Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Taylored Expressions September Studio Challenge

Hello everyone and welcome to Taylored Expressions September 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
Today’s challenge: choose a photo from Taylor’s Birthday Inspiration Pinterest Board to inspire a stamped creation!

I chose these adorable monster cookies...aren't they just the cutest!!!! My inspiration came from the colors and the adorable little monsters...don't you just love the big silly eyes!!!

My card features the little monsters from the Taylored Expressions Candy Monster set. The monsters were paper pieced with papers from Basic Grey's Green at Heart 6x6 paper pad. Copics were used to add a little shading and the googly eyes were adhered with glue. The Chevron Border dies were used to cut out the chevrons from the Green at Heart papers and the sentiment bubbles were cut with the Say What? Conversation Bubbles . They were stamped on Choice Snow White card stock with a sentiment from the Candy Monster set and a sentiment and bubble liner from the Say What? stamp set.  The sewing, distressing, and Baker's Twine finish it off. 

You are all invited to play along for a chance to win prizes and there will be several different ways to play along including simply having some fun on Pinterest or the option to play along and create a stamped project. Check out all the deets on the Taylored Expressions Blog!!

Four winners will be chosen at random from all contest entries to win a copy of the 2013 Taylored Expressions Catalog & Idea Book (a $9.95 value).  One Grand Prize winner will be chosen at random from all eligible entries to receive a copy of the 2013 TE Catalog & Idea Book AND a TE Stamp set of winner's choice...Whoohoo!!!!!!

How exciting is that!!!! You are going to love the TE Catalog and Idea Book...I have one and it's a fabulous resource for a lot of the TE stamps and lots of inspiration from the Baker's Dozen DT!!! If you are like me,  you will love to have a reference and idea book in your hot little hands so you can pick it up anytime you sure beats squinting into a computer screen to find a little inspiration!!!

 Thanks so much for stopping by today....have a wonderful day!!!!
Supply List:
Taylored Expressions Stamps: Cookie Monster, Say What?
Paper: Choice Snow White (TE), Basic Grey's Green at Heart 6x6 paper pad
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko) Marvelous Magenta, Melon Mambo (SU)
Accessories: Twine (Doodlebug), sewing machine, Googly Eyes (Hobby Lobby)
TE Dies: Chevron Border, Say What Coordinating Dies


*Vicki* said...

Now what little kid wouldn't like to bite into one of those yummy cookies?!! LOL!! CUTE design, fun colors and love the google eyes!! HUGS :)

Michelle Quinno said...

Such a cute card!

Mariëlle said...

Hahaha very cute!!!!

Tammy said...

Absolutely adorable monsters! Love your card and wnderful colors and coloirng!

jimlynn said...

Love those fun monsters!!! Cute, cute, cute.

Wanda G (stampcat) said...

OH my word! This is so adorable! Love your take on this image. Your cards are always so fun. :-)

Kimberly S said...

How fun and adorable Joan! What cute little monsters. :) hugs, Kimberly

Anonymous said...

Tooooo cute LOVE those monsters!

Anonymous said...

Cuteness!!!!! Love those little cutie monsters!!!! :)) :))
Fun bright colors -- & the matching die makes this perfect!!! :)) :))
The googly eyes makes your card even more fun!! :))

Shannon White said...

So CUTE Joan!! Love your Awesome Candy Monsters with their Googly eyes!! 8-)


Unknown said...

Just darling, Joan! Love your sweet monsters and all the fun colors here!

Rebecca Ednie said...

Such cute little monsters.

Anne Harada said...

5 stars my friend!! Adorable!!