Saturday, October 20, 2012

Stamp N' Send Challenge #3: Inspired by YOU!

In honor of World Card Making Day, Taylored Expressions has decided to host a month-long party filled with ultra fun challenges and prizes called the Stamp n' Send Challenge!

What is Stamp n' Send? Well, let's start by asking how many of you have a ton of fab cards that you've made just languishing on your craft table? We want you to create and SEND those cards out! Each week, we'll host a new challenge in the Taylored Expressions Member Forum at For every card you make AND send (we're trusting you to actually get those cards in the mail) you'll be entered into a drawing for a spiffy prize. Plus, for EVERY entry, you will be entered into a drawing for a Grand Prize package worth $100 to help you make more cards! If you missed a challenge, no worries...simply 

All challenge details will be available on the Taylored Expressions WCMD Stamp n' Send Challenge thread at Plus, look for details on how you can earn an extra entry by displaying the challenge badge on your blog! 8-)
Well today kicks off our final World Card Making Day Stamp n' Send Challenge for you! Remember, if you've missed our other challenges, there is still time to play along, so check out the Taylored Expressions Member Forum for all the details.

Ya know, everyone needs a little encouragement now and again to get them past a hump in life. There are also those times to truly celebrate, those milestones and achievements that couldn't have been done without the support of those we love. We are challenging you to send either some encouragement to someone who needs it or some congratulations to someone who deserves it! To help you out, we've got a totally cute and fun Inspiration Photo from our very own Taylor Van Bruggen! She is the creative genius behind Taylored Expressions and she has this wonderful image to get you inspired!
So, to be entered into this week's challenge prize drawing for a $10 Gift Certificate to the Taylored Expressions Store , simply follow these challenge requirements:

~Use Taylor's Inspiration Photo and create an ENCOURAGEMENT or CONGRATULATIONS card
~SEND your card to someone who needs a positive nudge or who deserves some kudos!
~Come back to this thread and leave a comment telling us who you sent your card to, along with a photo of your card or a link to a photo of your card 

It's that easy! For EVERY card you create following the challenge requirements, you will be entered into this week's prize drawing. PLUS, for EVERY entry, you will also be entered into the Grand Prize drawing for an amazing prize package worth $100!

I made a card for Taylor's Challenge using the Adorable New Best Nests Set
8-) Thought it would be Perfect for the inspiration pic and also Prefect to Congratulate a Sweet friend of mine on Her New House! 8-)
I stamped my Sweet Bird House with Memento Tuxedo Black onto Choice Buttercream Card Stock, did a little paper piecing and colored the rest up with my trusty Copics. I added my Big Fluffy clouds with a template created with TE's Fab Cloud Border die, Tumbled Glass Distress ink and a small stippling brush. I cut out my image with the help of my Classic Circles Large and Small Nesties sets and popped it up with a bit of foam tape. All my Mats, BG layers, were created with a combination of Kraft CS and TE's Awesome October KI Kit ! To finish it all up, I stamped my Sentiment from TE's Oops A Daisy set  with Memento Rich Cocoa and added a fun little bow created with my Bow Easy...8-) 

I hope you'll join in on all the fun!  Don't forget to check out the Stamp N's Send Challenge #3: Inspired by YOU thread for all the details.  Now go Stamp n' SEND!

You can find these fun products in the TE Store...

Hope you all have a Super day & Thanks so much for dropping in! 8-)
Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Shannon, you make the best clouds ever! Love how this matches the inspiration perfectly, so FABulously done! Hugs!!!

  2. Gorgeous colouring Shannon and those are fabulous papers!

  3. Absolutely precious!! Love the polka dot paper piecing and the gorgeous sky you created! The papers are gorgeous and absolutely perfect! xx

  4. Love your little birdhouse! Such a cute image and of course it's colored just beautiful. Fabulous design and DP too!

  5. I have been chomping at the bit for days trying to find the time to visit your blog after you left me a comment. I knew I was going to need some time to peruse. :-) I love the rich colors in this paper pad and that image is just adorable. Gorgeous card Shannon! Off to see some more! Hugs!

  6. Hi Shannon this is a beautiful card. The image is sweet and I love your paper piecing on it, works so well ! Great design as always. I've donated a lot of my 'unused' cards to the Canadian Sick Kids Hospital. Hope you are having a great weekend ! Shirleyx

  7. How stinkin' cute! Love the fall paper. I have been thinking about you. :)


  8. Very sweet card! Wonderful paper piecing and the way you've colored the sky is beautiful! Your friend will love this!

  9. Sweet fall card! Love the little bird house and bird! Hope you are having a great weekend...take care!

  10. OH MY GOSH this is the sweetest card ever!! Oh my goodness I just love it! You are such a talented lady :)

  11. I'm sure that your friend will love this gorgeous card! So pretty with that bit of paper piecing added, and of course your coloring always blows me away! :) hugs, Kimberly

  12. Shannon this is SO cute!! How sweet is that little house and the paper piecing is just darling! Love those pretty papers and the sweet cloud background you created. Another fabby card ;)

  13. What a gorgeous image, coloured so beautifully Shannon! Lovely warm fall colours, and I love the papers topped with that sweet bow!

  14. Wow you're card is made for this challenge!! Fits so perfectly with that inspiration picture!! Enjoy your sunday. Colinda

  15. Beautiful card, Shannon! Your coloring is fabulous as always and I LOVE the polka dot piecing!

  16. Shannon, the paper piecing on this card really deserves a lot of credit! wow! It looks amazing! Love all the dots, and the sweet birdie. You have such a flair with colors and bringing things together. Super sweet!

  17. I just love those gorgeous papers that surround this cute image and bold sentiment! Your paper piecing is simply amazing!

  18. Good Morning Shannon,
    I love what you have created it is just so stunningly beautiful, it looks amazing.
    The colouring is "Out of this World" I love everything about this.
    Have a Great Day

    Patricia x

  19. So adorable Shannon! Your coloring skillz always leaves me breathless!


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