Monday, July 15, 2024

There is still time to play with Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #598-Jungle Animals

Hello Friends! 

Just popping in with a card to remind you that there is still time to play over at Cupcake Inspirations Challenge for Challenge #598. This round is a THEME challenge. Create a project using the THEME of  Jungle Animals!


Again I used a bird from my pile of things that I create when I have no mojo. The leaves are from My Favorite Things.

Below is the challenge badge for the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #598:


I love how this came out. I think my favorite is the embossing.


Below is a close up of all the images.

Want to join us this round? To see more details about the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #598, head on over to the BLOG. I cannot wait to see what you create!!!

That is all from me. I want to thank you for taking the time to stop by. Have a FABULOUS day!!

Nora

Sunday, July 14, 2024

A Few Challenges

Hey Peeps!!!

Just popping in with some cards I created for some challenges. I have been busy using paper, stamps, dies and stencils that I have had in my stash for a long time. 

For my first card, I used this weeks sketch from Freshly Made Sketches for TWO Christmas cards. 


The first one I created used the sketch as it was. I used some papers from an old paper pad and a snowman from Mama Elephants Little Agenda Snowmen.


The die cut sentiment is from My Favorite Things. The stamped sentiment is from Hello Bluebird. 


The stencils I used is from Echo Park.


My second card was inspired by the same sketch but I moved the white tag down more to the bottom.


The gnome is from Mama Elephant, the speech bubble from Hello Bluebird, and the die cut "merry" is from Sunny Studios.


The snowflakes are from a bunch of snowflake dies that I have die cut in large amounts. 

My next card I used the sketch from TGIF Challenges. I used sketch #481 as my inspiration.


The elf is from My Favorite Things and the sentiment and snowflake element are from 49 and Market.


The pattern paper is one from my stash. Below is the sketch I used for my card.


My last card I created using a sketch from Try Stampin On Tuesday. However, I was too late to enter. I am also entering it into the Jingle Bells Challenge-Embossing Challenge.


I used a combination of products on this card. A My Favorite Things sentiment and bear, a Hello Bluebird Tree, and a bunch of snowflakes from different companies.


The embossing folder is from Honey Bee Stamps-one of my favorite in my stash.


This was so fun to make. That is all from me today. I hope you all have a great day!!

Nora

Monday, July 8, 2024

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #598

 Hey Friends!

Hey Friends!! There is a new challenge over at Cupcake Inspirations Challenges!!! Challenge #598 is a THEME Challenge. It is to create a project using the THEME of JUNGLE ANIMALS.


I created this card with some images and sentiments from my "pile" of stuff that I color/create when I don't have any mojo.

Below is the challenge badge for the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #598:


The monkeys I used are from Mama Elephant. The sentiments are from Photoplay Stamps.


I used Twisted Citrus Distress Ink for shading behind the sentiment and splashed some gold and white paint over it.

Want to join us this round? To see more details about the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #598, head on over to the BLOG. I cannot wait to see what you create!!!

That is all from me. I want to thank you for taking the time to stop by. Have a FABULOUS day!!

Nora


Monday, July 1, 2024

There is Still Time to Play with Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #597-Anything Goes!

 Hello Friends!

Today I am popping in with a card to remind you that there is still time to play with this round of the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge!!! Challenge #597 is the THEME-ANYTHING GOES!!

This week I decided to create a baby card. I actually made a TON but this is the one that I decided to post for this challenge. Below is the Challenge Badge for Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #597:

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I had so much fun combining the Baby Mug Additions and the Storybook 1 Dies from Pretty Pink Posh and the Simon Says Stamp Sweet Elephants Dies.


All of these adorable pieces were die cut from SCRAPS!!! I have a TON of them (as well as pattern paper, which I am also trying to utilize) and I thought yellow and green could be used for a boy or a girl.


I have been having a blast using dies to create cards. Do you like to use dies?

Want to join us this round? To see more details about the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #597, head on over to the BLOG. I cannot wait to see what you create!!!

That is all from me. I want to thank you for taking the time to stop by. Have a FABULOUS day!!

Nora





Monday, June 24, 2024

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #597-Anything Goes!

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Hello Friends!

Today I am popping in with a card for the NEW round of the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge!!! Challenge #577 is one of our most popular challenges-ANYTHING GOES.


Since I have a couple of graduation parties to go to, I decided to create a graduation card. This one is for my niece, Sydney, who graduation from COLLEGE!!

Below is the Challenge Badge for the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #597:

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For my background, I used paper from the Ink Drops-Ocean by the Craft Consortium.


I then die cut a  balloon using the Party Balloons Dies by Lawn Fawn. They are some of my FAVORITE dies for balloons!! 


I then topped the card off with three products from Simon Says Stamp!-The Grad Hat Die, Grad Word/Shadow Dies and a stamped sentiment from Grad Party. I LOVE how this came out!!!

Want to join us this round? To see more details about the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #597, head on over to the BLOG. I cannot wait to see what you create!!!

