Friday, May 30, 2008

Featured Cupcake Sampler!

Last weekend, when I was buried knee deep in wedding invites, I decided to take a break and stamp just for fun. Because any creative brain cells I own were lost in a see of red and black, I turned to Taylor's blog (her creations are magnificent!) to see what her Friday Cupcake Challenge was. It was an adorable layout, so I made this card.

Well... guess what!?! She picked me (well, my card) for this weeks Featured Cupcake Sampler! Can you even BELIEVE IT? I KNOW! (said in my best Monica from Friends voice).

This weeks sketch is awesome! And it's oh so versatile that I made two different cards with totally different feelings.

The Cupcake Card:

When LZ, Joy, Daisy and I were at CHA Anaheim in February, we walked into the Inkadinkadoo booth and saw this new line of stamps where the phrases were all written by kids! They were hilarious! Imagine my excitement when I walked into our local craft store the other day and they had just gotten them in! I had to get this one! IT'S SO TRUE! Don't you think? I mean really, isn't the best part of a cupcake the icing?

The tiny cupcake is stamped in different colors on the white panel to create the background. The colored cupcake is stamped on cardstock that was cut using the smallest circle Nestability. Instead of keeping the die on the circle and using my Copic Airbrush System to color the center like I usually do, I punched a separate circle, masked the cupcake and sprayed pink around the edge.

Since I wanted to keep the background light, so the phrase stood out, I just touched a tad bit of Stardust Stickles to each of the cupcake hearts.

My Mother's Garden:
I created a garden of flowers using Papertrey Ink's Green Thumb set, and then stamped the sentiment right over the top. I used Versa Magic chalk inks for the flowers giving them such a soft look. I would love to be a Color Namer when I grow up! lol You know, the person who comes up with the fabulous names given to colors! This flower garden is made using Turquoise Gem, Aquatic Splash, Mango Madness, Thatched Straw and Pixie Dust! Aren't they just awesome names?

The corner element is made using a Martha Stewart scalloped border punch. It reminds me of a doily! The little pink button needed a little something, so I polka dotted it with my Inkssentials opaque white pen.

I had such fun being the Featured Cupcake Sampler! The hardest part was keeping it a secret all week!!! (but, I'm a vault... right Joy!?!)

I hope you have time to play in the challenge this weekend! I can't wait to see what you create!



Cupcake - Stamps: Katie & Co, Inkadinkadoo, Stampendous (Hey There Cupcake!) Paper: Fancy Pants (*Sweet Pea*), SU!, Papertrey Ink Ink: Palette Noir, SU!, Copic markers Misc: Nestabilities, Stickles, Copic Airbrush System, Gelly Roll Glaze pen, American Crafts ribbon, Cindyribbon, tracing wheel, sewing machine

Mother's garden - Stamps: Papertrey Ink, Rubber Soul Paper: SU! (Soft Sky DP, taken with teal), Papertrey Ink Ink: Versa Magic chalk inks, Palette Noir, Inkssentials opaque white pen, Gelly Roll stardust pen Misc: Martha Stewart scallop border punch, tracing wheel, Cindyribbon


Lynn Mercurio said...

These are both adorable card. I love the 2nd one with the scalloped border, and those images are devine! Great job, and congratulation for being "the chosen one" this week!

Amy said...

Congratulations! I love how different your cards are!

When you get your job naming colors, I'll be the first to buy "Mango Madness," I love it already!!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Great job on the sketch! Ilove how you used words instead of a main image... TFS!

Jean said...

So glad I found your blog!!! I love your work!!! Great job on the sketch!

Anonymous said...

Hey HB! CongatS!!! Love both your cards, but especially the cupcake creation. Love the way you stamped the cupcake BG and that saying is priceless!


Sherrie said...

I just love how you tied your ribbon on the first card! That cupcake looks very yummy!

Stefanie Staniak said...

Oh my Word - all of your cards are deserving of recognition!! They are beautiful. I wish we lived closer so I could play with you and maybe your creative genius would rub off !! :)

Nikki said...

Gorgeous cards! The 1st one would have been perfect for my dad, any cake he has to have twice the normal amount of icing!


Bevie Pearl said...

HB.......I am so excited for you and that you were picked by Taylor. Your cards are always inspirational.
I *heart* you and your talent.

Kim said...

All of your cards are great! I love the dimensions! TFS

Maria Jesus said...

Beautiful cards!!


Anonymous said...

Hi there, Just love your cards, they are fabulous.


Vicki C said...

Adorable Cards HB...just adorable!

beate said...

Gorgeous cards!
Have a wonderful weekend!
Big cyber hugs

wendyp said...

They are both adorable! Congrats!

Tami McBeain said...

WooHoo HB, congrats I loved your card!