Saturday, September 20, 2014

Taylored Expressions - Pinterest Inspiration! 8-)

Hi all! And a Very Happy Saturday to you! Hope you've all been having a Super weekend! 8-) Well, today I'm back with a quick post, to share my latest Taylored Expressions creation inspired by TE's Awesome Gathered Blooms Cutting Plate, TE's Notable Blooms stamp set, and some Awesome Pinterest Inspiration as well, from this Pin HERE of a Super Sweet Birthday Card that I just LOVE, created by our Very Own Taylor VanBruggen!...;-)

Taylor's Cheery make...

& here's my Inspired take...
I started off by Die Cutting my Gathered Blooms BG with TE's Sugar Cube Premium CS, TE's  Gathered Blooms Cutting Plate  and backed it with some cheery dp's from Simple Stories Good Day Sunshine 6x6 collection. Next I stamped my Notable Blooms sentiment with Colorbox Frost White ink, embossed with White EP, cut it out with the help of TE's Label Stacklets 2 & popped them both up with with a bit of foam tape.
To finish it all up I just added a bunch of Doodlbug Sprinkles in various colors to compliment the Simple Stories patterned papers in my BG.  I just Love how it all turned out, and it was so quick and easy to put together too! Love that!! 8-)

Here are the items I used for my project today...

Hope you all have a Fantastic weekend & Thanks for dropping in! 8-)
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Taylored Expressions September Release Day - Big Bold Hallween & Spooky Trees Cutting Plate! 8-)

Hi All! And a Very Happy Thursday to you! Today is the BIG DAY!  It's TE's 6th Birthday Bash Release Day Whoo Hoo!... 8-) And haven't you just Loved ALL the AWESOME Sneak Peeks the last few days!! I know I sure have!!;-) Well I've got some really Great News!... All of the new Taylored Expressions products are now available in the New Department of the store! Yay!! Time to do some Shopping! Whoo Hoo! ;-)

** And just in case you haven't had a chance yet, you will definitely be wanting to stop by the TE Blog for a Super Fun Sketch Challenge with a $250 prize gift Certificate!! 

For your chance to win a $250 Gift Certificate to the Taylored Expressions Store, you must complete ALL of the following:

1. Create a card using the sketch pictured. White we love to see them used, TE products are not required for participation. 
2. Take a photo of you holding your card (or have a friend take it for you). 
3. Add your photo to the InLinkz link-up below. If you would prefer to email us your photo, send it to contests@tayloredexpressions.com with the Subject: Triple S Challenge. 
4. Share some joy by giving or sending your card to someone! Leave a comment below telling us the name of the lucky recipient. 

Complete all steps by 11:59 pm PST on Sunday, September 14, 2014. One winner will be chosen as random from all eligible entries. Limit one entry per person.

Well, today I am Super Thrilled to share a couple last September New Release projects and the first one features TE's Super Fun Sketch Challenge, TE's Brand New Big Bold Halloween stamp set, TE's Brand New Little Bits Witch Hat Dies, along with TE's Brand New Matched Hocus Pocus Kit of Fabulous Patterned Papers and Coordinating Cardstocks too!... 8-)  
I just couldn't help my self, I had to create another Spooky Fun Halloween card with TE's Big Bold Halloween Stamp set. I thought it would be just Perfect for our Fun Sketch Challenge! ;-)  I started off by Stamping my Big Bold Halloween sentiment onto TE's Oreo CS with Colorbox Frost White ink and Embossed with White EP, adding a little smudging here and there for a Fun Chalkboard effect. I matted my sentiment up with the help of my Labels 1 Nesties set and added my TE's Lace Chain Border Die cut and Banner Stacklets 1 Die cut, & popped it all up with a bit of foam tape. My Mats & BG Layes were created with TE's Brand New Hocus Pocus Kit of Fabulous Patterned Papers and Coordinating Cardstocks, TE's Choice Kraft CS & a touch of shading with Memento Tuxedo Black. To finish it all up I added my Fun Witch Hat Embellie created with the help of TE's Little Bits Witch Hat Dies...;-)

Next up I am featuring the Faboooolous Brand New Spooky Trees Cutting Plate along with TE's Brand New Spooky Trees Accesories Dies Along with TE's Brand New Matched Hocus Pocus Coordinating Cardstocks too!... 8-)
Well for my Project today, I thought I'd make up a batch of Spooky Halloween Cards to send out to Friends & Family this year! 8-)  I started Die Cutting all my Spooky Trees with TE's Spooky Trees Cutting Plate  And popped them all onto my Spooky Moon & Cloud BG's created with Scattered Straw, Wild Honey, & Dusty Concord Distress Inks, along with an EK punched Circle & my TE Cloud Border Die Template and a small stippling brush too.
They were then matted up onto my TE's Choice Kraft CS Card bases and topped with TE's Band It Die cuts, all edges inked with Memento Tuxedo Black & stamped with TE's Big Bold Halloween Sentiments as well, To finish them all up, I just added some Spooky Bats with the help of TE's Brand New Spooky Trees Accesories Dies and a touch of Frost White ink. Pretty Spooktacular, huh?...;-) 


