Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Taylored Expressions Blog Hop

Hey there! Welcome to your next stop on the August Blast From the Past Blog Hop! It's my very first time hopping with Taylored Expressions, and I'm SO EXCITED to be here!!!

The theme for this hop is "Collectors Anonymous," which, as it turns out, is right up my alley! I am totally guilty of hoarding crafty supplies---patterned paper, ribbon, washi tape, embellies, and even stamps. Yep...I have WAY TOO MANY stamps currently residing in my craft studio that have never seen ink. Eeek! It's not that I don't LOVE these stamps...I DO!!! It's more like this...I see the sneak peeks/projects and decide I must have said stamps. I order and receive said stamps. I ink up some of said stamps (staying very crafty and busy) while the others go into baskets or onto shelves. And before you know it...another fabulous release rolls around and the whole cycle repeats! (Please tell me I'm not alone!)

So here I am inking up (for the very first time) "Make a Wish" from Taylored Expressions! I bought this set AGES ago, and I totally ADORE it!

I just LOVE that whimsical cake image---SOOO PERFECT for paper piecing (one of my favorite techniques)!!! Here's a closer look:

I'm going to send this to my mom---her birthday is this Sunday! I hope she likes it!!!

Thanks so much for hopping along today!!! I hope you're enjoying all of the creative inspiration!

Stamps: Make a Wish (Taylored Expressions), Zigzag Stitch Border (DeNami Design)
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento (Tsukineko), Creamy Brown Chalk Color Box (Clearsnap), Aqua Color Box (Clearsnap)
Cardstock: Kraft and Stampers' Select White (Papertrey Ink), Sandbox (Bazzill Basics)
Patterned Paper: Picket Fence (Lily Bee Design)
Edge Distresser Tool: (Heidi Swapp)
Rustic Twine: (Papertrey Ink)
Dies: Double-Ended Banners Die (Papertrey Ink), Classic Rectangles Nestabilities (Spellbinders)
Button: Rusted Sun (Fancy Pants)
Flower Rhinestone: (Hero Arts)



Wanda G (stampcat) said...

SOOOOOO cute! Love your amazing paper piecing! Great card.

Jen Carvajal said...

Adorable! Fun colors and that paper piecing is aWeSoMe!! :)

Taylor said...

Sooo cute! Your paper pieced cake looks like it took forever, but totally worth it! It's adorable!

Natalie said...

YOU ARE NOT ALONE...I'm just saying (lol)
Your paper piecing is fabulous and I love the colors you've chosen! Your mom's going to absolutely love this. So pretty!

Unknown said...

Love it!!! Your pieced cake looks yummy!

Karen B. said...

Fabulous paper piecing, I think you do it better than anyone I know!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Lisa, you are not alone! CA Meeting is tonight at 9pm in our respective craft rooms. That said... lovely card. That paper-pieced cake looks so yummy! Lovely papers! :o)

Unknown said...

Darling card! LOVE all the piecing!

Emily Leiphart said...

Lisa, you are most certainly not alone in your hoarding of stamps, er, large collection of uninked stamps. ;) For the first time, I'm starting to feel like I shouldn't buy anymore for a while. *gasp* Like that's ever going to happen. LOL I really love the colours and papers on your card! The stitching and piecing look great together.

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

What an adorable card, I just love the cake!

Chris L.

Sankari W. said...

Lisa - you are definitely not alone!!! I have stamps that I had to have that still haven't seen ink!!! ACK!!! Your card is just lovely - and I am in awe of your paper piecing - I know how long that can take - you put so much love into your card and it just shows! I know your mom is going to LOVE this card!!!
Big hugs,
Sanakri :)

Lillian Child said...

Sweet card!!

Bumbles and Fairy-Tales said...

I just looove how you pieced the cake together! Super cute card :)
hugs, margie

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Tenia Nelson said...

Super cute card dearie!!!!

Theresa said...

How adorable is this? I love the paper piecing. The layout is just perfect.

Hope you're doing great!!