Sunday, May 1, 2011

Looks Like Mom to Me

When I saw these cupcakes I thought of Mom.  Growing up in the 50's I was lucky enough to have a stay at home mom. She was a great cook, an excellent baker and an avid reader. She could knit, crochet and sew and taught me all of those crafts. She was pretty, funny, loving, and encouraged me to do whatever I wanted to do.  She was also an early supporter of the feminist movement and the ERA.   She was a very forward thinking woman and I wonder what she would have done had she been born at a time when she would have been encouraged the way she encouraged me. 

These fun and colorful cuppies are the inspiration for this week's Cupcake Inspiration challenge CIC109.  You can interpret the photo anyway you like (maybe they made you think of Dad or a maid).  You can make a card or any kind of a project.  We love to see what you come up with.  You can find all the challenge details, the linkey thingy and the cards by the other design team members by clicking here.

the dots around the flourishes look better in real life

Here's the deets:
stamp - There She Goes "Loads of Fun"
ink - Memento Tuxedo Black; Close to My Heart "Desert Sand" for inside
paper - Colorbok pink cs for base; Stampin' Up "Pacific Pint" cs for mats; Georgia Pacific white cs for image; DCVW green cs for flourishes;  October Afternoon "Modern Homemaker" dp
miscellaneous - copics; Nesties "Lacey Squares"; Sizzex "Decorative Flourishes"; Stampin" Up "Basic Pearls";  Oriental Trading utensils brad; blue glaze pen; Martha Stewart border punch; green bic marker for sentiment

Here's the challenges"
Cupcake Inspirations CIC109 - photo
City Crafter #54 - Mother May I?
Fussy and Fancy - Springtime
Fairy Tale #14 - Mother's Day
2 Sisters #37 -For a Mom 
don't forget the inside
Nadia's #5 - Mother's Day
Tuesday Throwdown #46 - Brads or Eyelets (those big old utensils are a brad)
Card Positioning System - sketch 215 (already closed but I liked the sketch
Sisterhood of Crafters - Mother's Day
L'il Red Wagon #78 - For Mom
Top Tip #31 - Squares

Thank you for stopping by, I hope you'll come back again.  Now go get busy making a card inspired by those fun cuppies.  Don't forget to link it up to the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge blog.  We love to see what you do.


  1. So so pretty!

    Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday this week!


  2. What a perfect card! And thanks for sharing about your Mom! :D

  3. Oh, so lovely! Your card is not just outside this pritty, also inside it´s perfekt! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

  4. Tis is a great card! I love this! Thanks for joining us at The Sisterhood of Crafters.

  5. Hi Chris this is such an awesome card love the washing & I especially love the utensils thats a fab touch.
    I popped over to say thank you so much for the comment you left on my blog it really cheered me up thank you hun.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

  6. What an original idea.. Very clever.. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

  7. beautiful card
    thanks for playing with us at fussy and fancy this week
    céline F&F DT

  8. That's such a fun card ... beautifully done ... thanks so much for playing along at CCCB

  9. Fantastic card. I love the paper.
    Thanks for joining us at the Fairy Tale Challenge.
    xx Sandra

  10. I love it! What an adorable clothesline image. :) Thanks for playing with us this week at Top Tip Tuesday. :)

  11. Love this fun card with the great image and fun dp! Thanks for sharing with us at TT this week.

  12. This is so cute! Thank you so much for playing along at CCCB this week!

  13. So cute! thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

  14. Such a cute image!!! Love the curly square also the flourishes!

  15. Georgeous creation in beautiful colours and nice details!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Fairytale Challenge
    Hugs Nela

  16. This is lovely! I loved reading about your mother. Thanks for sharing that info and your amazing talent! :)

  17. LOL - Yes it DOES look like "Mom!" I didn't even see that until you pointed it out. ;D Love your card and thanks for letting me be the Guest Sweetie this week! *Hugs

  18. Cute card. Thanks for joining us at 2 Sisters for our Mother's Day challenge.

  19. Just ADORABLE and perfect for the occasion!

    I'm so sorry for being so late with viewing & commenting but sure glad I stopped by now to enjoy this creation!

    Thanks so much for sharing in our Mother's Day Challenge at The Sisterhood! Another challenge coming up this week ... please come back!

    One of the Sisters!


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