Even with all the release excitement I just couldn’t skip Cupcake Friday! Of course I had to use the new For the Love of Cupcakes stamp set for my sample! I started by stamping a single cupcake on Choice Snow White cardstock with Memento Rich Cocoa ink. I paper pieced the lining, colored the cake with Copics, and used Glossy Accents and pink glitter on the frosting. Everything on this card (cardstock, patterned paper, glitter, ribbon) are part of the Cupcake Key Ingredients also released today at the TE Store. After coloring my image the card came together super fast! The layout was already decided and so were the papers and embellishments with the help of the Key Ingredients kit. It was just a matter of picking out which yummy papers I wanted to use where! And now I’m so excited to introduce you to another talented lady as our Featured Cupcake Sampler! Barb Foster caught my eye with this gorgeous card! Doesn’t that cupcake look yummy!? I love the button border and the big bow too! Barb also used images from the new For the Love of Cupcakes set for her sketch challenge card. I love her take on the sketch and how she used the soft swiss dot fabric layer! The cupcake looks so yummy I just want to eat it (but it’s too pretty to eat!). The closeup picture shows even more of the beautiful extras Barb added! You can check out all of the details on this card and more of Barb’s beautiful work on her blog Foster Design House. Thanks for sampling the sketch this week, Barb! 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, June 12th (that’s my birthday! *grin*). 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 TECC71 (for Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge 71). 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 TECC71 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!

For even more sketch challenge inspiration, don’t miss the goodies from the Cupcake Crew: Ana Wohlfahrt, Donna Baker, Jackie Pedro, Jami Sibley, Lynn Mercurio, Monika Davis, Stephanie Hargis, Sharon Harnist, Lori Craig