Taylored Expressions: New Blender Brushes!

Super itty bitty big news over at  Taylored Expressions today–there are NEW Bitty Blender Brushes and they are oh so very cute–they are BITTY!! AND a new White Brush and a Black Brush! Is our collection complete? I’m not sure 🤣 ! 🙂

First up today, I am using the new Rainbow Repeat. I love this new stencil!! eeeeek! The possibilities! I blended on Cupcake, Peaches n’ Cream, Granny Smith, and Sprinkles. Once I blended all those on with the new brushes, I came back and filled in the rest with Lemon Meringue.

I thought it would be fun to use the little unicorn from the Little Critters set. I colored them with Copic Markers and then fussy cut them out. This sentiment is from this set too. I white heat embossed it and strung it across a frame from the Frame in Frame 2 set.

Next up, I used the new Delightful Daisy stencil. Using the new small brushes, it is fairly quick and easy to ink up the flowers individually. I didn’t mask off anything. Instead, I used complimentary colors in case there was any cross contamination.

I figured this would be perfect for a Mom card–I would use this card for Mother’s Day, but I think it can be used any time as well. ❤

The sentiment is from the Mini Strips – You’re the Best set. I die cut that with the Asymmetrical Mini Strips die. I used the On the Block -Mom stamp and die. For the background, I used both the Scalloped Circle Masking stencil and the Masking Stencil Circles stencil, in conjunction with the new Delightful Daisy stencil.

I wanted to make one more card with the Rainbow Repeat Stencil. This one I used the Rainbow Repeat Stencil in conjunction with the Square Masking Stencil. AND…. are you sitting down? I dropped a hint of purple in there with the Eggplant. Who am I?

I thought this turned out fun adding this sentiment from the Simple Strips-Crafty set. I so enjoy that set! 🙂  I just got a bunch of my Simple Strips organized in their Simple Strips storage containers over the weekend. So happy to have them easily accessible!

All these products are available now over at Taylored Expressions.

Here are all the details:

The I Want it ALL Bundle retails for $75 and includes the following:

  • Bitty Blender Brushes (set of 6)
  • Bitty Blender Brush labels
  • Black & White Blender Brushes (set of 2)
  • All 6 new stencils
  • 8.5″ x 11″ Grid Paper Placemat Pad

The special introductory price of $75 on the I Want it ALL Bundle is available now through Sunday, April 25th, or while supplies last!

Rainbow Repeat Card:


Mom Card:


Rainbow Repeat Crafty Friend Card:


Find the TE Blog Post HERE with more crafty inspiration from the TE Creative Team!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you love the new TE Brushes as much as I do!

Take care 🙂

Jill

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Taylored Expressions: Mom Release!

We are celebrating all the Moms over at  Taylored Expressions today. It’s a lovely release that can be used for many occasions AND people, even other than Mom. ❤

First up today, I am using the new Dear Mom and new Gathered Greenery.  The boldness of this font and the size of this sentiment lends itself to a lot of different techniques! For this card, I kept it pretty simple stamping the background, color blending, and then embossing the sentiment over it.

I did use sort of an ombre inking technique on the Gathered Greenery background while stamping it. I used all the colors on the stamp, as I learned that would give me the look I wanted vs. stamping it all in one color. It just takes a little more patience and you want to be sure to put your yellow ink on first etc.

I thought this turned out quite happy! And the funny part is inside…

bwwwwwaaahahahahaa!!

Next up, we have Pretty Posies. I actually used this flower upside down and made it into a cone flower vs. a posie! ha! How’s that for stretching your supplies?

For the background, I used the Mini Slim Cable Knit stencil, blending on Lemon Meringue, Pineapple, Grannie Smith and a touch of Cilantro!

Lastly, I wanted to try the kissing technique with the bold font of the Dear Mom, in combination with the new Gathered Greenery. It worked out so well!

First I stamped the Dear Mom in all the different colored inks in a solid. Then, once again, I inked the Gathered Greenery with multiple inks to create a rainbow sherbet background.

The last color I used was Honey and I didn’t blend it super well, but I went with it all anyway. 🙂

The Perfect Parent sentiments are too funny for the inside (or outside) of the cards!

All these products are available now over at Taylored Expressions.

Dear Mom Cards:


Pretty Posie Card:


Find the TE Blog Post HERE with more crafty inspiration from the TE Creative Team!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a lovely week–hope yours is warming up too.

Take care 🙂

Jill

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Taylored Expressions: Kit Exclusives a la carte!

It’s a fun little release over at  Taylored Expressions today. Some of the kit exclusives are now made available individually and today you can order them! 

For my card below, I used the Heart Fence from the Gnome kit! The Gnome kits was a fave of mine and psssst you can also order the Gnomes today! 🙂

I adore this little Heart Fence die and I thought with Mother’s day ahead soon, this would be entertaining. :)😊

This little chickie is from the Sarcasti-chicklets Set. I just fussy cut the little sentiment bubbles super quick and easy. They all came together quickly because I stamped them on Pineapple cardstock and then just did a little bit of shading with Copic Markers.

I thought it would be fun to stamp another sentiment on the inside along with stenciling the Hearts from the Stencil Strips-Love set. The blue little textured background is done with the Pretty Petals stencil.

I had to add a little stitching over the top too. I love this card. It is both sweet and also sooooo true! 🙂

All these products are available now over at Taylored Expressions.

Mom Mom Mom Card:


Find the TE Blog Post HERE with more crafty inspiration from the TE Creative Team!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a wonderful week!

Take care 🙂

Jill

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you’re SUPER mom!

HAWKINS_JILL_superMOM_00_wmI needed a new baby card…so I made this! Because when you give birth to your third child, well, you deserve this! 🙂HAWKINS_JILL_superMOM_wmI think I first saw this super girl (just love her–Girl Power!!) when I was in Gallery Idol with my crafty friend Miriam. I do this girl little justice compared to Miriam’s card (her’s is that awesome!), but it’s fun nonetheless. 😉  And I added a little sparkle to her shoes because “super mom” 😉

BTW–I used ribbon on this card! Hark! I cannot recall the last time I used ribbon!? I used to use it on every single card. Odd how that cycles huh? I just love grosgrain though and this MFT Grosgrain was yelling at me! 🙂

This card is made with the following supplies by My Favorite Things: Stitched Trad Tag Stax, Ride the Wave, Photobooth (dies), You’re Super, BG Diagonal Stripes (stamps), Tangy Orange, Black Licorice (dye ink), Black Licorice (Hybrid ink), Versamark, Tangy Orange, Steel Grey, Brown Paper Bag, Kraft (card stock), Kraft (ribbon),  MIX-ables Sheer Sparkle Glitter Glaze.  🙂

Be sure to check out the MFT Color Challenge and the MFT Sketch Challenge this week! Rock on…craft on!

photo PrintThanks for stopping by…

Jill 🙂