Confessions of a Paperholic

Happy St. Patty's Day!

Friday, March 9, 2018

Happy Friday, Crafty Friends!

Are you looking forward to heading into your craft room this weekend?  Well, I am glad I made a little time to play in my craft room. St. Patrick's Day almost passed me by, and I couldn't allow that to happen.  My sweet hubby is a huge fan of St. Patrick's Day, so I wanted to make a card for him. Today, I am sharing a card featuring Taylored Expression's Shake Your Shamrock (stamp/die combo).

Happy 8th Birthday!

Monday, March 5, 2018

Happy Monday, Crafty Friends!

Today, I am sharing a new monthly feature post, TE Staff Selection. Every month, the fabulous members of the Taylored Expressions Team provide the Creative Team with inspiration. This month, Meredith asked us to create birthday decorations for her twins' upcoming 8th birthday.

Taylored Expressions February Release!!!!!

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Hello Fabulous Crafty Friends!

Happy Release Day!! I hope you have enjoyed visiting with the TE Creative Design Team this week. Today, I am sharing my last two projects featuring the Little Bits-Marshmallow Bunny and Iconic Wishes-Savior.

When I first laid eyes on the cute bunny die, I knew I had to create a box of Peeps. While this might not be the most practical card to was fun to design. And really, that is the magic, being inspired to create. To make this card, I used the Matchbox die to die cut a piece of Potato Chip cardstock for my Peep's box. I then die cut 20 bunnies from the Playful Patterns-Sweet paper, and 20 bunnies from Oreo cardstock and glued them together. Foam adhesive sits between each row of bunnies. Next, an A2 card base made from Strawberry Milkshake cardstock is cut, and an inked Sugar Cube panel is adhered to the card base. Strips of pattern paper are layered onto the card front and a heat embossed sentiment completes this card.

My next card features Iconic Wishes-Savior. This stamp set is perfect for a variety of occasions, Easter, Thinking of You, Encouragement and more.

To create this card, I die cut the background panel from the Stained Glass Cutting Plate using Shimmer White cardstock. I left some of the pieces in the panel for visual interest. The background is a heat embossed image using the Notable Blooms Background Stamp. The oval panel is die cut from gold metallic cardstock and make a wonderful base for the cross. The cross, with the names of our Savior, is also heat embossed using gold embossing powder.

Thank you for visiting. Do not forget to head over to the Taylored Expressions blog (HERE) to see if you have won a fabulous prize from this month's release, and for more inspiration from the Creative Team.

And just in case you missed it... For a limited time, earn DOUBLE CRAFTY POINTS on TE's Floral Frenzy Bundle! If you are not a Crafty's Points member, it's free to join. Just create an account at the TE webstore and you are automatically enrolled to begin earning crafty points with every purchase. You'll earn 100 Crafty Points on the purchase of the Floral Frenzy Bundle! Offer valid on qualifying purchases made between  9 am CST on Thursday, February 8, 2018 and 11:59 pm CST on Sunday, February 11, 2018 and only while supplies last. Crafty Points are only available on purchases made via the TE retail site: 

Happy Crafting,


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Taylored Expressions Sneak Peek Day 3: Flower Power

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Happy Wednesday Taylored Expressions Fans,

One more day, and all the lovely, crafty awesomeness you have seen can be yours. Honestly, I hope you have been inspired to play in your craft room and create something beautiful this weekend. Today, I am sharing with you Petite Petals Background and the coordinating die for the Big Blooms-Cabbage Rose.

Taylored Expressions Sneak Peek Day 2: Welcome Spring

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Happy Tuesday TE Fans,

Welcome to day 2 of Sneak Peek Week. Today, I am sharing the new {Frame-Worthy}-Easter and Rain or Shine paired with When It Rains.

I love the idea of freshen my home decor for spring with a handmade craft. The {Frame-Worthy} collection makes crafting for various seasons easy and fun. To create this piece, I started by Copic coloring the floral array in the vibrant colors of spring. To add a little visual dimension, I die cut several flowers and foliage using Bloomers 1, Bloomers 5 and Bloomers greenery. A butterfly and Nuvo Crystal drops, in Dandelion Yellow, complete this piece.

Project number two, is a sweet card featuring Rain or Shine and When It Rains.

To create this card, the Falling Hearts Cutting Plate was die cut three times from Red Pepper, Lollipop, and Watermelon cardstock. The hearts were then inset into a cloud-sponged piece of Sugar Cube cardstock. The umbrella from the When It Rains die, is die cut from several shades of red and filled with colorful hearts using the Little Bits-Hearts die. A stamped sentiment completes this card.

For an added bonus, here is an envelope showcasing the latest addition to the mail collection stamps, Happy Mail. Perfect for stamping a little love on your envelopes.

Thank you for stopping by today. For more information and inspiration featuring these products, visit Taylored Expressions (HERE). And as with each new release, answer Taylor's Question of the Day for a chance to win fabulous prizes from this month's release. Wahoo!

Happy Crafting,


Card Size: A2
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Taylored Expressions Sneak Peek Day 1: Happy Easter

Monday, February 5, 2018

Happy Monday TE  Fans,

Today, kicks of Day 1 of Sneak Peek week at Taylored Expressions. I am sharing two projects featuring: Full of Beans (stamp/die combo) and Pierced Egg Stacklets paired with Egg Stacklets.

Hello, Love Bug

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Happy Tuesday My Crafty Friends!

Today, I am sharing a fun card from the new Taylored Expressions feature Release Revisted. In this post, we take a look at how to use the previous month's release products in new and exciting ways. This is a great opportunity to explore the stamp and/or die that you just had to have, but didn't get a chance to play with! Yes, that includes me.

My Love Bug card pairs the Big Blooms-Rose, One in a Buzzillion and On the Right Track-Heart stamp and dies. Oh, I am in LOVE.

Do you love to color? Then this card is perfect for you! To create this card, I stamped the Big Blooms-Rose twice on Copic-friendly paper, and colored the image using Copic markers from the red and green family. Next, I stamped and colored the cute bumblebee using a combination of yellow and brown Copic markers. Before assembling my card, I stamped the sentiment 'Love Bug' with Oreo dye ink onto the top panel. To assemble the card, I die cut the heart track onto the top card panel. I then inserted the bumblebee, which is adhered to a disc using foam adhesive, so it can glide around the track. A bit of embossing powder on the edges of the foam tape will remove any tackiness and prevent sticking. Next, I aligned the two colored images, being mindful to make sure the lines were in the correct position. I removed the panel again to add foam adhesive and then taped the two images together. The entire card front was then matted onto a horizontal, top-folding A2 Red Pepper card base. An enamel heart completes the card.

Thank you for stopping by! I hope this inspires you to show a little love to the new additions in your crafty stash! For more inspiration showcasing these stamps and dies, visit the Taylored Expressions Gallery (HERE). See you next week as we kick off the February Taylored Expressions' release!

Happy Crafting,


Card Size: A2
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