Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge...Holiday Florals Tag

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Hello Fellow Crafty Friends,

I cannot believe another year is coming to a close. I hope you have all had a fabulous and productive 2016. Today, I am sharing the last of my 2016 creations, a holiday tag I created for my in-laws.

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge...Make It Sparkle

Friday, December 23, 2016

Happy Friday Fellow Crafters and Scrappers,

Today, I am sharing a card using Taylored Expressions 3x4 Watercolor Panels Calendar. I used the ornaments watercolor panel as a Thank You card for my Secret Santa. I love the versatility of the watercolor panels, they make great focal points for cards.

Simon Says Stamp: Monday Challenge...A Joyful Celebration

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Happy Wednesday Fellow Crafters and Scrappers,

Today, I am sharing with you a Christmas card I made for my co-worker for our office Christmas party (and by office, I mean scrapbook store). I love that I have an opportunity to work with fellow craft lovers.

Taylored Expressions Release Day...Show Me Your Heart

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Happy Thursday Taylored Expressions Fans,

Wahoo! Today is release day! Now, all the amazing craft goodies you have been eyeing over the course of this week are available for purchase. AWESOMENESS!

Today, I am sharing two more cards featuring the exclusive Floating Hearts Cutting Plate and Loved Script.

Taylored Expressions Sneak Peeks Day 3...You And Me

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Happy Wednesday Taylored Expressions Fans,

Welcome to day three as we celebrate the beauty of two people.

Today, I am sharing with you the latest additions to the Little Bits Collection, Little Bits Record and Tandem Bike.

Taylored Expressions Sneak Peek Day 2...An A-Mazing Love Train

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Welcome Taylored Expressions Fans,

Today kicks off day two of Taylored Expressions Sneak Peeks. How did it go yesterday? Did you have fun viewing all the A-Mazing projects from the Creative Team? Well get ready for more fun! All Aboard!

Today, I am sharing two cards featuring the Love Train stamp and coordinating die, along with the You A-Maze Me stamp set.

Taylored Expressions Sneak Peek...Show Me Your Heart

Monday, December 5, 2016

Happy Monday Taylored Expressions Fans,

Today kicks off the first day of Taylored Expressions Sneak Peek Week, with release day on Thursday. I know the snow has barely dusted the ground in many parts of the United States, but get ready to show some LOVE.

Today's cards feature the heart-filled stamp sets Brushed Heart Background and Stroke of Genius Valentine. So go ahead, grab a cup of your favorite beverage and Let's Get Crafty!!!

Taylored Expressions November Release...Blessings To You

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Happy Thursday Taylored Expressions Fans and Crafty Friends!

We made it to Thursday! Release Day is here! Wahoo! Thank you for joining the Creative Design Team all this week as we shared our love of all things paper with you, our friends. I hope you have been inspired and are ready to head into your craft rooms and create this weekend, or sooner =) Today, I am sharing a card using the Garden Party Background stamp.

Taylored Expressions Sneak Peeks...The Smith Home

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Happy Wednesday Fellow Crafters and Scrappers,

Today is day three of Taylored Expressions Sneak Peeks. I hope you have enjoyed all the amazing inspiration from the Creative Team. I love that this month focuses on gifts made from the heart. These last two days featured monogrammed card and calendar sets, and today the team is kicking it up a notch up and sharing home decor projects and gifts featuring the Initially Collection.

Taylored Expressions Sneak Peeks...From The Desk Of K

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Happy Tuesday Taylored Expressions Fans and Fellow Crafters,

Welcome to Day 2 of Taylored Expressions' November Release. Today's monogrammed vellum card set features Notable Blooms Background, Initially 'K' and Noteworthy.

Taylored Expressions Sneak Peeks...Calendar Love 3x4 Size

Monday, October 31, 2016

Happy Monday Taylored Expressions Fans,

Today is Halloween and the start of TE's Sneak Peek Week! Awesomeness is coming your way today in the form of candy and crafty goodness. What more can a person ask for, right? Today, I am sharing with you Taylored Expressions' 2017 3x4 Calendar (January-June), Flowers For A Year, and Build A Scene Calendar 2. Whew, that's a lot, but I am sure you will enjoy the creative inspiration.


Saturday, October 29, 2016

Happy Saturday Fellow Crafters and Scrappers,

I am sharing a fun card using the Taylored Expressions Peaceful Poinsettia embossing folder. One of my favorite creative things to do is to find new ways to use the supplies I have. I loved the look of the new embossing folder, but wanted to do more than just design a card with another embossed background. I decided to color the de-embossed areas for a new look and was happy with the outcome.

Merry and Bright...

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Happy Wednesday Fellow Crafters and Scrappers,

Today, I am sharing a quick and easy Christmas card for the upcoming holiday season. I do adore a holiday cards with a little sparkle and shaker cards fit the creative bill.

On Strike Until December 26

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Hello and Happy Thursday My Crafty Friends,

If you know me, and I am sure you do, I am huge fan of the Taylored Expressions' Grumplings. When I saw the Elf Grumpling set, I just knew I had to ink that sweet little disgruntled face.

Taylored Expressions October Release...Fireside Christmas, Anyone?

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Happy Thursday Taylored Expressions Fans,

You finally made it...Release Day! Wahoo! I hope you have enjoyed ogling all the fabulous creations using this month's holiday collection. Oh, so much crafty goodness, and yet so little time. However, I hope the amazing Taylored Expressions Creative Team has inspired you to get into your craft room and create a few holiday masterpieces of your own.

