Taylored Expressions: October 2018 Release Day!!!


Hello Everyone!

Today is Taylored Expressions October 2018 Release Day! Wahoo-ka-choo! The entire release is NOW available at the TE webstore. Be sure to click through all the pictures detailing our amazing design team’s projects using these brand new products!

Let’s start with this beautiful TE Peace, Love, & Cocktails stamp set.


This stamp set is incredible! It’s hilarious and fits the bill for merry cocktails! Hehe! This card is jammed packed with details, but overall wasn’t hard to put together.

Here is how I created this card:

  • I stamped three drink images with TE Oreo premium dye ink, and then colored the images with Copic markers. ***Trick here is to choose your cardstock colors and/or medium (ink/paste/etc.) BEFORE you Copic color images. TRUST ME, it is easier to match Copic marker colors to your cardstock/mediums than it is to find matching cardstock/mediums to your Copic markers.***
  • Therefore, I choose to work with four TE ink colors: Blue Raspberry, Lemon Meringue, Lollipop, and Lime Zest. I wanted to create a bright and cheery cocktail card and these four colors complimented each other well. I then used that color palette to Copic color my images. Set images aside.
  • Next, I created a background by stamping/heat embossing the TE Snow Day Background stamp onto TE Sugar Cube cardstock with TE Fine Detail Embossing Powder – White. I then die-cut TWICE the TE Peek-A-Boo Squares die to make six open windows.


  • I took three of the inner squares (for behind the drink images) and lightly inked them with blending foams (using the same color palette mentioned above). What is neat is that the snowflake pattern was continuous and the embossed powder RESISTED the ink. Nice effect, eh? For the sentiments, I had to cut three new squares because the sentiments would not heat emboss over the previously embossed snowflake background.
  • Next, I created a background on the card base using a black/white striped pattern piece of paper. I in laid the squares onto the striped patterned background and then popped up the snowflake background.
  • Lastly, the drink images were popped up and two stripes of gold glitter paper were adhered to each side. BOOM, finished!

This was another favorite card of mine that I have every put together. Might have to replicate this card in different color schemes!

Onto the second card project for today…


This card was probably my most simple card project to date. Hehe. I used an inlay technique (once again…LOL) into an already die-cut image! Something new and stepped up!

This card features the new TE Flip the Script – Tree stamp and die combo. I love these sets because you have the negative background image, the sentiment image, and the coordinating die all in one package!


Here’s how I created this card project:

  • Create an A2 sized, top-folding card base from TE Granny Smith cardstock.
  • Next, die-cut a piece of TE Watermelon cardstock using TE Swirls Cutting Plate.
  • Stamp and color the Flip the Script – Tree image. I used three different green TE inks to create an ombre color scheme (Granny Smith, Peapod, and Cilantro). TE Chocolate Truffle was used for the bottom trunk.
  • Here’s the stepped up version of the inlay technique:
    • Once the Swirls Cutting Plate image was die-cut, I took the coordinating die to the Flip the Script – Tree stamp and die combo and laid it right in the middle to die-cut. Run sandwich through die-cutting machine.
    • Once the sandwich ran through the die-cutting machine, there was an outline of a tree cut straight out of the middle of the swirls cutting plate design. This is where I would in lay the colored and cut tree image. Does that make sense?
  • Next, die-cut the star (for the top of the tree) from TE Foil Cardstock – Gold. I did this twice so that one star would be inlaid and the second would stand out a bit more. This was almost a one layered card…at least one layered for my usual style! :)!


  • Lastly, I took some old gold paint that I had in my craft room and splattered it all over the card (except for the tree). You can tell in this last picture how everything inlays with itself. This type of design provides no bulk in envelopes for mailing cards.

That’s it for the two cards I to share with you today! If you’re looking to increase your TE rewards don’t forget…


…for a limited time, you can earn DOUBLE CRAFTY POINTS on the Big Background Bundle! Just create an account at the TE webstore and you’re automatically enrolled to begin earning crafty points with every purchase. You’ll receive 120 Crafty Points when you purchase our Holiday Big Background bundle! Offer valid on qualifying purchases made between 9am CDT on Thursday, October 4, 2018 and 11:59 pm CDT on Sunday, October 7, 2018. Crafty Points are only available on purchases made at www.tayloredexpressions.com.

