Cupcakes and Flowers

May 13th, 2007

This afternoon we had a little Mother’s Day BBQ out in our backyard.  It was a simple dinner – one of my very favorites –  steak, baked potato, corn on the cob and fresh cheddar sourdough bread.  For dessert I made lemon cupcakes.  This time I just used a box cake mix (even though I do enjoy baking from scratch) with old fashioned glaze made from sifted confectioners sugar and fresh squeezed lemon juice – yummy!


 It was just 7 of us – me and Curt, my Mom and Dad, my uncle and his *lady friend*, and my stampin’ pal Jen.  This coming Friday the 18th will be one year since my aunt (who raised me) passed away at the age of 87 after battling illness (including Alzheimers) for 3 years.  Today was the first time for my uncle bringing his *friend* to a family gathering.  I was a little worried that it would feel weird.  I mean I’m thrilled for him – honestly…but I just wasn’t sure how it would feel to see him with someone other than my aunt.  It was fine – really fine.  He deserves every happiness and it wasn’t weird at all, just a very pleasant afternoon!

Here’s the Mother’s Day card I made for my Mom.  It’s a stand up tri-fold – one of my favorite layouts to work with.  It’s such a simple fold too.  Just fold like a normal card and then take the front panel and fold it back in half.  Then take a piece of 4″x 5.25″ designer paper and cut it half at 2″.  Adhere it to the card so the pattern matches – this way the fold isn’t obvious when the card is closed. Then just an add a panel centered on the closed card, but only adhered to the left half.


We did this card in my April technique class to illustrate thumping.  The boots from Flower Filled were inked in So Saffron and then the Olive marker was tapped/thumped onto the image to create a multi-colored effect.  I just got this set recently and I’m a little sad it’s retiring.  I really need to spend a lot more time playing with it!  Colors for this card (Regal Rose, So Saffron) were taken from Petals & Paisleys designer paper.  This week I hope to share a few more of my class cards with you, since it looks like I won’t have much chance to stamp.

Hope you had a fantastic weekend.  Thanks for stopping by.

7 Responses to “Cupcakes and Flowers”

  1. Sencie Says:

    Wow!! I love what you did with the boots!!! I’m sad too about that set retiring! I think I’m going to use that set for one of the cards we’ll be making at my stamp club. By the way… those cupcakes look really yummy!!!

  2. Debra Says:

    I am glad you had a fun, nice day! cute card and yummy cupcakes!!!!

  3. PJBstamper Says:

    I can’t decide if I want to comment on that cool cupcake holder or the card first! I really like them both.

  4. Lori Craig Says:

    Jami ~ I can just see you in your beautiful backyard, with that cute chicken coop…I’ll bet it was a beautiful BBQ and that your cupcakes were yumm-may! Hugs, girl, and I’ll be thinking of you this week!

  5. leslierich Says:

    Oh, this is a cool fold, Jami! I never really paid attention before to exactly how it was done, but now I see and I love it! I know you’ll still get good use out of this set. It’s too cute to let go! Love your card! The cupcakes look yummy, too! I love lemon cake!

  6. Jessica Says:

    Jami, those cupcakes and the glaze make my mouth pucker! I bet they were good. I’m glad you had a nice afternoon.

  7. Jen Says:

    What a fun time it was and such yummy food! Those cupcakes were sooooo good. Thanks for inviting me! And that card you made your mom is adorable. Love the thumping on those boots!

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