Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Taylored Expressions Christmas Tags!

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Hello!  I wanted to pop in and share some Christmas tags I made using the Taylored Expressions set Totally Tags Holiday along with the coordinating Totally Tags Dies.

The images in this set are just so stinkin' CUTE!  I stamped several of the images a couple of times so I could cut one out and pop it up.  I also used the TE Make A Snowflake Dies for several of the tags and had to add some sparkly rhinestone centers:)  I tied on some Burlap Twine so they are ready to be hung on a special gift!  Here are all the tags:

So much fun, and I can't wait to use them!  This would also make an awesome gift set, don't you think? Here is my supply list:

Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you have a fun and safe Halloween! I'm going to be making some pumpkin bread loaves tomorrow so we can "Boo" a couple of our new neighbors:)


Friday, October 25, 2013

Your Next Stamp Fun Friday!

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Hello!  I can't believe that this is the last Fun Friday Challenge for October! A friend of mine asked me to make a special birthday card for her this week, and immediately I knew what image I wanted to use:)  This beautiful gal is named Catherine.  I stamped her with Memento Tuxedo Black, and colored her with Copics.  I also used the YNS Balloon Trio Die Set and the YNS Number Board Die to customize the card.  I gave it to my friend tonight, and she loves it! She can't wait to give it to her bestie:)

I used the October Sketch once again for my layout.

We hope you get a chance to squeeze in a card before the end of the month! Just link your creations HERE on the YNS Challenge Blog:)

Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous Friday~Woot Woot!


Thursday, October 24, 2013

Your Next Stamp October After Party Post!

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Hello!  So how much did you guys love all the new YNS Christmas goodies??? This was such a fun release, and today the DT is back with some more inspirational projects!

I created a set of tags using the new Celebrate the Season Die Set which coordinates with the Celebrate the Season Stamp Set.  I stamped the images with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored them with Copics.  I added a star to the tree using a Whimsy Star Die, and also added a Gold Nugget Gumdrop. The To: and From: sentiments are from the new Holiday Sentiments clear stamp set.  For the base of my tags I used a Bookmark/Tag Layered Die, and the border was cut with a die from the Must Have Borders Die Set One. So many fun YNS elements!

Make sure you check out the rest of the DT blogs for more fabulous projects today!

Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic day!


Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Taylored Expressions October Studio Challenge

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Hello! It's time for the Baker's Dozen Studio Challenge! This is a monthly opportunity for the Taylored Expressions team to share what makes our stamping studios hum. Each month we have a fun, crafty question or theme so we can share our favorites, some tips and tricks, stamping advice and more. 

This is our last Studio Challenge!  Taylor is changing things up a little bit so we hope you'll enjoy our final challenge!

The theme for October is:

Never Felt Better!!
Felt is all the rage in crafting. It's so thick and soft and gives that special warm and cozy feeling to fall and winter projects. TE has 21 yummy colors to choose from, but do you ever just stare at all that felt and think, "Hmmmm...what should I do with it?"
Designers, show us a fun project featuring felt.

This was a fun challenge!  I don't often think of pulling out my felt, but I'm now inspired to use it much more often:) You can find LOTS of felt at Taylored Expressions HERE!

I decided to create a fun little winter scene.  I used some Chocolate Chip Felt and the Birch Tree Border Die to cut out my tree.  I then added the bird and birdhouse  using some Red Hot and Robin's Egg Felt along with the Birch Tree Accessories Dies.  The snowy hills were cut using Marshmallow Felt and the Build a Scene Rolling Hills Dies. Taylored Dies cut the felt so easily and you get a nice clean cut every time!  I use my Big Shot to cut my felt, and I just use the same sandwich that I use for paper cutting.

To finish off my scene, I added my new favorite snowman from the recently released stamp set~Baby, It's Cold Outside.  Isn't he ADORABLE???  I also added some snowflakes that I cut with the Make a Snowflake Dies and placed a Lily White Doodlebug Sprinkle in each center.  The sentiment from Baby It's Cold Outside was stamped onto a Banner Stacklets 1 Die.

