Taylored Expressions: June Release!

Welcome to Release Day forย Taylored Expressions June Release! All the new products for June are available over at Taylored Expressions now! Yay!

My first card today features the NEW Cutting Edge Crafty stamp set. This is likely my most favorite card from this release, because this is sooooo true! haaaaa!! ๐Ÿ™‚

This is practically a spitting image of me, but with slightly smaller ears. ๐Ÿ˜‰

I colored everything with Copic Markers before layering it all onto a card panel I used the stencil to blend on some ink. (I even had to add the labels to the little ink pads! Too fun! )

Next up, is another card, perfect for sending to a creative friend!

Craftiness is Happiness! โค

I stamped all these little icons from the new set, Craftiness is Happiness. Just perfect for making crafty friends cards. And it’s slightly different from most of Taylored Expressions stamps, in that it is a clear photopolymer set and it’s part of the Clearly Crafty line of TE goodies!

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

Somewhere in this Mess card:

Craftiness is Happiness card:


All these products are available now over at Taylored Expressions!

If you missed my previous posts for Taylored Expressions Release Week, check those out by these links: Day 1ย ,ย Day 2 or Day 3.

Thanks so much for stopping by this week and happy shopping!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Jill

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Taylored Expressions Release Week: Day 3

Welcome to Day Three of Taylored Expressions Juneย Sneak Peek Week! If you missed my other two posts earlier this week,ย  I’ll link you up down below. ๐Ÿ™‚

Today, I am sharing a perfectly summer patriotic card using the new:ย  Land of the Free andย Home of the Brave sets.

I was so happy this turned out! I wasn’t sure it would work and I feel like it did! The background is made with the Stars Embossing folder and I cannot use it enough. ๐Ÿ™‚

I added the ink to the stamp and then added water to give it a loose feel. I think it stamped good onto watercolor paper. I’d have liked the blue to not blend into the red at all, but it did so minimally, I called it a win! ๐Ÿ™‚

For this card, I white heat embossed the sentiment on some TE Vellum and die cut it to overlay on the US. I added some stitching and some twine to polish it all off.

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

Celebrate Freedom card:

You can check out all these products, make your lists, and then purchase them tomorrow morning, June 6th, at 9 AM CST.Be sure to check out the TE Blog! Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with a giveaway during each day of sneak peeks! Visit the TE Blogย to answer Taylorโ€™s Question of the Day for a chance to win one of the latest products before you can buy it!

If you missed my previous posts for Taylored Expressions Release Week, check those out by these links: Day 1 and Day 2.

Thanks so much for stopping by again today! Come back tomorrow because I’ll be sharing two more cards for Release Day!ย  ๐Ÿ™‚

Jill

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Taylored Expressions Sneak Peeks: Day 2

Welcome back to Day Two of Taylored Expressions June Release Week! If you missed my post yesterday sharing day one, I’ll link you up down below. ๐Ÿ™‚

This first card features one of the cutest new sets:ย  Floaties. โค ! That little bear is so adorable there in his little flamingo floatie! I colored them with Copic Markers. I just want to live in in this card about now!

I created the wave background using the new Build-A-Background: Waves and using several different colored TE inks! TE inks have such a nice range and always give me the look I want! ๐Ÿ™‚

I blended the sky on using Distress Oxide inks, thinking I was going to splash it with water. Until I realized I didn’t use watercolor paper and then I decided not to. Ha! So I’d have just used TE inks Lemon Meringue, Pineapple and Candy Corn if I did it again. ๐Ÿ™‚

Next up, I have a lovely blended number using the new Splash Stencil. Ahhhhh!

I adore this sentiment from Do Something Creative and pretty much live by this rule. ๐Ÿ™‚ It is rare that I don’t sit down and create something every evening. ๐Ÿ™‚ Isn’t this stencil super cool with it’s flow– Love it! ๐Ÿ™‚

I die cut heart for the sentiment. this was slightly tricky because I knew I was going to leave this reveal in the panel, but I didn’t want the heart to look stretched. So I laid it out, exposing the reveal how it would be so the die cut was exactly right. ๐Ÿ™‚

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

Floaty Card:

Creative Everyday card:


These products, make your lists, and then purchase them Thursday morning, June 6th,ย  at 9 AM CST.

Be sure to check out the TE Blog! Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with a giveaway during each day of sneak peeks! Visit the TE Blogย to answer Taylorโ€™s Question of the Day for a chance to win one of the latest products before you can buy it!

