Monthly Archives: September 2017

Birthday YAY (paper smooches)

Hi everyone! Today I have a cute monster card to share using stamps and dies from Paper Smooches‘ latest release.

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I die-cut the Monster from both blue and white card stock then assembled him over a lightly sponged background.

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The confetti pieces are also part of the Monster die set so all the dies I used are from the one set. The sentiment is from new Daily Diary. Perfect for planner lovers, the set includes 40 words and phrases. (That’s a lot!)

Thanks for stopping by today. ūüôā

1amichele siggy

TGIF (stamping bella)

Hi everyone. As I type this, all I can think about is Hurricane Irma. We were just in St. Marten and St. Thomas two weeks ago. So much beauty, now demolished. It is heartbreaking.  I feel so very badly for all of those affected. And now moving on to Florida. Truly awful, and so very scary. Please be safe, my Florida friends.  ♥

It’s time for another {mojo}bella sketch with Stamping Bella. ¬†This week I used Screamy Squidgy. So many possibilities. Haha. The stamp set comes with the image I used below as well as a mini size that is perfect for decorating envelopes, planners or for use inside a card. The bubbles are empty so the squidgy can scream anything you’d like. ¬†ūüôā

Stamping Bella Screamy Squidgy

Here’s the sketch we were to use:

Sept 8

I love sketch challenges. ūüôā

Stamping Bella Screamy Squidgy close-up

Copic markers – BG01, BG45, BG49, BG53, C00, C1, C2, C3, C4, E00, E01, E11, E31, E33, E35, E37, R01, Y21

As always, I used Copic markers to color my image. Within the speech bubble, I placed die-cut letters, cut using Taylored Expressions’ Mini Caps Alpha & #’s dies.

Next week’s challenge is to create your own background.¬†Use any current¬†Stamping Bella¬†image then email your card to [email protected] by next Thursday to be featured on the¬†SB blog¬†and to be entered to win some Bella Bucks! (All challenge details can be found HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

1amichele siggy

Stamps: Stamping Bella Screamy Squidgy¬† Dies: Taylored Expressions Mini Caps Alpha & #’s¬† Ink: Taylored Expressions¬†Oreo¬†¬†Paper:¬†¬†X-Press It Blending Card,¬†Taylored Expressions¬†Sugar Cube, Oreo; Simply Stories Snap Color Vibe I and II¬† Other:¬†Copic¬†markers,¬†Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher.

Taylored Expressions September Release Now Available!

Hi everyone!  All of Taylored Expressionsnew release products are now available! But before you shop, I have two more samples to share.

Taylored Expressions Blooms Overlay

First I created a birthday card using Blooms Overlay and new Happy Script. The flowers also layer perfectly over those found on new Sympathy Blooms Cutting Plate.

Taylored Expressions Blooms Overlay (close-up)

After adhering the Happy Script die-cut¬†and stamping “birthday” from Another Year Older, ¬†I adhered a few Posies from Queen & Company.

Next I created a cute dino birthday card using new Peek-a-Boo Birthday and Number Balloons.

Taylored Expressions Peek-a-Boo Birthday

I centered the dino within an Egg Stacklet then tied a Number Balloon to his tail.

Taylored Expressions Peek-a-Boo Birthday (close-up)

Copic markers – B01, E35, Y21, YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97, YR23,

The sentiment was stamped in Oreo and Sweet Basil ink. (The MISTI makes duo colored sentiments so very easy to stamp since there is no moving of the stamp or card stock. I’m not sure how I survived without my MISTI.)

Thanks so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

Taylored Expressions September Previews Day 3 – Birthdays, Blooms and Laurels

Hi everyone! I have more fun samples to share from Taylored Expressions‘ September release. All new stamps and dies will be available tomorrow, 9/7.

Today we’re rounding out our 9th birthday celebration by having a little fun with a scavenger hunt! Head over to the TE Blog where you can read the clues¬†and then hop around the design team blogs to find the answers. We’ll draw one lucky winner from among all correct guesses to win a fabulous prize package!

Birthday Graphic

You can help Taylored Expressions celebrate nine years of sharing joy by creating a card using this fabulous sketch! Then be sure to enter for a chance to win one of nine amazing prize packs of Taylor’s nine favorite crafty things each
valued at over $115. Best of all, one lucky winner will be chosen by Taylor to join the Creative Team as a Guest Designer for the October Release and will receive an incredible prize package of the newest TE goodies! Click HERE for all the details!

