Sunday, October 31, 2010

Cupcake Inspiration Challenge #83

Happy Halloween! I absolutely cannot believe that fall is here. It is soooo freakin' cold already here in Nebraska. Hmmph. ;)

Even though it's Halloween I don't have a Halloween project to share. Instead I'm here with this sympathy card that features fall colors. The patterned paper used is from the Basic Grey Pyrus line. I believe this is a new line by BG, but I'm not sure. Either way it is a gorgeous collection of paper that is just perfect for fall projects.


This week's Cupcake Inspiration Challenge, sponsored by Woodware USA, is inspired by the gorgeous cupcake photo above. This cupcake is so elegant and pretty...I just love it! ;) Now, if only I could taste it too...LOL I hope you'll swing over to the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge blog to see what the other CIC DT Sweeties have "cooked up" for you and play along in this week's challenge!

Thanks for stopping by!



Stamps: none! ;) computer generated sentiment
Paper: kraft, Basic Grey pp
Ink: just good old printer ink
Accessories: Melissa Frances vintage ribbon, Prima flower

Sunday, October 24, 2010

ABS Sponsoring CIC - FREE shipping


Happy Sunday peeps! This week's Cupcake Inspiration is sponsored by Anita Be Stampin...woot woot! This card features the Anita Be Stampin Broomhilda cling mounted rubber stamp set, currently available on a pre-order basis. I have it on good authority that these stamp sets will be in stock and ready to ship on Tuesday. ;) Click here to learn how you could save 15% off the regular price on the Broomhida cling mounted rubber stamp set.

I am also excited to announce that we are offering FREE shipping to the U.S. and Canada on ANY size rubber stamp order at Anita Be Stampin, starting right now through Sunday, October 31st! (Non-Canadian international customers will receive a $3 shipping discount, but must email their order to me for proper shipping calculations.) No coupon code is required!

Here is the inspiration photo for this week's challenge. Aren't these cupcakes all kinds of spooky!?!

This card will be entered in a couple of additional challenges: SCS Sketch Challenge #303
and Crazy for Challenges #60.

Please visit the
Cupcake Inspiration Challenge blog to all of the projects that the CIC DT Sweeties have made for you. If you participate in the CIC challenge this week you have a chance to win goodies from Anita Be Stampin...gotta love that!


Thanks for stopping by!



Stamps: Anita Be Stampin Broomhilda cling mounted rubber stamp set
Paper: PTI SSW, SU wild wasabi, eggplant, black
Ink: Memento Tuxedo black, SU egglant, Copic markers
Accessories: Nesties, SU punches, EK Success embossed curve border punch, MM bat brads, MM ribbon, black Stickles

Saturday, October 16, 2010

A Ghoulish Cupcake Inspiration Challenge

Happy Sunday, friends! Cupcake Inspiration Challenge #81 is sponsored by Raindrop Echo Designs, who has generously provided the CIC DT Sweeties with digital sentiment stamps to work with. I chose to work with this Halloween Ticket Sentiments image, which I colored using my Copic airbrush.

The main image used is from the Anita Be Stampin Frankenbride cling mounted rubber stamp set. This card will also be entered in Card Patterns Sketch challenge #86. I felt like the left side of this card needed a little pizzazz, so I outlined the edge of the punched black paper with a quickie glue pen and sprinkled a little Martha Stewart onyx glitter on. I think it did the trick. ;)


Aren't the cupcakes in this week's inspiration photo just adorable? I continue to be amazed by the talent of those who can decorate cupcakes so beautifully.
Hmmm...decorating fabulous cupcakes...I'll add that to the growing list of things I'd like to learn how to do someday. LOL


I hope this inspires you to create a fabulous project! Just mosey on over to the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge blog to participate. I can't wait to see what you make! Also, don't forget to check out the projects made by the rest of the CIC DT Sweeties (links are located in my sidebar).


Have an absolutely fabulous day!



