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Saturday, October 15, 2011

Cupcakes Blog Hop

Welcome to the Cupcakes Blog Hop!!
We're so happy you could join us for this super-fun hop showcasing cards, layouts and projects with a "cupcake" theme!!  You'll find an array of ideas throughout the hop -- From gift ideas to cards and more, we hope you'll enjoy each and every project along the way (you'll find the entire line-up below my post)!!

If you're ready for your SUGAR FIX, then grab your glass of milk (or coffee if you prefer), sit back, and join us for some YUMMY creations!!  If you've hopped over from Jen, then you are in the right place!!  If you've just popped in to visit my blog or are reading this via email and you'd like to join our Cupcake-Themed FUN, then please CLICK HERE to start at the beginning with Berenice's blog because...  The START of the FUN will always begin at the beginning!! :)

For the hop today, I made a scrumptiously yummy layout.....

Okay, I totally love this layout...  I originally made it for a "cupcake challenge" -- but I really wanted to share it with you here today!!  Can't ya just imagine how CUTE a couple pictures of The-Girl-Child will be for this layout???
I cut the "my little" with the base font on the Don Juan Cricut Cartridge from CM's Pink Lemonade cardstock.  The "cupcake" was cut on some leftover decorative CM paper that I thought looked like confetti (see the photo mats?) from the Car Decals Cricut Cartridge...  What a wonderful font that is hidden on the Car Decals cartridge!!  It reminds me of the 'Lollipop' font from my old Sizzix dies (yup, still hoarding all of those!)...
My cupcake 'liner' was made from a piece of shimmery lightweight chipboard that I had leftover in my scraps.  I ran it through my Fiskars paper crimper to make it look like a real liner -- I love how it turned out!!

All of my little sprinkles were created by running a small square of brown cardstock and a small square of raspberry cardstock through my Xyron X and then trimming them into strips and tiny squares...  I figured this would be faster than trying to cut sprinkles on my Cricut and then trying to figure out how to stick 'em all down!! :)
The cupcake top -- well, I thought about cutting just a layer like that on my Cricut, but I like to find ways that even those without a Cricut or die cutting machine might be able to do a similar layout...  So I went 'old school' and used my Creative Memories Custom Cutting System circles and jumbo oval to get the look I wanted (I didn't cut all the way around any of the shapes, but rather used them as a guide to cut only where I needed to cut to get the desired shape).  Long before I had my wonderful Cricut, this is how I would cut unique shapes for my scrapbook -- It was fun to do that again. :)

The background paper I used is from the Creative Memories Simply Beautiful Tone-on-tone Paper Pack.

I'd like to thank Berenice for including me in her Extra-Yummy Cupcakes Blog Hop --  I'd also like to thank  all of my wonderful friends and followers who take the time to hop through and help make this such a FABULOUS hop!!  Now....   Before I send you off to your next stop on the hop...  What's a hop without some GOODIES???

I have a little blog candy for you!!  I will be sending a pack of 6x6 paper and embellishments to one fabulous winner!! :) 
To be eligible for my blog candy:
  • Please become a follower of my blog and leave me a comment answering this FUN question: "What is your favorite sweet treat (mine is Twizzlers!!)?"!!
If you leave your email address (please leave it in SAFE scrapbookingwithamy at gmail dot com form), I will be happy to contact you if you are the winner; otherwise, you will need to check back after Wednesday, October 26th to see if you are a winner.  No captcha here, so commenting is quick and easy!! :)

Thank you again for checking out my project...  Now hop on over to Jamie for another delicious project!!

Here's a list of the entire hop, in case you get lost along the way or want to revisit anyone (please note that I will update the following links to take you directly to each participants post if you are joining the hop later in the week!!)

