Happy Sunday!

It's the last Sunday in June!  

Maybe it's just me but June seemed to creep by.  Let's hope July will do the same!  This week is a holiday week in the U.S. with Independence Day is coming up on Friday!  A big summer vacation week for much of our nation.  So here's hoping everyone stays safe and blessed!
And --
This week at 
Cupcake Inspirations, 
we have a great challenge 
to go right along 
with all the hoopla and fireworks!

This week is our THEME Week
(see photo below)!

And our wonderful sponsor

this week is:

Thank you so much!

Prize:  They are offering our randomly selected winner one of their featured stamp sets!


Inspirational Photo courtesy of Williams Sonoma

My Creative Time was very generous in giving the Design Team members some fabulous stamps to showcase in our projects this week. 

Thank you!

So stop by the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge Blog and check out all the rest of the DT's projects.  There are two sets we are sampling:  

"And Then Some Stamp Set" 

"Main Street"

I used the building stamps from "Main Street" on my card:


STAMPS: Buildings - "Main Street"(My Creative Time); Sentiment and fireworks-"Stamp America" (Cloud9Design by Colorbok).
PAPER: Red, navy and white cardstock; DP - Americana (Pebbles).
INK: Versamark; Moonlight White Brilliance (Memento); Nautical Blue (Memento); Black and gold emboss powder.
EXTRAS: Star stencil (Simon Says); Star dies (Papertrey Ink); Banner Die (Reverse Confetti); Wood veneer star (Simon Says); Red flower sequins (Paper Sweeties); 3D stickie dots.

I chose the "Main Street" set so I could make a cityscape fireworks card.  I thought it would be perfect with the inspiration photo and theme. My first thought was red, white and blue buildings, but then I thought making the buildings black would give more of a nighttime effect.

This was the first time using the star stencil with my Memento Dew Drop inks.  I think it came out really well.

For Following Challenges:

Freedom Cupcake Blessings!

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Tina said...

beautiful card, amazing details it

Andrea S. said...

I love your cityscape fireworks scene. Fantastic!

Lori said...

Great patriotic design! Love the nighttime cityscape with the fireworks popping in the background. Thanks for joining us at The Challenge!

wienerhoneymooners said...

HELLO Nance!!! WOW, yowza, look at those Fireworks!!! I am ready for that, nothin says summer like the 4th!!!

Thanks so much for joining us at The Challenge!!!

Crafting Vicky said...

wow that's such a great scene you have created! just love the stamps you have used!

Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky

Majo said...

Love your beautiful Card! Thanks for playing along with us at Twisted Tuesday Challenges.

Lizzie R said...

Great card! Those fireworks are wonderful! Just the right amount of pop! Awesome! Thanks for joining us over at Twisted Tuesday Challenges!

Ros Crawford said...

What a terrific card! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

Unknown said...

Gorgeous!! Love the gold fireworks! So beautiful!! Love the papers! this is just fantastic! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

- Susan, Co-Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
{Scrap A Thousand Words}

Unknown said...

Such a wonderful card! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!

Migdalia said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!
Have a wonderful day,
*Crafting With Creative M*