Today, I am sharing the By the Fireside-Holiday die set. If you know me, you know I am a HUGE fan of the Build A Scene Collections and the the new By the Fireside-Holiday is no exception. I can just imagine the endless possibilities of creating a festive mantel arrangement.

It's Party Time...

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Happy Thursday fellow card makers and scrappers,

The month of September is almost over, but before it is, I have one more card to share.

Happy Birthday!

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Happy Thursday Fellow Cardmakers and Scrappers,

Wahoo! Time for a little crafty inspiration. Today, I am popping in to share a card using the Happy Birthday Cutting Plate by Taylored Expressions. Ok, when I saw this cutting plate I thought, "Awesomeness, I can create a cute birthday card in a snap." Well the thought was true; however, I never do anything easy. Seriously! Oh well, that is part of the creative process.

The first thing I did was cut the image from Sugar Cube cardstock. I then masked off the balloons with painter's tape and sponged Salt Water Taffy and Cookie Monsters dye inks onto the die cut sentiment to create an ombre effect. My background is made using the Party Streamers stamp set to create a colorful, festive background. A few sequins and beads complete my "Happy Birthday" shaker card.

For more crafty inspiration using the Happy Birthday Cutting Plate, visit the TE Gallery and Blog.

Happy Crafting,


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Thankful for You

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Hell Fellow Crafters and Scrappers,

I love the fall season. I love the clothes, the crisp morning air and the changing colors of the leaves. So imagine my sadness when the temperature here in the mid-West is still at 90 degrees. Hmmm... Well, if the weather will not cooperate then at least the supplies in my craft room will make me feel like fall is here =)

Today, I am sharing a card using the Pumpkin Bouquet and coordinating die.

Taylored Expressions' September Release...Celebrate!

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Happy Thursday Taylored Expressions Fans!

You made it! Release Day is here! I hope you have enjoyed visiting the blogs of the TE designers for crafty inspiration. Today, I am sharing with you a card featuring the Simply Stamped-Cupcake and coordinating die set.

Happy FALL...

Monday, August 29, 2016

Happy Monday Fellow crafters and Scrappers!

It is Monday and time for a little crafty inspiration to start the week! I am popping in with a fall card. Perfect for the upcoming season. I love fall. I love the changing colors of the leaves, the cooler temperatures and sweater weather.

Planner Time: Taylored Expressions Clearly Planned

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Happy Thursday Taylored Expressions Fans,

Today, Taylored Expressions collection of planner stamps and dies are finally available. Wahoo!  I love having the opportunity to expand my creativity from cardmaking and pocket scrapbooking to my planner. With my sweet boys starting school this week, I decided to create a school-centered,weekly layout using a few new goodies and some old favorites.

The wonderful thing about creating planner layouts is that you can let your imagination run free to create with your favorite dies, stamps, washi tape, stickers. and more. I enjoy using the Little Bits dies. The dies are the prefect planner size and work well in the monthly spread, too! The new planner stamps are made of quality photopolymer and accept ink nicely, even the TE Block Alpha Blocks stamped smoothly and without any splotchiness. 

It's Your Birthday!

Monday, August 15, 2016

Happy Monday fellow Crafters and Scrappers,

It is time to get the week started with a little crafty inspiration! Ok, I will admit that I seldom have birthday cards in my card stash. And to make things worse, I NEVER have any masculine cards in my stash. Enter the Diagonal Stripes Cutting Plate. Really, the possibilities are endless with this cutting plate, and for me, I knew it was screaming, "Birthday Card! Birthday Card!" Okay, not really, but when inspiration hits it can often feel like a scream. Right?

Taylored Expressions' August Release...Boo!

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Happy Thursday Fabulous Crafters and Scrappers!

Wow! It feels like forever since we last shared our love of paper crafting together. Taylored Expressions enjoyed a little summer respite during the month of July, but we are back and ready to craft the remaining summer months away with you! Yeah! 

I hope you have being enjoying this week's sneak peeks and wonderful crafty inspiration. Today, I am sharing with you a Halloween card using the Critters in Costume (stamp and dies) and the Haunted Cutting Plate. Can you believe I wrote, Halloween? Well it is right around the corner, and now we as crafters can be ahead of the game. =)

Taylored Expressions' Retirement Sale...Ah, Parting Is Such Sweet Sorrow

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Happy Thursday Taylored Expressions Fans,

And a happy Thursday it is. Today, Taylored Expressions is bidding a fond farewell to over 200 products and some of your favorite stamps and/or dies are available for this amazing sale! Choose from a variety of stamps and dies at up to 80% off the retail that is sweet savings! However, you need to hurry, because once your favorite stamp or die is gone, it's GONE!

With that in mind, I thought I would share a few of my favorites that I too will have to bid adieu...sniff, sniff. Okay, I am a HUGE fan of the Instant Photo Frames, and yes, they are on the retirement list. Here is one of my favorite cards featuring these cute dies (posted  May 11, 2016)...

Or, what about this sweet little Mischief Maker-Carried Away along with the Pocket & Pages Fab Frames, which are also on the list (posted September 16, 2014)...

And one of my favorite cards featuring the Pocket & Pages Medallion Showcase (posted November 10, 2016)...

Wow, there are some true oldies, but goodies. So now is your chance to grab a few of your favorites before they are gone. View the graphics at the end of this post to see how you can save even more on some of your favorite finds. Visit the link to start shopping. Additional discounts expire July 17th.

Thank you for stopping by and taking a moment to stroll down memory lane.



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