Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Sending My Love

Hi and thanks for stopping by! I have working on getting my Valentines ready to go. I need a card for a special 11 year old boy in my life. A boy and a preteen! I decided to use the Taylored Expressions You Have My Heart Stamp Set and coordinating dies. The stamp set works great with the Mini Wobble Springs and I think he will get a kick out the bouncing head!


The stamped image is colored with Copic Markers. The body and the head are two separate pieces. I die cut with the You Have My Heart Dies and attached a  Mini Wobble Springs to the back of the heard.

I used patterned paper from the Playful Patterns - Valentine Paper Pack and cut a heart directly into the card front with the Heart Stacklets. Behind the heart I added a piece of watercolor paper that I sponged with Distress Ink and added the heart detail with the Pierced Heart Stacklets.


The card is framed with the Stitched Frame Stacklets 1. The sentiment is from the stamp Set and the glittered hearts are die cut with the Little Bits Hearts. 

Thanks for taking a look! Have a great day! 


Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Pretty Pink Posh January Release Blog Hop

Hi and welcome to the Pretty Pink Posh January Release Blog Hop! Pretty Pink Posh is celebrating their 4th Birthday and we are excited to share the new release with you!


I have two cards to share today that send thoughts of love to someone special! 


I used the new Love Shaker Die to create this shaker card. I started by cutting a piece of watercolor paper to fit just inside the card base. I cut the Love Shaker Die directly into the card front so that I could tell where I wanted to place the stamped hearts. Next I stamped the sentiment and a variety of hearts from the new Love Sentiments Stamp Set in copper ink and embossed with copper embossing powder. To add color to the background I used a blending took and Distress Oxide Ink in Worn Lipstick. 


I die cut the  Love Shaker Die again from a copper foil cardstock and inlayed the die cut in the center of the card. Behind the heart window is acetate and foam tape to for the shaker. I dropped in two of the new sequins mixes, Rose Gold Heart Confetti and Iridescent Heart Confetti Mix


My next card features the new Cupid Friends Stamp Set and the Cupid Friends Coordinating Dies. I started out with a panel of watercolor paper again, I stamped hearts from the Cupid Friends Stamp Set in white pigment ink and embossed with white embossing powder. Then I sponged on Distress Ink in Tumbled Glass and spritzed the paper with water. 


The cutout is die cut with the Window Frames Dies and I added the scalloped border with the Stitched Borders 4 Dies. The sweet cupids are colored with Copic Markers and die cut with the Cupid Friends Coordinating Dies.. I finished off the card with sequins from the Assorted Heart Confetti Mix



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 1 of the Blog Hop:




Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Thinking of You with Pretty Pink Posh

Hi All! I am starting off the new year with a happy card from Pretty Pink Posh. First I am very happy to say that I will continuing to be designing for Pretty Pink Posh in the New Year! I love working with the PPP product line and with Paulina! Secondly, the Pretty Pink Posh store will be re-opening on January 4th just in time for new release on January 10th!


I created this card with the Bee Friends Stamp Set and the Smile Shaker Die. First I used a stencil to create the background pattern. I cut the Smile Shaker die twice, once directly into the card front and again from black card stock. Then I inlayed the black die cut into the card front. 

Behind the circle I added clear acetate and foam tape to form the shaker. I dropped in sequins from the Sparkling Clear Confetti Mix and closed the circle with pale blue cardstock. 


The bees are colored with Copic Markers and die cut with the Bee Friends Coordinating Dies. The sentiment is included in the stamp set. 

Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to stop by the Pretty Pink Posh Blog for the Design Team Announcement! 


Saturday, December 30, 2017

Sending Lots of Love

Hi Everyone! It is the last day of 2017. There is something exciting about starting a new year, the clean, fresh start to new memories and adventures. To be honest 2017 has been a year with beautiful moments and some very difficult times.  One of my beautiful daughters got married to a wonderful man. The planning, the shared times with my four girls, the shower, and all the fun events meant the world to me. And seeing the joy and love in my daughter's face is priceless. But I also lost both my mother this year. She had a long life, made a difference in world, was a wonderful role model to me, my siblings and her 13 grandchildren. We really can't ask for more than that but I miss her.

