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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! 



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.