Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Color Throwdown Challenge #379

Hello everyone!! I sure hope your week was wonderful!! We have been busy with soccer and basketball games...Ryan only has one more game on Friday so our basketball season will be over but Mackenzie's soccer games continue for several more weeks. Then track season starts and more band and choir concerts till June when our second granddaughter graduates from high won't be long before all the grands are on to college, marriage, and babies...yikes!!! I think I just aged about 10 years...LOL!!! Anyway....

It's Wednesday again and time for this week's Color Throwdown Challenge!! Lynn is our hostess and she picked a color combo perfect for Valentines: pink, purple, gold, and hot pink. 

My card features several Taylored Expressions dies. The Skinny Mini Valentine Border was cut out of Sugar Cube cardstock and adhered to the watercolored background. The tag was cut out of Lollipop cardstock with the 
Build a Tag 2 die and the words were cut out of gold tissue paper with the Pockets & Pages February Script dies. The Love Always Wins Stamp and Die combo die was used to cut out the X's, O, and the little heart from Plum Punch cardstock and the smallest Stitched Banner Die was used to cut out the patterned paper banners.  

The large heart was cutout of a watercolored paper scrap with the Stitched Heart Stacklet and the pink heart was cut out of Strawberry Milkshake cardstock with the Peek-a-Boo Heart die. The hop pink enamel heart and the gold twine fnish it off. 

Remember, be sure to add CTD379 to the keywords section when you upload your cards to an online gallery so we can find your creations!! Also, please use #379 and #colorthrowdown on social media sites. 
You will find all the challenge details on the Color Throwdown Blog. 

Check out what the Color Throwdown DT has created for you today!!

Barbara Anders - Paper Pursuits
Wanda Cullen - Cullen-ary Creations
Joan Ervin - Stamping With a Passion - that's me!!-
Broni Holcombe - Splashes of Color
Lori Tecler - Inking a Loud
Vickie Zimmer - Smitten With All Things Stamping
Jodi Collins - Stamping a Latte
Lisa Henke - My Little Creative Escape 
Lynn Put - The Queen's Scene
Amy Rysavy - Prairie Paper & Ink
Kay Miller - February Guest Designer - My Joyful Moments
Bonnie Sharp - Guest Star Stamper - The Lucky Clucker

Thanks for stopping by...have a great day!!!!

Supply List:
Taylored Expressions Stamps: Love Always Wins Stamp and Die Combo
Paper: Sugar Cube, Plum Punch, Lollipop, Strawberry Milkshake (TE), Watercolor Paper (Strathmore Cold Press 140 lb.), Love Bugs 6x6 paper pad (Doodlebug)
Ink: Pink Passion, Lavender Lace, Blushing Bride Reinkers (SU)
Accessories: Metallic Twine - Gold (TE), Gold Tissue Paper (Hobby Lobby),
Heart Sprinkles (Doodlebug)
Taylored Expressions Dies: Stitched Heart Stacklets, Stitched Banner Stacklets, Peek-a-Boo Hearts, Skinny Mini Valentine Borders, Build a Tag 2, Pockets & Pages February Script

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Taylored Expressions February Release!!

Hello everyone and welcome to the Taylored Expressions February Release Day!!! Today is the day all the new TE goodies can be can find them in the new section of the Taylored Expressions Store!!! Be sure to check out the TE Blog, also, to see if you are a winner!!! 

My card today features several new TE dies...The bird house was cut out of Pumpkin and Candy Corn cardstock with the Little Bits - Birdhouse dies and the birds were cut out of Cookie Monster cardstock with the Little Bits - Birds dies. The background leaves were created with the Leafy Vine Cutting Plate...watercolor paper was watercolored with several green reinkers first before it was cutout and adhered to a Sugar Cube background. 

The previously released  Stitched Circle Stacklets were used to cut the circle and create the frame. The Mint Julep layer was then adhered to the Sugar Cube background with foam tape. The scallops were cutout of Sugar Cube cardstock with the previously released Stitched Scallop Edger die and the Sentiment was created with the Welcome Spring Banner dies...they were cutout of Candy Corn cardstock and the TE Sequins-Double the Joy and copper wire for the birdhouse finish it off. 

Thanks so much for joining us this week for the February Release...I hope you found a little inspiration along the way!!

