Friday, April 12, 2013

Authentique + Taylored Expressions

Greetings, Authentique and Taylored Expressions fans!
I'm so excited to be a part of such a terrific blog hop between two very terrific companies.
The dies that you see today will be used a lot more in my future projects...I love them ♥
This is Day #2 of the hop, so be sure to check out the happenings from yesterday at


**You should be arriving here from Shannon White's Blog** 

Here is a complete list of today's hop:
Shellye McDaniel- You Are Here!

GIVEAWAYS-GIVEAWAYS-GIVEAWAYS
Authentique Paper will be giving away an assorted prize pack.
Taylored Expressions is offering a coupon code for dies during the hop 
It is good for 10% off ALL dies in the TE store: TENOFFDIES
The offer is good from April 11, 2013 until 11:59pm CST on April 19, 2013.
Please note that the code is case sensitive and not available to wholesalers.

THE TIME OF MY LIFE TAG MINI ALBUM

 I say that one can never have too many butterfly shapes in their collection!
For the cover, I've used the Elegant Butterflies Dies.  I cut the same shape twice, embossed the top
 piece and then layered together with a foam dot. I colored in the antennae with a brown ZIG marker.
I just fell in love with the cute shape of the Banner Day Die #1 and arranged it
(upside down) as a nice accent piece to the little focal point.


A woodgrain butterfly!  This is the larger shaped butterfly from the same set as 
mentioned above.  I embellished his center with a mini clothespin and one of the tag stickers
from the "Lively" Collection by Authentique.


 Next to butterflies, one can never have too many styles of leaf shapes...I adore this Leafy Branch Die.
I have all ready used it on a couple of different projects and changed up the look by clipping off
small pieces of the vine and tucking them behind flowers.  Or, cut a few of the shape and make a
trailing vine on a scrapbook page or card!


 Ah!  An example of cutting the leafy branch die apart and fashioning them in fun ways.
I attached the pieces to the page using a small square foam dot for the larger leaves and then a 
dab of glue on the stem and smaller leaves.  

All of the pretty papers are from the Lively Collection (with the exception of the butterfly
motif paper that is a part of the Carefree Collection)...I'd never realized how well these two paper lines
coordinated until I spread it all out together! #sometimesyoujustneedtolook :)
I really like using these mini tag albums for small gifts or for brag books.  There are several shapes
available at Scrapbooker's Emporium at Etsy...at a fantastic price too!

Thanks so much for joining me on today's hop!
**It's time now to head over to Wanda Guess' Blog**
Enjoy and don't forget to comment so you can be in the drawing for the Authentique Prize Pack :)

61 comments:

  1. wow this is a beautiful Mini Love the colors you used!

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  2. This is just amazing! I love how you used all the dies and this is such a great idea for an album using the tags... LOVE it!

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  3. So pretty! I love all the different ways you used the dies and how you combined the papers. Really lovely.

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  4. lovely little tag book. love everything about it! thank you for sharing.

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  5. I llove to make mini albums. Great papers and theme of your adorable tag album.

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  6. I love your tag album! Very colorful and beautiful!
    bbiswabic@new.rr.com

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  7. Fantastic little album! Love the use of the tags and the payouts are adorable!

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  8. Your passion for this technique shows so much in this design.

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  9. This is so amazing that I'm going to have to come back after work and see it again!!!

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  10. Gorgeous album! I love all your details and the papers are so beautiful!

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  11. WOW Shellye!! This is such a fabulous and gorgeous project!! Your work is just amazing! Have a great weekend!

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  12. This is such a gorgeous mini album. I love all the cute details that make it look so interactive, yet not too busy. You have such alovely style. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. What a sweet mini! I love tag albums, and a seamless combination of Authentique and TE dies and stamps. Gorgeous!

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  14. Love your tag mini album! Lots of great details! Love the paper choices and colors, and the dies! The Leafy Branch die and Elegant Butterflies are two of my favorites! Definitely on my wish list!

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  15. Absolutely gorgeous, Shellye! Love your sweet tag mini album and all of the great textures and details!

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  16. I love making mini albums. My niece love them.

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  17. Very nice. Just purchased the chipboard tag book you recommended. Thanks

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  18. I absolutely love the mini tag book, the color combo is great! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  19. Lovely colorful tags. I have never been quite sure what you use them for though.

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  20. Awesome tag mini album, love that paper and all the stitching and embellies!

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  21. What a gorgeous tag mini album! Breathtaking! I'm totally blown away!

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  22. Fabulous mini! Love the leaf and butterfly shapes!

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  23. Beautiful tags. The colors are great.

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  24. Beautiful! I love the butterflies!

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  25. Great little "mini" - so colorful and bright and cheery. Thanks!

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  26. Very cute and nice looking
    mini album.
    Carla from Utah

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  27. WOW! Just WOW!!! What spectacular detail and color combo and just creativity exploding from this! I LOVE IT!

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  28. Such an awesome tag mini! The dies are perfect on this colorful project

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  29. really great tags!!!!! love em...

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  30. Very whimsical designs for your tags!!!

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  31. Wonderful mini album. I like all the stitching and your choice of papers.

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  32. Stunning! This would make an incredible brag book! Lovely!

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  33. Shellye - So inspiring. A truly wonderful way to incorporate butterflies into a small book.

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  34. Those are a very nice set of tags..so detailed and colorful. I love the papers and stamping.

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  35. This mini is amazing! So many lovely details!

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  36. Hi Shellye, Great mini book.
    There are so many mini books around...and this is really cute.

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  37. The stitching is such a nice addition to your cute set of tags. Nice job.

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  38. stitching this mini sure gave it a unique and fun design. Great job and so cvute with all the leaves and labels and quotes. Great job.

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  39. Love what you did with your Lively Tag Mini album, the colors in the Lively collection are so cheerful and I love your zigzag stitching. That elegant butterfly and the leafy branch dies are awesome and you used them so creatively ( love the variations you did)!

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  40. This is gorgeous!!! I love the colors and all of the layers!

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  41. Love all the colors on your cute tag album.

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  42. wonderful! thanks for the smile this morning, it was quite welcome

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  43. So beautiful! Loving all the butterfly's

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  44. Wow, what a fabulous project! Love your mix of pretty DPs and dies :)

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  45. OMG, how beautiful is this - love the twinery and the stitching - so gorgeous

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  46. Absolutely beautiful! Love all the color and stitching! t.igo

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  47. Your are a fabulous designer. What style. Love your tag mini album.

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  48. Fantastic! Adorable! Love the album.

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  49. This is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  50. I love your tag mini album!!! So sweet & I love all of the stitching!
    Nicely done! Thanks for the inspiration!
    Huggies ~
    Sharron♥

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  51. This tag book is so "springy" and pretty. Your stitching added a wonderful detail. Color combos are outstanding. Thanks

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  52. Wow.... What a Beautiful Tag mini Album. i love all the colors and details you added. It is just so neat.

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