Good morning! Happy Friday and Happy Cupcake Day! I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas! We had a wonderful day with family opening gifts, eating Christmas dinner, and playing board games. And Morris even wore his Christmas sweater. LOL! I have to head back in to the office today, but I hope most of you are still enjoying leftovers and finding some time in your stamp room! This week’s sketch is super simple and has so many image possibilities. I decided to grab my Sweet Celebration set again. I stamped the images in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored them with Copic markers. The patterned paper is from My Mind’s Eye. I added a big, old button from my stash, some orange brads, and a little bit of Crystal Stickles to cuppie’s cake. I love how quickly sketch cards come together because the layout is already done! I’m so excited to introduce you to the Featured Cupcake Sampler this week! Ashley caught my attention last week with her sweet birdie card and we’re so lucky to have her sample the sketch for us this week. The card she created for us this week is another sweet one! I love the cute felt bow with the scalloped layer behind it and that frog it adorable, huh? You can check out all the details on this card and the rest of Ashley’s beautiful work on her blog: Cherry Hill Design. Thanks so much for sampling the sketch, Ashley! 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 TECC48 (for Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge 48). 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 29th at 8am PST to be eligible for the featured cupcake sampler. I can’t wait to see what you come up with for the sketch. Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Don’t forget to check out the sketch inspiration from the Cupcake Crew this week!

Donna Baker: Serenity in Stamping

Vicki Chrisman: This Art that makes me Happy

Jami Sibley: More is More

Jackie Pedro: The Scalloped Edge

Ana Wohlfahrt: Ink A Stamp

Monika Davis: M.A.D. Stamper