Taylored Expressions 2nd Anniversary Blog Hop!!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Hello sweet peeps and welcome to the 2nd anniversary blog hop for Taylored Expressions!!

I'm SO thrilled to be a part of this momentous occasion and I hope you can all play along with us today! If you've stopped here from fellow New Englander Joanne Basile's blog, then you're on the right track, but if you haven't and would like to play along with us, then pop on over to Taylor's blog to start the fun there!

A birthday bash wouldn't be complete without some SWEET DEALS now would it?! Well, hold onto your hats peeps because Taylor has some sweet ones for you:

*-Purchase ANY 4 full-size stamp sets and receive a free Binder Box
*-Purchase ANY 8 A la Carte stamps and receive a free set of Stamp Storage Panels
*-4 orders will be selected at random (one each day from Friday - Monday) to win a $25 TE gift certificate

And the best part?! All of the stamps you've seen this morning are available RIGHT NOW from the Taylored Expressions store! Saweeet! :)

I jumped at the chance to ink up Miss Fashionably Late! She's big and round and perfect for coloring and paper piecing! She reminds me of Hyacinth Bucket from Keeping Up Appearances; all prim and proper! That's why I created a perfectly proper card for her Fashionable Highness! :) I used some paper from MME's So Sophie collection then sponged and machine stitched each panel with cream thread. After coloring Miss FL with my reinkers and aquapainter brush, I cut her out using the large oval Nestibilties, matted her with Bitter Chocolate Bazzil paper then matted her again to a piece of scrap base cardstock cut using the Labels Ten Nestibility and machine stitched them together. Then I added the finishing touches; a frilly border, adhesive pearls, ribbon, a button center and the sentiment - that comes with this A-La-Carte stamp!! If you haven't guessed already, I used this week's Mojo Sketch challenge (MOJO154) for my layout.

Here's a close up of the paper piecing I did on her dress and hat. I layered her sleeve and flower because they were in front of the rest of the image. I popped up the feather in her hat. If you click on the image, you can see that I added some Glossy Accents to her eyes and Stickles to her pearls and feather.

If you haven't guessed already, this A-La-Carte stamp comes with TWO sentiments - one for the outside of the card and one for the inside! A complete stamp set for only $6.95!! I tell ya, that Taylor thinks of everything! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Your next stop is Monika Davis!

Taylored Expressions
'Fashionably Late'
Inks: StazOn 'Jet Black', Pretty In Pink, Regal Rose, Ruby Red, Distress Inks 'Antique Linen and Tea Dye'
Papers: Strathmore Bristol Vellum, Bazzil Basics, PP - My Minds Eye 'So Sophie'
Access: May Arts Wrinkled Ribbon, PTI Button, Spellbinders 'Labels Ten, Large Oval and Tags Trio', PTI Rustic Button Thread, Kaiser Crafts Adhesive Pearls-Chocolate, Martha Stewart Edge Punch, Rangers Stickles - Diamond, Rangers Glossy Accents, Sponges, Dimensionals


kadie said...

Oh my gosh, that hippo is the BEST! And I love how you paper pieced her outfit...looks so Mrs Doubtfire! :) Fab fab card!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Gorgeous card Sandra! Love that hippo and the papers you used... great coloring and stitching! :o)

Natalie said...

Oh this is a delight (I think your Miss Fashionably Late is British, don't you?) How cute, thanks for suggesting to enlarge the photo because I would have missed out on all the incredible detailed work you did! Wow, this is drop the jaw fantastic!!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

I love the paper piecing and how you made the image look like a portrait! Excellent!

Gingerbread Gal♥ said...

Happy Friday Sandra! Of course I am in complete bliss looking at your gorgeous coloring! Stunning work!
:) Rach

Anonymous said...

Hey, this is fantastic!

Unknown said...

Oh she's just fabulous Sandra-- love the whole thing.. I loved Kadie's Mrs. Doubtfire comment-- I totally see it!!

Betty Wright said...

WOW! Just gorgeous and super cute to boot, Sandra! Awesome card and the paper piece dress on the hippo is too cute!

Jodi Collins said...

Just beautiful Sandra! LOVE the layout and papers, and of course, your signature FABULOUS coloring!

Judy McMullen said...

OMG! This is just adorable. LOVE these belated birthday images and sentiments from Taylored Expressions...just brilliant!! Speaking of brilliant so is your coloring, coordinating of d.p. and embellishments...Love it!!!

Taylor said...

This is so fun, Sandra! I love her paper pieced dress! She looks so sophisticated! Thanks so much for helping us celebrate our birthday!

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is just too stinking adorable!!

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