Monday, March 31, 2014

Taylored Expressions April Sneak Peeks: Sketched Blooms and Silhouette Stems 6

Hello everyone and welcome to day one of the Taylored Expressions April Sneak Peeks!!!  I just love the first week of the month because I get to show you all the new goodies. The release will be Thursday, April 3, at 7:00 AM PST (9:00 CST).....Woot!!! Ok, grab a cup of coffee, sit back, and check out the new TE Stamps and dies!!!

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

My first card features the Sketched Blooms stamp set and the Various Bases dies. The flowers from the Sketched Blooms set were stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black onto Choice Buttercream card stock and colored with Copics. 

The vases were embossed with various embossing folders and then were adhered with foam tape. The sentiment is from the same set and the pearls and ribbon finish it off. 

My second card features the Silhouette Stems 6 was used to cutout the two flowers from certainly celery card stock and Homespun patterned paper.  

The background was cut out of Choice Buttercream card stock with the Label Stacklets 8 dies and layered with Homespum patterned paper and Choice Black. Sewing was done around the edges and the hemp cording and the twine finish if off. 

Now, how about a little inspiration from the Baker's Dozen Design Team...I can't wait for you to see all the gorgeous projects they have created for you!!!

Thanks for stopping by today...check back tomorrow for more Taylored Expressions April Sneak Peeks!!

Supply List:
First Card:
Taylored Expressions Stamps: Sketched Blooms
Paper: Choice Buttercream (TE), Bermuda Bay, Chocolate Chip (SU), Blush Red Medium (Prism)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories: Markers (Copics), Pearls (KaiserCraft), Ribbon (TE), Embossing Folders (Cuttlebug)
Taylored Expressions Dies: Various Vases

Second Card:
Taylored Expressions Stamps: Sketched Blooms
Paper: Choice Buttercream, Choice Black (TE), Certainly Celery (SU), Homespun 6x6 Paper Pad (Simple Stories)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Sewing Machine, Hemp Cording (Hemptique)
Taylored Expressions Dies: Silhouette Stems 6, Label Stacklets 8

Friday, March 28, 2014

Easter Blessings

Hello everyone!! Easter is fast approaching so I found a little time to make some little Easter cards for my Grands. I used several stamp and die sets from Taylored Expressions for these fun little 3x3 cards. 

The smaller of the two Luggage Tags from the die set was used to cutout the tag and the brown matting. The adorable Easter stamps from the TE Basket-full set were all stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with Copics.  The sentiment is from the TE Many Minis - Holidays stamp set.

The background was created with pink pirouette card stock and the TE Bracket Notecard die.... paper from the Bundle of Joy 6x6 paper pad was also cut with the Bracket Notecard die and adhered to the card base. 

The Floral Eyelet Border was used on Choice Snow White card stock  and the Open Scallop Border was used on pretty in pink card stock  to create the borders in the background and....

The ribbon is the finishing touch. 

Thanks for stopping by...have a wonderfully crafty day!!!!

Supply List:
Taylored Expressions Stamps: Basket-full, Many Minis - Holidays
Paper: Choice snow White (TE), Pink Pirouette, Pool Party, Pretty in Pink,  Chocolate Chip (SU), Bundle of Joy 6x6 paper pad (Echo Park)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Markers (Copics), Ribbon (SU)
Taylored Expressions Dies: Luggage Tags, Open Scallop Border, Floral Eyelet Border, Bracket Notecard

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Color Throwdown Challenge #285

Hello everyone!! Can you believe it's Wednesday again??? It seems like just yesterday it was Wednesday...I must be getting older because time seems to just fly by!! This weeks Color Throwdown Challenge is hosted by my sweet friend, Broni, and I looove the colors she picked!! I haven't used Sahara Sand in a long's fun to get out those old loved papers and create something new!!! 

My card features stamps from the Taylored Expressions Petite set called  Light Up My Life and the matching dies. The tall lamp base was stamped with Early Espresso, cutout with the matching die, and adhered to the Sahara Sand card base. The short, round lamp base was created with the die from the same set and Early Espresso cardstock. It was then embossed and adhered to the card base as well. The lamp shades were diecut from scraps of dp and popped up with foam dots. 

The sentiment is from the same set and the twine and sequins 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 CTD285 to the keywords section when you upload your cards to an online gallery so we can find your creations!!

You can find out all the challenge details on the Color Throwdown Blog. 

Now, do you want to see some beautiful inspiration?? Check out what the Color Throwdown Designers have created for you this week!!

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
Melody Ripple - A Paper Melody
Monika Davis - M.A.D Stamper
Gloria Stengel- March Guest Designer - Scraps of Life
Judy VanZandt, Guest Star Stamper - Created Just 4 U

Thanks for stopping by...have a wonderful and crafty day!!!!

Supply List:
Taylored Expressions Stamps: Light Up My Life and coordinating dies
Paper: Sahara Sand, Early Espresso (SU), Heirloom 6x6 paper pad (MME), Down By The Shore 6x6 paper pad (Fancy Pants)
Ink: Early Espresso (SU)
Accessories: Baker's Twine (The Twinery), Sequins (Doodlebug)

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Red, White, and Blue Hello!!

Hello everyone...hope you are having a wonderful weekend so far!!! I have been chilling today since I went to three soccer games yesterday!!! All three of my son's boys are in soccer and the games started this week. I remember the days both my boys were in sports....such crazy fun times!!! I'll post some pictures next week. card today featured the Taylored Expressions March SOTM called Take a Spin and the matching dies called Spin It To Win It. This is such a fun set and so versatile, too. 

The matching dies called Spin It To Win It are sold separately 

Instead of using the diecut spinner with the arrow, I added a button to the center and used it as part of my circle design. I also added the circle sentiment from the Take a Spin set stamped with Memento Lady Bug and another circle and hand cut banners made with papers from Pebbles Americana 6x6 paper pad. 

The hemp cording is the finishing detail. 

The Stamp of the Month is a monthly subscription with three options. You can read all about it in the Kit Department of the Taylored Expressions Store. 

Thanks for stopping by today....hope you have a little time to get crafty today!!!
Supply List:
Taylored Expressions stamps: Take a Spin - the March SOTM
Paper: Choice Snow White (TE), Real Red (SU), Pebbles Americana 6x6 Paper Pad
Ink: Memento Lady Bug (Tuskineko)
Accessories: Button, Hemp Cording (Hemptique), Circle Punch (SU)
Taylored Expressions Dies: Spin It To Win It