Thursday, May 26, 2016

Share Joy Challenge #37

Hello, hello!

I am here to share the newest Taylored Expressions Share Joy Challenge! I used the fun color combo, along with some fun stamps and dies!


I started by taking the Joe To Go stamp and die set, and white heat embossed the coffee cup stamp randomly on a panel of watercolor paper. I then added washes of yellow, green, and blue paints, allowing them to blend, before allowing it to dry. Once it was, I die cut the cup image, and inserted it into a cup that had been die cut in the panel.


I added the sleeve, as well as a coffee bean, along with the sentiment, which was white heat embossed onto brown card stock.


I stamped the coffee bean image in brown, onto my white card base, and ink blended a bit around the edges, before adhering the panel with foam tape.

We would love to see you join us this week! The details are below!

Challenge Format:

Each week we will be bring you two types of challenges that you can use separately or together to inspire your creativity. One of the challenges will always be a sketch. The other challenge will vary each week. It's up to you if you want to use just one of the challenge components or both together. New challenges will be posted each Thursday.

To enter the challenge, simply follow these instructions:

  1. Create a new card or project using either or both components of the challenge posted above. Use of Taylored Expressions products is optional.
  2. Post your project on your personal blog or online gallery. Please directly link to the Share Joy Challenge blog in your post. 
  3. Add a direct link to your project using the InLinkz below. 
  4. Send or give your card to a friend, loved one, or someone who could use some joy! 
  5. Leave a comment on this post telling us who you sent your card to and why. Don't forget this one!! We LOVE hearing from you!!
Prizes:
  1. A winner will be chosen at random each week to receive a $15 Taylored Expressions Gift Certificate. Winning entries that use TE products will receive a $20 Taylored Expressions Gift Certificate.
  2. Each month, we will award a Grand Prize to a TE Share Joy Challenge participant. The more you play throughout the month, the better your chance to win!
  3. Weekly winners will be announced at the time of the new challenge launch each Thursday.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Thursday, May 19, 2016

Share Joy Challenge #36

Hello!

This week's Share Joy Challenge is fun, a sketch, or Clean and Simple! Since I used the sketch last week, I thought I would give my favorite card style a go! 


I started with the adorable Wild About You stamp set, and stamped it using black ink, onto a white card base.


After my images were stamped, I outlined them all with a gray Copic Marker (C2). Next, I white heat embossed one of the sentiments onto black card stock, and trimmed it out, mounting it onto the front with foam. Super easy, and quick! :0)

Challenge Format:

Each week we will be bring you two types of challenges that you can use separately or together to inspire your creativity. One of the challenges will always be a sketch. The other challenge will vary each week. It's up to you if you want to use just one of the challenge components or both together. New challenges will be posted each Thursday.

To enter the challenge, simply follow these instructions:

  1. Create a new card or project using either or both components of the challenge posted above. Use of Taylored Expressions products is optional.
  2. Post your project on your personal blog or online gallery. Please directly link to the Share Joy Challenge blog in your post. 
  3. Add a direct link to your project using the InLinkz below. 
  4. Send or give your card to a friend, loved one, or someone who could use some joy! 
  5. Leave a comment on this post telling us who you sent your card to and why. Don't forget this one!! We LOVE hearing from you!!
Prizes:
  1. A winner will be chosen at random each week to receive a $15 Taylored Expressions Gift Certificate. Winning entries that use TE products will receive a $20 Taylored Expressions Gift Certificate.
  2. Each month, we will award a Grand Prize to a TE Share Joy Challenge participant. The more you play throughout the month, the better your chance to win!
  3. Weekly winners will be announced at the time of the new challenge launch each Thursday.

I hope you can play along this week! Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great day!



Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Floral Watercolor Thank You

Hello!

The kids are doing quiet time, and I am blogging, for real. I think I need a round of applause on this accomplishment. Parenting, and life, always has a way of swinging back and forth..one day I have time and crafty mojo, the next twenty, I am drowning in dirty diapers, and the day is done!

Well, I know you didn't come here for all of that drama, so how about a little card I made for the fun of it?


I grabbed the lovely Botanical Garden set, and some water color paper, and began.



I stamped two of the flowers onto my panel using Onyx Black Versafine ink, and clear heat embossed it. I then watercolored in the images with a few colors of Ranger Distress Inks. I let that dry, and grabbed the Twice the Thanks die from My Favorite Things. 


I ran the die through, as well as several pieces of black card stock, and stacked up the sentiments. I reinserted the words onto the panel, and adhered it to a black card base.


To finish the card, I adhered a strip of gold card stock, and left it at that.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I will be back tomorrow to share the next Taylored Expressions Share Joy Challenge!

Have a great day!


Thursday, May 12, 2016

Share Joy Challenge #35

Hello, my friends!

Today I have the newest Share Joy Challenge! I used the sketch, and a few TE products to create a Mother's Day card. Let's check it out..


I started with a piece of water color paper, and applied stripes of watercolor in gold, and teal. I trimmed it down, and adhered it to a light gray card base, and a strip of gold card stock to the side.


