Thursday, May 26, 2016

Dream BIG Giveaway!!!

Hi Everyone!!

I have a special project that I made using the Deco Foil from Therm O Web!! Taylored Expressions and Therm O Web are partnering and there is a special giveaway that is up for grabs!!! 

I created today's card using these awesome foils that just make the card by with light, sheen and sparkle :) There are a TON of amazing colors available from the Therm O Web site - the hardest part is picking one color!! I used the Aqua and Lime Foil sheets for the balloons and the Rainbow Foil for the background. Here is my card made with these super fun foil sheets with the Make A Wish Balloon Dies and Quatrefoil Cutting Plate from Taylored Expressions:

I started off by cutting the balloon shapes with the Make A Wish balloon dies with different colored cardstock in different sizes. I adhered some of the different colored foils to the Toner Sheets and then ran them thru the Big Shot and like magic the foil cut balloons came out of the dies!! So cool!! I did the same for the Quatrefoil Cutting Plate and it was so so so so cool to have a foil based cutting plate! Here is a close up of the balloons and cutting plate where you can really see the sheen and shine!!!

Paper: Sugar Cube, Grape Jelly, Cookie Monster, Granny Smith, Plum Punch, Pumpkin, Salt Water Taffy and Earl Grey
Accessories: Picture Perfect – Celebrate (Taylored Expressions), Make a Wish Balloons (Taylored Expressions), Quatrefoil Cutting Plate (Taylored Expressions), Baker’s Twine, Foam Tape, Best Glue Ever, Deco Foil Transfer Sheets (Aqua and Lime) and Deco Foil Transfer Sheets: Rainbow, Zots (Medium), Adhesive Pen and Deco Foil Peelnstick Toner Sheets

Taylored Expressions will be giving away a Deco Foil Prize Pack and Therm O Web will be giving away a $50 Gift Certificate to the Taylored Expressions Store. Details on how to enter can be found on the Taylored Expressions blog and the Therm O Web blog.
There are a ton of inspirations this week on Taylor's Blog from all the different designers using these gorgeous products! Please hop over to Taylor's Blog to check out more details!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Sankari :)

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Verve Diva Inspirations May Challenge and Blog Hop

Hi Everyone!

It's time for the Verve Divas to bring you our monthly Diva Inspirations Challenge and Blog Hop
There are TWO $30 gift vouchers to the Verve store up for grabs this month and two ways to win! First, comment on the design team's blog hop posts (linked below) for an entry in the first giveaway. Then to be entered into our challenge prize drawing, go get inky and link up your take on the challenge. You have until June 5 to link up. Feel free to play along with the challenge as many times as you like. Verve stamps aren't required to play, but we do smile a little brighter when we see them!

The end of spring always brings a touch of wanderlust.  This collection of bracelets has me wishing for a sun drenched road trip filled with gypsy wonder and delight. 

For my project today, I decided to use the MojoMonday sketch #447 as a place to start for my card. I used the stamp sets: Big Wish (For the cake and image panel) and the sentiment: Remember This (for the sentiment panel). Here is a snippet of the sketch (on the left) - I decided that the two wraps of ribbon on either side could be in place of the other circles and the tilted image panel became a circle instead - here is how it all turned out:

Card Ingredients:
Verve stamps: Big Wish and Remember This stamp set
Cardstock: Taylored Expressions (granny smith, salt water taffy, kraft, sugar cube)
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black and Bamboo Leaves
Accessories: corner rounders, bling, glue tape, copics, ribbon and foam tape.

There's no script for this inspiration... channel your inner gypsy, go floral, follow our color pattern or forge your own path. We can't wait to see what you create!
Click here to link up your challenge entries
Challenge deadline: Sunday, June 5.
Prize: $30 gift voucher to the Verve online store!

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're giving away a $30 gift voucher to Verve to one random commenter along the hop.  Just leave a little love as you hop about for a chance to win!
1. Julee7. Marisa
2. Betty8. Maureen
3. Charmaine9. Sankari
4. Christyne10. Stacey
5. Laurie11. Susan
6. Lesley12. Teresa

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Caio for now!
Sankari :)

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Taylored Expressions May Release Day!

Hi Everyone!!

Happy May Release Day from Taylored Expressions!! WOOHOO!!! Today, I am sharing one of my favorite cards using the Grumpling Crew!! These Grumplings come from the Crafty Grumplings stamp set and these sentiments and the faces of these grumplings are simply hilarious! This stamp set is a serious must have for all you crafty peeps!! 

