August 31, 2009

Are You Ready To Celebrate???

Hi everyone! Happy Monday!!!

Did you know that Cuppie is just about to turn 1! It's true and Taylored Expressions is ready to PART-AY! How about you??

On Saturday, September 5 at 8:00 AMPST, Taylored Expressions is releasing FOUR (4!!) AMAZING new stamp sets and TWO (2) FABULOUS new Key Ingredients!! Peeks begin on Thursday and I cannot WAIT for you all to see!!! This is my favorite TE release so far (I know I say that EACH month...but seriously!).

Just MOMENTS after the release, we will begin an entire day of challenges on the Stamp A Sweet Impression Blog, with a new challenge EVERY HOUR hosted by a member of the Baker's Dozen! I am hosting a challenge at 5:00 PM CST and hope you all can play along!!

When there are challenges, there are prizes right? Well, hold onto your hats and check out these FAB prizes!!

***Prizes, prizes and more prizes - one lucky winner will be selected for each challenge to receive a $10 Gift Certificate from Taylored Expressions as well as the sample created by your Challenge Hostess.

***Grand Prize - as if that weren't enough - anyone ambitious and creative enough to play in ALL 13 Challenges will be entered into a drawing for the Grand Prize of a $25 TE Gift Certificate along with...are you ready for this?...seriously I hope you are sitting down...along with a custom painting by our favorite Cuppie artist Jessie Oleson!!! WOW!

***Time limit - we want to give you plenty of time to play. What a great way to spend a 3 day holiday weekend huh? All entries will be due by Wednesday September 9th at midnight PST. Winners will be announced on Friday, September 11th.

***You may combine challenges any way you like and you will NOT be required to use Taylored Expressions stamps in your creations.

OK...may I just say that "I" want a custom painting by Jessie!! She is AMAZING!! I envy whoever wins that FAB prize for sure!!!

Of course, I had to make a card to celebrate Cuppie right? I am making good on my promise (to myself!) to make Christmas Cards using Taylor's Sketches!! This card is for this past Friday's TECC80!

For my card, I stamped this snowman Cuppie from Home Sweet Home (is he CA-ute or what!) in Memento Tuxedo Black onto Choice Buttercream Cardstock and colored him with Copic Markers.

I made him SUPER sparkly with my two way glue pen and some Crystal Transparent Glitter!! The patterned paper is from the new "The Boyfriend" line by Cosmo Cricket, and I thought it would PERFECT for a mod, fun Christmas Card!!

I LOVED how Lori (last Friday's Featured Cupcake Sampler) used a ribbon/button combo, so I tried to pull off that look too (clearly not as FAB as hers!!), and I added some piercing and Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon!

I finished off my card with some yummy Red Brads from the Taylored Expressions Store!!!

Thanks SOOOO much for stopping by! Make sure you check out the Stamp A Sweet Impression Blog to get ALL the deets for the challenges!!!

Happy {almost} Birthday Cuppie!!

Stamps: Home Sweet Home by Taylored Expressions
Paper: Real Red, Choice Buttercream, Spring Willow Medium (Prism) and The Boyfriend by Cosmo Cricket
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Brads from the TE Store, Circle and Scallop Circle Nestabilities, Button, Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon, Paper Piercing Tool and Template, Copic Markers, Two Way Glue Pen, Crystal Transparent Glitter and Foam Tape



  1. Such a super cute card! Love it!

  2. Very cute...the ribbon/button combo is pretty funky! The cuppie makes a cute snowman and looks great in the nestie! Your ocloring is spot on, as usual and the mod DP is so you!

  3. what a fab holiday card...cute cuppie

  4. Oh I am SO on it, Jod's! LOVE surprises and love TE so I can only imagine a great combo!!!

  5. Cute, cute, cute! I love snowman and this one is adorable! Great Christmas card!

  6. Jodi, I just LOVE this card! Too adorable!

  7. AW!!! Jodi, this is just too super CUTE!! I love it!! HUGS


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