Sunday, May 29, 2011

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #113

Edit:  Won 2nd place at Catch the Bug Challenge

Good morning stamping friends.  It's Sunday again and do you know the great thing about this Sunday??  Many of us don't have to dread going to work tomorrow because it's a holiday!!!  Yes, it's Memorial Day and I wanted to take a moment to honor all those who have sacrificed everything for our country.  What brave souls and so very patriotic.  Bless all that have loved ones they are thinking about today.

Another great thing about this Sunday... it's time for another Cupcake Inspirations Challenge!  Yepper... let's have some fun.  Here's my card created from our cupcake inspiration photo...

Heeheehee!  Doesn't she just make you giggle?  At least smile!!  This is a digital image from our sponsor, Bugaboo Digi Stamps.  It's called Molly Moo - sunflower.  I think I've fallen in love with Molly!  Now for our cupcakes photo that will provide your inspiration this week ...

Aren't these great??  So many flowers... such bright colors... a coupla little bugs.  Fun!!  I hope you'll find some inspiration and come play with us.  It was great fun coloring Molly up in these bright summery colors!  I decided to keep the colors restricted to my image and the matting cardstock.  For my DP, I embossed some white cardstock with a flowery folder as I thought that design fit perfectly.

Then I decided to add some sun to this sunflower image.  The little sun I used is from one of those little $1 clear stamp sets.  I don't use those a lot, but they sure come in handy for the right projects!  BTW... I'd meant to add a bubble cap over the sun's face, but I forgot.  Well... I forgot before I took the pics, but it has a bubbled face now.  The bubble cap just fit absolutely perfectly!!  I didn't want to rework the photos I'd already taken, but I did take one extra photo...

Back to our sponsor, Bugaboo Digi Stamps.  They are awarding 7 (yes I said 7) images of the winner's choice.  That's totally worth joining us this week, isn't it?  And a little more of a plug for them... they are having 50% off everything in the store through May 31st.  That makes an image like Molly Moo - sunflower yours for a mere buck and a half!!  Go... go have fun and get you some bugaboos.

Other challenges:
Mojo Monday - the SKETCH
Stamps & Fun = Creativity - flower power
Totally Stampalicious - favorite bugaboo stamp
Woodware USA - anything goes
Bows and Berries - turquoise, bright pink, yellow, black, white
Digital Tuesday - add some texture
Sparkle Creations  - include a hat
Creative Card Crew - anything goes
The Paper Shelter - anything goes
The Pixie Cottage - here comes the sun (and/or a sketch)
Anything Goes Challenge - bingo -- punches/die cuts, flowers, lace/ribbon
Truly Scrumptious - anything goes
DYSU Challenge - animals
Paper Crafting Journey - anything goes
For Your Inspiration - colorful air balloons photo inspiration
Stamp Something  - sentimental -- use a sentiment
Creative Friday - summertime
2 Sisters Challenge - anything goes
CES Challenge - embossing
Catch the Bug Challenge - bright colors
EtsyInspired Challenge - Paula Arts (my inspiration for the colors and sunflowers)
Really Reasonable Ribbon - anything goes
Copics Creations - yellow
Desert Island Crafters - use 3 or more of the 'itinerary' -- ribbon/lace, image, embossing, flower
Sparkles Forum Challenge - something metal -- ladybug charm
Addicted to Stamps  - bingo -- cute image, flowers, a charm

That's all I got today folks!  Thank you for stopping by.  I hope you'll come back very soon.  Enjoy your Memorial Day.

Stamps:  Bugaboo Molly Moo - sunflower digi, Paper Garden sentiment digi
Paper:  Gina K. pure luxury
Ink:  none
Supplies:  Nesties, ribbon, charm, bubble cap, bright large gemstone stickers, edge punch
Techniques:  Copic markers and prismacolor pencils w/OMS

Friday, May 27, 2011

Sweet, Sweet Sophie

Edit:  Won top 3 honors at Addicted to Stamps Challenge #4

Hello my friends! Hey... it's Friday!  We've made it!!  haha!.  I wanted to post a quick little something new I worked up a few days ago.  I've wanted to play with Sophie for ages now.  I printed her out a looooong  time ago and she's just been waiting for me.

