Tuesday, June 30, 2020

The New Farm Fresh Kit from Taylored Expressions!

Hi All! Today I have a brand new Farm Fresh Kit to share with you from Taylored Expressions! It is available NOW in the TE Shop.


The Farm Fresh Kit includes everything that you need to create cute farm themed projects that include the cutest bobble head farm critters! The kit retails for $89 and includes the following supplies:
  • Gingham Check Background stamp
  • Farm Fresh stamp set
  • Farm Fresh Critters stamp set
  • Farm Fresh Critters die collection
  • Set the Scene - Grass Stencil Strips set
  • 6 Mini Wobble Springs
  • 6 Custom Envelope Seals
  • 6 Colored Envelopes
  • Packaged in a zippered pouch (the zipper color will vary) with a custom kit label



Let's start with the background and the Gingham Check Background Stamp. I am so excited to have a small checked background stamp. I know it is one of those stamps I will use throughout the year! I stamped in Versamark Ink and embossed with TE White Embossing Powder. 


Next I used the Stitched Circle Stacklets and cut a circle directly into the card front. To create the scene behind the circle I stamped the barn in Oreo Ink, colored with Copic Markers and then masked off the barn. I added the grass with the Set the Scene - Grass Stencil Strips set that is included in the kit. I also used two TE products that are not included in the kit, the Stitched Cloud Duo and the Set the Scene - Clouds Stencil. 


On the card front I added the cow, the fence, and the two sentiments, all included in the kit. 


The kit included 6 Custom Envelope Seals and 6 different colored Envelopes. I just love the Custom Seals, such a nice touch when you send the card! 


I used the same basic method as the first card to create this background. I stamped the barn, colored, and masked off the barn. Then I stenciled the grass with the stencil in the kit and pulled out the Here Comes the Sun Stencil from my stash to stencil the sun rays. 


I attached the head of the chicken to a Mini Wobble Spring so the head bounces around! So cute! Behind the chicken I added the fence then stamped the sentiments. 

Stop over at the TE Blog for all the details on the Farm Fresh Kit and more inspirations with the new products. 

Friday, June 26, 2020

Celebrate Your Day

Hi All! I have another card to share today with products from the new Pretty Pink Posh June Release. I love the cute jungle theme and a sentiment set that has a sentiment for every occasion! 


I started by creating the card front. I cut a piece of Kraft Cardstock and used the new Woodgrain Circle Stencil with Kraft Ink. I added the leaf border at top and bottom of the card front with on of the border in Stitched Leafy Border Dies, blending a little ink on the edges of the leaves. I added the white frame with the new Nature Essentials Dies. 

The sweet giraffe and the leaves are from the Jungle Additions Stamp Set and die cut with the Jungle Additions Coordinating Dies. The two flowers are from the Jungle Friends Stamp Set. The new stamp sets all work really well together. The sentiments are from the Simple Sentiments Stamp Set and die cut with the Simple Strips Dies. And I am always happy to another birthday card in my stash! 
Thanks for taking a look. Have a good weekend. If you would like to follow me on Instagram you can find me HERE.

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Hot Flash Grumplings from Taylored Expressions

Happy Saturday! I have a fun, new stamp set to share with you today from Taylored Expressions, Hot Flash Grumplings!! There are four cute Grumplings in the stamp set and sentiments that are sure make your female friends of a "certain age" SMILE! You can find the new products in the TE Shop NOW!


I chose to work with the Panda stamp. Her face is perfect! The fan is also included in the Hot Flash Grumplings Stamp Set and of course there are coordinating Hot Flash Grumplings Dies! 


The panda is mounted on a circle of Sugar Cube Cardstock that I die cut with Stitched Circle Stacklets and framed with the Petite Scallop Circle Stacklets. I added the clouds to the background with my TE Blender Brushes and Confetti Cake Ink. 


