Monday, August 3, 2015

Taylored Expressions August Sneak Peeks: Grumplings In Costume and Wrought Iron Fence

Hi Everyone!!

Welcome to the August Release of Taylored Expressions!! 




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.


First of all - can you believe that it is August!! That means summer is almost over and the sound of leaves crunching underneath your feet in the crisp cool fall air is around the corner! Speaking of which Hallween isn't too far away when it turns autumnal and this card using the new stamp set: Grumplings In Costume is perfect for your Halloween buddy who just doesn't "Abra-Ca-I Don't Care!! Isn't this stamp set and sentiment soooo aorable and hilarious!! I LOVE this sweet little grumpy cat and the sentiment!!! omg -this is totally me during Halloween!!! When I saw this stamp set - I knew I had to make it with this sentiment!!! HILARIOUS!  



I used a SSSC# 274 for the above sketch and  added some bling to the position of the stars in the sketch. I colored and then die cut the sweet little grumpy fairy and then adhered them all together - love how this card came out!! 

My second card today features the Wrought Iron Gate dies that can be used in so many ways - I decided to create a happy little scene using the On the Line Cutting Plates that creates these two lovely trees with some Little Bits Sun and Clouds dies for a little sunshine. 



I kept the card without sentiment so that it can be used for anything - from thinking of you to cards, to happy birthday cards... I added a little bit of Pico embellisher to make the gate shine and pop out a little - I LOVE this gate die - it just makes a card so unique:


Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Please hop over tomorrow for more TE sneak peeks!!
hugs,
Sankari :)


Thursday, July 30, 2015

MFT Stamp Guest Designer: Shine ON!

Hi Everyone!!
I am so excited to be guest designing for MFT stamps this month! Their stamps and dies for this release are so super cute!!! For today's card, I created a little scene using the MSTN Things With Wings stamp set and coordinating Die-namics Things With Wings dies :

I love this awesome tree and the leaf bunches could be both clouds or trees I think - I went with tree leaves for this card and added some fun by paper piecing it with some patterned paper :) I sponged the clouds here and there and added a little bit of dots over the grass and in the sky for some enamel dots fun.

I love love love love love this sentiment: "Shine On" - it is something that is so lovely to say to someone - whether they just aced something or need a little bit of encouragement! I wish I had a huge poster on my wall that had this sentiment on it - to remind me every morning!!

Hope you all Shine On and are the awesome people that you are!!
Thanks for stopping by today!
Hugs,
Sankari :)

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

MFT Guest Design: Piece of Cake

Hi Everyone!

I am so excited to be guest designing for MFT stamps this month! Their stamps and dies for this release are so super cute!! For today's card, I created this yummy piece of birthday cake using the delicious and super witty stamp set called: Piece of Cake from MFT stamps:



I wanted to give the inner cake a softer look, so I used my color pencils and then added some frosting to the top with some glaze. I LOVE this sentiment!!! HAHAHA!!!! I was laughing when I first read this - I know exactly the friend that I want to send this card to because she would TOTALLY love this hilarious sentiment!!!

And you have to check out the Piece of Cake stamp set to see all the hilarious and witty sentiments!! They are so perfect and hilarious and awesome!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope someone hands you a delicious piece of yummy cake!!!

Hugs,
Sankari :)




Friday, July 10, 2015

Verve Diva July Inspiration Hop: Belated Birthday Wishes

Hi Everyone!!

It's time for the Verve Divas to bring you our monthly Diva Inspirations Challenge and Blog Hop! There are two ways to win Verve prizes: comment on the design team's blog hop posts (linked below) to see their take on the inspiration, then go get inky and link up your take on the challenge to be eligible in our prize drawings! You have the rest of the month to link up, so feel free to play as often as you like.

Our July challenge is Sensational Stripes
Stripes go with everything! Make them nautical, or pair with florals for a graphic look. Use stripes however you're inspired! Use the inspiration graphic or head off in your own direction, just show us your stripes! 

I decided to use the colors from the challenge along with the stripe challenge with the stamp set: Small Packages - love the cupcakes in this stamp set and went with the small cupcake that I stamped a few times and then layered them next to each other in the frame stamp. I added some paper piecing to the cupcake and then finished with some bling for cherries and the sentiment "Belated Birthday Wishes" underneath:

Card Ingredients:
Stamp sets: Small Packages stamp set from Verve Stamps
Inks: London Fog and Tuxedo Black from Memento Stamp sets
Papers: DP from stash (MME), Earl Grey (TE), Sugar Cube (TE)
Accessories: Best Glue Ever, Foam dimensionals, bling, grey stain ribbon

As always, I loved playing along and can't wait to see all the other creations (including yours!) with this challenge!!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs,
Sankari :)

Click here to link up your challenge entries

Challenge deadline: Friday, July 31.
Prize: $30 gift voucher to the Verve online store!

Need a little inspiration? Check out the blogs linked below to see what the other Divas did with the challenge! It's sure to be a treat, and speaking of treats, we've got a prize for one lucky commenter along the hop! Check out the Verve Blog today for all the prize info and deadlines!


