Saturday, September 5, 2009

TEBB Challenge #1 Hosted by Taylor

Good morning! We’re so excited you’re joining us for the Taylored Expressions Birthday Bash! We’ve got tons of fun challenges and tons of great prizes to celebrate Cuppie’s 1st Birthday!

A new challenge will be posted each hour by our fabulous Baker’s Dozen design team! We’ll have a variety of challenges including sketch, technique, color, and inspiration. You’ll have 5 days to complete these challenges and be eligible for the prizes.

I’m starting the day off with our first challenge, an inspiration challenge. I picked this piece because it’s bright, fun, and it puts a smile on my face! Oh… and it’s packed with inspiration!
So what do you need to do to participate?
CHALLENGE: Get inspired by the photo! Pull out a color combination, image, theme, or maybe even a layout and use it to create anything your heart desires! You’re not required to use Taylored Expressions images for our challenges.

KEYWORD: Upload your creation to your blog or online gallery (or both). If you’re uploading to online galleries, use the keyword TEBBTV. Then come back to this challenge and leave a comment with a direct link to your creation! In order to be eligible for the prizes, you must leave a comment with a link to your card by midnight PST Wednesday, September 9th.

PRIZE: I will choose my favorite creation from among all the participants and mail you the card I created for this challenge along with a $10.00 gift certificate to the TE Store!

GRAND PRIZE: One random person who participates in ALL 13 of our Birthday Bash challenges will receive a $50 gift certificate to the TE Store in addition to an 8x10 custom watercolor Cuppie painting by our very own Jessie Oleson! Click here to check out all of Jessie's adorable artwork at her Etsy Shop. Once you complete and link all 13 challenges, send an email to tayloredexpressions@gmail.com to be eligible for our grand prize! Just include your name and “I completed all 13 challenges!”

Here's the card I created for my inspiration challenge! It's also doubling as my TE Sketch Challenge card this week. The inspiration photo put me in the mood for a birthday party so I grabbed my Sweet Celebration stamp set (currently available at the TE Store for 40% off!) and I also drew my color inspiration from the above photo. I enjoyed working with this color combination so much that I wanted to give all of you the opportunity to try it as well. You can purchase two sheets of each of these colors as part of our new TE Color Pick Cardstock!


The next challenge will be posted one hour from now so what are you waiting for.... it's time to get stamping! I can't wait to see what you come up with!

41 comments:

Coralee Perry said...

Looks like fun!! I need to do a couple birthday cards, so thanks for the challenge!! :)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

LOVE this Cuppie Birthday card Taylor! The colors are SO delish and I LOVE the bling!!! Happy Birthday Cuppie and Happy Birthday TE!!!

the whimsical butterfly said...

This is adorable! Happy Birthday Cuppie!!!

Karen Motz said...

What a fun inspiration piece and your Cuppie card is SUPER SWEET!!!!

ryannmarin said...

Happy happy birthday!!!

Here is my card for the inspiration challenge:

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1470006?&cat=500&ppuser=144026

Lori said...

Congratulations Taylor!!! Fun challenges, thank you!! Here is my card: http://smilingwhilestamping.blogspot.com/2009/09/happy-birthday-cuppie.html

Alex Maldonado said...

Happy Birthday TE!! This was a fun challenge Taylor! I love the bright colors! Here is my card:
http://alexstamps.com/2009/09/05/celebrate

the whimsical butterfly said...

Here's my card incorporating most of the colors (love those brights!) and also used this week's tESC :)

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1470578?&cat=500&ppuser=84123

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

I had to play along! LOVE these colors Taylor!!

http://stampingalatte.blogspot.com/2009/09/party-party-party.html

TannyP said...

Your card rocks!!

I gave this a try, which you can find HERE

Mary (Happy Now) said...

Fantastic!!

Here's my card, inspired by the polka dots on the bowl in your pic...

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1470975?&cat=14070

Dina said...
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Dina said...

This was SO much fun...can't wait to get to some more! The polka dots and scallops on the cake plate caught my eye in your inspiration. Here's mine:

http://mrsnoodlesdoodles.blogspot.com/2009/09/yummyhappy-birhtday.html

Lisa said...

