the late, great david bowie once asked the musical question, "is there life on mars?" but i think a much more crucial concern to modern astrophysicists is the query, "will there be cupcakes??!" because let's face it, it's just too long a journey* to make without a pretty fair degree of certainty regarding dessert.
in the spirit of full disclosure, i feel i should post this second photo, which reveals that i've actually made a tall card, which irl looks very cool but between the weird proportions and the shiny vintage book page background was diabolical to photograph, and you couldn't see the sentiment at all:
meanwhile, my super-stellar, intergalactic design team sisters have astonishing projects from all corners of the universe, which are conveniently posted on the SOS blog for your viewing pleasure. (you're welcome!) ♥ as it happens, three of those lovely ladies are also dt members at the sisterhood of snarky stampers, where the current challenge ("g is for gears") has a funky/steampunky vibe which miss donna was kind enough to point out made my cosmic cupcake eligible, so i'm linking up over there. won't you join me?
*based on photographs and data from the mars rover, indications are that YES, there will be cupcakes... but the frosting is the horrible supermarket variety which comes in plastic tubs and taste like it's been made from a similar substance. (in fairness, the super-heated, low-oxygenation of mars' atmosphere makes it difficult to sustain the butter or cream cheese needed to make truly delicious icing.) :/