Hello Monday! I do so love you Monday....familiar Monday....back to regular routines...meal planning, bill paying, tidying up after a snowy, muddy weekend, a fresh start and outlook on a new week ahead....
Today the Crafty Secrets Design Team members each have party themed projects up on our blogs....not specifically birthday themed, but any project that celebrates something...babies, mothers, weddings, friends, spring, tea parties, etc.
Since I have a thing for cupcakes lately...prepare yourself for another one....I love transforming them, dressing them up, adapting them to the chosen occasion. I used Papertrey Ink's Cupcake Collection die for this project.
I wanted this cupcake to feel fairytale-ish...leaving the occasion open for a little girl's birthday party, new baby, or wedding. The sweet crown placed on top of the cupcake is a free download from Crafty Secrets...you can find it HERE. I re-sized it to fit the top of my cupcake, colored it with some Copics, and stamped a sentiment inside the flag.
The flower is from Petaloo, trinket pin from Maya Road, tea stained trim is from my own stash, and the scrunched seam binding is from Kimberly.
I can't wait to see what beautiful things the other designers have to share today:
Now for a couple of fun Happy Monday giveaways! I was recently asked to take part in a new special issue from Scrapbook & Cards Today....I just got a peek at it and can't wait to dig into the inside when it arrives. It's based on card sketches designed by Becky Fleck....ooooohhhh....this was so much fun. That sweet card on the cover is by Roree Rumph...I adore her happy, playful, freshly squeezed card style.
CardMaps Today will be available on March 25th, and you can pre-order your copy HERE. If you'd like to win one of the first copies, Scrapbook & Cards Today is giving one away on their blog...just leave a comment HERE!
Lastly....you might notice a new look here on my blog....sigh...it was time for a rescue effort and my sweet friend all the way in Singapore came to my aid just in time...thank you to Viola Mahr for redesigning my blog for me....I love, love, love it.
Vio has generously offered to share one of her custom made blog banners to one of you my friends! She has a few in her etsy shop now and the banner on her blog is one of her own designs....this will help you get a feel for how very talented she is....her style speaks to my shabby heart.
All you have to do is leave a comment on this post....I'll give you until Wednesday, March 2nd...10:00 a.m....or thereabouts...you know me...I'm not going to be stingy. I'll choose a winner randomly that evening and will post the good news on my blog. I wish I had a prompt question for you to answer....but I'm fresh out of ideas and anxious to get to work this morning...so whatever thoughts cross your mind and you'd like to share...we'd love to hear. Thank you Miss Vio!
Enjoy a beautiful Monday!