Good Morning Everyone!!!
It's release day over at Taylored Expressions and the Baker's Dozen and I will be showing sneak peeks from the stamp set called Celebrate Life which is one of three sets that are being released today! Also, today I am excited to be the featured designer for the Taylored Expressions newsletter !!! YAY!!! (you can subscribe by going over to the store link and join the mailing list which will give you the inside scoop and deals over at Taylored Expressions) And so for today's newsletter project, I created a gratitude journal using the elegant Celebrate Life stamp set. I ADORE this stamps set and love all the stamps and the variety of possibilities of what you can make have my head spinning :) I wanted to start a journal that we can use as a family to write down through the year all of the things that we are grateful for - from big things to little things - and then create another journal the next year. It would be fun for the kids to see what they had written down when they were small.
and here is a close up of the beautiful silhouette that I sparkled up with chunky glitter and stickles and bling and buttons .
I loved creating this journal and can't wait to sit down as a family and make this our family gratitude journal. Here is a peek at the inside of the card and I created a little folder inside the card for holding little pictures, notes, etc.:
Can't wait to get started journaling as a family! The dandelion image reminded me of the papers in the October Key Ingredients kits and so I used the dandelion paper in the kit to create a 6x6 layout using the same stamp set with the sentiment: "Thankful for You." I love this picture of my daughter - I love the way her nose crinkles as she smiles her "sunshine" smile as we call it :)
This readily slips into the calendar stand over at Taylored Expressions and is perfect to display around the house - my kids love the fact that its all about them! I love that the pages can be displayed and not covered in a book and the kids always love looking at them and then demand more scrapbook pages about themselves!!! :)
I love the pumpkin image in this stamp set and created a card with the paper piecing technique using some My Mind's Eye paper: I wanted to create a card to give to our hostess for Thanksgiving - and love this sentiment: "Thankful for You".
The other reason that I love this stamp set is for its versatility. It has stamps that can be autumnal but also has so many sentiments and images that are all year round. I created a bright spring-ish card using the fun mini circle stamps (that can also be easily punch out with a mini circle punch) and created a ONE LAYER 8 MINUTE CARD!!! (I put that in capitals because I have never made a one layer card before) I wanted to keep this very very very simple - so not dots, ribbon, or layers - just a teeny bit of bling, inks and sponging :) I love the versatility of this stamp set!!!
I hope you have enjoyed all the yummy peeks so far and you won't want to miss all the amazing creations that the Baker's Dozen has created today - so make sure to hop on over and check out the yumminess:
and of course!: Taylor VanBruggen
Thank you so much for visiting me today!!!!
I am off to the Taylored Expressions store to get shopping!!! See you there (and join the newsletter mailing list while you are there - for all of the news and scoops!!!)