Confessions of a Paperholic

Taylored Expressions Retirement Sale Is Here!

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Happy Wednesday Crafty Friends!

Taylored Expressions is bidding a fond farewell to a wide selection of stamps and dies! There are over 200 items retiring. Choose from a variety of stamps and dies, with prices up to 70% off! But hurry, once these items are sold out, they are gone for good.  You can visit the Retirement Sale (HERE). Plus, for a limited time, you can receive additional savings on these soon-to-be collector's items. Additional discount expires July 20, 2018, 11:59 p.m. CST.

Below are a few projects featuring dies and stamps from the retirement sale...

Retiring: Tall & Skinny Alpha

Retiring: Mix & Match Bows

Retiring: When Your Heart Speaks

Retiring: Block Party-Party

Retiring: Bistro Lights Cutting Plate

Retiring: Center Stage Cutting Plate

Happy Shopping,


Stamp Joy 2018

Monday, June 18, 2018

Happy Monday, Crafty Friends!

It is that time of year again, STAMP JOY 2018! Registration starts TODAY and the classroom line-up is sure to have you crafting with friends, laughing, and learning new techniques! For a FULL class listing click (HERE). For a list of registration details, click (HERE).

Keia Shipp-Smith

Noriko Fairchild

Susan Block

Taylor VanBruggen

Debbie Olson

Where: FFA Enrichment Center on the Ankeny DMACC Campus, Ankeny, Iowa
When: October 12, 2018. Classes start at 1 p.m. (Check web page for a full itinerary).

I hope to see you there!

Happy Crafting,


Taylored Expressions June Release Is Here!

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Happy Release Day Taylored Expressions Fans,

You made it! Wahoo! Ring the bells! All the fabulous inspiration from the past few days, is now yours for the asking. I, too, have enjoyed eyeing all the wonderful projects from this week. I am over the moon for the Land of the Free stamp and coordinating die. I am looking forward to playing with this set in the upcoming weeks.

However today, I am sharing my last two card projects for this release, Tiki Time and Sending Sunshine.

Taylored Expressions Sneak Peek Day 3: Bring on the Fireworks!!!

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Happy Wednesday Taylored Expressions Fans!

Day 3 of Sneak Peek week is here! One more day until release day! Are you enjoying the inspiration from this month's release? What is your favorite stamp or die so far? I will have to write that every month I am blown away by the creativity of the Creative Team. I love seeing how the team uses new release products in fun and exciting ways.

Today, I am sharing Freedom & Fireworks paired with Marching On and Chevies Background paired with Turnip the Beet. 

Taylored Expressions Sneak Peek Day 2: Frozen Treats and Humorous Campfires

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Happy Tuesday Taylored Expressions,

I am happy to see you back for day 2 of Sneak Peek week! I hope you were inspired by the Creative Team. Today, I am sharing two cards featuring the Block Party Popsicle and S'more Than A Feeling.

Taylored Expressions Sneak Peek Day 1: Bold Backgrounds

Monday, June 4, 2018

Happy Monday Taylored Expressions Fans,

Today kicks of day 1 of Sneak Peek week! I hope you are ready for a treat for your eyes. I don't know how it happens. Okay, I do. Go, Taylor! This release features 14 new stamp sets, 16 new dies, two new inks with coordinating cardstock, stencils and yes, LIQUID WATERCOLORS! Wahoo! Let's get this craft party started!

Today, I am sharing cards featuring the Set the Scene-Waves stencils paired with O-Fish-Ally Awesome and Flirty Florals.

Congratulations to the Graduate...

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Happy Saturday Fellow Crafters,

Congratulations to the 2018 Graduates. Today's post features a gift bag and coordinating card for the special graduate in your life.