Sunday, January 27, 2013

Happy Birthday Moka! - Taylored Expressions- DS84

Hi All!! And a Very Happy Sunday to you! Hope you've all been having a Super weekend! I thought I'd pop in today, real quick to share my Latest Taylored Expressions creation... I just Love the Darling Moka Madelyn stamp set, and thought I'd make make up a Fun Cheery Birthday card featuring this little Sweetie... 8-)
I stamped my Sweet Moka  Madelyn with Memento Tuxedo Black, did a little paper piecing and colored up the rest of her with my trusty Copics.  I fussy cut her out and popped her up with a bit of foam tape onto layered SB Classic rectangles die cuts that I shaded up with a touch of Antique Linen & Tumbled Glass Distress inks. My Mats and BG layers were created with Choice Buttercream CS and TE's January Key Ingredients Kit.
To finish it all up I stamped my Many Minis Occasions Sentiment onto a layered SB classic circles and added some Cheery ribbon form my stash...The Awesome Sketch is Jen Shults's DS84.. ( Love this Super sketch!! )8-)

Here's Jen's Fab Sketch...

And here are the items I used on my project today and you can find them at the TE Store...

Hope you all have a Super day & Thanks so much for dropping by! 8-)
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Saturday, January 26, 2013

Wishing Ewe a Happy New Year! - Whimsie Doodles

Hi All! And a Very Happy Saturday to you!  Hope you've all been having a Wonderful weekend so far! Today I'm back to share my latest Whimsie Doodles, Doodlelicious Diva creation featuring the Super Cute New Year's Lush image! Isn't he Fun!! 8-)  
Ever since, Miss Marlene featured this little Sweetie, I knew I just had to create a Fun New years card with him too! 8-)  And I knew I wanted to get him in before the month was over also! lol It would have seemed a bit funny to wish you all a Happy New Year in February! ;-) lol Also when I finished up this fun little card, I finally put away all the Christmas 6x6 dp's pads, ribbons and embellies, still sitting on my crafting table.. Yay! 8-)
I printed out my New Year's Lush image, colored him up with my trusty Copics and cut him out with the help of my Classic Rectangles Nesties set. I added a touch of shading with Antique Linen Distress ink, while the die was still in place and then popped him up with a bit of foam tape... My Mats & BG layers were created with Cherry Cobbler & Kraft CS from my stash, my sizzix Swirls & Stars EF, and some Festive dp's from Simple Stories Handmade Holiday. To finish it all up I added the sentiment, cut out with my Classic Circles Nesties sets & a bit of red glimmer ribbonThe Fab sketch is Jen Shults' DS84! 8-)

You can find the Super CUTE New Year's Lush image along with lots of other Darling images in the shop's Holidays/Events section under Christmas/Winter!

Here's Miss Jen's Awesome Sketch.

Hope you all have a Fabulous day & thanks so much for dropping by! 8-)
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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Taylored Expressions January Studio Challenge

Hi All! And a Very Happy Tuesday to you! 8-) It's time for the Baker's Dozen Studio Challenge.  This is a monthly opportunity for us to share what makes our stamping studios hum.  Each month we will have a fun, crafty question so we can share our favorites, some tips and tricks, stamping advice and more.

The question for January is:
Helpin' out a newbie!  It's so exciting when a friend discovers the joys of stamping. But do you remember how overwhelming it was to decide what to get when you were new to the craft?
You have a {hypothetical} friend who started stamping less than a year ago and she is loving it!  She has some Christmas money burning a hole in her pocket, and she has seen your fabulous TE creations, so  she is asking for your advice on what stamping supplies to purchase. So let's hear your sage advice!

