Sunday, May 24, 2015

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #270


Hi Everyone!!


Happy Sunday! Hope that you have been having a great weekend! Sunday means its time for another awesome Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge sketch! YAY! So stay in your jammies grab a cup of coffee and join in for some crafty fun :)  


Today's sketch is such a fun one with some nice curves :) I made a thinking of you card using the Love Grows Here stamp set from Taylored Expressions  and added some sparkles, enamel dots and sweet little flower off the center circle for a little fun :)


Card Ingredients:
Stamp sets: Love Grows Here stamp set from Taylored Expressions
Inks: Bamboo Leaves from Memento
Papers: DP from stash, Sprinkles (TE) and Sugar Cube (TE)
Accessories: Leafy Branch die (TE), corner chomper, enamel dots, prima flower, circle nesties, clear bling, best glue ever, foam dimensional tape (TE)

I love this sketch - it has such a fun element with the larger wavy curve - can't wait to use it again soon!! Please play along with this fun sketch and check out the amazing designers over at the Sweet Sunday Sketch blog!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

hugs,
Sankari :)


Friday, May 22, 2015

Happy 5th Birthday :)

Hi Everyone!

My sweet god-daughter turned five this month!! I can't believe how time has flown - I remember holding her the day she was born and all of the sudden she is going to be starting kindergarten! She is one of the most beautiful, spunkiest, sweetest little cuties ever and it is an honor to be her god-mama!! 

I made a special birthday card for her last year and she really liked it so I had to make another one this year! I used the Tall & Skinny #'s dies to personalize this card for her and die cut the #5 twice and colored one with stickels and put it on a circle mat that I then collaged together the number and her sweet little picture with the cake from the You Take the Cake stamp set:


I love how this card turned out - my favorite part was putting a little butterfly right by her ear - such a fun little way of popping out the picture! I added a Party Banner die and some enamel dots on the side for some festive feel:

Card Ingredients:
Stamps: You Take the Cake stamp set from Tailored Expressions
Inks: Memento Pear Tart
Papers: Simple Stories: Hello Baby DP and Earl Grey (TE) and Cupcake (TE)
Accessories: Tall & Skinny #'s dies (TE) and Party Banner Border (TE), Best Glue Ever, Foam dimensional Tape, silver enamel dots, corner chopper, stickles, circle nesties

I love making cards for my dearest and nearest - it makes me so happy to create something personalized for them. The best part of making this card was her opening it and then sitting with her and reading what we wrote inside to her - her smile is the best present!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Hugs,
Sankari :)



Sunday, May 17, 2015

Sweet Sunday Sketch #269 - Sweet Little One




Hi Everyone!!

Happy Sunday! Hope that you have been having a great weekend! Sunday means its time for another awesome Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge sketch! YAY! So stay in your jammies grab a cup of coffee and join in for some crafty fun :) 


I love all these flags in the sketch - so much fun to add some tags here are there! I made a welcome baby card using the adorable recently released stamp set  from Taylored Expressions called Mama and Me - love all the adorable animals and sentiments in this set - I went with a mama and baby bird :



Card Ingredients:
Stamps: Mama and Me stamp set from TE
Paper: Sugar Cube (TE), Earl Grey (TE) and Simple Stories - Hello Baby
Inks: Tuxedo Black and Bamboo Leaves (TE)
Accessories: foam dimensional, Best Glue Ever

II added some flags using some of the DP and also added some enamel dots for a little bit of fun!! Love how the card turned out!!!


Hope you have a chance to play along with us  - please check out all the awesome creations created with this sketch over at the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge blog!!

Happy Sunday! Happy New Week!
Hugs,
Sankari :)



Sunday, May 10, 2015

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #268 - Happy Mother's Day


Hi Everyone!!


Happy Sunday! Hope that you have been having a great weekend! Sunday means its time for another awesome Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge sketch! YAY! So stay in your jammies grab a cup of coffee and join in for some crafty fun :)  In honor of Mother's Day today, I created a card a Happy Mother's Day card. I love these tilted panels in a sketch - they always add a little fun zing into card making! I used the Stamped Simply - Zinnia stamp set from Taylored Expressions:




Card Ingredients:
Stamps: Rose from New Beginnings stamp set and sentiment from the Simply Stamped - Zinnia stamp set from TE
Paper: Sugar Cube (TE), Red Pepper (TE) and DP from stash
Inks: Lady Bug Red, Tangelo, Cantaloupe
Taylored Dies:  Leafy Branch die, Floral Vine Embossing Folder and Lots of Dots embossing folder
Accessories: liquid pearls,, white gel pen, foam dimensional, Best Glue Ever

I added some leaves from the Leafy Branch Die to the rose that I popped up with some dimensional foam tape after stamping it with two ink colors. 
There are so many mother figures in my life, aunties, godmothers, my wonderful mother and mother-in-law, and amazing friends who are such inspiring mamas. Happy mother's day to all - and special thoughts to those who have lost their mom, or have heartbreak around mother's day - much love 

Hope you have a chance to play along with us  - please check out all the awesome creations created with this sketch over at the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge blog!!

Happy Sunday! Happy New Week!
Hugs,
Sankari :)


Thursday, May 7, 2015

Taylored Expressions: May Release Day: You've Got Mail: Patriotic

Hi Everyone!

Welcome to Release Day at Taylored Expressions! There are so many fun stamps, dies and DP/cardstock that are being released today! For my project today, I created a fun little card using the You've Got Mail series of stamp sets and being released this month is the You've Got Mail- Patriotic. I used the Matched Kit: Summer Nights for this card for all the papers and cardstock. I wanted to give a little sky for the mail box so I sponged a cloud scene behind it using the Cloud Border die and then added it onto the background that I embossed using the Corrugated Embossing Folder that will be released today:



Here is a close up look at the card: I used the sentiment: "Thank you for your service" - I made this specially for my fatherinlaw who is a marine and an inspiration. I added little Sequins: Summer Nights to the pennant border for a little bit of sparkle :)


I loved making all the cards for this month's release - so much fun - and so many new dies and stamps that the possibilities leave my head spinning!!!



Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with some fabulous giveaways! Visit the TE Blog each Sneak Peek Day this week for details on how you can enter to win. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

hugs,
Sankari :)