Thursday, September 3, 2015

Taylored Expressions September Release: Simply Stamped Sunflowers!

It's release day for Taylored Expressions and it's time to scatter some sunshine with the new Simply Stamped - Sunflower stamp set and matching dies.  I LOVE this beautiful set!



I love using fall colors with sunflowers, so the Sweet Basil and Toffee cardstock worked perfectly. See a full list of card supplies below with links.



Happy Shopping!



Supplies for Scatter Sunshine Sunflower:

Let's Hop with Gina K Designs!

The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fabulous Inspiration Blog Hop! This blog hop is for the brand spanking new StampTV Kit, Autumn Wishes.  Did you know we have a special group that you can join if you are a member of StampTV?  It’s called StampTV Kit Addicts!  Tricia Traxler shares all kinds of good advice and inspiration in there too!

Today, Gina, along with the Cast and Crew, will inspire you with many beautiful ideas! And as you hop through their blogs, make sure to leave a comment on each of them because we will choose a  random comment and that stamper will win a grab bag of Gina K. Designs products! To see who won, check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hop. The featured set today is called Friends to the End and there are matching dies in the kit as well!


I have a little bitty tutorial for you on how I colored my sweet little bee with Spectrum Noir Markers.

Step 1: Use GB8 to color the face of the bee.



Step 2: Add GB9 to the edges then go over the entire area again with GB8 to blend.


Step 3: Color every other line with GB8 and add GB9 to each edge.


Step 4: Add IG8 to all of the uncolored areas of the bee's body.  Add IG9 to the edges, then to blend, add IG6 to each dark grey area.



I added some glitter to the wings and popped up the bee on the card.


the colors I used




Now it's time to HOP!  Take a peek at what everyone came up with for this adorable Friends to the End stamp set and dies.  Don't forget to leave some love along the way to be eligible for some fun prizes.

Kendra Wietstock ~ you are here!

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Taylored Expressions Sneak Peeks Day #3: Bloomers 3 & Bloomers Greenery

It's Day #3 of the Taylored Expressions sneak peeks and TOMORROW is release day!  I know you've enjoyed all of the projects the designers have been sharing.




Today, I am using the Bloomers 3 die set along with the Bloomers Greenery dies.  I trimmed them all in watercolor paper and then added the color with my Spectrum Aqua markers.   The sentiment is from One & Only You stamp & die combo set that comes free with a $50 purchase during the Birthday Celebration week.



For my second card, I used the If Turkey's Could Talk stamp set with coordinating die.


There are several little sentiments that fit inside the sign the turkey is holding & some larger ones also for your cards.  I also used the new Little Bits Leaves dies, the new Build A Scene Trees and the Build A Scene Rolling Hills and 6x6 Pattnered Paper Pack.




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.  

All of the new products being shown today will be released tomorrow, Thursday, September 3rd!
Check out what the designers have been working on for today's sneak peeks ~ links for today's designers are on the Taylored Expressions Blog.  Don't forget to leave a little love along the way for all of the designers!

Supplies for Watercolor Blooms:

Supplies for Happy Turkey Day:

Autumn Wishes Blog Hop With Gina K Designs

The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fabulous Inspiration Blog Hop! This blog hop is for the new StampTV Kit, Autumn Wishes.  Did you know we have a special group that you can join if you are a member of StampTV?  It’s called StampTV Kit Addicts!  Tricia Traxler shares all kinds of good advice and inspiration in there too ~ check it out!


Today, Gina, along with the Cast and Crew, will inspire you with many beautiful ideas! And as you hop through their blogs, make sure to leave a comment on each of them because we will choose a random comment and that stamper will win a grab bag of Gina K. Designs products! To see who won, check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hop.

For my Autumn Wishes card today, I have a tutorial using my Spectrum Aqua Markers.  Keep scrolling down to see how I made the leaves on my card.


Step 1: Select several fall shades from the Spectrum Aqua range of markers and several leaf images from the stamp set.  I selected 2 shades of markers per leaf.

Step 2: For the first leaf, I used Marigold and Chestnut markers.  Start with the lighter Marigold and using the brush tip, add color to the entire leaf.

Step 3: Add Chestnut to the outer edges and the stem of the leaf.


Step 4: Lightly spritz some water from a spray bottle on the leaf.  NOTE: Don't over spray - once is fine.  If you over spray, the stamped image won't stamped a defined image. 


Step 5: Stamp the image on Spectrum Noir Watercolor Paper.

Step 6: Trim the stamped image with scissors.



 Step 7: For the second leaf image, add Sunflower Spectrum Aqua marker to the entire image.

Step 8: Add Gold around the edges and down the middle of the leaf.


Step 9: Spritz with one spray of water and stamp on watercolor paper.


Step 10: For the third leaf, color the entire leaf with the Scarlet marker.


Step 11: Add Terracotta marker around the edges and down the middle.  


Step 12: Spritz the stamp with water, stamp and trim with scissors.


Here is a close up of all 3 leaves... aren't they pretty?

Now lets HOP!  And don't forget to leave some love along the way because, as always, there will be some fabulous prizes!


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