Thursday, January 8, 2009

KW Color Inspriation #37 - Cupcake Love :)


Good Morning Everyone,

Hope you all are doing well! Things in our household are good - the common cold has our wee ones a bit congested, so I have been up and down trying to help them sleep. The thing is that when they finally go to sleep - then I am up! So what else to do but to make a card (at least, that's my logic :)
I was up and saw that Kristina Werner had her color challenge up (Color Inspiration #37) - yay! I missed playing last week and couldn't wait to play when I saw these yummy colors (how can it not be yummy with names like: Chocolate Chip and Pumpkin Pie :). I loved the shot of the pencils together as our color inspiration - and I had to - I mean had to use this stamp that I just got from the Love is Sweet stamp set collection - of a cupcake holding a pencil and the inspiration colors came from pencils - that was just too cool :)! Originally, this cute little cuppie was drawing a heart - but I masked that and instead stamped the sentiment: "Be Mine" upside down (I was going to stamp it right side up - but unless the cuppie had mad skillz in upside down writing, it made more sense to have him write it upside down :)

I stamped the image on the different color cardstock from the colors of the inspiration challenge and then paper pieced it all together. There's a touch of Crystal stickles on the top of the cuppie, but I don't think the photo captures it. I cut out a heart shape and then paper pierced around it twice giving interlocking hearts. I also paper pierced the chocolate brown paper. The scalloped edging was done with a circle punch, and the bottom edges of the card were corner rounded.

Can ya'll believe its Thursday -- seriously - where did this week go? Hope you are all having a fabulous day!

Thanks for coming over for a visit!
Ciao for now,
Sankari :)

ETA: pictured in daylight

Card Ingredients:

Paper: Brown (Paper Company), Orange and Green (DCVW), Blue - handmade paper
Ink: Adirondacks Expresso brown
Stamp: Love is Sweet by Taylored Expressions
Accessories: Corner Rounder, Paper piercer, Ribbon, Crystal Sickles, Creative Memories Circle Cutters, CM circle punch
Movie's watched: nothing!! (shocking!) instead listened to my 80's mix (2 words: Bon Jovi :) totally relived highschool listening to that one :)

42 comments:

Carol Dunstan said...

oh that is so cute and clever!

Kellie said...

That card is so so cute! I love how you used the colours.
Kellie

Sarah-Jane Kale' said...

Very cute card Sankari.

Sarah
xx

travelingmama said...

This is just so cute! I love Taylor's stamp sets- adorable!

Regan said...

now this is just CUTE!!!

taxcha said...

This is very cute!!

Kate's Life said...

oh my cute!!!!! I love how you worked the pencial in there! Adorable!!!!

Butternut Sage Designs said...

So cute with his little pencil to co ordinate perfectly with the inspiration picture! It looks great! Weren't these fun colors to play with!

fishlips said...

Oh my this is just 2 darn cute...love the layout too....

Bona said...

Super cute. I ♥ cupcakes! Me too, I ♥'d Bon Jovi in HS. My fav was " I'll be there for you". :)

Donna said...

hwat a fun card! love your creative use of omitting the heart & using the sentiment upside down - cute pierced hearts too.

Jennifer Kirk said...

What a cute card! I love the cupcake. And how clever to put the sentiment upside down. (at first I didn't get it - I thought you made a mistake! DUH me)

Jenyfur said...

I adore this card.

Carrie Gaskin said...

What a wonderful card!

Tessa said...

So clever! I love the pierced hearts! Side note: I used to have mad skillz at writing my name upside down and backwards! I worked at a restaurant that had butcher paper on the tables and we were to write our name with the crayons for the guests!

Dawn said...

that is darling! Love the colors and the layout! Everything is just perfect!

gale said...

Oh how cute! Love that stamp.

Laura said...

very cute. hope kids are feeling better

Sherri said...

Hope the little ones are the mend!

This card is so stinkin' cute!! It's just precious!!

BasketMom said...

how cute is this???? love the way you used the colors in the challenge

Jessica said...

I love that handmade blue paper, Sankari!! Did you make it yourself or buy it somewhere. You are so clever having the sentiment upside down - I LOVE that!!

Hey - thanks for all the kinds words on my blog today! You're such a sweetie.

AMY FLEMING said...

Wow!!!! this card is super cute i love it!!!

Kellie Jupe said...

This card is Fabulous - WOW.

Savitri said...

Super super cute! I haven't gotten to this but LOVE LOVE LOVE yours!!!

Diane Barnes said...

Too too cute Sankari & very clever. I don't know about the pencil, but I think you have mad skillz! Best wishes, Di

Tenia Nelson said...

Love this card, Sankari!!! This card totally rocks!! Thanks for sharing!!
-t

Deanna said...

Love it! Very cleaver!

Anthonette said...

Hi Sankari, great job with the challenge! I hadn't seen that new Taylor set of stamps. I love the paper piercing and the circle layout. Have a good one!

The Mama Monkey said...

I love how you made the sentiment as if the cupcake drew it! Too cute!

Shelley G in Iowa said...

So stinkin' cute. Very clever, too

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Very cute! That cupcake is adorable! :D

CathyRose said...

Just perfect for the challenge! What a cute card!

Butternut Sage Designs said...

CONGRATULATIONS SANKARI! Nicely done, and I am so happy for your win! Enjoy it! ~Donna

Sarah-Jane Kale' said...

Congrats to you too Sankari!!! How rude of me not to say that in my email.... my excuse.. I was sooo excited that I hadn't finished looking at all the winners. YOur card is gorgeous as always.

Sarah
xxxx

AMY FLEMING said...

I knew this card would make the final CONGRATS!!!

Kathie Bailey said...

Awesome win Sankari, congratulations!

Amy, Ottawa, Canada said...

Congrats, Sankari! Your cupcake card is really cute! Blessings, Amy.

Jen Tapler said...

Gorgeous and so original Sankari!!! And is that flocking on the icing of the cupcake or just your mad photo skillz?? LOVE this!!

sideoats + scribbles said...

Super duper CUTE! Congrats on Top 25! :)

Jill said...

I LOVE how you made the scallop edge using a circle punch!! Very clever! Love this card :)

paperprints said...

Love your card! That image is way cute:)

Jen

Kierra said...

SO DARN CUTE. and the greeting upside down made perfect sense. Good call.