Sunday, October 16, 2016

CIC380--Waffle Flowers

Welcome to this week's Cupcake Inspirations Challenge

We are sponsored this week by

Waffle Flower is generously providing a stamp set of winner's choice to our randomly chosen winner.

Thank you for sponsoring the challenge!

Below is our cupcake photo to inspire you.
This week we have a color theme--blush, ruby, and forest.


For my card
I used Waffle Flower's darling Faye stamp set and Bowtiful stamp set. I again used Jennifer McGuire's sentiment backdrop technique.  I used the mini Misti to stamp the black sentiment and monkey.  Then I masked the monkey and repeatedly stamped the sentiment using my Misti. I colored the monkey with Spectrum Noir markers. I then added the red and green layers.  I then die cut the bow and assembled. I adhered it with the jewels!

We would love to have you play along this week! 
Link up at Cupcake Inspirations!

Happy Crafting!

Saturday, October 15, 2016

I {heart} Candy

This card sums up the fun of Halloween--CANDY!  
This card will be for the grandkids, who also share my passion for sweets!
This is one of my favorite monsters from one of my older favorite Paper Smooches sets!


(In my world, candy is food...some of the best!)

Older Stamps:  Paper Smooches--about 5 years
Background Stamp--about 5 years

Wish You were Here with Newton

Recently I asked my mom to do a bit of traveling--to visit me. Unfortunately she couldn't get away from her responsibilities, so I wanted to send her a card letting her know I miss her (and nudge her to visit soon).  This card features Newton from Newton's Nook Designs and a USA map from Lawn Fawn.  
Thanks for visiting!


Hooray for Coffee

I love any excuse to add coffee to a card, so here's today creation using Newton's Nook Designs--Touchdown Tails and Newton Loves Coffee. 

Sunday, October 9, 2016

The "Brew" Crew

Here's another card from my weekend card frenzy. This one is for the coffee crew at Pirate O's, a local gourmet market and coffee cafe. I used two sets from Newton's Nooks Designs--The Boo Crew and Newton Loves Coffee. The die is from Avery Elle.  I can't wait to give my coffee buds this Halloween card!

YNS-#49--Coffee Cat

I made time to make cards this weekend. This card features a caffeine-craving cat from Your Next Stamps. I used three different dies--coffee from Verve, heart from Avery Elle, and background from Simon Says. I was inspired by both the colors and the sketch from YNS #49 challenge.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

CIC379--Sugar Pea Designs

Welcome to this week's Cupcake Inspirations Challenge

We are sponsored this week by

Sugar Peas Designs is generously providing a $20 gift certificate to their store to our randomly chosen winner.

Thank you for sponsoring the challenge!

Below is our cupcake photo to inspire you.
This week we have the theme--Oh, Baby!

For my card
I, unfortunately, don't own any Sugar Pea Designs stamps. I need to work on this because they have wonderful products!  Instead I used the sentiment and elephants from Paper Smooches' A Little Lovin'. I recently watch a Jennifer McGuire video on stamping a sentiment backdrops.  I loved how her cards turned out, so I decided to give it a go!  I decided to cut out my backdrop and put a black layer behind it.  I die cut some small hearts (Avery Elle) and added them with a little jewel.  I love how it turned out and am still playing with this fun new backdrop technique! (I'm so thankful for my mini Misti, which makes this technique fun and fast!)

We would love to have you play along this week! 

Happy Crafting!

Sunday, October 2, 2016

CIC378--Frantic Stampers

Welcome to this week's Cupcake Inspiration Challenge. We have a wonderful sponsor--Frantic Stamper--who is generously providing one lucky winner a $20 gift certificate to their store. 

For my card Frantic Stamper provided me with a set of precision dies--Tropical Drinks.  I was so, so excited to get these because I love 
summery cocktails.  

Well I wasn't quite sure how to use these dies with the colors of our challenge. Then I recalled one of my favorite shooters. It's called a Blue-Eyed Blond--recipe to follow.  When done correctly, It makes the most beautiful drink using this week's colors!  

