I used their humorous 'Birthday Donuts' set (the inside says "...sometimes it's best not to count how many you've had") with some Regal Rose patterned paper from one of Stampin' Up!'s retired hostess stacks and this cool chocolate chip morsel DP I found at JoAnn's. (Someone out there has to come up with some chocolate morsel shaped brads, don't you think? They would have been awesome on this card!) The donut is embossed using American Crafts' Brownie embossing powder onto Creamy Caramel Cardstock. I popped the donut up on dimensionals and added a few fun pink & brown ribbons. Oh yeah, and the brown brads in the corner - do you know how difficult it is to find brown brads? Not bronze or copper, but brown? Psst - try Hobby Lobby, they sell them in the combo six packs by Spare Parts and go on sale pretty regularly. Since this card is humorous, as are several of Skipping Stones Design's sets, it satisfies the requirements of this week's Cupcake Craft Challenge - Comedy Rocks.
This next card I created for Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge 49 - to spotlight an animal. I have not tried the spotlighting technique before:
...so how did I do? My friend Lee Murphy turned me on to House Mouse stamps, aren't they cuties? So I created this birthday card for her using some patterned paper from the 'Birthday Extravaganza' stack by the Paper Studio and layering two of the yummy ribbons she was kind enough to send me in a 'get well soon' care package. She is a big fan of pink and the meeses, so I am hoping she will like this card. (Note to self - you do not have a 5/8" or 7/8" circle punches in your collection and, yes, you do need them). This card also fulfills the requirements of the following challenges:
- Really Reasonable Ribbon's Challenge 21 - to use punches or die cuts and ribbon,
- Paper Play Challenges Week 14 - Critters Galore, and
- Wee Memories Challenge 50 - rainbow inspired - isn't Jenny's inspiration picture GORGEOUS:
Okay, on to my third card, which was created for Verve's 'Color Me Spring' Challenge. I used the my new 'Egg-stra Special' set that I won during a sneak peek blog hop from Jackie Pedro's Blog (thanks Jackie!) and some patterned paper and ribbon from a past Sell-a-bration Freebie to make this little number:
Believe it or not, I struggled with this one; I am just not a pastel person. Other than light blue and making an all white and blue or all white and pink baby card, I tend to shy away from my pastels, but I wanted to give this cute little chickie some love. This card also fulfills the requirements of the following challenges as well:
- The Shabby Tea Room's Challenge 56 - based on this inspirational photo (I thought of the chick hatching from one of these eggs and the pastel colors):
- Tuesday Throwdown 43 - Spring theme, and
- Dutch Dare Card Challenge 107 - Spring has Sprung.
Again, I used patterned papers from retired hostess packs from Stampin' Up! in Pretty in Pink and Apricot. The birdie was stamped three times on white, apricot daisies and apricot swirls papers, then cut out and layered, popping up the wing with a dimensional and corner-punching the corners to add pink pearls in some of the corners (discovery - I don't have nearly as many pearls as I do rhinestones!). Since faux stitching is used in the images of this card is also fulfills the requirements of Challenge 39 by Your Next Stamp - stitching.
That is about it from me. Tami Mayberry of Gina K. Designs fame is having a HUGE giveaway on her blog if you wish to go check it out, it is pretty spectacular.
I hope everyone has a happy Thursday evening!
~Crafty Math Chick