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Sunday, August 5, 2012

Why hello August

Hey friends!  This summer I have been a busy little bee.  My days have been filled with entertaining the kids, all while keeping my nose in the books!  It's paid off though. :)  I just finished my Pharmacology class yesterday and I only have a week and a  half left of Statistics.  I'm very very proud to say that I've maintained very solid A's in both!  I also have some news to share that I'm still positively glowing about...

Yep!  I got in!!  I officially begin my first day of Nursing School on August 27th.  I can't wait for my journey to begin.  It took a lot of blood, sweat, and tears to make it this far, and I know I will expect more very soon!  ;)

In the mean time, I also managed some crafty time!  I had some tags and my canvas go up on this Maya Road blog post HERE.  Here are some of the highlights!

And there are more pictures and details on the Maya Road Blog. :)

So now that I am officially done with ONE of my summer session classes, I'm going to reward myself with some crafty time this afternoon...WOOHOO!! 

Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, June 26, 2012

A Fond Farewell and Thanks

Hello friends!  Just in case you hadn't read Taylor's blog post HERE, well... it is with a very sad heart that I am stepping down from THE SINGLE BEST stamp company's design team on the planet.  Due to my school workload (and hopefully an entrance into nursing school soon), I have been stretched far too thin and don't have the time available anymore to do the crafting that I so love.  I am sure that you have have noticed my posts have really thinned out the past few months!  Well, this summer, I decided that I could register for TWO classes...Pharmacology and Statistics.  And, let's just say, that since classes began 3 weeks ago, I have already taken 6 exams between the two...with another two more to go next week!  I couldn't go without sharing one more project using Taylor's fabulous products though...and to send her a big THANKS.  Thanks for allowing me the privilege to be on such a fine team (for so long!) lol!!  I'm already excited about the new additions to the team and the upcoming release going on now!  :)

For my card, I made a quickie using some of the new fabric/washi tape that is all the style.  I also couldn't resist playing with those new Tall & Skinny Alpha Dies!  I just know that I'll be getting a ton of mileage from those again!  I simply die cut regular black cardstock and then handmade white polka dots with the White Opaque Pens.  Cute and quick and calling it done!  What's that?  I think my Pharmacology book is summoning back to it.  :)

PS.  Just in case, I won't be quitting my blog!  I will still have the itch to create and I hope that you will still want to visit and see!

See you soon!

Friday, June 15, 2012

June Key Ingredients - Day 6

Hello everyone!!  Today is the last day on the June Key Ingredients blog week, and I'm so happy to be playing along!  This entire week, you have gotten a nice big dose of inspiration using the exclusive Delightful Day sets along with the June Key Ingredients.  I hope you have found yourself inspired!!  Now, if you have any questions, or are a bit confused about exactly what the Key Ingredients are (and how to become a member!) be sure and visit the Key Ingredients page.  And if you still have questions, feel free to drop me a message! :)  It's a GREAT deal!

Anyway, onto my last project for this special!

Once again, patterened paper and accessories came straight from the June Key Ingredients. I used the brand new Tall & Skinny Alpha Dies to create a negative "hello" with my patterned paper sneaking out from up under. And of course, the rest of the stamps came straight from Delightful Day!  To create a little more added texture to my card, I dry embossed the entire cover with the Lots of Dots Impression Plate

Now, there is even still more to see!  Be sure and visit Taylor's blog, as well as Stephanie Kraft's project over on the Key Ingredient's Blog for one last bit of inspiration.

Thanks for visiting today and have a FABULOUS weekend!!!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Key Ingredients Blog Hop - A Delightful Deal!

  • Key Ingredients Info and Inspiration - June 10-15 - learn all about this fantastic kit club and see samples from the Key Ingredients Design Team and the Baker's Dozen!  Click here for all the info and start at Taylor's blog each day for all the inspiration.
  • June Key Ingredients featuring Echo Park Hello Summer 6x6 papers begins shipping June 15th.  Enroll now!
  • Exclusive Delightful Day Stamp Set - find out how you can get your crafty little hands on this adorable new set at 50% off for a limited time!
 Hey everyone!!!  Still riding on a high from the release just a few days ago?  I know that I still am!!  But...can you believe that we have even MORE to share with you!!  Now, the Key Ingredients kit club is not new to a lot of you, but for some, you may not know exactly what it is!  Well, the a lot of us from the Baker's Dozen have teamed up with the gals from the Key Ingredients Design Team to share a NEW stamp set EXCLUSIVE and available at 50%!!  You will have to read all about the details on how to score it on Taylor's blog. :)  In the mean time, here is my project with the NEW stamp set, Delightful Day, and the NEW June Key Ingredients. 

And the set that is part of the special, Delightful Day :

Ack!!  Isn't it just adorable?!  And I swear, it has to be paired with the absolute cutest set of papers and embellishments currently out!!  This month's KI kit includes papers from Echo Park's Hello Summer, as well as all of the coordinating cardstock and embellishments that you could possibly need!

For my project, I stamped a background using some of the flowers from the stamp set and then paired it with a bit of patterned paper from the kit.  I also used the ribbon supplied in the kit in my card.  These kits provide you with EVERYTHING that you could need to create at LEAST 16 or more cards.  Details on how to become a Key Ingredients subscriber can be found in Taylor's post HERE or by visiting the KI Subscription page HERE

Finally, I paired my card with one of my favorite dies, the Layering Doily Die Medium, but it certainly works perfect with the new Petal Popup Dies 1, 2, and 3, as well as the Pinwheel Parade Dies.

