Saturday, May 29, 2010

Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge #81 ~ Ferris Buellers Day Off

Hi everyone,

Over at the Cinema Saturday blog this week, we are presenting a fan favorite movie of the 80's - Ferris Bueller's Day Off! This is in honor of the end of school approaching - we are so excited to do this movie for our Cinema Saturday this week!!!! If you haven't seen this movie - get ready for a rollercoaster ride into 80's nostalgia! We both have memories of watching Ferris when we were younger and it was so much fun to tell each other our favorite Ferris Bueller lines!!! LOL! We were just cracking up! And then we thought (lightbulb moment!) why not make that the challenge requirement!!! So this week YOU have a choice for the challenge requirement: you can either use a sentiment from one of the songs in the movie OR to use a line from the movie as your sentiment (or create your own sentiment from something you think Ferris would say)!!!

Okay so all I have to say is that I LOVE THIS MOVIE!! I can't believe its taken us so long to do it! I used to memorize parts of it - and must have seen this over and over again! I absolutely have WAY too many favorite parts of this movie to pick one favorite scene - but definitely the chase scene at the end, the part where they go to pick up Sloane, the Save Ferris sign, when Mr. Rooney says "I weep for the future" and then the very last scene when he gets on the bus (lol!!) - but I guess one of my all time favorite parts of the movie is when Ferris disappears and then reappears on the float during the parade and starts singing!!! I LOVEEEE that! And isn't Matthew Broderick SO cute? I had such a crush on him (but I am forever loyal to Johnny Depp!)

So for my card -
  1. my inspiration was Ferris on the float with a microphone singing
  2. and the sentiment: You're my Hero - comes from Cameron when he tells Ferris: "You're my Hero"
I wanted to create a bright card - inspired by the 80's sense of color and pattern and used this image of a girl holding a mic from the awesome and righteous stamp set: You're My Hero from Taylored Expressions and the papers are from different Key Ingredient's and Project Pantry Kits from TE. I love this image and it was perfect for this challenge because it is so simillar to Ferris holding a mic. I can't wait to give this to one of my girlfriends - who is truly my hero - seriously - she simplyyyyy amazes me!

So we hope you will play along with us this week!!! Its TOOO much fun going on not to! Just stop by the Cinema Saturday blog for more details!!!

Sending you all big rocking hugs!
Happy Saturday!
big hugs,
Sankari :)

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Gina K Previews and Blog Hop!

Good Evening Everyone,
Have you been enjoying the Gina K previews this week? Well, you see all the details here on Gina's blog - and tonight starts off another set of sneak peeks and I am so excited to peek a card using Nina Brackett's beautiful stamp set: Fine Furnishings (which also coordinates with the Fine Furnishing Additions stamp set). This stamp set is just adorable - love all the sweet images of the couches and pillows to coordinate and even beautiful chandeilers! I used the sentiment: Miss You from the Botanicals stamp set previewed on Monday and stamped that in the mirror:

I made this as slightly a man card for my sweet cousin - but couldn't help adding a ribbon to a man card - (I kept trying to not add a ribbon - but couldn't help it!) :)))

For more samples with the stamp sets being previewed tonight, check out these Designer's Links:

*Friends are Forever designer
*Fine Furnishings and Fine Furnishings Additions designer
*May's CenterStage Spotlight Team Member!*

Please make plans to attend our Release party tomorrow night, Thursday night, May 27th from 7-10 central time which will be held at StampTV. There will be contest questions, challenges, samples from several designers and lots of chatter all leading up to 10pm central, when all the new products and stamp sets previewed this week on our blogs become available online through GinaK Designs store!

Thanks so much for stopping by tonight!
Hope that you are having a great day!
Big hugs,
Sankari :)

I Miss Hanging Out!!!!