The card front is put together with the Stitched Rectangle Stacklets, the Petite Scallop Rectangle Stacklets, and the Stitched Frame Stacklets 1. The black and white strip paper is from the TE 6 x 6 Paper Pack - Black and White. At the bottom I stamped the sentiment in Oreo Ink. 

Hope my card made you smile!! Stop by the TE Blog for all the details and more inspiration! Have a good weekend!! 

Friday, June 19, 2020

Pretty Pink Posh June Blog Hop Day 2

Hi and welcome to day two of the Pretty Pink Posh June Release Blog Hop! You can find all of the new products in the PPP shop! If you’re arriving from Sharna Waksmulski's blog, you’re in the right spot. A full list of the hop participants are listed below, as well as details on a comment-to-win giveaway.


I have two cards to share today. You can find all the product links at the bottom of the post. 

My first card is a shaker card. The first step was to build the shaker. I cut a piece of white Cardstock and added the pattern with the Jungle Background Stencil and a light green ink. Next I cut the Hi Shaker Die twice, one directly into the card front and once from white cardstock. I inlaid the white die cut back into the card front and added clear acetate and foam tape behind the window to form the shaker. 

I dropping three of the new seed bead colors, Azalea Pink, Grass Green, and Sunshine. 

Next I stamped images from the Jungle Additions Stamp Set and the Hibiscus Flowers Stamp Set and die cut with the Coordinating Jungle Additions and Hibiscus Flowers Dies. I arranged the stamped images around the shaker.

The sentiment is from the new Simple Sentiments Stamp Set, a full stamp set of great sentiments for many occasions! The sentiment is die cut with the Simple Strips Dies. I added Flamingo Pink Jewels to the center of the flowers. 

I used the new Nature Essentials Dies to create this amazing background on my second card. This is such a creative die. The Nature Essentials Dies cut the clouds, the tree and leaves, the grass, and dirt. The tree and dirt I cut from Kraft Cardstock and the other pieces I cut from white cardstock and inked. I added detail to the leaves with Copic Markers. 


The animals and vines are stamped with the Jungle Friends Stamp Set and the Monkey Friends Stamp Set and then die cut.  The sentiment is another greeting in the Simple Sentiments Stamp Set and die cut with the Simple Strips Dies

PRIZES: be sure to leave comments on each stop. We are giving away 4 $25 gift certificates to four random comments (2 winners each day) left before June 24, 2020 at 11:59 PM PST. I’ll be announcing the winners next week, so be sure to return and see if you are one of the winners!

Thanks for stopping by! The next stop on the hop is the amazing Jeanne Jachna.   

Caly Person           
Melody Rupple   (You are here)       
Dana Kirby    




Wednesday, June 17, 2020

New Release from Pretty Pink Posh!

Hi All! There is new release available today from Pretty Pink Posh! We have cute new jungle and animal themed stamp sets, great sentiment sets, new dies, new stencils, and new colors of seeds beads. I will be sharing my projects I created with you over the new few days.

My first card with the new products is created with the Monkey Friends Stamp Set. These cute monkeys make me smile! I colored the images with Copic Markers and then die cut with the Monkey Friends Coordinating Dies

Next I die cut the vines with one of the three dies in the Stitched Leafy Borders Dies from watercolor paper. I blended Distress Ink on the vines with Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn and spritzed the paper with water. 

I used the same greens as the vines and Tumbled Glass and Broken China Distress Ink to blend the background. I cut the edges of the card front with the Stitched Borders 2 Dies. I hung the monkeys from the vines with foam tape. Behind the vines I added a few clouds with the cloud die in the Rainy Days Coordinating Dies and finished off the card with a little sparkle from the Sparkling Clear Confetti Mix.

Stop back by tomorrow for more inspiration with the new release! Happy Shopping! You can find all the new products HERE

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

New Cat Lover's Release from Taylored Expressions

Hi All! We have a new release available tomorrow from Taylored Expression, the Cat Lover's Release! The release has 6 new products including stamp sets, dies, and an addition to the popular Simple Strips collection. Everything is available at the TE webstore NOW! 



