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Taylored Expressions Release Day! Ink, Stamp, and be Merry!

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Happy Release Day!!!

Today, I am sharing my last two projects featuring Build a Gingerbread along with coordinating Gingerbread Attire, and Cutting Edge-Trees.



Taylored Expressions Day 3: Vintage Christmas

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Happy Wednesday Taylored Expressions Fans and Crafty Friends,

One more day until release day! What are your thoughts so far on this month's release? Have you picked out a new stamp or die from the new release to play with? Today, I am sharing two cards featuring On the Road Station Wagon and Handlettered Holiday paired with Buffalo Plaid Background stamp.



Taylored Expressions Sneak Peek, Day 2: Merry Christmas

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Hello Taylored Expressions Fans and Crafty Friends,

Welcome to day two! Well, what did you think? Did the Creative Team inspire you to get crafty and start on your Christmas cards? Today, I am sharing two cards featuring Pink Christmas and Peace, Love & Cocktails


Taylored Expressions Sneak Peek Day 1: Simply Jesus

Monday, October 1, 2018

Happy Monday Taylored Expressions Fans and Fellow Crafters,

Welcome to Taylored Expressions Sneak Peek, Day 1! Can you believe that Christmas is quickly approaching? If you have young children, like I do, you are reminded at least on a weekly basis of the dwindling days. Today, I am here to get you into the Christmas mood! I know, some of us have yet to have a fall season. However, the time to make handmade Christmas cards is upon us. Bring out the stamps, dies, glitter, bits and bobbles!

Today's cards feature Words of Faith Christmas, Blooming Holiday Cutting Plate and Handlettered Holiday.



Taylored Expressions Birthday Bash Celebration!!!

Friday, September 7, 2018



Happy Friday Taylored Expressions Fans and Crafty Friends!

This week has been fantastic! It was wonderful seeing old friends and familiar faces. Today, is the end of the TE Birthday Celebration release, but time for you to get into your craft rooms and create something beautiful. I love birthday cards, and I really never have enough of them in my card stash. I really enjoyed this birthday themed release, and I hope the recipients of my cards will too!

I am sharing one more card before, I too, head into my craft room. Today's card features the preciously released Iconic Wishes-Birthday. I love when I have an opportunity to see a hidden gem in a new light.


Celebrating Taylored Expressions 10th Birthday Bash

Thursday, September 6, 2018



Happy Thursday Taylored Expression Fans and Crafty Friends!

Did you enjoy yesterdays's blog hop? How wonderful to see so many designers sharing their love of papercrafting. I loved seeing projects from the Baker's Dozen Team and other former Taylored Expressions Alumni.

Today, I am sharing a birthday card featuring the very funny sentiment set, Inside Scoop-Belated Birthday. More times then not, I am late with  mailing my birthday card to my loved ones. Well now, with this witty stamp set, they will know that my tardiness is because I was being sensitive to their needs or saving the planet, or just wanting to prolong their birthday celebration for just a little bit longer. Either way, I had them in mind, not my hmmm...lack of time-management. You get the idea. Right?



Celebrating Taylored Expressions 10th Birthday!

Wednesday, September 5, 2018


Happy Wednesday Taylored Expressions Fans and Crafty Friends,

Today, we are celebrating Taylored Expressions 10th Birthday with a Designer Reunion Blog Hop! You read correctly! Today, we are welcoming over 40 amazing designers, both past and present to today's celebration. This is a wonderful opportunity to stroll down memory lane and to be reintroduced to some of your favorite designers who have inspired you with their beautiful work. So grab your favorite beverage and hop along as we celebrate 10 years of sharing and spreading joy! (A full list of participating designers can be found at: www.tayloredexpressions.com/blog).

While my card for today might not be a birthday card, it is celebratory in nature. Happy New Year! This card features the new Caps Lock Happy die and coordinating Caps Lock Companion-Happy Holidays.


Happy 10th Birthday Taylored Expressions!

Tuesday, September 4, 2018


Happy Tuesday Taylored Expressions Fans and Crafty Friends,

This evening Taylored Expressions kicked off their 10th birthday celebration with a livestreaming video on Facebook! All the birthday goodies you had a chance to see and be inspired by, are available for purchase TONIGHT! The party continues with a reunion of past and present designers to wish TE a Happy Birthday on Wednesday and more inspiration in the days to follow. This is going to be a birthday-filled and joyous celebration of community and sharing joy. Fellow card markers, like you, will have an opportunity to share in TE's mission of sharing joy by creating and donating handmade cards to nursing homes and assisted-living facilities in the US. Be on the look out for more details to follow on this blog and at Taylored Expresssions.

Today's cards feature Celebrate Big and Celebrate Script and Backer dies.



Taylored Expressions Release Day! Thankful

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Happy Release Day Crafty Friends,

We made it! Release day is here! Today, I am sharing two more cards featuring Bubble Greeting-Thankful and Rustic Wreath paired with Words of Faith 2.



