Tuesday, April 8, 2014

TE April Stamp of the Month + Key Ingredients

Hello! Welcome to the Taylored Expressions April Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! Today I used both the April Stamp of the Month (Made with Love) and the April Key Ingredients (featuring patterned paper from the Carta Bella Sew Lovely collection).


I started off using Mojo Monday #339 as my sketch inspiration, but I made it into a standard A2 card rather than making it tall & skinny since I really wanted to use the vintage sewing machine image and it fit better on my adapted layout. The gems are included with the April Key ingredients. Here's a detail shot:


Here's a look at the Stamp of the Month & Key Ingredients (available together as a Deluxe Subscription):


I also used the coordinating die set, Stitched with Love (available separately):


Please visit these designers for more SOTM inspiration:


Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies from the TE store:
Stamps: Made with Love, April SOTM (TE)
Paper: April Key Ingredients (TE)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Taylored Dies: Stitched with Love, Banner Stacklets 1 (TE), Classic Oval Nestabilities – SM (Spellbinders), Markers (Copic), Gems (April Key Ingredients), Foam tape, Thread, Sewing machine.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Taylored Expressions April Release: Cherish Every Moment

Hello! Welcome to the first day of Taylored Expressions April Release Day! We are releasing 10 new stamp sets and 8 new dies! All products are available in the store now!

Today I have a card using Cherish Every Moment, one of two new A La Carte stamps illustrated by Danielle Lounds, who is no stranger to TE! She is a Baker's Dozen alum and now she's back as a TE illustrator! I absolutely love her doodles!


I stamped the sweet flower image and colored it with Copic markers. I added a couple of Queen & Co jellies to the center of each flower. Here's a detail shot:


Please visit these Baker's Dozen Designers for more release projects:

  • Charmaine Ikach
  • Courtney Kelley
  • Danielle Lounds
  • Jami Sibley
  • Jeanne Streiff
  • Jen Shults
  • Joan Ervin
  • Kendra Wietstock
  • Kerri Michaud
  • Sankari Wegman
  • Shannon White
  • Shelly Mercado
  • Stephanie Kraft (you are here)
  • Taylor VanBruggen
  • Wanda Guess

    Thanks so much for stopping by!

    Supplies from the TE store:


    Stamps: Cherish Every Moment (TE)
    Paper: Splendid Sunshine (Echo Park), Choice Snow White (TE), Navy
    Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
    Accessories: Taylored Dies: Label Stacklets 8 (TE), Markers (Copic), Jellies (Queen & Co), Foam tape, Thread, Sewing machine.

    Wednesday, April 2, 2014

    Taylored Expressions April Sneak Peeks: Where Your Heart Speaks, Stroke of Genius & A Life She Loved

    Hello! Welcome to the first day of Taylored Expressions April Sneak Peeks! We are releasing 10 new stamp sets and 9 new dies! All products will be released tomorrow @ 7 AM PST.

    Today I have a couple of projects to show you. The first is an altered Kaisercraft Beyond the Page Photo Display. I started by painting it with chalkboard paint. It features Where Your Heart Speaks. Then, I filled each of the 6 frames:


    The first frame is a filler card that I created. The sentiment was embossed with white embossing powder onto dark grey cardstock. Next, I randomly stamped the round paint stroke with Versamark Watermark. Stitching and a resin heart finish it off. The second card uses the negative cut from Pockets & Pages - 3x4 XOXO, which happens to fit perfectly inside the frame. I added a family photo taken at Zion National Park last fall, some stitching and 2 wood veneer hearts.


    The next frame features our last name spelled out using the Whimsy Alpha and stitched onto a Label Stacklets 8 die cut. The flowers are from Silhouette Stems 4.


    The third section once again has 2 smaller frames. For the first one, I simply added a photo of Sabrina, wood veneer heart, and my favorite sentiment from Wherever You Go. The second one is an embossed image from Where Your Heart Speaks. I added sequins to the center of the flowers and another sentiment from the same set.


