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Saturday, March 26, 2011

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #104

Welcome friends!  Happy Sunday to you all!  Today, we have another fun and inspiring Cupcake Inspirations Challenge.  I hope you'll join in with us this week.  Trust me, you'll have a blast!!  Here's my sample for this week's cupcakes...


What do you think??  Tell you the truth, I love this card!!  It's bright with a fabulous image, great papers, and fun embellies.  What more could you ask for??  : )  Now... time to share the inspiration photo for this challenge...


Aren't these ca-yute???  Can anything say spring better than these flowery cupcakes??  I don't think so!  And I love the colors!  I just can't imagine all the time it would take to make all those little flowers!!  At least for me it would take forever!!



Our sponsor this week is Paper Pretties.  They've got some awfully cute images!  The lucky random winner will receive a stamp of their choice.


This sweet image is one from Tiddly Inks and is actually a freebie!!!  Can't get any better than free, right?!?!  He's one of the Bumble Bears and is called For You.  I got all the cupcake colors in those flowers, but you can't even tell there are yellow ones in there!  I should have colored the flowers from lighter big ones to dark for the small flowers.  Once again... live and learn!!

Other Challenges:
The Sweet Stop - the SKETCH
Craft your Passion - show your appreciation
The Shabby Tea Room - BINGO -- buttons, flowers, glitter or gems, flowers, die cuts
Stamp with Fun - spring
Ooh La La Creations - mother's day or special friend
Stamps R Us - celebrate spring
Wild Orchid Challenge - dieing to punch it out
A Spoonful of Sugar  - ribbon, pearls/rhinestones and flowers
Digital Tuesdays  - button up
Going Grey - spring has sprung
Cooking it up with Katie - animals with colorful buttons
Crafts and Me - anything goes
Flutter by Wednesdays - open challenge
Fresh Brewed Designs - 2 or more embellies
Little Red Wagon - butterflies
Simon Says Stamps Challenge - mother's day/girlie
Creative Cottage - spring has sprung
Creative Crafty World - bling and mother's day
Hanna and Friends - spring
Scrapbook Sisters - anything goes
StampInsanity - punch it out
Crafty Purple Frog - use green - a little or a lot
Southern Girls Challenge - add an animal
Friday Mashup - zoo animals -- polar bears are zoo animals, right?
Stamp Something - spring somethings
Totally Papercrafts - cuddly and cute
Card Makin' Mamas - animals
Allsorts Challenge - for a special lady
Totally Gorjuss - spring is sprung
Craft Your Days Away - for a mom or a special lady
By the Cute and Girlie - springtime
Crafty Calendar Challenge - March - spring
The Crafty Pad - mother's day
One Stitch at a Time - mother's day or babies
Aly's Sunday Challenge - happy spring
Gingerloft - die cuts or punches
Pile it On  - cutie patootie
Clear it Out Challenge  - buttons
Totally Stampalicious  - for your BFF

That's it for now my friends.  Thanks for stopping by today.  Come back soon, would ya??
Denise

Stamps:  Tiddly Inks For You digi, sentiment is a digi, but I can't find who it's from... but I will then I'll post it here
Paper:  My Mind's Eye Stella & Rose Mabel (orange) and Hazel (green)
Ink:  None
Supplies:  BG buttons, MS butterflies punch, tiny pearls, orange gems (on sentiment), ribbons, WOC small rose, crystal stickles
Techniques:  Copic markers and prismacolor pencils w/ OMS

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #103

Good morning everyone.  I hope your day is going fabulously!!  This morning I'm exceedingly tired for some reason.  But right now, it's lovely outside after a day of rain yesterday, so that makes me smile.  And since it's Sunday, it's time for another Cupcake Inspirations challenge.  I believe the inspiration photo this week will make you smile.  Here's what I came up with this week...


This is one of those adorable Pure Innocence images from Heather Ellis who we are lucky enough to have as our sponsor this week.  This week's randomly chosen winner will receive 3 of Heather's designs of their choice, either from her Etsy Shop or her webstore.  And this image works in perfectly with our wonderful cupcakes this week...


Aren't those wonderful??  Daisies are honestly my favorite flower.  They are sweet, simple, fresh, beautiful and just brighten your day.  I was thrilled when I saw this photo for the first time.  And the creator of these sweet cupckaes did the daisy proud!!

I embellished on the colors a bit this week.  I added red and that lovely blue to give more pop to my card.  I did however, want to emphasize the daisies/flowers theme.  So to top off the daisies in the image, I added a few punch out white flowers with big yellow centers.   Tada... daisies!! 


