Sep 03 2015

Taylored Expressions Release Day

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Happy Thursday!  It’s Release Day at Taylored Expressions!  All the products that have been peeked this week are now available in the TE Webstore!  I have quite a variety of samples to share with you today. As I mentioned on Monday, once I got started playing with this stuff, I just couldn’t stop.  And really, I’ve only touched the tip of the ice berg with this incredibly fun release!  I hope you’ll head over to the TE Blog (once you’ve finished my post, of course!) and see all the new products and go on the hop with the whole Creative Team!  SO.MUCH.TO.SEE!!!

 

0Embossed sympathy Jami (Medium)

My first sample above is a simple sympathy card featuring the new On the Prairie Embossing Folder.  I used some Prismacolor pencils to do just a little bit of coloring and then the whole panel was spritzed with Sheer Shimmer Spritz – Sparkle.  Of course, you can’t see it in the photo, but it gives the card a beautiful subtle shimmer.

0King 2 Jami August 2015 (Medium)

Next up is a pair of little art pieces I made for the girls who work with me in the church office.  These are 3.5″ x 5″ acrylic stand up frames – perfect for little desk decor.  Of course I used colors to match our office.  I used watercolor paper for both of them and embossed these awesome new A la Carte sentiments – He is God and Daughter of the King with black pigment ink and clear powder.

0King single Jami (Medium)

For the first one above, I went for subtle color by painting on the Distress inks with a waterbrush onto very wet watercolor paper.  The one below is more bold.  I used the smoosh technique.  I rubbed the ink from the little Distress cubes onto a large acrylic block and then smooshed that onto the damp watercolor paper.

0King2 single Jami (Medium)

Nothing is ever quite perfect.  Oops – I realized after this was all put together that I forgot to punch the hole out at the top of the tag.  LOL!  Oh well!  My last sample for the week is below and it’s one of my favorites!  I love this adorable Petite set, Pixie Dust, with the princess illustrated by Danielle Lounds.   I used two of the new Little Bits dies with the previously released Color Block Cutting Plate.  This was such a fun card to create!

0PixiedustJami (Medium)

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I haven’t blogged this much in a week in a very long time!  I do hope you’ll take some time to check out the whole hop today – click over to the TE Blog for the hop list –  and maybe treat yourself to some shopping at Taylored Expressions!  If you have a minute, please let me know what your favorite product is from this new release!

Supplies

Sympathy

On the Prairie Embossing Folder, Care & Comfort II Stamp Set, Prismacolor Pencils, Sheer Shimmer Spritz – Sparkle

Royal Treatment

Stamps: Pixie Dust

Dies:Color Block Cutting Plate, Little Bits – Carriage and Crown

paper: Hellow Happiness Matched Kit

Other: Wink of Stella Gold Brush Pen, Copics, foam tape

Desk Sign – Daughter

Stamps: Daughter of the King

Dies: Tag Stacklets 2, Tag Reinforcements

Embossing Folder – Harlequin

Tag Background created with Distress inks smooshed onto watercolor paper.  Sentiment was stamped in black pigment ink and heat embossed with clear powder.  Tag was spritzed with Sheer Shimmer Spritz – Sparkle

Desk Sign – Princess

Stamps: He Is God

Dies: Tag Stacklets 1

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Tag Background created with Distress inks watercolor with a water bruch onto watercolor paper.  Sentiment was stamped in black pigment ink and heat embossed with clear powder.  Tag was spritzed with Sheer Shimmer Spritz – Sparkle

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Sep 02 2015

Taylored Expressions September Sneak Peeks, Day 3 – More Happy

Published by under Taylored Expressions

Happy Wednesday and welcome to day 3 of the Taylored Expressions Sneak Peeks for September.  Today I have two more cards to show you featuring the new stamp set C’mon Get Happy along with some adorable new dies, Mini Bloomers and Bloomers Greenery.

0GetHappyJami3 (Medium)

For my first card, I tried embossing the sentiment in white (white ink and white powder) on to Tim Holtz watercolor paper.  The result was cool, but a little hard to read.  So, in the sample below, I used black pigment ink and clear embossing powder and I switched to the smooth side of the watercolor paper.  In both samples, I used Twinkling H2O’s  to paint over the embossed sentiment. (Click on them to see them larger.)

0GetHappyJami1 (Medium)

For this card, I cut the blooms from watercolor paper and painted them with the same Twinkling H2O’s used over the sentiment.  The photo just doesn’t capture the pearly, sparkly happiness of this card!

Supplies

Happy Bloomers

Stamps: C’mon Get Happy

Dies: Mini Bloomers, Bloomers Greenery

Other:  Twinkling H2O’s,  Enamel Dots, Clear Embossing Powder over black pigment ink, Foam tape

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.

