Cupcake Inspirations has a a fun challenge this time - Tropical! Look at these yummy cupcakes with pineapple toppers! How fun is that? Perfect for summer! It's been seriously hot and humid here in the midwest - I'm keeping up with my goal of walking more - I've been hitting the pavement at 7:30 am.. and it's still sweltering. A big storm is rolling through so a little time to play while me and Miss Moriko cool down. I need to take more pictures of her so you can see how big she's getting! I'm glad I have her to keep me motivated and remind me to move it! LOL!
DH has been working nights so he's home in the day. I love having him around! We've gone out to lunch twice this week. Today we stayed home and he cooked a big breakfast... maple bacon, eggs, and waffles. I know.. I'm spoiled! Well not completely.. I usually clear away all the dishes and wash the pans and stove. Mr. J. is a little sloppy sometimes!
Here's my take on Tropical - Pineapple pattern paper and pink Flamingos from Reverse Confetti! Flamingo's always remind me of my son. When he was a little guy he had a hard time with speech. It wasn't unusual for us to make a game of charades when I didn't understand. One time on vacation he was trying to call my attention to something he saw - (keep in mind he was probably around 4 years old) - I'm trying to figure out what hes saying.. I look down at him and he's standing on one foot! Of course! He wanted me to see the Flamingos!!! Life is challenging sometimes, but we make it through. And yes.. now that he is grown he speaks beautifully and we only play games when we're feeling silly.
I don't use black too much in my designs, but this time it made for striking contrast with the pink birds, and picks up the background papers nicely. Reverse Confetti has lots of tag toppers so you can create lots of different looks with the same tag shape.
Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | Reverse Confetti Fabuous Flamingo
Dies | Reverse Confetti Fabulous Flamingo, Topped Off Tag, Double Edge Scallop Border, Top O'The Tag, Stitched Flag Trio
Twinery Charcoal Twine
Pattern Paper | Pebbles Everyday 6"