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NN2Hi everyone, I’m up on Newton’s Nook blog today and I am thrilled to be a Guest Designer for the month of December!  I have some super sweet projects I’ve been working on…let’s take a look! 

I used this adorable set called, Frozen Friends, for my mini coffee cups (squeeeeeeal!).  This set is full of super cute snowmen but I wanted to focus on the details of this set.  I used the snowflake, mug, and mittens for my mini cups and will fill these with candy and goodies for my kids.  

NN3I made a template and used Carta Bella Winter Fun for my cups.  I loved the colors and patterns and thought they’d be perfect with my images.  The images were colored with Copics and I added a dab of Stickles to finish them up. 


NN9My 2nd project features, Canine Christmas, and this set is the set you want if you have fur babies!   I used this adorable pup and made a cute snow globe for him.  I used the bones and mini snowflake for the “snow” and love the sweet look on the pup’s face!   The sentiment was embossed in white and I sponged some white ink to the card base for a frosty look!  

NN10Thank you so much for joining me today, I hope you enjoyed stopping by!  Be sure to check out Newton’s Nook blog for the current challenge and the Newton’s Nook store for some super fun goodies to bring home!  

In honor of World Card Making Day, Taylored Expressions has decided to host a month-long party filled with ultra fun challenges and prizes called the Stamp n’ Send Challenge!

What is Stamp n’ Send? Well, let’s start by asking how many of you have a ton of fab cards that you’ve made just languishing on your craft table? We want you to create and SEND those cards out! Each week, we’ll host a new challenge in the Taylored Expressions Member Forum at

For every card you make AND send (we’re trusting you to actually get those cards in the mail) you’ll be entered into a drawing for a spiffy prize. Plus, for EVERY entry, you will be entered into a drawing for a Grand Prize package worth $100 to help you make more cards!

It’s that easy! For EVERY card you create following the challenge requirements, you will be entered into this week’s prize drawing. PLUS, for EVERY entry, you will also be entered into the Grand Prize drawing for an amazing prize package worth $100!

All challenge details will be available on the Taylored Expressions WCMD Stamp n’ Send Challenge thread at Plus, look for details on how you can earn an extra entry by displaying the challenge badge on your blog!

Now, on to today’s challenge:

We’ve got our final World Card Making Day Stamp n’ Send Challenge for you! Remember, if you’ve missed our other challenges, there is still time to play along, so check out the Taylored Expressions Member Forum for all the details.

Everyone needs a little encouragement now and again to get them past a hump in life. There are also those times to truly celebrate, those milestones and achievements that couldn’t have been done without the support of those we love.

We are challenging you to send either some encouragement to someone who needs it or some congratulations to someone who deserves it! To help you out, we’ve got a totally cute and fun Inspiration Photo from our very own Taylor Van Bruggen! She is the creative genius behind Taylored Expressions and she has this wonderful image to get you inspired!

So, to be entered into this week’s challenge prize drawing for a $10 Gift Certificate to the Taylored Expressions Store , simply follow these challenge requirements:

~Use Taylor’s Inspiration Photo and create an ENCOURAGEMENT or CONGRATULATIONS card
~SEND your card to someone who needs a positive nudge or who deserves some kudos!
~Come back to this thread and leave a comment telling us who you sent your card to, along with a photo of your card or a link to a photo of your card 

Please note that Taylored Expressions stamps are not required to play along so everyone can participate

It’s that easy! For EVERY card you create following the challenge requirements, you will be entered into this week’s prize drawing. PLUS, for EVERY entry, you will also be entered into the Grand Prize drawing for an amazing prize package worth $100!

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Here is my card for the challenge. I made it for a girlfriend who has had a rough year and is starting to come out on the other side. I would move the sun and moon for her if I could, but will have to settle for a card instead.

TE Stamp n Send 1

I used Best Nests and colored the image with Copics. The sentiment is from Mixed Blooms and the leaves are from an exclusive set, Falling For You (and the matching dies), which is part of the October Key Ingredients Kit. Check out how you can get this full sized set at 50% off through November 10th HERE. The patterened papers and card stock are all from the October KI Kit as well.


Hope to see you play along!  Thanks for stopping by!  🙂


It’s Sneak Peek time at Taylored Expressions and I am SO excited to share what I’ve been working on! Today I used a gorgeous new cutting plate, Quatrefoil. It is perfectly sized for an A2 card and cuts like a dream in my Big Shot.


For this card I used Quatrefoil with Poinsettia Bouquet and Many Minis Holiday. Both stamp sets were illustrated by Nancy McKinney and are simply gorgeous. I think these poinsettias make such an impression by themselves or paired with something.


