Tuesday, June 10, 2014

June 2014 Stamp of the Month Blog Hop from Taylored Expressions

Hey Everyone,

This month's Stamp of the Month (SOTM) from Taylored Expressions (June '14) is called: Bright Boutique and comes with coordinating dies called Hi Hey Hello 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 was trying to channel the awesome song from Pharrell for my card! I have loved this song for so long and it still makes me happy - so I thought for my song - that I would feature the sentiment "happy" from the stamp set and ink it up in different rainbow inks and pop it up ontop of Stacklets 8:

Here is a side view of the card - I love the papers in this card - seriously - there are so so many fun and quirky DP's in this paper pack - I picked the ones that had some rainbow colors and a black and white chevron pattern:

Here is another view of the card - I stamped the sentiment 4 times in different inks and cut them out by hand. I popped up the sentiment onto the black and white chevron DP and then folded the sentiment "happy" around the Label Stacklets 8 and then lined the stacklets with some faux stitching:

Here is another view of the attempt at the rainbow of a sentiment:

Card Ingredients:
Stamps: Bright Boutique June 2014 SOTM from Taylored Expressions
Paper: June 2014 KI Kit featuring Simple Stories DIY Boutique from Taylored Expressions
Ink: Memento Love Letter, Rose Red, Cantaloupe, Bamboo Green, Bahama Blue
Accessories: Label Stacklets 8, Best Glue Ever, ribbon from stash, bling and foam dimensionals

I can't wait to see what these amazing designers have created with this awesome stamp set, papers and dies - please hop along with me and check them out here!!!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Big hugs,

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Taylored Expressions June Release Day: Peeking In stamp set

Hi Everyone!

Welcome to release day from Taylored Expressions! Today, I made such a fun card using the kitty and doggie stamps with the super sweet sentiment: "Missing You"hanging down from the ribbon. Aren't this sweet duo just darling?! I LOVEd both of them -  and wanted both of them peeking out of the window created by the die: Picture Window:

Here is a closer peek at the animals in the window - aren't they just cute?! I love that the little birdie has a cute little bird on its heat and a little heart on its tail - adorable!!! I used the Window Accessories stamp set create little shutters, curtains and the flower box to hold all of the fun sprigs and flowers:

Card Ingredients:
Stamps: Peeking In with coordinating dies from Taylored Expressions
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black and Bamboo Leaves and Spectrum Noir Markers
Cardstock - MME dp stash and cardstcok
Accessories: Picture Window die, Window Accessories dies, Grass Border die, corner rounder, Twiggy Branch die, Bugabee Flowers dies, dimensional, pink grosgrain ribbon

This stamp set just has SO much cuteness - I just love a cutie cozy togetherness between the doggie/kitty and can't wait to see what all the design team have created with all of the dies and stamps that have been released today! Please hop 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 today! Hope your start to your weekend is simply awesome!!!
Sankari :)

Verve Stamps: June '14 Diva Inspiration Hope

Welcome to Verve's June Diva Inspirations Hop. It's the 5th of the month and that means it's hopping time again! So climb aboard Desination: Inspiration for a fun trip through Verveland today. In addition to a comment prize hidden along the hop, we're debuting our June inspiration challenge as well! Play along for another chance to win!

Our June challenge is Winged Whimsy:
Let your creation soar by featuring wings! Think butterflies, birds, feathers or related sentiments. Celebrate the beauty of flight! Whether you draw inspiration from the graphic or fly a solo mission, let's see some winged beauties!

For my project today, I used the beautiful stamp set: Bright Spirits from Verve Stamps, to create a holiday card! The challenge to use winged creatures reminded me of this stamp set that has these gorgeous sweet doves. I stamped the jingle bells so that it seems like it is holding it in his mouth:

Here is a close up of the card that I made - the dove and the jingle bells are popped up ontop of the image and I added the sentiment on the side and cut out a flag to add a little movement:

I LOVED making this fun holiday card - my first holiday card of the season! 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. Julee8. Sony
2. Amy9. Susan
3. Anya10. Stacey
4. Betty11. Maureen
5. Karen12. Marisa
6. Sankari13. Charmaine
7. Sarah14. Andrea

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Big hugs!
Sankari :)

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Taylored Expressions June Sneak Peeks: Notable Notes and Wash.Dry.Repeat.

Hi Everyone,

So excited to show some of the new stamp sets that will be released from Taylored Expressions! I love this new stamp set called Notable Notes, which comes with coordinating dies (Notable Blooms) - it has such an elegant and whimsy feel to it and the dies make it so easy to cut the blooms out!

I layered the blooms together and created a mat for the sentiment using the Large and Medium Layering Doilies dies from TE and added a Picket Fence border to the bottom for a little feel of the garden.

Here is a closer peek at the blooms and layers (I popped up the flowers at the center) - such a fun image to color:

I also popped up one of the single images of flowers on the scallop border on the bottom of the card - and added a little touch of lace mixed with satin ribbon for a variety of textures - I really love how it turned out:
Card Ingredients:
Stamps: Notable Blooms from Taylored Expressions
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black and LadyBug Red and colics
Cardstock - Buttercream Choice and stash cardstock
Accessories: corner rounder, white satin ribbon, Layering Doily (Large and Medium) dies from TE, EK success scallop punch, Fence Border die from TE, circle nestability , sponger and dimensionals

For my second project, I created a set of notecards using a new stamp set called: Wash.Dry.Repeat - such FUN and hilarious stamp set - these sentiments crack me up!!

This is my most favorite sentiment in this stamp set - I lOVE this sentiment about ironing because it is so TRUE for me!!!
Here is a second card I made using the "Love Machine" sentiment - such a fun image to color - super cute to give to my DH for date night:

And the last card in the series uses this super cute image of a vaccum - perfect to send to a friend who is in need of a smile!! Love that sentiment:
Card Ingredients:
Stamps: Wash.Dry.Repeat. stamp set from Taylored Expressions
Inks: Love Letter and Tuxedo Black
Paper: Red Cardstock, Snow White cardstock, and Simple Stories Snapchat
Accessories: circle nestabilities, EK success scallop punch, white gel pen, blue baker's twine, dimensionals, copics, corner chomper and best glue ever

I loved making this notecard set and using the Notable Notes stamp set to create the gratitude card - so much fun!!! I can't wait to see all the amazing creations by this amazing DT - please hop along with me and check them out:

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 today! Please come over tomorrow for more release day fun from this awesome release!
Sankari :)