June 15, 2008

Mystery Swap - Cupcake

I participated in another Mystery Image swap and this is the image that was sent to all players. When I received this little cupcake, I knew exactly what layout I would use for it, but was not sure if I had any festive and colorful patterned paper. After searching through my stash and coming up with NOTHING! I set out on a quest the next night to the local scrapbook store. Note that there is nothing in close proximity to my house except for a Michaels that is always out of stock of almost everything scrapbook/ stamping related. So I bypass Michaels and drive approximately 10 miles south to the LSS. It is closed. It's only 8pm and closed? They normally stay open until 9pm -- what's the deelio? So on my way to the other LSS I pass JoAnne's and decide to skip them too because they are somewhat like Michaels when it comes to scrap/stamp items. I drive about 5 miles west to the other LSS only to find that they are closed too. I'm terribly disappointed. My daughter suggests going to Micheals, and I am dead set against it because they have "crap". Fast forward the next day. I am telling my BFF Rose about my dilemma and she tells me to come over to see the great paper she got at Micheals. I go over to see the paper and leave with some of the patterned papers she got from Michaels. On my way home, where do I stop? Yeah you guessed it. So I picked up some of this beautiful "non crappy" patterned paper and made this cupcake card. I hope my partner like it as much as I do. because it is much prettier in real life.

Everything on this card is non Stampin'Up with exception for the WaterColor Crayons used to color in the cupcake, Crystal Effects on the strawberry, and the sentiment from One of a Kind stamp set. The image is from JustJohana.com. The card base is Metallic Mango by The Paper Company. The CB green piece is by Anna Griffin. The other two pattern papers are unknown. Ribbon- Dashes, Dots and Checks (LTD Ed.). Also used Rhinestones and Stardust Stickles on this card.


rozie640 said...

Hey Char, love the card but you left out the moral of the story. Before driving all of BFE, drive over to the BFF's house, the price's are much better there!!! Thanks for making a card for me too, I'll give you paper all day for a free card tomorrow! Adorable card, I knew it would be, you were a WOMAN ON A MISSION!

Tai said...

Hey Char:

You really know how to tell a story.

Your card is really cute. I like the scallops with the brads look.