Friday, August 29, 2008

Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge #31

Alright, here I am, back with my card! :D I actually have two cards to share with you because I couldn't quite get the sketch right. Actually, I never did quite get it how I wanted it, but it's not horrible so I quit. I had a horrible stomach ache last night when I was making these cards so I decided that I needed to stop and get some much needed rest! Anyway, here is the first attempt at the sketch. Of course I can't get the picture to turn out like I want.

I forgot to leave room for the ovals! Yikes! I probably could have made it work but I didn't want it to look overly crowded so I just stuck the stamped sentiment and oval on the inside. I just love this image though and had to share it with you! The first time I saw it at Hobby Lobby I just knew I had to have it! I then bought it, brought it home, showed it to my husband and he laughed because he thought it was so funny! :D Anyway, I couldn't pass up the opportunity to share it with you!

So, onto the real card. I actually do not like this card NEAR as much as the first one but it actually fits the sketch. I do not have the great SU! oval punches yet so I have to make due with my old (can't remember the brand) punches. Again, horrible picture. The lighting is just awful this morning.

Well, I may try and do this sketch again so that I have a card I actually like but we will see what happens. Sorry for the disappointing cards girls. I have just been struggling to find my creativity after a LONG and STRESSFUL week. This new group of kids is extremely challenging so every afternoon when I come home all I want to do is crawl in bed and sleep. I really hope things start to get better because if they don't, it's going to be one long year.

Ok, before you leave, you MUST head over to Taylor's blog to see her card! It is just adorable! You also need to check out this week's featured cupcake sampler! This week she picked Nancy who has such a neat style! Be sure to check out Nancy's blog, Paper Smiles!

Want to see more??? Sure you do! :D You should also check out the other girls' cards as well! You won't want to miss them!

Sherrie Siemens: Card Creme
Vicki Chrisman: This Art that makes me Happy
Jami Sibley: More is More
Mary Jo Albright: Beauty Lies Within
Monika Davis: M.A.D. Stamper
Lynn Mercurio: Stamperosity
Ana Wohlfahrt: Ink A Stamp

That's all for now! Check back later because I guarantee I will be stamping today! My hubby just left on a camping trip and I have all weekend to stamp and clean! Woohoo! I am looking forward to it, although I will miss him dearly! Actually, I already miss him a lot and he just left two hours ago! Ok, enough of that, take care ladies!

Recipe for Animal Card:
Stamps: Penny Black
Paper: Whisper White, Not Quite Navy, Close to Cocoa
Ink: Black StazOn
Accessories: SU! Markers, Ribbon, Horizontal Slot punch, Brads, Dimensionals

Recipe for Sweet Thing Card:
Stamps: Inkadinkado, Unity Stamps
Paper: Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, Almost Amethyst
Ink: Black StazOn, Baja Breeze, Pink Pirouette, Blender Pens, SU! Markers, Ribbon, Horizontal Punch, Dew Drops, Dimensionals, Crystal Effects


Monika/Buzsy said...

Awesome cards Steph! Love the colors on both and the first image is just soooo cute! Love those animals. :o) TFS!

Vicki C said...

Both those cards are seriously adorable!

Anonymous said...

OhSteph - you are too hard on yourself - both cards are cute. I especially love that Penny Black image - great job on coloring that! Have a fun weekend and stamp a lot!!!!!


Jekka said...

I know what you mean about having a stomach ache--I had one last night as well. Anyway, you are way too hard on your self. I LOVE the cards. The image on the first one is great--you can't help but smile when you look at it. Have a great weekend.

Lynn Mercurio said...

Oh these are both so adorable. The first image is just too cute. Those animals make me smile. I think your second card is equally as great.

Have a great, fun & relaxing Labor Day weekend.

okcapitolgirl said...

Both are just darling Steph! Nice work!

Angela said...

The weekend is almost here! Hang in there. I'll be in your boat next week! My room is ready but I'm not sure that I am LOL

Great cards! Both of them.

Anonymous said...

Steph: I always love visiting your blog. You have such a great perspective. Thanks for sharing your talent and inspiration! - Mary R. (SCS #1volunteer)

Taylor said...

So cute, Steph! I love that top image... how adorable!

Anonymous said...

Sorry your week has been so bad. All us mom's are jumping for joy at the quiet and you get the crazies!! I love both cards but the images in the first are adorable!!!!!

Jessica said...

Both of those cards are awesome Steph! I love the great colors as well as the simplicity of them.

Have fun stamping this weekend!

Michelle said...

You are being entirely too hard on yourself.....the cards are adorable.

Kristie said...

I love both cards and the image on the first one is too cute!!

Ana said...

Steph this is ADORABLE!! I love your style :)

Felicia said...

Great cards! I used the same cupcake stamp set on my challenge.

Sherrie said...

Oh this is just DARLING Steph! Love that adorable image and you colored it beautifully!