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Plus, it wouldn’t be a party without a favor! So for a limited time, when you spend $50 or more at the TE Web Store, you‚Äôll earn this super sweet¬†Iconic Wishes – Birthday¬†stamp & die combo FREE!

I have three projects to share today. First, a birthday card using the above birthday celebration sketch.

Taylored Expressions Peek-a Boo Birthday

Peek-a-Boo Birthday mouse was stamped then colored with Copics and surrounded by fun Rainbrow Brights patterned paper.

Taylored Expressions Peek-a Boo Birthday (close-up)

Copic markers – B01, E35, G14, R01, R37, R89, V15, V17, W1, W2, W3, 110, Y02, Y21, YG07, YR14, YR15

I added a couple Little Bits Balloons and sprinkled around several enamel shapes.

Next I used new Big Blooms Daisy with Hello Script.

Taylored Expressions Big Blooms Daisy

After coloring the bloom and leaves, I cut out each then layered over Sugar Cube card stock embossed with Dotted Lattice embossing folder.

Taylored Expressions Big Blooms Daisy (close-up)

Copic markers – BV0000, BV000, BV00, BV01, BV02, E33, E35, E37, E47, G40, G43, W2, W3, W4, W5, Y32, YR21

I added a strip of Double the Joy patterned paper with a bit of Oreo card stock peeking from the edge.

Lastly, I created a set of three note cards using one of my favorites from this release, Laurels.

Taylored Expressions Laurels

The set comes with four laurels and seven different sentiments.

Taylored Expressions Laurels (close-up)

They are perfect for creating quick and easy cards.

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You can click on each photo above to see in a larger format.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

1amichele siggy

Taylored Expressions September Previews Day 2 – Turkeys and Thanks

Hello, everyone! I’m back today to share two more samples from Taylored Expressions‘ upcoming September 7 release.¬†Be sure to visit the TE Blog for details¬†on participating in our big birthday bash celebration. ūüôā

Taylored Expressions Big Blooms Sunflower

First, I used new Big Blooms Sunflower with new Thanks Script. I stamped the sunflower in Toffee ink after stamping off once lightly onto scrap paper then colored with Copic markers.

Taylored Expressions Big Blooms Sunflower (close-up)

Copic markers – E21, E30, E31, E33, E35, E37, E53, E57, G40, G43, W00, W1, Y17, Y32, YR21

Thanks Script was die-cut from new Mocha card stock. I *love* the font of TE’s¬†script words. To the left, I added a thin strip cut from Playful Patterns Harvest paper pack.

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Taylored Expressions September Previews – Day 1 B is for Birthday

Hi everyone! It’s the first day of Taylored Expressions‘ September 7 release previews! It’s also TE’s NINTH birthday, so¬†there’s a lot of partying going on. Be sure to read to the end and also check out all party details on the TE Blog.

My first card today features new Simply Said Birthday, Free Fall Background, Number Balloons and Balloon Strings dies.

Taylored Expressions Birthday Balloons and Strings

I first sponged my background using Lemon Meringue, Candy Corn and Lollipop inks. Then I used Sugar Cube pigment ink to stamp Free Fall Background.

Taylored Expressions Birthday Balloons and Strings (close-up)

To create the super sparkly balloons, I adhered Sugar Cube and Lemon Meringue card stock to an X-Press It Double-sided Adhesive Sheet.  Laying the dies on the adhesive side, I die-cut the numbers, removed the release sheet to reveal the super sticky adhesive, then dumped glitter over top. I pressed a bit with my fingers to ensure the pieces were covered with glitter then tapped off the excess.

Next, I created a fun shaker birthday card using new B is for Birthday.

Taylored Expressions B is for Birthday

I stamped the image onto white card stock then colored with Copic markers and added dots using Copic’s Opaque White. I double-stacked a border of foam tape and sprinkled inside some Queen & Company Fimo Fun and Sprinkles toppings.

Taylored Expressions B is for Birthday (close-up)

Copic markers – B02, B04, B06, R24, R29, W00, W1, Y06, Y08

After adhering the acetate cover, I adhered a frame cut from Rainbow Brights patterned paper then added a couple flags and Enamel Shapes.

