Sunday, June 26, 2011

My First Guest Designer Spot!

A very exciting Sunday today!  I was invited to join a very lovely group of designers at Cupcake Inspirations today as a Guest Sweetie!  Yippee!!  They are hosting a challenge starting today with an inspirational photo and I'm delighted to help spread the word.  As this is my first experience as a GD, I was simply thrilled!  It is the opportunity to design inspired by their photo as well as using an image and sentiment from their current sponsor Glitter babe .   I used their very fun image called "tip toe ballerina".  She was terrific to work with and as I don't usually color animal images, I took this opportunity to practice!

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This is my second Patriotic style card and it SO reminds me of the National Anthem and a baseball game!  I know, I know she's a ballerina right?  But she is OBVIOUSLY a American Olympic CHAMPION ballerina!  hehe.  I made sure to use some fancy metal edged ribbon from the American Collection I've had laying around for years now and even some material made embellishments on the inside!  I sure hope you all enjoy this as much as I enjoyed making it for you and the lovely ladies at Cupcake Inspirations!  Thank you again for allowing me to be your SWEETIE!


Bazzill stock
Core'dinations "Red Rose" stock
NB classic Ovals Large
The Paper Studio "God Bless America DP
The Paper Studio "Cream Country Crackle DP
NB classic circles
My Minds Eye "Merry little Xmas DP


Copic Markers: E13, E000,G99,
B21, B26, B41,YG97
Signo "white" pen

Challenges entered:
Whimsical Wednesdays ~ Patriotic w/buttons
Creative Belli ~ "G" Old Glory and old material and ribbon
Bubaboo Catch the Bug ~ Red White and Blue
Stampin Scrappin ~ Red White and Blue
CES ~ Anything but square
Card Makin’ Mamas – Red, White, Blue
Catch The Bug – Red, White, Blue + ribbon
Craft Us Crazy – Red, White, Blue
Craft Your Passion – Seeing Red
Cutie Sunday – Animals
Delicious Doodles – Cute & Cuddly
Die Cut Dreams – Red, White, Blue
Dream Valley – ribbons
Forever Friends (monthly challenge) – 3 DP(with an animal)
House of Gilli – Ribbons & bows
Paper Crafting Journey – Anything goes
Paper Issues – Red, White, Blue
Paper play Time – Red, White, Blue + digi
Penny’s Paper Crafty Challenge – Red, White, blue
Rainbow Lady – Digi Day
Scrapbook Sisters – Anything Goes
Scrappy Frogs – Red
Stamp Something – Celebrate something (Christmas) with Red, White, Blue
Stamp N Doodle – Animals
Woodware USA – Patriotic colors/theme (used Red, White, Blue)
Just Us Girls -  3D Patriotic
Birthday Sundaes ~ patriotic
Kenny K ~ Patriotic
Stamping Sisters in Christ ~ Galatians 5:1
Pile it on ~ Circles


Ribbon from American Collection
WOC flowers
Pinking shear cut squares
The Paper Studio button pack

God Bless our America!

Thank you for visiting,


  1. totally gorgeous, love the shape of this pretty card
    Hugs Kate xx

  2. Wow congrats on your great news and this card is simply Fabulous!!!! Love the design and the colors!!!! Love that flower!!!! Wow!!!

  3. Gorgeous card Tammy Louise, I like the shape , the stitching and that gorgeous bow.
    Kevin xx

  4. OM Gosh this is sooo cute! I love the shape, ribbons and your gorgeous flowers!! Thanks for playing along with us at Catch the Bug and good luck!
    Tammy :)

  5. Hi ya
    oh scrummy cake, fabulous card, great image & colouring,lovely papers & embelies, thank you for joining us at CES this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

  6. WHat an adorable card! I love love love the ribbon! Thanks for playing at Whimsical Wednesdays!

  7. Wow, this card is clever and cute! That bow is just beautiful, a real stand out. Wonderful papers and the stitching is just fabulous.
    Another fantastic job.
    Thanks for joining us at Whimsical Wednesday.

  8. Tammy,
    Okay I thought the first was a stunning card but this is too! Your coloring is just perfect, love the image and your bows! OMG! All you extras too... love the shape! Great job! Thanks for playing along with us at Whimsical Wednesday's!

  9. this is such a fab card girl! just love the colors & the did an awesome job. so glad you joined us as a gdt cause you rocked the challenge! big hugs!

  10. Such gorgeous card;) Love the shape, the stiching and the cute ribbon. Hugs Bettina

  11. You did a great job as guest sweetie. I love the bow. so glad you played with us.
    Chris - CIC DT

  12. What a great card; LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the paper; and that ribbon - SHUT THE FRONT DOOR - amazing!