Now, on the image's daisies, I'd originally used the grey shading on them, but I'll tell ya... that was a mistake!!  It just dirtied them up and they didn't stand out as I wanted.  So I changed them back to plain white by using my little Signo white pen to fill in the petals.  Ahhhhh... much better.  You'll notice that I'd forgotten to fix the little daisy in her hair, but that'll show you the before/after difference.  And now I have that one fixed.  I also added some yellow fuzz to the center of each daisy.  I know it's hard to tell but IRL it makes a difference.

Other challenges:
Mojo Monday - the SKETCH
Sugar Creek Hollow  - anything goes
Cutie Sunday  - spring colors/images
I Did it Creations  - celebrate spring
Aly's Sunday Challenge  - happy spring
Gingerloft Challenge  - die cuts or punches
The Pink Elephant - springtime
Wild Orchid Challenge - dieing to punch it out
Papertake Weekly - trio tastic - 3 of something/anything on your project
Fresh Brewed Designs - spots and dots
Anything Goes Challenge - die cuts
Charisma Cardz - to die for
Scrapbook Sisters - spring flowers
Paper Cutz Challenge - anything goes
Stamp Something - something sweet
Creative Friday Challenge - spring awakening
Crafty Calendar Challenge  - spring

I think that's all I've today my friends.  So glad you stopped by and hope you'll come again soon.
Denise

Stamps:  Heather Ellis Pure Innocence 020 digi, MFT How Sweet It Is (sentiment)
Papers:  October Afternoon seaside and party line (yellow)
Inks:  Memento tuxedo black
Supplies:  Nesties, SU red ribbon, MME Stella Rose ribbon, marvy flower punch, MS large spots, fuzz
Techniques:  Copic markers and prismacolor pencils w/ OMS

Friday, March 18, 2011

Teddy Bo Challenge #5

Edit:  Won top card honor at Teddy Bo challenge #5
Edit:  Won top 3 honors at The Crafty Pad challenge #112
Edit:  Won top 3 honors at Going Grey challenge on 3.15.11
Edit:  Won top 3 honors at Card Makin' Mamas challenge #17

Good day my friends.  So glad you stopped by today.  I've been playing with another wonderful Teddo Bo image that I'll be able to enter into the latest Teddy Bo Challenge, which is a great sketch.  I love sketch challenges.  They just make life easier.  : )


Dontcha just love this image???  I had a blast coloring her up.  And I got out of my comfort zone a bit by putting together some DPs that mostly don't seem to go together.  So many times I've seen other very talented bloggers do this very thing and their creations always looks so wonderful!  So, I thought I'd take a stab at it.  I don't think it's too bad, but I know I have a ways to go to get better and more comfortable!!


One paper I just had to include on this card was the music paper.  If you hadn't yet noticed, the title to that song is 'The Rabbit".  Yep... yep... yep... just had to do it.  I added some extra distressing by sponging around the edges of "The Rabbit" song circle, added a few buttons, several flowers, a bit of stickles and tada... done.


Challenges:
The Teddy Bo Challenge  - the SKETCH
Catch the Bug Challenge - scallops anyone?
Kraftin' Kimmie - anything goes
Stamp, Scrap and Doodle Challenge - spring has sprung
By the Cute and Girly - springtime
The Crafty Pad - buttons
Cutie Sunday - favorite color combo -- pink with anything (black, aqua)
One Stitch at a Time - glitter and gems
Aly's Sunday Challenge - anything goes
GingerLoft Challenge - use those flowers
Paper Playtime - choice #2 - pink and glittery
Whoopsi Daisy - pile on the flowers
Woodware USA - spring is coming
Lexi's Creations - Easter
The Pink Elephant - spring time
Wild Orchid Crafts - dieing to punch it out
Going Grey - anything goes
Papertake Weekly Challenge - triple tastic - use three of something on your project
Fresh Brewed Challenge - spots and dots
Stampavie and more - spring or Easter
7 Kids College Fund Challenge - pink and flowers
Anything Goes Challenge - die cuts
The Lollipop Ladies - inspiration of candy necklaces -- I used the colors
Charisma Cardz Challenge - to die for
Meljen's Designs - use dotsSouthern Girls Challenge - use flowers
Stampin' with the Dragon - bring on spring
Paper Cutz Challenge - anything goes
Stamp Something - something sweet
Totally Papercrafts - add buttons
Card Makin' Mamas - animals
Creative Friday - spring awakening
Cardmadfairy's Digi Days Challenge - back to nature/changing of the seasons
Wags 'n Whiskers - spring
Art Impressions  - getting punchy
Crafty Calendar Challenge  - spring
Amber's Crafts  - anything goes

