Friday, September 19, 2014

Sketch, Selfie, Share Challenge Winner!

Good morning & Happy Friday! I can't think of a better way to kick off the *almost* weekend than by announcing some prize winners! Thank you to everyone who participated in the Sketch, Selfie, Share Challenge during our birthday celebration! It was so fun to see your card and your face (or part of your face!) and hear about the plans you have for sending your card to brighten another person's day.

And now the exciting announcement.... the winner of a $250 gift certificate to the Taylored Expressions web store is.....................Drumroll....................

Cheryl Harwick!


Congratulations, Cheryl! That's quite a shopping spree you have waiting for you. I hope you have a long wishlist! We'll be contacting you with the details of your gift certificate. 

If you weren't the lucky winner of above, we also have a $25 gift certificate winner from Michelle Woerner's Guest Blogger post here. The lucky winner is:



Eileen, please contact us to claim your prize and we'll get it out to you right away!

Thanks to everyone for joining us here! If you want to be among the first to know about future challenges and prizes, make sure you subscribe to the TE Blog for email updates. 

Have a great weekend!

 

Guest Designer: Melyssa Connolly Day 8

Yay! It's Friday and it's been a busy week, crafty friends. We are in the mood to create up a storm this weekend, and so we're so pleased that Guest Designer Melyssa Connolly is joining us today with a project that has us thinking about all the treats of our favorite boo-worthy holiday! 


Melyssa used our recently-released Little Bits Halloween dies. If you aren't familiar with these little bits of fun, the dies in this line are sized smaller to help you create quick notecards, create scenes, easily add an embellishment, and more! To see all our Little Bits dies, visit the TE Store HERE.



Melyssa created these darling little treat bags using our brand new patterned paper and cardstock from our Hocus Pocus Matched kit and we think they are just too-cute-to-spook!


Melyssa's Design Tip: Create an easy moon shape by simply die cutting a circle shape then use the same circle to cut out off 1/4 of the original circle to create a 1/4 moon.

Thanks for the tip, Melyssa! We can't wait to create our own little treat bags, too. If you want to see more of Melyssa's fun projects, visit her blog, Fantastink! Have a crafty and joyful weekend, friends!


Thursday, September 18, 2014

Blog Design Team: Fab Fall Fruit

Happy Thursday! Today, Blog Team designer Caryn Davies is sharing a gorgeous 3-D home decor project using our Apple Stacklets dies that will have you heading to the apple orchard and the pumpkin patch. Check it out...



Ready to make your own juicy apples and plump pumpkins? Check out this week's TE Newsletter for a tutorial here: Fabulous Fall Fruit Newsletter

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Guest Blogger: Michelle Woerner Day 2

Hey there, crafty friends! Michelle Woerner is joining us today again as this month's Guest Blogger. Her work is just so gosh darn pretty and she's super nice, to boot, so we are thrilled that she is sharing with us today.


Michelle's Notes: For today's project, I created a matching card and gift card holder set using TE's Ray of Sunshine Cutting Plate and Rosy Posey stamp set. 


Michelle's Notes: For my card's background, I took advantage of the double-sided patterned paper I used by flipping it over and mixing and matching the "rays".  For additional variety, I embossed some vellum cardstock for the remaining rays.


Michelle's Notes: To give each flower a 3D look, I stamped it 3 times, die cut it and left it complete for the bottom layer. Then, I trimmed it smaller on each additional layer. For that extra sparkle and dimension, I added Stickles along the outer edges of flower layers.


Michelle's Notes: Gussy up a plain bag with a simple coordinating cardstock band, stamped image and some ribbon to make a fun and quick gift card holder! 


Thanks so much, Michelle, for taking time out of your busy schedule to create and share with us!
You can find more of Michelle's lovely work on her blog, Stop and Stamp the Roses.




Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Blog Design Team: Spookable You

Happy Tuesday! Today we have TE Blog Team member Wanda Guess  sharing a spooktacular Halloween card. Plus, we love this card so much that we are giving away some of the products Wanda used to create it! Keep reading for more details...



Wanda's Notes: Yes, it's time to start thinking of your Halloween projects! I'm here to share a spooky card featuring TE's window dies and accessories along with some of my favorite TE Halloween stamps.


Wanda's Notes: Also, you can see on the left side of my card - something new - a TE Embossing Folder! The embossing folder, called Tangled Webs, works like a dream - came out so nice and crisp. I also used patterned paper and cardstock from the brand new TE Matched Hocus Pocus paper kit!


Wanda's Notes: I made a cool black and white awning for my spooky window scene. You know I had fun adding all those bats! I like to use pops of lime green in my Halloween projects - I like how it brightens up the black and orange.



Thanks so much, Wanda, for the Halloween fun! For more of Wanda's wonderful work, visit her at her blog, A Blog Called Wanda. Join us tomorrow for a some beautiful inspiration from Guest Designer Michelle Woerner!


Are you feeling spooky enough to get started on your Halloween projects? To help inspire you, we're giving away a A Spooky View and our Gothic Window Accessories die set!
Enter to Win: For your chance to win, leave a comment on this blog post telling us your favorite Halloween treat by 11:59 PM PST on Sunday, September 21, 2014.  One entry per person. We'll randomly choose a winner and announce next week here on the TE Blog!