Cupcake Inspirations Challenge 345

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Hi there!
It's Sunday again, and time for another Cupcake Inspirations Challenge!
This week's Sponsor is My Grafico!

Aren't these cupcakes just so lovely and yummy!?
Here is my card with banners...

Oh my gosh!!
Just adorable, right!?
This card was so much fun to make!

The sponsor generously provided us some cute digi stamp sets, thank you! and I chose this super cute Sail Away With Us set! This set has so many nautical images from boats to anchors to cute sailors! I printed some images small and die cut with my banner dies to make a banner.

I had to have these cute little sailors! So stinkin' cute!!!
I colored them with some Stampin' Markers and some Kuretake Watercolor Brushes. I gave them matching stripes on their shirts, so stylish, aren't they!? *grin* They remind me of my twins :-)

I used 3 different patterns from the Maritime DSP, all sewn together. I think the stitches give some more nautical feel to the card ;-) 
After assembling my card, it was missing something so I die cut ahoy. Isn't it perfect!?

My notes...

Stamp: Sail Away With Us (My Grafico)
Paper: Whisper White, Maritime DSP
Ink: Real Red, Night of Navy, Daffodil Delight Stampin' Marker, Kuretake Watercolor Brush Set
Tool: Little Alphabet Thinlits Die (SU), Die-namics Stitched Banner STAX (My Favorite Things), Sewing Machine

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Hope you enjoyed it!
Don't for get to check out the rest of the sweeties beautiful cards with banners over at the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge blog!

Freshly Made Sketches 221

Friday, January 29, 2016

Happy Friday, lovelies!
I am making a quick stop to share this card I made for Freshly Made Sketches!

This is such a brilliant sketch!
Here is my take ;-)

What do you think!? 
It's super CAS!

I wanted to focus on the sentiment.
I die cut in Peach Parfait and design vellum.
I took the pictures before the glue completely dried...LOL

No, I was not too lazy to color that super cute image! *Ha Ha Ha*
I stamped it as my background since I wanted the sentiment to pop, so all I wanted was their cheeks being blushed ;-) And that explains why I stamped it with light gray instead of black too.
I also didn't want too many layers, but leaving the Pool Party cardsrock plain was, well, too plain! So I embossed it with the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder to match the polka dots on the vellum. I love it!

My notes...

Stamp: Holiday Hugs (WPlus9)
Paper: Whisper White, Pool Party, Peach Parfait, Sheer Basics Vellum Patterned Paper Collection (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Smoky Slate, Light Pink Kuretake Watercolor Brush
Tool: Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Die-namics Zig Zag Stitched Rectangle STAX (My Favorite Things), In a Word: Hugs Cutaway (Winnie and Walter)

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Hope you enjoyed it!

Throwback Thursday Challenge

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Hi there!
Hope you're having a lovely week!
Today I am playing along with the Throwback Thursday Challenge over at WPlus9 Design Studio for the very first time!

Here's how to play.
On their blog, one of their DT members has 3 samples made with this stamp set above. You can use one of her samples as inspiration, even use this stamp set if you own one, and just start creating with something old that needs some love and ink!

I was inspired by 2 of the samples.
My choice of "oldies but goodies" is that cupid stamp from P.S.I Love You by Stampin' Up!.

I absolutely loved the XO Border on the first card! I used the love die from the Love Shower Layers Die set. I die cut 5 of them, placed them on my stitched rectangle, and actually used that piece of washi tape just to keep them in place while I sewed them on, but I liked how it looked so decided to add underneath instead! I guess it was a happy accident ;-)

Here is my "oldies but goodies", my cupid.
I water colored a piece of watercolor paper with Crisp Cantaloupe then heat embossed him with white, then punched it out with the Sweetheart Punch. I wanted to add another heart behind it so used the pink vellum, then I wanted another one in white so used the patterned vellum. I adore the look of stitches on hearts so that's exactly what I did with the vellum hearts. 

The background was stamped with this little cluster of tiny hearts from the Smart Kitty Stamp Set. This card design was inspired by the 2nd sample, it was just so clean and adorable!

My notes...

Stamp: Smart Kitty (WPlus9), P.S.I Love You (Stampin' Up!)
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Watercolor Paper, Sheer Basics Vellum Patterned Paper Collection (Papertrey Ink), Pink Vellum (Studio Calico)
Ink: Crisp Cantaloupe, Strawberry Slush
Accessory: Halloween Washi Tape (Stampin' Up!)
Tool: Heat Tool, White Stampin' Emboss Powder, Sweetheart Punch (Stampin' Up!), Love Shower Layers Die (WPlus9), Die-namics Blueprint 15 (My Favorite Things), Sewing Machine

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Hope you enjoyed it!

Inky Paws Challenge

Monday, January 25, 2016

Hello lovelies!
I have a sweet card filled with love that I made for the Inky Paws Challenge over at Newton's Nook Designs today!

Valentine's day is in a few weeks, this theme is so perfect!
Here is my love card...

Does this scream love or what!!? 

