September 20, 2009

key ingredients challenge

Hello again! It's the 20th and that means it's time for another Key Ingredients Challenge from Taylored Expressions. You are absolutely going to fall in love with the September Key Ingredients - Taylor has yet again picked out some amazing papers and embellishments for you! This month's patterned paper is Kitchen Spice from Bo Bunny and all I can say about it is YUMM-OH!!

Our challenge this month is to get inspired by the name of the Kitchen Spice paper and the required element is distressing. Fun, no?

So I've been pondering all week, what to make, what to make... hmmm. You see, I'm not in my kitchen a whole bunch - my amazing husband does all the cooking, so I pretty much have clean up duty. Then it dawned on me - I have candles in my kitchen. The yummy spice kind of candles, mmmmmm! So I ran out and got a new candle called Macintosh Spice and there you have it, my spice theme. This year my family is travelling to Albuquerque for Thanksgiving and I thought it would be nice to take a little thank you gift to our family who is hosting. I decorated this little tag for the candle with chipboard and buttons {included in the Key Ingredients} and inked the edges with Tea Dye Distressing Ink. I used some ribbon from the kit to tie the tag around the neck of the candle. I used the same elements to make a coordinating card and added some of this adorable vine ribbon - cute!

You can sign up to receive the monthly Key Ingredients Kit for as low as $14.95 a month, plus shipping, so you can't beat that incredible deal!

Would you like to participate in this month's theme challenge? Hop on over to Taylor's blog and check out all the details.

You can see more fantastic samples for our Kitchen Spice challenge from Charmaine Ikach, Sharon Harnist, Taylor VanBruggen, Laura Fredrickson, Jodi Collins, and Donna Baker.

Thanks for stopping by!

recipe -
stamps: lots of thoughts (stampin' up!)
paper: prism frosted teal, prism suede brown dark, choice buttercream card stock, kitchen spice patterned paper (bo bunny)
ink: chocolate chip, tea dye distressing ink (ranger)
accessories: ribbon, chipboard, buttons - from the september key ingredients; rectangle/scallop & oval/scallop nestabilities (spellbinders), sponge daubers, stampin' dimensionals


  1. Now see you are just WAY to clever.. there you ga again with that little crooked, off centre panel.... YOu are just the BIGGEST bit clever aren't you. THis little pack is GORGEOUS too by the way.

    xx SJ

  2. Love Yankee Candles and I love that tag! Definetly be trying that one! It all looks so fallish!!

  3. What a gorgeous set to give away to the host families at Thanksgiving! I love it! (And I am jealous that your husband does all the cooking!!) Wink!

  4. Just adorable!! I see the picture of the kit and like it, and then see what DT members do and it makes me REALLY want it!! Have a wonderful Sunday!

  5. Love your tag and card, Karen -- fabulous layout and I love the way you used the leaf trim!

  6. What a fabulous gift set!!!
    I love the colors, all the flowers and buttons it's all so sweet!

  7. This is just beautiful, Karen! You projects go so well with that candle. . .I can smell it all from here. . .yummy!

  8. lucky girl-you don't have to cook! I love your card & candle gift!!

  9. Girl...wait a sec...your husband does ALL the cooking?? How AWESOME is that??? LOVE what you did here with the candle! It is SO perfectly paired with this DELISH KI! LOVE the tag you created! The buttons really POP!! LOVE these you DIRTY girl you!!

  10. Oh what a great idea! I love your little tag and the card is fabulous!

  11. Oh wow Karen, that set is fabulously gorgeous! TFS!!