Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Sending You Happy Mail

Hi Everyone and thanks for stopping by! I have a card to share that I created using the Happy Mail Stamp Set and coordinating dies from Pretty Pink Posh. I like having cards in my stash that I can use for a number of different occasions and this stamp set is perfect for these types of cards.

My stamped images are all from the Happy Mail Stamp Set. I colored the images with Copic Markers and die cut with the Happy Mail Coordinating Dies. I stenciled a few clouds in the background and then used the Scallop Borders 2 Dies to cut the hill of grass. I stamped the sentiment from the Happy Mail Stamp Set in Versamark Ink and embossed with a white embossing powder. 


The frame is die cut with Scallop Frames Dies  and the clouds with the Rainy Days Coordinating Dies. I added a few Sparking Clear Jewels to finish off the card.

Thanks for taking a look!




Sunday, August 12, 2018

Cute As a Button With Spellbinders

Hi Everyone! I needed a card for a baby girl and used the Spellbinders Cute As A Button Stamp Set from the Sew Sweet Collection By Tammy Tutterow. The stamp is a great focal point for a card and would be great for scrapbooking too.


I started by stamping in Versamark Ink and embossing a in gold embossing powder. I used a stencil brush and added pale yellow ink to white cardstock. Then I colored the words with Copic Markers. I cut panel to fit the card front and matted with a bright pink cardstock. 


I added a strip of gold foil from the Spellbinders Platinum Pack 3 which includes Metallic Gold, Metallic Silver, and White 6 x 6 Poster Board Sheets.  I add a piece of lace at the bottom and added a button threaded with embroidery floss. 

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great week! 


Thursday, August 2, 2018

It's Release Day at Taylored Expressions - It is the start of Holiday Creating Season!

Hi and thanks for stopping by! It's August Release Day at Taylored ExpressionsAll the new products are available at the TE web store NOW.  You can check out the 30 new stamps & dies, 2 new cardstocks and ink colors, 5 new stencil designs, and some fabulous new foiling products.

Today I have two cards to share with you created with a number of new products from the new release. 


The create the background for this card I cut a piece to Sugar Cube cardstock for the card front. Using Clarity Stencil Brushes I layered Eggplant, Jelly Donut, Sweet Potato Pie, Candy Corn, and Lemon Meringue Inks. Then I stamped the new Bare Tree Background in Versamark Ink right over the layers of color. I used TE Black Embossing over the Versamark, shook off the excess, and sprinkle a little TE Gold Embossing Powder to add the sparkle, and then heat set with my embossing gun. 


I created the tombstones with the Tomb Sweet Tomb Stamp Set and the Tombstone Trio Dies using Sugar Cube Cardstock and sponging on Earl Grey Ink. The sentiment is from the Simply Said - Halloween Stamp Set. I used the Haunted Accessories Dies to add the ghosts and the bats. 



I LOVE the new On the Hinge - Wicked Stamp Set and coordinating dies! The On The Hinge Die allows the legs to swing side to side when you move the card. First I stamped the skirt and legs with Oreo Ink and colored with Copic Markers. The skirt is paper pieced with patterned paper from the Playful Patterns - Haunted. There are two options for the legs in the stamp set. I die cut the skirt and the legs and the hinge needed to swing the legs. 


I matted the images on a panel cut with Frayed Edge Stacklets, stenciled with the new Spiderweb Stencil, and a panel of Granny Smith Cardstock cut with the Stitched Rectangle Stacklets. 


Here is a look at the back of the image. You can watch Taylor's Video on how to assemble the witch HERE





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!

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Taylored Expressions August Sneak Peek Day 3 - So Very Blessed

It Day 3 of  Taylored Expressions August Release Sneak Peeks! All the new products will be available starting at 9am CDT on tomorrow. I hope we have inspired you to get an early start on Fall projects this year! 