Good Afternoon Everyone!!!
Hope you are having a great hump day - here things have gone from crazy to insanely busy - how is that possible...?! Well, I just keep remembering the story of the Little Engine that Could - and keep trying to chug-a-chug-a-choo-choo up the hill of life's craziness! I love it when cards come together quickly - and this one came together in just a quick jiff - partly because I absolutely adore the Hangin' Out stamp set from Taylored Expressions:

I {heart} the Cloudy Background stamp that Taylor designed - it really makes it super easy to create a wonderful background! I stamped the cloudy background and then created rolling hills dotted with liquid pearls. I paper pieced the dress with some Joy Ride paper from CC and embellished with some CC ribbon :) Here is another angle of the card

I love the whimsy dress hanging and blowing in the wind and I simply love how this card turned out and can't wait to send it to one of my BFF's who I have been misssssssssing! I can't wait to make another card - all i need is a way to freeze time long enough for me to craft for days!!!

Hope that you guys are having a fabulous day!!!
Big sunshiney hugs to all!!!!
Sankari :)))

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

JustRite Stampers - Catalog Blog HOP!!!

Good Morning Everyone,

I am so excited to announce that the newest JustRite Catalog is ready for pre-order on the website and that I have a little project in the catalog too! This catalog has over a 100 different project ideas and is absolutely gorgeous! Not only does it have project ideas - but has the complete supply lists for all of those projects too! Its $6.95 (with $4.95 for shipping) and is filled to the brim with serious amazing-ness!

Today, the JustRite Design Team is having a blog hop and previewing a project that they created for the new catalog! The project that I created for the catalog uses one of my all time favorite stamps from JustRite: The Merry Little Christmas Borders & Centers Round (1-5/8") I have always adored this stamp set - its just so cute and little and sweet and has all of the perfect holiday sentiments with the cutest little holiday images!

I think what I love about this stamp set, is that it has both christmas sentiments, holiday sentiments and even a new year sentiment - makes all around perfect :) Here is my little holiday card:
I had so much fun making this star card. The center is actually punched out and so the mistletoe hangs right over the punched out portion (it has a little glaze on it as do the trees). This star still fits into an A2 size envelope which makes mailing alot easier! :)

Check out all the amazing creations that this amazing Design Team has created - they are just so creative and use all of the JustRite stamps beautifully!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Gina K Previews and Blog Hop!

Happy Sunday Everyone,

Today is the start of some wonderful sneak peeks over at Gina K Designs and you won't want to miss all the yumminess and sweetness of the stamps that Gina is releasing this month! Tonight, I get to preview the stamp set: Botanicals. This stamp set is part of the Card Kit - where if you buy this stamp set - you will also release the following cardstock: Red Hot, Fresh Asparagus, Chocolate Brown, Sweet Corn and Heavy Base White along with gold brads and a printed instruction sheet with measurements on how to make the set of three beautiful cards that Jessica created with this gorgeous set.

I love stamping with silhouette stamps - there are so many different techniques that you can use. One technique is to emboss them (you can emboss, then brayer and wipe off for that wonderful Zindorf look! which is something that I could never do and have it look just right). I thought it would look nice to stamp on the dark chocolate cardstock - so I stamped the image in Versamark and then embossed with some some polysparkle gold EP powder:

Here is another card that I made by stamping the silhouette stamp one color and then stamping it again immediately right next to the main "dark" stamped image - this gives it a little faded color - which is a nice way to give some dark/light shade in your card:

Tonight you will see two stamp sets that are being previewed!!! The Botanicals stamp set (like above) and the Beach Bums stamp set - you don't want to miss any of the fabu creations from these Designer's Links:
Please make plans to attend our Release party this Thursday night, May 27th from 7-10 central time which will be held at StampTV. There will be contest questions, challenges, samples from several designers and lots of chatter all leading up to 10pm central, when all the new products and stamp sets previewed this week on our blogs become available online through GinaK Designs store!