Isn't Sophie sweet??? She's another of Mo's Digital Pencil's adorable kid images.  I've got several more printed off and ready to make into a card so I just need to get with it!  : )  The DP I've used is another of those beautiful Prima papers from the Sparkling Spring Collection called "Rosebud".  I have just fallen in love with all these Prima papers and have been looking to buy some more.  But I can't find any of the ones I want!!!  ACK!!  They are always out of stock.  I asked the Archivers gals the last time I was there if they carried Prima papers.  She said they had but were having a very hard time getting their order from Prima.  Let me just say... "Prima... come on!!!  Send out those orders!!".  haha!  

I'm going to take it easy the rest of the evening (after I take my dog out to play).  I didn't get much sleep last night and have been sooooo tired today, especially this afternoon.  Around 3-4, I just couldn't hardly stay awake at work!!  Of course, now that I'm home, I'm wide awake!!  haha!  

Mo's Digital Pencil - pearls and flowers
Card and a Half - the SKETCH - their 1st challenge!!
I Did it Creations - anything goes
One Stitch at a Time - bling it on
Cutie Sunday - pink and green
KB Cute Monday - so girly
Lollipop Crafts - bling it!
Woodware USA - anything goes
The Ribbon Reel - photo inspiration -- shabby chic pink and white dining room
Stamps R Us - goin' digital
Papertake Weekly - pale, pretty pastels
Crafts and Me - gems and pearl
Creative Card Crew - anything goes
Fab 'n Funky - let's go all cute and cuddly
The Paper Shelter - anything goes
Anything Goes Challenge - bingo -- lace/ribbon, flowers, punches/die cuts
Divas by Design - one for the girls
The Sisterhood of Crafters - button box -- use a button(s)
Truly Scrumptious - anything goes
Paper Play Challenge - blossoms and blooms
2 Sisters Challenge - use a digi
CES Challenge - embellish it -- use at least 3 types
Little Claire's - sparkle
By the Cute and Girly - anything goes
Desert Islands Crafters Challenge - use 3 or more of the Desert Island 'itinerary' - I used patterned paper, pearls, glitter/bling, ribbon/lace, image (stamp or digi), punch, flower, button -- WOW... 8!
Really Reasonable Ribbon - anything goes
Crafty Catz  - pink and green
Totally Papercrafts  - pink and girlie
Fun with Shapes and More - everything must be sparkle
Inspire Me Friday  - anything goes

That's it for today folks.  As always, thanks for stopping by and hope you'll come back again soon.
Hugs, Denise

Stamps:  Mo's Digital Pencil Sophie digi
Paper:  Prima Sparling Spring Collection, Gina K. pure luxury
Ink:  none
Supplies:  BG buttons, border punch, ribbon, WOC roses, crystal stickles, 'diamond' gems, pink pearls
Techniques:  Copic markers and prismacolor pencils w/ OMS

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Aud Sentiments Challenge #29

Good Thursday morning stamping phenoms.  Look how close we are to the weekend!  WooHOO!!!  Today is time for another fun challenge at Aud Sentiments Challenge.  The sentiment challenge this fortnight is "A sentiment/card for a male".  We all need more of those cards, don't we.  Here's my take on that theme...

This crazy fun image is Napoleon from our sponsor this week, Digis with Attitude.  That 'grouchy' lion's stare is frightening, right?  OK... not frightening, but fun!  Digis with Attitude have many more of what I call 'grumpies' plus sentiments to go with them.  Why don't you take a few minutes and go see them all?

Amazingly this card came together for me rather quickly.  Of course, no problem figuring out what color the lion should be... light brown, medium, brown, dark brown.  haha!  And since he is so monochromatic, I wanted a bit more color and design in my papers and MME fine and dandy true blue worked perfectly for me.

