Inspired By #171 ~ I Woof Celebrating

It's Thursday and time to celebrate your card making self with us at Inspired By! Which one of these two do you think is the birthday boy? I think it's the little guy in the polka dot hat, he looks ready to party! The other one looks like he feels a bit ridiculous. I think he's only in it for the doggie treats!

I was inspired by the background and the polka dot bow tie. I used a MFT wonky frame to die cut some PP. Next, I added some gold embossed polka dots and fun sentiment to it before adhering it to an aqua card base. Finally, I popped on the die cut (SB) bow tie.

How will you choose to celebrate this week's challenge? 
Colors, dogs, party hats... lots of options!


Hope Your Birthday Is Unforgettable

A lazy gray Sunday calls for a little crafting. We always need birthday cards for our stash, right? I took advantage of that thought to play along with The Paper Players clean and simple birthday challenge.

I pulled out an oldie, but a goodie, Wplus9 set. My images were stamped and Copic colored with a touch of glitter gel pen added to the party hat. Super quick and super simple!

Thanks for paying me a visit, I appreciate it!


Inspired By #170 ~ Wrap Me Up in Spring


We are definitely wrapped up in spring here in my neck of the woods! The sights, the sounds, the smells... love it! Speaking of love. Look at all of those pretty little bouquets lined up for this week's Inspired By challenge.  


The kraft wrappings and purple-y blue flowers peeking out were my inspiration this week. I used a PPP die cut diamond tag to create my kraft background. One more tag, cut in white, holds some IO wild flowers. I had no black twine in my stash so I inked up some gray twine. It took forever and a day to dry!

I'm off to see how the team was inspired, they never disappoint! I would love to see your card in our gallery. They always bring a smile to my face!


Happiness Blooms From Within

Hey there! I'm popping in for a quick minute to share my card for this week's Freshly Made Sketches. Take a look...

I die cut a piece of 6x6 patterned paper to fit the sketch. Next, I added my Pure Innocence (digital, bought online a few years ago) image after coloring her with Copics and fussy cutting her out. Check out the Copic polka dots I added to her shirt!

Have a great weekend!


Inspired By #169 ~ Spring is Sweet

There is some serious prettiness on those cupcakes! Too pretty to eat, am I right? Well... if it's a chocolate cupcake, I'm all in!

See the one with the three plum roses in the bottom row? That's where my inspiration for this week's Inspired By came from. I'm positive it's a devil's food cupcake!

Actually, the first thing that inspired me were the tiny points of those cupcake wrappers. So I mimicked them with die cuts. I was also inspired by the light wood the cupcakes are sitting on. I like the pop of deep plum against all of the light colors. I used marshmallow cardstock to kick the sweet notch up a level!

Alright-y, your turn. What will inspire you this week?