Wednesday, September 21, 2011

It's time for a "Blast from the Past" with Taylored Expressions!

This month, Taylored Expressions is hosting a customer Blog Hop to feature stamps from the past releases! How fun!  Along with that, because September's theme is Birthday/Birth Day and Taylor, herself,  was due somewhere around today, we are also going with BABYcards!!! Turns out that little "Madelyn Grace" decided to make an early entrance and was born September 13th!  Congratulations,Taylor and family!

I have chosen the Apothacary Shelf for several reasons. First, I absolutely love the many options there are to decorate this little shelf! Anything you can put on a real shelf or mantle, you can add to this tiny sweetie!  Actually, it's not all that small! The length is a whole 4 inches long, and leaves plenty of room for sweet, tiny embellishments.  Taylored Expressions also has a wonderful stamp set of jars made especially for this shelf to make it uber simple to use!
Secondly, and sadly, it's the only Taylored Expressions stamp I have SO FAR!  I plan to expand my collection very soon! LOL!

Here's my card:

I didn't know if Taylor was having a Boy or a Girl, but a dear friends' daughter is expecting a little boy soon, so I decided to spell out BOY with the tiny little baby block beads I had on hand.  My DH thought the blingy chandelier too "girly" for a boy, but I explained that when it comes to newborns and new Mother's, there's never enough of the sweet, sweet bling!
The tiny crocheted doily is from Close To My Heart! They recently had a sale on some of their items, and I grabbed a few of these little darlins!

I can not resist popping out those little drawers! On the last card I made using this stamp,
(See it at  )
 I only popped out one drawer to make it stand out. I love the way stamping these twice and popping them out makes the card that much more 3D!

Hope you enjoyed seeing this stamp "pop up" again!  I know I loved pulling it back out!

The supplies used were :
Papers; Martha Stewart, "It's a Boy"
Bling; Recollections
Rub-on Stickers; K & Company
Clothespin; Darice

This card is entered over at The Pink Elephant ( Photo Inspiration, Crocheted doily, baby theme, etc)

I made this second card just because I was having so much fun with the first!
Again, I used the Apothecary Shelf and, as you can see,
this stamp is so versatile!  You can go romantic, juvenile, or spooky!

Please check out the rest of the Hop partcipants! I know they all have some delightful new ideas for these terrific stamps!


Cassie said...

Oh how adorable! I LOVE that little dino brad on there :D

Michelle Single said...

FABULOUS scenes! WOW!!!

Jenny said...

Love all the fun bling!

Anonymous said...

Great way to use the Apothecary set! Beautiful card.

Alison H

Stephanie Kraft said...

Wonderful! Love the sweet baby card and the spooky card is fab!

Lisa Petrella said...

Both of these cards are FABULOUS!!! That apothecary shelf is on my wish list!! LOVE it!

Julia Aston said...

Two fun cards with the apothecary set - love the BOY beads and dinosaur on the shelf! and the halloween card is fun spooky!!

margie c said...

Wow! I love how you used the apothecary shelf into a baby shelf! Very creative and so cute :)

Sarabeth said...

wow!!! your ideas with that shelf are brilliant!!!! i love what you have done and that lil dinosaur is too cute!!!!


Melody said...

Love how you used the shelf!! Cute banner!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Couple of cute cards!! Hey fellow Arizonian!! :)

Crafty Math Chick said...

LOVE your card with the apothecary shelves turned into shelves in a baby;s room - so clever! I love the dimension you added to the drawers and the teenie baby blocks!

Joan Ervin said...

Both of your cards are just toooo cute...I especially love how you used the shelf for both and added the fun little toys for the baby's room!!!!

Kary said...

Hi Jan! What gorgeous, fun cards!! So creative, love them! Great job!

Natalie said...

Love the way you gave dimension to the drawers! Wonderful card!

Regina Mangum said...

You are a genius with that shelf! I love every single little detail on these. Wonderful! XOXO

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

Your cards are amazing! I love the baby card with all the details you have, especially on the shelf--love the doily! The potion on the Halloween card shelf is so cool!

Chris L.

Patty Chalas said...

both card wonderful!

Jennifer Shults said...

Oh these are fabulous! I love the baby card... there are so many fabulous details and your Halloween card is AMAZING. Seriously wonderful work!

Liz said...

This is so stinking cute love that shelf and the look real drawers... Awesome work

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Super cute cards!! Love the sweet baby card. Thank you so much for playing along with us at The Pink Elephant!!