Thursday, March 9, 2017

TE Release Day: Just a dose of the grumpies!

Hello everyone!

Are you having a good week? So far I've survived all of the fun storms we have been having in my area. I was a little concerned about the power going out before I could write up my blog posts for this week. I may have waited until the last minute. ;) 

Anyways, I'm excited to say that today is the Taylored Expressions March Release Day! All of the stamps, dies, and other great goodies that we have been sharing with you this week are now on sale! It is another great release of fun new products and a few grumpy ones too. Speaking of grumpy I just had to use the new Grouchy Grumplings 2 stamp set to make a grumpy yet cheerful card. 

I was excited to see this morose little hippo make it into the set. He's one of my favorites (they are all my favorites - ha!). The set also debuts a couple of other new animals to the grumpy line: owl, goat, and hamster.

And here is a closer look at the hippo. I think his name should be Henry.

Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely day!

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

TE Sneak Peeks: Matchy Match Goodness

Hello everyone -

I'm excited for today. It is Wednesday which means I'm halfway through the work week and that much closer to the weekend and crafty time. And to make it even better I get to share a couple projects using new stamps and dies from Taylored Expressions!

TE has a new fun line debuting this month. A Matchbox die and coordinating stamp sets: Matchy Matchy and Matchy Backgrounds. These were such fun sets to illustrate.

For my projects today I used the matchbox die to create a matchbox from Toffee and Cookie Monster cardstocks. I used a couple of images I illustrated from the Matchy Matchy set to decorate the box. I also used the small cloud background from Matchy Backgrounds. I made a coordinating card using a similar color scheme.

I'm particularly fond of the squirrel image (those teeth!). And you will also see some of my handwriting in this set.

I kept the card simple and sponged a background using various Distress Ink pads. I justified my Nuvo drop addiction by using a bunch of colors to complement the background. ;)

That’s it for me today! I hope you’ll head over to the Taylored Expressions Blog to check out what everyone else has created for today’s sneak peeks!

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!