Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Taylored Expressions Blast from the Past Blog Hop August 2011

Happy Summer Everyone, and Welcome to the Taylored Expressions August Blast from the Past Blog Hop!  This month's theme was Collector's Anonymous, to use up something we've been hoarding in our cupboard.  So I pulled out this great Doodlebug paper and embellishments I had, all from the cooking line.  I wanted to make some "thanks for dinner" cards--we were invited to a Block Party last month, and I discovered that a thanks for dinner card would have been great to have in my stash!

So I made a trio of thank you cards, used up some of my Doodlebug paper, but I still couldn't find a spot for those cute little embellishments, they just didn't seem to fit the card.  Maybe next time . . . .

I used Sankari's great sketch:

And here are my cards:
"Thanks for Dinner"

"Thank You to the Hostess with the Mostess! "

"With Friends Like You . . . . "

"Thanks for Dinner"

Stamps:  What's Cookin' (TE)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Cardstock:  Pure Poppy, Summer Sunrise, Simply Chartreuse, Stamper's Select White (PTI); Core'dinations, Baja Breeze (SU)
Patterned Paper:  Doodlebug , Web download
Accessories:  Copic Markers, Glitter, Cuttlebug Embossing Folders, Buttons

My daughters also had time to enter one last blog hop before school starts:

K's Card:  Sending You Sunshine
Her "Collector's Anonymous" was to pull out this paper she'd been saving . . . .
Stamps:  Garden Party Blooms (TE)
Ink:  Memento
Cardstock:  SU
Patterned Paper:  Making Memories

J's Card:  Celebrate
J's "Collector's Anonymous" was to raid the scrap box . . . . 

Stamps:  Sweet Occasions (TE)
Ink:  Memento
Cardstock:  Raspberry Fizz, Spring Moss , Stamper's Select White (PTI)
Accessories:  Buttons, Copic Markers

Now don't forget to check out what everyone else has been saving up:

Thanks so much for visiting, I can't wait to see everyone's creations!  Happy Wednesday!



  1. Chris,

    These cards are simply ADORABLE!! Oh my goodness. I have been inspired to purchase this stamp set and die! ;)

  2. WOWZA! What a great set of cards! LOVE what you did with the colors. How wonderful!

  3. Those cards are absolutely adorable! I LoVe the embossed utensil paper and the paper piecing on the mixer is so sweet!

    K's Card....I love that purple flower with the pretty purple leaf paper! Nice job! :)

    J's Card...Those are such happy colors and that ice cream looks delicious! Good work! :)

  4. Wow! I feel bad with my one submission! All of the paper is fab and I would probably look at it everyday and just sigh...TFS!


  5. Love your card set - perfect thank yous!!!!!! I love that your daughters played along, too - fantastic cards!!!

  6. What a FABULOUS collection of cards! LOVE the way you mixed and matched all of those yummy patterned papers! And those stamped images are SO CUTE! I also love the touches of glitter on the tea kettle and that trendy paper pieced apron!!! And your girls did an AMAZING job on their cards too!!! I can see that creativity runs in the family!!!

  7. Fabulous cards, I'm sure the neighbors will love receiving these! You'll be a hit on your block!

  8. Looks great! The colors are so bright and fun!

  9. Super fun, Chris! I love your What's Cookin' trio and your daughters' cards are super cute too! Love all the bright colors!

  10. Super cute cards! I love your trio! So fun! and your daughter's cards are all so sweet! Fab job on all :)
    hugs, margie

  11. You are all such busy bees! Great set of cards! Love the kitchen/cooking theme. I love the apron. I've been eyeing that for a while! FUN colors. Your daughters are so creative! :o)