Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Crazy 4 Cocoa Challenge 5 & Exciting News!!!!

Good morning!  Today, I have the next challenge for the Crazy 4 Cocoa Blog, and some exciting news to share with you.  First up...  The exciting news...  I have the distinct pleasure of being a part of the Midnight Madness Challenge design team for the next three months!!!!  Woooohooo!!!  Can you say, excited?  I've been keeping this under my hat for quite a while, and it's NOT been easy, let me tell ya!  I'm looking forward to a wonderful experience, making life long friends, and learning a lot along the way.  It's gonna be LOADS of fun... I just know it, and I'm thrilled for the opportunity!!  :)

Now on to my challenge card for today.  The newest challenge has just been announced over at the Crazy 4 Cocoa Challenge Blog, and this week, the challenge is Let's Celebrate!  For my card, I chose to use the Cocoa with Cupcake image from the so sweet Cocoa stamp set by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.  I colored the image with my Copic markers, and cut it out with my nestabilities.  I added some hand stitching with twine around the edge of the circle, and added a twine bow to the cupcake.   The rhinestone flourish by Zva Creative gave this just the right sparkle and bling to this card.  One of my favorite tips is to use the clear rhinestone embellishments, and color them with my Copics to match whatever I'm working on.  That way I always have the perfect color for any project right at hand.  That works on pearls, too!! 

Cupcakes seem to be the trendy way to celebrate now days, and I've seen so many amazingly decorated cupcakes out there.  A few months ago, my niece and I played with the Cricut Cake machine I bought for her when she graduated from culinary school and made adorable little sailboat cupcakes for her little brother's birthday.  They turned out sooooo CUTE!!   Now, there is a whole market out there for pretty cut outs to wrap around your cupcakes.  Now THAT'S something to celebrate!!! 

I hope that you enjoyed a blessed Christmas with your family.  Ours was wonderful, and this old girl is definitely ready to get back into a more normal routine.  Thank you so very much for stopping by today!  I wish you a blessed and glorious day and lots of happy stamping!


Heather said...

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Glora said...

This is such a sweet card. I love it! And congratulations. I can't wait to see what you come up with.

Sharon said...

Such an adorable card!! Congrats!! :)

MiamiKel said...

Oh Lorie, they are gaining a star! Congratulations!! There isn't anything you can't craft, I'm convinced of it! :) What a joy you will be to the team with your uplifting cheer and sweet persona - I have missed being "in touch" and know you are enjoying every second of your gorgeous new gson! Wishing you the BEST New Year my friend, congratulations and here's to a happy, carefree, craftin' 2011! x0x0x

Beckie Williams said...

very very cute!! I love your little mouse!!

Janice W. said...

Congratulations Lorie! They are lucky to have you! Your Cocoa card is adorable!!

Carol W said...

Woohoo Lorie, congrats on the Midnight Madness Challenge team news. I am so excited for you and hope to play along...I love your cocoa card and the awesome bling tips...wow, who wudda thunk....will definately have to try it...I am so happy for you, am wishing you an awesome New Year with tons of fun and exciting things in store for you!!!

Love ya,

Carol L said...

Congratulations on your MM DT status! Yay You!
Your cocoa card is deliciously adorable with all those pretty cupcakes and bling! Sweet indeed!

Catherine said...

Hey Lorie!
This card is beyond yummy looking! YGG!
And big CONGRATS on the Midnight Madness DT! Woohoo!
((((HUGS))) & love,

grandmafairymary said...

Congrats the Midnight Madness Challenge team is so lucky to have you! Your card is darling as always! Happy New Year!

Thebug415 said...

Wow...congrats! Great card. I love the gold flourishes.

Imke said...

Lorie, Congratulations !!

Your card is wonderful. I LOVE these BG DP and with this cute image - perfect. I also like the rhinestone swirl.

A Happy New Year 2011 !!

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