Thank you everyone for joining me today and this week for TE October 2018 Release! It has been another great one and I can’t wait to share the next with you all!

Have the most wonderful rest of the week,


Supplies Used for Card Project 1:

TE Premium Cardstock – Sugar Cube
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TE Premium Ink – Lollipop – Full Pad
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TE Premium Ink – Lemon Meringue -…
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TE Premium Ink – Oreo – Full Pad
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Peek-a-Boo Squares
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Ranger Mini Ink Blending Foams
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Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool
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Copic Markers
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TE Fine Detail Embossing Powder – Black
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TE Fine Detail Embossing Powder – Clear
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TE Premium Ink – Lime Zest – Full Pad
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TE Premium Ink – Blue Raspberry -…
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TE 6×6 Paper Pack – Playful Patterns…
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Peace, Love, & Cocktails
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Peace, Love, & Cocktails Dies
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Snow Day Background
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Foam Tape Roll – 1/8″ Thick
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Versamark – Watermark Stamp Pad
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Supplies Used for Card Project 2:

TE Premium Ink – Cilantro – Full Pad
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TE Premium Ink – Granny Smith – Full Pad
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TE Premium Ink – Peapod – Full Pad
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TE Premium Cardstock – Watermelon
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TE Premium Cardstock – Sugar Cube
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TE Premium Cardstock – Granny Smith
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Swirls Cutting Plate
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TE Foil Cardstock – Gold
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Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
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Flip the Script – Tree Tag Stamp &…
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Versamark – Watermark Stamp Pad
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TE Premium Ink – Chocolate Truffle -…
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Taylored Expressions: October 2018 Release Sneak Peeks Day 3


Hello and welcome to Day 3 of Taylored Expressions October Release Sneak Peeks!

I’m excited to bring you two more cards featuring some amazing new products. The entire release will be available starting tomorrow at 9AM CST on the TE webstore.

Let’s check out this brand new background stamp…that has a cutting edge! 😛

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Taylored Expressions: October 2018 Release Sneak Peeks Day 2!


Happy Tuesday, Crafty Friends!

Boy, do I have a treat for you! Today is all about mass producing cards as a gift or to simply save you time while you already have all the products out! There is also a beautiful second project towards the end.

Don’t forget, all these newly released products will be available for purchase on the TE webstore starting this Thursday, Oct. 4th, at 9AM CST!

Let’s begin with this set of 5 cards and coordinating envelopes.

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Taylored Expressions: October 2018 Release Sneak Peeks Day 1!

Happy Monday, Everyone!!!

Today starts the Taylored Expressions October Release 2018 Sneak Peeks! The entire release will be available on the TE webstore starting, Thursday morning, October 4th at 9AM CST. Wahoo!

This is my favorite release of all time because it involves creating Christmas projects! I love the cooler weather (not necessarily brutal Winters) and the festivities/family time revolving around the holiday season.

I have two fun projects to share with you today, so let’s get started!


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Mama Elephant Stampede: Day 3!


Hello, and Welcome!

Today is Day 3 on the Mama Elephant’s #celebrating6years Anniversary Release Stampede! I am so humbled and honored to have been asked to craft alongside other wonderful crafty friends and designers for this amazing event! The entire release is now live and available for purchase at the Mama Elephant Shop.

To celebrate with you, we have this amazing sale and promotion and giveaway! Keep reading to the end!
From 9/15 – 9/17
10% off entire store! No code required!
From 9/15 – 9/30
Spend $100* – receive 1 free ‘Color Me Letters’ 4×6 stamp set.
Spend $150* – receive 1 free ‘Color Me Letters’ 4×6 stamp set and ‘Hilly THANKS’ dies.
Spend $200* – receive 1 free ‘Color Me Letters’ 4×6 stamp set, ‘Hilly THANKS’ dies, and ‘Hilly HELLO’ dies.

Please read all the fine print carefully! 🙂

*Subtotal amount must be met before any shipping fees/tax/customs.
Free item(s) valid only a single order/transaction.
Limit one of each free offer per order.
Orders cannot be combined. New orders only.
Limit one free offer per customer/order.
We reserve the right to cancel/modify orders.
Free offer valid 9/15-9/30 or while supplies last!

