Wednesday, April 13, 2016

IC540 The Cake Blog Challenge and Miscellaneous News

Audrie has done it again at the Inspiration Challenge at Splitcoast. This week's challenge is to use The Cake Blog as inspiration.

My inspiration came from this lovely hanging cake. You can find the description on this post if you scroll down a bit.

10 Floral Cakes for Spring | including this design by RooneyGirl BakeShop | on

My card, inspired by the pink, gold, and white color scheme as well as the pretty rows of roses around the base, takes advantage of the bold gold Delicata ink that is so very, very awesome!

Y'all have probably noticed that I do very few challenges. It's frankly overwhelming to keep track of them...there are so many!!! But as a stamper who constantly searches out new sources of inspiration and loves looking at pretty images and translating them onto cards, Audrie's inspiration challenge is a great place to jump-start my creative flow.

Today's card uses older stamps and supplies (YAY!!) but this batch of new goodness recently arrived in my craft room. You've already seen me use the Circle Scribble Flowers set, but rest assured I've been having fun with all this new, fresh-smelling photopolymer. *happy sigh*

Finally, you may have heard the news recently that Waltzingmouse Stamps closed its doors. Claire Brennan is such a lovely person...talented and attentive to customer service. But due to some changes in EU laws, her ability to run a small business in Ireland really took a hit. I was so sad she closed, but a few days ago, Gina Krupsky announced that Claire will be designing and illustrating for Gina K Designs!!!!!!!

Now two of the nicest women in stamping are working together to bring us amazing things! You can read Gina's blog post here. Some of Claire's existing stamps will be available still, and she'll be adding new stuff to Gina's store as well! I'm so glad Claire is "back in the business" and her design talent won't go to waste. Can't wait to see what she comes up with for her new endeavor!

Whew. My exclamation point key is on fire today.

Anyway, have a lovely day. Our weather here in Ohio is finally improving, and it certainly lifts my mood to see the sun shining! I hope it's shining on you as well.

stamps: Gina K (sentiment), Papertrey Beautiful Blooms II
ink: Hero Arts bubble gum pink, Delicata gold
paper: Papertrey white
accessories: rhinestones, craft foam, glue


  1. Just love this simple pretty design. Just my cup of tea. X

  2. pretty cute things
    new post

  3. Love the card and your inspiration piece. I have a cake (or 2) picked out, but haven't made my card yet. Audrie comes up with wonderful places to get inspiration!

  4. Susan, I love this card, the delicate pink flowers so pretty. Wonderful little supply of stamps there, cant wait to see what you do. I just bought the scribble roses too.

  5. Wow! That's great news for Claire! Cool card, too. :-)

  6. Thanks so much for the heads up on Claire. So glad her creative talents aren't lost to us. Beautiful card as usual.

  7. So sad when government actually puts people out of business. We've seen it happen here too with regulation and crazy laws. It's nice that she and Gina can still provide an outlet for her talent.

  8. thats great news about Claire - as you say such sad news when someone can't continue something they love within work .Fab cards as usual x


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