Monday, August 16, 2010

Cupcake Bash

Good morning!  It's Mojo Monday and the third day of the Verve new release spotlights!  Today the Divas are shining their spotlights on two fun new sets with a birthday theme...  Carpe Cupcake and Birthday Bash.  Be sure to check out the full hop list at the bottom of this post and leave a little love as you hop around the blogosphere for a chance to win today's sets!  And while I've been busy prepping for this Friday's release, Maria Gurnsey stepped in for me with today's Mojo Monday sketch.  I had a blast with it, and I hope you'll play along!

For my project today, I combined stamps from Carpe Cupcake and Birthday Bash.  The cupcake sprinkles and candle with star are all separate stamps in the Carpe Cupcake set, so I built my cupcake, then colored with Copic markers, using a white gel pen to highlight the little sprinkles and to add some diagonal stripes to my candle, then cut it all out and added a little swarovski crystal to the center of the star.

Y'all know by now about my recent fascination with Wild Wasabi, so it's not surprising that it's making another appearance today!  I cut the vanilla Classic Oval, then stenciled in the center portion with some Antique Linen distress ink and stamped the balloons so they'd extend past the oval shape.  Next I stamped the balloons from Birthday Bash again on a scrap of Cream cardstock, colored with Copics and pieced over the balloons on the oval panel.  This panel is matted on a Labels 10 die cut, which I accented with a few more swarovski crystals. (I say, there's no such thing as too much bling!  LOL)  I did a similar treatment with classic ovals and labels 10 for the "Happy birthday to you" sentiment, which is also from Birthday Bash.  The background papers are from the SU! Newsprint DSP.

That's all from me today.  Time to check out more peeks on the Diva blogs...

1. Julee6. Teresa
2. Michelle7. Maureen
3. Jen d.8. Jen T.
4. Sony9. Amber
5. Jackie10. Tosh

Be sure to leave some comments along the way for a chance to win!

104 comments:

  1. I agree - there is never too much bling! Lovely card very striking use of color!

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  2. Wonderful card, great colours and love the cupcake.

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  3. I love the interesting colour combo & of course the cupcake is sooooo cute. A very cool b'day card!!

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  4. this card is so fun! I love the different color palette for a cupcake card!

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  5. Love the colours used on this card...of course, a little bling adds to it as well!

    sfread171@hotmail.com

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  6. Fantastic....the more bling the better....don't you just love that new Newprint DP!!??!! I can't wait to use mine!!

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  7. Great birthday card. Love the cupcake and the bling. Nice color combo also. TFS

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  8. This is a great color combo -- love the pop of the Wasabi. Great card.

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  9. Fantastic, Julee! LOVE these new stamps!! Must get them for sure!

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  10. Very nice :) And you can never have to many birthday stamps...

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  11. Stinking adorable colors on this festive card.

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  12. Love this birthday card with all of the textures and the colour combo! Very striking!

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  13. You're amazing. Love this combination of colours.

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  14. Julee, your card is striking! The colors are vivid and really play on each other! Beautiful!

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  15. Love the paper and that cupcake!! Great card!!

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  16. Absolutely Gorgeous! I love the green black and white you chose to put together! Very pretty!

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  17. OH I am in so much trouble my fav. things cupcakes and Balloons and all these cute samples I can't take it!! :)

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  18. Can't wait to see these sets. You can never go wrong with Birthday stamps, and I love that little cupcake! Cute, TFS!

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  19. beautiful card, it screams happy birthday, cupcake balloons... and the background is perfect too too

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  20. This is so beautiful Julee! I love that green and black theme - we hardly ever see that and it's so refreshing!

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  21. Clever use of the sketch, the newsprint, the colors and that cute cupcake. Great card.

    Happy Hugs, Martha

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  22. Oh, this is so fun! I love the sketch and adorable cupcake image!

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  23. love the colours and that SU dp :) Fun little balloons with a cupcake makes this so festive...when't the party? Oh ya, on Friday!! LOL

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  24. Fabulous card!! I really love the color combo.

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  25. OMG WOW!!!! Everything about this card make me happy!!! I love the bright green, the polka dots and those new stamps are AMAZING!!!! LOVE THIS :)

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  26. This is so great - I love the new stamps and your color combo is so rich!

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  27. What a fun color combo and card! Love the bling too!

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  28. Love your card! Great color combo!

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  29. What a beautiful card! Love the bling!!! ;)

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  30. Love the green! Beautiful layers as well. Looking forward to seeing what the others gals have done with these stamps!

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  31. The pairing of wasabi with the newsprint DP is so striking! Great backdrop for these cool birthday images!

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  32. You just know how to make colours work together..green and black, who would of thunk!!! Awesome girl and the new sets look amazing!

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  33. What a fabulous birthday card! You make Wild Wasabi look so gorgeous!

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  34. ouh this is so purrr-ty Julee!!! Looove that color combo!!! And the bling of course lol

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  35. beautiufl card and I really like how the ballons are floating over the cupcake

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  36. I love all your details. This card is beautiful and such different colors for a birthday card.

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  37. Looks fantastic! Unique colors & stylish sketch & fab details!