That's all for today folks.  I wanted to take a moment to thank ALL my followers for becoming one.  I'm not very aggressive and don't offer give-a-ways at this time so am thinking you really do want to be a follower and that just makes my day!!  LOVE you all!  And all you sweet commenters as well.  Have a great day and I'll see you again soon.
Denise

Stamps:  Teddy Bo Easter Bunny Bea digi
Paper:  Canvas Corp Baby Pink & Ivory Dot Reverse, October Afternoon the thrift shop (black polka dots and music), MME fine and dandy (blue), Distressed Ink (for sponging)
Ink;  none
Supplies:  Nesties, WOC roses and cherry blossoms, aqua gems, BG buttons, diamond stickles, pink cord
Techniques:  Copic markers and prismacolor pencils w/ OMS, sponging

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Aud Sentiments Challenge #24

Good morning friends.  Man, the weather in my area was just wonderful yesterday and is supposed to be again today.  That really puts a smile on my face!!  Something else that puts a smile on my face is a new Aud Sentiments Challenge.  (OK... that was just too corny, wasn't it?? haha!)  The challenge theme this week is 'Get Well cards'.  What a great idea as I never have one when I need one!!  You too?


This image is called 'Little Honey's Nurse' and is from Sassy Studios, our sponsor for this challenge.  They kindly shared some images with the DT and I chose this one.  She was very fun to color... and fast!!  I think I made this card in record time!!  As always with my pinks, they are quite yucky in the photo.  Please imagine the bow and pearls and a perky, pearly pink, 'K?

I colored my nurse up in Breast Cancer awareness colors.  I have a few girlfriends that have suffered from this awful disease and know what a tough road that is to travel.  Luckily, all I've known have survived and are doing well.  Let's all pray that more and more women enjoy that outcome and that it continues for my friends.


Challenges:
Sunday Sketch & Stamp - the SKETCH
Alphabet Challenge - S is for stripes
Krafty Kimmie Stamps - anything goes
Sweet Stampin Challenge - your favorite move -- one flew over the cuckoo's nest
Cutie Sunday - your favorite color combo -- mine is pink with just about anything!!
Aly's Sunday Challenge - anything goes
Going Grey - anything goes
ABC Challenge - Q is for quote -- use a quote or sentiment
DYSU Challenge - add a bow
Bling it On  - anything goes

I've got to keep this short this morning so I'll say my thank yous... thank you for coming by dear friends.  I hope to see you soon and I have more fun to share soon.  Have a great day!!
Denise

Stamps:  Sassy Studios Little Honey's Nurse, sentiment - computer generated
Paper:  BG Eva
Ink:  none
Supplies:  RR pink ribbon, breast cancer charm, pink pearls
Techniques:  Copic markers and prismacolor pencils w/ OMS

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #102

Good morning friends and family!!  Happy Sunday to you all.  Sunday... Cupcake Inspirations Challenge... they just go together.  This week we have another wonderful photo inspiration that I think you'll really love.  But first... my take on this week's challenge...


 Do you love those little ants or what???  But let's get to our inspiration for this week first...




Oh yum!!  AND beautiful too!!  This is one of my favorite color combos, at least when it's nice and soft and sweet  like these cupcakes.  Hearts, roses and clover... what a great combination!!


Our sponsor this week is Doodle Pantry.  They kindly shared some images with the DT so we could play a bit.  This image and sentiment are from a set called Clover Patch Ants.  They have several great ants images/sets as well as lots of other adorable images.  And they are sooooo reasonably priced!  I think you'll have a great time if you go browse around their store a while.  They are offering a $10 prize to one lucky random winner this week.

Other challenges:
Get Sketchy - the SKETCH
Craft Your Passion  - anything goes
Cupcake Craft Challenge - pink polka dots
Cute Monday - use the color pink
The Shabby Tea Room - luck o' the Irish
Bling it On  - anything goes

Thank you for dropping in today my friends.  Have a wonderful day and a great week.  Hope to see you again soon!!
Denise

Stamps:  Doodle Pantry Clover Patch Ants
Paper:  K&Co (green), Tilda papers (pink)
Ink:  none
Supplies:  WOC flowers, BG glazed brad, pearly swirls
Techniques:  Copic markers and prismacolor pencils w/ OMS


Sunday, March 6, 2011

I finally made the Teddy Bo Challenge!!

