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! 


Monday, July 2, 2018

You're A+ In My Book

Happy Monday! I hope you had a nice weekend. Mine included a little creative time and I created a card with the School Friends Stamp Set from Pretty Pink Posh.

To cut the window in the card I used the Window Frames Dies. This is one of my favorite die sets to used when I want to build a scene. The stamped images are colored with Copic Markers and die cut with the School Friends Coordinating Dies. How cute are those glasses! 

I die cut the hill of grass with Scallop Borders 2 Dies and the clouds with the cloud dies in the Rainy Days Coordinating Dies. I finished off the scene with a few Sparkling Clear Jewels. The sentiment is included in the School Friends Stamp Set. I cut a banner to run the length of the card front and used the Window Frames Dies to match the curve at the top of the window. 

Thanks for taking a look! 

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Love You

Hi Everyone! I am popping in today with a card I created with some new products from Pretty Pink Posh. I am loving the new Geraniums Stamp Set. The flowers are so pretty and love the great details on the leaves.

The geraniums and leaves are watercolored. I stamped on watercolor paper and embossed with white embossing powder. After the flowers were dry I die cut with the Geraniums Coordinating Dies. The cute dragonfly is stamped with the Darling Dragonflies Stamp Set and die cut with the Darling Dragonflies Coordinating Dies. I added a little glitter with a glitter pen to the wings of the dragonfly for a some sparkle. 

The sentiment is die cut with the new Love You Script Die. I cut the sentiment from red cardstock and inked the lower edges with Fired Brick Distress Ink. Before I put the card together I cut a piece of white cardstock for the card front. On the top half I brushed on a pale yellow ink and spattered black paint. On the lower half I added a piece of striped paper. I finished of the the card with a few Sparkling Clear Jewels

Thanks for stopping by! 

Monday, June 25, 2018

Hey There Smarty Pants

Hi Everyone and thanks for stopping by today. I have a card to share using the new School Friends Stamp Set from Pretty Pink Posh. This stamp set if full of sweet school themed stamps, perfect for cards, tags, bookmarks, and teacher gifts.

My stamped images are colored with Copic Markers and die cut with the School Friends Coordinating Dies. The sentiment is also from the stamp set. I stamped the sentiment in Versamark Ink and embossed with white embossing powder to look like a chalkboard. 

I scored a piece of Kraft card stock to create a table to set the books on and the framed the scene with the smaller die in the Scallop Frames Dies. I added a Red Heart Confetti Sequin to the center of the lunch pail. 

Thanks for taking a look! Have a good week. 



Thursday, June 21, 2018

Build A Terrarium

Hi All! I am popping in again with another card I created with dies I was lucky enough to receive from Spellbinders. For my project today I am using the Build a Terrarium Etched Dies. The die set creates a great little scene you could use for so many occasions.


I die cut the cactus, soil, and bottom of the Terrarium from a variety of cardstock colors and used Distress Inks and a Copic Marker to add the details. The dome is cut from a gold foil for the outer edge and clear acetate for the dome cover. 


I cut a circle directly into the card front and then matted the circle. Behind the circle I added white cardstock, sponged with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink, and Kraft cardstock to complete the scene. I finished off with a few Sparkling Clear Jewels

You can find the Build a Terrarium Etched Dies HERE. Thanks for stopping by! 


Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Feathers In The Wind with Spellbinders

Hi Everyone! I was lucky enough to be sent a couple of Spellbinders Dies to play with recently. I got chance to create a few cards this weekend and today I am going to share a project I created with the Shapeabilities Feathers In the Wind Etched Dies.


The details on the feathers are so pretty. Each feather come in two dies, a detailed feather with a solid cut feather to attached behind it. I cut my feathers from watercolor paper and used distress inks to sponge on the color. I used Squeezed Lemonade, Shabby Shutters, Peacock Feathers, Mermaid Lagoon, and Chipped Sapphire. 


Once I was happy with the colors I misted the feathers with water to let the colors blend together and then splattered gold paint. Once the paint was dry I attached the two layer together. At the top I tied a bow with gold twine and attached the feathers to the card front. I finished off with Metallic Gold Jewels and a gold embossed sentiment. 

You can find the Shapeabilities Feathers In The Wind Etched Dies HERE. Thanks for stopping by and taking a look! 


Friday, June 15, 2018

Pretty Pink June Blog Hop - Pandas and Geraniums

HI and welcome to Day 2 of the Pretty Pink Posh June Release Blog Hop! Hop along for lots of inspiration and prizes! 

Be sure to leave comments on each stop. Pretty Pink Posh is giving away 4 $25 gift certificates to four random comments (2 winners each day) left before June 19, 2018 at 11:59 PM PST. The winners will be announced next week on the PPP Blog!




I have two projects to share with you today featuring a number of the new products from the June Release. 

