Saturday, August 28, 2010

Seize the Cupcake

Clearly, I've had cupcakes on the brain this week :) Today's card uses the adorable new Verve set, Carpe Cupcake. The layout is Jen's Sketch For You To Try...

and the color combo is from the Colour Create Challenge #52 (you *know* I didn't choose those on my own! I am so NOT a purple person!), based on this beautiful inspiration photo:

I used to participate in tons of challenges. Not so much lately, but three new-to-me challenges this week have reminded me how much I enjoy them. The papers are all from Basic Grey's Kioshi collection, which seemed a great fit for the color challenge. The cupcakes are paper pieced and dotted with glitter. Behind the center sentiment circle, I added a doily, which is an optional extra with the Colour Create challenge.

Check out what the SFYTT sisters did with this week's super cool sketch:

Jen del Muro with August's guest designer, Ashley N. Newell
Amber Hight
Amy Rohl
Carole Burrage
Jenn Diercks
Jodi Collins
Kelly Lunceford
Leigh O'Brien
Megan Lock
Sonja Christoph
Susan Liles

To play along, link your sketch creation to Jen's blog and remember to use keyword SFYTT in online galleries.

Have a great weekend! I'm dividing my Saturday between Football Fest, the big fundraiser kickoff to the fall football season and a little birthday fete for my mom's 70th. Then tomorrow, I'm going to pretend I know what I'm talking about and write up a tutorial - more on that another day ;)

Stamps: Carpe Cupcake (Verve)
Paper: Prism Simply Smooth White card stock, Papertrey Lemon Tart card stock, Basic Grey Kioshi dp
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Papertrey Lavender Moon, Stampin' Up Barely Banana
Accessories: Quickie glue pen, clear glitter, Spellbinders circle dies, Kaiser pearls, Copic Y13 marker, sponge daubers, foam adhesive, May Arts yellow ricrac ribbon and burlap string, papertrey satin ribbon and button, paper doily, needle and thread
Size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" (A2)


  1. This is adorable! I love all of the cupcakes and the sentiment is fabulous.

  2. Mmmm, how scrumptious! Loving those cupcakes and the colours are absolutely fabulous! The doily works perfectly! Enjoy your busy weekend!
    Hugs, Danielle

  3. This is brilliant! Who would've thought to use cupcakes as the circles?!!? Darling!

  4. Ok, so I am sitting here JUST having said to Mercy and Pam wow that sketch is cool but looks kinda hard and here you go blowing us out of the water!!! This card is AMAZING Amy! Totally in awe!

  5. hmm, cupcakes for breakfast!! LOVE them all stacked on top of each other and the doily is perfect :) I need to figure out how to use mine...thanks for the inspiration :)

  6. Wonderful card with those colors and cupcakes. :D

  7. Purple is MY faavorite color!! You did a great job anyway. Always love to see what you come up with next!

  8. So love your card - the cupcakes are great and what a great sentiment!! Totally fab - thanks for joining us at Colour Create this week! Juliex

  9. This is adorable!! I love the colors and the doily:) Great card!

  10. Oh my goodness this is so yummy! LOVE it!

  11. Very pretty! The doily is perfect with the DP and the cupcake papers.

  12. This is wonderful Amy. Love you work.

  13. Amy, you may not like purple, but it likes you! Beautiful card :) And in my humble opinion, no one does cupcakes likes Wegmans {laughing} Oh how I have wished for one with a nice cup of tea since we have lived in Arizona. But...I'm back in Virginia again (got here Thursday evening). I've had a few moments to see what you've been doing. As always, you just simply inspire me with your impeccable work!

  14. You are always so clever with these sketches. I can never think this way, and always just do sketches exactly as I see them. Love the lace background!

  15. Very yummy card! I love the color combo...TFS


  16. I would totally love to seize one of those sweet cupcakes, but, since i am back at Weight watchers......I'd best not! LOL Love the card Amy

  17. LOOOOOVE the colors and that sweet doily! SUCH a cute card, Amy1

  18. Such a pretty card. I have the same dp, I luv what you did with it, the colors are beautiful together. thx for sharing.

  19. Oh this is fantastic. That is the perfect set to use for this sketch. I love the paper piecing you did on the cupcakes and all of your details are just perfection. WONDERFUL card!

  20. So glad you tried the colours! Your card looks amazing! Sensational dimension in it and the cupcakes look yummy.
    Thanks for joining us at the Colour Create Challenge,
    Sharon xx

  21. I want you to weigh this card!! OMG, it is stunning but look at all your layers! And my friends thing mine need extra postage to mail...LOL LOVE IT!!!


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