Yipee!! I got to stamp today!

With my hubby away golfing all weekend I thought I wasn't going to get to stamp but while Ella was napping (not actually napping but resting in her bed because she was too stubborn to sleep) I got some stamping done. I tried Taylor's Cupcake Challenge #25 over at Taylored Expressions. This is the first time trying her challenge and I had lots of fun!

So much so that I made my "Need a Snack" swap cards with it! I hope they all like how they turned out!I am totally addicted to swaps over at SCS lately!
So here's my swap card:

I used the Stamping Bella image Mommy and Baby Cupcakes.
I absolutely love this image! I also used the saying from Stamping Bella- Its a Cupcake Thing!
I decided to color the cupcakes with my SU markers Lovely Lilac, Lavender Lace, Barely Banana and Pretty in Pink. I then used my versmark and rubbed it all over my image and heat embossed it with Iridescent Ice. The card base is 5 1/2 by 4 1/4inches in elegant eggplant. Then I placed a white mat 5 1/4 by 4 inches on top of that. Then I cut a strip (2 inches by 3 3/4) of Pretty in Pink print designer series paper from the hostess pack and layered that on the left side of the card. I added various circles. Then the saying in the upper right corner and some doodling with a black pen!

I am off to relax with the kids and watch a DVD!

But first I have to ask your honest opinion on something!
I would like you to please leave me a comment telling me if there is anything you would change about my blog.
All you (said lovingly) "lurkers" out there if you could participate also I would love to hear from you.
I am just wondering what you would like to see to make my blog better.
Mind you I can take constructive criticism so have at it ladies and tell me the truth.
Whether its more info about my cards, less family talk, more 3d items or whatever, I would love to hear about what you think!
Also I will pick someone from the comments and you will receive a little something from me!
Thank you in advance and have a lovely evening!


Anonymous said...

I think your blog is great. I just started mine and I am wondering the same thing about mine. Your cards are wonderful and your writing is nice. I also have a large family, I have 7 kids. They keep you hopping don't they? Thanks for sharing and your blog is definately going on my blog roll.

Heather- over from the SCS blog thread

Allison said...

This is great...love the doodling and all that glitter!

Tracy said...

This card is adorable! Taylor has the best sketches! I think your blog is wonderful. It is perfect balance of crafting and family too!

Chrissy said...

Your card is adorable, I've been thinking about what I want to create using that sketch today. I love your blog. You have just the right mix of family and crafting. I wouldn't change a thing and I honestly mean it. Your creations are fabulous. Don't change what isn't broken.


Kathy said...

Dawn, I love your blog the way it is, and if I would add anything to it it would be to add cards that pop up (not talking about pop dots here). Since I am by no means macanhinicly inclinde (or not much of a speller this morning either). I have been tring to make my cards pop. I have done one and would like to graduate with other ideas. So if you could help me with this I certainly would appreciate it!

Michele Zwart said...

Nice touch with the Iridescent Ice! I noticed it right away!

Brenda said...

Dawn, I think your blog is great I have been visiting here for serveral months and I love your creations. I would say to keep up what you are doing, it works. Thanks for having souch a wonderful blog.

Eve said...

I LOVE your style! I think you a great blog. You have nice clear photos too!
I am not one to focus on negative- more the positive!
Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Cris A said...

I just adore those cupcakes!

Kim's Life said...

Very nice!!!! You did a great job!

Girl With the Gadgets said...

I really love the doodling and the glitter. I am not a huge glitter fan but I like it!

Danni said...

Cute card and love the sparkly look! The doodling is great too! Mine never looks that good.
I like your blog the way it is!!

JAR said...

I really like all that sparkle on your very cute card!!! And I think your blog is great!

Deb said...

Sorry, I haven't been by in a while, but you know I love your blog the way it is! It's you and you can't change you! The card is gorgeous. I love the irridescant ice, your doodling and that sentiment is too cute!!.

Monica-FC said...

I always come to your blog but rarely leave a comment but i do love everything that you do. some of the cards that you do i would a tutorial on as they great.

forgetfulone said...

What a beautiful card! I will definitely be back for some scrapping inspiration. Found you by way of Chrissy's Creative Spot.