TE Quad Colors Continued!

Hello and welcome back to a fun week over at Taylored Expressions! I hope you have enjoyed the idea of mixing up your color choices and maybe even enjoyed playing along this week already? The TE Creative Team has really wow’d me (again!) with the Quad Colors projects! Here are all the colors below. Be sure to check out all the news over on the TE Blog and see more cards!

Today, I will start out with the Quad Color called Sahara.

I created a background with two Masking Stencils using this combo–and I LOVE how easy it was with the TE Blender Brushes….he turned out well with guessing my appropriate Copic markers. Who knew? The stripes are the absolute best paired with a rectangle– <3!

Of course, it’s no secret I love the Grumplings and this one is Big Grumpy Cat! He’s so ornery and actually this card is WAY too fitting for this time in our world, unfortunately. But introverts unite, nonetheless. πŸ™‚ I colored him with Copic Markers and it turned out (surprisingly… shhhh) well for this color combo.

Next up, I have the Quad Color Barcelona:

One of my go-to cardmaking techniques is always strips of paper all stacked together. The result is always delightful to me. So when I saw this combo, that was my first idea. I thought this card would be great for a graduate–especially a pre-school or elementary school one. πŸ™‚

For this card the coverplate I used is Alphabet Soup–definitely a favorite coverplate when it comes to making anything for school or kids. I just adore the font. I added some stitching and put it all on a card base. Such fun!

If you missed my post on Tuesday for the Quad Colors, please find that post by clicking HERE.

You can find all my supplies and links to the Taylored Expressions Shop below. Also, here’s a sweet little reminder below about shipping again this month. πŸ˜‰

Big Grumpy Cat Card:


Congrats GraduateΒ Card:


All these products are available over at Taylored Expressions! I hope you have time to check out all the Quad Color fun too! The TE Team has made a super fun array of lots of different cards with these!! And then, there is also this:

Thanks so much for stopping by! Happy Crafting! πŸ™‚

Jill

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TE Quad Colors!

Hello and welcome to a fun week over at Taylored Expressions! It’s time to give your “color go-to choices” a shake up! The TE Creative Team has really enjoyed this exercise of Quad Colors to get out of our “normal” go-to colors! Such fun! Here are all the colors below. Be sure to check out all the fun over on the TE Blog and links to all the cards!

Today, I will start out with the Quad Color called Dublin.

I thought it would be fun to create a background with a masking stencil using this combo–because–well, they blend like butta’ together! πŸ™‚

I love this little unicorn and pegasus–Dreamer! They are so stinkin’ adorable. I colored them with Copic Markers and added all the little extras to make the card extra fun! πŸ™‚ Also, I just love this sentiment! πŸ™‚

Next up, I have the Quad Color Paris:

I love how this card came together so swiftly and lovely. This is perfect to send someone when they just need a little pick me up. ❀

Believe it or not, I do not consider myself a pastel person, so I was thinking I’d struggle with this overall pastel combo….but nope! This card came together quickly with the help of the set Spring Stems. This set has so many stamps to choose from, but I decided on simple with a repeating leaf.

I stamped everything out and then added some stitching and kept the rest pretty clean. πŸ™‚

In a stark contrast to the perky colorful Quad Color Combos I have already used here today, now I switch over to the Quad Color called Patagonia:

I actually like using grays and such, so I think there are several possibilities with this one too. For this card, I used the Toffee color as my neutral vs. my usual, Sugar Cube. I thought it was fun to make a laughable card:

What have I done? haaaaa!! πŸ™‚ I have to laugh because he let the camper go and run down the hill!!Β  ahhhh! πŸ™‚ Run and catch it little dude!!

The little On the Road -Camper combined with the Fluffy Friends is perfect for a laugh! πŸ™‚ I colored him Copic Markers. I also die cut the hills with the Snow Drifts die and added some Toffee ink with the TE Blender Brushes before stitching over the top. The Here Comes the Sun creates the perfect subtle background for this fun scene.

