Showing posts with label Taylored Expressions. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Taylored Expressions. Show all posts

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Where is Summer??!

That's what everyone  here in New England is asking - we have a hot humid day and then we are putting the blankets back on the bed and turning the heat on!?! 
Well -  summer is here on my card today!
I water colored the background on water color paper - first brushing over the panel with water and then adding watercolor paint with a wet brush - tan for the sand - dark blue for the ocean waves and lighter blue for the sky.  I added this cute little layered die cut umbrella - popping the top up on foam dots and this lovely seaside sentiment.   I used a new embossing folder I just purchased called Level Curves. I thought it looked like a few things - a topography map, snail marks in the sand - and/or marks in the sand underwater after the waves have gone by!  Anyway, I thought it added nice CAS texture in white!

I'm linking my seaside card to:
Splitcoaststampers - Inspiration Challenge
I was inspired by the photo on the bottom - from Caron's Beach Website

Do not use patterned paper -  and use a die cut
Use a die cutting machine -  I used my Vagabond to cut my umbrella die.

Stamps: Crafty Individuals # C1-278
Paper: watercolor paper - Canson, White and Hawaiian Shores - PTI
Ink:  Hero Hues Black
Accessories: watercolor paints, brush, water, Beach Umbrella Die - Taylored Expressions, Level Curves Embossing Folder - Alexandra Renke

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Retirement Succulent

I retired last January (Yippee!)  and on Tuesday a former co-worker is retiring and her department is having a party for her - so I needed a retirement card.
My card design was inspired by this card by Becky - the Featured Stamper over on Splitcoaststampers this week.

I used a succulent rather than a cactus (or I guess a cactus IS a succulent??!), changed the design slightly.

I didn't make mine a shaker - but did add clear sequins scattered about to give the impression of a shaker!

I colored my image using Tombow Markers and a Clear Glitter Wink of Stella to spread the color around - so IRL it is quite sparkly in the light!

I'm also linking my card to:

Stamps:Succulents - Altenew
Paper: Bristol Smooth Surface, White and Text Stye Distressed Dots - PTI
Ink:True Black - PTI, Black Heros Hue
Accessories: Succulent dies - Altenew, Lacy circle die - Waltzingmouse (retired), Flag It - Taylored Espressions, Noted: Scalloped A2 - PTI, foam dots, Tombow Markers, Clear Glitter Wink of Stella, washi tape, clear sequins, Tombow Glue

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Raccoon on a Log

I made another card for the February CAS Mix Up Challenge
For this card I used stamps, corrugated paper, stenciling and a die cut.
I just got this cute Little Bits Raccoon die from Taylored Expressions and thought it would make a great masculine Valentine for my husband, Kent.
I stood him on a corrugated 'log' under the tree I made with Wendy Vecchi's Layered Tree Stencil and WV Archival Inks.  I made the log using the Key Tag punch from SU.  I cut the tag in half to give it a flat top.  I used a piece of corrugated paper that I've had in my stash for years and never opened!
I added a rhinestone heart to the racoon and stamped my sentiment from Love Struck by Paper Smooches over the tree.  
This little guy just cracks me up!  I layered him on the log with foam dots.  I sponged around the edges of the raccoon and of the log with Ranger Distress Ground Espresso Ink.
I'm linking my card to the following challenges:
House of Cards - Love Theme
my card is Clean and Layered
Inspired by leaves and hearts in the photo

Stamps:  Love Struck - Paper Smooches
Paper:  white, Fine Linen, Soft Stone, True Black - PTI, Basic Grey and Sahara Sand - SU, Corrugated Paper.
Ink:  True Black - PTI,  Wendy Vecchi Archival Tree Branch and Leaf Green, Ranger Distress Ground Espresso.
Accessories: Key Tag Punch - SU, Tombow Glue, Layered Tree Stencil - Wendy Vecchi/Stampers Anonymous, foam dots, rhinestone heart - Michaels.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Get Your Ducks in a Row

In the beginning of June,  I got an e-mail from a K K Yuen in Hong Kong who has two fairly new Etsy shops - Stampcow where he sells hand made rubber stamps and Craftpon where he sells craft supplies.   He said he had seen my blog and he asked me if I would be interested in receiving some items of my choice from his Etsy Shops at no cost if I was willing to post creations that I made with those items on my blog.  After looking through the shops and finding some fun things- I said 'Yes' - I'd be happy to! 

