Friday, March 15, 2019

Spring Inspired Happy Birthday

Hi Everyone! Yesterday was such a beautiful day here! There were SO many butterflies filling the sky! And I love that is light longer! Today I have a birthday card to share that feels like spring. The card is created with some my favorite Taylored Expressions products.

First let's talk about the background. I stamped the Buffalo Plaid Background Stamp in Versamark Ink on Potato Chip Cardstock and embossed with TE White Embossing Powder. I love this background stamp! Next I used the Stitched Circle Stacklets to cut a circle directly into the card front and then used  Stitched Circle Stacklets and the Inside Scallop Circle Stacklets to create the frame. I added foam tape behind the card front for extra dimension. 

Inside the circle I stamped a sentiment from the Simply Said - Birthday Stamp Set in Oreo Ink. Next I created the daisy with the Layer It - Daisy Dies and the Mega Leaves Dies. I cut the leaves from watercolor paper and used Liquid Watercolor in Peapod to watercolor the leaves. 

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a great weekend! 

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Happy Collection Inspiration with Spellbinders

Hello Friends! I am the Guest Designer on the Spellbinders Blog again today! I have several more projects to share created with the new Sharyn Sowell Happy Collection. I created two cards and a scrapbook page to share with you. 

Let’s start with my 12 x 12 scrapbook page. I thought the wedding photos would look pretty with the new Vine Glimmer Hot Foil Plate. I used the Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil System with the Glimmer Hot Foil Roll in Gold to foil the pretty vine on a peach cardstock.

To accent the gold vines I die cut flowers, leaves, and vines with two of the die sets in the Happy Collection, the It’s Your Day Etched Dies and the Celebrate With Cake Etched Dies.

I added the flowers, leaves, and vines in a few clusters on the page and accented the centers of the flowers with gold and clear jewels.

I added the flowers, leaves, and vines in a few clusters on the page and accented the centers of the flowers with gold and clear jewels. I used It’s Your Day Etched Dies to create the sentiment on the scalloped circle. It finished the page off perfectly!

For my second project I created a birthday card with the Celebrate With Cake Etched Dies. This die set creates such a pretty birthday cake. I think you could leave the candles off and it would make a beautiful wedding cake! I used silver foil for the cake stand and behind each layer on the cake.

The flowers and leaves are included in the die set and colored with Distressed inks. I created the background by blending Worn Lipstick, Spun Sugar, and Squeezed Lemonade Oxide Distress Ink and splattering the card front with watered down white paint.

I created the scene on my second birthday card with the Let’s All Party! Etched Dies . I die cut the tree from white cardstock and colored with Copic Markers. Then I die cut all the animals. I decided I would add color with the party hats, so I die just the top of the animals from colored cardstock, cut off the hats, and attached them to the animals.

I created another background with Oxide Distress Inks. I added a sentiment from the Captured Sentiments Clear Stamp Set.


Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock, Taylored Expressions Cardstock Peaches’n Cream, Peapod, Cilantro, Toffeel, Lollipop Oxide Distress Inks in Worn Lipstick, Spun Sugar, Squeezed Lemondade, Peeled Paint, Shabby Shutters, Tumbled Glass, Versamark Ink, White Embossing Powder, Taylored Expression Cherry Pop Ink Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Confetti Mix, Metallic Gold Jewels.
Thanks for stopping by the blog today! You can find the full Happy Collection by Sharyn Sowell HERE. I hope I have given you some inspiration for working with the new Happy by Sharyn Sowell Collection.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Happy Inspiration | Foiled Silhouette Cards With Spellbinders

Hi Everyone! I am excited to be the Guest Designer on the Spellbinders Blog today! I am sharing projects created with the new Sharyn Sowell Happy Collection. Today I have  two cards showcasing two of the new Glimmer Hot Foil Plates in the Collection. 

I used the Glimmer Hot Foil System with the Glimmer Hot Foil Plates to create my cards. My first card features the new Baby’s Birthday Glimmer Hot Foil Plate Happy by Sharyn Sowell.

I used the Rose Gold Glimmer Hot Foil with a 110 lb. white cardstock to create the silhouette.

I cut a 4 ¼ x 5 ½ card base from pink cardstock. For the card front I cut a patterned paper and green cardstock to fit inside the card base. I used an Oval Die to cut the oval directly into the card front, using one size smaller die for the green cardstock.

On the back of the green cardstock I added double sided foam tape to add a little dimension to the card.

