Thursday, September 4, 2008

Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge #32 AND The Big Release!

Woohoo! The time is finally here! Taylor VanBruggen has just released her brand new stamp line called Stamp a Sweet Impression over at her store: Taylored Expressions. Don't delay! Go there NOW! :D That IS a command! Hehe! You are definitely not going to want to miss these stamps! They are such high quality stamps and they are cuter than can be! :D To kick off the new release she has also decided to post her Friday Cupcake Challenge sketch early AND she will be unveiling the new Top Chef Competition!

This week's sketch was so much fun to work with! I had a blast trying to figure out which image would look the best and which paper I should use. All of the materials you see on this card (besides the ink) is from the Halloween Key Ingredients kit that Taylor is selling too! :D I am not sure if you can tell in the picture but the card stock has a really neat texture to it! The thing I love the most about the kit is how well everything coordinates! I can't tell you how much I struggle with coordination and this kit makes it extremely easy! One thing other thing that I want to point out is that I LOVED Jen's idea to use the black glitter on this little cupcake vampire's cape (you have to see her card) so I decided to try it too! Thanks for the inspiration Jen! :D Anyway, this card is pretty self-explanatory. I watercolored the image, added a brad (from the kit) as his cape closure, and glued the glitter on his cape. The vampire image and the sentiment are from the Spooky Sweets collection and the bat image is from the Frightful Night collection. Both sets are incredible!

Before you leave, head on over to Taylor's blog to see what all she has in store for us (literally...hehe)! Also, make sure you check out all of the other sneak peeks from the rest of the Baker's Dozen!

Jen del Muro -

Also, the rest of the Cupcake Sketch Challenge girls will be posting their cards as well so make sure you check them out! Their links are below!

Sherrie Siemens: Card Creme
Vicki Chrisman: This Art that makes me Happy
Jami Sibley: More is More
Mary Jo Albright: Beauty Lies Within
Monika Davis: M.A.D. Stamper
Lynn Mercurio: Stamperosity
Ana Wohlfahrt: Ink A Stamp

Now, is that enough blog hopping for you??? :D If you are inspired, then it's well worth it! Trust me!

ETA: In all the excitement I COMPLETELY forgot to mention this week's Featured Cupcake Sampler! This week Taylor has chosen the fabulous Sankari! She is so sweet and super talented so make sure you hop on over to her blog as well! :D Sorry Sankari for almost forgetting about you!

Stamps: Taylored Expressions Stamp a Sweet Impression (Frightful Night, Spooky Sweets)
Paper: Taylored Expressions Halloween Key Ingredients Kit

Ink: Black StazOn, SU! Markers

Accessories: Blender Pens, Dimensionals, Coluzzle, Taylored Expressions Halloween Key Ingredients Kit


Donna Baker said...

ack! I love dracula's fangs! your card is so cute!

Jackie Pedro said...

Adorable card, Steph! Love the glitter on the cape!!

Ana Wohlfahrt said...

Love it Steph! Dracula is SO my favorite!!

Debbie Olson said...

Steph, these are the cutest!!! Great job with the Dracula! (This is the set that I ordered--love it!)

Jenn said...

Great job on the sketch!!! I also love the glitter on the cape...just fabulous!!! :D

Anonymous said...

Oh wow Steph. Such an adorable card. That dracula cupcake is so cute.
Have a wonderful weekend.

Taylor said...

This is so cute, Steph! I love the sparkly black cape!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Absolutely adorable, Stephanie! LOVE the glittered cape!

Unknown said...

Very very cute card! I just had to get this set!! :)

Monika/Buzsy said...

Super cute card Steph! Love the coloring and the glitter. TFS!

Jessie/knightrone said...

OMGosh girlie, this is FABULOUS!