Friday, April 12, 2013

Taylored Expressions / Authentique Project Inspired Blog Hop! 8-)


Hi All! And a Very Happy Friday to you! Today, Our Fab Taylored Expressions/Authentique Blog Hop Continues! Yay!  I am so thrilled Taylored Expressions  teamed up with Authentique for our Awesome two day Hop!! I don't know about you, but I LOVE Authentique's fabulous dp's, so I was super excited to play along today 8-)... The hop starts at the Taylored Expressions Blog HERE, & hopfully you have arrived at my Blog from there as I'm stop #2 on the Hop today! 8-)

For my 1st Project today, I am featuring TE's Super Fun Chillax stamp setTE's Seeing Stars Dies  and some Gorgeous Dp's from Authentique's Strong Collection.  Just Perfect for Father's Day cards, don't ya think!... ;-)  

My Fun Beer Mug image was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black onto Choice Snow White CS, colored up with my trusty Copics, Fussy cut out and popped up with a bit of foam tape... I also added a little inking around my edges with Vintage Photo Distress ink, a nice frothy head to my Beer with Liquid Applique and some fun masculine hardware brads from my stash to finish it all up... 8-) 


My Next Project features TE's Boys will be Boys Stamps setTE's Pennant Border and Cloud Border Die, and More Fabulous Dp's from Authentique's Strong Collection...  

I stamped my fun Golf Green image onto Choice Snow White CS with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored it up with my trusty Copics and popped it up with a bit of foam tape. I added my Fluffy clouds with a template created with the Cloud Border Die, Tumbled Glass Distress ink and a small stippling brush. I inked my edges with Vintage Photo Distress ink and added Festive layered TE Pennant Border Die cuts to finish it all up! 8-)

So how would you like to win a Taylored Expressions/Authentique Prize Pack???  All you have to do is hop along and leave comments on all of the blogs! Don't forget all the Day 1 TE and Authentique DT members blog hop projects from Yesterday need your Love too!;-) So make sure you comment on those blogs too!  You have until Monday, April 15th at midnight Pacific to hop.

Taylor is also offering a blog hop special!  All Taylored Dies are 10% off using code TENOFFDIES!!!  The offer is good from April 11, 2013 until 11:59pm CST on April 19, 2013.  Please note that the code is case sensitive and not available to wholesalers.


Now it's time to hop on over to Shelley McDaniel's Fabulous blog, but don't forget to leave a comment before you go!  Good Luck, & Happy Hopping! 8-)

Here's a list of of today's Hop Participants just in case you loose your way...;-)




Here are the items I used for my projects today...
 Hope you all have a Super day and Thanks so much for Hopping by! 8-)
Thanks for stopping by!

80 comments:

  1. Okay these are all kinds of awesome,I can never find a masculine card and these ones are wonderful!

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  2. Totally adorable cards! The Strong collection mixes soooo perfectly with those fun stamps and dies. Love these!

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  3. These are so fun Shannon! I love the way you used the Father's Day panel and the fun gold scene! These are so perfect for Father's day. :)

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  4. Fabulous Dad's Day cards Shannon, just fab! I love those papers and Authentique are some of my faves as well. Great images, perfect colouring and look at those clouds!

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  5. Such gorgeous masculine cards! I always have a hard time but these Authentique papers really give you a perfect color palette!

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  6. Very beautiful creation. It isn't so simple to do a man's card.

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  7. wonderful projects. dad's day will be here before we know it!

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  8. Two fabulous Father's Day cards. Great designs and details.

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  9. Great cards for a guy. Love that little mug of beer - looks pretty tasty from here!
    Lynn

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  10. These are wonderful Father's Day cards!
    bbiswabic@new.rr.com

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  11. Perfect Father's day cards, just love them, golf is perfect for the men in my life :) have a great weekend.

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  12. I love your Father's Day cards! I must get the chillax stamp set.

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  13. Great cards, will have to case them. Love your style.

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  14. Great masculine cards! I love that stamp set and paper combo! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  15. Oh wow, the golfing one is so great! I love the banner, the coloring, everything.

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  16. Your cards are gorgeous! I love the designs and colors. The papers are stunning and those screws are such a perfect touch!

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  17. You are amazing!!!! I love these cards so much! Awesome masculine cards!! Those are hard for me... They're perfect! Have a great weekend Ladybug!

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  18. I love both your cards!! They are such perfect Father's Day cards. I sometimes struggle with male cards. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  19. Fabulous cards! Love that woodgrain paper you used and the fun Pennant Die!

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  20. Great cards! Perfect for Father's day. Love the use of the dies!

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  21. Wonderful masculine cards, Shannon! LOVE all of your layers and your mix of stamps, dies and die cuts!

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  22. Thanks for showing masculine cards I always have a hard time with these. The golf card is perfect for my brother-in-law.

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  23. Fabulous masculine cards and love your paper pics!

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  24. Oh Shannon, they are both gorgeous! I love the papers and you always have fantastic layouts!

