Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Taylored Expressions June Studio Challenge

Hello!  It's time for the Baker's Dozen Studio Challenge. This is a monthly opportunity for the Taylored Expressions team to share what makes our stamping studios hum:)  Each month we have a fun, crafty question so we can share our favorites, some tips and tricks, stamping advice and more!

The question for June is:
What's on your summer reading list? Are you a big reader or not? If you are, what books have you read lately that you would recommend? Do you have a favorite author or genre? How about something for sitting out by the pool, or the beach, or even just the backyard...some nice light summer reading?
Do you use fancy bookmarks or do you dog-ear your pages? Or, do you use an e-reader? Everyone can use bookmarks and they make great favors and gifts. Let's see a little inspiration!

Well, unfortunately I'm not a very big reader, but I did get into the Hunger Games series (my favorite books of all time!) and the Twilight series. Oh, and I also read the Fifty Shades of Grey series (flushing a little bit:) 

My sister is a VERY big reader!  She gives me some second hand books every Christmas that she thinks I will enjoy, and I almost always do enjoy them!  I just finished a book by Jennifer Weiner called Goodnight Nobody, which was really good, and I'm about to start a book called Good in Bed by the same author.  

I don't have an e-reader, so I usually use my handmade bookmarks which I love to make!  Today I have a set of 3 bookmarks to share with you using a Taylored Expressions Luggage Tags Die as well as the Posh Posies Stamp Set and the Posh Vases Dies:

This color combo looks much better in person!  I cut out the luggage tags, then stamped the images onto white cs which I layered behind the tags.  I added vases cut out of Simple Stories Vintage Bliss dp, tied some twine around them and attached the Designer Mini Tags.  I added some coordinating ribbon to the tops of the tags and called them complete!  I think they make the perfect bookmarks and I have 3 friends in mind that I can give them to:)

Make sure you check out the rest of the Baker's Dozen Blogs to see what they came up with today!  I can't wait to see which sets and dies they used:) 
Carole Burrage
Charmaine Ikach
Jen Shults
Joan Ervin
Kerri Michaud
Sankari Wegman
Shannon White
Shelly Mercado
Stephanie Kraft
Tammie Edgerton
Taylor VanBruggen
Wanda Guess

Thank you so much for stopping by and have a terrific Tuesday!

Stamps:  Taylored Expressions Posh Posies
Paper:  SU Cameo Coral, PTI Ocean Tides and Fine Linen cs, Simple Stories Vintae Bliss dp
Ink:  SU Sage Shadow, Cameo Coral, River Rock, Color Box Black Licorice, Ranger Antique Linen Distress Ink
Accessories:  Taylored Expressions Posh Vases Dies, Luggage Tags Die, Designer Mini Tags Dies, Twine, Ribbon, Rhinestone, Stardust Stickles


Tammie Edgerton said...

LOL...I love that you have a sister that reads a lot too! How VERY clever of you to use the luggage tag to make bookmarks...I think I'll have to give that a try!

Anonymous said...

Hi Kerri! What a sweet and pretty trio of bookmarks! Love the tiny tags on them and your color choices are fab. This is a fun hop today!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Kerri, I just LOVE these!! Love those stamps and what a fabulous bookmark set you made with them!!

carole (TruCarMa) said...

So smart of you to use the luggage tag dies, Ms. Kerri - super, super cute, and I love your 'veggie' color combo! :)

Shannon White said...

Oh I LOVE these Kerri! Super idea to use the Luggage tags and I love the woodgrain BG's and sweet twine tied tags too! 8-)


Unknown said...

SO beautiful, Kerri! LOVE that you used the luggage tags for this and the little tags are super sweet!

Shelly said...

You used one of my favorite stamp sets for your bookmarks! They are so pretty and I love that you used the luggage tags for them, wonderful idea and the perfect size! :)

Riet said...

So gorgeous tags Kerri.

Hugs Riet.xx

Joan Ervin said...

What a great idea to use the luggage tags, Kerri, and I love the flower stamps you used...this are sooo pretty!!!!

Cynthia Clark said...

I am having a lot of fun with this hop. Bookmarks are one of my faves. TFS your idea. Very cute.

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