Tuesday, June 30, 2009

It's Rainin' Cupcakes

How adorable is this image and sentiment??? I *had* to have it as soon as I saw it on the Hambo Stamps website. And I love that it's digital because it meant I got it within hours of buying it. I took the picture in this angle so you can see that I used a Stardust Gelly Roll pen on the umbrella, rain coat, hat and cupcakes. I sent this card to my sister and she got it on Saturday, so I can finally post it. It's so hard when you make a card you're excited about, but can't post it because you want it to be a total surprise.

Funny story about the day I bought the image. I had stopped at a local cupcake shop called Coastal Cupcakes on my way home from work. I got 6 cupcakes that were all different and when I got home I cut them in half and ate 1/2 one of each. Don't worry they are on the small side. So, it kind of did "rain" cupcakes on me that day, but luckily I wasn't dreaming.

Monday, June 29, 2009

It's Summer

This week it was Kathrin’s turn to come up with the Cupcake Craft Challenge and she challenged us to do a summer themed card. How fun!! And the timing couldn’t have been more perfect because I had just gotten this adorable digital image from Hambo Stamps. And guess what?? It was free. Yup, I said free. Of course after looking at the free image, I bought 2 other digital images, but that’s just what seems to happen to me. I find stamps I *must* have morning, noon and night.

Check back tomorrow for a card I made with one of the 2 Hambo digital stamps I bought.

Oh and sorry about the wonky picture. I recently borrowed a digitial photography book from one of the guys I work with ... hopefully it will help me take straighter pictures. The color and clarity of the picture was great though, so that's good.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Cupcake Craft Challenge

Happy Monday everyone!! Here is a card I made for this week's Cupcake Craft Challenge. Love the sketch and isn't this little Fairy image adorable?? Go check out the other digital images available here. They are so much fun.

Supplies: Crate Patterned Paper, Barely Banana and Pink Pirouette CS from SU, GP White, Candy Buttons from Taylored Expressions, Pink ribbon from SU, Nesties

Monday, June 15, 2009

Father's Day Gift Bag

Here is my project for this week's Cupcake Craft Challenge, which was to make a Father's Day themed project that wasn't a card. What a great challenge that Jeanette came up with because I needed a gift bag for my Dad's gift, so I knew exactly what I was going to make. I borrowed my sister's Stampin Up Wanted set while I was in Maryland and paired it with some My Mind's Eye paper I got from Michael's. I stamped the tissue paper with 2 of the star shaped stamps in the set in green and brown to match the paper. I don't have a pattern for the bag, but all I did was score 2 sheets of 12 x 12 patterned paper at 1 1/2" on the top and bottom and 2 1/2" in from each side, which is based on the size of what was going in the bag. I folded down the top to show off the other side of the patterned paper. I inked the horse image once and stamped it 3 times to make it look like the horse was moving. I've seen this done many times with this image and loved the effect. For the handles, my sister had a store bag that had brown handles, so I punched holes in my bag with her Cropadile and used them on this project.

What is wrong with this picture?? It's actually my initial project, but I discovered a boo boo. I stamped the horses wrong ... on this bag my horses are running backwards ... too funny!!