Happy Greenery

Stamps: C’mon Get Happy

Dies: Bloomers Greenery

Other:  Twinkling H2O’s, Pico Embellisher, White Embossing Powder over white pigment ink, Foam tape

 

Thanks so much for stopping by!  There are a ton of new products being introduced today, so I know you’ll want to hop over to the TE Blog to get all the new product info and to get links to the Creative Team playing in the hop today!

 

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Sep 01 2015

Taylored Expressions September Peeks, Day 2 – C’mon Get Happy!

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Welcome to Day 2 of the Taylored Expressions September Sneak Peeks.  TE has a new stamp set coming out that I am particularly excited about it.  It’s called C’mon Get Happy.  I don’t know about you, but I love making cards just for the fun of doing it.  I especially love scene building.  But often, when I am almost done, I struggle to find the right sentiment.  I often want something generic, like “thinking of you” or “just because”, or “sending you smiles” and that’s where this set comes in.  It’s a bunch of simple, happy sentiments both large and small to finish off just about any card!

Today I have two similar cards to share with you.  I’ll tell you why they are so similar, after you take a look.  First is the card I set out to make.

0gethappytreesJami (Medium)

This card features the new Build-a-Scene Trees.  As soon as I got these dies, I knew I wanted to create some pink trees!  Happy, right?  Hard to see in the photo, but the sentiment was stamped in black pigment ink and heat embossed with kaleidoscope embossing powder for a softer sparkly look.

Here’s my second sample.

0gethappyicecreaamJami (Medium)

This time I paired the sentiment with the new Little Bits – Ice Cream Sundae die and added one of the banners from Skinny Mini Party Borders die set.

So why are these cards so similar?  Well, I started off to execute my vision for the first card, but before I got the trees adhered I somehow managed to smudge black ink along that bottom white portion of the main panel.  Have you ever done that?  I was so sad, but I started over.  When I was done with the tree card, I decided there had to be a way to save my first attempt.  I sliced that bottom portion off and away I went!  The lesson here:  don’t be too quick to give up and throw something in the trash!

Supplies

C’mon Get Happy Trees – 

Stamps: C’mon Get Happy

Dies: Build-a-Scene Trees

Paper: Hello Happiness Matched Kit

Other:  Doodlebug Glitter Sprinkles – Lily White, Kaleidoscope Embossing Powder over black pigment ink

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.

Happy Sundae – 

Stamps: C’mon Get Happy

Dies: Skinny Mini Party Borders, Little Bits – Ice Cream Sundae

Paper: Hello Happiness Matched Kit

Other:  Wink of Stella Clear Brush Pen, Doodlebug Sequins, Kaleidoscope Embossing Powder over black pigment ink

 

Thanks so much for stopping by!  There are a ton of new products being introduced today, so I know you’ll want to hop over to the TE Blog to get all the new product info and to get links to the Creative Team playing in the hop today!

 

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Aug 31 2015

Happy 7th Birthday, Taylored Expressions!

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Today marks the first day of sneak peeks for the Taylored Expressions September 2015 release, but more than that…this week we celebrate TE’s 7th birthday!  That’s crazy!  It seems like just yesterday that Taylor was telling me about her vision for her first stamp sets!  TE has come a long way, baby!  This release is all the evidence you’l need.  I got started stamping and I couldn’t stop!  I’ll have samples to share all week.  I can’t remember the last time I had this much fun stamping!

Today, my card features a fun new cutting plate and the newest Matched Kit (patterned paper and solid cardstock.)

0presentsplateJami (Medium)

The Presents Cutting Plate gives you the stack of gifts inside the border.  It also comes with the pieces to put behind each gift so you can make them any color you want.  The Happy Birthday Banner comes separately and I know I’ll be using it a A LOT!  So many possibilities to make quick and fun birthday (AND Christmas) cards with this.  Just change up the colors and it works for gals, guys, kids, anyone really!

 

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.

 

Supplies:

Dies: Presents Cutting Plate, Happy Birthday Banner

Paper: Hello Happiness Matched Collection

Embellishments:Doodlebug Glitter Sprinkles – Lily White

 

Thanks so much for stopping by!  There are a ton of new products being introduced today, so I know you’ll want to hop over to the TE Blog to get all the new product info and to get links to the Creative Team playing in the hop today!

 

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Aug 01 2015

Time for Dare to Get Dirty 2015

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It’s Dare to Get Dirty time over at Splitcoaststampers!   If you’re not familiar with this, it’s a week of fun challenges for Fan Club Members hosted by the Dirty Dozen Design Team and Dirty Dozen Alums.  Lots of people set aside the entire week to play, play, and play some more!  If you’re not already a Fan Club member, it’s easy to sign up.  Today I have a sample for my sweet friend, Lori Craig’s challenge.   I can hardly believe it has been 9 years since I had the privilege of being on the DD design team.  I don’t get over to SCS very much anymore, but it was once a huge part of my daily life and I made so many friends throughout those years.  When Lori asked me to make a sample, I had to say YES!

