May 22, 2013
Hey everyone! I hope this day finds you well! We’ve been juicing for the past few months and I’m enjoying an apple carrot juice, yummy! I’m back today to share a card I made using May’s SOTM (Stamp of the Month), Cutie Pie. This is one of the cutest stamp sets I’ve seen and it’s available by subscribing HERE. I used the coordinating dies, Branches Banner & Bloom for the leaves and banner. I don’t know if you can see it but some of the leaves are on pop dots. I like the added dimension.
The gorgeous paper, card stock and ribbon are from the May Key Ingredients kit and coordinate with the stamps. So fresh and springy! If you want both the SOTM and Key Ingredients kit, you can save more by subscribing to the Deluxe Subscription. It’s so exciting to get these awesome kits every month, why not give it a try? There’s still time to get May’s sweet kit! Thanks for stopping by!
April 16, 2013
Spring may have sprung for many of you, but here in MN, Mother Nature is still trying to decide what season we’re in! We’ve had rain, sleet and snow this past week and today’s cards are making me want spring to come quickly!
This month I’m April’s Guest Designer over at Petaloo, WooHoo!!! Many of you already use Petaloo, but if you haven’t heard of them, they have beautiful flowers and gorgeous embellishments and ribbon! Be sure to check out all the fun HERE. Here are a few cards I made for them that use a few other products I want to share with you.
This criss cross card uses Labels Detailz Dies, released yesterday at Lifestyle Crafts. Detailz Dies are dies that cut and emboss. Isn’t this label pretty? I love how Petaloo’s flowers and brads coordinate so well with the DP, Bella Blvd Spring Flings and Easter Things.
Here’s another card I made for Petaloo using Lockhart’s Vintage Apron stamp. I love this image and paper pieced it with Bella Blvd Spring Things and Easter Things “Borders”. The adorable resin rose is a Petaloo brad as well as the Mulberry flower/brad, and the perfect touch for this apron! Now take a look at this cool gift bag…
Laurie has come up with a brilliant and innovative way to present a gift bag and card with her Card Hanger Dies. It’s a wonderful way to make sure your card doesn’t get lost in the bag! Here I used it for my gift bag, isn’t it pretty? I love how the card stock I used matches my bag perfectly!
The Card Hanger Die was so easy to use and really makes my gift bag look polished, don’t you think? Hope you all have a great day! :)
March 4, 2013
Happy Monday! I hope you all are having a great start to your week. We are gearing up for another 6-10″ of snow today and tonight…oomph! Without sounding like I’m complaining, I’d just like to say that it’s time for old man winter to move on. *grin*
Amazingly, I found I had a little extra time over the weekend, so I had a little stampy fun. Market Street Stamps has such cute images and the stamps are top quality! These cards are made from Foodie Doodles, aren’t they adorable? They make me smile every time I see them, they are just too funny!
The card stock I used is 80# Neenah Classic Linen, Solar White, and I love it. It has such a nice texture to it and takes color from Copics beautifully without bleeding. It might be hard to see the texture in the pictures, but believe me, it’s classy! I bought a ream of it at Anchor Paper Co and I LOVE it! I wish it also came in 110#, but it doesn’t. Oh well, a girl can always dream, right?
I hope you have a fabulous day, thanks for stopping by!
November 9, 2012
All of the new Taylored Expressions products are now available in the Fresh Out of the Oven Department.
Be sure to check the TE Current Specials page to find out how you can get the Crafty Expressions stamp set for FREE!
The adorable hearts are from Handmade Charms and fit perfectly inside of the spectacles.
The stars are from Seeing Stars…another versatile die set!
Today I’m using Spectacular, an awesome set that features a super fun set of spectacles and quirky sentiments. This set also works well with Spectacles, an ultra cool die set.
A few embellishments make a huge statement and I LOVE the sentiments in this set!
I stamped the adorable pup from Signature Style on the back of my cards for an extra special touch…isn’t it cute?
Here’s the Spectacles die set I used:
Go see what the rest of the Baker’s Dozen has for you!
Jami Sibley – DT Coordinator
Nancy McKinney – Illustrator
Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend!
November 6, 2012
It’s sneak peek time at Taylored Expressions! I can’t wait to share my projects with you, let’s get started!
Today I’m using In the Word, a wonderful set full of Bible verses that are perfect for so many occasions, or just to encourage someone special. This is part of the Lasting Impressions series.
I used a new die set, Label Stacklets 2 to create a vellum window and the inside of my card. I love these new Label Stacklets as they work well with images and sentiments. I stamped the flourish with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and the verse in Versamark and dusted over it with Perfect Pearls Perfect Gold. The Lace Chain Border is another new die and it’s gorgeous! AND there’s another new set out to use with the Mini Tags dies, Many Minis Occasions. If you haven’t tried the Mini Tags dies and coordinating Many Mini sets, you’ll want to reconsider trying them, they are awesome!
In the Word was also designed to work with the Mark Your Spot Bookmark Die and will allow you to create beautiful bookmarks, cards, tags and whatever else gets your creativity flowing! I used the flourish with clear embossing powder for the bookmark and added the cross to keep it clean and simple (CAS).
I just couldn’t help myself and created one last card using In the Word.
I used Label Stacklets 2 again for the verse and a simple flourish and pearl to accent it with. The patterned paper is Simple Stories Handmade Holiday and the ink is Peeled Paint (Distress ink).
- The Baker’s Dozen has inspiration to share Tuesday through Friday. All of the new products will be available for purchase on Thursday, November 8th at 8 am PST. You’ll find it all in the Fresh out of the Oven Department at the Taylored Expressions Store.
- Join us on Facebook for an early peek at the stamp sets, as well as a SPECIAL Facebook GIVEAWAY, on Wednesday night beginning at approximately 6 pm PST.
Check out what the rest of the Baker’s Dozen has whipped up for you!
Thanks for stopping by, have a wonderful day!
November 5, 2012
This month marks the One Year Anniversary of the Embracing Grace collection of stamps illustrated by Emily Burger. To celebrate, the Baker’s Dozen is highlighting Emily’s very first set Love Grows Here. This is such a versatile set and the Baker’s Dozen has so many gorgeous projects made with it, check out the gallery!
Emily has donated two sets of mirror cards from her etsy store to go to one lucky winner (so you can keep one and give one as a gift.) The winner will be chosen by a random drawing from all of the comments left on all the posts in today’s blog hop (One comment per blog, please.) and will be announced in Taylor’s blog post tomorrow morning.
I used the tree with the adorable owl on the fence. I love that you can customize this tree to be used for fall, spring, summer or winter scenes. I colored the image with Copics and added Perfect Pearls Perfect Gold to the leaves for a shimmery look.
The image was cut out using Label Stacklets 1 and the leaves are from the adorable Mini Leaves die. The patterned paper is Simple Stories Harvest Lane, part of the October Key Ingredients Kit.
Ready to see what the rest of the Baker’s Dozen came up with?
Thanks for stopping by!
October 24, 2012
Last year I bought a few Penny Black stamps that I fell in love with. I still love them! I made this card using the same two stamps but used vellum for the sentiment to overlay on the image.
It’s a little hard to see, but the silver card stock (a cheapie pack I bought at Michaels last year) gives it a nice, subtle, shimmer.
This is a quick, CAS card that’s easy to mass produce! Thanks for stopping by!