Wednesday, August 17, 2011

August Blast from the Past from Taylored Expressions

Hi Everyone!

Today over at the Taylored Expressions, we are having the monthly Blast from the Past Customer Blog hop, where everyone can hop along with a previously released stamp set and can use the BFTP sketch if they would like. This month's theme was Collector's Anonymous - and wow! did that start my thinking cap going... I think, I might have a crafting addiction... (yes, I said it out loud! okay, I wrote it out loud!)
My craft area is in our bedroom and pretty much every square inch of it, except the bed has something of my craft "corner" in it - I was hoping my DH would get the hint and figure out that I needed my own room, but he seems really happy with just having a bed and being able to go to sleep at night! My resolution this month is to really go through all my stuff (esp. all the wood mounted stamps!) and have a major purge - will have to do a "before and after" picture! But in the meantime I love creating cards in my craftbedroom :) where I can eat, sleep and create! Which is why I HAD to use that exact same sentiment from the Knit Wit stamp set and pair it up with the images from the Collector's Anonymous stamp set from Taylored Expressions :).  I used the sketch for today's hop, but I kinda embellished it a little more  (more is more right?! :) I have been collecting buttons for so long and I love how they can add just the right punch to a card - so I pulled out one of my 5 collecting boxes of buttons and found these 3 BoBunny Buttons that went perfect with this card :) I think I might have to make 30000 cards covered with buttons to use up all the buttons I have :)

I love these fun images in these stamp sets and tried my hand at masking (Taylor is such a masking expert! I usually cut and pop up images and it was so much fun to stamp and color the bottles of buttons and stacks of ribbon and bunches of glue together - almost looks like my craft desk :)

Card Ingredients:
Paper: Choice Snow White Cardstock and Life of the Party papers from My Mind's Eye! 
Stamps: sentiment from the Knit Wit stamp set and pair it up with the images from the Collector's Anonymous stamp set from Taylored Expressions 
Inks: Ladybug Red, Tuxedo Black and Berrylicious Chalk Ink and copics
Accessories: Buttons from Bo Bunny, rhinestones, ribbon from Stash, Spellbinders, corner chomper, bow easy and glue dots (and dimensionals) :) and can you believe it - not liquid pearls!! 

After stamping and coloring the images, I cut the it out using the From the Heart Die and then popped it up onto the Take Note 3 die from the Taylored Die collection and matted it onto the awesomely fun Life of the Party papers from My Mind's Eye!
I loved making this card and loved trying my hand at masking! I can't wait to see what awesomeness everyone has created with this theme! And I am so glad that I have this crafting addiction because I have had the chance to meet all of you through it!! :)

One random hopper on today's blog will receive a FREE Taylored Expressions stamp set of choice and another hopper's creation will be featured in the upcoming TE newsletter! Please stop by Taylor's blog to see how you can join the next Blast From the Past hop!

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

17 comments:

Wanda G (stampcat) said...

FABULOUS!!!! I love your card - and the way you layered all those images is brilliant! :-)

Jen Carvajal said...

Holy guacamole! That is awesome!!! I LoVe how you masked those stamps and made all your goodies look squished together just like they do IRL on my desk! :) AdORaBLe!! And thank you for the great sketch! It was so fun to use!

CraftyLoops said...

Terrific card, I love the papers and the buttons are fantastic. Lee xx

Pattie said...

Super fun card Sankari! Thanks for a great sketch too! Love how you merged all the images!

Lisa Petrella said...

LOVIN' that collection of crafting goodies on your focal point! SO CUTE! And that ribbon is GORGEOUS!!!

Taylor said...

This is absolutely adorable, Sankari! And it looks like you're the masking pro now... you can put away those scissors! *wink*

Love the bright colors and that ribbon is yummo!

windycindy said...

"Too Cute!"
I will bid $5.00...
Thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Debbie Carriere said...

Sankari, this is fantastic!!! Great job masking!!! I can't believe no liquid pearls!! Wonderful card :)

Natalie said...

Awesome card and sketch!! Love the beautiful ribbon/bow and the masking job is absolutely fabulous!!! Wow!!!!!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a fabulous card Sankari. The images are awesome and the masking was done perfectly. Love the rich colors! Awesome sketch as usual! :o)

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

What a great card! And I think you are part masking expert yourself, your centerpiece looks wonderful!

Chris L.

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

Holy CROW! It is SCARY how awesome you are! THis is FLIPPIN' FABULOUS!!!!!

Jules said...

love all these wonderful colors!

Donna said...

I adore your card, beautiful! hope all is well...sure miss chatting with you!

margie c said...

What a stunning and amazing card! I love how you masked all these stamps in there! Beautiful job :)

Bonnie aka raduse said...

Fantastic!!! I love this.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for creating a great sketch for the TE Blog Hop! I used it as the basis of my LO...your card is fab! TFS

Jasmin
www.wildflowerscraps.com