Thursday, July 17, 2014

A New Home with a New Place to Put my Keys

I'm sure you've noticed that it's been a while. . .or maybe you haven't because you are just as busy if not busier than I am!  If you've followed me at all, you know we were in the process of a move.  Well, it happened, and we are finally getting settled.  It was a crazy process, and I know that's pretty typical of military moves, so I'm certainly not griping.  We got here to Kansas from Georgia on June 30th, and stayed in a hotel with the kids and 2 pets for 11 days.  Believe me when I say, that is not as bad as some people have experienced.  Needless to say, I'm super stoked that we made it into a home on the 11th of July.  We have some great friends here that had us over for dinner and lunches to give us a break from eating out during those 11 days.  Thankfully tomorrow we will be getting our household goods.  The thing I miss the most (besides the rest of my craft stuff), is my washer and dryer!  I may cry tears of joy to see those babies!

So there you have it.  This is why my posts have been lacking.  I'm in the process of getting what I have organized and put in place, and I will be reunited with the rest of it tomorrow.  There will certainly be more regular posts to come.  In the meantime, I made this little wall hanging last night.

Oh was it fun!  I used a bunch of Taylored Expressions goodies to make this, and I made it just in time!  I used this Decorative Wood Frame from the TE store, and screwed some hooks right into it.  As you can tell, I didn't use a single stamp, but I did use lots of TE dies and plenty of ink.  Here is the list of TE dies that were used:  Build a House , Build a Scene - Mountain Tops, Build a Scene - Sunshine, Grass Border, and Tall & Skinny Alpha.  I also used various distress inks, and LOTS of designer papers from my stash to scraps.  I'm overjoyed with how this turned out!

I can't wait to put this up in our new house, and there is definitely going to be more to come so keep coming back!  Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Taylored Expressions Retirement Sale

 Taylored Expressions is having its first ever Retirement Sale! Since 2008, TE has released more than 500 stamp sets and to make room for new products they are bidding a fond farewell to 75 beloved sets. These retiring sets are 40% off and, once they are gone, they are gone! Visit the Retirement Sale HERE and collect your favorites before they get away.

One of the sets being retired is Let's Do Coffee.  This one is super fun to color, and who doesn't love coffee?!

Stamps:  Let's Do Coffee
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper:  Pebbles Seen & Noted, Choice White
Accessories:  Copics, TE Label Stacklets 2 die, foam tape, red Spica pen

Visit the Retirement Sale HERE and collect your favorites before they get away.

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