Tuesday, May 13, 2014

May Stamp of the Month from Taylored Expressions

Hey Everyone,

Hi Everyone,

This month's Stamp of the Month (SOTM) from Taylored Expressions (May '14) is called: Bloom and Grow and comes with coordinating dies called Hello Blooms The  deluxe subscription to the KI kit will also come with the SOTM (with dies) along with all the ingredients in the Key Ingredients Kit! What an awesome deal to get a monthly package of awesome crafty goodness!! 

For my project for today's SOTM blog hop, I used the lovely butterfly stamp set that comes with lines flaring out from the center and used the Hello Blooms dies butterfly shape to cut out the different butterflies inked with mixed ink colors. I paired it with some of the awesome DP papers from the KI kit (I love the grid paper and the multiple blooms papers!)

Here is a close up of the butterflies - I just love how mixing the inks with the stamp set creates some fun, different and unique butterflies. I added some different colorful buttons from my buttons stash and added some twine to the center and then used some glue dots to adhere it to the center. The edges of the butterflies got flared out by curling it with a pen - I love how these sweet butterflies on it :)
Card Ingredients:
Stamps: Bloom & Grow (Stamp of the Month May 2014) from Taylored Expressions
Paper: May Key Ingredients Kit from TE
Ink: Rose Bud, Cantaloupe, Bamboo Leaves, Teal Zeal from Memento Inks
Accessories: Hello Blooms dies from TE, corner rounder, liquid pearls, Ek success scallop punch, Best Glue Ever and foam dimensionals 

I can't wait to see all the lovely projects created with this awesome kit with this lovely stamp set and papers!! Please hop along with me and check out these amazing designers!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Big hugs,
Sankari :)

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Taylored Expressions May Release Day: Rockets Red Glare

Hi Everyone!!

Welcome to Release Day from Taylored Expressions!!! Woohoo!!! Today all the peeks from this week's release will be available for your crafty pleasure and to celebrate, I created a fun little card using the new stamp set: Rockets Red Glare with the sentiment: Boom! Isn't that such a fun sentiment!!?!

I created a little star shaped card using the Star Stacklets dies and some red, blue and yellow cardstock. I stamped the firecracker and colored it in and then outlined it with some white gel pen and then added the sentiment and some twine:

Here is another angle of the card - I added some foam dimensionals and sponged the edges of the stars with blue ink:
I love this fun card!! So much fun to use these stacklets and firecrackers from this stamp set!! 
Card Ingredients:
Stamps: Rockets Red Glare stamp set by Taylored Expressions
Taylored Dies: Star Stacklets and Firecracker dies
Inks: Memento Navy blue and Copics
Papers: Navy blue, Red and Yellow Cardstock
Accessories: twine, foam dimensionals, white gel pen and stickles

This has been such a fun release - I can't wait to see all the projects that the design team has created for release day!! Please hop along with me and check them out here:
Thanks so much for stopping by today!! I love this release and I can't wait to play along with all of these amazing stamp sets and dies! Hope you are having an amazing Thursday!
Sankari :)

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Taylored Expressions May Sneak Peeks: Boscoe and Dino-Mite

Hi Everyone!

Welcome to Day 3 of sneak peeks from Taylored Expressions!! Today my heart is swooning over some super cute animal friends! The first one is a new little doggy friend named Boscoe!! Isn't he just the cutest thing --- ever!!
I stamped Boscoe and then colored him with the smooth as butter Spectrum Noir markers and then colored in the flowers and cut it out from the flower die that comes with this stamp set. I created some grass for Boscoe to sit on using the Grass Border die and the clouds using the Cloud Border die. I added some faux stitching and added a little orange gingham ribbon to the side for a little fun :) Isn't Boscoe's expression so darling?!!

Card Ingredients:
Stamps: Boscoe stamp set (with coordinating dies) from Taylored Expressions
Taylored Dies: Label Stacklets 8, Grass Border die, Cloud Border die
Paper: Kraft cardstock, Bazzill cardstock
Ink: Memento Paris Dusk and Ladybug Red and Spectrum Noir Markers
Accessories: Best Glue Ever, foam dimensionals, white gel pen, sponger, angle corner chomper

For my second card, I created a little dino playdate scene using dinos from the new stamp set called: Dino-Mite - aren't they SO cute?! I created some hills using the Build A Scene - Rolling Hills dies and Build A Scene Sunshine dies along with the Clouds Border die.
I colored the different dinos with fun bright colors and then added a little cupcake on the back of one of the Dinos from the stamp set: For the Love of Cupcakes:
I added the birthday sentiment "Big Birthday Wishes" on the inside with one more of the cute dinos ... I love this little cutie!
Here is a close up of the dinos - I covered the dinos and the hills with a little bit of gloss - I was making them talk to each other as I adhered them to the cardstock - so much fun :) My kids are in love with this stamp set!!!

Card Ingredients:
Stamps: Dino-Mite stamp set and For the Love of Cupcakes by Taylored Expressions
Taylored Dies: Cloud Border and Build a Scene - Sunshine and Rolling Hills dies
Inks: Memento Ladybug Red, Distress Inks: Broken Glass and Spectrum Noir markers
Accessories: yellow button, twine, foam dimensionals, glaze

I can't wait to see what all the designers have created today from all the wonderful dies and stamps that will be released this week!! Please hop along with me and check them out!!
Thanks so much for stopping by! Please hop on by tomorrow for Release Day Fun tomorrow!!
Sankari :)

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Taylored Expressions May Sneak Peeks: P&P Journal Tabs

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to day two of sneak peeks from Taylored Expressions, where today I created a project featuring two stamp sets: Journal Tabs - Month and Journal Tabs - Day - each with coordinating dies. 

These two journal tabs are so perfect for scrapbooking or Pockets & Page booking!! I created a layout from our trip down south in April and used the Journal Tabs to indicate the month, and then used the tabs to also create a label for the different parts of the layout: 
Here is a close up of one of the part of the page layout - where I used the Journal Tab - Month stamp set (stamped the April stamp with Cantaloupe ink) along with date created by using the Sweet & Simple #s dies:
For both the above and below pictures, I kept a blank area where I can go back and journal. There is also a blank Journal Tab from the Journal Tab - Month stamp set that you can use to write in your own tab - I decided to create a banner using the blank journal tab and inking it with different color inks to create a rainbow. The little polka dot circles were punched out from scrap DP. I used the die from the Journal Tab - Day stamp set to die cut a label that I could journal in.
The Journal Tab - Day stamp set also comes with fun sentiments such as: "Love This" and "Right Now" that I used against the pictures of the kids writing their name in the sand. 

I kept the last layout super simple by creating 4 pictures in the square and then centered the sentiment "Love" from the Circle Words P&P dies in the middle of the layout.
Page Ingredients:
Stamps: Journal Tabs - Month with coordinating die, Journal Tabs - Day with coordinating dies
Paper: Blue and Yellow cardstock
Memento Inks: Ladybug Red, Tangelo, Cantaloupe, Bamboo Leaves, Sky Blue
Accessories: Best Glue Ever, White gel pen, corner rounder
Taylored Dies: P & P Circle Words, Sweet and Simple #s

There are so many awesome projects that showcase all the wonderful P and P journaling tools, dies and stamps that will be released this month - please hop along with me and check them out here:
 Thanks so much for stopping by today! Please come over tomorrow and check out more peeks from the release this month!
Sankari :)