Thursday, August 21, 2014

Picnic Card

As summer winds down, I am trying to pack as many summer memories into our days for the kiddos.  We love packing a picnic and taking it to the park while the weather is still nice.  I thought that it would be fun to create this little picnic scene with the newly released Little Bits dies from Taylored Expressions.

I used the new Ants and Watermelon dies on my card.  I also used the Label Stacklets 8 for a focal point on this card.  I created the cloud background with a die cut image from the Sunny Days dies.  I added a stamped sentiment from the Love Grows Here stamp set.  Take a closer look.....
To finish off my card, I added a bit of grass with the Grass Border die, a bit of black stitching, green ribbon and a black button.

Hop on over HERE to check out all the new stamps and dies that were recently released at Taylored Expressions....there are some pretty AWESOME new sets.


Dies: Little Bits - Watermelon, Little Bits - Ants, Label Stacklets 8, Grass Border Die, Sunny Days (cloud)
Stamp: Love Grows Here
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Cool Caribbean (Stampin' Up!)
Ribbon: Stampin' Up!
Other: button, sewing machine and thread

Friday, August 15, 2014

Peachy Keen Stamps August Challenge Card

Hi friends!!  I hope that your summer is going along well.  I know that school is about to start here and for some it has already started.  When I was younger, school didn't start until the end of August.  Since I homeschool, we can start whenever we want to....but I plan on getting started next week.

Today there is a new challenge up over at the Peachy Keen Stamps forum and I created this card to help inspire you to join us.....

I combined both the sketch and color challenge on my card, but to participate, you don't have to combine them....just use one or the other.  I used the Spring Gear Flowers stamp set on this card and colored the gear flower image with my Copic markers.  Here is a closer look at the image.....
I mounted the gear flower on an Action Wobble....check it out in action.....

I hope you can hop on over to the Peachy Keen Community HERE and join us for this fab challenge!!

Have a great weekend!!


Wednesday, August 13, 2014

{Surprise} Birthday Blog Hop for Lorie Souther

Today I am hoping along with some friends to celebrate Lorie Souther's birthday today. She is a friend, fellow designer, and Design Team Coordinator over at Peachy Keen StampsKathy over at Peachy Keen Stamps thought it would be fun to do a surprise blog hop for her.  You should have come from Gigi's blog.  If you want to start at the beginning to see all the wonderful inspiring cards for Lorie, you can hop on back to Tonya's blog.

Here is the card that I created for Lorie....

I used the cupcake image from the April 2012 SOTM, the With A Cherry on Top set, and the Kawaii Face Assortment on my card.  I colored in the image with my Copic markers.  Take a closer look at my card.....

I added some white gel pen details to the cupcake image and then finished off my card with some Solid Natural bakers twine from The Twinery.

I wanted to say Happy Birthday Lorie!!  You are a great friend and mentor over at Peachy Keen Stamps and I have been so blessed over the last few years to get to know you and call you friend!!

It is now time to hop on over to Tara's blog to see what wonderful birthday card she is sharing with us today.

Have fun!!


Monday, August 11, 2014

Blog Hop with The Twinery and Pretty Little Studio

Hello and welcome to my stop on this awesome blog hop with The Twinery and Pretty Little Studio.  If you have arrived here from Tami Brundage's blog, you are in the right spot.  If you have just happened upon this post and would like to join us, hop on back to The Twinery blog to check out all the details.

I am not real familiar with the Pretty Little Studio lines, but I love what I was able to create with their products and some of the yummy bakers twine from The Twinery.....

I have had this empty frame sitting around for quite a while and really wanted to fill it with some fun tags.  I used some papers in the Marigold line from Pretty Little Studio in the middle of each tag and then added some letters that I die cut with my Cricut machine.  

I fancied them up with some die cut images from the Marigold line and then added some lovely matching Solid bakers twine from The Twinery.  I used the Solid Marigold, Honeydew, and Caribbean on my project.  Here is a closer look at some of the tags......

What fun is a blog hop without some fabulous prizes??  Be sure to leave a comment below on my blog and on each blog along the hop for your chance to win these great prizes.....
 The Twinery - Striped Twine Sampler 
($65 retail value) 

Pretty Little Studio - $50 Gift Certificate

It is now time to hop on over to Becky Litz's blog to see what wonderful project she is sharing with us today.  

Here is the complete blog hop line up for today:
Amy Crockett (you are here)
Sindi Jeffers 

Have fun and Good Luck!!


Cardstock: Bazzill
Papers, printed die cuts: Marigold (Pretty Little Studio)
Bakers twine: Solid Cool Caribbean, Solid Marigold, Solid Honeydew (The Twinery)
Tag dies: My Creative Time
Clips: Tim Holtz
Die cut letters: Cricut Expression and A Child's Year cartridge
Ink: Colorbox Fluid Chalk

Thursday, August 7, 2014

August 2014 Release Day at Taylored Expressions

Hi and welcome to my stop on the August 2014 Release Blog Hop with Taylored Expressions.  Have you been watching the sneak peeks this week for this release??  Aren't the sets all fabulous??  For my card today, I used the In Other Words - Travel stamp set....take a look:

The suitcase image and sentiment are from the In Other Words - Travel stamp set.  I stamped them on some of the Choice Buttercream cardstock that I die cut with the Banner Stacklets 2 die.  I colored in the image with my Copic markers and then mounted it on an A2 card with some Urban Traveler paper from Simple Stories.  Here is a closer look at my card.....

To finish off my card, I added a bit of zig zag stitching with my sewing machine, some ribbon and a button.

It is now time to hop on over to Cassie's blog to see what wonderful project she is sharing with us today.

Here is the full blog hop list:
      Thanks so much for stopping by.....Have fun on the hop!!