Friday, June 28, 2019

Sending You Sunshine!

Hi and Happy Friday! We actually have sunshine today! Such a nice change from the overcast skies we had lately. Today I have a card to share with you that screams summer! Sun, sand, and surf! I created the card with products from Pretty Pink Posh.


Let's start with the fun background. I used the the new Tropical Leaves Stencil with ink and a blending brush for the card front. I think this makes a fun background. Next I cut the larger die in the Window Frames Dies to cut the window directly into the card front. I added foam tape behind the window to add dimension to my scene. Behind the window I used a strip of Kraft Cardstock for the sand and created the sky with distress inks. 


The girl and the beach ball are from the Summer Friends Stamp Set, the palm tree from the Tropical Birds Stamp Set, and the surfboard from the Summer Surfboards Stamp Set. All the images are colored with Copic Markers. The first part of the sentiment is from the Tropical Birds Stamp Set and "sunshine" is die cut with the Sunshine Script Die.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend and enjoy the your summer!

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Taylored Expressions New Blending Brushes - You Are Simply Fabulous!

Taylored Expressions Blender Brushes are here! The Blender Brushes are designed specifically with the paper crafter and cardmaker in mind! They are perfectly sized. There are 10 brushes in the set and they all have white bristles so that you can see exactly what ink color you used on them. I love the rainbow-colored handles so that I can dedicate each brush to a color family. There is a spinning brush caddy available as well to keep all of the brushes organized and they look so cute on my desk. 

Well I just had to update this post because the brushes were such a success they sold out!! We're doing our best to get them restocked quickly! But you can head to the product page to sign up to be notified as soon as they are restocked. 


There are many different uses for the Blender Brushes. On yesterday's post I used the brushes with a stencil. Today I used the brushes to color my images. I stamped the Big Blooms - Daisy iStamp in Versamark Ink on Sugar Cube cardstock and embossed with TE White Embossing Powder. 


Then I used the Blender Brushes to blend the inks on the embossed images. This a quick and easy way to color an image with a beautiful effect. After I was happy with my ink blending I die cut the flower and the leaves with the Big Blooms - Daisy Die


Behind the image I used the new Wavy Stripe Stencil with the yellow handled Blender Brush and Potato Chip Ink. The sentiment if from the the Simple Strips Background Stamp, stamped in Versamark Ink on Oreo Cardstock and embossed with TE White Embossing Powder. The sentiment is die cut with the Simple Strips Dies.


Stop by the TE blog for all the details and a video with lots of information. And stop back by tomorrow more ideas for using the new Taylored Expressions Blender Brushes




Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Taylored Expressions New Blending Brushes !!!

I am so excited so share a new tool Taylored Expressions is launching today! Our very own
Taylored Expressions Blender Brushes! TE has designed the perfect set of blender brushes with fine, WHITE bristles, so you can see what color you're blending, rainbow-colored handles, the perfectly sized brush head, all the same size, and a spinning storage caddy for pretty display!


I LOVE the new brushes!! They are so soft, they blend beautifully, and they look so good in their caddy on my desk. I also have a new stencil to share, the Scattered Floral Stencil! I used the stencil and Blending Brushes with Guava, Potato Chip, Confetti Cake, and Granny Smith Inks.


I die cut a circle of vellum with the Stitched Oval Stacklets. I created my scene on the vellum with the Folk Art - Spring Dies, the Bloomers Greenery, and the Mini Bloomers 2. The flower at the bottom is cut from felt, adding a little more interest and texture. 


The sentiment is from the Simple Strips Stamp Set and die cut with the Simple Strips Dies. I stamped the sentiment in Versamark Ink and embossed with TE White Embossing Powder. 


Stop by the TE blog for all the details and a video with lots of information. And stop back by tomorrow more ideas for using the new Taylored Expressions Blender Brushes


Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Happy Summer!

I have a fun summer card to share today with new products from Pretty Pink Posh. The new release is perfect for summer and I love the fun surfboards in the Summer Surfboards Stamp Set.

I stamped three of the surfboards in the the Summer Surfboards Stamp Set, colored them with Copic Markers, and die cut with the Summer Surfboards Coordinating Dies. I covered each board with Versamark Ink and embossed with a clear embossing powder to give the look of resin finished board. There are six surfboards in the stamp set. The palm tree is from the new Tropical Birds Stamp Set and die cut with the Tropical Birds Coordinating Dies.


