Father’s Day Keepsake & Cinch Sale!

Happy Monday! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! It was cold and rainy here, but we still got outside and participated in the CureSearch walk (in memory of Darrin) on Saturday. Despite the chilly weather it was a wonderful day of remembrance and fundraising in hopes that one day children will no longer […]



Just a Blog Hop

Welcome to Just A Blog Hop! A bunch of gals were invited to put aside our stamping obligations and deadlines and create something just for fun. I can’t think of a better time to do this as we all celebrate World Cardmaking Day! The guidelines for the hop were simple: choose a challenge to participate […]



‘Tis Near Halloween

I hope you all had a wonderful Labor Day! The weather here in Iowa was doing its best to make our day completely ‘labor free’ as our power went out early yesterday morning. It’s amazing what you can no longer do without electricity and there’s nothing quite like showering in the dark! Although it was […]



TESC124 – Triple Purse Book

Every time I look at this week’s sketch, I see three washing machines! Since I don’t have a washing machine stamp, I had to put that idea out of my head quickly! As we were waiting for a table at Outback last night all I could think about was what I should make for my […]



TESC117 Top Crops

Happy Monday! We went to the Des Moines Arts Festival over the weekend and feasted our eyes on some amazing artwork! Everything from kinetic sculpture and jewelry to painting and photography. Absolutely jaw-dropping! I hope you all had a fabulous weekend as well. Now it’s time for Top Crops from more incredibly talented stampers! I […]



Sneak Peeks Day 1: Pet’s Place

Good morning! Thanks for joining us for the first day of sneak peeks for the June stamp release at Taylored Expressions! The Baker’s Dozen and I will be sharing our sneak peek projects over the next several days with all of the new products being released on Friday, June 4th at 8am PST. Today we’re […]



Hangin’ Out with Taylored Expressions – Sneak Peeks Day 2

Thanks for hangin’ out at TE for our second day of sneak peeks. If you missed our Garden Party yesterday you’ll want to scroll down a bit to check out the sneak peeks from the Baker’s Dozen. And today we’re sharing sneak peeks of two more stamp sets and another Project Pantry kit! So let’s […]



TESC107 – You’re a Sweetie

I am often asked how I choose my patterned paper, cardstock, embellishments, and stamps for the projects that I create. Normally I would have a much better answer, but if you asked me that question today the answer would be “I just grabbed whatever happened to be sitting out on my table!” I was in […]



Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge #104

Happy Friday! Guess what? We can see the grass in our front yard again! And the mailbox has suddenly reappeared from underneath the snow. I can smell spring in the air! After our first winter back in the Midwest I have a new appreciation for Spring! So if you’re not too busy enjoying the warmer […]



Mojo Monday – Pamper Yourself

I had some time this morning to sit down and create so I thought it would be fun to try my hand at a Mojo Monday sketch. It has been way too long since I used one of Julee’s fun sketches! I still had patterned papers from the October Afternoon Report Card collection scattered across […]