Friday, November 14, 2008

Our Friday Friend

It's Friday! And that means it's time to introduce you to another awesome SASI stamper. Our Friday Friend this week is Alex Maldonado (InkyFairy on SCS)!

I've been mesmerized by Alex's beautiful SASI creations recently! Her gorgeous coloring and sponging create such a rich look with the SASI images. You can check out more of her work (and leave her some comments!) on her blog: Fairy Blossoms.

Here's her get-to-know-you interview:

What city/state do you live in?

The coolest place on earth!! New Yawk of course :)

How did you become addicted to papercrafts? How long have you been stamping?

I started scrapbooking almost 9 yrs. ago, because I wanted to make a baby book for my son. I spent most of my free time scrapbooking and had no idea what rubber stamps were until I took a class where an instructor made a layout using a Stampin' Up! stamp and I was hooked! I ran home and searched the web for a demo. The next day I had a catalog in my hot little hands, and well, that was JUST the beginning of the end :) I was thrilled to find something that makes me happy, has introduced me to so many amazing people, and is just so fun!! I just can't see myself ever NOT stamping! (incidentally, I should mention the famous "baby book" is still not finished! lol.)

How would you describe your style? What are you favorite projects to create?

I think my style definitely leans towards cutesy, but I absolutely love incorporating distressing techniques (both for my cards and scrapbooks) and I am a huge fan of playing with colors and different patterns to add a little funk! One of my favorite things to make (other than cards of course) are altered treat containers, it's such a fun way to give a thoughtful little gift that looks beautiful too! --Do you have a favorite SASI image? OMG! I am just in love with them all!! SO hard to pick BUT the little cupcake snowman in Home Sweet Home is absolutely gorgeous. I'm extremely greedy though, I must confess I can't wait to see more new sets! :)

What is your favorite sweet treat? (feel free to share the recipe if you have one!)

My favorite sweet treat? well that's easy!! Cupcakes! I love the fact that they're so small and just SO cute! This is one recipe that's always a big hit in my house, and they're great for parties because they're very festive and yummy too!

PiƱa Colada Cupcakes

1/4 pound (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
1/3 cup pineapple juice
1 tablespoon rum
2 teaspoon vanilla
3 large eggs
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup crushed pineapple
1/3 cup shredded coconut

1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line cupcake pans with liners.
2. With an electric mixer at medium speed beat together the melted butter, pineapple juice, rum, and vanilla until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition. 3. In a separate bowl combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
4. With the mixer on low speed, add the dry ingredients to the creamed mixture 1/2 cup at a time until combined. Fold in the pineapple and coconut.
5. Fill the cupcake liners three-quarters full. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a cupcake comes out clean.

Recipe by Krystina Castella

How would you like to be the next Our Friday Friend?

Each week I will scour the Taylored Expressions Company Gallery at SCS for recent uploads (within the past 10 days) in search of a SASI Stamper to be featured on this blog. To be considered all you have to do is:

**Create something (card, 3D item, scrapbook page, anything) using one or more images from any SASI stamp set. Your creation should showcase SASI, but does not have to be exclusive to SASI.
**Upload your creation to SCS being sure to use the keyword SASI so it will appear in the Taylored Expressions Company Gallery (which is driven by a keyword search) and complete the recipe section of the upload.
**In the description field of your upload please mention Stamp a Sweet Impression stamps are from

Super simple - just have fun stamping and upload what you make so we can see it! If you are chosen, I will send you an e-mail or PM asking if you'd like to be featured! A link to your SCS Member Gallery and to your blog will be included in the Friday feature (note: a blog is not required to qualify.)

Don't forget to hop over to Taylor's blog to play today's Cupcake Challenge! Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!


Denise (peanutbee) said...

Wow! THUD!

What a gorgeous, blow-me-away card!! :)

Monika/Buzsy said...

Awesome card! Love the colors and the circle element in the BG. TFS!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

WOW! This card is absolutely gorgeous!

Gingerbread Gal said...

Congrats on being the Friday Friend! Beautiful Card! Your recipe looks really yummy too!
:) Rachel