Thanks so much for stopping by tonight! Hope you had a fabulous weekend!
Big hugs,
Sankari :)

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge #80 - Becoming Jane

Welcome Everyone to our 80th Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge, where every Saturday we pick a movie from which we draw inspiration from to create a card, scrapbook layout or 3D item. This week is our 80th challenge (the big 8-0! !!) and we thought we would honor our roots by picking the movie: "Becoming Jane" in honor our our very first challenge "Pride and Prejudice". When Brooke and I thought to start this challenge - it was because we both simply loved Jane Austen movies - and this movie is simply splendid!!!

Can I just tell you that I wasn't sure about this movie at first - but as I was watching it - I simply got swept in and carried away. Okay, okay - I WILL admit - that ALOT of my getting carried away was because of the yummy James McAvoy (wow! love his intensity!) . The love story between Jane and Tom in this movie just opened my heart - their interactions, their passion, their love story - so beautiful and a wee bit heartbreaking too. (man - the last scene just kills me with the looks that they give each other... sigh!)
Speaking getting swept away - I made this card for my wonderful DH who swept me off of my feet the very day I meant him. Tomorrow is our anniversary and I wanted to make a special card for him in honor of our special day :) I love this quote that Tom says: "What value will there ever be in life, if we are not together".... So I printed it out using a barouqe script and used a sketch that I designed for the Paper Craft Planet's Saturday Sketch Challenge today!!!! (So, I hope you will come and play along with both the sketch and cinema challenge today!!)

I loved this little bit of DP that I have had for years (I simply loved the filigiree work so much that I save this little scrap - it kind of reminds me of a sari). If you haven't watched this movie - and you love Jane Austen (or period pieces, or James McAvoy!!!!) - its a definite must!!

You can check out all the details of the sketch challenge here at Paper Craft Planet - (upload with the tag: SK052210)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Hope your weekend is off to a wonderful start!
Big hugs,
Sankari :)

Friday, May 21, 2010

CSAYL #51 - Paper Piecing challenge

Happy Friday Everyone!

Every Friday over at the Christmas Stampin' All Year Long blog, we make a christmas/holiday card with different challenges every week - this week's challenge is to use paper piecing in your card --- which is one of my favorite favorite favorite kind of techniques. For my card I used the beautiful beautiful Christmas/Holiday sets from Verve: I paper pieced the lovely tree from the gorgeous Christmas in the Air stamp set and the sentiment is from Blessed Christmas, using the Mojo Monday Sketch #139 (I {heart} this sketch!)

I can't get over my liquid pearl addiction - I had to put a little bit of blue liquid pearls over the hills and added some Stardust Stickles to the sky to create a spearkly falling snow scene. I love being part of this Christmas Stampin' group and its been fun to create a little holiday fun in the middle of the may :)

You can find out more details here and join in the fun and play along!!!
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
Big hugs,
Sankari :)

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Center of Attention Product Spotlight -Stickers!

Good Morning Everyone,

Every month over at Taylored Expressions, we have a spotlight on a certain product. This month, we are putting stickers in the center of attention. The stickers these days are definitely NOT like the bubble gum flavored stickers, or those puffy Rainbow Brite stickers that I grew up with!! These days manufacturers have come up with a ton of different kinds of stickers to coordinate with all the yummy new designer paper, or with different textures, colors and bling. Check out all the yummy stickers here at Taylored Expressions - which will be on SALE for a limited time only!!!

For my card today - I used the Velvet Scroll stickers in Lime (they are so soft!!). I thought it would be fun to try to rearrange the sticker pieces into different patterns and add on a little liquid pearl love (seriously - I can't put these liquid pearls down - help! :) I used the sentiment from the Cuppie Love Scenes stamp set (LOVE you Karen M.!!!) and the papers from a previous KI challenge. I thought it would be fun to contrast the stickers with some black and white. They are such cool patterns and really make it a cinch to create a quick card!
The cost of these stickers is so low compared to other embellishments, especially now that they are on SALE! And the great part is that they really make card making go soooo quickly - not much stamping, coloring or cutting involved - just peel and stick!! Gotta love that!!!

