Friday, January 23, 2009

Happy Anniversary TECC!

Taylor is celebrating the one year anniversary of the Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge! Each of the ladies on the Weekly Cupcake Crew has designed their own sketch for the celebration. I'm featuring Donna Baker's sketch challenge. You can check out the sketch on her blog Serenity in Stamping and find out about the prize you can win by participating!

I used the adorable cuppie couple from A Year of Sweets I set. Don't you just love the cupid cuppie! The papers are all cut into equal sized peices, attached to a piece of white cardstock and then stitched (yea!!! I found my sewing maching foot!).

I masked the clouds when I stamped the original image so that it would fit inside a rectangle Nestie. Then I stamped the clouds on a scrap piece, outlined them with a Copic marker (B001), ran them through my little Xyron sticker maker and plunged them in my glitter tub. I love using the sticker maker (you know, the little Xyron that looks like an *X*) when I want to cover things with glitter. The glitter stays put and it's flat, vs clumpy like when I use glue.

These girls are also featuring Donna's sketch:

Don't forget to check out Taylor's blog, the anniversary celebration headquarters, for all of the sketch challenges as well as an awesome grand prize for one random winner who participates in ALL 9 sketch challenges! We hope you'll help us celebrate this yummy occasion!

Stamps: A Year of Sweets I, A Year of Sweet Sentiments (Taylored Expressions)
Paper: Bo-Bunny, K & Co, Making Memories. Snow White Choice Cardstock (Taylored Expressions), SU!
Ink: Memento, ColorBox, Copic markers, Gelly Roll shimmer pen
Misc: Copic Airbrush System, Nestabilities, Starfire glitter (Taylored Expressions), red pearls (KaiserCraft), felt heart (Archivers), sewing machine


Angela Knopf said...

What a great take on the sketch! I love the heart in the bottom corner and of course the cuppies in love. Gorgeous!

Carolina said...

Adorable take on the sketch! Love the sewing and the mixture of designer paper...just like a beautiful quilt! The cuppies in the middle look perfect!

Stephanie Hargis said...

This is so cute Carol! I love how your background looks like a quilt! You really did an awesome job with Donna's sketch!

Heidi Brawley said...

THis card is beautiful!! Great Job there!!!! I would love to be the one receiving such a creation!!!! TFS! ~Heidi

Alysabeth said...

This is so adorable:o)

I've been subscribed to your blog for awhile now and have enjoyed every post, so If you are interested I have awarded you an award on my blog.

TFS everything you do, your super talented:o)

Taylor VanBruggen said...

Awww... how sweet is this, Carol!? I love the colors and patterns you used for each of the blocks!

Steph K (booga3) said...

SO adorable!

Karen Motz said...

Carol, your card is adorable! I love your stitching, and how you left the bottom right panel off and added some hearts instead. The glitter clouds are awesome too!

Donna said...

oh sweet, Carol! I love the stitching & replacing the corner panel with the heart is clever! love all the glitter too! thanks for playing!!

Bevie Pearl said...

Sweet card. You always amaze me with your card posts. :)