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A Cupcake, A Swing, and a Cowboy

This morning there are some interesting things on my Kitchen Counter - a cupcake, a swing, and a cowboy - not to mention the assorted bills, my coffee cup, a dishtowel, and an invitation to an Art Exhibit featuring my friend Barbara Logel-Black (you can see some of her work HERE).

I am craving cupcakes and icing really strong these days (side effect of a low carb diet!). The challenge at Sassy Cheryl this week is PINK or to be exact - Perfectly Pinkalicious! (#169). I used an image from the Avery is Thankful set which I won a few weeks ago when my name was randomly selected in the challenge (yay!). The challenge is still going through tomorrow so there is still time to enter. They are also having a DT call if you are interested. It is hard to get any cuter than a Sassy Cheryl image! Cheryl Alger is such a wonderful artist and she has some super images in her store, Sassy Cheryl's Stamps. You can find even more of Cheryl's images in the Squigglefly store - just in case you are addicted to incredibly cute images.

I actually won two items in that challenge and here is a card I made with the other image called Swing Me a Story. I was inspired to make this card after looking at this wonderful card made by Kittie at KittieKraft (watch out if you go visit her blog - you may lose some serious amounts of time watching tutorials and drooling).

I woke up very early this morning and saw that my sweet friend Tater is the Queen for the Day at SCS. I had to case her right away. Tater lives in Texas, loves western cards, and hates Pink. She has a really big heart and I love her to pieces. THIS is her card that I cased - she made it in 2008 and it still looks fabulous! Here is my version:

A couple of weeks ago I saw the coolest card on Jane's World. She used metal tape to make a steel prison door as the backdrop for her criminal pig image. I loved the look so I went to Home Depot and bought some (later, I found out that my son-in-law Joey has cases of the stuff - urgh!!!). I used it to make my belt buckle on this card. I used a SU! Framelets Label on some thick cardboard, then I cut two pieces of the metal tape and wrapped it around the die cut. Then I went around my belt buckle with a round ball stylus and made some designs. It was so fun and I love how it came out.

Hope you all have a wonderful Saturday! Hugz to all!


  1. Sally looks so pretty in her pink dress serving her pink cupcake. Yep definitely pinkalicious! Fun card and I love the tree in your cased card.

  2. Oh Nancy...I agree with Linda!! Definitely PINKALICIOUS not to mention "chocolate-icious"!! I love pink and brown together! And this creation really rocks it! Gorgeous coloring and design! Thanks so much for joining in the "Pinkalicious" fun and DT Call at Sassy Cheryl's!! Hugs. Pat Frank

  3. Three wonderful cards, Nancy!! Love the image on the first and you have coloured it wonderfully! Great tree you created on the second and fabulous masculine card to wrap it up (Pamzi would say you are stealing her cowboy - beware LOL!)

  4. This is definitely a pinkalicious Beauty! Pink and browns are classic together and adding this darling sassy little treasure is icing on the cupcake:)
    your coloring rocks!
    Thanks for playing along in our Sassy Cheryl Pinkalicious challenge this week!

  5. These are three fun and richly interesting cards, Nancy! Now I'm craving cupcakes.

  6. Each card is fantastic and fabulous Nancy but the belt buckle is absolutely amazing! Great job!

  7. Each and every card that you have created here is a masterpiece. You have been very busy! Well done with all the challenges!

  8. I truly can't decide which of these three lovelies is my fave!!!

  9. Wow Nancy, you have been a busy girl! Cute cupcake girl, swing card is sweet, but the
    cowboy is my fav. Love the papers the dies, and especially that good lookin' cowboy!
    All three are wonderful


  10. These are all beautiful Nancy, I like the sweet image on the first one the tree with all it leaves on the second, and the fabulous design of the third.
    Kevin xx

  11. Nancy, these are fabulous creations. Each one is very special and wonderfully crafted. Has our Punchkateer pal, Pamzi seen this cowboy card? YKWIM LOL

  12. Now this is a special collection of cards! The flowers on the first two are precious with those sweet images, but I LOVE the western-themed card! I'm an east coast girl, but I've always loved any cards done with a western theme! I love how you used those photo turns for accents! Awesome!

  13. The post title definitely intrigued me and such a fab collection of cards! Cupcake girl is seriously cute and such a great effect with that belt buckle but my fave is the swing girl - completely adorable and I may just have to CASE that one :)

  14. All are fabulous, but I really love the western themed one. Fabulous belt buckle.

  15. Awesome cards, Nancy. You know my fav is that hot cowboy card. :) You did a fab job.

  16. All fabulous! I'm especially in love with the second one-beyond fabulous!!! Thank you for joining us for this week's challenge and for entering the DT call!

  17. You have the most adorable, precious, sweet cards...I have a happy smile enjoying them so ch. I went crazy having a Pin-it party. and Now to go make some cards on my own with all the inspiration.


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