With these stickers you can attach them easily to 3D projects and they create such a nice texture - I want to decorate a little box to go with this gift for my friend - and I can see more little lime scroll work adorning the sides of it. I love the way the liquid pearls coordinate with this product - it has such a nice soft bumpy texture now!

I can't wait to see what all the other girls did with the different stickers in the store! Come on and hop along with me!!

Also, from now through the 23th of May- these stickers will be on
SALE! (they will be 15% off) over at the Taylored Expressions store) so if you haven't tried it out yet - now is a great time to check it out - or stock up on it - and with the cost of stickers so low - you can stock up on a TON!!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
(Are you ready for Friday as much as I am??!)
Big hugs!
Sankari :)

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 :)

Monday, May 17, 2010

Q-Tee Lamb Name Card Holder (Paper Craft Planet 3D challenge)

Hi Everyone,

I am so excited to be the hostess of the 3D challenge over at Paper Craft Planet this week! YAY! (if you haven't checked out this awesome group - you MUST! Its chock full of fun and creative and easy to follow 3D projects). So this week for my challenge, I thought it would be fun to spice up and make some creative name card holders!! I saw this cuteeeee Lamb Name Card holder and couldn't wait to try it! My daughter has been really into tea parties and I have been wanting to throw a little tea party for her playgroup - so I thought it would be fun to have some cute name card holders at each child's place at the table (and also works as a little favor they can take home!)

My favorite part is personalizing the little name card holder with a little personalized hand stamped name tag. I used the JustRite Curlz font to create this name tag (if you haven't checked out all of the amazingly beautiful JustRite font sets that are available - you can see them all right here). I added a little liquid pearls and pearls and then attached it to the lamb by just opening up the clothespin to hold onto the name card holder :))

In the link of how to make this lamb name card holder - there are all the instructions attached so that you can create this really easily. The only things that you need are: clothespins (2), Q-Tips, oval cutter/nestie (or can trace a shape), a circle punch, bow for the head and some glue ( I used Zip Dry to adhere to q-tips together). Here is a little picture of the face that I drew on a punched circle with a little bow attached with glue dots :)

I seriously LOVED making this cute name card holder and hope that you will play along! Can't wait to see your creative name card creations!!!! Just make sure that you upload to the Paper Craft Planet gallery using the tag 3D62 so that I can put it into the album and then link it to the discussion here so that we can all see it!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!
Hope your day is going great!
Big hugs,
Sankari :))

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Welcome Little One

Happy Sunday Everyone!

Hope your weekend is going great! Ours has been busy but fun and wonderful! One of the most special things that happened is that a very special person came into the world! One of my dear friends had her baby on friday and holding her little one, I was just amazed by the miracle of life and birth. What an amazing journey to come out into the world and then the amazing journey continues everyday as we learn and grow and become. Today, I am off to a baby shower and then next week another baby shower (is it baby season? what's going on?! :)). My friend is having a little boy next month and I couldn't wait to make her card.
I used the Hangin' Out stamp set from Taylored Expressions with some DP from Martha Stewart. The card is really simple - and what I love about it - very quick to make (bonus!) The hills were created using a wave cutter from CM. Then I stamped the hanging stand of the clothesline and threaded some embroidery thread through and "hung up" the onesies that were paper pieced. The rest is just some liquid pearls, a punched out sentiment and a rounded corner - quick and simple :)
This one of my FAVORITE stamp sets from Taylored Expressions (which is saying alot, since every single stamp set is my favorite - but this one is really has a special spot in my heart :) It is so versatile (not just for baby showers but for weddings, anniversaries, thinking of you, congratulations, etc.) I love all the little stamps in it also that you can stamp inside the onesie - like the three stars that I stamped on one of them. And I was pleasantly surprised to discover that the little puppy dog that is part of the designer paper, perfectly fit into the onesie when I paper pieced it! LOVE that! :)))
Well, I am off to get ready and roll out to the baby shower!
Hope you have a beautiful rest of your weekend!!!
Enjoy every second of the day!!!
Thanks so much for stopping by :)))
Sankari :)))))))))

