Tuesday, October 25, 2011

TE Holiday Hoopla Blog Hop

Taylored Expressions is hosting a Holiday Hoopla today and I'm excited to be a part of it. Hopefully you've arrived here from Danielle's blog.  If you didn't (or if you get lost along the way) you can head back to Taylor's Blog for the full list of participants and all of the details. There are 22 designers sharing TE holiday stamp sets and their brilliant ideas. We want to inspire you to get holiday crafting and card making! You'll also get a coupon for 25% off holiday stamp sets at Taylored Expressions! 

I'm showcasing one of the Whimsical Wishes sets I illustrated, Totally Tags-Holidays.


My layout is simple and reproducable. I wanted to use the adorable penguin on both a gift tag and a card but without the To/From on the card, so...I inked up only a portion of the image then stamped and cut out the circle. To continue the black ink border around the circle, I just lightly brushed my black copic marker along the edge. I was prepared with the layered snowflake embellishment just in case some of the To/From transferred ink to the paper (as I've shown in the next view).  That's my tip--if you make a mistake, EMBELLISH! 

I coloured the penguin image with copics and prismacolors with gamsol then added a little glamour dust. The Merry Christmas sentiment comes from Hangin' Out-At the North Pole and I've used the scalloped circle tag die that coordinates with Totally Tags-Holidays and the medium scalloped border. For the tag, which uses the same image, I sandwiched a loop of black baker's twine with a dangling bead between two layers cut using the Take Note Die 3

I'm also linking back to a few favourite cards using Take Note Holidays and Sparkle & Cheer.


Be sure to check out Taylor's 12 Days of A Handmade Christmas Video Series for lots of easy gift ideas. Use Coupon Code HOOPLA2011 to get 25% off the following holiday stamp sets (released in 2009 and 2010) at Taylored Expressions now through November 2:
Christmas Blessings, Enjoy!, From the Heart, Hangin' Out-At the North Pole, Holiday Wonder, Home Sweet Home, Keeping Tabs, Merry Little Cocktail, Penguin Pals, Season's Sweetings, Sparkle & Cheer, Tag Treats, Tag You're It, Take Note-Holidays, Wings of Joy and Winter Wonderland.

Here are the additional sets and dies I've shown today:



The coupon code is case sensitive. Follow these instructions to apply the discount to your order:
1. Add the desired stamp sets from the above list to your shopping cart.
2. Insert the coupon code into the Promotional Code box.
3. Click the Update Cart button.  Your discount should now be applied.
4. Proceed to checkout to finalize and submit your order.

For more inspiration, check out what Stephanie Kraft has to dazzle you with today! 

Thanks for stopping by...

Thursday, October 6, 2011

It's TE Release Day for October!

Taylor's team has shown so many inspiring TE projects this week. I just need to find more time in my creative space to have something to share. So today I thought I'd link back to a card that inspired the sentiments in Moka Hope:

I still get time with my iMac and wacom tablet so there are lots of new Whimsical Wishes sets Taylor has in store for you! 

Time to check out what the Baker's Dozen has baked up for today:

  • Charmaine Ikach

  • Danielle Lounds

  • Jami Sibley

  • Jen Shults

  • Jodi Collins

  • Karen Giron

  • Karen Motz

  • Melissa Sauls

  • Melody Rupple

  • Nancy McKinney

  • Regina Mangum

  • Sankari Wegman

  • Taylor VanBruggen

  • Tori Wild

  • Wanda Guess

  • Thanks for stopping by...