Not only is it Fridaynot only is it Cupcake Friday…it’s Taylor’s birthday AND Cupcake Friday!  WooHoo!!! 

I feel so fortunate to call Taylor my friend!  I have loved seeing her follow her dreams over the past year or so with Taylored Expressions and I’m grateful to be *on the staff*.  Today is such a big day for Taylor as her first day to officially have TE as her one full time job,  as she packs up for the move to Iowa and of course as she celebrates her birthday.  I love you, my friend!  Happy Birthday! Instead of the birthday smilies you might expect I have something I think Taylor will appreciate…




If I could have gotten Gordon Ramsey in the flesh, I would have!  bwahahahhahahaa! 


Here’s my card for today’s TECC sketch challenge and although cupcakes are not required I *had to* use them for Taylor’s birthday!  This was my first chance to play with the new TE set For the Love of Cupcakes and the new Cupcake Key Ingredients (which is sold out at the moment, but it’s worth getting on the notification list for!) and boy did I have fun with them!  Last weekend I also picked up a Bag o’ Buttons – Hall Pass assortment  – at TE.  I was pleasantly surprised to see these three huge buttons that coordinated so well with the KI colors!  I wasn’t even thinking of this KI when I chose them.



Please be sure to hop over to Taylor’s blog to leave her some sweet birthday wishes and to get all the deets to play along with us in this week’s sketch.  And now let’s see what the rest of the Cupcake Crew has cooked up –

  • Ana Wohlfahrt
  • Donna Baker
  • Jackie Pedro  
  • Lynn Mercurio
  • Monika Davis
  • Sherrie Siemens
  • Stephanie Hargis
  • Vicki Chrisman
  • Bonnie Sharp is this week’s Featured Sampler
  • Julie Smith is Our Friday Friend on the SASI Blog and she played along as well.
  •  You’ll see lots more fantastic samples by clicking on the names entered into Mr Linky at the bottom of Taylor’s blog post today.  Be sure to add your link as soon as you get your card done.  🙂

    Quick reminder – if you upload creations to the SCS gallery using any TE (SASI, Whimsical Wishes, Lasting Impressions) images, please remember to use Keyword tayloredexpressions (no space).  This will allow your creation to be seen in the TE company gallery (which is keyword driven) and it also allows you to be considered for Our Friday Friend on the SASI blog.

    Looking forward to my SU Class and Club tonight and looking forward to a relaxing weekend.  Hope you have some stampin’ and fun in store for your weekend!  Thanks for stopping by!


    15 Responses to “TECC72 Happy Birthday Taylor!!”

    1. Angel Says:

      Your card is great! LOVE the giant buttons!

    2. Lynn Mercurio Says:

      This card is royally GRAND! Love the inside as much as the front. Perfect colors for a cheery birthday card for such a sweet little cupcake like Taylor!

    3. Vicki Chrisman Says:

      Darling card Jami!! The buttons are the perfect addtion. You always do such a beautiful job.

    4. Karen Motz Says:

      Sweet card Jami! Love the paper pieced cupcake and your doodling! Gordon Ramsey’s a hoot and definitely entertaining to watch! 🙂

    5. Jackie Pedro Says:

      Love this, Jami!! Awesome card!

    6. Sharon Harnist Says:

      Darling card, Jami — love that little flower bling on the cupcake! Looks like we both had the button idea going, huh? 😀

    7. Jodi Says:

      LOVE this Jami! I LOVE those buttons (how perfect are they!!!), and your cupcake looks delish! Awesome card! Have fun at your class tonight!!!

    8. Monika/buzsy Says:

      What a great card Jami! Love the paper-piecing and the jumbo buttons! TFS!

    9. Taylor Says:

      Thank you soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much, Jami! I just can’t even express how I felt this morning when I saw all the links in Mr. Linky wishing me a happy birthday! Thank you for your thoughtfulness to pull it all off! And your card is super cute! I love how the inside is truely filled with cupcakes! 🙂 Oh… and Gordan Ramsey in the flesh would have been too much for me to handle right now (can’t you just imagine him yelling at me while I’m packing boxes?) so I’m glad you went for the smiley version! LOL

    10. Sherrie Says:

      Hey Jami…love your cupcake on a pedestal ….exactly where Taylor would want it. Personally I don’t think she eats any of those cupcakes…she is perfectly slim! Hmmmm…maybe she wants the rest of us to eat them….kidding!
      Have a great weekend!

    11. Denise Says:

      OMGosh, this is so cute!!! Love the fnished inside. Love those buttons, it’s one of my favorite embellishments to use.

    12. loricraig Says:

      Darling, Jami – love those big ole buttons. 🙂 Have a super weekend while you are shopping for airfare. I love ya, girl!

    13. Denise (peanutbee) Says:

      Oh my gosh, Jami, I love this card!….and I totally laughed out loud at the Gordon Ramsey comment. That smilie IS DEFINITELY him! Hee!

    14. Michele Kovack Says:

      What a darling card this is!

    15. Jan Hennings Says:

      Such a cute card!
      She’s moving to IOWA?? YEAH! I’m from Iowa, too!

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