Happy Tuesday!  Today Taylored Expressions is hosting a customer blog hop to splotlight stamp sets that were released in 2008 and 2009 and we have over 50 people playing!!!  How cool is that?  I jumped at the chance to use 2 of my all-time favorite sets Branching Out and Branching Out Coordinates to make a birthday card for a very special friend.


Today is Lori Craig’s birthday and I’m excited to say that she already received this card in the mail yesterday.  WooHoo!  That never happens!  This is a large 5.5″ square card and I used dp from a DCWV stack I picked up at Joanns.  The tree trunk was stamped with a pearly Brilliance chocolate ink and the tree top was paper pieced and highlighted with copics and stickles.  I was really tickled with how this turned out!


Happy Birthday my sweet friend!!!! 


Here we are during Lori’s recent layover in SoCal on her way to Australia.

And now here’s a list of everyone participating in the TE Blast From the Past Blog Hop today. I’m dying to see what everyone has created and which stamp sets everyone has used, but I have to get to work so I’ll just have to hop as many as I can this morning and check out the rest tonight.  Oh and if you notice some similar layouts – we were given an optional sketch to use.  It’s a good one, but I didn’t end up using it.

1.  Taylor VanBruggen   28.  Sharon Harnist  
2.  Tanis Palmer   29.  Angela Bear  
3.  Cassie Trask   30.  Michelle Lane  
4.  Jen Tapler   31.  Alison Anderson  
5.  Monika Davis   32.  Heidi Burt  
6.  Jessica Willison   33.  Tangii Crain  
7.  Candace Mitchell   34.  Jackie Rakoski  
8.  Carole Rinear Chesser   35.  Barbara Anders  
9.  Tanja Hartmann   36.  Kerry Johnson  
10.  Arielle Gordon   37.  Lisa Thompson  
11.  Dawn Easton   38.  Lisa Hjulberg  
12.  Karen Motz   39.  Clarissa Vicencio-Wickens  
13.  Jen Alonso   40.  JoAnn Valderama  
14.  Karen Giron   41.  Patti Gingrich  
15.  Jackie Pedro   42.  Jana Weaver  
16.  Kelli Hull   43.  Lisa Kind  
17.  Stacey Schafer   44.  Rosie Hughes  
18.  Sankari Wegman   45.  Jami Sibley  
19.  Bonnie Ratzloff   46.  Donna Baker  
20.  Carolina Buchting   47.  Carrie Zrodlowski  
21.  Lisa Smeaton   48.  Corinne Reyes Mercado  
22.  Alex Maldonado   49.  Jessica Diedrich  
23.  Stephanie Kraft   50.  Lori West  
24.  Melissa Cooper   51.  Jodi Collins  
25.  Lori Craig   52.  Nancy Jensen  
26.  Nancy McKinney   53.  Rachel Sztonyk  
27.  Wendy Elliott  

Thanks for stopping by.


19 Responses to “Taylored Expressions Blog Hop”

  1. Taylor Says:

    Sooo sooo cute, Jami! Every little detail is perfect! And what a sweet picture of you and Lori!

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

  2. Jessica Diedrich Says:

    Awwww how sweet! You two look beautiful and I LOVE that card, it’s stunning, Jami!

  3. Jackie Pedro Says:

    This is darling, Jami!!! Love the pic of you and Lori!!!

  4. loricraig Says:

    Photo does not do this card justice….So lucky for me, it’s in my possession! It’s just gorgeous, and I love it, Jami. Thank you so much!

    I love the picture, too. I loved just hanging out, doing lunch, stamping…Such a happy, happy day. 🙂 Love you, sweet friend!

  5. Jodi Collins Says:

    GORGEOUS Jami! LOOOOOOOOVE the colors and papers on this! The scene you created is SOO super cute too and I LOVE the pic of you and Lori!!!

  6. Karen Motz Says:

    This is so fun Jami!!! I love the little scene you created and the fun picket fence in the background!

  7. Tangii Says:

    Wow Jami! This is just jaw dropping and amazing! I liked this set before but I think it needs to move closer to the top of my wish list now! Fabulous!!!

  8. Lisa Says:

    Great card and great photo of the two of you!! So smiley!! 🙂 Lisa

  9. Monika/buzsy Says:

    Fabulous card Jami! I love that tree image with the cute owl… the colors are fabulous! Great embellishments! :o)

  10. Stephanie Kraft Says:

    Wonderful, Jami! Love the colors, the fabulous scene (esp the fun picket fence).. love it all! Great pic of you and Lori, too!!

  11. Alex Maldonado Says:

    Jami this is so incredibly cute!! I love the little scene and the colors are just so happy and bright!!! Awesome!! 🙂

  12. Rachel a.k.a. Gingerbread Gal Says:

    FABULOUS!!! WOW!! The details are beyond amazing! Just blown away! Fantastic Jami!
    LOVE it!

  13. Dawn Easton Says:

    Fabulous, Jami! Love the scene you created, especially that adorable squirrel on the swing!

  14. Rosie Says:

    Love everything about your card! Nice details…super nice job!

  15. Bonnie aka raduse Says:

    This is just too cute Jami.

  16. Carolina Says:

    What an adorable card and Lori is one lucky girl to call this hers! Great pic of the two of you!!!

  17. Karen Giron Says:

    This is SO cute, Jami! I love the stripedy fence and that tree – WOW!!!

  18. Donna B Says:

    perfect card for your picture – you’re in the sunshine and the shade- HA!! great picture of the two of you. your card is decorated as nicely on the inside as it is on the outside. wow!

  19. Sharon Harnist Says:

    Beautiful card, and lucky girl — getting to see our sweet friend! Hugs!

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