Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Taylored Expressions September Studio Challenge! 8-)

Hi All & a Very Happy Tuesday to you! 8-) 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 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!
OMGoodness!! What a Super Fun Challenge! 8-)  Here's the inspiration pic I chose to play along with and here's the link to it on Taylor's Birthday Inspiration Pinterest Board HERE! as well... ~And I'll be sharing a bit further down in my post today how you can play along too for a chance to win some Awesome prizes!!! Yay!...8-)

And here's my take on it... 8-)
I stamped my Fun Hey, Sweet-Tea Lemonade images onto Choice Snow White CS with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored them up with my trusty Copics. I used the Mason Jar Glass & Lid Dies to cut it out, & fussy cut out my straw and lemon round, put them all together and popped them up with a bit of foam tape.
My Mats and BG were created with TE's Choice Kraft CSChoice Snow White CSTE's Pennant Border DieTE's Medium Scallop Border DieTE's Vintage Dreamer Stamp set, Colorbox Frost White ink, Scattered Straw Distress ink, TE's September KI KitFancy Pant's Cheery Park Bench 6x6 collection & SB's Classic Ovals Nesties set too...8-) To Finish it all up, I just stamped my Hey, Sweet-Tea Sentiment onto a hand cut banner tag with Memento Tuxedo Black, and Voila! There you have it!... ;-)

*** Now for the Fun play along and prize info I mentioned, as promised... ;-)
There are Lot of  ways your readers can play along including simply having some fun on Pinterest or even playing along by creating a stamped project too! 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! So make sure to Hop on over to the Taylored Expressions Blog for All the Details! 8-)

Shhhh...And here's a little sneaky peek of our Catalog & Idea Book.... ;-)

Also, Please be sure to stop by and check out the Yummy Goodies the rest of the Baker's Dozen has whipped up for you today too!...

Here are the items I used for my project today...

Hope you all have a Fabulous day & Thanks for Visiting! 8-)
Thanks for stopping by!


  1. This is perfect! I love the black and white stripes with the lemonade! It's so cute and happy! What a great card layout and sooooooo beautiful! XOXO

  2. Very beautiful !!! I love that set ...!! & have it !! Might have to case your case !!!! Lol !
    So pretty in pink -- & fresh & yummy !
    Well done !!

  3. Oh my, this is so neat!!! I love it!! Love the vibrant colours and the glass and straw are really popping out of your card!!
    Enjoy your day, Colinda

  4. What a fabulous card Shannon. Love the jar. It looks so real... amazing coloring and cutting. The banner looks perfect... great take on the inspiration photo!

  5. The pink lemonade looks mighty yummy, Shannon!!!! Your coloring is fabulous, as always, and the papers you used are all so pretty and elegant...beautifully done!!!

  6. Love love your take on it! The colors and dps are perfect to go with lemonade! Fab job Shannon ;)

  7. Awww....adore the pink lemonade! Such a sweet, feminine card!

  8. A refreshing (in more ways than one) change of pace from fall cards (which I also love). The banner and stripey paper are so cute with this. Got to say... yum!

  9. There is nothing better than delicious home made lemon aide and a beautifully made home made card!

  10. Oh my goodness, your lemonade is colored so beautifully. Such wonderful shading on the glass and liquid, so cheery and fun.

  11. Love the banners and the striped paper and the lemonade of course! Darling card, Shannon!

  12. What a sweet card with the lemonade! Pretty papers and banner, too!


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