Aug 01 2015

Time for Dare to Get Dirty 2015

Published by under DTGD,Taylored Expressions

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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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.

WedZinniatripleJami (Small)

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:

WEdZinniasingleJami (Small)

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!

ThursJamiLandscape (Small)

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:

SSSC260JamiSibley (Small)

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.”

JamiWed Lick Faces TE March watermarked (Medium)

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.  :)

0jan 2015 dogs in window 1 (Small)

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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