Wednesday, April 6, 2016

TE Sneak Peeks: Hello Nap!

Hello Crafty Friends -

I'm delighted to share some grumpiness today. Grumpiness of the cute kind! It is Day 3 of sneak peeks for Taylored Expressions and we are debuting a bunch of new products including two small sets featuring Grumplings.

For my card today I used the Clocked Out Grumpling Die & Stamp Combo to make a quick retirement card.


This grouchy little cat is all about the chair surfing and naps and more naps. ;) My kind of cat!



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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

You are AWESOME!

Hello! These last few weeks have been a whirlwind of busyness. Lots to do at work, a bit of travel, and plenty of creativeness... illustrating. ;) Which means I haven't been crafting much. But I did want to pop in tonight to share a fun card I made a while back and shared on Instagram.


These little monkeys are from the Monkey Business Stamp & Die Combo set (Taylored Expressions) and they are some of my favorite illustrations. After coloring and cutting them out I created a little scene using the Star Stacklets die set and the grass die from the Build a Scene - Calendar set. I used a sponge dauber and Tumbled Glass Distress Ink to add a bit of sky behind the monkeys. Overall a simple but fun card.


Thanks for stopping by and I hope to check back in soon with another project.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

TE Sneak Peeks: Pretty Pink Dirty Socks

Hello everyone!

It is the last day of sneak peeks and I have a couple more samples to share using new sets. This month we are extra grumpy and are releasing not one but two Grumpling sets. In addition to the Mr. and Mrs. Grumpling set debuted on Monday we also have a Grown Up Grumplings stamp set (there are also coordinating dies).

For my first card I used the monkey doing laundry image to create a simple card. This little guy pretty much sums up my feelings on the laundry topic. Never ending and annoying. 


I don't usually decorate the inside of cards but I really wanted to use the matching sentiment and it just wasn't working with the layout. So I stamped it on the inside and did a bit of decorating. In addition to the grumpling stamp set I also used the coordinating dies to cut out the monkey and a few of the accessory dies from Build a Tag 2.



For my second card I used the latest addition to the Wishes on a Wire set: Baby. 


Lots of coloring with Copic markers and a bit of Glossy Accents and glitter. I went with a heavily pick color scheme since I know just who to send this card to. The designer papers are from the Rainbow Brights paper pack and I added some pretty scallops by die cutting a piece Strawberry Milkshake cardstock of using the Medium Scallop Border Die.


Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with some fabulous giveaways! Visit the TE Blog to answer Taylor’s Question of the Day for a chance to win a prize from the latest release!


Thank you 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!

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

TE Sneak Peeks: Have a seat and take a load off

Hello everyone! I'm delighted to be back today with another sneak peek for Taylored Expressions. Today I'm using a set that is all about the cozy comforts of home: Sit and Chat. There are also coordinating dies to make cutting out easy peasy.


I used the comfy chair image and paired it with a sentiment from the set. I paper pieced the chair and added a bit of shading to the designer paper using Copic markers. The main elements came together quickly but I did spend some extra time creating the background by cutting designer paper and white cardstock using the Quatrefoil Cutting Plate. For a final touch I just added a few enamel dots.


Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with some fabulous giveaways! Visit the TE Blog to answer Taylor’s Question of the Day for a chance to win a prize from the latest release!


Thank you 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!