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!



  1. These are all super cute!! You and your girls did a great job!!

  2. LOVE your card Chris! The colors are gorgeous! Your daughter's cards are AWESOME too! LOVe the stamps she used!

  3. Terrific! Loved your cards and your daughters'!

  4. These are so fantastic - your work is lovely and your daughter is very talented! Great work to both of you! Thanks so much for sharing

  5. Love the cards! My favorite is the blue one :)! Great job to all of you!

  6. Wonderful cards here - love your buttoned flower - J's fun 'BUG' card and K's beautiful tulip! nice job ladies!

  7. Oh these three cards are so sweet and pretty - how fun to not only have one but two daughters to stamp with !

  8. Those are a lot of cards!!
    So nice, and simple !

  9. Both you and your daughters did great with the CAS challenge. I also love your kitties picture.

  10. You are a very talented family!! Cute cards!!

  11. All of the cards are fun to stamp with your girls!!!

  12. Great card. Your daughter's cards are awesome! How fun!

  13. What super sweet cards! Y'all did a beautiful job! I love that your daughters played along too! How fun :)
    hugs, margie

  14. Both yours and your daughters card look great.
    Happy Mother's day!
    Hugs and smiles

  15. I LOVE these cards! They're perfect!!

  16. You do a beautiful job!

  17. Cute cards! Love the sweet button flower :)