I used the fun Rainbow Brights paperpack 6x6 from Taylored Expressions for everything - so nice to have such fun bright colors and all the coordinating cardstock colors. I LOVE this sentiment: "I craft so hard I sweat Glitter!!!" AHahaha!!! Can I tell you how much I relate to this!!  LOLOL!!!

Here is a close up of my card -- I love this little guys expression -- LOL!!! And I can't tell you how much I relate to this sentiment -- there have been so many instances where I go out in public and unbeknownst to me, some part of my face has glitter on it!!Agh! I added a little glitter to the word glitter...because.... well, glitter ! :D I also used the new Stitched Bracket Stacklets to die cu the image and mat it on a larger one of the stacklets - love how this turned out :)

Stamp set: Crafty Grumplings from Taylored Expressions
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black and Teal Zeal
Cardstock: Plum Punch, Sugar Cube, Lemon Meringue, Cookie Monster, Lollipop and and Granny Smith
Patterned Paper: Rainbow Brights 6x6 paperpack
Taylored Expressions: Stitched Bracket stacklets, Stitched Circle stacklets, Skinny Mini Party Borders
Accessories: corner chomper, Best Glue Ever, Foam Dimensionals

Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with some fabulous giveaways! Visit the TE Blog to answer Taylor's Question of the Day for a chance to win a prize from the latest release!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!!
Have a great weekend!
Sankari :)

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Taylored Expressions May Release Day 3: Celebrate Banner and Little Bits -Skateboard

Hi Everyone!

Welcome to Day 3 of the Taylored Expressions May Sneak Peeks!! All the products will be released tomorrow morning: Thursday May 5, 2016 at 7am PST!   For today's projects, I created some cards and projects with some amazing new dies!!!

My first project is a little patriotic themed card and party favor using the Celebrate Freedom Banner. I love that this banner die cuts each phrase separately and they can be used together or separately! I used it separately on the party favor made using the Tagging Along die :

I love this new party favor die called Tagging along! I created a little scene using the new Marching Along die on the front - a fun and easy way to create a little scene!

Here is a card that I created using the banner die: Celebrate Freedom -- I had fun creating a little Patriotic fun by using the Litter Bits - Patriotic confetti here are there along with the Star Stackelts 1 dies:

Here is a closer peek at the card: I used the embossing folder soon to be released: Lots of Stars: I love how all the elements look together - so so much fun using red, white and blue elements here and there to create a little patriotic scene!

Project Ingredients: Celebrate Freedom Party Set

Cardstock: Cherry Pop, Sugar Cube, Salt Water Taffy
Taylored Dies and Embossing Folder: Celebrate Freedom Banner, Lots of Stars embossing folder, Star Stacklets, Little Bits – Patriotic Confetti, Skinny Mini Party Borders
Accessories: Best Glue Ever, Chunky glitter and Foam Dimensional tape, bling,

Party Favor:
Cardstock: Earl Grey, Sugar Cube, Cherry Red, Salt Water Taffy
Taylored Dies: Tagging Along, Marching On, Tag Stacklets 1
Accessories: Best Glue Ever, Foam dimensional, chunky glitter

For my second project - I created a fun card using the Little Bits -Skateboard die! I thought it would be the perfect card to give to my son -- and tried to make it "cool" but I still had to use a ribbon even though it was for him -- hope he still thinks its cool!! 

Here is closer peek at the skateboard - I used felt for the base for some texture and then used different colors on the Stitched Frame Stacklets and cut out different colors of cardstock and layered it up. For the center panel, I embossed it using the Know the Ropes Embossing Folder.  Love how this turned out:

Stamp set: Toe-Tally Awesome from Taylored Expressions
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black 
Cardstock: Sugar Cube, Pumpkin, Candy Corn, Salt Water Taffy, Lemon Meringue, Earl Grey, Oreo
Taylored Expressions: Little Bits – Skateboard, Stitched Frame stacklets, Skinny Mini Party Borders
Accessories: Mustard Felt (Taylored Felt), ribbon, glue dots, Best Glue Ever, Foam Dimensionals

Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with some fabulous giveaways! Visit the TE Blog to answer Taylor's Question of the Day for a chance to win a prize from the latest release!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today - I loved making these projects! Please hop back tomorrow for Release Day FUN!!!
Ciao for now,