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Thursday, October 13, 2016

Hello and Happy Thursday My Crafty Friends,

If you know me, and I am sure you do, I am huge fan of the Taylored Expressions' Grumplings. When I saw the Elf Grumpling set, I just knew I had to ink that sweet little disgruntled face.

Taylored Expressions October Release...Fireside Christmas, Anyone?

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Happy Thursday Taylored Expressions Fans,

You finally made it...Release Day! Wahoo! I hope you have enjoyed ogling all the fabulous creations using this month's holiday collection. Oh, so much crafty goodness, and yet so little time. However, I hope the amazing Taylored Expressions Creative Team has inspired you to get into your craft room and create a few holiday masterpieces of your own.

Today, I am sharing the By the Fireside-Holiday die set. If you know me, you know I am a HUGE fan of the Build A Scene Collections and the the new By the Fireside-Holiday is no exception. I can just imagine the endless possibilities of creating a festive mantel arrangement.

It's Party Time...

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Happy Thursday fellow card makers and scrappers,

The month of September is almost over, but before it is, I have one more card to share.

Happy Birthday!

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Happy Thursday Fellow Cardmakers and Scrappers,

Wahoo! Time for a little crafty inspiration. Today, I am popping in to share a card using the Happy Birthday Cutting Plate by Taylored Expressions. Ok, when I saw this cutting plate I thought, "Awesomeness, I can create a cute birthday card in a snap." Well the thought was true; however, I never do anything easy. Seriously! Oh well, that is part of the creative process.

The first thing I did was cut the image from Sugar Cube cardstock. I then masked off the balloons with painter's tape and sponged Salt Water Taffy and Cookie Monsters dye inks onto the die cut sentiment to create an ombre effect. My background is made using the Party Streamers stamp set to create a colorful, festive background. A few sequins and beads complete my "Happy Birthday" shaker card.

For more crafty inspiration using the Happy Birthday Cutting Plate, visit the TE Gallery and Blog.

Happy Crafting,


Card Size: A2
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Thankful for You

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Hell Fellow Crafters and Scrappers,

I love the fall season. I love the clothes, the crisp morning air and the changing colors of the leaves. So imagine my sadness when the temperature here in the mid-West is still at 90 degrees. Hmmm... Well, if the weather will not cooperate then at least the supplies in my craft room will make me feel like fall is here =)

Today, I am sharing a card using the Pumpkin Bouquet and coordinating die.

Taylored Expressions' September Release...Celebrate!

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Happy Thursday Taylored Expressions Fans!

You made it! Release Day is here! I hope you have enjoyed visiting the blogs of the TE designers for crafty inspiration. Today, I am sharing with you a card featuring the Simply Stamped-Cupcake and coordinating die set.

Happy FALL...

Monday, August 29, 2016

Happy Monday Fellow crafters and Scrappers!

It is Monday and time for a little crafty inspiration to start the week! I am popping in with a fall card. Perfect for the upcoming season. I love fall. I love the changing colors of the leaves, the cooler temperatures and sweater weather.