Friday, March 27, 2015

Thinking of You

Hi everyone! Today I’m sharing a card I made for the Taylored Expressions Share Joy campaign! This wonderful initiative provides cards for different organizations to share with those in need. You can find out more about the newest Share Joy campaign on the Taylored Expressions Blog.

I was inspired to create this card by a couple of cards Taylor made using embossing paste (this one and this one).  I had never used this medium before, so I was excited to try it!   I started by making myself a "template" using the Damask Flourishes Die Set.  I used white embossing paste and smeared it over top of the template.  I scraped off the excess and peeled away the template.  Next I sprinkled Zing Rouge Embossing Powder over the design.  After heating it, this is how the design came out.  Pretty cool, right?  I LOVED how it turned out!  

I left enough room in between the two parts of the flourishes for a sentiment to be stamped.  I used a sentiment from Shade Tree Sentiments.  To finish it off, I tied a little ribbon around the card.  I will definitely use this technique again!  I just love the dimension and texture it gives the card!

Thanks for stopping by today!  If you'd like to find out more about the Share Joy Campaign and participate, head on over to the Taylored Expressions Blog for more information!




Saturday, March 21, 2015

Taylored Expressions & Tombow Spring Fling Blog Hop

Hi there!  If you’re following the Taylored Expressions and Tombow Spring Fling Blog Hop, then you should have arrived from Latrice Murphy's Blog.  We have partnered up for a fun, two day, blog hop!  And what’s a blog hop without a giveaway?  Take a look at the TWO prize packs for TWO lucky winners!
Enter to Win: Ready to hop into Spring? We’ve got TWO terrific prizes for TWO lucky winners to help you get started! To enter, leave some love on our participating designer Spring Fling Blog Hop project posts by 11:59 pm PST on Wednesday, March 25, 2015. For each comment, you’ll receive an entry to win one of two prize packs from TE and Tombow! We’ll pick two winners at random. Here’s what you can win:
Prize Pack #1: TE For Peep’s Sake Matched Kit, For Peep’s Sake Sequins,
Walking on Sunshine Embossing Folder
Prize Pack #2: Tombow XTREME Adhesive, Adhesive Dots, Dual Brush Set of 6 in Jellybean
My card today uses the Love Makes the World Go Round set from Taylored Expressions.   I colored the image using the fabulous Jelly Bean Markers from Tombow.   I love how happy the colors are and how easy they are to color with!    
The other products I've used on the card are the Cloudy Days Embossing Folder and For Peep's Sake Sequins from Taylored Expressions.  The sequins were adhered to the card using the Mono Glue Pen from Tombow.  This pen made it SO easy to adhere the sequins and have just a small amount of adhesive finely applied.
Be sure to continue on the blog hop and leave some love, for a chance to win an amazing prize pack!
TE Blog:
Shelly Mercado:
Beth Watson:
Joan Ervin:
Daniella Hayes-:
Jeanne Streiff:
Jennie Garcia:
Tombow Blog:

Tombow Blog:
Jennifer Priest:
Kendra Wietstock:
Latrice Murphy:
Charmaine Ikach:
Marie Browning:
Courtney Kelley:
TE Blog:



Friday, March 6, 2015

Verve New Release Spotlight Hop

Welcome to Verve's New Release Spotlight Hop! Verve is releasing a brand new set, coordinating word die and a couple of shaker mixes today, and the new goodies are available right now in the Verve store!

If you've just come from visiting Chaitali, you're in the right place!  The new set is called Chocolate and it's all about just that!  There is also a Chocolate Word Die being released that is just like the previously released Coffee Word Die!   I also used a bit of the new Golden Glam Shaker Mix on the candy bar!  :)

This is a fun set that you will be sure to love!  Next on today's hop is Christyne.  Thanks for stopping by today and have a wonderful day!

Want to win some shiny new Verve? We'll be picking a random commenter on one of the hop spots below to win the new release! So be sure to leave a little comment on all the blogs below to increase your chances! Check out the Verve Blog today for a little more about our new products and all the prize info!
ChocolateChocolate Word Die
Aqua Skies Shaker MixGolden Glam Shaker Mix

Day 1 Hop List
1. Julee7. Laurie
2. Amber8. Marisa
3. Andrea9. Maureen
4. Chaitali10. Stacey
5. Charmaine11. Teresa
6. Christyne 

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Taylored Expressions March Release!

It's RELEASE DAY at Taylored Expressions!  All of the products we've been featured are NOW AVAILABLE in the TE Store!  I have one more project to share with you.  It uses the NEW If Dogs Could Talk Stamp Set & Die Combo.  Like the If Cats Could Talk Stamp Set & Die Combo that I used yesterday, this set has the image of a dog without a face that you can stamp and then different faces that you can stamp!  So, depending on your mood or the theme of the card, you could have a dog with different faces!

On this card, I also used the NEW Garden Arbor & Gate Die Set, the NEW Woodgrain Embossing Folder and the NEW Wispy Grass Border Die.  The sentiment was stamped and embossed in white.  To finish the card, I added a border of clouds to the top using the Cloud Border Die.

I hope you've enjoyed this week of sneak peeks!  Thank you for stopping by and HAPPY SHOPPING!!




Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Taylored Expressions March Sneak Peeks: Bistro Lights Cutting Plate and If Cats Could Talk

Hi there!  Welcome back for the last day of sneak peeks at Taylored Expressions!  That's right!  Tomorrow, at 8am Pacific, you'll be able to purchase anything that we've been showing you these last few days!  Today I have two projects for you.  The first uses the NEW Bistro Lights Cutting Plate.  This is definitely a fun cutting plate!

It comes with a die piece that cuts the little circles so you can pick and choose colors for your lights!  :)  I used an orange, yellow and light blue color scheme and replaced some of the blues with sequins from the Build a Scene Sequin Mix.  The sentiment is from the NEW In & Out - Wedding set.  It has great wedding sentiments for both the outside and inside of your card!  I carried the dots onto the inside of the card surrounding the sentiment with them.

The second project I have today uses the NEW If Cats Could Talk Stamp & Die Combo.  This set is adorable!  It gives you the flexibility to change the cat's face!  Yep!  Just stamp the cat's body and you've got different faces to choose from!  How fun is that?

The frame on the card is from the NEW Frame In Frame Cutting Plate.  I also used a few sequins from the Wedding Sequin Mix.  The patterned paper is from the Build a Scene 6x6 Paper Pack.

Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with some fabulous giveaways! Visit the TE Blog each Sneak Peek Day this week for details on how you can enter to win.

I hope you've enjoyed today's sneak peeks!  I hope you'll stop back for one more project tomorrow before you go shopping!  ;-)





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