October 23, 2011

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 140

Good morning - It's time for another Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge! Here is the deal: make a card with this layout and use the InLinkz button down at the very end of this post to enter your card. The links will close on Friday at 10 PM (Mountain Time), and I'll randomly select one card to feature on my blog on Saturday. So, as long as your card is linked by 10 PM Friday, your card will be in the drawing. Be sure to link directly to the blog post or gallery image which features your card. You may post a picture of the sketch on your blog, but please save the image to your computer first. Use the keyword SSSC140 if you plan to post your card in an online gallery.

I hope you all have enjoyed your weekend so far!  I love those Sundays when you can just put up your feet and relax, and maybe eat a cupcake or two.  Here, our house if filled with the sounds of football and wishing the Broncos would win.  Just maybe.

I have birthday on the brain, so I made a birthday card.  My husband had quite the momentous birthday on Friday.  I won't tell you how old he is, but it starts with a 4 and ends with a 0 - WOW!  I can't give him a hard time about it though because he'll pay me back in a few months, so I need to behave.  haha!  I had intended to give this one to him, but changed my mind because I'm thinking it's not very masculine, right?

Anyway... My take on the sketch is pretty crisp and clean - it's just so cheery and I love the way it turned out.  Now, this is my 3rd attempt at this sketch, but it was worth it.  Once I figured out what I wanted, it came together pretty easily.  I started by using the big cupcake bottom from Taylored Expressions' Build a Treat set and stamped it in Colorbox Dark Brown ink on Choice Snow White cardstock.  I did mark where I was going to stamp them with a ruler and pencil since I wanted my cupcakes straight (they are spaced about 1 3/8" apart from center to center) and then using rainbow colors of cardstock, I used the Build a Treat Tops & Bottoms die to cut out the topper.  I added a few Crystal Twinkles on the top of each cupcake and the sentiment is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black.

The Sweet Sunday Stampers have amazing sketch samples to show you today, so stop on by to see:
Thanks so much for stopping by!

recipe -
stamps: build a treat (taylored expressions)
paper: choice snow white (taylored expressions), tempting turquoise/apricot appeal/certainly celery/elegant eggplant (su!)
ink: memento tuxedo black, colorbox dark brown
accessories:build a treat top & bottoms die (taylored expressions), crystal twinkles (taylored expressions), foam tape


  1. This is so sweet, Karen! Now I wish I'd ordered those dies in my last order! Darn! LOL! Happy belated birthday to your husband. My big 40 is coming up soon too :(

  2. Fabulous cupcake birthday card Karen! Love the colorful popped up cupcake tops with bling highlights!

  3. So pretty Karen! Love the little cupcakes - I didn't think to use a little shape! I like the tiny rhinestones on the icing too! Cute.

  4. Karen this is so cute - the cupcake dies are perfect for this sketch!! Happy to hear you were a little stumped at first to ;) Your card is awesome!!

  5. So stinkin cute Karen! Love those cupcakes and the bling!!!!

  6. 40 seems long ago....have the big 5 - 0 looming in my future - eeeek!! Great card and perfect for a guy :)

  7. Super cute card Karen! I love that idea to use the cupcakes like that. I'm totally gonna CASE this. :)

  8. These cupcakes look good enough to eat! Yum!

  9. What fun cupcakes!! I may have to get that set :)

    Thanks for a fun sketch this week, I'm so glad I had time to play along!

  10. Too cute! Great use of the sketch and colors!

  11. Thank you for a Great sketch. Very versatile. Love the cute cupcakes.