Happy Cupcake Day! And TGIF! I am so ready for a three day weekend! We don’t have any major plans except a little spring cleaning and a lot of preparation for the June 5th release! We have some super exciting stuff planned for this release… I can hardly wait! You’ll only have to wait a few more weeks for the release, but while you’re waiting why not create a card for this week’s sketch challenge!? I decided to use some of the new JustRite stamps for my creation. I used the bonus cupcake center that comes with the 2 3/8″ Stamper, the 1 3/16” wood block for the sentiment, and the Small Letter Set for the sentiment font. I started by stamping the top cupcake and then masked it with Eclipse tape and stamped the two bottom cupcakes side by side. I paper pieced the cupcake lining and frosting and used the Copic trick I told you about last week to highlight the shaded areas. Then I cut out the image with my Spellbinders classic rectangle shape and layered it onto the larger scalloped rectangle. After stamping the sentiment I punched it out, layered it onto a scalloped circle, and added the rhinestone cherries to the center. The patterned paper I used is from the My Mind’s Eye Feeling Groovy collection. I just love the bright, springy colors! That’s it for my card and now that means it’s time to introduce you to the Featured Cupcake Sampler this week! Jessica Diedrich has been catching my eye with her beautiful creations week after week! Her intricate designs always have the just the right little details to pull it all together. Today she showed us the softer side of Downtown Diva with the subtle pastel colors and sweet pearl accents. When it comes to cupcakes “What diet?” is definitely my motto! Jessica’s creations are always a treat and you can check out all of the details on this card and more of her beautiful work on her blog The Whimsical Butterfly. Thanks for sampling the sketch this week, Jessica! Now it’s your turn to try the sketch! All you need to do is make a card using the sketch below and upload your link using Mr. Linky by Friday, May 29th. Note: Mr. Linky is being naughty lately!Sometimes he decides to stay hidden. If you’re unable to link with Mr. Linky, just add a comment with your link and I’ll still consider it for the FCS contest! 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 TECC69 (for Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge 69). 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 TECC69 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! Thanks for stopping by today! Hope you all have a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend!

For even more sketch challenge inspiration, don’t miss the goodies from the Cupcake Crew: Stephanie Hargis, Donna Baker, Lynn Mercurio, Monika Davis, Sherrie Siemens, Ana Wohlfahrt, Vicki Chrisman, Jackie Pedro