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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A handful of cards today!

Happy Sunday! Today I’m just here to share a smattering of cards I’ve made recently. I thought I’d just share them all here at once. Many of these products are still available over at Ellen Hutson , but some were either a promotion or they are retired. I always think you can likely find a substitute if you’re interested in using an idea here as a launching pad. πŸ™‚

First up, I have a couple Avery Elle cards! πŸ™‚

This first one is ready for Father’s Day this year–perfect for my hubby! So shhhhh don’t show him yet. πŸ™‚ It uses the following from Avery Elle:Β Avery Elle Swell Stamp, Burst Elle-Ments, Avery Elle Sea-Prise! Stamps, Avery Elle Celebraytion Stamps (this one for the second card).

(The Happy Father’s Day is from well loved, but much older AE set.)

I colored everything with Copic Markers. The background I stamped with two different inks and pieced it allllll together. So fun how it turned out.

Next up, I created this one with the Burst Elle-Ments from Avery Elle… a long time FAVORITE die! (I used this same die to create the “porthole” above.)

I used pretty much the same Avery Elle goodies here, mixing it up a bit to create a card for our son. This sentiment below is from Avery Elle’s Celebraytion Stamps.

Next up, I have a couple cards using goodies from the Stamp Market: Hello Stencil, Leaves Stencil.

For both of these, I blended on background colors over these fun stencils and then added the Hi and Hellos on top. πŸ™‚

I like this repeating hello in just black and white, but I think coloring it could be super fun too!

Next up, I created a couple Spring Hi Cards. πŸ™‚ These are perfect to pop in the mail!

I always like the yellow and green blend…it never fails me. πŸ™‚

I used some Distress InksΒ and some Distress Oxide Inks.

I had a lot of fun making these cards and I hope you too have some time to create soon!

So fun!Β Here are all the products that are available now and links again:

Avery Elle: Swell Stamp, Burst Elle-Ments, Β Sea-Prise! Stamps, Celebraytion Stamps.

The Stamp Market: Hello Stencil, Leaves Stencil.

That’s all I have for today! Now I am heading outside as we have unusually and VERY unseasonable warm weather here today….before three days of snow. Yikes! πŸ™‚

Take care– Jill πŸ™‚

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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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New Release from Ellen Hutson!

Happy Sunday! I’m here today to share a fun new release from Ellen Hutson!Β  I am so excited to be a part of sharing a couple of these great new sets! πŸ™‚

For this first card, I used the super fun new set called Up in the Air by Brandi Kincaid (and the coordinating dies HERE).

I colored everything with Copic Markers. I also masked off the clouds and blended on the sky colors. I think this set is so fun and unique!! I have another card I hope to finish tonight and share soon!Β  πŸ™‚

Next up, I used the sweet new Be The Change by Brandi Kincaid and the coordinating dies HERE.

I thought these fun and whimsy detailed butterflies would look fantastic in black and white, but I wanted to add a lot of color. So I stamped all the butterflies and masked them off before blending on lots of Distress Inks. My masks were not cut perfect, but I like that “casual” look.
The B & W butterflies really POP in the bright colors!
Such unique sentiments too!
I added a a bit of paint splatter and stitching to each card too. πŸ™‚
For the next two cards, I accompanied the butterflies with sentiments from the Crafty Ladies Say set.
You Got This!
Same with this next card…
High Five!
I had a lot of fun making this card set and I love how bright all the cards turned out!

So fun!Β Here are all the products that are available now and links again:

Up in the Air by Brandi Kincaid and the coordinating dies HERE

Be The Change by Brandi Kincaid and the coordinating dies HERE

and the previously released: Crafty Ladies Say

Thank you to Ellen Hutson for sharing this release with me! Each new EH release has something I just β™₯️! Be sure to head over to Ellen Hutson HERE and check out all the new goodies! πŸ™‚

Take care– Jill πŸ™‚

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Check out the SCT Blog Today!

Happy day to you all! I wanted to pop in quick and share that I’m over on the Scrapbook & Cards Today Blog today–Check it all out HERE!

Here’s some sneaks to entice you πŸ™‚

I had some fun with Honeybee Stamps! You can check them out HERE! Love this rainbow goodness!

And some fun with Lawn Fawn! Check them out HERE!

These projects were all inspired by projects in the Summer Issue of SCT! ❀ 

You can always check out the printed issues of Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine. They can be mailed to you with a subscription or you can find them at Barnes and Noble too! You can follow the SCT Blog HERE and check out the latest issue HERE as well. The magazine is bubbling over with inspiration! I just ❀ it so!

Thank you for heading over there to read it all!

Jill πŸ™‚

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New Blender Brushes from Taylored Expressions!

I hope you enjoyed my post yesterday to share the news for the new Taylored Expressions Blender Brushes! I cannot stop blending since I received them!  ❀ And you all are clearly as excited as me, because the Blender Brushes were so popular and sold out the first day! The great news is, they will be restocked as soon as possible, so hold steady!

Just a quick review again: The bristles are white, so you can see the color you put on them, the handles are COLORED in rainbow colors!! AND there is a Turning Caddy to store them!!  πŸ™‚ Check it all out over at Taylored Expressions now! Yay! ❀

I’m very serious when I say I have been ink blending up a STORM lately! πŸ™‚  Here’s another card I made using them:

I colored the bees with Copic Markers and die cut them out. I hear embossed the Dizzy Dots background in white and ink blended using different blues after that. When I finally stopped myself from blending (ha!), I die cut the background into hexagons for a fun bee backdrop! ❀

Bzzzzzz! This was a fun one to make, for sure!! πŸ™‚

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

You Rock Bees card:

These products are available now over at Taylored Expressions!

Be sure to check out the Taylored Expressions Blog for the latest information. πŸ™‚

Thanks so much for stopping by again and happy blending!! πŸ˜‰

Jill

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Check out the SCT Blog Today!

Happy day to you all! I wanted to pop in quick and share that I’m over on the Scrapbook & Cards Today Blog today–Check it all out HERE!

Here’s some sneaks to entice you πŸ™‚

You might gather a Mom theme! Be sure to check out my post over there for the full card photos. πŸ™‚ Happy Mother’s Day to those celebrating and extra hugs to those who need them this weekend. ❀

You can always check out the printed issues of Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine. They can be mailed to you with a subscription or you can find them at Barnes and Noble too! You can follow the SCT Blog HERE and check out the latest issue HERE as well. I sure love being a small part of this amazing publication every quarter! ❀

Thank you!

Jill πŸ™‚

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