May 31, 2015

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge 312

Hello dear friends! :) Sorry that I've disappeared a bit... But I'm back for another challenge at Cupcake Inspirations! I'm quite excited about this beautiful color combination and this fun new sponsor!

These lovely metallic Gatsby inspired cupcakes are a perfect match with the fabulous metallic cardstocks at CutCardStock. They are giving away a $50 gift certificate, so you will definitely want to play along for your chance to win! 

The DEEtails:

My plan to somehow mimic those striped cupcakes went to the wayside when I actually started working on this card. Instead, I used the Scallops Textured Impressions Embossing Folder to emboss some gorgeous gold foil cardstock, which I adhered to my Basic Black card. Then I layered on some Ice Gold cardstock that I die cut with a Piereced Rectangle die and matted on some more Basic Black cardstock. I some gold thread and some die cut feathers. I used the Fanciful Feathers die from WPlus9 and some Curious Translucent Gold cardstock along with some more Gold Foil. The sentiment is die cut from another WPlus9 die and stamped and embossed in gold on a little flag tucked under my feathers. Of course I added a little extra sparkle with some Gold Nugget gumdrops. Love them! And I'm loving this card! 

Paper: Basic Black Cardstock, Curious Metallics Ice Gold Cardstock (CutCardStock), Curious Translucent Gold Cardstock (CutCardStock), Gold Foil Cardstock (CutCardStock)
Ink: VersaMark
Embellishments: Gold Nugget Gumdrops (Your Next Stamp), Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder, Gold Thread (DMC)
Tools: Fanciful Feathers Die (WPlus9), Hand Lettered Thanks Die (WPlus9) Pierced Rectangle Stax Die-namics (My Favorite Things), Scallops Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Now go check out the Cupcake Inspirations blog and see what the rest of the Sweeties have created. Then, come play with along with us this week for a chance to win a gift certificate from CutCardStock! 

May 17, 2015

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge 310

Hi there! These weeks are speeding by so quickly! Before I knew it, it was time for another Cupcake Inspirations Challenge! This week we have a gorgeous color combination... and some yummy cupcakes!

These butterfly cupcakes are just gorgeous, and picked especially in honor of our sponsor this week - Butterfly Reflections Ink. Have you had a chance to shop there yet? Perhaps you'll be the lucky winner of the $20 gift certificate! 

The DEEtails:

I started by stamping the Dictionary background stamp in VersaMark ink and embossing it in Smoky Slate. I probably could have distressed the edges, but I like clean, sharp images, so that didn't cross my mind until after the fact... I did, however, splatter some Glimmer Mist on the paper (and probably could have splattered more). This is Key Lime and it is just gorgeous! Before I adhered my dictionary page, I adhered a bit of Washi tape toward the bottom of my card. Then I layered some pretty flowers and leaves from my go-to flower set, Secret Garden, and added the die cut sentiment. Hope you like it!

Paper: Lucky Limeade Cardstock, Neenah Solar White 80# Cardstock, Pool Party Cardstock
Stamps: Dictionary, Secret Garden
Ink: Pool Party, VersaMark
Embellishments: All is Calm Designer Washi Tape, Key Lime Glimmer Mist (Tattered Angels), Smoky Slate Stampin' Emboss Powder
Tools: Scripty Words Die Set (Your Next Stamp), Secret Garden Thinlits, Stampin' Dimensionals  

Be sure to check out the Cupcake Inspirations blog and see what the rest of the Sweeties have created. Be sure to play with along with us this week for a chance to win a gift certificate from Butterfly Reflections Ink! 

May 10, 2015

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge 309

Time for another Cupcake Inspirations Challenge! Hope you're ready for Girls' Night Out!

Aren't these cupcakes just adorable?! Our sponsor this week is Canvas Corp and boy are you going to LOOOOVE their prize! They're giving away a $50 prize package of their awesome Mixology line products and embellishments. I got to play with some of their goodies and am having so much fun!

The DEEtails:

I started out with some Glimmer Mist from Canvas Corp Tattered Angels. It makes such a great background when sprayed on some of SU!'s Irresistibly Yours Specialty DSP. I layered it on some Silver Foil before mounting it on my Melon Mambo card. Next up was some hot pink burlap from Canvas Corp that I die cut with the Mat Stack 4 die from Papertrey Ink. Then I layered on some die cut numbers and the Cheers sentiment. The Celebrate sentiment was cut out from one of the Mixology patterned papers. I added a few silver foil stars and some fun gumdrops. What do you think? Time to party?! :)

Paper: Irresistibly Yours Specialty DSP, Melon Mambo Cardstock, Mixology Butcher Paper on White (Canvas Corp), Silver Foil Sheets
Embellishments: Hot Pink Burlap Sheet (Canvas Corp), Wedding Pink Glimmer Mist (Tattered Angels), Strawberry Gumdrops (Your Next Stamp)
Tools: By the Numbers Die Collection (Papertrey Ink), In a Word: Cheers Cutaway (Winnie & Walter), Mat Stack 4 Die (Papertrey Ink), Small Sketched Stars Dies (Papertrey Ink)

Now stop over at The Cupcake Inspirations blog and check out what the rest of the Sweeties have created. Be sure to play with along with us this week for a chance to win the awesome prize from Canvas Corp!

May 9, 2015

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge 308

So I'm a little late for this week's Cupcake Inspirations Challenge... Oops! But the color combo was just too fun not to play along...

Aren't these cupcakes just divine?! And such a perfect color palette for playing along with images from A Day for Daisies. I absolutely love ADFD and really wish they would make rubber stamps! 

The DEEtails:

My adorable image from ADFD is Me and My Dragon. Isn't it the cutest thing? I watercolored the dragon's body and wings using Coastal Cabana Ink and a wet brush and then colored in the rest with Stampin' Write Markers and Stampin' Blendabilities once he had dried. I had a hard time creating this card because I really just wanted to pop him in a little frame and keep him on my desk :) But, I finally decided to put him on a card... I layered a few pretty patterned papers from the Dear Lizzy Neapolitan line and added the sentiment stamped and embossed on Vellum paper. A few gumdrops finishes things off. Hope you like it, although I'm still wishing he was in a little frame on my desk...

Paper: Crisp Cantaloupe Cardstock, Dear Lizzy Neapolitan Paper Pad (American Crafts), Neenah Solar White 80# Cardstock, White Vellum Cardstock
Stamps: Friendly Phrases, Me and My Dragon (A Day for Daisies)
Ink: Stampin' Blendabilities: Daffodil Delight; Stampin' Write Markers: Blush Blossom, Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe; VersaMark
Embellishments: Black Stampin' Emboss Powder, Sparkly Teal Gumdrops (Your Next Stamp)
Tools: heat tool, paint brush

May 1, 2015

April Love

Just stopping by today to share some of the recognition that I received in April.

I was so excited to win a three-way tie at The Pink Elephant Challenge with this card. I absolutely loved making this card, so I was thrilled to win!

I made this card for the Beautiful Blooms Challenge at The Shabby Tea Room. I was tickled to find out that it received an Honorable Mention Cup of Tea.

My happy birthday card also received an Honorable Mention at the Fusion Challenge along with a snazzy new badge.

I also won the awesome prize at the Your Next Stamp challenge with this entry. Off to do some shopping now...

I have such fun crafting each week and am truly honored to receive such wonderful compliments for my little hobby. Thank you so much!