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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.



Taylored Expressions and PageMaps

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Happy Tuesday, Crafty Friends!

I hope you are all well and enjoying the start of a lovely week. I am over the moon. I now have more time to play in my craft room. I recently completed a financial accounting class. While I thoroughly enjoyed the class, I am looking forward to spending some creative time in my craft room. Bring on the stamps and dies!

Today's card is a collaboration between Taylored Expressions and PageMaps featuring the Build a Cake die set.



Taylored Expressions Designer's Choice: Happy Birthday

Friday, May 4, 2018

Hello Taylored Expressions Fans,

Happy Friday! I hope you are looking forward to heading into your craft room this weekend. I am hoping to start my Mother's Day cards this weekend. Shhhh...don't tell. Wink. Wink.

Today, I am sharing a birthday card featuring the Big Butterfly stamp, part of the Big Blooms collection.


Taylored Expressions Release Revisited: I {Heart} Felt

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Hello Crafty Friends!

I hope you are finally enjoying spring-time weather. Here in the mid-west, I think we are finally beginning to experience the beauty of spring. In celebration of the beautiful blooms brought on by April showers, I created a home decor project showcasing Taylored Expressions new glitter and foil felt!


Felt it a wonderful way to add texture, color and depth to a project, and the new glitter and foil felts adds additional sparkle and shine. For best results when using these felts, it is recommended crafters use the Taylored Expressions Mixed Media dies and your standard manual die cutting machine. Or for greater versatility, use the new felts with the standard Taylored Expressions dies and an electronic cutting machine (i.e. Vagabond, Gemini, etc.). The additional pressure from the electronic machines provide a clean die cut of the felt when using the standard die.


To create this project, I die cut a spring palette of felts using the Roll With It Flower 1 and Roll With It Flower 2 Mixed Media dies to create my floral bouquet. The leaves are die cut from Moss and Avocado felt using the Bloomin' Accessories dies. The Bloom wooden pallet, from Joann's Fabrics, is a wonderful way to showcase my glitter and felt blooms. I first arranged all my die cut blooms in the palette before adhering them with glue (using a low-temp hot glue gun). Lastly, I glued in the leaves to complete my project.

Thank you for stopping by to visit. For more information and inspiration featuring the new glitter and foiled felt, visit the Taylored Expressions store (HERE) and Blog (HERE).

Happy Crafting,


Keia

Project Supplies:

Bloom Pallet (Joann's Fabrics)
Low-temperature glue gun


Taylored Expressions Release: May All Your Dreams Come True

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Hello Crafty Friends!

Release Day is here! Today, I am sharing my last two projects featuring Sack It Unicorn and Teacher Grumpling.


Taylored Expressions Sneak Peek Day 3: Mom Truth...Can I Be Honest?

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Hello Crafty Friends!

One more day until release day! Yeah! Today's cards hopefully will bring a smile to your face and warm your heart.

I adore the funny stamp set, Choosy Mom. The sentiments on this set are hilarious and are sure to make you chuckle as you ponder these sentiments and think, "Ah, so TRUE!!! I know I did.


Taylored Expressions Sneak Peek Day 2: I Want To Make Beautiful Things

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Happy Tuesday Crafty Friends!

What did you think of yesterday's sneak peek? Did you find a few stamps and dies you just had to have? If you answered, yes, then I know the feeling! Today, I am sharing the Color Me Background and Big Blooms-Zinnia stamps.


I adore the Big Blooms collection. These mega blooms are perfect for any occasion. Today's card uses the Big Blooms-Zinnia to create a gate fold card.


Taylored Expressions Sneak Peek Day 1: Every Child Is A Different Kind Of Flower

Monday, April 2, 2018

Hello Crafty Friends!

Happy Sneak Peek Week! I think. No, I know. You are going to love this release! There is so much wonderful crafty goodness to absorb, 18 stamp sets and 22 dies, six stencils, embossing powder and more! Oh, my!

