Taylored Expressions Release Week! Day 1

Hey hey! It’s time to start sneaking for Taylored Expressions new October Release?!  And it’s all about Holidays!

This first card features the new Jolly Holly Background, Pine Clippings, and Handlettered Holiday 2 Sentiments & Dies. Goodness–How fun is this background?! And the best part: Lightening fast! Don’t get me wrong, I can spend a couple hours on a card, but when you get super fun results fast, it’s just magic!

I added a few layers of ink here to get a sort of resist effect. I stamped it with both Sea Salt and Sugar Cube and then added the greens and reds on top with the little stamps that come along with the background to fill it in! So fun to do!

Next up, I was able to use this awesome new stencil called Modern Holly Layering Stencil. This stencil is magical to use–I just love the effect! 

There are three layers to this stencil and you can super easily line them up with the guides on the side, producing sweet results very easily! I would also recommend Pixie Spray if you haven’t used it. It is a light tack that holds the stencil down, just enough to keep it in place while you blend, but not enough to leave a residue on your project. It cleans off your stencil easily or you can leave it on like I do for the next project. It is amazing stuff!

Think of all the color combos you could layer up with this!? I just loved this one so, so I went with the traditional sort of colors.

I thought it would be cool to have a teacher holiday card–I never have time or the energy to getting those made on time! 🙂 I’m looking forward to giving this one to my son’s teacher at Christmas!

Of course, I used the Petite Scalloped dies for both of these too!I Pretty much always use those, don’t I? Ha! ❤ them! 🙂

You can find all my supplies and links to the Taylored Expressions Shop below.

Merry Little Christmas Card:

Teacher Card:


Be sure to check out the TE Blog!

Have yourself a merry little Christmas! Every order placed between October 3rd – October 6th will earn DOUBLE crafty points to apply to a future purchase! Plus, receive FREE U.S. shipping on orders over $25 OR $5 off shipping for residents of Canada with the code CANADA5. 

Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with a giveaway during each day of sneak peeks! Visit the TE Blog to answer Taylor’s Question of the Day for a chance to win one of the latest products before you can buy it!

The New Release will be available Thursday, October 3rd! And there is a new website! It is fantastic and improved! So be sure to check that out too.

Thank you for stopping by today! Be sure to check out the rest of the Taylored Expressions Creative Team projects. Sure to be fantastic! 🙂 

See you back here tomorrow!

Jill

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Happy Halloween!

Hppe your week is starting off great! I’m here to share another card with the September goodies from Paper Smooches ♥️!! 🙂

Today: This fun Halloween card using the new Pumpkin and Ghost Dies and sentiment from Face Off so fun! 🙂
I created this background blending on oxide inks in different colors and adding the star stamps from the set in gold and black, along with some ink splatters.
I thought this turned out to be a fun Halloween card to pop in the mail! Looking forward to that!

Links:

Paper Smooches New Release: Pumpkin and Ghost Dies and Face Off. 


Thanks for stopping by today! Have a great week!
Psssst, by the way, we’ll be sharing new October Paper Smooches soooooon!!!

Take care–Jill 🙂

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STAMPtember with Paper Smooches!

Oh Happy Day! Paper Smooches has a festively autumn collaboration with Simon Says Stamp for STAMPtember!! You can find this Paper Smooches Deco Fall set HERE.

I love that these are solid images that can be stamped in fall colors …or any colors!!

First up I have this sweet card heavily inspired by my friend Lori last weekend. She made a set of beautiful cards that has clearly stuck with me, because I created this inspired by her cards. ❤

I masked off a center portion of this card and blending on some ink, scoring it to polish if off. I added this sweet acorn after I fussy cut it out.
I just thought it turned out so sweet. 🙂

Next up, is the all about Autumn card! I used all the fall colors on it–my fave!

Welcome Autumn! Love these sweet leaves! They make quick work of festive cards. 🙂

I added some stitching to polish it all off. 🙂 This PS  Deco Fall set is a fabulous set to celebrate Fall!

You can find allllllll things STAMPtember HERE! And Simon Says Stamp HERE!

Thanks for Simon Says Stamp for having me along again to celebrate this STAMPtember collaboration with Paper Smooches! ❤

Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy STAMPtember!

Take care–Jill

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STAMPtember with Tim Holtz!

Today, I’m sharing a card with Tim Holtz’s Simon Says Stamp  STAMPtember set! You can find this  set by Tim Holtz HERE.

