Apr 09 2015

Taylored Expressions April Release Day!

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WooHoo!  All of the new products for April are now available at Taylored Expressions!  Today I have another sample featuring Simply Stamped – Zinnias.  This time I kept it super simple and didn’t even use the dies.

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The colors for my blooms today are SU Blushing Bride, Strawberry Slush, and Real Red.  It’s looking a little orange-y in the photo, but it’s a beautiful pink-y/red IRL!  I cut my image with TE Label Stacklets 2 and the background was created with the Leafy Vine Embossing Folder.  I am currently addicted to brayering ink inside these folders before running them through the Big Shot.  It just gives that extra little punch of subtle dimension!

To see a plethora of adorable samples of all the new stamps and dies, hop over to the Taylored Expressions Blog for the Baker’s Dozen blog roll of players today!  Happy hopping and happy shopping!

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Apr 08 2015

Taylored Expressions Sneak Peeks: Zinnias

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Happy Wednesday!  I’m so happy to be playing along with the Taylored Expressions sneak peeks for the April release.  I truly love working behind the scenes helping to get new products ready for the TE Store and it never ceases to amaze me, when I get the actual stamps and dies and papers in my hot little hands after looking at and discussing digital files months earlier.  It’s so exciting!  I always have plans and ideas swirling in my head, but I have to admit that I don’t always get them on paper!  I’ve been soooooo looking forward to this new set Simply Stamped – Zinnias that I just had to get it inked up.  This is a three-step stamp set with coordinating dies!  Such pretty flowers and the color combos you can try are almost endless!  Here’s my first sample:

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Oh how pretty a simple single stem can be!  I used SU inks: Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral, and Tangerine Tango for the bloom and Old Olive and Garden Green for the stem.  The bloom was popped up on foam tape.  The background panel is Soft Sky cardstock embossed with the TE Floral Vines embossing folder which had been brayered with Sage ink before being run through the Big Shot.  The edging was created with the TE Small Scallop Border die and the sentiment was die cut with Banner Stacklets 1. Just a few sequins finish it off. I’ll have another sample of this set tomorrow, but for now I have something to show you created with an adorable new Petite set called Lovely Landscapes.  The original idea for this set came as filler for garden scenes as we began working with the Garden Arbor and Gate dies, but there are so many possibilities with this little set!

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I’ve stamped my little garden scene onto white cardstock and for added interest I embossed the panel with the TE Harlequin Embossing Folder.  Can you see the fun texture?  Then I framed just a section of my scene with one of the frames from the Frame in Frame Cutting Plate.  The sentiment is from Notable Blooms.  Lots more ideas for this little Landscape set…just need some more time to play!

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Be sure to hop over to the Taylored Expressions Blog to see what the Baker’s Dozen has cooked up for today.  I’m sure it’s going to be beautiful!

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Mar 16 2015

Rainbow’s End

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Happy Monday!  Quick post to share some rainbows!  I’ve been working on a calendar project for some little gifts (more on that later) and I wanted to use TE Little Bits – Rainbow’s End along with Little Bits – Sun & Clouds on my March pages.

March calendar project

 

Aren’t they so cute?  I have to admit that assembling those rainbows is a little tedious.  Since I ended up making 5 of them, I couldn’t let the last one go to waste so I decided I wanted to make a card with it.  I saw the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge for this week and thought it was perfect!  SSSC260:

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Everything – dies, papers, embellishments came from Taylored Expressions.  Can’t remember the last time I used this many bright colors, but I love the way it turned out – so happy!  And using sketches is my favorite way to stamp.  It’s been too long since I’ve played a sketch challenge.  So fun!

Hope you have a great week ahead of you.  I’m excited about getting to see a special friend from out of town!

 

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Mar 04 2015

Taylored Expressions March Sneak Peeks – Day 3 – If Dogs Could Talk

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Happy Hump Day!  All of the new Taylored Expressions products for the March Release will be available tomorrow morning.  In the meantime, we have more Sneak Peeks for you.  Today, I’m sharing a sample made with the new stamp and die set If Dogs Could Talk illustrated by Danielle Lounds.  I just love the way that girl’s mind works!  This stamp set has an adorable pup with a blank face and a bunch of different facial expressions you can add in. (Oh and there’s a cat set too, but y’all know that I’m a totally a “dog person”!)

