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Apr 12, 2013

Authentique & Taylored Expressions Blog Hop

Good morning fellow crafters & welcome to Day 2 of the Authentique & Taylored Expressions Blog Hop! If you came here from Stephanie Kraft's blog then you're on the right track.  Make sure you began today's hop with the Taylored Expressions blog & that if you see something you like along the way, please feel free to leave comments!  Comments are always more than welcome.

If you hopped along yesterday then hang in there & keep on hoppin'.  Be sure to stop by ALL the blogs today & leave unique comments as you go for a chance to win an Authentique/Taylored Expressions Prize Pack.  Don't forget that Taylored Expressions is currently offering 10% off all their dies.  Just use code: TENOFFDIES when checking out.  Please note, this code is case sensitive & not available to wholesalers. This offer is good from April 11, 2013 until 11:59pm CST on April 19, 2013


For my project, I decided to combine Taylored Expressions 'Keeping Tabs Die' & 'Layering Doily Die - Medium' with Authentique's Renew collection.

This would be my little guy Toby giving me one of his over the shoulder looks!  I was finally able to capture this infamous move of his with my camera & this was the perfect project to showcase it.  The fabulous soft turquoise, yellow & black color scheme of the Renew collection made for a 'playful' page which is the feeling I wanted this page to convey.


Here you can see both dies by Taylored Expressions layered.  I first ran through the doily die--cut the die in half and simply flipped one half of the circle die over.  I then offset the two layers just slightly so that the black would peek through from behind the white side.  Next I layered the 'Keeping Tabs Die' which I accentuated by applying a large brad through it.

I did a bit of paper rolling as seen here to give the page a bit of dimension.  Here's the 'Layering Doily Die' once again by it's own.  I just added a bit of pastel yellow acrylic paint dots to the hearts in order to dress it up a bit.

I felt that one of these rolls made for a perfect nest for this little guy!  So I adhered him right onto one of the largest rolls.

I added a large brad to the center of each one of the 'Keeping Tabs Die'.  This formed a kind of symetrical design on my page that happened purely by accident! :-)  When I finished & looked at the page from afar I noticed it.

Here are a few more close ups...

These clear Fleur-d-Lis embellishments are by Clear Scraps.  I highlighted the border with a yellow Sharpie paint pen and added a few dots of yellow acrylic paint to them.

These bright turquoise organza star flowers are from my stash.  I have many of these in several colors which I currently have up for grabs in my small Etsy shop.

The background was made with one of Clear Scraps most recent releases--a 6" Damask Mascil.  I used Mustard Seed Distress Ink and heavily applied it to my mask because I wanted the image of the mask to display brightly.  I then further decorated the background with random dots of turquoise Stickles.


Something that has become customary with my pages is storing my journaling in the form of a scroll.  So once again, here's my story in the form of a scroll.  If interested in how I make these scrolls--I have a tutorial on my blog here.

Just in case, here's todays blog hop order--your next stop is Sankari's blog.


Thanks for stopping by & enjoy the rest of the hop!

59 comments:

Buffy Esser said...

Stunning Page!I love all the little details and of course how you store your journaling that's just an awesome idea!

Audrey Pettit said...

Sooo love your layout, Kay!

Jennifer Shults said...

These are amazing! I love how you combined all the dies and the wonderful papers... just stunning!

rush said...

your layout is FANTASTIC. isn't wonderful to catch this kind of moment!

lisa808 said...

Love your L/O. The picture is darling and precious.

Sarah Biswabic said...

What a cute page! I love all the embellishments! bbiswabic@new.rr.com

Beastybunny said...

What an adorable layout to highlight such a cute little puppy! Great job!

sharon g said...

Your doggy's look is tooooo much! I love all of the tiny details that you showed, too.

Cindi Flass said...

Beautiful layout! I love the papers and dies you used. Adorable pup!

Linda Irwin said...

OMG, you are so creative! I would truly love to copy your style. You dog is gorgeous, what a cute picture. I am not much of a scrapbooker but this one pushed me over!

wandaguess said...

OH.MY.WORD. WOW! This is the most gorgeous confection of paper! Love your page and thank you for showing pictures of all the wonderful details. I'm blown away! Have a great weekend!

Sherrene Higgins said...

Such a lovely layout. I adore the cute bird and the frame. Thanks for sharing.

Miriam Prantner said...

This is beautiful! I love the use of the dies and the rolled up pieces. Gorgeous!

Denise Bryant said...

Sweet layout with lots of fabulous details! I love the doily die and the lovely papers! Beautiful color combo! Great embellishments!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Gorgeous layout, Kay! Love all the fun elements and how you rolled the papers. You've made this into a really playful layout to showcase your sweet pup!

