Yay! I’m so excited to share with you a fun new challenge! It was so fun looking at the sets I have and getting to share some of my favorites.

Taylored Expressions is introducing a new monthly challenge for the design team: The Baker’s Dozen Studio Challenge. This will be an opportunity for us to share what makes our stamping studios hum. Each month we will have a fun, crafty question so we can share our favorites, some tips and tricks, stamping advice and more.

The question for July is:
You are stranded on a desert island. The good news is that you find a fabulous stamping hut well-stocked with papers, inks and other stamping supplies, however you only have the 5 stamp sets you brought with you in the luggage you managed to salvage. So tell us, what stamps sets did you bring and why?


I chose these sets based on the the cheeriness of them.  After all, if I’m on a desert island, I’d want to share some island cheer with everyone, right?   I packed Adventure Land, Bon Voyage, Bikes & Trikes, Make it Amazing, and It’s Your Birthday ALC.   Good thing I packed enough sets to spread the love, I might not want to be rescued since I have a fully stocked stamping hut!

My card uses Bon Voyage, a funny coincidence, since I’m stranded here!  I stamped the ship onto Choice Snow White card stock with Tuxedo Black ink and colored the image with Copics.  I used Echo Park’s Sweet Day patterned paper with the Wave Border die and the Waves/Bubbles Impression Plate with the Cloud Duo dies.   Aren’t the swirly clouds cute?   The anchor is from the Anchor and Preserver die and tied with Doodle Twine.


Here are the sets I chose:


And the dies I used:

Curious to see what the rest of the Baker’s Dozen picked?

Charmaine Ikach
Jen Shults
Jodi Collins
Karen Giron
Melody Rupple
Regina Mangum
Sankari Wegman
Shannon White
Stephanie Kraft
Taylor VanBruggen
Wanda Guess

Hope you had as much fun as I did! Thanks for stopping by!