This super adorable image is from their new release Darling Duos, they even made a heart die to fit perfectly around these cuties! I placed my order as soon as they became available! 
I stamped the image with Stazon then colored with the black and light gray Kuretake Watercolor brushes, and the Blushing Bride Stampin' Marker. 

This small heart with a paw print is from the same set, I heat embossed with white on Blushing Bride, then die cut it with the die that came with the bigger heart. The sentiment also came with the same die set, so pretty!

This love stamp is also from the Darling Duos stamp set.
I heat embossed it on vellum to make my own background.

Gold washi tape, gold heart sequins, and gold thread complete this lovely card :-)
I am so very much in love with this stamp set, you will see more cards with this set in the future...! ;-)

My notes...

Stamp: Darling Duos (Newton's Nook Designs)
Paper: Blushing Bride, Gold Foil Sheet, Vellum, Watercolor Paper
Ink: Stazon Jet Black, Versamark, Blushing Bride Stampin' Marker, Kuretake Watercolor Brush Set
Accessory: Metallic Sequins Assortment, Metallic Gold Thread, Gold Dots Washi Tape (Stampin' Up!), Gold Chevron Washi Tape (3M)
Tool: Heat Tool, Black and White Stampin' Emboss Powder (Stampin' Up!), Darling Hearts Die Set (Newton's Nook Designs)

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Hope you enjoyed it!

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge 344

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Hello lovelies!
It's time for another Cupcake Inspirations Challenge!
This week's sponsor is Freckled Fawn!

Ooooh, isn't this just so yummy!?
Here is my card...

My sweet unicorn :-)
I love these fluffy, cotton candy like clouds, yum!

I chose to use the unicorn because the color combo was sweet and girly, I thought fairy tale was perfect ;-) I heat embossed this cutie with Blushing Bride emboss powder on Very Vanilla, colored his tail and mane with the Blushing Bride marker, and the magical horn and hooves with the Gold Glitter Pen. isn't he just darling!?

This sentiment die is from Waffle Flower, I wasn't sure if I'd ever use it but just had to have it! LOL So yay for using it! :-D "you are" was heat embossed.

I had to use something from Freckled Fawn since I have some cute stuff from them, and these sparkle shaped wood chips were perfect for my magical card :-) I colored them with the gold glitter pen but they just turned really It's okay, they're still cute;-)

My notes...

Stamp: Critters Ever After (Lawn Fawn), Hello Gorgeous (Essentials by Ellen)
Paper: Very Vanilla, Neutrals and Subtles DSP Stacks, Gold Foil Sheet
Ink: Versamrk, Blushing Bride Stampin' Marker, Wink of Stella Gold Glitter Pen
Accessory: Stars and Such Wood Chip (freckled Fawn)
Tool: Heat Tool, Blushing Bride and Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder, Puffy Cloud Borders and Critters Ever After Lawn Cuts (Lawn Fawn), Magical Word Die (Waffle Flower)

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Hope you enjoyed it!
Don't forget to hear over to the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge Blog and check out what the other sweeties have created! ;-)

Lawnscaping Challenge

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Hello there!
I am playing along with the Lawnscaping Challenge today!

Ooooh, watercoloring!
Here is my card...

Everything was water colored! 

I had wanted to use my rainbow die since I got this months ago!
I die cut it in watercolor paper, then colored each line individually. After assembling the rainbow back together, I sprayed some water with the spritzer on it. 

The sun and clouds were die cut then water colored also.

I water colored the background with Soft Sky, but it turned out to be a lot more green than blue like Pool Party! 
I heat embossed the sentiment with white, but it's hard to see in this photo, isn't it... sorry :-(

My notes...

Stamp: Scripty Sayings (Lawn Fawn)
Paper: Soft Sky, Watercolor Paper
Ink: Real Red, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, Gumball Green, Pacific Point, Rich Razzleberry, Soft Sky
Tool: Heat Tool, White Stampin' Emboss Powder, Stampin' Spritzer, Spring Shower and Rainbow Lawn Cuts (Lawn Fawn), Elle-ments Wonky Stitches Die (Avery Elle)

Thank you so  much for stopping by!
Hope you enjoyed it!

Totally Fabulous

Monday, January 18, 2016

Hi there!
Today I am just in time for a few challenges!


First up is the Mix It Up Challenge over at Ellen Hutson!
They're mixing things up with My Favorite Things this month!

I got some inspirations from the Sketch Challenge over at My Favorite Things.

Also from the Color Challenge over at My Favorite Things!

Here is my card ;-)

I loved this sketch! Simple sketches give me more inspirations!
And I would have never used those colors together on my own!
So pretty!

Isn't this sentiment totally fabulous!?
It was Ellen Hutson's Black Friday freebie!
I die cut totally in Mint Macaron, fabulous in Garden Green.
I then die cut my scribble flower in Lost Lagoon, and little buds in Island Indigo.

