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Monday, June 14, 2021

CIC521 Week 1


Summer is almost officially here!
I have so many family birthdays in the summer that I took this opportunity
to make birthday cards for our Red, White and Blue challenge over at

For my card I used Your Next Stamp set: Boom
I adore this set!  So fun to create with.
I made this for my son's birthday!
In the background I used Versa Mark ink to stamp Your Next Stamp set: Large Ink Splatter

Hope you all have a dynamite summer!



Entering this card into the following challenges:




Saturday, June 12, 2021

Mermaids


Happy Saturday!
Today I made a fun mermaid card.

First I watercolored the background water with a sparkly watercolor paint.
It really shimmers in person!

Then I colored up these adorable mermaids with my Copic markers.

Was lots of fun to make.

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I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Cute Card Thursday - #689 Anything Goes

Creative Knock Outs - #405 Anything Goes

Colour Crazy Challenge - Week 23 Anything Goes

Monday, June 7, 2021

CIC 520 Week 2




We are continuing with week 2 of our Father's Day / Someone Special Masculine theme
over at


 I am making this masculine card for a young man who just turned 16.
He is into playing guitar and I thought this would be perfect.

Stamp set is from my stash from Amuse Studios



Monday, May 31, 2021

CIC 520 Week 1






Happy Monday!

New challenge over at Cupcake Inspirations -
Theme is: Father's Day or For Someone Special Masculine

Hop over to the challenge blog for more details
and to play along.

Inspirational Photo Below - 


Monday, May 24, 2021

CIC 519 Week 2


 Come play along with our Color Challenge  over at

THEME IS: PINK, BROWN & WHITE

We have a fabulous sponsor for this challenge - Inky Stampers 

For my card I used Inky Stampers BEAR STAMP SET

Come and play along with us to be eligible to win our prize from
Inky Stampers 
See the challenge blog for more details!

Monday, May 17, 2021

CIC 519 Week 1


New Color Challenge begins today over at

THEME IS: PINK, BROWN & WHITE

We have a fabulous sponsor for this challenge - Inky Stampers 

FOR MY CARD I USED INKY STAMPERS STAMP SET - CROCHET

**I crochet and am a part of the charity Project Linus.
We make blankets for children newborn to 18 who are in need of a blanket "HUG"
My chapter donates thousands of homemade blankets each year to local hospitals and other child services.
I am very proud to belong to this charity.**


Come and play along with us to be eligible to win our prize from
Inky Stampers 
See the challenge blog for more details!






Monday, May 10, 2021

CIC 518 Week 2




Today begins our second week of challenge Mother's Day or Someone Special Feminine

For my card I used 
A Faery Ink Digital Stamp - Crochet Knitting Girl

Appropriate because I LOVE to crochet (and cats) for the charity 
Project Linus!
We make blankets for children 0 - 18 that are in need.  Mainly for all the local hospitals and children's services. There are chapters all over the U.S. 

For the background of my card, I watercolored using shimmering watercolors that I hadn't touched in years.


Hope all you Mother's and Mother figures out there enjoy your special day!




Saturday, May 8, 2021


Cupcake Inspirations is looking for a few new Sweeties for our Design Team!

July - December 2021
If you love cupcakes and crafting
we'd love for you to join us!

If you're interested in applying for our Digital Design Team, here's how:

  • E-mail cupcake.inspirations{at}gmail{dot}com with "DT Application" as the subject.
  • Include your name and link to your blog. Feel free to include any online gallery links if applicable.
  • Share a brief craft biography or resume, including any previous and current Design Team positions.
  • Attach photos or include direct links to FOUR of your favorite creations that best represent you and your crafting style (scrapbook and 3-D projects are welcome).

Design Team Requirements:

  • Sweeties will be asked to create 1 project weekly inspired by the biweekly cupcake theme/or color challenge using products from their stash or when provided by sponsors.
  • Sweeties must actively maintain a blog to post high quality photos of your creations and participate in our challenges.
  • Sweeties will be asked to comment on challenge entries and assist with selecting winners biweekly.
  • Design Team term runs from July - December 2021

Design Team Perks:

  • Weekly fun and fabulous craft inspiration.
  • Web exposure through direct links from Cupcake Inspirations blog and social media .

This Design Team call will be open until May 31st, and new Design Team members will be notified by June11th. The Design Team term begins in July.


Friday, May 7, 2021

Soccer


TGIF!

How cute is this boy?
I found him at Beccy's Place Digital Stamps.