    So glad you could be our special guest sweetie!!

  13. Super patriotic card. Thanks so much
    Love Cynthia x

  14. Love your dancing monkey. Great use of the Old Glory with your DP. Thanks for sharing on the Belli challenge.

  15. Oh my gosh! This is awesome! Thanks for playing with us at Paper Playtime. :) Janis

  16. This is absolutely GORGEOUS Tammy!! I LOVE your ribbon and papers! Thanks so much for joining in on our Red, White & Blue Challenge at Penny’s. Good Luck!!


  17. Oh this is sooo sweet. I love the papers and the ribbon is just fantastic. Thanks so much for entering the Catch the Bug Challenge this week!

  18. That a precious card! I love the ribbon. And that cupcake looks delicious. :) Thanks for playing with Paper Playtime.
    Tana @ A Caffeinated Crafter

  19. Beautiful Card! Love the ribbon! The coloring is wonderful! Thanks for playing with us at Birthday Sundaes!

    Birthday Sundaes DTM

  20. Beautiful! Congrats on your GD spot - such fun! Thanks for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ!

  21. This card is beautiful and congratulations on the GD spot! Thanks for playing along at Catch-The-Bug!

  22. Ahhh....adorable! Thanks for playing at CES challenges....good luck! xx Jenny xx

  23. Wow, wow! Absolutely stunning! Love the shape, all the elements, the stitching and the DP is gorgeous too!

    Thanks for playing along with us this week at "Paper Playtime" and good luck!

    xx Tracey xx -PP/DT

  24. This is delightful! Such a sweet image . . . I have a friend who is raising a future Olympic hopeful. :) Thanks for joining in the Stampin' Sisters in Christ challenge this week!

  25. What sweet card! Thank you for joining us at Paper Playtime!

  26. Super card Tammy! Love the patriotic red, white and blue papers, super.

    Thanks for joining us this week at Delicious Doodles, hopefully you can also join us for next weeks too!

    Keryn ;)

  27. Beautiful card...
    thanks for joining cutie sunday.
    Nice Greeting from Austria
    hugs Michaela

  28. Hi.
    This is a gorgeous card. I love the image.
    Many thanks for joining us at Penny's and Good Luck.

  29. Great style
    Thanks for joining us at the "Die cut Dreams challenge" this time
    Hugs Susie Sugar & Lynne xx

  30. Fun image, super ribbons. Thank you for sharing with us at Rainbow Lady's this week.
    Jen x

  31. this is great and the ribbons are gorgeous. Thank you so much for playing along at Die Cut Dreams and good luck!

  32. Aw, lovely sweet card hun!!
    Thanks for playing this week at the Delicious Doodles Challenge, and good luck with the draw!
    Teri x

  33. Your cards are simply fabulous - love your details and circle folding down. Really delightful!!Thank you for sharing your creativity at Pile it On this week.

  34. This is TRULY beautifully colored and crafted! In all honestly, I can't imagine how much time it took to link to ALL OF THESE CHALLENGES! Wow! Great job! Thanks for including Just Us Girls in your inspiration!

  35. Oh my, your ribbon work is just fantastic! I am really impressed!!! Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley!

    luv, Mags x

  36. what a fun design! Fabulous!!!
    So glad you came to play with us @ Paper Playtime!

  37. Wow - it seems as though everyone in Blogville agrees this is fabulous! Congratulations on your first GD - you nailed it! Love the image and the sentiment - they are perfect! Love it! Thank you for joining us for this weeks Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge - we appreciate your support and love to see your wonderful projects! {{{hugs}}}
    Linda SSIC Design Team

  38. Another beautiful card. The image is adorable and great coloring too. I just love the fun ribbon. Thank you for joining us at Whimsical Wednesdays.

  39. Fabulous card.Great colouring and so many beautiful details.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion :D
    Lisa x

  40. Fabulous card. Thanks for joining us at Cutie Sunday.
    Hugs Stine

  41. Fab Entry, thanks for joining Die Cut Dreams challenge, Good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  42. oh i can't believe i missed this one! it's absolutely gorgeous! i just love how you used that image!!!

    i'm grabbing it to showcase! thank you so much for the smile!

    hugs :)

  43. wow luv luv this card...
    Don't forget to add it to our linking party for our readers to discover your blog at

  44. oh, so cute!! love it!
    Thanks so much for joining us at SSCC

  45. This is such a great patriotic card-thanks for playing along with the belli girls in our “g” challenge and for using some old and forgotten stash

  46. Your card is sooo BEAUTIFUL!Super job with all the AMAZING details and LOVE that SWEET little image,Thanks so much for playing along at Whimsical Wednesday!:)


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