Happy Friday and Happy Cupcake Day! We made it to Iowa safely and we’re sleeping in this morning! I made this card before we left because I just can’t miss Cupcake Friday. I finally got a chance use my new Life is Sweet set from Our Craft Lounge. These cupcakes were so fun to color with Copics and then I decorated them with Red Liquid Pearls… it looks like real frosting! I used Prism Classic Red and Blush Red Medium cardstock paired with some fun SEI patterned paper. The apple polka dot ribbon is from the TE store and I used the Fiskars threading water punch for the scalloped design along the bottom. I’m so excited to introduce you to the Featured Cupcake Sampler this week! Cindy Haffner caught my eye with the cute cupcake card she created last week (with the same OCL set I used above). The cute snow bunny cupcake card she created this week is so adorable! I love the embossed bunny! You can check out all the details on this card and the rest of Cindy’s beautiful work on her blog: Cindy Haffner’s Corner! Thanks for sampling the sketch this week, Cindy! Now it’s your turn to to try the sketch! I’ll choose the most clever, creative, and cute creation from the submissions this weekend to be the Featured Cupcake Sampler next week. Your design and blog will be featured on my blog during Cupcake Friday. You’re not required to use cupcakes for the challenge, but if you got ’em why not use ’em!? You’re welcome to create something other than a card, just stick as closely to the sketch as possible and you’ll be eligible for the Featured Cupcake Sampler honors. If you’re uploading to Splitcoast use keyword TECC46 (for Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge 46). Leave a comment on this post with a link to your blog post or gallery upload so I can check it out! You must have your cards uploaded by Monday, December 15th at 8am PST to be eligible for the featured cupcake sampler. If you’re interested in more cupcakes today, stop by the SASI blog and check out Our Friday Friend this week. She’s sharing her beautiful artwork and her favorite cream cheese frosting recipe! Also learn how you can become our next Friday Friend on the SASI blog! I can’t wait to see what you come up with for the sketch. Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!
And don’t forget to check out the wonderful inspiration from the Cupcake Crew this week!

Monika Davis: M.A.D. Stamper

Jackie Pedro: The Scalloped Edge

Ana Wohlfahrt: Ink A Stamp
Stephanie Hargis: Steph’s Stampin’ Stuff
Jami Sibley: More is More

Sherrie Siemens: Card Creme