Friday, November 21, 2008

Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge #43


Good morning everyone! Sorry this post is a little late today. I have been unusually exhausted and took advantage of the day off by sleeping in! I haven't slept that hard, for that long, in a really long time! It felt wonderful! I think it must be my body's way of telling me that if I don't take it easy, I am going to get sick!

Anyway, today is Friday which means it is time for another Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge! Woohoo! I have to tell you that today's sketch stumped me at first but once I had it figured out, I fell in love with my card! :) I have decided that since Thanksgiving is next week and I only have 2 cards made, I need to get crack-a-lackin' on them! What set do I have for the perfect Thanksgiving cards??? My new Tall Oaks set from Verve Stamps! It's perfect! :D I pulled one of the pumpkins from the set, stamped it a few times, colored it with my Crayola pencils and OMS, popped it up on some circles I cut with my Nestabillities, and attatched it! Perfect! The big center panel was the reason for my confusion with this sketch. I finally decided that the best thing for it was designer paper! I added some pearl brads to it and glued my card together for the finishing look! I really like how it turned out, I just don't like the picture. I am going to try to get a better one when the lighting is better.

Now that you have seen my card, head over to Taylor's blog (if you haven't already been there) to check out her card as well as this week's featured sampler! This week Taylor choose the fabulously talented Laura Fredrickson! I have been a long admirer of her work so I admit that I was quite giddy when I found out she had been picked! :)

Also, don't miss the other cupcake challenge girls' cards! They will amaze and dazzle you! :)
Jami Sibley: More is More
Monika Davis: M.A.D. Stamper
Jackie Pedro: The Scalloped Edge
Donna Baker: Serenity in Stamping
Sherrie Siemens: Card Creme
Ana Wohlfahrt: Ink A Stamp
Vicki Chrisman: This Art that makes me Happy

Well, I hope you all enjoy the rest of your Friday! Nick went snowboarding with a couple of guys today so I guess I will be home alone for most of the day/evening. I actually plan on getting a lot done though so I am sure I won't be bored! :) I may even start decorating for Christmas since we will be gone most of next week!

Recipe:
Stamps: Verve Stamps (Tall Oaks)
Paper: Very Vanilla, More Mustard, Really Rust, SU! dsp
Ink: Brown StazOn, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Crayola Pencils, OMS, Blending Stump, Nestabillities, Pretties Kit, Dimensionals

13 comments:

Donna said...

pretty card, I hope you get lots more rest...I think you're right, your body may be speaking to you. Mine is today too - need some rest because I have a PMS headache (TMI, huh?)

Jami said...

Love your take on the sketch - so pretty!

hehehehe I just read Donna's comment. I've had a little sore throat ever since getting back from vacation Tuesday so I slept in too. We're quite the group!!! LOL!

Ana said...

Beautiful Steph! I love the fall colors and stamp.

Jackie Pedro said...

Your card is so cute, Steph!! I hope you get some rest!!! The girls are out of school today and we're headed to the movies!!

Sherrie said...

I love the fall colors paired up with that pretty blue that makes it so modern! Love it!

Taylor said...

Oh yeah... a day off! Glad you got to sleep in! :)

Love your pretty fall card! I agree with Sherrie... very modern color combo! Hope you have a great weekend!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Nice card Steph! Love the paper and the pumpkin image... I need to make couple of fall cards before winter is officialy here. :o) Have a great weekend!

the whimsical butterfly said...

Very cute Steph!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Just gorgeous! Hope you feel rested up soon, I've been suffering a bout of insomnia the past few weeks, so I understand needing some rest!

Christi said...

This is so pretty!!! LOVE that paper and that cute little pumpkin!

Carolina said...

What a great take on the sketch...love the pearl accents and the fall colors are so perfect for the weather we've been having here in CA. Reminds me of all the leaves on the ground and the amazing fall feeling they bring.

Hope you rest lots!

Carolina said...

What a great take on the sketch...love the pearl accents and the fall colors are so perfect for the weather we've been having here in CA. Reminds me of all the leaves on the ground and the amazing fall feeling they bring.

Hope you rest lots!

Jessie/knightrone said...

Super cute!! Love it!!