So with that full disclosure - here is my first post using a sweet little duck stamp I received from Stampcow.

The sentiment is from Taylored Expressions - from a stamp set that I just won when I guessed Taylor was having a second girl!  How lucky am I?!

I used this weeks Cas(e) this Sketch for my card design today.
And just for good measure -  I made a second card in blues for the boy babies!
These will go into the box of cards I keep under my desk at work - I have several co-workers who buy my cards - and it's usually for birthday, baby or sympathy!
Today is Kent's and my 16th wedding anniversary and tonight we're going out to dinner and a play with my college roommate and her husband.  We made the plan to get together coincidentally but it will be a nice way to celebrate!

The play is called "These Shining Lives" - here is a brief description of this true story - " In the 1920s, The Radium Dial Corporation employed some 4,000 girls and produced watches with brightly lit dials. These were jobs for girls that had never worked before. They didn't just make money; they made friends. But the radioactive paint they were using made them terribly ill. These Shining Lives tells the story of four women who rejoiced in their new-found camaraderie and found the courage for each other to stand up to the employers that endangered their lives."     Sounds interesting doesn't it?

Stamps:  Duck - etsy shop, Sentiment from Welcome Little One Set -Taylored Expressions.
Paper:  white - PTI, DP Sidewalk Paper Pad - October Afternoon.
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Mountain Rose - Adirondack Brights, Memento Teal Zeal
Accessories:  black rhinestones - Kaiser Craft, foam tape, blue Adonit Gems, wrinkled seam tape - Prairie Bird Boutique Etsy Shop.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

A Chalkboard Birthday!

I was SO excited to see the Chalkboard Technique as the Technique Lovers challenge over on Split Coast this week.   I've had this tutorial by Betsy Veldman printed out on my desk for a while now.
So Joan's challenge made me finally sit down and try to do it!  You'll find all kinds of chalkboard cards in the SCS challenge gallery here.

 If you look at Betsy's birthday sample - you'll see I pretty much copied it!! Using stamps that I had from Cas-ual Fridays Stamps and Taylored Expressions - I created this chalkboard card (well it's actually a 3"x4" tag type creation - it doesn't open)
 What you see here is my third try at it - the first one wasn't spaced well and the 2nd one I tried over stamping the white embossing with Fresh Snow ink and I WAY OVER over stamped it! So - it's a process that I think you get better at the more you do it!

First I stamped the sentiments with Versamark and embossed them in white. Then I stamped the banner over the HAPPY BIRTHDAY using Fresh Snow - I didn't get it quite centered over the sentiment so I added the pink heart gems to off set it!  I cut off the side edges up to and around the banner ends so they stick out.  Next I drew the framing lines with a white Prismacolor watercolor pencil and drew some red lines around NOISE and yeah BABY. I rubbed a little bit of Fresh Snow Ink around the edges and open spaces and finally added the ribbon and buttons with twine.

Pretty cool huh??!!

Stamps: Banner and Happy Birthday from It's a Banner Day 1 - Taylored Expression, all other sentiments from Woot Woot by Cas-ual Fridays Stamps
Paper: True Black, Hibiscus Burst, Hawaiian Shores - PTI
Ink: Versamark, Fresh Snow - PTI
Accessories: caribbean  and; pink sorbet twine - The Twinery, buttons - PTI, ribbon - PTI, glue dots, heart gems - Amuse, white and red Prismacolor watercolor pencils, white embossing powder, hot gun

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Remembering the 4th of July

In honor of celebrating the 4th of July -  the independence of the United States of America - I'm re-posting the projects I've made featuring the USA since I started my blog in 2008. 
(click on the dates to take you to the original post)

Happy 4th of July to everyone in the USA!

