Thursday, January 28, 2010

UDI Inspiration Challenge - Cupcake Time!

Now who wouldn't be inspired by cupcakes?! Better yet, cupcakes that look like ice cream cones - that's like my dream dessert - as long as they are chocolate of course!

Well, we've just pulled into Lowell, Mass., for my daughter Emma's Synchronized Skating competition. We are here for the 2010 Eastern Sectional Championships and even though we are tired from the long 10 hour drive, we are very excited about our girls' chances tomorrow in the qualifying round! They will be skating at around 9 pm tomorrow night so send out good thoughts for them, ok? For those of you who follow my blog, you may remember this post from last February. Eastern's was not the triumph we'd hoped for, but some great life lessons were learned in the process and the team is better for it today. Tomorrow we hope the girls will finish in the top 4 of their flight so they can move on to the finals on Friday! I'll keep you updated, so keep your fingers crossed!

Now, on to the card. First here is the yummy inspiration photo that Maria sent us:

And here is my card interpretation:

I have to honestly say that I'm not sure I really like this card all that much, so I won't be upset if you don't either! Ha! But please find something nice to say about it anyway! :) I drew my inspiration from the colors in the photo and of course, the cupcakes. The photo looked a bit stark and masculine and the images reminded me a bit of the retro style. So I went with that and created kind of a retro stamped background with the cupcake image stamped multiple times on the cardstock, tone on tone.
The splashes of Bermuda Bay and Crushed Curry also seemed rather retro to me and leaned more toward the masculine side rather than the pinks I originally wanted to go with.

You know I had to throw some bling in there somewhere, :) , so I overstamped the image in Versamark and added Iridescent Ice embossing powder to each cupcake.
So, let me have it - do you like it? Would you change anything? Yeah, I'm not sure either, but hey, ya gotta break some eggs to make yummy cupcakes! LOL~!
Be sure to check out the other challenge players on UDI by visiting the blog. I'm sure they will inspire you to make your own cute cupcakes!

In the meantime - Go National Blades! :)

Supply List - all SU!:
Stamps: Out of the Box
Inks: Soft Suede, Versamark
Cardstock: Kraft, Soft Suede, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Very Vanilla
Accessories: 1", 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" Circle Punches, Big Shot and Polka Dot embossing folder, Crushed Curry Polka Dot Ribbon, Stamp - a - Ma - Jig, Iridescent Ice EP, Heat Tool, Stampin' Dimensionals


  1. robin, i love it, and yes that was my first reaction. before i even read your description i thought the cupcakes looked like they were sugar dusted.

    looks great!!!

    congrats and good luck to emma and her team!


  2. Your cupcakes look delish! You are way too hard on yourself! It's a great card! I love the layout!

    I'm crossing my fingers for your daughter and her team! I can't wait to hear how they finish!


  3. I too don't love everything I create either, but this card really is great!

    Good luck to your daughter and her team! Be sure to let us know how they do!!

  4. Are you kidding me?! I LOVE this card! It's SO CUTE!!!! I really love the layout too. I will have to CASE this card. :) SO CUTE!

  5. Absolutely awesome. I LOVE your takes on the challenges my friend. Good Luck to Emma x

  6. Love the 'cakes. Good luck to Emma. Hope her arm is feeling better.

  7. Well Robin, I love this card!!! AND those yummy looking cupcakes look soooo good !!!

  8. Well I assent to but I contemplate the brief should have more info then it has.

  9. I actually REALLY like this card! I think it's masculine yet very neat looking! Love it, I wish I had that stamp set!

    - Elizabeth


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