Friday, May 18, 2018

Lovely Fuchsias

Hi and Happy Friday! I put in some long hours at work this week and I am really ready for weekend! And I am finally getting a chance to share this card I created with the beautiful Flourishing Fuchsias Stamp Set from Pretty Pink Posh.

This is such a pretty stamp set. To create the card front I die cut the larger die in the Window Frames Dies into the card front. I used the Stitched Borders 2 Dies to edge the lower white panel. I cut the sentiment with the new Lovely Script Die from black glittered cardstock. I added foam tape to the back of the card front to leave a little extra room to hang my flowers. 


My coloring is done with Copic Markers and I added a little black gel pen to the ends of the flowers. I die cut the images with the Flourishing Fuchsias Coordinating Dies. The final touch is a sprinkling of Pearl White Jewels

Thanks for taking a look! Have a great weekend! 


Friday, May 11, 2018

Sending You Happy Mail

Hi! Thanks for dropping by for Day 2 of the Pretty Pink Posh May 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 May 14, 2018 at 11:59 PM PST. The winners will be announced next week on the PPP Blog!



My first card features the new Flourishing Fuchsias Stamp Set. I really love the elegance of the fuchsias.


I started by cutting a piece of white cardstock for the card front and used a stencil brush to add a pale aqua ink and pale yellow ink to the background. Next I used the new Hugs Shaker Die, cutting it once directly into the card front and again from aqua cardstock. I inlayed the die cut in the card front added acetate behind the die cut. Inside the circle I attached few of the new Sparkling Clear Jewels to a piece of cardstock. I just love all the jewels PPP as added to their product line. The jewels are just beautiful! 


All my stamped images are colored with Copic Markers. The flowers and leaves are stamped with the new Flourishing Fuchsias Stamp Set and die cut with the Flourishing Fuchsias Coordinating Dies. The butterflies and sentiment are from the new Butterfly Friends Stamp Set and die cut with the Butterfly Friends Coordinating Dies.


My second card features two new stamps set and coordinating dies. The puppy is just one of the adorable new images in the new Playful Puppies Stamp Set and die cut with the Playful Puppies Coordinating Dies. The mail box, bird, envelope, and sentiment are from the new Happy Mail Stamp Set and die cut with the Happy Mail Coordinating Dies


The circle frame is cut with the Scallop Circles Dies. Behind the circle I cut the grass with the Scallop Borders Dies and the fence with the Picket Fence Die. I finished off with a few Sparkling Clear Jewels

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, May 7, 2018

Hello Friend with Page Maps and Taylored Expressions

Hi Everyone! I have a card to share with you today using a Becky Fleck’s Card Maps card sketch and Taylored Expressions products. This is fun collaboration. Card sketches are a great way to find inspiration for cards!! Here is the sketch I was given to work with.



And here is my take on the sketch!


First I used the Stitched Circle Stacklets and the Inside Scallop Circle Stacklets to create the circle frame for TE Gold Foil. Behind the frame I added a circle of Sugar Cube Card Stock brushed with a Clarity Stencil Brush with Sprinkles Ink to add the soft background. Then I used the Stitched Heart Stacklets and the Pierced Heart Stacklets to create the heart. I laced gold twine through the pierced holes. 



At the top I added small flowers and leaves with the Bloomers Greenery Dies and the Mini Bloomers 2 Dies. The sentiment is from the Friendly Phrases Stamp Set and die cut the Double Ended Flag Stacklets. I created the background pattern with the Chevron Arrow Stencil.

For more creative inspiration and card sketch ideas you can visit the Becky Fleck’s Card Maps Page here.



Thanks for stopping by and have a good week!

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Pretty Pink Posh May Release if Available Now!

Hi and everyone and thanks for stopping by on this beautiful Saturday morning! It is a perfect spring day to introduce you to the new Flourishing Fuchsias Stamp Set from Pretty Pink Posh! I just love the beautiful hanging branches.  And the new release is available today!


