Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Cupcakes Again!

When I came across Jenna Millsap's blog the other day, I saw that she participated in a Stamps and Smiles sketch challenge over at The Fresh Batch and discovered that it was the cutest thing. I couldn't believe it took me this long to find it. Not only that, it also features Cindy Haffner! I've been addicted to Cindy's blog for a while now. I love every card she makes so I visit her blog at least once, if not twice, a day. Cindy, you are truly inspiring! I want to case all of your cards. If only I had all your supplies! LOL So thank you Jenna and Cindy for leading me to The Fresh Batch.

Mmm, cupcakes! Who doesn't love cupcakes? The one thing I miss most about work is baking cupcakes for everyone. I used to do this quite often but now that I'm home with a baby I can hardly find the time or the excuse to make 24 cupcakes. I certainly can't eat them all myself! All I can do is make cards with cupcakes and drool over them. LOL There's definitely no shortage of delicious cupcake stamps out there and I thought that this Pink Cat Studio version was just the perfect focal point for this sketch.

I love how Cindy popped the bars up in her card so I did the same. :) I paper pieced the cupcake wrapper but it's hard to see the chocolate words written all over it. A few things went wrong while I was making this card. The wave punch is new and the more I punched the more oil kept coming out of it. I've never had this happen before! I tried to pour some rubbing alcohol into it to absorb the oil but that didn't work. Luckily the residue dried or mostly evaporated after a few hours which is why I had to wait 'til this morning to photograph the card. Then I made the mistake of using the same safety pin to reopen the Stickles and the Crystal Effects so when I used the shine on the chocolate-covered strawberry, sparkles got all over it. Maybe that's not a bad thing but this card looks like a mess. I wanted to add some ribbon but couldn't figure out where to put it. Oh well, I guess they can't all be perfect. :Þ

Sources: DCWV sweet stack, Halcraft & Paper Reflections cardstock; Pink Cat Studio Sweet Treats image and sentiment; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Copics; SU crystal effects; PSX Diamond Stickles; EK Success dotted wave edger punch; dimension squares

8 comments:

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh yummy I love your card.

Jenna said...

I LOVE how you used this sketch! The cupcake is absolutely perfect. I love the glitter and how you added the shine to the chocolate. Fabulous!

Crystal (mom4cuties) said...

How yummy that strawberry looks good enough to eat!

wendyp said...

omgosh! LOVE that chocolate dipped strawberry. How cute and creative!

Silli said...

OMG, Emily, your card is so beautiful and sweet. I love the colors and the papers...*yummy*... Hugs and happy day. Silke

Jennifer Meyer said...

Awesome card Emily, it's SO sweet and it's making me hungry for cupcakes! LOVE the sweet layout, Thanks for playing along with Stamps and Smiles!
Hugs & Smiles, Jennifer :)

Michelle B. AKA JustPaintingAround said...

Mmmm, that chocolate looks good enough to eat! Love your take on this sketch!

Donna Baker said...

hmmm, this card is so yummy! thanks for visiting my blog too! (be sure to use my 10% discount code SAVENTENDB if you cave & decide to get some Doodlefactory stamps!)