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!


Does This Floaty Make Me Look Fat?

Happy Friday Fellow Crafters and Scrappers,

Today, I am popping in to share a cute card featuring Taylored Expressions Summer Grumplings. Can I just write that I am a HUGE Grumplings' fan! There is something special about these disgruntled little creatures that keeps me wanting more.

Sending Hogs and Kisses...

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Hello My Fellow Crafters and Scrappers,

I hope you are off to an amazing Thursday. Today, my little man is off to Boys' Scout Adventure Camp, and he cannot wait. He keeps bouncy around the house saying, "I'm leaving! I'm leaving!" Good thing this mom has a thick skin, or I might take his enthusiasm to mean something else. LOL.

Well, today I am popping in to share a cute little card featuring Taylored  Expressions' Green Acres stamp set and coordinating dies.

Taylored Expressions' June Release...Oh Crop!

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Happy Thursday Taylored Expressions Fans!

Today is June Release Day! Wahoo, you made it! I hope you have enjoyed all the amazing inspiration during Sneak Peek Week. I know I enjoy seeing what my fellow crafty sisters are creating, so much creativity.

Today, I am showcasing the new Build A Farm, Build A Scene-Farm Fence, Little Bits-Silo, Little Bits-Tractor and a classic throwback, Green Acres. During the June Release, Taylor introduced the dies to go with the Green Acres stamp set, which by the way when you read the sentiments are hilarious.

Part II: Taylored Expressions' Premium Ink Launch

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Hello Taylored Expressions Fans,

Note: I apologize for the blog post errors. I had attached two photos to the original post: however, the picture and creative ramblings did not appear, which meant I had to delete both post (errors in the coding) and try again. So here's to another stab at this (fingers crossed)...

The second card, Happy Birthday To You My Friend (using the same stamp set, Spectacular), showcased how well the inks match the Taylored Expressions cardstock and the clean impressions achieved for stamped sentiments. With such a great match between paper and inks it will be fun to try a few tone-on-tone stamping projects in the near future.  

Taylored Expressions' Premium Ink Launch

Happy Friday Fellow Crafters and Scrappers,

Today, I am sharing with you some exciting news...Taylored Expressions now has their own line of premium ink pads! How awesome is that? The new ink pads come in come in 10 premium dye colors: Cherry Pop, Strawberry Milkshake, Candy Corn, Lemon Meringue, Peapod, Granny Smith, Lollipop, Salt Water Taffy, Cookie Monster and Jelly Donut; along with two hybrid colors (perfect for use with Copic markers) Chocolate Truffle and Oreo. All the inks coordinate perfectly with the Taylored Expressions cardstock.  The inks pads come in two sizes. The full size is 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" and the mini pads are 1"x1", which are perfect for traveling to crops =) And like other Taylored Expressions products, the ink pads are made in the USA! Awesomeness!

I had an opportunity to play with the new ink pads using the Spectacular stamp set.