Need more ideas and details with how the kit works?  Definitely check out the list for more! :)

 Have fun my friends!!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Taylored Expressions June Release!

TE Release Day!
  • All of the new products are now available for purchase!  Check out the Fresh Out of the Oven Department to see everything in one place!
  • More projects from the Baker's Dozen to inspire you.  Just follow the link list below.
  • Be sure to check the TE Current Specials page to find out how you can get FREE 4th of July Stamps with your purchase.
Yay!!!  The June release is here guys!!!  But before you bust through the gates to place your order, please check out the last bit of projects we have to share!!!  I just HAD to make a home decor item with the new 4th of July a la Carte! Check it out. :)

I used all THREE of the new dies in my project for a nice little centerpiece for the upcoming holiday!  I filled it a glass container (for only $.99 at Joann!!) with candies and  added some flare. :)

I first started out by stamping the 4th of July a la Carte on a piece of patterned paper from the 4th of July Project Pantry, and die cutting out with the Gift Card Frame Die.  I then did some simple coloring with Copics and then started with the fun die-cutting. :)

"Happy" was cut out from the new (and my fave!) Tall & Skinny Alpha Dies, also from the 4th Project Pantry.  And then I used the new Petal Popups 1 and Petal Popups 2 on both my Pinwheel Parade dies, as well as alone. 

These fun Fly Your Flag 3 with Coordinating Die also came in handy. :)

I also used the Fly Your Flag 2 plus Coordinating die on the other side.  I love how it turned out!!  My husband even mentioned how cool it you KNOW it has to be good!  LOL!

So that's it for me for today...hope you enjoyed and happy shopping!!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Taylored Expressions Sneak Peek - Day 3

June Release At a Glance
  • We have sneak peeks to share Monday through Wednesday.  All of the new products will be available for purchase on Thursday, June 7th at 8 am PST. You'll find it all in the Fresh out of the Oven Department at the Taylored Expressions Store.
  • Join us as a fan on Facebook for an early peek at the stamp sets, as well as a SPECIAL      Facebook GIVEAWAY, on Wednesday night beginning at approximately 6 pm PST.
Hey everyone!!!  I can't believe Wednesday is already here, and tomorrow morning, everything will be available for order!  If you are anything like me though, you are ready to see some more of what's to be had, right?!  Well, let's just dive right in, shall we?

Oh goodness, totally lovely, right?  This gorgeous image is from the new Forever in Bloom set, which features 16 stunning images/sentiments all having to do with the gorgeous hydrangea.  Now, there are bold images, line images for coloring (my favey!), and plenty of leaves to could build yourself a nice little bunch of hydrangeas if you wanted!!  And, get this, there are also coordinating DIES to match!  /drool!!  Now, I didn't use the dies in my project, but I am SURE you will see some once you start hopping around to see the other gorgeous creations.  This set was illustrated by the ever-talented Nancy McKinney for her Whimsical Wishes line of stamps.  I used papers from My Mind's Eye Miss Caroline Fiddlesticks paper pack, available in the TE Store, and, of course, my beloved Copics

Now, I seriously can't wait to see what everyone else has to share with you, so be sure to hop around along with me!  Don't forget, the big release is tomorrow morning, but we'll have one last round of projects to share...I can't wait to share tomorrow's!!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Taylored Expressions Sneak Peek - Day 2

June Release At a Glance
  • We have sneak peeks to share Monday through      Wednesday.  All of the new products will be available for purchase      on Thursday, June 7th at 8 am PST. You'll find it all in      the Fresh out of the Oven Department at      the Taylored Expressions Store.
  • Join us as a fan on Facebook for an early peek at the      stamp sets, as well as a SPECIAL      Facebook GIVEAWAY, on Wednesday night beginning at approximately 6 pm PST.
And hello again!  So happy to see you back here for Day 2 of sneaks!  Didn't you love the special sneaks by our very talented group of special guests?!  I thought that was so exciting to have them join us.

In the mean time, here we are to unveil even more sets leading up to the big release on Thursday morning!  Today is a special day because ALL of us are sneaking the same set...and it's a CUTIE!!  Just check out the name...  Bikes and Trikes.  Oh, let the cuteness begin!

Adorable, isn't it?!  This set was illustrated by the super talented Emily Burger, for her Embracing Grace line of stamp sets.  It was originally concepted by our very own, Jami Sibley, and Emily took off creating 20 adorably quirky images and sentiments.  And, as always, these stamps are all made from deeply etched rubber, already mounted to EZ mount, and ready to stamp with your acrylic blocks!  This is a full-sized set and all the images are PRE-TRIMMED for you and come with their very own sturdy, fully-colored image panel, perfect to store away in a Taylored Expression Mini Binder Box. And, in case you are wondering, I used papers from the Dear Lizzy Neopolitan paper pad, now available in the TE Patterned Paper section of the store!  I was also able to sneak in a TE that I thought was just so cute for this set, and really, a must have in your die arsenal, and that's the Pennant Border Die...yep, a NEED!

I bet you are just dying to see what the rest of the Baker's have cooked up for you with Bikes & Trikes now aren't ya?!  Well here's a handy list for you to hop around...enjoy!! :)

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