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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Taylored Expressions "Blast From the Past" Blog Hop Today

Hi stampers,

Today's the day for the latest Taylored Expressions' "Blast From the Past" blog hop.  We are seeing some amazing cards along the way, that's for sure. This month, Taylor sent us a fun sketch to follow created by the very talented Sankari Wegman, and here it is:

I've made two cards for you today:

My first card is made with the Halloween set called "Spooky Expressions".  All of the embellishments used on this card comes from the 2009 Halloween Key Ingredients kit. The spider web was stamped with memento tuxedo black ink, cut out with circle Nesties then sponged with memento cantaloupe ink. The web was traced with glue and sprinkled with black sparkly fluff.  The large scary spider is also sprinkled with the fluff.  The skull and bat are buttons from the KI kit, and I placed red rhinestones in the eye sockets of the skull for an even creepier look. Black fuzzy ribbon separates the patterned papers. The scalloped edge is made with Die-namics jumbo scalloped scalloped border die. Here is card #1:

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The second card I made using the very first Taylored Expressions stamp set that I purchased called "Fresh Flowers".  The card stock, patterned paper and ribbon are from the 2010 August Key Ingredients kit.  The pitcher, flowers and table cloth are paper pieced. I again used the circle Nesties as well as the big scalloped circle Nesties and the Die-namics jumbo scalloped scalloped border die. I placed several pink rhinestones around the card and used candy dots for the centers of the flowers in the pitcher. The greeting and paper flowers complete the sketch elements.  Here is card # 2:

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For card One
Stamps: TE Spooky Expressions set
Card stock: Taylored Expressions
Patterned paper: Basic Grey Eerie collection
Ink: memento tuxedo black and memento cantaloupe
Other: bat and skull buttons, black ribbon, red rhinestones, "Sparkle N Sprinkle" dimensional glue, black sparkly fluff, classic circle Nesties, Die-namics die, the Big Shot, and dimensionals

For card Two
Stamps: TE Fresh Flowers set
Card stock: Taylored Expressions
Patterned Paper: "Walk In the Park" by Echo Park
Ink: SU bravo burgundy, memento rich cocoa and memento tuxedo black
Other: candy dots, pink rhinestones, pink ric rac, classic circle and big scalloped circle Nesties, Die-namics die, paper flowers, the Big Shot, and dimensionals.

Aren't these blog hops fun? I think so. Thanks for looking in today,

Be sure to visit all of the talented ladies who are participating in todays "Blast From the Past" blog hop.  


  1. These are SO awesome Colleen! LOVE the different looks you achieved with the same sketch! SUPER fun!

  2. Both cards are great! I am loving the fuzzy spiderweb on the first one!! Great job!


  3. Great great cards! Flower one is my fav, they look so real!

  4. These are both so cute! I'm in love with the polka dot flower though. . .LOL!

  5. Your Fresh Flowers card is great! I just love paper piecing and your colors & papers are perfect!

  6. Both cards are so much fun!

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

  7. I love the fluff on the spider, great idea. The flower card is so very pretty.

  8. Wow...These are both wonderful!!! Love the cut work on that spider and all the paper piecing on the flowers.

  9. Wonderful cards! And WOW you made two, that's fantastic. :-)

  10. Both of your cards are beautiful, Colleen! Love that fluffy web...super spooky!

  11. Two fabulous cards! Love that sparkly fluff spider web--perfect!

  12. From "totally creepy" to totally cute!!


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