Head on over to the TE Blog to check out the 9th birthday celebration festivities! Get in on a fun challenge where you could win a fabulous prize package OR become a guest designer for the October Release!

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And make sure you check out the party favor! For a limited time, when you spend $50 or more at the TE Web Store, you’ll earn this super sweet Iconic Wishes РBirthday stamp & die combo FREE!

Thanks for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

Stamping Bella Previews -Last Two :)

Hi everyone! Today I have two last samples to share before all of Stamping Bella‘s September images are available for purchase! Tomorrow we shop. ¬†ūüôā

Stamping Bella Garden Girl Chrysanthemum

On my first card I used new Garden Girl Chrysanthemum. ¬†I think she’s lovely. The sentiment is from new Fall Sentiments.

Stamping Bella Garden Girl Chrysanthemum (close-up)

Copic markers – BG70, BG72 (custom), E00, E01, E11, E25, E27, E35, R01, R02, R14, R21, R24, R43

After stamping and coloring with markers, I added a few tiny gold pearls and tied a bit of gold cord along the side.

Supplies: Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Garden Girl Chysanthemum, Fall  Ink: Taylored Expressions Oreo  Paper:  X-Press It Blending Card, Taylored Expressions Sugar Cube, Echo Park Summer Party patterned paper Other: Copic markers, gold pearls, gold cord.

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Next I used new Tiny Townie Layla Loves Leaves with a  Fall Sentiment.

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After stamping and coloring with markers, I added a few brown pearls as well as a few tiny die-cut leaves.

Supplies: Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Layla Loves Leaves, Fall  Dies: Taylored Expressions Stitched Rectangle Stacklets and Little Bits Leaves  Ink: Taylored Expressions Oreo  Paper:  X-Press It Blending Card, Taylored Expressions Toffee and Dijon,  MFT Brick Red Other: Copic markers, Amuse Chocolate Creative Candy.

Be sure to stop by the Stamping Bella blog to see all of today’s preview images and samples!  And don’t forget to leave a comment while there for one last chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the Stamping Bella shop. Good luck!

1amichele siggy

Stamping Bella Preview – Garden Girl Morning Glory

Hi everyone! I’m back today with another new Tiny Townie Garden Girl from Stamping Bella. Meet new Morning Glory, available September 4. ūüôā

Stamping Bella Garden Girl Morning Glory

I colored Morning Glory with markers then added a simple sentiment from new Fall Sentiments.

Stamping Bella Garden Girl Morning Glory (close-up)

Copic markers – B21, B23, C00, C1, C2, E00, E01, E11, E35, E37, G21, G24, G43, R02

I added some cross-stitches along the left and right edges and adhered a few blue Posies from Queen & Company. The dotted patterned paper is also from Queen & Company.

Be sure to stop by the Stamping Bella blog to see all of today’s preview images and samples!  And don’t forget to leave a comment while there for the chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the Stamping Bella shop. Good luck!

1amichele siggy

Stamps: Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Garden Girl Morning Glory, Fall Sentiments Ink: Taylored Expressions Oreo  Paper:  X-Press It Blending Card, Taylored Expressions Toffee, Queen & Company Delightful Dots patterned paper  Other: Copic markers, Queen & Company Posies, white string, piercing template.

 

Shaped Shaker Tags (Queen & Company)

Hi everyone! Today I’m sharing two fun tags I created using Queen & Company‚Äôs Shaped Shaker Tags. Shaker cards are fun. Why not tags too! ¬†ūüôā ¬†The set includes three dies and nine pre-cut foam and acetate shapes to create tags for any occasion!

My first tag is a cute snowman using the circle tag shape.

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I first die-cut a plain circle to use as the backing. After adhering the light blue center and pre-cut foam, I placed white¬†donuts¬†and clear and blue¬†diamonds¬† inside. (Diamonds are my favorite of the shaker toppings. They’re SO sparkly!) The hat is simply a rectangle of black card stock with a thin strip along the bottom as a brim. I adhered a strip of double-sided tape just about the brim then wrapped¬†red twine¬†to create a hat band. On the band, I adhered a¬†red Pom flower. You can see all of the super cute Pom flowers HERE.)

