January 23rd, 2009
Happy Friday! Today is a fun and special day as Taylor is celebrating the one year anniversary of the Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge! So, not only does Taylor have a fab sketch for you to play with, but she also asked each of the ladies on the Weekly Cupcake Crew to create sketches of our own for you to try So you have not one, but nine sketches to inspire you!
Not only that, but there are PRIZES! I will be selecting one random winner from all the participants in my challenge to win a $10 gift certificate from the Taylored Expressions Store. How cool is that? All you have to do is create a card or scrapbook page using my sketch and upload your creation to the Splitcoast gallery using keyword TECC52JS (no spaces) anytime before 6pm Pacific on Thursday January 29th. Cupcakes are NOT required to play this challenge, but like Taylor always says “if you’ve got ’em, why not use ’em?” The winner will be announced right here on my blog on Friday January 30th.
Here’s my sketch.
And how exciting is this? Taylor gave me my very own Mini Cupcake Crew from among her Featured Samplers over this past year. And what a talented group of ladies! I’m so thrilled and honored to have them sample my sketch. I can’t wait to see what they’ve done. Let’s hop over to see –
And here’s my sample –
I had colored this adorable little cupcake image well over a year ago when several freinds got together and Joy shared her Copic markers with all of us. I honestly have no idea now who makes this image (sorry!) but I’ve been wanting to make a card with it forever!!! I added the TE/SASI *sweet* sentiment and punched out the image with a Marvy scallop rectangle punch. The image was originally colored to coordinate with SU Dashing dp so of course I used that dp (now retired) as the basis of my card. I had a ton of fun using clear and red Taylor’s Tiny Twinkles all around the scallops. They are just the perfect size to be able to use lots of them on one card. More is More ya’ know *wink* !!! And she just got them back in stock! In fact TE is running an awesome special on them – buy 2 packages, get 1 FREE! Very cool – that works out to over 1200 rhinestones for only $7.98. I also pulled out a couple of background stamps for a little extra interest. The heart charm was in my stash and it’s actually a light green. Cardstock colors are real Red, Old Olive and River Rock. Both sentiments are from SASI stamp sets – Love is Sweet and Sweet Celebration.
I hope you’ll play along with my sketch! I just can’t wait to see what you’ll come up with! If you upload your creation to your blog I’d really appreciate it if you’d post a link back here rather than take the sketch itself to show in your post. Remember to be eligible for the prize you must upolad to SCS with the keyword above – it’s right on the sketch in case you forget.
Besides being able to win a prize playing my challenge Taylor has a Grand Prize you can be eligible to win if you play ALL 9 sketch challenges this week. You’ll want to run over to celebration headquarters at Taylor’s blog for all the deets! And be sure to check out the sketches created for your stamping pleasure by my the rest of the Weekly Cupcake Crew:
As if all this excitement weren’t enough, Curt and I are off to Disneyland to spend the day with friends. It’s been a really rough week around here, so it’s really nice to have something special planned. I hope you have a fantastic weekend. I’m CHA bound Sunday and hope to have a chance to share some pics with you while I’m there.