Coffee and Cupcakes

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Cupcake Inspirations picked two of my very favorite things as their challenge inspiration this week- coffee and cupcakes!  With inspiration like that, I couldn’t help myself from putting together a card in their honor.  I picked up this awesome digi from the challenge sponsor, Fresh Brewed Designs and put together this sweet little birthday card.

Moonlight Greetings~Coffee and Cupcakes

DigiStamp: Fresh Brewed Designs “Latte Party”

Pattern Paper:        K & Company “Confetti Birthday”, American Crafts “Hip Hip Hooray”

Copic Sketch Markers: B21, B23, B24, B26, B28, B29, Y11, Y13, Y15, Y17, Y19, R20, R22, R24, R27, R29, R39, YG21, YG03, YG25, E40, E41, C0, C1, V12, V15, V17, BV20, E27

Entered into Cupcake Inspirations Challenge 319

Birthday Chick

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I’m working on another challenge and whoa! this one has been difficult! Cupcake Inspirations issued a color challenge (Challenge #318) using goldenrod, rose, and berry; three colors that I don’t usually put together in my own palette. I didn’t really feel like I had any images on hand that would work well, so I took a peek at the sponsor, Doodle Pantry’s site and found this cute little chick (and a few other images I couldn’t resist) that I thought was perfect for a fun birthday card.

BirthdayChickMoonlight Greetings~Birthday Chick

Images: Doodle Pantry “Cowboy Birdie”

Embossing Folder: The Paper Studio “Woodgrain”

Pattern Paper: Doodle Pantry “Chicken COLOR Plus” Digi paper, Doodlebug Design Inc. “Kraft in color” paper pad

Copic Sketch Markers: R20, RV10, RV13, RV14, RV21, RV66, W0, Y11, Y13, Y15, Y17, Y19, YR12, YR15, YR18, E21, E27, E29, BV20

Big Bang Monster

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For the Independence Day holiday, I used a digi stamp from 2CuteInk to create a Fourth of July card that I absolutely loved.  The 2CuteInk Etsy store is so chock full of fun images that I subscribed to their newsletter, and whoa!… I picked up the super cute image I used on today’s card for free!

The image is called “Pinwheel Monster”.  Not really thinking about the final layout, I started coloring him in what I think of as monster-y colors.  I was pretty pleased with the colored image but then realized the flaw in my plan…I didn’t really have a coordinating pattern paper.  I pulled out pretty much every sheet of bright paper I had on hand and was a bit surprised at how well the atom background worked with him.  So I threw caution to the wind and went with it.  I like to think of him now as my ‘Big Bang Monster’.

PinwheelAlienMoonlight Greetings~ Big Bang Monster

Ink: Tsukineko Momento “Tuxedo Black”

Digi Stamp: 2CuteInk “Pinwheel Monster”

Stamp: Verve Stamps “Birthday Bash”

Pattern Paper: Paper Pizazz “Blue Atoms”

Copic Sketch Markers: G00, G02, G07, G09, V13, V15, V17, YR02, YR04, YR07, W3, Y02, Y08, B24, B26, BV20, R29

Blowfish Birthday

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I had a great time working on this fun birthday card.  My daughter fell in love with this stamp from Art Impressions and insisted we give it a try.  The image is so dynamic and the colors so vibrant that simple punched circles masquerading as bubbles seemed like the perfect background with just a pop of orange border.

PufferfishMoonlight Greetings~ Blowfish Birthday

Ink: Tsukineko Momento “Tuxedo Black”, “Bahama Blue”

Stamp: Art Impressions Zoo Crew “Deep Breath Birthday”

Copic Sketch Markers: Y17, Y38, YR04, T1, RV21, R22, R85, B00, B01, B02, B04, B06, Y02, BG53, BG57, YG21 YG25, Y11, Y15

Pawsome Birthday

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Ohmygoodness! Ohmygoodness! I have been waiting over a week to post this card so the birthday girl wouldn’t see it before she received it.  I totally fell head over heels for this set “Fetching Friendship”, a new release from Newton’s Nook Designs. This adorable doggy was perfect to make a card for an aunt who has had some lovable canine furbabies through the years.

Pawsome BirthdayMoonlight Greetings~Pawsome Birthday

Ink: Tsukineko Momento “Tuxedo Black” “Rhubarb Stalk”

Stamps: Newton’s Nook Designs “Fetching Friendship”

Pawsome Birthday_insidePattern Paper: The Paper Studio “Multi Colored Dog Paws”

Copic Sketch Markers: E34, E35, E37, E79, Y15, Y19, Y38

Submitted for Inky Paws Challenge #22

Newton's Nook Designs Inky Paws Challenge #01 Logo

More Birthday Bash Goodies

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I’m still enjoying playing with the Birthday Bash set from Verve.  Here’s some soft colors in a super simple layout that would be appropriate to wish just about anyone a happy birthday.

VERVE CAKE 2Moonlight Greetings~ Simple Birthday

Ink: Tsukineko Momento “Tuxedo Black”

Stamps: Verve Stamps “Birthday Bash”

Pattern Paper: K & Company “Confetti Birthday”

Copic Sketch Markers: R81, R83, R85, E000, E00, Y13, Y19, YG03, YG25

Make a Wish

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I was so excited to receive my order from Verve Stamps this week and although I didn’t have a specific project in mind, I just couldn’t wait to use them!  These stamps have such a simplicity to them, so I wanted to keep the layout super clean, but keep the card interesting.  It all fell together with a small print all over background and simple shapes.


verve_cupcake2Moonlight Greetings~Make a Wish

Ink: Tsukineko Momento “Tuxedo Black”, “Rhubarb Stalk”

Stamps: Verve Stamps “Birthday Bash

Pattern Paper: K & Company “Confetti Birthday”

Copic Sketch Markers: C0, C1, Y15, Y17, Y38, R35, R37, R39, G21