Supply List:

Taylored Expressions Dies: Stitched Circle Stacklets, Welcome Spring Banner, Leafy Vine Cutting Plate, Little Bits - Birds, Little Bits - Birdhouse, Stitched Scallop Edger
Paper: Mint Julep,  Sugar Cube,  Candy Corn,  Pumpkin,  Cookie Monster (TE),  Watercolor Paper (Strathmore Cold Press 140 lb), Kraft in Color 6x6 paper pad (Doodlebug)
Accessories: TE Sequins - Double the Joy, Wire (SU), Old Olive, Kiwi Kiss, Mint Melody Reinkers (SU)

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Taylored Expressions Sneak Peeks: Light of the World and Fringe Border

Hello everyone and welcome to day three of the Taylored Expressions Sneak Peeks!! Have you picked a favorite yet?? You may change your mind after seeing  all the fabulous projects the DT has made for you today!!! Remember...the February Release is tomorrow, Thursday, February 4th at 7:00 AM PST (9:00 CST)!! Now, get a cuppa, sit back, and enjoy the show...but first....

Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with some fabulous giveaways! Visit the TE Blog each Sneak Peek Day this week for details on how you can enter to win!!

My first card is a CAS design featuring the beautiful Light of theWorld stamp set. The stained glass window image was stamped on the watercolored background and a few areas were watercolored with Clean Color Real Brush pens. 

The sentiment from the same set was stamped repeatedly on Vellum paper and adhered over the top of the image. In order to adhere the vellum without seeing the glue, the glue was applied with a glue pen under the stamped sentiment.

My second card took a little more time...the image was also stamped on watercolor paper and colored with Clean Color Real Brush watercolor pens.  

The image was cutout with the Label Stacklets 5 and layered on Plum Punch and Lollipop cardstock. The cardbase was cutout of Sugar Cube cardstock with the largest Label Stacklets was placed off the folded side to create the card.  

The only embellishment is twine tied on the fold. 

The inside features sentiments from the same set.

For my next project, I made a set of cards featuring the Fringe Border die, various Little Bits dies, and sentiments from Lucky Charms Stamp & Die Combo.

The Pumpkin and Candy Corn cardstock was used for the fringe....The Pumpkin fringe was cut in half and adhered to the back of the Candy Corn piece and then sewing was done along the center. Little Bits - Birds were cut out of Cookie Monster cardstock and the Little Bits - Birdhouse was cut out of Toffee, Pumpkin, and Cookie Monster cardstock. The cardbase is Sugar Cube cardstock. 

The fringe was cut out of Lavender Glaze  and Jelly Donut cardstock, The Little Bits - Chocolate Bunny was cut out of Strawberry Milkshake cardstock and the bow was cutout of Lollipop. The previously released  Little Bits - Easter Confetti egg die was used for the large eggs and the egg die from the Door to Door Spring Decor die set was used for the smaller eggs. A candy dot was added to the bunnies bow. 

The fringe was cut out of Peapod and Granny Smith was cut, taped, and sewn like the other two. The shamrocks were cut with the previously released Little Bits - Shamrock dies  to create a fun St. Patricks Day card!

Thanks for visiting....if you'd like to see more projects and new product information, please head over to the TE Blog for a complete list of our participating designers!!

Supply List:
Light of the World #1 card

Taylored Expressions Stamps: Light of the World
Paper: Cookie Monster, Oreo (TE), Watercolor Paper (Strathmore Cold Press 140 lb), Vellum
Ink: Black Archival, Pink Passion (SU)
Accessories: Pink Passion and Pool Party Reinkers (SU), Clean Color Real Brush Watercolor Pens (Zig)

Light of the World #2 card

Taylored Expressions Stamps: Light of the World
Paper: Plum Punch, Lollipop, Sugar Cube (TE), Watercolor Paper (Strathmore Cold Press 140 lb)
Ink: Black Archival (SU), Memento Tuxedo Black, Memento Rose Bud (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Clean Color Real Brush Watercolor Pens (Zig), Twine (The Twinery)
Taylored Expressions Dies: Label Stacklets 5

Fringe Border
Taylored Expressions Stamps: Lucky Charms Stamp & Die Combo
Paper: Sugar Cube, Lavender Glaze, Jelly Donut, Peapod, Granny Smith, Pumpkin, Candy Corn, Strawberry Milkshake, Lollipop, Sprinkles, Potato Chip, Mint Julep, Cookie Monster, Toffee (TE) Pot o’ Gold 6x6 paper pad (Doodlebug)
Ink: Memento Rose Bud, Memento, Bamboo Leaves (Tsukineko), Costal Cabana (SU)
Accessories: Enamel Dot (Doodlebug), Sewing Machine
Taylored Expressions Dies: Fringe Border, Little Bits - Birds, Little Bits - Shamrocks, Little Bits - Easter Confetti, Little Bits - Chocolate Bunny, Little Bits - Bird House, Door to Door Spring Decor