Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Hoppy Easter!


Happy (Hoppy!) almost Easter! Ever since we had our little guy, a visit from the Easter Bunny is always a lot of fun. I wanted to create some little treats for him to discover at the end of his egg hunt, so I was glad I had some really cute Taylored Expressions dies and stamps on hand. 


First I created a little felt Sack It - Bunny. When I was a little girl, I had a pet bunny named Snowball and my little boy loves hearing all about the furry white rabbit I once had. Die-cutting the cute little gift sack was really fun and the felt makes it extra special.





Next up is a little tin that I created using the Gift Card frame die and the recently released Band It 2. I stamped the darling little sentiment from Hello Spring, coloring in the little bunny to match the little gift sack. I think I'll fill this one with mini malted eggs (a special favorite!)



I hope you and your families have a wonderful Easter!






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Monday, March 24, 2014

Sneak Peek: Simple Stories & Taylored Expressions Blog Hop!

I have a fun pocket scrapbooking project over on the Taylored Expressions Blog today! TE and Simple Stories have teamed up to feature some fun ways to use TE's Pockets & Pages line of stamps and dies alongside SS's cute collection, A Charmed Life. Here's a wee glimpse of my project:


Be sure to visit the TE Blog to get details on how you can win a fun Simple Stories Prize Pack! Thanks for stopping by!


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Thursday, March 6, 2014

Taylored Expressions Release Day: Butterfly Thoughts


It's Release Day at Taylored Expressions! Today I have a project to share using my very favorite products that are new today: the In Flight Cutting Plate and In Flight Overlays. I wanted to create a very soft, pretty card using this innovative and lovely new set of dies.


After die-cutting the background on some pretty pattered paper, I lifted the wings of the butterflies to give the card dimension. Then, using the Overlays, I die-cut some butterflies from vellum and patterned paper. With a few pearls and a sentiment from the new Shade Tree Sentiments stamp set, I had just the card I was aiming for.


All the new products are available in the Taylored Expressions web store. Please be sure to visit the Baker's Dozen blogs for more Release Day projects that will knock your socks off! Thanks for visiting today, crafty friends!

BEAN NOTES



  • Charmaine Ikach
  • Courtney Kelley
  • Jami Sibley
  • Jen Shults
  • Joan Ervin
  • Kendra Wietstock
  • Kerri Michaud
  • Regina Mangum
  • Sankari Wegman
  • Shannon White
  • Shelly Mercado
  • Stephanie Kraft
  • Taylor VanBruggen
  • Wanda Guess



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    Monday, March 3, 2014

    Taylored Expressions Sneak Peek Day: New Home



    It's the first day of Release Week at Taylored Expressions and I am so lucky to get to play along with the talented Baker's Dozen! Today, I'm sharing a card I created with Welcome Home, Build a House and Neighborhood Border. Plus, keep reading on how you can enter to win some really cool prizes!


    The new stamp set, Welcome Home, is so fun because you can create some really darling houses in different styles of architecture. Its companion die set, Build a House, made it very easy to "construct" my very own little dream house. (And how cute is that street lamp?!) With the Neighborhood Border, I created a clean, crisp background in white so that my little house really stood out from the crowd.

    BEAN NOTES
    Stamps: Welcome Home (Taylored Expressions); Dies: Neighborhood Border, Build a House (Taylored Expressions) ~ all available on Thursday, March 6, 2014

    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. 

    You won't want to miss more projects from the Baker's Dozen:

  • Charmaine Ikach
  • Courtney Kelley
  • Jami Sibley
  • Jen Shults
  • Joan Ervin
  • Kendra Wietstock
  • Kerri Michaud
  • Regina Mangum
  • Sankari Wegman
  • Shannon White
  • Shelly Mercado
  • Stephanie Kraft
  • Taylor VanBruggen
  • Wanda Guess


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    Thursday, February 6, 2014

    Taylored Expressions February Release Day: Retro Chic

    It's Release Day at Taylored Expressions! I am showcasing the new cutting plates being released today, the Retro Cutting Plate and the Ruffle My Feathers Cutting Plate. These are sure to become well-used in the years to come. My first card uses the Retro Cutting Plate and was just right as I wanted to make a chic and elegant card.


    By simply running the plate through with three different colors of cardstock and replacing certain pieces, I was able to create this lovely background that reminded my of a stained glass Tiffany window. I added some stamped images from the set, Make It Amazing, along with some vellum butterflies for a pretty card fit for many occasions.


    My second card uses the very cool Ruffle My Feathers Cutting Plate. I love the look of this die-cut background -- by adding a little bling, it took my card to a whole new level. I was so taken with the look that I added just a silhouette image from Embrace Beauty and a pretty ribbon to finish it off.


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    Wednesday, February 5, 2014

    Taylored Expressions February Sneak Peek: You're My Type of Chick

     

    Happy Wednesday! I'm playing all this week with the new release products from Taylored Expressions and today I am showing off a new cutting plate and border die that I just love! For my first project, I am working with the soon-to-be-released Proud as a Peakcock Cutting Plate


    I'm a little behind on my Valentin's Day cards, so I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to create something for my sweet husband. He knows me so well and lets me basically do anything I want (within reason) like buy an old fashioned typewriter for my craft space. Now that's love! This cutting plate let me create the type of cool and funky background that he thinks takes me hours -- but it only takes minutes!


    My second card is one I created for my fun-loving sister-in-law for Easter. I used an old favorite set, Hello Spring, and had those little chicks hopping along a border of flowers I created with the new Floral Eyelet Border. Cute, huh?


    To create the two-toned effect, I simple used the negative from the die and colored in the turquoise background before placing the border over it, adding some fun embellishments to top off this simple, yet fun card.

    BEAN NOTES
    In addition to the supplies listed below, I also used the following products from Taylored Expressions, available on Thursday, February 6, 2014.
    Dies: Retro Cutting Plate, Floral Eyelet Cutting Plate

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