Hey everyone, it’s time for the Baker’s Dozen Studio Challenge.  This is a monthly opportunity for the Taylored Expressions team to share what makes our stamping studios hum.  Each month we  have a fun, crafty question or theme so we can share our favorites, some tips and tricks, stamping advice and more.

The theme for September is:

We’re continuing our month-long TE Birthday Bash celebration with a special birthday-inspired Studio Challenge!  Sometimes all we need to help us create is to simply see something that is beautiful, cool, or unique.  Did you know that Taylored Expressions has over 30 boards on Pinterest filled with crafty eye-candy?  We’d love to have you follow us at

Today’s challenge: choose a photo from Taylor’s Birthday Inspiration Pinterest Board to inspire a stamped creation!

Here’s the photo I chose as my inspiration:


I absolutely love the inspiration photo with its gorgeous yellow and splashes of pink.  I used the bracket notecard to make a mini set of cards.   These are perfect to tuck into a gift, backpack, or book.  I die cut the bottom layers of butterflies in vellum and attached them with foam squares.


Are you ready for a challenge?  There are several ways to play,  simply have some fun on Pinterest or get busy and create a stamped project.  Hop over the the Taylored Expressions blog for all the details.   One of the prizes will be the 2013 Taylored Expressions Catalog & Idea Book!!!!  The idea book is filled with awesome card samples, stamp sets and dies!  Here’s a little sneak peek of it:


Four winners will be chosen at random from all contest entries to win a copy of the 2013 Taylored Expressions Catalog & Idea Book (a $9.95 value).  One Grand Prize winner will be chosen at random from all eligible entries to receive a copy of the 2013 TE Catalog & Idea Book AND a TE Stamp set of winner’s choice!

Be sure to see what the rest of the Baker’s Dozen has whipped for you!

Carole Burrage

Charmaine Ikach

Jen Shults

Joan Ervin

Kerri Michaud

Sankari Wegman 

Shannon White

Shelly Mercado

Stephanie Kraft

Tammie Edgerton

Taylor VanBruggen

Wanda Guess