Friday, October 10, 2014

Grateful for You

Hello! Happy Friday! I've always been a big fan of fall color and living in Arizona, we always had to drive in search of the changing leaves. Since we've moved, there is fall color in our backyard (and also the big leaf pile to clean up)... :)

Anyway, I have created a fall inspired card to show you today. I used this sweet birdhouse image from Best Nests and colored with Copic markers. I added my sentiment on to a little tag (using Designer Mini Tags) and tied it on with some burlap twine.


I used Jen's Deconstructed Sketch #171 for my layout. Here's a detail shot:


I hope you have a great weekend! I'm heading to TE headquarters today and will be at the Stamp Joy event in Iowa! If you've registered to join us, I hope to see you there! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies from the TE store:

Stamps: Best Nests (TE)
Paper: Friendly Forest (Doodlebug), Sugar Cube, Toffee (TE)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Designer Mini Tags (TE), Standard Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Markers (Copic), Twine, Foam tape, Thread, Sewing machine.


Thursday, October 2, 2014

Taylored Expressions October Release: Sack It - Gingerbread House & Scarecrow plus Sweater Weather CP

Hello! Welcome to Taylored Expressions October Release Day! We are releasing 26 new dies, 13 stamp sets, 3 embossing folders, 1 cutting plate, a new 6x6 paper pack and 2 new cardstock colors! All products will be released are available in the TE store NOW!

Before you head over to shop, I have a few more release projects to show you! The first one uses Sack It - Gingerbread House. This was a fun one to make! I used the coordinating Sack It To You to make a little gift sack.


The base is made out of Toffee cardstock. All of the parts (roof, door, windows, candies) are included. I added a few candy dots, sequins and some glitter. Side view:


Next up is Sack It - Scarecrow. I made him using the Tag Pocket die as a base so that I could make and include a matching tag. The hat, eyes and mouth are all cut from another newly released cardstock color. This one is called Chocolate Truffle.


Here's another view with the tag. The pumpkin and sentiment are from Mischief Maker - Pilgrim.


Finally, I have a card using the new Sweater Weather Cutting Plate. I just love the intricate design achieved by using this plate, so I kept my card rather simple and didn't cover too much of it up. The sentiment is from Sing of the Season and embossed onto a Label Stacklets 9 die cut.


Here's a detail shot:



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!

Gingerbread House Gift Bag | Supplies from the TE store:


Paper: Cherry Pop, Peapod, Salt Water Taffy, Sugar Cube, Strawberry Milkshake, Toffee (TE)
Accessories: Taylored Dies: Sack It – Gingerbread House, Gingerbread Lane Sequins (TE); Crystal Candy Dots (Pebbles), Chunky glitter.

Give Thanks Scarecrow Tag Pocket | Supplies from the TE store:


Stamps: Mischief Maker – Pilgrim (TE)
Paper: Perfect Autumn (Carta Bella), Candy Corn, Chocolate Truffle, Toffee, Strawberry Milkshake (TE)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Memento Tangelo (Tsukineko); Vintage Photo Distress (Ranger)
Accessories: Sack It – Scarecrow, Tag Pocket, Tag Stacklets 1 (TE); Button, Twine, Foam tape, Thread, Sewing machine.

Tis the Season | Supplies from the TE store:


Stamps: Sing of the Season (TE)
Paper: Cherry Pop, Sugar Cube (TE)
Ink: Versamark Watermark (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Taylored Dies: Label Stacklets 9, Sweater Weather Cutting Plate (TE); White embossing powder, Glitter tape (American Crafts), Foam tape, Thread, Sewing machine.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Taylored Expressions October Sneak Peeks: You've Been Framed - Christmas & Mitten Garland

Hello! Welcome to day 3 of Taylored Expressions October Sneak Peeks! We are releasing 26 new dies, 13 stamp sets, 3 embossing folders, 1 cutting plate, a new 6x6 paper pack and 2 new cardstock colors! All products will be released tomorrow @ 7 AM PST.

First up is a set of cards for my Project Life album. I wanted to get a head start on my December Daily album, and I'm planning on using these as filler cards. I used You've Been Framed - Christmas and Ice Border to decorate these (the base was created using Pockets & Pages 3x4 Essentials.


Here's a look at the individual cards. There are 4 different dies included in You've Been Framed - Christmas. First up is the snowflake. I die cut this twice, once out of Salt Water Taffy and once out of Sugar Cube, cut out just the frame out of Sugar Cube, layered over and stitched. I also added some tiny gems to the center of both snowflakes. The sentiments (from Little Bits Christmas) were stamped onto vellum and adhered with clear foam tape.


A tiny gem and wood veneer heart was added to the mug:


Tiny gems were added to the middle ornament:


A wood veneer star was added to the Christmas tree, plus tiny gems were added as ornaments:


For my next two projects, I used the Mitten Garland. This can be used to make a fun garland to hang over a fireplace (which I plan to do soon). This time, I made a couple of gift card holders. The first one is made out of paper. I used the mitten pattern from Gingerbread Lane 6x6 paper pack, Sugar Cube (embossed with the Snowfall Embossing Folder), and a snowflake cut out of Strawberry Milkshake. Gingerbread Lane sequins were added to the center of the snowflake. All of these dies come with the Mitten Garland (mitten, cuff, snowflake and "be merry").


My next mitten was made for Sabrina out of felt. I used Aqua Mist, Cherry Blossom, Lip Gloss and Marshmallow felt. I added a little border to the cuff using the Ice Border. And to personalize it for Sabrina, I added the "S" using the Chunky Alpha.


Here's another view:


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!


You’ve Been Framed Project Life Filler CardsSupplies from the TE store:

Stamps: Little Bits of Christmas (TE)
Paper: Cherry Pop, Peapod, Salt Water Taffy, Sugar Cube, Toffee (TE); Vellum
Ink: Jet Black Archival (Ranger)
Accessories: Ice Border, You’ve Been Framed Christmas, Pockets & Pages 3x4 Essentials (TE); Wood veneer star, heart (Studio Calico), Rhinestones, Clear foam squares, Foam tape, Thread, Sewing machine.

Be Merry Mitten Gift Card Holder | Supplies from the TE store:

Paper: Gingerbread Lane 6x6 Paper Pack, Strawberry Milkshake, Sugar Cube (TE)
Accessories: Taylored Dies: Mitten Garland; Snowfall Embossing Folder, Gingerbread Lane Sequins (TE), Foam tape, Thread, Sewing machine.

Felt Mitten Gift Card Holder | Supplies from the TE store:

Accessories: Taylored Dies: Mitten Garland, Ice Border, Chunky Alpha; Felt: Aqua Mist, Cherry Blossom, Lip Gloss, Marshmallow (TE); Thread, Sewing machine.