Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Challenges Galore!

Today feels like it has been a super long day!!! The lil Peanut got a couple of shots at the doctor's yesterday and he has been really fussy since. Poor thing is just so uncomfortable! I haven't been able to do much crafts because the baby wanted to be babied. :( After the doctor, we had an early dinner with my family before they headed out of the country today. Here is a pic of the lil Peanut yesterday after he got his shots. Asides from his fussiness today, you wouldn't have known he got a bunch of shots!

At his 2 month appointment, he is now weighing 10lbs, 14 oz and is measuring 22.25 inches long!

Onto my projects! There have been so many challenges lately, that I've decided to try and combine several challenges in one. This first one is based off of a photo inspiration challenge from Birthday Sundaes.

This was the inspiration:

This was my take on the picture:

I took a piece of DCWV cardstock for the base, the trims, and the oval which the cupcake is on. The darker pattern paper is from DCWV, the lighter one is from Target's $1 bin. I took one of DCWV's sand photo real paper and cut out the umbrella out of it. The umbrella handle s made out of toothpick. The buttons are just random buttons I had laying around and the circle embellishments are from Sticko. The cupcake digi stamp is from Paper Squirrel.

This card will also be entered to the following challenges:

The next one is based off a sketch from Paper Crafting Journey's Grly Sketch Challenge.

Here's what I came up with:

I used an AC Cardtock for the card base. The lil pieces of basic cardstock were all leftovers so I don't really remember where each came from. The patterned Cardstock is from DCWV's Nana's Kids Collection. The sentiment was from a Cosmo Cricket Cardstock. The digi stamp is from Fairy Knoll.

This card will also be entered to the following challenges.

It's gonna be a long night! The little one is fussy so I should head to bed while he isnt too bad. 

Thanks for reading!


  1. Beautiful card, love the colors! Thanks for joining us this week at Stamps R Us.

  2. Love the dimension you created with the umbrella! Thanks for joining us at CTO!

  3. Wow Marie great card and I love your little 3d umbrella!! Cute colour scheme too! Thank you for joining in at frosted designs this week!

  4. Very cute card! I love the umbrella and buttons! Thanks for playing at CTO!

  5. This is so cute, especially the umbrella! Thanks for joining us over at CTO! I'm happy to be your newest follower.
    Hugs, Jenni

  6. Very cute with the umbrella!

  7. Cute card,love the umbrella.Thanks for playing at CTO.

  8. What a great LO and your umbrella is a sweet touch! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO :)

  9. How adorable.....both of these are just outstanding.....awesome job....thank you so much for playing with us at PCC/TMIT

  10. Hi!
    Fab creations!
    Thanks for joining us at PAPER CUPCAKE/TMIT this week. Hope see you again.
    Good Luck!

  11. You did a wonderful job. Thanks for playing at CTO!

    Trell - DT

  12. I love that the umbrella is coming off the card. Great card!

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

  13. What a great card!! I love the asymmetrical lines with the gemstones and how you clustered the buttons! That umbrella is just too adorable, also! Great job -- thanks for joining us at CTO this week.

    CTO Design Team

  14. Oh, and your lil' peanut is just precious!

  15. Cute card! TFS with us at The Corrosive Cha.
    Zulma DT

  16. You have created a super cute card! Thank you for playing along with this weeks CTO Challenge! Yvonne

  17. The card is SPECTACULAR!! Glad you're still able to find the time to craft, even with a little youngster! He is too cute for words! Thanks for joining us this week at CTO! Now a new follower and would love for you to visit me at

    Tracey - CTO DT member.

  18. Great job with the challenge.. very nice...

    thanks for playing this week with us at CTO...


  19. What a great card and the colors are beautiful!!

    Thank you for joining us this week at Card Cupids!!!


  20. Super cute take on the inspiration photo. I love how you added a umbrella to the cupcake. I hope your baby is feeling much better by now! Thank you for playing along with Birthday Sundaes!

  21. I love your use of buttons on your project!! What a great idea!!

    Thanks for playing along at Frosted Designs, I hope to see you play again!!

    Erin R.

  22. DARLING, DARLING!!! The projects and that cute baby that I could hold all day. CTO DT Paper Panther :)

  23. Your card is absolutely delicious looking!! Hope your little one has recovered from those shots -- The picture is adorable!! :)

    Thanks so much for sharing your talent at Celebrate The Occasion last week!! A new challenge has started -- Can't wait to see what you create!! :)

    Amy :) at
    Celebrate The Occasion DTM