If you want a good giggle, please bop over to all the DT's blogs as they have created some equally fun and grumpy cards.

Other challenges:
The Decontructed Sketch - the SKETCH -- didn't enter, this sketch closed last night, but wanted to give them the credit
I Did it Creations - anything goes
Woodware USA - anything goes
Lexi's Creations - spots and/or stripes
Stamps R Us - goin' digital
Going Grey with Scrap-Creations - use at least 3 different DPs
Creative Card Crew - anything goes
The Paper Shelter - anything goes
The Pixie Cottage - a sketch and/or here comes the sun
Digi Stamps 4 Joy - boys! boys! boys!
Truly Scrumptious - anything goes
Charisma Cardz - boy oh boy!
DYSU Challenge - animals
Do it With Digis - it's all about the boys
Crafty Catz - anything goes
Delicious Doodles - let the sun shine (background DP)
Digi Days - for the boys
2 Sisters Challenge - use a digi
Crazy 4 Challenges - bring a giggle to someone
Sugar Creek Hollow - masculine
Really Reasonable Ribbons - anything goes
Stamp Something  - stamp something with beachy colors
Crafting for all Seasons  - anything goes -- their 1st challenge!!  : )

That's it for me this morning my friends.  Have a great day... a great weekend and see you soon.

Stamps:  Digis with Attitude Napoleon digi and sentiment digi
Paper:  MME fine and dandy true blue, Gina K. pure luxury
Ink:  none
Supplies:  Buttons, ribbon
Techniques:  Copic markers w/ prismacolor pencils and OMH

Monday, May 23, 2011

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #112 and DT Call

Edit:  OMGoodness, I forgot to include the information about the DT call we're having.  The call will be open until June 1st and the new sweeties will be chosen and notified by June 7th.  For all the details, please head over to the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge blog.  Good LUCK!!

Happy Monday my friends!  How's that for an oxymoron!!  I hope you had a happy weekend.  I did... mostly!  Didn't feel well Saturday evening, but it was short-lived so no worries.  Yay!!  Today I'm going to share my Cupcake Inspirations Challenge card for this week.  As always, the cupcake photo is just fabulous and it was fun deciding what to create.  Here's what I came up with...

Wonderful image, right?  Of course, it's a Lili of the Valley stamp called Rosie Posie.  Cute, eh?  As I've said many times before, I just love LOTV stamps.  They are all so precious!  OK... now the challenge photo...

Do you love hydrangeas?  If you do, I'm sure you love this photo and the challenge!   And great colors, right?  Pulled the pastel artist right on out of me.  Fun!

I know the layout and embellies are pretty boring.  I don't know what my problem was when finishing off this card.  I looked for a SKETCH to follow but didn't find one I really wanted to go with, so I just went simple (boring).  And then... after I'd stickled up the flowers and dots on the wrapping, I went and smudged it so there is stickles in all kinds of odd places on this card!  : )  Whoops!!  It seems like I'm always doing something!!

Other challenges:

Lollipop Crafts - bling it!
Whoopsie Daisy - birthday challenge
Woodware USA - anything goes
I Did it Creations Challenge  - anything goes
One Stitch at a Time - bling it on
Creative Card Crew - cute and girly
Papertake Weekly Challenge - bloom and grow
Sweet Stamps - birthday card
Tuesday Throwdown - baby/child
Claudia and Company - birthday card for a girl
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - sparkle and shine
Divas by Design - one for the girls
Truly Scrumptious - anything goes
Paper Play Challenge - sparkle galore
Cheerful Stamp Pad  - make it colorful
Inspire Me Fridays  - anything goes
Stamps & Fun = Creativity  - flower power
Little Claire's - sparkle
Desert Island Crafts Challenge - pick 3 (pattern paper, glitter, image, square card
Scrappy Frogs - happy birthday
Crafty Catz - anything goes
Simply Create - special day/event
A La Card Monkey - they say it's your birthday
Catch the Bug Challenge - grads, dads and other celebrations (mine = happy birthday)
Wee Memories - stamp it
The Hotspot  - Case-A-Cake -- shaded lavendars #2 and #4

Thanks for stopping in today folks!  Have a great Monday and we'll see you again soon.

