Happy Friday and Happy Cupcake Day! Once again I’m so relieved that it’s Friday! I’ve had a stressful week at work trying to get March quarterly trust reports out to our clients and I’m ready to relax a little. Although there probably won’t be too much relaxing because I’ll be preparing for the next TE release! Sneak peeks start on Sunday, for the release on May 5th, so don’t forget to stop back and see what the Baker’s Dozen has cooked up with our awesome new releases! For today’s sketch I decided to pull out an image from my Downtown Diva set. I stamped it in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and cut it out with the Labels One Spellbinders die. Then I colored the image with Copic markers to match the SEI patterned paper. I added the 5/8″ grosgrain across the top of the patterned paper and three buttons in the top left corner to match the sketch. The sentiment is also from the Downtown Diva set. And now I’m so excited to introduce you to the Featured Cupcake Sampler this week! I spent over an hour perusing Jenn Biedermann’s blog when I clicked on her link and saw the adorable card she created with last week’s sketch! And she’s done it again this week with a totally sweet cupcake creation. I love the colors and the patterns and the sweet buttons topping each cupcake! You’ll definitly want to check out all of the details on this card and more of Jenn’s beautiful work on her blog: Created by JB. Thanks for sampling the sketch this week, Jenn! 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 TECC66 (for Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge 66). 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 TECC66 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! Note: I’m changing the deadline for your submissions. You’re always welcome to play with any of these sketches at any time, but now you’ll have a week to make a card and link your creation here in order to be eligible for the Featured Cupcake Sampler. Please have your cards linked here by Friday, May 8th 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, Jackie Pedro, Jami Sibley, Lynn Mercurio, Monika Davis, Vicki Chrisman, Sherrie Siemens, Ana Wohlfahrt