Saturday, September 27, 2008

So Sweet

It has been a few weeks since I've played with Taylor's Cupcake Challenge. I love her sketches, and have missed participating. I've just been so foggy lately with the sleep thing, I didn't know whether I was coming or going half the time... Not to mention I was so far behind in my reader I didn't even know what the sketches were until well after they were over. Oye. I'm all caught up on the reader now, and am getting there on the sleep as well, so hopefully things will start to get back to normal around here!

Anyhoo... Here is her sketch for this week:

I'm not such a big fan of all the white space on my card. In hindsight, I wish I had filled the space with some kind of background stamp in a muted color, but what's done is done, and it ain't bein' re-done! ;o) Oh, and I was doing the sketch from memory, and forgot to make my bow off center. Schvoops!

I'm just excited that I finally bought some cupcake stamps! I've been looking for some plain cupcake stamps that I LOVE for a long time, and really haven't found any that throw me over the top. If I love the image, the size is too small (see those Unity cupcakes below for an example). If I like the size, I'm not totally in love with the images themselves (such is the case with these... they have bigger stamps, which I like, but am not crazy about the jagged line drawings). These were half off at Hobby Lobby this week though, so I caved and picked them up.

Speaking of picking things up, did you see that there is a sale at Firecracker Designs? You can get 10% off your entire order by using the coupon code "SCS1". I placed a small order today for this German Christmas sentiment set and this Envelope Art set that is just too funny. Now I want to sign up for my friend Sara's swap and purposefully be late just so I can use that stamp. bwa ha ha ha! (Just kidding, Sara! ...sort of... ;o) tee hee) I am also loving this "Bummed Out?" set, but I didn't get it. I've been thinking about it all day though, so I could be placing another order any minute now. Oye. It's not good!!

So, what do you think of the card? Sweet, or sour? And how do you like that shiny new signature I made myself? Fun stuff, eh?

Stamps: Birthday Cupcakes (Inkadinkado)
Ink: Adirondak Pitch Black, Real Red
Paper: Bashful Blue, Summer Fun DP (Stampin' Up!), Whisper White, Real Red

Other: Stickles, Crystal Effects, Copic Markers, Blue Brads, Red Satin Ribbon

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Kimmie0270 said...

First off I got the stamped images. Thanks so much. And I LOVE this card. I think the white space is cool. And the sketch is awesome. I'm starting to think I might want to play along. Do you have a link to her? Also, where did you get that AWESOME new signature? I want one like that!

Holly said...

Cute Sarah! I want to play this time around, but just haven't found the time!

Kristine B. said...

THIS is sooo ADORABLE!! That paper is so perfect for the cherry on the top ;) I love that paper, wish I'd have gotten some of it.

I have an award for you on my blog Sarah! (If hyou've already gotten it, that;s okay--I still think you are super sweet and so is your blog!)

Lorie said...

Oh, your card is very, very cute! It all goes perfect together! :o)

Dani said...

Love the white space. Wonderful job. I feel you with the cupcakes. Still searching for that perfect set. Sigh. Oh the trauma. ;)

Ida P. Krause said...

Very cute card. I love the DP you used and your bow is so pretty.

Taylor said...

You did this on no sleep!? Super cute! I love how you did each word in the sentiment in a different box!

Jennifer Love said...

I .. uh .. LOVE cupcakes. hehe! I love this card and I love that paper and wow! You did such a great job!

ChrissyM said...

Yummy card! The pp is perfect for this.

Kathryn said...

Darling card -- love how you stamped the words on each square -- so cute! :)

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