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October 15, 2016

Ruby's Bridal Shower Hop!

Greetings!

I'm heading home from Minnesota today where I've had a lovely time with family and friends. I've scheduled this post because I was asked by Amy Tsuruta to be a part of a celebration blog hop in celebration of the wedding of our friend Ruby of A Rare RubyRuby, it's a pleasure to be part of this hop and I wish you and Steve many blessings of good health and happiness!
Amy has a few words to describe the event:
I'm so thrilled to be the happy hostess for Ruby's Bridal Shower.  The big day happened on Saturday, September 24th. We've rounded up a bunch of crafty friends to celebrate, papercrafter style!  Before you hop around, here are a  couple words from the blushing bride:
"Steve and I are very excited about starting a new life together. We look forward to beautiful memories in a new home and lots of adventures overall. We are grateful for the support and love from our family and friends. My heart is full, and I truly feel so blessed and loved. :)"
This is the inspiration photo for the wedding cake:
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Amy thought the beautiful cake would make a gorgeous theme for the hop. I agreed with her so much that I simply CASEd the cake! Here is my card for the happy couple:
I used appropriate SU Blushing Bride card for the base, stitched with a My Favorite Things die. The cake (which I made a little whimsically askew because that's the way I bake) is made of glitter paper and cream paper. The cream paper is embossed with a Cuttlebug branches e/f to mimic the frosting in the photo. I cut the layers by hand and ate three practice layers. 

The celebrate sediment is from Winnie & Walter. The roses were a challenge prize I received about four years ago. I love that they have been patiently waiting for Ruby's special day! The leaves are cut from Poppystamps, "Lorelai Outline Leaf."

And now back to Amy:
We're thrilled to be offering up prizes:
Mama Elephant $25 Gift Card
Winnie & Walter $30 Gift Card
Kennedy Grace Creations $20 Gift Card
The winners will be selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop! Commenting will close on Saturday, October 22nd, 11:59 p.m. and winners will be posted on my blog on Sunday, October 23rd.

Here are your blog hop participants:



Thank you for hopping and good luck!

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100 comments:

Sheila H said...

Your cake is a wonderful take on the inspiration. It looks good enough to eat! The roses are awesome!

Keeway Tsao said...

Wonderful! Just like the inspiration photo! What a beautiful card.

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

The cake looks Glamorous with all the glitter !

Heidi Stamps said...

The cake on your card is a lovely representation of the inspiration photo. I love the glitter and the roses! Wishing Ruby a happy bridal shower!

Andrea1702 said...

Great job replicating the cake! I love those roses!

Erum said...

This is fabulous!! LOVING the sparkle.

Craftychris said...

What a truly wonderful card! It looks so deliciously sparkly and gorgeous! Hope you have a good journey home! xxx

~amy~ said...

Darnell, your cake is GORGEOUS. Who can resist gold glitter ---> not me! LOVE it!

Enigma Artist said...

Gorgeous. I love the literal take on the card!

Rowena Miniaci said...

Love this and the colors are so pretty

Stamps and Paper said...

Beautiful card and a lovely reminder of their cake...

Anne

Brenda in IN said...

What a stunning cake this is. Your design of the cake is great especially the beautiful rose. Glad you had a good time on your trip and can't wait to see pictures. Hope you have a safe trip home.

Dr Sonia S V said...

Your glittery cake is super gorgeous Darnell!!
Cheers
Dr Sonia

Maria Peters said...

Absolutely love this elegant beauty. Gorgeous card.

Preety said...

Stunning card! And i love all the glitter on the cake

Elise Smith said...

Oooh this is so pretty! I love the sparkles and dimensional roses :)

Redanne said...

It is so lovely to have you back Darnell! Well I have to say, both the wedding cake and your card are gorgeous, I love the twinkly parts of your cake and those added roses are just perfect! I hope you are having a safe journey home. Hugs, Annie xx

Pat said...

I love your slightly tipsy wedding cake Darnell and congratulations to Ruby and Steve, and your version of the cake is fabulous with the cream and glitter layers and the pretty pink roses and leaves. I look forward to hearing about your trip to Minnesota which I bet was a great fun time with your sisters. x

Sue said...

Hi Darnell, What a lovely card.

Hope you are having a nice day. Sue

Woendi Levitt said...

Gorgeous. Live the outrageous sparkle. The beautiful rose is a a great addition also

Harriet Skelly said...

Gorgeous take on the cake Darnell! Lets get together when you get home! Hugs, Harriet

Kathyk said...

