Thursday, June 23, 2011

Welcome to the Taylored Expressions BLAST FROM THE PAST Blog Hop!

I am so excited to be part of this Blog Hop!  I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE - Taylored Expressions Stamps!

So on to my cards for the Blog Hop!

The Theme for this Hop is OLD GLORY! - using Red White and Blue but it did not have to be patriotic.  That is good because I don't have any older stamps from Taylored Expressions that are related to patriot holidays and stuff...I have the new set, but this is a BLAST FROM THE PAST and we are using older stamps in new ways!

This stamp set is Taylored Expressions - Hangin' Out-At the Beach

I LOVE this set, even used it for my hubby's Father's Day Card!  Sorry, back to details of the card--

Card is a white cardstock base - 4.25 x 5.5
The light blue cardstock is Stampin' Up - Pool Party
The light blue stamp (flower) is Baja Breeze
The rest of the paper except the white came from the Bob Bunny - Liberty Collection 6x6 pad
I used 2 border punches - red dot paper - ek success; white paper - Martha Stewart
I had some twine in my stash for the clothes line - don't you love the little clothes pins?--the are stamps in this set too!-precious!
The black stamp pad was Memento Tuexedo Black ME-900
The bling on this card is Colorbok-Woodhaven Rhinestone Strips, not only the line under the swim suit, but also for the middle of the flowers is the inside:  (this sentiment is from the Taylored Expressions-Chillax set)

Now I had the above card almost finished when Taylor announced that there is a Sketch by Sankari Wegman that we could use if we needed inspiration.  I couldn't resist making another card with this sketch...

I turned the sketch on it's side so I could use this stamp set.  This is a tiny card...3.5x5.  Iam soooo proud of this card!  I think I did a good job on the coloring with copics and the colors just pop off the page!

Here are the details:
White cardstock base and behind the colored papers
All of the paper came from We R Memory Keepers Yankee Doodles 6x6 paper pad
The ribbon above the cute little drink was from my stash, both the blue stripe and the red rick rack
The Bling is from My Mind's Eye-fine and dandy-tickled pink--love it in the center of the kiwi
OK, so this time I will list the copics used---the pretty red drink is made with R29 & YR18; the glass is C1; the umbrella-B69 and R29; the kiwi-YG21 and YG23; finally the straw is B34
I added a little bling via ink - Gelly Roll Sakura Clear Star - to the kiwi and around the sentiment, on top of the stamp image box
The stamped images were done in Memento Tuxedo Black ME-900
I did not take a photo of the inside of this card, but used scraps of the colored papers at the bottom

I had sooooo much fun with this Blog Hop!  Can't wait to see everyone else's cards!
Here they are:


  1. Love BOTH cards - great work!

  2. These are AWESOME! LOVE LOVE LOVE the hanging bathing suite!!! AWESOME!

  3. Delightful cards!!

    Just found your blog and am now a new follower. So nice to meet you. Be sure and stop by my blog this week for my one year blogversary and fun giveaway event.

  4. Your cards are both wonderful! I have the hanging out at the beach set and like how you used it!

  5. Wonderful cards! Especially love the first one.. TOO cute!

  6. Both cards are wonderful!!! Love your coloring!

  7. Two fun cards! love the bathing suit and the cool drink!

  8. Both cards are did an awesome job with the coloring and what great papers, scallops, and added details!!!

  9. Two absolutely wonderful cards!!!!!!

  10. Love all the cards esp. the swim card; so much fun.