Sunday, February 28, 2010

BBTB2-Celebrations - Cupcake

BBTB2 is Blog hopping today, it is always so much fun to do this event, so please visit all our blogs this week and be sure to leave comments and sign up as a follower of the blog to be
eligible for that fantastic give away from "Cricut Holiday" what a great way to get the fantastic
"Sweethearts" cartridge and a wonderful SEI paper pack. There are some great cuts on "Sweehearts".
This was one of those cards that just would not come together til the very end. I would work on it, changed the orientation several times and then put it aside. I do not work that well under a deadline, I like to have an item finished before it is due, some people thrive on deadlines but not me, so I was really getting frustrated. I had the card on my table and above it was a flourish from another project and the rest they say is history, it just fit so I went with it. If I had had more time, I would have done it with design studio but I was under the gun. My point being sometimes you just have to let go of the image in your head and just let the design go in its own direction.
The overall measurements for this card are 5 1/4" x 5 1/2", the shape card was created with Design Studio and the Celebrations cupcakes, then additional single cupcakes were cut. The flourish is from QK as well as the "Celebration" Banner. The cupcakes were frosted with my homemade glaze and then micro beads were added. All coloring was done with the Copic Markers and the Copic Airbrush System, by the way if you are a Copic user you might want to try the Copic Opaque White, it is not in a marker, you can use with a brush or other tools and it is fantastic (white dots were done with the product). Misc. ribbon


View showing the dimension of the individual cupcakes.

I am offering up one of my "Safety Pin Calendars"
as blog candy today, if you are not familiar with them scroll down a little way on my blog. If you are picked from Random.org as the winner you will get to choose from 1 of 3 themes and will also be able to choose the 2 colors you want, so be sure to leave a comment, if you do not follow my blog, it would be great also to have you as a follower. I will choose a winner on Friday-3/5.

Now please hop on to the fantastically talented
Jennifer Wuthrich, thanks so much for stopping by and have a fantastic week. Hugs

88 comments:

iluvmybugs said...

Cute card...love the colors!! TFS

Terry

Threadbear said...

Love your card -- cupcakes look sooo yummy!!

Kaye's Crafty Place said...

I can definately relate to your story, so frustrating. Beautiful result tho, the flourish is a great finishing touch.

hugs
Kaye x

Crayola58 said...

Well, my friend...if this card gave you woes, it sure was a final winner. I love that scroll above the three cupcakes. Wow. Hugs.
Carole

Beth said...

you sure can't tell you had any problems..the end result is very yummy! they look real! TFS

Heather said...

Great job! It looks wonderful.

Kelly said...

Yummy! Fabulous job on the cupcakes, they look good enough to eat!

Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

Love it and thanks for sharing that i am not the only one that has things go differently than what is in her head!

Gina Thornton said...

I love it! Love the flourish!

Gina Thornton said...

I love it!! Love the flourish! Thanks for sharing!

Gina Thornton said...

My little box is still on the screen so not sure my comment posted :(

I love the card! Great use of the flourish!
I am officially late for work, but the blog hop was worth it! :)

Anonymous said...

I am enjoying going from blog to blog. Thank you for having anonymous way of commenting.

fergie

- - Sheryl - - said...

WOW! what a fabulous card - with the groupings of cupcakes and that swirl!!

Thanks for the chance to win your calendar pins - I remember seeing them when you posted and thought what a fab idea!

eiyiyi said...

They look good enough to eat! Great card, no one would ever know it wasn't exactly what you planned. hugs, eileen

Josie0602 said...

Another great cupcake card! I love the name of your blog!

Jeri said...

OMGoodness, those cupcakes look so real, Sandi. Wonderful job! I don't like to live close to deadlines either. I usually work as far ahead as possible. No stress on your behalf shows on this creation.

DonnaMundinger said...

How cool and unique, Sandi! You always come through in the end. LOVE it! (Great minds think alike on the border, eh? Hee hee) xxD

thkelly said...

