Thursday, February 4, 2016

Release Day Feb 2016 - Welcome Spring Banner

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to Release Day at Taylored Expressions!! I am so excited about this card that I made for today's release using just dies :) There is something that I love about using just dies on a card - such a fun look - and I love how all the dies are so compatible and work with each other - so fun! 

For this card, I used the Welcome Spring Banner with the Picture Perfect - Sunny Days that creates this gorgeous sunburst. I colored in the sunburst and add a bit of blue sky behind the sunburst. In the front, I added some rolling hills (using the Build A Scene - Rolling Hills) and then cut and trimmed a tree from the In the Garden die and added it to the front of the hill:


Here is a closer peek at the the card - I just absolutely love this card - especially so nice to make this card while I look out the window and see everything covered in icy snow :) I think what I like the best is being able to see thru one die into the next one - from one color into the next - love layering cards :)


I have totally loved making these projects for the release this week!! Please make sure to stop by the TE blog today for more info and to hop over to everyone's blog today to check out their works of art!


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 :)
 
 



Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Blog Hop for the Cox Family

Hi Everyone,


Today, I am so honored to be part of a wonderful blog-hop for a dear friend: Ann Cox and her family. I met Ann many years ago while blogging - and was so happy to have met her at CHA and get a to talk with her briefly. She is a wonderful person, amazing teacher, mother, friend and wife. 

Ann and her family are going through a difficult time right now - her husband Kevin had to have a triple by-pass surgery and along with that is having kidney trouble. He only has one kidney because he donated the other one to his father. This has put their family in state of medical crisis - both emotionally and financially. Kevin is the primary caretaker of their little baby, while Ann teaches and to help them get thru this time, their friend has created a GoFundMe page to help the family. Please check it out here:  https://www.gofundme.com/g81dn0.  

I would like to thank Ashley Newell for creating this bloghop - a chance to us to spread the word about the GoFundMe page for Ann - as well as offer some prizes for you when you stop by and comment on each person's link in the hop - check out some of these amazing sponsors:


CAS-ual Fridays Stamps $50 gift certificate 
Lawn Fawn Stamps $50 gift certificate 
SugarPea Designs $50 gift certificate 


To enter to win the prizes, please complete the hop and leave comments on each stop.  Bonus entries will be given to those who donate to the GoFundMe page.  Winners will be drawn on Feb 11 and posted right here.  

If you would like to show your support for the Cox Family by making a card and posting it to your blog, there will be a linkup at our last stop CAS-ual Fridays.


For my card for the hop, I wanted to send Ann some sunshine and a sentiment from one of my favorite Verve Stamps: Blue Skies -- this sentiment reads: Blue Skies Are Coming Your Way... I know that this is a rough time right now Ann - and that the skies might seem very gray ---- we are all sending you our love and prayers and miles and miles of Blue Skies filled with sunshine!!!



Here is a closer peek - I watercolored the background and then added some touches here and there:





Your next stop on this hop is the wonderful Lisa Lara !!

Here is the full hop list: 



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

Day 3 Taylored Expressions Feb 2016 : Door To Door - Spring Decor dies and Butterfly Swirls EF


Hi Everyone!

Welcome to the third day of sneak peeks from Taylored Expressions!!! Today, I am super excited to peek some cards that I absolutely loved making with the new stamps and dies that will be released tomorrow!

For my first card, I created this card without any stamps - just all dies using the wonderful series of Door To Door dies - the newest of which are the Door To Door - Spring Decor! I added the flowers and bushes/plant holders, bow and sweet little bunny from the Door to Door - 
Spring Decor dies... this made me so happy to create this card with all of these lovely spring items (esp - with the freezing outside weather!) !! I created the "house" with the Brick Embossing Folder, to which I inked some white chalk ink:



Here is a closer peek: I added some little pennants from the Skinny Mini Party Borders - for a festive look and then colored in the flowers with copics and then added some stickles to the center and to the bows:

Card Ingredients:
Taylored Dies: Door To Door Spring Décor, Door to Door dies, Door to Door Décor, Brick Embossing Folder, Build A Scene - Rolling Hills and Skinny Mini Party Borders
Inks: Distress Ink – Broken China, Bamboo Leaves and copics
Premium Cardstock: Snow White, Salt Water Taffy, Champagne, Oreo, Granny Smith, Truffle, Toffee
Accessories: White Sharpie pen, Best Glue Ever, Foam Dimensional Tape, Bling, Stickles


For my second card, I created this card with the Butterfly Swirls Embossing Folder with the Light of the World stamp set: The stained glass stamp set was such a joy to color and then to create with a glaze - and I LOVE this sentiment: "Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path." It is such an inspiration:


Here is a closer peek at this card - I used the Metallic Neutrals cardstock and embossed it with Butterfly Swirls Embossing Folder: I love the look of the metal and the glass together:

Card Ingredients:
Stamps: Light of the World stamp set, 
Taylored Dies: Label Stacklets 5
Inks: Memento Lilac Posies, Tuxedo Black and Copics
Premium Cardstock: Poppy Seed, Plum Punch, Snow White
Accessories: Pico Inkessentials - Shimmer, Best Glue Ever, Foam Dimensional Tape, Prima flower

I have totally loved making these projects today:Please make sure to stop by the TE blog today for more info and to hop over to everyone's blog today to check out their works of art!


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 :)
 




Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Feb 2016 Taylored Expressions Day 2: Little Bits - Mailbox and Welcome Spring Banner

Hi Everyone!

Welcome tot Day 2 of the Taylored Expressions Sneak Peek Release Week!! I love this months super sweet dies and stamps! Today's project 2 Cards that I made using JUST DIES!!!


This first card uses the new Little Bits - Mailbox die that I made using all TE ties by creating a scene for this sweet little mailbox :) I die cut the pieces of the mailbox and then colored it with copics to create all the different colors in it --- I then created a little scene of hills and clouds (Build A Scene - Rolling Hills and Cloud Border die - with some Wispy Grass and Grass Border die) - loved making this!!!



I added some Skinny Mini Party Border dies for a more festive look - and then added some hearts and bling come out of the mailbox... because why not!!! :) I loved making this!!!



For my second card - I created one of my favorite cards in this release using the Into The Garden die - which is a border die that cuts this gorgeous scene - to this I added the banner: Welcome Spring and then colored it with different copic colors and added some twine to the ends - love how it turned out!

Here is a closer peek - I love how simple it was to create this welcome spring sign - cut and color!! And I loved coloring in the border die with copics and shading it with inks:


I have totally loved making these projects today:Please make sure to stop by the TE blog today for more info and to hop over to everyone's blog today to check out their works of art!




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 :)