Saturday, October 15, 2011

I've Been Inspired

This has been a week of inpirations for me.  Last Sunday I went to a hammered dulcimer concert at a nearby assisted living facility.  That inspired me to start practicing mine.  I haven't touched it since I played in church in late August.

I went to a couple of quilt shows this afternoon and got inspired again.  I may have to stop cardmaking for a while and get busy with a quilt.  Well, maybe not yet.  I usually reserve my quilt making for when we go south in the winter.  It's easier to transport my sewing machine and fabric than my Cricut and cartridges and paper and ribbon and glue and, well you get the picture.  I do plan to get enough cards made by then to be able to post while I'm gone, though.

Just like the concert and quilt show inpired me, I also get inspired by all the terrific bloggers out there.  Even if the cards are not my style, I can still be inspired by their creativity and/or beauty.  If only there were more time in a day to check out more blogs but then I'd never get anything done for myself. 

My card inspiration for today is the sketch from Mojo Monday .

Cooking with Cricut asked for a card with a cake, cupcake or teddy bear on it.  I decided the combine the two to make a birthday card.

The three printed papers are from a 6 x 12 stack from Cricut called Celebrations.  I found a matching blue and yellow to make the rest of the card.  The scalloped piece was cut from MS Elegant Cakes and embossed with Swiss Dots,  The cupcake is from Doodlecharms and the frosting is embossed with Divine Swirls.  I also heat embossed the swirls with clear embossing powder.   The lines on the cupcake paper are made with my Score-board.   The "happy" square and the cupcake are mounted at different levels with dimensionals.


  1. Very cute card. Love the cheerful colors. Thanks for playing with us at CWC. Sous-Chef Feli'(Felicia)

  2. Just lovely! That striped background paper is almost quilt-like, so I think the quilt show inspiration is showing through in your card-making. :) I love the cheery colours you chose, and the embossing looks great!

    So glad you joined us at CWC this week! :)

  3. Very cute, love bright colors, thanks for Cooking with Cricut!

  4. I love using Divine Swirls for my cupcake "icing"! So cute! Thanks for joining us over at CWC!


  5. Very lovely card!
    Thanks for sharing!
    -Kemma, CookingWithCricut Design Team

  6. Love all the colors! Very cheery card! Thanks for playing along with us at CWC! Jill from DT♥

  7. I just love the bright colors. And the embossing gives it the perfect touch!!

  8. What a sweet card Bobby! I love how cheerful and bright it is! How clever to use your scoreboard for the lines in your cupcake wrapper-liner. Thank you so much for playing along with us and sharing your talent at


  9. I love your card! Thanks for joining us at Cooking with Cricut this week!

  10. Cute card, Bobbie! I love your quilt-like background and the embossing is a wonderful touch. Thanks for linking up at Cooking With Cricut this week.

    ~ Jen, CWC Design Team

  11. Terrific papers for a super card. I love the clean lines of the sketch. Thanks for sharing at CWC.