Wednesday, October 8, 2014


My little guy is going to be turning seven later this month and I can hardly believe it! I wanted to create a fun card for him and Party Monsters is one of my all-time favorite stamp sets from Taylored Expressions. Last month, this set got its own coordinating dies and I was thrilled to get to try them out on this fun birthday set. 

I used the Pockets & Pages Photo Frame to frame up my little party monster, which I die-cut after coloring it up. I topped him with a fun Little Bits Party Hat (complete with sequin) and surrounded him with some die-cut confetti. I used the Zig-Zag Embossing Folder behind the Photo Frame and stamped the perfect sentiment from Little Bits of Birthday. Hooray!

I also created this matching tag using Little Bits Birthday Cake. All the papers I used are from the Double the Fun Matched kit, which made things super easy.

I hope my little guy likes his card. I suspect he may not notice because he'll be getting his very first bike for his birthday!

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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

BAD Witch!

Halloween is such a fun holiday. My little boy absolutely adores everything about it and I have to admit, decorating is fun and so is creating cards to send out to friends and family. I used some of the new Halloween products from Taylored Expressions to create this witchy card.

I pulled out the paper from the new Hocus Pocus Matched kit of patterned paper and coordinating card stock and trimmed and die-cut my card base. I ran the panel through with the new Harlequin Embossing Folder and lightly sponged some ink over the top to bring out the cool and spooky pattern. I also die-cut the cute little witch's hat using the new Little Bits die and the "BAD" letters with the Mini Caps & #s set. I love the fonts from the Little Bits of Halloween stamp set, which rounded out my little card just perfect for Halloween!

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Thursday, October 2, 2014

Taylored Expressions Release Day: Holly Jolly Christmas!

Hey there, happy friends! It's Release Day at Taylored Expressions and I had the chance to play along with the talented design team to celebrate the season with some pretty nifty Christmas products. Today I have two cards to share with you today! The first is a sweet little card I whipped up using the new Little Bits of Christmas stamp set and Little Bits Ginger Bread and Little Bits Holly dies, along with some of the darling new patterned paper from TE.

That cute cup of latte die is from the set You've Been Framed -Christmas. I just had to add a little gingerbread man. He looks ready to leap into all that foam!

I strung together some of the fun font sentiment words from the stamp set, stamped and embossed with white embossing powder. This card just makes me happy.

Next up is a round card I created using one of my favorite all-time stamp sets, Woodland Winter, which just got its very own set of coordinating dies! I also used the new Snowfall Embossing Folder, which I dusted up with some diamond stickles. 

The perfectly sized Christmas tree and present are some new Little Bits dies and it was such a breeze die-cutting Mr. Fox for a fun and frosty card.

Be sure to visit the TE Blog for a full list of all the designers showing off their designs today. All products are now available in the TE Store! Happy weekend!

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Taylored Expressions Release Day: Shakin' Spooks

Hey there, crafty friends! I'm back again this week with more Taylored Expressions fun. Shaker cards are all the rage right now, and I thought I'd try my own. I created this fun card for my little one, who LOVES Halloween!

I also used the sketch from the fun Sketch Selfie Share Challenge going on right now on the TE Blog. It's got a pretty sweet $250 Gift Certificate up for grabs (I'm not eligible, being affiliated with Taylored Expressions as I am, BUT that did not stop me from playing along…I even took a Selfie!)

I used the new Little Bits dies the are releasing today (Ghosts, Halloween Scene, and Haunted House) -- aren't they cute? And they were sized perfectly for my shaker. I also used the new Tangled Web Embossing Folder on the background…love the deep impression and how it's sized to cover an entire A2 card!

I also used the new Hocus Pocus patterned paper and smooth card stock from TE. Super fun and a longtime coming, so I had a lot of fun putting this all together.

And, how lucky that TE is also releasing Sequins! They were the perfect thing to fill up my Shaker card and I'm pretty sure these types of cards will become addictive for me.

And, as I said, I even took a Selfie of well, myself, with my card for the Challenge! 
Here it is:

(and there I am!)

Be sure to visit the TE Blog for a full list of other participating designers in today's Release Week fun!

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