I created the wave background with the new Waves Stencil. The sentiment is die cut with the Happy Summer Script Die. The final touch is a few jewels from the Citrus Jewels Mix

Thanks for stopping by! Have a good week! 

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Pretty Pink Posh June Release Blog Hop - Day 1

Hi and welcome to the Pretty Pink Posh June Release Blog Hop! We are really excited to be releasing new stamp sets and dies inspired by Summer, new jewels, and four new stencils!

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 6/17/2019. Winners will be announced on the PPP blog.


I have two cards to share with you today. The first one features the new Hibiscus Flowers Stamp Set.


I stamped the flowers and leaves on watercolor paper in Versamark Ink and embossed with white embossing powder. The images are colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and die cut with the Hibiscus Flowers Coordinating Dies


I created the background with the new Tropical Background Stencil. I cut a piece of pink cardstock for the card front and added a strip of white cardstock in the middle. Then I used the stencil with a light pink ink. The sentiment is die cut with the new Aloha Shaker Die. I cut a circle in the middle of the card and then attached the sentiments. I arranged the flowers and leaves around the Aloha Die and finished off the flowers with jewels from the pretty new Citrus Jewels Mix

My second card is created with the new Beach Scene Die and the new Triangles Stencil. I just cut the dies a number of times from different colored cardstock and then inlayed the pieces in the circle. So cute!


I used a blending tool and ink with the the stencil to create the background. The sentiment is from the Tropical Birds Stamp Set, stamped in Versamark Ink and embossed with white embossing powder. 

Here is the complete blog hop list for today: 



Thanks for taking look! You can find all the new products HERE

Sunday, June 9, 2019

You Can Do It!

The June 2019 Release is now available in the Pretty Pink Posh Shop! I have been busy creating with all the new products and I am excited to start sharing my projects with you! Think tropical, sunshine, water, and sand! 


My first card I created features the new Tropical Frame Die, the Tropical Toucans Stamp Set, and Tropical Toucans Coordinating Dies. I die cut the Tropical Frame Die from white cardstock and then used a blending tool to add the color to the frame. Behind the frame I added a piece of pale aqua cardstock and the sentiment from the stamp set. 


The Toucans and branch are colored with Copic Markers and then die cut. I used a thin foam tape to adhere them to the card. I finished off the card with a few of the new Flamingo Pink Jewels

This is such a fun release! You can find all the new products HERE. Be sure to stop back by for more inspiration this week! 


Thursday, June 6, 2019

It's June Release Day at Taylored Expressions!

Hi and thanks for stopping by! It's June 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. It's all about Mermaids! 



I love the Be A Mermaid Stamp Set. I love the simple elegance of the tail. On this card I started by creating the background with the Rainbow Waves Background Stamp. I cut a piece of watercolor paper to fit the card front, stamped in Versamark Ink and embossed with TE White Embossing Powder. Then I watercolored the background with TE Liquid Watercolor in Blue Raspberry, Lime Zest, and Pineapple. 


The tails are die cut and sponged with ink in Blueberry, Blue Raspberry, an Lime Zest. I cut the solid tail from TE Gold Foil and layered the tails, one on top the other. As a mother of four daughters I love the sentiment included in the Be a Mermaid Stamp Set. I stamped the sentiment in Versamark Ink and embossed with TE Gold Embossing Powder. The final touch are a few Snow Flurries Sequins. 



I used the Be a Mermaid Stamp Set and Dies again on my second card along with the new Build a Scene Waves. I stamped the sand in Toffee Ink on Sugar Cube Cardstock. With this stamp set you can control how wide the foam is. I stamped the water in two colors, first in Sprinkles and then again in in a light coat of Blueberry Ink. Then I used the die in the stamp set to cut the paper to insert the tails. I added the sunset with the Here Comes the Sun Stencil. 


The tails are stamped in Versamark Ink and embossed with Gold Embossing Powder. I sponged on ink to add the color. The sentiment and shells are included in the stamp set. 


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 5, 2019

Fireworks and Wild Flowers - Taylored Expressions June Sneak Peeks Day 3

Hi and thanks for stopping by for another sneak peek at the Taylored Expressions June Release. Today I have a 4th of July project and a beautiful new background stamp to share. All the new products will be available tomorrow morning starting at 9am CDT Thursday, June 6th. 



