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Monday, August 25, 2008

Bliss Comes With a Warning Label for Verve's August Project Parade

Just FYI...I am officially blaming this month's Verve Project Parade for the last five pounds I've gained. I'm not saying I even had a Bellaccino Bliss as pictured here below (the inspiration picture for the challenge). In fact, they don't even sell Bellaccino Bliss (monsters) here in Texas, but as Martha Stewart would say, 'It's a good thing', or else five pounds would be the least of my worries as we'd be talking ten or twelve pounds and a tummy tuck, and I'd be having to stamp faster to burn more calories. However, I think just looking at them surely caused some serious cravings, and chocolate was definitely at my desk when I made this card (and somehow was gone by the time I finished it...the card, I mean). But now that MY chocolate is no longer a distraction, I can just give you fair warning that playing in this month's Project Parade is highly addictive and may cause your stamping chair to mysteriously shrink!!

Wanna play along with this fun Pink and Brown inspiration piece? Just upload your creation to my post over on the VERVE BLOG no later than midnight on September 3rd. If you upload to SCS, please use keyword VVPP05, so we can see all your lovely creations in one happy place! A random participant will be drawn on September 4th and receive $15 in Verve Bucks...that's cash to spend at the Verve Stamps store! Good luck!

TIP: For some reason, some of my Chocolate Chip cardstock came a little "roughly cut" from Stampin' Up!. To take care of this and remove the tiny shred, I just ran my opened and very sharp Cutter Bee scissors lightly along the edge.

Stamps: Cupcake Affair (Verve)
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Pretty in Pink, Creamy Caramel (SU!), Papertrey White, Sasha Collection (Prima)
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa (SU!)
Accessories: Cuttlebug Swirls Embossing Folder, Stardust Stickles, Threading Water Scallop Punch (Fiskars), White Brads, Paper Piercer/Mat Pack, Dark Brown Satin Ribbon (Target), Dimensionals, Sponges

21 comments:

  1. Great card! Love how you used the cuttlebug swirls folder for the icing--I never would've thought of that! Beautiful!

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  2. Yes...as I've browsed and seen the inspiration, I've gained pounds just looking! Beautiful, beautiful card!

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  3. Love the embossed icing! Cute card!

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  4. Mmmm, this is yummy, I mean gorgeous!! I love the embossed cupcake tops and the pink and brown color combo is the best! Great card!!

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  5. So cute! I love how you cuttlebugged the frosting... looks like frosting swirls!

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  6. Absolutley gorgeous, Susan! Love the frosting swirls, and I've been noticing my stamping chair shrinking a bit, too. Must be those darn Mocha truffles that Laurie gave me and I just feel "compelled" to eat one every time I sit down to stamp. :) Chocolate feeds the creative soul, I think!

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  7. This is absolutely stunning!

    Many Blessings,
    M.

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  8. Looks DEE-LISH!! :) Love everything about this adorable cupcake card!

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  9. This looks good enough to eat! Awesome card, Susan!!

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  10. Enabler!!!!! I'm going to have to break down and buy this set. You girls are doing fastastic creations with the cupcakes!

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  11. Oh, I love how you embossed the "frosting" on the cupcakes! What a cute idea!!

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  12. I think just seeing this card caused me to gain 2 pounds! I love that color combination-my scrap room is latte, cream and pink. I may have to participate in this challenge. Beautiful card Susie-love the embossed cupcake frosting!

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  13. Sus! That frosting is BRILLIANT! Why didn't I think of that?!?!?! (<-- highest compliment from one stamper to another)

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  14. This is both beautiful and appetizing!

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  15. I LOVE this card! The cupcakes look so scrumptious! I just might have to go back now. THANKS. ;)

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  16. How cute is this card!!!!! I love the way you used the Cuttlebug swirls ef as the icing on the cupcake. Either I've seen it before and never noticed it, or I have an awfully clever daughter (YOU)!! Great card and don't worry about the extra pounds -- I've found that if you don't think about the weight doesn't come on especially if you use my secret weapon ----- NOW MIRRORS!!
    Mom

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  17. Fabulous card! Love how you did the icing! Very creative!

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