Taylored Expressions' December Release....

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Happy Thursday Taylored Expressions Fans,

Wahoo! Release Day is here! Bring out the hearts, chemistry sets, sassy critters, and more, because Valentine's Day is here! I know, you are probably thinking, "What? Valentine's Day, already?" The answer is YES! Once Christmas is over, Valentine's Day is just a hop, skip and two months away. The day celebrating love really does sneak up on a person. So to make sure you are not caught without a card for your special someone, come and share the love with the Taylored Expressions' Design Team and be inspired!

Today, I am serving up a loving (or maybe not) helping of Grumpling love. This might not be the first time you have seen these rascals. Earlier in the year, the Party Grumplings appeared. I don't know about you, but for me it was love at first sight. I loved the facial expressions and pithy sentiments of that stamp/die collection. So when the Valentine Grumplings debuted, well I was all in =)

I will be honest, it was hard for me to choose one Grumpling to spotlight on my card. I went back and forth between the piggy and the raccoon. The pig won. I love the sentiment..."try again, cupid (your aim stinks!)" I could just image the numerous arrows from cupid's bow littering the ground as this nimble little piggy avoids the onslaught. LOL. I used Cupid's Arrows to create the monochromatic layering of bows and hearts on the front. I then created a shaker window as one layer (filled with Doodlebug sequins and more hearts), with the piggy in another layer using Label Stacklet No. 6. I used several papers from Taylored Expressions' Formula For Love (Matched Collection)including the bold, rich red of Cherry Pop. Lastly, I stamped my sentiment using Ranger's Archival Ink and my card was complete.

Thank you for stopping by to share a little Grumpling love with me, my crafting friends! However, the fun is not over.  For more inspiration and product information, headed over to the Taylored Expressions' blog for a complete listing of participating designers. You will be glad you did!




  1. Super cute shaker Keia. Love the design and the papers you used.

  2. Super darling shaker, Keia! Those little grumplings make me chuckle ;)