Our dog, Roger, is quite a “licker”, so the first face I had to use was the tongue sticking out with the sentiment “must.lick.faces.”

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For my layout, I used the Frame in Frame Cutting Plate (horizontal piece) along with Build-a-Tag 3 and the new Wispy Grass Border die.  I used two new Embossing Folder on the tag pieces– Woodgrain and Floral Vine.  The patterned paper isDoodlebug Hello Sunshine.

Of course I can’t post a dog card without sharing a photo of my incredible pups!  Here they are in a recent shot on their own little sofa looking out our front window. Roger and Tessa.  :)

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Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with some fabulous giveaways! Visit the TE Blog each Sneak Peek Day this week for details on how you can enter to win.

Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with some fabulous giveaways! Visit the TE Blog each Sneak Peek Day this week for details on how you can enter to win.

 

 

 

Thanks so much for stopping by today. If you’d like to see more projects and new product information, please head over to the TE Blog for a complete blog roll of our participating designers!  I know I always want to see what the Baker’s Dozen has cooked up!  It’s sure to be CUTE, CUTE, CUTE today!  😛

 

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Mar 03 2015

Taylored Expressions March Sneak Peeks – Day 2 – Walking in the Garden

Hello Stampy Friends!  Long time, no see!  I’m so excited to have some creations to share with you this week for the Taylored Expressions March Release.  All the new products will be available Thursday morning.

Today we are showcasing some awesome new dies and embossing folders, including Garden Arbor & Gate, Arbor Fence, Arbor Accessories, Wispy Grass Border, Frame in Frame Cutting Plate, Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Floral Vine Embossing Folder.  I LOVE creating scenes with stamps and dies – I always have.  These new Arbor dies are so much fun to play with!  Wanna see?

 

JamiTuesGardenArborfawn 3 (Medium)ACK!  How fun is that?  I die cut the Garden Arbor & Gate and the Arbor Fence from white cardstock and covered them in Crackle Accents.  While the Crackle was still wet, I attached the vine (Arbor Accessories).  After I die cut the flowers, I used the tip of a dry embossing tool to give them dimension, then I attached them with drops of Crackle and added Liquid Pearl centers.  The gate was popped up on foam tape. The Wispy Grass Border was die cute twice and placed both behind and in front of the fence.  I added the previously released Little Bits – Fawn and Little Bits – Flowers & Stems, as well as the Little Bits Sun & Clouds (clouds cut from Heidi Swap glitter tape.)  The cloud background paper is from the TE 6×6 paper pack – Build a Scene. The red frame was die cut with the new Frame in Frame Cutting Plate which gives you a ton of framing options.

The sentiment from Fancy Banners 1 (introduced yesterday) was a happy afterthought.  I actually had stamped another sentiment directly on to to the scene up in that corner and I hated it.  Then I looked over at my pile of new stuff and saw this beautiful little set and it rescued me!

I had so much fun with this card, that I couldn’t resist making another one!

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I used many of the same elements as the card above.  This time I left off the gate, fo a more simple look and so the rolling hills (Created with Build-a-Scene Rolling Hills Dies) could show through.  I added the bunnies from the Hippity Hop die set and the sun from the Little Bits Sun & Clouds.  This time  my cloudy background was created with sponging and a stencil made with the Cloud Border Die.  Keeping this card a little more simple, I used just a sentiment (without the banner) from Fancy Banners 1.  The curve seemed just right over the Arbor.

Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with some fabulous giveaways! Visit the TE Blog each Sneak Peek Day this week for details on how you can enter to win.

Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with some fabulous giveaways! Visit the TE Blog each Sneak Peek Day this week for details on how you can enter to win.

NOTE:  I also used the little clouds from Little Bits Sun & Clouds in a unique way here – I made them into shrubbery.   The hills, grass, and clouds were die cute from paper in the TE Build a Scene paper pack.  I sponged ink in the clouds and used them to fill in the scene as little bushes.

 

I just love how this bright, happy card turned out. :)

 

 

Thanks so much for stopping by today. If you’d like to see more projects and new product information, please head over to the TE Blog for a complete blog roll of our participating designers!  I know I always want to see what the Baker’s Dozen has cooked up!

