I snuck in a little bit of stamping this morning in the midst of all my cleaning. I was inspired by both Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge and the current Hanna Stamps Challenge, hosted by my friend Manda. *waves* The colors for the challenge are Barely Banana, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, Very Vanilla, and Chocolate Chip. I wanted to work with Papertrey Ink's colors since I was using their stamps so I used Lemon Tart, Spring Moss, and Aqua Mist instead. The stamp sets I used are Guide Lines (for the pattern on the Lemon Tart cs), Honey Bees (for the floral image in the scallop), and Garden of Life (for the sentiment). The yellow flower on the right is cut out and popped up using dimensionals. The Spring Moss strip is patterned paper from the Everyday Blessings collection. Manda also challenged us to use yellow as the main color on our project and I think it really is a perfect fit! Such a classy spring card!!!
I also wanted to share with you a photo of the birthday cake I made for Kaleigh. The pan I used is made by Wilton. I purchased it at Michaels with a 50% off coupon. It is a heavy non-stick pan which bakes the cake in two parts - the top (icing) and the bottom (cup). I am not a professional baker by any means, although I do enjoy it. It was a bit of a challenge to decorate. I ended up using a star tip on the bottom half and a straight tip on the top, smoothing as I went. It is not perfect, but all in all I am pleased with the results. Kaleigh really likes it and that's the important thing, right? Oh, and yes - those are Mickey sprinkles on the top of the cake. I have had these for years and Kaleigh insisted I use them despite my reservations about their taste. I guess we'll find out tomorrow . . . *wink*