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  1. TE October Sneak Peeks: Deck the Halls and Woodland Winter
  2. If You Can Dream
  3. Happy Haunting
  4. VLV Shine Brightly
  5. Verve August Release Retrospective Blog Hop
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TE October Sneak Peeks: Deck the Halls and Woodland Winter

Hello and welcome to Day 1 of the October sneak peeks at Taylored Expressions!!  We have lots of exciting new products to share with you!  I have two project today and the first uses the NEW Deck the Halls set.  Deck the Halls is an adorable new set, designed by Danielle Lounds, that contains adorable little critters and Christmas lights!  ;) 

I used the reindeer image from the set.  I LOVE how he's all tangled in Christmas lights!  lol  I used the NEW Gingerbread Lane Matched Kit for my card.  The kit contains the Gingerbread Lane Paper Pack and well as coordinating cardstock!  On this card I used Sugar Cube, Cherry Pop, Peapod and Oreo cardstock.  The circles of cardstock are embossed with the NEW Winter Flurry Embossing Folder!  Then sentiment was stamped and embossed in white onto a piece die cut with the Band It Die

The second project I have uses the previously released Woodland Winter set with the NEW Woodland Winter Dies!  This adorable set now has coordinating dies to make cutting out these critters so simple! 

I used the Winter Flurry Embossing Folder on this card as well.  The patterned paper is also from the Gingerbread Lane Paper Pack.  The tree was "decorated" with the NEW Gingerbread Lane Sequins!

Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with some fabulous giveaways! Visit the TE Blog each Sneak Peek Day this week for details on how you can enter to win. 

Thanks for visiting, crafty friends! If you'd like to see more projects and new product information, please head over to the TE Blog for a complete blog roll of our participating designers!




If You Can Dream

Good morning!  I hope your weekend is off to a great start!  I have a card to share with you today that was inspired by a card on the Taylored Expressions Pinterest Board.  I was inspired by THIS CARD by Wanda Guess.  What inspired me was the sponging of the frame.  I often forget you can add "depth" and interest to a card without adding any bulk! 

I decided to do this with the Spotted Cutting Plate.  I die cut a piece of thin printer paper using the Spotted Cutting Plate.  I secured it over a white piece of cardstock and sponged using Distress inks (Fired Brick, Spiced Marmalade, Peeled Paint and Rusty Hinge).  Once I peeled up the "template" I created, I was left with this wonderful background! 

I used a sentiment from the New Beginnings set along with the Silhouette Stems 1 Die.  Even though this is pretty much a clean and simple card, it doesn't really look like it because of what the sponging adds to the card!  I hope you've been inspired as well!!  Thanks for stopping by today!




Happy Haunting

I have a fun little card to share today.  With Halloween coming up, my kids LOVE to find cards in their lunch from time to time!  :)  This card uses the 13 Dead End Drive Die from Taylored Expressions.  This is such a fun die that will go well on a treat bag, a card or even a scrapbook page! 

I used papers from the Matched: Hocus Pocus Kit.  I also used some Hocus Pocus Sequins!  The sentiment is from the Mischief Maker Lil Pumpkin set.  On the circle that is behind the spooky house, I used the Tangled Webs Embossing Folder

You can find all of these products at Taylored Expressions!  Thanks for stopping by today!  Have a wonderful day!




VLV Shine Brightly

As many of you know, every Friday there's a new Viva la Verve that goes up!  I am hosting the sketch this week and it's a pretty clean & simple sketch.  Of course, you can make it anything you want, but I stuck with the clean & simple for my card. 

I used the Shining Star set and the Scalloped Trim Trio. I colored the outside of the star with a marker and then filled the center in using Stardust Stickles.  It gives a nice sparkle to the star.  I also added some sequins from the Shine Bright Sequin Mix.

We'd LOVE for you to play along with the sketch!  Head on over to the Viva la Verve Blog for all the details!  Thanks for stopping by today and have a wonderful day!


Verve August Release Retrospective Blog Hop

Welcome to Verve's August Release Retrospective Blog Hop! The Verve Divas are hopping today and serving up some more inspiration using the August release stamps & dies! Besides a peek at some really cool cards, there are also a couple of prizes up for grabs!  If you arrived from Amber's Blog, you're in the right place!

For my card today, I'm using the Coffee set along with the Cuppa Joe Die Set as well as the Coffee Word Die.   I created the background using the Coffee Word Die. .  I embossed the die on white cardstock using tan embossing mats.  Once I embossed it, I brayered Early Espresso ink all over the cardstock.  The ink covered everything except the word that was embossed into the paper. I LOVE the effect it gives! 

Thanks for stopping by today!  Next on the hop is Marisa!!
1. Julee 10. Janelle
2. Teresa 11. Christyne
3. Amber 12. Jen
4. Charmaine 13. Andrea
5. Marisa 14. Betty
6. Monika {Guest} 15. Karen
7. Stacey 16. Sarah
8. Maureen 17. Amy
9. Laurie 

Want to win some shiny new Verve? We're giving away a $40 gift voucher to one lucky commenter along the hop, so be sure to leave a shout out in the comments as you hop about.

Want another chance to win? Now it's your turn! We'd LOVE to see what you've done with the August release. Link up your cards using at least one product from our August release and you'll be entered in a drawing to win our entire next release! All the details and the linkup widget are on the Verve Blog today. The deadline is October 3, so there's still plenty of time to get the August release if you haven't already.


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