Life has been hectic. Had off from work last week....and now I need a vacation from my vacation!! I had hoped to have some stamping time, but that surely did not happen! Lots of household projects, including cleaning windows, Fall cleaning, cleaning closets and drawers....painting my bathroom....and then my daughter decided she would paint her room....you KNOW what that means, don't you?!! Yup! That became my project as well! Not to mention a couple of doctors' visits....sigh!
So, yes, I'm very, very behind on my Challenges....and my posts. BUT, I wanted to quickly share this little cutie. I had what I thought would be a small dinner party in honor of my sister's birthday this past Sunday....and it turned into dinner for 18! Loads of fun, of course, but lots of work as well. Still, it was fabulous to see everyone....it was just my family!! This is the card I made for her that went with her gift.
This actually started out as an attempt for MaryJo's Techno Lunchtime Challenge #40....which was from LAST week! Well, it didn't work out and I completely rearranged it to this. (I have to admit that that sketch has me stumped....but, I have an idea. If it works out, I'll be sure to share!!)
In real life (IRL), the background paper works much better with the printed paper. For some reason, the red just pops out at me, but IRL the pink does instead! The printed paper is non-SU...I just loved all the cupcakes!! The cupcake itself is from my new set, Crazy for Cupcakes....it was on sale this past month! Colored in with my Copic markers...I just LOVE these....and, sorry!....they are non-SU as well. A bit of glitter for the sprinkles, layered onto the oval and scalloped oval made with my Nestabilities in the Big Shot....then add a bit of ribbon in that new, easy-to-make bow in Celery Grosgrain. Not really difficult at all.
Stamps: Crazy for Cupcakes
Inks: Pitch Black (Adirondack by Ranger)
CS: Whisper White, Pixie Pink, Gable Green
Misc: Celery Grosgrain, Background Paper (Salsa Junk Padz by Junkitz), Copic Markers (various colors), Oval & Scallop Oval Nestabilities, Big Shot, 2-Way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter