Can you even believe it?! Celebrating 10 CRAZY FUN BEAUTIFUL YEARS for Taylored Expressions today! Almost 40 designers celebrating today, and the fun starts HERE.
I am so honored to share with you today and say, ‘Happy 10th Birthday’ to my friends at Taylored Expressions! 10 amazing years of papercrafting with adorable, adorable stamps – back before we even had coordinating dies to match our stamps! Can you even believe that travesty? We use to fussy cut the layers!
I have been stamping with Taylored Expressions from the very first release, and last night I took a trip down memory lane – through 10 years of favorite projects. I remember seeing the very first stamp concepts while sharing dessert with Taylor at Summer CHA in Chicago – 2008. The excitement over her opening her very own stamp company was so strong!
Between my top card and this one, I was able to get 10 candles from the adorable Make a Wish set on my card fronts in honor of this incredible milestone. For this card, I cut the candle dies from watercolor paper and applied watercolor. Fast and easy! On all three of my cards for today, I’ve also used Frame in Frame Cutting Plate 2. – it’s pretty much my favorite. Here I’ve paired it with Dotted Lattice embossing folder, and kraft cardstock.
I can’t imagine a birthday party without surprises, so take a minute to see the fun new stamps for the BIRTHDAY RELEASE!
Usually milestone parties call for slideshows of old pictures, so I’ve dug up a few! 😉
Taylor and I with Tosha Leyendekker and Cindy Lawrence
in the Taylored Expressions booth at CHA Phoenix, AZ January 2017
Celebrating an awesome Copic class in the TE Studio • June 2016
a fabulously fun class in the TE Studio space in Ankeny, IA
This photo was likely taken with a Blackberry… bawaahh. Remember those? Chicago Summer CHA 2011-ish?
Taylor and I – Waxahachie, TX get-together with friends – November 2008
Taylor and her sweet mom, Linda – Summer CHA 2009 – Orlando, FL
Taylor and Linda hitching a ride in the back of the smallest little hatchback you’ve ever seen! Summer CHA 2009 – Orlando, FL
When the TE Store was in Taylor and Jon’s basement! Stamping Get-Away to TE in March 2010! Sankari Wegman, Sharon Harnist, Jami Sibly, Taylor and I. <3
Definitely a Blackberry photo – Taylor’s baby shower in Chicago • July 2011
Splitcoast Cupcake Reception Winter CHA Anaheim, CA – January 2009
Debbie Olson, Taylor, me, Jami Sibley and Sharon Harnist
Where I first “met” my sweet Splitcoaststampers friend …
SoCal Stamp Mania in May 2007 … the good ole days!
Since we are well over the 10 year mark, I’ll say, ‘love you long-time, T… you and your cute shoes!”
And because it can’t be a party without balloons! I have one final card to share with you using the awesome Bold Balloons stamps and dies with Taylored Expressions inks: Guava, Pink Champagne, Pineapple and Candy Corn on my favorite Sugar Cube cardstock. with a Chevron Arrow Stencil Accent.
One more thing I wanted to mention, is the touching TE Mission to SHARE JOY with handcrafted cards. I hope you join in the celebration! Here’s a message from Taylor,
At the heart of Taylored Expressions is a mission to share joy through the gift of handmade cards. As part of their 10th birthday TE is continuing that mission with the launch of a special Share Joy campaign focused on providing birthday cards to those in nursing homes and assisted-living facilities across the U.S. To make as deep an impact as possible TE is inviting card makers everywhere to join the campaign. Will you join us? Find out how to participate by viewing their Share Joy page here: https://www.tayloredexpressions.com/share-joy-birthday-2018
Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing the TE excitement with me! I hope you enjoy the party as much as I already have!
Happy Birthday, Taylored Expressions!