Sunday, January 26, 2014

February 14th

The weather has been crazy here with lots of snow days and delays from school, so my stamping time has been sparse!  I hope you can't say the same!  LOL  Today I have a card that uses the January Stamp of the Month from Taylored Expressions, Kiss Me, along with the coordinating die set, Love M'stache

I used papers from the KneeHighs Collection from Basic Grey.  I thought the colors in the patterned paper worked well with the Valentine-themed stamp set.  I stamped and cut two hearts and covered one in Stardust Stickles.  I stamped an "XO", cut that out and created a little cluster embellishment for the focal "February 14".  The little "doily" behind Feb 14 is a die that comes in the Love M'stache set.  I just LOVE it!  I also used the Heart Border Die for the top of the card.  I used a couple of the "negatives" from the hearts as embellishments on the bottom right corner of the card. 

If you haven't heard of TE's Stamp of the Month, you can read all about (as well as their other subscriptions) HERE. If you would love to get a new stamp set each month, or even new coordinating patterned papers and cardstock. . .check out the different subscriptions!

Hope you're staying warm!  Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!! 



Friday, January 17, 2014

Treasure Life

I have a card to share with you today using a set and die set that I haven't used in a LONG while!!  This card uses the Treasure Life set along with the coordinating Apothecary Jars die set from Taylored Expressions. 

I had forgotten how much I love this set.  I started the whole card by using Deconstructed Sketch #132.  The papers are from the Sweet Girl Collection from Echo Park.  I stamped and die cut two of the jars using the Apothecary Jars die set.  The tall skinny jar was cut by hand.  I added some shading to the jars with a Copic marker and then stamped the "live", "laugh", "love" labels from Treasure Life onto each of the jars. 

I arranged the bottles and then added the sentiment strip over the bottom of them.  The sentiment strip was die cut using the Banner Stacklets 1.  I love how the Apothecary Jars die set cuts out the jars.  It makes it so quick and easy.  I also love how these jars can be the focal point of the card.  It adds a different sort of flair to the card, don't you think?

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope your weekend is off to a great start!




Tuesday, January 14, 2014

TE January 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 Kiss Me and it is adorable!!  There is a coordinating die set available sold separately called Love M'stache.

The images in the set really are adorable and are perfect for Valentine's Day.  There is a punny sentiment that goes with two of the images too!!  This sentiment makes me laugh, so I just had to use it on my card for today  :)  I added the mustache (which was die cut with one of the coordinating dies from Love M'stache) to a pixie stick and tucked it behind the sentiment.  The little doily behind the mustache and sentiment was die cut using another die from the coordinating set.  I added some "pearls" to the card as well using some Dimensionz Pearl Paint in Blue Lagoon and Red Rover

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!



Sunday, January 12, 2014

VLV Have an Amazing Birthday!

Have you been able to play along with the new, re-vamped Viva la Verve Challenges?  They've got their own blog now!!  Each Friday, a new sketch goes up and each Tuesday, cards using that sketch are highlighted!!  This past Friday, I was able to create with Teresa's awesome sketch

I used the Poppy Birthday set from Verve along with the coordinating die set, Build a Poppy.  The papers are from the Notable Collectible Collection from My Mind's Eye.  I die cut each of the poppies, stems and leaves out of cardstock and then stamped them with the coordinating stamps. I added rhinestones to the middles for a little sparkle.  "Happy Birthday" is stamped on a piece die cut with the Flag It die set. 

Come play along with the Viva la Verve Sketches!!  It's a lot of fun and we LOVE to see what you create!!  Thanks for stopping by today!!



Thursday, January 9, 2014

Taylored Expressions January Release Day: Sack It Owl and Love Makes the World Go 'Round

It's release day at Taylored Expressions!!  All of the new products we've been sharing with you this week are NOW AVAILABLE for the purchase in the TE Store!  I have two projects to share with you today.  The first uses the Sack It Owl die set along with the Tag Stacklets 2

I thought these would make great tags or even bookmarks.  I started by diecutting some Choice Kraft using the largest die from Tag Stacklets 2.  I die cut the piece of the owl out of different cardstocks and then pieced them together on each tag.  The sentiment is from the Sack It Sentiments set.  Before tying ribbon on the tags, I die cut and added the Tag Reinforcements to the top of the tags. 

My second project uses the Love Makes the World Go 'Round set.  This coordinates with the previously released Shake It Up globe die, but I used it here without that die.  The papers are from the Lost & Found Heirloom Collection from My Mind's Eye. 

I also used the Tag Stacklets 2, Tag Reinforcements and Heart Stacklets dies on this card.  The image was stamped and colored using Copic markers.  The sentiment was stamped and embossed in white on the black cardstock. 

I hope you've enjoyed all of the projects you've seen this week!  Thanks for stopping by each day and HAPPY SHOPPING!!




    Wednesday, January 8, 2014

    Taylored Expressions January Sneak Peeks: My Punny Valentine

    Welcome back for another day of sneak peeks!!  I hope you've been enjoying everything you've seen so far!  All of the new products will be available for purchase tomorrow, Thursday, January 9th at 7am Pacific!!  If you'd like to see what the actual sets look like, join in our Facebook preview party tonight at 6pm Pacific!!  Today I am featuring the NEW My Punny Valentine set.  This set is perfect for little Valentine treats!

    I've created little treats using one of my kids' faves. . .Gogurt!  I used the Pockets & Pages 3x4 Pocket Part of My Heart and the Pockets & Pages 3x4 Pocket XOXO as bases for the treats.  Next, I die cut a large heart and a smaller heart using the Heart Stacklets, and sandwiched the Gogurt in between them. 

    The Gogurts are held in place with pop dots.  I stamped the sentiment from My Punny Valentine in white on black cardstock and embossed it in white.  The sentiment works well with the treat. . .and I'm sure you can find other "squeezable" options!  ;)

    Thank you for stopping by today!  Remember, tomorrow all of these new products will be available for purchase at 7am Pacific!!  To catch an early sneak peek of the sets, come to our Facebook preview party tonight at 6pm Pacific!!  And don't forget to stop and see what the rest of the Baker's Dozen has created for today!


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