Good morning! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and I’m so glad you stopped by because today is our monthly Blast from the Past customer blog hop! Each month we issue a challenge to our fabulous customers and wait to be amazed at they create using Taylored Expressions stamps. And now the waiting ends today!

If you’re visiting here from another blog, a big WELCOME! You’re at the first blog on the hop and you can start the rest of your journey by following the links below. But first, let me show you what I made for the blog hop!

One of our spectacular design team members, Sankari Wegman, created this sketch for us this month! Isn’t it fun!? The sketch was optional so not everybody used it, but I love having a starting point when I sit down to make a card. I also grabbed my July Key Ingredients kit and with the help of the sketch and the coordinated ingredients in the kit, this card came together in no time! I wanted to use an image from one of my favorite sets, Chillax! It’s also one of our most popular sets so it could be your favorite too!? I colored my umbrella drink with Copic markers and highlighted it with Illuminate Smooch. For the scalloped side portion of the sketch I used the Bubbles border punch and added small Crystal Twinkles to the inside of each bubble. As I said above, all of the cardstock, patterned paper, and ribbon came from the July Key Ingredients kit. There’s still a week left in July to join our kit of month club and receive this fun kit!

Do you wish you could have joined us this month? Well, there’s good news! We’ve set the date for our August customer blog hop and would love to have you join us! Click here for all the details. As always, one random person will be selected to win the Taylored Expressions stamp set of their choice and another fabulous creation will be featured in an upcoming TE newsletter!

Now hop along and see what the rest of the ladies have created!

Stamps: Chillax, Berries and Cherries (Taylored Expressions)
Cardstock/Patterned Paper: July Key Ingredients (Taylored Expressions)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories: Bubbles border punch, ribbon, crystal twinkles, Illuminate Smooch, Copic markers, foam tape