I stamped the images on watercolor paper in Versamark Ink and then embossed with gold embossing powder. Next I watercolored the images and when the paint was dry I die cut with the Flourishing Fuchsias Coordinating Dies

I cut the center panel with the Stitched Notes Dies from white cardstock and used a Clarity Stencil Brush and yellow ink to add the soft background. Next I stamped a sentiment from the new Simple Sayings: Life Stamp Set. I splattered gold paint in the background and attached the flowers to the card front, using a gold foil to mat the images. I finished off the card with a few new Metallic Gold Jewels. The jewels are so pretty and add an elegance to my card. 

You can find all the new products HERE. Have a wonderful weekend! 


Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Introducing a New Glittered Felt from Taylored Expressions

Hi! Taylored Expressions is launching a new product today! Glittered and Foil Felt! It is even more pretty in person. You can stop by the TE Blog for more information on the new felt and more inspiration!

This new glitter and foil felt can be cut with the following cutting options:

With the new black Mixed Media dies and a manual cutting machine (Big Shot, etc). The new glitter felt can not be cut with normal TE dies and a manual cutting machine. But it can be cut with any TE metal dies and an electronic cutting machine (Vagabond, Gemini, etc.) I have a Vagabond and that is the machine I used to create my framed scrapbook page.


I like to hang framed scrapbook pages in my studio. This photo is from one of daughter's recent wedding. I started with a piece 12 x 12 white scrapbook paper. To create the subtle background I used the Blooming Beautiful Stencil and Confetti Cake Ink. 


I chose a sentiment from the How Sweet It Is Stamp Set and stamped with Versamark Ink on Vellum and embossed with TE Black Embossing Powder. The word "loved" is die cut with the Love Script Die. I cut the sentiment twice, once from Oreo Cardstock and once from TE Cut and Color Me White Chipboard and adhered the two layers together. The circles are die cut with the Stitched Frames Stacklets 2 from the new Sugar Coated Felt. 



To created the flowers I used the Roll With It Flower 1 Die and the Bloomers 1 Dies. The leafy branches are cut with the Happily Ever After Dies and the Leaves with one of the dies in the Mega Leaves Dies. This sentiment is from the Happily Ever After Stamp Set. I used two additional glittered felt colors, Sweet Mint and Herb Garden. 


I added Sugar Cube Enamel Shapes to the centers of the flowers cut with the Bloomers 1 die. At the bottom I created wedding rings with the Little Bits - Wedding Ring Die with TE Gold Foil and Sugar Coated Felt. I also added a few Snow Flurries Sequins. 

You can find the new felt here


Thanks for stopping by! 

Friday, April 27, 2018

Birthday Wishes

Hi Everyone and happy Friday! I am popping in today with a birthday card I created with the Sparkle Dot Patterns 2 Stamp Set from Pretty Pink Posh.

I started by cutting a piece of watercolor paper for the card front. I used Distress Oxide Inks in Broken China and Peeled Paint to create the sky and grass background. The frame is cut is the smaller die in the Scallop Frames Dies.  I stamped a sentiment from the Birthday Friends Stamp Set in Versamark Ink on vellum and then embossed with black embossing powder.

The sparkling balloon is so easy to create with the Sparkle Dot Patterns 2 Stamp Set. You just stamp your pattern in a light colored ink and add the pretty Watermelon Jewels! The clouds are die cut with the Rainy Days Coordinating Dies and the flowers are stamped with the Bunny Friends Stamp Set and die cut with the Bunny Friends Coordinating Dies

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend! 


Monday, April 23, 2018

Happy Birthday

Hi Everyone! I hope you had a great weekend. It was so beautiful here! I had a little time in my studio and I created this card with pretty products from Pretty Pink Posh.

