Sunday, February 27, 2011

Cupcake Inspirations is Celebrating!

Can you see the heart  buttons and wheelbarrow charm?  Click on the photo to enlarge.
 Cupcake Inspirations is celebrating its 100th challenge today.    We've got three sponsors and Rachel has a great prize that she put together.  Robyn's Fetish is giving away 5 digi images and a digi paper pack.  
the Octopode Factory is give a $10 gift certificate.  Former design team member Anita of Anita Be Stampin is generously giving a $15 gift certificate to her web store and then there's the goodies that Rachel is giving away.  What great stuff you could win, I'm a little jealous.
All you have to do to win one of those great prizes is to whip up a card or project using the photo of the cupcakes as your inspiration. 

Rainbow Sunshine Cuppies
I was inspired by the colors and shapes.  I found a stamp with a couple types of flowers on it that reminded me of the cuppies.   That stamp has been sitting uninked since I got it a very, very, long time ago so I was thrilled to use it.  Next I hunted down papers with the colors in the inspiration photo.  Found a good match with "Ducks In A Row".

Now, I'm going to point you in the direction of some of the little things that you may not see on your first look.  In the corners there are pink bling, the bling is also in the centers of the flowers in the punched border.  There are two sparkly heart buttons, one of which has a charm hanging off it.  There's stickles on the flowers and leaves, a lace edged gingham ribbon is under the pink satin ribbon and it's sewn down.  The edges of the papers are sponged.  I wish you could see it in person.

the button is a really sweet heart

After you've made your card link it up on the challenge blog and mention the challenge in your post. Easy as pie (or cupcakes as the case may be).   Then chill, next week you can see if you were one of the lucky winners. 


don't forget the inside
 Here's the deets:
stamp - My Favorite Things "Harvest of Hope"
ink - Memento "Tuxedo Black"; Ranger "Antique Linen"
paper - MFT Pink Lemonade cs for base and mats; DCWV aqua cs for mat; MFT "Sweet Tooth" white cs for borders; MFT white Perfect Panels for stamping; October Afternoon "Ducks In a Row" dp
miscellaneous - Heidi Swapp bling; copics; SU corner punch; Martha Stewart "Hydrangea" border punch; Creative Memories scalloped corner punch; aqua rick rack; MFT "rick rack" die-namics; La Petit heart buttons; SU linen twine; wheelbarrow charm; stickles; sewing machine

Here's the Challenges:
Stamp Something - Something with Flowers
Paper Cutz #80 - Project for Spring
Shabby Tea Room week #50 - buttons and bows
Sweet Stampin' - Oh so girly
Sugar Creek Hollow - Inside Out (my resolution was to do the insides of my cards!)
One Stop Craft week #120 - Spring flowers

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you'll come back again.   I also hope you'll have time to play in our Cupcake Inspirations challenge, link up your card or project so we can come leave you some love.


  1. Pretty - love those polka dots! Thanks for playing along with us at TSTR! :)

  2. Lovely card. The colours are so springlike. Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow.

  3. Love the image! Gorgeous!! thanks for joining us this week at The Shabby Tea Room! : )

  4. love it! So many wonderful details!!!!

  5. So soft and spring like, beautiful!
    So glad you joined us this week at SCH!!

  6. Such a sweet card, love the wheelbarrow of flowers and cute papers that your used. Your card is lovely inside and out.
    Thanks for joining us at SCH.
    Hugs, Heide
    SCH DT

  7. Such a pretty card! Love, love, love the flowers!!!

  8. what a pretty image! I love those papers too.

  9. Hey lady... A BIG WARM WELCOME to the Sugar Creek Hollow Weekly Challenge!! We are delighted that you have joined us! Your card is lovely! Great image and colors! The SCH Design Team thanks you for playing in our challenge this week!! Hope to see you join us for many more.
    Tracy--SCH Owner

  10. A touch of Spring in this card - love it. Thanks for playing along this week with Sweet Stampin'. Hugs, Claire x

  11. Perfect for this time of year.
    Thank you for joining us over at Sweet Stampin.
    Jo xx

  12. Hi Chris -
    I'm so glad you've joined the Sugar Creek Hollow challenge this week. This is such a charming card and puts me in a wonderful Spring mood just looking at it. Your papers are a terrific combo with the darling image. And the layout and all the trimmings inside and out are fantastic. I do hope you'll join us again in the SCH challenges.
    Sharon, SCH-DT

  13. Very pretty card. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin.


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