Good morning! Today, I have the next challenge for the Crazy 4 Cocoa Blog, and some exciting news to share with you. First up... The exciting news... I have the distinct pleasure of being a part of the Midnight Madness Challenge design team for the next three months!!!! Woooohooo!!! Can you say, excited? I've been keeping this under my hat for quite a while, and it's NOT been easy, let me tell ya! I'm looking forward to a wonderful experience, making life long friends, and learning a lot along the way. It's gonna be LOADS of fun... I just know it, and I'm thrilled for the opportunity!! :)
Now on to my challenge card for today. The newest challenge has just been announced over at the Crazy 4 Cocoa Challenge Blog, and this week, the challenge is Let's Celebrate! For my card, I chose to use the Cocoa with Cupcake image from the so sweet Cocoa stamp set by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps. I colored the image with my Copic markers, and cut it out with my nestabilities. I added some hand stitching with twine around the edge of the circle, and added a twine bow to the cupcake. The rhinestone flourish by Zva Creative gave this just the right sparkle and bling to this card. One of my favorite tips is to use the clear rhinestone embellishments, and color them with my Copics to match whatever I'm working on. That way I always have the perfect color for any project right at hand. That works on pearls, too!!
Cupcakes seem to be the trendy way to celebrate now days, and I've seen so many amazingly decorated cupcakes out there. A few months ago, my niece and I played with the Cricut Cake machine I bought for her when she graduated from culinary school and made adorable little sailboat cupcakes for her little brother's birthday. They turned out sooooo CUTE!! Now, there is a whole market out there for pretty cut outs to wrap around your cupcakes. Now THAT'S something to celebrate!!!
I hope that you enjoyed a blessed Christmas with your family. Ours was wonderful, and this old girl is definitely ready to get back into a more normal routine. Thank you so very much for stopping by today! I wish you a blessed and glorious day and lots of happy stamping!