Tuesday, September 24, 2013

birthday cupcakes

This a sweet little birthday card for a sweet friend named Lisa.  Lisa is a really cool lady who lives on a farm full of chickens and goats.  She has named each and every one of them and can actually tell them apart.

Why the cupcakes?  Because Lisa has been a strong voice of encouragement for me in starting my own baking business.  She may have not been one of the first to nudge me in this direction, but she was definitely one of the most assertive.  On a visit to her neck of the woods she drove me to several different bakeries in her small town, asked for menus, and then told me to make me own.  Now, this exercise is something I could have easily done myself in the hundreds of bakeries around NYC...but, I didn't do it.  Lisa kinda kicked me in the behind and got the ball rolling.

So with these little cupcakes, I celebrate Lisa.  Happy birthday to you!  This card will be entered into the 10 Minute Craft Dash hosted by Pretty Pink Posh.  I stopped my timer at 9 minutes and 58 seconds to take pictures (seen above) before the 10 minute time limit.

However, I felt like the card needed more work (e.g., one polka dot wasn't colored, messy coloring in general), so I continued to work on it...fixed the coloring, added glitter, shadows, sequins.  The version below is what was sent to Lisa.

Thanks for taking a look!

Stamps: WPlus9 Sweets and Treats; Lawn Fawn Milo's ABCs
Inks: Memento (tuxedo black); Copic markers
Other*: Wink of Stella glitter brush (clear), enamel accents, sequins
*Only on final version, not being considered for 10m Craft Dash


  1. Ah, this is such a sweet card - and seems fitting for your friend! Thanks for playing with us at the 10 MInute Craft Dash!

  2. Beautiful CAS card and I love the combination of birthday and cupcake :-). Thanks for playing along with us in the 10 Minute Craft Dash and hope to see you again.

  3. Oh, this is so sweet!
    Thanks so much for playing with the 10 Minute Craft Dash!

  4. Lovely simple little card x
    Thanks for playing along in the 10 Minute Craft Dash.
    Caryn xxx