Thanks So much for visiting, Crafty Friends!! 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 all our participating Designers HERE!!...;-) 

Here are all the items I used for my projects today...
   Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Taylored Expressions September Sneak Peeks - Up Up & Away & think Happy Thoughts! 8-)

Hi All! So Are you ready for Day Three of TE's 6th Birthday Bash!?  Well we sure are, so let the Festivities Continue! Whoo Hoo!! And I have more September Sneak Peeks too! 8-) And just in case you didn't get a chance to stop by yesterday, All of the new products will be available for purchase on Thursday, September 11th at 7 am PST. You'll find it ALL in the New Department at the Taylored Expressions StoreYay!! 8-)

** And just in case you haven't had a chance yet, you will definitely be wanting to stop by the TE Blog for a Super Fun Sketch Challenge with a $250 prize gift Certificate!! 

Today I am sharing a couple of Fun Projects and the first one features the Brand New Up, Up & Away Cutting plate, TE's Brand New Little Bits Confetti & Candle dies, TE's Brand New Little Bits of Birthday stamps set, TE's Brand New Double the Fun Matching Sequins 'Girl'TE's Brand New Matched - Double the Fun Kit of Fabulous Patterned Papers and Coordinating Cardstocks too!!... 8-) 
OMGoodness, Can I just tell you How much fun I had putting these cards together!! So much so that I made two, One for a Guy and one for a Girl! The Up, Up & Away cutting plate made it Sooo Quick and Super EASY to create both these Fun Cheery cards too! And I know you are going to LOVE that as much as I did! 8-) 
For the Girl Version I thought I'd make a Super Fun and Girly Shaker card! I started off by creating my Pink Fluffy Cloud BG with Victorian Velvet Distress Inkmy TE Cloud Border Die Template and a small stippling brush And stamped my Little Bits of Birthday Sentiments with Memento Rich Cocoa. I added lots of fun Die cuts with the help of TE's Brand New Little Bits Confetti & Candle Dies along with Double the Fun Matching Sequins 'Girl' And topped it off with my Up, Up & Away Cutting Plate Die Cut that I had added a bit of shading with Victorian Velvet Distress ink, adhered to a bit of acetate, lined the edges with foam tape & and sandwiched the sequins and confetti inside. To finish it all up I just topped my balloons off with various patterned papers from TE's Brand New Matched - Double the Fun Kit. 8-)
And for the Guy Version, I made it a bit simpler... No shaker card this time, lol. My Hubby says when it comes to 'Guy' type cards the best advise is to remember Less is More! ;-)  So I kept it simple! I did pretty much the same steps, accept my fluffy clouds were created with Tumbled Glass Distress ink and I included TE's Choice Kraft CS along with TE's Brand New Matched - Double the Fun Kit of Fabulous Patterned Papers and Coordinating Cardstocks.8-)

Next up To celebrate our 6th year, we've designed a special party favor, Think Happy Thoughts. This petite stamp set includes a very "happy" coordinating die and will be FREE with orders over $50 beginning on September 11th - September 21st. One free set per customer, while supplies last. 
And today I'm featuring TE's Think Happy Thoughts stamp and Die set along with TE's Brand New Party Monsters Dies, (that coordinate perfectly with TE's Party Monsters Stamp set!) TE's Brand New Zig Zag Embossing Folder along with TE's Brand New Matched - Double the Fun Kit of Fabulous Patterned Papers and Coordinating Cardstocks too!!... 8-) 

I stamped my Adorable Party Monster  with Memento Tuxedo Black onto TE's Choice Snow White CS and colored him up with my trusty Copics. I cut him out with the help of the Brand New TE Party Monsters Dies and popped them up with a bit of Foam tape
My Mats & BG Layes were created with TE's Brand New Matched - Double the Fun Kit of Fabulous Patterned Papers and Coordinating Cardstocks & TE's Brand New Zig Zag Embossing Folder. To finish it all up I Added my Layered Think Happy Thoughts Die Cut, and spelled out Happy with TE's Min Caps Alpha & #'s Die cuts, added a few Double the Fun Matching Sequins 'Girl'  & stamped my Think Happy Thoughts Sentiment directly onto my Card Base...8-)

Thanks So much for visiting, Crafty Friends!! 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 all our participating Designers HERE!!...;-) 

Here are all the items I used for my projects today...

Thanks for stopping by!