Wednesday, June 25, 2014


We pull out of here in just a couple of days, and it seems there is so much to do still.  We are spending time with some great people over these last few days.  As anxious as I've been to get this last week over with, this has been extremely difficult.  Thankfully my craft stuff is all completely packed up, so I can still play with cheery things to keep my spirits up.  Plus, I seem to have a lot of notes I want to give to people before we leave.

I do have a bright and happy card to share using the June Taylored Expressions SOTM and Key Ingredients Kits.  The set is called Bright Boutique and it has a matching die called Hey, Hi, Hello.  I stamped the banner in white right on the patterned paper and added some fun enamel dots.

Stamps:  Bright Boutique SOTM
Ink:  Craft White
Paper:  June 2014 TE KI Kit
Accessories:  TE Hey, Hi, Hello die, white embossing powder, pink enamel dots

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Monday, June 23, 2014


Hey everyone!  This last weekend was our last full weekend here in Georgia, so I was up spending time with my mama and her husband.  Leaving her will certainly be the hardest part of leaving.  Needless to say we had a wonderful time.  We always do.

I have a card to show today, because I was so inspired by some new goodies I recently bought from Taylored Expressions.  The set is called Notable Blooms and it as a matching die.  I love that TE is doing that now, because I'm really quite a sucker for a matching die ;)  The papers, Carta Bella Sew Lovely, are from a past Key Ingredients Kit from TE.

I was also inspired by the new Deconstructed Sketch.

Stamps:  Notable Blooms
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Memento Espresso Truffle
Paper:  pink cardstock, Choice White, Carta Bella Sew Lovely
Accessories:  TE Notable Blooms die, Copics, mister, foam tape, Buttercream Liquid Pearls, Circle Nestabilities, sponge

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Thursday, June 19, 2014

A 'Thanks' and a broken foot

We are back from a wonderful trip to the beach.  It's probably the last one for a few years, since we will be moving up to the Midwest in just a few days.  It was the most relaxing, stress-free vacation I have ever been on, and I can't wait to go again.  Because it will obviously be a while, I'm thankful that this trip was long and wonderful.  On a side note, I did end up breaking my foot while on vacation, which did make it hard to get in the ocean or even walk along the ocean, but I did make the best of it and didn't let it ruin my trip.

I won't gross you out with pictures, but it was pretty gross by my standards.  I really don't bruise or swell when I get hurt, so it was a shock to see ;)

Anyway, onto my card!  I used the June Bright Boutique SOTM from Taylored Expressions along with the Key Ingredients Kit.  Both match so beautifully, as Taylor always does such a good job :)  I also paired it up with the Instant Photo Frames die from TE.  It goes so well with most every stamp she has.  The 'thanks' banner was stamped with Versamark ink and embossed with red embossing powder.  The stickers that come with the kit are such a great addition!

 Stamps:  Bright Boutique SOTM
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark
Paper:  June 2014 TE KI Kit
Accessories:  stickers from kit, TE Instant Photo Frames die, red embossing powder, foam tape, Copics, blue ribbon

Here is the inside:

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

June Taylored Expressions Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Hey there crafty friends!  Welcome to the June Taylored Expressions Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  If you're new to the monthly hops, welcome!  You're in for quite an inspirational treat, because each month the Taylored Expressions Key Ingredients Team joins forces with the Baker's Dozen to bring you a ton of amazing inspiration.  Grab a cup 'o joe, and let's get hoppin'!

This month's set is a super fun one with a bunch of great little elements, and it's called Bright Boutique.  I love those trendy banners, and that retro telephone is probably my favorite ;)  The SOTM is only available through subscription, so if you like what you see you'll want to sign up.  As always, Taylor has a fantastic die set that matches the Stamp of the Month called Hi, Hey, Hello, and it is available to all customers and not just subscribers.  

My card uses the Deluxe Kit, which is the best option for me.  I like everything to match :)
Stamps:  Bright Boutique
Ink:  SU Tempting Turquoise
Paper:  June 2014 TE KI Kit
Accessories:  stickers from the kit, TE Hey, Hi, Hello die, foam tape, Red Enamel heart

Here's what the Key Ingredients Kit looks like:

Now be sure to check out the rest of the hop:

Monday, June 2, 2014

June Taylored Expressions Key Ingredients Kit

It's June, which means we are almost half way through the year. . .wow!  May was officially the busiest month for us, but June promises to be fairly busy as well.  The end of this month we will be pulling out of Georgia and heading up to Kansas.  My husband has been extremely helpful with all of the stuff on the 'to do' list before we move.  I still like to give him little notes to let him know how much I appreciate him.  That is where this card comes in ;)

With a new month comes a new Taylored Expressions Key Ingredients Kit, and this one had my heart skipping beats with all of the bright, vibrant colors!  The accessories that come with the kit are sheets of stickers, and I have had a lot of fun playing.  Because I wanted to make my man a card of appreciation, I thought it would be fun to use the Fruity Friends set from TE.  Not only that, but I love the look of the Scribbles Cutting Plate with these papers in the June kit.

Stamps:  Fruity Friends
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper:  June 2014 TE KI Kit
Accessories:  stickers from kit, TE Scribbles Cutting Plate, Copics, ribbon, foam tape

If you're new to the idea of the TE Kits, be sure to check out the 3 options available.  Here is what comes in the Key Ingredients Kit:

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