Taylored Expressions

Words 2 Scrap By Challenge #3

It is time for Challenge #3 over at Words2ScrapBy. These ladies started their blog in January and one of my goals for 2014 was to step out of my comfort zone and join in a challenge or two. It was a little more comfortable for me because these ladies are fellow OWH card makers. So far I linked a card for the January challenge, two for the February challenge and below is my card for the March challenge.

Your challenge is to make a card inspired by one of the 4 quotes listed below. Entries must be linked by March 21.

  • There’s no place like home. (The Wizard of Oz, 1939)
  • The stuff that dreams are made of. (The Maltese Falcon, 1941)
  • Here’s looking at you, kid. (Casablanca, 1942)
  • May the force be with you. (Star Wars, 1977)

I’ve had this cute stamp set from Taylored Expressions and I love the sentiment so much.


I colored in the wreath using copics, then cut the wreath out using the matching die. I layered it on some lavender card stock using Spellbinders die. I fussy cut the two doves and used dimensional tape to pop them up. Used a cuttlebug embossing folder for the green layer and used a white piece for the sentiment then used a die cut — I left the sentiment in the die and sponged Memento lulu lavender around the sentiment – that gave me a white border around the sentiment (it softens it up a bit rather than having a stark white piece). I then layered the sentiment on another piece of lavender cardstock. Used some bakers twine to finish it off.

Can you guess which quote I used for my inspiration? Hope you will think about joining in on the fun over at Words2ScrapBy.

Family, GinaK Designs, My Favorite Things, Stamps of Life, Taylored Expressions

Family and Friends Christmas Cards

Well here is a sampling of the Christmas Cards I’ve been working on for my family and friends. After watching this video on StampTV (GinaK Designs) I was eager to try this Retiform Technique. I absolutely love it. I did a little research and found that there are several different ways of doing this technique (also called grid technique). I found that Gina’s way is the easiest.


Ink – Memento Danube Blue; Angel Pink; Summer Sky.

Stamps – GinaK Designs; MFT; Recollections.


Ink – Memento Danube Blue; Angel Pink; Summer Sky.

Stamps – Penny Black, MFT; GinaK; Recollections; Stamps of Life


Ink – MFT Sour Apple and Kraft; Distress Fired Brick

Stamps – Penny Black. Technique Tuesday; GinaK Designs

Wreath – Taylored Expressions

Sentiment – Stamps of Life.


Ink – Memento Danube Blue; Summer Sky; Lulu lavender; MFT Red Hot

Stamps – GinaK Designs; Inkadinkado

I also used a snowflake embossing folder on this card.

Fairy Gardens, My Favorite Things, Taylored Expressions

OWH Sketch 62 through OWH Sketch 68

Finished quite a few cards for my goal of 365 cards for 2013. Here are the latest based on OWH sketches.

OWH Sketch 62. Just picked up this die and stamp from Taylored Expressions.


OWH Sketch Bonus. This is a favorite bear of mine from MFT.


OWH Sketch #63


Sketch 64. I like how the soft pink and kraft worked on this card.


Sketch 65


Sketch 66


Sketch 67


Sketch 68


Whew! I’m tired. Tomorrow is another day.