You know, I wondered why I hadn't visited your splendid blog recently and headed over here to apologise for my absence and I see you've been away pretty much the whole time I have!!! SPOOKY! Fab make today Darnell, hope you've had a lovely time catching up with family and friends. Good to have you back.

Have a great weekend

Kathyk

TK said...

Congrats to Ruby & Steve! What a whimsically fun Wedding Cake - love the wonkiness!

Sue D said...

Your 'homemade' cake card is just lovely.

Seemaa said...

Super cute card and a beautiful cake!!

Karen B. said...

What a sweet thing to do for Ruby! Your card is absolutely gorgeous!

McStamper said...

Love your "askew" cake. Beautiful take on the inspiration.

OH Babs said...

Beautiful job of caseing the wedding cake. Can't wait to hear of your adventures visiting friends and family. B

Verna Angerhofer said...

So breathtaking beautiful! you captured the photo of the cake perfectly.

Trina P. said...

Hi Darnell. Beautiful CASE cake card. So excited to see you on this hop. This is a great supportive crafting community.

Trina

Valerie Nolan said...

Love your slightly tipsy cake Darnell, great idea to case the real cake! Hope you have had a wonderful trip visiting family xxx

Dena J said...

Love that sparkle!!!

Mary Holshouser said...

The cake and the flowers really mimic the
flowers and cake from the wedding.
The gold embossing in-between the layers
is elegant.
thanks for sharing.

Jean Bullock said...

Oh my gosh, the card looks like the photo. How cool.

frommycraftroom said...

Perfect! Love your cake :) and the real one looks fab too!
Congrats to the happy couple

Krisha said...


Stunning card Darnell, if I close one eye and stand on one foot, that cake straightens right up and looks exactly like the real one! *grin*

pcm said...

so fun! congrats ruby!

nancy littrell said...

Such a beautiful loving wedding cake (even if askewed) for Ruby and Steve. TFS Darnell. Hugs, Nancy

Christy Q said...

Perfection, Darnell!!! Love how you were inspired by the real wedding cake. Ruby is so lucky to have wonderful and caring friends/bloggers like you and others in this hop!

Sue LD said...

Beautiful CASE of this gorgeous cake!

Zelda C said...

What a fabulous card! Gorgeous take on the photo - it's spot on!

RORO world said...

Great take on photo. Congrats to ruby

Cheryl W. said...

Pretty, sparkly and yummy-looking! What a wonderful card to celebrate love and the union of two happy souls.

Nana Griffin said...

Very pretty.

Michele K. Henderson said...

I LOVE the pretty roses on your card! They look like frosting!

Kim B. said...

Your card is beautiful!!! love the glitter!!!

Denise Bryant said...

Love your glittery cake! So pretty!

Maxine D said...

Oh Darnell only our could make a cake like that - all skewed - and make it a work of art - this is gorgeous!! So glad those flowers stayed hidden until now, as they are the perfect embellishment.
Blessings
Maxine

Gerrina said...

A fun and great non-traditional card! Hope you have a good trip back and a dun and good weekend!

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Your cake looks good enough to eat Darnell and the roses are beautiful. Congratulation to the happy couple. Glad you've been having a nice time away.

Sue xx

Ros Crawford said...

It's a fabulous card and perfect cake! Have a safe journey ... It's been quiet without you...

Pollard Carole said...

Wonderful card and a great take on that inspiration photo fabulous Travel safely. Love and hugs Carole x

Karthikha said...

Super cute cake along with the glitter :)

Marilyn said...

Absolutely beautiful!! Love the sparkle!

joy said...

A wonderful take on the photo inspiration. And, a wonderful way to show love to a special friend at this happiest of times in her life. Love your wit, as always, Darnell.

Bonnie said...

I hope you are safely home as I'm typing this. This is an awesome wedding cake and a wonderful "shower gift" for Ruby & Steve! These layers do look good enough to eat! I think I'd stay away from the glitter layers though. They might be a bit crunchy and I hate glitter sticking to my teeth.

Em Louise Fairley said...

Beautiful card and a beautiful cake!
Hugs,
Em xxx

Super Stick Chick said...

Congrats Ruby and Steve! This is such a fun way to celebrate. Wonderful card, love all your glitter and sparkle (and I don't just mean on the card Darnell;)

Megan Harp said...

Perfectly beautiful!! Thanks for sharing!

Carolee McCaslin said...

Your card is so pretty!!!

Sarah said...

A brilliant take on the cake Darnell!! xx

Nora N. said...

