Thursday, February 26, 2015

Color Throwdown: Special Blend

Hi friends!  Oh!  I had some much needed crafting time downstairs for HOURS yesterday!  It was amazing!  I don't feel guilty about it, because my craft space is right out in the open in our downstairs living room, and they whole family was down there enjoying each other's company.  I made some messes in my art journals. . .I'll save those for another day though.  I wanted to show you what I made for the Color Throwdown challenge for this week.

The colors were light pink, pink, green, and kraft, so I pulled out some Taylored Expressions papers along with A Hug in a Mug stamps set.  The background was made using a stencil I have and some spray inks that I made myself.  I just put some water in a small spray bottle, some healthy squirts of paint, Aileen's Glue, and pigment powder, and shook it up.  I'm still learning to use my Inktense pencils, but I do like the look of them.

Thanks for stopping in this morning!

Here are the links to the items I used from the TE store:

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Sending You Hugs

Happy Wednesday crafty peeps!  I just had a quick card to show you this morning using this month's Studio Calico Kit.  After reviewing it for a few months, I think I won't be renewing after my six month term.  The kit comes with a lot of great stuff, but I think my money would best be spent on other crafty products.  It's a bit expensive for my blood, and I end up not using  a lot of the stuff in the kit.

Anyway, I made this card for our piano teacher, using the Simon Says Anything Goes Challenge.  She will be laid up for a few weeks, and we wanted her to know that we will miss her and we're sending her some hugs.  I used the set in the kit, the ribbon/tape, and a piece of the dp.  I decided I wanted it all to be embossed, which ended up being a lot of fun.

All right, my chores are done, we dissected a worm in the kids' Biology class, dinner is in the crockpot, and I want to go play.  I had been battling a kidney stone, but it passed and now I want to go do some crafting that I couldn't do this whole week.  I hope y'all are having a wonderful week!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Taylored Expressions: Somebunny Loves You!

Hey crafty peeps!  I'm kinda lovin' this new set from Taylored Expressions!  Have you seen Somebunny Loves You yet?  There is a TON of great inspiration in the Gallery over at TE, and everyone has made such cute, cute things with this set.  You can get the set AND buy the matching dies. . .eeeeep!  I colored mine with Copics and wanted to create a little pyramid scene with each of the little animals.  This new Matched Kit: For Peep's Sake that Taylor has out this month is just so bright and fun!  I'm sure I'll be using those papers for so many projects.  Her papers are just so superior.

I'm hoping to have more to show you throughout the week, so please keep checking back.
Thanks for stopping in today!

Here are the links to the products in the TE store:

Friday, February 20, 2015

Hostess Gift for Girl's Night

Hey Crafty Peeps!  Last night I had the pleasure of joining some girl friends for a 'girls night out'.  I don't normally do these, but I figured it was a great time to get to know some new ladies and spend time with some awesome ladies that I already know.  

I don't like to show up empty handed, so besides the appetizer that I brought, I had to bring some cards for the lovely hostess.

The cards were made with all dies and an embossing folder, and all are from Taylored Expressions.  That Twiggy Branch die is one of my favorites, and I also used the Tall & Skinny Alpha dies as well.  The embossing folder is called Lots of Dots.

 Here it is all packaged up!  It was a fun project that I will definitely be making more of.  It wouldn't be hard to have a bunch made up and then you just add whatever letter you want as the need arises.  Thanks for stopping in!

Here are the links to the products in the TE store:

Thursday, February 19, 2015

You're a Peach: Color Throwdown #330

Hey everyone!  It is a super snowy afternoon, and I have to say that I am LOVING it!  I know that may sound crazy to some, but after having grown up in it, and then spending the last 15 years in sunny, warm, non snowy places, I have been looking forward to some snow!  It's amazing :)

Since it is a snowy afternoon, what better to do than spend time crafting and creating?!  I was inspired by the gorgeous colors of the Color Throwdown 330:  light green, green, orange, and white.  I used a lot of fantastic Taylored Expressions goodies to make this card.  The set is from the fun set called Fruity Friends, and I used the Lots of Dots & Burlap Embossing Folders as well as the newly released die set called Build a Tag 3.

Well, I want to get in a bit more crafting while the snow is still coming down.  Thanks for stopping in today!

Here are the links to the products in the TE store: