Saturday, September 5, 2009

Taylored Expressions Birthday Bash!

Happy Saturday! I thought this weekend would NEVER get here. I haven't been able to stamp much, except for the swap cards I made. I will be posting those up hopefully next week. I couldn't wait for the weekend to stamp for the Taylored Expressions Birthday Bash! Big Congrats to Taylor and the TE crew! I am huge fan of Taylored Expressions and I am so glad for the long weekend to play along with all of their fun challenges. The first card I wanted to share is for the TEBBDB (Paper Piecing) & TEBBDE (Paper Tole) challenges. You can visit the Stamp a Sweet Impression blog for a complete listing of all 13 challenges. My BFF, Pilar, needed a hot air balloon thank you card. It had to be masculine as well. That was a challenge in itself. Luckily I had the adorable Fly Away set from the Greeting Farm. I used some of my Bo Bunny stash for the paper piecing. I popped up the hot air balloon pieces and sentiment with 3D Foam Tape. To keep the look more masculine I decided to put the sentiment on the balloon to mask the heart. I could have easily not stamped the heart, however I was going nuts looking for my Memento dew drop pad with no luck. Sentiments are great for covering up stuff. I am sneaky like that... LOL! Well I hope you get a chance to join the party! I will be back with more this weekend.
Thanks for visiting and have a wonderful weekend!
:) Rach

Rachie's Recipe:
Stamps: Fly Away (Greeting Farm) and Note of Thanks (SU!)
Ink: Chocolate Chip (SU!), Memento Tuxedo Black and Fresh Snow (PTI)
Paper: Kraft CS (PTI) and Patterned Paper (Bo Bunny)
Accessories: Circle Nesties, Ribbon, Brads (Bazzill), Oval Punches & Crafter's Tool Kit(SU!) and 3D Foam Tape (Best Creation)


Donna said...

what a super card! I bet the recipient will love it!! thanks for playing along!!!

Lisa Lara said...

Hi Rache! Awesome card. I love your paper piecing and how you did your sentiment. That is great DP too.

Julie said...

Hi Rach,
What a great card, the colours are great, this is something that i always struggle with - BOY/MEN CARDS - such a pain to do - but you've done such an amazing job.
Take Care and enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Ju xxx

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

this is fabulous, I luv the big blue circle...nice work...enjoy your day!

enjoy *~*

~kelly marie~ said...

This is so pretty! I just love the hot air balloon and all the colors you used!