Taylored Expressions March Key Ingredients Blog Hop

Hello and welcome!!  Today is my very first post as a Taylored Expressions DT member and we a re showcasing the March Key Ingredients and the March Stamp of the month.

Here's what all you get in the kit.... That's A LOT of god stuff, right?!

I created this fun little gift bag (among many other things) with this kit. The papers in the March Key Ingredients kit are from Simple Stories Daily Grind collection. I also used the March Stamp of the month- Take A Spin on this project along with the Coordinating die set, Spin It To Win It.

Now, it is time to hop on to Jen Shults' blog to see what she has put together with these awesome products.

Here is the full blog hop list:
Amy Crockett
Cassie Trask
Charmaine Ikach
Courtney Kelley
Emily Lanham
Jen Shults
Joan Ervin
Keia Shipp-Smith
Kendra Wietstock
Kerri Michaud
Monika Davis
Sankari Wegman
Shannon White
Shelly Mercado
Stephanie Kraft
Taylor VanBruggen
Tracy Clemente
Wanda Guess


May Arts Ribbon & Penny Black Blog Hop

Welcome to the first ever May Arts Ribbon / Penny Black Blog Hop!  We have had so much fun teaming up with this amazing company and have loved creating with their products.  We have a full week of amazing inspiration ahead of us! Once you are done here, please visit the May Arts Blog and see all of the other great projects created by the lovely Ribbonistas!

I created this super sweet card for the hop today. I just LOVED the Summer Fun stamp set from Penny Black. So many different combinations could be used with this set, but I chose to go with the ice cream for my card today. 

I added some lovely matching ribbons from May Arts to make this card extra sweet! 

Thanks for stopping by!

Products Used: 
May Arts- 424-18-17, 393-25-17, 373-58-04
Penny Black- Summer Fun Stamp Set
Authentique Paper- Sweetness Collection
Petaloo- Velvet Hydrangeas


May Arts Ribbon Retro Color Themed Craft Challenge

Welcome! If you haven't stopped by the May Arts Ribbon blog lately, you are in for a treat! This week the "Retro Color Themed" Craft Challenge was announced! If you haven't played along with one of these challenges yet, you MUST play along with this one! 

Here's why....
You get a sampling of these lovely ribbons to play with!!! The challenge- you combine 4 of them in a project. So easy & fun, right? 

As a Ribbonita, I got a change to play along with the challenge first.... just to provide inspiration for you :-)

Here's my project! I had SO much fun playing along with this one! The colors are so great and they just scream Spring to me. 

I started with a 4x4 canvas, my ribbons, some Fireworks sprays and a Spring/Retro looking stencil. I never know where these canvas projects will go when I start them, but they are always fun to create. 

I started by laying my stencil over the canvas and just spraying away with my Fireworks. As you can see, in the middle the spray bled together a little which is normal on these canvases, it all depends on how heavy you spray. It can be covered up, but just be careful with spraying too much or you won't see the stencil marks.

I had SO much fun embellishing this one! I just HAD to use all of these yummy ribbons. 

I used a sticker sheet from Authentique's "Delightful" collection from last year... so I guess that's where my "Retro" comes in hand since the collection is now considered "old." hehe!

I wanted to tie it all together with this photo of my husband and I from our 3rd anniversary last year. The colors in the photo matched well with some of the ribbons, so over all, it all tied together nicely. This little gem is hanging front and center in my craft room! 

Good luck and I hope you all decide to play along! More inspiration projects can be seen today on the May Arts blog

Products Used:
May Arts Ribbon- NV18, DA12, 462-17, FP17, 350-58-94, 338-12
Authentique Paper- "Delightful" Collection 12x12 Details Stickers, 6x6 Bundle
Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko- Fireworks in Angel Pink, Tangelo, Dandelion
The Crafters Workshop- 6x6 Spring Fling Stencil
Canvas Corp- 4x4 Stretched Canvas
Petaloo- Orange Velvet Hydrangeas