Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Key Ingredient Blog Hop - Spring Into Organization

Hello Delightful friends and family!  
Today I'm sharing a way I organize my sketches and Key Ingredient Inspirational Sheets for the monthly Key Ingredient Subscriber Blog Hop at Taylored Expressions.  

This one is specifically for the Taylored Expressions Key Ingredient Inspirational Sheets from the Design Team. I used this months KI kit papers and coordinating brads (Echo Park- This & That), card stock (pomegranate, buttercream)  and green gingham ribbon to decorate the front cover which is protected by a plastic cover. (that did not make it easy to photograph!!!)  I slip my inspiration pages inside the top-loading protector sheets which are included in this particular folder/portfolio.  
I've used the Faith in Bloom stamp set (just released this month, which I won and chose from last months KI blog hop!!!) to make my "Garden of Inspiration" for the cover.  The Alpha stickers were leftovers from a previous month (Aug. 2011) I did not want to make this too bulky or dimensional because it is stored in a bookcase next to my craft table and I need all the room I can get. I still need to label the spine for easy identification, unfortunately my label maker needs batteries, so that will be for another day.

Other ingredients used:  Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black and Distress Ink, Worn Lipstick; Copic Markers: RV43, RV52, G40, Y13.  Spellbinders Nestabilities Reverse Wonky Rectangle is the die I've used to frame out the words and Fiskars Upper Crest border punch was used for the decorative edge. I've paper pieced 4 of the flowers, the others are colored with Copics and a decorative brad and thread added to embellish.

Thanks for looking and be sure and check out HERE if you are interested in the Key Ingredient Kits, it is a monthly kit club dedicated to bringing you the latest coordinating products for papercrafting! Each month you will receive enough coordinating patterned paper (6" x 6"), card stock (12 sheets of 8.5" x 11"), 5 yards of ribbon, and various embellishments to create at least 16 cards!

I would have lost heart, unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. Psalm 27:13



  1. Fantastic!!!! Love that row of flowers!!! Thanks for joining in our organizational challenge!! Have a great day!

  2. Wow what a great idea Natalie. I just love the cover. Great job!

  3. Ooo this is so super cute, Natalie, and what a great idea!

  4. This is so pretty! Totally great idea, too! I love your little blog signature, by the way. How sweet!