May Key Ingredients Blog Hop

May 21, 2012

Happy Monday, everyone!  I hope you had a great weekend!  We had a garage sale on Saturday, which we made a good chunk of change on!  Plus, it is so nice to be rid of a bunch of unwanted stuff in our house!  We sold a lot of it, and the rest we donated to the Teen Challenge thrift store.  Our friend Meagan hung out with us all day on Saturday, and we had a great time!

Today is the May Key Ingredients blog hop, and the theme is "May Flowers".  The kit has these cute mistable flowers in them, but I don't use/have any mists.  So, I kept them as is for my card, and just molded a little bit of shape to each petal.  I think it turned out really pretty!!  Here is what I created!

"A Friend Loves..." supplies:
Cardstock/Paper/Flowers/Ribbon/Button: May Key Ingredients kit
Stamps: Taylored Expressions (Faith In Bloom set)
Ink: Tsukineko (Versafine: onyx black)
Border Punch: Fiskars (upper crest)

1. Make A2 card from red cardstock.
2. Punch two upper crest borders to green dotted paper strips. 
3. Adhere the borders to each side of a floral paper strip; then adhere to the card front.
4. Give the petals on each canvas flower some dimesion; then layer together to the front.
5. Cut a banner from yellow paper and stamp the sentiment to it.
6. Adhere to the front, tucked between the flower layers. 
7. Tie a bow from dotted ribbon, and adhere to the top of the flowers with a pink clear button. 

Card Challenges: 
-CAS-ual Fridays #53- punches or dies
-The Friday Mashup! #59- decorative edge &/or ribbon/bow
-Simon Says Stamp challenge- clean & simple

Be sure to check out what the rest of the Key Ingredients team has come up with for your inspiration as well!! 
Debbie Carriere
Jessica Diedrich
Jessie Rone
Monika Davis

We're also challenging our subscribers to play along and be entered to win a free stamp set of your choice. Here are all the details you need to know for playing along:

1. Create a card or project to fit within the challenge theme using your May Key Ingredients kit (TE Stamps are not required). This month's challenge theme is "May Flowers"! You're welcome to enter more than one project for more chances to win!

2. Post your creation to your blog or online gallery and then go to Taylor's blog post to link your post using the InLinkz at the bottom of her post.

You have until June 8th to participate in the challenge and we will be announcing the winner when the June kit debuts on June 10th. The random winner will get to choose one stamp set of her choice from the TE Store! Just in case you missed the announcement earlier this month, Cindy Coutts was our lucky winner from the April challenge!

Check out all the details of our kit club subscription HERE.

I hope that you have a wonderful day!! ♥♥♥

Until later,
~Lea L.


  1. This is SO beautiful, Lea! I think they're great to showcase as is too- they're so pretty!

  2. Such a sweet card. I love the colors you used!

  3. Very pretty Lea. Love the white canvas flower. Looks great with the pretty papers. :o)

  4. GORGEOUS use of color! LOVE the patterns you've put together, too! This looks amazing!!! :)

  5. Very cute, I think that ribbon on the white flower is gorgeous! Super super sweet card, love the design of it!

  6. Beautiful Lea, I love all the colours and elements on this pretty card.. thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

  7. Oh my! What a vibrant and beautiful card, Lea! Love it. Thanks for playing with us @ CAS-ual Friday :)

  8. What a TREAT to see this gorgeous card, Lea! Love love the yummy colors and use of punch!So glad that you join the fun with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  9. Hi Leah,

    Very pretty card, I like the little edges poking out from your main panel.

    Thanks for joining in on my final challenge with the Friday Mashup.

    Kasey ~ in Oz

  10. This is gorgeous!!! they look fantastic white!!

  11. Love the patterns you've combined - I never seem to manage that! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays this week :)

  12. Absolutely LOVE it, Lea! So perfect for the warmer weather we're seeing! Thanks for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays! ;)

  13. I love this.. The edge is so pretty and that paper is gorgeous! It's so bright and cheery! Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup.


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