Saturday, February 19, 2011

Happy Birthday, Julie!

After a two week break from posting, I'm happy to be back and participating in the weekly DIVA sketch challenge.  You can see the sketch here.  As soon as I saw it, I knew what I wanted to do.  Some sketches I struggle with for a long time.  With others, like this one, an idea will pop into my head immediately.

This is an image that I do not use nearly enough!  I love this stack of cupcakes from the set Crazy for Cupcakes (111618, $23.95).  There are so many cupcake shops that have opened up near us, and I try not to stop in too often!  Every once in a while when our daughter Julie comes to visit, she brings cupcakes from a fabulous shop near her apartment in NYC.  Here is the completed card.

I used Early Espresso taffeta ribbon, Whisper White and Cherry Cobbler card stock, and Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso and Crumb Cake markers.

From here you can head over to Becky's blog to see what she did with this week's sketch. And thanks to Carol, who has given up on using Cherry Cobbler each week so now I can use it!

I hope give this card to my daughter, Julie, this weekend.  Her birthday is actually February 11, but I was still in Michigan so I did not get to celebrate with her!  This weekend is another family weekend, this time in Lancaster, PA.



  1. This is awesome, Barbara! It's great to have you back!

  2. Barbara - welcome back! Great job with the sketch today. Love the color scheme and the paper piercing.

  3. What a fun card! I love the cupcakes and your colors are fabulous!

  4. This is great!! I love the paper piercing--it really adds to the card! So glad you're back with us!!

  5. Fabulous Barbara!! Love the paper-piercing around the cupcake panel too!

  6. so cute. you had me laughing out loud. you could have used cherry cobbler when i did. ;)

    love it. xox