I was with friends this past weekend and a bunch of us created a card with this set to share. A big shout out to my friend Latisha who took this photograph for me. You can tell I didn’t take it because it looks so lovely! 🙂

I added some watercolor craziness and stamped this dude on there. Perfect for Halloween! 🎃

There is nothing about this photo that looks like it came from me, right?! Ha! The stamp set was my friend Nichol’s, that she shared with us. It’s not my usual style. There is no stitching because I was away from home. AND it’s not my photography. But, as I tell myself all the time, it’s good to fly out of your comfort zone now and again or else you get stuck in it forever.

Hopefully you can find all the images of the cards my crafty friends made with this set too–over at Simon Says Stamp. Because, let me just tell you, they have MAD skills!! ❤

You can find allllllll things STAMPtember HERE! And Simon Says Stamp HERE!

Tim Holtz’s stamp set is HERE. Mr. Holtz is sure to have done amazing things with this set of his to show you!

Thanks to my crafty friends for the laughs this past weekend. And thanks to Simon Says Stamp for for a great STAMPtember!

Thanks for stopping by–

Take care–Jill

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Hello Pumpkin!

Happy Friday! I’m here to share another card with the NEW RELEASE from Paper Smooches ♥️!! 🙂

Today, I am sharing this sweet little number using two new stencils: Buffalo Checked Stencil and Autumn Stencil. This cutie sentiment is from Face Off so fun! 🙂
The cute little faces!! I just ❤ them!

I overlaid the stencils to just get cute little buffalo checked pumpkins, blending on some inks. This sweet little sentiment finished it off  from Face Off!


Links:

Paper Smooches New Release: Autumn StencilBuffalo Checked Stencil, Face Off. 


Thanks for stopping by today! Have a wonderful weekend!

Take care–Jill 🙂

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STAMPtember with Honey Bee Stamps!

Fun news! Honey Bee Stamps has a beautiful collaboration with Simon Says Stamp for STAMPtember!! You can find this lovely set called Fall Beauty HERE.

The main feature stamp can hold the card on it’s own, so it doesn’t take much to make it shine. I think there are going to be some awesome examples of this lovely colored!

I kept things simple, because I wanted to make a card set.

I fussy cut out the edge of the stamp after white heat embossing it. I love when detailed stamps are kept simple–the stamp does all the work!

Fall Colors: Perfect!

These sweet sentiments make it easy to complete the simple cards!

Lastly, because I love Fall, I had to make a fall card to use this sentiment. For this I squished a bunch of Distress Inks to create the mish mash of color.

I white heat embossed the one leaf repeatedly and added some splats and stitching to polish it all off.

Autumn changing is beautiful! My FAVORITE! 🙂

Again, here is the full set, Fall Beauty, so you can see all the lovely!

Honey Bee Clear Stamps FALL BEAUTY STAMPtember 2019 Exclusive Preview Image

You can find allllllll things STAMPtember HERE! And Simon Says Stamp HERE!

Thanks for Simon Says Stamp for having me along again to celebrate this STAMPtember collaboration with Honey Bee Stamps! ❤

One additional little note: Honey Bee Stamps created a special stamp set to support relief efforts of Hurricane Dorian. You can see the set and pre-order that HERE. It’s called Hope Anchors the Soul.

Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy your STAMPtember!

Take care–Jill

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We Love Boo!

Happy Friday! There is a NEW RELEASE from Paper Smooches available NOW ♥️!! 🙂 Once again, another release full of delights! 🙂

Today, I’m sharing a card using the new Face Off and Best Witches Stamps and Dies . Our son’s birthday is tomorrow, so I thought this was perfecting fitting to share today! 🙂
I just think these little guys are adorable and then when I added the little guy from the Best Witches set, I just thought, oh goodness, that is TOO cute! The first part of the sentiment is from the Dude Sampler and then I stamped the *Boo* from Face Off!
I made the background by masking off the cutie ghosts and using the Hot Dots Stencil. Gah! 🙂 So stinkin cute! Just love the Paper Smooches little critters and fonts! ❤

Links:

Paper Smooches New Release: Best Witches Stamps and Best Witches Dies ,and Face Off. 

Previously released: Dude Sampler, Hot Dots Stencil.


Thanks for stopping by today! Have a wonderful weekend!

Take care–Jill 🙂

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