Stamps: Anita Be Stampin Frankenbride cling mounted rubber stamp set, Raindrop Echo Designs Halloween Tickets Sentiments digi image
Paper: PTI SSW, plum, SU black, Basic Grey Eerie pp
Ink: Copic markers (C1, C3, C5, C9, YG000, YG21, YG23, V91, V95, V99)
Accessories: Nesties, MS cornice border punch, MS onyx glitter, quickie glue pen, SEI button, Michael's twine, unknown ribbon (but I do know it came from Ellen Hutson's store)

Blog Hop and Digi Release for a Great Cause



Welcome to the Unscripted Sketches Blog Hop for Breast Cancer Awareness!

I have a wonderful surprise in store for you today! We are releasing the Busty Betsy digi image, available now at Anita Be Stampin. The best part is that 100% of the proceeds from Busty Betsy digi image sales will benefit Susan G. Komen For The Cure. By purchasing this digi you are not only supporting a cause close to all of our hearts (literally!), you are receiving a super cute digi to play with. It's a win, win! ;)

I am thrilled to be joining the fabulous ladies at Unscripted Sketches on this hop today! One lucky winner will receive their choice of either 1 Anita Be Stampin cling mounted rubber stamp set or 3 digi images. Woot woot! Be sure to scoot on over to Unscripted Sketches to get all the deets on how you could be the lucky winner and get hoppin' . Thanks so much for joining me in supporting this great cause! :)

Don't forgot...Anita Be Stampin is also offering free shipping to the U.S. and Canada on every rubber stamp order now through Sunday night!

Have a super fab Saturday!



Stamps: Anita Be Stampin Busty Betsy digi image, computer generated sentiment
Paper: PTI ssw, Prism pink, MME Meadowlark pp, Crafty Secrets Radiant pp
Ink: Copic markers, Copic multiliner
Accessories: Nesties, Wild Orchid Crafts roses, SU punches, Paper Studio brads, Hero Arts adhesive rhinestone, Shimmerz bubble gum paint

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Free Shipping Through Sunday!


We are having FREE shipping to the U.S. and Canada on ANY size rubber stamp order at Anita Be Stampin, starting right now through Sunday night! Woot woot! (Non-Canadian international customers will receive a $3 shipping discount, but must email their order to me for proper shipping calculations.) If you have had your eye on any of our stamp sets, just shimmy on over to Anita Be Stampin and treat yourself to some rubbah while our free shipping offer is still valid. No coupon code is required!

Our rubber stamp sets are already cling foam mounted and scroll cut, so they are ready to play with the day they arrive at your home. Just attach the pre-cut Anita Be Stampin rubber stamps to an acrylic block and get stampy right away. Gotta love that! :)

I used the Celebration Cooper rubber stamp set on today's card. This is one of my absolute fave sets. I can never seem to have enough birthday cards on hand! Please tell me you can relate. LOL This card will be entered in Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #88 and Crazy 4 Challenges #58. I have been relying on card challenges to spark my creativity lately. I just love 'em! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!



Stamps: Anita Be Stampin Celebration Cooper cling mounted rubber stamp set
Paper: PTI ssw, aqua, lavender, DCWV Sweet Stack pp
Ink: Memento rich cocoa, Copic markers
Accessories: Nesites, EK Success embossed curve border punch, PTI lavender ribbon, The Paper Company Studio adhesive rhinestones

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Cupcake Inspiration Challenge - Fall Kindness

Hello there! :) It's Sunday, and that means that it's time for another fabulous, delicious looking cupcake photo to inspire our crafty mojo.

This week the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge is to create a card based on this lovely cupcake. Aren't these fall colors just gorgeous!?!


Cupcake Inspiration Challenge #80 is sponsored by A Passion For Stamps, who has generously provided us with a digi image to work with. I chose the Lily image as I knew I would enjoy coloring this image with Copic markers.

I kept the card quite simple as I wanted the main image to be the star of the show. It may be difficult to see in the photo, but there are tiny drops of glossy accents on the petals that are meant to look like dew. I really like the way that the dew turned out in spite of the fact that I had a little lapse of judgement after applying the glossy accents. I propped my image up vertically to dry, and some of my dew drooped as a result. Leave it to me to pull a smooth move like that. LOL ;)

Have a fabulous Sunday!


