Saturday, April 11, 2015

May Love Lift You Up.....

Hello friends!!  Spring is really here and we have been super busy with family activities for Easter and outings.  Today I have a fun card to share with you using the Carried Away stamp and die set from Taylored Expressions.  I just love this fun set....perfect for weddings and anniversaries.

I colored the house with my Copic markers to look like the house in one of my family's favorite movies called "Up".  Such a sweet story!  First, I cut out one of the Label Stacklets 7 and then stamped the house on it.  I colored it in and then put a post it with the same image stamped onto it so that I could create the cloud background with the die cut image I cut with the Rolling Clouds die.  I added the die cut balloons and mounted it all onto a Sugar Cube cardstock base that had the sentiment and grass border added to it.  Here is a closer look....

Such a fun card!!  I think it would be fun for an Up themed party, too. So, what do you think??  I had so much fun making this card to be like the Up house....that movie makes me cry every time!

I hope you are having a great weekend!!


Wednesday, April 1, 2015


Hello friends!!  I know it has been a little while since I have posted.  I have been released from most of my design teams and have just had to take a little break from crafting and unplug a bit from the internet.  I think that I am now renewed enough to share some more projects with you, so get ready for April.....I am feeling super inspired!!

First things first, this is one of my last cards as part of the Release team with Taylored Expressions.  I have loved being on the team and am still sad that I am no longer a part of it.  This card uses the Little Bits Champagne Bottle and Little Bits Champagne Flutes dies from the March release....take a look.......

I set them inside of the Pockets and Pages 3x4 Showcase die and used the City Skyline die at the bottom.  The CELEBRATE is stamped from the Little Bits of Birthday stamp set with gold embossing powder and then set.  I used the heart from the Pockets and Pages 3x4 Showcase set and added some red glitter glue.  Take a closer look.....

The papers in this are so pretty....they are part of the Metallic Neutrals Paper Pack from the March release.

I thought is was appropriate to share this card today since tomorrow is mine and hubby's 16th wedding anniversary.  I have been blessed to have such a wonderful husband for that last 16 years.  There are always ups and downs, but we will always have each other to lean on when the going gets tough.

I hope to be posting more.....even some layouts.  It almost feels like I have forgotten how to create layouts over the last few years since I have been on stamping design teams.

Have a great day (and don't get too fooled today!).....


Thursday, March 5, 2015

Hello Friend : March Release Day with Taylored Expressions

Hello friend(s)!!  Today I have a pretty little card that I created with some of the new dies and stamps that are being released today at Taylored Expressions.  I just love these fun wedding and garden themed sets this month....perfect for summer events!! 

I used the new Garden Arbor and Gate dies along with the new Arbor Accessories dies to create this fun arbor scene.

I used the Grass Border die at the bottom of the card and the clouds in the Rainy Days dies.  the sentiment is stamped with the new Fancy Banner 1 and then I added a couple of little butterflies from the Bikes and Trikes stamp set.  Here is a closer look at that beautiful arbor.....

I added two layers to the flowers and then added a dab of liquid pearls to the centers.  I just love how pretty it is.  

You should hop on over to the Taylored Expressions blog to check out the full release....don't forget to stop by all the other designers blogs to see what fab creations they have come up with using this new release.

Have a great day!!


Sunday, March 1, 2015

A Happy Day

Hello friends!!  Things have been quite slow on my blog.  Sorry about that.  Some of my design team terms have come to an end and I have been so busy in my everyday life, I haven't had a whole lot of time to create.  I have been working on new projects for the upcoming March release with Taylored Expressions, though and I get to start sharing those with you later this week, but first I have this card to share with you that I created with the February release.....

I created this card with the new Walking on Sunshine embossing folder.  I embossed the Potato Chip (yellow) cardstock and then added some hand stitching along the 'rays'.  I added a circle with a sentiment stamped from the new Tag-a-long Easter stamp set and colored in the Happy with my Copic markers.  Here is a closer look at the embossing.....

To finish off the card, I tied a big pink bow up at the top.  I hope that you are going to have some Happy Days this week.  Don't forget to come back and check out what I have created with the new March release from Taylored Expressions.


Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Easter Tags with Taylored Expressions

Spring is just around the corner and it is time to start thinking about those spring projects.  I have this sweet set of Easter tags that I created with the new February release with Taylored Expressions using the new Tag-a-long Easter stamp set and the Tag-a-long Easter coordinating die set.

The tags are cut out with the new Build A Tag 3 dies.  I colored in the stamped and die cut images with my Copic markers.  There is a strip of grass at the bottom of each tag that I cut using the Grass Border Die.  I added a strip of paper from the new For Peeps Sake 6x6 patterned paper pack.  Take a closer look at each of the tags.....

I finished off each of the tags with some sequins and then tied some bakers twine from The Twinery to the tops of each of them.

I hope that you are inspired to get some fun spring themed projects done, too.  I don't know what it is about the warmer weather, but I seem to be inspired more than when I am in colder weather.  How about you??

Have a blessed day!!