Be Kind This Year...

give Prozac!

HA - isn't that hysterical? Love Stella from Bugaboo images - and what a great sentiment! I used Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #172; some new papers from Carta Bella and a bit of fluffy white stuff. Oh yes, I used  my white gel pen to add a design to Stella's outfit and finished the front with a double loop with some PTI Kraft ribbon. I finished the inside with more DP, a couple Verve dies and the sentiment.

Inside with sentiment
Thanks for stopping by - hope you have a GREAT week!


Stamps: Bugaboo Digi Images - Stella and Prozac
Papers: PTI Pure Poppy, Copic XPress It, Carta Bella DP
Ink: VersaMagic
Accessories: Copics, nesties, Heidi Swapp distressor, corner chomper,, fluffy stuff, PTI Kraft ribbon, Verve dies

  Hiding in My Craft Room
  Stampin' Sisters in Christ - Christmas
  Wags 'N Whiskers - Christmas


CIC 188 - Go Forth and Eat Cake!

Cupcake Inspirations is sponsored this week by:

Jellypark is my range of digital craft products which include digital craft stamps, decoupage sheets, clip art and printable party supplies. Instant downloads after purchase and a wide range of fun images to use in all your papercraft projects over and over again!
I have a lovely Design Team working with me who create beautiful samples with the products to give you lots of craft inspiration and we run two craft challenge blogs, Jellypark Friends for adults and Jellypark Juniors which is for 16 years and under.
~Claire Keay, freelance illustrator

Now for our Inspiration Cupcake:

I needed a birthday card this week and reached for a stamp set I have had for ages - the Cat's Pajama "Forget About the Cake" - these images are always worth a chuckle...or two!

I used this week's Mojo layout - MOJO268.

Inside: (You're not getting older...you're getting A LOT older.)
Thanks for stopping by - hope you'll join us at Cupcake Inspirations this week! Make it a great one!


Stamps: The Cat's Pajama Forget About the Cake
Papers: PTI Pure Poppy, Simply Chartreuse, and Hawaiian Shores, MFT Whip Cream, Copic XPress It, DP by MME
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, PTI Pure Poppy
Accessories: Copics, nesties, misc. gem, white gel pen, Spica glitter pen



Christmas is Coming!

Greetings - boy what a special treat this week at Crafty Creations; we have images from Beccy's Place celebrating "Christmas is Coming" - much too quickly I might add! LOL I chose this Merry Christmas sentiment - isn't it BEAUTIFUL? I love the ribbon running through the word "Merry".

I colored the image dark to light/top to bottom with Copics; I'm going to do the next one vertical and add snow to the letters - won't that be cute?

I embossed the main panel with a quilt pattern; made me think of a warm winter at grandma's; I also added an embossed edge around the main panel and some 3D glaze in yellow to the center of each flower.
Thanks for stopping by - be sure to join us this week at Crafty Creations; we love seeing your creations each and every week!


Papers: PTI Pure Poppy, Copic XPress It
Ink: None!
Accessories: Copics, dry embossing, embossing folder


Black Sheep?

Yes - I am the ultimate Black Sheep - hope they don't kick me off the team... :(

I love what I created with these new boxes Ladybug Crafts Ink is carrying - LOVE IT - but as I went to upload it, I saw our theme was SNOWFLAKES...um, that's correct, there is not a SINGLE snowflake on my creation. :(

I actually cut my box in half and created a stationery holder - envelopes on one side, cards on the other; or you could do each side with sets of cards and envelopes mixed together - either way would work. I used Lauri's instructions here and increased the overall measurements just a smidge to allow for a pen (held with the ribbon) and the width of the box 1" (so when cut in half, 2 inches together). There are lots of different sizes available in the shop:

4 1/8" x 4 1/16" x 1" - 45p each
5 5/8" x 5 1/2" x 1" - 60p each
4 7/8" x 6 5/8" x 1" - 60p each
6 1/8" x 6 1/16" x 1" - 70p each
4 1/2" x 5 7/8" x 1" -  60p each