I mounted all the die cuts on my go-to vellum, then brushed over the sentiment with the glitter pen. 
The background was water colored with Lost Lagoon and Mint Macaron, isn't it pretty!? I never realized that Lost Lagoon had so much green in it!
I love how this card turned out, totally fabulous!

My notes...

Paper: Lost Lagoon, Island Indigo, Mint Macaron, Garden Green, Watercolor Paper, Sheer Basics Vellum Patterned Paper Collection (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Lost Lagoon, Mint Macaron, Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen
Tool: Die-namics Scribble Flowers (My Favorite Things), Elle-ments Finished Frame (Avery Elle), Essentials by Ellen Designer Die WIld Flower and Totally Fabulous (Ellen Hutson)

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Hope you enjoyed it!

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge 343

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Hello lovelies!
It is time for another Cupcake Inspirations Challenge!
This week's sponsor is Your Next Stamp!

Oh my!
Do you love this week's theme as much as I do!? 
So stinkin' cute and fun!
Here is my take...

Aloha from the paradise!
I got some help from the Sketch and Color Challenge over at Your Next Stamp to create this happy card this week :-) I normally don't combine my cupcake cards with other challenges, but since they're the sponsor this week, it seemed appropriate ;-)



Besides, look how well they worked!

If you've never shopped at Your Next Stamp, they have these cute boys and girls images from around the world! I ordered "Kai from Hawaii" for this challenge for 2 reasons...
1: My twin boy's name is Kaius, and we call him Kai :-) It is a hybrid of the names Gaius, and Kai, which means ocean in Japanese! 
2: How can you NOT buy this cute stamp!? *LOL*
I stamped him with Stazon Jet Black and colored him with my Kuretake Watercolor Brushes.

As much as I love this sentiment die, I don't get to use it as often.
I die cut in Midnight Muse and Lost Lagoon, and layered them for a little dimension.
And here is my favorite part of this card! I sewed 2 pieces of Lost Lagoon ribbon with zig zag stitches, which look like waves in the ocean! 

I love this card!
The sketch from YNS was really perfect!
I wish I could be there with Kai!!!

My notes...

Stamp: Kai from Hawaii (Your Next Stamp)
Paper: Whisper White, Soft Sky, Lost Lagoon, Midnight Muse, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Watercolor Paper
Ink: Kuretake Watercolor Brush Set, Stazon Jet Black
Accessory: lost Lagoon Ribbon
Tool: Spring Showers, Puffy Clouds Border, Stitched Hillside Border Lawn Cuts (Lawn Fawn), Stay Fresh Elle-ments Die (Avery Elle), Sewing Machine

Thank you so much for stopping by!
hope you enjoyed it!
Don't forget to head over to the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge Blog to see what other countries you get to visit!

New Year, New Beginning

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Hi there!
I am very excited!
My dearest, lovely friend AKA my partner in crime Nina and her husband welcomed their first baby on Monday! Brand new mama and her brand new baby girl are both doing well :-)
I've had some stuff that I meant to mail to her before the baby's arrival, waaaay before it to be honest with So I made a card to go with it ;-)

Nina was nesting like a busy bee, and sent me some photos of the new nursery. This card is based on her chic, beautiful room :-)
Do you see that little wrinkle on the right side of the card? It was an accident, but I love it! It adds just a tiny bit but some texture! I think I'll do that purposely from now on...;-)

I am also playing along with the Mixed Media Card Challenge again!
This month's theme is beginning, this certainly is new beginning of their life as a brand new family :-)

Her nursery is black and white with a dash of gold.
It is so chic and pretty!
She has this black and white comforter that has a cute little face of French Bulldog on it, and I love it! I have this stamp set from the cat bundle I bought from Studio Calico, even though he's not a French Bulldog, he's still super adorable ;-) I heat embossed him with black rather than just stamping with ink, just to add some texture. 
Some gold washi tape was applied on that little corner because it looked bare, and more texture.

She just put up these black vinyl polka dots on one of the walls in the nursery, it is super cute! I used one of the dots from the Cool Dudes Stamp set to mimic that wall. I randomly stamped the dots with Versamark on the Whisper White cardstock then heat embossed with black. Her wall doesn't have gold dots, but I felt like adding them on my card. 
I pleated the gold ribbon and sewed it down to kind of break up all the black and white going on. I also added that cute white with tiny gold heart washi tape.

As I said earlier, her nursery only has a dash of gold, but I am very excited about this baby girl so I personally wanted more gold to celebrate her arrival! Does that make sense!? lol

I hope the new mama loves this card as much as I do!

My notes...

Stamp: Baxter Cats and Dogs (Studio Calico), Cool Dudes (Paper Smooches)
Paper: Whisper White, Typeset SDSP, Gold Foil Sheet
Ink: Versamark, Encore Gold Ink
Accessory: Washi Tape, Gold Satin Ribbon
Tool: Heat Tool, Black Stampin' Emboss Powder, Die-namics Cross Stitched Rectangle STAX (My Favorite Things), Fancy Words Die (Your Next Stamp), Sewing Machine

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Hope you enjoyed it!