Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Fall Cards with Maya Road

Hi and thanks for stopping by today!  I have two cards to share with you that I created with the upcoming fall holidays in mind. Fall has to be my favorite season and I love working with the deep, rich colors of fall. My cards are created with Maya Road products, including dies and pretty embellishments. 


My first card celebrates Halloween. I started with a Blackboard Kraft Mail Tag and layered the tag on patterned paper that was die cut with the largest die in the Smile Frame ATC Die. I embellished the tag with a Resin Fancy Frames in Snow White. The cat is included in the Mini Wood Autumn Day Pieces. I sponged black ink on the cat to add the color. 


I created the flower with the Flower Die Set and added a button to the center of the flower. I added two Ken Oliver Vintage Paper Leaves in white behind the flower. I used the Tags & Ticket Die to die cut the sentiment. The card is finished off with a metal bird cage and Resin Mini Mums. 


I had Thanksgiving in mind in creating my second card. Here I used a Kraft Tag layered on a panel of deep red paper die cut with the the largest die in the Smile Frame ATC Die. I stamped a sentiment from the Banner Sentiments Stamp Set, cut the sentiment out with scissors, and colored with Copic Markers. The sentiment is attached to a Kraft Scroll Frame Journaling Tags in White


I used three more of the wooden elements in the Mini Wood Autumn Day Pieces, an acorn, a leaf, and a pumpkin, adding color with ink. I think these wooden pieces are so cute! I also added a Vintage Scalloped Frame and a Resin Mini Mums. 
Thanks for stopping by! I hope I have inspired you to start creating for fall!


Friday, September 15, 2017

Simon Says STAMPTEMBER® Celebration with Pretty Pink Posh

Today I am so excited to share you with the exclusive stamp set designed for Simon Says STAMPtember by Pretty Pink Posh!!! The new stamp set is called Damask Greetings. The set is so pretty and elegant!



Here's a look at the my first project with the stamp set. I look forward to building some more fun patterns! 


I cut a piece of watercolor paper for the card front and used a EK Success POWDER TOOL Applicator to be sure my embossing powder won't stick. I built a pattern with the stamps in the Damask Greetings Stamp Set, and then stamped in GOLDEN GLITZ Delicata Ink and embossed with gold embossing powder. Then I added color with the Tumbled Glass Distress Ink


I framed the card with the PPP Stitched Notes Dies. I added a sentiment from the stamp set and finished off the card with sequins from the Metallic Gold Confetti Mix

Thanks for taking a look! Stop by the Simon Says Blog for more inspiration!! 


Pretty Pink Posh September Release Blog Hop Day 2!

Welcome to Day 2 of the Pretty Pink Posh September Release Blog Hop! This release has new stamp sets, dies, and pretty sequin mixes to get you creating for all the upcoming holidays!!


I have two cards to share with you today. 


My first card features the new Trick or Treat Friends Stamp Set and the Trick or Treat Friends Coordinating Dies. I colored the images with Copic Markers. To build the scene I die cut a fence with the Picket Fence Die and and two hills with the new Stacked Edges 1 Dies.


I stamped a sentiment from the Trick or Treat Friends Stamp Set and embossed with gold embossing powder on watercolor paper. I used distress inks to create the night background and splattered gold paint. The final touch are sequins from the new Metallic Gold Confetti Mix


Here's a look at my second card using the new Angel Friends Stamp Set and the Angel Friends Coordinating Dies. How sweet are these angels!! I attached the angels to the card front with foam tape to add some dimension. Behind the angels I added clouds die cut with the Rainy Days Coordinating Dies


The scalloped border is another die in the Stacked Edges 1 Dies. I think the Metallic Gold Confetti Mix is perfect for the holiday season! 

Be sure to leave comments on each stop for a chance to win one of  4 $25 gift certificates to four random comments (2 winners each day) left before September 19, 2017 at 11:59 PM PST. The winners will be posted on the PPP Blog. 

You can find all the new products HERE. Here is the list of all the designers sharing projects today. Hop along for more inspiration! 


Sunday, September 10, 2017

Happy Halloween - Pretty Pink September Release

Hi All! The Pretty Pink Posh September Release is now available!! There are five new stamp sets with coordinating die sets that will get you ready to create for all the upcoming holidays, and three new individual die sets and a few new sequins mixes!!

I have been working a number of projects, including projects for the two day blog hop later this week with the design team and guests. Be sure to stop by for more inspiration. Today I am sharing a shaker card I created with the new Trick or Treat Friends Stamp Set and Trick or Treat Friends Coordinating Dies.


The sweet Princess is one of the trick or treaters in the Trick or Treat Friends Stamp Set. She is colored with Copic Markers and I added glitter to  her skirt and hat. 

To create the shaker and I used the Scallop Frames Dies, cutting the die directly into the card front and then inlaying the white frame. Behind the frame I added clear acetate and foam tape to form the shaker. 

To create the scene inside the window I cut four rows of clouds with the Stitched Borders 2 Dies from watercolor paper. I sponged on Distress Inks and stamped a sentiment from the stamp set. Then I dropped in the NEW Metallic Silver Confetti MixIridescent Mini Star Confetti, and Silver Stars Sequins

Thanks for stopping by! You can take a look at all the new products HERE


Thursday, September 7, 2017

It's Release Day at Taylored Expressions - Celebrating Birthdays and Fall

Welcome! It's release day at Taylored Expressions! I hope you have enjoyed all the September Sneak Peeks and 9th Birthday Celebration! All the new September products are available at the TE web store NOW.  

My first card features the Simply Stamped - Acorns Stamp Set and the coordinating Dies. 


I stamped the acorns in Toffee and Mocha Ink. This is a two layer stamp set. The leaves are cut with the Mega Leaves Dies. The leaves are a great size to use with the acorns. 


The frame is die cut with the largest die in the Frame in Frame Cutting Plate. The patterned paper if from the 6 x 6 Paper Pack - Harvest. The sentiment is included in the  Simply Stamped - Acorns Stamp Set.




Next up, a birthday card! How cute is this Sweet Tooth Shaker Die! I started by cutting a frame with the Frame in Frame 2 Cutting Plate. If you watched Taylor's Nine Favorite Things Video you saw that  this die set was on her list. I love this die too! So perfect for framing your card! 

Behind the frame I added a panel of Salt Water Taffy Cardstock that I embossed with the Sprinkles Embossing Folder. 


Once I created the shaker with Window Acetate and a Foam Adhesive Sheet, I dropped in Rainbow Bright Sequins. I topped the cupcake off with tiny flower cut with the Mini Bloomers 2 and Bloomers-Greenery. 



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!