I created some additional embellishments for my card with other die sets from the Sharyn Sowell Happy Collection. The “Happy Birthday” sentiment is die cut with the word dies in the Sending A Happy Birthday Etched Dies and the flowers are created with dies in the Celebrate With Cake Etched Dies. One of the great things about the collection is that many of die and glimmer plates work so well together!

Here is look at the completed card. So perfect for a sweet baby girl’s birthday.

I created a second card in a similar fashion using the Baby’s Garden Hot Foil Glimmer Plate and Skybright Glimmer Hot Foil Roll.
Spellbinders Supplies: 


Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock, Taylored Expressions Cardstock in Guava, Granny Smith, Sprinkles, Checked Pattern Paper, Taylored Expressions Ink in Guava and Granny Smith, Moda Scrap Let Your Soul Bloom Paper Pack, Pretty Pink Posh Lemon Drop Jewels.
Thanks for stopping by the blog today! You can find the full Happy Collection by Sharyn Sowell here. I will back on the blog on Thursday with few more projects created with this collection.

Friday, March 8, 2019

Pretty Pink Posh March Release Blog Hop Day 2

Hi and welcome to the Day 2 of the Pretty Pink Posh March Release Blog Hop. I have two cards to share with you today.  Be sure to leave a comment as you hop! There are 4 $25 gift certificates up for grabs (two winners each day). Winners will be picked randomly along the blog hop. Comments must be left by 11:59 PM PST on 3/13/2019. Winners will be announced on the PPP blog.

My first card features the new Magnolia Flowers Stamp Set and the Magnolia Flowers Coordinating Dies. The flowers are colored with Copic Markers and then die cut. I arranged the flowers and leaves on the card leaving room for the sentiment, die cut with the new Thinking of You Script Die

To create the background I sponged on Distress Inks in Peeled Paint, Shabby Shutters, and Squeezed Lemonade. The finishing touch is a scattering of Ivory Jewels

My next card celebrates Easter. I started by cutting the frame with the new Spring Frame Die from white cardstock. Then I stamped three of the Easter eggs in the Easter Eggs Stamp Set in Versamark Ink and embossed with Gold embossing Powder. The eggs are colored with Copic Markers and die cut with the Easter Eggs Coordinating Die

The background is created with Oxide Distress Inks in Twisted Citron, Worn Lipstick, and Squeezed Lemonade and a splattering of gold paint. I finished off the card with sequins from the new Easter Confetti Mix

Here is the complete blog hop list for today: 

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, March 3, 2019

It's March Release Day at Pretty Pink Posh!

Hi Everyone! The new Pretty Pink Posh March Release is available today! I think this release if one of my very favorites! Today I am sharing a card with the Spring Wreath Stamp Set and the Spring Wreath Coordinating Dies. It may still be cold and rainy here but I know Spring is around the corner!

I starting by stamping the wreath and extra foliage in brown ink. I like the softer ink with the Spring colors. I colored the images with Copic Markers and added a few highlights to the leaves with a colored pencil. Next I die cut all the images from the stamp set and added foam tape to the back of the wreath. I cut of piece of lavender cardstock to fit behind the wreath and stamped the sentiment included in the stamp set.

I created the card front with pale green cardstock, a small checked pattern, and a piece of lace. I added the wreath to the front of the card and then embellished the card a little more with the other die cuts. I finished off the card with a scattering of sequins from the new Wisteria Blossoms Confetti Mix

You can find the new release HERE. We will be having a two day Blog Hop later in the week! 

Thanks for stopping by my blog! You can follow me on Instagram too! 

Monday, February 25, 2019

An Anemones Flower Hello

Hi Everyone! Life has been a little crazy lately and I have not had as much time as I would like in my craft room but I did get a chance to to create an all occasion card with the Anemones Stamp Set from Pretty Pink Posh. I love the fresh black, red, and white color scheme! I haven't used that combination for a while.

I used the Hello Shaker Die for the center piece of the card. I cut the die from white cardstock and used a patterned paper behind the window. The card front is embossed with the Dotted Lattice Embossing Folder from Taylored Expressions. 

The pretty flowers are from the Anemones Stamp Set and die cut with the Anemones Coordinating Dies. I colored the flowers with Zig Clean Markers. After I arranged the flowers on the card I added Lemon Drop Jewels

Thanks for stopping by!!

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Cupcake Critters Happy Birthday

Thanks for stopping by today! I have another birthday card to share using the Cupcake Critters Stamp Set and the Cupcake Critters Coordinating Dies from Pretty Pink Posh. If you are like me you can never have too many birthday cards in your stash!

