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Sunday, August 28, 2016

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #373


Welcome to the next Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #373!  This week the challenge is to use the theme "Sweet Inside" on your card, which means to decorate the inside of your card too!  Our sponsor this week and the prize is from The Greeting Farm. All of the details, including prize information, can be found on the Cupcakes Inspiration blog.  I hope you'll be able to play along!

CIC373 Jen Carter

I went with bright colors for this challenge.  I pulled out one of my favorite dies from Frantic Stamper called Elementals #14 Scalloped Square Basics.  This die cut the scalloped frame and the inside stitched square.  I then used the same die set to cut the little oval(ish) words out of patterned paper and then finished it off with some twine from The Twinery and a few sequnis from Pretty Pink Posh.

CIC373 Jen Carter Above

and now the sweet inside...

CIC373 Jen Carter Inside 1

I used coordinating paper to match the front and then die cut the Lil' Inker Designs Hello Word die twice to give it a shadow.  


The theme this week is "Sweet Inside" which means to decorate the outside AND inside of your card.  You can choose to use the cupcake graphic for inspiration if you'd like but you don't have to, as long as your card or project fits the theme.

I hope you'll join us this week for the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #373!  Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #372


Welcome to the next Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #372!  This week the challenge is to use the provided color scheme (shown below) on your card or project!  Our sponsor this week and the prize is from Polkadoodles. All of the details, including prize information, can be found on the Cupcakes Inspiration blog.  I hope you'll play along!

CIC372 Jen Carter

For my card I used the Winnie Wonderland Teacups digital image and colored it with my copics.  For the background I used one of my favorite background Eyelet dies (details in supply list below)!  The purple dotted border is also from my stash.

Here's this week's inspiration photo with the challenge colors.

I hope you'll join us this week for the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #372!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies
Image: Polkadoodles Winnie Wonderland Teacups
Dies: Lil' Inker Designs Cover Up Die: Eyelet, Stitched Dies: Rounded Rectangles, Dual Dotted Border Builder Dies; PTI Tiny Tags Die (& Stamp Set)
Cardstock: PTI White, Harvest Gold; MFT Grapesicle

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Hello (or goodbye?) Summer


Jen Carter Hello Summer Fishing Front

Summer is winding down (school starts this week!) and so I thought I better share this card before I have to wait a year, LOL!  This was an easy card to put together! I  used a piece of patterned paper for the background and just added the Fishing Pole die from Frantic Stamper and a few strips of patterned paper at the top!  Easy Peasy!



Thanks for stopping by today!

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Lil' Inker Designs 40% off Sale: Today Only!


You still have time to shop the Lil' Inker Designs sale TODAY only!  It expires at Midnight EST.  


Have fun shopping!

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #371

Welcome to the next Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #371!  This week the challenge is to use the theme Shine Bright on your card!  Our sponsor this week and the prize is from Neat & Tangled Stamps. All of the details, including prize information, can be found on the Cupcakes Inspiration blog.  I hope you'll be able to play along!

CIC371 Jen Carter

For the "Shine Bright" theme this week I thought of sunshine.  I LOVE Neat & Tangled's Scandinavian Prints stamp set (with coordinating dies).  When I was looking at the stamp set I thought that one of the flower stamps looked like a whimsical sun so I started there.  To make the clouds, I die cut the largest flower from the die set out of the blue patterned paper and then cut it in half.  It made a great cloud shape!  I found several bright patterned papers to die cut my flowers with and on the blue ones I stamped images from the set on the paper.  The mats were die cut from a die set found here and here. The grass and sentiment is also from the Scandinavian Prints stamp set.


The theme this week is "Shine Bright".  You can choose to use the cupcake graphic for inspiration if you'd like but you don't have to, as long as your theme has something to do with "Shine Bright".

I hope you'll join us this week for the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #371!  Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Happy Birthday Laura! (and a One Day Sale!)

Today is Laura Pryor's 40th birthday, the owner of Lil' Inker Designs (and it is also my dad's birthday too)!  It is also the 6th year Anniversary of Lil' Inker Designs!  To celebrate her special days the design team has put together a SURPRISE (!!!!) blog hop in her honor to showcase our favorite cards made with her products!  Laura is one of the sweetest, funnest (yeah, I know it's not a word, but Laura loves those kind of words!!) and most creative people! She has a heart of gold!  It was such a joy to meet her in person a few years ago (I adore her accent!) and I hope that it won't be the last time we meet! What a honor it is to serve on her team!



 And in honor of her special day there is also a ONE DAY sale today only!  Place a $100 order and get 40% off!  So that's a $100 order for only $60!!  The details are below.




It was a lot of fun looking through my gallery of projects!  Here are a few of my favorites!

2 Holly Jolly Setting All 4 1.1
Stairstep Rainbow Smile

Peek a boo Happy Open 1.1 wtmk3


Jen Carter Wooo Hooo 2.1 wm


Jen Carter LID Chevron Gold Love You WM


Jen Carter LID Double Stitched Rect Smile Wm


Jen Carter Stork Welcome Baby Eyelet 1 wm


Jen Carter XOXO Lion 1 wm


Jen Carter Sunburst Retirement 1


Jen Carter Fresh Cut Flowers Thinking Front 2 wm


Jen Carter Vintage Flower Frame Friend Front 1 wm


Happy birthday to a wonderful & inspiring lady!  You are loved Laura!  

Don't forget about the sale TODAY ONLY!!  Click here to shop.

The rest of the team has posts to celebrate Laura too and I hope you'll take the time to visit them as well!

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Hugs!

Welcome to the next Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #370!  This week the challenge is to use the color scheme shown on the inspiration graphic on your card.  Our sponsor this week and the prize is from The Stamping Boutique. All of the details, including prize information, can be found on the Cupcakes Inspiration blog.  I hope you'll be able to play along!

CIC370 Jen Carter

For my card today I used the digital image from The Stamping Boutique called Daisy Rope.  After die cutting the circle using a stitched circle die, I colored the image in with copic markers based on the colors for this week's inspiration challenge.  The white background I gave some texture by die cutting with a quilted swirl die.

CIC370 Jen Carter Closeup

Isn't that daisy chain so cute?  I added the die cut sentiment, Hugs, cut from patterned paper.

Here's this week's inspiration photo with the challenge colors.

I hope you'll join us this week for the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #370!  Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, August 5, 2016

Out of this World

Jen Carter Alien Out World Front 5

Hello!  Today's card is one I put together a while ago but have yet to share here on my blog.  I had a lot of fun with this card!  I started by cutting the silhouetted San Francisco Cityscape and adding it to my cardfront.  I tucked a beam die cut from Ombre paper and the Sunburst Card Panel die under the cityscape.

Jen Carter Alien Out World Closeup 1

The UFO was created with the Flying Saucer die which is such a fun, unique die! I put one of the alien monsters in the UFO stamped with the Monster Mash Up stamp set & cut with the coordinating dies.  The stamp set is from one of my personal favorites, Sentiments from Space.

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you enjoyed the card!

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

A Very Warm Welcome


Jen Carter Wreath Warm Welcome 2

Hey everyone!  For today's card I used Lil' Inker Designs Fringe Scalloped Square Dies to create my frame and then used striped patterned paper behind it.  I die cut the wreath & the vellum banner with the Warm Welcome Dies.  I stamped the flowers from the coordinating Warm Welcome stamp set.  The Welcome is die cut with dark gray cardstock.

I'm entering this in the Muse Challenge #177.  This is the inspiration card.

Thanks for joining me today!  Have a great week!