Tuesday, January 30, 2007

where'd this come from?

This card is really not my style...in fact it looks quite a bit like the incomparable Julie Ebersole's style...which scares me a little and amuses me a lot!

I saw this card by lindsidawn on SCS a few weeks ago that didn't have layers, and it had a circle hole punched in the corner, with a frog cut out and 'popped' inside, showing through the hole. Anyway, that was my initial inspiration - loved the image popping out, and I need to simplify, so I thought it'd be fun to do a card without layering. :) I bought that cupcake from Designs Ink'd, but they've since gone out of business - I believe their images are being carried by Stamping Sensations now. (The cherry has a stem on it, but I cut it off when I cut out the image - not into cutting out little teeny things). I colored it with Prismacolor pencils and a little OMS on the frosting part. Stardust pen on the wrapper. The words are both partial stamps - 'Birthday' is from a Happy Birthday stamp from Impression Obsession (yeah, dollar sale!), and 'blessings' is a partial TAC stamp. I have a bad habit of cutting up my saying stamps.......... I doodled the line of dots in myself - because of that long 'y' I couldn't put the words close enough together, so something had to fill that space in.

Ooh, I'm just lovin' that cutie watermark! (Want one too?)

I'm happy dancing too, because I got paid today for the batch of cards I sent in to www.myheartstamps4u.com ... I also found out that they have one of my cards featured in an upcoming magazine ad! Can't wait to see it! I asked them to send me a copy of the ad, so I'll post it here when it comes. Plus I get to pick out a bunch o' new stamps to play with...! Can't wait. :)

Not fun...while I was posting this card on SCS, my little guy threw up all over me....then he pooped in the bathtub when I was cleaning him off. Poor little man!


  1. oh how cute! I love the it! Aren't these simple cards great- they're soooo beautiful and easy to make :O)

  2. I love that card! I never thought to make the icing chocolate on that cupcake. I am going to use that stamp on my (late) January cards...