Thursday, October 6, 2016

TE Release Day - Deck the halls and the tags!


Today is release day for Taylored Expressions and all of the new products are available in the Online Store. I hope you have fun shopping and I will be delighted to see what you make with the new stamp sets.  

Of course release day wouldn't be complete without more samples. I thought I would share a project using another product that I did some design work on. I am a huge fan of making tags and was delighted when Taylor gave the green light to the Trim The Tag die set concept. She provided a fun tag base and I created clothes. No naked tags around here. ;) There is a Santa, Mrs. Clause, and a festive elf.

I used the dies to make six quick tags, two of each design. I used a variety of designer papers for a different look and feel on each tag. Except the elves. They are twins. ;) 

Here are closeups of my favorite ones:

Mrs. Clause with the very faint blue polka dots.

And I gave her dress a bit of sass with more polka dots.

Elves need stripe-y pants, right? I thought so.

A traditional red Santa suit makes me the happiest!

Of course I had to add a bit of glitter to each outfit just for fun. Also, all of the sentiments on the tags are from the previously released Little Bits of Christmas stamp set. Besides gift packaging you could also use the tags as place settings - just write names where I added the sentiments.

Thank you for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed today's project.

Head over to the Taylored Expressions Blog for more inspiration and to see all the details on the release.

Monday, October 3, 2016

TE Sneak Peeks: All I want for christmas is... a vacation?

Hello! So glad you could stop by today for a couple sneak peeks for the October Taylored Expressions Release

I had a ton of fun illustrating a few sets for this release and I'm hoping you enjoy them. There is another addition to the Grumpling line with the Elf Grumplings Stamp & Die Combo. More pick your favorite face fun with the new If Penguins Could Talk Stamp & Die Combo. And finally a delightful set of critters trying out as Santa’s Helpers (plus matching die set).

Sadly, I haven't had time to use all of the new sets but I did make a couple of cards with the new Elf Grumplings Stamp & Die Combo. Heh. Just had to. Enjoy!

Elf Number 1 just wants a bit of recognition for his hard work. And maybe some chocolate. I used designer paper and a bunch of dies for the layers: Stitched Circle Stacklets, Stitched Banner Stacklets, and Chunky Numbers. I colored the elf with Copic Markers and used a bit of a glitter pen and Glossy Accents on his belt buckle. I also added some white freckles using a white gel pen. For a final touch I added some enamel dots.

Yes, that is the face of someone who really wants chocolate. ;)

For card number two I used the same supplies but instead of Stitched Circle Stacklets, I used the Stitched Rectangle Stacklets. And Elf Number 2 is in dire need of a vacation. Candy canes are about to fly.

Thanks for stopping by! I'm hoping a bit of Christmas grumpiness made you happy. Head over to the Taylored Expressions Blog to see all the sneak peeks for today!

Thursday, June 9, 2016

TE Release Day: Did you bring the grump?

Hey Crafters -

It's a happy Thursday because it is Release Day at Taylored Expressions! And to make the day even better I have a lot of grumpy goodness to share. 

For my first card I used the "hot dog" image from the Summer Grumplings stamp set to make a very bright and warm card. He's sizzling and hoping for some cooler weather. I feel the same way when it is time to mow the lawn - too hot!

For my second card I used the "perpetually-perplexed-penguin" to make a cooler toned card.

And of course he's asking the age old beach question. And yes, it is all the floaty's fault. ;)

Thank you for visiting! If you'd like to see more projects and new product information, please head over to the TE Blog for a complete list of our participating designers!

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

TE Sneak Peek: A Whole Herd of Hellos

Hello Crafty Friends - It's a new month which means a new release from Taylored Expressions. This month I have a couple of stamp sets that are being released: Summer Grumplings which debuted yesterday and another chatty animal set called If Cows Could Talk which is being shared today. 

I used the set to make a fun birthday card for my nephew who is turning 4 soon. I think it turned out moo-velous. ;)

I stamped the cow body three times and gave each one its own expression. I also stamped a birthday hat for each cow. After coloring all of the images I cut them out with the coordinating die. There isn't a die for the hat image so I just cut that by hand. I also die cut the number 4 from Salt Water Taffy card stock using the Chunky #'s die set.

The main background panel is a piece of watercolor paper colored with Sakura Koi Watercolors and then die cut with the Stitched Rectangles Stacklets. The sentiment is from the same set and was stamped in black ink on a piece of white card stock and then trimmed to size. I added some shiny sequins to finish the card.

Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with some fabulous giveaways! Visit the TE Blog to answer Taylor’s Question of the Day for a chance to win a prize from the latest release!

Thank you for visiting! If you'd like to see more projects and new product information, please head over to the TE Blog for a complete list of our participating designers!