Wow!! What a Super Question!! 8-)  I have So been there, done that, lol! So I know first had how overwhelming it can be! Well, my friend had approximately $75.00 to spend and already had a pretty decent supply of your basic items, a few various stamps, some SB Dies, Kraft & Ivory CS's, Memento ink, Some Copics, adhesives, foam tape, basic embellies, etc.. You get the idea, But she was new to Taylored Expressions and needed some help deciding... I recommended that she choose a stamp set(s) that would give her a lot of Bang for her buck,( ie: stamps sets that would cover an abundance of occasions..) Also that she try out Our Awesome Key Ingredients kits, cause they make it so easy to create Beautiful Perfectly coordinated projects and they go a loooong way! And lastly, pick a new die set that you don't have yet, but know will get a lot of use.. 
So The Stamp set I recommended was the Oh What a Day set, the KI kit is our Current January KI Kit and the Dies are our New Banner Stacklets 1, cause they are all the rage right now and can be used for so many fun design elements. 8-) I stamped my images with Memento Tuxedo Black onto the Choice Snow White CS included in the January KI Kit and colored them up with my trusty Copics & added a touch of shading with Antique Linen Distress ink. I cut them out with the help of my Classic Ovals and Classic Circles Nesties sets and popped them up with a bit of foam tape
My mats and BG layers were created with Choice Buttercream CS, the January KI Kit and the Banner Stacklets 1 Dies... And finished them up with a bit of ribbon from my stash..8-)

I also thought it would be fun to do a couple using the same Stamp Set, KI kit, Dies and even the same layout, but in a Masculine style this time.. 8-)
See, there's just So much you can do with these items!! You Gotta Love that!... 
I know I sure do! 8-)  Okay My tip on Masculine cards comes straight from my Darling Hubby, believe it or not, lol... He says for Guy cards, "Less is More."
So that's exactly what I did... Same KI Kit, Dies, and stamped images, I just used Kraft CS for my mats and cut my images out with the help of my Classic Squares and Classic Rectangles Nesties sets.. Oh and no ribbon this time, lol 
And Voila, there you have the Masculine versions...;-)

Be sure to stop by and check out what the rest of the Baker's Dozen has whipped up for you today...

Here are the items I used for my projects today, and you can find them in the TE Store...

Hope you all have a Fantastic day & Thanks so much for dropping by! 8-)
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Saturday, January 19, 2013

Thank You! (TE) - CR84FN70 Week 2!

Hi all! And a Very Happy Sunday to you! 8-) Sure hope you've all been enjoying your weekend..8-)  Well today I'm back with a real quick post for Week 2 of the CR84FN Color Challenge, and also our last... Mona has decided after 2 years to pursue other crafty endeavors. We really appreciate all of you who have played along with us! And it's been a really Fabulous experience, getting to create with such Super, Talented Ladies! Thank So Much Mona for the Terrific opportunity and truly Wonderful Experience! And a Big Thanks to her DH Scott too for making the most Beautiful graphics and giving us such Awesome inspiring quotes too! Big Hugs and all the Best to you both! So you guys still have a few more days to play along with our Last Pretty Color Combo! Yay! 8-) 
Thought I'd try my hand at a few Clean and simple Thank You Card this time.. I am always in need of them and I just thought our Pretty colors would Be Perfect for them! 8-) These came together really quickly. My mats & BG layers are a combination of Choice Butte Cream, Kraft CS textured with my TE's Scallops & Circles Impression Plate, shaded with a touch of Vintage Photo Distress ink & some Sweet dp's from MME's The Sweetest Thing Lavender 6x6 collection. My Beautiful flowers were created with TE's Petal Pop-Ups 2 Dies and TE's Leafy Branch Die too. And my Fun Chevron BG was created with the help of TE's Chevron Border dies as well! To finish it all up I stamped my Bushel & A Peck Sentiment directly onto my BG with Memento Rich Cocoa and topped off my Lovely flowers with cute little buttons all tied up with Yummy Doodle Twine!... 8-)

Here are the Beautiful CR84FN Colors... 
For all the CR84FN Challenge details, please be sure to visit the CR84FN Blog. And Please do go and check out the all Amazing creations the Fabulously talented DT has whipped up for your inspiration...8-)  l Sure hope you can join us!

Here are the items I used for my project today...
Hope you all have a Super day & Thanks so much for dropping in! 8-)
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