Here are lots of pictures to show you my black sheep creation; hope you are still inspired by these fun boxes; the design team members have created some fabulous things - be sure to check them all out HERE!
FRONT of stationery box

Stationery box open (envelopes on the left, cards on the right)
Up close of INSIDE of stationery box

View from top of stationery box


Stamps: LCI Boxes
Papers: DP by MME
Accessories: misc. rub-on, recycled tissue paper - brown and aqua with sparkles in it, corner chomper, MME lush gems, MS butterfly punch in MME paper and vellum

  The Pink Elephant - Punches and Dies
  Whoopsidaisy Challenge - Punches and Die Cuts
  House of Gilli


Bday Gift Bag - polka dot style

Thank you to all who have served our country. We're thinking of you and your families on this day.

We are sponsored this week by

Welcome back to another week at Cupcake Inspirations - I LOVE THIS INSPIRATION PHOTO; I see polka dots and more polka dots...and you know I LOVE POLKA DOTS! :D

And in my typical procrastination mode; I was rushing a bit to make a bday gift for a party our youngest daughter is going to - in a rush, make a bday bag gift!! I tossed in 2 Christmas scented hand sanitizers, a little wallet notepad and some moo-lah. The polka dot kraft sack was purchased from Mish Mash; I wrapped the sack with some pink paper, added the word "beautiful" and a pink heart from Heidi Swapp (the word is a purplish-brown color - so cool IRL); die cut the flower and added a big ole pink brad - lots of scrumptiousness packed into the little bag. I finished it off with a pink and brown polka dot organza ribbon.

Thanks for popping in - hope you'll join us this week and show us your creation inspired by the photo above!

Have a great weekend.


Stamps: NONE
Papers: Misc. pink
Accessories: PTI floral die; Basic Grey pink brad, Heidi Swapp stick ons



Hi there friends! I'm back with a post for Crafty Creations using NO FLOWERS! You know I love my DP and do you know there are lots of flowers in DP - LOL! Alas, I was still successful!

I also teamed this challenge up with A Passion for Papertrey and dug out a stamp set that I LOVE but have only used one other time! That's sad, just sad.

I used some super bright and cheerful papers from MME and Jen's November Sketch For You To Try, finished it off with some stitching, the die cut phone (seriously - YOU are just jealous you don't have a cool red chevron phone like that) and some jute twine for the cord. :D

Thanks for popping in; hope you'll join us this week and show us YOUR creations without flowers!


Stamps: PTI Heart to Heart 
Papers: PTI Pure Poppy, MFT Whip Cream, DP by MME
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Nestabilities, jute twine, PTI Heart to Heart die, Janome Sew Mini

  Crafty Creations - no flowers
  SFYTT - November
  A Passion for Papertrey
  Chocolate, Coffee and Cards - Stripes


TLT Challenge - Office Stationery

Welcome back to another challenge over at the Ladybug Challenge Blog - this week, we were challenged to use things you would find in the office...I have one little item. :D A paperclip; but it's just perfect for holding on this cute little sentiment flag!

I used "Winestool Nikki"; although I prefer to call her Bar Stool Nikki - LOL (Queenie hates when I do that!). tee hee

I love this image and she's perfect for wishing anyone a happy birthday! I used the layout from The Sweet Stop (SSS183) and colors from CR84FN (#66) - tan, cream and grey - pretty color combo; I pulled in a bit of pink from the DP also.

Thanks for stopping by; hope you'll visit the challenge blog and join in the fun!


Stamps: LCI Winestool Nikki
Papers: PTI's Smokey Shadow, Sweet Blush, MFT Whip Cream, DP by Echo Park and MME
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaMagic Wheat
Accessories: nesties, Copics, Spica glitter pen, paperclip, pink and white baker's twine

  The Sweet Stop (SSS183)
  CR84FN - Tan, Cream and Gray
  TLT - Office Stationery