    The final frame features a larger family photo and another sentiment from Where Your Heart Speaks.


    My next project is a card featuring Stroke of Genius (paint strokes) and A Life She Loved (sentiment).


    I stamped one of the paint strokes in a rainbow of colors. The sentiment was stamped in black, die cut with Tag Stacklets 2, then popped up with foam tape. Sequins and stitching finish of the card. Here's a detail shot:


    Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with some fabulous giveaways! Visit the TE Blog each Sneak Peek Day this week for details on how you can enter to win.


    Please visit these Baker's Dozen Designers with more sneak peeks:

  • Charmaine Ikach
  • Courtney Kelley
  • Jen Shults
  • Joan Ervin
  • Kendra Wietstock
  • Kerri Michaud
  • Sankari Wegman
  • Shannon White
  • Shelly Mercado
  • Stephanie Kraft (you are here)
  • Taylor VanBruggen
  • Wanda Guess

    Thanks so much for stopping by!

    Supplies from the TE store | Kraft Photo Display:


    Stamps: Where Your Heart Speaks, Stroke of Genius, Wherever You Go (TE)
    Paper: Chalkboard (We R Memory Keepers), Choice Snow White (TE), Dark grey
    Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark Watermark (Tsukineko); White craft
    Accessories: Taylored Dies: Label Stacklets 8, Silhouette Stems 4, Whimsy Alpha, Pockets & Pages 3x4 XOXO (TE); Standard Circle Nestabilities – SM, LG (Spellbinders); Sprinkles (Doodlebug), Resin heart (Webster’s Pages). Wood veneer number, hearts (Studio Calico), Brad (Simple Stories), Sequins, White embossing powder, Beyond the Page Photo Display – 6 Frame (Kaisercraft), Chalkboard paint (American Crafts), Foam tape, Thread, Sewing machine.

    Supplies from the TE store | You Color My World:


    Stamps: Stroke of Genius, A Life She Loved (TE)
    Paper: Choice Snow White (TE)
    Ink: Memento Lady Bug, Memento Dandelion, Memento Tangelo, Memento Bamboo Leaves, Memento Bahama Breeze, Memento Paris Dusk, Memento Grape Jelly, Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
    Acccessories: Taylored Dies: Tag Stacklets 2 (TE), Sequins, White cording, Foam tape, Thread, Sewing machine.

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014

    Taylored Expressions April Sneak Peeks: Wherever You Go & Hovering By

    Hello! Welcome to the Day 2 of Taylored Expressions April Sneak Peeks! We are releasing 10 new stamp sets and 9 new dies! All products will be released on Thursday, April 3, @ 7 AM PST.

    Today I am featuring a new stamp set, Wherever You Go, and a die set, Hovering By. Both are very near and dear to my heart because I love hummingbirds and was thrilled when Taylor agreed to turn my concept into a stamp set (and of course, you must have coordinating dies!). I can't wait to play with this set more! For today, I made a set of simple cards featuring each of the sentiments and one of the solid hummers.


    Here's a look at each individual card:





    Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with some fabulous giveaways! Visit the TE Blog each Sneak Peek Day this week for details on how you can enter to win.


    Please visit these Baker's Dozen Designers for more sneak peeks:

  • Charmaine Ikach
  • Courtney Kelley
  • Danielle Lounds
  • Jen Shults
  • Joan Ervin
  • Kendra Wietstock
  • Kerri Michaud
  • Sankari Wegman
  • Shannon White
  • Shelly Mercado
  • Stephanie Kraft (you are here)
  • Taylor VanBruggen
  • Wanda Guess

  • Thanks so much for stopping by!
    Supplies from the TE store:



    Stamps: Wherever You Go (TE)
    Paper: Choice Buttercream, Choice Kraft (TE)
    Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
    Accessories: Taylored Dies: Hovering By (TE), Sequins, Foam tape, Thread, Sewing machine.