November 28, 2008

featured cupcake sampler

YES! Can you believe it? I'm the Featured Cupcake Sampler over at Taylor's blog this week!! My jaw hit the floor when she emailed me the good news and I went right to work on making my sample. I have had my Dashing designer paper on my desk all week so it seemed like a good choice to run with and went with a Christmas theme - sorry, no cupcakes this week. You can see more fantastic samples of this sketch over at Taylor's blog too.
I apologize for the photo - I took about 40 pictures and all of them were blury somewhere and it the sun didn't want to peek out of the clouds, so it's a bit dark. Anyway, one of these days I'll get a better camera - mine is a cheap point and shoot and I'm about ready to throw it out the window, ha!

Now how many of you are hitting the sales today and have been up since 5 AM to do so?? Yeah, not me, but I really have admiration for all of you that hit the stores and battle the crowds to get those amazing deals. Me? I sleep in (or as much as I can with 3 little ones anyway) and stay in my jammies until lunch. Pure laziness for me, that's how I roll!
Edited: The card dimensions are 4-1/4 square and I usually will mail this size in a regular A2 envelope (fits a standard 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 card) to avoid paying extra postage for a square envelope.
Have a fantastic Friday!

recipe -
stamps: season of joy, short & sweet
ink: real red, old olive
paper: very vanilla, real red, river rock, old olive cardstock, dashing dsp
accessories: old olive 5/8" grosgrain ribbon, mini twinkle dots (a.muse), fire circle rhinestone brads, circle nestibilities die templates, stampin dimensionals


  1. congratulations, Karen! I love your poinsettia card. I'm not one of those crazies to shop on Black Friday either *wink*

  2. Your card is so sweet, Karen! I love it! Thanks so much for sampling the sketch this week! I'm with you on the shopping. I search for bargains online while still in my PJ's! :)

  3. LOL! That's how I roll too!

    Love your card (and the picture is just fine btw - no need to apologize). I still love that Dashing paper too. Love the offset flower for the focal point!

  4. This card is just Gorgeous Karen! It was so fun having you play along this week.

  5. What an awesome card. I came across it while surfing Taylor's blog. Love the sketch and what you've done with it.

  6. Fabulous card Karen - love the colours and the layout. Will definitely have to try this myself.
    Love your blog and your creations !

  7. What a great card Karen! Love the colors, the cut out flower... and the way you put the ribbon. TFS!

  8. This is so clean and beautiful, Karen!! Congrats on being the Featured Cupcake Sampler!!

  9. Congratulations on being chosen as the featured Cupcake Sketch designer this week. - Very cute card. I love that paper but used up all mine. Love the way you put the Poinsettia on the circle.

  10. Karen, CONGRATULATIONS on being Taylor's Featured Cupcake Stamper! Your sample is amazing and inspiring (as always!).

  11. Great Card! What are the demenisions (sorry not a great speller) for the card?

  12. I wish my photos were as good as that. You are doing a fine job :) I love the card and the dashing dsp seems to give the poinsettas a lift somehow :)