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Thursday, December 31, 2015

Hello Fellow Crafters and Scrappers,

New Year's Eve is upon is. I cannot believe we are saying good-bye to 2015. Where did the time go??

I am stopping in to share one last card for this year, but will definitely be back to share a few I have made for my loved ones in the last few days. Today's card features Taylored Expressions' Love Is An Adventure stamp and coordinating die set.

Taylored Expressions...You've Stolen A Pizza My Heart

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Happy Wednesday Taylored Expression Fans,

Today, I am sharing a card I made using Taylored Expressions' Pizza My Heart stamp and die combination. When I first saw this stamp and die set, I knew I had to find a way to create a pizza box card (the little slice of pizza is just too cute).

Taylored Expressions...We Go Together Like Bacon And Eggs

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Happy Thursday Taylored Expressions Fans,

I cannot believe that we have made it to Thursday. The week is flying by, let alone the month of December! Today, I am here sharing with you a card I made using Taylored Expressions' Little Bits Bacon & Eggs dies and We Go Together stamp set.


Taylored Expressions' December Release...You're The X To My O

Thursday, December 10, 2015


Happy Thursday Taylored Expressions Fans,

We made it! Today is Taylored Expressions Release day! I hope you are enjoying visiting the Taylored Expressions Design Team's blogs and loving all the crafty inspiration to get you in the creative mood for Valentine's Day. This month's collection is all about pairs...bacon and eggs, peanut butter and jelly, the list goes on. However, the classic flower bouquet was not left out, as Taylored Expressions added Simply Stamped Roses to the Simply Stamped Collection.

Taylored Expressions Sneak Peek Day 3...Will You Be My Love Bug?

Wednesday, December 9, 2015



Happy Wednesday Taylored Expressions Fans,

Today is day three of Taylored Expressions' December Release Sneak Peeks. Taylored Expressions' combined Design Teams are bringing their A-game and getting you in the mood for love. This month's release is all about pairing, whether it is macaroni and cheese, hamburger and fries, or bacon and eggs. The list of goodies go on and on. And Sneak Peek Release would not be complete without a fabulous giveaway to spread the love and share the joy. Visit Taylored Expressions' blog for details on how you can win.

Today, I am sharing with you the new Bugs and Kisses stamp and die combination.


Taylored Expressions...Uplifting Watercolor Panels

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Good morning Taylored Expressions Fans,

Today, I am sharing with you Taylored Expressions Uplifting Watercolor Panels. I love the versatility of these watercolor panels. You can use the panels as the focal point for a card, a tag or in the inspiration for a project.


Taylored Expressions...Warm Winter Wishes

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Happy Thursday Taylored Expressions Fans,

Can you believe Christmas is around the corner? There are 35 days until the big day arrives! With that in mind, I am stopping in to share a Christmas-inspired card using Taylored Expressions Basketweave Cutting Plate and other complementing crafting goodies. 

Taylored Expressions Release Day...Raise Your Glass

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Happy Thursday Taylored Expressions Fans!

Today is release day! I hope you have enjoyed spending time with the Taylored Expressions Design Team and finding amazing inspiration during our sneak peeks days. Today, I am sharing a card made with the new Raise Your Glass and Little Bits-Celebration Confetti dies.


Taylored Expressions' November Release Sneak Peeks: Day 1...Eventful-In The Kitchen

Monday, November 2, 2015



Happy Monday Taylored Expressions Fans!

Today kicks of Taylored Expressions' November Release Sneek Peeks. I am here to share with you the new Eventful-In The Kitchen, part of the Eventful collection. I am enjoying watching this collection grow as the creative applications are endless...invitations, cards, tags, whatever your creative mind can dream, you can create! I paired the Eventful-In The Kitchen die with the Life Is A Kitchen (stamp and coordinating dies) and Flippin' Awesome (stamp and coordinating dies) for the perfect pairing.


Merry Christmas Ornament Shaker

Friday, October 30, 2015

Happy Friday Taylored Expressions Fans,

We made it! It's Friday! I am stopping by to share a card using crafting goodies from the Taylored Expressions' October Release.