My first card features the new Koala Friends Stamp Set and the Koala Friends Coordinating Dies

I created a simple background of clouds and grass using distress inks and then a die cut a frame with the Scallop Hexagons Dies. The koalas are colored with Copic Markers and then layered inside the frame along with a few sequins from the Sparkling Clear Confetti Mix

The sentiment is included in the Koala Friends Stamp Set. I finished off the card with a watercolor geranium and leaf from the new Geraniums Stamp Set and die cut with the Geraniums Coordinating Dies. 

 
The center piece of my second card is the new Hello Shaker Die. I cut die directly into the card front to form the opening and the die cut the Hello Shaker Die again from a pink cardstock, layering acetate and foam tape behind the window to form the shaker. Then I dropped in three of the beautiful new seed bead colors, Cotton Candy, Pewter, and Rose Pink


I framed the shaker window with pretty flowers from the new Geraniums Stamp Set and die cut with the Geraniums Coordinating Dies. 

BONUS: We’re giving away a free not-yet-released die in each order over $60 this month, while supplies last!



Thanks for hopping along! Be sure to leave a comment for a chance to win! You can stop by the Pretty Pink Posh Blog for all the details! 

Here is the list of designers sharing projects for Day 2 of the Blog Hop:


Monday, June 11, 2018

Miss You

Hi Everyone! It has been so crazy at my house lately! But I finally am getting a chance to share some of my projects from the new Pretty Pink Posh release. June's release is available and later in the week we will be having a Blog Hop full of inspiration and creative ideas.

For my first project I will be showcasing the new Darling Dragonflies Stamp Set and the Darling Dragonflies Coordinating Dies.

I started with the Storybook 3 Dies and white cardstock to create the card front. Using a stencil brush with Distress Ink I did light wash of color. I added clear acetate behind the top two window to form a shaker and dropped in two new colors of seed beads, Pewter and Aquamarine, and a few Iridescent Mini Circle Confetti. 

I stenciled clouds on the panel in the background to add additional interest. I stamped a sentiment from the new Simple Sayings: Miss You Stamp Set. I love the font! The fence is die cut with the Picket Fence Die. All the stamped images are included in the Darling Dragonflies Stamp Set. I colored with Copic Markers and used a glitter pen to add sparkle to the wind. 

Thanks for stopping by and have a good week! 

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Taylored Expressions June Release Day - Sending Sunshine

Hi and thanks for stopping by! It's June Release Day at Taylored ExpressionsAll the new products are available at the TE web store NOW.  

Today I have two cards to share with you created with a number of new products from the new release including a new stencil and the new TE Liquid Watercolors. 


This is one of my favorite cards I created for this release. I used the new Liquid Watercolors to color the pretty flowers. I used the Hollyhocks Stamp Set and coordinating Hollyhocks Dies. I stamped the flower on watercolor paper with Versamark Ink and then embossed with TE White Embossing Powder. I used three of the Liquid Watercolor colors, Guava, Lemon Meringue, and Candy Corn. 


On the top half I used the new Here Comes the Sun Stencil with Potato Chip and Pineapple Ink and on the bottom a piece of patterned paper from the new Hello Sunshine Paper Pack. I die cut the "Sending" Sentiment with the new Sending Script Die, one from Oreo Cardstock and once from chipboard. I glued to two layers together to add a little more depth. The "Sunshine" Sentiment if from the new Sending Sunshine Stamp Set.


My second card screams summer! I stamped the background with the new Tropical Fronds Background Stamp and Lime Zest Ink. The Blue Raspberry circle frame is die cut with the Stitched Frame Stacklets. Inside the circle I used the new Set the Scene - Clouds Stencil with Salt Water Taffy and Blue Raspberry Ink to create the clouds. Then I stamped a sentiment from the new Tropical Florals Stamp Set


The flowers and the leaves are stamped with the new Tropical Florals Stamp Set and die cut with the coordinating Tropical Flowers Dies. I tucked a couple of the leaves inside the circle and added TE Enamel Shapes to the center of the flowers. 



  • For a limited time, earn DOUBLE CRAFTY POINTS when you purchase our NEW TE Liquid Watercolor Collection! Included in this exclusive bundle are all 12 bright liquid watercolor hues, our innovative, unique shimmer liquid PLUS a bonus set of 4 mixing palettes to explore your creativity! If you're not a Crafty Points member, it's free and easy to join. Just create an account at the TE webstore and you're automatically enrolled to begin earning crafty points with every purchase. You'll earn 134 Crafty Points on the purchase of our TE Liquid Watercolor Collection! Offer valid on qualifying purchases made between 9am CDT on Thursday, June 7, 2018 and 11:59 pm CDT on Sunday, June 10, 2018 and only while supplies last. Crafty Points are only available on purchases made via our retail site: www.tayloredexpressions.com.

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!