That is all from me. I want to thank you for taking the time to stop by. Have a FABULOUS day!!

Nora





Monday, June 17, 2024

Just a Reminder for the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #596-FOR THE GUYS

Hey friends!!

I am just popping in with a reminder that there is still time to play over at Cupcake Inspirations Challenge. Challenge #596 is a THEME challenge-FOR THE GUYS!!!


I decided to use some new products I ordered from The Greetery on my card. I just HAD TO HAVE that birthday stencil!!! Below is the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge Badge for CIC596:

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I started off my card by making the background that is covered up by the white panel. I used Vintage Photo Distress Ink and a Prima Marketing background stamp to create a piece of pattern paper. When I first started I was not sure I was going to cover it up or I would probably have not put the effort in to making it!!


I then adhered the stenciled panel on top of the background. To finish it off, I used some white gems. Easy peasy!!


I LOVE how it came out and think I will have to make a few more for my stash!!!

Want to join us for the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #596? Hop on over to the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge Blog for more information. I cannot wait to see what you create!!!

That is all from me today. Thank you for taking the time to stop by. Have a FABULOUS week!

Nora


Monday, June 10, 2024

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #596-For the Guys!

Hey friends!!!

Today I am popping in with a card for this round of the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge. Challenge #596 is a THEME challenge-FOR THE GUYS.


Guys cards are so hard for me to create for some reason. Am I the only one? Below is the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge Badge for CIC596:

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I chose to use some of the main colors from the Inspiration Picture on the badge. I used scraps and cut them into strips.


Instead of using a dark brown, I chose to go with a Kraft color for the card base and "happy" sentiment.


Want to join us for this round of the challenge? Head on over to the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge Blog for more information. I cannot wait to see what you create!!!

That is all from me today. Thanks for stopping by. Have a FABULOUS week!

Nora


Monday, June 3, 2024

Just a Reminder for the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #595

 Hey Friends!

Just a reminder, there is still time to play with us for this round at Cupcake Inspirations Challenge!!! Challenge #594 is a COLOR challenge. It is to use the colors RED, YELLOW and BLUE on a project.

Below is the Challenge Badge for the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #595.

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Graduation is at the end of the month for some students I work with.  I figured I would make a card. I used old stamps from Paper Trey Ink, MFT Stamps and Casual Fridays Stamps for this card.


I am going to be honest, I had a hard time with this challenge. Primary colors are NOT my jam. However, these colors worked well for this card.


If you want to join us for Challenge $595, head on over to the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge Blog

That is all from me. Thank you for taking the time to stop by. Have a FABULOUS day!!
Nora



Monday, May 27, 2024

A New Challenge at Cupcake Inspirations-Challenge #595

Hey friends!! 

Just popping in with a NEW challenge over at Cupcake Inspirations Challenge. Challenge #595 is all about COLOR. It is all about creating a project using the colors RED, YELLOW and BLUE.

No sponsor this week so I was able to use some supplies in my stash. Below is the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge Badge for Challenge #595.

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I used a ton of products from 49 and Market and dies from The Greetery. 


I love the safety pin die cut. It is so CUTE. I did a bit of smooshing for the lilacs.


Want to join us for this challenge? Head on over to the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge Blog for more information.

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

Nora




Monday, May 20, 2024

Just a Reminder for Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #594-WELCOME BABY

Hey Friends!

Just a reminder, there is still time to play with us for this round at Cupcake Inspirations Challenge!!! Challenge #594 is a THEME challenge-WELCOME BABY.


Below is the challenge badge for Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #594:

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For my card, I used an an image generously donated to the DT by our SPONSOR-Last Minute Manda

This is from the Baby Edward digital stamp set. 

Once again I chose to color in this adorable image in yellow and green with Copic Markers. I kept it neutral so I could give this to someone having a boy or a girl. 

I layered it over some scraps of pattern paper and used die cut letters for the sentiment. I LOVE how this came out. It was so fun to color.

Want to join us this round? To see more details about the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #594, head on over to the BLOG. I cannot wait to see what you create!!!

That is all from me. I want to thank you for taking the time to stop by. Have a FABULOUS day!!

Nora



Monday, May 13, 2024

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #594-WELCOME BABY

 Hey Friends!!

Today I am popping in with a card for the NEW round of the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge!!! Challenge #594 is a THEME challenge-WELCOME BABY.


Below is the challenge badge for Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #594:

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I used an image that was generously donated from our SPONSOR for this challenge-Last Minute Manda.  


I LOVED this little elephant from the Baby Edward digital stamp set.


I colored in the image using Copic Markers and layered the colored panel over some scraps of pattern paper. I chose to use greens and yellows so I can send this to a boy or a girl.


I dug out some old alphabet stickers from my scrapbook days for the sentiment. I LOVE how this card came out!!!

Want to join us this round? To see more details about the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #594, head on over to the BLOG. I cannot wait to see what you create!!!

That is all from me. I want to thank you for taking the time to stop by. Have a FABULOUS day!!

Nora