Monday, May 23, 2011


Today we are celebrating a truly wonderful stamper, person and friend, Jessica Knutsen, owner and illustrator of one of my all time favorite companies, There She Goes Clear Stamps.  Since I am currently not able to bake a cake for Jessica myself, Ty said he would be happy to share his from his birthday with Jessica.  :)  Tomorrow is actually Jessica's special day, but since it is also the start of TSG's new release sneak peek blog hops before the big release party on Saturday night, which I KNOW you aren't going to want to miss, we figured we would start the celebration a day early and hope Jessica would be REALLY surprised!

You should have arrived here from the lovely & talented Corinna's Blog, if not, please start at the beginning at Angela's blog so you don't miss a moment of the celebration.

Here is my card:

I used this week's Card Patterns' Sketch 116 and TSG's Puppy Love (one of my favorite TSG sets) & Make a Wish sets to create this card.  I colored the pup & cupcake with Copic markers and added some yellow glitter to the icing using a Zig 2 way glue pen.  This card also fulfills the requirements of Basic Grey Challenge 44 - Mix & Match - use products from 2 different Basic Grey collections (here the cupcake DP is from BG's 'Nook & Pantry' collection and the background subtle brown DP is from BG's 'Max & Whiskers' collection).
Thanks for hopping by!  Now you will want to hop on over to Danielle's Blog, for something deliciously wonderful (Nom, nom, nom!).

Here is everyone participating in Jessica's Birthday Hop:
Crafty Math Chick - Me! <--- You are here
Jackie R.
Joy & Polo
and last, but certainly not least, TSG's master of Whimsy:

Thank you all for helping us celebrate Jessica's Birthday!  Make sure you give the birthday girl a little love on her blog too.
~Crafty Math Chick


Anita said...

Adorable card! I love how you included a puppy!

Tanya said...

Oh this is darling! I am in love with that puppy! He sure looks happy with that big 'ol cupcake! :D

~amy~ said...

super fun and delish...who doesn't love a cupcake card?! Thanks for playing with us at Card Patterns!

Judy Rozema said...

So cute! Love your pooch pics too~!

Laurel said...

So cute!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

so cute!

Joy said...

love the birthday cake picture with Ty and love the card, toooo cute!

Jodi Collins said...

AWESOME card Meredith! I knew it was going to be darling!!! LOVE your sweet pup too!!! Thanks for organizing this hop for Jessica.

Tammy Hershberger said...

CUTE card, Meredith! Thanks for all the work you put into organizing this surprise for Jessica!

Katie Skiff said...

great minds think alike!! I used the same sketch!! ♥ Cute card!! Thanks so much for inviting me to play and for the hard work you put into this!!

Unknown said...

Ohhhh, this is so cute Meredith! I love you used those images together! Fantastic job girlfriend!

Judith said...

Hello Meredith,
How cute, the little pup on the card, just like your dog - he is keen on the cake (-:
Greetings from The Netherlands, Europe,

There She Goes Clear Stamps said...

What a great card, I love the fun layout you used!! Thank you so much for the birthday wishes :)

Torico said...

Sooooo adorable! Thank you so much for organizing this hop.:)

Holly aka Toy said...

I'm giggling at the puppy in a party hat! :) :) Cuuuute card, too! Thank you so much for organizing this, my friend!

Kelly said...

seriously cute puppy!

Michele Lourenco said...

i love the picture of the puppy with the cake. too cute!

Heather said...

Fabulous card - I love the way you've used the cupcake papers with that cute little image.

So glad you could join us at Basic Grey this week,
Heather xx

Theresa said...

Meredith, you were so awesome to put this together. Your card is just darling. The little bitty dog with that big ole' cupcake. Cute!!

NinaB said...

What a cute card. I love that little puppy. Thanks for playing along with us at Card Patterns this week.