Wednesday, September 24, 2008

{time to party}


I've been busy getting ready for my daughter's birthday. She turns 21 tomorrow ... man, that makes me sound and feel old. Here's a card I made for her using this week's sketch challenge (SC195) on SCS. This was my first sketch challenge and I hope I didn't deviate too much from the sketch. I absolutely adore this owl image from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps. I own all 3 sets that have Olivia. Here she is giving some extra special birthday wishes. I don't know if you can tell from the picture, but I embossed the 21 and the sentiment. The hat and balloons are popped up for dimension. And I used the Sweet Always paper from Stampin Up.

Wanna see the birthday cake? Well actually this isn't my cake. But, it looks exactly like this, except the icing for the top of the cupcake is pink ... oh, and mine looks like a 1st grader decorated it ...lol ... SERIOUSLY ... it's pretty bad, but some of that is because I had some issues. First I added too much coloring and the icing was like Pepto Bismol pink. So then I had to add a little bit of what was colored to white icing, which means I didn't have enough white to finish the bottom. Plus the bag I was using broke, so I had quite a cake disaster last night about 10:30. I will be getting more icing today and hopefully it will look at least a little better. However, I am signed up for beginner cake decorating classes at AC Moore that starts next week. It's a shame I didn't take the course before I made my daughter's cake ... SERIOUSLY. And speaking of seriously don't forget that the 2 hour season premiere of Grey's Anatomy is on tonight starting at 9:00.

Okay, thanks for stopping by and wish me luck on fixing this pathetic looking cake.

7 comments:

Bevie Pearl said...

Sandy, HB to your DD. 21 wow...where do the years go? My DS turns 21 this summer. I am sure she will love the cake.
Last summer...I gave DS $ to go buy his cake at DQ. So he comes home and puts it in the refrigerator. DUH. So the next day his bday I went to get his cake...needless to say....he had a flat melted bday cake. LOL
Have fun celebrating!
I can't wait to see pictures of what you learn to make at cake class. That sounds fun.

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Great birthday card. She'll love it.

...and your story about the cake cracked me up. Sounds like how my kitchen adventures go....LOL!

Stephanie said...

Well happy BD to your DD and you are NOT old... And I bet the cake is yummy... Your card is adorable!

Maria Levine said...

fantastic card. and the cake looks yummy, I'll bet yours is better!

Wendy said...

Very cute card, Sandy! You did a great job on the challenge. That's an adorable cake and your baking experience was a "hoot"!

Joanne (Stamps4sanity) said...

The card is really cute! She's gonna love it. And that cake is fabulous! Very cool...

Rochelle W said...

My sister had a "cupcake cake" for her birthday too. They are super cute. Sorry to hear about all the problems decorating it.