Happy Friday and Happy Cupcake Day! Before I begin our normal cupcake day celebration, I want to announce the winners from the sketch challenge this weekend! I will private message each of the winners so that I can email you your gift certificate code. All winners were chosen at random from the participants in each challenge. Here are the $10 gift certificate winners:

Ana Wohlfahrt’s Challenge: jennyw
Jami Sibley’s Challenge: inglishrea
Jackie Pedro’s Challenge: MM9772
Donna Baker’s Challenge: card*crafter
Steph Hargis’ Challenge: ariellehemp
Vicki Chrisman’s Challenge: LMcAree
Sherrie Siemens Challenge: braundk
Monika Davis’ Challenge: polevaulter
My Challenge: bljgraves

And the GRAND PRIZE WINNER (chosen at random from among those who participated in all 9 sketch challenges) is: Sherry Bogle!

Thank you again for celebrating the anniversary of cupcake sketches with us! I can’t wait to see what you all come up with this week! I was in the mood to use my Love is Sweet set again and I thought little cuppie with his chocolates fit the sketch perfectly. I stamped the image in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored it with Copic markers. Some of the chocolates are highlighted with Crystal Stickles and Tiny Twinkles. I used patterned paper and cardstock and embellishments from the Valentine Key Ingredients. This Key Ingredient kit is sold out and will not be restocked, but most of the parts can be purchased individually at the store. I cut out cuppie using my Spellbinders classic and scalloped square dies and added a little ribbon treatment with the sentiment tag attached. Then I finished it off with three red heart brads in the corner. I have to apologize that there is no Featured Cupcake Sampler this week. I returned from CHA too late in the week to get that done. So this week you’ll have to put up with only one card! I hope you’ll all participate again this week for a chance at the Featured Cupcake Sampler honors. So 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!? If you’re uploading to Splitcoast use keyword TECC53 (for Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge 53). Leave a link to your blog post or gallery upload using the Mr. Linky service so I can check it out! You must have your cards uploaded by Monday, February 2nd at 8am PST to be eligible for the featured cupcake sampler. Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you all have a wonderful day!

Don’t forget to check out the sketch challenge inspiration from the Cupcake Crew (they’re also linked below!):Donna Baker, Jami Sibley, Jackie Pedro, Vicki Chrisman, Monika Davis, Stephanie Hargis, and Ana Wohlfahrt