Sunday, August 30, 2015

CIC335--Newton's Nooks Designs

Welcome to a new week with a fabulous challenge and sponsor! Newton's Nook Designs is our fabulous sponsor for our Layers challenge!  For those you know me, you are probably shocked that I used a bunny instead of a kitty, but how cute is this fun bun?  He is from the Garden Whimsy set.  For your chance to win a prize from Newton's Nook Designs be sure to link up at Cupcake Inspirations!

Paper--from my never shrinking stash.
Plastic bag--I used my new We R Memory Fuse tool and a plastic page protector.  I created a small bag by fusing three sides.  I added some fall colored sequins (Dollar Tree...seriously!) before fusing the top.  (Looks like a need a bit more practice as I noticed the top wasn't quite parallel to the bottom!)
Stamps: Newton's Nook Designs--Garden Whimsy
Markers--Spectrum Noir


Inky Paws #24 Sketch Challenge | Newton's Nook Designs

Sunday, August 23, 2015

TCP--Life Doesn't Have to be Perfect

This card features my favorite big-earred bunny from The Cat's Pajamas.  Deb~


CIC324--My Grafico 

Hello everyone!  For those who started school this past week, I hope all is well and you've survived!  I must admit I am still recovering, but I am loving my new third graders...all 54 of them!  Now onto this week's colors for Cupcake Inspirations--orange, lavender, and jade!  At first I wasn't so sure, but once I embraced them, I totally fell in love!  (Hopefully you will too and join us this week!)  We have a super fun sponsor--My Grafico!  

Image--My Grafico--Tropical Birds
Sentiment--Paper Smooches
Markers--Spectrum Noir
Ribbon--from Michael's

As this is a CAS card, the steps for making this was pretty straight forward.  I cut the base card and a slightly smaller rectangle. I embossed three vertical lines.  I added the ribbon and stamped the sentiment.  I then stamped the image and colored it with Spectrum Noir markers.  I adhered the rectangle to the base with dimension foam tape.  To finish it off, I added the image with more 3D foam and added the dots.

Alphabet Challenge--N is for No Design Papers

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Guest Designer for Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers

Recently I was honored to be crowned Queen of the Snark over at Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers.  (Click here if you want to see my winning card.)  I was also asked to be a Guest Designer!  How fun is that?!   

This week's challenge is I for Image only.

Here's my card.  I'm still working on my "snark," but I was inspired to create a little scene with a bit of whimsy and humor!  Hope you'll check out what The Snarky Stampers created and join in the fun!!  ~D

Stamps:  Paper Smooches
Markers:  Spectrum Noir


Sunday, August 16, 2015


It's a super fun week at Cupcake Inspirations---it's all about GLAM!  We have a returning sponsor--KennyK!  I love KennyK's sassy and unique images!  The image I used is Drama Queen.  I just love her with her fashionable clothes and chic haircut!  For your chance to win some KennyK images, be sure to link up to CIC's Glam challenge!
To glam up my image, I colored her with Spectrum Noir markers.  Then I added some flocking to her jacket to give it a stylish texture.  I added Glossy Accents to glam up her lips.  The purse and phone have silver Stickles added.   I picked this DCWV paper because of all the silver accents.  (I've had this paper for years, and I can't believe I hardly ever use it.  I mean look at all that sparkle!  Seriously adds some fun glam to the card!) I heat embossed the sentiment and added a couple of sparkly layers. To add some dimension, I used some sticky foam behind the image.  

Markers:  Spectrum Noir
Paper--DCWV's All Dressed Up & Glitzy Glitter Stack
Image:  KennyK--Drama Queen
Sentiment--Paper Smooches' Good Gab
Other:  Ranger Stickles and Glossy Accents
Jewels--FMS--from my stash

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Welcome Back

4 CC Golden Egg Award

This about says it all!  Students and teachers are heading back to school. Oh where did the summer go?  

4 Crafty Chicks Challenge #258--Back to School

Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog
Tie It Up

Savannah O'Gwynn's photo.

Double Click Challenge #28--Use a Food Project

CIC322 Craft Classes Online to a new week at Cupcake Inspirations!  This week we have some wonderful colors to inspire you.  We have a fabulous sponsor--Craft Classes Online. So hope you will join us!  Debbie

Card stock--Stampin' Up
Markers--Spectrum Noir
Die--Lil' Inkers
Stamps--There She Goes (Out of business.)  :(

This card was super simple. I stamped and colored the scene. Then cut out.  I then cut a slightly larger mat and adhered this to the base.  I die cut and assembled the bow before adhering.  Not a lot of steps, but I am liking the clean lines and CAS style!