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The eyes and buttons were created using the negative space from the die (string hole), and the nose and smile are from Snowman 2 by Paper Smooches.

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The snowman’s head is only attached to the box with the red twine so it’s free to swing/move. On the back, I adhered another circle stamped with ‚ÄúTo‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄúFrom.‚ÄĚ ¬†That cute stamp is from Special Delivery by Taylored Expressions.

Supplies: Queen & Company¬†Shaped Shaker Tags, Donuts, Diamonds, Red Pom Flower, Red Twine, Scrap Happy Sheer Glue;¬†Paper Smooches Snowman 2, Taylored Expressions Special Delivery, Oreo, Salt Water Taffy, Candy Corn and Sugar Cube card stock, Cherry Pop ink; X-Press It 1/8″¬†double-sided tape; box (Michaels)

Next, I created a tag used to embellish a small ‚Äúwelcome home‚ÄĚ gift bag.

Queen & Company Shaker Tag Kit

Copic markers – BG13, BG15, BG23, BG34, E07, E09, R01, R22, R24, Y21, YG03, YR21, YR23

To create a backing/base for the tag, I simply traced the shape (minus the thread hole) onto card stock, cut along the lines and adhered the foam shape. After die-cutting the tag shape, I sponged the inside piece with Distress Oxide inks, splashed a bit of water to create the spots then adhered that piece to the base. I stamped the sentiment (from retiring Welcome Home stamp set by Taylored Expressions) , adhered a die-cut heart (from Paper Smooches Hearts dies) then adhered the foam shape and sprinkled in an assortment of Matte Pearlies.

 

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After adhering the acetate and tag border, I adhered a stamped, colored and die-cut chick (from Stamping Bella‘s Succulent Chicks) then tied my tag to the bag with natural hemp cord.

Supplies: Queen & Company Shaped Shaker Tags, Matte Pearlies, Scrap Happy Sheer Glue; Stamping Bella Succulent Chicks; Taylored Expressions Welcome Home, Oreo ink, Sugar Cube card stock; Ranger Broken China and Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide ink, blending tool, Copic markers.

Queen & Company’s Shaped Shaker Tag Kit is a great (and easy) way to dress up any gift. Foam refills are available¬†HERE¬†and you can find all of their super cool shaker toppings HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

1amichele siggy

Light Breeze, Colorful Leaves (stamping bella)

Hi everyone! TGIF, which means it’s time for another challenge with Stamping Bella! ¬†Last week’s challenge was free form (or “anything goes”). And since it’s the first Friday in September, today the team is designing with this month’s Stamp of the Month, Tiny Townie Autumn Loves Autumn. She, along with her accompanying sentiment, is available at 20% off through September 30th.

Also happening this week, Emily and the team are sharing samples of the upcoming September 4 release. If you haven’t yet seen the previews, please hop on over to the Stamping Bella blog. If you leave a comment there, you will have the¬†chance to win a $25 gift voucher to the Stamping Bella shop!

Stamping Bella Tiny Townie "Autumn Loves Autumn"

I stamped Autumn onto X-Press It Blending Card then colored with Copic markers.

Stamping Bella Tiny Townie "Autumn Loves Autumn" (close-up)

Copic markers – BG70, BG72 (custom), E00, E01, E07, E08, E11, E13, E15, E18, E30, E31, E33, E35, E40, E41, E42, E43, R01, W00, Y38, YG63, YG67, YR23

Once colored, I die-cut a few leaves and tied a bit of linen thread across the top.

Next week’s challenge is to create using this {Mojo}Bella sketch:

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Use any current¬†Stamping Bella¬†image then email your card to [email protected] by next Thursday to be featured on the¬†SB blog¬†and to be entered to win some Bella Bucks! (All challenge details can be found¬†HERE.)

Thanks so much for stopping by!

1amichele siggy

Stamps: Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Autumn Loves Autumn¬† Dies: Paper Smooches Leaves 1¬† Ink: Taylored Expressions¬†Oreo¬†¬†Paper:¬†¬†X-Press It Blending Card,¬†Taylored Expressions¬†Sugar Cube,¬†Carta Bella Fall Blessings 6×6¬† Other:¬†Copic¬†markers, gold pearls, linen thread, Kool Tak clear foam squares.