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Calling ALL TWILIGHT FANS!!! - Cinema Saturday #79 - New Moon

Welcome Everyone to our 79th challenge over at the Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge blog where every week we pick a different movie from which we create a card, layout or 3D challenge from. This week we are featuring the blockbuster hit that is the second installment of the Twillight Series: New Moon!!! We hope all you Twi-hard fans will join us this week and we thought a fun challenge requirement would be to add a little bit of silver to your card creations! We have a wonderful bit of blog candy for this challenge! Kathy from PixieDust Studios is an amazing designer who creates wonderful digital stamps. She has created the sweetest Edward and Bella stamps and the winner of this challenge will receive some yummy Twilight digi stamps designed by Kathy herself!!!!

I watched New Moon with one of friend's daughter who is a young teenager - the movie theater was filled with teenagers who were very "appreciative" of Jacob's physique :) I loved the scene of Edward and Bella in the field - where their love feels and seems eternal and timeless and I love that Kathy has a stamp of this very scene!!! The fact that they are digi -makes it really easy to use. I colored mine in photoshop and then printed it out twice. I stamped the sky background using Taylor's Cloudy Background stamp and then I cut out the second image and adhered it ontop of the first one. I used Jen's Sketch FYTT from last week:

I used Kathy's beautiful stamp to create this card with the sentiment that I typed out using a Bleeding Cowboys font that reads: "Love Sparkles".I had so much fun creating this and I know you guys are going to knock our socks off with your creations this week!!!

Please check out all the challenge details over at the Cinema Saturday blog and also all the blog candy details!
Thanks so much for stopping by!!!
big hugs!
Sankari :)

Friday, May 14, 2010

A JustRite Merry Christmas

Hi Everyone!
This week over at the Christmas Stamping All Year Long blog, Patty of "Mis Creaciones" is our host this week and she's got a fun challenge for us!!! The challenge is to "Create a Card" challenge, which means that you make a card by using the following instructions or recipe!

Base: Kraft - 4 1/4 x 5 1/2
Mat: Red- 3 1/4 x 1 3/4
Any patterned paper: - 3 1/4 x 4.5
Ribbon or Fabric: White
Buttons or Brads: Red

I absolutely was amazed by how quickly this card came together! It was so quick and easy to make this Christmas card - love when that happens. Seriously - you must try this!!!! Sometimes when I am making a card - I just bumble around trying to figure out how to do it, which papers to use, which is big, what color should the ribbon be etc. - but this time everything is all laid out for you - you know what color the base is, how big the mat should be, what color the ribbon is etc. --- really makes everything quick and fast!

I used the super super cute snowman from the JustRite stamp set: Old Fashioned Christmas Borders & Centers Round 3 1/4" :

I love making Christmas cards during the year - its really such an easy way to keep the holiday stress down!!! Please check out the Christmas Stampin' Blog for more details!!!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Big hugs,
Sankari :)

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Good Morning Everyone! Its Saturday and that means its time for another Cinema Saturday Creative challenge! Every Saturday on the Cinema Saturday blog, Brooke and I pick out a movie from which to create a card and we invite everyone to play along! This week we are featuring the movie: Much Ado About Nothing:

This movie was made in 1993 and features the talent of Kenneth Branagh, Emma Thompson, Denzel Washington and even Keanu Reeves. If you haven't seen this adaptation of this Shakespearean play onto the silver screen and you like this kind of period pieces - you must watch this movie - its really well done and so full of joy, wit, humor - along with some elements of Shakespearean tragedy/betrayal - but in the end everything returns unto joy :) This week, we picked the challenge requirement to be "to use parchment paper" in our creations. You can create your own parchment paper with some distressing or tea staining technique, etc.

So the inspiration for my card comes from my favorite couple in this play/movie - Beatrice and Benedick (played by Emma Thompson & Kenneth Branagh <--- who used to be married) and they do such an incredible job to bring these characters to life!

