Friday, February 27, 2009

I'm FEATURED!!

I can't believe Taylor Van Bruggen asked me to be her Featured Cupcake Sampler this week - I was so excited when I saw her email!!! Then once I accepted the panic set in; I would have to be on a schedule something I haven't had to do since I stopped working 6 years ago!!! I managed to calm myself down and actually focus, again something that I falter at now that I am at home; sure I can stamp for my blog but I don't HAVE to be done at a certain time, I have to say it was nice to know I can make myself focus when I have to (if only I could do that for the ironing that is piling up!)

It took a long time for me to decide on what image to use; and flutter by huggabugg from Stamping Bella was calling my name - she was perfect for the layout. She is stamped with Mementos ink and coloured with copics, I added some watercolour shimmer to her wings.

For her dots on the hat and outfit I used Taylor's Tiny Twinkles
in both orange and light green. When I first looked the little twinkles I was worried about spilling them (I have been known to be a bit of a klutz) then how to work with them because I don't have a fancy tool. I looked around and found my good old quickstik from quickkutz and the gummy part worked perfectly!!

The card base is SU's soft sky layered with certainly celery and the DS paper is from My Minds Eye's "bloom & grow" line. I pierced the paper because I thought sewing would be too much of a distraction from the twinkles. For her antenna's and along the bottom I used Stamping Bella bonbons in the same colour of orange as the twinkles.

This was a lot of fun - thanks again Taylor and have a great weekend everyone!!

Dana

18 comments:

Karen Motz said...

Cute-aroo!!! Love all the tiny twinkles and the Bella bling. Huge CONGRATS on being Taylor's cupcake sampler!!!

Leslie said...

OMG - that is SO exciting!!!!!!!!!Congrats my friend, you must be over the moon. Lovey, lovey, love this card. Those huggabugs rock. I love all the little Tiny Twinkles - they're perfect. Super job and super exciting.

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Dana, this is ADORABLE! I LOVE it! Congrats on being the Featured Cupcake Sampler! Yay!

Miche said...

I looooove your card!! how exciting, first a Bella Babe now a Cupcake Babe!!Congrats!!!

Jami said...

Congrats on being featured! Your card is adorable!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Super cute card! Love the cute image. Congratulations on being the FCS this week. :o)

Shelley said...

Good Job Dana! All your cards are wonderful! I love getting inspiration from you!

Stephanie Hargis said...

Your card is adorable! I love how it turned out! I am so glad that Taylor picked you this week! You deserved it! :D

Janet said...

How exciting!! Your card is fab and you sooooooo deserve it cuz you rock!! (wow that was a run on sentence! lol)
hugs

Christyne (aka Apple Blossom) said...

Ironing is over rated - LOL! Love your card and congrats on being chosen as a cupcake sampler! What an honour!

Vicki C said...

Dana.. your card is just totally adorable!!

Wendy said...

WOOHOO!!! Your a Superstar (I am singing)!! Congrats, you definitly deserve it! And I love the card too!

Debbie Pamment said...

Oh WAY too cute! And you certainly deserve your FCS moment!

~amy~ said...

Woot Woot!!!! congrats Dana and super CUTE card...I ♥ it!

Nicky said...

Way to go Dana !!!!!!
Congrats on being Featured Cupcake sampler, how exciting. The card is so cute and again love your colour choice. Doing the happy dance for you.

Hugs
Nicky

Ida P. Krause said...

Congrats on being the featured Cupcake Stamper this week. Your card is really cute. I love the image you used, so sweet.

Candy said...

Hi Dana,

Big congratulations on being chosen as the designer of the week! You certainly deserve it.

Love your Hugabug and all the bling you put on it. Also the colours are very happy and the piercing is a great addition.

Sonia Kertznus said...

Congrats! very well deserved, you are one talented gal.! Love your card...HUGS...SK :)
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