Friday, February 10, 2012

February Key Ingredients- It's a Hop!!

Hey everyone!! We have a special treat for you today from Taylored Expressions!! We are having a blog hop celebrating the NEWEST Key Ingredients kit for February,!! If you are here now, you should have come from Jessica Diedrich's blog!!


  • Key Ingredients Info and Inspiration - February 10-15 - learn all about this fantastic kit club and see samples from the Key Ingredients Design Team and the Baker's Dozen! Click here for all the info and start at Taylor's blog each day for all the inspiration.

  • February Key Ingredients featuring My Mind's Eye Lost & Found - Rosy begins shipping February 15th. Enroll now!

  • Exclusive Vintage Dreamer Stamp Set - find out how you can get your crafty little hands on this stylish new set at 50% off for a limited time!

  • Win a Key Ingredients Kit - you can win the March Kit to try out, or have a month added on to your current subscription. See Taylor's blog for all the details and to enter to win! It's easy!

This is a look at the new Vintage Dreamer set...isn't it GORGEOUS!! It will be available to Kit Subscriber's ONLY, but it will be available for the whole year. It will, however, only be 50% off until the 10th of March, after which, it will go back to regular price.

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For my card tonight, I started by cutting my base from the Kraft card stock in the kit, as well as a layer with the Red and Moss. I used the MME paper included in the kit for the base, and used Michael's brads, and a ribbon from the kit. For my main panel, I staped one of the images from this set on the Cream card stock from the kit. I colored the inside of the image in, and then added some glitter pen to the swirls. To finish, I added a Creative Express Spiral Clip, and I added a flower from the kit to the "flower" on the main image.

This kit is SO full of amazing products, you can make several cards using just the products included in the kit.

Here is a close up of my image....I was hoping to see more sparkle!!

Well, that is it for me for now!! It is time to continue on the hop!! Next Stop:

Lea L

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!

ISSC02- Stick With It

Hey everyone, and welcome to the second sketch with the SUPER fun new sketch challenge blog, iSpy Sketches!! Basically, the idea behind iSpy, is we look all over blog land, and various crafting galleries, and find fun, interesting sketches using other people's cards as our muse. This week, Beate Johns has fallen under the magnifying glass!! Beate is one of my stamping idols, and her sketch was so FUN...challenging, but fun!!

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For my card tonight, I started with the super cute Nursebot set from There She Goes. I stamped my bot on X-Press It Blending card, and then colored it with my Copics. I paired it with some MME Love Me paper. The cardstock colors I chose are Grey, Bubblegum, and Sno Cone. I also used Sweet Tooth. My scallops were made with the Small Scalloped Border Die-namics from My Favorite Things, and my sentiment and other flag layer were made with the First Place Award Ribbon Die-namics. For my embellishments, I used Michael's brads, SU corduroy buttons, and Blossom Twine from the Ribbon Carousel.

Wanna play along?
Here's how to play:
  • Create a paper crafting project (card, scrap book page or 3D item), based on the sketch provided.
  • Post your creation on your blog or an online gallery (using a code ISSC02), and link it here with the inlinkz widget below. Please provide a direct link to your post - not the generic link to your blog.
  • A new challenge will be posted every Friday at 12.01 AM EST, and you have until noon on Wednesday EST to submit your entry.
  • You may enter as many times as you like, but please provide a newly designed project with a new link for each additional project.
  • We will choose the top 2 creations to be featured in our "Top 2 Thursday" post where we will announce who we have picked :) The winners will receive their very own iSpy Sketches blog badge!
  • Don't forget that you may combine our challenges with others and use supplies from any company that you wish :)
  • Have fun and we look forward to "spying:" your creations
Make sure you check out the iSpy Blog for a look at what the other designers created!! FUN!!