Today my card features the new Loyal Friend Stamp Set. The loss of pet is always hard and this stamp set helps you find the right words. 


First I cut a a panel of Sugar Cube Cardstock with the largest die in the Petite Scallop Rectangle Stacklets. Next I used the paw print stencil in the Puppy Love Layered Stencil with Sea Salt Ink and my TE Blender Brushes. Then I stamped  the feather and paw prints with the stamp in the Loyal Friend Stamp Set. I used my Misti and stamped the image in Poppy Seed Ink, then again in Versamark Ink, and then embossed with TE Clear Embossing Powder. 


I used one of the rectangles in the Stitched Rectangle Stacklets to cut directly into the card front.  I brushed on Salt Water Taffy Ink and then stamped the sentiment in Poppy Seed Ink and inlayed the rectangle back in the card front. The cat is die cut with the new Silhouettes- Cats Die. 



Tomorrow, June 16th – Sunday, June 21st (or while supplies last), spend $35 or more in the Taylored Expressions webstore and receive a set of Max & Millie vinyl stickers FREE. Spend $75 or more and you will receive the vinyl stickers PLUS a the Cattitude clear stamp set!

Thanks for stopping by! Stop by the TE Blog for all the details on the new products and inspiration from the rest of the Design Team.

Monday, June 15, 2020

New Cat Lover's Release from Taylored Expressions!!

Hi All! I have a sneak peek to share with you today from the new Taylored Expressions Cat Lover's Release! I think you are going to love Max and Millie! All the new products will be available tomorrow, June 16th at 9 AM CST in the TE Store.



How cute are these new cat and mouse images! The new stamp set is called Max and Millie and there are coordinating Max & Millie Dies


I stamped the images with Oreo Ink and colored with Copic Markers and then die cut with the Max & Millie Die Set. To create the background scene I die cut a square with the Stitched Square Stacklets from Sugar Cube Cardstock. The clouds are stenciled with the Set the Scene - Clouds Stencil Strips and the grass is die cut with the Build a Scene - Grassy Hills Die. The square is matted with the Petite Scalloped Square Stacklets. 


I used one of favorite TE Background Stamps, the Buffalo Plaid Background Stamp. I stamped in Versamark Ink on Cherry Pop Cardstock and embossed with TE White Embossing Powder. At the bottom I stamped a sentiment from the Max & Millie Stamp Set. 

Stop by the TE Blog for all the details on the new products and inspiration from the rest of the Design Team. I will be back tomorrow with a look at more of the new goodies!



Sunday, June 14, 2020

Spellbinders Large Die of the Month Club for June

Hi Friends! It has been a beautiful weekend and I got to spend some quality time in my studio. I have two cards to share I created with a new die from the Spellbinders Large Die Club for June. This month's Geometrical Floral Frames Large Die Set is perfect for making cards, decor, and more. Each kit will feature project ideas with at least one detailed how-to instruction tutorial each month.


Here are my two cards.  There are two Geometrical Frames in the die set along with the flowers and leaves. 


I used a plaid patterned paper for my color inspiration. I stamped the sentiment on a circle of vellum in Versamark Ink and embossed with Black Embossing Powder. I added the vellum circle to a white rectangle and added lace across the middle of the card. 


Next I arranged the flowers and leaves and finished off with white jewels. 


Here is a closer look at my second card. I used the larger frame die and I cut the frame from gold foil. I attached the frame to a piece of white Cardstock that I sponge on a ink lightly. 


The sentiment is stamped in Versamark Ink and embossed with gold embossing powder. I added gold jewels to the center of the flowers and around the flowers. 

Thanks for stopping by. You can find all the on the Spellbinders Large Die of the Month Club HERE



Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Happy 4th of July!

Hi! All the new patriotic-themed products from Taylored Expressions are available to purchase right now in the TE Store.  Many of the new products can be used throughout the year! Today, I have more inspiration to share with the new Masking Stencil - Stars.


