Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Taylored Expressions April "Blast from the Past" Blog Hop

Happy Wednesday, everyone!! Welcome to this month's Taylored Expression "Blast from the Past" blog hop!! This month's theme is clean and simple...and I decided to use one of my tried and true themes/designs for it....rainbows!!

I often use a similar design concept when bringing the rainbow theme into a card, and it just happens to really work well.  Here is what I created!
"Friends are Flowers...." supplies:
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink (white) & Bazzill Basics (yellow)
Stamps: Taylored Expressions (Friendship Blooms set) 
Ink: Clearsnap (Pigment: scarlet, orange, canary, lime, aqua, heliotrope, raven black) 
Jewels/Button: Doodlebug Designs
Twine: May Arts
Corner Rounder: EK Success

Instructions:  Fold white cardstock in half to make card base, and round the bottom corners.  Stamp the flowers in a rainbow pattern across the top of the card, and accent the middles with a matching colored jewel.  Stamp the sentiment to a yellow cardstock strip, and cut a flag shaped end.  Adhere the sentiment strip to the right side of the card.  Tie a twine bow through a button, and then adhere to the sentiment strip to finish. 

Speaking of rainbow cards, if you frequent my blog at might know that I created a fun rainbow themed card using twine for the Lawn Fawn release of "Smitty's ABCs".  Well, that card got a bit of recognition, and I wanted to share that with you.  First was a daily feature in the 2Peas gallery on the day it was posted, and then Kristina also included it in the April 12th Newsletter!!  There also happened to be a twine challenge at Wee Memories that same week, and I entered the card in for it. 
Well, I was picked as the "Top Hoot" and won a prize package from The Twinery!!  Yay!! Who knew one little card would be so just never know what people are going to love!

Anyways, be sure to check out all of the rest of the blogs on the hop...I know that I am about to grab a cup of coffee and sit down for a bit!!♥♥♥

Until later,
~Lea L.

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  1. Wow! This is fabulous! I absolutely love your flower rainbow!!!

  2. Lea I absolutely L*O*V*E this!!!!!Cute! Cute! Cute!

  3.'s perfect! I love how you do this rainbow wonderful and pretty and classic. WOW! I'm bookmarking this one. :-)

  4. LOVE this CAS card Lea! The rainbow flowers are fabulous!

  5. I love anything with rainbow colors, and this card is simply DELIGHTFUL!!!

  6. SO beautiful Lea! LOVE the rainbow look...I am SO totally going to try that!!

  7. So clean and simple - what amazing work! This is just perfect. Thanks so much for sharing!

  8. Wow! This is fantastic! I LOVE everything about it!

  9. This is seriously THE BOMB! (do people even say that anymore??) I love it!!!!!!

  10. What a wonderful row of colorful flowers Lea!

  11. Lea this is so pretty and so CAS! How did you get the row of flowers stamped so straight? CAS perfection here!

  12. I love that it is so vibrant and colorful and yet CAS :)
    Sweet card!
    hugs, margie

  13. SOOOO simple! That is amazing!
    Love it and that quote it TRUE!!!!!
    I live on that:))

  14. Great card. Congrats on winning the challenge.

  15. Wonderful idea!! You are so creative, love the inspiration. Your card is adorable!

  16. WOW!! This is such a fabulous CAS design...the rainbow of flowers is absolutely gorgeous!!!

  17. and again... I love it !!!!!

    Kind regards Cornelie

  18. WOWZA! This is AWESOME. Seriously, I love it. SO CLEAN and bright and happy. Really, thanks for sharing this.

  19. Saw this on the newsletter... So cute!

  20. Lea--this card is amazing! Love the rainbow, the polka dots, and the jewels! What a great card!

    Chris L.

  21. Lea, that is supersweet! Have a lovely weekend! Janna

  22. What a beautiful and cheerful card! Love it!


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