Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Taylored Expressions Blast From the Past Blog Hop

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!



22 comments:

Taylor said...

This is super sweet, Jen! I love those heart stick pokey things you used! ;)

TannyP said...

Those are two lovely soulmates! The pins are beautiful and your ribbon is perfect =)

Lea L. said...

This is so sweet! I love the sun that you created behind those sweet flamingos! Lovely job on your card! ♥♥♥

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

This is a great card, love your patterned papers! And the heart stick pins look fabulous!

Chris L.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Such a pretty car Jen. Great image, papers... love the heart pins. :o)

Stephanie Kraft said...

Darling, Jen! Love the sweet flamingos!

DoodleDee Designs said...

Super cute and I love the DP you picked - super cute!!

Cindy Coutts Designs said...

Great card, great papers and sketch, and love your designer paper. Perfect combination.

Joan Ervin said...

What a sweet little Valentine...the little soulmates are absolutely adorable!!!!

Regina Mangum said...

Jen, this is just darling. What wonderful details! XOXO

Jenn K said...

What a sweet card! My son LOVES flamingos..he would LOVE this card too.

Harriet Skelly said...

I love these Animal In Love singles - and the flamingos are one of my favorites! I love your layout - especially those heart pins and bow!

Jami said...

First - I love your card! It's just so sweet and adorable!
Second - I have the same issue with the pokey things. They should have a little plastic cover at the point IMO. They are dangerous!
I wonder if this si one of those "no pain, no gain" things??!!?? I don't get it either.

Natalie said...

Cute card! I've not used the stick pins but I imagine the rubbery backs to earrings should do the trick, wouldn't it? Just a suggestion, let me know if it works. You probably can get those at a bead store or at a craft store in the jewelry section.

Michelle /Eliotstamps said...

Those flamingos are so cute! Love the heart pins, too.

irishgalkelly said...

Lovely card Jen! Pretty patterned papers and get color combo. I don't get the stick pins myself. We must be missing something! LOL.

Karen Motz said...

Jen!! I love what you've done with the flamingos!!! This is gorgeous!!!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

This is so sweet, Jen! LOVE it!

Terri E. said...

Great colors and dsp use.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Marisa said...

Precious card, Jen! Love the colours you used and the flamingos are darling. Thanks for your birthday wishes too :) Enjoy some sun, surf and sand for me as we are about ready to board the Ark around here LOL!

Kristie said...

Sweet card! I love how you incorporated the pin embellishments.

Robin McK said...

Hi Jen!
Wow, this card is soooo cute!
I love those flamingos, and your layout is amazing! TFS