Thursday, August 28, 2014

Back to School Mini Album

Hello! As I mentioned in my last post, our summer vacation has ended, and we are settling into our back to school routine. As we near the end of week 2, we welcome our first 3-day weekend of the school year! While I was editing my latest photos of Sabrina's first day of 6th grade, I had the idea to make a simple mini tag album of her first day photos, starting with preschool.


I used the Taylored Expressions Luggage Tag (largest size) die to create my album. To make sure that this is sturdy and will hold up to handling, I used chipboard as my base. Each photo was edited, cropped and printed. The edges of each tag were inked with Vintage Photo Distress ink. Since I will be adding to this album as years go by, I simply tied the tags together with some twill ribbon.

For the cover, I used the backpack image and sentiment from Mischief Maker - Back to School. I've used this set quite a bit, and I still love it! The backpack was stamped onto Choice Watercolor paper and colored with watercolors. I then fussy cut it and popped it up with foam tape. A tiny wood veneer star was added to the backpack.


Each page features a photo of Sabrina's first day of school, starting with preschool in 2006 and ending with the latest photo of her first day of 6th grade last week. I used Simple Stories DIY stickers (typeset) to add the grade to the bottom of each photo.



 

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies from the TE store:


Stamps: Mischief Maker - Back to School (TE)
Paper: Necessities wood designer cardstock paper (MME), Choice Watercolor (TE), Chipboard
Ink: Jet Black Archival, Vintage Photo Distress (Ranger)
Accessories: Taylored Dies: Luggage Tag (TE), Gansai Tambi watercolors, Wood veneer star (Studio Calico), Twill Ribbon, DIY Typeset stickers (Simple Stories), Foam tape.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Back to School

Hello! It's been awhile since I last posted. We enjoyed our last couple of weeks of summer vacation and as the title of this post indicates, it's back to school week for us. I have a little card for that very occasion.


My card uses the Pockets & Pages - 3x4 Circle Showcase Die and one of the newest Little Bits dies. This one is Little Bits - Schoolhouse. The circle showcase die is perfectly sized for pocket scrapbooking, but it's also great to add to a card front along with the smaller sized dies! Here's a detail shot:


I didn't use patterned paper today since I wanted to keep this simple and use some chevron ribbon and a trio of wood veneer stars (one of my fave embellishments!).

Before I go, here's a photo of my (enter BIG sigh here) 6th grader who just started middle school... so far she's loving it!


Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies from the TE store:


Stamps: Mischief Maker - Back to School (TE)
Paper: Choice Snow White (TE), Other cardstock: Black, Red, Yellow
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Taylored Dies: Little Bits - Schoolhouse, Pockets & Pages - 3x4 Circle Showcase (TE); Ribbon, Wood veneer stars (Studio Calico), Foam tape, Thread, Sewing machine.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Taylored Expressions August Release: Apple Stacklets + Apple Stems & Seed

Hello! Welcome to Taylored Expressions August Release Day! We are releasing 12 new stamp sets and 16 new dies! All products are available in the store NOW! Before you head over to do some shopping, I have one more project to show you.

Today I made a set of tags using Apple Stacklets and Apple Stems & Seed. Each tag has a die cut apple (I added the white highlights with a Sharpie paint pen). The sentiments are from Mischief Maker - Back to School.


The tag base was made using Tag Stacklets 2. I added red stitching around a couple and stitched around the other two with no thread. Here's a closer look at each tag:



Please visit these designers for more release projects:


Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies from the TE store:



Stamps: Mischief Maker – Back to School (TE)
Paper: Choice Kraft, Choice Snow White (TE); Red, Brown, Green
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Taylored Dies: Apple Stacklets, Apple Stems & Seed, Label It, Tag Stacklets 2 (TE); White paint pen (Sharpie), Red twine (May Arts), Eyelets, Foam tape, Thread, Sewing machine.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Taylored Expressions August Sneak Peeks: Sports Balls

Hello! Welcome to Day 3 of Taylored Expressions August Sneak Peeks! We are releasing 12 new stamp sets and 16 new dies! All products will be released tomorrow, Thursday, August 8, @ 7 AM PST.

Today I've used one of the newest Mokas... this one is Moka Madison. Once again I pulled out my water colors to color her. I stamped and colored directly on Choice Watercolor paper. After masking her, I added the bouncy ball dashed lines (from All-star Accents). The soccer ball was created using Sports Balls and popped up with foam tape.


Here's a detail shot:


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.


Please visit these Baker's Dozen designers for more sneak peeks:


Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies from the TE store:



Stamps: Moka Madison, All-Star Accents (TE)
Paper: Choice Watercolor, Choice Snow White (TE), Black
Ink: Jet Black Archival Ink (Ranger), Versamark Watermark (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Taylored Dies: Sports Balls (TE), Gansai Tambi watercolour (Kuretake), Star Sprinkles (Doodlebug), White embossing powder, Foam tape, Thread, Sewing machine.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Taylored Expressions August Sneak Peeks: Every Which Way + Mini Caps Alpha

Hello! Welcome to Day 2 of Taylored Expressions August Sneak Peeks! We are releasing 12 new stamp sets and 16 new dies! All products will be released on Thursday, August 8, @ 7 AM PST.

I have a couple of projects to show you today. The first one is a set of 3x4 cards for my Project Life album. I used one of Danielle's new sets, Every Which Way, along with the coordinating dies. I love this set! It's great for whimsical cards and documenting a trip or just life in general.


I used Pockets & Pages - 3x4 Essentials for my cards (both white background and matting it with black cardstock). I used water colors to color up my images. Here's a closer look at each card:




My next project is a card that features some new dies. I used Little Bits - Picnic Basket and Little Bits - Watermelon to create my image. "Happy Day" uses the new Mini Caps Alpha Dies & #'s. Each letter was die cut 3 times to create thicker letters.


Here's a detail shot:


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.


Please visit these Baker's Dozen designers for more sneak peeks:


Thanks so much for stopping by!

Every Which Way Project Life Filler Cards | Supplies from the TE store:


Stamps: Every Which Way (TE)
Paper: Choice Watercolor (TE), Black
Ink: Jet Black Archival Ink (Ranger)
Accessories: Taylored Dies: Every Which Way, Pockets & Pages – 3x4 Essentials (TE); Gansai Tambi watercolour (Kuretake), Thread, Sewing machine.

Happy Day | Supplies from the TE store:


Paper: Good Day Sunshine (Simple Stories), Choice Snow White, Choice Kraft (TE)
Accessories: Taylored Dies: Little Bits – Picnic Basket, Little Bits – Watermelon, Mini Caps Alpha & #'s, Pockets & Pages – 3x4 Essentials, Pockets & Pages – 3x4 Photo Frame (TE); Ribbon, Button, Hemp cord, Foam tape, Thread, Sewing machine.