Friday, January 23, 2009

Cupcake Anniversary Challenge And A Chance To Win!

WARNING: Long post! Make sure you read it all for a chance to win!


Good morning everyone! Welcome to another fabulous Friday. Today is EXTRA fabulous because Taylor is celebrating the one year anniversary of the Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge! She asked each of the ladies on the Weekly Cupcake Crew to design a sketch for the celebration. This is the sketch I designed and I hope you'll all play along with the challenge! I will be selecting one random winner from among all the participants in my challenge to win a $10 gift certificate from Taylored Expressions!

All you have to do is make a creation using this sketch (a card or scrapbooking layout) and post your creation to Splitcoast using keyword TECC52SH. The deadline to be eligible for the prize drawing is Thursday, January 29th. I'll do the drawing on Thursday evening and announce the winner on Friday, January 30th.

For my card I decided to use my much neglected SU! "Party Hearty" set. I pulled the color combination from the fun Hawaii Papaya dsp. The base of my card is Whisper White and I layered on a piece of Kiwi Kiss card stock which I ran through my Big Shot with my Swiss Dots cb folder. I then added the small strip of dsp and tied a piece of 1" Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon to cover my paper seam. For the image, I pulled out the fun cupcake from the set and stamped it once in Kiwi Kiss and once in Chocolate Chip. I then pieced the two together so that I could get a multi-colored cupcake. I also stamped the candles in Tangerine Tango and attatched them as well. I then popped the whole thing up on the 1 3/8" circle. The final touch was to add the "Birthdays are the best" sentiment from the Chit-Chat rub on pack.

I also have three wonderful ladies who have sampled my sketch! Make sure you stop by their blogs to see each of their spectacular creations!


Don't forget to stop by Taylor's blog, the anniversary celebration headquarters, and check out the awesome grand prize for one random winner who participates in ALL 9 sketch challenges! You can find all 9 sketches on these blogs:

Taylor VanBruggen: Taylored Expressions
Jami Sibley: More is More
Monika Davis: M.A.D. Stamper
Jackie Pedro: The Scalloped Edge
Donna Baker: Serenity in Stamping
Sherrie Siemens: Card Creme
Ana Wohlfahrt: Ink a Stamp
Vicki Chrisman: This Art That Makes Me Happy
Stephanie Hargis (Me): Steph's Stampin' Stuff

Taylor also has a featured sampler this week! She has chosen Christine Okken! Make sure you stop by her blog as well! We hope you'll join us in celebrating this yummy occasion!

Also, in honor of CHA, Taylor has some fantastic specials going on over at Taylored Expressions! These specials will be going on from now until Wednesday, January 28th.
  • Taylor's Tiny Twinkles - over 400 multi-colored tiny rhinestones in a spin top carousel for just $3.99 - CHA Special is Buy 2, get 1 FREE!!!!
  • Free shipping on orders over $40 with coupon code FREESHIP0109 (all caps, no spaces)



65 comments:

Sherrie said...

Steph I love the bold graphic look of your card...and fabulous sketch! Isn't it so fun surfing around and seeing what everyone did!!!! Happy Cupcake Day to you!

Karen Giron said...

I love your card! I'm so excited to try out your sketch too. Any snow yet your way? We're still waiting and hoping!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Stephanie, this is awesome! Love your cool colours and your striking design! Love the cupcake on the circle...really shows it off! I hope I get a chance to try your sketch too!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Ohhhh, Steph...what a fantastic card. I'm all about geometric designs and I'm loving the look of your creation. Awesome sketch too...so very versatile!

Maria Gurnsey said...

this is a great card and an awesome sketch, can't wait to play!!!

Angela Knopf said...

WOW! I am diggin' on this color combo! The squares and dots are wonderful and the big chocolate ribbon is DELISH. Great card!

Jackie Pedro said...

Oh, I love your sketch, Steph, and your card is adorable!! Isn't this fun???

Monika/Buzsy said...

Great card and sketch Steph! Love the colors you used and the cute cupcake. TFS!

Jennifer Meyer said...

Hi Steph :) Your card and sketch are beautiful! LOVE the simple but elegant design!

Have a wonderful weekend,
Jennifer :)

Ana said...

What a fun sketch Steph!! I'm also insanely in love with your card! It's so crisp and beautiful!

Cindy Haffner said...

Love your sketch Steph, super job. Happy Cupcake Day.

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Steph, I LOVE your card. . .the colors are FABULOUS, not to mention your sketch! This is going into my fave sketch book! :)

Steph K (booga3) said...

Love your BOLD card, Steph! Your sketch is fabulous, too - I can't wait to play with it!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Just got done printing all the sketches! I'm *hoping* to play in all of them this weekend and early next week.

Your card is adorable. Love the colors!

ChristineCreations said...

Steph....this is FABULOUS! What a great creation! Love the sketch too!

And thanks for the sweet mention too :)

Nancy Riley said...

What a fantastic card! Makes me want to sit down and case it right now!

Michelle B. AKA JustPaintingAround said...

Hi Stephanie! Thanks so much for providing me such a great sketch to work with and also your kind comments (even with my rotten photography)! Glad you didn't mind that I flipped it. Your card is darling - that is a fabulous & contemporary color choice I wouldn't have thought of with a "cupcake" theme!

Dawn Easton said...

Fantastic card Steph! Love the DP you used....awesome job on the sketch too...hope to play this weekend!

Karen Motz said...

You're card is beautiful. I love your clean design and sketch.

Lynn said...

What a sweet cupcake card and awesome sketch! I love the fun colors, ribbon and embossing!

Jessie/knightrone said...

So super cute Steph!! I love it!!

Terri said...

