January 25, 2015

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge 295

Happy Sunday! I'm here today with another Cupcake Inspirations Challenge. By the way, have you checked out our Design Team Call yet? We're looking for some fresh new faces and I'd love to work with you! Be sure to send me your application :)

Now, back to our regularly scheduled programming... Here's the inspiration for this week's challenge

We're sponsored by DRS this week. Sadly, I wasn't able to use one of their images for the challenge, but I still had fun with the cherry theme. No lie, I struggled with this card. So it turned out to just be a bunch of piled on elements. I don't even need to explain what I did. Haha. You can just take a look at the ingredients below :)

Paper: Basic Black Cardstock, Cherry Cobbler Cardstock, Season of Style Designer Series Paper Stack, Whisper White Cardstock
Stamps: Create A Cupcake, Starburst Sayings
Ink: Baked Brown Sugar, Cherry Cobbler, Metallic Silver Encore ink
Embellishments: Frosted Sequins, washi tape (3M)
Tools: Banners Framelits, Cupcake Punch, Limitless Layers (Papertrey Ink), Starburst Framelits

January 23, 2015

Bright and Bold

Happeeeey Fridaaaaay! Hehehe! Hope your weekend has been swell. Mine has been incredible busy, but somehow, I have found time to craft! Here's one of the cards that I made...

And the DEEtails:

I've recently fallen in love with all things Heidi Swapp. I picked up a 6"x6" paper pad and ephemera pack from her Favorite Things line and am love love loving it. The card I made here mostly showcases her line. Black and white striped paper for the background and strips of fun patterns layered on top. A flower from the ephemera pack flanks a sentiment from Regarding Dahlias that I stamped on some Vellum Cardstock. I added a little banner across the top with some Melon Mambo card stock and Whisper White Baker's Twine and a few little Sequin Embellishments. Clearly sequins are my newest obsession - I just ordered a bunch more, so you will be seeing them a lot! Hope you don't get tired of all the fun sparkle around here!

Paper: Heidi Swapp Favorite Things paper pad, Melon Mambo Cardstock, Vellum Cardstock
Stamps: Regarding Dahlias
Ink: Melon Mambo
Embellishments: Heidi Swapp Favorite Things ephemera, In Color Sequin Assortment Embellishments, Whisper White Baker's Twine
Tools: Banner Punch

January 21, 2015

A Little Note... Hello

Hello there! Hope you are having a lovely week so far. Today I'm playing with this week's Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge

This card didn't turn out anything like I envisioned, but I'm still pretty happy with it. I was imagining simple bold blocks of color like on the scarf, but obviously that didn't happen... 

Here are the DEEtails:

I started with stamping the typewriter image from You're My Type onto some Island Indigo polka dot DSP and embossed it in white. I cut a slit on the typewriter and slid in a little piece of Strawberry Slush card stock stamped with a sentiment from the set. I realize now that the pink should be through the other part, but too late now... Oops! Then I layered it over some more DSP, added a fun die cut sentiment, and sprinkled in some embellishments. Hope you like it!

Paper: In Color 2011-2013 Designer Series Paper Patterns Stack, In Color 2013-2015 Designer Series Paper Stack, Neutrals Collection Designer Series Paper Patterns Stack, Strawberry Slush card stock, 
Stamps: You're My Type
Ink: Basic Gray, VersaMark
Embellishments: Clips Assortment, Frosted Sequins, Sycamore Street 1/4" Ribbon, White Stampin' Emboss Powder 
Tools: craft knife, heat embossing tool, Starburst Framelits Die, Technique Tuesday Say It - Hello Die,