I want to thank each and everyone of you who stop by my blog and follow me on Instagram, leaving sweet comments and encouragement. It really does mean a lot to me. I love designing. I love the creative process and all the wonderful people I have met through this craft. 

I am finishing off the year with a happy card created with products from Pretty Pink Posh. The Pretty Pink Posh Store will be re-opening on January 4! I am working on projects for the new release this week! 


I created the rainbow with the Sparkle Dot Patterns 1 stamp set and sequins from the Fresh Garden, Berry Bright, and Autumn Harvest Sequin Mixes. This stamp set is such a creative idea! I cut the window in the card front with the Window Frames Die Set. 


The clouds are die cut with the Rainy Days Die Set. The sentiment is from the Everyday Greetings Stamp Set. I stamped in a white pigment ink and embossed with white embossing powder. The scallop edge is die cut with a border die in the Scallop Border 1 Die Set. 

Thanks for stopping by and Happy New Year!!


Monday, December 18, 2017

Merry Christmas Gift Card Holder

Hi and thanks for stopping by! Today I am sharing my last Christmas card for this season with some great products from Pretty Pink Posh! I always find it a little sad when the Holiday creating season is over. It is one of my favorite times of year to create. My card today is a gift card holder. Sometimes a gift card is the best gift but I love the way a handmade card can make the gift card a little more special!


I cut a piece of watercolor paper for my card front and used the PeekaBoo Windows Dies to cut a pocket in the card front to hold the gift card. Then I used a blending tool to create a night sky with Distress inks in Blueprint Sketch, Chipped Sapphire, and Black Soot. Then I splattered on gold paint. 

Next I stamped the holly branches and birds from the Winter Woodland Stamp Set and the ornaments from the Angels Friends Stamp Set. I colored the images with Copic Markers and die cut with the coordinating Winter Wonderland Die Set and the Angel Friends Die Set


I hung the ornaments with gold twine and die cut the sentiment from gold foil with the Merry Christmas Script Die Set.  Then I attached the card front to the card base with double stick tape being sure to leave a pocket open to insert the gift card. Lastly, I added a few Metallic  Gold Confetti Mix

Thanks for stopping by! And thanks for all your sweet comments and support throughout the year! 

Merry Christmas! 


Friday, December 15, 2017

The Final Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge

Today I am sharing my project for the FINAL Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge. I was so excited when Stacey asked me to be part of the team and I have been honored to design along side so many creative and talented designers.


Here is my project based on the inspiration photo. I created my own wrapping paper and handmade tag with products from Pretty Pink Posh


To create the gift wrap I cut a piece of Kraft paper to the fit the package and then used the berry stamp in the Autumn Blooms Stamp Set and the Evergreens in the Holiday Greetings Stamp Set to create the pattern. 


I added a few gold highlight lights with Tonic Nuvo Crystal Drops in Metallic Bright Gold. 


The base of my tag is die cut with the Scallop Square Tags Die Set, The sentiment is in the  Holiday Greetings Stamp Set. I created the flowers with the Wild Rose Stamp Set and die cut with the coordinating Wild Rose Die Set. I embossed the flowers with gold embossing powder and colored with Copic Markers. I love the look of these pretty, contemporary flowers! The stamped berries are die cut with the Autumn Blooms Stamp Set

Thanks for stopping by! Stop by the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge for more inspiration!


Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Christmas Joy

Hi Everyone! I am up on the Pretty Pink Posh Blog today for Christmas Theme and Giveaway Week!  Be sure to stop by the PPP Blog for all the detail and lots of inspiration!



I have a soft, elegant Christmas card to share with you created with the Joy Shaker Die and the Winter Woodland Stamp Set.

When I saw the holly branch in the Winter Woodland Stamp Set I just thought it was so beautiful. For me, it allows me to take a cute animal stamp set and give my card a more elegant feel. And the Joy Shaker Die is one of my favorite dies from the newest release. 


To create the background I cut a piece of watercolor paper for the card front. I used the solid snow stamp and stamped snow several times in a white pigment ink and then embossed with white embossing powder. Then I used a blending tool to add Oxide Ink to the paper. I misted the paper with water and splattered on white paint with a paint brush. 


