Tuesday, October 18, 2011

happy birthday karen baker!!!!!

This is post 2 of 2...make sure you check out my Sparkle Creations project HERE.

I'm such a huge fan of birthday's...I love them...I love to celebrate them!

Today, we celebrate the birthday of a most fabulous gal...a bloggie friend to soooo many:


The very wonderful Erin Thiem put together this virtual birthday party for Karen!

You should have arrived here from the lovely Lindsay's blog, if not...start at the oh-so-fabbie organizer-extraordinaire Erin's Blog!

I volunteered to bring the cupcakes...


I mean, come on...a party isn't a party without cupcakes..how about Red Velvet Cupcakes?!

I used the cupcake from the EAD Designs Sweet Treats Stickerz...the sentiment is Paper Smooches and the patterned paper is MME!

I was inspired by the latest Clean & Simple sketch, FTL162:


I adore the colors of CR84FN40:


What else am I bringing to this oh-so-fun party?



This cupcake cookbook is BEYOND amazing....we have it and well, basically drool over the pages...I'm no cook, as I told the other girls that are attending Karen's virtual birthday party, I'm the girl that goes to the fun cupcake shops!  Karen is a baker, and I can't wait to see her whip up some of these cupcake masterpieces...{no pressure Karen..LOL!}.  

Now make sure you pop on over to the adorable Aimes...

Be sure to check out the other party girls:

Erin
Amy  <<--that's me!

Of course you'll also pop over to Karen's and leave her a birthday shout out!!!!!

Happy Happy Birthday my friend.

You are most fabulous and I am sure that one day we will meet up!!!!!  I hope you have a magnificent day!!!!!

For those of you that don't know...the talented Karen designed my bloggie banner and all the fab side bar extras:)

53 comments:

  1. Yummy cupcakes...both on your card and on the cover of the book! :)

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  2. such a sweet looking card, amy! and how cute is that book?

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  3. Such a fun card Amy! And the book to match? AWESOME. I might go crazy if I had a book like that...

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  4. Oh wow! What an adorable birthday card, Amy! Love, love that cupcake, and your take on the sketch is just perfect. What a fabulous looking cookbook, too. I so wish I could whip up creations like that. :)

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  5. I am just putting it out there... I will have NO shame in saying this....I NEED another Amy card in my collection (cuz they are AMAZING you know!)... and ummmmmmmmmm yeah, it is only 46 days till my 40th!! LOL!! :):):):):):):):):):)

    This is AWESOME! I loveeeeeeee Karen's card!! LOVING that cupcake! :):):):):):):):):):):)

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  6. I love a good cupcake! Love your card too, sooo cute!

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  7. I love the cupcake and polka dots :)

    Happy Birthday to Karen!

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  8. Look at you, challenge, check, fabulous card, check, birthday present, check- way to get it covered girlfriend! Do you think the book is right "anyone can make"? I'm a bit challenged in the decoration department... Thank you so much for joining in the birthday fun!!!!

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  9. Cute card Amy! Can't go wrong with a cupcake! Surely your friend will treasure this! Thanks for joining along with CR84FN :)

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  10. Love your card Amy!
    Karen is one talented lady and so are you!!

    TFS~

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  11. What a gorgeous card! I love it.... That cupcake book is fantastic! :)

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  12. That card is just perfect, and that book looks great!

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  13. How sweet!! A red velvet cupcake is perfect for any occasion!! :)

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  14. SWEET card, Amy!! I love the gorgeous colors and your sweet style just comes through!! Perfect card for Karen's party!!

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  15. What a lovely card for your bloggy friend, your creation is so yummy that I need a red velvet cupcake right now!!! : )

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  16. What a great cupcake card for Karen! Such yumminess! Book cover makes me drool. Have a wonderful day!

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  17. Oh my gosh! Those cupcakes on that book are off the hook!! Super fun!

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  18. Super cute card and I love those cupcakes... totally adorable!

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  19. SUPER cute card!!! yum on the cupcakes!!!

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  20. What a fun card! and that cupcake book is great! (I have 'what's new cupcake' and the ideas are amazing!!!)

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  21. Red velvet--yum! I love those big polka dots and the fab color combo. And I can only hope that Karen will invite us all over for a real party when she experiments with those cupcake recipes! Someone has to taste-test them, right?

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  22. sweet card and cakes. Love those cupcake.

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  23. I used to ask for a red velvet birthday cake every year when I was little--thanks for the delicious memories. And a happy birthday to Karen!

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  24. Oh you're a girlie after my own heart - I too buy the cookbooks and drool over the pages only to purchase my goodies from the shop! :)
    Mmmm I love that red velvet cupcake - y'know I had my first one the other week and it was a taste of Heaven!
    Fab work, girlie and love partyin' with ya!
    Hugs
    Aimes
    x

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  25. This birthday hop is making me soooo hungry for cake!
    Love your card and those sweet doggie cupcakes :)
    Jenny x

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  26. Cute this too cute. And those cupcakes look yummy.

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  27. YUM! love da red velvet cupcake. super sweet card and i am sure that Karen will love it!

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  28. now who wouldn't love this cutie? I can't image! Super adorable Amy!

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  29. Love your yummy cupcake card Amy...she will too!! Hugs.....

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  30. So if I made those cute little cupcakes, they sure wouldn't last long enough to photograph! And can you believe I've never tried or had a red velvet cake!? Your card is too much fun, love that bright cupcake nestled amongst all the fun patterned paper. Thank you Amy, for the kind words, for joining in on this party, and for being a super spectacular blogging buddy!

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  31. Mmmm... red velvet! What a sweet, sweet card! And thanks for the tip about the book. I love cupcakes!

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  32. Super super fun card--LOVE the cupcake (makes my mouth water!!). YUMMY design! Happy birthday to Karen!

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  33. Yummy!!! Such a totally sweet card! :)

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  34. Super sweet card, Amy!!!! And that book looks out of this world!!!! I'm going to have to find that at the bookstore so I can take a peek inside!!!!

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  35. That stitching makes your card go from great to amazing! Love it

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  36. Sweet sweet card amy ;)
    I just really love cupcakes!

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  37. Cupcakes are just perfect for birthday cards - it's fab! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN!

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  38. How fun! Cute cupcake, and love the polka dots! The zig zag stitching is a nice accent, too. Thanks for joining us at CR84FN!

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  39. how can i NOT like anything cupcake??!! fabbie!

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  40. Great card. I've been wanting to look through that book for awhile. It looks so good. Cupcakes yum!

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  41. Love the card, fantastically simple and velvetty delicious!!

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  42. Yummy card & that book looks fantastic!

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  43. Fabulous card Amy! I sure Karen just loved it!!! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN!

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  44. What fun!!! I actually own that cupcake cookbook - it's fun too :>)

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  45. A nice surprise landed in my mail today and both my little boys picked out their favorite and the big boy did too! I forsee a lot of baking in the future. Lots of pictures, I hope! Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Cheers,
~amy~