Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Stamping 411 Cupcakes

Hi Stamping Friends!

I didn't have time to finish a card yesterday.  Poor me!  My two oldest kids have been super busy with sports and music practices.  This is what my day looked like yesterday:

8 am workout
10 am coffee with friends
12 pm grocery shop Target
2 pm grocery shop Costco
4 pm DS & DD music practice
5:30 pm DS swim practice
6 pm DD 2nd music practice
7 pm DD swim practice
8:30 pm pick up DS & DD from practice

Oh yeah!  And I almost forgot, I'm supposed to be homeschooling somewhere in there!  :)  Needles to say, I felt like I was in the car ALL day yesterday.  Especially because a few times we waited for practices to start or end, instead of going all the way back home.  My poor 4yo DS was so tired by the end of it all.  When we finally got home at 9pm, he said he didn't want to go in the car again!  I totally agreed.  I finally got to do some stamping at about 10 pm last night.  I finished the card this morning and had to take a picture.

This card is for two challenges.  The sketch is from the STAMPING 411 blog.  This is sketch SSC147.  It's also for the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge over at the HOPE STAMPS ETERNAL blog.  This is inspiration CIC55.

The card base is Chocolate Chip layered with Whipser White that was embossed with the Swirls Texturz Plate.  The next layer is Cameo Coral with some Pink Flamingo DSP.  The stamp set is a Level 3 Hostess Set called The More The Merrier.  I was so fortunate to find a fellow SU! demo who was willing to part with an extra.  I think this set is adorable, but I really needed that cupcake stamp!  I know the whole cupcake craze coming to an end, but cupcake cards sell like wild fire over at The Frosted Muffin, where I have my cards for sale.  So even if I'm a has-been, behind the times sorta stamper, if I can make a little extra moola, so be it!  The little flower was made using the Boho Blossom punch.  I just cut the petals so it would bend a little more.

At least I did get tomorrows card finished already.  Now I just need to stamp 25 sailboats from the Nursery Necessities set and finish up my mission cards.  Plus do the laundry and get ready to teach my Bible lesson to the 5th and 6th graders at church tonight.  The fun never ends!!

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stamping!


Rachel Hope said...

YUM!!! Perfect image for the challenge! Thanks for playing along with the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge!

TrishG said...

Beautiful. I love the colors. Love the unique layout. I love the ribbon and piercing. Very pretty card.

Kris said...

SWEET card =D

Selene Kempton said...

Wow this is awesome! I just love how your colors pop! Thank you so much for playing along with the 411.. LOVE THIS!!

LeAnne said...

I can't believe you did THIS after all THAT......bless you! Hope today was a little more calm! Lovely card, so fun!

Kerin said...

This card is SO cute!! I love the clean crisp feel of it. Stamping at 10 pm is some good relaxation after a day like that huh?!?!

Linda Callahan said...

Sweet is right - great inspiration too!

Connie Babbert said...

Very those cupcakes and the colors you used! Thanks for playing along with Stampinf 411 this week!

Robin Merriman said...

Really cute card this week Krystal! Love the cupcakes!

Hi, I'm Lee Conrey! said...

You nailed this one not only from our sketch but from the picture of those yummy cupcakes!! Thanks for sharing it with us at Stamping 411!

Cindy said...

Nothing like extra moola, I always say! Cupcake stamps may be on the way out, but sweet tooths (teeth?) will always be in style.