Treat Box
Stamps: none
Paper: SU: Naturals Ivory, Night of Navy, PTI: Pure Poppy, DP GCD Studios Bedtime Stories
Ink: Denim Adirondack
Accessories: foam dimensionals, sponge, star Shapeabilities, scalloped square Nestabilities, clip art: The Vintage Workshop, Crop a dile, exacto knife, scor pal, scor tape, ribbon: Michaels, Ready Set Wrap Template: PTI

Proud to be an American
Stamps: Liberty - Paper Inspirations, Sentiment - Stampendous
Paper: Ocean tides - PTI
Ink: Ocean tides - PTI
Accessories: gold spica pen, ribbon - PTI

God Bless America
Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps - Patriotic Statue of Liberty #57-11, Patriotic Bless America Text # 194-07
Paper: rustic white - PTI, DP Bo Bunny/Decaf Dot
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress ink - Tea Dye & Mustard Seed
Accessories: Long deckled edge rectangle nestabilities, Copics: YR02, YR04, YR23, E33, E35, E37

Uncle Sam Gingerbread Man
Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Half Baked Gingerbread Joy, Frame It, Victorian Alphabet.
Paper:  White - PTI

Ink:  Adirondack Butterscotch, Memento Lady Bug, Danube Blue, Tuxedo Black.

Accessories:  Star Punch - McGill, tiny gems - Taylored Expressions, foam tape.

Cupcake Happy 4th
Stamps:  Taylored Expressions - A Year of Sweets 2, A Year of Sweet Sentiments.
Paper:  White, Enchanted evening - PTI, DP Red Vellum Swirls (no company name on the sticker)

Ink:  Memento Lady Bug, Cantalope, Danube Blue. Tuxedo Black, Soft Sky - SU

Accessories:  Dazzling Diamonds - SU, Banner Day 1 Die + Tiny Twinkles- Taylored Expressions, Copics: E40, E31, E19, B00, B37, Y13, R29., glossy accents, quicky glue pen, home made cloud template, pinking circles Nestabilities, 1 3/8" circle punch - SU, enchanted evening saddle stitched ribbon - PTI

Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Playful Pinwheels
Paper:  white, Pure Poppy, Enchanted Evening, DP Bitty Box Basics - PTI
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Lady Bug &; Danube Blue
Accessories - Circle and Pinking Circle Nestabilities, Nested Lacey Pennants (banner), rhinestones - Michaels, foam tape.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Taylored Expressions Blast from the Past Blog Hop - Old Glory!

Today I'm participating in the Taylored Expressions Blast from the Past Blog Hop - the Theme is Old Glory.

I used stamps from two TE sets on my card - A Year of Sweets 2 and A Year of Sweet Sentiments.  I also used the Banner Day Die for my sentiment and Tiny Twinkles on the sentiment and fireworks.  I also added some dazzling diamonds to my fireworks so they look really sparkly IRL - I think you can see it a little bit on my pic.

Cuppie has hiked to the top of the hill to get a really good view of the fireworks this year AND he's waving Old Glory!!

Wishing an early Happy 4th of July to everyone in the US !  The long weekend will be here soooooon!!!

Stamps:  Taylored Expressions - A Year of Sweets 2, A Year of Sweet Sentiments.
Paper:  White, Enchanted evening - PTI, DP Red Vellum Swirls (no company name on the sticker)
Ink:  Memento Lady Bug, Cantalope, Danube Blue. Tuxedo Black, Soft Sky - SU
Accessories:  Dazzling Diamonds - SU, Banner Day 1 Die + Tiny Twinkles- Taylored Expressions, Copics: E40, E31, E19, B00, B37, Y13, R29., glossy accents, quicky glue pen, home made cloud template, pinking circles Nestabilities, 1 3/8" circle punch - SU, enchanted evening saddle stitched ribbon - PTI

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Taylored Expressions Blog Hop - Make it Masculine!

