Happy Tuesday!  So where in the heck have I been for a week and a half???!!??  Well, we took a wonderful little vacation last week and the TESC crew also took a break last Friday.  I’ll share some vacation pics later in the week, but I got back to blogging just in time for the June edition of the Taylored Expressions Blast From the Past Blog Hop!  This is a time for all TE Lovers to play by creating a card with a much loved TE set that may not be getting it’s due because it’s not the very newest stamp set on the block.  There are over 50 people playing today!  How cool is that?!  Inspiration abounds and if you hop around, you might see a TE set you didn’t know about or haven’t seen for awhile.  And if you’re not playing today, then you need to make plans to play with us next month! Everyone is welcome.  🙂

The set I chose to showcase today is one of my favorites (*ahem* I admit I might be slightly biased on this one *wink*), but I hadn’t had it out in a little while – Sweet Ocassions.  If you’re like me, when you think about buying a stamp set you wonder what you might actually use it for and this is one of those sets that is truly versatile and easy to use – birthday, congrats, new home, friendship, thanks ALL IN ONE CUTE STAMP SET!  I was having so much fun that I actually made two cards!  (Of course not stamping for a week may have had something to do with it too! *grin*)


For today’s hop we were given an optional inspiration photo/color challenge.  I interpreted the color challenge as Real Red, So Saffron, Wild Wasabi and Baja Breeze and found that several sheets of patterned paper from October Afternoon (Cherry Hill, Farm Fresh and Thrift Shop) would work perfectly with this color combo. I LOVED this combo so much (it’s pretty much my kitchen colors) that I used it for both cards.  My images are colored with copic markers. 

On my first card (above) I colored over the word “friend” and the the little flower on the sugar cookie with a clear glaze pen.  The three little flower embellishments were created by first punching a 1/4″ circle from Baja carstock and then using the tiny flower punch over that circle.  That was applied with a Quickie Glue pen and then a green KaiserCraft rhinestone was adhered to the open center of each flower.

My 2nd card (below) is 5.25″ square – I have been loving that size lately!  I employed several nesties – rectangle, scallop rectangle, big scallop rectangle.  The image was stamped directly onto Baja cardstock and colored with copics.  The cupcake was paper-pieced.  Fire Engine Red loose glitter was applied to the border with a Quickie Glue pen.  Lime stickles were applied over the letters.  Glossy Accents was used to give dimension and shine to the cherry.  The Corner Chomper was used on the bottom corners of the card.


Here are the entries from the Taylored Expressions Blast from the Past blog hop! Stay tuned for details on how you can sign up for the customer blog hop next month!

1.  Taylor VanBruggen   19.  Jessica Willison   37.  Rebecca Ednie  
2.  Monika Davis   20.  JoAnn Valderama   38.  Peggy McCurry  
3.  Jen Tapler   21.  Cassie Trask   39.  Tonya Woodruff-Everett  
4.  Tracy Clemente   22.  Margaret de Witt   40.  Barbara Anders  
5.  Carolina Buchting   23.  Karen Motz   41.  Jami Sibley  (THAT”S ME!!!)
6.  Jackie Pedro   24.  Candace Mitchell   42.  Pattie Goldman  
7.  Corinne Reyes Mercado   25.  Shelly Cameron   43.  Angela Bear  
8.  Margie Cortina   26.  Charmaine Ikach   44.  Carole Chesser  
9.  Bonnie Ratzloff   27.  Karen Giron   45.  Ayana Posadas  
10.  Tangii Crain   28.  Laurie Schmidlin   46.  Lisa Smeaton  
11.  Jodi Collins   29.  Tammy Hershberger   47.  Colleen Begley   
12.  Stacey Schafer   30.  Lorie Ames   48.  Lori Tecler  
13.  Kerry Johnson   31.  Ann Kranitz   49.  Rosie Hughes  
14.  Tanis Palmer   32.  Carolyn Mustopa   50.  Sankari Wegman  
15.  Kelli Hull   33.  Melissa Cooper   51.  Meri McLaughlin  
16.  Lisa Hjulberg   34.  Laura Jean Nygaard   52.  Melissa Sauls  
17.  Stephanie Kraft   35.  Patti Gingrich  
18.  Alison Anderson   36.  Libby Hickson  

Thanks for stopping by and happy hopping!  I’m off to work so I’ll have to do most of my hopping later.  If you see something you like please leave some love along the way!!!!


20 Responses to “TE Blast From the Past Blog Hop”

  1. Monika/buzsy Says:

    Fabulous cards Jami! Love the images and the way you used the colors! :o)

  2. Linda C. Says:

    Oh WOW! Love both cards! Fabulous colors!

  3. Stephanie Kraft Says:

    Love both of these, Jami! They are just fabulous.. love the gloss and bling!!

  4. Tracy Says:

    Wow not just one but two treats today!!! Loving this color combo Jami. I *NEED* this set!!

  5. Melissa Sauls Says:

    Awww, these are absolutely perfect! I just love the set you used with it too…I can’t believe I don’t have it yet! This definitely makes me want it! 🙂

  6. Shelly Cameron Says:

    Love both of your cards! So love the bling!

  7. Karen Motz Says:

    Jami, these are both so pretty!!! Love the sparkle and shine!!

  8. Bonnie aka raduse Says:

    Jami, these are so stinkin cute!! I love that cherry paper!

  9. stacey schafer Says:

    these are fabulous, Jami! love them both:)

  10. Taylor Says:

    Both cards are super, duper cute! I love the glittery frame on the cherries card!

  11. Taylor Says:

    Super cute, Jami! Both cards are adorable and I especially like that glittery red frame on the cherries card!

  12. Lori Says:

    Great cards! Love how you used the inspiration colors in them

  13. Lisa Hjulberg Says:

    Hey, that’s one of MY favorite stamp sets, too!!! 🙂 Love your cards!!! They make me smile.

  14. Libby Says:

    These are both so cute!

  15. Lisa Says:

    So cute!!! Love them both!

  16. Carolina Says:

    Beautiful cards Jami! Love the fun, bright theme you gave them!!!

  17. Tanis Says:

    Oh my goodness – both cards are so sweet! Your colors are gorgeous (I used celery for the green, but the same for the rest) and the sparkles & coloring are perfect!

  18. Charmaine Ikach Says:

    These are adorable, Jami! I LOVE them!

  19. Tammy Hershberger Says:

    SO glad I took the time to see all the cards on the hop or I would have missed your cute creations! Very sweet, and great use of these wonderful colors!

  20. Leslie Miller Says:

    Wow! Cute stuff, Jami! I’ve checked out some of the cards — good Heavens, not all 50 — and it’s great to look back, especially since you see a lot of folks using their favorites. Fun!

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