Sunday, December 9, 2012

Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge

I'm so excited, this is my first time playing along with any of the Paper Smooches challenges.  I have been collecting stamps for a bit and finally broke them out to play with.  For this challenge I used one of the new PS sets, Flap Happy and one I have had, Sentiment Sampler, the first PS set I purchased. This week is a trend challenge and the trend is cameras/Polaroids.  Do your remember those fun camera's and waiting for the pictures to appear?  And then over the years watch the colors fade?  Well these shapes seem to be the latest thing for die cuts and they are so fun to use!

Inspiration Photo

I had to share a picture of a cake I made today. We went to a good friends 50th birthday party today and I was asked to bake the cake. I am not a fancy baker by any stretch but wanted the cake to be special.  I did a search for a chocolate cake recipe and found the most amazing one! Here is a link to the recipe on    Simply Recipes blog. This recipe was for a 3 layer cake and it looked more like 4 once it was frosted. I made 2 cakes for today, one was chocolate and the other a snickerdoodle cake, just in case someone does not like chocolate. 

Card Ingredients
Solid Card Stock: PTI - White and Aqua Mist
Patterned Paper: PTI - Aqua Mist and Jillibean Soup - Neopolitan Bean Bisque
Stamps: Paper Smooches - Flap Happy and Sentiment Sampler
Pearls: Stash
Ink: PTI - Aqua Mist, SU - Real Red, VersaFine - Black and Memento - Dandelion


  1. Hooray for you playing along with Paper Smooches, Kim! You're going to get addicted ;) I love the card you made! I haven't really given those butterflies any play time, yet, I need to get them out and give them a go. The cake looks fabulous!

  2. So sweet! Love your pearl embellished butterflies framed by the Polaroid. Thanks for joining us for the Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge!

  3. What a fun and cheerful card, Kim! And that cake, OMW, that cake!! Thanks for the link!

  4. What a beautiful card. And, I love that you went outside the 'holiday' theme. This card with the colorful butterflies, is sure to perk up anyone who is under the weather. And, that cake--oh, my. I'm sure that was a great hit. Amazing that you made two of them.

  5. wow great take on this challenge! So happy and fun! Also hello cake can I come over hehehehe!

  6. Oh, Kim, your card is SO adorable! I love that patterned paper and how you coordinated the sweet butterflies and colored pearls!

  7. LOVE that adorable card...
    would cheer anyone up! :)
    And yum!!!
    Why didn't you call...
    you know that's my language! *giggle*