Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Taylored Expressions - Blast from the past Blog Hop - Feb

Hello long time since I last blogged!!! My most sincere APOLOGIES!!! BUT welcome to another FAB and FUN Taylored Expressions Blast from the Past BLOG HOP!!!! This month's theme is a "Green" theme. It could be the color green or a card with a "green" theme. I knew I wanted to use this darling tree from the set "In the park". I also knew I had to incorporate my favorite kraft paper which has that recycled appeal. With that theme of recycling in mind.... I decided to recycle some ribbon and a button off of an older project I decided to take apart and re-use.
Here are the materials I used to make this card.
Stamps - Taylored Expressions "In the park" Tree, tire and sentiment
Markers - Copic
Patterned Paper - Cosmo Cricket
Cardstock - Bazzill Basics
Karft paper - Other
Corner rounder - We R Memory Keepers
Die - Nestabilities
Bling - Stickles (Ranger)
Ribbon - Offray
Twine - Martha Stewart
Button - Epiphany Crafts
Punch - Fiskars
Ink - Clear Snap and Tsukineko

I hope that you had fun stopping by. Have fun on the rest of the hop. AND I promise I will post a new project weekly. HAPPY HOPPING!!!

Always --- B

Thursday, December 9, 2010

It's ALL about Advents -- Paper Secrets Blog Hop

Welcome to your 1st stop on the Paper Secrets Holiday Blog Hop.
I made this to share with you today.

Here are 3 Advent Calendars I have made through out the past 5 years. Last one is an advent of drawers. You can put a small treat or a prize in each drawer. All the way to Xmas. It's a Karen Foster box which I painted and added some Making Memories paper and embelies to.

Next advent is a 12x12 canvas. This one is about 5 years old. So it has seen much love from my 7 year old. I used a standard 12x12 canvas and mod podged on some holiday paper. Next I created squares for each day. Some are pockets, tags, or doors. Each day has a sentiment or an idea to do that day. Such as hang up the wreath, bake sugar cookies or read the Night before Christmas. I used lots of odds and ends on this one. Quickutz, punches, metal findins, ribbon and stamps.

The first advent I made was done this year with my son. It's a yardstick!! And I covered it with pockets cut out of cardstock with the Winter Wishes set from the Lifestyle Crafts. The numbers were cut out on the cricut. Inside each pocket is a coordinating vintage picture. The pictures came from the latest Xmas Collection from Graphic 45. After you pull a picture out each day you can paperclip it to the envie. The back is blank so you could really write down a scripture or a quote on the back. We had a wonderful timr putting this together in his Kids Klub.

I hope these can get YOU inspired to create an advent or countdown of your own for next year. It can be for Xmas or for another holiday or celebration. :) The ideas are endless.

Don't forget to leave a comment on all 25 blog posts & in our forum for your chance to win 1 of the 3 gifts Paper Secrets is giving away.

If you are or become a follower of my blog & leave a comment, you will also be entered to win a SCENTSY treat from me! Don't know what Scentsy is.... Check out my website. I'm giving away a travel tin and scent circle. (shipping to US & Canada only) I'm a new Scentsy Independent Consultant. I'll enter you a SECOND time if you find me on Face Book and send me a request. Look up Bronwyn's Scents. And make sure you say you want to be entered in twice in the blog hop contest. My FB page is Bronwyn's Scents.

Your next stop will be Veronica Meras's blog.

In case you get lost, you can find a complete list of participating blogs here...

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Taylored Expressions blog hop 4

This month the theme for the Taylored Expressions blog hop is autumn and giving thanks. What a wonderful time of year it is. And there are so many things to be thankful for. This was a great opportunity to use some of my fave sets and give them an "autumn twist". This card was sooooo ~~FUN~~ to make!!! Here are the ingredients in this little dish!!!

