Friday, September 04, 2015

T-List September 2015

Happy Friday, crafty friends! I hope you all have some fun weekend plans ahead of you. We celebrated our 7th birthday and kicked off our September Release yesterday and that means it's time for me to share some of my favorite projects from our Creative Team in another installment of the T-List!

What's the T-List? Each month following our release I check out the fabulous creations from our entire team and take on the incredibly difficult task of choosing my three favorite projects for the T-List. The girls did such an amazing job with their projects that I had to cheat this month and share my top 5 favorites. So without further adieu, here they are:

Perhaps this card especially speaks to me as I've been taking a break from sugar recently. And yes, some days I feel that sudden maulings may occur! It takes such clever brain to think of putting these products together the way that Keia did on this adorable card!

I just don't know where to start with this gorgeous card! I love Joan's technique on the embossed brick backdrop. It looks so real! The layered wreath and embossed welcome sign are the perfect touches to accompany the textural backdrop!

There were so many beautiful cards using the Door to Door dies so I had to choose another one to top by list. Again, I love the texture of the brick embossing folder and how Pam decorated her wreath with leaves for fall. So many rich colors and beautiful textures. 

These adorable Balloon Buddies come to life with Gayatri's beautiful colors and I absolutely love how she used the Block Party - Happy die! Such a bold choice to draw you eye toward the top of the project. 

Last, but certainly not least, I just love all of the little details that Kim included on this pretty card! Her color choices make for a really well-balanced project and it's always fun to see new ideas for one of my favorite dies, the Colorblock Cutting Plate!

If you missed any of our sneak peeks this week you can find them all in the Taylored Expressions gallery! And all of the new products you've seen in this projects are now available at the TE web store! Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!


Thursday, September 03, 2015

Taylored Expressions September 2015 Release

Hey there, crafty friends! It's Release Day and today marks our 7th birthday! With every passing year, we love sharing the joy of paper crafting more & more, and we are thrilled to add to our collection with 11 new stamp sets, 30 dies and cutting plates, 3 new embossing folders, and a new Matched paper collection and sequins. The party has been going on all week so hopefully this isn't the first you've heard about our latest products, but just in case you're just joining us I want to make sure you're in the know about all of our party plans!

First, I want to announce the winners of our 'comment to win' prizes. To celebrate our 7th birthday we're giving away SEVEN GIFT CERTIFICATES (six valued at $25 each and one $50 grand prize). Are you one of our lucky winners!? Check out the list below:

1. Phyllis Freese
2. Foodista88
3. Sharon D.
4. kelly ethridge
5. Deborah Vasel
6. karenb
7. GRAND PRIZE: Karen Varney 

Congratulations to the winners! Please email us to claim your prize. Happy Shopping!

Next, I want to make sure you know about our free set with the purchase of $50 or more!

The One & Only You Stamp & Die Combo set includes a coordinating 'you' die to pair with the various sentiments included in the stamp set. This set will be FREE with orders of $50 or more from September 3rd - September 13th. One free set per customer, while supplies last. Note: once your order meets the qualifying amount the free stamp set will be added to your cart.

And now I'm excited to bring you our September Release video. Take a look at three of my favorite products from this month's release!

And now for quick and easy links to all of our new products:

Now that I've shared all of our new products, can you handle one more bit of exciting news!? Today we're launching our very own challenge over on the Share Joy Challenge blog! Each Thursday, the fabulous Jen Shults will be posting a new challenge to inspire us to create and the newest members of our Creative Team will be providing ideas to get us started. Not only do we hope to inspire your creative time, we also want to encourage you to use the projects you create to share joy with those around you. One of the weekly requirements is to get that card in the mail! So will you take the challenge!? 

I love all of the sketches that Jen designs and this one is no exception. And I think it was quite fitting to use our company colors for this inaugural challenge! Each of the challenges will include a sketch and an additional element. The cool part is that you can choose to incorporate one or the other or both on your project!

For my card I used the sketch and the color inspiration to create this:

I started by die cutting the Scribble Flowers out of several colors of felt and cardstock and piecing them together in the colors and layers that I wanted. Taylor's Tip: I typically don't know exactly what flowers I want to create when I start cutting. I just cut a bunch of sizes and colors and then start trying things together until I come up with the combinations that I like. I highlighted the leaves with Copic marker for extra dimension and the layers of felt add some nice texture to the scene as well. 

For even more texture I embossed the clouds with the Lots of Dots embossing folder and embossed my sentiment. To finish it off I added a bit of twine at the top! I hope you'll head over to the Share Joy Challenge blog and check it out! We'd love to have you join us (and of course, there are prizes up for grabs too!). 

The rest of our creative team is back today with more inspiration so make sure you check out their projects by clicking their photos below and leave 'em some love too!