Today I'm participating in the Taylored Expressions Blast from the Past Blog Hop - the Theme is Masculine.  You have to use TE stamps released prior to March 2011.

 And here's my card

I didn't have any specific masculine stamps to use -  so I used my cuppies to make an Anniversary card for  Kent - our anniversary is coming up in June - so now my card is made! ( you know how we card stampers never seem to have cards for our own family?!?!?)  Inside I stamped 'match made in heaven'!  Which is exactly what we have...!

What makes it masculine??  The colorful but dark colors, the minimal accessories and layers, and the twine!  Do you agree???  My sentiment is from A Year of Sweet Sentiments and my cuppies are from the Downtown Diva set

Here are all the bloggers participating in this fun hop today - let's go check out how to make it masculine - shall we??!

Stamps:  Taylored Expressions - A Year of Sentiments, Downtown Diva
Paper:  White, Enchanted Evening - PTI, DP - Cosmo Cricket 6x6 mini deck Social Club.
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  Word Window Punch - SU, Heart Punch - McGill, Twine - PTI, Copics - R05, B37, E31, E35, YG91, YT95

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Taylored Expressions - Blast from the Past Blog Hop #10

Today I'm excited to be participating in the Taylored Expressions Blast from the Past Blog Hop!

I used the sketch that Sankari Wegman designed for the hop - which wecould use if we wanted.   And I used the Taylored Expressions stamp set Sweet Spring.  Poor bunny - someone has already taken a bite out of his ear!   Somebunny really does love him!!  Just click on the pic for a larger view.  I added tiny twinkles to his eye and nose, the sentiment and the doily bunny is sitting on and die cut some grass along the top of the pleated ribbon.

Here's everyone that's participating in the blog hop today -  I hope you'll check them all out!

Stamps:  Taylored Expressions - Sweet Spring
Paper:  White, Hawaiian Shores, Text Style Happy Spots - PTI,  green tissue paper (recycled from inside a gift bag I received!)
Ink:  Ranger Distress Antique Linen, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  Copics - E37, BG11, BG32, RV21, Tiny Twinkles & pleated ribbon - Taylored Expressions, large Oval punch - SU, Wrinkled Seam Tape - Prairie Bird Boutique Etsy Shop, scallope edge die - PTI, fresh cut grass die - MFT, foam tape, scor tape, Oval and scallop oval nestabilities.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

A Little Child to Love and Treasure

I made this sweet baby card for the Color Challenge on Split Coast this week - the colors Peggy gave us to use  - So Saffron, Pretty in Pink, and Pear Pizazz.  Great colors for spring aren't they?!   I thought they were super for a new little baby card too!   Just click on the pic to see it larger.

I used this weeks Taylored Expressions sketch for my card.

I colored bunny with Copics, cut him/her out and adhered him/her to the embossed panel with foam tape.  I stamped the sentiment and cut it close to the edges all around. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  

Something fun!!!    The Friends of WMS Blog waltz is coming up in the Playroom of  the WMS forum on 4/17  the theme is Easter!  You'll find the deets here or just click on the Blog Waltz pic on my side bar!  Hope you will join us in the fun!

Stamps:  Rubbernecker - Baby Bunny #62-17, No earthly Joy text #89-06
Paper:  So Saffron, Pretty In Pink - SU, white, spring moss - PTI, DP Itsy Bitxy Bably Boy Paper Pack K+ Co.
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories:  foam tape, Swiss Dots - Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Brads - Basic Grey, Copics: E40, G21, RV12, BG10, Y21, Heart Punch - McGill.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Happy Bird-Day!

