Tuesday, July 24, 2012

TE Baker's Dozen Studio Challenge - July

If you are looking for my Sparkle Creations Challenge post, please scroll down.. Thanks!

Hello! Happy Tuesday! Taylored Expressions is introducting a new monthly challenge for the design team: The Baker's Dozen Studio Challenge. This will be an opportunity for us to share what makes our stamping studios hum. Each month we will have a fun, crafty question so we can share our favorites, some tips and tricks, stamping advice and more.

The question for July is:
You are stranded on a desert island. The good news is that you find a fabulous stamping hut that is well-stocked with papers, inks and other stamping supplies; however, you only have the 5 stamp sets you brought with you in the luggage you managed to salvage. So tell us, what stamp sets did you bring and why?

Choosing just 5 TE stamp sets was very, very tough! In the end, I chose ones that I think of as timeless and classic. These sets will allow me to scrapbook and make cards all year-round! My choices are (in no particular order): Love Grows Here, Discover Your Wings, Friendship Blooms, Sweet Celebration and You're My Type - Lower & #.

Although I seem to make more cards now than anything else, my true passion lies in scrapbooking. I just love it when I can incorporate TE stamps to help tell my story. I used Love Grows Here and You're My Type - Lower & # to create a layout showing Sabrina and her cousins from our recent trip to MN. They each have a special relationship with her, and because we live so far away from them, she only gets to see them once or twice a year. For sketch inspiration, I used the latest sketch at Write. Click. Scrapbook.

Here's a look at my 5 TE stamps:

And, finally, here are a couple of past cards that I made using two of these sets:

Love Grows Here (full blog post with details HERE

Friendship Blooms (full blog post with details HERE)

Please make sure to visit the rest of the Baker's Dozen to see how they answered the question and to see what each of them cooked up!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Cousins Layout Supplies ~
Stamps: Love Grows HereYou're My Type - Lower & # (Taylored Expressions)
Paper: Hello Summer (Echo Park), Choice Snow White (Taylored Expressions), Hollyhock (CTMH)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Memento New Sprout (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Tall & Skinny Alpha Dies, Fly Your Flag 2 Die, (Taylored Expressions); Markers (Copic), Pink Burlap Twine (May Arts), Tiny Twinkles, Heart crystal (Prima), Foam tape, Thread, Sewing machine.