So with sunshine this morning and my new lightbulbs this afternoon, here is what I created. The first card is the Monday Lunchtime Sketch by Mary Jo at Techno Stamper. This is a fabulous sketch and you really should go check out what everyone is creating with it! I used the Soft Sky cs, brown and cream scraps, and Alpine Socks dp which has the greatest little shimmer in it. The cupcakes are from Stampendous, available at Eclectic Paperie. I paper pieced the cupcake papers with the matching dp, and put microbeads on the frosted tops. (I love how the microbeads reflected the light in the photos - IRL they are a shimmery brown). The cherries on 3 of them are red glitter glue and the fourth is a red jewel brad from Target. The square brads on the sentiment are Making Memories.
This next card is for the challenge at Sarah and the Stampstars, No Stamping Required! Also, if you look closely, I SEWED on my card! Yes, this is a first, and clearly there is a problem with the tension on my bobbin thread (see photo of back of panel), but that is easily fixed. Sewing has been on my "techniques to try" list for so long, I finally tackled it today. And it was fun! I used microbeads on the heart. DP is from CTMH. The sketch is Di Hickman's newsletter. A great way to use up scraps.
I'll be home tomorrow afternoon with DS again, so will probably get to stamp more while he snoozes on the couch watching Thomas the Tank Engine. Thanks for looking!