Cut It Up Challenge 77--Animals 
Stamping Sensation August Challenge--Anything Goes with a Stamp and a Die 
Come and Get It Challenge --Feature a Creature

Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog
Tie It Up

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Summer Snorkeling

Here's cute Newton have some summer fun in his fish tank because let's face it...not everyone can afford to vacation by the ocean!  For this card, I made a super big shaker, so when it is shook, several different fish swim by!  See some of these fish below:

Materials used:
Stamps:  Paper Smooches--Surf & Turf
               Newton's Nook Designs--Newton's Summer Vacation
Sequins washi tape, and seed beads--from my stash
Markers:  Spectrum Noir
Other:  Glossy Accents

Amusing Challenge--Sequins
Brown Sugar Challenge #157--Animals
A Gem of a Challenge #150--Animals or Birds
Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers--SOSS Challenge #39--S is for Sequins
#23 Summer Lovin'

Crafts 4 Eternity Challenge #237--Anything Goes
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge--Anything Goes

Have a Super Year

School starts in a couple of weeks, so I made this card for my coworker who is the Chinese teacher for our Dual Language Immersion program.  This is my first year as the English Language Arts teacher for the DLI program.  I will be working very closely with her since we share 54 students.  My classroom theme is Superheroes, so I decided to make her a fun superhero card to get her year off to a good start!  

Stamps:  Paper Smooches--Super and Notebook Paper

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 280

Aug 2-8

Lacy Sunshine Challenge--It's a Bird, It's a Plane...Super Hero Challenge #64

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge--Anything Goes


Hello everyone!  Cupcake Inspirations' new challenge this week is all about embellishments. We are sponsored by Polkadoodles.   I used the sweet swimming girl image.  She was such a delight to color using my Spectrum Noir markers.  Polkadoodles has many more delightful images, so be sure to check them out!  (To win some images, be sure to link up with Cupcake Inspirations this week.  Our theme is embellishments!)  ~Debbie

Image:  Polkadoodles
Sequins:  Paper Sweeties--I cut these in half to make them look more like seashells.
Markers:  Spectrum Noir
Card Stock:  Part of my stash
Seed beads:  Purchased at JoAnn's
Glossy Accents 
Die:  My Favorite Things



DL. Art Challenge #161--Summer Time Theme

The Sisterhood of Crafters--Summer Heat Challenge 

 Tuesday Throwdown Challenge #255--Summer Fun
Wear Our Badge

Stampin' Royalty Challenge #288--By the Sea

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

You're Sweet

This card features two Lawn Fawn sets:  Gnome Sweet Gnome & Admit One. For the cotton candy, I added some flocking for texture. ~Debbie

Monday, July 27, 2015

NND--Enjoy the Day

Today's card features Newton watching a sunrise over the Atlantic awaiting a day of fun at the beach OR relaxing after a day of fun and watching a sunset over the Pacific.  To make this card, I sketched the scene and then water colored it.  I traced it in black gel pen. I wasn't totally thrilled, so I used a sparkly gel pen over the waves and sunset to add a bit of glimmer.  For the clouds, I retraced with a white gel pen to soften the black.  For Newton and his beach accessories, I stamped and fussy cut.  Then shaded with Spectrum Noir markers. I stamped the sentiment and attached the sequins and my fussy cuts.  I punched the corners of the blue card stock and adhered my scene.  At last I attached everything to the base.  So no matter if this is a sunset or sunrise, Newton is having the time of his life at the beach!

Stamps used:  Newton's Nook Designs--Newton's Curious Christmas and Newton's Summer Vacation


Animal Friends Challenge #28--July--Animals at/in/on the water

Natalie and Amy Challenge #34--Summertime 

Sunday, July 26, 2015

CIC320--DRS Designs

Welcome to a fun challenge color at Cupcake Inspirations.  We are sponsored this week by DRS Designs.  I used this beautiful butterfly to showcase our colors this week.  I hope you will join in the fun and link up your creation using these colors!  ~Debbie

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Not Feline Well?

My new Newton's Nook Designs stamps arrived in the mail yesterday! (Thanks, Jen, for such fast service!) For this card I used Newton's Sick Day and used several stamps to create the background. I then stamped and fussy cut Newton who was colored with Sprectrum Noir colored pencils. Afterwards, I cut the banner and half circle using Echo Park paper.  The rectangular banner was cut, distressed, and stamped.  Using some foam tape, I adhered everything. the finishing touch was to add some sequins (Cupcake Inspirations).  Now all I have to do is wait for someone to get sick!  (Just kidding!)  ~Debbie


Sweet Sunday Sketch 278