Thursday, August 9, 2012

Taylored Expressions Release Day!

HI Everyone!
Its release day over at Taylored Expressions and today all the gorgeous stamps and dies are available for purchase at the TE store! I absolutely love these stamps and completely enjoyed making some projects with the dies and stamps and have a couple of projects to share with you today using the Doodle Notes stamp set (concepted by the super talented Jen Shults and illustrated by the amazing Nancy McKinney) and the Mark Your Spot stamp set (illustrated by Nancy and created in collaboration with Taylor).

Doodle Notes stamp set
I love all the doodles in this stamp set and all of the encouraging sentiments - perfect for creating little lunchbox notes of encouragement for little kids (and big kids too ;). One of our friends were coming to visit from New Zealand with their little baby and I thought it would be fun to create a couple of personalized onesies for their wee one. I stamped the doodle image and the sentiment: "You're a Star" using some Clearly Better ink (stamps well on fabric with a little heat treatment afterwards) and then colored it in with some fabric markers. I love these fun doodles:

Here is another one that I created using the same stamps, different colors for when she gets a bit bigger:

And a closer peek at the sentiment and stamped image:

After stamping I waited for a day and heated the image with a heat gun and then washed it so that the little baby could wear it right away :)

Mark your Spot stamp set:
I absolutely love the beautiful sentiments that encourage reading from the Mark Your Spot stamp set - the images are so much fun and I wanted to create little personalized library tote bags for my kids using the stamps. We have been having so much fun going to the library and picking out fun books in the summer (and the amazing feat is returning all the library books on time and not losing any in the process!) and I wanted to the kids to have their very own library totes :) I stamped the images onto a canvas tote bag and then colored in the stamped images with some little acrylic paint and then created a border by tracing some dies over the stamped images:

I am sorry that the sentiments are hard to read from my pictures - on the bag with the red border the sentiment reads: "The more you read, the more things you will know, the more you learn, the more places you will go." - Dr. Seuss and on the bag with the blue border, the sentiment reads: "Once you learn to read, you will be forever free" - Fredrick Douglas. I loved loved loved painting and creating this totes - but I think my favorite part was giving them to my children - they absolutely loved their very own totes! Here they are with their totes and their books from the library:

I love seeing them carrying their totes around and I love that they love it :) I couldn't put these stamps down and created one more project with both of these sets and also the dies that are being released today :

Lunchbox Note Holder:
It has been so special to see my son learn to write and read this past school year and the best part is when he writes a note to me (usually asking if he can get a Lego :) I thought it would be fun to create bunch of notes that I could send him during the school year and also have it be a place to store his notes that he writes to me. I had a mini lunchbox in my craft corner that I got more than a few years ago and I altered it with some DP from the 9 to 5 paper collection from October Afternoon: I used the Library Pocket Die to create the little pocket out in front and added a pinwheel using the Pinwheel Parade dies:

Inside the lunchbox, I created some magnets that can be put on the fridge and used the Library Pocket dies to create little note holders that I could slip in his lunch bag:

Here is a closer look at the magnets that I created using the images from both the Doodle This stamp set and the Mark Your Spot stamp set:

Here is a closer peek at the different notecard holders that I decorated using the DP or created some DP using the Hexagon Big Background stamp set and the Chevron Big Background stamp set and then added a bit of twine and a button from my stash:
I created the notes using the newly released: Gird Paper stamp set, the Library Card stamp set and the Notebook Paper stamp set and using the Notepaper Clipboard Die :

Here is a picture  of the Library Card holders:

I absolutely enjoyed making all of these projects using all of the dies and stamp sets and it was soooo much fun to create special projects for my kids and friends! I love this release and can't wait to see all the fun projects that the Design Team has made using all of these fun projects:

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Please stop by tomorrow for our Spotlight hop!
Big hugs,
Sanakri :)


Wanda G (stampcat) said...

Hi Sankari! Okay, first of all... cutest kids ever! Love all the goodies in this post. There's so much eye candy, I don't even know what to comment on! You inspire me! :-)

Jami said...

Onesies, bags, magnets?!? My goodness Girl! So much fun packed in here! Love it all!

Shannon White said...

OH WOW Sankari! LOVE your Amazing Projects!! All of them Soo Creative, imaginative and Absolutely DARLING!! You just blow me away Lady! Wow! 8-)


billiejo said...

The onesies and totes are adorable! I especially love your box full of love. By the end of the school year, your son will know how much you love him.