Friday, August 29, 2008

Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge #31

Happy Friday and Happy Cupcake Day! The sun is shining and I get to eat cupcakes this weekend so I'm one happy girl. Jon and I don't have any plans for Labor Day weekend... maybe we'll head to the beach for the first time this summer! Can you believe it? We haven't been to the beach all summer! Do you have any big plans for the holiday weekend? Hopefully your plans involve the cupcake sketch challenge! *wink* I grabbed my Cuppacakeabella for this sketch. She is colored with Copic markers and I added Crystal Stickles to the frosting. The cupcake lining is paper pieced with the KI Memories patterned paper. The sentiment is from Papertrey's Faux Ribbon set and the 5/8" Pomegranate grosgrain ribbon is from Taylored Expressions. Now let me introduce you to the Featured Cupcake Sampler this week. Nancy made this adorable cupcake card last week! I have long admired Nancy's sweet style. She made two of the cutest cupcake cards using this week's sketch. I love the red and brown color combination she used on this card, and you'll have to check out her blog: Paper Smiles to see the other cupcake card! Thanks so much for sampling the sketch this week, Nancy! Now it's your turn to try the sketch! I'll chose 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. And let me just say that next week is going to be THE BEST Cupcake Friday *ever* for reasons I will divulge next week! 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 prize drawing and Featured Cupcake Sampler honors. If you're uploading to Splitcoast use keyword TECC31 (for Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge 31). 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, September 1st at 8am PST to be eligible for the featured cupcake sampler. I can't wait to see what you come up with! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

And you definitely don't want to miss the wonderful inspiration from the Cupcake Crew this week!

Stephanie Hargis: Steph's Stampin' Stuff

Jami Sibley: More is More


Monika Davis: M.A.D. Stamper

Lynn Mercurio: Stamperosity

Mary Jo Albright: Beauty Lies Within

Sherrie Siemens: Card Creme

Ana Wohlfahrt: Ink A Stamp

74 comments:

mjalbright said...

Beautiful cuppacakeabella. Can't wait to see what you have in store for next friday:) Have a wonderful weekend.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Great card Taylor! I love the colors and the polka-dot background... super sketch as always! TFS!

Stephanie Hargis said...

I just love Cuppacakeabella! She is so cute! :D I hope that you get a chance to go to the beach! Enjoy your weekend either way! I have no plans but I am kind of looking forward to sitting around the house for once! :D Thanks for another great sketch girl!

((hugs))

Alexandra said...

Oh, I love your cupcakeabella - too cute Taylor!! I love your sketch too - totally rocks!! I so want to play, I hope to get it done today! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Anonymous said...

Great sketch! Love that polka dot paper with that bella imgage! CUTE!

-Jami

Lynn Mercurio said...

Taylor, your cupcake cards are always exceptional and this one is no different. Such fun and bright colors along with impectable color shading. It's always a sweet treat to see what you have created on Fridays!

Laura said...

Great card girlfriend! Love the color combo and that patterned paper is SO CUTE! I hope to have a chance to participate this weekend.

By the way, I have given you an award. See my blog!!!

Karen Giron said...

What a yummy card and sketch! I'm so happy I had time to take part in your challenge this weekend, it was a great one. We don't have any big plans this weekend, just taking it easy, which is fine by me, ha! Have a great weekend and get to that beach girl! Thanks so much Taylor.
http://kgiron.blogspot.com/2008/08/thank-you.html

Andrea said...

Sometimes the best 3 day weekends are the ones where you have no plans. I love your card, she is adorable sitting on that cupcake. I did make a card. You can find it here:
http://playingwithpaper-again.blogspot.com/2008/08/blast-to-past.html
Thanks for the challenge. Have a great weekend.

Anonymous said...

Hi Taylor! I came back from the beach just to do your cupcake challenge! LOL I always love your sketches and this one is great. Here's mine but remember I haven't stamped for eight days. http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1035663?cat=500&ppuser=113844 - Mary R.

Holly Harris said...

Hey Taylor,
thanks for another great sketch, When i saw your card I just had to have that bella, I just bought her. Heres my card cant wait to see what you have in store for us next week. http://obsessedstamplover.blogspot.com/2008/08/taylors-cupcake-challenge_29.html

Laurel said...

Thanks for another great sketch Taylor. Your blog is such an inspiration! Here is my card:

http://want2scrap.blogspot.com/2008/08/laughs-tecc31.html

xiumaiyuki said...

Love this sketch & your card! Here's mine,

http://xiumaiyuki.blogspot.com/

Maria Matter said...

Love these cupcake cards!!! Great sketch!
Here's mine:
Lovely As A Tree
Blessings, Maria

Susan (rainy) said...

Oh my gosh! Two absolutely wonderfully adorable cards. Love them both!

Kim said...

