Monday, May 18, 2009

*My First Cupcake Challenge*

Happy Victoria Day Long Weekend to my Canadian friends... we've had an awesome long weekend, that started early for everyone in our house except Alex (the poor kid was the only one in our house who didn't have Friday off). Bruce is taking Fridays off now until the fall and Matthew's school had a Professional Development day for the staff.

The weather was pretty awesome, until today... Saturday and Sunday we had temperatures over 20C (around 70-75F). I spent some time on my lounge chair with a good book and my sunglasses. The weather started to change around 8 last night when the temperature started to drop off dramatically... it is now just barely above freezing!! WTF?? Not cool, Mother Nature... not cool.

I had to do a little stamping this weekend as I needed to make a card to take with us to a 25th Wedding Anniversary party on Saturday night. Nope, not an anniversary card. The anniversary was for the oldest son and daughter-in-law of my mother-in-law's second husband (does that make sense?). And I needed to make a baby card for the youngest son and daughter-in-law who have a little baby girl who is about 5 weeks old. This was the first time I'd be seeing her and I understand that there will be no baby shower, so I wanted to get their gift to them. And, I needed a card.

To create this card, I decided to play along with Taylor's Cupcake Challenge (#68) for the first time. I had visited many blogs that had used this layout and I fell in love with it... so I decided to try my hand with it.

I used patterned paper from Upsy Daisy Designs (a Canadian company!) and paired it with some Bazill Bling green cardstock and some white cardstock. The baby image is by Stampa Rosa and I coloured that little cutie with my Copics. I also coloured up two of those great bridal flowers from Michaels with my Copics and added a little bling to the centres of the flowers. Other tools used were my Big Shot and my Nestabilities as well as one of the EK Success border punches.

Wasn't thrilled with how the cardstock matched the patterened paper, but it was the best I could do with what I had on hand.

This was a fun sketch to play with... you should give it a try!
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My lifes inky escape and more said...

Very cute! I love the little baby and the soft colors :)

Quilt Nut said...

so cute. love this baby stamp

Merlie said...

It's green... I love it!