Happy Cupcake Day!

Friday, April 17, 2009

What would you do if you got an email from Taylor VanBruggen asking if you'd like to be her Featured Cupcake Sampler for this week?

Squeal? Freak out? Sprout a grin from ear to ear? Yeah, that's pretty much what I did and I couldn't respond until my hands stopped shaking! Then I called my husband to tell him the news to which he responded with "That's great honey". I should have called my SCS friends - they would have squealed with me! Needless to say, I emailed Taylor back accepting the huge honor!!

That was Wednesday morning. In the afternoon I get a call from a dear friend who had just found out that her mum had passed away. So I spent all evening with her then came home to participate in the last hour of the Club Anya blog hop which finished at 11pm. It was only then that I finally sat down do create my card for Taylor! I had to get it done Wednesday night because Thursday morning was the only chance I would have to take a photo of it during daylight hours. And then it happened; around midnight, my mojo vanished! *insert wailing here* I finally finished this card, mojo-less, around 3am Thursday morning and went to work at 8am! Bad mojo!! And my evenings are normally so uneventful! LOL

In honor of being this week's Featured Cupcake Sampler for Taylor, I created a card using cupcakes! No brainer right? And because I couldn't resist making this a funny card, I paired them up with this little guy from Starving Artistamps/Doodle Factory. He has an addiction to cupcakes! Really though, who can blame him?!

The cupcake stamps are the same $1 Studio G stamps I used on my card on Monday, I stacked them up and colored the scene in with my trusty SU inks and aquapainter. The green strip is the other side of the designer paper I chose. I stamped a little confetti image on it from a Technique Tuesday set and paper pierced around the edge of it. Out came the decorative scissors again and I edged the green strip with two different sized scalloped borders. I then added the sentiment to the center of the circle layer, matted it and added two tails for fun!

If you'd like to play along on this week's Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge TECC64, just create your card and leave a link to it on on Mr. Linky in Taylor's blog post.

Thank you Taylor for an amazing opportunity!!

I hope you all have a fabulous weekend and I'll see you all next week! (I'll be in Minnesota for the first half of it!)

Supplies
Stamps: Starving Artistamps 'Creatures' and 'Quirky Sentiments', Technique Tuesday 'Icing On The Cake', Studio G $1 cupcake stamps
Inks: StazOn 'Jet Black', Creamy Caramel, Close To Cocoa, Morning Marigold, Pretty In Pink, Regal Rose, So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Sahara Sand
Papers: Canson Watercolor, Bazzil Bling cs, PP - Crate Paper 'Birdie Collection - Robin'
Access: Decorative scissors, circle punches, sponges

21 Comments:

kadie said...

If this is a creation with mojo missing than we're all majorly doomed. This is SUPER DUPER!! I love it SOOOO much!! That's exactly what I look like when I see cupcakes ;)
I really like the papers and the shapes you chose and and you did and awesome job with this sketch!

the whimsical butterfly said...

OH MY GOSH Can I just TELL you how excited I am for you?!?!?!? I can't believe it!!! This is HUGE! I have been a fan of Taylor's (and yours, of course, my friend; ) for sooooo long and I saw your card last week and thought to myself, now THAT's an awesome card...and I'm so glad I'm notthe only one who thought so! LOL!!!

Are you on Cloud 9??? I am FOR you! Hugs and enjoy your weekend of floating ;) YAY!!!

Sherrie said...

CONGRATS on your cupcake sampler day! Your card is just over the top fantastic....as I sit here eating cookies with my coffee....
Well deserved! Enjoy your day!

Jami said...

Wow - this card certainly shows no evidence of missing mojo! It's incredibly adorable!!! Made me giggle! Congrats on being the Featured Sampler!

Jenn said...

Congrats!!! You so deserve to the the Cupcake Featured Sampler...your card was gorgeous! Love you card today...the sentiment is perfect! :D Enjoy your day girlie...you totally deserve it! :)

Heather P. said...

LOL, that's ~exactly~ how I felt when Taylor asked me a few weeks ago... Enjoy the moment! :)

I saw this card on Taylor's blog and just had to pop over to say CONGRATS and tell you how much I just love this card! It's absolutely FABULOUS!! That little guy is sooooo stinkin' cute and I chuckle every time I look at his precious face. Love love love it!

Stephanie Hargis said...

Wow! I am blown away by your card! It is absolutely adorable! You definitely deserved to be this week's featured sampler! You are full of talent girl! :D I am so glad that I found your blog!

Elena said...

Your card is absolutely adorable!!! Congratulations, Sandra!!!!
You know how much I love your coloring and style! You are one in a million!!! And your cards are always masterpieces!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jenny said...

Congrats Sandra, you deserve it!!! The card is super cute!!

Jacilynn said...

Next time you call me and I'll squeal with ya. I've totally done this with my hubby, he mustered up as much excitement as he could. He totally doesn't get the whole thing, but he's supportive. Great Job Sandra!!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a great card Sandra. Love the cute images and great colors. Congrats on being Taylor's FCS.:o) TFS!

Mary(OhioMary) said...

I love this card. The colors are just soooo fabulous and how can you not laugh at the expression on the creature given all those cupcakes? Diet schmiet.

Diana Gibbs said...

Sandra, congrats on the Taylored Expressions gig. You deserve it.
I feel bad for all of us though, just think how adorable that card would have been if you had your mo-jo...instead we had to settle for this card...oh well better luck next time.....
You know I'm kidding right? You are the bomb, mojo-less, or mojo-mess, whatever...love it, and love you!
Hugs,
Di

Savor the Journey said...

Wooooooooooohoooooooooooooo!!
Congratulations, Sandra! That must have been the happy sound I was hearing for sure! hahaha
Love your cute card!

!Bev

Lynn Mercurio said...

LOL...husbands try to be supportive but for true excitement, definitely share with another card-maker...lol

Your card is fabulous...what a great sentiment to go along with all those "diet foods"...lol Congrats again...so worthy of the honor!!!

Donna Baker said...

congratulation, Sandra! I can feel your excitement, I've been there too! what's funny is that we both used Yapples on our Cupcake Sampler cards when we were featured (just love the DF characters) your card is SUPER cute, it brought a huge smile to my face. Love the sentiment, I need to get that one!

~amy~ said...

Woot Woot Sandra...congrats...such a fun card...love the sentiment!!

Jenny Gropp said...

Congrats on your guest spot! How FuN!
I love this little cupcake monster, super card!!!!

Silli said...

Sandra, your card is so funny. I love the image...;-) Your coloring is awesome... Happy sunday and big hugs!

Taylor VanBruggen said...

Thanks so much for featuring the sketch, Sandra! Your card is cracking me up and I just can't stop staring at your beautiful coloring!

Kerry D-C said...

Love your card!! looks like me when I see any kind of baked goods! hahaha! Congrats on being featured on Taylor's blog!

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