Friday, August 29, 2008

Cupcakes & Muffin

Here's my card for this week's Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge! This has been a super fun but crazy week at our house. It started with a sweet email from Taylor letting me know that she'd selected me to be this week's Featured Cupcake Sampler! Wow...what a fun & totally unexpected surprise : ) !! I have more new cupcake stamps, this time from SU (Crazy for Cupcakes), so what a great excuse to ink 'em up!! Later that day, we brought a 4 month old English Bulldog puppy home to be part of our family! (drum roll please....) here she is ~Her name is Muffin & she is a wonderful pup, but... oh my goodness, I'd forgotten how much supervision and time puppies require. With all the puppy fun and excitement, my planned stamping time just didn't happen this week. I sat down and started several projects, but there were just too many distractions from first thing in the morning, to late at night. Two of those projects were today's cards...lots of start and stop and fragmented thoughts... I have to admit, I think that shows in the cards and I was a little diasspointed in how they turned out. I really wanted the feature cupcake card to be extra special :( but I guess it's okay.

GOOD : ) news...I know where you CAN find some spectacular cards...right HERE! Taylor has an awesome sketch for you to try and she & the cupcake crew have created cards that are sure to inspire you!!
Here is another card I did with this week's sketch...using some fun new Hawaiian Papaya DP and less traditional cupcake colors, Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss & Tangerine Tango! For those of you who use Copics, I found that YR18 is a great match for Tangerine Tango (that's the color I used on the candle)...

That's it for me. I hear a little someone shuffling down the hallway...I think it's time for me to sign off and take her for yet another trip outside : ) ! Thanks for stopping by & Have a great weekend!!

Supplies for the first card ~ Stamps: Crazy for Cupcakes (SU) Paper: Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, Bella Rose DP, Prism Bronze Ore Metallic Ink: Palette Noir, Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette, White Craft Tools/Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch, Paper snips, Paper piercing tool/mat pack, Photo corner punch, Irridescent Ice EP/Heat tool, Crimper, Large Oval punch, sponge dauber, Riding Hood Red taffeta ribbon, rhinestones, Dimensionals


Supplies for the second card ~ Stamps: Crazy for Cupcakes (SU) Paper: Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss, Tangerine Tango, White, Hawaiian Papaya DP Ink: Palette Noir & Chocolate Chip marker for the doodling Copics: YR18, Y17, YG03 E15, W1 Tools/Accessories: Word Window punch, Large Oval punch, Scallop Edge punch, Copper brad & Cord (SU retired), Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Dimensionals

20 comments:

Marie said...

Oh my gosh - Muffin is ADORABLE!! I just said "awwwwwww" when I saw her pic. Your cards are great, too ;)

mjalbright said...

OMW....I keep saying that is my next breed of dog to own. Your cards for Taylors sketch are amazing.
Have a wonderful weekend.

Tonya said...

Muffin is adorable!!!

I noticed on Taylor's blog that said you were the featured sampler this week....and I was excited to see what you would create!! Love both the cards!!

The one you used with the sketch challenge is really cute!!! Nice incorporation of colors and design!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Awesome cards! Love the colors and the cute cupcake. The scallop border is a nice touch! TFS!

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness - Muffin is beyond adorable! A puppy is a ton of work - but worth it! You are the thrid person I know to get a puppy this week. I want to snuggle all of them!

Your cards are both very cute Nancy. I especially like the way you did the band on the 2nd one.

-Jami

Pauline said...

These cards are great, the papers are pretty in different ways.
What a cute puppy! Those eyes are so sweet :o)

Nancy Riley said...

Oh Nancy! Muffin is soooo CUTE!!! You are brave! Having a new puppy in the house is like bringing home a newborn ... lots of work!

Your cupcake cards knock my socks off! They are fantastic!!!!!

Sherri said...

I love both cards - especially the DP on the firs! Love both layouts too! And how cute is Muffin!!

Taylor said...

You are way too hard on yourself, Nancy! Both of your cards are totally cute and Muffin is absolutely adorable too! I've never had a puppy, but I can imagine they are a ton of work! Thanks so much for being the featured cupcake sampler this week!

Christine said...

The cards are great but your addition in the family is so cute! Best wishes with the puppy.

Dawn Easton said...

Your cards for Taylor's sketch are fabulous! Love that new stamp set!

Oh your new puppy is so stinkin' cute! My husband wants a Bulldog so badly...lol...must show him Muffin!

Kristie said...

I just love both cards! I think I need that stamp set!

Lori Barnett said...

Hi Nancy :) What a cute pic of your puppy!!! Oh..and the cards are adorable too! Hope you are having a great weekend up there in Oregon!! I sure miss that place!

Ana said...

OMWord to both you cards and puppy!! Your cards is fantabulous!! Love that set.

The puppy melts my heart. I have two English bulldogs (ages 8&10) and love them to pieces. They are such fun dogs. They certainly require a lot of attention so I know how you feel. Give Muffin a good scratch from me :)
Hugs,
Ana

JAR said...

Muffin is soooooooooooo cute!! I hear ya about the supervision thing! But I think we have made a break through with Fiona!!! She cries when she has to go out now and theat is a HUGE success!!

Your card is just adorable - and Congratulations for being the cupcake queen this week!!!!!

Stacy said...

Congrats on the beautiful pup! I have an English bull, he is just over two years old and he is big fun, lazy, snores a lot but he loves me unconditionally and that is the best part. enjoy that pup! The cards are cute too. I can't wait to get my hands on that set. Have a stamp happy day! Stacy

Sherrie said...

Great job Nancy! I love your cupcake cards!

PatsyB said...

I LOVE MUFFIN!! I should, I have EIGHT, yes 8, of them. I do English Bulldog rescue and even have one that wears diapes all the time! You are going to love being a bullymom!!
Love your cards! Thanks for sharing.

silke said...

Oh my goodness - Nancy - your puppy is adorable!!!! Have you seen our puppy *Luke* yet??? He is on my blog....

Your cupcake cards are awesome too!!! Love each and every one - sooooo yummy!!!

nancy littrell said...

I see you did not listen to me, but she is awfully cute :-) Love your yummy, colorful and embellished filled cupcake cards too. TFS