Tuesday, December 28, 2010

MFT: 8x8 "Sweet 39" Cupcake Layout

Yep, this past October I turned 39! Egad! Where does the time go?? It seems like only yesterday I was graduating high school and getting ready to face the world! LOL! Oh well, I'm just blessed and thankful to say, that I've had a fulfilling 39 years and I look forward to the next 39 years! hehe!

My husband made my 39th quite memorable. We spent the weekend at Santana Row at a super chic-nice hotel called Hotel Valencia. Italian architecture, stone walls... beautiful! Not to mention the service and the breakfast was AMAZING! But for dinner, hubby took me to this Asian Fusion restaurant called "STRAITS." It's "the" place to go if you go to Santana Row. LOVE it, been there a few times before, but it was my choice to go there again. hehe! You HAVE to try their Lemon grass beef... to DIE for! LOL!!! Anywhoooo... I digress! haha! So after dinner, we walked around and found Kara's cupcakes. We had gone to a Kara's cupcakes in Napa before, so I KNEW I had to have one of their cupcakes again! These are the best I've ever tasted and I don't feel so guilty eating their light and fluffy cupcakes! hehe! So hubbs buys some cupcakes for us and when we got back to the hotel room, he popped a candle on one of them and sang Happy Birthday to me. Awwwweeeee! So, it was one of the most memorable moments of the weekend, I had to scrap it! :-)

Now on to the layout... LOL! I used a mod podge of Basic Grey papers (Nook & Pantry & Porcelan) and a bunch of fun products by My Favorite Things. The Sprinkles on Top Jolinne stamp set is just too adorable. I LOVE the Jolinne collection, she is so fun to paper piece! :-) I also incorporated some of the MFT Die-namics dies on this layout. The dies include the "Rolled Flower", "Rolled Rose", "Little Open Scallop Strip" and "Flower Trio & Leaf trio." I also used My Favorite Felt in Banana Split to cut out the Rolled Rose - super fun to do and it comes out so pretty!

Here are a few pictures of the final project, but be sure to check out my vid HERE for a closer look at how it all came together. :-)

Thanks for stopping by!


Unknown said...

Love this LO!! I think i may have to invest in some of these dies! Do they work with the cuttlebug?

TheLastOfNine said...

Happy Birthday!!! The layout is adorable and The cupcakes look yummy, even the paper cupcakes too.

~* steph :) *~ said...

super sweet and cute layout, ar!! love the story behind the layout, your hubby is too sweet! those cupcakes look super yum too. love your rolled flowers, they are so pretty! thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day! *hugs* steph :)

Barbara said...

Arlene this LO is so cute i love the stamps you used that set will be on my wish list.TFS your day and those cupcakes look so yummy.LOL!!!

Olga-MIA said...

OMG ! You look like a little girl. I ould have sworn you could be my daughters age Congratulations my YT Friend ! Wishing you the best Tiday and Always ! xoxo

Diana said...

i have just found you!!!! i love your style.. A LOT!!!!!

KraftyBuns said...

Such a fun layout! love the copic coloring and paper piecing! and happy (late) birthday!