TE Blast From the Past – LOVE

January 19th, 2011

Happy Wednesday!  Do you remember being at the park as a little kid and trying to jump onto a merry-go-round that was already spinning?  Do you ever feel that way about aspects of life as a grown up?  I know this sounds weird, but that’s how I’ve felt about stamping and blogging lately.  I have tons of “toys” to play with and there are challenges all over the place I want to play.  I look at the blogs of so many talented women in my Google Reader and I think “hey, I wanna play”, but for some reason lately I just haven’t been able to jump on the merry-go-round.  I know that a lot of it has been the overwhelming mess that has been my stamp room lately and another big factor has been all the holiday craziness and just trying to catch up afterwards.  So I have to admit that I was just a little hesitant to sign up for the Taylored Expressions Blast from the Past Blog Hop this month.  I kind of waited till the last minute and decided to take the plunge.  I’m so glad I did!

I got my stamp room partially cleaned up and spent several hours yesterday working on samples for my class coming up Friday night (still ONE spot open if you want to come) as well as my card for this hop.  And IT FELT GOOD!!!!  The theme for this month’s hop is LOVE and we’re featuring TE stamps sets that have been available for 3 months or longer.  I knew i wanted  to play with one of the Animals in Love A la Carte images and ended up choosing the Scotties in Love.  Patterned paper is Cosmo Cricket Mini Deck Circa 1934 (TE seems to be out of stock at the moment).  I love the vinatge feel of this paper! 

I mentioned earlier all of the challenges swirling around in cyber-land and I have several I really want to play.  One of them was Karen Giron’s 100th Sweet Sunday Sketch and I found that it worked wonderfully with the image I chose.  My card is 5.25″ square.  I added a little interest with some zig-zag stitching, bisque liquid pearls, and the TE Heart Border die (seriously love that thing!)  My bow turned out a little skimpy because I was on my last pice of the polka ribon and it barely fit.  I probably should have settled for a knot.  Oh well.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by today.  I have some class samples to share over the next couple of days and now that I’ve hopped on the merry-go-round, let’s hope I can keep the momentum (and the mojo) going! 

Time to check out the rest of the hoppers today.  If you’re not playing with us today, I hope you’ll sign up to play next month.  One lucky winner will be drawn for the TE stamp set of your choice!

1.  Taylor VanBruggen   21.  Stephanie Kraft    
2.  Tracy Clemente   22.  Michelle Single    
3.  Jackie Pedro   23.  Kristie Wilson    
4.  Candace Mitchell   24.  Lea Lawson    
5.  Sankari Wegman   25.  Lynn Put    
6.  Karen Motz   26.  Joan Ervin    
7.  Bonnie Ratzloff   27.  Chris Loritsch    
8.  Regina Mangum   28.  Michelle Lane    
9.  Melissa Cooper   29.  Jennifer Koss    
10.  Cindy Coutts   30.  Natalie Houston    
11.  Monika Davis   31.  Donna Baker    
12.  Maggie Haas   32.  Jami Sibley    
13.  Jodi Collins   33.  Danielle Lounds    
14.  Carole Chesser   34.  Charmaine Ikach    
15.  Pattie Goldman   35.  Harriet Skelly    
16.  Jen Tapler   36.  Sharon Harnist    
17.  Kelly Collins   37.  Stephanie Hargis    
18.  Wanda Guess   38.  Terri Trotter Earley    
19.  Karen Giron   39.  Nancy Jensen    
20.  Tanis Palmer  

21 Responses to “TE Blast From the Past – LOVE”

  1. Taylor Says:

    So glad you’re back on the merry go round! 🙂 Your card turned out super cute! I never would have thought to pair those papers with that image, but it turned out fabulously!!

  2. Lea Lawson Says:

    This is adorable! I love the papers you used, and the liquid pearl accenting is fabulous! Great job! ♥♥♥

  3. Danielle Lounds Says:

    What a fabulous card! And after seeing your card I’m so happy I went ahead and ordered the Scottie stamp last night. 🙂

  4. Stephanie Kraft Says:

    This is darling, Jami! Love the paper pieced dog house and sweet kissing Scotties!

  5. Sharon Harnist Says:

    You rocked this sketch, Jami — LOVE those papers (haven’t used mine yet) combined with this sweet Scottie image! The heart border die IS fabulous — love it here! So glad you are back on the merry-go-round! 😉

  6. Regina Mangum Says:

    Jami! This is SO DARLING! The colors you chose are absolutely GORGEOUS. Love love love this! XOXO

  7. Lynn Put Says:

    This is adorable! I love the paper pieced dog house and the colors you’ve used as well as the sweet heart border!

  8. Joan Ervin Says:

    This is adorable, Jami…the little love pups are sooo cute and I LOOOVE the heart border…gotta get that die!!!!

  9. Wanda G Says:

    I really love your card for the hop today! So much fun…I’m glad you ended up doing it because your card is great!! Have a good day!

  10. Tracy Says:

    I ♥ this Jamie! I *need* to get this paper. I keep seeing it and love it more & more each time I do. I love the polka dotted dog house!

  11. Harriet Skelly Says:

    Jami, I am so glad you decided to play – this card is awesome – I love all the details!! Great paper piecing!

  12. Monika/buzsy Says:

    Such a pretty card Jami. Love the images, the papers… the liquid pearl looks amazing! Also love the fab dies you used. :o)

  13. Chris L. Says:

    What a great card Jami! I love the little puppies and the liquid pearls with the scalloped rectangle!

    Chris L.

  14. natalie Says:

    This is adorable, love the color and all the embellishments! Super cute card. And yes, I remember the merry-go-round and trying to get on and off while it was spinning! I know exactly what you are saying, I think the rush of the holidays really had an effect on me too this year and I’m just now getting out of it and getting into a better routine to be creative! Finally!!

  15. Karen Motz Says:

    LOVE the paper pieced dog house and all those dots!!!

  16. Cindy Coutts Says:

    THUD! Stunning card Jamie.

  17. Bonnie aka raduse Says:

    Jami! This is sooooo cute!!! I’m so glad you’re back to stamping.

  18. Charmaine Ikach Says:

    Jami, this is just too cute!

  19. Jodi Collins Says:

    LOVE this Jami! The papers are PERFECT!!!

  20. Terri E. Says:

    This paper is adorable!

    It’s a good life!
    Terri E.

  21. Kristie Says:

    So cute!! This stamp goes so nicely with this stack of dp.

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