Taylored Expressions...Holiday Wishes

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Happy Wednesday Taylored Expressions Fans,

Today, I am sharing a card made with the new Simply Stamped-Pinecones stamp and coordinating die set. The Simply Stamped-Pinecones is a wonderful multi-stamp set, which adds depth and finer detail with each subsequent stamping.

Taylored Expressions...Merry Christmas

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Happy Wednesday Taylored Expressions Fans,

I hope your week is off to a great start. There is nothing like a little creativity in the middle of the week to keep you going...it works for me anyway =) Today, I am sharing a card using the Picture Perfect - Horizontal die and Campy Christmas stamps and coordinating dies.


You Drive Me Nuts! (in the best possible way)

Friday, October 2, 2015

Happy Friday Fellow Crafters and Scrappers,

We made it to the weekend! Wahoo! I hope you have a chance to create in your craft room this weekend and welcome the fall season with a little crafty inspiration. This week's Just A Scrappin' Challengeis for you to create a fall themed card, layout or project using a color palette of your choice.


Taylored Expressions' October Release...Season's Greetings

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Happy Thursday Taylored Expression Fans,

The October Release is here!!!! I hope you have enjoyed viewing the sneak peeks leading up to today's release. There are so many wonderful stamps, dies and inspiration to get you into the holiday spirit. With Christmas knocking on the door, this release is here to ignite your creativity and get you into the craft room! Whether you are designing cards for family and friends, or scrapbooking the moments of your life, there is a little something for everyone =)

Today, I am featuring the Build A Scene-Central Park die set. It is a perfect die set for creating those wonderful winter scenes, whether at a cozy cabin in the woods or Central Park!


Taylored Expressions...Welcome

Monday, September 28, 2015

Happy Monday Taylored Expressions Fans,

I am stopping by with a little creative inspiration as I put together my final post for Taylored Expressions' September Release. The Taylored Expressions Gallery is overflowing with creativity, so if you have not had a chance, please stop by and take a look at what the TE Design Team has created.

For today, I am sharing with you the Door-To-Door die set and complementing Door-To-Door Accessories die. This is a wonderful die set that will grow with you during the seasonal changes fall, winter, spring, and summer. As well, as for holidays. The possibilities are truly endless. I decided to use fall colors and do a Welcome Home theme.


Cherish Every Moment...

Friday, September 25, 2015

Happy Friday Fellow Scrappers and Crafters,

Welcome to this week's Just A Scrappin' Challenge...flower power. So head into the craft room and break out your favorite flower stamps and dies and start creating.

For this challenge I used, a new to me, Taylored Expressions stamp that I have been eyeing for some time, Cherish Every Moment. I love the flower image it reminds me of a henna design. I kept this card very simple...a first for me =).

Happy Birthday

Friday, September 18, 2015

Happy Friday Fellow Crafters and Scrappers,

We made it! The weekend is upon us and that means we might be able to spend a moment or two in our craft rooms. To get you moving in that direction, check out this week's Just A Scrappin' Challenge...Birthdays! Join us and create a project, card or layout featuring a birthday theme.


STAMPlorations Guest Designer

Wednesday, September 16, 2015



Happy Wednesday STAMPlorations Fans,

I am so excited to have this opportunity to be a guest designer for STAMPlorations' September Challenge (Theme and Sketch No. 38). If you know me, you know I love a good challenge, and this is definitely one! Stamping enthusiasts have an opportunity to use the sketch, theme or both! The theme for September is Music and Stamps. I decided to pair this month's sketch with the beautiful Lotus Love stamp set.


May You Live To Be So Old Your Driving Scares People

Monday, September 14, 2015

Happy Monday Taylored Expressions Fans,

I hope you had an awesome weekend and are looking forward to starting your week with a little creative inspiration. This month's release was all about birthdays, which is fantastic because we can all use more birthday crafting goodies in our stash. Well, I know I can, especially birthday stamps and dies to help me create masculine birthday cards.

I love the funny sentiments from the Another Year Older stamp set. I took one of the sentiments and paired it with the Vroom Vroom die/stamp combination, and knew it was a perfect match.


Congratulations to the happy couple

Friday, September 11, 2015

Good Morning Fellow Crafters and Scrappers,

Happy Friday! I am stopping by to share this week's Just A Scrappin' Challenge...Celebrating The Happy Couple. The challenge is to create a wedding card, project or layout using your favorite color palette.