Cupcake Hop

  1. Berenice
  2. Laura
  3. Dena
  4. Theresa
  5. Julie
  6. Tanya
  7. Kris
  8. Lisa
  9. Sheila
  10. Martha
  11. Jen
  12. Amy :)  You are HERE!! :)
  13. Jamie  Go here NEXT!!
Until next time,


Luanne said...

yummy cupcake blog hop! i'm coming.
:D I have been following you. I love chocolate cakes and cupcakes with fillings and frostings.

myfootahead at gmail dot com

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

So yummy! Great giant cupcake! My favorite sweet treat is chocolate covered cherries! Yumm!

Laura (tweetyb) said...

So cute as always! :) Love all the details! My fav sweet treat is Sixlets!! Yum!!
♥ Laura ♥

kris said...

What a sweet creation!!! nothing like a calorie free treat!! =D

Eva Laney said...

super cute layout Amy! I love the pink and brown together, that is one of my favorite color combo's. My favorite sweets is Skittles!!!
Eva :0)
I have a giveaway on my blog

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

I've been a follower for awhile. My fav sweet treat is chocolate especially Hershey & Ghiradelli. Thanks for chance to win giveaway. Like your cupcake creation. Especially like the crimped foil paper. When I came to your post I was going to say "what no embossing?" after I've been embossing and entering into the Embossable You challenge.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Crafty and Green said...

Super Cute Layout! Sweets are my weakness! I Love Cake Batter Ice Cream and apple cobbler!

Many Blessings,

Carla said...

I'm a follower and I love Chocolate cup cakes with white frosting... yummy. Thanks for sharing. or
racincrafts at aim dot com

Peggy Sue said...

awesome! I love the crimped look(gotta get one of those-especially since I want to try your sour cream like container treats!!) my fav sweet treat is starburst!

Cathie w said...

cute cute projects...


smyiow said...

Totally sweet layout! My favorite sweet treat right now is Ben and Jerry's Creme burlee ice cream! SOOO GOOD!!

Unknown said...

Super cute project! :)

Tammy said...

Adorable, just love it! Im a new follower and my favorite sweet is cake cookies.

Thanks for sharing
Tammy Chambers

Janet's Planet said...

love all your ideas and projects! TFS

Babe O'Mara said...

Really cute layout. It's yummy. My favorite sweet treat is Good and Plentys. Love them!!



Love the layout!! Great idea with making the sprinkles!! Thanks for inviting me to this hop it's been very yummy!!
sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

Unknown said...

such a sweet layout. I love the idea of running the paper through the xyron and cutting it out that way for the sprinkles. You just know how to utilize any idea to benefit easy scrapping. Great job
My favorite treat is German Chocolate Cake...but any chocolate will do too.
I would be honored if you came to see my blog here

mamawcindy said...

Love your Layout! I need to make one of those for my little Grand Daughter. Thanks for Sharing! I'm already a follower. :0)
cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com

Little C's Creations said...

Adorable Layout!!! Have a blessed weekend!! Aloha, Jen

Becky Dunham said...

What a sweet layout Amy! I love this. So sweet of you to explain how you did this with your CM cutting system - great idea! We who have Cricuts tend to forget our old tools :) I am a longtime follower of your amazing blog! My favorite sweet treat - that is too hard my friend - I have the world's biggest sweet tooth - but right now I am craving cupcakes for some strange reason - chocolate with cherry frosting sounds really good right now!

rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

Jenny V. said...

Love your scrapbook LO! Too cute!

Sheila said...

Your Cupcake is awesome!! I like sugar cookies.


callyannc said...

Super cute card! I love Reeses Pieces! TFS CallyAnn

Dena said...

Love how you did the big cupcake! Cute layout!

Dena Jones

Precious Memories Scrapbooking & More said...

cute layout! thanks for the chance to win such yummy goodies!

My favorite is Cadbury Carmel eggs nice and cold from the fridge!

staci412 at optonline dot net

littlen said...

brownies are my favorite treat. tfs.
i'm a follower.
littlen44 at gmail dot com

Kim H said...

Love your layout, pink and brown are a great combo. The sprinkles on the top are great, and love the lollipop font. Thank you for sharing it. Im already a follower, and my favorite sweet treat would be Hershey's chocolate bar. Cannt beat the pure chocolate bar.

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