I colored the stamped images with Copic Markers but paper pieced the cupcake wrappers. It been ages since I paper pieced anything but I love the additional patterns on this card. On a piece of white cardstock I used a stencil to create the sky and the die cut the bottom edge with one of the dies in the Scallop Borders 2 Dies.

 I attached the die cuts with foam tape. The sentiment is included in the Cupcake Critters Stamp Set. I added a few jewels from the Party Jewels Mix. 

Thanks for taking a look! 

Friday, February 15, 2019


Hi All! I know it has been a little quiet around here! I just got back from a fun, little get away in Sedona with a group of friends. The Red Rocks are beautiful and we even got a little snow. I am popping in today with a birthday card I created with some fun, new products from Pretty Pink Posh.

To create this shaker card I used the new Celebrate Shaker Die. First I used Distress Oxide Inks to blend the background in Scattered Straw, Worn Lipstick, and Candied Apple. Next I die cut the Celebrate Shaker Die directly into the card front to cut the window and then inlayed the die cut back into the card front. Behind the window I add clear acetate and foam tape. My shaker mix includes Sparkling Clear Confetti Mix, 6mm Gold Confetti, Daffodil Seed Beads, and Blush Seed Beads.

My stamped images are from the Cupcake Critters Stamp Set and die cut with the Cupcake Critters Coordinating Dies. I stamped a line of candles to create the border and tie a bow with twine. The cute bunny is colored with Copic Marker. I added a sparkle with a glitter pen on the cupcake frosting. 

Have a great weekend! 

Thursday, February 7, 2019

It's February Release Day at Taylored Expressions!

Hi and thanks for stopping by! It's February Release Day at Taylored Expressions. All the new products are available at the TE web store NOW. Today I have two more projects to share with you featuring a number of the newly release projects.

This may be my favorite card of the release! I love the new No Drama Llama Die Set. There are a number of options for creating the llama. And I love the sentiments in the Whole Llama Love Stamp Set. I die cut the Llama from Sea Salt Cardstock and then added the accessories in a variety of patterns and colors. 

Once I added the sunglasses to the llama I decide to use the Here Comes the Sun Stencil for the background of the card. I used Cupcake Cardstock and new Raspberry Sorbet Ink. The hill is cut with patterned paper from the Playful Patterns - Bold Paper Pack with the Build a Scene - Rolling Hills Die. The sentiment is included in the Whole Llama Love Stamp Set. 

My next card features the Pretty Posies Background Stamp and the Flip the Script - Bunny Stamp & Die Combo. I stamped the Pretty Posies Background Stamp on watercolor paper in Versamark Ink and then embossed with TE White Embossing Powder. Then I used TE Liquid Watercolor in Peaches 'n Cream, Lemon Meringue, Guava, and Peapod to watercolor the background. 

The ovals are cut with the Stitched Oval Stacklets and Petite Scallop Oval Stacklets. I stamped the bunny on Peaches 'n Cream Cardstock in Versamark Ink and embossed with White Embossing Powder. The bunny tail is cut from Marshmallow and Cherry Blossom Felt. 

The Fiesta Friend Bundle includes 2 die collections along with 2 coordinating stamp sets. When you purchase the Fiesta Friends Bundle between February 7th – February 10th , you’ll receive Let’s Talk Edger 1 die FREE. 

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, February 6, 2019

Taylored Expression February Sneak Peeks Day 3

Thanks for stopping by for Day 3 of Taylored Expressions February Sneak Peeks. I have two more cards to share with you using a number of the new fun products. All the new products will be available starting at 9am CDT Thursday, February 7th.

Let's start with the background on this card. Love! I stamped the new Scandinavian Spring Background with Guava Ink on Guava Card stock. Then I created this cute scene with the Folk Art - Spring Die. I used the Stitched Rectangle Stacklets to cut a small panel from watercolor paper. I used the new Peaches 'n Cream Liquid Watercolor along with Lemon Meringue and Peapod Liquid Watercolors to create the background on the watercolor panel. 

I matted the watercolor panel on cardstock die cut with the new Petite Scallop Rectangle. Then I attached the die cut pieces to create the scene. The sentiment is from the Friendly Phrases Stamp Set and die cut with the smaller die in the Double Ended Flag Stackets. 

Next up is the the fun Can't Touch This Stamp Set and Can't Touch This Dies. First I stenciled the  background with the new Double Diamond Stencil with Lime Zest Ink. Then I cut a circle in the center of the card with the Stitched Circle Stacklets. I cut a second smaller circle from the new Spearmint Cardstock and layered it inside the larger circle. 

I created a scene inside of the circle with the Can't Touch This Dies. Then I added sentiment from the Can't Touch This 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.