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Monday, June 27, 2022

Superstar - Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #547 - Week One

 Good Morning!

I have some exciting news today!

I've become a Cupcake Inspirations Sweetie!  I've had some time off from design teams and Sandy asked if I would be interested in coming back to Cupcake Inspirations and I said yes.

This is my first post/week on the team.  I'm thrilled to be here!  And so, to get on with the actual business at hand, here is our challenge for the next two weeks, a theme challenge of stars!

And here is my card...

Our nephew graduated high school earlier this month and so I decided to incorporate his graduation card with this challenge of stars.  I started my design off with the star confetti cover plate by Hero Arts, cutting it in half and leaving the "confetti" in.  I then cut the star dies and Super word die, all by Catherine Pooler Designs, out in gold foil cardstock and hollographic cardstock by Lawn Fawn.  The stamped words are also by Catherine Pooler Designs and finished off my design along with a gold trim down the middle. 

Be sure and stop over at the Cupcake Inspirations blog and check out more inspiration for our Oh My Stars challenge.

Starry Blessings!

Saturday, June 25, 2022

Fish Dad

 Well hello! It's been quite some time since I've been here!

The past three months have been a dizzying array of travel, guests and to do's for me. If you follow me on Instagram you will see a smattering of all that I've been up to lately.  Trips to Richmond, VA to visit our youngest and then to dog sit for him, trip to Greenville, SC to see my inlaws finally (thanks pandemic for delaying it 2-1/2 years).  Within a 21 day period, I was home about a third of them mostly to do laundry and prepare to travel again. 

I thought it would calm down this week after I had to have some routine tests but then the Hubs(Dave), tested positive for Covid on Wed.  After 2-1/2 years of caring for Covid patients in the ER he now is the patient.  He's been in quarantine away from the rest of us and not feeling well at all.  Each day he seems a little better in one way and worse another.  So we're just taking it a day at a time.  We feel like on lockdown all over again and I guess we really are.  No one else has gone anywhere except to do curbside grocery pickups.

Even with all of that, I have been creating some here and there.  I actually took the most recent Spring Card Class at Online Card Classes with Jennifer McGuire.  I wasn't able to pull them into cards in time to share in the galleries so I'll be sharing them here and Instagram.  Below is one of them finished:

The technique for the background was to cut out the background and then ink up each separate piece in preferred colors and inlay them back into the die cut.  Next, take an embossing folder and run the whole die cut panel through.  Take a second die cut panel without the pieces and glue on top.  Easy peasy! 

For Following Challenges:

Card Supplies:

Sentiment stamp - Stamplorations

Neenah Solar White 110 lb

Inks - Midnight, Wintergreen, Apricot, Ginger, Seaglass - Catherine Pooler

Background die - Capture the Flag Cover Die by Catherine Pooler

Fish Dies - Fly Daddy Coordinating dies by Catherine Pooler

Thank you for visiting. I hope you return soon!

Belated Father's Day Blessings!