  
1. Julee8. Susan
2. Amy9. Maureen
3. Betty10. Marisa
4. Jen11. Stacey
5. Karen12. Laurie
6. Sankari13. Amber
7. Sarah 

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Sweet Sunday Sketch - July Pick Your Sketch Challenge!

Hey 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 :)  Hope you had a fun and safe July 4th! For today's challenge, you are free to use any sketch from the past!! So I used Sketch #240:



I love how this sketch is so clean and simple - I used the stamp set: Small Packages from Taylored Expressions -  Love all the different sentiments in this set! I added some Pico embellisher to add some enamel dots all around the card and then a line across the Party Banner border:

Card Ingredients:
Stamps: Small Packages stamp set from Taylored Expressions
Inks: Desert Sand
Accessories: Earl Grey cardstock (TE), Sugar Cube cardstock (TE) corner chomper, foam dimensional tape, Irresistible Pico Embellisher (Wedding Dress), circle nestablities 

Loved making this card! If you have sometime come over to the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge and check out all the awesome cards made with this sketch and play along too!

Thanks for stopping by!
Sankari :)



Friday, July 3, 2015

Happy Birthday - MFT stamps!

Hi Everyone!

I am excited to Guest Design for MFT stamps this month - there are some super cute stamps and die sets that are being released this month. I made today's card for a dear friend of mine who is celebrating her birthday right near the 4th of July - so I used the new Blueprints 26 - Die-Namics which is perfect for making a whole birthday card! Everything is only die-cut, no stamping!! Love that!

I used the stitched base panel die for the base of the card and then layered the balloon, sentiments and bow on top of the balloon and finished it with some bling on the center of the bow - love love how this turned out (heart emoticon!)



Card Ingredients:

MFT dies: Blueprint 26 Die-namics
Papers: My Mind's Eye DP from stash 
Accessories: Corner chomper, Best Glue Ever, Blue enamel dot, Irresistible Pico Embellisher (wedding dress) and foam dimensional tape

Love the stitching details and the fun lettering - so many possibilities! Check out the MFT blog for all the amazing creations by the design team!!

Big hugs!
Sankari :)




Sunday, June 28, 2015

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #275 - Adventure of a Lifetime

Hey 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 :)  Here is the sketch for today's sunday sketch:

Isn't it so much fun! Love those circles - so many possibilities! I used the new Peek-A-Boo Circles die from Taylored Expressions that cuts three circles perfectly spaced! I used the stamp set: Every Which Way from Taylored Expressions - it is perfect for a sweet grad I know who is ready to set out for adventure this year traveling the world!

Card Ingredients:
Stamps: Every Which Way stamp set from Taylored Expressions
Inks: Bahama Blue, Bamboo Green and Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Peek-A-Boo circle dies, corner chomper, copics, foam dimensional tape, White Sharpie


Loved making this card! If you have sometime come over to the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge and check out all the awesome cards made with this sketch and play along too!

Thanks for stopping by!
Sankari :)


Sunday, June 21, 2015

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #274 - Explore the World

Hey 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 :)  Here is the sketch for today's sunday sketch:


Its a fun sketch with those stars in the sketch - it can be any element you want to add to the card and so I went with hearts and used The World is Waiting stamp set :

 I love how this card turned out - just fun and festive and perfect for a new graduate or someone in retirement! Loved making this card! If you have sometime come over to the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge and check out all the awesome cards made with this sketch and play along too!

Thanks for stopping by!
Sankari :)



Sunday, June 14, 2015

Sweet Sunday Sketch #273 - Love love love!

Hi Everyone!!
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 the curves and square lines of today's sketch - so cool! I decided to use the More Than Love stamp set from Verve stamps and keep it kraftesque with a mixture of lace and twine and keep it kinda simple.


Card Ingredients:
Stamps: More Than Love stamp set from Verve Stamps
Inks: Memento Toffee and Cat's Eyes chalk ink - white
Papers: Toffee (Kraft paper and ink from Taylored Expressions and kraft DP
Accessories: twine, lace, bling, white enamel dots and glue dots

I can't wait to give this to a special couple who are celebrating their silver anniversary soon! Such a powerful and sweet sentiment - love the font! 

I added the heart from the stamp set that is stamped in white chalk ink. I love how it turned out and can't wait to see what all the other stampers have created  with this sweet sketch - hop over with me to the Blog and check out all the designers and their creations out: Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge.

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

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Sweet Sunday Sketch #272 - Put on Cute Boots!

Hey Everyone!!

Happy Sunday!! You know what that means: Its time for another Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge! So grab a cup of coffee, a cupcake and check out all the fun creations that are possible with this awesome sketch:
So many different possibilities with this sketch - you can rotate it around or just keep it horizontal - I decided to keep it horizontal and totes simple: tried to do it CAS style :) I created a little scene with the Bloomin' Boots stamp set and I just love how it turned out!


I combined the Wispy Grass border die with the the Cloud Border die to create a little scene for the boots to make a home it - I just love this sentiment and loved making this set of boots too!!

Please make sure to check out the Sweet Sunday Sketch Blog for all the details and all the amazing players in this challenge today:

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
hugs,

Sankari :)