A Year of Cupcakes

January 23rd, 2009

tecc52js-snippet-jami-09-custom.jpgHappy Friday!  Today is a fun and special day as Taylor is celebrating the one year anniversary of the Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge!  So, not only does Taylor have a fab sketch for you to play with, but she also asked each of the ladies on the Weekly Cupcake Crew to create sketches of our own for you to try  So you have not one, but nine sketches to inspire you!

Not only that, but there are PRIZES!  I will be selecting one random winner from all the participants in my challenge to win a $10 gift certificate from the Taylored Expressions Store.  How cool is that?  All you have to do is create a card or scrapbook page using my sketch and upload your creation to the Splitcoast gallery using keyword TECC52JS (no spaces) anytime before 6pm Pacific on Thursday January 29th.  Cupcakes are NOT required to play this challenge, but like Taylor always says “if you’ve got ’em, why not use ’em?”  The winner will be announced right here on my blog on Friday January 30th.

Here’s my sketch.


And how exciting is this?  Taylor gave me my very own Mini Cupcake Crew from among her Featured Samplers over this past year.  And what a talented group of ladies!  I’m so thrilled and honored to have them sample my sketch.  I can’t wait to see what they’ve done.  Let’s hop over to see –  tecc52js-jamis-cupcake-09-custom.jpg

Charmaine Ikach:


Steph Kraft:


Karen Giron:


Renee VanStralen:


And here’s my sample –

I had colored this adorable little cupcake image well over a year ago when several freinds got together and Joy shared her Copic markers with all of us.  I honestly have no idea now who makes this image (sorry!) but I’ve been wanting to make a card with it forever!!!  I added the TE/SASI *sweet* sentiment and punched out the image with a Marvy scallop rectangle punch.  The image was originally colored to coordinate with SU Dashing dp so of course I used that dp (now retired) as the basis of my card.  I had a ton of fun using clear and red Taylor’s Tiny Twinkles all around the scallops.  They are just the perfect size to be able to use lots of them on one card.  More is More ya’ know *wink* !!!  And she just got them back in stock!  In fact TE is running an awesome special on them – buy 2 packages, get 1 FREE!  Very cool – that works out to over 1200 rhinestones for only $7.98.  I also pulled out a couple of background stamps for a little extra interest.  The heart charm was in my stash and it’s actually a light green.  Cardstock colors are real Red, Old Olive and River Rock. Both sentiments are from SASI stamp sets – Love is Sweet and Sweet Celebration.

I hope you’ll play along with my sketch!  I just can’t wait to see what you’ll come up with!  If you upload your creation to your blog I’d really appreciate it if you’d post a link back here rather than take the sketch itself to show in your post. Remember to be eligible for the prize you must upolad to SCS with the keyword above – it’s right on the sketch in case you forget. 🙂

Besides being able to win a prize playing my challenge Taylor has a Grand Prize you can be eligible to win if you play ALL 9 sketch challenges this week.  You’ll want to run over to celebration headquarters at Taylor’s blog for all the deets!  And be sure to check out the sketches created for your stamping pleasure by my the rest of the Weekly Cupcake Crew:

  • Ana Wohlfahrt
  • Donna Baker
  • Jackie Pedro
  • Monika Davis
  • Sherrie Siemens
  • Stephanie Hargis
  • Vicki Chrisman
  • As if all this excitement weren’t enough, Curt and I are off to Disneyland to spend the day with friends.  It’s been a really rough week around here, so it’s really nice to have something special planned.  I hope you have a fantastic weekend.  I’m CHA bound Sunday and hope to have a chance to share some pics with you while I’m there.


    57 Responses to “A Year of Cupcakes”

    1. Stephanie Hargis Says:

      What an adorable card Jami! 😀 Who would have known that your paper would look so good on a Valentines Day card! Hehe! I hope you have a blast at Disneyland!

    2. Sherrie Says:

      Cuuuute sketch Jami! Love your cupcake on a pedestal….just where it should be…other than in my mouth…lol! Enjoy your cupcake friday!

    3. Karen Says:

      Jami, this sketch was so much fun to play with this week – thanks so much! Your card is darling!!

    4. Monika/buzsy Says:

      Great sketch and card Jami! Love the tiny rhinestones and the great colors. TFS!

    5. Ana Says:

      Love the sketch and the card Jami!!

    6. taylor Says:

      Yummy chocolate frosting on that cupcake, Jami! I’ve only seen a few creations so far and I’m already craving cupcakes… watch out bakeries… here I come! lol

    7. Dawn Easton Says:

      GREAT card Jami and fabulous sketch…I’m hoping to play along with your sketch this weekend!

    8. Steph K Says:

      LOVE your sketch and your card is so cute and yummy, Jami! All the tiny twinkles are fabulous!

    9. Charmaine Ikach Says:

      Jami, I just LOVE your card with the sketch! That image is adorable!

    10. ChristineCreations Says:

      This is a gorgeous sketch and card Jami! Beautifully done!

    11. Karen Motz Says:

      I love your card Jami, and your sketch too. The rhinestones around the scallop are PERFECT!!!

    12. Renée Says:

      oh, super sweet, Jami! The rhinestones are a perfect addition to the scallops!!

