Saturday, April 2, 2011

April SFYTT and Happy Birthday Emilia

First off I would like to share some exciting news with you. As most of you know I have been participating in Jen Del Muro's monthly sketch challenges since the first of the year. A few weeks ago I received an email from her asking me to join the SFYTT design team. I often feel like a small fish in a big pond in the stamping world so I was very honored to be asked and have said yes so today is my first post as a SFYTT sister.

This month our sponsor is Unity Stamps.

This is the sketch

Today also happens to be Emilia's birthday. I can't believe it has been 13 yrs since she was born. Where does the time go?? I am so grateful to have her for my daughter. She is the best gift I have ever been given and means the world to me. Even though she is 13 today she will always be my baby no matter how hold she gets so this card is for her!

The image I chose to work with was Sweet Treat I started by stamping it with Dark Chocolate Ink then I stamped it again cut out the bottom and fan folded it. After that I attached it with some score tape on the sides and popped it up to give it the look of a real cupcake wrapper. The top was colored with Copics then I added different colored Stickles to the sprinkles. Finally I added some Crystal Effects to the cherry to make it pop. Emilia's favorite color is purple so I used that for the base. The background is actually the wrapping paper I used to wrap her presents. I embossed the other pieces with the Cuttlebug Happy Birthday Folder. The sentiment is from the PTI Cupcake Collection set. The buttons were handmade with chipboard and the PTI Button Boutique stamps and dies.
Be sure to check out Jen's blog for how to play along and what you can win this month. Also be sure to check out what the other SFYTT sisters have done with this sketch as well
Amber Hight
Amy Sheffer
Carol Burrage
Jodi Collins
Kelly Lunceford
Megan Lock
Kerry Johnson
Sonny Christoph
Susan Liles
and this months Guest Designer Jen Shultz
I hope you will play along with us. You have all month. I will still be continuing with my challenge to myself to use my PTI YOF sets with these sketches too so be sure to check back later in the month for that.
I also wanted to share some real cupcakes with you today too since I used one on my card. These are the cupcakes I made for Emilia's birthday. You can find the recipe here. I left the marshmallow cream off. They are still scrumptious though.

To celebrate we are planning to go play mini golf since it is such a beautiful day here and then we will have a family dinner tonight. I hope to take a lot of photos and will share them with you in my next post. Until then I hope your day is a great one and as always thanks for stopping by.

26 comments:

Julie E said...

Woooo Hoooo Terri! Congratulations :>) I will be playing along with you!!! Cute card - fun idea to recreate the wrapping paper and I am going to have to take a closer look at the cupcake wrapper.

Linda said...

Happy Birthday Emilia! You're now an official teenager!! WOW, Mom! How exciting. Congratulations on the DT spot. Your work deserves the recognition. Hope you still can join us Peeps for some fun. I'll be watching for your work at SFYTT!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Wahooo! Congrats and you totally deserve it! Your card is fabulous too and a big Happy Birthday to Emilia! The cupcake looks great!

Amy Sheffer said...

Welcome to the team, Terri! So excited to have you on board! Fantastic card -- love the bright colors. So fun and eye-catching!

Rhonda said...

Yea!!! Congrats on the DT Terri. Happy Birthday Emilia!!! Hope you get a hole in one.

Kelly Lunceford said...

Welcome, Welcome, Terri! Your card is so fun, bright and fabulous! I really love all of the embossing and fun details! I can't wait to see what you come up with each month!

Lauren said...

Yay! Congrats, Terri!!! How exciting!!! Love the birthday card...so bright and cheery! Happy Birthday to your big girl!!!

jen del muro said...

A big warm welcome to you!! I am glad to have you join us!! Hugs-Jd

Diane Jaquay said...

Happy birthday to Emilia! And congratulations to you Terri! I adore the colorful birthday card you created, it's super FUN!!!

Jen Carter said...

LOVE all the color on this card!! The buttons you added are adorable!! So cute!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Congratulations Terri! You area wonderful designer of crafts. And a very Happy Birthday to Emilia! A true teenager in the house now. Yummy cupcakes and birthday card too! So glad it was a beautiful and warm day today.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on making the design team. I know you have wanted to do that for some time now and I am so happy for you! Your blog gets better and better all the time and it is always one of the first I go to now when I have time to look! Congrats again and happy birthday to your "baby"!

Lynne Bunn

Cammie said...

Happy Birthday, Emilia! Congratulations, Terri on your DT appointment! You are so talented and so deserving!

Aletha J. Williams said...

Happy Birthday, Emilia! Thirteen is magic!

And Congratulations, Terri! This is wonderful. Doesn't it do a soul good when they come knocking on your door!

Jessie said...

Congrats! Great card!

Suzanne said...

Terri, so colorful! I love the layers too! I am just getting around to finishing up with the PTI blog hop...loved your blog hop projects too!

Sharron said...

Belated Happy Birthday, Emilia! Hope your day was truly special. Congratulations to you too, Terri--what a well-deserved honor! Love your colorful, fun card. I'll be looking forward to your future posts.

Jennifer Shults said...

This is just adorable Terri! I love the bright colors and the gorgeous embossing you used!

Alyssa S said...

Holy wow!! Huge congrats to you!! You are stamping royalty to me now ;o) Darling card too! Love all the bright and fun colors!

Alyssa S said...

Oh yes, and Happy Birthday to your DD!!

Nerina said...

Wooot, Wooot!! Congratulations Terri! And the position is soooooo well deserved! I'm so happy for you! I do love the colourful and happy card you've created and need to keep a box of kleenex next to my computer because your blog always makes me drool :0) I hope Emilia's bithday was every bit as happy as your big day and that she enjoys her teen years!

Beth said...

Wow Terri such a great sketch and your card is so cheery with the beautiful springy colors. Lovely my friend.
Happy Birthday Emilia and Terri congrats this is a long time coming and you so deserve this, have fun on the design team.

BethieJ said...

Terri a BIG CONGRATS on the DT!! I LOVE Emilias card.. I HOPE she had a FABULOUS birthday! :) and YUM the cupcakes just look DELISH!!
Have a GREAT day!!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

LOVE this Terri! AWESOME colors and I ADORE all the texture! So glad you are an SFYTT sister!!!

Monica K. said...

Congrats on the design team and happy bday to your daughter! Very cute card! Love the bold colors you used. The cupcakes look delicious!

Kristin said...

Congrats on your new DT position! And happy birthday to your daughter. Thanks for your sweet comments on my project for PC's 350 Cards and Gifts blog hop!