Well, I blinked and guess what, my littlest one turned SIX. Six? I can't believe it.
I'm knee deep in preparations for him including cupcakes for class, cupcakes for his buddies, a baseball game tonight two soccer games and a family BBQ tomorrow. Goodness gracious.
If you've been reading here a long time, you know that my boys both have nasty food allergies, which make bakery cake and cupcakes totally out of the question. I've found what I think is a pretty tasty little chocolate cupcake from Ms. Martha Stewart which you can find here. Although, I'll admit, I was pretty sad that my cardmaking abilities don't translate into cupcake frosting abilities. Grrr. They're tasty, but pretty sad looking little things when I'm done with them. Lucky for me, kids don't care, they just want to eat chocolate cupcakes.
I loved this week's Mojo Monday sketch, and while I deviated slightly, you can still see remnants of the original sketch in my design. New patterned paper from My Mind's Eye. Gosh, I just LOVE LOVE LOVE their papers. I bought all four of the new Lime Tart paper packs. They are scaled down for cardmakers (yeah) and double sided (um, DOUBLE YEAH)
I really have neglected my beloved The Cat's Pajamas stamps lately, and I do so love me some PJ the bear in Honey Bear. While this stamp set was released around Valentines day, don't fool yourself, this is a GREAT set all year long. I paired it with the Coolvetica Alphabet to add a personalized greeting "HB2U" of course.
A promised, I'm going to *try* to get a little better about Copic colors. Here's a photo of what I used on my little PJ the bear....
Now... I've got to get back to the cupcake project, and clean up the disaster that has grown around my kitchen and start wrapping presents. Gosh, I think I need staff or something to clean up as I move from one project to the next, its getting c-r-a-z-y around here!