Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Taylored Expressions - April Stamp of the Month: Sew Happy!

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to the March Stamp of the Month Blog Hop from Taylored Expressions! April's month's SOTM is called: Made With Love and comes with coordinating dies called Stitched with Love - and if you get the deluxe subscription to the KI kit - you will get the SOTM (with dies) along with all the ingredients in the Key Ingredients Kit! It's an amazing deal for creating cards that are perfectly coordinated!
  For my project today, I couldn't wait to use the sweet sewing machine stamp and then cut it out with created a mat with the Label Stacklets 8 dies and then attached the separate sentiments together with a circle punch and by cutting a banner:

I created a little cluster of hearts that are die cut from the papers using the sweet little heart die that has button holes in it - and then attached a little bling using one of the gems that comes with the KI kit:

I colored in the sentiment and then attached some ribbon across the card base. Here is the inside of the card - I used one of the stitched stamp sets on the bottom of the card and then attached a heart button on the bottom with some twine:
Card Ingredients:
Stamps: Made with Love stamp set: April SOTM from Taylored Expressions
Paper: April Key Ingredients (TE)
Ink: Memento Paris Dusk, Bahama Blue and Teal Zeal
Taylored Dies: Stitched with Love, Stacklets 4
Accessories: twine, foam dimensionals, glue dots, sponger, circle punches, white gel pens, Gems (April Key Ingredients)

I always love the Stamp of the Month blog hop because its so much fun to see what all the DT have created with the stamp set and how they paired it with Key Ingredients Kit!!! Please hop around with me and check out these amazing ladies!!!
Thanks so much for stopping by!!
Big hugs!
Sankari :)

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Verve Divas Inspiration Hop - April 2014

Welcome to Verve's April Diva Inspirations Hop. It's the 5th of the month and that means it's hopping time! This month we've got a fabulous challenge that's sure to put a string in your step! So in addition to a comment prize hidden along the hop, you can play along with the challenge and link up your creation for a chance to win another prize!

Our April challenge is Chic Chevrons:

Chevrons are the new polka-dots! Get groovy and use this popular pattern somewhere on your creation. Whether you draw inspiration from the graphic or zig-zag off on your own, just show us some chic chevrons!

I have so many chevron DP that I haven't used yet and so this was such a fun challenge! I kept my card kind of CASish and let the bold background do the talking :) The banner is from the  Remember This set and the sentiment I paired it with is from the awesome Bountiful Backgrounds stamp set.

I stamped the two pennants in the Remember This stamp set - cutting out the inner one and then crimping it and popping it over the larger pennant. I then added some butterflies and finished it off with some butterflies and white gel pen and ribbon:

Card Ingredients:
Stamps: Remember This set and Bountiful BackgroundS
Inks: Memento Rich Cocoa and Distress Broken Glass
Papers: Kraft and scrap DP
Accessories: EK success border punch, MS butterfly punch, paper crimper, photo corner rounder, white gel pen, foam dimensionals and stickles

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. Julee9. Susan
2. Amy10. Stacey
3. Anya11. Teresa
4. Betty12. Maureen
5. Karen13. Marisa
6. Sankari14. Charmaine
7. Sarah15. Janelle
8. Sony16. Christyne

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Sankari :)

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Taylored Expressions April Release Day: A Life She Loved

Hi Everyone!!

Its Release Day at Taylored Expressions!! Woohoo!! This month's release has been fabulous and I wanted to show one of my favorite cards created by using the A Life She Designed stamp set and paired it with the Stacklets 4 dies:

Here is a close up - I stamped the doodle in Tuxedo Black and then colored it in with some color pencils and then added some gloss to the jar for a more realistic look :) I also added some gloss to the glass for a more real look! I cut out the die using the Stacklets 4 dies and then kept it kinda CAS by just adding a sentiment and sponging the edges of the stacklets:

Card Ingredients:
Stamps: A Life She Loved
Papers: Kraft and Simple Stories (Homespun 6x6)
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black and Colorbox white
Accessories: Photo corner rounder, white gel pen, buttons from stash, liquid glaze and color pencils and Stacklets 8

So fun to create this card and I can't wait to see all the awesome new stamps and dies that are going to be released this wee- so please hop along with me and check them out here:

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! Happy Release Day!!

Big hugs,
Sankari :)

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Taylored Expressions April Sneak Peeks: Home Decor Frames (Cherish Every Moment and Stroke of Genius Stamp sets)

Hi Everyone!!

Welcome to the 3rd day of sneak peeks from the April Taylored Expression Release Party!!! Woohoo!! Today - I am so excited to show case two stamp sets (and more) along with some home decor! (hey that rhymed!! :D)

 I am so excited to show a stamp set called Cherish Each Moment that one of my TE alum buddies has illustrated - the awesomely talented Danielle Lounds! I love the doodle sketch feel of this stamp set and paired it with one of a ton of home decor alterables from the TE store! I chose the gray Frame from W R Decorative Frame (gray, 7.5x7.5). 

I stamped the sweet flower doodle stamp all over the frame and paper pieced the flowers on one end and colored in the flower on the other end with some color pencils - and for the center - I framed one of my most favorite pictures of my little ones in a laughing giggly mood:
I added a faint yellow paint to the edges of the frame and to the inner part of the frame and then lined it with some little liquid pearls. I also added a little button with twine to the top flower on the left:

Here is a closer peek at the bottom of the frame and the paper pieced flower from the Homespun paper collection - love this beautiful stamp set - and how true the sentiment is:

Card Ingredients:
Stamps; Cherish Every Moment stamp set from Taylored Expressions
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black and color pencils
Papers: Simple Stories: Homespun
Accessories: We R Decorative Wooden Frame - 7.5"x7.5" Grey, best glue ever, twine and buttons

I used this stamp along with a few more new ones with another home decor called Kaiser Kraft Beyond the Page photo display (6 photos).  I created a little display for our house and then painted the frame sunshiney yellow :)

One of my new favorite stamp sets from this month is the Stroke of Genius stamp set where you can created brush strokes for your cards and projects without using any messy paint :) Here I used it to create a rainbow by inking it with all different inks and paired it with the sentiment: "You Color my World" from the A Life She Designed stamp set:

I also paired the Stroke of Genius stamp set with the Cherish Each Moment stamp set just to add a little fun swish of color behind the sentiment:

And the bottom panel of the frame is created from the Sunshiney Day stamp set - LOVE this super sweet stamp set!!!


I used the Stroke of Genius stamp set again with two panels to also add a little scrapbooking fun and wrote in the dates of the pics of the kids with their grandparents:

 Project Ingredients:
Stamps: Stroke Of Genius, Cherish Every Moment (small sentiments: A Life She Loved, When your Heart Speaks)
Frame: Kaisercraft Beyond the Page Photo Display - 6 Frames
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Rich Cocoa, Rose Red, Love Letter, Tangelo, Canteloupe, Pear Tart, Sky Blue, Lulu Lavendar
Accessories: felt, crimper, Cloud Border die, foam dimensionals, copics, corner rounder, heart punch, Label Stacklets 8, circle punches, Grass Border die and Best Glue Ever

I always love creating projects that I can display around the house and these projects used so many of the awesome new stamps and dies that are going to be released this week! I can't wait to see all the different home decor projects that are being sneaked today from this awesome release - so please hop along with me and check them out here:

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! Please hop by tomorrow for Release Day!!

Big hugs,
Sankari :)