Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Taylored Expressions June Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!

Hello! Welcome to the Taylored Expressions June Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! You might already be familiar with the TE Key Ingredients, well now Taylor has added a TE SOTM (which will coordinate with the Key Ingredients. You will have the option to subscribe to either one or a combined Deluxe Key Ingredients which includes both! Here is a link all of the subscription options.

I combined the June Stamp of the Month (You Make Me Happy) with the June Key Ingredients (featuring patterned paper from the Simple Stories Vintage Bliss collection) to make a 6x6 scrapbook page. I also used the coordinating Rainy Days Dies (sold separately).

The Story of the Photo. I used a rare photo of Sabrina standing in the rain (she hates the rain and she hates getting wet even more). I took this last summer during our family reunion in Minnesota. It was the last day and most of us were packing up or, in our case, we were waiting for Dan to come back visiting the family plots at the local cemetery. It was warm and buggy that weekend and suddenly it started to rain. The rest of us took shelter underneath the large open tent that was rented for the event. The only reason why she was standing in the rain was because our cousin's dog was underneath the tent, and Brina didn't want to be anywhere near him (even though he was the mellowest Labrador retriever that I have ever seen). Apparently she is more scared of dogs than she is of the rain. :)

All patterned paper and cardstock are from the June Key Ingredients. The sentiments and welly boots are from You Make Me Happy. I used the Rainy Days Dies to die cut the boots and to make the trio of tabs on the bottom.

Here's a detail shot:

Here's a complete look at the June SOTM, You Make Me Happy:

And here's a look at the June Key Ingredients:

Please be sure to hop along and see what these Key Ingredients and Baker's Dozen designers have created with the June SOTM:

Stephanie Kraft (you are here)

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies from the TE store:

Stamps: You Make Me Happy - June SOTM (Taylored Expressions)
Paper: June Key Ingredients (Taylored Expressions)
Ink: Memento Gray Flannel, Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko); Vintage Photo Distress (Ranger)
Accessories: Taylored Dies: Rainy Days, Banner Stacklets 1 (Taylored Expressions); 1" Circle Punch (EK Success), Markers (Copic), Distress tool, Foam tape, Thread, Sewing machine.


  1. The photo on the card is great and really makes the card pop! Thanks for sharing :-)

  2. What a funny & sweet story! Great shot too, I really should take more candids of my kids. Love your layout and the "Don't be afraid to" really fit the picture well! Hugs!

  3. What a darling LO of Sabrina. Too funny about the story behind the photo. You couldn't have got my son out of the rain or away from the dog. LOL :)


  4. What a sweet page Stephanie. Love the boots and those stitched tabs. Pretty paper.

  5. What a super page! Love the story behind the photo - really made me smile!

  6. What a sweet page Stephanie and sweet story behind it!

  7. Really adorable page....and love the picture!

  8. What an adorable scrapbook page! I like the way the dotted paper coordinates with her top, and I love that you added the 3 statements at the bottom.

  9. Aww, What an Sweet Scrapbook page of Sabrina Stephanie and love the story behind it too! And you couldn't have a better set to showcase both!
    Wonderful LO, Love every Fabulous detail!! 8-)


  10. Oh Stephanie, what an amazing layout! You always seem to make scrapbooking so much less intimidating with your darling layouts :D

  11. Adorable layout! Fun picture and great way to tell a story!

  12. Really fun!!! Love it!!! Hugs Juls


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