So much fun!  To glue down my felt I used Beacon 3-in-1 Advanced Craft Glue which is pretty much my go to adhesive.  I use it on everything:)  Here is my supply list:

Make sure you check out the rest of the Baker's Dozen Blogs to see more inspirational felt projects today! Thanks for stopping by and have a terrific Tuesday!

Carole Burrage
Charmaine Ikach
Jen Shults
Joan Ervin
Kerri Michaud
Pattie Goldman - Guest Designer
Sankari Wegman
Shannon White
Shelly Mercado
Stephanie Kraft
Tammie Edgerton
Taylor VanBruggen
Wanda Guess


Your Next Stamp October New Release Blog Hop!

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Hello and welcome to the Your Next Stamp October New Release Blog Hop! The holidays are right around the corner, and we have some fabulous new products to help you create something special for everybody on your list!

The hop begins on Jen’s Blog, and if you’ve been hopping along, then you should have arrived from Julie's Blog. Our sweet boss lady’s birthday is coming up on October 25th (Happy Birthday, Karen!!!) so she is celebrating by giving away a prize at every blog! Make sure you leave comments on all of the DT blogs for your chance to win!

I am showing off several of the new products today!

First up I made some inserts for pocket scrapbooking using these ADORABLE images from the Holiday Kids Collection!  I used the fabulous Journal Card Bracket Insert Die Set and the Journal Card Scallop Insert Die Set along with some awesome new Christmas dies~the Jingle Bell Border Die, the YNS Snowflake Die Set, and the YNS Holiday Whatnot Die Set.  I also used some gorgeous new YNS Gumdrops~LOVE!!!

Next up I used this super cute new set called Christmas Owl!  I also used the new YNS Icicle Border Die and the sentiment was stamped onto a YNS Fishtail/Banner Die.  

Karen is also offering some awesome Choose Your Discount Specials in the YNS Store so make sure you take advantage of these amazing deals!

Now it’s time to hop on over to Laura's fabulous blog, but don’t forget to leave a comment before you go! Happy hopping and shopping!


Monday, October 21, 2013

Your Next Stamp Sneak Peek!

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Here's a little peek of a new stamp set that will be available TOMORROW from Your Next Stamp!  We will be celebrating the release with a fun blog hop to show off all of the new products, and of course we'll have some fab prizes to give away too!  I hope you'll join us! Have a great Monday:)


Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Thankful For You

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Hello!  I have been anxious to ink up this adorable set from Taylored Expressions called Autumn Wreath. So CUTE!!!  I thought it would be fun to make a little notecard that could go on a Thanksgiving table and this set is just perfect!  

I stamped my images with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Copics.  I cut them out and sponged around them with Ranger Antique Linen Distress Ink to tone down the bright white. The sentiment was stamped onto a Banner Stacklets 1 Die, and I used the same die to cut my fishtail border. The dp is Doodlebug Happy Harvest. Here is my supply list:

Here are a couple of munchkins that I'm thankful for. I took this picture this weekend and I just love it:)

I can't forget Landon:

I'm off to get crafty:)  Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful Wednesday!


Friday, October 11, 2013

Your Next Stamp Fun Friday Challenge!

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Hello!  I wanted to pop in and share a card I made for the Your Next Stamp Fun Friday Challenge this week:)  I used the fabulous sketch this month for my card today:

This image is from the set Christmas Bauble Robin and the sentiment is from Winter Smiles Robin.  The dp is some Doodlebug Home for the Holidays and I also used some of the new YNS Gumdrops~Holly Berry Red and Silver~LOVE!!!  The sentiment was stamped onto a YNS Fishtail/Banner Die.

Make sure you check out the YNS Challenge Blog to see more awesome DT projects today, and to play along for your chance to win a YNS Gift Certificate!

Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous Friday!  My mom is coming into town today.  My parents have been in Oregon for the last 4 months, so they haven't seen our new home.  I'm so excited for her to see it!  She also gets to see one of Carson's soccer games, and Avery has a gymnastic meet this weekend.  It's going to be crazy but fun!  


Wednesday, October 9, 2013

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