You can find all my supplies and links to the Taylored Expressions Shop below. Also, here’s a sweet little reminder below about shipping you might want to take advantage of this Crafty Month…possibly. Maybe? πŸ˜‰

Unicorn Card:


Thinking of You Card:


Camper card:


All these products are available over at Taylored Expressions! I hope you have time to check out all the Quad Color fun too! The TE Team has made a super fun array of lots of different cards with these!! And then, there is also this:

Thanks so much for stopping by! Happy Crafting! πŸ™‚

Jill

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Grumpy Unicorn

Hello! Happy Sunday! Lots of time at home for us ahead, so I made a fun card to share using Taylored Expressions Mythical Grumplings set! So fun!!

Love this set! ❀

Haaaa! He’s so funny!Β IΒ  blended on Cupcake ink with the TE Blender Brushes and stenciled over the the Stencil Strips-Clouds stencils. I colored him with Copic markers.

Here’s a quick little video link below of me making most of the card. I am not a video person, so let me lower your expectations now before you watch it! πŸ™‚

JillDHawkins on Instagram

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

Unicorn card:

All these products are available over at Taylored Expressions! We all need to stay busy, don’t we?

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Jill

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The Creatures, the Myths, the Legends….

Welcome to a super fun Leap Day Release for Taylored Expressions ! Be sure to check out all the fun over at Taylored Expressions now!

All my cards today feature the oh so cute, and OH so funny, Mythical Grumplings. This set is a kick, if you ask me. ❀

First I start out with the Yeti!

Haaaa! He’s so funny! But so sweet, yes? πŸ˜‰

These new bits are THE BEST! If they are up your alley, I recommend maybe getting an extra pack “for a friend”..wink wink. πŸ™‚ I also used the Neighborhood Border as I thought this would be fun little scene for the Yeti and his sentiment.

Next up, I had to use that cutie dragon too. He looks so happy. Haaaa!! I blended on some inks with the TE Blender Brushes and stenciled over the the Scattered Stars stencil. This one is simple and super fun in my book–my fave. That sentiment is everything–Β  haaa! ❀

And this card has another of the newer bits too. πŸ™‚ Lots of fun Copic coloring.

Lastly, here is my son’s favorite–as he says, “the angry unicorn”! haaaa!!

I cannot read this sentiment without laughing every single time. It’s so cheeky and oh so funny. πŸ™‚ I also thought it would be fun to repurpose the Gatefold Reveal 2 to make a shaker card. Perfect fit! πŸ™‚

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

Yeti card:

DragonΒ card:

UnicornΒ card:

All these products are available now over at Taylored Expressions! Gahhhhh! I am so glad to finally share these. πŸ™‚

Thanks so much for stopping by–Happy Leap Day!

Jill

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Taylored Expressions: February Release!

Welcome to our last day to formally celebrate Release Week for Taylored Expressions February Release! All the new products are available over at Taylored Expressions now!

My first card today is a sweet little card that I used Lavender on!! Hark!! AND…I LOVE IT!! This new layering stencil called Spring Fling Layered Stencil is soooo lovely and reminiscent of the one that TE release for the holiday. I absolutely adore these stencil layering sets. They are like magic to use! I used Granny Smith first for the leaves and then added a little brush or two of Cilantro for added pop.Β  πŸ™‚

I don’t know if I have ever loved lavender more! Who am I? ha!!Β  This lovely little lantern (All is Bright) was released previously with all the winter goodies, but is now getting a spring lift! What is better about using the stamps you already have and adding on?! The new set is called: All is Bright Additions Stamp & Die Combo.

I was so excited about how this turned out and the new sentiments in the set are delightful! So sweet! ❀

Next up, I have a card using the new Handlettered Hymns sentiment set and for the background, I used the previously released Modern Holly Layering Stencil…. which, you may recall was in the Holiday release, but as you can see, it works for lots of different things! πŸ™‚

I stamped on the vellum and cut out a frame using the Inside Bracket Stacklets. This is all in Raspberry Sorbet. So simple and yet so lovely!