My first card features the the Blessed Script Backer which compliments the previously released Blessed Script Die, the new So Very Blessed Stamp Set and the new Cutting Edge - Fall Stamp & Die Combo


Let's start with the background. Used the new Herringbone Stencil. To achieve the soft look I use a Clarity Stencil Brush with Candy Corn and Sweet Potato Pie Ink. On the vellum panel I stamped a sentiment from the new So Very Blessed Stamp Set


Next I stamped the Cutting Edge - Fall Stamp & Die Combo in Versamark Ink and embossed with gold embossing powder on Toffee Cardstock. I colored with Copic Markers. I love the look of Copics on Toffee Cardstock. I used the die in the set to cut and mat around the stamped image and add the additional leaves. I used the TE 100% Wool Designer Felt in Caramel Drizzle with the Blessed Script Backer Die to mat the sentiment at the bottom.


My second card showcases the new Simply Stamped - Moon Stamp Set. This is one of favorite projects for the release! I am saving this card to give to my hubby! 

The look of the moon is achieved with three levels of stamping. I used Potato Chip Ink, Lemon Meringue Ink, and Versamark Ink with white embossing powder. To create the background I cut a piece of watercolor paper, wet the paper, and used TE Liquid Watercolors in Cookie Monster, Grape Jelly, and Blue Corn. I let the paper dry completely, added a good coat of embossing powder, and then stamped the Twinkle, Twinkle Background Stamp in Versamark Ink and embossed with Gold Embossing Powder. 


I used the Downtown Border and Downtown Border Underlay Dies to add the cityscape. The sentiment is from the Simply Stamped - Moon Stamp Set. I cut the frame from Blue Raspberry Cardstock and again from chipboard and adhered the layered together. Then I sponged Blue Raspberry and Blue Corn Ink along the edges. 


Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with a giveaway during each day of sneak peeks! Visit the TE Blog to answer Taylor’s Question of the Day for a chance to win one of the latest products before you can buy it!

Thanks for stopping by! I will be back tomorrow with my Release Day Projects!

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Taylored Expressions August Sneak Peeks Day 2 - Give Thanks

Hi Everyone! It's Day 2 of Taylored Expressions August Release Sneak Peeks. Yesterday my post was all about fun Halloween Cards and Halloween Treats! Today I will be giving you a peek at the Fall and Thanksgiving themed products. All the new products will be available starting at 9am CDT on Thursday, August 2th. 



My first card features the new Bubble Greetings - Thankful Stamp Set. I stamped the image in Oreo Ink and colored with Copic Markers, adding pale yellow highlighting. The largest die in the Stitched Frame Stacklets 2 cut a perfect size circle around the stamped image. I cut a piece of Toffee Cardstock for the card front and stamped the background with the Autumn Leaves Background Stamp. I added a strip of patterned paper at the bottom of the circle. 


The sentiment is from the new Cutting Edge - Ghosts Stamp and Die Combo and die cut with the Double-ended Flag Stacklets. I added two leaves with the Mini Leaves Dies. 




My next card features a beautiful new Cutting Plate, Falling Leaves. The die set includes leaves that can be layered on the cutting plate die cut. I watercolored my leaves with TE Liquid Watercolors in Lemon Meringue, Cherry Pop, Chocolate Truffle, Peapod, and Candy Corn. I simply watercolored an area on watercolor paper, let it dry, and die cut the leaves. 


Behind the Cutting Plate Die Cut I layered a piece of TE Gold Foil. The sentiment is from the the So Many Thanks Stamp Set, stamped in Versamark Ink and embossed with Gold Embossing Powder. 




Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with a giveaway during each day of sneak peeks! Visit the TE Blog to answer Taylor’s Question of the Day for a chance to win one of the latest products before you can buy it!

Thanks for stopping by! I will be back tomorrow with another Sneak Peek. 

Monday, July 30, 2018

Taylored Expressions August Sneak Peeks-Spooky Treats and Spooky Ghosts!

Welcome to Day 1 of Taylored Expressions August Release!! I always get extra excited at this time of year! I get to start playing with products for the Holidays! This month is our Halloween release and we are also adding some Fall and Thanksgiving items to our August Release.

