Don’t you just love reuniting with your stamps after a long vacation!? It felt so good to get creative in my stamp room this morning. Yes… I had to get up before 6am to make this card, but it was worth it! For today’s sketch I decided to pull out my Cuppacakeabella stamp. I stamped the image onto Choice Snow White cardstock. When I’m running low on time I like to paper piece the larger portions of the image and go back in with a Copic marker to darken the cardstock in the areas I want shadowed. That’s what I did with the cupcake frosting on this card. I paper pieced it with Frosted Teal cardstock and went back with a BG000 Copic to highlight. I also paper pieced the cupcake lining to match the patterned paper on the side. Then I cut out the image and popped it up over my Labels 1 die cut. The striped patterned paper is SEI that I picked up at Michael’s. I also found some glittery flower ribbon that matches the patterned paper perfectly! To finish it off I added a Papertrey sentiment, Prima flowers, and a metal flower charm. I have sad news… I am without a Featured Cupcake Sampler again this week . *sad face* I didn’t hear back from the person I asked and since I’ve been on vacation for a week I didn’t get a chance to find a replacement. I promise there will be a Featured Cupcake Sampler next week though! Could it be you!? All you need to do is make a card using the sketch below and upload your link using Mr. Linky by Friday, May 22nd. I’ll choose the cutest 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 TECC68 (for Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge 68). 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 TECC68 keyword. So while you’re uploading your card to SCS and your blog, hop over to PCP and enter yourself in the fun there! I always look forward to seeing what you come up with!

For more sketch challenge inspiration, don’t forget to visit the Cupcake Crew: Stephanie Hargis, Donna Baker, Jami Sibley, Lynn Mercurio, Monika Davis, Sherrie Siemens, Ana Wohlfahrt, Vicki Chrisman, Jackie Pedro