Thursday, October 6, 2016

Merry & Bright - Taylored Expressions! 8-)

Hi All! And a Very Happy Thursday to you! 8-) Hope you are having a Great week so far! Haven't you just Loved ALL the AWESOME Sneak Peeks the last few days!! I know I sure have!! Talk about LOTS of Fabulous New Christmas Goodies!! YAY!!! 
And even more Exciting, Today I've got a Super fun prize up for grabs.... I'm giving away 100 Taylored Expressions Crafty Points that can be applied to your next purchase from the TE Web Store!!!  To enter, simply leave a comment below telling me your favorite Christmas memory!! The contest will run Today, Thursday, Oct. 6 through Sunday. Oct. 9th and the winner will be announced here on Monday, Oct.10. If you are not yet a Crafty Points Member, it's free and easy to join. Just visit THIS PAGE to start earning and saving today!! Yay!!       
And as if it couldn't get any better, I've got some Really Great News!... All of the new Taylored Expressions products are now available in the New Department. Yay!! Time to do some Shopping! Whoo Hoo! ;-)

So today I am Super Thrilled to be sharing a Fun October New Release Project with you all featuring TE's Brand New Fabulous Merry & Bright Die along with TE's Brand New Twinkling Holiday Embossing Folder and TE's previously released Little Bits - Christmas Bulbs Dies as Well to create these Super Festive Christmas Cards...8-)
Can I just tell you I had so much fun creating these Festive Christmas Cards! I even got to do a little experimenting with Embossing folder watercoloring! lol... 8-)  Well, I started off by creating my Fun Twinkling Lights BG's with the help of TE's New Twinkling Holiday EF and my trusty Distress Markers and a Mini Mister.. I colored up all the Twinkling bulbs on the Embossing Folder and spritzed with my Mini Mister before embossing my Sugar Cube Premium CS BG panels.
Next I cut out my Merry & Bright Focal Panels with the help of TE's New Merry & Bright Die & TE's Cherry Pop Premium CS and adhered them to a bit of TE's Sugar Cube Premium CS that I had embossed with TE's New Twinkling Holiday Embossing Folder but this time without adding any Distress Watercoloring & then attached them to my Card bases Created with TE's Cherry Pop & Granny Smith Premium CS's. And to finish them off I just added a few of TE's Previously released Little Bits Christmas Bulb Die cuts just for fun... 8-)

Here are the items I used for my projects today...

Hope you all have a Super day & Thanks so much for visiting! 8-)
  Thanks for stopping by!


  1. These are so fun Shannon! I love that you always make multiples of cards - I really need to start doing that!

  2. My favorite christmas memory is going to christmas eve service every year with my family. i enjoy looking at everyone's ideas for their new releases. Such great ones

  3. Beautiful card! Favorite (and funny) Christmas memory is when I was a kid we moved from NY to FL. The first Christmas there we had one of those stick aluminum branched trees (after always having fresh cut real ones) and it was so hot we went to the beach. I was in season shock! LOL!

  4. Gorgeous card Shannon, I love the embossing folder watercoloring technique! My favorite Christmas memory is getting all bundled up and walking in our neighborhood looking at everyone's Christmas lights, I love Christmas lights!
    Hugs, Tammy

    1. Congrats Tammy! you are the Crafty Points winner! 8-)

  5. Shannon I love the cards! The layers, colors and embossing combines for a really striking Christmas card :) My favorite memory is when I got a Miss Revlon doll ( precursor to barbie) My mom and dad built a doll house and furnished it plus my mom made the doll a whole wardrobe :)

  6. Another great TE release and beautiful cards by YOU! I always associate two favorite memories with Christmas, and they were yearly traditions -- my brother and I each putting our one special bird ornament on the tree, and reading "The Littlest Angel". It was the most beautiful book with pop ups. Always tucked away for Christmas. Given to me by my sister who was quite a bit older and died suddenly when I was still a little girl.


I truly Love receiving your comments, they always make me smile... Thanks so much for taking the time to visit today... 8-)