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Sunday, August 14, 2011

Back to School CARD for Cupcake Inspirations

Hi, everyone!  It's with great joy that I'm sharing with you a Card I made for Cupcake Inspirations (CI).  I was chosen to join the team for their Challenge #123 as their "Guest Sweetie" for the week.

I always marvel at the various cupcake photo inspirations that they post on their challenge blog on a weekly basis every Sundays.  I couldn't believe that there could be that many cupcakes carefully designed and decored for us to feast our eyes with, albeit taste. . . . and to utilize as crafting inspiration for us crafters.  I wonder how CI manage to get photos of these fabulous cupcakes.  What an arsenal of inspiration from Cupcake Inspirations, isn't it?  

Below is Challenge #123 photo inspiration:

CI Challenge Photo Inspiration

Next is my created card:

SUPPLIES: Cardstock: Star Paper Corp., Paper: Studio Calico, Flower: Prima, Thread: DMC, Pearl: Queen & Co., Marker: American Craft, Sketch: Stamp Fairy, Other: Paper Clip, Chipboard Number, Digi Image, Button.

And the Card Sketch by Stamp Fairy, I utilized for this Guest Designer Spot with them:

Inspiration Sketch I utilized

Drop by Cupcake Inspirations for more inspirations from the Sweeties. And if you'd like to be a Guest Sweetie just indicate GDT beside your name when you link up your creations with them.  =)


1.   Daisy Doodles Challenge #39 – School Time  
2.   Heart Songs Inspirations Challenge #10 – Back to School
3.   Incy Wincy Designs #106 – Something Old (pattern papers & digi image) / Something New (embellies)
4.   KB Cute Monday Challenge 24 – Anything Goes Using A Digi!
5.   Scrapmaster’s Paradise Color Combo #112
6.   Celebrate the Occasion Challenge #25 – Back to School
7.   Colour Q Challenge #97
8.   Crazy Amigo Challenge – Free Theme

9.   Crafts and Me Challenge #47 – Make It Count! 
10. Little Darlings Challenge 5 – School Days!  
11. AiFactory Challenge – August Anything Goes
12. Colour Create Challenge 77 – blue, green, white, red & brown
13. Shelly’s Images Challenge – Back to School  
14. Paper Crafting Journey Challenge 16 – Photo Inspiration
15.  Craft Us Crazy Challenge 14 – Anything Goes 
16.  Inspire Me Fridays 19 – Show Us What You Made?
17.  My Sheri Crafts Challenge #66 – Back To School 

18.  Creative Inspirations Challenge #66 – Back To School  
19.  One Stitch At A Time Challenge #75 – Anything Goes   
20.  Catered Crop (FTR18) – Recipe (I had 5 items from the recipe: a) primary colors plus dirt brown, b) back to school stamps, c) buttons & thread embellishments, d) tie ribbons on your buttons technique, and d) a back to school theme.)  


  1. your card is adorable, the owl's a hoot (I couldn't resist saying it). And I agree about those weekly photos, I can't get over how every week there's another fantastic one.
    I'm glad you had fun playing with us.

  2. Kathleen, your owl looks fabulous on this great back to school card. Lovin' that number! So glad to see your entry at the Crafts and Me Stamps digi team's Make It Count challenge. ~ Rose

  3. This is such a cute card! Love the owl and the embellies you used. Thanks for joining us at Heart Song Inspirations this week.
    NanaConnie HSI DT

  4. So fun, really adorable card! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO :)

  5. Very cute! Thanks for playing with us at CTO!

  6. What a great back to school project. I'm glad you shared it with us at Catered Crop.

  7. fantastic design Kathleen, the owl is perfect for it...thanks for joining in with the Crafts and Me challenge this week
    Mina xxx

  8. Super cute project... thanks for playing with us at CTO..


  9. What a great card. I just love all the elements. Thanks for joining the HSI challenge this week. Good Luck.

  10. wow! so inspiring Kathleen.. more!!!

  11. Darling!
    Cute image, great papers, nice design!
    Thanks for joining us at CTO!

  12. Super cute card! Thanks for sharing with us at OSAAT.

    xoxo Marjo

  13. This is adorable Kath;)Love the colours and all the little details on this card;) You should do more card;) Hugs Bettina- fella KDTeammate;)

  14. Very nicely done, thanks for joining CTO!

  15. oh this is just one gorgeous image the detail is amazing bless you for playing at creative inspirations this week hugs cherylxxx

  16. Great detail! Very nice! Thanks for joining us at CTO this week!
    Hugs, Jenni

  17. I love all the details you have added to the card! Great job!

    Thanks for joining us at CTO!
    Rebecca "Crafting Misfit"
    Celebrate the Occasion DTM
    Visit my blog!

  18. Very cute card. But he sure doesn't look happy about the start of school! Thanks so much for joining us at little Darlings Challenges!!!


  19. What a lovely card
    thank you for playing at OSAAT this week
    Love Jan

  20. Love the owl, funny!
    Great colorrs !
    Thanks for joining the fun at OSAAT!

  21. So cute! I love the colors and papers you used.

    ~Cheryl~ - Guest Chef at the Catered Crop
    **Stop by my blog to check out my blog candy!**

  22. Fabulous!!
    thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations this time would love to see you next time too

  23. So Cute!
    hugs Julie P

  24. YUMMY! Love the bright colors in your card and fab coloring too! Thanks for sharing with us this week at My Sheri CRAFTS ;-)

  25. Love your bright colors. Adorable card.
    Thanks for joining us for the Little Darlings Challenge.

  26. This is SO CUTE!! :) I love the design of your card and all the little details!!

    Thanks so much for sharing your talent at Celebrate The Occasion!! :)

    Amy :) at
    Celebrate The Occasion DTM

  27. That cupcake looks delish!!
    Love your very beautiful card!!
    Glad your on the team!!

  28. Wow fab card, but the cupcake steals the show!! Fabulous!! Thanks for joining us at Colour Create this time around, Juliexx

  29. super cute, love the owl!!! thanks for joining scrapfit!!!

  30. the card is TOO cute!!! love the owl you used!!!! thanks sooo much for playing along with ScrapFIT!!!!

  31. what a cute looking card...thanks for playing at ScrapFIT

  32. What an adorable card!! Love the bright colors and cute owl! Thanks for joining the ScrapFIT Workout! ~ Blessings

  33. such a wonderful card!! thanks for playing along at ScrapFit!