Welcome to the Taylored Expressions Key Ingredients Blog Hop! As a Key Ingredients subscriber, I am thrilled to be participating in today's hop. I love receiving my Key Ingredients in the mail every month and since each month's kit is different, it's really fun anticipating its arrival. I decided to become a KI subscriber for a few different reasons. All of the coordinating supplies take the guesswork out of creating cards. All I have to do is decide what stamp set I want to use. Also, the products that Taylor uses are wonderful. The Prism cardstock has become one of my favorite cardstocks to use and I love how the embellishments vary month to month. It's also nice to be able to place an order every month (to be shipped with my Key Ingredients) that includes a 10% discount and free shipping.
Taylored Expressions also has some exciting announcements today:
~ BRAND NEW KEY INGREDIENTS WEBSITE -- http://www.thekeyingredients.blogspot.com/
~ LIMITED TIME SUBSCRIPTION SPECIAL -- Purchase (or renew) a 6 month subscription on or before January 17th and receive a FREE Key Ingredients kit upon the completion of your 6 month subscription. This kit (a $23.95 value including shipping) will be an exclusive kit that will never be available in the TE Store!
~ BEAT THE PRICE INCREASE -- Increased shipping costs on both our shipments to you and the products we receive from manufacturers have forced us to increase the cost of our subscription. Prices will increase as of January 18th, to $23.95 per month for 6 month subscriptions and $25.95 per month for 3 month subscriptions. However, if you subscribe or renew by January 17th you’ll receive the current pricing of $21.95 per month for 6 months or $22.95 per month for 3 months. You can renew your subscription no matter how many months you have remaining on your current subscription. Your renewal will simply add 3 or 6 additional months. Remember you only get the FREE EXCLUSIVE KI with the 6 month option.
Taylor's Key Ingredient's challenge this month is to incorporate food into our creations (use food images, create recipe cards, etc. etc.). When I first saw January's Key Ingredients, two of Taylor's sets immediately popped into my mind (both food related); For the Love of Cupcakes and Berries & Cherries. I created two cards for today's hop showing some of the products included in January's Key Ingredients.
For my first card, I used one of the "Happy Birthday Cupcake!" sentiment and one of the cupcakes and cupcake stands from the For the Love of Cupcakes set. I colored the images in with Copic Markers and paper pieced the cupcake liner. Then, I added a button (from January's Key Ingredients), light pink rhinestones, and Stardust Stickles. I used my Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder on the dark brown cardstock and then sponged the dots with white ink. To finish off the card, I added adhered on of the crocheted flowers and button from the Key Ingredients.
For my second card, I used the "thank you berry much" sentiment and chocolate covered strawberry image from the Berries & Cherries set. I colored image with Copic Markers and a different piece of patterned paper and ribbon from the January's Key Ingredients.
You don't want to miss all of the yummy eye candy the following talented ladies have in store for you today:
and of course, Taylor VanBruggen
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day!