Monday, January 30, 2023

There is still time to play with Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #561

Hello Friends!!

I am popping in to remind you that there is still time to play with Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #561!! This challenge is all about POLKA DOTS!!!

Once again, I used an image from our sponsor, Polka Doodles. Once again, I used the Too Cute Turtle.

When I was placing the digital image, I purposely tilted it. I also mirrored it from the original. That is what is so fun about digital images!! Below is the is the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge Badge for #561.

Once again I used the internet for my turtle's colors. I used a stencil for the polka dots and a Mama Elephant sentiment.

He is kind of unusual but I LOVE how he came out!!!

Hop on over to Cupcake Inspirations Challenge to join us for this challenge. I cannot wait to see what you create!!!

Thank you for taking the time to stop by. Have a FABULOUS day!!



Sunday, January 29, 2023

Popping in With Some Cards for Challenges

Hi Friends!! Happy Sunday!!

I am just popping in with some cards that I created for some challenges this week. 

My first card I was inspired by a few challenges. 

I created this with some new supplies I received last week from The Greetery. When I saw the Hearts at Home Toaster Die, I knew I had to have it. My daughter and I have a personal joke. We have had it since she is tiny. We always write and say at the end of a text or conversation-"I love you more than toast!"  

I printed my sentiments because, well, who has a silly sentiment like "I love you more than toast?" I figured that I might as well print out Happy Valentin'e Day! too so that it would match!

The paper I had in my stash forever is by Crate Paper (Sweethearts from the Heart Day collection) and the sequins I received in the Hero Arts January Monthly Hero Kit.

The challenge that inspired me for this card is Freshly Made Sketches #570. However, I flipped the sketch.


I was also inspired by the Time Out Challenge #230-Inspired Words.

This is how I feel about my daughter. She is the BEST thing that has ever come into my life!!

The third challenge that I am entering this card in is the Tic Tac Toe Challenge #194. I used the first column-a die cut, a heart and pattern paper.

For my second card, I was inspired by the Global Design Project sketch #378 and the Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge #408 inspirations badge. I am also entering it into this weeks Simon Says Wednesday Challenge-Anything Goes and A Blog Named Hero January Challenge-A Crazy Little Thing Called Love.


Of course I was too late to upload the card for the Global Design Project because I was too busy cleaning so my sister could come over and craft with me!! The card I created is below.

Once again, I used the Crate Paper "Sweethearts" for my background. To match the border on the sketch, I combined 49 & Market Salsa Ticket Essentials and a heart border I die cut with my Silhouette. I LOVE using fun things like ephemera on my cards when I can. I always forget about it because it is packed away but this was sitting out at my desk and was a must have!!

The Couture Creations "One Kiss" die is left over from my cards I created last week. I have to admit that I am kind of obsessed with this die now and I am glad that I pulled it out of my stash to use!! I used two sentiments from Hero Arts. The XOXO is from the January Monthly Hero Kit and the the "I love you more" is from the Loving Sentiment Strips stamp set. 

I LOVE how this card came out and everything was on my desk as a "leftover" to use. 

Well, that is all from me today. I want to thank you for taking the time to stop by!! Have a FABULOUS night!!


Monday, January 23, 2023

A NEW Cupcake Inspirations Challenge!!

Hello friends!! 

I am popping in today with the NEW Cupcake Inspiration Challenge #561. This week it is all about POLKA DOTS.

I used a stencil for my polka dots and the image is from this challenge's sponsor, Polka Doodles! It is the Too Cute Turtle.

The challenge badge for Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #561 is below.

I could have colored the little turtle in red to be whimsical but instead I googled turtles and used Copic markers in realistic colors. 

My favorite is his shell!!! The sentiment is from Mama Elephant.

That is all from me today. Please hop on over to the Cupcake Inspirations Blog to join us for this challenge and to see all the designers fabulous cards.

I want to thank you for taking the time to stop by. Have a FABULOUS day!!


Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Using My Stash to Create Cards

Hey Friends!! Happy Hump Day!

Today I am popping in with a couple of cards I created. The first card I am posting is one I made for a couple of challenges.

The challenges that inspired this card are Freshly Made Sketches #569 for my card design and The Color Hue Challenge #56 for the color scheme of pink and red.

The Gerda Steiner Designs panda bear was stamped and colored in with Copic Markers. This has been in my little drawer of "extras" for a long time. 