Your card is darling...perfect job on the sketch. Love the colors!

Jami said...

Love your card Steph - so bold and fun and that wide ribbon is so perfect! Great sketch!

newenglandstamper said...

Your card and sketch are just fabulous - can't wait to try it - thanks for sharing.

jenn said...

I always love your layouts and this is no exception. Awesome card.

Jenn D said...

This card is fantastic! I love the colors you used and the sketch you drew up. I hope to play along after this crazy weekend is over.

Donna said...

I love your sketch & card! I plan to play with it someday (your sketch)

Carrie said...

Your cards are gorgeous! I too live in a beautiful place Alaska :)

Jodene said...

Your card is gorgeous and I just love this sketch because you can make it as simple or detailed as you like! I have uploaded mine to the gallery.

samanthadesigns said...

Love your card and sketch. I didn't do your sketch justice, but here is my try.

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1207800?nocache=1

Allison said...

Thanks for the sketch!

http://stampinwhenican.blogspot.com/2009/01/aves-home.html

Great card, btw. That color combo is terrific!

Pegg S said...

I love your sketch! I had a chance this weekend to use yours: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1208577

denise young said...

Great challenge. This one was my absolute favorite. Your card sample is PERFECT! I love it.
Here is my submission:
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1209459?cat=500&ppuser=9792

Marisa said...

Love your sketch Steph. Here is my card.

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1209521?cat=500&ppuser=152925

Marisa

bolha said...

Amazing card and great sketch! I have so much fun playing along with TE celebration.
x Natasha x

Maureen said...

Great card and sketch! Here's my take on it: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1209647?cat=500&ppuser=67601

jan farnworth said...

here is my card http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1210152?cat=500&ppuser=107176

Corie said...

I love your card -- great colors. And thanks for the great sketch. Here is my card: http://creationsbycorie.blogspot.com/2009/01/tecc52sh.html

Katie Skiff said...

What fun this all is!! Thanks!

Here is my card!
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1210489?cat=500&ppuser=82672

Leslie said...

Such a fun contest! Thanks for letting us play along!

Here is my submission.

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1210620?cat=500&ppuser=162338

Sankari W. said...

Awesome sketch - awesome card!! It was so much fun to play along! You can find my card here: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1210457?cat=500&ppuser=177575

Best wishes,
Sankari ;)

Shannon said...

Thanks for a great sketch!

Sweet!

Carol Weimer said...

I love this sketch because it's so simple and elegant. Thanks for the opportunity to play along, here's my card: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1210719?cat=500&ppuser=154394

Alanna said...

Love your sketch and that big ribbon on your card looks so nice. Here's my take on your sketch.

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1210840?cat=500&ppuser=210497

MakiJo said...

Steph, thank you for the sketch!!It was awesome!
I managed to make a card with it
Here is mine:
http://makinkstudio.blogspot.com/2009/01/tsg-sneak-peek-day-1-blog-candy.html

JenMarie said...

LOVE your card!
Here's mine: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1211795?cat=500&ppuser=88853

the whimsical butterfly said...

Hey Steph!

Here's mine:

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1211580&cat=500&ppuser=84123

Christi said...

Hi Steph! I'm so glad I got to play along!! Here is my card:

http://cici510.blogspot.com/2009/01/pretties-wednesday_28.html

Elena said...

Thank you so much for the great sketch!!!
I love your card Steph! So cute!
Here is My Card!

Patti Gingrich said...

This sketch was perfect Steph! It's so versatile! Thanks for the inspiration!

Kerry J. said...

Awesome sketch!!! Thanks for letting us play along with all you awesome "cupcakers".
http://cardsbykerry.blogspot.com/2009/01/under-wire-for-good-cause.html

Dana White said...

Thanks for the great sample
here's mine http://danashouseofcards.blogspot.com/2009/01/first-of-taylors-challenge.html

Shelley G in Iowa said...

I really struggled with your sketch, sorry I didn't do better!

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1212669?cat=500&ppuser=172662

JessicaK said...

I love your sketch and am hoping I did it some kind of justice. I just uploaded to SCS at http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1213189?cat=500&ppuser=178164

Mindyann said...

Love your work and love your sketch. I had a stamp in mind immediately when I saw the sketch. I have my card posted on SCS. http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1213285?cat=500&ppuser=151613

Missy D said...

Super cute sketch! I love the ribbon and flower ;)

http://crazymsd.blogspot.com/2009/01/rest-of-my-cards-phew.html

Anonymous said...

Love your card and all of the sketches! Here is a link to my card:
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1213300?cat=500&ppuser=186224
Thanks so much!
Sherry Bogle

luvhymns said...

wow, on the squirrel.... he's definitely man or children... cuz he just yells fun!

KellyB said...

Here's mine, thanks!
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1213480?cat=500&ppuser=152368

-Agnes- said...

Hi Stephanie, here is my card:

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1213548?cat=500&ppuser=210942

Thanks, CraftyAggy

Joan Ervin said...

What an awesome sketch you created for this challenge...I will be using is lots!! Your card is gorgeous with those beautiful colors and the sweper sweet cupcake image!! Here is my card: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1208568?cat=500&ppuser=28771

Doris Snyder said...

Thanks for a great sketch. I love your card. Here's mine

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1213556?cat=500&ppuser=22321

Janine said...

Here is my take on your lovely sketch http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1213656?cat=500&ppuser=132530. Thanks for looking

Jennifer Moore said...

Hi Steph, I like your card.

I wish mine turned out as good as yours. I think my heart is a tad too big. See mine at http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1213807?cat=500&ppuser=99875

silvia said...

Fun Sketch!! My card http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1213828?cat=500&ppuser=181437