Friday, January 9, 2009

Sweet Tooth Friday

Good Afternoon Everyone,

Hope you guys are ready for a long post - this post is filled with sugary sweets! I always look forward to Fridays for a few reasons - and one of them is to check out Taylor's sketch for her Friday Cupcake Challenge #50. Above is her sketch #50 and I love it it - what a fun sketch. Well, I got right on it - this morning as my daughter napped. Here is my take on her sketch: 

In my head the owls are both trying to get the squirrel to give them the cupcake - Who loves you? LOL! It was funny in my head - and that's when you know that you are addicted to stamps - when they make you laugh :)
I loved stamping up these cute little owls - and I am so grateful for my little daughter for taking a nice nap today so that mommy could get some stamp time in :) Maybe its because my New Year's Resolution was to stay away from sugary sweetness that I went nuts and made 4 more cards with cupcakes or cakes on them! I sooo wanted to eat a cupcake but instead I thought I would stamp them... All these four cards below are made for Julee Tilman's Verve Release: Looking For Love. This is a fantastic new release - that you have to check out. Julee challenged us to try to complete all 4 challenges - and I was up for the challenge to get my mojo going again :)

Julee's first challenge was a color challenge to use the colors of red riding hood, kraft and blush blossom. I had to try Lynn's technique this week over at SCS to use tack strips and glitter - boy, was she right when she suggested to make this card when you are not around kids or pets!! I got a ton of sparkles all over me - but hey - who doesn't love that!

(The papers are from DCVW, Glitter from Taylored Expressions, red grosgrain ribbon, SU stamp (not sure from where, buttons from stash, crystal stickles, corner rounder and dimensionals) Below is a card made for the second sketch challenge - I loved these cupcakes and cute little birdie from Hero Arts. I started out with one cupcake (I loved these three colors and paper and I pieced three to figure out which combo I like - but ended up liking all I just ended up stacking them all :)

(The DP is from K&CO, cardstock from DCVW, liquid pearls, sponge, corner rounder for scallops). This next card was made for the third sketch challenge and for this challenge, I made this Let It Snow cuppie from Taylor's stamps - I realized that this little guy had not yet been inked - and that is just not right!!! This cute little cuppie is from TayIor's Season's Sweetings set . I created a little scene for cuppie with some threading and liquid pearls. Both the dark and light teal cardstock are super glittery and so this card is very sparkly IRL.. (the papers are from DCVW, the ribbon from K&CO., Martha Stewart snowflake punch, bling from stash, liquid pearls).

This is last card made for the fourth sketch and can I just tell you that I just adore this image - from Taylor's Love is Sweet set, I mean .. two cuppies smooching -- toooo cute! LOVE it! I made this card using Stacy's Jewelry Color Inspiration #18. The colors for this week's challenge was to make a card using apricot appeal, chocolate chip, pink passion, pink pirouette and certainly celery. If you haven't checked out her blog - please go over for a visit! Loved these colors! I paper pieced the cuppies,  added a little stickles on her cheek and added a little liquid pearl accent on the bottom. (paper from DCVW and stash, ribbon from stash - and the brad is been in my possession for 2 years - so glad I finally used it!!!)
hmmm... its official - I love stamping with cupcakes :) Actually, anything with cupcakes is just adorable!!
 As our son says: "Who doesn't like cupcakes?" !!! (I know, right!??!!) Here is a cute little pic of some pajamas that my MIL bought for our daughter.... love the little frosting by her lips - the shirt says: I love cupcakes! Speaking of which, I am off for a little walk with my two little cupcakes :) 

Another reason I love Fridays is that we do our Friday Sneak Peeks over at our Cinema Challenge blog - see if you can guess which movie we are going to pick for tomorrow's cinema inspired card from the sneak peek that is posted there!!!

Have a wonderful Friday my friends!!! May it be filled with cupcakes, cakes and all sorts of sweet wonderfulness!!!

Thanks so much for visiting!!!
Ciao for now, 
Sankari :)


Carol Dunstan said...

aw, these are all so gorgeous!!! Can't pick a fav... though that last pic is pretty cute :)

Taylor VanBruggen said...

Wow... you've been busy! Love your sketch challenge creation... the little squirrel with the cupcake is super cute! And I think I need a shirt like your daughter's! I wonder if they make them in adult sizes! lol

Carolina said...

Well, I second Taylor on the shirt idea - I'd love to have one like that as well!

Love all your cards today...they're all so much fun and you've added just the perfect details to each one. Have a great weekend!

gale said...

Wow those are all so cute!! Love the pjs. I love cupcakes too. lol

Stacey Schafer said...

Who wouldn't love these darling cupcake creations? I love the kissing cupcakes and those awesome knotched corners:) Thanks for sharing your talent with us and participating in this week's Jewelry Color Inspiration #18!

Sarah-Jane Kale' said...

All gorgeous as always Sankari!! And I must agree with you little boy 'Who doesn't LOVE cupcakes' (in any form.)

Take care

Sherri said...

Oh they are all super super cute!!!

Dallas said...

super cute projects! love the pj's too!

scrappinmominky said...

Wow, what pretty cards. I love them all but the third one is my favorite. Your little cupcake is a cutie. My littlest girl cupcake, lol, has a pair very similar to that. My sister loves cupcakes so much that she wants to open a bakery that only sells cupcakes. Fancy ones and cupcake cakes.

Melanie said...

cute stuff!! :) the cards, too! ;)

Traci said...

Cute cards. It's very hard to choose a fav, but I love the one with the squirrel. All those cupcakes make me hungry for cupcakes :(

Naomi said...

Well, it's way better to stamp them than eat them, but I love cupcakes, too! I love them too much! I also love the Owl card and the Hoo Loves you? these are all great. Kudos to your little girl for getting a good nap and giving you some stamp time, I know how that goes!

Brooke S said...

Ok.. So I am really far behind on my comments... First off I love "U's" little lips... So cute. The p.j's are sweet as well.

My 2 favorites are the bird with the cupcakes, and the kissing cupcakes.

You are on FIRE!! way to crank out all those cards...

Love YA!

paperprints said...

Sankari, these cards are scrumptious! (oh, and they are beautiful, too!)

I need to go to Giant Eagle and get some cupcakes now:)


Monika/Buzsy said...

Super cute cards! Love your TE cupckae cards. :o) Great colors and lay-outs for all the cards. TFS!

amma said...


It is a fabulous wedding card. The decorations and ornaments fit the occasion well.

Great job

Love you

Amma 2-28-09 9:38 pm