Taylored Expressions..I Will Rise, But I Won't Shine

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Happy Thursday Taylored Expressions Fans!

I hope you are having an awesome week. Today, I am showcasing one of my favorite stamp collections...the AWESOME Grumplings. In particular, the Grouchy Grumplings from the September Release.


Taylored Expressions September Release!

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Happy Thursday Taylored Expressions Fans,

We made it...Release Day is here. Wahoo! I hope you enjoyed viewing sneak peeks of the September release. And don't forget, September marks Taylored Expressions 7th Birthday. To commemorate the occasion, Taylored Expressions is giving away the stamp/die combination One and Only You (with your purchase of $50 or more).

To celebrate the occasion, I created a birthday shaker card using the new Presents Cutting Plate and Happy Birthday Banner.


Let Your Inner Beauty Shine

Happy Thursday Fellow Crafters and Scrappers,

I hope you have had an awesome week so far. Welcome to this week's Just A Scrappin' Challenge...Celebrate Labor Day...by creating a card, layout, or project using your favorite color palette.


Taylored Expressions' September Release Sneak Peeks: Day 1

Monday, August 31, 2015



Happy Monday Taylored Expressions Fans,

You are in for a spectacular treat this month. September's Release marks Taylored Expressions 7th Birthday! Happy Birthday, Taylored Expressions. To celebrate this special occasion there will be prizes, a commerative stamp and die set One & Only You (with a purchase of $50 or more), and both the Baker's Dozen and The Creative Team have come together to wow and inspire you. Whew, that's a lot! So go ahead and grab your favorite beverage and sit back and enjoy hop.

To celebrate this occasion, I am showcasing the Little Bits-Cupcake die. Now please don't be fooled by size of this die, because it can pack a creative wallop! I paired my cupcake with the Grouchy Grumplings stamp/die set, and Little Bits Donut die for a witty card!

Hello Hello Hello, Call Me

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Happy Thursday Fellow Crafters and Scrappers,

Welcome to this week's Just A Scrappin' Challenge. This week's challenge is to create a project, card or layout using one of your favorite techniques. For this challenge, I decided to incorporate embossing with dies. I am a huge fan of dies, and if I can use them in new and unusually ways, even better!


You Are Amazing...

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Happy Thursday Fellow Crafters and Scrappers,

Today, I am playing in a few challenges. First up, is Just A Scrappin's Sparkle Challenge. So I head into the craft room to see if I could create something with a little sparkle and shine =)

Simon Says Stamp: Wednesday Challenge...Smile =)

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Hello Fellow Crafters and Scrappers,

I am popping in with a quick post. I have been on vacation, so I am trying to get back into the crafty swing of things. A little help from Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday Challenge, Food and/or Drink, is helping me to refine my smooshing technique and play with a few of my favorite stamps and dies.


beYOUtiful...

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Happy Thursday Fellow Crafters and Scrappers,

Wahoo! I am back in my craft room. The family and I had a fabulous two week RV trip...three cities in 14 days. We had a blast, but time on the road means I am a little creatively rusty.

Well, there is no better way to get the creative juices flowing then to hit the challenge boards. This week's Just A Scrappin' Challenge is to create a card, layout or project using embossing and/or stencils. This theme paired perfectly with Simon Says Stamps Monday Challenge: Home Grown for what I had in mind.


Friend..

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Happy Thursday Fellow Crafters and Scrappers,

Welcome to this week's Just A Scrappin' Challenge...pastels. I am a huge fan of bright, bold colors, so this challenge was a definite challenge from me.

Enjoy Your Coffee...

Friday, July 10, 2015

Happy Friday Fellow Crafters and Scrappers,

We made it to Friday! Wahoo! I am dropping in with a quick post for Simon Says Stamps' Monday Challenge...Coffee or Tea? I couldn't wait to break out my supplies and get crafting. =)


Wishing You Yappy Birthday!

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Hello Fellow Crafters and Scrappers,

I am dropping in to share a birthday card I made for my dear father-in-law. He is a fan of dogs and so I thought it would be cute to have such a loyal, furry friend wish him "Yappy Birthday!"


