Sunday, May 22, 2016

Thanks--with a felt flower

For this card, I embossed the background and used water coloring crayons from Stampin' Up. I added some bling and the felt flower. I then die cut the thanks (The Greeting Farm) sentiment in both the gold and vellum. I adhered the vellum and then added the gold thanks. I cut two strips in gold and adhered to the vellum and the top of the card. 

A Gem of a Challenge #169--Flowers
DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge 180--Flowers Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Fun with Felt

Birthday Bear

For this card, I stamped the balloons and bear and colored them using Distress Inks. I then cut the silver foil card stock. Once I adhered everything, I added some confetti and sequins to add more sparkle and shine. 

Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge #20--Birthday Celebrations
Less is More Challenge #277-Something that Pops or Bangs

AAACards Game #65

Freshly Made Sketches 237

Lawnscaping Challenge #130

CIC360--Lawn Fawn

Hello and welcome back!  This week at Cupcake Inspirations, we are sponsored by Lawn Fawn, and our theme is Punny!  Lawn Fawn has such fun, whimsical stamps.  Many of which have punny sentiments. I used Lawn Fawn's Best Pun Ever!  For your chance to win a stamp set and a 6x6 paper pad from Lawn Fawn, be sure to create something punny and link up. One randomly chosen participant is going to be very happy!  I hope it is you!

I also wanted to let you know that Cupcake Inspirations is having a design team call. For all the details, click on this link.

For my card I used Echo Park paper to cover a mini journal. I die cut the tag, stamped the image and sentiment, and colored with Spectrum Noir markers. I added an enamel dot and ribbon. I then die cut the tag out of fun foam to add a bit of dimension and used some sparkly gel pen to add a touch of glitter to the heart. A simple project that I hope my wonderful room volunteers will enjoy with a mini gel pen. 

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Just a Note Mini-Notebook

Here's my second mini-notebook to give to one of my wonderful room volunteers. This one is sporting Paper Smooches' Beboppin stamp set. I was inspired by the bright rainbow colors from Paper Smooches' May 2016 challenge. 

Crafty Catz Challenge #324--Use Dies and Punches

(I used a tag die by Paper Smooches for both the fun foam and the card stock.)

You're Tea-riffic Mini Notebook

With the end of year just around the corner, I thought I had better get a move on and make some little Thank-You gifts for my room volunteers. This is my first one showcasing Lawn Fawn's Best Pun Ever stamp set. I combined several challenges--colors, sketch, and theme.  Stay tuned for more mini-notebooks as I have 54 students and lots of volunteers!  :)

Crafting By Designs Challenge-Pink & Girly
Cardz 4 Galz Challenge #22--Tea for Two
7 Kids College Challenge #151--Anything Goes

Thanks for a Great Year

I made these fun cards using Lawn Fawn stamps and Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz Bird Crazy set. My school has three amazing office staff, so I made these to thank them for helping me so much this year!  They loved them!

613 Avenue Create Challenge #176--Anything Goes
Penny Black and More May Challenge--Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations May Challenge--Anything Goes 
Let's Color Linky Party #9--Anything Goes with Something Colored
Sweet Stampin' Challenge--Thank You A Beautiful Mess Challenge #2--Anything Goes
Crafting With Friends Challenge #20--Anything Goes
Simply Create Too Challenge #109--Thank You
Polkadoodles Crafting Week 18 Challenge--Things with Wings 


 Welcome to this week's Cupcake Inspirations Challenge. We have some gorgeous colors this week. We have a wonderful sponsor, Altenew, who is generously giving one lucky (randomly chosen) participant their Too Sweet stamp set!  Happy stamping!  Debbie

Established in April 2014, Altenew strives to bring elegant, natural and versatile designs in paper crafting products. Altenew firmly believes in sharing happiness and comfort with our loved ones through creative expression of crafting. We know that personal, delicate touches of a hand-made card or scrapbook page can bring joy to people that are important in our lives and we are proud to create products that help inspire alluring projects/creations.

For my card, I used Altenew's Bejeweled stamp set.  I embossed the butterfly in gold on vellum. I fussy cut it out. I watercolored on watercoloring paper. (Unfortunately, my colors did not turn out as I had wanted. I think I will be in the market for some better (and richer colored) water colors.  Let me know if you have any suggestions!)  I then embossed in gold the sentiment again from the Bejewled set. I adhered the butterfly then the gold stars. (I just loved the gold stars on the inspiration cupcakes.) I cut some strips of gold foiled card stock (DCWV) and adhered. I really liked how this one turned out. I really hope you will have time to join us this week. Debbie

Other Challenges:

Simon Says Monday Challenge--Emboss It
The Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge--Embossing
Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge #18--Things with Wings
Crafty Calendar Challenge May Challenge--Things with Wings
Pile It On Challene #108--You're a Star
613 Avenue Create Challenge #176--Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts Challenge #15--Anything Goes/Add a Sentiment
A Beautiful Mess Challenge #2--Anything Goes
Scrapper's Delight Challenge #55--Anything Goes

Sunday, May 8, 2016

CIC359--Paper Sweeties

 Welcome and Happy Mother's Day!  This week at Cupcake Inspiration we have a returning sponsor, Paper Sweeties, who is generously providing one lucky participant a gift certificate to Paper Sweeties for $25!  Wow!  For my card I used Paper Sweeties' "Happy" stamp and coordinating die set. The fun heat and glittery circle and heart is from Stampin' Up. The little banner is from Your Next Stamp. I simply planned the card and then adhered everything. Easy-peasy!  Now I hope you will join us this week for our Bunting challenge and chance to win!  ~Debbie

Sunday, May 1, 2016


Hello!  This week at Cupcake Inspirations we have some beautiful colors to play with--lilac, apricot, and gray. For my card, I used this darling elephant from Avery Ella. The papers are from DCWV. 
Thanks for stopping by!  Here's hoping you have a chance to join us this week!

Sunday, April 24, 2016

CIC357--Doodle Pantry

Welcome to this week's challenge at Cupcake Inspirations. This week we want to see Ladybugs!  Doodle Pantry is our generous sponsor. I used Doodle Pantry's It's Your Special Day sentiment from their Celebration collection. Now it's your turn to be inspired by ladybugs!  Have fun and good luck! ~D

Sunday, April 17, 2016

One Sketch--Three Cards--Card #3

Here's my third card featuring this week's Freshly Made Sketch. This one also features Lawn Fawn stamps. Thanks for checking out my cards!


One Sketch--Three Cards--Card #2

Here's my second card using this week's Freshly Made Sketches. This card features a cute little weiner dog from Lawn Fawn!


One Sketch--Three Cards--Card #1

I really love this week's sketch from Freshly Made Sketches. This is my first card. I used Paper Smooches' Butterfly Duet Dies and a sentiment from Paper Smooches' Group Hugs set. I'm entering this card in the following challenges. Thanks for stopping by!  ~D

FMS 232

April Paper Smooches Challenge



This image from Your Next Stamp reminds me so much of my kitty, Velcro. Velcro has a one track mind--food!  He wakes us up every morning around 3:30 wanting us to go "hunt" with him!  LOL

Challenges for this card:
Show Us Your Pussy Cats Challenge #5--Furrything Goes
Sweet Stampin' Challenge--Tags
My Time to Craft Challenge #319--People and Their Pets
YNS Challenge #37