September 20, 2009

The September Key Ingredients Are Here!!

Hi everyone!! Happy Sunday!! Today is an exciting day! The September Key Ingredients are now available at Taylored Expressions!!!

In true Taylor style, the September Key Ingredients are simply FABULOUS!!! The patterned paper, which is Kitchen Spice from Bo Bunny, is DELISH and the coordinating cardstock and embellishments are DELIGHTFUL!!

For those of you who subscribe to the Key Ingredients Subscription, you may very well have your September Key Ingredients in hand! For those of you ordering this today, you will have yours lickety split too!! The Baker's Dozen would LOVE if you all played along with us in a fun challenge using the September Key Ingredients!! This month, we all created projects that have a "kitchen" theme to them!! We also all DISTRESSED our projects!! When you upload your creation to your blog or online gallery, make sure you head over to Taylor's blog and leave your link in Mr. Linky so we can all check em' out!!

For my first project, I decided to create a little recipe book for my kitchen!! Currently, I have ALL of my cookbooks in an upper cabinet...not the easiest place to reach (which shows you how often I create gourmet meals!!), and I thought it would be SO nice to have a super cute book that I can leave out on my counter!! I plan on filling up my recipe book with wonderful recipes from my Nani (my 90 year old grandmother!), my Grandma and my Mom!!

This was SO easy to make! I started by taking a book I had purchased and picked out this GORGEOUS polka dot paper from the September Key Ingredients! I used my Spiral Punch to create the punched holes, and they lined up perfectly with the binding on the book!! Once that was done, I sponged ALL of the edges with Close to Cocoa ink and a Sponge Dauber.

I created the "Family Recipes" title with my Brayton Font from JustRite Stamps, and I then stamped the pie from Berries & Cherries in Memento Rich Cocoa. I cut out the panel with Circle Nestabililites, and while the paper was still in the nestie, I sponged more Close to Cocoa ink with a Sponge Dauber. When I removed the paper from the nestie, I still had the Choice Buttercream border! I then stamped the pie again, colored them both with Copic Markers, cut one pie out and popped it up on Foam Tape!

I added some piercing to my panels, and I then covered the chipboard flower from the September Key Ingredients with a different pattern of paper from the KI. I used Zip Dry Glue to adhere the paper to the chipboard. It dries SO fast! This is the best glue for this! I tied a button to the center of the flower (the buttons are ALSO in the September KI!!) with some linen thread, and I finished off my book with a double ribbon around the spiral binding!

I also made two cards using the September Key Ingredients! For my first card, the layout is the Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge from Friday, TESC83!! I punched out nine different patterns from this DELISH patterned paper with my 1 1/4 Square Punch. I then punched out 1 3/8 mats of Suede Brown Dark.

I distressed each square with my Cutter Tool and then sponged each one with Close to Cocoa Ink and a Sponge Dauber. Each square was pierced as well.

For my focal image, I started by stamping the bowl of cherries image from Berries & Cherries in Choice Buttercream (this is the neutral cardstock in the September KI) in Memento Tuxedo Black. I colored the entire image with my Copic Markers and then gave it a coat of Glossy Accents. After it was dry I cut it out with Circle Nestabilites, Distressed it and sponged it. The yellow scallops around my focal image ARE NOT is the yellow Ric Rac Ribbon from the September Key Ingredients! I love the warmth and texture this adds to my card!! I stamped the "Life Is Just A Bowl Of Cherries" sentiment, also from Berries & Cherries, directly onto one of my squares!
My second card is about as CAS (clean and simple) as I get. It's no secret that I LOVE layers, and lots of em'. While I was covering the Chipboard Flower on my Family Recipe Book, this card was starting to come to life in my head!

I covered three of the small Chipboard Flowers from the September Key Ingredients with three different patterns of the Kitchen Spice Patterned Paper. I then sewed a button in the center of each flower.

My sentiment, "You're In My Thoughts and Prayers" is from the beautiful Faith and Hope stamp set! After I stamped the sentiment, I embossed my Choice Buttercream panel with the Diamond and Stars Impressabilities from Spellbinders. I then lightly sponged the panel to bring out the design. I think it actually looks like an antique coverlet for a bed!

I had to pierce SOMETHING on this card, so I created a pierced rectangle frame around my three Chipboard Flowers!!!

I LOVE the Prism Paper that is always included in the Key Ingredients! The colors are always SO yummy and I LOVE that one side is smooth and the other textured!! Did you know that Taylored Expressions now carries over 50 different colors of Prism!! Yep, it's true and it's a dream come true for me! I am in the process of switching over ALL my cardstock to Prism!! If you are in the same boat, head on over and pick up some is YUMMY!!

You can see what some of the other Baker's Dozen girls have done with this awesome KI right here:

Charmaine Ikach
Donna Baker
Karen Giron
Laura Fredrickson
Sharon Harnist

and of course, Taylor VanBruggen!!

