Monday, October 27, 2008

Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge #39 - 2 Cards




Good Monday Morning Everyone,


Hope your weekend was good - ours flew by. Thanks for all the sweet wishes for our daughter's health - her fever is down a little (she has had a viral fever for the last 4 1/2 days...her doctor seemed to think it is roseola.... I am trying to keep the kids separated so she doesn't get our son sick.... which is near impossible to separate them...). I didn't have much of a chance to craft or comment on your blog - I am sorry about that - but hopefully will have a little more time now that I don't have to constantly hold a sick little baby. In the midst of all the craziness this weekend - I had a chance to try Taylor's Cupcake Challenge sketch for this week (have you seen the cute stamps that she just released - OMG - way tooo cute!) I love her sketches and this one was no different - loved the circles and bows on the side and couldn't wait to try it for a bday card I needed to make for my friend. 


 



The first card is for one of my dearest friends who is working in Berlin now. We went to college and got to hang out earlier this spring when she visited. She is sooo Ms. Vogue - so when trying to figure out what kind of card to make for her, I saw this silver paper from a Project Runway pack (sent by my awesome MIL!). The green paper is from K & Co. The buttons were actually earrings once upon a time which were going on sale for 50 cents! I just figured at that price, I could use it for something! The ribbon is from Offray and the rest is scrap piled. I added some liquid pearls and the stamped sentiment from SU and rounded a corner or two :) Its kinda hard to photograph reflective material so I am sorry about the pics.



I also loved Stacy's Jewelry Color Inspiration for this week (she gets her color inspiration from jewelry pieces - how cool is that! you have to go and check her out!)and thought it was perfect for making a Halloween card -  I feel like, I should be making more Halloween cards before the season passes me by, so I made another quick one too.The second card was made for our family friends who we are going trick or treating with tonight (yes, you heard me right, tonight.... for some reason, our town has decided that tonight is Halloween... so my son and I are getting all bundled up (it flurried last night!!) and are going with his preschool class (he is dragon - but he tells everyone that he is a sweet dragon :) LOL!) The cupcakes are from Taylored expressions, as are the ribbon and colored cardstock. I paper pieced and stickled and tied some ribbons and called it a day :) The inside sentiment also from Taylored expressions reads: When mummies roam and pumpkins gleam, may sweets be yours on Halloween. The border on the inside was made with a Martha Stewart border punch and then dotted and ribboned :) Aren't those cupcakes in costumes soo cute! I love using them!


Speaking of cupcakes,  I made 50 of these pumpkin spiced cupcakes with cream cheese frosting (all organic, no eggs, from scratch), but only 39 made it to the party :) 


The movie choice this week at our challenge site: Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge is: The Nightmare Before Christmas. Just make a card, layout, altered project - inspired by any aspect of the movie (from the dialogue, movie jacket, costumes, music, characters, themes... anything really!) and link to this post by this Thursday at 9pm PST. Come and check it out and join us in the fun!!! (click HERE)



Hope all of your mondays are going well and that you are staying warm!!


Thank you so much for visiting!! 

Ciao for now,

Sankari :)


PS: Here is a pic of our son at Walmart -- he didn't want to take off his costume the whole day and so he was dressed as a dragon   as I ran errands the whole day (I think its a bit like an alligator - but he insists that he is a dragon :)- I just thought this pic was sooo cute - he was mesmerized by all the TV's :)


 I asked him to take off his costume - but he refused - and so I went to the grocery store, walmart, the drugstore and to another store with a sweet little dragon holding my hand :) One of the highlights of my day :)


25 comments:

Catherine said...

Oh my Sankari, both cards are just awesome, way to go on Taylor's sketch...love it! And those cupcakes sure looks delish.

Love the pic of your little dragon and taking him everywhere wearing his costume..PRICELESS!

I got your birthday package and loved it! I posted it on my blog so everyone can be jealous that i got something from you...LOL! Your card is just AMAZING! It's sitting at my desk at work and people keep asking me if I made it and i keep telling them...I WISH!

fishlips said...

Wow oh Wow Sankari where do I start... Your cards are just amazing, earring for buttons, outstanding cards just outstanding...

I think that dragon (your Son) is just a little star...He looks just absolutely darling...but because he is a boy just tell him I think he looks mighty strong and powerful...