I made two cards with the stencils included in the Masking Stencil - Stars, going patriotic with a red, white, and blue theme! Makes me look forward to summer and backyard barbecues. 


On my first card I used the large star stencil. I cut a piece of Sugar Cube Cardstock and stenciled in Watermelon Ink. The I masked off the star with the mask included in the set, and blended Blue Corn Ink.  

Next I cut a panel of Sugar Cube Cardstock with the largest die in the Stitched Rectangle Stacklets and embossed the Cardstock with stars with the Lots of Stars Embossing Folder. I cut a star directly into the card front with the Star Stacklets. I used the largest die in Petite Scallop Rectangle Stacklets to frame the card front. 


The sentiment in the star is stamped with the Handlettered 4th of July Stamp Set and die cut with the Handlettered 4th of July Dies. The bottom sentiment is included in the new Mini Strips - Patriotic. The sentiments are stamped in Versamark Ink and embossed in TE White Embossing Powder on Blue Corn Cardstock. I added a little sparkle with the Bits & Pieces - Drip Drops.


On my second card I cut a piece of Toffee Cardstock and lightly stamped the star background in the new Fireworks Stamp & Stencil Combo in Sugar Cube Ink. I stenciled the three larger stars in Sugar Cube, Blue Corn, and Watermelon Ink. Then I masked off the the three stars and stenciled the smaller stars.


Celebrate Freedom is included in the Handlettered 4th of July Stamp Set and die cut with the Handlettered 4th of July Dies. All the smaller sentiments are included in the new Mini Strips - Patriotic Stamp Set and die cut with the Mini Strips Die. 

Get the Stars & Strips Bundle for only $30 from June 2nd - June 7th (or while supplies last). And no, that's not a typo... it's STRIPS for the sentiment strips! The Stars & Strips Bundle includes the Fireworks Stamp & Stencil combo and the Mini Strips - Patriotic stamp.

Thanks for stopping by! Stop by the TE Blog for all the details on the new products and inspiration from the rest of the Design Team.

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

New Patriotic Release at Taylored Expressions!

The new Patriotic Release from Taylored Expressions is available today! The release includes 9 new products; a new Cling & Clear combo, a Stamp & Stencil combo,  dies, and an addition to our Mini Strips and Masking Stencil collections! You can find all the new products NOW in the TE Store.


My card is created with three new products that work perfectly together, the Starry Background Stamp, the Starry Cutting Plate, and the Starry Stencil. This combo looks great in red, white, and blue, but I am sharing how the products work perfectly for a birthday celebration too!! 


The first step in making this card was to stamp the Starry Background Stamp in Versamark Ink on Sugar Cube Cardstock and heat emboss the background with TE White Embossing Powder. Next I laid the Starry Stencil over the stamped background lining up the stencil and the stars. Using the TE Blender Brushes I added the color to the stars with Potato Chip, Lime Zest, Candy Corn, Cupcake, Lollipop, and Blue Raspberry Ink. 


Next I stamped the Starry Background Stamp again on Salt Water Taffy Cardstock with Versamark Ink and embossed with TE White Embossing Powder. Then I die cut the with the Starry Cutting Plate, which gives me the star cutouts that fit perfectly over the stenciled stars. I blended a little Confetti Cake Ink to the edges of the card front. 

I die cut the larger star with the Star Stacklets from Sugar Cube Cardstock and blending on Potato Chip Ink. The sentiment is from the new Mini Strips - Patriotic and die cut and backed with the Mini Strips Die and Mini Strips Backer Die. I attached the star and the sentiment with TE Foam Strips and finished off with a few Bits & Pieces - Drip Drops. 


Get the Stars & Strips Bundle for only $30 from June 2nd - June 7th (or while supplies last). And no, that's not a typo... it's STRIPS for the sentiment strips! The Stars & Strips Bundle includes the Fireworks Stamp & Stencil combo and the Mini Strips - Patriotic stamp.

Thanks for stopping by! Stop by the TE Blog for all the details on the new products and inspiration from the rest of the Design Team.