Class Fun & Square Samplers + Give Away

Happy April friends!  We have finished March already and onto Easter very quickly approaching!  I hope you’re enjoying all things Spring coming up your way!  We’ve had several storms and we’re in the tornado season as well, so I hope everyone is staying safe out there whatever the weather.  I do have some things that I had previously finished and wanted to share:

First, I wanted to share about the Virtual Stamp Joy Event by Taylored Expressions that I participated in a few weeks ago.  I always have so much fun and enjoy the motivation that it seems to generate!  I’m sharing them in the gallery below, so if you’re on my website post, then just click on each photo to enlarge it.

  • The first four photos were from a class using the same floral stamp set and the others are from the next day of make-n-take projects.  Please let me know if you have any questions about any of them!

The last set of four cards were a “mass production” using a background stamp in different colored cardstock panels and clear heat embossing over them.  The class sample had “hello” sentiment on each one, but I changed up the sentiments and have placed them in a card box to give them out with envelopes as a gift for someone.

Hope you’ve enjoyed the inspiration as much as I enjoyed putting them all together!

From the end of last year up until this last month, I didn’t have much time with the Holidays and everything going on, but as you may have seen in previous posts, I participate in a “square sampler swap” and when everyone sends out their squares, we then complete a home décor piece with all of the squares, so I thought I’d share mine finally completed:


This was for the Christmas Sampler SWAP and you can see that I’ve used a black shadow box frame for my sampler and placed some red with red metallic dotted paper behind it.  The square on the right is the one that I made. (I’ve used My Favorite Things products for my square.)

This was for the Winter Sampler SWAP and I went with a white shadow box for this one.  I’ve placed some soft blue snowflake papers for behind my sampler as I thought it was soft enough to not look too busy.  The square on the right is the one that I made. (I’ve used Inky Stamper products for my square.)

And recently we finished up our Spring Animals Sampler SWAP that I used another white shadow box for the sampler.  I’ve added a piece of pink colored “Watercolor Wishes” paper from Lawn Fawn behind it.  It looks a little off in the photo, but it looks better IRL.  The square on the right is the one that I made.  (I used Taylored Expressions products for my square.)

Not sure if we’re doing any more or not, but I had so much fun making the squares to swap with friends!

Lastly, I have a fun little thing to give to whoever is interested in these Taylored Expressions dies + foil-it panels package. (It’s not sold in stores anywhere as it was a free gift with purchase)  I have an extra and so I thought I’d give it away to someone!  Just leave me a comment below if you’re interested and I’ll pick someone from the comments.
Leave a comment below if you’re interested!

That’s all I have for today!  Thanks so much for stopping in!  I’ll be seeing you soon!

18 thoughts on “Class Fun & Square Samplers + Give Away

  1. Wow, what an overwhelming amount of cards, Vicki. But I love them all and you gave me a lot of inspiration. Also love the bunny on your last card.
    I am interested in the dies + foil-it combo for sure.
    Enjoy your Easter!
    xxx Margreet


  2. So many beautiful makes Vicki,love your samplers and the cards you made them with. A fabulous selection of your latest cards,impossible to pick a favourite,you are an inspiration to so many of us.


  3. You’ve been super busy Vicki! They’re all simply wonderful too. So much talent rolled into each card and so pretty/fun/cute/and whatever else! The spring sampler is darling! LOVE IT! I love them all.


  4. Honestly, I don’t know how you find time to create so many beautiful things, but what a fabulous array of projects you shared today! Each card is so special and I’m just loving all those tiny squares with such cute images on them! I’m seriously impressed with everything you’ve created and I especially like the Ba-Bam! card! Great sentiment with all those colorful stripes! If that doesn’t stimulate someone to celebrate, nothing will! LOL How generous of you to share your free gift too, but please exclude my name from the draw as I already have way too much stuff here that I need to purge LOL Take care, and my wish is a very Happy Easter to you and yours! Hugs!


  5. Well you rocked out that class! So much awesome eye candy. The square swap seems fun and again, you made them shine. Speaking of which, the bflies would be amazing with foiling! I wish me luck 😉


  6. Awesome cards from the event! It sounds like a very inspirational class full of fun projects! Your samplers are fabulous too! Really great swap projects! Thanks for sharing your creations!
    Love the Beautiful Butterflies combo set! Please include me in your drawing!


  7. Wow what a great set of cards. All so different. Seems like such a fun class. The backgrounds always grab my attention and are inspirational. The squares are adorable! Like ATC exchanges back in the day. And each displayed beautifully – the bunnies are my favorite set!


  8. Fabulous collection of cards for your stash! And of course I love our samplers! The Beautiful Butterflies are great, please include me in the drawing. Have a wonderful Easter!


  9. Boy have you been busy! All your cards look fabulous, Vicki. Love the idea of the squares too – reminds me of ATC swaps which I LOVE. Fun all around. This weather season has been super crazy with all the tornados and storms. You stay safe too! Hugz


  10. WOWSER, where do I start, what fantastic and adorable projects Vicki, gosh, you have been busy, I love them all, love those little squares, what fun they turned into with the shadow boxes, love those, I love all your cards, the set of 4, bottom left is lovely, and I would love the chance to win the butterfly die and foil set, thank you Vicki..

    Luv CHRISSYxx


  11. First I have to say WOWZA you have been busy! I love seeing all these cards. I love seeing the many ways to use one image to give a card so many different ways to look.

    I love the cards with the little squares. It is terrific seeing how little images can really bring a card to life and we should pull them out to make some cards.

    Thank you for the opportunity to win the butterfly however please do not add my name, there are others that I am sure would love to win it.


  12. Oh what fun you must have had, especially using Taylored Expressions products. Love all of the cards you made – I really like the florals. And yes what fun we have had with the square swaps – and yes we plan on doing another one – with crafts the theme this time. Any craft/hobbies from sewing, quilting, stamping, watercoloring etc. Don’t know the date yet but I think Sally will say something this time at Cuppa and a Card. Will let you know.


  13. Such beautiful variety in all your work, always! No exception with all of these…Your design team card is gorgeous and I’m sure will be very inspiring to those who visit the challenge~ Smiles, Kathy


  14. I love seeing your amazing cards! And girl, I so very much loved being in the swap together! I think we ARE going to do another one. A very smart lady suggested a crafty one! We were just talking about that today! Thanks for sharing, hugs!!!


  15. WOW! Such a beautiful set of lartas. I love the colors you chose for these creations.
    This is the first time I encounter such sets of cards composed of mini-pictures. But the idea seems really fun, and your cards prove it. Beautiful sets to exchange with friends.
    BożenA xx


Thank you for your comment!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s