Stamps:  LOTV Rosie Posie, sentiment - unsure
Papers:  Prima Sweet Fairy Collection, Gina K. pure luxury
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black
Supplies:  Crystal stickles, purple and 'diamond' gems
Techniques:  Copic markers and prismacolor pencils w/ OMS

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Aud Sentiments Challenge #28 -- late, late, late!

Hi again friends.  This is my second post for today so if you're looking for my Cupcake Inspirations Challenge post, please scroll down, or click here.

I'm afraid this post for Aud Sentiments is a tad late, but I've finally gotten caught up and hope to stay that way for a while!!  Ahhhhh... what a good feeling!!  Now on to the challenge!  This fortnight's challenge is No Sentiment.  Isn't that funny for a 'sentiment' challenge blog?  I thought it was a fun idea and give an 'atta girl' to whoever thought it up.

To be honest, I love this card!!  I adore that image from A Day for Daisies and guess what.  It's a freebie!!  Better get over there quick and get this one before they get smart and realize what they're giving away!!!  : )  I also love these papers (more about them soon).  Everything just came together so nicely.  That almost never happens for me!  haha!

I don't say this near often enough, but I always hope you'll go see the other DT members blogs as we have a great team and they always have amazing projects to share with you.  It's worth your time to visit. 

Our sponsor for this challenge is The Digichick.  I must admit, I wasn't familiar with this sponsor before this challenge, but believe me, I have them bookmarked now!!  They have some great items in their store.  They kindly let each DT member select an item to use for this challenge.  It was soooo fun looking through everything.  I ended up choosing this set called "Playful Sunshine Scrapbook Kit".  Just look at that list of items that comes with this kit!  For my card, I chose to use Floral Ivory (the main background DP), Gingham and Polka Dot Red.  It was hard to narrow it down to these three as I love them all, but I'm very happy with these three.

To me, this screams of vintage.  I know I don't have any rough or dinghy edges, but it seems so to me.  The image looks vintage as do the DPs.  What do you think?

Other Challenges:
I {heart} sketches SFYTT  - SKETCH
Craft Your Passion - check it out -- use checks, plaids or gingham
Cute Monday  - anything goes using a digi
Simon Says Stamp and Show - anything goes
Double Dutch Challenge - vintage
Going Grey with Scrap-Creations - circles
Creative Craft Challenge - distressed/vintage
Clear it Out Challenge - any ribbon/trim
Crafty Creations - anything goes
Creative Card Crew - May flowers
The Paper Variety - movie inspiration -- Baby Boom (with Diane Keaton)
Scrapalicious - flowers
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - look what the store brought
Copic Oz - celebrate women
Moving Along with the Times - 2Bs -- buttons and baby
Paper Romance - Mother's Day
Southern Girls - let's hear it for the girls
Stamp Something - anything goes
Mami Doodles - spots and/or stripes
By the Cute and Girly - anything goes
The Emerald Faerie Garden Challenge - anything goes

OK folks.  That's it for me today.  No more posts!  Thanks for coming by and looking around.  I love it when you do that!  : )  Take care until next time.

Stamps:  A Day for Daisies Kiss for Sis
Papers:  Quirky Twerp Playful Sunshine Scrapbooking Kit -- floral ivory, gingham, polka dot red, Gina K. pure luxury
Ink:  none
Supplies:  Nesties, flower, BG buttons, pearls, SU choc chip ribbon, pop dots
Techniques:  Copic markers and prismacolor pencils w/ OMS

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #111

Happy Sunday stamping friends.  This has been a low key do nothing kind of Sunday for me.  Well... do nothing except make cards!!  I've been playing catch up for several days now and after I get these posts completed, I will be caught up!!!  {happy sigh}!  Now, on to other fun Sunday things to do.  One of the funnest is joining the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge.  As usual, there are some terrific inspiration cuppies that you'll love!  Here's the card I made for this challenge...

