Tuesday, February 6, 2018

TE Sneak Peek Day 2: Shamrocks and Joy

It's the second day of sneak peeks for the February release from Taylored Expressions! Today I'm planning on being lucky and I'm being joyful as I'm thinking ahead to spring.  Everything you see in the next two days of sneak peeks will be available on Thursday, February 8th. Be sure to check out each of the creative team members' blogs for all of the sneak peeks - starting with the Taylored Expressions blog.

March 17th is St. Patrick's Day. I'm not Irish - but I do hope for good luck; I love the color green; and corned beef, cabbage and beer is one of my favorite meals!  I'm also lucky in friendships so I love the new set Shake Your Shamrock.

Taylored Expressions Shake Your Shamrock

Taylored Expressions has a series of stamps laid out in grids like this - along with dies that cut them all at once. Shake your Shamrock Stamp & Die Combo is a handy way to have a big stack of patterned shamrocks (or jelly beans from yesterday's sneak peek), or from previous releases, stars and hearts.  (FYI - they are also quick and easy ways to fill mason jar shakers.)  I left mine in a grid then popped three of them in a winning row of tic-tac-toe!

Taylored Expressions Shake Your Shamrock

I mentioned being lucky in friendships.  There is a fabulous sentiment in this set.  I didn't have room for it on my layout for the front of the card - so I decorated the inside.

Taylored Expressions Shake Your Shamrock

Here's a supply list for this card. Be sure to keep scrolling down for a chance at a prize and for another sneak peek.

Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with a giveaway during each day of sneak peeks! Visit the TE blog to answer Taylor's Question of the Day for a chance to win one of the latest products before you can buy it!

Did you all realize that Easter Sunday is on April Fools Day this year?  Isn't that odd?  It's not a big problem in my family - we've never pulled off big April Fools stunts so we will be at worship, then a big family meal.  

I love soft Easter colors and I love the utter joy that is part of this holiday.  With this release we have a new Bubble Greetings set, Bubble Greetings - Spring, to go along with the previously released Bubble Greetings plus a new {Boxed In} Basics, {Boxed In} Basics 2(!), to go along with the first set.   The Boxed In sets are pre-printed background cards that are sized to fit the big greetings in the Bubble Greetings set.  (Here's the original gallery so you can see what I mean about the sizing.) A few of the greetings are smaller and allow for embellishment which is what I did on this card to accent the "Be joyful".

Taylored Expressions Be Joyful

My bunny scene is mainly from the new Sitting Pretty - Spring Accessories except for the bunny itself.  There is a bunny in Sitting Pretty but he was a bit small to use for the focal point, so I added a bunny from the previously released Hippity Hop die set.

Taylored Expressions Be Joyful

FYI - I'm sure you can see the potential in these sentiment.  I chose to cut the letters out of Playful Patterns - Sweet but there can be amazing things done with a coloring medium!

Be sure to head over to the TE blog to see more inspiration and for a chance at prizes - then come back tomorrow for a gorgeous iconic cross and some petite flowers.



F. Andre said...

The patterned shamrocks are so cute, and I love the pastel palette on your second card. Thanks for the inspiration.

Happy Dance said...

DH is half Irish, so those Shamrocks would (sham)rock his world, (sorry, couldn't seem to help myself...). And the sentiment is wonderful and so true as well! Great St. Patty's card. I only pulled one April Fool's joke year after year, and my boys fell for it every time. I'm now too old to be pregnant, so they just laugh at me remembering those days. Easter at our house is also a beautiful morning at church followed by dinner. Your card is delightful! Love the colors and all the elements you've used. Just gorgeous and so Spring-like! Bev

Confessions of a Paperholic said...

Great cards, Kim! I love your "Joyful" panel. Perfect for card ministry. And the shamrocks card is fun and playful. Thank you for the inspiration. Hugs

Dee Earnshaw said...

Loving the Irish cards - very nice ideas:)

Natalie said...

Sweet cards!

cm said...

Some Irish blood runs through our veins, so your shamrocks have a special spot in my heart! Your bunny and Easter basket is a pairing that certainly does evoke Joy!