Friday, September 24, 2010

neopolitan {cupcake}

Good morning...and it's a happy Friday again! 

In case you didn't know, I just *heart* Fridays!  There are so many reasons to love Fridays!  It's:

*{chocolate chip} pancake day and {pepperoni or BBQ chicken} pizza day at our house
{yes, I spend a lot of time in the kitchen...but I love every minute of it, except for all the dishes}

*the day to go to the dairy to get our milk and eggs

*Park Day {if the kids have all their schoolwork done}

*the beginning of a weekend


*it's also the day when Taylored Expressions puts out another great sketch challenge!

What's NOT to love, I tell ya?!

I think making a card for a sketch challenge could be a good motivator for my posting here. ;)  I often use sketches to jump-start my creativity, but I seldom manage to get them posted.  I'm trying to change that.  {BTW, did you happen to see this post earlier this week?  It was such a fun surprise and it brought a HUGE smile to my face!  Could be another good motivator too...ya think?? lol}

Today's card uses Taylored Expressions' sketch challenge from last Friday, TESC128.  I'm in love with the brown background paper {that I've had for ages but never cut into!}, and I think the chocolate, strawberry, and vanilla colors here are perfect for a yummy cupcake.  ;)  It's got more of a clean and simple look to it than my typical 'style,' but it seemed right for those papers.  Oh, and there's no wonky attempt at circular stitching on this one. lol  Hope you like it.

It's also my sweet hubby's birthday on Sunday, so I'll be spending the next couple days preparing for that --I still need to make his card and then, in addition to his requested dinner, I'm going to surprise him by making his favorite dessert...caramel apple go with the homemade vanilla ice cream he asked for.  {He'll be away with our son on a big Scout outing this weekend, so the Li'l Miss and I should have two fun-filled days of girl --translate: *stamping*-- time.  Woohoo!!} 

I hope you're all anticipating a wonderful weekend as well!

Thanks so much for the visit, and I hope you'll stop by again soon. Until then, many blessings to you!

Economy Boosters (just doin' my part -lol!):

Cardstock:  White Daisy, Baby Pink (CTMH), Dark Chocolate (Papertrey Ink)

Patterned Paper:  Pink Small Dots (Making Memories), Sweetheart Follow Your Heart/Dot (Pebbles, Inc.)

Stamps:  Seize the Cupcake (Verve), Mixed Messages (Papertrey Ink)

Ink:  Vintage Sepia VerasFine (Tsukineko), Baby Pink (CTMH)

Other:  Prismacolor pencils (Sanford), odorless mineral spirits (Mona Lisa), blending stumps (Alvin), Labels Three, Tags Trio (Spellbinders), Cuttlebug (Provo Craft), Scalloped Dot border punch (EK Success), crochet trim (Wright's), Sweet Blush Saddle Stitch ribbon (Papertrey Ink), embroidery floss (DMC), Smoked Topaz crystals (Swarovski for Jolee's), sponge (CTMH), Crafter's Pick "The Ultimate" adhesive (API), foam mounting tape


Pat said...

As you know, your blog has not been coming through to me ... but, lo and behold, today it is!!! So, I got to see today's creation as well as your last one -- and honors there to boot! YooHoo, DD!!!
This card is just adorable -- I love it!!! I'm so glad you creating again -- I miss seeing your work!

June Houck said...

You had me at "cupcake", then you had to mention BBQ chicken pizza...mmmm..I have not made that in a long time...

Your card is delightful, as usual! You always inspire me.

I'd better stop now so I can wipe the drool off of my keyboard :)

Sharli said...

Hi Christi - LOVE this card - and am not a bit surprised by your WIN on the other one - congratulations!!!!! Well deserved!

Jeanne said...

Happy Sigh...the weekend has started on the right foot for me, I get to drool over a Christi Creation! Ahhhhhh...and what a scrumptious one it is. Love it!

Congrats, too on your win! Couldn't happen to a more deserving person.

And I just have to ask...have you been to the Treasure Box lately? You know they are closing right? You could score some great deals if your budget would allow it. Mine won't, unfortunately, but it's far enough away from me that I'm not feeling the pain (what I don't see, I don't miss, right?) My friend asked me if I wanted to take a drive up there with her, but I was very strong and declined the offer. She told me she got some great deals! I'm sad they are closing, but again, it'll be better for my wallet, too.

Hugs! And Happy Birthday to your wonderful hubby!

Barb said...

Your card is delicious!Glad to see you posting, my friend. Congrats on being chosen for Top Crop!

Monica said...

i LOVE my bday card mama! its sitting on the bar for all (well, those few who actually do come over) can see it! love you xoxo

Stacy said...

OHHH all my favorites! Pink, brown, ribbon and cupcakes!!! Love it!