Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Fun Spooky cards with Taylored Expressions

Hey everyone!!  I hope that you are having a great day!!  I have two new posts for today and first up is this set of fun spooky cards that I created with the September release from Taylored Expressions.  

On this card, I used the new Full Moon stamp set.  I colored in the image with my Copic markers.  I also used the new Hocus Pocus 6x6 paper pack from Taylored Expressions on my card.  I finished it off with a bit of machine stitching, some Solid Marigold bakers twine from The Twinery and a button.  Take a closer look at the image....

Up next is a fun little card I created with the new Little Bits - Haunted House die and the Pockets and Pages 3x4 Circle Showcase die.

I also used the Hocus Pocus 6x6 paper pack on this card, as well.  The embossing is done with the new Zig Zag embossing folder from Taylored Expressions.  To finish off my card, I used a sentiment from the Mischief Maker Lil Pumpkin stamps and some ribbon.  Take a closer look at the image....

Don't forget to stop by tomorrow to join us for the new October release with Taylored Expressions....there is magic in the air starting this time of the year.  :)

Have a great day!!

Hugs,
Amy








Thursday, September 18, 2014

The Twinery and Ruby Rock-It Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to my stop on the The Twinery and Ruby Rock-It blog hop.  If you have come from June Goh's blog, you are in the right spot.  If you have just happened up on this post and would like to join us for some awesome inspiration along with a chance to win some awesome prizes, hop on back to the Ruby Rock-It blog to get all the details and to get started.

I got to work with the lovely Heritage paper line from Ruby Rock-It and decided that it would be perfect for a layout of my grandparents.  Take a peek....

The colors and patterns in these papers are fabulous!!  I love how they really make this black and white photo of my grandparents POP on this layout.  I tied some of the Solid Natural bakers twine from The Twinery around the lower half of the layout.  I also tied some to pins that I added in a couple of different places on my layout.  Take a closer look at my project.....

I really LOVE the way this layout turned out....such a great way to honor two of the people who had so much influence on my childhood.  I used this title on my layout because my grandmother had it on display in her home next to the pictures of her children and grandchildren. 

Here are the fabulous prizes to be won on this awesome blog hop.....

{$45 retail value}

AND

Ruby Rock-It is giving away their Essence Empire Bebe collection (album not included)

How to win these yummy prizes:
Leave a comment on each participating designer’s blog on the hop. This is a 3-day hop, so be sure to check back and comment each day.
Please be sure to leave your e-mail address along with your comments so we can have a way to contact you if you win.
The deadline to leave comments for the giveaway is at 11:59pm (EST) on Friday, September 26th. Check back on The Twinery Blog on Sunday, September 28th to see if you’ve won!

It is now time to hop on over to Jaclyn Miller's blog to check out what wonderful project she has in store for us.

Hop list for Thursday, September 18:
 
Have fun and good luck!!
 
Hugs,
Amy

Monday, September 15, 2014

Halloween Moon Card with Peachy Keen Stamps

Hey friends!!  Today there is a new challenge up over at the Peachy Keen Stamps community and I am loving what they have come up with this month.  There is a color challenge and a sketch challenge....I used both on my card, but you can choose to do one or the other. 

For the orange background, I stamped and then heat embossed with the Woodland Birch Background stamp.  I cut out the circle with my Nestabilities and then added a heat embossed witch from the September 2012 SOTM kit.  I made the moon look like it has craters by using a stylus and just drawing circles/ovals and filling them in with the stylus over a mouse pad.  I then added some shading with some ink.  The sentiment is stamped from the Spider and Web stamp set.  Take a closer look at my card....

To finish off my card, I added a bit of machine stitching, some Solid Natural bakers twine from The Twinery and a button from my stash.  

I hope you can hop on over to the Peachy Keen Stamps community to join us for this super fun challenge!!

Hugs,
Amy

Thursday, September 11, 2014

September Release Day with Taylored Expressions

Hello everyone!!  Today is an exciting day over at Taylored Expressions....it is Release Day!!  It is a very special release because it is Taylored Expressions 6th Birthday!!  To celebrate, along with new stamps and dies, Taylored Expressions is releasing their very own line of patterned paper and coordinating cardstock, as well as their own Embossing Folders.

On this card, I used the new Party Monsters coordinating dies set along with the new Double The Fun papers and the new Zig Zag embossing folder.

I stamped this fun little Party Monster and then colored him in with my Copic markers.  I used the new coordinating Party Monsters dies to cut him out and then mounted him on a 5x5 card base that I have embossed with the new Zig Zag embossing folder.  

Isn't the colors in this new 6x6 Double The Fun paper pack so fun?!?  I love how well it makes my little monster POP!  I also used the Small Scallop Border die and finished it off with a bit of stitching with my sewing machine and also some pen stitching and buttons. 
 
To celebrate our 6th year, we've designed a special party favor, Think Happy Thoughts. This petite stamp set includes a very "happy" coordinating die and will be FREE with orders over $50 beginning on September 11th - September 21st. One free set per customer, while supplies last.

Don't forget to visit the TE Blog for a fun sketch challenge with a $250 prize gift certificate. 

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

Have a great day!!
Hugs,
Amy

Monday, September 8, 2014

Wicked Halloween Pumpkin Card with Peachy Keen Stamps

Hello and welcome back to my blog as I share a fun card with some awesome face stamps from Peachy Keen Stamps.  I created this spooky pumpkin card using the Zombie Face Assortment and my Cricut to cut the pumpkins......

The sentiment and frame are from the Halloween Sentiments and Label set.  Here is a closer look:

I also used some of the Solid Mandarin bakers twine from The Twinery on my card as a great accent.
 
You can check out more details and also check to see if you were the blog hop winner for the September release over HERE on the Peachy Keen Stamps blog.  One of the winners left a comment on my blog.  ;)

I hope you have a great day!!

Hugs,
Amy