Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Cupcake Mania!!

Happy Tuesday and welcome to the first week of June everyone!  Yippee---the summer kick-off has officially started!! Whoot, whoot!!  Only 23 more days until we leave for Hilton Head Island--yay--I cannot wait for some fun in the sun and real RELAXATION.  There will be no work for me other than checking emails in the evening and a few blog posts while I'm away--I try to really take advantage of this time and enjoy every minute of it!  We had a fabulous Memorial Day weekend as well---we took lots of walks, went to the pool, miniature golfed and just laid back!  We also went and had steamed MD blue crabs which were oh so yummy---we had them at Lowry's in Hamilton if you're close to me and looking for a yummy place to eat real seafood!  The kids and I shared 2 dozen large crabs--I ate 10 myself dipped in Old Bay & vinegar!  Hubby doesn't like to pick crabs (wimpy, lmbo) so he had a crabcake sandwich!!  (see pics below)  When you cook a blue crab it turns red, hence the color of them in the pic below---I know a lot of people think crabs are red but they're really not until they're dead & cooked, LOL and covered with Old Bay seasoning!  So it was a wonderful weekend, although I am kinda sore from working out a lot, hee hee---but NO PAIN, NO GAIN right?  LOL!

Riley chowing down on some crabs!


-I will be announcing the 3 winners of the Copic Card Challenge tomorrow here on my blog and on the Color Me Creative Classroom site, so stay tuned for that!

-Have you seen the NEW Cuttlebug Embossing folders and Quilling die/folders--they are fabulous!  The Quilling folders cut and emboss your paper so they're ready for quilling--I got to try them at Winter CHA and they are really fun to create lots of flowers & easy too!  You can see them all HERE!

-I've got two cupcake projects for you today--so make sure to scroll all the way down!

Copic Creations Challenge--Chef Mickey!!

Today is the first of the month so that means it's Copic Creations Challenge time!!  This time we were challenged to color different animals and our sponsor is Hambo Stamps--they generously gave the DT each a digi stamp to use as well!  You can see their digi images HERE and the rest of the stamps HERE!  I got to use this fun "Mouse Chef" (which I see as Chef Mickey Mouse, LOL)!

I decided to use a black, red & white color scheme for my card--the papers are by PTI (black & white) and the other paper is by Disney (see the small red Mickey ears in the background?)!  I colored my "Mouse Chef" with Copics---his fur is W7 thru W1, his chef jacket is C9-C2, chef hat is C2,C00 and the cupcake liner is R27,R22,R20.  I gave the frosting on the cupcake a nice thick coat of stardust stickles for sparkle and then wrapped the side of the card in PTI ribbon and bow!  Isn't he just a cutie--this image would be perfect for birthdays, celebrations or a cute barbeque/dinner invitation don't ya think!

Now head over to the Copic Creations Challenge Blog to see the rest of the DT's creations and how you can join in the fun as well!  (don't forget to scroll down to see my other cupcake creation)

Pink Cuppy-Cake!!

My next card features another fantastic cupcake digi stamp, but this time it's from "I Brake For Digis"!  This image is called "Cherry Cupcake" and it's so cute!  The reason I love digi stamps is because you could take this darling image and print out one size for invitations/cards, a smaller size for favors and a larger size for a poster/banner---this way you can make a coordinating set of items very easily with only 1 image! 

(If you order any digi stamps from I Brake For Digis, make sure to use the coupon code "SAVE10SUZANNE" to save 10% off your entire order)!!  The small starred paper is by PTI and then I embossed the background pink and white cs with a "happy birthday" CB embossing folder.  The border trim was done with an EK Success punch.

I used copics to color my image (all in the R family) and then topped the frosting with a coating of Viva Decor Glitter Liner (in holo.) which is super, super sparkly--I love it!  A pink, delish cupcake card for someone special!

See ya back here tomorrow!


  1. Hi Suzanne!
    Beautiful cupcake cards! Yummy! Love the layout and the colors of the 1st one! The embossing and the glitter on the Cherry cupcake card is awesome!
    Silvie from France

  2. yummm!!!! all those cupcake creations look just fab!! Hugs Juls

  3. Good Morning, Suzanne!
    Fun to wake up to your beautiful cupcake cards! they are fabulous!
    Hugs to you,

  4. What wonderful cupcake cards! Too cute!

  5. Love the pink cupcake, and as always your coloring is amazing!

  6. Both cards are awsome Suzanne, I especially like the one with the mouse chef on it, it's just adorable!

  7. Those cupcakes look yummy..And so doesnt those crabs.

  8. What a gorgeous card Suzanne,i love your images and your papers.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  9. Oh Suzanne, I so love coming to your blog. You are so talented. It sounds like you and your family had a wonderful week end. hugs

  10. Glad to hear you had a wonderful holiday weekend! :) Both of your cupcake cards are so adorable hun!!
    Hugs~ Kim

  11. Riley looks like he's enjoying himself! Love the layout of the black and red card! Both are great!

  12. Hi Suzanne! It's been so long since I've visited, but had to stop by to tell you how much I LOVE your Mouse Chef card. You really always manage to blow me away with your Copic coloring! (not to mention that you ate that many crabs!!) hehehe Awesome job on the challenge - so happy you're on the CC team! hugz, Mary

  13. Awesome job with the "Mouse Chef" image! I love everything about your card!!

  14. Suzanne, your Mouse-Chef is adorable! Looks like his cupcake is super tasty. Love the papers you used with him. I tried implementing your "Coloring Fur" tutorial from a few weeks ago on my gorilla. Don't know how well I did but it was great practice and I love all these great images. Hugs,

  15. Goodness Suzanne, I don't know how you do it but your cards are always gorgeous! Gorgeous coloring too!


I appreciate all your lovely comments and taking the time to stop by! hugz,Suzanne

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