Sunday, April 25, 2010

Cupcake Inspiration Challenge #56 & an Announcement!!!

A Bit of An Announcement Today:

It is with a heavy heart that I announce that the Hope Stamps Eternal store is
closing. Unfortunately, another victim of the economy's downturn. But before
the doors close, there will be a storewide sale of 35% while supplies last. The
store is full of amazing items, so head over there fast!

Among other things, you can find GREAT DEALS on:

Paper from Cosmo Cricket, KaiserCraft, Pink Paislee, and Bella Blvd.
Embellishments from Zva Creative, Memory Box and Basic Grey
Stamps from Tina Wenkle, The Greeting Farm and Inkadinkado

But now on to Happier things!!

It's my Birthday I thought I would grab a little Birthday Cuppie for us this week!!! :)

Here is a peek at some of the DT Creations...

We would love to have you play along this week! Make sure to add a direct link to
your NEW creation on Mr Linky below by Saturday, May 1st at 9 pm MT.
I will delete any link not directly linked to a qualifying challenge entry. This is an
Inspiration challenge, but please make sure your creation is truly inspired by this
cupcake and this challenge is linked in your post. If you upload to a public gallery like SCS
or PCP make sure to use keyword CIC56 so we can easily find you. Remember, no cupcake stamps are required! I will post the Top 5 next Sunday.


  1. Awwww, Rachel, I'm so sorry to hear that you're closing! Maybe when things pick back up, you can start again. Dang recession! It's wearing on everyone and there's no end in sight.

    Hang in there, and may God richly bless you!

  2. I am so sad to hear you are closing your doors. I hope you find happiness in your choice! Take care.

  3. So sorry to hear about your store.

    The cupcake is just too cute though and I really look forward to each challenge even if I am unable to complete every one of them :)

  4. I'm so sorry to hear about you having to close - I've just found you! Stupid economy!!

  5. Sorry to hear you're closing - very sad when this happens to small businesses Happy Birthday x

  6. Happy Birthday!

    So sorry to hear you are closing the store.

  7. I am so very very sorry for you. saying prayers that a window will open......

  8. Happy birthday Rachel!!! Mine card/surprises are going to be late. Sorry to hear about the store because you had the BEST customer service!

  9. Sorry to hear this Rachel, wishing you peace & happiness with whatever you do!

    Happy Birthday!!
    Blessings, Maria

  10. Happy Birthday and sorry to hear your closing the store

  11. So sorry to hear about the store. Yummy challenge this week.

  12. Rachel, I just read on one of your DT's blogs about your closing -- I was so sorry to hear that. Times are not good, for sure. Wishing you success in whatever you pursue! Also just wanted to say, those cupcake pictures you come up with each week are truly the BEST inspiration photos anywhere -- I seek them out just to see what gorgeous photos you've come up with again -- LOL!!! Best wishes --

  13. Gosh I just found your site this week. I am so happy to join in the fun. I am new to challenges but I hope to participate consistently. Thanks for all your hard work.

  14. I'm so bummed the store is closing!! {{{HUGS}}}


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