I used the die and cut out several different layers using the colors. Then I assembled the layers and added Glossy Accents. I cut out and assembled the different layers of card stock, stamped the sentiment, added the shooter and then the sequins.  Pretty simple card, but oh how fun!

I hope our colors inspire you!  Maybe you will be the lucky winner to Frantic Stamper!  Be sure to link up!

Blue Eyed Blond drink recipe 

made with 
* 1 part-Blue Curacao,
* 2 part-Clear Creme de Cacao,
* 1-part-Irish Cream.
If you are really careful, you can layer the drink.  It is seriously yummy, but beware they are potent!

Sunday, September 25, 2016

CIC377 Gerda Steiner

Welcome to this week's Cupcake Inspiration Challenge.
This week we have a Party Time theme.
Our generous sponsor is Gerda Steiner Designs.
The prize for one lucky (randomly chosen) winner is
a $20 Gift Certificate!

For my card I used a digital image from Gerda Steiner called Mouse with Balloon. This cute guy little just happens to be on sale at the moment for free!
So you if you love it as much as I do, be sure to stop over and get yours.
While there, be sure to check out all their other fabulous digital as well as clear stamps. 

For my tags, I decided to print several images and try coloring them with different markers and pencils. The first mouse (on left) was colored with Spectrum Noir markers. The second mouse was colored with Crayola pencils, and the last was colored with Prismacolor pencils. The to/from sentiment is from a Paper Smooches stamp set.  I die cut the tags (MFT), adhered the pattern paper, and then made the Happy Birthday label from an old-fashion label maker. I finished the tags with some sequins and ribbon.  

 I appreciate you stopping by my little blog world.  I can't wait to see what you create for this fun Party Time challenge!  Good luck on winning the prize from Gerda Steiner Designs.


Sunday, September 18, 2016

CIC376 Newton's Nooks Designs

Hello and welcome to a super fun color challenge at Cupcake Inspirations Challenge.  This week we have a returning sponsor--Newton's Nooks Designs!  By linking up this week you have a chance to win a $25 store credit!  I adore Newton's stamps and the new September stamps and dies have just been released!  Be sure to jump over there and see all the cuteness!

For my card I used NND's Whispering Pines set.  I stamped the trees and then masked them, so I could use distress inks to create the sunset. I stamped the sentiment and critters.  I then created the frames from cardstock using the challenge's colors.  For the white base, I dry embossed.  The last touch was teh little jewel.  I love how it all turned out and can't wait to send it to my out-of-state family.

My second card uses NND's Pineapple Delight. I stamped the purple pineapple. Then I masked it and stamped the second pineapple.  I then stamped the super fun sentiment.  I then distressed the edges and added the enamel dots.  To finish off the card, I added the ribbon to the green base.  Again, I love the colors of this challenge and how this card turned out!  
Now it's your turn to create!  Can't wait to see what you do!

Sunday, September 11, 2016

NND Love Tag

I had time to play with some new Newton's Nooks Designs stamps, so I whipped up this cute card based on the challenge Tag It!.

Just Add Ink Challenge #328

YNS--You Mocha Me Happy

Here's my take for this week's YNS challenge.  I used YNS's Coffee Break stamp set. 


PS--Happy Halloween with Bat

I was inspired by this CAS(E) this Sketch.  As soon as I saw it, I thought giant full moon!  This bat image from Paper Smooches has always been one of my favorites. The branch is an Avery Elle set.  To top it off, I add the googly eyes. I just love googly eyes!!  


Welcome to another super fun challenge this week at Cupcake Inspirations!
This week we are all about bows and our sponsor is us, Cupcake Inspirations!
The lucky winner this week will receive a surprise package of some fun goodies.

For my card, I used some gorgeous blue ribbon from The Ribbon Resource. 
It's so striking and very, very elegant. I kept my card very CAS as I was attempting elegant. I pulled the gold from the cupcake inspiration photo using another ribbon (source unknown). The stamped sentiment is from Uniko. I finished it off with some color-coordinating sequins. I'm thinking this card could be used for many different occasions.  Now it's your turn to create using bows!
Thanks for stopping by! Debbie