Tuesday, September 16, 2014

TE: The Birthday Celebration Continues!

Today I am continuing the birthday celebration for Taylored Expressions with a fun little birthday gift or treat bag.  How fun would this be to use for party favors for a little boy party?  


I used the Far Out Stamp set for the image and sentiments along with the matching Robots Die set for my gift bag.  Using the new TE Cardstock (color: Cookie Monster), I trimmed out the Sack-It Die twice, embossed the front of one of them with the Zig Zag Embossing folder, and then attached them with super strong adhesive.   



For some final touches, I stamped out the sentiments on TE Cherry Pop Cardstock, and then used the Simple Tabs and Label It dies to trim them.  I also added a star border in TE Granny Smith Green to each side of the gift bag using Reach for the Stars Border.  I then added the handle to the bag and attached it with a red brad.  Easy Peasy!

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Monday, September 15, 2014

Spooky Potions!

Hi Friends and Happy Monday to you!   Halloween is just around the corner, so I pulled out these cute pre-cut Coffin Cards from Crafter's Companion to highlight this new set from Brambly Hedge called The Secret Staircase due out next week.  I colored my image with my Spectrum Noir Markers (LV1, LV2, LV3, CG1, CG2, CG3, OR1, OR2, OR3, HB3).  Then I opened up my brand new eBrush system for air brushing... and used the BGR1, BGR2, CG3 and OR2 markers.  (Note: the splatter look comes from using the brush tip and the highest air pressure).



For the spider webs, I embossed them with Versamark and clear powder using the image from the new Halloween set called Trick or Treating.  For the sentiment, I used the Die'sire Say it with Words dies and pieced together the "BOO" from letters in the set.



Have a great Monday!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Liberty & Justice for All...

Hi Friends!  I wanted to share a card I made using the new stamps from Crafter's Companion in the Art-Kure Collection that released this week.  This stamp is the Liberty Bell image and I colored it with my Spectrum Noir Blendable Colored Pencils ~ 90, 91, 94, 96, 100, 114, 116, 188.



Have a Great Weekend!

Other Crafter's Companion Supplies:
Distress Ink - Antique Linen

Stamps: Stamp-It Australia - Overlapped Text; Patriotic Pride (Sentiment)
Embossing Folder: Angelica & Adam Starry Eyed

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Taylored Expressions: Release Day!

It's Thursday & that means it's the Taylored Expressions Release Day ~ WOOHOOO!!!  This week has been pretty amazing!!



I used the new Up, Up and Away Cutting Plate for my projects today and decided to make some coordinating birthday cards for this week's celebration.  What I love about this cutting plate, is not only the great design of the balloons, but two extra balloons come with the cutting plate that match the shapes so you can cut extras to layer on top.  Brilliant!!!   I also added lots of texture with the new TE Embossing Folders ~ Lots of Dots & Zig Zag!

For my sentiments, I used a combination of sets ~ In & Out Birthday, Little Bits of Birthday, and the new Incentive Set called Think Happy Thoughts.

To celebrate Taylored Expressions 6th year, we've designed a special party favor set called 
Think Happy Thoughts that I've used on my card today.   This stamp set includes a very "happy" coordinating die and will be FREE with orders over $50 beginning on September 11th - September 21st. One free set per customer, while supplies last.



To decorate the inside of each card, I used sentiments from In & Out Birthday, balloons from the Up, Up and Away Cutting Plate, and the Little Bits Party Hat dies.


     Want to help us celebrate?  Visit the TE Blog for a fun sketch challenge with a $250 prize gift Certificate.

Thanks for visiting, crafty friends! 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!


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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Taylored Expressions: Sneak Peeks Sack-It Pumpkin & Spooky Cat

Hi Friends!  Welcome to day #3 of the Taylored Expressions sneak peeks and birthday celebration!  There are so many wonderful new products coming out this week & I am so excited to share my projects with you today!


For my first project today, I used the new Sack-It - Pumpkin die set along with the Sack-It To You die.  I decided to use the TE Felt (Carrot, Latte, Butter, Split Pea) for my project rather than cardstock and then I added the face and stem by stitching them on with a zig-zag stitch on my sewing machine.  I love how it turned out.


For my second project, I used the new stamp set called Spooky Cat and used the Selfie Sketch Challenge as a starting point for my layout.


I flipped the sketch around in different directions, but all of the elements are there!  For the background of my card, I embossed the TE Candy Corn Cardstock using the new TE Tangled Web Embossing Folder.    I also added a strip of patterned paper from the new TE Hocus Pocus Patterned Paper Pack.


Want to help us celebrate?  Visit the TE Blog for a fun sketch challenge with a $250 prize gift Certificate.



Here's my selfie... with my dog Jazz!


{side note... getting that photo was an adventure}

Thanks for visiting, crafty friends! 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!


Felt Pumpkin Supply List:




Spooky Boo Supply List:


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