Inspiration Monday : Cupcakes In A Jar & Real Life Updates
How is it Monday already!?!?! I can’t believe how quickly this weekend flew by, but luckily I managed to get a lot done and I was super inspired!
My first source of inspiration came from a combination of a color scheme on Pinterest & this past month’s Papertrey Ink‘s release. They revealed this amazing die-cut with so much potential & I was so excited to purchase it. It arrived the other day and I [finally] got to play a little over the weekend, which resulted in the perfect accessory for a friend’s birthday. I [for the first time ever!] made a cupcake in a jar and it turned out better than expected!
I hijacked [and pinned] this color scheme and I used several colors of Papertrey Ink that were close to those shown to stamp on my tag. The various shades of green were perfect for creating an ombre effect.
I utilized a repeating ombre color pattern to create a background on my tag. Then I stamped the sentiment in black ink, directly over the stamped background. I die-cut the word “sparkle” from black cardstock and then I used a super stellar glitter pen to cover it quite liberally with sparkles. The tiny spoon came from PTI as well and baker’s twine was the obvious choice since it was accompanying a baked good!
This view is of the adorable tag actually attached to the mason jar I used to hold my cupcake in a jar.
I attempted to replicate the ombre color scheme with the cupcakes using yellow, light green & aqua green food coloring. It worked-but not as well as I would have liked. Between two layers of cupcakes are layers of buttercream frosting which was so, so delicious! So that kinda makes up for the fact that the colors didn’t work out as well.
Perhaps the most important part of all of this crafty session was that my friend liked the gesture and that makes me happy. It’s the little things.
So in terms of real life, here’s a small update.
The mister’s sister was in town [but sort of out of town] for the weekend so he’s spent time with her, which left me alone with the pups. I sort of felt like a single mom [which by the way, I am not meaning that I’m relating dogs to children by any sorts. But I don’t have kids, I have dogs, that’s all.] It’s entertaining, but a lot of work. Whew.
Since I didn’t want to keep the pups locked up for long periods of time [and since they’re not allowed loose in my studio], working on cards & tags for the upcoming shows was a little out of the question. Therefore, I caught up a bit on my [our] Project Life album. I love sorting out photos and writing down our everyday stories. It just makes my heart happy. Plus, it had been a minute since I had last updated so it was a nice little distraction.
This week will be a busy one – full of slinging drinks and playing with scissors. Tomorrow I’ll be back highlighting recent goodness from Etsy! I hope you’ll stop back and check it out!