Friday, February 12, 2010

A Hundred Cupcakes...


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I realize that I already made a card today, but when I saw that Taylor was celebrating her 100th Sketch Challenge, I just felt the need to make another! When I saw the sketch, I thought it would be appropriate to incorporate Taylor's adorable Cuppie cupcake image, and I adapted the elements to create a big, happy hot air balloon just for Cuppie.
For my hot air balloon, I cut a circle out of some pretty cardstock and then cut to fit the sketch. I drew my own basket and placed the little sweet Cuppie inside, complete with a Liquid Pearl cherry on top. For rope, I used some hemp twine. Instead of the circle element, I substituted a cloud, cut out of felt and stamped my sentiment directly on the material. For a final touch, I broke out the sewing machine and stitched around the cloud-filled sky. Happy 100 to Taylor's challenge, and I hope my card brings someone some high-flying birthday wishes!
BEAN NOTES: Taylored' Expressions For the Love of Cupcakes (sentiment) and Holiday Wonder (Cuppie); Stampin' Up Real Red and Close to Cocoa Classic Dye Ink; SU Stampin' Write Marker (Chocolate Chip); DCWV Sweet Stack Designer Mat Paper; SU Welcome Neighbor Designer Series Paper; SU Baja Breeze, Real Red, Pretty in Pink, Basic Gray, and Close to Cocoa Cardstock; Sewing Machine and White Thread; Mini Brads (generic); Foam Dimensional Squares (generic) HAPPY BEANS: White Craft Felt; SU Hemp Twine

17 comments:

Melissa said...

Absolutely adorable! It always amazes me how some people can think " outside the sketch." I mean - a hot air balloon and a cloud??? INGENIOUS! :)

Jami said...

OH MY HEAVENS! This is ridiculously CUTE!!!! What a creative take on the sketch!

Lynn Mercurio said...

SQUEAL....oh Regina. This is so amazing. What creativity and such an outstanding take on Taylor's sketch!

Jackie Pedro said...

This is creativitiy at it's best!! This is UBER ADORABLE, Regina!!!!

Cards by Gina said...

What a wonderful card! I absolutely love it! You are so terrific at thinking outside of the box...always!

Ann Schach said...

So cute, Regina! Your cards are always so refreshing1

starqueen said...

Oh Regina!
High flying birthday wishes indeed!!! What an adorable card, and such a creative take on Taylor's 100th sketch. I am so glad I found your blog. You are always fun to read and an inspiration to my own creativity!

Edna said...

Looks great, I love how you stamped on the cloud, awesome!

Monika/Buzsy said...

How creative! Great job on the sketch! Love the cute TE image and that fluffy cloud! :o)

Alice Wertz said...

wow!! fabulous take on the sketch!! love love love this!! =)

Krista Driessen said...

This is adorable !!! Love it !

Carla Bazhenow said...

So cute and awesome. Your cards always make me smile!!! Hugs,

Mary Fish said...

Did I read that right? You "drew" your own basket? You never cease to amaze me. Love how you worked the sketch (and used the cloud paper). Hugs, M

Taylor VanBruggen said...

This is so incredibly adorable, Regina! I love it! And guess what!? You're a winner! Check it out here and send me an email! http://tayloredexpressions.blogspot.com/2010/02/tesc100-top-crops-prizes.html

Kerry J. said...

This is absolutely adorable!! Congrats on being a top crop - much deserved!!

Melissa Sauls said...

Congratulations on winning!! This is such a GREAT card! So excited for you. :)

WickedPixie said...

This is so adorable and creative! I love all of the texture and life it has! Congrats on being chosen as a "top crop"!! :-)Traci