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  38. wow wonderful card love the color choice very stunning love the stamp set. Sweet

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  39. Fabulous card.....so much to see and feel on this one.....sensory load!!! Love it!!!!

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  40. Love the colors in your card. It just pops and it's perfect for a birthday. I love the new stamps too. Awesome job. Thanks.

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  41. OH so cute Julee! What great paper, what great GREEN! IT's fabulous!

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  42. This is fabulous! Love the images and the colors/papers you chose.

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  43. Gotta love a cupcake and this is lovely! I think that wild wasabi is pretty nice too. Looking forward to seeing the rest.

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  44. What a fabulous card! I love all the green, and the way you used both sets together...fabulous!

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  45. That little cupcake is so cute! And I love the fonts on that birthday sentiment. Julee, what are you doing to me?! And my wallet?!

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  46. Fun card! I really like what you did with the newsprint DSP and the Wild Wasabi.

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  47. Wow, this is gorgeous! Love the out-of-the-ordinary colors!

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  48. Pretty card Julee - I never think to use that color combo, green, black & white but you made it look GOOD!

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  49. I'm loving the look of these two new sets! Such a creative & unusual color combination. You can never have too many birthday stamp sets! ;)

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  50. I am not sure I could eat that cupcake - maybe they need to make all cakes green - would be better for my waistline!

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  51. I'm starting to love that Wild Wasabi thanks to you Julee!!...Great birthday card with all the little deatails especially the bling.

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  52. Wow, I love your card! It's very striking. Looks like some great new birthday sets!

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  53. Another fabulous card, Julee! That little cupcake is cute!

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  54. I adore this card and the colors are perfect! I've been loving these little baloons since I first spotted them so am excited to see more!

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  55. I'm SOLD!!! We can use both sets and combine certain elements. Cool! Just what I need. And such an adorable cupcake.
    Peace, Becky Johnson

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  56. Love it! I really like the green and black color combo

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  57. Love the colors. They are so stunning together. You are right just got to love the bling!!!

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  58. Lovely colors. And these stamp sets look soooo perfect -- can't wait to see them completely!

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  59. Love the Wild Wasabi...Love the card

    Evie
    Evie.Martino@gmail.com

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  60. Oh... my.... goodness, I am in love with this card! Fantastic color combo! And I love the bling.

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  61. My goodness...I love this! Green is my DS's favorite color!

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  62. Julee, you have such a way with colors!! I LOVE the green and black combo. And the way you layered the cupcake over the balloon strings...awesome and clever!! Gorgeous!!

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  63. I love your card, it's so fun! And these sets are amazing!

    Thank you so much for sharing!!!

    ~Ola
    okj83 at live dot com

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  64. such powerful colors together! Lovin' it!

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  65. Great colors and texture! Black, white and any color just pops!

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  66. Love the colors and I'm crazy about that DP background. Great stamps for so many birthday cards, and look forward to using them for both girlie and manly occasions.

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  67. I do like green icing! Great card

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  68. Love this color combo! I too am obsessed with Wasabi but don't think I've used it with Vanilla AND Black! Can't wait to play! Tts!

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  69. Julee, this card is so amazing! I can't wait for this set to be available!

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  70. Love the colors you picked for this card. Absolutely eye catching. Love the stamps, too!

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  71. I love green and I love cupcakes....GORGEOUS!

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  72. These colors are great Julee!!! The cupcake is wonderful!!

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  73. This is really cute! I love the colors you used, and those balloons are such a cute addition!

    ♥♥♥Lea

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  74. Beautiful card Julee. I love the colors and the bling too! Very cute.

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  75. Love this, Julee! Love all the new sets.. can't wait to get them!

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  76. Love those colors and definitely need a Verve cupcake!!

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  77. I love bling! The colors are great and your card is super yummy!!

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  78. I squealed when I saw this cupcake image and the amazing fonts in the sentiments. I never would have been brave enough to use that much Wild Wasabi, but true to your fashion it is azmazing. M

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  79. Love the wild wasabi. Great card. Loving these stamp sets. tfs.

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  80. Ohhh, this is fabulous! Can't wait to see this full set.

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  81. That cupcake set looks yummy! I thin a "must have"!

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  82. I think this is going to be another must have.

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  83. Your coloring is beautiful!! And the combination of colors is very bold and striking. Fabulous card creation!

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  84. excellent! i love cupcake stamps.

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  85. great card! lovin' that newsprint DSP

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  86. This is adorable Julee and I love the strong color combo. . .very cool!

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  87. FANTASTIC colors on a really pretty card!

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  88. Fabulous card. I love the color combination! Yummy.

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  89. Every card you make has amazing layers and layout! Thanks for all the inspiration.

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  90. Beautiful card with great color combination.

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  91. Super Cute Julee! love the color combo

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  92. Great use of the newsprint DSP. Love the new cupcakes.

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  93. Mmmmmm - awesome new images Julee and I LOVE your colour combo. Great card!

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  94. fabulous color combo! i love the images, too - thanks for sharing :)

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  95. What a fun card! I would have never thought to put these colors together but they look great!

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  96. Love this - nothing like I could have come up with - works for guys too, which is awesome.

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