Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Holiday Hoopla with Taylored Expressions!


Taylored Expressions is hosting a Holiday Hoopla today and I'm excited to be a part of it. You should have arrived here from Melody's blog.  If you didn't (or if you get lost along the way) you can head back to the beginning at Taylor's blog for the full list of participants. There are 22 designers showcasing Christmas/Winter/Holiday stamp sets from TE with samples that include all sorts of projects from cards to gifts and beyond!  We want to inspire you to get your holiday crafting and card making into high gear!  Be sure to stick with me all the way to the end of the post to get a coupon code for 25% off holiday stamp sets at Taylored Expressions! 

The set I'm showcasing is Penguin Pals and I love it because it's just adorable.  It's a fun set to use, especially for kids! 

I created a scrapbook page using this set.  This picture is one of my favorites from our "photo session" last year before Christmas.  You wouldn't believe how many pictures I had to take to get the perfect picture to send out in our Christmas cards!  LOL  I didn't pick this one because Isabelle was absolutely DONE taking photos and wearing that pretty dress. . .but I just LOVE it because it captures a moment of our everyday life.  Somebody is always crying, whining or screaming!  ;)  Paired with the sentiment "from our house to yours" makes me chuckle.  Those of you with small children know what I'm talking about, and those of you whose children are grown remember those days well, I'm sure! 

The patterned paper is from the Holiday Wonder Project Pantry.  I also used the Winter Wonderland Snowflakes dies to create the glittery snowflakes and the Keeping Tabs die to embellish the side of the picture.  The Winter Wonderland set was used to actually stamp the snowflakes in white craft ink and then glitter was sprinkled over top.  The photo doesn't show it very well on those big flakes.  The tab was stamped using the Keeping Tabs set as well.  The penguin image was stamped, colored with Copic markers, cut out and attached to the page with foam tape.  I used Taylor's Tiny Twinkles for the "flurries". 

Creating for this hop caused to me to go back and look at some of my previous creations and I wanted to share a couple of those with you today too. 
This box uses the Sparkle and Cheer set.  I created a Perfect Package using this set and it can hold a gift set of cards, treats, a gift. . .anything you'd like it to hold!  In fact, you can view a video from the 12 Days of A Handmade Christmas Series that shows you how to create one! 
This card also uses the Sparkle and Cheer set.  I just love how you can add any kind of bling to the tree to dress it up!  

Now, who loves a SALE?  Use Coupon Code HOOPLA2011 to get 25% off the following holiday stamp sets (released in 2009 and 2010) at Taylored Expressions now through November 2:

Christmas Blessings, Enjoy!, From the Heart, Hangin' Out -  At the North Pole, Holiday Wonder, Home Sweet Home, Keeping Tabs, Merry Little Cocktail, Penguin Pals, Season's Sweetings, Sparkle & Cheer, Tag Treats , Tag You're It, Take Note - Holidays , Wings of Joy, Winter Wonderland.

The coupon code is case sensitive. Follow these instructions to apply the discount to your order:

1. Add the desired stamp sets from the above list to your shopping cart.
2. Insert the coupon code into the Promotional Code box.
3. Click the Update Cart button.  Your discount should now be applied.
4. Proceed to checkout to finalize and submit your order.
I hope you're inspired to create!  Next on today's hop is Tracy Clemente!  Head on over to see what beautiful creation Tracy has for you!  Thanks for stopping by and Happy Hopping!





19 comments:

Cassie said...

What a bunch of cuties, Charmaine! Such a darling way to display that picture :D

Jami said...

Your scrap page is so precious - captures a wonderful moment in time and you've used so many things so creatively! Love your beautiful Sparkle & Cheer projects too!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

What a FAB page Charmaine! LOVE the penguin you used! SUCH a gorgeous picture of your little ones...they are SO beautiful!

wendy said...

so precious ...put a smile on my face and yes helped me remember those old photo shoots

Taylor said...

So fun, Charmaine! Thanks for the laugh as I listen to my own starting to scream in the background! Your kiddos are so darn cute!

Wanda G (stampcat) said...

Hi Charmaine! I love your post for today! So many gorgeous projects. Your box/card combo is so elegant and classy... and the scrapbook page is cute and sweet. Your work is flawless and inspiring! :-)

Stephanie Kraft said...

What a wonderful collection of goodies, Charmaine! I absolutely LOVE you sweet layout and how it captures your everyday life... too precious!

Tracy said...

What fabulous projects Charmaine!! Love your scrap layout. What Christmas cuties!!!
Hugs, Tracy

Karen Motz said...

A beautiful page showcasing your beautiful children with a fun embellishment to make me smile!

Jennifer Shults said...

Ah! this is just adorable! I love the snowflakes and the page as a whole. Very creative!!

Carolyn King said...

wow! GREAT projects, Charmaine!! They are all amazing!

Melody said...

Great scrap page! And your kids are adorable!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fabulous projects Charmaine. Especially love the scrap page. Great colors and that sweet image looks perfect. The box is lovely! :o)

Lisa Hjulberg said...

You have such a beautiful family, Charmaine! What a great idea to use my favorite penguins to accent a scrapbook page featuring your adorable "bugs"!

Hugs,
Lisa

Kary said...

Wow Charmaine, great layout, and a wonderful photo of your kids!! Love the penguin & tree - so cute!! Your previous creations are fabulous too. Thanks for sharing them!!

Wanda Cullen said...

LOVE your scrapbook page (and such gorgeous girls!) which brought a smile to my face! I also did the annual Christmas photo with the 3 kids and it was so hard to get everyone to cooperate! :-)

Annette said...

awesome creativity... Love it all...
thanks for sharing.

margie c said...

awww, what a sweet layout! Such cuties! and the penguins are adorable! What a fab way to save a Christmas pic forever :)
Love the card box too! It's a brilliant way to wrap up a few cards and stationary for someone speical :)
TFS! hugs, margie

Iris said...

Cute, cute projects. Iris

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