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Sunday, July 18, 2010

A Cupcake for Lori's Surprise Birthday Blog Hop!!!!

Today is Lori McCroskey's birthday!
Lori is the owner of Clear Dollar Stamps and a dear, sweet  friend to all of her design team.
We all just love her to pieces so we wanted to celebrate her special day by having a surprise BLOG HOP!

If you came here from Katie's cute blog, you are in the right place!
If you just happened onto my page, why not go back to Lori's blog where it all started. 
(some of the girls have access to her blog so they posted without her knowing it, so it would be a surprise)

We hope you have time to hit all 15 design team's blogs to check out all of the birthday eye candies but if you don't, we hope you will at least hop over and wish Lori a happy birthday!

The card I made for Lori was done with the very first stamp that I illustrated for her.
It is simply titled "Cupcake". The sentiment is from the "Cool Ride" set.

Remember, you can click on any picture to enlarge for better detail!

Your next stop on the hop is Christi's pretty blog.
Thanks so much for joining in on our little surprise party!
True :D

Card Recipe:
CDS STAMPS USED: "Cupcake" and sentiment is from "Cool Ride"
CS/PAPERS: Basic Grey's Sugar Rush, PaperTrey Ink's white cardstock
INK: Staz-On and VersaMark refill, Color Box Tangerine cat's eye
MARKERS: Tombows 553, 946, 126, 723, 977, 062
ACCENTS/TOOLS: Offray "Orange Opal" ribbon, Ranger Stickles in Orange Peel and Yellow, Martha Stewart's coarse crystal glitter, The Paper Studio's Spare Parts Glitter brads, Wizard and scalloped oval Nestabilities, sewing machine and pink thread, clear embossing powder and heat gun, glue, double sided foam tape, water brush
COLORING: watercoloring with Tombows
TECHNIQUES: stamping, watercoloring, embossing, sewing, 3D popping


Barb said...

So pretty! I love the bright orange bow. Very, very nice!

Lisa Lara said...

Gorgeous Trudy-True. I love that ribbon.

Cassie said...

Oh True, this is perfect for Lori! How wonderful that you used your very first image to make her such an amazing card ;D

Ms. Jen said...

Great birthday card. And what a fun idea for a friend. I'm popping over now to wish Lori a Happy Birthday!

theCook said...

This is a very nice card... Happy birthday to Lori!

Christi said...

This is so beautiful!! Your tombow watercoloring is of course perfect! I want to use my tombows like you when I grow up!
Gorgeous card,Great work!!

Candy F. said...

Wowsers -- beautiful card! Makes me hungry for a cupcake.

Katie Renz said...

Beautiful card and wonderful birthday wishes True... hope you are having a great vacation.

The Stamper's Touch said...

What a yummy card Trudy!!! Love that ribbon and all the sparkles!! Gorgeous colors!


auntbeespickles said...

Hi True! Just stunning like always girl! Colors are just beautiful and wow, I love that orange ribbon with the scalloped edge! How fun is that! Just beautiful I know Lori will love it! Wonderful creativity!

Laurie Wilson said...

What a scrumptious cupcake card! Looks so yummy and sugar coated! Beautifully colored and detailed!

Joan Ervin said...

That is one mighty yummy looking cupcake, True....love all the sparkle and what a gorgeous orange bow...fantabulous!!!!

Lori McCroskey said...

I love love love my cupcake! You just do beautiful work and I am so happy you have become a part of our team. I love all of you...thank you so much for being a part of my surprise blog hop....I'm just loving it! he he he! Lori

Shell said...

Every part of this card is super-yummy!!! What an awesome ribbon! Just love it. The sprinkles on the cupcake are perfect, too. Great job, True!

Nancy ~ Inkcicles said...

What a special card!

Tricia said...

Oooo! Look at the beautiful card and that super cool ribbon!!! I love your work, True!!

Angela (jellybean74) said...


Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Yummy! Oh this is so sweet and cute. Great card for Lori.

Jeannie said...

This looks good enough to eat!

Peace & Luv,

K. Joy said...

Oh, I love this!!! The colors and the sewing and the shimmer on the frosting! :) So cute, and pretty at the same time!!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Hi True,

Been away from blogs for a few days and now I see two wonderful cards from your hand! Very, very nice, what a fabulous job you did here!! Love them!


Cindy said...

Love this cupcake, too, True!