Practicing Creativity

IBSIC #43 You're so sweet!

I don't yet have my Inspired by Stamping stamps, but I'm not going to let that keep me from participating in this week's IBSIC #43, the photo is just too tempting. The colors remind of those orange sherbet Push-ups I used to eat as a kid. Oh, I loved those! Do they still make them?

I designed this as a Valentine's Day card, but actually, the sentiment could be used for anything. I was glad to  use one of these pom-pom clips. I've had them a while, waiting for just the right thing.

The yellow paper was plain 'til I stamped it with my Aladine distressed polka dot background stamp. I use this stamp a lot.  It's a great way to dress up plain paper.

This little net flower adds a bit of flair and echoes the shape of the pom-pom.

Talk about over-kill. I took the time to color and shade in all the little sweets on this 10 x 15 cm stampall 42 of themand then what did I go and do but cut it up?! At first you think these are all cupcakes, but they're not. There are some French treats in here too. The one with what looks like spaghetti on top is made with crème de marron (chestnut cream) and is one of my favorites...yummy!

And just a heads up, but if you're in the market for some new stamps (those new releases are awfully tempting!) check out Inspired by Stamping's Facebook fan 24-hour special! 


Paper—Canson cardstock, Docrafts Nostalgia Born to shop paper and heart die cuts
Dies—Artemio squares and border, Crafts Too tab, Sizzix framelits hearts
Stamps—Aladine sweets and distressed polka dots
Embellishments—MM Dilly Dally flower, Créative Déco paper twine, pom-pom, yellow crinkle ribbon


  1. I just love this card Shani! It is bright, cheery and so cute! Hugs, Joanna

  2. Wonderful use of the colors! You did great~

  3. Love your card and those sweet cupcakes, oh yes I must try doing. They are so cute. Love how you tied your ribbon bow, so pretty. TFS

  4. What a super sweet card! All those yummy treats in the heart shape are so adorable:)

  5. Beautiful, your colouring is amazing, I thought it was patterned paper !!! Have a great weekend. Deb x

  6. Those treats are wonderful. I love your coloring! So pretty. But that flower....oh la la! (See how French I can be? hee hee)

  7. Wow! what a gorgeous card. Love all the details and the stamping you've done here. What an inspiration. :)

  8. Such a magnificent stamp, and it must have been fun coloring all those treats. :)

  9. Beautiful card, love the design! Yummy cupcakes!!


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