Friday, September 16, 2016

Shopping for Fall Mums

Yesterday my mother & I went in search of mums for our flower beds.  For some reason, I have a gaping hole in my one bed where 3 mums did not return this year.  The mums on either side of the hole are ready to bloom.  I wanted to replace the ones that are MIA.  We headed for the Black Creek Greenhouse in East Earl, PA near one of our favorite places, Shady Maple Market.  
As expected, their greenhouse was full of mums in every conceivable color.  I wanted 3 yellow mums.  Oh my!  They had about a dozen different yellow mum varieties.  It almost made my head hurt!  I had no clue what color yellow mums already border my front sidewalk.  My SIL in law logs every plant she buys, where she plants it, what she feeds it, ....  Me, I stick a plant in the ground and water it.
I blindly picked out and purchased 3 yellow mums and a few more for here and there.  Mission accomplished.  Next on my agenda, after finishing this post, is getting them planted.

With mums on my mind, I decided to added a mum on the top of the birthday cupcake in this card.
 The mums are cuts from the new CTMH Flower Market Cricut cartridge.  
I cut them from white cs and used a dauber to apply different shades of yellow and orange inks.
I fussy cut the cupcake.
 I was hoping this closeup would show you the Wink of Stella clear and gold glitters I used on the cupcake paper and the mums.  The icing of the cupcake was stamped in versamark and heat embossed with a SNS limelight embossing powder.  The sentiment was also heat embossed with clear ep over ink. Cupcake and sentiment stamps are CTMH.

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #285 - Embossing (sentiment and cupcake frosting are wet embossed)
Sparkle n Sprinkle September Challenge - Anything Goes (I used embossing powder)



  1. Ohh, I love that limelight embossing powder-so pretty on your cupcake! Thanks for joining us at FCCB wet or dry embossing challenge!

  2. Ooh I Love the scrummy cupcake theme and fab papers! Thank you for sharing this with us at Crafty Ribbons, Jayne x

  3. This is so pretty, all of the colors, cuts and papers so fit so nicely together. Your lines are done so attractively. Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Fantabulous Cricut.

  4. Cute card thanks for playing at agoac. I have some candy on offer

  5. Oops should have said crafty ribbons not agoac

  6. Gorgeous project with an awesome design! Thanks so much for sharing with us in the Love To Scrap Challenge Blog's "Flower Power" challenge! Be sure to check out our sister blog, Love To Craft Challenge Blog (link below)! :)
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  7. Super cute Debi! Love the Limelight icing! The Mums are the perfect topping too. Thanks for joining us at the Creative Challenge for Sparkle N Sprinkle.

  8. What a gorgeous card! Love those flower cuts! Thanks so much for joining us this week for the FCCB challenge! We hope to see you again soon! Hugs, DT Karla


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