Today, I am sharing with you a Christmas themed card project using the new Mama Elephant Yappy Woofmas stamp set. This set is absolutely adorable!


Christmas can be such a reflective time of the year. I wanted this project to emulate the past and present with photos. As you can see, the black and white photos are from the past, and the colored photo is the present. What a lovely reminder of memories for the recipient of this card. 🙂


To create this card, I started off with stamping all the adorable pups with copic friendly black ink. I colored four images with warm-toned Copic markers to represent the past photos and then colored a present picture with bright Copic markers. After coloring all the images, I added a bit of detail with a white Signo gel pen. Highlighting small areas onto your card projects can make a huge difference in the end. I believe, it adds character!

From there, I used the Mama Elephants Polaroid Fun – Creative Cuts die for the small and big photo frames. Also, I found the most perfect sentiment to tie the entire card together: “Christmas – a time for making memories to last all through the year”. This sentiment came from the Mama Elephant stamp set called, Merry Greetings. The word, “Christmas”, was heat embossed with gold glitter embossing powder onto the red frame itself, while the rest of the sentiment, “a time for making memeories to last all through the year”, was heat embossed in gold embossing powder onto vellum cardstock.


For the base of the card, I used decorative patterned paper as well as warm-toned Copic markers to create an edge that matched the coloring of my images. The fun scalloped edge was created using the Mama Elephants Basic Set – Creative Cuts. I cut two scalloped edges from the die set in order to break up the line between the patterened dot paper and Copic colored edge. It became more pleasing to the eye, in my opinion.

When all the elements to the card were created and put together, the last step was to combine it all into a scene. The entire scene was adhered to a top folding, A2 sized card base.

That’s it for this card project! Thank you for visiting my blog today, I hope it made you smile! Please keep reading down below for giveaways and where to head next along this terrific Stampede!

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Here is the fun part: 

To celebrate this mega anniversary release, we are giving away of ten $25 ME gift certificates throughout the 3 day stampede! Winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs in the Stampede. Winners will be announced on the last day of Stamp Highlights. You have up to 4 chances to qualify to win!

» 1. Leave a comment on this blog post «
» 2. Like/share us on Facebook: facebook.com/mamaelephant «
» 3. Follow/tweet us on Twitter: twitter.com/heymamaelephant «
» 4. Follow/comment on Instagram: instagram.com/mamaelephant «


Each action qualifies for one entry, max 4 entries per stampeder please!

Joining us on this wild ride of a stampede are our favorite crafty designer friends! Please visit them to see what they did with the new goodies!

Mama Elephant

Thi Lam

Heather Meeson

Alix Davis

Jessica Frost-Ballas

Nicky Meek

Suzy Plantamura

Rubeena Naz

Noriko Fairchild ←you are here!

Anika Karten

Kristina Werner

And that’s a wrap to the 3 day mega stampede! Make sure you checked out Day 1 and DAY 2! Thanks all for joining us! The celebration continues all month long!


Thank you very much for stopping by and visiting me!

Have a terrific rest of the week,



Thermoweb: Clear Designer Toner Sheets

Hello, and Welcome!

I am very honored and excited to be joining Thermoweb, as a Guest Designer, sharing a Halloween themed card project featuring the new Deco Foil Autumn Patterns Release…specifically, their new Clear Designer Toner Sheets! These products up the ante in making interactive shaker cards with foil easy, breezy! These Clear Designer Toner Sheets are perfect for Halloween and Fall themed cards.

Head over to the ThermOWeb Blog for step-by-step instructions on how I created this lovely card project!


Hope you all are inspired to create your own projects and have enjoyed mine!

Have the best day,



Taylored Expressions: Happy Birthday To You


Happy Friday! Another week completed and another week closer to Fall! Is that not crazy? Has this year flown by for you as it has for me? Hehe.

I have one more card project to share with you today. I was inspired by a fellow design team member, Melody, to create a more masculine and/or gender-neutral card! I tend to create with my favorite colors (purples and blues), but I thought I would think outside the box and use a color palette I don’t normally use.

Let’s celebrate the end of this terrific week together….


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