Wow, long time, huh? I went to California over the weekend to surprise my favorite aunt for her 60th birthday. It was so beautiful and the kids were having such a great time, we stayed a little longer. I have to admit that I have also been having a hard time getting my mojo back, so I tried to push through it today by doing the sketch challenge. But before I get to the card, I have few things to share.
I got a call from Paper Crafts yesterday telling me I won the Stamping Royalty contest with an entry for watercoloring, WHOO HOO!!!!! The card will be published in the November/December issue and I get a prize pack worth $200, how cool is that?
This is me with the newest member of the Dirty Dozen, Carole Burrage (TruCarMa) and a fellow designer for MFT. She was in town before I went on my trip to CA and I took her to the very random and unusual stamp store, Viva Las Vegas Stamps. I really don't have the words to describe what the experience was like, other than I don't think this store could exist outside of this town. If you are in Las Vegas let me know and I will be happy to take you there, now that I know where it is. Carole is so unbelievably cool, I hoped some of her uber cool rubbed off on me!
On to the card! I used the cupcake set released just this month from My Favorite Things. I stamped the stand and cupcakes onto the decorative paper and certainly celery with VersaMark and embossed it with white ep. I cut the cups out and attached them and then used dimensional paint and real candy decorations to finish the tops of the cupcakes. I added some paper piercing and faux stich marks with a signo pen. The SU! frame punch and a few dew drops finished it off.
Thanks so much for stamping by, I have missed you all!