Thursday, August 9, 2012

Birthday Flower Cupcake

When I posted this card, I told you that this was an image I could see myself using over and over! I have already colored it with several different colors. Since yellow is my favorite color, this is one of my favorites that I have made with it so far. The image is from Michelle Perkett and is called Happy Birthday Flower Cupcake. The sentiment comes with it and for this card I used it as is and on the pink version, I cut out the cupcake and used the sentiment a little differently. I think is makes for a happy cheery card. The image was colored with Copics and the papers are Making Memories. 


I am still playing around in my kitchen, canning everything that I can get my hands on! This past week has been filled with pickles. I think I will be serving pickles with every meal throughout the fall and winter. I have canned 54 pints of pickles (dill slices, kosher dill spears and whole pickles), dilly beans, pickled asparagus, 14 half-pints of corn salsa and got 10 pints of cream corn in the freezer. I was going to can the corn, but my pressure cooker will not work. It was used and I have had it for a long time and the lid seems to be a little warped so it isn't sealing tight enough so that the pressure can build up. The corn had to go in the freezer. I LOVE pickled asparagus but almost never buy it because it is so expensive. Kroger had asparagus on sale and I had a recipe and decided to give it a try. I can't wait to taste it. 

My spare bedroom now has canned goods on almost every surface! My parents are about the only people that use that room, and my dad is a gardener and canner too so he won't think it's too weird that he has to set his duffle bag on the floor instead of on the dresser. I think he will find the room pretty relaxing. Although, I will probably have to remove the cherry stuff and the peach stuff or check his bag as he leaves. 

Thanks for stopping by today!


Cheryl said...

Such a sweet card! I love this cupcake image. Great color combo too.

jimlynn said...

So pretty, Gina! LOVE all the yellow flowers on this cute cupcake and the background paper is wonderful. Great card.

You sound like me on the canning, but you beat me on the amount of pickles.....I only put up 48 jars! Got tired of looking at cukes! LOL! Have fun with all this - and don't you just love having it all winter long!


Kathy and Lucky said...

Oh I wish I knew how to can or was brave enough :) Your card is so sweet and I am craving cupcakes for some reason. :)

Amber said...

Too cute, love the background! Thanks for sharing!

Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

Go girl with all the canning. That's awesome!

Great card! I can see the image being used a lot too!!!

Karin said...

Very cute cupcake on your card! Wow! I can't believe you have canned so much :) I canned applesauce exactly! Very good and way better than store bought, so I bet those pickled items will be fab!

Lorraine said...

Your card is so sweet - love that cupcake image and the colors/papers you used!