Sunday, August 24, 2008

Happy Haunting

Cupcake Challenge 30

Hello everyone! I've been busy this week trying to get some scrapbooking done, which I plan on posting on later this week. I just had to get my Cupcake challenge fix out before it's too late.
Yeah, and I'm not sure how I messed up the challenge order but last week I put challenge #30, but I guess this is week #30, sorry about that.

Is it too early to start thinking about fall??? I'm sick of this AZ 110 + degree heat. Just thinking of cooler weather makes me happy. I love anything Halloween, the colors the decorations the fun and yes the chocolate, lol. This is one of my favorite Haloween stamp sets too. Trick or Treating by Close To My Heart. I also used the Happy Haunting set for the web. The cute little trick or treaters are done with waterbrushing and inks. The pattern paper is, yikes...I don't know, they were just scraps I was trying to use up. I think the polka dot is from Rusty Pickly and the web might be from Making Memories.

Have fun and check out Taylors blog for all the rules:
Here is the sketch.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Cupcake 101

Cupcake Challenge #30
Wow! I can't believe that I was picked to be the featured Cupcake sampler this week for the Taylored Expressions Blog. It was such an honor and I really enjoyed doing this little number with all the circles. Great Design Taylor!

When I first saw the sketch, I stared at it for awhile and then it came to me... A cupcake study. My only problem was that I didn't have 8 little cupcake stamps. And once I have an idea in my head it's very hard to steer away from that idea. My philosophy is, if you don't have it then make it. That's just what I did for the cupcakes.

I wouldn't call myself a very good drawer and I prefer to use stamps when all possible, but these were very easy to draw. Simple and cute, that's about the extent of my drawing skills.

I hope you enjoy and have fun with yours.
To play along you can visit Taylor's blog for all the rules and details.

Here's the sketch ->

Thank you all who have stopped by this week and gave comments. They were all so nice and complimentary.

Supplies used:
Close To My Heart cardstock in Buttercup and Chocolate
Polka dot paper from the CTMH My Reflections Good Times paper pack
Prisma Glitter, Liquid Glass and red sparkles from CTMH
Waterbrush and ink colors: Buttercup and Twilight
Black satin ribbon

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Love Your Life

Cupcake Challenge #29
I've been itching to use this set by Close To My Heart called: With Love. I've seen so many cute things done with the flowers and vase. I thought this sketch by Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge was perfect. I needed it to be long to fit the vase and flowers. I am so in love with the little circle placements she puts in her sketch.
Here is what I used:
All products but the dew drops are from Close To My Heart
Stamps: With Love, Cottage Floral and Adorable
Pattern Paper: More to Adore
Colors: Chocolate, Vanilla Cream, Vineyard Berry, Blush, Hollyhock, garden green, Olive and sweet leaf.
Other: Ribbon and Liquid glass
Card Size: 4 1/8 x 9 1/2


Check out more great ideas from this sketch on Taylored Expressions:
Here is the sketch and Rules:
.You're not required to use cupcakes for the challenge, but if you got 'em why not use 'em!? :)
2.You're welcome to create something other than a card, just stick as closely to the sketch as possible and you'll be eligible for the prize drawing!
3.If you're uploading to Splitcoast use keyword TECC28 (for Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge 28 or link your creation on this post.
4.Each week, I plan to have a Featured Cupcake Sampler! The cutest and most creative sample from the previous week will receive the featured cupcake sampler honors. The winner will receive the sketch ahead of time in order to create a card that will be featured along with a link to your blog on Cupcake Friday!
5.Featured Cupcake Sampler this week is Sarah from Scrampin' Mama!

Make It Count

Color Challenge # 30
This is a card I did for the Mommyscraps blogspot.
Colors used:
Cranberry, Bamboo, Grey wool, and Black
Stamps: Make it count from Close To My Heart
Pattern paper and ribbon; Silhouette Creative Basics from Close To My Heart.

Check out more challenges from Mommyscraps

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Hoppy Birthday

Cupcake Challenge 28
Here is my entry for Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge. I finally got to use a new cupcake stamp: Birthday Cupcake by Inkadinkado. I thought this cute little bunny was perfect too. If you haven't already, you have to check out Taylor's site. She is so talented and I just fall in love with her artwork and the color combos are so eye catching. Feel free to play along, the rules are all up on her blog.
TECC28 Sketch:

My supplies:
Cardstock and pattern paper from Close To My Heart Colors: Spring Iris, Heavenly Blue, Sunflower and Sweet leaf Stamps; Birthday Cupcake by Inkadinkado, Birthday Wish by Close To My Heart
Waterbush and liquid Glass from Close To My Heart
Pop dots, and satin ribbon