Share Joy | Thinking of You

Hello! Happy weekend! It's been awhile since I've had time to craft, but I had a little time this weekend so I made a card for the newest Taylored Expressions Share Joy campaign. Share Joy 2015 kicked off on March 23, 2015 and we invite you all to join us! We are partnering with the Spiritual Care Department of the Unity Point Health System in Des Moines, Iowa. The focus is to provide Thinking of You cards to support grieving families in the community.


For information on how you can participate, please click HERE for details and guidelines.

Here's a card that I made for the campaign:


I used one of my all-time favorite stamps from TE, Wherever You Go and the coordinating dies, Hovering By. I stamped the flowers and colored with Copic markers. The hummingbird is popped up with foam tape. Here's a detail shot:


Jen Shults has provided a fun sketch if you'd like to use it. My card is loosely based on the sketch. :)


Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies from the TE store:

Stamps: Wherever You Go, A Glimpse Inside (TE)
Paper: Oreo, Sugar Cube Premium Cardstock (TE)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Taylored Dies: Hovering By, Frame in Frame Cutting Plate (TE); Markers (Copic), Foam tape.

Project Life 2014 | Halloween

Hello! Today I have a Halloween page that I made for my Project Life 2014 album. Slowly, but surely, I'm filling in the gaps of my 2014 album.

Brina went trick-or-treating with her friend, Josie. She had a lot of fun and made it to the most houses that she's ever visited on Halloween! Yay! Here's the 12" x 12" spread:


Here's a detail shot of one of the filler cards that I made using Pockets & Pages - October Script and Pockets & Pages - 3x4 Banner. The patterned paper is from the Hocus Pocus 6x6 Paper Pack and I've randomly added some Hocus Pocus sequins.


Here's a shot of Brina coming down the stairs from one of the houses. It seemed like every house we went to had stairs, but she managed to navigate them pretty well when there was a rail or with Josie's help. "You're Fa-BOO-lous!" is from the stamp set, Fa-BOO-lous! and was stamped onto a Banner Stacklets 1 die. The filler card next to it was made with Little Bits - Ghosts, Pockets & Pages - 3x4 Circle Showcase and Pockets & Pages - October Script. The patterned paper is also from the Hocus Pocus 6x6 Paper Pack.


The final detail shot is of the sunset that night. "Halloween" was die cut from Pockets & Pages - October Script and stitched on to the photo with black thread.


Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies from the TE store:

Stamps: Fa-BOO-lous!, Pockets & Pages InstaFun (TE)
Paper: Hocus Pocus 6x6 Paper Pack, Premium Cardstock: Oreo, Sugar Cube (TE)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Taylored Dies: Banner Stacklets 1, Little Bits - Ghosts, Pockets & Pages Essentials - 3x4, Pockets & Pages Banner w/ Bonus, Pockets & Pages - October Script, Pockets & Pages - 3x4 Circle Showcase; Hocus Pocus sequins (TE); Journaling card from Kiwi Edition (Project Life), Wood veneer stars (Studio Calico), Photo overlay (Simple Stories), Grid Labels No. 1 (Cathy Zielske), Corny Candy washi tape (Doodlebug), Foam tape, Thread, Sewing machine.

Note: Project Life is a simplified way to document everyday life and was created by Becky Higgins. To see all of my Project Life posts, click HERE.

Taylored Expressions March Release Day!

Hello! Welcome to Taylored Expressions March 2015 Release! All products that we have been peeking this week are now available in the TE store, HERE! Before you head off to shop, I have a final project to show you.

I made a trio of 3x4 cards that I will include in my Wedding album. I'm doing a combination of 12x12 layouts and pocket layouts in it and these will make nice filler cards in a few of the pockets.


The first card features another frame from the Frame in Frame Cutting Plate. I added some vellum behind it and created a little shaker filled with some confetti from Little Bits - Champagne Flutes. The bottle is created with elements from Little Bits - Champagne Bottle. The banner sentiment was created with the Fancy Banner 1 Petite Stamp & Die Combo.


The next card uses the Forever & Always die. I cut it out once with Sugar Cube (white) cardstock and once with silver cardstock. After trimming the words out of the white piece, I added it as a frame of the silver. This was backed with vellum and popped up over another 3x4 piece of cardstock to create a shaker.


My final card uses a frame from the Frame in Frame Cutting Plate. I used Little Bits - Hanger and Little Bits - Party Dress and hung them over the frame.


Thanks so much for stopping by! 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!

Supplies from the TE store:


Stamps: Fancy Banner 1 Petite Stamp & Die Combo (TE)
Paper: Sugar Cube (TE), Silver cardstock, Vellum
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Taylored Dies: Frame in Frame Cutting Plate, Little Bits - Champagne Bottle, Little Bits - Champagne Flutes, Little Bits - Hanger, Little Bits - Party Dress, Forever & Always (TE); Foam tape, Thread, Sewing machine.

Taylored Expressions March Sneak Peeks Day 1

Hello! Welcome to the first day of Taylored Expressions March Sneak Peeks! The Baker's Dozen is kicking off 4 days of projects (3 days of peeks and release day). All products will be released on Thursday, March 5 @ 7 AM PST.

Today I have a 12x12 layout that I made using a few of the new wedding/love products. I scrapbooked a photo from our wedding. The photo is framed using the largest frame from the Frame in Frame Cutting Plate.


I kept embellishments to a minimum. I added 2 silver flutes using Little Bits - Champagne Flutes and a few sequins. Here's a detail shot:


For my layout title, I combined Block Party - Love with the In & Out - Wedding stamp set.


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! 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!


Supplies from the TE store:


Stamps: In & Out - Wedding (TE)
Paper: White, Black, Silver Cardstock
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Taylored Dies: Block Party - Love, Little Bits - Champagne Flutes, Frame in Frame Cutting Plate (TE); Wood veneer heart (Freckled Fawn), Sequins, Foam tape, Thread, Sewing machine.