    13. jan farnworth Says:

      this was a hard one for me but i pulled it off i guess here my card

    14. TheRedHairedGirl » Blog Archive » Cup Of Tea… Says:

      […] today’s card I was inspired by Jami.  I liked her sketch for the Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge Anniversary! Thank you Jami for your great […]

    15. Lori M Says:

      Love this sketch!! Thanks Jami!! Here is my card: http://smilingwhilestamping.blogspot.com/2009/01/true-friend.html

    16. Elena Says:

      Thank you so much for your wonderful sketch, Jami!
      Your card is so cute! I love the cute little cupcake!
      I also decided to play this challenge and here is My Card.

    17. Cupcake Challenge Anniversary!! | Challenges | Scrapbook Faves Says:

      […] on the Weekly Cupcake Crew has designed their own sketch for the celebration. I’m featuring Jami Sibley’s sketch challenge. You can check out the sketch on her blog and find out about the prize you can win […]

    18. savorthejourney Says:

      ***Clapping in Texas!***
      What a delightful card for Taylor’s anniversary!
      Please share a big ole {{{HUG}}} with her for me this weekend!
      (Pics would be delightful as well!!)

    19. stephanie serrano Says:

      Here is my card for this challenge. tried my best with a circle, not a big fan!

    20. Dawn Easton Says:

      Thanks for the sketch Jami! here is my card on SCS:

    21. Samantha Dunlow Says:

      Thank you for the sketch. I struggled with this one, but I am ok with my final effort. Your card is excellent.


    22. Linda Ortega Says:

      love the sketch!! heres my card!


    23. Niki Estes Says:

      Very cute, Jami!!

    24. Jodi S (mommyto4) Says:

      Cute card – I had fun with this sketch. I had my card all finished and then decided to change out the main image, and I’m glad I did, it is much cuter now 😉

    25. Cathy Says:

      This is so cute. I love it!!

    26. pegg Says:

      What a great card! I had to try your sketch — it was hard for me, but fun !! 🙂

    27. nancy guse Says:

      Nice card. Sketch was fun and a challenge.

    28. Shannon Says:

      Great sketch!

    29. Shannon Says:


    30. Heather P. Says:

      Great sketch! 🙂

      Here’s what I came up with… http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1209077?nocache=1

    31. Corie Foster Says:

      Thanks for the great sketch. Here is what I created: http://creationsbycorie.blogspot.com/2009/01/tecc52_26.html

    32. Alanna Says:

      Great sketch and card. I love the two different ribbons and the charm. Here’s my submission.


    33. denise young Says:

      Love these challenges, here is my submission:

    34. Missy D Says:

      This design was perfect for a card for my nephew who is turning 16 this year!

    35. Joan Ervin Says:

      I just love your card, Jami…such a sweet little cupcake image and I love the colors and papers you used!! I combined mine with the color challenge today:

    36. bolha Says:

      Awesome sketch Jami and your card is gorgeous. I made a card following your sketch. You can find it here: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1210425?cat=500&ppuser=210439.
      x Natasha x

    37. Katie Skiff Says:

      Great job!! My favorite card was from this sketch!!


    38. Leslie Bradley Says:

      Here is my submission.

      Loved the sketch!


    39. Sankari W. Says:

      Great sketch Jamie and your card is just beautiful! – I had so much fun playing along, You can find my card here:


    40. Lisa Graves Says:

      Here’s my card. 🙂

    41. jessica smith Says:

      Here’s my card

    42. Carol Says:

      Hi Jami, I was glad I got the chance to play along with the sketch challenge. I’ve posted on SCS under my gallery “papersnob” and labeled it TECC52JS. Hope you’re able to find it. I’ve also posted it on my blog at papersnob.blogspot.com

    43. bolha Says:

      Hi Jami! Love your card and the sketch is awesome. I gave it a go. You can see it here: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1210425?cat=500&ppuser=210439
      x Natasha x

    44. Mindy Eggen Says:

      Very tricky challenge for me but I’m happy with my end result. Here is a link for my post on SCS. Hope you like it! http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1211591?cat=500&ppuser=151613

    45. Jessica Diedrich Says:

      Hi Jami!

      What an awesome sketch! Thanks so much for hosting it 🙂

      Here is my card:


    46. Pearlyn Says:

      Hi, can i check where can i d/l the sketch of ur card? is pretty

    47. Patti Gingrich Says:

      Jami, this was a very challenging sketch. Thanks for pushing me out of box! ~Patti

    48. Maureen W. Says:

      Love that cupcake image and your card!! Fun sketch – here’s my take on it: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1212473

    49. Jodi S (mommyto4) Says:

      I didn’t leave my link on my post, so in case you need it, here it is: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1208249?cat=all&what=keywords&si=TECC52JS

    50. Terri E. Says:

      I had a lot of fun with this sketch. Thanks so much here is my card


      It’s a good life!
      Terri E.

    51. Tinla Says:

      Hi Jami! beautifully done card….love the bling and the little heart charm…so sweet! Just wanted to let you know that this cupcake stamp is one of my favorite of all time; Memory Box’s Cupcake, retired last year. I loved seeing a card made with this stamp…thanks for the inspiration!

    52. Jody Says:

      Love this sketch! Here is my card:


    53. sherry bogle Says:

      Everyone had such great sketches! Thanks so much, here is the link to my card

    54. Kelly Braund Says:

      Here’s mine, thanks!

    55. -Agnes- Says:

      Hi, my card is here: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1213528?cat=500&ppuser=210942
      Thanks, CraftyAggy

    56. Janine Says:

      This was hard – here is my card http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1213645?cat=500&ppuser=132530

    57. silvia haynes Says:

      Great sketch!! My card http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1213840?cat=500&ppuser=181437

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