I have a number of family and friends birthdays in May. I went with pretty spring colors and a little bling for one of besties! I cut a piece of lavender cardstock for the card front and added a panel of lavender cardstock in the middle with the Stitched Notes Dies

The flower and leaves are stamped with the Wild Rose Stamp Set, colored with Copic Markers, and die cut with the Wild Rose Coordinating Dies. I cut the frame from black cardstock with the larger die in the Scallop Circles Dies. Behind the circle I just added a circle of white cardstock that was brushed lightly with yellow ink. The "Birthday" sentiment is from the Fox Friends Stamp Set


The word "happy" is die cut with the Happy Easter Script Die. At the bottom I added three rows of beautiful jewels. These are so pretty in person! I used the Sparkle Dot Patterns 2 Stamp Set to stamp my pattern, making it so easy to attach the jewels. The three colors are Lemon Drop JewelsShamrock Jewels, and Pansy Purple Jewels

Thanks for stopping by! Have a good week! 


Wednesday, April 18, 2018

A Bunny Celebration

Hi Everyone! I am sharing this sweet birthday card on the Pretty Pink Posh blog today.  I just love the cute bunnies in the Bunny Friends Stamp Set. I used the set in combination with the Birthday Friends Stamp Set to put together this birthday scene.

To create the background I cut a piece of watercolor paper for the card front. Using a blending tool I blended Distress Oxide Inks in Peacock Feathers, Twisted Citron, Squeezed Lemonade, and Worn Lipstick. Next I spritzed the paper with water and splashed on white paint. Once the paper had dried I die cut the half circle directly in the card front with the larger die in the Window Frames Dies


The stamped images are colored with Copic Markers and the highlights are added with a white gel pen. I images are die cut with the Bunny Friends Coordinating Dies and the Birthday Friends Coordinating Dies. Behind the frame I added foam tape to give dimension between the two layers.  The hill is grass is cut with the Scallop Borders 2 Dies

The sentiment is from the Everyday Greetings Stamp Set and the card is finished off with sequins from the Sparkling Clear Confetti Mix

Thanks for joining me today! 



Thursday, April 12, 2018

Birthday Wishes With Pretty Pink Posh

Hi Everyone and thanks for stopping by today. I needed a birthday card this weekend for a child's party. I created this card with the Birthday Friends Stamp Set from Pretty Pink Posh.


All these great scene building stamped images and sentiment are included in the Birthday Friends Stamp Set. I colored the images with Copic Markers and added the polka dots on her dress and highlights on the balloons with a white gel pen. The images are die cut with the Birthday Friends Coordinating Dies

To create the frame I die cut the Storybook 5 Die directly into the card front. I die cut the frame again from white cardstock and inlayed the two white cuts into the frame. The white cardstock is brushed lightly with yellow ink. To add a little sparkle I attached a few sequins from the Easter Sequins Mix

Thanks for taking a look! 

Monday, April 9, 2018

Sending Lots of Love

Hi Everyone! I have a card I put together this weekend in pretty spring colors and products from Pretty Pink Posh. It is actually feeling a bit like spring this week!


To create the background I used a piece of watercolor paper  to fit inside the card base. Next I stamped a sentiment from the Everyday Greetings Stamp Set in Versamark Ink and embossed with Gold Embossing Powder. I blended Distress Inks in Spiced Marmalade, Wild Honey, and Squeezed Lemonade. Then I die cut the frame with the larger die in the Scallop Frames Dies, inlaying the center back into the frame. The frame is matted with a piece of gold foil. 

The flower are from the Pretty Petunias Stamp Set and die cut with Pretty Petunias Coordinating Dies. The stamped image is colored with a combination of Copic Markers and Colored Pencils. I splattered the card with gold paint and finished off with a few sequins from the Sparkling Clear Confetti Mix and the 6mm Gold Confetti.

Thanks for stopping by and have a good week. 


Thursday, April 5, 2018

It's Release Day at Taylored Expressions

Hi and thanks for stopping by! It's April 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 two of the new stencils. 



My first card features the new Rosette Cutting Plate. I cut the plate four times, once from Sugar Cube Cardstock to create the frame, and then from Confetti Cake Cardstock, Lime Zest Cardstock, and from the Playful Patterns - Sweet Paper Pack. Then I inlayed the colored cardstocks in the white frame. 