Here's my entry

Gwen said...

Hi Taylor! your card is adorable..as always! perfect layout! I loved the inspiration photo...so bright & cheerful! here is my take on the challenge :)
http://mycraftydaysoff.blogspot.com/2009/09/taylored-expressions-birthday-bash-6-of.html

Sharon Holden said...

Congrats Taylor - your cuppie is super cute!

Here is my card http://lollystamps.typepad.com/blog/2009/09/2nd-stamp-a-sweet-impression-challenge.html

Marge said...

Here's mine:
http://maricopastamper.blogspot.com/2009/09/tebbtv-challenge-1.html

Jackie said...

What an adorable card! I just love this challenge! I had a lot of fun playing along this weekend, thank you for not only having the birthday bash but for hosting a challenge!

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1472316?&cat=500&ppuser=44862

Kelly S. said...

All I could see were those BIG polka dots along that adorable bowl! Here is my dotty card (combined with some of the other challenges!)

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1472378?&cat=500&ppuser=146898

What FUN these challenges are...Happy Birthday to you and your cuppies, Taylor!

Whimsey said...

Great party Taylor; thanks for all the fabulous challenges! My entry for your inspiration challenge is towards the bottom of my post - TFL!

http://whimsicalcreations.blogspot.com/2009/09/sasi-challenges.html

Heather said...

Great challenge. I used it as a color challenge.
Here is my card: http://cardoftheweek.ning.com/photo/taylored-expressions-challenge-3?context=user

Michelle/Eliotstamps said...

Congrats on your first year, Taylor! And thanks for a fun inspiration piece. Here's my take on it: http://thecraftycat-michelle.blogspot.com/2009/09/birthday-bash-part-2.html

NinaB said...

What fun colors. Here's my card:
http://ninabdesigns.blogspot.com/2009/09/another-multi-challenge-card.html

TannyP said...

Happy Birthday to TE!!

My card's Here

jo said...

Happy Birthday to TE! Wish I found TE sooner!

Here's my card: GOOD LUCK!

Ann Kranitz said...
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Ann Kranitz said...

Happy Happy to Cuppie!!!

Here is my card for the challenge

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1473509?&cat=500&ppuser=171460

Coralee Perry said...

Here is my card for the challenge

beadz said...
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beadz said...

Here's my card.

Carrie said...

Great card and challenge! Here is my card! Thanks!

http://stampermom23boys.blogspot.com/2009/09/who-doesnt-love-cupcakes.html

JessicaK said...

Great pix for inspiration. I love the cupcakes and scallops, and when I saw this, the images from Unity's August KOTM jumped out at me.

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1473971?&cat=500&ppuser=178164

Margaret de Witt said...

Hi Taylor, I love your card and the colours. I have included a link to my card. Thanks for the great challenge Taylor.

http://whimsicalcreationsunlimited.blogspot.com/2009/09/stamp-sweet-impression-2-more.html

Dana White said...

Taylor, thanks for the great inspiration challenge and congrats on your success
http://danashouseofcards.blogspot.com/2009/09/more-birthday-bash-celebrating.html

sunghee said...

Woohoo~! I finished all 13 projects! What fun! Happy anniversary and thank you for the great challenges!
Here is my cupcake:
http://www.creativityinprogress.com/blog/tebb-challenge-1/

Isabelle said...

here's my take on the challenge thanks!
http://isabelle1976.blogspot.com/2009/09/taylored-expressions-birthday-bash.html

Kelly Braund said...

Adorable as always! Here's mine:
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1474759?&cat=500&ppuser=152368

Randi said...

Taylor this is my first challenge ever! Thanks for this event. It truly was fun.

southernscraps said...

Loved this. Such fun colors. Here is my card

http://southernscraps.blogspot.com/2009/09/one-more-time.html

BishopsMommie said...

love these fun colors together. thanks for giving me the push to try.

http://mayofamilyblog.blogspot.com/2009/09/taylored-expressions-birthday-bash.html

JessicaK said...

One more card to honor this challenge, this time using the bright fun colors as my inspiration for
Whatever Floats Your Boat: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1475009?&cat=500&ppuser=178164