Wishing Two Wonderful People One Wonderful Life

Happy Thursday Crafty and Scrappy Friends,

Welcome to this week's Just A Scrappin' Challenge...Garden Party! I love spring and summer because of all the beautiful flowers and foliage in the great outdoors. This week, I decided to break open my new WPlus 9 Flora and Fauna stamp set and get creating.

Summer Love...You Scream. I Scream. We All Scream for Ice Cream!

Monday, June 29, 2015

Happy Monday Taylored Expressions Fans,

I hope you had a wonderful weekend. I love starting the week with a little creative inspiration. Today, I am sharing a card using the stamp and die combination, Summer Love.


Smile..

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Hello Fellow Crafters and Scrappers,

I have another card to share with you today. I designed this last night using my Gansai Tambi watercolor palette. I am still trying to a get a feel for these wonderfully pigmented watercolors, but I sense there is much more to be learned and explored.


Not All Who Wonder Are Lost

Happy Saturday Fellow Crafters and Scrappers,

I had an opportunity to play in my craft room this morning while my men, my hubby and our two sons, were visiting Lowe's for their weekend Little Builder's workshop. I made this Nautical themed card for both Always Playing With Paper, as well as CAS-ology's Nautical themed challenges.



Taylored Expressions...It's Been Such A Zoo Around Here Without You

Friday, June 26, 2015

Happy Friday Taylored Expressions Fans,

Today, I am sharing with you a card I made using goodies from Taylored Expressions June Release.


Hello Summer...

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Happy Thursday Fellow Crafters and Scrappers,

Welcome to this week's JAS Challenge...Hello Summer. Summer is finally here. Wahoo! And it is time to welcome summer with a little crafty love.


Deconstructed Sketch No. 204 and Always Playing With Paper Challenges

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Happy Saturday Fellow Crafters and Scrappers,

Today's card is inspired by Jen Shults' Deconstructed Sketch No. 204. I just had to play along this week as we say good-bye to the Deconstructed Sketch. I have enjoyed receiving Jen's weekly sketch inspiration in my email inbox for the past year and a half. Jen's sketches are a wonderful way to get excited about trying a new card design and playing with paper. I want to thank Jen for all she has done. It is because of Jen, I was introduced to Taylored Expressions and many other wonderful designers. Thank you for inspiring me, Jen, and helping me to become a better card designer. I will miss your weekly sketches. Best of luck on your new crafting journey =)



Happy Birthday...I Am Seeing Spots (SSS Wednesday Challenge and 30 Day Color Challenge)

Friday, June 19, 2015

Happy Friday Fellow Crafters and Scrappers,

I hope you are having fun in your craft rooms. I have been faithfully following Kathy Rascoosin, at The Daily Marker, for the 30 Day Color Challenge. The Color Challenge has definitely encouraged me to play with my Copics and new set of Gansai Tambi watercolors. I am enjoying coloring, most of the time. Other times, I feel a little stressed as I am broadening my horizons.

On days eight and 18, Kathy did several cards featuring geometric designs and it inspired me to play with a new stamp that I wanted, but shelved =( So sad. Here is my finished card.


JAS Challenge...You Came...You Sawed...You Fixed

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Hello Fellow Crafters and Scrappers,

Welcome to this week's Just A Scrappin' Challenge celebrating Father's Day! There are only a few days left before the big day. Let the Just A Scrappin' Design Team inspire you to make a special card, project or layout for Father's Day.


Father's Day Inspiration

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Hello Fellow crafters and scrappers,

Father's Day is quickly approaching and for once I am on top of my game! Wahoo! Usually, I am scrambling to design and create my Father's Day cards. However, today I am sharing with you a card I created for my sweet husband using Taylored Expressions' All The Fixings stamp and die combination, along with the Pegboard die.


Taylored Expressions...Happy Hello

Monday, June 15, 2015

Happy Monday Taylored Expressions Fans!

Are you ready for a little Monday morning inspiration? Today I am sharing with you the Sip, Sip, Horray stamp set and coordinating dies. I know I write this frequently, but I am in love with this set. There are two umbrellas, either a beach umbrella or a fruit stand umbrella and they are both just too cute.