I am starting off the release sneak peek with the new set in the Cutting Edge Series, Cutting Edge - Ghosts Stamp & Die Combo. We are also adding the adding a new die to the the Caps Lock Series, Caps Lock - Boo. And there are two new colors of cardstock and matching ink, Eggplant and Sweet Potato Pie, perfect for Halloween projects!


These ghosts make me smile! To create the background I stamped the ghosts in Oreo Ink on Sugar Cube Cardstock and then I masked them off. Using the Set the Scene-Clouds Stencil and a Blending Tool I added the clouds down about three fourths of the page with a combination Jelly Donut and Eggplant Ink. Then at the bottom of the page I added a strip of polka dot patterned paper from the new Playful Patterns - Black and White


I cut the Caps Lock - Boo Die directly into the card front and then again from Chipboard. I glued to two layers together and inlayed the letters back into the die cut. The sentiment is from the Cutting Edge - Ghosts Stamp & Die Combo and die cut with the Double Ended Stacklets. I aded a few stars for the Build a Scene Halloween Sequins. 

The matching envelope is stamped with the new Spooky Mail Stamp Set


My next project is this great treat bag and you can get all the items you need to create this gift from Taylored Expressions!


How cute is the Potion Carrier! And it is really sturdy! 


I created the labels with the new Pick Your Poison Stamp Set. I stamped in Oreo Ink and colored with Copic Markers. I put a piece of a 6 x 6 adhesive  sheet behind the stamped images and die cut with Stitched Oval Stacklets. I peeled off the backing of the adhesive sheet and attached to labels to the "Poison Bottles".  I embellished the labels with an Oreo Enamel Shape. 

I put M & M's in my bottles! 


I used the Caps Lock - Boo Die to added the "Boo" sentiment. I created the tags with Tag Stacklets 2 and the Stitched Framed Stacklets 2.  I can't wait to give this to a special little boy on Halloween! 





Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with a giveaway during each day of sneak peeks! Visit the TE Blog to answer Taylor’s Question of the Day for a chance to win one of the latest products before you can buy it!

Thanks for stopping by! I will be back tomorrow with another Sneak Peek. 

Friday, July 27, 2018

You're An A+ In My Book

Hi All and Happy Weekend! It is hard to believe that next week is the month of August and back to school will be here before we know it. How come summer always goes so fast! I like to have a few back to school cards in my stash for the special kiddos in my life. I created this card with products from Pretty Pink Posh.


I created my card with the School Friends Stamp Set and the School Friends Coordinating Dies. My images are colored with Copic Markers and I paper pieced the little boys shirt from a striped paper. 

The tag is die cut with the Scallop Square Tags Dies and the sentiment and small hearts are included in the School Friends Stamp Set. The sentiment is stamped in Versamark Ink and embossed with white embossing powder. I cut the tab panel with the Stitched Tabs Dies and mounted it on a panel cut with the Stitched Notes Dies

Thanks for stopping by and have a good weekend! 

Melody


Monday, July 23, 2018

Pretty Pink Posh and WOW Collaboration Blog Hop

A very big crafty hello and welcome to our very special blog hop collaboration with Pretty Pink PoshWOW! Embossing Powder!

We are going to bring you a fun blog hop where there are PRIZES from both companies up for grabs, along with inspiration and videos. The crafters involved in this hop are going to bring you an array of projects, coloring inspiration and a variety of ways to have fun with both Pretty Pink Posh & WOW Embossing Powders collectively.


For my project I created a gift bag, tag, and coordinating card. Handmade gift wraps just make a gift a little more special!! 


For the card front I cut a piece of watercolor paper and blended Peeled Paint, Shabby Shutters, and Tumbled Glass Distress Inks. Next I got out my Pretty Pink Posh Geraniums Stamp Set and Geraniums Coordinating Dies and stamped a number of flowers and leaves in Versamark Ink and then embossed with Wow Metallic Gold Rich Pale Embossing Powder. The flowers are watercolored. I also die cut leaves from cardstock and embossed them with Metalline Kiwi Crush Embossing Powder. 