Fabulous sketch and super cute samples. Thanks for the inspiration. Here's mine:
http://sunshinydayswithkim.blogspot.com/2008/08/i-wish-i-looked-so-good.html

Heather said...

here is my card :

http://joemamainks.blogspot.com/2008/08/friday-is-cupcake-day.html

stampinsilvia said...

I love all your cupcake creations! I know you're busy, but I left you an award on my blog!

Have a happy cupcake day!

Vicki C said...

OH.. so cute! She just tickles me! lol

pammy jo said...

the cards you posted this week are fabulous! Thanks for another great sketch! Here is my card:

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1036010?cat=3205

StampOwl said...

another fun sketch ... thanks.
here's my card

http://stampowl.blogspot.com/2008/08/cupcake-penguin.html

Kathryn said...

WOW -- Fabulous Cards again this week -- your team does amazing work!

Love the sketch -- here's my card for the week:

http://ilovethemmoreeveryday.blogspot.com/

Cyndi said...

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Tracy said...

Super cute cards and love the sketch idea. Thanks.

BlackShadowStamp said...

Oh ... what a wonderful Sketch!
Great!

Here ist My Card

TFL Hugs BlackShadow

Kelly Albright (aka BrightIdeas) said...

Thanks for the challenge, here's my card. http://brightboldandbeautiful.blogspot.com/

Tori Wild said...

Love the layout-- Here is my card!
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1036711?cat=500&ppuser=62737

Cheiron said...

Love your card and the sparkly frosting! Here is my card...

http://cheironbrandon.typepad.com/my_weblog/

Have a great weekend and enjoy the beach!

Dawn Berry said...

Here's my submission for this week's challenge. It can be found on my blog http://berrycreativeinspiration.blogspot.com
Thanks so much for the honorable mention last week.

Dawn

Nadell said...

Hi,

what a wunderfull sketch. This ist my card

http://nadellskreativseite.blogspot.com/

Bye bye Nadell

Stacey Schafer said...

I had fun with this fabulous sketch! Here's my Striped Sock Monkey: http://stampinwithstacey.blogspot.com/2008/08/striped-sock-monkey-tecc-31.html

Carol Scheevel said...

Hi Taylor. Thanks for the fun sketch and the adorable Bella card! I can't believe I've had time to play 2 weeks in a row! Woo Hoo! Here's my card (although I must thank Jami for letting me borrow Humor in High Heels!!!)
www.carolsheartlikehis.blogspot.com Hope you're having a great weekend.
Carol

Heather said...

one more for me .. just for fun

http://joemamainks.blogspot.com/2008/08/jolly-ol-saint-nicholas.html

Amber (tink13) said...

Hi Taylor,

I like your card this week. I decided to make a Halloween card.

http://scrapbookingtink.blogspot.com

~Amber~

Anne Granger said...

Hi Taylor,

Thanks for the great sketch this week, I love it!! I will be using this one in some of my upcoming classes.
I have posted this card on my blog at www.stampwithanne.typepad.com and over at SCS.

Can't wait for next Friday!!
Anne

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the challange! Here's mine:

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1037095?cat=500&ppuser=114705

Julie L

Tanya said...

This is a great sketch! I love the cards too! Can't wait to play!

Charleen said...

What fun! I'm a first time visitor. cute blog

Maria Gurnsey said...

this was a fun sketch. i really like the way my card turned out. thanks for the inspiration

http://scrapsbym.blogspot.com/2008/08/perfect-tango.html

dini said...

Here's mine -

http://mamadinis.blogspot.com/2008/08/sweet-you.html

Dina @ mamadinis

Lori said...

Yay! Another Taylored Expressions challenge! You KNOW I wanted to participate! Thanks again for hosting these...

Here's my card:
http://tisdalestamps.blogspot.com/2008/08/taylored-expressions-cupcake-challenge_30.html

Kristie said...

I love your sample! I'm a big bella fan. I was able to finally do my first cupcake challenge! http://kreativekristie.blogspot.com/2008/08/just-one-more.html

southern fairy said...

here's mine x

http://southernfairydesigns.blogspot.com/2008/08/quad-challenge-card.html

Becky Stewart said...

What a lovely sketch and I adore your cupcakeabella - so cute! Here is my take on your sketch. http://princess-creations.blogspot.com/

Gwen said...

Hi Taylor! thanks for another great sketch!!! you can see mine on my blogg!
http://mycraftydaysoff.blogspot.com/

Holly Harris said...

Hey taylor check out this cupcake backround for blogs, I thought of you when i saw it thought it would look cute on your blog http://www.pyzam.com/bloggertemplates/details/cupcakes

Stacy said...

What a GREAT card! Or cards I should say, love them both! This was a fun sketch! Hope you like mine.
http://impressionsofaribbonaddict.blogspot.com/

Ana said...