I die cut a circle, heat embossed a sentiment from the Simply Stamped: Zinnias set in gold, and adhered it to the panel. I die cut a few leaves from vellum using the Mini Leaves die set, and added a few sequins.

Here is a look at the graphic, and the rules are below! I hope you decide to play along with us!

Challenge Format:

Each week we will be bring you two types of challenges that you can use separately or together to inspire your creativity. One of the challenges will always be a sketch. The other challenge will vary each week. It's up to you if you want to use just one of the challenge components or both together. New challenges will be posted each Thursday.

To enter the challenge, simply follow these instructions:

  1. Create a new card or project using either or both components of the challenge posted above. Use of Taylored Expressions products is optional.
  2. Post your project on your personal blog or online gallery. Please directly link to the Share Joy Challenge blog in your post. 
  3. Add a direct link to your project using the InLinkz below. 
  4. Send or give your card to a friend, loved one, or someone who could use some joy! 
  5. Leave a comment on this post telling us who you sent your card to and why. Don't forget this one!! We LOVE hearing from you!!
Prizes:
  1. A winner will be chosen at random each week to receive a $15 Taylored Expressions Gift Certificate. Winning entries that use TE products will receive a $20 Taylored Expressions Gift Certificate.
  2. Each month, we will award a Grand Prize to a TE Share Joy Challenge participant. The more you play throughout the month, the better your chance to win!
  3. Weekly winners will be announced at the time of the new challenge launch each Thursday.


Monday, May 9, 2016

Waffle Flower Challenge Guest Post

Hello friends!

Today, I have the privilege of being a guest on the Waffle Flower Crafts Challenge blog! I just love the Succulent stamp set they recently released, and used it for my card today. The photo inspiration perfectly matches the colors I used for my images.


I began with a piece of white card stock, and did quite a bit of masking, as I stamped the small and large open images around the panel. I then began coloring them with Copic markers. It was well worth the time and effort, especially when I added the highlight in using the Colorless Blender. I have to admit, I squealed a little. lol! These are the colors of markers I used for the succulents:


I used a couple of C markers to add a shadow around the inside, and stamped my sentiment using black ink. 


I ran the panel through my die cutting machine with a stitched boarder rectangle die, and sponged on Tumbled Glass Distress Ink with a foam blending tool, around the edges, and in the center. I then adhered it to my Kraft card base using foam adhesive. 


To finish my card, I adhered a few clear sequins! This challenge was really fun, and I thank the ladies at Waffle Flower for allowing me to join in the challenge to inspire you!


I do hope you decide to play along! Have a great day.



Thursday, May 5, 2016

Share Joy Challenge #34

Hello, hello!

I am sharing the newest Share Joy Challenge for this week! I chose to use the inspirational photo, and kept it very clean and simple. Let's check it out!


I began by stamping three of the flowers from the Oh Happy Day mini set, onto a white card stock panel. I then colored them in with Copic Markers.

                                  

These are the markers I used to color in my images, if you need some color combinations!


I ran the panel through my die cut machine with the Congrats Script Die, using black card stock and inlaid it back into the original die cut negative. I added glitter to it using a Wink of Stella glitter brush pen!

Here is the graphic, and I have included the info on how to join us! I hope you do!

To enter the challenge, simply follow these instructions:

  1. Create a new card or project using either or both components of the challenge posted above. Use of Taylored Expressions products is optional.
  2. Post your project on your personal blog or online gallery. Please directly link to the Share Joy Challenge blog in your post. 
  3. Add a direct link to your project using the InLinkz below. 
  4. Send or give your card to a friend, loved one, or someone who could use some joy! 
  5. Leave a comment on this post telling us who you sent your card to and why. Don't forget this one!! We LOVE hearing from you!!
Prizes:
  1. A winner will be chosen at random each week to receive a $15 Taylored Expressions Gift Certificate. Winning entries that use TE products will receive a $20 Taylored Expressions Gift Certificate.
  2. Each month, we will award a Grand Prize to a TE Share Joy Challenge participant. The more you play throughout the month, the better your chance to win!
  3. Weekly winners will be announced at the time of the new challenge launch each Thursday.
Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Friday, April 29, 2016

Virginia's View Impromptu Link-up Party!

Hello, and yeah for Friday!

I actually had some time to craft last night, seriously, it's been forever! Virginia offered up a fun, impromptu challenge earlier this month, to create a friendship card, and I needed to make a card for a friend going through some hard times.


I started with a white card base, and sponged on some blue ink. I then started stamping the flowers, and leaves from Altenew's Peony Bouquet, and die cut them out.


I clustered my images into a an arrangement I liked, and adhered them down with tape runner, and foam.


It was then that I realized I hadn't done my sentiment, and that it couldn't be black, that wouldn't match with all the gold going on! So, I took a big chance and gold heat embossed a sentiment from the Beautiful Day set. Luckily, it didn't warp that bad, but phew! It pays to think ahead! lol!

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope you have a fantastic weekend!


Thursday, April 28, 2016

Share Joy Joy #33

Hey there!