Such a cute card. Love it. Your candy is awesome! I love it such a unusual little pin. I may have to lift this idea! I just became a follower!
mccadesmom at gmail dot com

thkelly said...

Oops I added my comment under your awesome Safety Pin Calendars, I love them I hope I win Hee Hee! Love the beautiful card, those cupcakes look good enough to eat! Thanks for the candy I may have to try those calendars.
mccadesmom at gmail dot com

connie said...

Your card turned out beautiful! I have never seen the safety pin calendar before...it is so cute!

Lisa said...

Lovely card! I also love what you wrote about sometimes having to let go of the image in your head...Sometimes doing that brings amazing work!

Bobbi said...

Love your card, the 3D cupcakes are great.

Mindy said...

Flourish must me "in". I really like how you used it with this card. Great job :)

TR said...

I love for cards to have dimension!
And CUPCAKES! :D

TR

1CardCreator said...

Great card Sandi, I love the colors and the dimension adds so much! Take care, ~Diane

Mari Harpham said...

Cute, cute card.

Alyssa said...

Adorable card, makes me want the Celebrations cart, which I didn't think I needed :)

4kids4 said...

What's better than a cupcake?? Maybe THREE cupcakes!! Great card!

~Sharon/4kids4 on the Cricut mb

Carol said...

Great idea you came up with...

Lori1brat said...

Simply DIVINE !!!! The cupcakes look like they could jump of the card and into my mouth !!!!! LOL

Staci said...

Very nice design!

Kim said...

Love that you used three AND all the layers..wow...

joeygirl86 said...

this is too cute...love the details!

nancy said...

Love your cup cakes card they look good enough to eat and share with a good friend. Great idea---TFS----Nancy

kim.mom said...

WOW!!! Love your cupcakes - they look so real!! That card is amazing - how clever to add that flourish! Too cute!

Marion said...

Great card. I love the way this is layed out with all the dimension.
Marion

Mary Jean said...

wow...i love this card! I'm going to have to try this! love love love it

SusanHanna said...

Cute card... and I am thrilled to discover your blog. LOVE the safety pin calendar!!

Whippet said...

This is just plain fun! I'll have a cupcake, please:-)

alwayscharlie said...

Great card. I love how the flourish sets it off!

Becky Roper said...

All these ideas are precious. Love the blog hop.

Becky Roper
b roper @ alfa ins . com

candyscorner said...

Those cupcakes look real! I would swear you could eat them!
Candy

Stephanie said...

Really clever and original. Love having a chance to win.

vballen said...

Your project certainly has the "WOW: factor...absolutely fabulous.
Veronica
vballen@comcast.net

Denine said...

I love the dimension and colors of this card. So gorgeous yet playful.

Thank you for the inspiration.

Sharon said...

The cupcakes look so yummy. I love the scroll in the background. Thank you for sharing and thanks for the blog hop.

moknowsall said...

these look so real......i could just eat them. yummy... nise job.

Maureen

Lacey said...

Such cute stuff! Love the card, love the calendar!!!

shari said...

Your card looks yummy enough to eat! I signed up to follow your blog. Shari (cricutrookie)

Karen S. said...

Very cute!

maryanns said...

I work better with deadlines! It drives my husband crazy! Your card is so attractive. I do not use copic markers but I admire those who can. They really add to the beauty of your card. Thanks for the copportunity to win a "safety pin calendar."

figment said...

love the card hugs Penny

cjtatman said...

Love the card and love your blog. Everything Nora Roberts is good, but a really good read is the Carpathian series by Christine Feehan.
Candice J

Diane N said...

It's evident that you spent a lot of time on this card. Love it.

DianeN

rindle17 @ gmail dot com

Show Love-Make Cards said...

Why settle for one cupcake when you can have many? I like your style!!! This is beautiful, those cupcakes look real!

Ann Kranitz said...

Love the dimension of the cupcakes. What a great creation!!!!

CathyinMN said...

I love the card. TFS your talent with us. Did you take the photo at the top of your blog -- it's gorgeous.

