Friday, February 8, 2019

Sugar Skulls

You know I have to have a couple of skulls in my celebration!  Well here's one from one of my favorite rubber stamp companies, Taylored Expressions.  Usually I stamp up their funny stamps called Grumplings, but that sarcastic line really didn't fit the fun and happiness of this month (though they are totally hilarious and do make you laugh out loud, I LOVE them).  I am so excited to say I have a wonderful $25 gift certificate that will be a grand prize to their store.  WOO HOO, if you haven't gotten anything from them before, they have awesome rubber stamps and amazing die cuts.

The above adorable stamp is from their Sugar Skull stamp set.  They give the best service, I have gotten little thank you gifts and even hand written little note with some of my orders.  How special is that?  I also want to say that I am kind of picky about my stamps and this company uses great quality red rubber to make their stamps so I get perfect impressions every time.  WOO HOO.

Question of the day:  Check out the Taylored Expressions Site (CLICK HERE), what's your favorite topic of stamps?  which set is your favorite?

I obviously LOVE the grumplings, but since I already own ALL of them, my second favorite theme is "Snarky" the next set on my list is Sarcasti-chick.



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53 comments:

sammi said...

Love this card! There's something about sugar skulls that just make me happy! (Is that weird?! LOL) Taylored Expressions is one of my favorite companies! I love their snarky section! And, gotta love those grumplings!

Denise Bryant said...

I love your sugar skull card! Taylored Expressions has so many great images! Their Halloween stamps are some of my favorites!

lora said...

Nice card< Holley!!
As for me I like the set of stamps called 'Show Me the Way' I wish I had it.. :)

Shelley said...

Great skull card! I like the backgrounds section best, and out of that section I loved the treasure map. I am also in love with the Hinged Wicked Halloween set.

Larisa said...

Great colouring!!
I like the sets of stamps to combo them with each other.. My fave one is Happy Trails.

Susan T. said...

Great card! My SIL loves the Day of the Dio de los Meurtos holiday, so I’m always looking for those images. This site is a great one - so many cute, coordinating sets. Hard to pick a favorite, but I like the Big Bold and IN Out sets.

Audrey R said...

Hi Holley - the grumplings are cute, but my favorite set has to be a thousand stitches!
A friend is worth a thousand stitches!

In Austin

jane stillman said...

Your card is awesome - it's really difficult to choose but I do like the Big Blooms xx

Gaye Valle said...

I do like Taylored Expressions! The bouquet collection is my favorite. I enjoy coloring and these look fun to stamp and color.

Linda Dampier said...

I have many Taylored Expression stamps. The ones I think I like the best are the sets. You get a big verity to either use one or combine many on one card. Like the fancy lace on this sugar skull

Linda Simpson said...

This is gorgeous, loving the lace as always.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Amy Martin said...

I have followed Taylored expression for a while. They do have some great stamps. I love the simply stamped collection.. Especially the butterflies. And the background stamps like the bare tree and so many more. Those stick out because I do Mixed media. Would use them all the time. And I agree the grumplings are hilarious.

Em Louise Fairley said...

Great card, Holley. Although I don't like to use patterned papers, I love creating my own backgrounds, so it would have to be the background collection stamps xoxo

Melodyscraps, mixed media goddess said...

I love all the stamps you use, but I just adore TE's expression stamps!

Beautiful sugar skull today!

jeanchaneyaz said...

I have a niece who is into sugar skulls and would just adore what you created, Holley! Taylored Expressions has sooo many background stamps that I love. I really like the plaid one.

SHartl said...

I have a sugar skulls set somewhere in my stash but haven't even inked it up yet. Now that I see how cute your colorful skull is I'll be sure to pull mine out too. My favorite stamps on the TE website are the cute critters and I really like the Space Cadet set.

Jackie T said...

Hi Holley I love how you have coloured the skull. Have a great weekend. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Candy Meyers said...

I spent a long time on their site. It’s not a company I’m familiar with but I think I’ll be doing business with them soon. I like their word stamps and seasonal ones. Good florals, too.

Karenladd said...

There are so many fun stamp sets in the Snarky collection and I just love Binge-worthy!

Shabneez said...

Super card using your Turkish lace Holley! I love TE stamps and my favourites are occasions especially the Big Bold Birthday. Shabneez x

Rhonda Miller said...

This is so cute. I love the lace. I have to say I love the Peek a Boo section and the Easter one would be my favorite.

Tammy Gullett said...

I like the Cutting edge section, have the stars set and the ghost one is cute.

Linda Reilly said...