I am back today, with a new Share Joy Challenge! This week, I went with the color combination, and used my favorite floral dies from Taylored Expressions


I started by die cutting the Basketweave Cutting Plate using Sugar Cube card stock, and adhering it to a card base made from Poppy Seed card stock. Using the coordinating paper colors, I die cut some of the Scribble Flowers die set.


I stamped my sentiment onto vellum using the Simply Stamped: Tulips set, in Versamark ink, and heat seat it with white embossing powder. I finished it off with different sizes of sequins.

I hope you can play along with us! Here is a look at the graphic, info below!


Challenge Format:

Each week we will be bring you two types of challenges that you can use separately or together to inspire your creativity. One of the challenges will always be a sketch. The other challenge will vary each week. It's up to you if you want to use just one of the challenge components or both together. New challenges will be posted each Thursday.

To enter the challenge, simply follow these instructions:

  1. Create a new card or project using either or both components of the challenge posted above. Use of Taylored Expressions products is optional.
  2. Post your project on your personal blog or online gallery. Please directly link to the Share Joy Challenge blog in your post. 
  3. Add a direct link to your project using the InLinkz below. 
  4. Send or give your card to a friend, loved one, or someone who could use some joy! 
  5. Leave a comment on this post telling us who you sent your card to and why. Don't forget this one!! We LOVE hearing from you!!
Prizes:
  1. A winner will be chosen at random each week to receive a $15 Taylored Expressions Gift Certificate. Winning entries that use TE products will receive a $20 Taylored Expressions Gift Certificate.
  2. Each month, we will award a Grand Prize to a TE Share Joy Challenge participant. The more you play throughout the month, the better your chance to win!
  3. Weekly winners will be announced at the time of the new challenge launch each Thursday.


Wednesday, April 27, 2016

A Butterfly Reflections, Ink Post

Hey all!

I am over at the Butterfly Reflections, Ink blog for my last post as a designer for her. I have had a great time promoting her fabulous store, and will miss it! Thank you, Vanessa, for having me!

For my last card, I used a couple of Winnie & Walter sets, as well as my Copic Markers, to make a Mother's Day card. I hope you will stop by the store blog for all of the details.


Thank you so much for stopping by today!


Friday, April 22, 2016

A Memory Box Post

Hello, and happy Friday! 

I hope you will join me over at the Memory Box blog, where I share this little card. I go into more details about how I made it, over there. 


I am so appreciative that you stopped by, and hope you have a fabulous, crafty day!


Thursday, April 21, 2016

Share Joy Challenge #32

Hey there, and happy Thursday!

I have the latest Share Joy Challenge to share with you today, and it's a fun one! Wait, they're all fun! I chose the sketch this week. Check it out:


I just adore the Sit & Chat set, and used it on my watercolor panel to create a funky background. I started by stamping the various images in a random pattern onto a piece of water color paper, and colored them in loosely with the  Kuretaki Gansai Tambi watercolor set.  


Once the panel was dry, I cut it in half, trimmed a little off, and adhered it with foam tape to a light gray card base. 


To finish it, I added a white heat embossed sentiment on black card stock, along with a piece of striped paper, and a big twine bow.

Below is the challenge, and you can choose to do the sketch, or the other side, or both! I do hope you'll join us this week! It is so much fun!


Challenge Format:

Each week we will be bring you two types of challenges that you can use separately or together to inspire your creativity. One of the challenges will always be a sketch. The other challenge will vary each week. It's up to you if you want to use just one of the challenge components or both together. New challenges will be posted each Thursday.

To enter the challenge, simply follow these instructions:

  1. Create a new card or project using either or both components of the challenge posted above. Use of Taylored Expressions products is optional.
  2. Post your project on your personal blog or online gallery. Please directly link to the Share Joy Challenge blog in your post. 
  3. Add a direct link to your project using the InLinkz below. 
  4. Send or give your card to a friend, loved one, or someone who could use some joy! 
  5. Leave a comment on this post telling us who you sent your card to and why. Don't forget this one!! We LOVE hearing from you!!
Prizes:
  1. A winner will be chosen at random each week to receive a $15 Taylored Expressions Gift Certificate. Winning entries that use TE products will receive a $20 Taylored Expressions Gift Certificate.
  2. Each month, we will award a Grand Prize to a TE Share Joy Challenge participant. The more you play throughout the month, the better your chance to win!
  3. Weekly winners will be announced at the time of the new challenge launch each Thursday.


Wednesday, April 20, 2016

A Butterfly Reflections, Ink Post

Hello!

I am up on the Butterfly Reflections, Ink blog today, with this card. I used a fabulous floral stamp set from Jane's Doodles, called Anemone. You know I love flowers, and Copics...so here you go! 


I hope you'll join me over there, and check out the fabulous selection of stamps, and other paper crafting goodness that Vanessa carries in her store.

Thanks so much for stopping by!




Friday, April 15, 2016

A Memory Box Post

Hello!

I thought I would share the card I made for the Memory Box blog for today! The Spring line up of products has a fabulous amount of floral dies, which I looooove.


Thanks so much for stopping in to see me. Have a great day!


 
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