Thursday, August 25, 2016

Share Joy Challenge #50

Hello! 

I am so glad you stopped by today! I have a fun card to bring you using this weeks Share Joy Challenge! I used the sketch portion, and the adorable If Cats Could Talk stamp, and die set.


I trimmed down a piece of Sugar Cube card stock to a standard size card, and flicked on black ink. After I allowed it to dry, I adhered the two larger sized Stitched Frame Stacklets with foam tape.


I took the cat from the set, and stamped it onto Kraft card stock, die cut it out, and added a bit of shading with a Copic Marker. I also stamped and cut out the mouse, and adhered that behind the cat image, mounting them both onto a die cut circle of Mint Julep. I adhered my white heat embossed sentiment vellum strip behind the circle, and adhered the piece to the card base.

I hope you have a chance to play along with us, and I look forward to seeing what you create! Guidelines to play are below, as well as the challenge graphic! Have a great day!


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.





Thursday, August 18, 2016

Share Joy Challenge #49

 Hello!

I hope you are having a great week! I have the newest Share Joy Challenge for you, using the color combination. It is a happy, sunny color palette! Here is my card..


I started with a white card base, and masked off the sides to bring in a soft yellow gradient of ink. I then adhered the largest die cut frame from the Stitched Frame Stacklets 1 set. Apparently this is my new favorite thing to do, because I realized I did this with last week's card.


Using the adorable Party Pals stamp and die set, I die cut the stamped images, and proceeded to paper piece them using the coordinating card stock colors. Lastly, I stamped my sentiment using black ink.

Details on how to play along with us are below! I hope to see your card! Thanks for stopping by!


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, August 17, 2016

A Memory Box Post

Hey there, friends! 

I have a post up on the Memory Box blog today! I created this set of four Christmas tags, and I hope you'll go check it out! 


I share each one individually, and in greater detail! See you over there!



Thursday, August 11, 2016

Share Joy Challenge #48

Hello!

I have the latest Share Joy Challenge to bring to you, today! I used the fun sketch for this one, along with the Simply Stamped - Pineapples stamp set, and dies. As I write this, it's 90 degrees, and hot, hot, hot! That pineapple looks good enough to eat! 


To begin this card, I took my frame and marked the inside edges. I then masked off the edges, and erased the pencil marks. I brought in a combination of Distress Ink to create a very tropical background. I set that aside, and began stamping my pineapple.


For the pineapple, I used several dye inks to layer up the image. Once it was stamped, I die cut both the top and the bottom out, and placed it onto my card front to see where to draw lines with my black multi-liners. I adhered the frame with foam tape, stamped my sentiment, and adhered the pineapple, along with a few black sequins.

Details on how to play along with us this week are below! I can't wait to see what you make!



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.
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Friday, August 5, 2016

Sweet Stamp Shop Mini Release!

Happy Friday, friends!

I have been rather delinquent in sharing when it comes to my Sweet Stamp Shop projects, so I thought I would bring you the card I created using an adorable set from the latest mini release! This release included three stamp sets all celebrating their 5th birthday! For this clean and simple card, I used the Burnin' Love 4x6 stamp set, which is so so cute! 


I used the cute guitar image to stamp across the bottom of the card front in black ink. I then took that same stamp, and flipped it over, stamping it over top the outline image using various colors of dye inks.


I stamped one of the sentiments, and flicked on some black ink splatters. Really simple!!


For the inside, I continued the look, and added a Happy Anniversary sentiment. 

I hope you get a chance to check out the shop to see the two other cute sets in this special release. Happy birthday to the Sweet Stamp Shop! 



Thursday, August 4, 2016

Share Joy Challenge #47

Hello friends!

It. Is. August, people! August! How, just how! I am obviously in denial, however, a new month of fabulous Share Joy Challenge inspiration awaits, and I have my latest to share with you. 


For the challenge, I chose to do the Tic-Tac-Toe, bottom row of flowers, enamel dots, and foil. I took a white card base, and splattered it with black ink, allowed it to dry, and adhered my die cut flowers. I used Lollipop card stock, along with the Scribble Flowers die set, and created a few layered blooms. I also die cut the stems from Granny Smith card stock, and placed the flowers to the far left on the card.


Using the Congrats Script die, I foiled it with gold, and adhered it to the card front. That is it! Super easy, and fun! I hope you join us this week, 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.

I hope you stop by tomorrow for another card share! In the meantime, have an awesome day!




Monday, August 1, 2016

Memory Box August Challenge

Hey there!

I hope you had a fabulous weekend! I am in denial about school starting so soon, because I swear summer just began! This month, the challenge over at the Memory Box blog is "Yellow." I love this color, it's so happy. Interestingly, I combined it with snowflakes, yes, snowflakes.


First off, though, please forgive my photos...I have no idea why they turned out blue. BLUE, people! It alludes me how they can be fine one photo, and the other turns a kaleidescope of colors the next. Anyhow, I started by blending yellows, and oranges onto a piece of water color paper, and then ran it through by die cut machine with the Radiant Frame die. I then placed the open die cut onto my card base, and reinserted the pieces.


Once the pieces were adhered, I removed the top portion (which can be saved for later) and began die cutting my snowflakes. For those, I chose three different sets, which include:

All of these are from the newest release. I used a thin double sided adhesive on my card stock before I die cut these, so I would get a sticky side to adhere the glitter with. You could use glitter paper for this as well. 



I removed the paper backing, and dipped each flake into a glitter bath, burnished it really well, and adhered them in an upward pattern onto the card front. It reminded me of a very sunny day with snow on the ground. :)

Thank you so much for stopping in! I hope you decide to join us this month for the challenge. Details will be on the Blog! Have a great day!


 
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