It’s Release Day at Taylored Expressions, so that means everything that has been peeked this week is now available!  There were so many things I wanted to play with to show you today, but the thing I absolutely couldn’t resist was the new Fresh Florals stamp set along with the new TE inks!

When I was in the throws of purging from my stamp room last week, one of the things I found myself having trouble letting go of was floral stamp sets.  So, naturally I took to Facebook to ask my stamping friends if I should let them go.  These are people who had told me to purge practically every other item I had asked about all week.  However, when it came to floral sets, the response I got from pretty much all of them was “You can’t have too many flowers!”  That seems to be pretty universal among stampers.  So you can understand my excitement over this new set!

flowers 2016 cropped Jami (Small)

I paired the stamp set with the coordinating dies and the coordinating Garden Party embossing folder.  I inked the inside of the folder with lemon Meringue ink and ran the same color cardstock through.  The ink just makes the design “pop” more.  The frame is from the new Frame in Frame 2 cutting plate.  You know I can never get enough of the bright yellow and pink color combo!

For the sentiment I turned again the Care & Comfort – Pets.  From the very beginning of this stamp set, I pictured this particular sentiment for lots more than sympathy cards.

flowers close up June 2016 Jami (Custom)

I stamped the sentiment with Oreo ink on to the white cardstock and then I covered the whole little panel with Versamark and heat embossed it with kaleidoscope embossing powered.  It’s so super sparkly and just gives the whole card such a special feel.  This sentiment reminds us to love freely and deeply and to let go when we need to.

Head over to the TE Blog for links to tons of inspiration from the creative team!  Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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Happy Wednesday!  I’m excited to be playing along with the the Taylored Expressions June Release Sneak Peeks today.  For all the info on the new products that will be available tomorrow morning (June 9th) and to enter to win a prize by answering the question of the day, you’ll want to hop over to the TE Blog.

I have been in the midst of a massive re-do of my stamp room, including paint, carpet, and a full-on purge!  I took the week off work last week and hoped to be finished before returning to work this Monday.  I got about 80% of the way there.  So close and yet so far!  LOL!  That being said, it was a little bit of a challenge to get a card made for today.  But I couldn’t miss previewing this sweet little stamp set, Care and Comfort – Pets.  If you’ve been around my blog for long, you know how much we love our dogs!  Over the past couple of years I have had several friends lose their beloved companions and it always breaks my heart.  I want to send a card, but never feel like I have just the right thing.  That’s where this little set comes in.

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Care & Comfort – Pets has three beautiful sentiments to express how much you care.  These all pair beautifully with the 4th sentiment which I stamped inside this card “So sorry for the loss of your beloved friend“.  For this card I paired the stamp set with a new die set, Dog House Accessories.  The card base was embossed with the TE Honeycomb embossing folder.  I added a few Doodlebug dots for a finishing touch. I always prefer sympathy cards to have a simple and quiet feel to them.

Sympathy cards are never fun, but I think they are often the most appreciated when received.  It’s important to have good stamps and dies at the ready in your arsenal to be able to make and send a card to show how much you care.  And I think it’s important that those products make it as easy as possible to create something special.  For that reason, I’m very excited about this super sweet little set!

Thanks for stopping by today.  Be sure to check out what the rest of the TE creative team has in store!  Links for the entire hop are on the TE Blog.

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