Did someone say…New Year?

Anyone else ready to celebrate a NEW YEAR like NEVER BEFORE? I am!! So let’s get the 2021 Party started early! We are doing just that over at Taylored Expressions today… These products are available today, November 3rd! 🙂

First up, I have my main man Big Grumpy and he is SPOT on with this fun new sentiment which is a FREE Download! You must enjoy the sentiments in this set–so so funny! This one is just the truth. 🙂

I colored him with Copic Markers and added the background using the Star Masking Stencils and the little stamps from the Tag Team Birthday set. I thought it turned out so festive, especially considering how grumpy he is! ha! I also added a little Stickles Gel to the part of the Stars to give it some shimmer! 🙂 Oh, and his little hat is from the Big Grumpy-Birthday set.

Next up, is the new Party Popper Stencil. This one reminds me of popping one of those confetti things and watching it spray out! 🙂 I used the recently released Pastel Blender Brushes. ❤

And instead of being disgruntled about 2020, I went with a Hello New Year sentiment using the previously released Over the Rainbow Sentiment (for the “hello”) and the NEW On Repeat: New Year!  You get a hand full of New Year sentiments all in one swoop! Dig that a lot! 🙂

I decided to make it into a shaker with the cutie’s from the set Life of the Party. This card ended up screaming Party! New Year! So fun! 🙂 This would be great to receive to welcome in 2021! A party in the mail!

I have high high hopes for 2021, so here’s hoping! 🙂

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

Big Grumpy New Year card:

Hello New Year card:

All these products are available TODAY, November 3rd over at Taylored Expressions!

If you live in the United States, don’t forget to VOTE today! 🙂

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

Here’s to a better year ahead–and if your 2020 was a great one, this will still be good, right?

Take care 🙂


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Cheers to the New Year!

I wanted to wish you all a Happy New Year and THANK YOU so very much for all the kind notes you have left here this year! They are ALL appreciated, and I’m so grateful you took the time to leave them! 🙂

This card is made with the latest Paper Smooches Snow Drifts die. The sentiment comes from THIS awesome set, Be Merry.

hawkins_jill_snowdrifts_wmDoes this remind anyone of a Dr. Suess book? I couldn’t stop seeing it myself after I finished!  😉hawkins_jill_snowdrifts_00_wmI’ve kept my snow drifts die attached to each other, and therefore, I pieced this all together, to make a dynamic design. Love how it turned out! 🙂

I also had this card without sequins and at the last second, I added them. Usually, I leave things alone, but I’m glad I added a little sparkle to this card.

You can find some of my previous Paper Smooches posts HERE, HERE, HERE, and HERE.:) I had such a good time with PS these last two months and am looking forward to making more fun things! 🙂

Happiest New Year to you all! May 2017 bring you all many laughs and good health! 🙂


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