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!

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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!

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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. 🙂

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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.

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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,

-Noriko

 

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!

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

Have the best day,

-Noriko

 

Taylored Expressions: Happy Birthday To You

Hello!!

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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Mini Release – Mega Party! Celebrating 10 Years of TE!

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Wow, how time has flown by for Taylored Expressions!!! Leading up to tonight, there has been much discussion surrounding Taylored Expressions 10th Birthday Celebration! I am thrilled to be a part of their journey and to celebrate their 10 year anniversary! What a milestone to hit!

The entire TE September 2018 Release is now available at the TE webstore. Please click the link here to view all the new products: https://www.tayloredexpressions.com/new.html

Let’s get this party started!!!

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