Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Christmas Spirit


Hey there, friends!  I'm feeling so productive, because last night I spent a good amount of time organizing my craft space.  Since being on the crutches I've only really gone down there to make a few things when needed, because it was such a chore to physically get myself down there.  Once I was down there, I better be sure I didn't need anything upstairs because I wasn't going anywhere, haha.  However, I am getting around much better on the crutches and even put some weight on my leg.  It's amazing to me that after 8 weeks of no weight bearing how ridiculously weak my leg is.  Now I KNOW I'm not 16 anymore ;)

I rewarded myself after organizing by making several things.  I don't mind a creative mess, but mine was out of control and now I feel very encouraged and even inspired!  This card I made was inspired by the ColourQ along with the new Simon Says Winter Inspiration challenge.  I used a lot of great goodies from Taylored Expressions:  Tag Stacklets 2 die, Tag Reinforcements die, On Dasher On Dancer die. City Skyline die, Deck the Halls stamp, as well as TE Matched papers.  Because I didn't have the exact colors that the ColourQ asked for, I used some distress inks and sponges to try and make a match.  I'm super pleased with how it came out!

Not only did I make a card, but as I was snapping the pictures of it, I saw this cute little bird out our bird feeder just hanging out.  I couldn't help but snap a picture of it.  Notice our grass is still green. . .where is all of the Midwest snow that I was used to when growing up?!

Thanks for stopping in.  Here are the links to all of the fabulous products I used from the TE store:

Monday, December 15, 2014

Taylored Expressions: Tag-a-Long Valentine

Happy Monday, crafty peeps!  With Christmas cards sent and 99.8% of the presents bought, I've been in the mood for Valentine's cards.  Taylored Expressions just released some amazing new products that fit the bill for all things love, so I'm showing you the new Tag-a-Long Valentines and the Build a Tag 2 dies.  How fun would it be to send of these along in a lunch attached to a juice?!

I tend to color most cat images like a Siamese, since my cat, Nik, is one.  I love that TE has the Matched line of products, so making these tags with the newest kit called Formula for Love was a cinch.

I also tend to color most dogs like my own ;)

And making this shaker tag was fun too!

I really love that the Build a Tag line is so versatile.  I can imagine using this die for so many projects, and those tags would look great on cards as well!

Check out all of the new products, and click on the links to go directly to the store:

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Taylored Expressions Release Day: Perfect Pair - Milk & Cookies

Happy Thursday my crafty little friends!  It's Release Day over at Taylored Expressions, which means you can go shopping {grin}!  There are so many new products being released to get your creative juices flowing for those soon-needed Valentine love/friend projects.

I'm showing you the new set called Perfect Pair - Milk & Cookies.  Aren't they just adorable?!

I decided to use the set to make some cookie pouches with white treat bags.  The papers come from the new Matched Kit called Formula For Love paper pack.  Not only that, but TE has some amazing previously released dies (Label Stacklets 4 Label It) that work so well with just about any set.

If you'd like to see more projects and new product information, please head over to the TE Blog for a complete blog roll of the participating designers!  Thanks for stopping in!

Here are the links to the products in the store:

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Jelly Donuts

Stamps:  I Love Donuts
Ink:  Distress Dusty Concord, Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper:  October 2014 Card Kit
Accessories:  Copics, foam tape, splatter stencil, sponge

I always try to look on the bright side of things, and this set from Simon Says Stamp called I Love Donuts was just too good for me to pass up.  My uncle was having a rough time a while back and is still getting through it.  Thankfully he's a pretty upbeat guy, and always seems to find the good.  His situation was pretty grim compared to my measly 8 weeks on crutches, and yet he was still more concerned about me each time I would call him.  I love that guy, so I made him this card.  A card like this wouldn't be good for just anyone in his situation, but he has the humor to look passed it and laugh.

The background is a stencil that I've had for a while. It has no name, and I don't even know the manufacturer, but it was perfect for the jelly splatters that I made with some distress inks.

Thanks for stopping in!

Friday, November 28, 2014

Jingle All the Way!

Happy Black Friday, crafty friends!  I hope you're getting some great deals this morning!  Me?  I'm only shopping from the comfort of my pjs and my chair.  I'm still on crutches with no weight bearing for a bit longer, so I'm not even thinking about getting out amongst the chaos.  I do, however, have a card to show you today to hopefully get you in mood for some Holiday shopping!  I used a bunch of great products from Taylored Expressions. . .always a place I love to spend my money *grin*.

My card uses the Gingerbread Lane Matched Kit from TE along with the matching Gingerbread Lane sequins and the Jingle All the Way die.  I'll let you in on a little secret. . .I like to keep my packaging from my stamps and dies and use the clear cellophane to make my windows for my shaker cards.  It doesn't cost anything, and I always have an excess of packing *wink, wink*.

Thanks for stopping by!  Here are the links to the products I used in the TE store!  Happy shopping!!