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Monday, March 27, 2023

Cupcake Inspirations Reminder #565 - Black & White

Hello Monday!

After a sunny and warm weekend, it's a rainy Monday here in central North Carolina.  It's the 2nd week of our Black & White challenge at Cupcake Inspirations.  I created a new card for it...





More inspiration is over at the challenge blog.  Come play along with us this 2nd week before it's too late! 


Blessings!













 



Monday, March 20, 2023

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #565 - Black & White

Good Morning!

Hope you had a nice weekend wherever you are.  
It's Monday and a cold one here in Cary.  

It's also time for a new challenge at Cupcake Inspirations.




We have a color theme - Black & White 

I went a little overboard on this color scheme as you see, I created two different cards.  I may have made a couple more but you'll have to wait another week to see! πŸ˜‰



So go check out all the rest of the inspiration on the Cupcake blog and then come play along making your own Black & White card! 



The above card is entered in the following Challenges:


Monday, March 13, 2023

CIC #564 - Bees Reminder


Happy Monday!  

Wasn't spring coming? I thought it was but, yesterday it was snowing in central NC!  Not a lot but still, obviously it was cold enough for it for a bit.  March is always a fickle month, weather wise.  Talk about your "march madness"!  hahahaha

Today begins our 2nd week of our Bee theme challenge over at Cupcake Inspirations.  Here is another card I created for this week...

We also have a sponsor - 



They are providing two prizes for two different winners!  

I used three different images on my card, from their generous set they gave the team.  

I also cased a card from one of Whimsy Stamps' Designers card using one of the Revealers dies that I have and used for this card. I love how the card came out with the Pixel images.  I chose colors of Copics to color the images that matched my background paper (Catherine Pooler Designs).

Stop by the Cupcake blog and check out more inspiration from the rest of the team.  Then why not join us creating your own "bee themed" project!  

Just Bee-cause Blessings!



Tuesday, March 7, 2023

Sending Rays of Hugs



Hello Tuesday evening!

My week has not begun as I had hoped/planned.  I made this card on Sunday before everything began spiraling downhill.  I was finally getting a little more creative mojo flowing. Isn't that how it always goes?  


I was suppose to be at work Monday and take the dog to rehab after and instead, I spent that morning at my doc's office getting diagnosed with a bladder/kidney infection. NOT convenient! lol. Since then, I've been mostly sleeping due to the antibiotic and pain meds.  However, this evening I did manage to watch a Stamp Nation card class and do this blog post. 

All the stamps and dies are from the February Release, Boho Trends from Catherine Pooler Designs.  Background layer was in my stash - that I had inked with Minted ink by Catherine Pooler.  I stamped it with the Call Me Ray background stamp and embossing ink and embossed in WOW Fine gold embossing powder.  The background of the word die, the Butterfly Buddies, and the middle cardstock layer were from cardstock inked with Deck The Halls dye ink.

I also am finally managing to play in another card challenge - Color Hues.


Hopefully I'll be able to finish up a few more cards I had started later this week.  First, it's back to the doc tomorrow. 

Hugs and Blessings!



















 

Monday, March 6, 2023

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #564 - Bees

Hello again!

It's the first Monday in March!  Time is marching on and at least here in the south, the weather is feeling very springy.  And had to pull out my allergy meds since that wonderful greenish-yellow pollen has arrived in North Carolina! 🀧 πŸŒΈπŸƒ

Today is a new challenge over at Cupcake Inspirations. 


Our theme this fortnight is BEES.  I guess that's pretty fitting for the present conditions here at least with the pollen.  I have seen quite a few bees buzzing around the last few days as the plants begin to bloom again.



We also have a sponsor, Pixel Paper Prints, who has been very generous in giving us the cutest digital images.  My card (above) is using about five different images - the two bees, the adorable honey dripped heart and the heart shaped lines. I created my little scene placing the bees nose to nose on top of the heart.  I colored them with copics and placed them on a patterned paper background.

 Our sponsor:



There will be 2 lucky winners this challenge


Prize 1:  4 Digital stamp sets from Pixel Paper Prints, 50% Coupon on a single order with no limit on the number of items) and Permanent 25% off discount to my shop.


Prize 2:  2 Digital stamp sets, 35% Coupon on a single order with no limit on the number of items) and Permanent 25% off discount to my shop.

*(Be sure to read and follow our Rules to be eligible to win)*


Stop by the Cupcake blog and check out the rest of the team's inspiration and then come play along showcasing bees  on your project.



Monday, February 27, 2023

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #563 Week 2

 Hello!  

It's the second week of our color challenge at Cupcake Inspirations.  I made a 2nd card...



Pleas stop by the Cupcake blog and check out the rest of the team's inspiration.

Card Supplies:
Stamps: Sentiment from "Ladies That Lunch" - (Catherine Pooler Designs)
Paper: Neenah White Solar 110 lb; Light blue, pink, red cardstock - (Stash)
Ink: Versamark
Extras: Pinpoint Daisy background plate (Memory Box); Kinsley Heart layer die (Birch Press Design); pink gems; red heart gems.

Friendship Blessings!






Monday, February 20, 2023

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #563 - Happy Birthday With Love

 Hello!

It's Monday again!

A new challenge begins today at Cupcake Inspirations today, a color challenge.





