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
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.
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