Monday, September 7, 2009

Talk about playin' your CARDS right...


Hey! Thanks for stopping back to read more about my card today :)

So, in addition to my take on the sketch (*Please scroll above for my LPS Sketch post, thank you!!!), I was lucky enough to participate in the Taylored Expressions Birthday Bash challenges and wowza...there are 13 of them!

I love Taylored Expressions so much though, I was totally willing and about to hammer out 13 cards when I pulled up this week's LPS sketch and went, wait a minute...it says here you can "combine" them. Well WHAT is this combining stuff anyway?" I said to myself...and well, brace yourselves. Here's what I answered me, LOL: I ended up using SIX of them on this card!!!

TEBBDB: Donna Baker had a wonderful challenge to use paper piecing on our cards. I had a great little scrap leftover from the DP, so I used it for the cupcake wrapper :)

TEBBDM: Inspiration challenge. I was a bit stumped at first by this adorable photo that Denise Marzec chose as an inspiration piece. Denise is one of my favorite stampers so I didn't want to let her down! Mostly because I don't have a ton of orange paper that would complement pink and brown and to me the colors in the photo stood out more than anything. But, I found this piece of Basic Grey "sultry" DP and it had all the colors in the photo! Yay!

TEBBSW: Sankari Wegman had an awesome challenge to use Buttons as the main embellie...could this sketch be ANY more conducive to that? Rock on, people!

TEBBLS: Anyone who knows me knows that Laurie Schmidlin is one of my stamping idols...I LOVE her vintage style and she's a huge inspiration to me! Her challenge was to use distressing on our cards. Check. Love a little distressin' myself...as you will see TONS of this week on my blog ;)

TEBBJP: My sweet friend Jackie Pedro challenged us to use stitching somewhere on our cards, including faux stitching. Whew! Yeah, I don't own a machine, so faux it goes!

Last but not least, TEBBDE: Dawn Easton had a great challenge to use "Paper Tole". Although I haven't heard of it, I've done it before and you may have to. It's basically to stamp, layer and pop up the same image 3 times. Here's a closeup of what that looks like:Whew! Well I don't know about you, but I felt pretty good about being able to include all these! Thanks SO much for stopping by today and be sure to stop back later today for another challenge I completed for Cuppie's Bday bash! I can't wait!

Happy Stamping!
Jessica :)

13 comments:

WickedPixie said...

Haha! Jess, your post has me laughing!! I can hear your giddiness as I read it! Congrats on all of the challenge combining - it made a Fabulous card!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Holy moly, girl, *7* CHALLENGES all rolled up into one, and BEAUTIFULLY done at that!! Wow Wow WOWWW!! Love this card with the dimensional cupcake and that Sultry DP!! You NEVER disappointment me...I think you ROCK!!

PaperCrafty said...

Darling card Jess!! I love all the layers, the colors and the paper piecing on the cupcake is a great touch. Wonderful job!!

Sankari W. said...

Wowza!!! SIX in One!!! You've got mad skillzzzz girl!!! LOVE your card - and how you combined all 6 into one awesome power packed cupcake card!!! YOU rocked it!!! Thanks for playing my button challenge and for playing along with us to celebrate this bday bash!!! Can't wait to see your other challenge creations!!!
Big hugs!!!
Sankari :)

margie c said...

LOL! You go girl!!!
You did an awesome job combining all of these challenges!
It's sooo hard to remember them all too! ;)
TFS :*)
~ margie

Cindy Haffner said...

Wow that is amazing, awesome job.

Donna said...

WOW! that is a jam-packed challenge card and it came out great!!! so glad you played

Kelly Schelske said...

Wow, what a card! It's gorgeous, great job on combining so many challenges! That's what I may have to do to even try and get them all done!

Hugs, Kelly

Elena said...

Wow! That is amazing! I think it is lots of fun to combine lots of challenges! Great job on this, Jessica! Really love this cupcake!

Shesjetlagd said...

Well, aren't you the ever clever, talented one!! Who'da thunk you could get 7 challenges all wrapped up into 1 pretty darn, cute, cuppie cake card! Of course, my sista could!! :o)

Vanessa Middleton said...

I only have one thing to say.......

SHOW OFF!!!!! ;) LOL

Amy said...

You go girl! I'm totally impressed by your challenge combining skills, the resulting card looks amazing! :)

Laurie Schmidlin said...

AAAACK!!!!! OMGOSH! Your card is absolutely STUNNING! Wow!!! Ok..I'll use my inside voice now... :-) Seriously, your card is amazing...and so are you (seven challenges - wow)!