The Papertrey Ink February Release Countdown Begins!

Hi and welcome to Day 1 of the Papertrey Ink February Release Countdown. This month's release is all about Spring and Easter. All the new products will be available on February 27th at 10 PM ET. 

My first project is created with the new Weather Together Stamp Set and coordinating Dies. There are a number of different ways to use this stamp set. Today I went with a bridal shower theme. 

After die stamping and die cutting the images I wanted to use I die cut an oval with the Love to Layer: Ovals Die Set from Stampers's Select White Cardstock. I blended Aqua Mist and Simply Chartreuse Ink on the background and added the rain with light flicks of a Copic Marker. 

The background is die cut with the Border Bling: Tin Stitch Die.


Stamps: Weather It Together
Dies: Weather It Together, Border Bling: Tin Stitch, On the Edge: Scallops Collection Die, Love to Layer: Oval
Ink: Simply Chartreuse, Ripe Avocado, Aqua Mist, Tropical Teal, Hibiscus Burst, Plum Pudding, Lovely Lady, Summer Sunrise, True Black
Paper: Stamper's Select White, Bitty Big: Aqua Mist
Other: Blender Brushes, Olo Markers, Moon Shine Sequins, Foam Squares

Next up is a look at the Flutter Flowers Stamp Set and Dies. This is a pretty spring set. You can stamp the color on the the flowers but for this card I chose to color with OLO Markers. 

In the center of this card I die cut the pretty new Radiant Radial Die. Behind the die cut I add a panel of white cardstock blended with Lemon Drop Ink. 

The sentiment is from the Thoughts of Spring Stamp Set. 


Stamps: Flutter Flowers, Thoughts of Spring
Dies: Flutter Flowers, Radiant Radial
Ink: Plum Pudding, Lemon Tart, New Leaf, True Black
Paper: Stamper's Select White, Plum Pudding
Other: Blender Brushes, Cloud Stencil, Black Jewel, Olo Markers, Foam Squares

Thanks for stopping by! Stop by the PTI Blog for more details and inspiration. 



Windows With A View

Hi! Today I am sharing a card I created with the new Spellbinders Windows with a View Collection by Tina Smith. This collection was a love at first sight for me. I just love how you can accessorize the window for so many different occasions.                                 

To create this card I used three of the products in the Spellbinders Windows with a View Collection, the Vista View Window and the Botanical Solarium Etched Dies, and the Sending Sunshine Sentiments Clear Stamp Set . 

I created these potted plants for my windowsill. I linked the cardstock colors I used below. Behind the window I added a cardstock panel that I lightly blended with a yellow ink and added a piece of eyelet I had in my stash for the curtain. 

The background is embossed with the Corrugated 3D Embossing Folder. The sentiment is from the Sending Sunshine Sentiments Clear Stamp Set. I added a few clear gems to the butterflies. 

Thanks for taking a look! Have a good day!


It's the Spring and Easter Release at Taylored Expressions!

Today is the Taylored Expressions Spring and Easter Release. As I sit here and write this it is cold and raining in San Diego. I am looking forward to sunshine and have enjoyed working with some spring colors. All the new products are available now in the TE Store

My first card features the new Joyful Bunny Stamp and Stencil Combo and Joyful Bunny Die. I started by stamping the background in Mint Julep Ink. Then I die cut the bunny from Sugar Cube Cardstock three times. I stenciled one of the die cuts with the three stencils in the set with Macaron, Peapod, and Lemon Meringue Inks. 

Then I glued the three bunny die cuts together and added the bunny to the front of the card. I wanted to bunny to stand out from the background. 

I added bold yellow Tiny Diamonds to the centers of the flowers. The sentiment is from the new Hello Spring Stamp Set and die cut with the coordinating Hello Spring Dies. 

Next is a look at the new Folk Eggs Stamp and Stencil Combo along with the cute Easter Egg Cups Dies. I stamped the eggs in Sprinkles Ink and added the details with the three stencils in the set. I die cut the eggs with the coordinating Folk Eggs Die and the cups with the the Easter Egg Cups Pies. 

I cut a panel of Sugar Cube Cardstock to fit behind the eggs and stenciled with the Here Come the Sun Stencil, on of my favorites. 

I added another sentiment from the Hello Spring Stamps Set and die cut the card front with the A2 Postage Stamp Stacklets. 

My next are four cards I created with the new Create-in-Quads - Poster Prints Stencil. I love the fun, modern images the stencil creates! I used the stencil with the Foil It - Poster Prints Panels and Gold Stars & Sparkle Fun Foil.

I played with two different color combos. On my first two cards I used Poblano Pepper, Blueberry, Macaron, Dried Fig, Confetti Cake, Blue Raspberry, Potato Chip and Oreo Inks. The sentiments are from the On Occasion Stamp Set. I stamped in VersaFine Clair - Nocturne Ink and embossed with TE Clear Embossing Powder. 

I added Gold Glitter Drops to all the cards. 

On my next two cards I used a color combo of Fruit Punch, Watermelon, Potato Chip, Cilantro, and Oreo Inks. 

The sentiments on these cards are from the Hello Lovely Stamp Set. I stamped in Versamark Ink and embossing with TE Gold Embossing Powder. 

The Folk Eggs Bundle retails for $112 and incudes: 
  • Folk Eggs Stamp & Stencil Combo set
  • Folk Eggs die
  • Easter Egg Cups die
  • Hello Spring rubber stamp
  • Hello Spring die
  • Foil It – Hello Spring
Limited quantity available

Thanks for stopping by! Stop by the TE Blog for all the details and more inspiration. 


