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!

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Taylored Expressions June Sneak Peeks - Day 3

It's Day 3 of June Release Sneak Peeks at Taylored Expressions! This new release will be available starting at 9am CDT on Thursday, June 7th. I have two more project sto share with you today. The first one features the new Sending Sunshine Stamp Set, a great all occasion sentiment stamp set. 


I used the new Bubbly Stencil, Guava Ink, and a Blending Tool to stencil the background. I mentioned yesterday how much I love this stencil. I can't wait to create an underwater scene. The balloons are created with the Bold Balloons Die and the Balloon Strings Die.


I die cut the word sending with the new Sending Script Die from Guava cardstock, my new favorite color! I used the new Sending Script Backing Die cut from Rock Candy Felt to back the sending sentiment. The Sending Script Backing Die is a mixed media die which allows you to get a clean cut from a variety of products. The sentiment is from the Sending Sunshine Stamp Set and die cut with the Double Ended Flag Stacklet. 



My second card is created with the new Freedom and Fireworks Stamp Set. I stamped the fireworks on watercolor paper in Versamark Ink and embossed with TE Gold Embossing powder.  I created my night sky with the new TE Liquid Watercolors. I am really excited about these new watercolors. They are so easy to use, fun to play with, and match TE cardstock and inks. For this background I used Cookie Monster, Blue Corn, and Oreo Liquid Watercolors.


I created the city scape with the Downtown Border and Downtown Underlay Die, using TE Gold Foil for the backing. The sentiment is from the Fireworks Stamp Set, stamped in Versamark Ink and embossed with TE Gold embossing powder. 


  • 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.


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, June 5, 2018

Taylored Expressions June Sneak Peeks Day 2-Turnip the Beet!

It's Day 2 of the June Release Sneak Peeks at Taylored Expressions! This release is full of summer fun so start your wish list now! This new release will be available starting at 9am CDT on Thursday, June 7th.

 I have another two projects to share with you today. I hope they make you smile!


My first card features the new Turnip the Beet Stamp Set and coordinating Turnip the Beet Dies along with the new Bubbly Stencil. I love the stencil! It can be used as a fun party background and it perfect for under the sea type scenes. Here I used the stencil with white embossing paste on Plum Punch Cardstock. 


The beets are watercolored with the new Peapod and Plum Punch Liquid Watercolors. I love the way the watercolors match the TE Cardstock. I added a few music notes to go with the theme with the Little Bits - Love Notes. The sentiment is included in the stamp set and I created the frame with the Inside Scallop Rectangle Stacklets and the Stitched Rectangle Stacklets. 



I created my second card with the new Block Party Popsicle and Little Bits - Frozen Treats. The Frozen Treat Die is exactly the same size as the popsicles die cut with the Block Party Die, making to easy to make all the popsicles different colors. The top of the popsicles are cut with one of the dies in the Little Bits - Frozen Treats. I cut the top from Sugar Cube Cardstock and brush on the new Shimmer Liquid Watercolor for a little sparkle.


The sentiment is from the new Chill Out Stamp Set, embossed with TE White Embossing Powder and die cut with the Double Ended Flag Stacklets. And the fun patterned paper is part of the Hello Sunshine Paper Pack. 


  • 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.


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, June 4, 2018

Don't Worry Be Happy - Taylored Expressions June Sneak Peeks Day 1

Hi and welcome to Day 1 of Taylored Expressions June Release Sneak Peeks. The June Release is all about summer, two new colors of cardstock and ink, and I am excited to share the Liquid Watercolors being added to the TE line of products.

My first card features the new Do the Hula Stamp and Die Combo.


To create the background I used the new Here Comes the Sun Stencil with Potato Chip and Pineapple Ink, one of the new colors being release this month. At the bottom I added a hill of sand with the Building a Scene - Rolling Hills Die and waves with the Build a Scene - Rolling Waves Die. I cut the waves from Watercolor Paper add a color wash with the new Cookie Monster and Blue Corn Liquid Watercolor.


The sentiment is included in the Do the Hula Stamp and Die Combo. The Hula Girl is colored with Copic Makers and I attached the grass skirt with foam tape. The crab is cut with the Little Bits - Crustaceans. The final touch is a Lemon Meringue Enamel Shape in the center of the sun and a few Snow Flurries Sequins. 



My second card features the Aloha Script Die and Aloha Script Backer. I cut the word Aloha from the new  Blue Raspberry Cardstock and used the Aloha Script Backer from Sweet Mint Felt. I used the new Set the Scene - Cloud Stencil with Sprinkles and Blue Raspberry ink to create the background sky.


The tree is cut with the Build A Scene - Tropical, the flowers from the new Tropical Florals and Tropical Floral Dies. I also die cut the Little Bits - Sunglasses and Pineapple. I added a detail to the sand with Copic Markers. The pattern paper is from the new Hello Sunshine Paper Pack. 


  • 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.

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.