Well, it's time for the first Taylored Expressions Blast from the Past Blog Hop of 2011 and I'm pretty excited to be playing along again this month! This month's theme is "Love" and the requirement is to use Taylored Expressions stamps released prior to November 2010. Here's what I came up with:
I'd had those cute Flamingos in Love for awhile now, but for some crazy reason they had yet to see ink, so I knew they would be perfect for today's hop! I stamped the image twice so I could cut out the actual flamingos and pop them up on dimensionals (I like the way the little bit of white left around the edges of them makes them pop a little more so they really stand out). The sentiment is from the Animal Love Sentiments set that pairs perfectly with all of the Animals in Love stamps from the Stamps a la Carte section. But how about those yummy papers (and ribbon and heart stick pokey things)!? They're from the new Valentine Project Pantry kit, which is AWESOME! But I have to ask you guys (and I think I've mentioned this before - the one other time I've used them) - going back to those heart stick pokey things - I always love the way those things look when I see them used by other people and they look fantastic - but what do you guys do with the sharp pokey tips? Do you jab something soft onto the ends or just leave them all poking out as a potential under-the-fingernail jabbing hazard? They look great, but they just seem so functionally dangerous to me? Am I missing something? I mean, I'm probably just going to give this card to Joel so it won't matter (it's highly likely he won't even notice the heart pokey things) - but I'm just curious if anyone has any tricks for this - or am I just WAY overthinking things and not giving my card recipients enough credit? Maybe they're really not stupid enough to accidentally jab themselves under the fingernail with those things?? Somebody fill me in here!! LOL.
Ok, so anyway - back to the fabulous Blast From The Past Blog Hop. Be sure to stop by all the other Hoppers' blogs to see what they've created this month. I'm sure you won't be disappointed!