ADORABLE as Always my friend!! Love everything about it :)

Thinknpinkmom said...

WOW! You are very talented! These cards area beautiful!

Catherine said...

Another great sketch and another great card =).

Here's mine... http://inksomia.blogspot.com/2008/08/taylored-expression-cupcake-challenge_31.html

Jenny said...

oooh, i just love that cupcakeabella!!

Click here for mine.

Katy M. said...

Here is my project. Thanks for the fun layout! I had lots of fun.

http://kscardcreations.blogspot.com/2008/08/cupcake-challenge-31.html

tamarrastamps said...

I love your card!!!
Ok so here is my take on the sketch. http://tamarrastamps.typepad.com/my_weblog/2008/08/yeah-more-cupcakes.html This one was a quick one.

Kathy said...

Hi I'm a first timer and this was fun! Thanks!

Here's mine.
http://momskreations.blogspot.com/2008/08/tecc31.html

Michelle B. AKA JustPaintingAround said...

Thanks for another awesome sketch! Here's mine:

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1037984?cat=500&ppuser=158949

Martha said...

here is my take:
http://mavansavans.blogspot.com/

Regan said...

cant wait for next week????

heres mine for this week!

http://stampymcstamperson.blogspot.com/2008/08/write-challenge-31.html

Kathi Carlson said...

Fun sketch and awesome samples! Thank you. Here's my card:
http://kathiscreativecorner.blogspot.com/2008/08/another-sketch-challenge_31.html

Michelle (aka mybelle101) said...

Cuppacakeabella is SO cute!! She's definitely going on my 'to buy' list! Adorable card, Taylor!

Here's my card (I rotated the sketch due to the vertical image, but didn't make any changes):
http://michelleshuman.blogspot.com/2008/08/stack-o-birds.html

Love your challenges!! Thanks for the inspiration!

Lysa said...

Love this sketch!

http://lysaq.blogspot.com/

I will surely use it again!

Felicia said...

Your card is adorable. Love all the glitter in her cupcake. Here is my card:

http://stamphappyfelicia.blogspot.com/2008/08/sweet-birthday-wishes-tecc31.html

Leah said...

I LOVE the sparkly cupcake--going to have to get some of that stuff!

Here's my card:
http://craftwithleah.blogspot.com/

Sankari W. said...

hope you are having a great labor day weekend! thanks for giving us a fun sketch to play with and your cupcakebella card is fabulous! Here is my offering for this week - its always so much fun to make cards with cupcakes :)

http://sunnysankari.blogspot.com/

can't wait for the BEST ever Cupcake Friday! :) How could it get better? i am sitting in suspense!!! :)

zukesgirl said...

I am loving the cards on your blog! Thank you for another challenge. I turned the sketch on it's side a bit and played with the shapes. Hope that is OK! Here is my card
Zukesgirl's card

Love your blog!
Tracy

Sharon Bridwell said...

Ok, I tried but because of my big cupcake I had to change the size of the card. It's a great sketch and I had fun! Thanks so much. Here's my card that doesn't quite match the sketch!
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1038667?cat=500&ppuser=10219

Adela said...

Hi Taylor, this is the first time I'm participating in your challenge. It was a lot of fun! Here's my card... hope it's not too late for you to check it out. Thanks!
http://creationsbyar.blogspot.com

Whimsey said...

I love your card! I got to play...and on time - now THAT'S a first. Hope Jon and you enjoyed your time at the beach!

http://whimsicalcreations.blogspot.com/2008/09/girl-call-me.html

Kristina said...

Here's my last minute submission. :)

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1039201?cat=500&ppuser=180921

What a cute and simple sketch! Thank you!

Sherrie said...

Ok, yeah, I'm late commenting but I wanted to say I love how you tie your BG paper together with your images...the polkadots are perfect!

ChrissyM said...

You always have the prettiest cards and the best sketches.

I left the oval part of my card but stuck to the main part of the sketch (hope it's okay) my card can be seen here

http://chrissyscreativespot.blogspot.com/2008/09/bleached-tiger.html

Steph said...

What a wonderful challenge! I really enjoyed doing it!

Thanks!

Stephanie

http://overatstephsplace-steph.blogspot.com/

Link to my card!

Jodi said...

This is my first time doing a cupcake challenge. Hoping you like my take on it! =)http://inkedinspirations.blogspot.com/2008/09/cupcakes-cupcakes-and-more-cupcakes.html

Alberta said...


Here's mine...

Angel said...

only a few weeks late.... I dusted off this sketch and gave it a go....
http://angelosity.blogspot.com/2008/09/reason-for-season.html
I lurk around here and love your blog....keep up the good work.
SOmeday when I get a job I will have to buy some stamps from you. Congrats on your new line!