In the center I added the pattern with the new Chevron Arrow Stencil. The additional smaller flowers are cut with the new Bloomers 8 Dies and the butterflies with the new Little Bits - Butterfly



I created the pattern on my second card with the new Polka Stencil and one of the new ink colors being release this month, Guava. I just love this color! The frame is cut with the Stitched Frame Stacklets 2. I stamped and colored the flowers from the Cutting Edge - Flowers Stamp and Die Combo. I hand cut just a little ways into the flowers so that they would fit inside the circle. 


The sentiment is from the Cutting Edge - Flowers Stamp and Die Combo, as are the small leaves I stamped inside the frame. At the top I added the leaves with the Bloomers Greenery Die and the bow with the new Little Bits - Bows




For a limited time, earn DOUBLE CRAFTY POINTS when you purchase our Stencil Bundle which includes all 6 of our new stencil designs! 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 84 Crafty Points on the purchase of our Stencil bundle! Offer valid on qualifying purchases made between 9am CST on Thursday, April 5, 2018 and 11:59 pm CST on Sunday, April 8, 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!



Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Taylored Expressions April Sneak Peeks Day 3 - Grad

Hi and thanks for stopping by for Day 3 of Taylored Expressions April Release Sneak Peeks.  All the new products will be available on April 5th at 7:00 am PST.


My first card  is a graduation card. I kept the colors neutral so that it could be used for anyone, any age. The background is stamped with the new Triangle Tetris Background. I stamped with Versamark Ink and embossed with the new TE Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder. Next I die cut with the new Caps Lock - Grad Die, once directly into the card front, 3 times from white cardstock,  and once from Gold Foil. I glued the layers together and the inlayed the letters in the card front. This gives some nice dimension to the card front. 


The sentiment is from the new Caps Lock Companion - Grad Stamp Set. I stamped on vellum with Versamark Ink and embossed with the TE Detail Black Embossing Powder. The grad hats are die cut with the Little Bits - Hats Off Die and the confetti with the Little Bits - Grad Confetti. 




My second card uses the new Cutting Edge Stars Stamp and Die Combo. You can see how the die cuts out the stars and finishes off a nice, clean edge. The stars are embossed in TE Detail Gold Embossing Powder and colored with Copic Markers. The sentiment is included in the stamp set and is also embossed.


The night sky background is created with the new Scattered Stars Stencil. I am so excited about stencils being added to the TE line. Here I used gold embossing paste for the stars. I used watercolor paper and sponged on Distress Ink in Broken China, Blueprint Sketch, and Chipped Sapphire. 



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, April 3, 2018

Taylored Expressions April Sneak Peeks Day 2 - You Color My World

Thanks for stopping by for Day 2 of Taylored Expressions April Release Sneak Peeks.  All the new products will be available on April 5th at 7:00 am PST. I have a number of new products to share with you today. Let's start off with the new Color Me Background Stamp


This background stamp has so many possibilities. Here I stamped in Oreo Ink and colored with Copic Markers. But it also works great to stamp in a light color ink for subtle background pattern, or embossing and blending a few ink colors. 


The flower is created with the new Roll With It Flower 1 Mixed Media Die. Mixed Media dies will cut through additional thicker materials like chipboard, leather, fabric, denim, and multiple layers of cardstock. In order to designate the Mixed Media functionality, you’ll find that TE Mixed Media dies have a black coating as opposed to the silver coating of the metal in the rest of the TE collection. I cut the flower from Confetti Cake Cardstock, one of the new color of cardstock being released this month. The sentiment is from the A Life She Loved Stamp Set. It is stamped in Versamark Ink and embossed with the new TE Detail White Embossing Powder and die cut with the Stitched Banner Stacklets. 



My second card features the new Simply Stamped - Wreath Stamp Set and Coordinating Dies. The sentiment is included in the stamp set. I stamped on vellum in Versamark Ink and embossed with the new TE Detail Gold Embossing Powder. 


The polka dots are created with the new Polka Dot Stencil and white embossing paste. I cut the scalloped border with an edge of the largest die in the Frame in Frame 2 Cutting Plate. 





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.