I was the host for the color challenge over on Split Coast this week - my color choices were Marina Mist, Certainly Celery and Baja Breeze - I didn't have all of the SU colors - so I used some Bazzill papers - two shades of blue and a green and a pretty Cosmo Cricket patterned paper called Social Club.

My dessert option this week was to have a bird on your creation.  I used my Tim Holtz Alteration bird cage and bird die and a banner die from Taylored Expressions for the sentiment.

I used this weeks Crazy 4 Challenges sketch for my card design and my fun sentiment is from PaperSmooches - Birthday Buddies set.

Hope you can stop by tomorrow -  for the 1st four days of April - the Waltzingmouse Design Team is having the April Stamp of Approval Parade (SOAP!) of the March WMS Release - come join the fun!

Stamps: Paper Smooches - Birthday Buddies
Paper: White - PTI, blue & green Bazzill, DP Cosmo Cricket Social Club Mini Deck
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: zutter corner rounder, Tim Holtz Alterations Die - Caged Bird, Banner Die - Taylored Expressions, foam tape, Rhinestones - Kaiser, Timy Gems - Taylored Expressions

Monday, March 28, 2011

Rubbernecker New Release Preview Day 2 - Paris 1908

Welcome friends to Day 2 of the Rubbernecker Stamps Previews!  Rubbernecker is releasing more NEW STAMPS tomorrow - 3/29/11.   You'll want to visit EVERY one of the FABULOUS design team participants and leave a comment, for on ONE of their blogs, is a chance to win a $15 Rubbernecker Stamps gift certificate!   You can find the complete list of today’s participants on the RUBBERNECKER BLOG!

Today I'm previewing stamps from a wonderful new set called Paris 1908 #527  Aren't these great vintage images?!  I paired them up with these great Basic Grey Curio Papers.
I used Friday's Taylored Expressions sketch for my card design.  I stamped 3 of the images and then punched them with a 1 3/4" circle punch.  I colored the people and tires on the car with copics, sponged all the edges and framed them with 2" punched circles.  I stamped the Eifel Tower, cut it out and adhered it to the circle with foam tape.  Then I added some tiny gems for a little Paris glam!

You will find the list of all the Design Team members showing previews today on the Rubbernecker Blog - as well as details on 3 ways to win some stamps!

Thanks for stopping by, hope you enjoy all of our creations and that we'll see you tomorrow for the New Release Design Team Blog Hop!   Don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win! Au revoir, mes amies!

Stamps:  Rubbernecker - Paris 1908 #527
Paper:  Vintage Cream - PTI, DP Basic Grey Curio Paper Pad.
Ink:  Ranger Distress - Brushed corduroy, Victorian Velvet
Accessories:  Copics - E34, E51, E53, Y21, R20, RV32, C1, foam tape, tiny gems - Taylored Expresisons, Quickie Glue Pen, 1 3/4" circle punch - SU, 2" circle punch - Fiskars., wrinkled seam tape - Prairie Bird Boutique Etsy Shop.

Friday, October 22, 2010

TE Blast from the Past Blog Hop - The Magic of Christmas!

I'm so excited to be participating in the Taylored Expressions blast from the Past blog hop again! This month we were to use any Christmas/Holiday TE stamps on our card.

I tried to create a night time Christmas Eve scene - using several hues of blue and clear embossing all the images so the details would show up in all the blueness. The house, moon and sentiment are popped up on foam dimensionals. I cut off the bottom half of the house to have room on my 4 1/4" x 4 1'/4" card for Santa flying overhead!
All my images are from the set Holiday Wonder.
I wanted to create the feeling of a late winter's night, with the cold crisp snowy woods when everyone in the house is sound asleep! Truly the magical time of Christmas.

Here are the links to all the people participating in this fun blog hop today! I know you'll find a lot of great holiday card ideas if you hop!