Do you love this little image or what??  That birdie with her house and flowers is so springy to me, perhaps even summery.  OK, on to the inspiration photo.  Here it is...

LOVE it!!  Those baby birds crack me up, as they do IRL when they are making a commotion for their supper.  Beak straight up in the air and opened as wide as it will go.  When they do get a morsel from mama bird, it's a quick swallow and back to tweetin' with open beak again.  And it's great how the baby bird cupcakes have some toasted coconut to make it look more like they're sitting in a nest.  Kewl!!

Our fabulous sponsor this week is Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps and More.  They very kindly shared a few of these birdie images with our DT so we could play around with them.  And what fun it was coloring up this sweet image.  As I was coloring it up, I was thinking and thinking about what DPs I wanted to use with the colors I'd chosen.  I was having a terrible time when all of a sudden... I spied this beautiful piece of Prima paper called Parsley Place from their Madeline Collection.  Of course, that's my granddaughter's name so I just had to love it!!  This is one of the wonderful papers I'd won from Chelsea's last blog candy.  It was a super lovely candy and I was sooooo thrilled that I was the lucky winner!  Be sure you don't miss any of Chelsea's cards and candy.  You won't be disappointed.

Oh, and by the way... the winner of the random drawing for this challenge will be awarded either 5 digital stamps or 4 digital stamps and one paper set of their choosing.  Doesn't that sound great??  Wish I could enter!  haha!!

Other challenges:
Crafting Life's Pieces Challenge - the SKETCH
Cute Monday - anything goes using a digi
Simon Says Stamp and Show - anything goes
Kaboodle Doodles - lots of layers
Everybody-Art-Challenge - flowers
Clear it Out Challenge - ribbon, trim
Crafty Creations Challenge - anything goes
Creative Card Crew  - May flowers
Scrapalicious - flowers
Anything Goes Challenge - home sweet home
4 Crafty Chicks - spring-inspired cards
Moving Along with the Times - 2B's -- buttons and bird
Scrapbook Sisters - the birds
Stamp Something - anything goes
Mami Doodles - spot and/or stripes
The Emerald Faerie Garden Challenge - anything goes -- their FIRST challenge!

I'll say good-bye now my friends.  Well, at least until I get the next post done.  Have a great evening!

Stamps:  Robyn's Fetish  waking up birdie digi
Paper:  Prima Madeline's Collection, MME Gertie (green), MME Hazel (blue), Gina K. pure luxury
Ink:  none
Supplies:  Lace, crochet trim, pearls, BG buttons, pop dots,crystal stickles
Techniques:  Copic markers and prismacolor pencils w/ OMS

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

A Special Flower

Edit:  won top 3 honors at Card Makin Mamas challenge #20

Hi folks!  Happy Tuesday!  Boy, I don't say that very often!! I've been down on my posting for a few weeks now and hope to work out of that rut.  To that end, last night I decided to work up an image I'd colored several weeks ago.This is a fabulous digital image from A Day for Daisies.  I just love this company and all their images.  If you're not familiar with them, I hope you'll treat yourself and go take a look.

Isn't she darling???  I wanted to keep her coloring nice and simple to mirror the image so decided to go with red and white with light blue sky.  After I'd colored her I just struggled so badly on how to finish her off.  I couldn't find the right patterned papers, design, nothin'!!  What a chore!  So I decided to put her aside for a while and focus on other things.  Then last night when I was finally feeling better, I got her going with the red, white and black combo.  Sometimes these colors are a bit much for me, but I must admit, I really like this.  So glad I used my white embossed DP on the top half of the card.  I think it helped keep the card light and still simple.  As a last step I decided to put those black rhinestones on the polka dots.  I thought it was very cool that putting them directly on the white dots as I did, carved out a little red box just for the rhinestones!!  I wasn't expecting that!