Don't you just LOVE the September Key Ingredients! You can click right HERE and sign up for the Key Ingredients Subscription! It is offered in either a 3 month subscription or a 6 month subscription!! Each month you will receive an AMAZING Key Ingredients, hand-picked by Taylor herself! The Key Ingredients make creating AMAZING and coordinating projects SO easy!! Now Taylored Expressions is offering a monthly charge program!! This new features allows you to be charged MONTHLY for your Key Ingredients instead of having to pay for your subscription up front!! It couldn't be any easier...and at $14.95 (plus shipping) a month, you really can't beat the value! Check out THIS AWESOME VIDEO to get more KI info!!

Thanks SO much for stopping by!!

Family Recipe Book Recipe:
Stamps: Berries & Cherries by Taylored Expressions & Brayton Font from JustRite
Paper: Suede Brown Dark, Desert Coral Dark, Choice Buttercream & Kitchen Spice from Bo Bunny, all from the September Key Ingredients
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa and Close to Cocoa
Accessories: Ribbon, Chipboard Flower and Button, all from the September Key Ingredients, Sponge Dauber, Paper Piercing Tool and Template, Circle Nestabilities, Distressing Tool, Copic Markers and Foam Tape

Life Is Just A Bowl Of Cherries Recipe:
Stamps: Berries & Cherries by Taylored Expressions
Paper: Frosted Teal, Suede Brown Dark, Choice Buttercream & Kitchen Spice from Bo Bunny, all from the September Key Ingredients

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Close to Cocoa
Accessories: Distressing Tool, Circle Nestabilities, Ribbon from September Key Ingredients, Copic Markers, Glossy Accents, Paper Piercing Tool and Template, Sponge Dauber & Foam Tape

Thoughts & Prayers Recipe:
Stamps: Faith & Hope by Taylored Expressions
Paper: Desert Coral Light, Suede Brown Dark and Choice Buttercream and Kitchen Spice from Bo Bunny, all from the September Key Ingredients
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa & Close to Cocoa
Accessories: Chipboard Flowers and Buttons from the September Key Ingredients, Paper Piercing Tool and Template, Stars & Diamonds Impressabilities from Spellbinders, Sponge Dauber and Foam Tape



  1. All of your creations are fabulous Jodi...I'm especially diggin' that recipe book! That is those DP's!

  2. Jodi, they are ALL awesome but that 3rd card is truly magnificent! I adore it! If i set you up with my boyfriend, Edward, will you send it to me? Bwa-ahahahahaha! TFS!


  3. OMG your projects are so awesome! I really love the recipe book! The papers are adorable...Fantastic stuff Jodi!

  4. These are all just gorgeous! That second one is amazing. Beautiful work!

  5. so wonderful...each and every one....have to say my fav is the card made from the the combo of squares with the image...fab work

  6. YOU ROCK! simple as that....

  7. Love, love, love your project & cards!!Showcases the Key Ingredients Kit beautifully!

  8. Jodi, I love your recipe book -- the pie was the perfect compliment for it! Your fabulously distressed card shows off all these wonderful patterned papers beautifully! And I adore your "CAS" card (shabbied just a bit!) -- just gorgeous! You rocked this challenge!

  9. Jod, these are fantastic....fabu distressing!!! I NEED this key ingredients!! Gorgeous paper!!

  10. Your Recipe book is fantastic, Jodi (yummy-looking pie), and I love your pretty cards too!! Fabulous "Key" projects!!

  11. Just gorgeous, Jodi! Love your recipe book and your cards are just beautiful!

  12. Jodi, I so enjoy your blog of goodies. The recipe book is warm and wonderful and I thought I might be able to use my Spiral punch and just get the binder piece. Thank you for confirming what I thought might work, since I don't own the binder tool. And both your cards are fun, but the 1st is my favorite. Lots of work and great results!

  13. Amazing, Jodi! I love these cards and the recipe book is fantastic! Way to rock the challenge!

  14. WOWZA, woman!! your recipe book is fabulous & your cards so divine! I love your distressing & using Taylor's sketch for your cherry card is GENIUS! what a work of art

  15. HOW adorable are ALLLLL of these Yummy projects Jodi!!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE that pie with the KI set - soooo cool!!! And you were just cracking me up with the "i had to pierce something" comment!!! LOVE all your wonderful creations Ms. Jodi!!!
    lots of love,
    Sankari :)

  16. Hi...socks officially knocked off. I love ALL of these designs..they're amazing!

  17. You are amazing! These are adorable!

  18. Jodi! These are all so lovely! I love the cute little cherry card! But the first creation, with the pie, is just yummy! Totally amazing!

  19. These are all over the top Jodi! LOVE your recipe book and the TESC card is amazing as is the chipboard flower card. WOW!

  20. Wow girl, one great card after another!!! Love your work!!

  21. your recipe book is incredible! I lvoe lvoe love it!

  22. What a wonderful new 'heirloom' Jodi!! Make another and laminate it so you can use it without worrying about spilling anything! This is WAY too gorgeous to get a splash on it!
    Hugs Viv xx

  23. Wow, Wow, WOW!!!! All projects look FANTASTIC. I am drooling over here. You rock! I love all your work.
    Hugs and smiles

  24. Jodi...I love the recipe book! Of course your cards are awesome as usual, but the recipe card is really neat!

  25. Oh my word, you were a busy little bee!! :) All of these are fabulous, my dear...especially the recipe book. FABO!!


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