I colored the stamped images from the Winter Woodland Stamp Set with Copic Markers and die cut with the Winter Woodland Coordinating Dies. I splattered a little white paint on the branches too. I cut the Joy Shaker Die twice, once from a glittered cardstock and again from a lightweight chipboard, and then glued the two layers together. This gives the die cut a little more dimension. Behind the die cut I add a circle of vellum. 


The stamped sentiment and evergreen branches are from the Holiday Greetings Stamp Set and I die cut the edge with the Stitched Borders 2 Dies

My card is finished off with a few sequins from Marshmallow Confetti Mix

Thanks for stopping by today! 

Thursday, December 7, 2017

It's Release Day at Taylored Expessions!

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

Today I have two pretty cards to share with you created with two of my favorite products from the new release. 


First up is my card using the new Mandala Cutting Plate. LOVE!  Here I die cut the plate from watercolor paper and used a blending tool and distress inks to add the rings of color. Then I cut a piece of vellum to fit behind the cutting plate add and distress inks to the back of the vellum to create the soft look. 


I cut the Hello Script Die twice and adhered the two layers together to add a bit more depth to the sentiment. The word "friend" is from the Friendly Phrases Stamp Set and die cut with the Double-ended Flag Stacklets. 



My second card is created with the Big Blooms - Rose Stamp Set. I stamped the flower with Versamark Ink and embossed with gold embossing powder. Then I colored the flower and leaves with Copic Markers and then hand cut the images. 


I stamped a sentiment from the Friendly Phrases Stamp Set on vellum and die cut with the Double-ended Flag Stacklets. I added the water droplets with Clear Nuvo Crystal Drops. The background is embossed with the Dotted Lattice Embossing Folder. 


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, December 6, 2017

Taylored Expressions December Sneak Peeks Day 3 - Mandalas

Welcome to Day 3 of Taylored Expressions December Release sneak peeks! Today I have two fun projects to share with you. All the new products will be available on Thursday, December 7th at 7:00 PST. 


First up is the Mandala Background 2 Stamp. I will admit that this is one of favorite cards I created for the December Release. I stamped the Mandala in gold ink and embossed with gold embossing paper on watercolor paper. Then I used my blending tool and sponged on distress inks in Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick, and Spun Sugar. 


I cut the heart with the Stitched Heart Stacklets and added it to the card with foam tape. I stamped a sentiment from the Friendly Phrases Stamp Set and die cut with the Double Ended Flag Stacklets. I finished off the card with three gold sequins. 



My next card is created with the Sitting Pretty - Valentine Accessories. I die cut the shelf with the die in the Sitting Pretty Die Die Set. The coordinating envelope is stamped with the new Love Mail Stamp Set. 


The bottom of the card is embossed with the Bead Board Embossing Folder. The sentiment is from the new Simply Said - Valentine Stamp Set. 



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, December 5, 2017

Taylored Expressions Sneak Peeks Day 2 - Happy Valentine's Day

Hi and welcome to Day 2 of Taylored Expressions December Release sneak peeks! I have two cards to share today created with the new Watercolor Panels - ValentineAll the new products will be available on Thursday, December 7th.


I think my card and the favor box, die cut with the new All Tucked In Die, makes a special Valentine gift! 


I painted my cards with a combination of Zig Clean Markers and Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolor Paints. Next I created a frame with the Inside Scallop Rectangle Stacklets and the Stitched Rectangle Stacklets. 


The sentiment is from the new Simply Said - Valentine Stamp Set. I added a few Enamel Hearts in Lollipop. The cute polka dot paper is from the new Playful Patterns - Valentine Paper Pack


All Tucked In favor box fits Ghirardelli chocolate squares, small square post it notes, and other small treats. So cute!





Here's a look at one of the other Watercolor Panels - Valentine. There are four different designs in the set. I personalized the envelope with the new Love Mail Stamp Set. 


I added the bottom border of hearts with the Filled with Love Stamp & Die Combo and added a few Snow Flurries Sequins. 


For a limited time, earn DOUBLE CRAFTY POINTS on our All Tucked In die! 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 74 Crafty Points on the purchase of our All Tucked In die! Offer valid on qualifying purchases made between 9am CST on Thursday, December 7, 2017 and 11:59 pm CST on Sunday, December 10, 2017 and only while supplies last. Crafty Points are only available on purchases made via our retail site: www.tayloredexpressions.com.



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.