Confessions of a Paperholic

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.

Planner Time: Taylored Expressions Clearly Planned

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Happy Thursday Taylored Expressions Fans,

Today, Taylored Expressions collection of planner stamps and dies are finally available. Wahoo!  I love having the opportunity to expand my creativity from cardmaking and pocket scrapbooking to my planner. With my sweet boys starting school this week, I decided to create a school-centered,weekly layout using a few new goodies and some old favorites.

The wonderful thing about creating planner layouts is that you can let your imagination run free to create with your favorite dies, stamps, washi tape, stickers. and more. I enjoy using the Little Bits dies. The dies are the prefect planner size and work well in the monthly spread, too! The new planner stamps are made of quality photopolymer and accept ink nicely, even the TE Block Alpha Blocks stamped smoothly and without any splotchiness. 

It's Your Birthday!

Monday, August 15, 2016

Happy Monday fellow Crafters and Scrappers,

It is time to get the week started with a little crafty inspiration! Ok, I will admit that I seldom have birthday cards in my card stash. And to make things worse, I NEVER have any masculine cards in my stash. Enter the Diagonal Stripes Cutting Plate. Really, the possibilities are endless with this cutting plate, and for me, I knew it was screaming, "Birthday Card! Birthday Card!" Okay, not really, but when inspiration hits it can often feel like a scream. Right?

Taylored Expressions' August Release...Boo!

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Happy Thursday Fabulous Crafters and Scrappers!

Wow! It feels like forever since we last shared our love of paper crafting together. Taylored Expressions enjoyed a little summer respite during the month of July, but we are back and ready to craft the remaining summer months away with you! Yeah! 

I hope you have being enjoying this week's sneak peeks and wonderful crafty inspiration. Today, I am sharing with you a Halloween card using the Critters in Costume (stamp and dies) and the Haunted Cutting Plate. Can you believe I wrote, Halloween? Well it is right around the corner, and now we as crafters can be ahead of the game. =)

Taylored Expressions' Retirement Sale...Ah, Parting Is Such Sweet Sorrow

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Happy Thursday Taylored Expressions Fans,

And a happy Thursday it is. Today, Taylored Expressions is bidding a fond farewell to over 200 products and some of your favorite stamps and/or dies are available for this amazing sale! Choose from a variety of stamps and dies at up to 80% off the retail that is sweet savings! However, you need to hurry, because once your favorite stamp or die is gone, it's GONE!

With that in mind, I thought I would share a few of my favorites that I too will have to bid adieu...sniff, sniff. Okay, I am a HUGE fan of the Instant Photo Frames, and yes, they are on the retirement list. Here is one of my favorite cards featuring these cute dies (posted  May 11, 2016)...

Or, what about this sweet little Mischief Maker-Carried Away along with the Pocket & Pages Fab Frames, which are also on the list (posted September 16, 2014)...

And one of my favorite cards featuring the Pocket & Pages Medallion Showcase (posted November 10, 2016)...

Wow, there are some true oldies, but goodies. So now is your chance to grab a few of your favorites before they are gone. View the graphics at the end of this post to see how you can save even more on some of your favorite finds. Visit the link to start shopping. Additional discounts expire July 17th.

Thank you for stopping by and taking a moment to stroll down memory lane.



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Summer Daydreams...

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Happy Wednesday Fellow Crafters and Scrappers,

Wow! I cannot believe that my children have almost been out of school for one month! Where did the time go? We have been enjoying a few summer daydreams of our own: trips to the library for the summer reading program, playdates, summer camp and day hikes. We are definitely staying busy.

However, that doesn't mean I cannot make a little time for some crafty fun =) Today, I am sharing a card using the new Taylored Expressions' On the Road-Scooter die.

Taylored Expressions Stamp Joy 2016

Friday, June 24, 2016

Hello Crafty Friends,

I am back with a post featuring Taylored Expressions Stamp Joy 2016! Registration is now open. Stamp Joy 2016 is a wonderful time to learn more about some of your favorite design techniques. I, too, will be there offering a class called Seasonal Scene designs featuring the Door-to-Door collection, along with some of your favorite Build A Scene dies.

This card class will help fellow carmakers feel comfortable with building unique and fun designs for every season. Interested in being a part of the fun? You can find more information regarding Stamp Joy 2016 here and registration information here.

Here are pictures of the cards in the Seasonal Scene class...

Stamp Joy 2016 will take place October 14-15 in Ankeny, IA. Come enjoy card classes for every level of crafter, make and takes, food, fellowship and shopping. I hope to see you there.

Happy Crafting!