A Fun Birthday Shaker

Hi All! I am participating in the  Pretty Pink Posh  Instagram Hop today so I wanted to share my card on my blog too. If you want to participate in the Hop and leave a comment for a chance to win you can find my card HERE

This cute shaker cake is created with the Cake Shaker Dies. I die cut the cake from white cardstock and ink blended Worn Lipstick Oxide Ink. I built the shaker with foam tape and acetate and dropped in Birthday Party Shaker Beads. 

I added the flowers with the Bold Blooms Stamp Set and Dies. The sentiment is from the Simple Sentiments Stamp Set. 

The background is created with the Birthday Words Stencil using five different color ink. 

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


The Second Chance Release from Taylored Expressions

There is a new release at Taylored Expressions today. You might see a few familiar things as some of these items were a gift with purchase for orders of $100+ this past year. If you missed out, it will be your second chance to get your hands on these crafty goodies as well as NEW products designed to coordinate! I have three cards to share with you so let's get started.

Let's start with a look at the Poppy Fields Layering Stencil. This is a set of four stencils. I started with Sweet Potato Ink, and layered Watermelon, Cherry Pop, and Cilantro Inks. Then I splattered the background with black watercolor paint. 

The sentiments are from the new Mini Strips - Sympathy Stamp Set and die cut with the Mini Strips - Flags Die. The hearts is die cut with Little Bits - Heart Coin. 

My next card is created with the Ferns Forever Background Stamp and the new Woodland Ferns Dies. I stamped the Ferns Forever Background Stamp on Toffee Cardstock with Cilantro Ink. I die cut the two ferns with the Woodland Ferns Dies from Mint Julep Ink. Then blended the die cuts with Blueberry, Blue Raspberry, Cilantro, and Mint Julep Inks.

I splattered the background gold paint and add a few Gold Glitter Drops. I added two more sentiments from the Mini Strips - Sympathy Stamp Set. I stamped on Blue Corn Cardstock and embossed with TE Gold Embossing Powder. 

My next two cards cards showcase the Peace Within and the Layer It - Peace Within Dies. 

I cut the two foliage dies from Sugar Cube Cardstock. Then I blended Blueberry, Poblano Pepper, Blue Raspberry, Confetti Cake, and Mint Julep Inks. I added a rectangle of Salt Water Taffy cardstock behind the die cuts. The Layer It - Peace Within Dies die cut the scallop frame, the panel that fits behind the die cut, and the diagonal edging. 

The background is stenciled with the Wild Willow Stencil and Mint Julep Ink. The sentiments are from the Hello Lovely Stamp Set. 

Thanks for taking a look. Stop by the TE Blog for all the details and more inspiration from the Design Team. 


Pretty Pink Posh 10th Birthday Hop - Day 5

Today I am participating in Day 5 of the Pretty Pink Posh 10 Birthday Blog Hop.  I have been a fan of PPP since the beginning! Big congratulations to Paulina! I look forward to seeing what the next 10 years hold. This release has a birthday theme full of fun, happy products. The new release is available now

Be sure to leave a comment for a chance with win one of 5 $30 gift certificates.

I have two cards to share with you. My first card features the new Birthday Cupcakes Stamp Set and the Birthday Cupcakes Dies. I colored the cupcakes with OLO Markers and added some glitter and jewels to the cupcakes for a little sparkle. 

The background is stenciled with the Birthday Words Stencil in four different inks. 

The sentiment is from the new Party Time Stamp Set and the card is framed with the largest die in the Eyelet Rectangles Dies.

Next up is a look at the Party Hats Dies. I die cut the hats in a variety of cardstock colors and starting playing with the colors and patterns. I arranged the hats in a random pattern on the card front. 

The background is embossed with the Pierced Stars Plate Die. Next I stamped another sentiment from the Party Time Stamp Set in Versamark Ink on vellum and embossing with gold embossing powder and added a few gold gems.


Leave comments on each stop. We are giving away 5 $30 gift certificates to random comments (1 winner each day) left before February 16, 2024 at 11:59 PM PST. We’ll be announcing the winners on the PPP blog, so be sure to head there and see if you are one of the winners!



Celebrating Pretty Pink Posh's 10th Birthday!!!

I am very happy to be Guest Designing for Pretty Pink Posh this month in celebration of the company's 10th birthday! I think the world of Paulina. She is so nice and supportive and I have loved watching her company grow. The new release is available now. 

I will be sharing my projects throughout the week. Today's cards feature the new Party Time Stamp Set and coordinating Party Time Dies and the Layered Balloons Stencils. Product are linked below. 

On this card I stamped the image in Versamark Ink and embossed with gold embossing powder and colored with Copic Markers. I die cut with image with the Party Time Dies and them added a pink rectangle under vellum die cut with the Eyelet Rectangles Dies.

The Layered Balloons Stencils is a set of three stencils, two for the balloons and one of the strings. I love the background it creates. I also splattered with a little gold paint. 

This is the second larger image in the Party Time Stamp Set. The stamp set also included some smaller stamps for cupcakes and hats which make nice small embellishments. 

Add added Stickles to frosting and a few gems to the cake for a little sparkle. The sentiments are also included in the stamp set. 

Thanks for stopping by! You can take a look at all the new products HERE and I will have more to share this week.