 

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Nov 05 2014

Taylored Expressions November Peeks: Take Your Place Die

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Hello friends!  How can it possibly be November already?  As we were working in the church office yesterday, one of the girls commented that there are only 8 Sundays left in the year!  WHAT?  Wow!  Well, today I’m happy to play along with the Taylored Expressions Sneak Peeks for the November release.  All the new products will be available tomorrow morning, November 6th, at Taylored Expressions. 

A couple of weeks ago, I hosted a baby shower for my niece who is expecting her first baby.  Her nursery will be decorated with woodland animals, so that’s the theme I used for the shower.  Everything was soooo cute!  I’ll be back in the next day or two with lots of photos, but for today I’m going to focus on the food labels I created with the new Take Your Place and Napkin Ring Dies.  These two coordinating dies hold a plethora of possibilities!  That being said, I created my labels the night before the shower, in exhaustion mode, so I kept them super simple. I lterally created 16 of these in about half an hour!   I absolutely love tools that help me create special touches in very little time!

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See that cute frame shape at the top?  That is integrated in to the die, so you just die cut and fold and that pretty shape pops out!  Cool, huh?  The smaller layered shape is a piece from the Napkin Ring Die.  I used Doodlebug Happy Camper 6×6 and Carta Bella A Perfect Autumn 6×6 patterned papers along with dark brown and kraft cardstock to create this cute little labels for the buffet table.  The glittery leaves are stickers I had picked up when gathering decorations for the shower and some of them were scattered on the table as well.

The Take Your Place Die and Napkin Ring Die work equally well to create place cards, escort cards, buffet labels or even cello bag toppers and napkin rings. I’m sure you’ll come up with even more projects.  There’s also a new stamp set called Set the Season that coordinates and allows you to stamp an image along the bottom.  There are a ton of great things in the release tomorrow and this was one of my absolute must-have’s!  I know I’m going to be using these dies for years to come!

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Thanks so much for stopping by today. If you’d like to see more projects and new product information, please head over to the TE Blog for a complete blog roll of our participating designers!  I know I always want to see what the Baker’s Dozen has cooked up!

 

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Oct 02 2014

Taylored Expressions October Release

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Happy Thursday and Happy Release Day!  The Christmas Release is always my favorite TE release of the year and there is soooo much to love all available today at Taylored Expressions!  I’m happy to get to play along with design team today and have 2 super simple cards to share.

 

First up features the new stamp set Shiny & Bright along with coordinating dies.  It just doesn’t get simpler than this.

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Ornaments were stamped with SU inks (Gumball Green and Real Red) and die cut.  Then I covered them with Versamark and heat embossed with clear powder.  They were popped up on foam tape.  The little garland they are hanging from is a stamp image from the new set Share the Light.  I just sparkled it up with some rhinestones.  The paper is from the new TE Gingerbread Lane 6×6 Paper Pack.

Recipe for Simple Ornaments –

Stamps: Share the Light, Shiny and Bright
Paper: TE Gingerbread Lane
Other – Shiny & Bright Dies, Kaisercraft rhinestones, corner chomper

This card was so quick and simple that I wanted to make another with the same layout, only vertical.  This time I chose an image from Deck the Halls.  I’ve always had a soft spot for penguins!

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Once again I used the the Gingerbread Lane 6×6 Paper Pack and the string of lights is from Share the Light.  I added some glossy accents to the bulbs after I colored them with Copics.  I seriously adore this paper collection – such fun bright colors and Taylor made sure the patterns mix and match so perfectly!

Recipe for Shine Bright –

Stamps: Deck the Halls. Share the Light

Paper: TE Gingerbread Lane, plus black cardstock

Other: Spellbinder circle dies, copics, Doodlebug Sprinkles, Glossy Accents, corner chomper

 

There are so many awesome new  stamps and dies, not to mention this yummy new paper!  I wish I had more time to play.  I hope you are able to treat yourself to something special from TE today!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

If you’d like to see more projects and new product information, please head over to the TE Blog for a complete blog roll of our participating designers!  I know there’s lots and lots of eye candy!

 

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