Sunday, October 3, 2010

Cupcake Inspiration Challenge #79


Happy Sunday peeps! I'm running just a little late today, eh? ;) It's time for the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge once again, and this week the challenge is sponsored by Softpencil. Isn't that inspiration cupcake just frightful? Frightfully cute if you ask me! LOL

I used a lot of distressing on this project, and I tend to think the distressed look complements the Halloween theme well. I think it's because the distressed edges remind me of cobwebs, especially when white core paper is used. I masked off the main image and used my Copic airbrush to color the background yellow. Can you believe I have had my air compressor (purchased for use with my airbrush) sitting around unopened for over a year!?! Yeah, that's so my style. I finally used it. No more canned air for me...hooray!

I hope you'll come and participate in the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge this week! Don't forget to check out all of the other creations the CIC DT Sweeties have made as well (links are located on the sidebar).

Thanks for stopping by!


Stamps: Softpencil
Paper: PTI ssw, SU kraft, old olive, Recollections Halloween pp
Ink: Copic markers
Accessories: AC ribbon

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Anita Be Stampin Grand Opening


Happy World Card Making Day! To celebrate, let's have a grand opening! ;) That's right, Anita Be Stampin is now open for business. Woot woot! Please join us at the Anita Be Stampin Papercraft Planet group today for our grand opening celebration. There will be opportunities to win prizes throughout the day, and we'll be there chattin' up a storm from 7-9 pm CST.

My first card today features the Celebration Cooper cling mounted rubber stamp set. I just love this little cow! This image is soooo easy to color, which I love because you can throw a birthday card together quite quickly using it. I hope you like him as much as I do! :)

My second card today features the Broomhilda cling mounted rubber stamp set, which is currently available on a pre-order basis. Yup, I think she's a good witch! :)

Thank you so much for all of the kind words and well wishes that have been offered to me recently. As I embark on this new adventure, I am bound learn and grow as I go. I am so excited that you will be coming along with me on this ride.

Don't forgot to check out our brand spankin' new, freshly updated website at www.anitabestampin.com. Questions and suggestions regarding our site are always welcome.

Thanks so much!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Anita Be Stampin Sneak Peek Day 3


Happy Friday! :) Oh my goodness...only one more sleep 'til our grand opening celebration. I am beyond excited! I have more images to introduce to you today, so I'll hop right to it. The first card features the "Cherry Sweet" cling mounted rubber stamp set. Is she cute or what? This card will be entered in Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge #93.


Oh, isn't this little gal just the spookiest!?! LOL I used a digi image called Tabitha for my second sample today. I just adore this little witch! This card is based on SCS Sketch #300.

My last card features a digi image called Tallulah. Isn't this gal so prim and proper!?! I dressed her necklace up with some rhinestones and gave her a "diamond" earring to match. Love it! This card will be submitted to Pink Elephant Challenge # 84.

Don't forgot to pop say and hi throughout the day at the Anita Be Stampin PCP group tomorrow. We will be giving away goodies, and you won't want to miss your opportunity to win! Thanks so much for stopping by today!

See ya tomorrow! :)


Cherry-O:
Stamps: Anita Be Stampin Cherry Sweet cling mounted rubber stamp set
Paper: PTI ssw, blush, SU riding hood red, kiwi, October Afternoon Cherry Hill pp
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Copic markers, SU riding hood red
Accessories: Nesties, SU circle punch, Stickles, Basics ribbon

Happy Halloween:
Stamps: Anita Be Stampin Tabitha digi image
Paper: PTI ssw, SU black, kiwi, orchid, pumpkin pie, Recollections Halloween pp
Ink: Copic markers, SU pumpkin pie
Accessories: Nesties, SU punches, ribbon, Paper Studio glitter brads

Happy Birthday:
Stamps: Anita Be Stampin Tallulah digi image, sentiment from Anita Be Stampin Rosie’s Sweets rubber stamp set Paper: PTI ssw, aqua, SU black, Prism pink, Kaleidoscope Blue/Pink Dots pp
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Copic markers
Accessories: Nesties, SU punches, Schiff ribbon, adhesive rhinestones, Paper Studio brads