DTGD 2015 Jami Sibley doodle challenge copy (Medium)

I had actually colored this image a couple of months ago when we were on vacation in our 5th wheel up in Morro Bay and it had been sitting on my stamp table ever since.  I knew right away that it would fit with Lori’s challenge.  You’ll have to head over to SCS to get the challenge details and play along though!

Of course I got all the supplies at Taylored Expressions.  The stamp image is from the set In Other Words – Tea.  I doodled the border and hand-wrote the sentiment as well as added a little bit of doodling to embellish some of the images.

A huge thanks to Lori for making sure I got involved!  Love you, Girl!

And thanks to all of you for stopping by today.  I haven’t been stamping as much as I would like and I’ve been blogging even less.  Maybe I’ll get back into a more regular swing of sometime, but for now I’ll just be happy to check in whenever I can!

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Jun 04 2015

Taylored Expressions June Release Day!

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It’s release Day at Taylored Expressions!  I hope you’ve been following all the sneak peeks this week, because wowzas is there ever some CUTE stuff available today!  I have a couple more samples to share today.

First up is a card/gift bag featuring the new Peek-a-Boo Circles die and the new Bloomers 1 layering flower die set.  I needed to package the set of cards I showed on Tuesday as a thank you gift, and I needed to do it quickly. Here’s what I came up with.

JamiThursBloomersbag (Medium)

I attached the card right to a kraft bag, so it is both the card and the bag decoration.  Here’s the card before it was attached.

JamiThursbloomerscard (Medium)

Sentiment, embossed in white, is from In & Out Thanks.  Here’s the cool thing about this new Peek-a-Boo Circles die – it has stitch lines around the circle and emboss lines on either side of the row of circles to give a little definition.  It can be placed anywhere on a panel or even right on your card front for a single layer card.  Of course, you can also die cut from a panel and trim it down at the emboss lines.  So, you can get a ton of different looks from this die.  And, I’m loving these Bloomers 1 dies – 3 layers with so many possibilities.

My second sample for today is probably my favorite of this week.  It’s just so HAPPY!

JamiThursday double tree cutting plate (Medium)

 

I’ve used the new On the Line Cutting Plate with the Build-a-Scene Matched Kit (patterned papers and cardstock).  The chinese lanterns come with the cutting plate, as do a set of pennants! My favorite part is the separate tree tops with the partially cut out leaves that you can pop up for dimension!  I added the Picket Fence Border die and the Grass Border die and a sentiment from In the Word and I was done.  This one just makes me smile!

All of the new products are available NOW in the Taylored Expressions Store, but before you shop, I think you’ll want to HOP!  Go to the TE Blog for the roll of designers playing today and featuring all the new release products!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

 

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Jun 02 2015

Taylored Expressions June Release – Sip, Sip Hooray!

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JamiTuesCart Group (Medium)

This week, Taylored Expressions is sneak peeking the June Release which happens this Thursday morning, June 4th.  I’m always happy when I get to play along!  Today, I’m excited to show off a new stamp set called Sip,Sip Hooray!  This adorable set lets you create cute carts of all kinds: lemonade, flowers, ice cream, candy,  and hot dogs and it includes some great sentiments in super cute fonts!  There is also an awesome coordinating die set, but I got my stamps before my dies and just couldn’t wait to play, so you’ll see my samples were created with the use of my favorite tool – my stamp-a-majig!  It’s a lot easier than you might think.  If you have not made friends with your stamp-a-majig yet, you are really missing out!

Above, you can see my entire little card set.  I created this as a special little hostess gift.  I started by stamping the various images on white cardstock.  Then I pulled out my TE Matched Kit – Rainbow Brights and chose a color for each card.  Then I matched up some Copic markers and got to coloring.

JamiTuesCart copics (Custom)

Here are shots of the individual cards.

JamiTuesCart Ice cream (Medium)

Finishing touches include one rounded corner, a narrow black matting layer, and a few Doodlebug sequins. (The sequins I used are no longer in the store, but the Matched Kit has sequins to coordinate with it, so that’s even better!)

JamiTuesCart candy (Medium)

There was a perfect left over strip from cutting the patterned paper that I used on the inside of each card.

JamiTuesCart candyinside (Small)

For the purple candy cart, I added an inside sentiment from In & Out Birthday.

JamiTuesCart Lemonade (Medium)

JamiTuesCart lemon inside (Small)

For the lemonade cart, the inside sentiment is from In the Word.

JamiTues Cart flowers (Medium)

And there you have it – a super fun and super simple card set.  I can’t wait to play some more with this set and try out the dies!  You’ll want to hop over to the TE Blog for the roll of all the girls playing in the hop today and also to have a chance to enter a drawing to win a TE prize!  Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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