February 9, 2012

Taylored Expressions Calendar Challenge - February!

Hi everyone!  Happy Thursday!

Welcome to the February Taylored Expressions Monthly Calendar Challenge!  Have you been playing along?  It's not too late...you can jump in any time and just catch up!  For everyone who plays in 10 or more of these monthly calendar challenges in 2012, there will be a random draw for a Taylored Expressions prize pack valued at over $150.00!!

You may remember my January calendar HERE.  I am working with the fabulous Desktop Calendar this year and am making this for my Mom.  She loves it and I am REALLY going to try and work ahead so she doesn't have to keep giving it back to me so I can take my pics...lol.

For my February page I knew I wanted to go with a Valentine's Day theme, and since my Mom loves penguins, I pulled out the darling Will You Be Mine set.  I stamped just the boy penguin and cut him out with Circle Nestabilities.  I then layered this panel onto another circle and then onto a panel cut with the Medium Layering Doily Taylored Die (love this die.  LOVE.)  I added two panels on the bottom using the Fly Your Flag 2 Taylored Die out of Happy Days paper from Echo Park Papers.  I love how it looks like an award!

 I stamped the solid heart stamp from the Wreath of Love set in Memento Ladybug Ink.  I added a sentiment from Will You Be Mine, "Happy Valentine's Day" and cut it out with Circle Nestabilities and layered it with Scallop Circle Nestabilities.  I topped it off with a red heart cut with the Tiny Toppers Taylored Dies adorned with one of Taylor's Tiny Twinkles.  I ALWAYS use Embellie Gellie to make putting these on a breeze!

I colored this cutie with Copic Markers and added one of Taylor's Tiny Twinkles in the center of the flower.  I used my Prismacolor Pencils to add in some grass underneath him.   Here is a closeup of this little sweetie.  The entire panel is popped up with Foam Tape for dimension.

Here are the Taylored Dies I've used on my card:

Check out what my talented pals have done with this month's challenge here:

Make sure to head to Taylor's Blog for all the details about the Taylored Expressions Monthly Calendar Challenge!

Thanks SO much for stopping by!

Stamps:  Will You Be Mine and Wreath Of Love from Taylored Expressions
Paper: Choice Snow White, Red Hot (MFT), Black Licorice (MFT) and Happy Days (Echo Park Papers)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black and Memento Ladybug
Accessories:  Desktop Calendar, Medium Layering Doily Taylored Die, Fly Your Flag 2 Taylored Die, Tiny Toppers Taylored Dies, Circle Nestabilities, Scallop Circle Nestabilities, Taylor's Tiny Twinkles, Embellie Gellie, Prismacolor Pencils and Foam Tape


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  1. Cute! Great idea to use the banner dies that way!

  2. Cute! Great idea to use the banner dies that way!

  3. SO cute, Jodi! I love that grass you colored in and the doily die - fabulous!

  4. Oh my this is sooooo stinkin cute Jodi, LOVE this whole design brilliant....gf!

  5. too cute! this makes me smile, Jodi! love it!

  6. That little penguin is absolutely adorable! Love how you used the heart doily - to make it Valentines...brilliant! :-)

  7. Super cute Jodi!!! This post is reminding me that I actually did a page for January but I dont know where I put it....I have to look for that and post it...

  8. Adorable, Jodi! How did I miss this challenge! Must find out all the details and play catch up!!! LOL!

  9. Jodi, this is so CUTE! I love the little sweet banner dies. LOVE! XOXO

  10. Your little penguin is just adorable...and you're really making me want that die too! ;) Love this!

  11. Oh so cute!! Love the little penguin, just adorable. I love how you used the dies, I haven't used mine yet. Thanks for the inspiration, Jodi. Have a fab weekend {hugs}


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