Your Daughter has roseola, wow my Son had it when he was about 4 and it put him into the hospital for 10 days. A week of them not knowing what was wrong with him, then out came the rash and two days later he was home... I really feel for you and your daughter...Popsicles to you all and can you please send me a yummy cupcake...lol

Hugs
Erin

Stacey Schafer said...

love your cards, sankari! the halloween trio of monsters is too cute! hope your little one is feeling better and i'm glad you were able to do the JCI this week:)

Taylor VanBruggen said...

Beautiful cards as usual, Sankari! I hope your daughter is feeling back to normal soon and the picture of your son gave me just the chuckle I needed today. :) So precious!

Elena said...

Oh, Sankari! Your cards are so pretty! Love your idea with the buttons( earring in the past)! Very stylish card!
Your second card is so cute and so much fun! Love the colors you used! And cupcakes are so sweet!
I think I would like to try you real cupcakes! They look so good! Love little bears candy on a top!
Thank you for sharing picture with the cutest little dragon!
Thank you for stopping by at my place!

evafromca said...

Your cards are just fabulous and your little one is adorable. Funny thing, my son when he was your son's age was a dragon, too. I love looking at his pictures, too.

jennifer said...

Wow...awesome cards! I love them, especially the metallic paper! They're fabulous, and so are those cupcakes:) The pic of your son is priceless! Hope your daughter keeps getting better and better, it's so hard when they're sick.

Ann said...

Sankari, these are both gorgeous! Those cupcakes are just TOO cute! :D

Margie said...

Cute Dragon! A couple of months ago, I had to take Superman and Batman to Target with me, LOL!

Your cards are sooo beautiful!!! I love how you made the lil' cupcakes all sparkly :)

Thnx for commenting me!
xoxo, margie

Dawn said...

Love the picture of the DRAGON! what a doll. I know myself that I have gone to the market with cinderella or snow white... too fun! I love the cards adn the cupcakes have me drooling! you are very talented!

thescrapmaster said...

Those cards are both so beautiful!!! Your friend is going to LOVE that first one.

I am sorry to hear about your daughters condition. I will be sending out well wishes.

~Samantha

Traci said...

Both cards are great! Your son's costume looks darling. Hope your daughter is feeling better soon.

Donna said...

love your 2 cards for Taylor's sketch - esp the horizontal one with the silver bg - wow! cute sparkly cuppies

Tori Wild said...

lol-- okay we really DO have lots in common-- I can't TELL you the number of times that I have gone to stores or run errands with some sort of costume on Parker. He actually wore a power rangers outfit to the hospital when my daughter was born and refused it to take it off. I swear people think I'm crazy! :) Glad to know it's not just me!

Amy, Ottawa, Canada said...

The little 'dragon' is incredibly cute. Had to smile when I read he wore it all day.

Sherri said...

Glad to hear your daughter is doing better!! ...and your son - how CUTE!! ...and last but not least, the cards - super cute!!

Heather said...

I love your cards! Your little dragon is so cute!

Brooke S said...

J is adorable. Did you take little lady bug with you too? I hope she get better soon. I can't wait to see more pictures.

Your cupcakes are adorable. I want to eat the Taylor's pumpkin cupcake. I will have to get my hands on a few of Taylor's stamps one of these days. Depending on how things so with you know what. I might not have time to play with to many other companies.

Can't wait to talk. How you get a good nights sleep.
Hugs
Brooke

Curt in Carmel said...

These cards are awesome, but not half as much as that priceless picture of that adorable child! I think that has to be one of the cutest pictures I've ever seen! Great job on all! Best, Curt

Louise, that's me!! said...

Loads of fab visual candy in this post!!!!
I love the cupcakes! Also your cards are fantastic, you are so right the colour challenge colours were perfect for a halloween card.
also the dragon is super {cute} scary.lol.

gale said...

Awww what an adorable dragon. My ds was a dragon a few years back. Those cupcakes look yummy and the cards came out great!

The Mama Monkey said...

The cards are fabulous (especially using the earrings as an embellishment!), but nothing outshines your little dragon! How adorable is that??

Anthonette said...

Hi Sankari, cute cards. I haven't done one of Taylor's challenges in months.

That picture of your son is adorable! Too cute!

Shirley said...

What a very 'sweet' spoooooooky cupcake card!

Diana Gibbs said...

This picture is adorable....little dragon........awwwwwwwww!!!!!!!!!!!!