Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Taylored Expressions May 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 question for May is:
What is your favorite time of the year?  Some of us love the sunshine and heat and summer, while some of us long for the crisp cool air of fall.  Do spring flowers make your heart sing or is it snow and the smell of pine needles that makes you jolly?
Tell us about your favorite month or season and also tell us about your favorite time of year to stamp.

What a Super Question!! 8-)  My Favorite time of year...hmmmmm, well, I LOVE both Spring and Fall, and being that we are still in Spring, not quite to Summer yet, I have definitely been in a Springy Mood with my Creations right now.  As for my favorite time of year to stamp, now that's not so cut and dry, lol... I LOVE to stamp year round and Especially for holidays... ;-)

So for my Projects today, I thought I'd whip up a couple of Fun Spring type Holiday themed Projects with TE's Awesome Perpetual Occasions Calendar! It's the perfect solution for keeping track of birthdays, anniversaries, and other important occasions!! The calendar is printed on sturdy 100 lb. white cardstock with blank inserts separating each month. The blank inserts can be decorated any way you choose. It can be used year after year and it makes a wonderful gift. You can see all the Fabulous calendar products HERE.
I stamped my Oh What a Holiday image with Memento Tuxedo Black onto Choice Snow White CS and colored it up with my trusty Copics! I created my fluffy clouds with Tumbled Glass Distress ink, my Cloud Border Die template & a small stippling brush. I added my Cheery Sun and popped up clouds with the help of TE's Sunny Days Dies, Cloud Duo Dies and the Waves & Bubbles Impression Plate.  My Mats and BG layers were created with Bazzill CS, & some Fun dp's from Simple Stories Snap Color Vibe 6x6 pad. And to finish it all up I added a touch of shading with Peeled Paint Distress ink and some cute little shamrocks created with TE's Tiny Toppers Dies... 8-)

Next up, I thought I'd continue on with my Perpetual Calendar & the month of April, and create a Sweet little Easter scene!... 8-)
Aren't these little Chicks the Sweetest EVER!! 8-)  I just Adore them, and totally went a little chick crazy, lol... 8-) I did a little masking & Stamped my Sweet Easter Doodles Chicks & Easter Basket with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored them up with my trusty Copics.  I fussy cut them all out and popped them up with a bit of foam tapeI created my fluffy clouds with Tumbled Glass Distress ink, my Cloud Border Die template & a small stippling brush. 
My mats and BG Layers were created with Sweet Dp's from both MME's Collectable Notable & Collectable Memorable 6x6 collections. And to finish it all up, I added a touch more shading with Tumbled Glass Distress ink, a few more Sweet little Easter Doodles Chicks, just for good measure, lol, and some pretty little Butterflies created with the TE's Tiny Toppers Dies... 8-)

Be sure to stop by and check out what the rest of the Baker's Dozen has 
whipped up for you today..

Here are the items I used for my projects today...
 Hope you all have a Super day & Thanks so much for Stopping in! 8-)
Thanks for stopping by!


  1. SOOOOOOOOOO great Shannon! You are amazing! Both of your calendar pages are so happy and bright. Love those chickees!! :-)

  2. Wonderful calendar toppers, Shannon! Love the sweet shamrock scene and the chicks are so very adorable!

  3. Very cute notepads. Love the rainbow on that first one and those darling little chicks on the second!

  4. Shannon, your rainbow and pot of gold patch of grass is so cute! You have the best ideas! Love those sweet chicks too, they are soooooo adorable! Aren't those little butterflies the best? Love those too! Hugs!

  5. Such sweet calendar pages Shannon! Love the darling pages especially the little chicks. The coloring is fabulous my friend! I was just on Facebook... did you have a birthday? I am sorry I missed it! Happy Belated BD girl! :)

  6. Shannon, your coloring always blows me away! Love the way you colored the rainbow on the first one and holy crapola, the scene you created with those super cute chicks is too stinkin' cute! Awesome job with both of your calendar pages! Love!

  7. Beautiful beautiful pages Shanon!! I absolutely adore your scenes and your gorgeous spring creations --- sigh--- your fluffy clouds make me want to sleep on them - they look so soft and comfy!!! What! You had a birthday! Where have I been!!! Happy happy belated birthday Miss Shannon!!! Hope it was wonderful! Big big big hugs!!!
    Lots of love,

  8. Clever idea, Miss Shannon! And just adorable with your trademark happiness colors and images. hugs, de

  9. Super cute and perfect images for your calendar months! Love how you made the grassy hill for the pot of gold and the patterned paper grass for the darling little chicks. I have to say I love all seasons, but spring is pretty exciting when everything greens up and the flowers start to bloom. I love the feeling of fall, but it's such a short time before it starts to look like winter. Winter is my favorite time to stamp.

  10. You are creating up a storm Kid -- how in the world am I going to keep up with you -- you know I love seeing all the neat things you make!! Is that pot of gold for me!!!!

  11. How adorable! I'd love to see all your pages!!


  12. DARLING CALENDAR PAGES!! Oh my goodness, I love the embossed clouds, how cute is that!! Your coloring is fantastic and the designs of each are super sweet!

  13. Ohhh, that pot of gold is too cute!! I love spring when things are starting to come back to life in the garden. Hooray for sunshine!!

  14. Absolutely stunning creations. I love the month of June when it's still not to hot and the school year is winding down--looking ahead to lazy summer days with my kids. I love to stamp in any season:-)

  15. Your calendars are always SO gorgeous and inspiring! I too LOVE spring and fall! Such wonderful changes with (usually) gorgeous weather.


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