Life is short...

Close up of microbeads - BEFORE I added white gel dots
eat the icing first!

Great tip - try it next time! :D

Another amazing cupcake image from Nina of Paper Cupcakes - these are just too fun to color; and this time I added some clear microbeads to the frosting - delightful!! Pop over and look at the 'United We Stand' cupcake - how stinking cute is that?

I used Karen's layout - Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #162; another fab layout. My card is little - 4.25" x 4.25" but I got all the elements in there and rather than flowers, I added some gorgeous lush gems.

Close up
The inside uses a sentiment from My Favorite Things - hence the title of the post - "Life is short, eat the icing first"!


Thanks for popping in - have a great day!

... my birfday is coming soon, I'll save this card for me - HA! ...


Stamps: Paper Cupcakes Digi Cupcake with Sprinkles
Papers: PTI Kraft, Dark Chocolate, Berry Sorbet, DP by MME (inside of card)
Ink: PTI Berry Sorbet and Kraft (envelopes); Memento Rich Cocoa (inside)
Accessories: nesties, Copics, clear microbeads, white gel pen, MS border punch



  1. oh wow this looks yummy- i just love those little micro beads!
    Lisa x

  2. Fabulous card thanks for joining us at Papertake weekly.
    Angie x


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