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Friday, December 19, 2014

More Valentines!!



Hello everyone!!!! After this month's Taylored Expressions release with all the Valentines, I am obsessed with hearts even though Christmas is only a week away!!! At this rate, I will be all set for Valentine's Day!!! 

My first card features the Pockets and Pages 3x4 Part of My Heart die....it was used on Lollipop cardstock and the Love You sentiment dies from the new Hearts a Flutter Cutting Plate set were used to cut the sentiment out of both the diecut and Sugar cube card stock. 


The white sentiment diecuts were popped in the negative space and taped to the back. The background papers are from the TE Formula For Love 6x6 paper pack and the Baker's Twine finishes it off. 



Since I can't stand to lat anything go to waste, I used the negative cutout from the Pockets and Pages 3x4 Part of My Heart diecut from the first card....it was adhered to the Sugar Cube card base and the cute little heart flowers from the new Taylored Expressions Tag-a-Long Valentine were colored with Copics, cut out with the coordinating Tag-a-Long Valentine dies and popped up with foam dots.  A white Sharpie pen was used for the white highlight dots. 


The sentiment is from the same set and the little white hearts were cut with the heart dies from the Hearts a Flutter Cutting Plate set. The Baker's Twine is the finishing detail. 

Thanks for visiting....If I don't see you again before next week, I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!!!!!



Supply List:
1st card
Paper: Sugar Cube, Lollipop, Formula For Love 6x6 paper pack (TE)
Accessories: Baker's Twine (The Twinery)
Taylored Expressions Dies: Pockets and Pages 3x4 Part of My Heart, Hearts a Flutter Cutting Plate set

2nd card
Taylored Expressions Stamps: Tag-a- Long Valentine
Paper: Sugar Cube, Lollipop (TE)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Baker's Twine (The Twinery), White Sharpie, Markers (Copics)
Taylored Expressions Dies: Pockets and Pages 3x4 Part of My Heart, Hearts a Flutter Cutting Plate set



Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Color Throwdown Challenge #323


Hello everyone....how many of you are finished with your Christmas shopping,  Christmas cards, baking, decorating, wrapping presents....not me!!!!! I take a few steps forward and fall back about 10...the good thing is I have another week to get it all done. The bad thing is that I only have one week left to finish....LOL!!!! Anyway...today is Wednesday and you know what that means....it's time for another Color Throwdown Challenge!!! This will be our last challenge for this year....we will be back Janurary 7 for the first challenge in 2015!!!! 

 Lori is our hostess this week and she has picked colors that would work for any type of card: Pale Pink, Rose, Green, and Kraft.  Since I still need a few Christmas cards, I went with a holiday theme. 


I used this month's SFYTT on the Reverse Confetti Blog. The snowflakes were punched with a Martha Stewart punch and enamel dots were added to the centers. The sentiment is from the Reverse Confetti set called Seasonal Sentiments...it was stamped on the bottom part of a RC Tag Me, Too diecut and the sewing, ribbon and hemp cording finish it off. 

Remember, you don't have to use the exact colors.....use what you have as long as they are close to the challenge colors and be sure to add CTD323 to the keywords section when you upload your cards to an online gallery so we can find your creations!!

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
Tammy Hershberger - Stamp Happy
Vickie Zimmer - Smitten With All Things Stamping
Monika Davis - M.A.D Stamper
Jodi Collins - Stamping a Latte
Sue Lelli - December Guest Designer - Card Therapy
Rosemary Dennis - Guest Star Stamper - Hey There, Rosigrl

Thanks for stopping by....hope you have a chance to get inky today!!! 



Thursday, December 11, 2014

Taylored Expressions Release Day: Punny Love with Little Bits Dies and Mini Envelope

Hello everyone....today is the day we have all been waiting for....it's Release Day at Taylored Expressions!!!! Now all the fabulous goodies we have been showing you all week can be yours...you can fine everyting in the New section at the Taylored Expressions store!!



My first project is a set of  heart shaped Valentines...the cardbase for all the cards was cut with the previously released Heart Stacklets dies. 


