March 29, 2015

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge 303

Today's challenge at Cupcake Inspirations is a fun theme of stripes and dots!

Our sponsor this week is Digital Delights by Louby Lou and I'm playing with this fun and summery July Cupcake

Here are the DEEtails for my card:

I had fun coloring and paper piecing this cheerful cupcake. These fun patterns from the Sunshine and Sprinkles Designer Series Paper pack were perfect for this challenge. I layered them on some Daffodil Delight card stock and added a bit of Stitched Grosgrain ribbon. I added a few banners cut from some Designer Series Paper and Melon Mambo Cardstock stamped with a sentiment, then popped on my Louby Lou image, matted on more Melon Mambo Cardstock. A bit of sparkle was added to the ice cream cones using my Wink of Stella Glitter Brush Pen, of course! Then I added a few little Candy Dots just for fun. Hope you enjoy all the stripes and dots! :)

Paper: Daffodil Delight Cardstock, Designer Series Paper Patterns Stack - Brights Collection, Melon Mambo Cardstock, Neenah Solar White 80# Cardstock, Sunshine and Sprinkles Designer Series Paper
Stamps: July Cupcake (Digital Delights by Louby Lou), Something to Celebrate
Ink: Stampin' Blendabilities - Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Night of Navy, Pink Pirouette; Stampin' Write Markers - Basic Black, Blush Blossom Creamy Caramel, Real Red, Sahara Sand
Embellishments: Candy Dots - Brights, Daffodil Delight Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon
Tools: Stampin' Dimmensionals, Wink of Stella Glitter Brush Pen

Now stop over at Cupcake Inspirations and see what the rest of our Sweeties created this week! Hope you'll play along with this adorable color challenge!

March 27, 2015

Naki and Nina's Double Dare Challenge

Hello! Hello! It's time for a new Double Dare Challenge with my dear friend, Naki.

Here's how it works: For each challenge, Naki and I blindly pick something that we want to work with (a color scheme, tool, sketch, technique, inspiration, whatever!) Then we combine our picks to make a Double Dare Challenge! Here are our picks for this challenge:

Naki's pick for this challenge was to some Glimmer Paper
My pick was to add sequins

Here are the DEEtails:

I was a little nervous about this card being a little too sparkly, but I decided to embrace it and add even more shine. I used some Silver Fancy Foil Designer Vellum on some Crisp Cantaloupe Cardstock as a backdrop to some Silver Glimmer Paper chevron stripes. Then I stamped the pretty sentiment from the Hostess set, Hello There onto some white cardstock. I embossed it in silver and punched a circle. I layered my sentiment onto a die cut doily (can you tell I'm loving these doilies!?), then sprinkled on some Crisp Cantaloupe sequins.

Paper: Crisp Cantaloupe Cardstock, Neenah Solar White 80# Cardstock, Silver Fancy Foil Vellum, Silver Glimmer Paper
Stamps: Hello There
Ink: VersaMark
Embellishments: In Color Sequin Assortment, Silver Stampin' Emboss Powder
Tools: Awesome Borders Die Set One (Your Next Stamp), Doily Details Dies Collection (Papertrey Ink), heat tool, Stampin' Dimmensionals

Now let's all hop over to Naki's blog to see what she's made this week. And if you'd like to play along with us, just create something sparkly using Glimmer Paper and sequins and link up in the comments below.

March 25, 2015

What I Wore

Hello! Hello! Today I'm sharing another week of What I wore...

I painted my nails again - I know! Shocking! This week, I use Yogaga, which was part of Essie's Zen collection a few Falls ago. Now don't laugh... It's pretty similar to Chincilly, which I wore last week, but a lighter shade. Essie describes Yogaga as "a creamy, icy taupe," which means it's a totally different color! Sadly, it isn't available anymore.

Essie Yogaga
dress: tacera/ belt: ??? / cardigan: target / necklace: groopdealz (similar)  

 dress: old navy / cardigan: target / necklace: ??? / bracelet: kohls

Tuesday was St. Patty's day, so of course I had to wear green.
I decked myself out in cute clovers (necklace with matching earrings and bracelet). 
The necklace is one that my hubby found for me at a little boutique store. 
About a year later, my  mom found me matching earrings! 
And you can't see it at all, but the bracelet has a sparkly dangling clover. 

dress & belt: target / cardigan: target / necklace: groopdealz / ring: kate spade

dress: loft / cardigan: loft / necklace: groopdealz / bracelet: kate spade

sweater: american eagle / leggings: target

Friday was the first day of spring. 
Obviously it wasn't very springy if I was wearing a thick sweater with leggings and boots!
Here's hoping for warmer weather soon!