I LOVE LOVE how they are both convinced by their friends that the other one is in love with them and they in turn who used to despise each other, begin to fall in love with each other. Their quick wit that they used to joust with each other begins to be used to detail their love for each other - it is just so sweet!

This is why I used the beautiful sentiment: "To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides" which is from the gorgeous stamp set: Feel the Sun from Verve stamps. When Benedick and Beatrice realize that they both love each other and are loved by each other - for real - there is this joy and rejoicing and merriment in their hearts (and in the hearts of all their friends). It is such a beautiful sentiment that describes this joy as feeling the sun from both sides! LOVE this sentiment!

I created this card inspired by that using the Viva La Verve Sketch on SCS for this week. The colors started as one of the colors from the hobby room that is an inspiration pic for the VLV sketch, but got "distressed".
I LOVED making this card while watching the movie (you can watch the whole thing on Youtube, starting with this link for Part 1 of the movie!).

We would love it if you would play along this week! Check out the Cinema Saturday blog from more details and to see the beautiful cards from our three guest designers this week!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Hope you guys are having a fabulous weekend!!
Big hugs,
Sankari :)

Friday, May 7, 2010

RELEASE DAY -at Taylored Expressions!!!!!!!

Good Morning Everyone!!!

YAY! Today is release day over at Taylored Expressions! Today the Baker's Dozen and I are showing sneak peeks from the Father's Day A La Carte stamps that you can purchase individually.
The card I made today uses Taylor's Friday Sketch Challenge #112 and uses this super classy car that you can use for any kind of card - but especially comes in handy for making manly man cards :) I pulled out my CC Lil' Man papers and ribbon for this card.. Also I stamped part of the image on the silver aluminum sheets to give more of a metal-ly feel to the car :) And here is a question I have for all of you card makers - when making manly man cards - do you say "yes" to ribbon - or do you pull out twine/rope etc.? I am never sure, because my manly man cards always end up looking swirly girly whirly. And after long debate with myself, I finally went with ribbon - but then I added some metal eyelets to make it more manly, :) I can't wait to give this card to my FIL, who LOVES working in the garage with his "classic" cars :)

The second project that I made today is a little giftset for my DH for our upcoming anniversary. I know that yesterday, I made a card that I was going to give him on our anniversary in a couple of weeks - but as I was making today's card, I decided to give him this one instead :) I simply love all the different possibilities with the Hangin' Out stamp set that we showed sneak peeks of yesterday :) and created this clothesline card using socks and the sentiment: "We make the perfect pair" I was inspired by the awesome Jackie Pedro's adorable beehive card, where she used the Branching Out stamp set - and thought it would be fun to create a little clothesline tied to the tree image from the Branching Out stamp set:
One of my favorite things at the Taylored Expressions store are the Favor Boxes that Taylor has - there is such a variety and it makes it so easy to create a quick little giftset. I used the gable box favor box and decorated it with some of the ingredients from the Cuppie In the Kitchen Project Pantry papers that were sneak peeked yesterday. I love this sentiment "tiny little thing, great big blessing" which can be used with some of the baby images in this stamp set. I paired it up with the gable box, in which I am going to put a chain that I gave to my DH when we got engaged but it broke last year. As chains go - its a simple thing, but I bought it in India when we were there together and gave it to him after our engagement - so it represents so much - and what a blessing it has been in my life to meet and be with my DH.

Here is the card and giftset together:

I still can't get over how many things Taylor is releasing today!!!
- Four new stamps sets!!
Along with
- Father's Day A La Carte stamps: Dad's Tools and Real Classic stamps sets
- And 2 Project Pantry kits that coordinate with the stamp sets being released!!!

That is a ton of crafting mojo there!! I can't wait to see what the Baker's Dozen has come up with today - hop on aboard and come surf with me!!

our wonderful guest designer: Sandra McLean
and of course!: Taylor VanBruggen

And don't forget to stop by the Taylored Expressions store today and check out all the brand new items waiting to get crafted :))))

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