Sunday, May 22, 2011

merry's blog hop

Happy Birthday Merry!  
From your friends at the PTI forum, this hop is for YOU!

I wanted a red velvet cupcake in a jar card with warm, earthy colors. The card base design is a CASE of Betsy Veldman's Night, Night Moon card (link here).   

Hard to see, but there's a layer of clear cardstock to complete the jar look.  The candle also has a glittered star topper.  I Love this look!


On a personal note, our six-week old twin boys (spontaneous & fraternal) are nursing heartily and getting more regular sleep.  We just moved them out of our bedroom into their crib in the nursery.  It's been so nice not hearing grunts and giggles all night!

Twin A is Dean Michael - mellow guy.  He's the rather quiet, long & lean, blondie boy.  Our Dean Machine.

Twin B is James Madison - the squeaky wheel.  He's the vocal, stocky and solid, brown-haired boy.  Our Budgie, Jimmy James.

That's all for now...thanks for visiting!
xoxo,
Christy

SUPPLIES 

stamps - PTI Friendship Jar, Cupcake Collection, Mixed Messages, Star Prints, Night Night Moon (small star)
ink - PTI dark chocolate, true black, pure poppy; Distress Ink antique linen, Versamark
paper - PTI fine linen, rustic cream, clear cardstock, Distressed Dots
accents - PTI harvest gold felt, pure poppy baker's twine, new leaf saddle stitch ribbon, pure poppy vintage buttons; crystal glitter multi ultrafine
dies - PTI Mat Stack 2 & 4, Rickrack Border, Jar & Jar Toppers, Moroccan Motifs impression plate
tools - Copics R29 & Y32, corner rounder, hole punch

28 comments:

Sue Ann said...

OH MY LORD ...... I am not sure what is more beautiful those handsome boys or that AMAZING creation. Really this is just BEAUTIFUL!!!!

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Oh my God Christy, that is awesome!! So much detail and attention, and that cake, oh my!! Thank you so much for getting involved in the Hop! :o)

Aimes said...

Oh that cupcake in the jar is ADORABLE!!!! Much like the piccy of those sweet boys of yours!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Lori said...

Congratulations on your boys, they are adorable!!
LOVE your card, so creative and fun!!!

Ing said...

Christy, your card is gorgeous. Love that cupcake in the jar. Great job! And your boys are so adorable.

Ingrid Danvers said...

Oops! That was me. ;-)

Audrey said...

I love the cupcake in the jar! And what adorable boys you have there! So cute!!

Susan said...

Oooh! I love all of the details on your tag! The twine, colors, embossing...everything! And your boys are so precious!

Ted said...

Wonderful card, Christy and those handsome little devils are going to break many a girl's heart! :) Cute!

Debbie Gaydos said...

The card is so cute... all the jar stuff is getting closer and closer to falling into my cart, lol! And those boys, oh my word..... what a double dose of cuteness!! Thanks for sharing!! :)

IamDerby said...

Love the cuppie in the jar! Adorable! And those cutie babies... omgosh how much cuteness is that!

Meredith MacRitchie said...

That tag is awesome, with all it's layers, colours and details... but those boys sure steal the show!! Adorable!

Nadine said...

Merry's very own cupcake in-a-jar! Wonderful attention to details Christy! Dean Machine and Jimmy James are ADORABLE! Had to chuckle about their grunts and giggles in the middle of the night. Hope sweet mama is getting enough rest!

Kristin said...

ok, the boys take center stage :)... I'm sure there was some crafty goodness somewhere in there, but got to the pics of the boys and plum forgot!! LOVE it!

Melissa said...

So sweet! Love the cupcake in the jar and the twine tied on each side is a fun touch!

Your little guys are beautiful!! Glad you're getting a bit more sleep!

Lee Anne said...

I love the cupcake in the jar! What a great idea!

Loving the pictures of the boys. Glad you are getting on a schedule and able to sleep in peace a little!

I'm Renee said...

Adorable...
love that cupcake in a jar!
But the little guys...
so incredibly adorable!
Has it been 6 weeks?
I'm so far behind...
I've got to get caught up because time is flying!
Hope they are sleeping well through the night for you!

Katie {choc0holic} said...

As wonderful as that card is, the pictures of your boys are far more fun to look at! They are adorable!

Laurie said...

OK your tag is FABULOUS! I love all the little details! I need to make a tag now! Thanks for the inspiration! ;) And those kiddos? Holy cow they are cute!!

Lynn said...

WOWZA!!! This is awesome! (Why didn't I think of this, lol) What an adorable gift tag, I love all of your details!

Your boys are so sweet all snuggled up!

Amy said...

What can I say about this post? Stinkin' cute, adorable, sweet, and must I go on? This applies to everything but especially those little guys! Thanks for sharing a pic of them.....they sure are growing!

merryf said...

Wow, a fantastic birthday tag and adorable snuggly babies! Everything in this post is just beautiful. Your boys are lovely. And the tag is, well, my mouth dropped open. GORGEOUS. Thank you so much for doing this for me!

lisa g said...

they are so cute. I found your name because I placed my comment right after yours on the Papertrey site about the conference. I will just have given birth - otherwise I would have gone for sure!

Jen Carter said...

Your boys are so adorable!! How sweet that even now they each have their own personalities!

I LOVE your tag!! I really, really like how you used the impression plate and then stamped the stars inside the frames. I adore the cupcake in the jar! Super fantastic!!

Teresa Kline said...

wow, let me comment on those adorable boys(your daughter is a cutie as well)..what a blessing you have been given!

your tag is swoooon...I am so in luv..lol...I adore tags, thisi s agorgeous one....the background is over the top fabby...luv! hope your week is awesome!

enjoy *~*

Michelle said...

Wow, Christy! I totally LOVE this card! So many wonderful details and layers. Yet, it doesn't look too busy because of the muted colors. This is definitely going onto my Pinterest board.

Mary Lou said...

HI Christy
Your children are just beautiful. we have been out of touch for way too long.
Blessings to your new sons!
Mary Shelley

Laura B. said...

Came by here from your shout out on the forum. Now I can't stop looking at your precious babies!! But your card is pretty awesome, too!!