us on Digistamps 4 Joys "It's a Celebration" Challenge.
luv n huggz
DS4J DT Co-ordinator

Lisa M.

Thank you so much for playing in our Sentimental Sunday challenge! Your creation is just lovely! I hope to see you playing with us again very soon! Good luck!

♥ Lisa SSDT