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Friday, February 1, 2008

Happy Cupcake Day!!

Well Monica had predicted a little while back that perhaps I'd have my own "Cupcake Friday" today, and that Baby Girl (aka Cupcake!) would make her appearance - but alas, it doesn't seem to be the case. But since I'm feeling no contractions and actually had a little energy tonight I got to stamp!! (went to the doctor today, she prescribed a little something for my cold - nose is still a faucet, but I do feel more clear-headed than I did this morning!) Woohoo!! And in honor of Cupcake's due date being TOMORROW, I decided to play along with Taylor's Cupcake Challenge! This week's challenge was to use Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Pixie Pink, and Chocolate Chip on a card. She said using a cupcake image was optional, but of course I had to!! And to make my job even easier I turned to Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge for the layout! I love Beate's sketch this week, especially because I could make a 4x9 card, one of my favorite shapes these days! I didn't actually end up using Pixie Pink cardstock on mine, but I used markers & ribbon that were essentially Pixie Pink. I did a little Nancy-style ribbon treatment on here too, with the safety pin & straight pin that I love the look of so much. One regret though - I think the sentiment would have looked cuter in one of the bright colors rather than Chocolate Chip. But to be honest - Chocolate Chip was already setting out on my desk - the other ink pads are across the room (I so need a bigger desk so I can have everything within reach!!) and I was too lazy to get up for one!! I'm so bad. But if you had a belly this big you would totally do the same thing. :-) In the card recipe below I'm going to list the Copics I used - is this useful to anyone? I'm happy to do it - but if nobody really cares I won't bother. So if you like me doing that, please let me know via a comment. Ok I better get to sleep - want a good night's sleep in case Cupcake is a punctual baby and decides to come on time (but I'm guessing she'll be running late, like her mama most often is...!). Have a great weekend, and happy stamping!

  • Stamps: Hero Arts Cupcake, Fancy Flexible Phrases
  • Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Real Red, Very Vanilla, Au Chocolat DP
  • Ink: Adirondack Pitch Black, Chocolate Chip
  • Accessories: Copic markers (R27,R29,RV04,RV34,BG05,BG09,C1), Candy Cane & Diamond Stickles, Michael's ribbon, safety pin (from JoAnn Scrap Essentials pack), straight pin, heart tag (traced a Hobby Lobby heart tag onto Vanilla & cut out), sponge


  1. So adorable. great coloring.
    Good luck tomorrow (fingers crossed that it is tomorrow!)

  2. This is sooo cute, Libby! Here's hoping your cupcake comes tomorrow! How exciting! (((HUGS))) and Good Luck!!

  3. I love your adorable card, Libby!!! Hoping for Cupcakes' arrival too! Well wishes and big hugs!!

  4. What an amazing card. I'm thankful for Colleen for having your link on her site..Congrats on your new member..Is she here yet? lol Good Luck and my prayers are with you and your family. Just love your work. Carolyn Mcavoy

  5. Wow!!! Love how you combined two challenges (I need to learn to do that...I would be a little more productive). LOVE THIS CARD. So yummy. Hope "cupcake" arrives soon:)
    Enjoy your weekend.

  6. Gorgeous card! I love the colors you chose and your coloring. Thanks so much for playing with the sketch.
    Hugs and smiles

  7. This is so adorable -- Great job on the challenge.

    GOOD LUCK!!!!

  8. This is beautiful! Love how you did the ribbon. Hope "Cupcake" makes an appearance soon.

  9. This is so cute! Love the sketch and colors. I see you used some more of your Au Chocolat paper, too. Maybe if you keep up with the cupcake cards your Cupcake will get the picture. This is the hardest stretch of the whole nine months!

  10.'s mine now!! Thank you!!


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