Stop by and check out the rest of the team's inspiration at the Cupcake blog.



Card Supplies:
Stamps: Roses are Red, Love & Lace, and Everybody Say Happy - (Catherine Pooler Designs-CP Designs).
Paper: Neenah White Solar 110 lb; Midnight cardstock - CP Designs
Ink: It's A Girl, Be Mine, Samba, Rockin' Red, Oh Boy, Midnight - Catherine Pooler Inks.
Extras: Coordinating dies for Roses are Red-(CP Designs); With Love word die(CP Designs); White embossing powder (WOW); Sequins - C
rater Lake (CP Designs).

Ble
ssings!


Monday, February 13, 2023

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #562 - Valentine's Day- Reminder

 Hello!

It's time for the 2nd week of Cupcake Inspirations' Valentines Day Challenge!  We have a sponsor this challenge, the talented Whimsical Art Witch.


Here's my card - 










Prizes:
3 Digital Stamps of Choice to One Winner
3 Digital Stamps of The Whimsical Art Witch's Top Pick



Stop by the blog and check out the rest of the Design Team's projects and enter in your Valentines projects to share with us.

Valentines Blessings!


Monday, February 6, 2023

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #562 - Valentine's Day

Hello there! 


I am late getting this post live.  I thought I had done this post and the next before I went on a two week vacation but just discovered I did not.  And, I brought home more from my vacation than I bargained for - a cold that just got worse and worse up until late yesterday. And thankfully it was nothing more than just a cold, confirmed with 2 negative Covid tests. Today I feel mostly human again and almost back to normal post-vacation routine.  

So, let me get on with the post.  This week began a new challenge at Cupcake Inspirations - Valentines Day.  We also have a sponsor this week,  The Whimsical Art Witch who generously gave us a couple images to play with.  This week, I chose the Gnome Hearts image for my card.






SPONSOR:


Prizes:

3 Digital Stamps of Choice to One Winner
3 Digital Stamps of The Whimsical Art Witch's Top Pick



Stop by the blog and check out the rest of the Design Team's projects and enter in your Valentines projects to share with us.

Valentines Blessings!




Monday, January 30, 2023

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #561 Reminder

It's Monday again and the 2nd week of the Cupcake Challenge #561, Polkadots!





 Polka Doodles is our sponsor for this challenge!


They are offering a prize to our Random Selected Winner: 
3 Digital Stamps

I used the digital stamp, Too Cute Turtle for my card and placed a rainbow of polka dots around him.

Make sure and stop by the Cupcake blog and checkout the rest of the inspiration by the Team.

Polka Dot Blessings!

Monday, January 23, 2023

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #561 - Polka Dots

 

Good Morning!

It's Monday again!

Hope you have had a wonderful weekend!  

The Hubs and I spent the weekend traveling to Sedona Arizona, where we will be for the next two weeks for a very much needed vacation. The Red Rocks of Sedona are as gorgeous as they were four years ago, the last time we were here!  Looking forward to some hiking, eating good food, more hiking and lots of relaxation in between!


Meanwhile, we have a new challenge starting today at Cupcake Inspirations, a polka dot challenge!





We also have a sponsor for this challenge:



They are offering a prize to our Random Selected Winner: 
3 Digital Stamps


Polkadoodles generously gave the team the Too Cute Turtle digital stamp to use for the challenge.  As you see, I made mine nice a big and surrounded him with a rainbow of polkadots.

Make sure and stop by the Cupcake blog and checkout the rest of the inspiration by the Team.

Polka Dot Blessings!


Monday, January 16, 2023

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #560 - Winter Fun Week 2

Happy Monday!

It's Week #2 over at Cupcake Inspirations for our Winter Fun Challenge. I've made a different card for this week.  I used all Catherine Pooler Designs products again also.  This snowman is just itching to get on the slopes and maybe hit some moguls!  LOL



I'm not sure I mentioned this last week, but we have three new Sweeties on our team this year, as we lost some previous teammates at the end of 2022, as they went off to do new things.  Make sure and check out these three ladies, Stacey Hillesheim, Revati Panickar, and Tammie Cremeans and welcome them to our team!  And be sure and come play along with us in our Winter Fun challenge.

Winter Fun Blessings!










 

Monday, January 9, 2023

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #560 - Winter Fun

Happy 2023 Ya'll!
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Well, for the Salkelds it's already been an eventful year!  One cat visit to the vet already.  One Hubs with bronchitis (thankfully that is all it is) and a leaky ceiling! πŸ˜’ That's 3 so putting it out in the universe that we've hit our quota for the year already! 

On a better note, there's a new challenge beginning today over at Cupcake Inspirations...





The background is the Swirling Snow background by Catherine Pooler Designs stamped and white embossed. The skate and flowers are all from the Let's Go Skating stamp set, also Catherine Pooler Designs, stamped in Sparkling Berry, Cove Blue, Tranquil, Spruce, Wintergreen, and Sand Castle inks by Catherine Pooler.  I embossed the sentiment (from same stamp set) in white also.  Very fun!

Stop by the Cupcake blog and check out the rest of the team's creations.  We have three new Sweeties on board too so make sure and welcome them!  Then come play along in our Winter Fun challenge!

Winter Fun Blessings!