Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Taylored Expressions Blast From the Past Blog Hop April 2011

Welcome to the Taylored Expressions Blast From the Past Blog Hop! This month's theme was "Clean & Simple."  We had a great sketch to use from Sankari--

The first thing I had to do was to go and look up the definition of CAS at Splitcoast Stampers, which said that clean and simple cards were all about the design, were uncluttered, had lots of white space, and one main focal point. I thought I remembered reading that they were also easy to mass produce, but I can't seem to find that part of the definition now! Uggh! Anyway, here is my attempt at a Clean and Simple Card:

Happy Mother's Day

And to prove it can be easily mass produced, I decided to make cards not only for my Mom, but my Mother-in-law and Sister-in-law as well:

Stamps:  Garden Party Blooms, Garden Party Critters, Fresh Flowers (TE)
Ink:  Riding Hood Red (SU), Bamboo Leaves, Tuxedo Black, Summer Sky (Memento)
Cardstock:  Riding Hood Red (SU), Summer Sunrise, Stamper's Select White (PTI)
Patterned Paper:  CTMH
Accessories:  Button (Doodlebug), Taylor's Tiny Twinkles, Ribbon (SU)

My daughters wanted to play along this month as well.

My daughter J's card, Peace, Love, and Happiness
Stamps:  Feelin' Groovy (TE)
Ink:  Memento
Cardstock: Stampin Up
Accessories:  Copic Markers

My daughter K's card, Sending you Sunshine
Stamps:  Garden Party Blooms (TE)
Ink: Memento
Cardstock:  PTI

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog and checking out our creations!  I can't wait to go blog hopping myself and check out everyone's creativity!  The blog hop participants are listed below.

Happy Wednesday Everyone!


Sunday, April 17, 2011

Sweet n Sassy Stamps Customer Blog Hop

This morning I managed to sneak in some craft time to join in on the Sweet n Sassy Stamps Customer Blog Hop.  This month's theme was Birthdays, and since I've been wanting to use this Cocoa mouse image .  . . I figured what better time!  So here is my card . . . .

Happy Birthday!

My son loves Cocoa, and since his birthday is coming up, I may have a card for him!
Stamps:  A Cocoa Kind of Birthday (SNSS)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Cardstock:  Stamper's Select White, Blueberry Sky (PTI)
Patterned Paper:  Making Memories
Accessories:  Copic Markers, Buttons (Michaels)

Thanks for stopping by, and Happy Birthday to Dan & Korin, the owners of SNSS!