Thursday, May 10, 2012

Taylored Expressions Monthly Calendar Challenge: May

Hi Everybody,

Welcome to the monthly Taylored Expressions Calendar Challenge - where every month members of the design team feature different ways to use all the awesome calendar products in the TE store! This challenge is open to everyone and if you play along - you could win some amazing prizes from Taylored Expressions! 

This month I chose to decorate my Perpetual Occasions Calendar which is a great way to keep track of birthdays and anniversaries in every year, with the beautiful stamp set: Oops-a-Daisy that was just released this month and I paired it with the coordinating Oops a Daisy dies (set of 4) from Taylored Expressions. 

I cut out a little square piece of paper from my Choice Snow White card stock to which I sponged some sky and some grass with different inks of green and blue. I then stamped and cut out with the dies the open daisy which I colored (the stamp set comes with an open daisy that you can color or a solid stamp set of the daisy where you can stamp it in a solid color and it will appear as a silhouette.

 I cut out the daisies with the coordinating die (makes it so super was to cut it out perfectly!) and then arranged them on the sponged card stock and added some grass and some leaves from the coordinating leaf die (which was die cut from some green scrap DP). 

Card Ingredients:
StampsOops-a-Daisy stamp set from Taylored Expressions
Inks: Memento Bahama Blue, Rich Coco, Tuxedo Black, Tangelo, Sky Blue and Bamboo Leaves
Accessories: Oops a Daisy Dies (set of 4) from Taylored Expressions, sponger, MS grass edge punch and butterfly punch, copies, ribbon, circle punch, corner chomper and dimensionals

I added a the sentiment over some silk green ribbon on the side. I also stamped some of the closed daisies in a Desert Sand ink color on the bottom and added some punched out butterflies:

I love making my Perpetual Occasions calendar - such a fun way of staying organized! Please stop by the rest of the DT playing along today to see everyone's gorgeous calendar products!

And please stop by Taylor's Blog to get all the information on how to play along with us each month (the only requirement to play along is to use the TE calendar products - but TE stamps are not required). Everyone who plays along in 10 or more of the monthly calendar challenges this year (2012) is eligible to win a TE prize pack valued over $150 !!! That is some awesome crafting yumminess!!!

Thank you for stopping by today! 
Big hugs,
Sankari :)


Jami said...

Gorgeous! Really really gorgeous!

Wanda G (stampcat) said...

Just GORGEOUS! So love this one...I think it's my favorite! Have a great day Sankari!