California Dreamin '


It's finally here!!

I am so happy its Friday - and today is extra special for me!! 

Today I have the honor of being Taylor's Featured Cupcake Sampler!  What an incredible thrill!!  I was just beside myself when she emailed me to ask if I would sample the sketch.. seriously?? -no pressure really!! OMG!! YEAH!!

I had a lot of fun coming up with this card!  It was pretty easy - after all the sketch was already done for me, and also, I knew exactly what I wanted to do!  I just had to use my cuppie stamps, and since Taylor recently moved back to the midwest from California, I thought she might enjoy a little California Dreamin' in case she got a little homesick!

All of the papers and embellies are from the July Key Ingredients (well, except for the 4 little pewter brads and the large corduroy brad, which are from Stampin' Up!). 

Everything in the Key Ingredients kit is just gorgeous!! The papers are just incredible - very retro, which I absolutely love. I am on this funky pattern kick lately!!  The patterns were just so fun to pair together.  I also loved the little chipboard accents that are included.  I used one of the chipboard ovals for the sentiment, which I embossed directly onto it.  I then inked up the edges with my Peeled Paint Ranger Distress Ink, and I added the little dots using the liquid pearls which came in my Key Ingredients (sooo awesome!).  The images are all colored using Copic Markers. 

I think this card is pretty California cool right??   I think Taylor's pretty cool for letting me play along with the sketch this week !

Have a fabulous day and thanks so much for stopping by!!


Stamps: Beach Bum and A Year of Sweets 2 from TayloredExpressions

Cardstock and Patterned Paper:  All from July 2009 Key Ingredients Kit from TayloredExpressions.

Accessories: Stampin’ Up Circle Punches, Liquid Pearls, Ranger distress Ink, Corduroy Brad and Pewter Brads from Stampin' Up!, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Copic Markers.


  1. California Cool for sure! Love the scene in the little windows! Congrats on being this week's featured stamper!

  2. Girl...have I told you lately how flippin' AWESOME you are? Well, you are you are (said just like Marisa Tomei in My Cousin Vinny!!).
    I am SO excited to see you as the sampler this week! You ROCK my friend!! Let's get together soon :)

  3. Your card is fabulous, Alex! Love, love, love the bright sunshiney-ness! :) Thanks so much for sampling the sketch this week!

  4. Congrats on being the featured CCS - Your card with the bear was just adorable and this one is equally as cute, adorable and fun. Love it!

  5. It's Darling!! congrats on being this weeks Featured Cupcake Sampler!!!

  6. Adorable! Very creative, very inspirational very enabling!!!

  7. What a great card! Love the colors... so summery. Congrats on being the FS!

  8. WOW...what a cute and colourful card...thanks for sharing it with us.
    Stampin' HUGZ


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