Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Joy To the World

Brand new Verve releases today and we're celebrating with a blog hop!  Hop along to each of the blogs below to see a little inspiration with the new stamps, then be sure to head on over to the Verve Store to check out Verve's Thanksgiving Sale (25% off all stamps & dies) that starts today!  If you've arrived here from Andrea's Blog, you're in the right place!!

 I used the new set, Christmas Joy, for my card.  I just LOVE this adorable little bird!  :)  I used papers from the Bundled Up Collection from Crate Paper.  I stamped the bird and colored it with Copic markers.  I added little snowflakes with white sequins from the Pastel Sequin Mix.  The ribbon is from the Truly, Madly, Deeply Collection.  Next on the hop is Christyne!!  If you get lost along the way, you can always head on over to the Verve Blog to find your way!  :)  Remember to comment for a chance to win!!  Thanks for stopping by!

Want to win some shiny new Verve? We'll be picking a random commenter on one of the hop spots below to win a $75 gift certifcate to Verve! Comment deadline for the prize drawing is Sunday, December 1.
 1. Julee8. Laurie S.
 2. Amber9. Laurie W.
 3. Andrea10. Marisa
 4. Charmaine11. Maureen
 5. Christyne12. Stacey
 6. Janelle13. Teresa
 7. Jen14. Verve Blog

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Birthday Wishes

I hope you're all getting ready for the holidays!  I'm trying to keep from being stressed or overwhelmed.  So far, so good, but we'll see how the next day or so go!! ;)  I have a card to share with you today that uses the November Stamp of the Month from Taylored Expressions entitled, In the Garden.  I also used the coordinating die set for the mason jar.  The die set is called Patio Party.  I used papers from the Vintage Bliss Collection from Simple Stories. 

I love that the sweet images in this set go so well with this patterned paper.  The mason jar was stamped on vellum and then die cut.  I stamped the sentiment onto patterned paper and punched it out with a circle punch.  The flowers were colored with Copic markers.  To finish the card, I added some ribbon and rhinestones

To find out more information about subscribing to the Stamp of the Month, visit HERE.  Thanks for stopping by today and have a wonderful holiday!!!



Tuesday, November 19, 2013

November Verve Diva Dare

The November Verve Diva Dare is going on over at the Verve Blog and today is my turn to share my take on it.  Head on over to find out the details of this month's dare entitled "Shape Up". 

I used Unto Us for my card.  The papers are from the Nordic Pines Collection from Bazzill.  When I was thinking about what shapes to add to my card, I decided to make a Christmas tree out of the triangle.  I trimmed a triangle out of green cardstock and then stamped it with the snowflake from Unto Us.  

Next, I decided on a star for the top of the tree.  I stamped and cut out the star from Chevron Love and attached it to the top of my "triangle" with foam tape.  I used the frame and sentiment from Unto Us along with the coordinating Classy Label Die for the sentiment.  I die cut the reindeer using the Reindeer Fun Die Set and embossed the reindeer in black.  Rhinestones were added for the ornaments on the tree and some baker's twine to finish the card.  

As always, there's a chance to win!!  So head on over to the Verve Blog for all of the details!!  Thanks for stopping by today and have a wonderful day!



Sunday, November 17, 2013

Warmest Wishes

 It's been a long while since I've used the Apron & Pocket Die from Taylored Expressions.  I thought I would use it in a holiday way for my card. :)  It coordinates with the What's Cookin' stamp set, which is great for that special cook or hostess.  I started by choosing my papers.  I used the 'Tis the Season Project Pantry.  I stamped the apron on different patterned papers and cardstocks and then paper pieced it to create this festive apron.  :) 

I used a sentiment from the Big Bold Christmas set.   The sentiment was stamped and embossed in white on black cardstock.  I think this apron and sentiment would work well as a tag for some home baked Christmas cookies too!!  I love when an image can be used for more than what it was intended.  Just mix in a holiday sentiment and this die and image can be used for a holiday of your choice!!  Thanks for stopping by today!!  I hope you're having a wonderful weekend!



Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Taylored Expressions November Stamp of the Month

It's time to feature this month's Stamp of the Month at Taylored Expressions!  Today I have a new Stamp of the Month and Key Ingredients Kit to share with you from Taylored Expressions!  This month's set is called In the Garden and it is adorable!!  There is a coordinating die set available sold separately called Patio Party.

The images in the set really are adorable.  The flowers are able to be used by themselves or layered to make a fuller flower.  I LOVE the paper lantern image.  For my card, I paper pieced the lanterns using the Key Ingredients.  I think you'll really love this month's set. . .I know I do!!

Here's more information about all of the subscriptions available at TE:

The Key Ingredients Kit Club
 Includes a 6x6 paper pad, 12 sheets of coordinating 8.5" x 11" cardstock, and 5 yards of ribbon all packaged together in a clear storage case. The Key Ingredients is exclusive to subscribers and can be purchased for a monthly charge of $24 (U.S.), $28 (Canada), $35 (other countries), which includes shipping. 

Stamp of the Month Club
 A new stamp set shipped directly to you each month. The stamps are made from pre-trimmed, deeply etched, red rubber and come on a sturdy 4" x 6" storage panel. The Stamp of the Month is exclusive to subscribers and can be purchased for a monthly charge of $20 (U.S.), $22 (Canada), $24 (other countries), which includes shipping.
Deluxe Key Ingredients
Perhaps you've noticed that our Stamp of the Month and Key Ingredients coordinate perfectly making the two a match made in heaven! As a Deluxe subscriber you'll receive both the Stamp of the Month and the Key Ingredients kit for a reduced price! This option can be purchased for a monthly charge of $39 (U.S.), $45 (Canada), $53 (other countries), which includes shipping. In addition our Deluxe subscribers will also receive an exclusive coupon code for a 10% discount in the TE Store all month long!
Just click on the coordinating pink link above or view all of the kit club options HERE
The Baker's Dozen and Key Ingredients Team have more to show you using the Stamp of the Month and Key Ingredients Kit!  Be sure to visit each of them!  Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Taylored Expressions November Release Day: Bottled Up and Pockets & Pages

It's RELEASE DAY!!  All of the products we've been showing you this week are NOW available in the TE Store!!  I have a few projects to share with you today just in case you need an extra push!  ;)  My first project uses the new Bottled Up DieBottled Up creates a tag for a wine bottle!  It's super simple and convenient!  Just die cut the tag and then decide on which sentiment and sentiment panel you want to add, and you've got yourself a hostess gift all ready to go!!

I used papers from the Bundled Up Project Pantry along with some seam binding ribbon to create my bottle tag.  The sentiment is from the new Wine a Little set. 

The next project I have for you uses a few products from the Pockets & Pages line.   I started by creating the tag with the new Label Stacklets 7.  The camera and sentiments on the card are from the Pockets & Pages InstaFun set.  Isn't that little camera and the heart and star elements just the cutest thing ever?  I just LOVE it. . .and I also love the little sentiments.  "selfie", "Smile" and "oh snap". . .so cute!

I used the Pockets & Pages 4x4 set to create the "hashtag" for selfie, and used the "location pointer" as the tag loop.  The arrow is from the Pockets & Pages 3x4 set.  As you can see, you can use the Pockets & Pages line for things other than scrapbook pages! 

My last project for today uses a few Pockets & Pages products for an actual scrapbook layout.  The papers I used are from the 'Tis the Season Project Pantry.  I create the title using the Pockets & Pages 3x4 set, the Pockets & Pages 4x6 set, the Bars of the Year set, the Sweet & Simple #s and Label Stacklets 7.  The picture page uses the Sweet & Simple Alpha Upper to spell out "Joy". 

I LOVE how quickly pages come together with the Pockets & Pages line of products!  If you notice, the pockets sleeves are different than I used the other day.  The other day, the sleeve had four sections on each side.  Today, the sleeves are full 6x8 sleeves.  All of the different pocket sleeve layouts are available in the 6x8 Variety Pack

I hope you've enjoyed all of the projects this week!  Thank you for stopping by!  Be sure to see what the rest of the Baker's Dozen has created for today!  HAPPY SHOPPING!!





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