Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #242 And I'm A Sweetie!

Sunday, January 5, 2014

WOW!  It's 2014!  

Happy New Year!

Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season!

It's a new year and sometimes with a new year comes new things.

Today is exactly that for me --- something new!

I am officially a SWEETIE!

What's a SWEETIE? 

Well, it means 

I'm a "sweet" 

Design Team Member

over at 

My third design team position!

And today is my debut 

along with four other 

new Design Team Members

as well as

the first 

Cupcake Challenge of 2014!

So, here is the inspiration photo

for this week's challenge, 

which is a color challenge

to use the colors ---

Gold, Cream and Kraft.

And what is a cupcake challenge
without an awesome sponsor
and cool prize
to ring in the new year
in style!

Our sponsor this week 
is none other than

Stamp and Create!

The prize for one "sweet"winner

is a cool

Spellbinders Layer Creator Basic 
by Cindy Echtinaw Designs.

Below is a picture of one of the basic sets:

Basic Set A for A2 Cards

There are several different basic sets to choose from, depending upon card size.

And for a shot of inspiration, 
here is my card
for this week's challenge:

STAMPS: Hearts (Recollections); Sentiment - from Flopsy Valentine set (My Favorite Things).
PAPER: Buttercream and kraft cardstock; Gold glitter cardstock; Patterned paper - (SEI).
INK: Versamark and gold emboss powder.
EXTRAS: Tree emboss folder (Cuttlebug); heart punch (Fiskars); cream satin ribbon; gold dots.

I have to admit that my very first challenge as a DT at Cupcakes was a tad bit challenging!  I discovered my supply of gold anything except glitter and emboss powder is very low.  So I decided to gold emboss heart stamps for a heart tree or love tree.  I stamped the hearts on cream cardstock and embossed with gold powder.  I love how they came out!  I did have a tiny bit of gold glitter paper so I punched out some tiny gold hearts to add.  With all the embossing I decided to go simple and just stamp the sentiment right on the cardbase and emboss some more.

 drop in at 
and check out 
ALL the Design Team Members projects 
leave them some blog luv!  

We DTs love comments too!  

Then, create, upload, and share your project 
with us this week 
at Cupcake Inspirations
and maybe you will be our lucky winner!
We love to have you play along!

New Cupcake Blessings!

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Mayra Duran-Hernandez said...

This is beautiful , I love how you figured a way to use more gold since your supply was low ! It turned out beautiful !!!! I am so happy to be a sweetie along with you and everyone else ! I look forward to seeing more of your creations !!


Indy said...

Nance, Welcome to the Cupcake team! I look forward to getting to know you and seeing all your crafty goodness! Your card this week is beautiful! I love the love tree theme! Happy New Year!

Alycia said...

Nance- I love how you did your "tree". The hearts are just gorgeous! Fantastic job. :) -Alycia

Tina said...

welcome to the sweeties teams, your gonna have lots of fun...your card is all the details....look forward to seeing all your amazing creations

Sandy said...

Nance your card is so pretty with the tree embossed like that! I look forward to being on the team with you!!

Erica said...

This is beautiful. So original. I love the dimension and embossing. Great work!

Jessi Fogan said...

Woohoo! Congrats :) So exciting to see you getting some recognition out there!!! I love the gold paired with kraft - so very elegant :)

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