Monday, January 21, 2013

Sweet Thoughts

I had time today to squeeze in a challenge....
I should be doing other things....
but I decided along time ago that life is too short and to do what I love...
that's my advice and I am "sticking" to it...lol
 
So I decided to do the challenge at Impression Obsession "Sweet Thoughts"
I had to give this challenge alot of thought...
I just received last week 4 new stamps from IO, but none of them fit this theme...
so I came up with this "light bulb" moment to use my ever favorite background stamps...
 
 
I cut a cupcake shape from my Cricut using white cardstock...
I stamped the bottom of the cupcake with my IO Honeycomb bg stamp...
now if I had it to do again, I think I would of embossed it with powder to give a more 3D effect
but too late for that....
the top was stamped with a stamp I just love called Rose Lace.....it is so pretty
 
I added a bit of stickles to define the top from the bottom and a few red pearls for candies....
and of course all cupcakes need a cherry on top...
 
 
Also showing you a picture I took out my dining room today of our Lake Michigan effect snow
thats water (a creek) in the forground.....4 ducks went floating by just a bit ago....
it's about 9 degrees out...brrrr...glad I got to stay in....
made a pot roast with mashed potatos and gravy for supper....yum!!

14 comments:

Lisa said...

Brrr...the picture makes me shiver!! But what a gorgeous view!! And your cupcake is fabulous!! I love the stamping!! Have a great evening...stay warm :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Kelly said...

Yummy! Love your choice of papers. Brrrr...I can feel the cold as I look at the picture! Stay warm!

Shirley said...

Hi Diane, We are cold here too, but not like there I am sure. Makes me kind of homesick. Beautiful photo. Your card is what's yummmmmy, creative, fun, cute, anbd pretty too! Love what you did with the CAC's and the texture feel of it is wonderful too! Thanks for playing and good luck in the drawing too!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Fantastic idea to create a 'sweet' creation using IO's background stamps ! It was minus 13 here today.. brrrrrrrrrrrr

bumblebee creations said...

Our outside looked like this today too! love your sweet cupcake card!

bumblebee creations said...

Our outside looked like this today too! love your sweet cupcake card!

kathyinozarks said...

I love your creation-I never thought of background stamps-thanks I need to look for those.
beautiful view-

Trace4J said...

so sweet.
love it and the snow.
woolie hugs
Trace

Ros Crawford said...

Fabulous picture ... I can feel the cold!! And I love your cupcake card ... The stamping is fabulous!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

GREAT job Diane ... VERY creative! I must keep this in mind the next time I'm stumped ... good thinking!
Brrrrr that picture really made me shiver! We have a dusting and it's lightly snowing now ... 5 degrees now but luckily we are rarely hit with the lake affect snow like you get. STAY WARM MY FRIEND and thanks for continually inspiring me to 'think outside the box'! HUGS from OHIO! See you in the Spring! (I HOPE!)

Primitive Seasons said...

I'm putting on my wool layers and flying out for leftovers of that pot roast and gravy. Love ya!

Mary

PS: all your projects and challenges look great!

Curt in Indy said...

Love how you used the background stamps on this and the "sprinkles" look awesome! Your photo is beautiful. There is nothing more of a favorite with me than smelling a pot roast cooking while it is cold and snow outside. How thankful I become with those sights and smells. Thanks for sharing! Hugs, Curt

Paula Huiras said...

Love your picture. You have the same weather as Minnesota!
Cute card and great light bulb moment.
PH

Katie said...

Great idea for a card! The background stamps you used work perfectly for your cupcake! Also love the pearls you added! Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.