Taylored Expressions' May Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Happy Tuesday Taylored Expressions Fans,

Welcome. Are you enjoying the Blog Hop so far? Hopefully, the Taylored Expressions Design Teams have whetted your creative appetite for May's Stamp of the Month. This month's stamp is not only perfect for spring and summer cards and projects, but also for trying out a variety of crafting techniques. Lately, I have been trying to improve my watercoloring skills (with limited success). Then the lovely Bloom & Grow stamp set, with its coordinating dies Hello Blooms, came along and it was a match made in crafting heaven. I immediately brought out my Tim Holtz distress inks pads, watercolor paper and palette and went to work. I had a blast with the creative process and seeing what worked and didn't. I love the finished card and I hope it inspires you to expand your crafting repertoire.

You can find May's Stamp of the Month, Bloom & Grow, and Hello Blooms (the coordinating die set), in the Taylored Expressions Store along with other crafting goodies. However, the fun is not over yet. Hop on over to Kendra Wiestock's blog for more crafting inspiration. 

Thank you for stopping by,


Taylored Expressions Blog Hop List:

Amy Crockett
Cassie Trask
Charmaine Ikach
Courtney Kelley
Emily Lanham
Jen Shults
Joan Ervin
Keia Shipp-Smith <----------------------- You Are Here
Kendra Wietstock
Kerri Michaud
Monika Davis
Sankari Wegman
Shannon White
Shelly Mercado
Stephanie Kraft
Taylor VanBruggen
Tracy Clemente 

Card Size: 4 3/4 x 5 3/4
Card Supplies:

Paper: TE May Key Ingredients Kit, Strathmore Watercolor Paper
Stamp: Bloom & Grow
Die: Hello Blooms
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink (victorian velvet, fired brick, worn lipstick, peeled paint), Archival Ink (black)
Other: Maya Road (resin flowers)


  1. Gorgeous, Keia! Love your watercolored flowers - they are simply stunning!

  2. What a beautiful bouquet of flowers, Keia....such pretty colors and I love how you popped up the front flowers!!!

  3. Wow Keia this is just stunning! I'm in absolute awe of this beauty.

  4. Beautiful card Keia. Love the cluster of flowers. The shading is amazing!

  5. awesome watercoloring - such a pretty card!!

  6. This is soooooooooo beautiful! So vibrant and pretty. Amazing Keia!! XO