The Little Bits - Bee die were used for the cute little bees, black pearls were used for the eyes,  and the sentiment is from the new Punny Love set. The enamel heart and hemp cording were used to finish off the design. 


The sweet little fawn was cut with the Little Bits - Fawn die...it was sponged with brown ink and a black pearl was used for the eye. The sentiment layer was cut with a Heart Stacklets die andthe sentiment is from the Punny Love set...cording and enamel hearts are the finishing touches. 



The Little Bits - Fishing Pole was used to cut the pink fishing pole and the 
Twirls and Swirls Embossing Folder was used on the silver heart in the background. The Little Bits - Love Confetti die was used for the heart and the sentiment is from Punny Love. 


The heart layers on this Valentine were cut with Heart Stacklets and the arrow from the new Tag-a-Long Valentine dies was cut in half and adhered to the back of the top heart...the Punny Love sentiment and Formula for Love Matched Sequins completes the design. 


Since I love to make Valentines, I just had to decorate a heart tin that has been sitting in a drawer for years! The paper was adhered to the top and the  flower ribbon border was adhered around the edge. 


The hearts were cutout with the Heart Stacklets and the bottom pink heart was embossed with the Twirls and Swirls Embossing Folder. The Mini Envelope die was used to cutout the envie and the Love die from the Tag-a-Long Valentine was used for the silver sentiment. 


The tag was created with the previously released Tag Stacklets 2 dies and the You've Been Framed - Valentine dies.



The ribbons, twine on the tag, and the enamel heart finish it off. 

Thanks for joining us this week for the Taylored Expressions December Release week....I had sooo much fun working with all the super cute Valentine products!!  If you'd like to see more  new product information, please head over to the TE Blog for a complete blog roll of our participating designers!



Supply List:
Punny Love with Little Bits Dies

Bee

Taylored Expressions Stamps: Punny Love
Paper: Sugar Cube, Oreo (TE), Daffodil delight (SU), Garden Party 6x6 paper pad (Pebbles)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Hemp Cording (Hemptique), Enamel Heart (Doodlebug)
Taylored Expressions Dies: Little Bits - Bee, Heart Stacklets, Small Scalloped Border

Fawn

Taylored Expressions Stamps: Punny Love
Paper: Sugar Cube, Salt Water Toffee (TE), Ruby Red (SU), Hello Sunshine 6x6 Paper Pad (Pink Paislee)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Memento Rich Cocoa  (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Cording (JoAnnes), Enamel Hearts (Doodlebug), Black Pearl (KaiserCraft)
Taylored Expressions Dies: LittleBits - Fawn, Heart Stacklets

Heart

Taylored Expressions Stamps: Punny Love
Paper: Sugar Cube, Strawberry Milkshake (TE), Silver Shimmery (SU), Sweet Love (Little Yellow Bicycle)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Formula For Love Matched Sequins (TE), 
Taylored Expressions Dies: Heart Stacklets, Tag Along Valentine 

Fishing

Taylored Expressions Stamps: Punny Love
Paper: Lollipop, Sugar Cube, Strawberry Milkshake (TE), Flourish 6x6 paper pad (Authentique)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Black Pearl (KaiserCraft)
Taylored Expressions Embossing Folder: Twirls and Swirls
Taylored Expressions Dies: Hearts Stacklets, Little Bits - Fishing Pole, Little Bits - Love Confetti




Heart Tin
Taylored Expressions Embossing Folders: Twirls and Swirls
Taylored Expressions Dies: Tag Along Valentine, Mini Envelope, You’ve Been Framed - Valentine, Heart Stacklets, Tag Stacklets 2
Paper: Sugar Cube, Cherry Pop, Lollipop (TE), Silver Shimmery (SU), Sweet Love (Little Yellow Bicycle)
Accessories: Heart Tin, Flower Ribbon Border (KaiserCraft), Ribbons (Hobby Lobby), Baker’s Twine (The Twinery), Enamel Heart (Doodlebug)