If you missed my post yesterday for Taylored Expressions Day 1 of this Sneaks Week, check that post out HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by again today! See you back here tomorrow because I’ll be sharing Day 3! ๐Ÿ™‚

Have a great Tuesday!

Jill

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Taylored Expressions Sneak Peeks! Day 1

Hello! Are you ready for Taylored Expressions new June Release?!ย  Let me just say–it is a favorite release of mine!! EEEEEEP!! ๐Ÿ™‚

This first card features the new Do Something Creative. I just adore how you can create a little scene, and I love that even keeping it simple, it works swimmingly!

I colored everything with Copic Markers and blended the background on to create a base for my scene…so it’s a desk, if you will. ๐Ÿ˜‰

I think this little kitty is the cutest little nugget sitting on this crafty little desk. ๐Ÿ™‚

Next up, I created a super fun little interactive card…. get ready!! First, it’s in its closed state…

Goodness, I sure do LOVE this new Rainbow Waves background!! eeeeeeeek!

And then, there’s the inside!! How crazy cool is THIS?! โค ! You open up the card and these little black pieces in the Gatefold Reveal give way to the sentiment behind. Of course, I created this in rainbow. ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I then overlaid the vellum over it for the sentiment to be smoothly stamped on and embossed.

I think this is so cool–and very simple to make, which is definitely up my alley! ๐Ÿ™‚

For my last card today, I used this super cool and oh SO fun to color new stamp: Create in Color. I thought it would be fun to pair it with the previously released set: Canโ€™t Touch This sentiment.

I love that you can add these little sentiment stamps from the forthcoming Craftiness is Happiness set onto the pencils! It worked out perfectly!

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

Before Crafty was Cool Card:

Hey Crafty Friend Card:

Straight to the Point card:

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

Thank you for stopping by today! Be sure to check out the rest of the Taylored Expressions Challenge Team’s projects. Seriously cool stuff! ๐Ÿ™‚ย 

See you back here tomorrow!

Jill

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You Lift Me Up!

Hello, I’m back today to share an end of the school year card I made using Taylored Expressionsย –perfect for the season!ย  โค

I sure do love these Apple Stacklets from Taylored Expressions! A. Lot. ๐Ÿ™‚ First I die cut the Rays and then I die cut the apple out of that. I added the stem, twine and stitching. I adhered it all with foam tape after scoring the base panel, but I don’t think the scoring is evident in these photos.

I used the sentiment from You Make My Heart Soar, perfect for one of my son’s teachers! My son and I are looking forward to gifting this one! ๐Ÿ™‚

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


Next week, we are sneaking the peeks at the new June release! Be sure to check out the TE Blog! Have a great weekend! ๐Ÿ™‚

Jill

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Congrats Grad!

Happy Wednesday to you! I thought I’d pop in with a quick post sharing a great stamp by Taylored Expressionsย –perfect for the season!

‘Tis the season for graduation– so this Bubble Greetings-Grad is perfect to color for all the grads in your life! It’s so cathartic to color the Bubble Greetings stamps! โค

The embossed background of stars is SO fantastic in person! What an impact it makes! โค

I colored this with Copic Markers. I should have made a few of them all at once! ๐Ÿ™‚

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


Also, be sure to check out the TE Blog! Have a great rest of the week! ๐Ÿ™‚

Jill

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Taylored Expressions: May Mini Release!

Welcome to a fun extra post for Taylored Expressions May Mini Release! All the new products for this cute release are available over at Taylored Expressions now!

My first card features the NEW Little Monsters stamp set. These little guys are so silly!

eeeeep! How cutie are they? I made a fun and splashy watercolor background by adding water to the panel and then dropping Taylored Expressions watercolors on there.

I love the fun bright colors on this one! ๐Ÿ™‚

My second card features the new Inky Fingers: Monsters set. I think these little fingerprint sets are the sweetest and so does our son! He’ll be getting inky sometime soon to make some cards for his Dad and Grandpas! ๐Ÿ™‚

Love these little guys peeking out! I was intending to put google eyes on them, of course, and then forgot! ha! I am actually going to give this one to our son. shhhhh! ๐Ÿ™‚

Both of these new sets are perfect for making Father’s Day cards, but I also completely enjoy that you can use them for any occasion or even for no occasion at all! ๐Ÿ™‚ *Just Because* is my favorite occasion. ๐Ÿ™‚

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

My Favorite Human:

So Much it’s Scary:


All these products are available now over at Taylored Expressions!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Jill

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