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Clearly Planned Release Day!

Happy Thursday!  It’s release day and all of the NEW Clearly Planned products are now available at Taylored Expressions!  Whoop whoop!  I have a few more layouts using these fun, new, stamps, dies and sticky notes (that’s right, sticky notes!)!  

Here is my weekly layout, again using sticker paper, sticky notes and dies.  I used the last row of my weekly as a meal planner.  I don’t know about you but I find it much easier to plan my meals ahead of time so I don’t buy a ton of extras at the store.  Not that I’ve ever done that before, right?  Haha!

I also want you to take a look at the NEW Sticky Situation notes (don’t you love the name?!?) that are sooooo perfect and customizable!  I use stickies and lists ALL the time and these make me so happy!  I keep them on my page marker, which makes it easy for me to see them…and also to move them to the next day or week, if they don’t get completed.  As with the monthly layout, I also used mini sticky notes along with the stamps to customize and add color to my planner.  I left one sticky note blank for me to fill in my notes, errands and lists as the day goes on.  

Be sure to check out what the rest of the girls on the Creative Team are up to.  There’s a lot of inspiration to see and did I mention, ways to win gift certificates to the Taylored Expressions store?  If you haven’t already commented on my IG (@craftyshell3) to win a $10 gift certificate to Taylored Expressions, be sure to do so.  Drawing will be held on Sunday, August 21st and I don’t want you to miss out!

Tricia Schaden: @inkyplanner

Sparkle Smith: @sparkle_creations

Kymona Tracey: @kreativekymonaKreative Kymona blog

Taylor VanBruggen: Taylored Expresions Blog

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great weekend y’all!

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Clearly Planned Sneak Peek!

Happy Wednesday!  Hi, guys, today is the day I am able to share my sneak peek of the new Clearly Planned line at Taylored Expressions!  I cannot tell you how happy I am to finally show what I’ve been working on.  

I really like how easy it is to mix and match these stamps, and especially how I was able to use them with post it notes to create my own, custom, stickies.  This is my monthly August spread and these images are perfectly sized to fit within the spaces.  Some of them I stamped onto sticker paper, colored, and cut out, and some of the images I stamped directly on the dates and then colored.  **TIP** I stamped several images a number of times onto sticker paper and colored, so I would have stickers ready to go.  There are also removable circle stickers in three sizes that you can get for numbers, dates, icons and whatever else you can think of.  I used them for the $ sign on days I balance the books.

If you are a list maker/lover, then you will love the icons, images and ideas that are being released!  I happen to love seeing pictures in my planners and so, you will see me use photos a lot in my monthlies, weeklies and dailies.  I put one next to the dentist appointments I have for two of my kids…it keeps it fun to see a smiling face next to it.

So you’re probably wondering when these new stamps and accessories will be available?  You won’t have to wait long as they’ll be available Thursday, August 18 at 7am PST (that’s tomorrow!).  

WAIT! You won’t want to leave before subscribing to the Clearly Planned newsletter (you’ll also get an exclusive coupon for signing up).  It’s a great way to receive fresh inspiration right to your mailbox and see what’s new. 

If you’re looking for chances to win a gift certificate to the Taylored Expressions store, be sure to check out the Taylored Expressions Blog and my Instagram account @craftyshell3 for the details. 

Thanks for stopping by, I’ll be back tomorrow with more inspiration!  In the meantime, check out what the rest of the Creative Team has to share:

Tricia Schaden: @inkyplanner

Sparkle Smith: @sparkle_creations

Kymona Tracey: @kreativekymona, Kreative Kymona blog

Taylor VanBruggen: Taylored Expresions Blog



Clearly, we have something BIG planned!


Hey guys, guess what?  Taylored Expressions is launching a BRAND NEW line of stamps, dies and accessories, called Clearly Planned, for your planner!  I cannot tell you how EXCITED I am about this.  If you follow me on Instagram, then you already know I am a planner addict and have a love for all things planner related.  If you love clear stamps for your planner, then you will LOVE this new line!  Be sure to head over to Taylored Expressions blog to see the new Clearly Planned Design Team.  

To celebrate the Clearly Planned launch, I’m giving away a $10 Gift Certificate to Taylored Expressions on Instagram.  Drawing will be held on Sunday, August 21st and I will announce the winner on Instagram.  Please note you must have a public account (I can’t see it if it’s private) and GAW accounts will not be eligible.  Head over to my IG @craftyshell3 to enter and see more ways to win!  See you there!


Happy Halloween!

Happy Release day!  It has been a fun filled week of Halloween!  I know, crazy that we’re thinking about Halloween, but it’s also crazy how quickly it sneaks up on you. Today’s card is great for co-workers or friends that you want to give a Halloween card to.  I used the amazing Diagonal Stripe Cutting Plate and what a gorgeous new die!  I used Oreo, Lemon Meringue, Candy Corn, and Pumpkin card stock along with Playful Patterns Halloween 6×6 Paper Pack (which coordinates perfectly with previously released Build a Scene Halloween Paper Pack).  I just love the way these three colors look together.


I used Haunted Accessories dies for my adorable tombstones and bats.  Aren’t they cute?  The sentiment is from Halloween Doodles and using my MISTI, I was to get a perfectly stamped sentiment.


Thanks for stopping by!


Taylored Expressions FAREWELL Sale


Taylored Expressions is bidding a fond farewell to over 200 products as we retire some of our favorite items with an amazing SALE. Choose from a variety of stamps and dies at up to 80% off retail price — but hurry, once they’re gone, they’re gone forever!



Check out the graphic above to see how you can earn an even greater discount off the sale price and then visit the SALE HERE to start shopping! Additional discounts expire July 17th.


Sweet Birthday Wishes

Hi guys, I’m back today with a card that uses paper piecing and some gorgeous pattern paper from Taylored Expressions!  I used this adorable set, Sip Sip Hooray & Die Combo and Build a Scene Pattern Paper to create my scene.

First I stamped my images and used the coordinating dies to cut them out.  I then stamped the umbrella and cart again onto pattern paper, fussy cut them, and adhered them to the die cuts.  I colored the rest of the images in with Copics.

The sentiment was stamped with Oreo Premium Ink and die cut from Stitched Banner Stacklets.  If you haven’t tried the new Premium Inks yet, I’d encourage you to keep these in mind. They offer excellent coverage and the inks are nice and vibrant!  Also, Oreo (black) is nice and crisp and perfect for watercoloring and using alcohol based markers.

Thanks for stopping by!


Wishing You a Bright Sunshiny Day

Hi guys, today is Release Day at Taylored Expressions and all of the new products are now available!  This release has been so refreshing and fun, a perfect start to summer!  Today I used a stamp set that was previously released, Sunshiny Day, and the NEW dies that were made coordinate with it.

I stamped my images and cut my images and colored them with Copics.  I wanted my images to pop and so I used Oreo cardstock as my card base and layering pieces.  I couldn’t help myself and had to use several new products, Banner Stacklets 4 and Chevron Embossing Folder.


Thanks for visiting! If you’d like to see more projects and new product information, please head over to the TE Blog for a complete list of our participating designers!



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