I cut the Hugs Shaker Die from white cardstock and then embossed with WOW Clear Sparkle Embossing Powder. Behind the die I added a circle of vellum and arranged the flowers and leaves around the circle. The birthday sentiment is from the Fox Friends Stamp Set and embossed with the Metallic Gold Rich Pale Embossing Powder. I finished off the card with Metallic Gold Jewels


I also made  a coordinating gift bag and tag. To the bag I added more of the leaves and flowers I had created and a few extra Metallic Gold Jewels

My tag is embossed with WOW Metaline First Frost Embossing Powder. Such a pretty color and adds a little shine and texture! I embossed a square of cardstock and die cut with the Scallop Square Tags Dies. The embossed cardstock die cut beautifully! I stamped a sentiment from the Everyday Greetings Stamp Set on a square of vellum and embossed with the Metallic Gold Rich Pale Embossing Powder.

We have a super talented line up ahead.... 


If you get lost along the way, head over to the WOW! Embossing Blog or Pretty Pink Posh Blog for a complete list of designers joining in the blog hop. 

***GIVEAWAY***
No blog hop is complete without some prizes. Are you ready for some awesome giveaways? Each company has a prize pack to give away! 

WOW Embossing Powder- Any 6 powders from your choosing along with a WOW carry case to store your powders safely in. 

Pretty Pink Posh Prize Pack- An assortment of goodies up to the value of $75! 

The only thing you need to do for a chance to win is leave a comment on each of the design team members blogs! 

Winners will be chosen at random from comments left on all blogs on the blog hop by 6:00 AM PST on Sunday, July 29th. Winners will be announced on the Pretty Pink Posh and Wow Embossing blog. 

Thanks for stopping by!



Thursday, July 12, 2018

Pretty Pink Posh Design Team Announcement!

Hi All! I have a cute card to share today that I hope will make you smile.  First I am very happy to say that I will continuing to be designing for Pretty Pink Posh.  I love working with the PPP product line and with Paulina! You can stop by stop by the Pretty Pink Posh Blog for the Design Team Announcement. 


I started by stamping these cute koalas with the Koala Friends Stamp Set, colored them with Copic Markers, and die cut with the Koala Friends Coordinating Dies. Then I decided to add the leaves for additional interest. I simply used a couple of the leaf dies in the Cherry Blossoms Coordinating Dies. I die cut the leaves from watercolor paper and then used Distress Inks to add the color. 


I really pictured this card with a striped background. I created my own stripes by cutting the scallop border in the Stacked Edges 1 Dies five times and adhering to the card front. Then I cut the Smile Shaker Die directly into the card front and then a second time from grey cardstock. To add a little bling I added a few Pink Blush Jewels

Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to stop by the Pretty Pink Posh Blog for the Design Team Announcement!  There is a gift certificate giveaway on the blog!

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Taylored Expressions Retirement Sale!

Taylored Expressions is bidding a fond farewell to over 200 products as we retire some of our favorite items with an amazing SALE. Choose from a variety of stamps and dies at prices up to 70% off -- but hurry, once they're gone, they're gone forever! Visit the SALE HERE  to start shopping!




Plus, for a limited time, you can receive additional savings on these soon-to-be collector’s items. Additional discounts expire 11:59 pm CST on July 20, 2018.


Here are a few cards I have created with some of the great products that are being retired. 



I love this sunshine die from Picture Perfect Sunny Days. 


Picture Perfect - Vertical is a perfect die for the holiday cards and framing photos. 


Stitch by Stitch Stamp Set is one of my favorites. 


Stitch by Stitch 2 has more cute cross stitch images. 


There are a number of Block Party Dies on sale including Block Party - Party. 


The Seasonal Wreath line of stamps if also one of my favorites! 

You can starting shopping the SALE HERE. There is a large selection of TE products on sale!