Today, I am sharing a card featuring a new stamp set that celebrates Autism, Look With Your Heart.


TE Release Revisted: A Floral Hello

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Happy Thursday Crafty Friends,

Today, I am popping in to share a card featuring Taylored Expressions' Floral Frenzy.


TE Designer's Choice: I'll Never Desert You!

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Happy Tuesday, Crafty Friends!

I hope you had a lovely weekend. I enjoyed a little time in my craft room, and that always puts a smile on this mom's face. Today, I am sharing a card featuring the Lookin' Sharp stamp and die combination set. I adore this set, mainly because I am in LOVE with succulents and cacti. Such hardy, wonderful plants that offer hope to the garden-challenged. I wrote HOPE, because I killed my cactus so hope is lost on me. However, I can stamp, die cut and color one or two. =)


Happy St. Patty's Day!

Friday, March 9, 2018

Happy Friday, Crafty Friends!

Are you looking forward to heading into your craft room this weekend?  Well, I am glad I made a little time to play in my craft room. St. Patrick's Day almost passed me by, and I couldn't allow that to happen.  My sweet hubby is a huge fan of St. Patrick's Day, so I wanted to make a card for him. Today, I am sharing a card featuring Taylored Expression's Shake Your Shamrock (stamp/die combo).

Happy 8th Birthday!

Monday, March 5, 2018

Happy Monday, Crafty Friends!

Today, I am sharing a new monthly feature post, TE Staff Selection. Every month, the fabulous members of the Taylored Expressions Team provide the Creative Team with inspiration. This month, Meredith asked us to create birthday decorations for her twins' upcoming 8th birthday.



Taylored Expressions February Release!!!!!

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Hello Fabulous Crafty Friends!

Happy Release Day!! I hope you have enjoyed visiting with the TE Creative Design Team this week. Today, I am sharing my last two projects featuring the Little Bits-Marshmallow Bunny and Iconic Wishes-Savior.


When I first laid eyes on the cute bunny die, I knew I had to create a box of Peeps. While this might not be the most practical card to mail...it was fun to design. And really, that is the magic, being inspired to create. To make this card, I used the Matchbox die to die cut a piece of Potato Chip cardstock for my Peep's box. I then die cut 20 bunnies from the Playful Patterns-Sweet paper, and 20 bunnies from Oreo cardstock and glued them together. Foam adhesive sits between each row of bunnies. Next, an A2 card base made from Strawberry Milkshake cardstock is cut, and an inked Sugar Cube panel is adhered to the card base. Strips of pattern paper are layered onto the card front and a heat embossed sentiment completes this card.




My next card features Iconic Wishes-Savior. This stamp set is perfect for a variety of occasions, Easter, Thinking of You, Encouragement and more.


To create this card, I die cut the background panel from the Stained Glass Cutting Plate using Shimmer White cardstock. I left some of the pieces in the panel for visual interest. The background is a heat embossed image using the Notable Blooms Background Stamp. The oval panel is die cut from gold metallic cardstock and make a wonderful base for the cross. The cross, with the names of our Savior, is also heat embossed using gold embossing powder.


Thank you for visiting. Do not forget to head over to the Taylored Expressions blog (HERE) to see if you have won a fabulous prize from this month's release, and for more inspiration from the Creative Team.

And just in case you missed it... For a limited time, earn DOUBLE CRAFTY POINTS on TE's Floral Frenzy Bundle! If you are not a Crafty's Points member, it's free to join. Just create an account at the TE webstore and you are automatically enrolled to begin earning crafty points with every purchase. You'll earn 100 Crafty Points on the purchase of the Floral Frenzy Bundle! Offer valid on qualifying purchases made between  9 am CST on Thursday, February 8, 2018 and 11:59 pm CST on Sunday, February 11, 2018 and only while supplies last. Crafty Points are only available on purchases made via the TE retail site: www.tayloredexpressions.com. 


Happy Crafting,


Keia

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