Sunday, October 19, 2014

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge 283 sponsored by Paper Pretties

We are sponsored this week by


Paper Pretties is generously providing a prize of 6 digis to our randomly chosen winner.

Thank you for sponsoring the challenge!

Each challenge, we give you an inspiration cupcake and you make a card or other craft project that is inspired by the cupcake.  Here is this week's cupcake (linked to original source):


Here's my card featuring Cirque by Paper Pretties.  I thought this would be perfect for a little boy's birthday card.


Happy Crafting!
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Monday, October 13, 2014

2 Cute Ink Challenge #117 - Princess and Queens

I had my 20th high school reunion this weekend.  I had a great time, but I feel like I've been playing catch-up the rest of the weekend!  

It's challenge day at 2 Cute Ink Challenges and the theme is Princesses and Queens.  Heidi has this beautiful princess on sale for just $2!  

Since I was going to my reunion, I wanted to make thank you cards for our two reunion planners.  I thought this princess would be perfect.  I made them in our school colors of red, white and blue.  I also got out my new Sizzix triplits dies to make the tags.  I was right - they're perfect for adding sentiments to your cards.




Happy Crafting!
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Sunday, September 28, 2014

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge 280 sponsored by Dilly Beans

It's challenge day at Cupcake Inspirations! We are sponsored this week by


Dilly Beans is generously providing a prize of 3 digi stamps to our randomly chosen winner.

Thank you for sponsoring the challenge!

Each challenge, we give you an inspiration cupcake and you make a card or other craft project that is inspired by the cupcake.  Here is this week's cupcake (linked to original source):


When I saw Dilly Beans Doodled Flowers Framed, I thought it was a great inspiration for an art journal page.  I've always loved the quote, "Bloom where you are planted."  I tried playing with creative lettering for the first time on this page.  I printed the stamp on wax paper and added it to bottom of the page.  I cut out three of the flowers from a second stamp and put them around the page.  I used the doodled frame as inspiration for my page.


Supplies
Dilly Beans Doodled Flowers Framed
Acrylic paint
Dylusions sprays

Happy Crafting!
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Sunday, September 21, 2014

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge 279 sponsored by Fresh Brewed Designs

It's challenge day at Cupcake Inspirations!  We are sponsored this week by


Fresh Brewed Designs is generously providing a prize of 3 digis to our randomly chosen winner.

Thank you for sponsoring the challenge!

Each challenge, we give you an inspiration cupcake and you make a card or other craft project that is inspired by the cupcake.  Here is this week's cupcake (linked to original source):


Here's my card with My Neighborhood by Fresh Brewed Designs.  I love coloring with light colored pencils on kraft paper and the pink and white from the cupcake really screamed out for this.


Happy Crafting!
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Monday, September 15, 2014

Challenge #115 at 2 Cute Ink - Fall

It's challenge day at 2 Cute Ink. We have a seasonal challenge this time - fall.  I fell in love with this cute little bird - isn't he precious?  I have this stack of autumn/fall papers that I've had for years and I'm trying to work my way through, so I took the colors from the paper stack and went to town.

Supplies
Black Birdie Digital Stamp by 2 Cute Ink
Crafter's Companion Ultrasmooth Premium White Cardstock
Copics
DCWV Autumn Splendor Stack
I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
1. Come and Get It - use a digi with an autumn theme
2. Lacy Sunshine #42 - things with wings
3. Pile It On #37 - flowers and/or feathers
4. Crafting at the Weekend #5 - anything goes
Happy Crafting!
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Sunday, September 14, 2014

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge 278 sponsored by Core'dinations

It's challenge day at Cupcake Inspirations! We are sponsored this week by


Core'dinations is generously providing a prize to our randomly chosen winner.

Thank you for sponsoring the challenge!

Each challenge, we give you an inspiration cupcake and you make a card or other craft project that is inspired by the cupcake.  Here is this week's cupcake (linked to original source):


I wandered a bit over the green spectrum of my card.  I'm still really happy with the way it turned out.  I was inspired by this card by Wendy Weixler, which I found on Pinterest.


Supplies
Core Essentials Cardstock by Core'dinations

Happy Crafting!
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Sunday, September 7, 2014

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #277 sponsored by 7 Kids College Fund

It's challenge day at Cupcake Inspirations!  We are sponsored this week by


7 Kids College Fund is generously providing a prize of a $20 gift certificate to our randomly chosen winner.

Thank you for sponsoring the challenge!

Each challenge, we give you an inspiration cupcake and you make a card or other craft project that is inspired by the cupcake.  Here is this week's cupcake (linked to original source):


I've been experimenting with art journaling recently.  I watercolored the background.  I made a collage sheet with paper and embellies from Kristin Aagard's Nerd Alert, and tore that up to make the tree trunk.  I printed the map paper from the same kit to make the "leaves."  I added an apple with glasses from the same kit.  I found the Apple a Day Kit from the Orchard Girls at Scrap Orchard and added the other apple and the tag with a quote I found from Carl Sagan.


Supplies
An Apple a Day by the Orchard Girls

Happy Crafting!
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