Friday, June 12, 2009

Happy Birthday Taylor!!!!

In case you didn't know, today is Taylor's birthday...that's THE Taylor from Taylored Expressions. Happy Birthday!!!!! Given that it's Taylor's birthday, I simply HAD to use a cupcake on my card, but I wanted to use my Beary Special and Beary Special Accessories, so I got creative and paired them with For the Love of Cupcakes. The layout is Taylor's Cupcake Challenge #72

I started by stamping the monkey with Memento Tuxedo Black onto Choice Snow White, then I masked his tail and stamped the balloon. The tray of cupcakes is from the three tier cupcake image from For the Love of Cupcakes, which I cut out. The monkey, balloon and cupcakes are coloured with copics but I paper pieced monkey's ears, face, hands and feet. The patterned papers I used are from Basic Grey's Porcelain line. The cupcakes and balloon are popped for dimension. 

On the side panel I stamped the birthday hat and sentiment from Beary Special Accessories then punched them out with my 7/8" circle punch. I stamped the hats again, coloured them with copics, cut them out then popped them for dimension. The circles are layered onto a 1" circle of chocolate. The strip across the bottom is kraft and I added some pretty Peach Vintage Flower Lace. The other solid colours I used are celery and blush blossom. I love love LOVE the Beary Special set but it certainly wouldn't be complete for me without the Beary Special Accessories too! And don't forget, for every set sold during June, July and August, Taylor is donating a generous portion of the proceeds to Sick Kids Hospital.

Because it's Friday, there's a new Our Friday Friend on the Stamp a Sweet Impression blog...welcome Julie Smith! So take a second and pop over to Stamp a Sweet Impression to see what Julie created. Did you know you too could be Our Friday Friend? All you have to do to be 'discovered' is upload creations using Taylored Expressions stamps to Splitcoast and use the keyword tayloredexpressions (all one word).

Happy Birthday Taylor!!!
and Happy Friday to you!!!  :)

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

15 comments:

Donna Baker said...

OH MY WORD!!! How stinkin' CUTE is this monkey with a tray of yummy cupcakes?!? I ADORE it and yes, will definitely case it!! TFS, gf!

Leslie said...

Love how he's holding the tray of cupcakes for Taylor! LOVE those Beary Special Accessories - they're a MUST have!!

Jami said...

Oh...my..goodness....how clever! What a wonderful combo of sets! And that vintage trim is wonderful too!

Karen Giron said...

SO stinkin' cute! I love the tray of cupcakes, that's so creative!

Taylor VanBruggen said...

Awww...this is the BEST birthday ever! I absolutely love your card, Karen! What a wonderful idea to have Mr. Monkey holding cupcakes! Thanks for making this a special day for me!

texasjodylynn said...

Gorgeous card! Love it!

Janet said...

what a sweet card!! i love it! i bought this set and i can't wait to get it!!
hugs

Lori Craig said...

so sweet :)

Jackie Pedro said...

How cute, Karen! Great way to combine those two sets and I LOVE the DP!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

OMG OMG OMG!!!!! This is awesome, Karen! Totally awesome! Great coloring, colors, DP...everything! WOWWW!

Emily said...

Okay, this is about the 4th blog I've seen a birthday card on for Taylor, now I am sure of it...I want to be her!!!! Love, love, love that cute little monkey, not to mention the great DP you put together for this piece of eye candy!!! Thanks for popping those cupcakes, balloons and hats too...wink,wink:)))

Wendy said...

I cannot wait to get this set, so darn cute! Love this one girl!

Tiffany said...

This card is beautiful!

Dawn Easton said...

Oh my gosh...how cute! Love that he's holding some cuppies!

Kylah Marro said...

Karen this is a wonderful card!!!!