January 14, 2010

Key Ingredients Challenge

Yep!  It's time for another Key Ingredients Challenge and boy do we have some extra goodies for you today!   Some of the Baker's Dozen, and some special guest players, have fantastic little projects for you using January's Key Ingredients.  If you haven't already eaten this morning, you may want to grab a little something because today's challenge is to make something food related.  Yum!  I have some fun announcements for you too, so be sure to read to the very end of this post.

For my little project, I wanted to create something fun for a date night "in".  I find it difficult to find time (not to mention the $$) to go out every week with my husband, especially having 3 little kiddos, but we do find time to spend with each other after the kids have gone to bed and have a little date the weeks we don't actually go out.  Other nights, you can find me stamping away, LOL!

I started by stamping the little house from Love Everywhere in Memento Rich Cocoa and again in Soft Sky.  I used a large oval Nestabilities die to cut the oval and then sponged it in Soft Sky and popped the house and heart up on dimensionals.  The house is a cute little symbol for a date night in, don't you think?  Do you see that adorable crocheted flower?  Jodi's mother made them for us to give to you in your kit!  SO much fun!

For my scrumptious bag of Poppycock (cashew lovers, mmmm!), I stamped the little hearts from Love Everywhere in random places all over the front of the Kraft Bakery Bag in Memento Rich Cocoa and then made up a little tag using stamps from other TE sets.  Gotta show them some love too!  The scallop frame is from Luxurious Labels and the sentiment (which I LOVE) is from The Places You'll Go (which just sold out yesterday, so CLICK HERE to be notified when it is back in stock).  So much fun to mix and match!  I used a length of blue ribbon from the Key Ingredients to attach it to the bag.  I can't wait to rip that bag open!!  haha!

Here are some exciting announcements regarding the Key Ingredients Subscriptions and for more detailed information, you can check out Taylor's blog too.

  • A fantastic new website is now available, just for the Taylored Expressions Key Ingredients - how fun is that?  Now you can see all the information for the subscription kits right in one spot.
  • 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 KIT with the 6 month option.
OK, now you need to head on over to see the rest of the delicious treating waiting for you this morning!  Hop on over to see:

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

recipe -
Stamps: Love Everywhere, Luxurious Labels, The Places You'll Go
Paper: Prism Suede Brown Dark, Prism Island Mist Light, Choice Snow White card stock, Basic Grey Nook & Pantry patterned paper
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Soft Sky
Accessories: chocolate crocheted flower, buttons, Apron Lace punch (Fiskars), Heart To Heart punch (SU!), chocolate stitched grosgrain ribbon, light blue grosgrain ribbon, linen thread, large classic oval Nestabilities (Spellbinders), stampin' dimensionals


  1. You're right Karen. I haven't eaten breakfast yet this morning and now I'm even more hungry...LOL!!! I just love what you did with this month's Key Ingredients. I love the soft colors you used and your treat bag is, well, YUMMY!!!

  2. Awwh,this is such a great idea when you have little ones and a bad economy. Your projects are wonderful.

  3. Great project, Karen!

    Are you going to CHA with TE? If so, I'm going to be there just for the fun of it. I'm excited that Sankari is going.

  4. how sweet! I love it and glad y'all still have date nights 'in' remind me to tell you (next week) an inside joke about that little treat! it is yummy!

  5. This is TOTAL Karen G Perfection right here! LOVE LOVE LOVE the layout and design Karen!!!

  6. What a fantastic project. I'll be going over to your link for the sentiment - it caught my eye because it's from the Robert Munsch book that you can't read without crying!!! ("Love you Forever") All the little hearts on the bag sure do dress the treat up!!!

  7. Oh how yummy, Karen! Love the treat bag and that flower is fantastic! Fabulous layout too!

  8. Karen, your project is just sooo sweet and looks YUMMY!!! Love the color combo that you used...absolutely perfect your projects always are!

  9. Ooohhh... see that's SO worth having a Date Night In for. Now this YUMMY little morsel you have here "Poppycock", is that coated cashew nuts, and if it is, what yummy goodness are they coated in!!! I have to admit to being a bit of a sucker when it comes to cashews!!!! Gorgeous card, fabulous flower.

    xx S

  10. Holy cow!! Ok, now this is incredible. What a gorgeous set! Love the treat bag, too bad I can't reach through my computer. Phooeee!! And that card, oh my!! Just darling Karen!!

  11. Your projects are always too good. Wish I have your style! Love the color combo, too!

  12. Oh how awesome, Karen! That treat bag looks DELICIOUS and your card is just precious!