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Monday, July 25, 2022

Ice Cream Solves Everything - Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #549

Good Morning!

It's the last Monday in July.  Summer is flying by! 

Hope you have been enjoying it.  It's horrendously HOT🔥 here in central NC.  Of course it is the south and summer, but I believe we have had more days over 90 in the last two months than normal.  So, the hubs and I are indulging ourselves "a bit more than usual" into a favorite summer past time --- ðŸ¦ice cream ðŸ¦!  So it's a good thing that we also have a treadmill to inside to work that off even when it's too muggy outside. 

And on the subject of ice cream🍦...we have a new challenge beginning today at Cupcake Inspirations that just happens to involve just that.  So let me share my card and the details...

The Challenge for the next two weeks is Frozen Treats!

We have a sponsor this challenge also:

She has generously given the Design Team a couple of digis to use for this challenge. Today my card features the  Chillin Bear Digi . I printed him out, colored him with Copics and then cut a scalloped frame around him.  I also added some sprinkles on the ice cream with a white gel pen and silver marker for his sunglasses to keep him extra cool in the scorching heat.  😉

I set him on top of a background created first by inking up some white cardstock in Minted ink (Catherine Pooler Ink) and then added strips of patterned paper from the Sum Sum Summertime pack by Catherine Pooler Designs cut with a strip die cut by Pretty Pink Posh. The sentiment is from Newton's Summer by Newton's Nook.  A few sequins (CP Designs) finished off the look.

So, why not come play along with us in this CHILLIN' challenge we have and create a project showcasing "frozen treats" as the main dish! 

And just remember...it is OK to eat ice cream for breakfast, lunch or even dinner or all three, once in awhile! ðŸ˜‰ðŸ¨ðŸ¦

To create my layout I used the sketch challenge at Make The Cards Challenge:

Thank you for visiting my blog and I hope you come back soon!

Ice Cream Blessings!

Monday, July 18, 2022

Just Hi - Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #548 - Color - Week 2

Good Morning, Monday!

Welcome to my blog!  I have a new post for the 2nd week of the color challenge at Cupcake Inspirations Challenge.

I used a new flower stamp and stencil set for my image.  I stamped it then used the various layered stencils with dye inks.  I inked up some cardstock in the same inks, It's A Girl and Sambo.  I die cut the Sambo cardstock with an oval die for the red oval trim and also the sentiment strip, on which I stamped the sentiment in Midnight.  I finished it off by die cutting a "hi" die cut in black a several times for depth and added some metallic pearls.

Come check out our challenge and play along with us.  You have until July 22nd to share your project with us.

Friendly Blessings!

Card Supplies:

Stamps: Paint A Flower - Camellia (Altenew); Hey, hey, hey set - (Catherine Pooler Designs).
Paper: Neenah Solar White 110 lb cardstock; Black cardstock from my stash
Ink: Midnight, It's A Girl, Sambo, Eucalyptus (Catherine Pooler Inks).
Extras: Layered Stencils - Cameilia (Altenew); Oval die (Ellen Hutson); Silver metallic pearls (Pinkfresh Studio).

Thursday, July 14, 2022

Brave Enough To Fly


Good Evening!

Hope your week has been going well.  Posting a card this evening that's been sitting on my table for a week now waiting to be posted and finally getting the chance to do it.

I've had the butterfly panel in my stash of UFO backgrounds.  It was created using the baby wipe technique with distress oxide inks.  I finally had the perfect opportunity to turn it into a card this last week for the Color Hues Challenge, which is Red/Blue.  So here it is!  And now I waited to almost the last minute(again) to blog it and enter into the challenge. Better late than never! LOL

For Following Challenges:

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my blog. I hope you visit again soon!

Monday, July 11, 2022

Lucky Lanterns - Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #548 - Color Week 1

 Good Morning!  Happy Monday!

It's time for a new challenge at Cupcake Inspirations Challenge.  The next two weeks are a color challenge - Rose, Poppy and Olive.  Of course you can use neutral colors also, but the other colors must be the main feature.

Here is my card:

Please stop by the Cupcake Inspirations blog and check out the inspiration by the rest of the Design Team.  And then come play along and share your cards using our color challenge!

Card Supplies:
Stamps: Lantern Festival Set (Catherine Pooler Designs).
Paper: Neenah Solar white 110 lb.
Ink: It's a Girl, Samba, Eucalyptus (Catherine Pooler Inks).
Extras: Bear Grass stencil (Catherine Pooler Designs); Metallic gold pearls (PinkFresh Studio).
Luck and Blessings!

Monday, July 4, 2022

Rainbow Congrats - Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #547 Week 2

 Good Morning!

It's time for Week #2 of 

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #547 - Oh My Stars!

I decided to make a new card for the second week.  I have a lot of new backgrounds I recently created from the new Spring Card Class at Online Card Classes. So I'm trying to use them up now that I have more time to create.

I used some rainbow glimmer foil for the small confetti panel behind the candles. The star flames on the candles I  "glimmered" using my solid glimmer foil plate and then die cutting stars from it.  The sentiment is a glimmer foil word die from PinkFresh Studios.  The background was sponged with distress inks and then I spritzed a chevron stencil with water and set it on the background with pressure for a few seconds.

Week #2 for Oh My Stars

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

Card Supplies:

Stamps: Candles - Make A Wish set - Catherine Pooler Designs

Paper: Neenah solar white 110 lb; Black cardstock - Catherine Pooler

Ink: Distress Inks (background); Pucker Up, Samba, Grass Skirt, Fiesta Blue & Grape Crush -Catherine Pooler Inks.

Extras: Scallop frame die (Catherine Pooler); Confetti glimmer foil plate(Altenew); Congrats glimmer foil word(Pinkfresh Studios) foiled in Aura foil; Chevron stencil background(Heidi Swapp); Star die from Make a Wish Set glimmer foiled with Aura foil; solid glimmer foil plate (Pinkfresh Studio).

Starry Blessings!