Oh my!! Your cake card is AMAZING!! I love the combination of the embossed paper and the sparkle of the gold. Your addition of this 3D roses is BRILLIANT!! Stunning card!!

Nancy R said...

Such a great cake on your pretty card! Love the glitter and those roses are the perfect final touch!

Lisa said...

I like your fancy sparkly cake Darnell, this is wonderful!!

Ericka Strange said...

Great cake. Love the colors too.

loulou said...

Gorgeous card perfect representation of the inspiration photo.

Suchi said...

Can I say your cake to be stylish and stunning!! LOVE this card!!

Wendy Johnson said...

Looks good enough to eat! Super card x

Arianna Barbara said...

What a sweet idea!!! Congrats Ruby and Steve!
Stunning card!!!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

A stunning take on the inspiration photo Darnell! Beautiful! Thank you for your kind words on my blog for myself and Mum, it was greatly appreciated! I'm afraid I must dash, got to sort out some more things that my poor mother had got into a muddle because of the Sepsis! Have a wonderful week! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Thanh Vo said...

Such a fun AND beautiful card, Darnell! So glad that we could celebrate Ruby together on this hop. :)

Dee Earnshaw said...

The cake card looks so sparkly and good enough to eat - love it:)

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Gorgeous cake! I mean the one you made, Darnell! I love that it is a bit tipsy and whimsical, it takes some of the seriousness off the day and reminds everyone to just have fun.

Marybeth said...

Oh its just beautiful Darnell! Nothing like pinks and gold and what a darling cake! Hope you had a nice trip, how fun to travel so much , well kinda .... I hate to pack :)

Greta said...

Have a safe trip home, Darnell--bet you've had fun! Gorgeous wedding card--perfectly used the inspiration!

shirley-bee said...

Ooh, I love your glittery wonky wedding cake, Darnell! Safe trip home, and I'm looking forward to reading about your adventures.

mtscrapgal said...

You sure did CASE the cake.It turned out so lovely. Thanks

Lisaerica said...

Gorgeous Darnell! What an awesome case, you nailed it! Thanks for sharing and inspiring. Congrats Ruby & Steve.

Susanne Vargas said...

Your card looks delicious enough to eat - no wonder you had to nibble on the practice layers...
Isn't it fun to finally find the perfect use for something you have had for a long time, in your case the pretty roses?
Hope you returned safely at home!

Cat Craig said...

Gorgeous, love the gold sparklie layers.

Misty Elam said...

Hi Darnell!! This is absolutely gorgeous!! I love the layered look!! And the glitter paper gives it an elegant touch, as do the roses. Very nicely done!!

aknancy said...

This is such a fun blog hop. Thank you for posting your gorgeous creation...

nicky w. said...

Looks yummy!!! I love your kind of baking too!!!

D.Ann C said...

Yowza! LOVE that sparkly cake! (I can never get a picture of sparkles to come out as fabulous as yours did. sigh)

Jeannean said...

I love that you made the cake the way you would bake it! LOL! Great job!

Jeannean said...

I love that you made the cake the way you would bake it! LOL! Great job!

Jean said...

A most beautiful card!

Anita in France said...

As gorgeous as the first viewing, Darnell ... shimmery, rich, and perfectly embellished with those fabulous roses! LYAMYAMA! Hugs & bisous, Anita :)

Chriss Blagrave said...

Wow! What a beauty! You must have been a cake decorator in a previous life!
Big hugs, chriss xox

Ruby N said...

This card is GORGEOUS! Thank you so much for making it and sending it! I have it displayed at work and everyone loves it! :) Thank you for being a part of the celebration - it means so much!!! xoxo

LauraJane:) said...

Scrumptious looking cake Darnell for the lovely Ruby!

Berina RGA said...

Such a lovely cake!! Love the golden glitter! Beautiful card!!
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

Helen Gullett said...

Oh Darnell, this is so beautiful! Love those flowers on the cake!

Mary-Anne V said...

This is so pretty with the sparkly layers and the great dimension with the flowers.

CraftyPaws said...

Perfect take on the inspiration photo! Awesome!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

So so pretty! Love the glitter on here!

Lisa said...

Very cool! Love the glittery layers! Beautiful!

JD/ Jill said...

Such an elegant and beautiful card!

Geri said...

THIS. IS. GORGEOUS!!!

Wowzers - the bling totally creates a 'celebratory' mood! Beautiful roses, love the pop of green leaves!

Aarvi Gupta said...

Awesome!!! I liked the traditional roses. Recently I have gifted one of my friends a beautiful diamond necklace on her bridal shower.
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