I have the Sugar Skull stamps too! I think they’re fabulous!

New Creations said...

Nice one but not my type! I love cute critters and Birthday section!

Frances Freeman said...

My favorite is s the funny sayings!!!! The llama one is awesome

Yvonne Krijgsman said...

I like the campy christmas stamps,thats so cool because in the summer I be campy too...Love also a nice sentiment to a card thats makes it really special...

Laine said...

Such a fun project Holley.
Laine
x

Jackiep said...

Love how you've coloured it and never used the site before but will be checking it out further later on loved the word stamps especially one about getting older forgot name of it!!!!

KarinsArtScrap said...

fab card Holley, I love the background stamps and offcourse some holiday stamps

Gr Karin

Sandra said...

This is a fun one!! Love the colors!!
My favorite stamps are the backgrounds and the big blooms.
Have to check back them later again,never bought of them before, but wow, fabulous stamps!! Their stencils look great too!

Blue Kube said...

Well! We have the same tastes in stamps! Snarky and grumplings and Sarcasti-chick! I have all the Sarcasti-chick sets and love the grumplings and snarky stamps. I also have a lot of the "if critters could talk" sets. Such versatility! Favs I don't have yet are "Binge Worthy" and "Pitch Black".

Heidi said...

Taylored Expressions is just a fabulous company - I love everything. My favorites are the Sarcasti-chicks and a lot of their big red rubber background stamps - the folksy ones they've released recently are super cute.

StampNK said...

I like to use sentiments on all of my cards so my favorite themes are the sentiments and seasonal stamps. I make birthday cards, sympathy cards, and cards for holidays so am always looking for images and sayings that fit those occasions. They have a lot of great stamps and dies.

Jean said...

You rock this style of art. Taylored Expression has wonderful stamps! I make a lot of thank you card so am always on the look out for thank you sentiments! Whole LLama love is so cute!

Shell B. said...

What a cute card Holley!.....this skull I could work with LOL
I've never visited TE Stamp, those Holiday Grumplings are too cute!

Ricka Parkhurst said...

Love the snow globe shaker die- so much potential. Birthday would be my favorite subject for cards.

Gingin said...

Love your sugar skull Holley!! I love TE snarky stamps

stamping sue said...

Simply stamped - I like doing all the layers so these appeal to me.
your sugar skull card is great.
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

Pat said...

I like the grumplings too, but I don't really use stamps any more. Nowever, I found some fantastic dies - love the borders and the seasonals. And the embossing folders are cool, too. Have an order on hold--can't get it to confirm so waiting for customer service. LOL

DJ said...

I like the calendar greetings and the calendar grumplings. They are both cute.
This care is awesome!

Mel C said...

Cute card Holley! I see a lot of stamps I like: A Hug in a Mug set, and Bare Trees Background. I see they have fun dies too, need to get a donut die!

Twylia Bell said...

I’m not a fan of the sugar skulls but I like several stamps by Taylored Expressiions. I think I like the one with sentiments and the one called Yahweh.

Gwyneth said...

I'm not keen on skulls of any sorts on cards, though thid has been coloured up very nicely with you, and the lace is gorgeous.

My favorite images I've spotted on the site are the Big Blooms.
GG

DonnaMundinger said...

YOu know we have extremely similar taste in stamps, Holley! I ADORE the Grumplings and anything sarcastic. Fabulous skully card, my dear. xxD

Vivian Foo said...

Love your Skully card. Im in love with the Grumplings.

Fikreta said...

Its wonderful card!
my favorite is tag a long

sherry Brown said...

I'm not really into skulls, but I giggled a bit when I saw it.

bissecat said...

Beautiful card. I like big-blooms:big-blooms-rose.

Kathy said...

I also like the grumplings and the snarky. I hadn't seen their typewriter set before. I already have a set from another manufacturer, but I may have to invest in their because the sentiments are so unique.

ionabunny said...

That is a very cute skull. I love TE and like you say they are an amazing generous and fab company. I love all the grumplings, but still don't have any!!! I love their background dies and their halloween things. 13 Dead End Drive is my favourite spooky house die. Love real stamps and dies. Hugz

rachel duong said...

This card is actually a happy skeleton card. I like the bright pink! I love the grumplings stamps they are so funny and make me laugh!

Jeanie Ellis - Scrapbookingmamaw said...

I love the Christmas category- Build a Scene - Nativity. I'm not into creepy, but you did a great job of coloring! Hugs

Jennifer Dillon said...

Great card I love the lace. My favorites are a life she loves,all the big stamps and all the background stamps.