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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Color Throwdown Challenge #310


Hello everyone!! I hope you are all having a happy hump day!!! Things have been pretty quiet around here this week...my sister was here last week so we spent most of our days with Mom and Dad. We are so blessed that they are happy and healthy....well sorta for being 91 and 94!! Anyway....

Aren't this weeks Color Throwdown Challenge colors pretty!! Wanda is our hostess and I love the soft palette of summery colors she picked!! I decided to work with the flower theme by using the Gathered Blooms Cutting Plate from Taylored Expressions.


Three Gathered Blooms diecuts were cut...one each of the challenge colors. The pistachio pudding layer was used as the base and the flowers from the crisp cantaloupe and coastal cabana diecuts were cutout and adhered to the base layer.  It was then adhered to the white layer and then to the crisp cantaloupe cardbase. The TE Band It 2 diecut was adhered with foam dots and the hemp was adhered to the back of the sentiment layer..... the sentiment is from the TE From Me To You set and the pearls  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 CTD310 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
Cindy Lawrence - The Creative Closet
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
Lisa Henke - September Guest Designer - My Little Creative Escape
Joanne James - Guest Star Stamper - The Crafty Owl


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



Supply List:
Taylored Expressions Stamps: From Me To You
Paper: Choice Snow White (TE), Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Coastal Cabana (SU)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Pearls (KaiserCraft), Hemp Cording (Hemptique)
Taylored Expressions Dies: Gathered Blooms Cutting Plate, Band It 2 



Friday, September 12, 2014

Sketch Selfie Share Challenge!!




Hello everyone!!  This has been a special week because it's Taylored Expressions 6th birthday!!!! I hope you got a chance to check out all the new September Taylored Expressions Release products.....lots of stamps, dies, and now Taylored Expressions has their own line of pattern papers, cardstock, embossing folders, and sequins...Woot!!!! You can check them all out in the new products section of the store. 

For the birthday celebration, Taylor is having a birthday sketch selfie share challenge...check out all the deets:

For your chance to win a $250 Gift Certificate to the Taylored Expressions Store, you must complete ALL of the following:

1. Create a card using the sketch pictured. While we love to see them used, TE products are not required for participation.
2. Take a photo of you holding your card (or have a friend take it for you.)
3. Add your photo to the TE Blog using the InLinkz link-up on this post. If you would prefer to email us your photo, send it to contests@tayloredexpressions.com with the Subject: Triple S Challenge
4. Share some joy by giving or sending your card to someone! Leave a comment below telling us the name of the lucky recipient.

Complete all steps by 11:59 pm PST on Sunday, September 14, 2014. One winner will be chosen at random from all eligible entries. Limit one entry per person.



My card features the cute little toad from the And Many More stamp set.....the image was colored with Copics and the sentiment was created with the  Mini Caps Alpha and #'s dies with TE's Strawberry Milkshake and Jelly Donut card stock. 
The background Granny Smith card stock was embossed with the TE Zig Zag embossing folder and the patterned paper is from TE's Matched Double the Fun 6x6 paper pack.


 The flower was cut from one of the dies from the TE Bloom Where You're Planted die set and the scallop was created with the TE Medium Scalloped dies. The button, hemp cording, ribbon, and sewing finish it off. 


Here is my selfie....since I took this with my phone, I had to email it to my granddaughter, Mackenzie, and then she emailed it back to me so I could upload it. For some reason, I couldn't email it to myself. I really need to get out the book on my phone and figure out how to use it....maybe another day...LOL!!!

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


Supply List:
Taylored Expressions Stamps: And Many More
Paper: Choice Snow White, Granny Smith, Strawberry Milkshake, Jelly Donut (TE)
Double the Fun 6x6 Paper Pack (TE)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Markers (Copics), Button (PTI), Hemp Cording (Hemptique), Sewing Machine, Ribbon
Taylored Expressions Dies: Mini Caps Alpha and #'s, Medium Scalloped Border, Bloom Where You're Planted



Thursday, September 11, 2014

Taylored Expressions September Release: Full Moon and Spooky Trees Cutting Plate

Hello everyone...today is the day we have all been waiting for...it's Release Day at Taylored Expressions...WOOT!!! Today is the day all the fabulous products you have been seeing for the last three days are available for purchase...do you have your wish list completed?? We have been celebrating this week because....

It’s TE’s sixth birthday!
· To celebrate, along with new stamps and dies, we are releasing our very own line of patterned paper and coordinating cardstock, as well as our own Embossing Folders.
· Visit the TE Blog for a fun sketch challenge with a $250 prize gift certificate.

To celebrate our 6th year, we've designed a special party favor, Think Happy Thoughts. This petite stamp set includes a very "happy" coordinating die and will be FREE with orders over $50 beginning on September 11th - September 21st. One free set per customer, while supplies last.




My first card features the adorable Halloween stamp called Full Moon...it was colored with Copics and the clouds in the background were sponged on with gray ink. 


The background papers are from the Matched Hocus Pocus 6x6 paper pack and the bats were cutout of Choice Black using the bat dies from the Spooky Tree Accessories die set. A little sewing was done along the side and the Hocus Pocus Matched Sequins and twine finish it off. 


My second card features several of my favorite dies from this release....the trees were cutout of Choice Black cardstock using the Spooky trees Cutting Plate. The trees were  adhered to a piece of TE Pumpkin cardstock and the sentiment from the Big Bold Halloween set was stamped on a piece of TE Corn Candy cardstock  that was cutout with a round die. 


Several Little Bits dies were used to complete the scene: Little Bits - Ghosts, Little Bits - Haunted House, and the Little Bits - Halloween Scene was used for the bats and tombstones. The Hocus Pocus Matched Sequins and the twine are the finishing touches. 


Thanks for visiting, crafty friends! If you'd like to see more projects and new product information, please head over to the TE Blog for a complete blog roll of our participating designers!


Supply List:
Full Moon
Taylored Expressions Stamps: Full Moon
Paper: Matched Hocus Pocus 6x6 Paper Pack and Card Stock : Pumpkin (TE), Choice Snow White, Choice Black (TE)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko), Smoky Slate (SU)
Accessories: Markers (Copic), Sequins from the Matched Hocus Pocus Kit, Twine (TE), Sewing Machine
Taylored Expressions Dies: Spooky Tree Accessories

Big Bold Halloween
Taylored Expressions Stamps: Big Bold Halloween
Papers: Choice Snow White (TE), Choice Black (TE), Matched Pumpkin, Matched Jelly Donut, Matched Candy Corn (TE)
Accessories: Sequins from the Matched Hocus Pocus kit (Te0, Baker’s Twine (The Twinery), Round Circle die (Spellbinders)
Taylored Expressions Dies: Spooky Trees Cutting Plate, Little Bits: Haunted House, Ghosts, Halloween Scene