January 14, 2010

The January Key Ingredients Are Here!!!

Hi everyone!! Happy Thursday!!!

I am SO excited to be able to show you the AWESOME January Key Ingredients available from Taylored Expressions!! I have TONS of SUPER exciting news to share today, so grab a latte and hang with me for a few!!

Let me start by sharing that all of the samples with the January Key Ingredients that you will see today all have a common theme...FOOD! I am currently on Weight Watchers (again!), so stamped food is as exciting as it gets for me right now! LOL!!

Don't you LOVE the papers in this KI? The patterned paper is Nook & Pantry by Basic Grey and the Prism cardstock is, of course, perfectly coordinated by Taylor herself!!

The ribbons and buttons that you see on my cards are also from this KI, as is the SUPER yummy crocheted flower that MY MOM MADE!! Yep! My mom's flowers are featured in the January Key Ingredients! How COOL is that??

For my first card, I used the darling new Sprinkled With Love set, and for my second, I pulled out an old favorite, Chillax! I used two of Taylor's sketches for my layouts, TESC97 and TESC96!

Now...for the SUPER exciting news! (You will find all of this info and more on Taylor's Blog as well!)

** There is an awesome new blog in town, The Key Ingredients Website!! It's your source of all KI info including a KI Gallery, a place to subscribe, an FAQ and more!! I can't wait for you to check it out!

** 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 KI with the 6 month option.

Now, you all know that I ADORE the Key Ingredients, and to be honest, I prefer to use them on all of my creations!! There are so many things I love about the KI, but some of my favorite aspects are that they are all SO beautifully coordinated, the patterned paper is ALWAYS the "got to have" paper of the moment, the embellishments and the ribbon are always AMAZING, and I LOVE LOVE LOVE how much you get in them! Even a layer-lovin' girl like myself can get TONS of cards created from a KI!

There are TONS of special guests joining some of the Baker's Dozen today to share the January Key Ingredients!! Make sure to check em' out and leave them some love!!

Laura Leonard
Lisa Hjulberg
Lynn Mercurio
Randi Barrett
Sunghee Chon
Candace Mitchell
Kathie Bailey
Taylor VanBruggen
Karen Giron
Melissa Sauls
Donna Baker
Charmaine Ikach
Jeanie Witmer

Thanks SO much for stopping by!! Hey...what are you waiting for? Head on over to The Key Ingredients Website and sign up...believe me...you will fall IN LOVE with the KI!!

Sprinkled With Love Card Recipe:
Stamps: Sprinkled With Love by Taylored Expressions
Paper: Suede Brown Dark, Candle Glow Medium, Choice Buttercream & Nook and Pantry by Basic Grey, all from the January Key Ingredients
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Memento Tangelo & Memento Canteloupe
Accessories: Ribbon and Button from the January Key Ingredients by Taylored Expressions, Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Circle Nestabilities, Tags Trio by Spellbinders, Word Window Punch, Copic Markers, Linen Thread and Foam Tape

Chill-ax Card Recipe:
Stamps: Chillax by Taylored Expressions
Paper: Suede Brown Dark, Candle Glow Medium, Intense Kiwi, Choice Buttercream & Nook and Pantry by Basic Grey, all from the January Key Ingredients by Taylored Expressions
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Circle Nestabilities, Rectangle and Scallop Rectangle Nestabilities, Ribbon, Button and Crocheted Flower (made by my Mom!) from the January Key Ingredients from Taylored Expressions, Apron Lace Punch, Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Glossy Accents, Copic Markers, Clear Spica Glitter Pen and Foam Tape



  1. As always, your creations are absolutely darling. I love what you did with this month's Key Ingredients. And, give a big WOO, HOO to your Mom. Her crocheted flowers are FABULOUS!!!

  2. Please tell you mom thank you for the super cute flowers as they are my favorite in the kit! Your cards are wonderful.

  3. AWESOME Jodi!! These cards are so stunning!! You have a way with your layouts and perfect color coordination girl!! LOVE Them both!! HUGS

  4. Fantastic, fun cards!! I agree with Vicki's statement above! I am always amazed at your awesome layouts and color combos! :-)Traci

  5. Oh, both of these cards are fun and adorable with their fab colors!

  6. These are cute images to use for anytime of the year! Love both of your layouts and I love that sentiment set on your second card too, I've got to use my set now! LOL!
    Jodi =)

  7. How cool that your mom is part of the key ingredients kit....what fun for you and for her....fab

  8. Wow, these are soooo cute! I always love your designs! I'm really loving the colors on these cards... I keep looking at that Nook and Pantry paper set and then I walk away and leave it in the store. Super gorgeous work!! :D

  9. Fabulous cards Jodi! I especially like the second one... great vibriant colors! TFS!

  10. sweet cards! I LOVE your style, girl! can't wait to hug ya in 7 days!!

  11. Beautiful cards I LOVE both these images!!! Darling cards GF!

  12. Beautiful work my friend!! Love your color choices, and YOUR MOMS CROCHETED FLOWER IS FANTASTIC!!! I see the apple doesn't fall far from the tree!! YEAH MOM:):):)

  13. Duh...why didn't I think of using Taylor's sketches for my project? LOL. Your creations are just stunning...as always!

  14. Both are FABULOUS, Jodi! Love that flower!! I must pull out that Chillax set too...it'll be great for spring parties!

  15. Super cute cards! Love the stamped food! Good luck with WW!

  16. LOVE LOVE LOVE your projects Jodi!!! And you must give your mom a huge hug from me for those magnificent flowers!!!! I've attempted them many times unsuccessfully, LOL!! I gotta say though...my favorite project is Chillax...I'm ready for a frozen marg! :)

  17. How cool is that? Your Mom makes flowers too, AND they featured them? Awesome!

    Both of these are just so vibrant...and oh yeah, awesome papers!

    Hope you have a fabby weekend chica!

  18. So super delicious, Jodi!! I am totally digging your little blender card - so much fun!

  19. Jodi these are so CUTE!! I love that little blender. What a great card, reminds me of summer!! And that cupcake, YUM!! Your cards are just AWESOME!!!

  20. You've convinced me! Oh wait, I already subscribe! LOL!!!

    LOVE your cards, Jodi, especially Chillax...that is one of my fave sketches, too. And that is so awesome that your mom made all those flowers. I made a single layer one once and nearly went crazy fiddling with that thin thread and small hook, so my hat is off to your mom for sure! I wanna know what her secret is!

  21. Beautiful cards!!!! Wish my mom would crochet flowers for me. LOVE the colors and the layouts!!!

  22. Love these two cards!! Super job with all the ingredients!! So cool that your mom's involved!

  23. Just fabulous, Jodi! Your cards make me hungry! LOL They are so vibrant and delicious! Awesome girl!


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