Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Taylored Expressions Share Joy Campaign: Birthday Sketch Challenge

Hey there, and welcome to the Taylored Expressions Share Joy Inspiration Challenge Week!  Today and the rest of the week a few of the TE Design Team, Key Ingredients Team, and alumni are teaming up to bring you some birthday inspiration.  Today's challenge is a sketch! Check out Taylor's Blog for all of the details so you can play along.

Let me tell you a bit about Share Joy before we get too far in the post.  At the heart of Taylored Expressions is a mission to share joy by helping their customers live creatively. This is by no means an original idea. Since the first greeting cards were made and exchanged back in the 15th century, the making and giving of handmade cards has been the mission of a long line of creative people who intentionally share joy through the creation of these little bits of happiness. Those of you who make and share cards can certainly attest that it brings great joy to put a smile on someone's face with a work that you created by your own hands.

The Taylored Expressions 5th Birthday Bash is continuing this week with a new Share Joy Campaign, benefitting the Union Rescue Mission of Los Angeles , Prodigal's Home of Phoenix, and Iowa Homeless Youth Shelter of Des Moines . These wonderful charities work tirelessly to bring comfort and care to many homeless individuals and families throughout the year. One way they are sharing joy each and every day is by celebrating the birthdays of their participants, and you can help by sending in your handmade birthday cards! 

Pretty great sketch up there, huh?!  I decided to make mine a long card, because well. . .I had an image that I was fixed on using.  That image is Taylored Expressions stamp called It's Your Birthday A la Carte.  I paired it up with this month's Taylored Expressions Key Ingredients Kit, because it's that awesome!  Every month I love the kits more and more.  I added some Prima Flowers and the TE Mini Leaves die as my embellishments.  The balloons and star were colored in using some Liquid Pearls.

Stamps:  It's Your Birthday A la Carte
Ink:  Craft White, SU Pool Party
Paper:  Sept TE KI Kit
Accessories:  white embossing powder, Prima Flowers, TE Mini Leaves die, scallop border punch, Mint Melody, Petal Pink, & Buttercream Liquid Pearls

So come play along and share some joy!  Head to Taylor's blog for all of the details!


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