Happy Friday and Happy Cupcake Day! As I’m typing this post I haven’t packed anything for our vacation and we’re leaving in about 6 hours. Since I’d like to sleep a few of those hours, this post is going to be short and sweet! For today’s sketch I used the May calendar image from A Year of Sweets 2. I stamped the image in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored it with Copic markers. I added some blue rhinestone strips to the corners of the scalloped frame and a red gem to the cuppie’s cherry. The ribbon is 5/8″ satin in Green Apple. The patterned paper is American Crafts and the cardstock is Prism. When I designed this sketch I had no idea how hard it would be for me to offset my image panel. I love it when I see it on other people’s cards, but when I do it on my own cards I think it just looks crooked! lol. To finish it off I added the ‘sending you sunshine’ sentiment from A Year of Sweet Sentiments. You may have noticed last week that I decided to extend the deadline to be eligible for the Featured Cupcake Sampler. The deadline for last week’s sketch was this morning at 8am. Because of the extended deadline, there is no Featured Sampler this week. Next week everything will be back to normal! So now it’s your turn to to try the sketch! I’ll choose the most clever, creative, and cute creation from the submissions to be the Featured Cupcake Sampler. 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!? If you’re uploading to Splitcoast use keyword TECC67 (for Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge 67). I’m also giving away a free Tiny Twinkle to one random winner from among all the people who upload their sketch challenge cards to PaperCraftPlanet using the same TECC67 keyword. So while you’re uploading your card to SCS and your blog, hop over to PCP and enter yourself in the fun there! Then come back here and leave a link to your blog post or gallery upload using the Mr. Linky service so I can check it out! You’re always welcome to play with any of these sketches at any time, but in order to be eligible for the Featured Cupcake Sampler, please have your cards linked here by Friday, May 15th at 8am PST for consideration for the Featured Cupcake Sampler. Can’t wait to see what you all come up with! Thanks for stopping by today!

And you don’t want to miss the sketch challenge inspiration from the Cupcake Crew: Stephanie Hargis, Donna Baker, Jami Sibley, Lynn Mercurio, Monika Davis, Sherrie Siemens, Ana Wohlfahrt