Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Taylored Expressions Blast from the Past Blog Hop


Hey Hey Hey Heyyyyyy!!

I am sooooooo excited about this blog post because it is about something new and exciting that Taylor has going on - a customer and Taylored Expressions fan blog hop which features stamp sets from Taylored Expressions that were released between 2008-2009. I love each and every set so very much and I can't wait to hop around today to see all of my favorites (did I mention that all the TE stamps are all of my favorites ;) ANDDDDD guess what - we have 53 fellow bloggers and TE fans in our hop today all of whom have created a card using our very much loved TE stamps!

Here is a sketch below for the blog hop, which people can use if they needed a starting off point. I know I always need a starting off point - whether its a color challenge, a sketch challenge, etc. I used this sketch with the awesome "manly man" stamp set: Boys Will Be Boys! I couldn't wait to pull out this stamp set and create a little card for a special man in my life - my own dad and BFF :)))

And can I just mention that I {heart} this stamp set - its always so hard for me to make a man card - and I adore all the images in this stamp set because they make it easy to make a fun "man card" - I think the hardest thing about making this card was deciding which stamp to use - but the tie image kept calling me because it just so reminds me of my dad. One thing that I always loved about going shopping with my dad when I was little, was picking out ties with him - he has such a great taste in ties and I always LOVED looking at the myriad of colors and materials and designs of ties at the store. So it was fun to make this card and paper piece some ties with this stamp set.

I pulled out the ever trusty "go to" "man papers" from Cosmo Cricket Lil' Man collection and I was beyond excited (more like ecstatic when I found matching CC ribbons in the sale rack! Say What!!! Love when that happens! I couldn't understand why my DH wasn't as excited as I was about that find!! Hellooooo, matching CC ribbons!! :)))
Card Ingredients:
Paper: Prism cardstock (Intense Teal), Cosmo Cricket (Lil' Man)
Ink: Memento Ink Bahama Blue
Accessories: Cosmo Cricket Lil' man ribbons (yay!), Spellbinders, Adirondacks Liquid Pearls, Circle punches from CM, white gel pen, dimensionals.

I loved making this card and can't wait to send it to my dad :) I am excited about going tie shopping for him and to get him a special tie for a Father's Day gift :)

I can't WAIT to hop along and check out all the Blast from the Past TE goodness that is in store today!!! All you have to do is to follow the links!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Big hugs,
Sankari :)



20 comments:

the whimsical butterfly said...

Girlie, you NEVER cease to amaze me! For someone who is REALLY challenged at making boy cards of any kind, I am SO awe=inspired!!! You rocked your own (FAB FAB FAB) sketch, too! LOVE THIS!

Karen Motz said...

This is so handsomely masculine...FABULOUS!!!

Jackie Pedro said...

Awesome card, Sankari!! LOVE the dp and the matching ribbon!! My hubby sounds like yours!! Hugs ~Jacks

Taylor said...

This is so fabulous, Sankari! And I must say that I'm so glad the 'liquid-pearl dotting' Sankari is back! I still don't know how you do it! I tried it once and messed it up... maybe it's time to try it again! :)

Thanks for joining in the Blast from the Past blog hop!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

This is SO utterly FAB Sankari! The colors and patterns are DELISH and I LOVE the layout you created!!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fabulous card Sankari! The colors are so vibriant! Love the paper-piecing! Also... great sketch! I enjoyed using it. :o)

Donna said...

OOH! love the funky ties! awesome card

Alex Maldonado said...

Gorgeous sketch missy!! and your card is just divine (as always!!) LOVE it girlfriend, you make me swoon!! :)

Tangii Crain said...

This is just amazing! I love all of the details, the colors... just everything!!!! Fabulous job!!!!

Stacey Schafer said...

how fun, Sankari:)

Lori said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this paper and how you used it! And SCORE on the ribbon find! WOOHOOO! Happy Hoppin'!

Stephanie Kraft said...

This is wonderful, Sankari! Love the ties.. and so will your dad!! Love your sketch!!

raduse said...

Love it! Fantastic card for dad anytime.

Rosie said...

Your cards are always so fun! Love what you did with the sketch!

Dawn Easton said...

Loved your sketch girl! It was such a blast playing along with you girls again!! Miss ya :)

Your card totally rocks! Love those pattern papers and that ribbon is fantastic!!!

Carolina said...

Adorable card and just in time for Father's Day...thanks for the wonderful inspiration! So glad you were able to join the hop!

Jen Tapler said...

DUDE. Do great minds think alike or what!?!? Same tie image, same sentiment. I'm tellin' ya - we're like doing some kind of man-card mind-ninja-trick or something!! (except that yours is way cuter!). LOL! Love ya.

Smita said...

Nice!! Love the masculine cards you churn up with so much ease :-)

Karen Giron said...

LOVE, LOVE THIS!! You always rock the sketches, my friend! And by the way, I totally have the Fat Albert song in my head now - hey, Hey, HEY!!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Wow, Sankari, this is a stunner!!! Love the colors and love the dots and faux stitching. So that's what you do with liquid pearls? I never even thought of that! Must try now...

And thanks for a fun sketch to play with!

Hugs,
Lisa