Kraft Paper
Patterned paper ~~~ Imaginisce (Apple Cider)
Cardstock ~~~ Coredinations and Bazzill
Glitter paper ~~~ Best Creations
Dies ~~~ Taylored Expressions and Nestabilities (Scalloped eyelet border)
Ribbon ~~~
Stamps ~~~ Taylored Expressions (Sprinkled with love and A year of sweet sentiments)
Bling ~~~ Taylored Expressions
Ink ~~~ Tim Holtz (Tea Dye) Momento (Rich Cocoa)
Copics ~~~ E37 Sepia
Extras ~~~ Stickles (Crystal) Glimmer Glaze (Icicle)
Corner rounder

Now THANK YOU for stopping by!!! Please feel free to sign up as a follower. I promise to bring lots more to my blog. :) Now please stop off at ALL the other lovely ladies blogs and leave a little love.

XoXo ~~~ Bronwyn

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Taylored Expressions -- Blast from Past blog hop!! 3

This month on the Taylored Expressions blog hop I made a classic kraft xmas card. With some vintage colors. Here is what I used in on this card......
Kraft paper
Patterned Paper --- Anna Griffin
Cardstock --- Bazzill
Punch --- Threading Water by Fiskars, scallop and circles by EK Sucess
Bling --- irock tool and bling by Imaginisce
Ribbon --- Offray
Copics --- RV11, RV02, RV04
Ink --- Momento
Stamp set --- Taylored Expressions

Now here are the links for the rest of the hop!!! ALSO sign up as a FOLLOWER and leave a comment and be entered to win a xmas embellie kit from Etsy Shop!!! THANKS for stopping by!!!

Hugs XoXo --- B

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

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The winner of my Spooky blog hop is........ 29!!!

Blogger Kelly Massman said...

Love the banner!
I am a follower!
thanks for a chance at a giveaway
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October 15, 2010 6:53 PM

Kelly contact me for your prize!!! You have 4 days. I'll try emailing you too!!!

THANKS everyone for hopping and THANKS!!! to ALL my new and old followers!!!

See you tomorrow with a new Halloween card!!!

Hugs!!!! XoXo --- B

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Paper Secrets Spooky Blog Hop

WELCOME to the first annual Paper Secrets Spooky Blog Hop!!! 31 blogs and 31 SPOOKY ideas!!! Here you will find my SPOOKY banner I made. It hangs perfectly on my fireplace mantle. It was really supper simple to make. I cut 6 pennant shapes out of chipboard. I added some glittery patterned paper to the shape. I layered a crepe paper rosette I made next. Each rosette is hand dipped in yummy glitter. Next I layered a scallop circle cut out glitter paper. I used a Nestie die for the circle. Next I layered the letters on each circle. I cut them out of the Storybook Cartridge on my Cricut. I added punched shapes to the circles. I used a variety of Martha Stewart punches. And also lots of vintage buttons and bakers twine. I punched holes in the corners and strung them up on a satin ribbon. I added tulle and ribbon in between.

I hope you enjoyed a quick little how to make a SPOOKY banner!!

NOW If you SIGN up as a FOLLOWER and LEAVE a comment.... you will be entered to win the cool Halloween Embellie Kit from my ETSY shop!!!!
Leave me some SPOOKY love and maybe you will win!!! ALSO be sure to follow along the hop and win one of the FAB prizes Paper Secrets is giving out!!!

The next stop on this hop is Sonja's spot.... Be sure to stop by and leave Sonja some love too!!!


XoXo ---- Bronwyn

Monday, September 20, 2010

Taylored Expressions -- Blast from Past blog hop!! 2

Welcome to this month's Taylored Expression Blog Hop!!! For this card this month I used the Let's do Coffee set. Here are some of the ingredients I used in this card.
Stamp set --- Taylored Expressions
Cardstock --- Bazzill
Patterned Paper --- Cosmo Cricket
Kraft paper --- Other
Crepe Paper
Glitter --- Martha Stewart
Ribbon --- Stampin Up
Border Punch --- Fiscars


XoXo --- Bronwyn