Friday, April 03, 2009

A Challenge & A Sneak!

Happy Friday everyone! I have some serious goodness to share with you. Today marks the first day of Taylored Expressions sneak peeks and a new fabulous sketch challenge! Sweet! I am loving these two new sets that will be available on Sunday, April 5th. So, the girls from the Baker's Dozen are debuting the new Whimsical Wishes "Fresh Flowers" set today. These stamps are STUNNING. Apart from stamping, my other passion is flower arranging, so this set really screams my name. I also love how versatile it is. You have so many options for card themes. Love that! I decided to combine this image with the new Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge. The layout really let me show off the new stamps. All the patterned paper, card stock, rhinestones, and shimmery flowers are part of the new Mother's Day Key Ingredients. Seriously, the whole concept of having a perfectly selected group of supplies is GENIUS! It's so easy to create beautiful cards with this system. To make the card extra special I decided to add some soft Ivory Flower Soft. I think this is my new addiction! I love that stuff :) Well, that's all for today but before you go make sure to check out all the other design team members blogs for more eye candy.

Also, if you want to play along in the Cupake Challenge here are all the details you need to know.
1.You're not required to use cupcakes for the challenge, but if you got 'em why not use 'em!? :)
2.You're welcome to create something other than a card, just stick as closely to the sketch as possible and you'll be eligible for the prize drawing!
3.If you're uploading to Splitcoast use keyword TECC62 (for Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge 62 or link your creation on this post.
4.Each week, I plan to have a Featured Cupcake Sampler! The cutest and most creative sample from the previous week will receive the featured cupcake sampler honors. The winner will receive the sketch ahead of time in order to create a card that will be featured along with a link to your blog on Cupcake Friday!


Don't forget to check out the beautiful creations from the other cupcake challenge samplers:
Jami Sibley: More is More
Jackie Pedro: The Scalloped Edge
Lynn Mercurio: Stamperosity
Monika Davis: M.A.D. Stamper
Taylor VanBruggen: Taylored Expressions

16 comments:

Dawn Easton said...

Ana, this is so sweet! Love the single flower coming out of the jug!

Taylor VanBruggen said...

Absolutely stunning, Ana! I love how you cut out the image and popped it all up. The color and paper combo you chose is so bright and fresh!

Sherrie said...

I need to pick up some of that flower soft! It looks so beautiful on your pretty card! Your coloring of the flower draws my eye into the center....lovely!

Jami said...

Oh wow - this is really lovely Ana! The dimension is awesome!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

ADORABLE, Ana! I just LOVE it!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

I love the popped up flower and how it's outside the edge of the oval. Looks fantastic, girl!!

Karen Motz said...

This is gorgeous Ana! I LOVE the dimension your card has from popping the vase and the flower on the polka dot background...brilliant.

Jackie Pedro said...

Beautiful, Ana! I can't wait to see this set in it's entirety!

Stephanie Hargis said...

This is such a beautiful card Ana! I LOVE how it turned out! I am so glad that I am back into the blogging world! I have missed out on these gorgeous creations!

((hugs))

Marja Sch said...

What an outstanding card such a wonderful colourcombo. So well done.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Very pretty! Love the new image and the great colors. TFS!

Sankari W. said...

Beautiful Card Ana!! Love the way you did the water and placed the pitched and flower against the polka dot DP !! All the elements are simply wonderful!!!
Hugs,
Sankari :)

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

Oh Ana! This is truly a VISION! I always love to come here and see your gorgeous coloring, and this just fits the bill! STUNNING! LOVE the rhinestones on the sides too!

Donna Baker said...

gorgeous, Ana! you and I used the same flower and you, me & Taylor used the same swirly pattern paper. yours is my favorite (shh...don't tell Taylor!)

Karen Giron said...

Fabulous! I love the doubled up ribbon - the colors are so wonderful together.

Vicki C said...

Oh Anna..those projects are all SO beautiful ( the one in the post below also)... LOVE them all .. and the colors are gorgeous!