The present is from Hero Arts (from JoAnn's-not in stock). This was in my stash too. I did create my blended and embossed background to match the colors in the present. It is a tiny bit lighter than the photo but I couldn't fix it in Photoshop.

The sentiment is new to me and made by Altenew. 

I love how this came out. I also had fun going through my "extras" to find these images.

My second card is just because. I had extras from some cards I created for Kat Scrappiness so I decided to use one to make a card. 

I added some glitter glue for my "whip cream" which is created by a doughnut die!!! 

The only thing that isn't Kat Scrappiness is the embossed background.

I love how this came out and I can add it to my Christmas card stash for next year!!

One more thing before I go. One thing I like to do to relax is to bake. Monday I had the day off from work and so I tried out a recipe to make Lemon Scones.

I had never created this recipe and was not sure how it would bake up because the dough was VERY sticky. The only thing I did wrong with this recipe is that I should have baked them for a minute or two longer. However, I thought they were quite delicious!!!

Well, that is all from me today. I want to thank you for taking the time to stop by. Have a FABULOUS night!!


Monday, January 16, 2023

Just a Reminder for Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #560

Hello friends!!

I am popping in today with a reminder that you still have time to play with Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #560. Create a project using the theme "Winter Fun."

I did better this week with my card. I decided to create a thank you with a cup of hot chocolate. That is about as fun as winter gets at my house!!!

All products are from My Favorite Things, with the exception of the red paper and the snowflake. I had them in my stash and they are retired now but I thought they would fit for this challenge. Hot chocolate is fun, right?

If it isn't fun, it sure is yummy!!!

Below is the badge for this weeks Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #560.


That is all from me today. Please join us this week at the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge Blog. I cannot wait to see what you create!!!

I want to thank you for taking the time to stop by. Have a FABULOUS day!!


Sunday, January 15, 2023

Popping in With a Few Challenge Cards

 Hey Friends!!! I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend.

I am popping in with a few cards I created for some challenges. One of my New Year's goals was to create more cards for challenges so here I am!!!

My first card I created for two challenges. I used the colors from The Color Throwdown #725 and the TGIF Challenges #403.

The Color Throwdown  was to use the colors red, green and brown on a project. 

The TGIF Challenge this week was a sketch challenge, which I decided to make it portrait angle.

For my card, I used a Stampin Up! embossing folder, a Simon Says Stamp die cut and a Kat Scrappiness leaf.

I added some clear sparkle pen inside the Copic colored flowers and Glossy Accents.

One of my other goals is to use products that I already have colored in, die cut or stamped. I have sixteen small drawers where I put these "extras" as I call them and my goal is to use them up.

For my second card, I created with my extras.

Instead of a white background, I used embossed a piece of red cardstock. I used the same Simon Says Stamp! flower die and a leaf from Kat Scrappiness.

The sentiment is from The Ton.

For my next card, I created for the Global Design Team Project challenge.

The challenge was to CASE the image below.

I used some white embossing ink on a Tim Holtz Alterations embossing folder and embossed a piece of purple cardstock. 

The intricate flower die is from Altenew and the butterfly is from Pinkfresh Studio. Everything, besides the embossed background, was from my "extra" drawer.

Well, that is all from me today!!! I want to thank you for taking the time to stop by.

Have a FABULOUS day!!


Sunday, January 8, 2023

New Challenge at Cupcake Inspirations Challenge Blog!

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Hello everyone!!! 

I cannot believe a week has gone by in the new year. I am so hoping that 2023 is better than 2022 was. I have some resolutions this year but keeping them quiet until I form a habit. Maybe I will tell you next month!!

Today I am popping in with the detail for Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #560. It is a theme challenge this time. Get your thinking hat on and create a card with the theme of "winter fun." 

I am not going to lie, this was hard for me. I do not see winter as fun. I LOVE the cold but HATE snow. I decided to create my first Christmas card for 2023. 

I treated myself to some fabulous products this December, one being the Spellbinder's *"Tiered Tray Decor." I HAD to use the little gnome that came with it. Isn't it so cute?

Below is the badge for Cupcake Inspirations biweekly challenge.


I paired the little guy with some trees that I die cut using the "Tall Trees" dies from The Stamp Market.

To be truthful, I have no idea what stamp I used for the sentiment. I cleaned up my stash and put it away before I posted my card. 

Are you ready to play with use over at Cupcake Inspirations Challenge Blog? I cannot wait to see what you create!!

Thank you for taking the time to stop by. Have a FABULOUS day!!