Taylored Expressions Sneak Peek Day 3:

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Happy Wednesday Taylored Expressions Fans and Crafty Friends,

Welcome to another day of inspiration from the TE Creative Team. Today, I am showcasing Fluffy Friends, Binge Worthy, and a new stencil-Topsy Turvy.



Taylored Expressions Sneak Peek Day 2: Thankful for My Many Blessings

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Happy Tuesday Taylored Expressions Fans and Crafty Friends,

What did you think of Day 1 of Sneak Peek week? Did we inspire you to get inky this weekend? I hope so, because we have a lot more to share with you this week. Today, I am showcasing the new Falling Leaves Cutting Plate and Cutting Edge-Fall stamp and combination.



Taylored Expressions Sneak Peek Day 1: Spooktacular Celebration

Monday, July 30, 2018

Happy Monday Taylored Expressions Fans and Crafty Friends,

It is that time again, Taylored Expressions Sneak Peek Week! Yahoo! Go grab a cup of your favorite beverage and prepare to spend a little crafty time with the TE Creative Team.

Today, I am sharing the new TE Watercolor Panels-Halloween, Cutting Edge-Ghosts and a new edition to the mail collection, Spooky Mail.





Taylored Expressions Retirement Sale Is Here!

Wednesday, July 11, 2018


Happy Wednesday Crafty Friends!

Taylored Expressions is bidding a fond farewell to a wide selection of stamps and dies! There are over 200 items retiring. Choose from a variety of stamps and dies, with prices up to 70% off! But hurry, once these items are sold out, they are gone for good.  You can visit the Retirement Sale (HERE). Plus, for a limited time, you can receive additional savings on these soon-to-be collector's items. Additional discount expires July 20, 2018, 11:59 p.m. CST.

Below are a few projects featuring dies and stamps from the retirement sale...



Retiring: Tall & Skinny Alpha


Retiring: Mix & Match Bows


Retiring: When Your Heart Speaks


Retiring: Block Party-Party


Retiring: Bistro Lights Cutting Plate


Retiring: Center Stage Cutting Plate


Happy Shopping,


Keia 

Stamp Joy 2018

Monday, June 18, 2018

Happy Monday, Crafty Friends!

It is that time of year again, STAMP JOY 2018! Registration starts TODAY and the classroom line-up is sure to have you crafting with friends, laughing, and learning new techniques! For a FULL class listing click (HERE). For a list of registration details, click (HERE).

Keia Shipp-Smith


Noriko Fairchild

Susan Block

Taylor VanBruggen

Debbie Olson

Where: FFA Enrichment Center on the Ankeny DMACC Campus, Ankeny, Iowa
When: October 12, 2018. Classes start at 1 p.m. (Check web page for a full itinerary).

I hope to see you there!

Happy Crafting,


Keia


Taylored Expressions June Release Is Here!

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Happy Release Day Taylored Expressions Fans,

You made it! Wahoo! Ring the bells! All the fabulous inspiration from the past few days, is now yours for the asking. I, too, have enjoyed eyeing all the wonderful projects from this week. I am over the moon for the Land of the Free stamp and coordinating die. I am looking forward to playing with this set in the upcoming weeks.

However today, I am sharing my last two card projects for this release, Tiki Time and Sending Sunshine.



Taylored Expressions Sneak Peek Day 3: Bring on the Fireworks!!!

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Happy Wednesday Taylored Expressions Fans!

Day 3 of Sneak Peek week is here! One more day until release day! Are you enjoying the inspiration from this month's release? What is your favorite stamp or die so far? I will have to write that every month I am blown away by the creativity of the Creative Team. I love seeing how the team uses new release products in fun and exciting ways.

Today, I am sharing Freedom & Fireworks paired with Marching On and Chevies Background paired with Turnip the Beet. 





Taylored Expressions Sneak Peek Day 2: Frozen Treats and Humorous Campfires

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Happy Tuesday Taylored Expressions,

I am happy to see you back for day 2 of Sneak Peek week! I hope you were inspired by the Creative Team. Today, I am sharing two cards featuring the Block Party Popsicle and S'more Than A Feeling.



Taylored Expressions Sneak Peek Day 1: Bold Backgrounds

Monday, June 4, 2018

Happy Monday Taylored Expressions Fans,

Today kicks of day 1 of Sneak Peek week! I hope you are ready for a treat for your eyes. I don't know how it happens. Okay, I do. Go, Taylor! This release features 14 new stamp sets, 16 new dies, two new inks with coordinating cardstock, stencils and yes, LIQUID WATERCOLORS! Wahoo! Let's get this craft party started!

Today, I am sharing cards featuring the Set the Scene-Waves stencils paired with O-Fish-Ally Awesome and Flirty Florals.



Congratulations to the Graduate...

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Happy Saturday Fellow Crafters,

Congratulations to the 2018 Graduates. Today's post features a gift bag and coordinating card for the special graduate in your life.