Thursday, January 8, 2015

Taylored Expressions: Release Day: Lefty the cutie doggie :)

Hi Everyone!



Welcome to the first release week of the new year from 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. 

Today I am excited to show you a little sweet guy named Lefty! Isn't he just adorable! For the last four months all the kids have wanted was a puppy - and we almost caved in twice - but then we had to really talk about it as a family to make sure that we could properly take care of another family member! Both my DH and I had dogs growing up - and making this card really made me want to go and adopt a little doggie in need of a home! I love this little guy and I love the sentiments in this stamp set as well! 


I stamped and colored Lefty and then created a scene using the Picture Window die and Window Accessories dies to create a little home for him - I thought it would be so cute to have a little puppy with a house and a white picket fence... of course the whole time I was making this card my DD kept asking me if we were going to get a dog just like Lefty :) aww! Here is a close up of this little guy:


Card ingredients:
Stamps: Lefty stamp set from Taylored Expressions
Paper: PaperPack Build A Scene from TE
Inks: Memento Inks: Love Letter ink and copics
Taylored Dies: Picture Window and Window Accessories dies from TE, Picket Fence border, Grass Border die, Mini Scallop die
Accessories: Corner chomper, paper crimper, White gel pen, TE felt: Grass Green, FGoam dimensionals and Best Glue Ever


Thanks so much for visiting crafty friends! If you would like to see more projects and new product information  - please head over to the TE blog for a complete blog roll of our participating designers. 

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

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Taylored Expressions Sneak Peek: Graysie and Think Happy Thoughts

Hi Everyone!



Welcome to the first release week of the new year from Taylored Expressions and to the third day of sneak peeks!!!! 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. 

Today, I am sneak peeking one super cute little kitty cat named Graysie from the stamp set: Graysie that will be available tomorrow for release. All cat lovers will love the sentiments in this stamp set along with the sweet little ball of yarn stamped image. I colored in Graysie and the flower pot with Copics and then created mini- scene using papers from the Matched Kit: Build A Scene. I love the "floor" DP - its so multi-functional and the sweet dotted yellow DP looked like some fun wallpaper for little Graysie's home :) After adhereing Graysie to the scene, I die cut a circle and then popped up the scene so that the sentiment and main scene are on different layers:

Here is a close up peek of my card - Graysie was diecut using the coordinating die that comes with this stamp set:


Card Ingredients:
Stamp set: Graysie stamp set from Taylored Expressions
Inks: Teal Zeal from Memento Inks and Copics
Papers: Build A Scene Matched Kit from Taylored Expressions
Accessories: Party Banner border die from TE, circle nestability, liquid pearls, white gel pen, foam dimensionals, Best Glue Ever


For my second card, I used the stamp set Think Happy Thoughts that was previously offered as a free set with purchase during our birthday celebration in September and now will be available for purchase in tomorrow's release! It comes with one of my favorite die sentiments - the word "happy" and so I paired it with the sentiment: "happy anniversary" from the stamp set: Burgers & Fries - and filled the card with hearts from the Heart Stacklets dies from TE:


I embossed the Jelly Donut cardstock that is in the Matched Kit: Rainbow Brights papers from TE with the Diagonal Stripe embossing folder from TE. The hearts were cut out from the Rainbow Brights DP and then adhered to solid cardstock from the Rainbow Brights collection and arranged over the sentiment. I stamped the sentiment: "Happy Anniversary" and then die cut the word "Happy" and added it over the stamped sentiment - Here is a closer peek at the hearts and sentiment:


Card Ingredients:
Stamp set: Died word "Happy" from the stamp set: Think Some Happy Thoughts and stamped sentiment is from the Burgers & Fries stamp set from Taylored Expressions
Inks: Tangelo from Memento Inks and Copics
Papers: Matched Kit:Rainbow Brights from Taylored Expressions
Accessories: Heart Stacklets dies from TE, white gel pen, foam dimensionals, Best Glue Ever

I love this sweet little Graysie card and the "happy" card makes me so happy! Thanks so much for visiting crafty friends! If you would like to see more projects and new product information  - please head over to the TE blog for a complete blog roll of our participating designers. 

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



Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Taylored Expressions Sneak Peek Day 2: Hello Baby and Good Goody Gumballs

Hi Everyone!

Welcome to the first release week of the new year from Taylored Expressions and to the second day of sneak peeks!!!! 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. 

Today, I am peeking two super cute stamp sets - the first is a petite stamp set with coordinating die called: Hello Baby. I love the cloud and the different mini dies that comes along with this stamp set (like the mini hearts, flowers, raindrops, etc.) so for my card today, I paired this die with other Taylored dies to create this little scene using cardstock and papers from the Matched Kit: Build A Scene




I also embossed the back of the scene with the new Cloudy Days Embossing Folder, added some felt for the rolling hills and then dotted it with liquid pearls for lots of texture :) I think this might be my favorite card that I have ever made (I think I say that after each card though :) but really, I truly loved making this card!!  I loved this chevron cloud stamp  and mixed it with the Rolling Clouds dies and the Build A Scene: Rolling Hills dies. Here is another angle:


Card Ingredients:
Stamps: Happy New Home stamp set for the sentiment from Taylored Expressions
Inks: Memento Teal Zeal ink
Paper Packs: Build A Scene Matched Kit from TE
Taylored Dies: Build A Scene: Rolling Clouds, Build A Scene: Sunshine

Accessories: Foam dimensionals, Corner chomper, White Gel Pen, Orange Twine

Okay you know how I said that the previous card was my favorite - well, after making this gumball machine card, I kinda felt like it was my favorite too :) I love the new Goody Goody Gumballs petite stamp set that comes with the coordinating die to cut out the center of the gumball as well as the whole machine itself!! SO cool! I colored in the machine and the gumballs and then cut it out with the die and popped the "machine" part of it up on some dimensionals to give the illusion of depth:




Here is another angle to see the depth of the glass by popping up the "machine" part:


I used the Matched Kit: Rainbow Brights for this card - it is so fun and festive and all of the DP just make you want to dance in the sunshine (okay - they make me want to dance in the sunshine :) Here is another angle of looking down on the card of what it looks like :)


 Card Ingredients
Stamps: Goody Goody Gumballs stamps set from Taylored Expressions
Papers: Rainbow Brights Matched Kit paper pack from TE
Inks: Copic Markers
Taylored Dies: Postage Stamp stacklets, Party Banner Border and coordinating Gumball die that comes with the Goody Goody Gumballs stamp set
Accessories: Best Glue Ever, foam dimensionals

I have loved making these cards!!! Thanks so much for visiting crafty friends! If you would like to see more projects and new product information  - please head over to the TE blog for a complete blog roll of our participating designers. 

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