Stamps: Taylored Expressions - Holiday Wonder
Paper: white, enchanted evening - PTI, Night of Navy, Buckaroo Blue, more mustard - SU
Ink: Ranger Distress - Chipped Sapphire, Weathered Wood
Accessories: Copics B21, B37, Y21, Circle punch, foam dimensionals, clear EP, hot gun, rhinestones - Kaiser, blending tool & non stick craft mat - Inkssentials Ranger.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

WMS Sneak Peek Day #2 - Yuletide Blessings & Fancy a Cuppa?

Welcome dear friends to the 2nd day of Sneak Peeks of the Waltzingmouse October Release. Just 2 more days until you can order these for your very own!

Today I made a card and gift container set using Compliments of the Season and Holiday Labels No. 14 (yes - they fit in Labels 14 Nestabilities!)

For the images on the label on my little container I also used two older sets - Afternoon Tea and Afternoon Tea Sentiments. (that's a clue as to what I put inside! LOL!!)

I used Taylored Expression's sketch for my Yuletide card. The sentiment and snowflake stamp are from Compliments of the Season and the cool label stamp is from Holiday Labels No. 14. I don't have the Labels 14 Nestabilities (yet!) - but it was easy peasy to cut around the edges by hand.

Here's how my container started out - as a simple Betty Crocker Icing tub!

Since the top was red I really had to get it covered as red didn't go with my color scheme! I used some twill along the side edge and I attached this lace over the edge of the top, folding it down over the side and covering the top with a circle of designer paper. Then I just adhered a strip of the same paper around the base of the container.

I used the same label stamp I used on my card for the front of the container. The 'fancy a cuppa? sentiment is from the new release Frame It (I used this set for yesterday's sneak peek if you recall!?! or you can just scroll down and see it!)

I used petite oval Nestabilities to cut out the sentiment (Afternoon Tea Sentiments) I used on the cover here.
I tied the wrinkled seam binding around in the back - sort of like an apron (!)

So that's it! sorry I took so long today!

Now you'll want to check out the rest of the DT's peeks:
Julia (me!)
Joan New DT member!
Sandie New DT member!
See you tommorrow for Sneak Peek Day #3!!

I've also entered this in the Moxie Fab World Christmas Card Challenge as well as the Moxie Fab World Gift box challenge.

Stamps: Frame It, Holiday Labels No. 14, Compliments of the Season (to be released 10/7/10), Afternoon Tea, Afternoon Tea Sentiments.
Paper: Ocean Tides, Vintage Cream - PTI, DP My Mind's Eye Beloved.
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress Ink - Old Paper, Bundled Sage.
Accessories: Petite Oval & Circle Nestabilities, Snowflake Shapeabilities, ink applicator - Inkssentials Ranger, wrinkled seam tape - , ocean tides twill - PTI, rhinestones - Michaels, scor tape, foam dimensionals, corner rounder, lace - from stash, Swiss dots embossing folder.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

TE Sept Blast from the Past Blog Hop!

I'm so excited to be participating in the Taylored Expressions Blast from the Past Blog Hop today! Participants have to use stamp sets released on or before June 2010.

I used two sets on my card today - Fresh Flowers (the window, shutters and flower box) released in April 2009 and A Year of Sweet Sentiments (you brighten my day) released in January 2009. My sketch is a loose interpretation of the one designed by Sankari Wegmen for the challenge today.

I stamped the window on a piece of white card stock cut with Labels Nine Nestabilities. The shutters and window box are cut out and adhered with foam dimensionals. I used Copics to color my window.

Now check out all the inspiration you'll find from these blog hop participants!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you enjoy the hop!
Stamps: Taylored Expressions - Fresh Flowers & A Year of Sweet Sentiments.
Paper: White, Text Style Green Boutique - PTI, Bazzill Irish Eyes, Bo Bunny Decaf Dot & Seafoam Dot.
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Wrinkled seam binding - , modern label punch - SU, Glazed brad - Basic Grey, Copics: BG10, B21, YG63, YG95, Y11, Labels Nine Nestabilities, fence punch - Martha Stewart