Saturday, September 5, 2009

TEBB Challenge #5 Hosted by Denise

Hey everyone! Welcome to the Birthday Bash and my Inspiration Challenge!!

CHALLENGE: Get inspired by the photo. Pull out a color combination, image, or theme. 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 TEBBDM. 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 the 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!”

Okay, so here's the inspiration photo...


I think there are so many great elements in this photo to work from and I hope you like it too....the polka dots in the costume, the Halloween theme with the grouping of pumpkins and the ghost, the colors, the outdoor feel, and hey...there's a cupcake in it!

Here's the card I came up with from the photo:



I went with the polka dot and pumpkin theme for my card. The grouping of pumpkins in the photo totally reminded me of this pumpkin cuppie stamp from Year of Sweets III ...I love pumpkin stamps! Don't know what it is about them, but I love them! The punched sentiment and orange deckled rectangle behind the main image are both up on Taylor's foam tape. The square button and Intense Orange card base are from the newest Bundle & Key Ingredients that were just released in the TE Store today! The layout is Jen del Muro's sketch from Aug, 29th.

Here's the inside of the card too, in case you'd like to see:


SUPPLY LIST ~
Stamps: TE Year of Sweets III
Paper: Prism Intense Orange, PTI Dark Chocolate, SU Sweet Always DP, White
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, White Craft
Copics: G40, G21, 0, E41, E42, E43, R00, R11, RV21, YR15, YR04
Accessories: Deckled Rectangles, Circle Nestabilities, SU Word Window Punch, Square Button, Brown String, Brown Gingham Ribbon, PTI Chocolate Satin Ribbon, Foam Tape, Leafy Cuttlebug Folder
Card Size: 5" Square

I can't wait to see your cards, and good luck in the drawings!!
Denise

21 comments:

NinaB said...

What a sweet picture. I used it right away as I need a baby card by tomorrow.

Here's my card:
http://ninabdesigns.blogspot.com/2009/09/sweet-baby-card.html

ryannmarin said...

What a cute picture! I was inspired by the ghost on the ground.

Here is mine: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1470434?&cat=500&ppuser=144026

Gwen said...

Hi Denise! your card is darling!! love the pink with the orange. here is my take on the challenge
http://mycraftydaysoff.blogspot.com/2009/09/taylored-expressions-birthday-bash-4-of.html

Mary (Happy Now) said...

GREAT card!

I wanted to work a cupcake into mine, but I had these pumpkins stamped and ready to play, so... :) Thanks!

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1470997?&cat=14071

Lisa said...

Here's my entry

the whimsical butterfly said...

LOVED this, Denise! Here's my card:

http://thewhimsicalbutterfly.blogspot.com/2009/09/talk-about-playin-your-cards-right.html

Lori said...

Hey bud, what a fun inspiration piece!!! Here is my card: http://smilingwhilestamping.blogspot.com/2009/09/dotted-present.html

Kelly S. said...

Here is mine combined with Jackie's stitching challenge:

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1472810?&cat=500&ppuser=146898

SUCH a fun inspiration piece!

Marge said...

Pinks & browns for mine:

http://maricopastamper.blogspot.com/2009/09/tebbdm-challenge-5.html

lynn said...

love this photo! thanks so much!

http://www.millers-ink.net/2009/09/tebbdm-challenge-5-photo-inspiration.html

Ann Kranitz said...

What a great inspiration challenge. I pulled from the little ghost bag!!

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1473506?&cat=500&ppuser=171460

Heather said...

I went for an autumn theme from the inspiration piece. Here is my card: http://cardoftheweek.ning.com/photo/taylored-expressions-challenge-6?context=album&albumId=2076575%3AAlbum%3A663272

Dina said...

Wonderful inspiration, the polka dots and pumpkins caught my eye. Here's mine:

http://mrsnoodlesdoodles.blogspot.com/2009/09/halloween-challenge.html

Coralee Perry said...

Here is my card for the challenge

Jackie said...

Love the card you created, and the photo is just great! Thanks for hosting!

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1473884?&cat=500&ppuser=44862

beadz said...

I had to do a cupcake for this card! And woo hoo, this is my final card.

Carrie said...

Great card! I love that cupcake costume that your was inspiration too.

Here is my card.

http://stampermom23boys.blogspot.com/2009/09/taylored-expressions-challenges.html

sunghee said...

Here is my photo layout: http://www.creativityinprogress.com/blog/tebb-challenge-5/
Thank you~~!

Isabelle said...

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

Kelly Braund said...

Really nice card! Here's mine:
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1474760?&cat=500&ppuser=152368

JessicaK said...

I went with the colors (pinks, white), a variation on the cupcake shape with the hearts and the outdoors theme with this card, combining a couple of challenges.