Sunday, August 15, 2010

Taylored Expressions August Key Ingredients and my Sweet Sunday Balloon

Welcome back! It's always a fun time of the month at Taylored Expressions when the new Key Ingredients Subscriptions get mailed out to subscribers and Taylor challenges the Baker's Dozen to create something wonderful.

This time the challenge was to incorporate some sort of "fancy flight" into our project. Immediately I thought of the hot air balloon from The Places You'll Go, so I ran with that idea. I used today's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge, SSSC81, for my layout.

When I first opened my August Key Ingredients the little packet of butterflies fell out onto my stamp table and I knew they'd be the perfect accent for the sketch. I didn't do much colouring on this since I paper pieced the balloon with one of the patterned papers from the kit and I popped that part on foam tape for dimension. I added some white liquid appliquee for puffy clouds and sprinkled them with glitter. Do you see the circles under each of the butterflies? Those are just punched out from one of the patterned papers...love how it all coordinates so perfectly! I couldn't resist giving the butterflies some sparkle with the smallest size of Crystal Twinkles. The letter stickers I used for the sentiment are also part of the August Key Ingredients and there are a few colours to choose from too.

Are you already a Key Ingredients subscriber? If so, then you know all about the wonderful benefits in addition to receiving a perfectly coordinated kit each month. If you're new to the Key Ingredients you'll definitely want to read about all the benefits in this post.

Also, to ensure you have plenty of inspiration for each kit you can check out the creations in the Key Ingredients Gallery...they're divided by month so it's easy to check back a few months down the road when you need a fresh idea.

Hopefully you're ready to jump in with both feet and become a Key Ingredients Subscriber, now that you know all the fabulous benefits, so be sure to pop over to this page in the TE Store to subscribe. I still marvel at how much mileage I get from each Key Ingredients kit and I have yet to use one up completely!!!

Hop on over to some of the other Baker's Dozen blogs for even more ideas using the August Key Ingredients kit.
Alex Maldonado
Carolina Butching
Jackie Pedro
Jeanie Witmer
Sankari Wegman
and Taylor VanBruggen

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

8 comments:

Lynn said...

Fabulous card Karen! I love the way you used the butterflies from the kit along side this cute image! And the paper pieced hot air balloon and fluffy clouds are the perfect touch!

Leslie said...

Cute. Love the "hb2u"!!

chris said...

Just so perfect karen, love it.
hugs chris xx

Sankari W. said...

Get Out with your Fancy self!!! LOVE those sweet little clouds and the paper pieced balloon is awesome!! I love all your little deets and the super cute way you used the letter stickers! You go Saucy!!!
Wish I could take a Fancy Flight to see YOU!!!
hugssssss,
Sankari :)

Ann Kranitz said...

Those butterflies are just perfect with this image and the sketch!!! What a great job. So when are you flying to Long Island???? We are waiting for you!!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

So sweet! Love those jewelled butterflies and the sentiment is too fun!

Cheryl Gaffney said...

I followed your link from The Sweetest Thing and just had to tell you how wonderful your card is! I am happy to become a follower on your lovely blog too!

TFS, Cheryl @ CardsbyCG.blogspot.com

Monique said...

So bright and cheerful Karen I love it..