Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Taylored Expressions September Studio Challenge

Hi Everyone!

It's time for the Baker's Dozen Studio Challenge.  This is a monthly opportunity for the Taylored Expressions team to share what makes our stamping studios hum.  Each month we  have a fun, crafty question or theme so we can share our favorites, some tips and tricks, stamping advice and more.

The theme for September is:
We’re continuing our month-long TE Birthday Bash celebration with a special birthday-inspired Studio Challenge! Sometimes all we need to help us create is to simply see something that is beautiful, cool, or unique. Did you know that Taylored Expressions has over 30 boards on Pinterest filled with crafty eye-candy? We’d love to have you follow us at http://pinterest.com/tayloredexpress Today’s challenge: choose a photo from Taylor’s Birthday Inspiration Pinterest Board to inspire a stamped creation!

There are SO many awesome pics - but I had to choose the sunny sunshiney party themed one which is this one: I love love love love all the sunshiney happy party themed pics - sigh... so so so lovely!

Somedays I wish that I could just spend a few weeks doing nothing but creating in my pajamas - is that too much to ask - I mean do I have to also do laundry and dishes and make dinner and do that other thing where I go off to work? ;) LOL! But looking at all these pictures was so satisfying - just seeing all the lovely inspirations makes me sigh! So for my project today, I created a little birthday giftset using the Graphic Greetings stamp set, Pennant die, the Sunshine Cutting Plate and the Bracket Notecard Die:

In the little glass candy jar, I put some small dried pineapple pieces and then created a little a hanging note with the Bracket Notecard die. I used the Sunshine Cutting Plate to create the background for the card with some DP from the Echo Park: All About a Boy alternating the yellow DP with some yellow cardstock. My little cupcake embellishments are from the Build A Treat Borders stamp set - I stamped a line and then colored two cupcakes that I cut out and then popped them up over the sentiments :) Here is one angle of my card:
I used some Taylored Felt: Sunflower to cut the die and then layered a sentiment from the Graphic Greetings: Birthday stamp set over it.  I love the feeling of the felt and it is a fun way to give texture to cards and projects. I added a little line of bling over the pennats and a line of liquid pearls around part of the sunshine rays:
Here is a closer picture of the glass jar with the dried pineapple slices (serious YUM!) and the little notecard:
I loved making this sunshine project with all the different shades of yellow and all of the dies and stamp sets from TE - so so so much fun!
All of the Taylored Expressions Design Team have picked one of the fun pins from the TE Pinterest Board - So grab another cup of coffee and please hop around with me and check out all the fun inspiration and creations that the DT has created today:
Carole Burrage
Charmaine Ikach
Jen Shults
Joan Ervin 
Kerri Michaud
Sankari Wegman 
Shannon White
Shelly Mercado
Stephanie Kraft
Tammie Edgerton
Taylor VanBruggen
Wanda Guess

AND - you can play along with the Pinterest Boards - just hop over to Taylor's Blog for all the details!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Big hugs,
Sankari :)


Wanda G (stampcat) said...

WOW! Sankari, your projects are so beautiful and warm and well, SUNNY! Love how you did that card - it's just gorgeous. Hope you're having a great week! XO

Jen Naus said...

Love how bright and sunshiny these are! What a way to brighten up my morning!
jenny dot naus at yahoo dot com

Dee said...

I love your cards! You always inspire me!!! Any chance you can tell me where you got the twine? Thanks,

Joan Ervin said...

What a gorgeous, yellow, bejeweled beauty, Sankari...I love all the dies you combined and the little tag is adorable!!!!