Friday, March 27, 2009

could i *BE* more conceited??!

nope.
I LOVE THIS CARD!!!!!
love.
it.
wanna keep it.
seriously.
i'd quite like to frame it and hang it above my desk.
yes, i am that pleased with myself and my creation.
so there.
somebody smack me.
(thank you)


of course the inspiration for my card--and the template for the delicious dessert item you see before you--was the cool sheer cupcake mini album stef sent me. *IT* is verrrry cool, and SHE is very, VERY cool indeed...so probably the thing came pre-loaded with fabulousness and i could not have gone wrong on anything i made using it!!!



(patterned paper: prima, dena by creative imaginations, crafty secrets, sei; cupcake template: clear scraps; very expensive scalloppy velvet ribbon i now wish i'd bought A LOT more of...and also rub-on sentiment: american crafts; sticky pearls & gems: kaiser; other: colorbox inks, zig pen, 3m foam tape)

i hardly ever do close-up "detail" photos...heck, i have a hard enough time snapping a pic which makes the thing i am showing you look like the thing i am showing you! but this time i could not resist the temptation to better depict the little white "ruffle" (of copier paper cut with decorative scissors) between the circle and the scallops...and the teeeeeeeny stick-on pearls in the center of each scallop (i used the smallest size from TWO PACKS of kaiser pearls!) ...and the way each layer is inked and faux stitched and left a little bit loose around the edge to give it more dimension...and how the cupcake is popped on a layer of foam tape with the cherry on a second layer:


of course, i won't be keeping it or framing it. it'll be niece madeline's birthday card, in may. afterall, a gal only turns five *once* and the occasion needs to marked in a very special way! the nice thing about being done so early is that i can keep it around a bit longer before sending it on its way. the not-so-nice thing is that i'm early because i've been playing with cupcakes when i oughtta be working on deadline-based items. sigh. back to work!

23 comments:

  1. Not conceited. Just a person with good taste - because it's sooooooo cute!!

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  2. Oh, this DEFINITELY deserved a close-up! Soooooo pretty!

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  3. yowza, it is FANTASTIC!!!!

    and....I also saw another fab creation of yours on the Hero Arts blog

    can I have your autograph ..pleeeeeez???

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  4. wowza...Love...love...love...this!!!! Who doesn't love a fabulous cupcake?!!! Happy Friday sista!!!

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  5. Gorgeous card you have every right to want to keep it,, its scrummy, sue.x

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  6. Beautiful!! Keep it, take care of you :) On another note, I seriously have trouble with the hero stamps. They never ink up well (stampin up inks) resulting in a blurry image. Is there anything I can do??? thank you!!

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  7. You could print off the picture and frame THAT though, couldn't you? ;-)

    It's a fab card. x

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  8. Darling cupcake card - love all the details and the faux stitching. So great! Congrats on the HA win; THAT card is amazing. Love it!

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  9. Lovely cupcake card! I am sure Little Miss Maddie will treasure this card like she treasures everything you make. Seriously, I don't know ANYONE who doesn't covet their Lauren cards. I know I do!!!

    WAHOO!!!! as to your HA award. You are totally trendy and creative and original and true to yourself and therefore totally deserving of this great honor :) Congratulations, Sweetie!!!

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  10. lol...you are funny :) And your card is completely adorable! Great work!!

    Katie

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  11. Well you very rightly SHOULD be pleased with yourself! This is completely and utterly FABULOUS! You are starting to make the rest of us look bad!

    (-: Heidi

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  12. Isn't this adorable!?! LOVE it ... I'd wanna keep it too!

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  14. Oh Lauren, queen of cardmaking, I worship the ground you walk on! Gorgeous card - I love it too!!

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  15. This is a beautiful card! I love your blog name...thats funny! I had to change mine a few times as mine was taken! :)

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  16. Truly stunning card and I would wish to frame it too! You could put a clause on the back... a little small print to return card to sender when recipient reaches 6 LOL!!! Fantastic cupcake ♥
    HuGs Kim

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  17. Nah, not conceited...just super talented!!! Love it ♥

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  19. TOTALLY gorgeous! I don't blame you for wanting to keep it! ;)

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  20. you have every right to brag - this is beautiful :) And I love your blog name too!

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  21. Absolutely scrumptious!! Wowsers no wonder you want to frame this and keep it all for yourself! I would too!! Very very pretty.

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  22. This is just tooooo gorgeous Lauren! Love the colours you have used.
    Robyn

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  23. Such a great card is conceit warranted. It is absolutely fab! I love the close up shot and am stating (for the record please)- you need to do close ups more often! I love how it shows the depth and details. Beautiful!!!

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