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

You Light Up My Life card:


How Great Thou Art card:

All these products are available now over at Taylored Expressions! This release is just AWESOME! ❀ πŸ™‚

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

Thanks so much for stopping by this week and happy shopping! Have fun making lots of new projects! I can’t wait to see them around the world of IG! πŸ™‚

Jill

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Taylored Expressions Release Week: Day 3

Welcome to Day Three of Taylored Expressions February Release Week! If you missed my other two posts earlier this week,Β  I’ll link you up down below. πŸ™‚

Today, I am sharing the new Big Grumpy Easter. And you know, I could not love this more if I tried! How funny (and oh so very happy) does he look? The little bunny ears?! It just completely makes me smile!Β  πŸ™‚

He plopped the chocolate bunny head first into the basket. Too much!Β  πŸ˜‰

I colored everything with Copic makers and adhered using TE Foam tape onto the Embossing Folder: Cloudy Days background. This card also has the new Drip Drop bits that are so awesome to add a little somethin somethin. πŸ˜‰

I could make these all day! Too funny! πŸ™‚

Next up, I have a card I made with the new Eggceptional Background and the previously released Hip Hop Bunny because he wanted in on the Easter action too! πŸ™‚ This egg background colors in lickety split with the coordinating stencil. 1-2-3 with TE Blender Brushes and done! πŸ™‚

This sentiment is from the Big Grumpy Easter set as well. Doesn’t he too look super happy!? haaahahaaa!!

I colored this silly bunny with Copic markers and added to the background with some vellum to add a little interest. πŸ™‚

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

Big Grumpy Easter card:


Eggceptional card:


You can check out all these products and purchase them NOW! πŸ™‚

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!Β  πŸ™‚

Jill

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Taylored Expressions February Release: Day 2

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

This first card features a new stamp: In the Meadow. This lovely floral stamp can be used for so many occasions and so many different ways. I can think of so many ways to stamp it already! I paired it with the Handlettered Sympathy sentiments. These stamped sentiments make these difficult cards say the heartfelt things we feel. (There is also a coordinating die to die cut these Handlettered Sympathy sentiments out.)

I stamped this with Blue Corn ink to create the silhouette flower part and sentiment and then blended on lots of TE inks with the TE Blender Brushes. It’s so lovely how they always blend out so quickly and smoothly! πŸ™‚

Next up, I have another card using Handlettered Sympathy and the new Botanical Beauty Background. Another floral stamp that is so easy to use for so many occasions and quickly or you can color it all in. The TE Creative Team made AMAZING cards coloring this lovely stamp in. You must check them out over at Taylored Expressions–jaw dropping gorgeous work! I’m telling you!

Because my Copic coloring skills are not as amazing πŸ˜‰ , I thought to try this one embossed with some TE Watercolor. I love how it turned out and these colors blended beautifully together in watercolor as well. πŸ™‚

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

In Loving Memory card:


Sharing in Your Sorrow card:


Make your list because the New Release is available NOW! Today, Tuesday, February 18th at 9 AM CST.

Be sure to check out the TE Blog!

Also, be sure to note the following bundle!! It includes the cute Hop to It stamp I used yesterday HERE.

Purchase the Hop to It BundleΒ and receive 15% off the three items included! The bundle includes the Hop to It Cling & Clear Combo stamp along with the coordinating die and new Mini Strips – Easter sentiment stamp. This offer is valid Tuesday, February 18th – Sunday, February 23rd.Β CLICK HEREΒ to purchase the Hop to It Bundle.

If you missed my post yesterday for Taylored Expressions Day 1 of this Sneaks Week, check that post out HERE. And be sure to see what the rest of the TE Creative Team made!

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

Have a great Tuesday!

Jill

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