WOW!!  My second post today!!  I almost never do that!!  : )  If you're looking for the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge, see the previous post or click  here.

YAY!!!!  I've made a couple other Teddy Bo cards and missed the challenge deadline on each.  But... today, I'm ahead of the deadline... by 3+ hours!!!  Heeheeheehee!! 


This image is called 'sitting waiting for you'.  So sweet, isn't she???  And really, really fun to color up.  The Teddy Bo Challenge this week was to use brown and duck egg blue.  I don't really know what duck egg blue looks like, but I hope this is close!  I actually did google it and I think it's pretty good, but there were lots of duck egg blue blues.


 Since I don't have any chair or bench or other 'sit on' things, I had to sit Bea on the ribbon.  I guess that works.  Oh... I finally got the 'hanging image' with nesties to work right.  Ya know, it's the little successes that make me happy!!  How 'bout you??



Challenges:
The Teddy Bo Challenge - brown and duck egg blue
KB Cute Monday  - anything goes using a digi
Paper Playtime - digi Monday anything goes
Your Next Stamp Challenge - blue
Meljen's Challenge - u r such an animal
Alphabet Challenge - r is for ribbons
Catch the Bug Challenge - anything goes
Delicious Doodles Challenge  - create the card you'd like to receive
Stamp Something - March digi day
Digi Days Challenge - glitz and glamor
The Crafty Pad - use a ribbon

That's it for today folks.  Again... thanks for stopping by.  Your sweet comments are so very appreciated!!  Thank you all!!!

Denise

Stamps:  Teddy Bo & Co sitting waiting for you
Paper:  K & Company black and white fusion, Gina K. pure luxury
Ink:  none
Supplies:  Nesties, BG buttons, brown thin jute, diamond gems, white glitter, MS ribbon
Techniques:  Copic markers and prismacolor pencils w/ OMS

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #101

Good Sunday morning my friends!  Hope you're having a great weekend and that it continues through today.  Man, it feels like ages since I've posted.  I guess Feb. 23 is ages ago!!  Anyway... here we go again with another fun Cupcake Inspirations Challenge.  I think You'll really enjoy this challenge.  Here's what I came up with this week...


And what, you ask, might this week's cupcake look like to inspire a card such as this?  Well... here it is...


Isn't that gorgeous??  This is truly one of my absolutely favorite color combos!  Green, purple, white...lovely!!!  Doesn't Rachel do a wonderful job of finding these incredible, edible cupcakes???


Our sponsor for this week's challenge is Paper Garden Projects.  They kindly gave each DT member a choice of images and I chose this lenten rose image.  It's part of a lovely set called Spring Blooms 2.  I hope you'll take a few minutes to go browse around their shop.  The really have some lovely images.  And the lucky winner this week will receive a $20 store gift certificate to have fun with!!  I hope you'll join in this week.


Other challenges:
Stamping 411 - the SKETCH
The Crazy Challenge  - here comes spring
Cute Monday - anything goes using a digi
Paper Playtime - digi Monday anything goesWoodware USA - anything goes
Everybody-Art-Challenge - springPapertake Weekly - anything goes w/ option something old
Creative Inspirations - in the garden
Fab 'n Funky Challenge - spring into action
For Fun Challenge - purple, green, yellow (hard to tell but the flower centers are yellow/gold)
The Pixie Cottage - spring
The Sisterhood of Crafters - ribbons and bradsC.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Mother's Day
Cute Card Thursday - signs of spring
Scrapbook Sisters - spring
StampInsanity - texture
Craft Us Crazy - nature
Stamp Something - March digi day
Crafty Calendar Challenge  - spring
Simply Create  - power of flowers
Stampin' for the Weekend  - springtime
By the Cute and Girly - springtime

Well... that's all I got folks.  Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Hope you enjoyed yourself.  Come back soon!!!  THANKS!
Denise

Stamps:  Paper Garden Spring Blooms 2 digital set
Paper:  K&Company Black & Ivory Fusion (purple), PTI white cardstock, Gina K. pure luxury
Ink:  none
Supplies:  Embossing folder starry night 2, shimmery green brads, diamond gem design, ribbon
Techniques:  Copic markers and prismacolor pencils w/ OMS