Saturday, October 25, 2014

A Candy Cane Christmas

Hello everyone!!  I have had quite the week and was hoping to unwind a bit with some crafting, but ended up with a bit of a stomach but instead. ::sad face::  I am glad that I do have this card that I created with some of the October release with Taylored Expressions to share with you.

First of all, I embossed the background with the new Winter Flurry embossing folder.....I just LOVE this folder!!  I then cut out a focal point with the 3x4 Pockets and Pages dies and the new Gingerbread Lane 6x6 paper pack.  Such wonderful Christmas papers in this pack!!  Take a closer look at them.....

I used the new Little Bits Candy Cane dies and the Woodland Winter stamp set for the sentiment.  I am loving this simple style and hope to get some more made for the upcoming season.

Have a great weekend!!

Hugs,
Amy




Friday, October 17, 2014

Winter Snow Globe Shaker Card

Hello!!  Today I am sharing a card that I created with some of the new October releases from Taylored Expressions.  I am actually quite excited for snow....imagine that!  I am not a huge fan of winter.....really, it is my least favorite season, but this year I think I will like the cooler weather and can't wait to see some snow.  I know....am I sick?  To celebrate these crazy feelings of mine, here is a super fun snow shaker card that uses the new Snow globe stamp and die along with the new Ready, Set, Snow stamp set that nests perfectly in the snow globe.

The images are colored in with my Copic markers and a bit of white pen details.  I love that you can take this Snow Globe die and use it to make a shaker card because it comes in two pieces....you can use them separately or together to make a window like I did for my snow globe image.  I just added a little bit of glitter and it was easy peasy!!  

Here is a closer look at my card......

I used papers from the new Gingerbread Lane 6x6 paper pack...I think that they compliment this stamp set perfectly.  To finish off my card, I added a bit of background stitching, some ribbon and then tied a bit of Peapod bakers twine from The Twinery around the base of the snow globe.

So, what do you think??  I am loving how easy it was to make this and I will be making more shaker snow globe cards to give out this holiday season.

Have a great day!!

Hugs,
Amy



Wednesday, October 15, 2014

It's Turkey Day with Peachy Keen Stamps

Greetings friends!!  Today I have a fun project to share with you that I created as inspiration for the new Peachy Keen Stamps challenge that is up today.  Take a peek:

I created this fun candle for Thanksgiving using the Lil' Tweets - Thanksgiving set (which also happens to be one of the October Specials over at Peachy Keen Stamps).

I colored in my cute little birdie with my Copic markers and then added him to this tag and then glued it to the candle jar and wrapped some raffia around it to finish it off.  Here is a pic of the new challenge:

I hope you can hop on over HERE and join us for this great challenge!!  We are also having a facebook hop with the new Peachy Keen Stamps Mid October release.  You can join us and see what I created on my facebook page HERE.

Have a great day!!

Hugs,
Amy

Thursday, October 2, 2014

October Release Day with Taylored Expressions

Hello and welcome to my blog!!  Today I am sharing a project that I have created with some of the new products being released today at Taylored Expressions.  I am loving these new Christmas themed stamps, dies, embossing folders, and papers.  Take a look at what I created....

I used the new Woodland Winter dies that coordinate perfectly with the Woodland Winter stamp set.  No more fussy cutting on these adorable little winter creatures for me.  :)  I also used the new Winter Flurry embossing folder on the blue background.  The patterned papers are from the new Gingerbread Lane 6x6 paper pack by Taylored Expressions.  Take a closer look at my card....
I used the Labels Stacklets 8, the Banner Stacklets 1, and the Build a Scene - Rolling Hills on my card, as well.  The images are colored in with Copic markers with a bit of white pen details.  I finished off the card with some hand and machine stitching, ribbon, button, and a corner punch.

I am loving all of this new release.....just in time to get your projects done for Winter and Christmas time.  Hop on over to the Taylored Expressions blog to check out the full release and don't forget to hop along and see what the other fabulous designers are sharing today as well.

Hugs,
Amy




Trendy Gnome

Hello everyone!!  Today I got to share a new card over on the Peachy Keen Stamps blog for trendspotting.  I have seen many posts on there lately with a fabulous brown/orange/turquoise color scheme and I thought that it would be fun to use it on a card....check it out.....

I used the adorable Gnomegrown stamp set on my card.....Pssst...it is on SALE right now.  Hop over HERE and pick it up for yourself.

I have another closer shot along with the image I drew my inspiration from over on the Peachy Keen Stamps blog.  Hop on over and check them out......I would really appreciate it if you would leave a little comment love over there for me, too.

Have a great day!!

Hugs,
Amy