I'm going to give this card to my granddaughter.  We've had this 'sunshiney' thing going on since she was very, very little.  She's 12 now, but still asks me to sing 'You are My Sunshine' to her every now and then.  Of course, I'm always happy to do so as it's also a treat for me to walk down that memory lane.  It's always a great trip!  : )

Mojo Monday - the SKETCH
Craft Your Passion - check it out (bow)
The Crazy Challenge - anything goes
Cute Monday - anything goes using a digi
Simon Says Stamp and Show - anything goes
Take Time for You - circles
Cooking it up with Katie - use green (a little), add punching, make it a double (charms)
Your Next Stamp Challenge - so charming
Paper Play Challenge - show us your style
Southern Girls Challenge - let's hear it for the girls
Card Makin' Mamas - for a loved one
Fairy Fun Friday - for the girls
Mami Doodles - let's get girly
Catch the Bug - anything goes
My Time to Craft - scallops
By the Cute and Girly - anything goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon - 2 ribbons, lace or trim
The Crafty Pad - spots and dots
Sentimental Sundays - anything goes
Scrapology - be charming
Going Grey with Scrap-Creations  - circles
Tuesday Throwdown - use die cuts

So glad you came by today.  Have a good one and hope to see you soon.

Stamps:  A Day for Daisies A Special Flower, sentiment unknown
Paper:  Canvas Corp red & white mini dots reverse, Doodlebug Design Inc (white embossed on top), Gina K. pure luxury
Ink:  none
Supplies:  Nesties, BG button, gingham bow, charms, ribbon, tiny pearls black rhinestones
Techniques:  Copic markers with prismacolor pencils and OMS

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

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #109

Good Sunday morning friends.  As you're reading through this, I'll be lazing away at my son's house.  Hopefully getting waited on hand and foot.  OK... I know... that's a bit too much to ask for!!  haha!  So glad you popped in today as it's time for another Cupcake Inspirations Challenge.  This week's inspiration photo is fun and I hope you'll join in and play along.  Here's what I came up with...

Man... I just looked at my last post and this card looks exactly like that one!!!  Well, not exactly, but the same color scheme, which makes them seem the same!  YIKES!!  Oh well... it's a good color combo!!  haha!  I hope you like it.  Now let's see where my inspiration came from...

Aren't they adorable and fun??  And so many directions your inspiration might take you.  The caption with this photo is 'Mom and daughter cakes' so I thought it would be very appropriate to use this fun stamp which is from 'Designs by Leere'.  I purchased this a couple years ago from Stampavie.  Its name is 'Mother and Daughter'.

Our sponsor for this week is the very cool Anita Be Stampin.  Anita has some wonderful stamps and images in her store and she's just the sweetest person.  I hope you'll jump over and take a look.  And if you enter our challenge, you'll be eligible to win a prize from her.  Great, right?

Other challenges:
Cupcake Craft Challenge - anything goes
Simon Says Stamp and Show - use some buttons
Bows 'n Berries - bright and bold
Ooh La La Creations - aqua, bling, sentiment
Going Grey - flowers
Little Red Wagon - for Mom
The Paper Variety - polka dots
Simon Says Stamp! - anything goes
Copic Oz - celebrate women
Moving Along with the Times - anything goes
Pals Paper Arts - buttons
Craft Us Crazy - Moms and flowers
Crafts 4 Eternity - anything goes
Just Add Ink - just add a flower (or three?)
Paper Cutz - anything goes
Creative Friday - open theme
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturdays - mother's day
2 Sisters Challenge - for a mom
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - may flowers

I guess that's all I've got for today folks.  Now I need to be headin' on down the road to my son's.  I hope you all will join with us for this challenge.  I can't wait to see what you create!!

Stamps:  Designs by Leere Mother and Daughter, MFT Happy Mother's Day (sentiment)
Papers:  MME Stella and Rose Gertie, Gina K. pure luxury
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black
Supplies:  Flowers, BG buttons, red rhinestones
Techniques:  Copic markers and prismacolor pencils w/ OMS