My first card showcases the new Light Up the Sky Stencil. I start with a piece of Gumball Cardstock for the card front. Then I blended ink in Gumball, Blueberry, and Blue Corn to create the night sky. Then I used the stencil with Craft Deco Foil Metallix Gel in White Pearl. The sentiment is from the new Handlettered 4th Stamp Set. I stamped on Vellum and embossed with TE Gold Embossing Powder. 


At the bottom of the cards I added the cityscape with the Downtown Border and the Downtown Border Underlay. I finished off the card with a few red sequins. 



Next is a look at the Wildflower Background Stamp. I colored the image with Copic Markers but you could keep it simple and just stamp or embossing the background. I added a few butterflies with the the Little Bits - Butterflies. I die cut the butterflies from vellum and added ink to the backside of the die cuts. 


The sentiment is from the Simple Strips Background Stamp and die cut with Simple Strips Die. A much have! I also added a few Snow Flurries Sequins. 



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 4, 2019

Make a Splash! Taylored Expressions June Sneak Peeks Day 2

Welcome to Day 2 of the Taylored Expressions June Sneak Peeks! Today my cards are all about summer fun, water, sand, and mermaids! All the new products will be available starting at 9am CDT Thursday, June 6th.


My first card features a number of new products. Let's start with the background I created with the new Build a Scene - Waves Stamp and Die Set. This is such a creative idea! First I stamped the sand in Toffee Ink and added detail to the sand in Chocolate Truffle Ink. Next I stamped the water in Sprinkles Ink. The set comes with two dies that allow you to cut a slit in the waves to insert a stamped image! I used the Here Comes the Sun Stencil to add the sunshine. 


I stamped a couple of the cute critters from the Floaties Stamp Set, colored them with Copic Markers, and die cut with the coordinating Floaties Dies. The sentiment is included in the Floaties Stamp Set, stamped in Versamark Ink and embossed with white embossing powder. I added the pail with Little Bits - Pail and Shovel. 



My second card features the new Splash Stencil and one of my very favorites from the new release, the Be A Mermaid Stamp Set. To create the background I cut a piece of watercolor paper to fit the card front and used the Splash Stencil with iCraft Deco Foil Metallix Gel in White Pearl. There are three new Liquid Watercolors being released this month, Pineapple, Blue Raspberry, Lime Zest. They are so pretty together. I used all three to added the color to my background. 


Next I die cut the mermaid tail with the Be A Mermaid Dies. I brushed Lime Zest Ink on Sugar Cube Cardstock for the tail and backed the tail with Sweet Mint Felt. Inside the circle I stamped the water with Make A Scene - Waves Stamp and Die Set. The circle frame is die cut with the Inside Scallop Circle Stacklet and the Stitched Circle Stacklets. The sentiment is from the Be A Mermaid 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 another Sneak Peek.

Monday, June 3, 2019

Hey Crafty Friend! It's Day 1 of Taylored Expressions June Release Sneak Peeks

Hi Everyone! I am starting out the month of June with a new release from Taylored Expressions I am really excited about! It is full of summer inspiration including the 4th of July, a splash theme with mermaids and floaty critters, a crafty theme, and our new interactive gatefold reveal concept! All the new products will be available starting at 9am CDT Thursday, June 6th.


Let's start with a look at the new Gatefold Reveal Die and the Better Half Cutting Plates. To create my card I cut a piece of 4 1/4" x 8 1/2" cardstock for card base and then scored at at 2 1/8" and 6 3/8".  Fold the ends of card to the middle. Next I cut the Better Half Cutting Plates from Sugar Cube Cardstock and added the dot pattern from the Black and White Playful Patterns Paper Pack behind the die cuts. Then I attached the panels to the front of the card. 


I cut a strip of vellum to fit around the card to hold it shut and added the sentiment. The sentiment if from the new Crafty Friend Stamp Set. I stamped in Versamark Ink and embossed with White Embossing Powder. I added the cup of paint brushed with the new Do Something Creative Stamp Set. The sentiment is die cut with Stitched Circle Stacklets and matted with the Petite Scallop Circle Stacklets. 


Here a look at what the card looks like when you open it. The new Gatefold Reveal Die makes putting this together so easy! So perfect for all your crafty friends!! 



Continuing with the crafty theme, my next card is created with the Do Something Creative Stamp Set and Do Something Creative Dies. I colored the images with Copic Markers and added some highlights and patterns with a White Gel Pen. 


Behind the desk I added a striped wallpaper with the Striped Background Die and I added the woodgrain to the desk with the Woodgrain Background Stamp and Sea Salt Ink. So cute! 





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.