The card base and patterned paper are from Project Pantry Simple Stories Handmade Holiday. This kit has beautifully coordinated papers and ribbon in it, and has a nice, vintage feel to it. I’m loving this kit!


My 2nd Sneak Peek uses A Bushel & A Peck…don’t you love it? It’s concepted by Jami and illustrated by Doug Applegate. This set was made to use with All Aboard and Loads of Fun. The possibilities are endless with these three sets!

I used two new die sets, Label Stacklets 1 and Snowflakes, for this card. These dies coordinate so well with so many stamp sets…you’ll be seeing me use them a lot! I cut the snowflakes with Kraft and Marshmallow Felt and layered them together. Love these snowflakes, they are gorgeous!

Here are the dies I used today:

All of the new products will be available for purchase on Thursday, October 4th at 8 am PST. You’ll find it all in the Fresh out of the Oven Department at the Taylored Expressions Store.

Be sure to join in on the fun as a fan 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.

Do you want to see more sneak peeks? You won’t be disappointed!


Carolyn King – Guest Designer

Charmaine Ikach

Jami Sibley – DT Coordinator

Jen Shults

Jodi Collins

Karen Giron

Melody Rupple

Nancy McKinney – Illustrator

Regina Mangum

Sankari Wegman

Shannon White

Shelly Mercado

Stephanie Kraft

Taylor VanBruggen

Wanda Guess

Thanks for stopping by, have a wonderful day!


It’s my 2nd post for the day and we’re having a blog hop! I’m excited to show off the talents of the rest of the DT at A Day For Daisies…they are a wonderful group to work with! If you came from Broni’s blog, then you are on the right track! If you need to start at the beginning, you can go to the ADFD blog. You’ll visit ALICE’S blog next.

One lucky commentor will win the whole release! There are 3 ways to enter the drawing,

1) Comment on all the designers’ blogs & leave a comment on the “ADFD Mini Halloween~y” blog post
2) Become a follower of ADFD’s blog
3) Like ADFD on Facebook

For each of these 3 things, you will get one entry. Leave a separate comment letting us know which of these you did on the “ADFD Mini Halloween~y” blog post.

What are you waiting for? Check out Alice’s blog and leave some love! Have a great weekend my friends, thanks for stopping by!

Happy Friday, Friends! I have a gorgeous song bird to share today, isn’t it a beauty? I had so much fun creating this card as I love birds and music.

SongInMyHeart1 - ADFD Digi

I wanted to keep this simple and sweet and let the image speak for itself. I used Copics on Neenah Solar White card stock and a gorgeous embossing folder, Whimsy (Lifestyle Crafts), for this card. I inked the edges to add some depth and spritzed my seam binding with water and scrunched it up for the bow.

SongInMyHeart2 - ADFD Digi

There’s also a new challenge of Anything Goes at A Day For Daisies. The challenge I gave myself was A Touch of Elegance and I used the seam binding and pin to accomplish that. Be sure to play along as it’s an easy challenge to play with! Thanks for stopping by!

Good morning, I hope everyone is having a great weekend! We started this chilly morning off with Pumpkin Pie French Toast and decided that Fall was definitely here! Today I’m excited to share a card made with Madelyn, an adorable image from Taylored Expressions.

Birthday Madelyn 1

The image was stamped onto Choice Snow White and colored with Copics. The background paper is Cakewalk (October Afternoon) and has such a nice, vintage feel to it. The layered borders were cut twice with the Medium Scallop die. I’m loving the colors in this card and hope you do too!

Here’s the Medium Scallop Die:

Birthday Madelyn 2

Thanks for stopping by!

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Happy Friday!  I hope everyone has had a good week.  I’m so excited to share an adorable new image called Sassy Flower Fairy, which is party of the September Club Kit 2012.   All the images in this kit are so sweet and it was hard to pick just one for today!

Sassy Flower Fairy 1

Sassy Flower Fairy 2

The challenge this week was to use a tag, so I made a card with a pull out tag to use as a topper or a bookmark.  For my card, I used Wildflower dies (Lifestyle Crafts), Library Pocket die (Taylored Expressions), vellum, a Pergamano butterfly I made a long time ago, Copics, and of course, some Stickles!

Sassy Flower Fairy 4

For more info on the Club Kit, you can read about it HERE.  Don’t forget to take a peek at the $2 deal…she’s a cutie!

Be sure to see what the rest of our very talented DT has to share, they really rocked it!

Alice Wertz

Arielle Gordon

Broni Holcombe

Tracy MacDonald

Have a fan-tabulous weekend! Thanks for stopping by!