    Have a lovely weekend honey!

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  25. What wonderful Father's day cards!!

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  26. These are great guy cards! Love them!

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  27. These look so fantastic Shannon and great male cards. Hope you have a good weekend
    x catherine

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  28. Wow! Love the sweet design on these, Shannon!! Great paper, love it!! Nice masculine paper for theme.

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  29. what a great set of guy cards!!

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  30. Oh my, those are two of the cutest cards ever!

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  31. Fabulous cards Shannon. Love the masculine images, especially the bear mug! The colors and papers are just perfect. The banner looks awesome!

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  32. Your cards are very well done and classy -- it's so difficult to create a masculine yet appealing card and you did it! thanks for the inspiration!

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  33. What great "guy" cards! I always struggle with these and your ideas are inspirational!

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  34. Great cards for dads, love seeing masculine projects!

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  35. What a great Father's Day card! Thanks for the Inspiration!

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  36. Love the cards. Your copic work is beautiful . P.S. I think I am getting the hang of the blogging. Thanks

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  37. Love the papers used! YOur cards are awesome!

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  38. Sweet. I always struggle so much with boy cards but you've given me new ideas. thanks.

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  39. Both cards are cute
    and would be fun to give.
    Carla from Utah

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  40. Wow, way to get ready for Father's Day! Fabulous manly creations Shannon, just perfect. :) hugs, Kimberly

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  41. I love the first card. awesome fathers day card! the wood look paper and those brads are so cool!

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  42. What I'd give for an ounce of the talent you ladies have!!! Such great inspiration for some who is "recreative"

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  43. cool card for dads!!!!! thanks much

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  44. BOTH cards are outstanding. Masculine card ideas are hard to come by, so I guess I like these the best. I plan to borrow the ideas as I have several cards I need to make. Thanks a million for sharing. Now off to the next blog!

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  45. Lovely way to combine papers and layers!!!

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  46. Great masculine cards for Father's day--love the papers you used.

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  47. Shannon - Fabulous cards! I love the different techniques used to create these one of kind cards.

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  48. Great guy/dad cards! I am partial to the golf card. I love the clouds and your copic coloring!

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  49. What an awesome manly man set! I love the foam on top of the beer! Amazing!

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  50. These cards are wonderful! Love them both.

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  51. Wow ....your cards are so awesome !!! Love the colors and your style rocks . TFS .

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  52. I love your cards...especially the one with the banner...but both are just really great. Great job!!!

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  53. Shannon, love these masculine cards - the beer is perfect for so many occasions. I really like your designer papers. You always showcase your images using the prettiest sketches and most interesting layers and DPs. These are awesome!

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  54. Love these cards! So masculine yet visually interesting. The inking on the edges really pulls the look together.

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  55. FABulous man cards Shannon!! Love love the woodlook dp and the cool plaid pennant! Have a fun playing this weekend :)

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  56. The recipient of this card is going to be so happy with the wonderful creation you made. Great coloring and fun. Love the screw style brads. Those are adorable and so fun with the paper- wood panel. Great job.

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  57. Fabulous Father's Day Cards... I love that Strong Collection, so perfect! Cool technique with the beer mug!

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  58. What a great GUY card! I love it!! :)

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  59. Good Lord Shannon!!! I had to scroll down forever to leave a comment. Now I have to rest my scrolling finger. You card is perfect for Father's Day - Beer and Ball - all that is left is the television!!~
    Sandy

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  60. Not usual cards, they made me smile=)

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  61. Great masculine cards, your DP is just perfect! Lovin your beer mug too TFS :)

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  62. Fantastic cards! Love how you used the Strong Collection! Heather, Authentique DT

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  63. Thanks for the inspiration, especially for a guy card!

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  64. Fantastic combo - I love the woodgrain paper and the plaid patterns - great for those masucline cards, aka Father's Day coming up :D

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  65. Great cards, Love all the colors!

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  66. Both cards are just wonderful, Shannon, but the beer mug card blew me away. Love, love, love it. Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win.

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  67. Oh how cool. Love all the stars and pennants.

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  68. These are both great cards. Love the golf green!

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  69. I love your masculine cards!!! Always a struggle for me. Thanks for the inspiration! Love the pennants too!
    Huggies ~
    Sharron♥

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  70. Thanks for giving us 2 great Father's Day cards. Great color selections and I like the dies you picked too.

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  71. wonderful Fathers day cards. Love them. You did such a wonderful job with them. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  72. Super fathersday cards!! Love the papers and the banner!

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  73. You are really on a roll, Shannon! You do such a great job with your DT stuff. These are absolutely fabulous Father's Day cards. Love the masculine papers, and that frothy beer is making me thirsty!

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  74. What a fantastic pair of cards! I love the masculine look & feel of them both, but I especially love that frosty mug of beer! What guy wouldn't love getting that card? Break out the keg now!! :)

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  75. Super wonderful Father's Day cards...just perfect!

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