Tuesday, September 19, 2017

how do ya like them apples?

this week's challenge at shopping our stash is called "apple of my eye" and i'm pretty sure you'll already have sussed that we'd like to see projects which incorporate apples. it can be a loose interpretation, though, so things like apple blossom, or apple pie would also qualify. OR, although it is not yet officially sanctioned, if you manage to work in an i-phone, a macintosh computer or fiona apple, i promise to go to bat for you with the SOS judging committee and insist that's a valid representation of the theme!!! meanwhile, i  chose the classic fruit, albeit quite a stylized version. it's from the ancient SEI "fruitstand" collection (thus making it particularly stash-o-licious) the papers of which i bought several times over and have never failed to enjoy using, including right here:

the only problem with choosing your embellishments first, is then you have to go back and find something you can embellish with them! which is somewhat "cart before the horse" lol. i'm not sure i've ever seen a cupcake with an apple on top, but in fairness it's a BIG cupcake and it's got TWO layers of frosting, which hopefully will provide enough support. my top layer of icing has white embossed swirls made by one of my verrrrrry oldest and most beloved stamp sets: rhonna farrer's "flourishes" which i've had for at least ten years and maybe longer! thus i'm jumping in with the "anything goes" challenge at retro rubber!

hop on over to SOS to see the amazing creations from my dt darlings, and start planning your own apple-related masterpiece! ♥


  1. Who knew that one could order a huge cupcake sporting an apple on top? YOU did, of course, and I love it! Fabbo card!

  2. Oh, Lauren, I have no problem with an apple on top of this yummy looking cupcake! What a pretty card with papers that enjoy being together! Thank you for sharing your card with us at Retro Rubber and hope you will join us again soon.

  3. Yummy card Lauren, love the way you used this pretty pattern papers to construct your cup cake, how clever of you!!
    And also so imaginative to put the apple instead of the cherry on top.
    Fab card teammie and thank you for sharing it with us over at RETRO RUBBER, hope you come and play again next time.

  4. fantastic use of the papers for that cupcake and who would think of an apple on top. just you.

  5. A cupcake that big totally needs an apple on top - that just makes it healthy!!
    Mmmmmmm cupcake...
    Love your project teammie!!

  6. Love the idea of the apple making a cupcake "healthy" eats!! Love the textures provided by the papers and embossing. Looks good enough to eat! Thanks for sharing your cupcake card with Retro Rubber this week! Hope you will play along with us often!

  7. As always Lauren this is awesome. I love that the apple is making the cupcake healthy LOL. Thanks for joining us again at Retro Rubber. Claire DT


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