Tammy said...

WOWZA.....YOU DID AN AWESOME JOB ON THIS ONE! Love the layers and the blue background scroll...awesome.
smiles...Tammy

Susan said...

All of that really hard work paid off! That is sooo clever ~ terrific design ~ to say nothing of the colors and embellishments! Thanks so much for sharing!
susanJ

cinmfoster said...

Great card, love the dimension and the scroll.

pcrusberg said...

Your card is super cute! Looks good enough to eat! Thanks, Pam
pcrusberg at aol dot com

Wendy Raffin said...

This is terrific. thanks for sharing all of your great ideas and designs!

freetimegone said...

What a great card. I love the design with the 3 cupcakes and the dimension. I think they look good enough to eat. One of these days I hope to have the funds to invest in some copic markers. The results are amazing.

AShu93 said...

Those are beautiful cupcakes & the flourish really makes it stand out.

JustJules said...

This is darling!! Makes me want to go and bake! Thanks for the inspiration!

paperscissors said...

your skills with the copic colouring system have created cupcakes i imagine picking up and eating, so real! your letting go of the image and allowing things to come together, worked magnificently!

Indypam1 said...

Wow super cute card. Love your story in how it came together. I too don't do well under the pressure of a deadline.
Pam

Cathy said...

I love to see everyones creations using the same theme. Your card is adorable. I love your pins. I can see that on a nice blazer. You have a gift..ARE YOU A GARDNER AS WELL???

Cin said...

Oh triple the fun!! Really cute card. Love it.

liz said...

I love the layering, and the way it's cut and not backed with a traditional card!

Creative Momma said...

what a great design...I love it ...the colors are great too..and your details make this card super.. :)
hugs
Marina

GrannyCharlotte said...

Sure can't tell you had problems by looking at the finished product. Too cute!! Love the colors, the flourish and everything else too:)

Sandy said...

This design is simply fabulous...lovely Sandi!

Lesley from WI said...

Super cute card....great design!

Jennifer said...

Hi Sandi,
I love this, it's so unique! Such striking shapes and colours - beautiful work.
Hugs
Jen x

Elizabeth (Beth) Moore said...

Your cupcakes look good enough to eat!

lindadb said...

What a great idea to make 3 cupcakes. I love the banner that you added.

Linda

MjDidDoIt said...

OMG!! those cupcakes look good enough to eat!!! i want copics so bad!! lol. thanks for sharing such beautiful creations!!

Regina Easter said...

oh sandi, i love all of the different elements on this card...way adorable...hugs

Lisa Avolio said...

Thanks for your openness about making the card come together. It's great to know that I'm in such good company! The safety pin calendars are really cute, too.

SusanC said...

Very creative, love the sprinkles, they look real.

Judy said...

Sandi! This cupcake card is beautiful! I wanted to thank you for leaving a comment on my blog. Have a great week.

Karen McPherson said...

The microbeads were perfect for the cupcakes. The whole card works well together. Very nice job. TFS

Jet said...

Fun card! I really like the microbeads in the frosting. Would LOVE to have a safety pin calendar...THANKS for the opportunity to win one! :-)

Sharon Caudle said...

Awesome card, Sandi. You're right, sometimes you just have to give up the vision that is in your head. But it's really hard to do that sometimes, isn't it!! But it worked! Your card is awesome! Off to see all the rest of your wonderful designs that I've missed lately!
hugs!
Sharon

Shelley Evetts said...

What a fabulous card! I love the sprinkles and the colors. The lo is great too. You are just so talented. Thanks for sharing. I"ve left an award on my cards blog. If you'd like to pick it up the addy is: http://shelleyscards.blogspot.com/

Angelwood said...

Oh so cute! Love the dimension with those cupcakes and that flourish/scroll is the perfect touch! You are so creative! hugs, Angela

~JulieH~ said...

Oh Sandi how gorgeous. I love how the scroll has been attached as a cupcake holder and your cupcakes look good enough to eat!
Hugs
Juliexx