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Happy Friday! I LOVE this sweet tea cup set and had to ink it up! It’s a new release called Tea-riffic and comes with a coordinating die. How cool is that? I started by using Sketch 82 from The Deconstructed Sketch.  The patterned paper is October Afternoon Cakewalk and I love the Lace Chain Border with it!  I used a white gel pen for faux stitching and colored the image with Copics.

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These teacups are so warm and inviting, I think I might just make myself a cup!

Here are the supplies I used:

TearifficPkgwdie  Whitenew  IvorynewLaceChainBorder  Sticky Strip

Hope you all have a wonderful and safe New Year! Thanks for stopping by!

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!


Today I’m sharing Welcome Gnome, an utterly adorable set illustrated by the very talented Doug Applegate. This set will coordinate well with Garden Shed, also being released today!


I love this set and the sentiments are so perfect! I used Mega Leaves for this card, a beautiful set of dies for fall and a follow up to the adorable Mini Leaves die. I added gold embossing powder to it to make it pop a little.

I used Sweet Sunday’s Sketch Challenge 171 for my layout and MME Miss Caroline Dilly Dally for the patterned paper. I love the tones in this paper pad!


Here’s the back of the card that uses Signature Style, another must have set to sign all your creative work. This set was concepted by our very talented Wanda Guess (love her!) and the hardest part will be choosing which image to use. They are all so cute! Here are a few more samples from Signature Style.




Don’t you love them? Here are the dies I used for today’s project:







Check out what the rest of the Baker’s Dozen has for you!

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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.

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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 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.

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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

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  • At Taylored Expressions we are celebrating our 4th Birthday and you’re invited to our Birthday Bash!
  • All of the new products will be available for purchase on Thursday, September 6th at 8am PST. You’ll find it all in the Fresh out of the Oven Department.
  • Sneak peeks Monday through Wednesday and the party continues with spotlights Thursday and Friday – lots of inspiration!
  • Check the Current Specials on Thursday morning to find out how you can earn a FREE Belated Birthday A la Carte stamp or a FREE You Take the Cake full-size stamp set. Birthday Bash Specials will award you FREE stamps with purchases over $50 and over $150.
  • 2 WAYS TO WIN!
  • 1. You Take the Cake Contest Go to Taylor’s blog to get all the details on how you can win two stamp sets of your choice by guessing which illustrator contributed each image in our You Take the Cake Sampler Set.
  • 2. Join us on Facebook for an early reveal of all the new stamp sets Wednesday night beginning at approximately 6 pm PST. Leave comments during the party for a chance to win one of the gift certificates we’ll be giving away!

We have so much to show you this week, this is our BIGGEST release ever with 17 new stamps and stamp sets and 7 new dies and die sets! This release is so big that we extended our Birthday Bash into 5 full days of fun and inspiration. How exciting is that?!?


This card uses a new set called Oh Rats and is so punny! How many times could we all have used a card like this?


I stamped the image onto Choice Watercolor card stock and colored the image with Distress Markers. I LOVE how these markers watercolor! The Curly Border die is also part of the new release and is such a fun and versatile die! Be sure to see how some of the other Baker’s Dozen used this die, you’re going to love it!


The best part is that these stamps come with a matching sentiment for the inside of your cards. The dp is MME Hootenanny and is a wonderful paper pack!

This shows ALL of the Belated Birthday A La Cartes (BBALC) and you’ll be able to choose one for FREE with a $50 purchase through Monday, September 10th. Details will be posted on the Current Specials page.




This pocket card was made with our first ever sampler set showcasing the designs of all of our illustrators. Also, this set will not be available for sale until after the October release, however, for now it will be FREE with any purchase of $150 or more. This set has so many wonderful images in it that will quickly become your go to set for all birthdays. How sweet is this cake?



To make this pocket card, I folded a Mini Lunch Sack to create “pockets” and sewed the sides shut. I used Chalkboard sticker paper and the Frame It Up 1 die and the clip from the Notepaper & Clipboard die to make the mini chalkboard note. You can see from this last picture how the pockets were created before the dp was added.

Be sure to head to Taylor’s blog today to get all the contest details. Play along and guess which designer contributed which image to be entered into a drawing for two stamp sets of your choice! Also, go see what the rest of the Baker’s Dozen has to share, you won’t be disappointed!

Charmaine Ikach
Jami Sibley – DT Coordinator
Jen Shults
Jodi Collins
Karen Giron
Melody Rupple
Regina Mangum
Sankari Wegman
Shannon White
Stephanie Kraft
Taylor VanBruggen
Wanda Guess
Carolyn King (Guest Designer!)

Thanks for stopping by!