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.
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