I stamped the background soccer ball using an old Stampin Up sports set.
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I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Beccy's Place Challenge - May

Colour Crazy Challenge - Week 18 Anything Goes 







Monday, May 3, 2021

CIC 518 Week 1


Today we begin a new challenge over at Cupcake Inspirations.
The theme is Mother's Day or Someone Special Feminine

For my card I used Stampin Up's Good Morning Magnolia Stamp Set and embossing folder.
This card is going to my Mom on Mother's Day.  I know she loves flowers.

Hope you come play along with this 2 week challenge!

                                       

Monday, April 26, 2021

CIC517 Week 2



It is the second week of our Pastel Challenge over at 

For my card 
I used Bugaboo Digital Stamp: Flower Butterfly Corner
and a sentiment stamp I had in my stash

Hop over and play along with us!

Saturday, April 24, 2021

Corgi Birthday


Happy Saturday! 
Played with some fun spring colored paper one of my besties gave me from Pink & Main. 
Never can have enough birthday cards in my stash.
This Corgi makes me smile. I am a sucker for images of animals with glasses for some reason.
Thanks for stopping by.  

Entering into the following challenges:













Monday, April 19, 2021

CIC517 Week 1


Thank you for stopping by today!

We begin a new challenge over at Cupcake Inspirations every other Monday. And, today our challenge theme is PASTELS.

On this card is used an oldie but sweet stamp from The Angel Co.
It is called: Fibi & Lilly.  I love cats and have always loved this stamp.
So glad I had a reason to pull it out again.
I say "Don't be afraid to use your stash!"

I hope you hop by the challenge and play along with us!

Monday, April 12, 2021

CIC516 Week 2


Today we are Dreaming of Summer - 

We have a fabulous sponsor: Bugaboo Stamps

For my card I used Bugaboo's digital stamp: JJ Beach
Isn't she adorable!?!


We are also teaming up with Double Trouble Challenges





BELOW IS OUR INSPIRATIONAL CUPCAKE PHOTO - 
You have 1 more week to play along!


Monday, April 5, 2021

CIC516 Week 1


Today we are Dreaming of Summer - 

We have a fabulous sponsor: Bugaboo Stamps

For my card I used Bugaboo's digital stamp: Poppi Penguin Water Toy



We are also teaming up with Double Trouble Challenges





BELOW IS OUR INSPIRATIONAL CUPCAKE PHOTO - 
You have 2 weeks to play along!


Entering this card into the 
Catch The Bug Challenge http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/

Monday, March 29, 2021

CIC515 Week 2


I so look forward to all the spring flowers every year, but I am so not a fan of stinging bees LOL.
But, this is a sweet bee.  Digital stamp from Dilly Beans (shop now closed).  I have so many wonderful images from this company.  So sad they closed.  But, I am not going to let that stop me from using what I have!  If you love, it use it.
I dry embossed the black card stock with a bee hive design. Hard to see in the photo.

Come play along with our Yellow, Brown & Black challenge. 
This is the final week of this COLOR challenge.
*(It is not a theme challenge.)
Inspirational Photo Below



Thursday, March 25, 2021

Springtime


Today I made a card using Newton's Nook stamp set - Newton's Flower Garden
just perfect for spring.

I am entering into the following challenges:

Newton's Nook / Inky Paws Challenge Sketch Challenge #144










Monday, March 22, 2021

CIC 515 WEEK 1


I am in total love of this adorable bear!  
I just love bears images.
This little guy and sentiment inside the sun, are digital stamps from Little Scraps of Heaven
Sun is a digital stamp from Pretty Grafik
I used Glossy Accents on the sunglasses to give them shine.

COME PLAY ALONG WITH US AT
Where our new challenge beginning today has a COLOR theme of:
YELLOW, BROWN & BLACK




Monday, March 15, 2021

CIC514 Week 2




The challenge continues this week over at Cupcake Inspirations 
CATS 

Come join in our fun CAT theme challenge 

For my card I used Laurel Burch stamps
Sentiment is from a Newton's Nook stamp set

Saturday, March 13, 2021

Intl Women's Day 3


This is my 3rd entry for the Women's Day Blog Hop
I had this stamp for many years just waiting for a special use!
Happy Saturday!




Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Intl Women's Day 2




I made this card for the 

I used a very old SU stamp for this one and made my own sentiment.
I love using my old stamps!

Hop over and see all the beautiful work so many
have put into their projects!
It is very inspiring