Wednesday, July 7, 2010

The Diedrich Dare: Out with a Bang!

Hello girls! Long time no see!

I did make a card this week for the Diedrich Dare challenge for July. During the summer, the challenge is just once a month. And sadly, this is the last challenge for Whimsical Wednesdays. Jessica and her kids decided to end the challenge. They are exploring new avenues of creativity. This was such fun in the time that we had. I met Jessica, seems like forever ago, when we were on a design team for a now defunct company. She is sweet and caring and genuine and I feel incredibly lucky to know her, to have designed with her and to call her friend. I actually feel that way about all the girls that are DareDevils - past and present.


...let's talk about the challenge. It's an inspiration challenge this week using this photo from

Oh man! It's a cupcake which is wonderful. But the fact that it's a Fourth of July cupcake is SUPER wonderful! Independence Day is one of my favorite holidays! I was inspired originally by the frosting and intended to use the Shaving Cream background somehow but that idea got swept aside as time whittled away. And in staying true to my style, I kept it clean and simple.

I used my Cricut to cut the cupcake, layered it, tied a bow and popped it onto the kraft base. Now I just need to find a friend with a Fourth of July birthday! Hmmm - oh yeah! THIS lovely lady that I get to work with on the Cuttlebug Challenge fits the bill I do believe! Happy Belated Birthday sweetie!

Jessica has put together a terrific prize package for our final challenge! Here's the list of prizes:

♥ Choice of TWO digi stamps from Baby Bud Designs

♥ "Sweet Message" stamp set from The Greeting Farm (4x6 set)

♥ "A Good Book" stamp from {Ippity} stamps

We'd love to see your creation inspired by the image this week. You've got one week to upload a link over at The Diedrich Dare before we close our doors on Wednesday, July 14th.