Sunday, July 12, 2009

Cupcake Inspiration Challenge #15...

I think one's art goes as far and as deep as one's love goes. -Andrew Wyeth

It's cupcake time!!! :) My favorite time...this week we have some Super Yummy Cupcakes, a Super group of Sweeties and some HSE Sweets!!!

Let me explain! First, the Hope Stamps Eternal Design Team has been named...we chose the HSE Sweeties...these ladies truly are all the Sweetest group of ladies and, of course, every Sunday we bring you the sweetest Cupcakes! This week marks our first Official challenge as a team so I wanted to celebrate by giving away some Sweets to someone Sweet...I will be randomly choosing 1 participant from this week's Cupcake Inspiration Challenge (please link your creation before Sat 9 pm MT) below to win this bundle of Yummy Sweets:

Included in this bundle of Sweets is:
1 Whale of a Punch, Retro Flower
1 pack Birthday Sprinkles Glitter Brads
1 Daisy D's Victorian Border
1 Basic Grey Gamma Stamp, Swirls
1 Zva Creative Double Flourish

So without further ado, here is this week's Inspiration! (courtesy of Life's Ambrosia)

I was inspired by the colors and the plaid...but I made sure there was at least 1 cherry on my card (it is on the Glazed Brad in the center of the large top flower!) I used this week's Weekend Sketch Challenge for the layout on my card. I colored her hair brown, even though I find blonde hair easier, for the Copic Creations Brunette Hair Challenge.

All of the patterned paper is the new Lemonade by Basic Grey as are the Glazed Brads I used in the centers of each of the Felt Flowers, the swirls on the 2 tags on the bottom were all cut from one larger swirl by Zva Creative...I love how easy they are to cut up and use for smaller cards. I used my oval Nestie to mask off the oval around the image and sponged the ink a little darker there before softly sponging the rest of the panel, I like the way it spotlights the image.

I love this sentiment by Verve, it suits so many situations...

Stamps: Catch a Butterfly (Sugar Nellie,) (Verve)
Paper: Lemonade (Basic Grey,) White (PTI,) So Saffron (SU)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento,) Copic Markers, Purely Pomegranate, So Saffron (SU)
Misc: Lemonade Glazed Brads, Zva Felt Flowers Cool and Cozy, Gingham Ribbon,
Zva Flourish

Here is a little peek at a few of the Sweetie Creations this week, I just love how different each one is, you just never know where Inspiration will hit you!

Make sure to check out what all The Sweeties came up with for the challenge:

Carolina's Creative Pad
Stop and Stamp the roses
Glitter Ink
The Lucky Clucker
Stamp Happy
dougnat diaries
Shamrocks and Seashells
Yard Sale Kind of Luck

We would love to have you play along, use keyword CIC15 if you upload to a public gallery and come back here to add your link to Mr Linky (if Mr Linky seems to have gone missing please link your post in the comments section)


  1. AnonymousJuly 12, 2009

    Cute plaid paper.
    That sentiment is really nice!!
    "Mr. Linky" :) Too funny!

  2. So cute Rachel!! Great image and I love the bling!

  3. GORGUS!! Love the coloring, love the flowers, the glazed brads, the flourish bling -just everything!!!

  4. I love the colors, and the coloring in your card. Adorable image, too! Thanks for joining our Copic Creations Brunette challenge.

  5. Cute!
    I have played, but can't upload until after the

  6. I like how you added the oval background, a beautiful card!

  7. Adorable card, Rachel and I LOVE how you added that oval in the background!

  8. Thank you for choosing my cupcake as the inspiration for your challenge! I am not that good when it comes to crafts so I am super impressed with what you did here and what I have seen on a few of the other blogs that participated in the challenge. Nice job! :)

  9. Lovely card and yummy cupcake. I just added mine to Mr. Linky.

  10. So i have finally played!

  11. Another fab cupcake - I don't know how you keep finding these treasures! Thanks for the inspiration!


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