Confessions of a Paperholic

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.

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. =)