Friday, November 7, 2008

Blogger's Challenge and Taylor's Cupcake Challenge!

This week's Blogger's Challenge is called, "Same, but different". We could do two cards using the same layout or two cards using the same stamps. As you can see, I went with the same stamps. I just got Stampin' Up's Crazy For Cupcakes this week and I've already used it three times!!! That's a record for me! The first card uses one of my favorite layouts and some of my favorite retired Stampin' Up Designer Paper (Petals and Paisleys) along with Stampin' Up's Cool Caribbean (retired) and Pretty in Pink. The buttons are from Doodlebug Designs and the ribbon is from American Crafts. I also used Star Dust Stickles on the candle flame, the sprinkles, and the cupcake wrapper. For the second card, I decided to give Taylor's Cupcake Challenge a try. Don't ask me why I've yet to try one of her challenges, but this is my first one! I used the sketch that she posted for today's challenge, but I had to change it up just a little bit. The sketch called for the sentiment to be on the bottom of the card, but that just wasn't working for this creation, so I moved it over to the side. I'm much happier with the results.
This card uses some more retired Stampin' Up Designer Paper (Dots and Dashes), Cool Caribbean card stock, and Tangerine Tango card stock. I made the "Happy Birthday to You" circle by stamping the sentiment right side up, turning it around, lining it up, and then stamping it again. A Doodlebug Designs button fit perfectly in the middle. The scallop circle is punched from a scrap of Cool Caribbean and I used my paper piercer for the tiny holes. More Doodlebug button are in each corner of the card. I added Star Dust Stickles to this card as well. I'm off to check out what the other ladies have come up with. If you'd like to as well, just click on the "Blogger's Challenge" logo on the right side of my blog. Thank you so much for stopping by today. Have a wonderful weekend...Toodles! :D

25 comments:

Taylor said...

So cute, Kimberly! I love the bright colors and those cute buttons you used in the corners! Thanks for playing the challenge... hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Kerry D-C said...

aaaaaaw! these are both WAY cute!!!

Ida P. Krause said...

Very fun cards. They are both just darling.

Connie Paxman said...

Now that is giving cupcake more appeal..I have to use mine..Love the paper on the second one really goes with cupcake theme.
connie paxman

Barb Hardeman said...

These are just so cute!! Great for a little girl and boy! I love your buttons in the corner of the 'boy card'. How delightful they both are...

Clara said...

I knew you'd get to your cupcakes before I could...LOL The card came out great, just love it! (you really are putting me to a huge guilt ya know~)

Nikki Bond said...

These are fabulous! Love the gorgeous colors! {SMILES}

Dee Jackson said...

These are so cute!! Great colors, I just love the buttons

Lisa said...

Very cute cards! Really like them both!

Joan Ervin said...

I love both your cupcake cards...such bright, fun colors you used and I love that cupcake stamp!!! I can't beliece I haven't ordered it yet....!!!

Lynn Mercurio said...

oh both of these cards are so yummy. Great pattern papers and embellishements! Scrumpsous!

Marcia P said...

Love them, that cupcake stamp is such a great one to have in your collection, and you have worked it this week so well.

Lisa Bohler said...

Both cards are wonderfully adorable! Such great cards to keep on hand!

StampingSelene said...

These are so HAPPY. I'm really into cupcakes this month, my daughters birthday is this month.
these are Fabulous. I feel a case coming on!

Claudia said...

Both are great! I like the idea that one is more for a girl and the other for a boy...

Patti Chesky said...

Crazy for Cupcakes is my favorite set from the new catalog. I love how you used the sentiment to form a circle.

Lori said...

These are so cute! I love how you combined the different patterned papers.

wendy Groszkiewicz said...

Those are both so fun! :) Great job with the challenges!

Kathryn said...

OH -- these are such CUTE cards -- love the cupcake and the colors are so FUN! :)

Chrissy D said...

Kimberly - both of these are great! I love your choice of DP, embellishments, and everything! Great job on the challenge! TFS!

Jeannette Swain said...

Too cute and bright! Great b-day cards!

Kristen said...

Very cute cards. I love them both.

MJ said...

How fun both of these are. I so love bright cards. This is perfect.

Robin Merriman said...

Such cute cards, Kimberly. I loved those dsp's so much and miss them! You've used them beautifully.

Beckie said...

great cards! I love how you used all the buttons. Great!