Mary Mac said...

WOW, really love this layout. Colors are just beautiful. Sweet picture of Toby.

Shaughn Woodruff said...

AMAZING layout, love the color combo, and cute little pup! what an inspiration! Thanks so much for sharing your amazing talent!

Kathleen White said...

I first saw this layout on FB and was totally awe struck over it!! Gorgeous!!

Laraine R said...

Great layout!

Natalie said...

Be still my heart!!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your layout. The dies you've used are perfect (especially the doily!) and that paper is gorgeous! Fabulous!

Sheryl said...

What a feast of dimensions and textures!! And who wouldn't fall in love with that face!

Rosemary said...

Holey cow! What a gorgeous layout!

Nancy said...

Wow! So many beautiful details!

Beatrice Lawson said...

Beautifully layered page, so much prettiness!

Tonya said...

I love how you curled the paper! So cute!

Susan De Abate said...

This color combination is beautiful. I like yellow but frequently have a hard time really showcasing it properly you did it beautifully!

Sue said...

Without a doubt, this put a smile on my face. Great work.

Carla said...

Wonderful! Cute puppy
also.

Carla from Utah

Jill Blanchett said...

Great card and colors!!

Melissa Milby said...

I'm crazy for this card with the renew colors, details and layers! so creative. I'm definitely going to the scroll tutorial

pam said...

fascinating layout!! lots fo good stuff to find in there!!!

Rosy Newlun said...

Now this is a precious page! It's even more special with the curled papers, bling and doggie photo!!!!

Sue D said...

Love all the details and colors and patterns.

keeleykats said...

What a sweet face! I love everything about your page ~ the colors, the embellishments and the paper rolling! Wonderful!

C Brown said...

This is my favorite design of day two! So many embellishments and the focus remains on the pup. Love the colors. Thank you for sharing.

Paula Fuller said...

I am so thankful for all you bloggers who share all your amazing ideas. It is a fantastic way to sell all these wonderful products. You demonstrate so much creativity. I love your layout, it's dynamite!

Marie Migliaro said...

what a pretty page! Of course, the puppy is so adorable and the page shows the puppy off beautifully! Love it.

JPScraps said...

Truly gorgeous page! I love every inch of it!

Elena C said...

Hi Kay, What a layout!!! WOW...so many details, I hardly know where to look. Love the polka dots. Love, love the black doily with yellow brads...I wish I could think of all those little things to do...AWESOME!!!

Natasha G.P. said...

I like all of the texty sorts of papers. This looks so beautiful. Your time was well spent!

Crafty Aunt Dee said...

Stunning and awesome page. Love the scrolled journaling. Your layers and colors are simply spectacular in how you've layered this page. Great Job and fun tutorial on scroll journaling.

Pascale Daria said...

C'est magnifique!

Pascale Daria said...

c'est magnifique

Rea' said...

You took me to my happy place... LOVE,LOVE,LOVE this layout... Always love the yellow, black, and white color combo; you took it up a notch with the turquoise. I love details, layered doilies accented with yellow, ROLLED paper accented with yellow, black bling, that yellow bird, yellow ribbon, turquoise star flower... OMG!! And the oh so cute photo of Toby. You did that Renew Collection proud !!!

Val Thorpe said...

Kay this is such a beautiful layout. I love all the layers and little details that all form a perfect frame around that lovely photo. Wonderful layout.

Iris said...

Great layout. Love all the layers and patterns. Iris

Стокли said...

I love this color combo!

Stephanie said...

Such a fun layout loving all the layers!

Lynne in NI said...

WOW! What an amazing LO! Little Toby's pretty cute too :)

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

What an awesome layout! I LOVE the colors together, and that photo is so sweet! Plus all of the layering, it is amazing!

Heather (goldiecar) said...

Kay, I love all of your details!! Amazing layout.

Rebecca Ednie said...

A beautiful and colourful page!

JessicaK said...

Oh, your Toby is adorable, and all those embellis - those rolls! Fantastic!

Teresa said...

Oh WOW! Love this layout! Great colors and what a cute puppy! t.igo

Trisha said...

Wow, I am at a loss for words. Stunning and perfect. You sure know how to WOW us.

Marsha J Reed said...

Great project with lots of detail. Cute little puppy!

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

What a darling page! You captured your furbaby beautifully. I love all of the rolled papers. Very well done!
Thanks for inspiring me!
Huggies ~
Sharron♥

mtscrapgal said...

This layout has so many wonderful layers of goodness. Your use of color, demention and embelies is stunning. Thanks

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

Oh my gosh... This is stunning. So many details....and they are all amazing. I love how you twilled your paper.