April TE Sneak Peek Day 1!

Happy morning lovebugs!!

It's finally here!! TE sneak peek time!! I have been waiting for today literally chomping at the bit, and I know I sound like a broken record but this HAS to be my favorite release SO FAR.. OMG! wait until you see what we have in store for you today!!

Okay enough of the chit chat - I think you'd rather I get right to the goods right? Well, the first set I am showing off today is called Miniature Motifs, and to me, it is not only an absolute must-have, BUT it is basically the trendy NEW version of a background stamp!  I love the smaller scale of the patterns and I love that you can use all of the images in the set together and they look absolutely delish without "overpowering" each other. 

That was definitely to look I was going for with my first sample:

Isn't it purrty??  I used 3 out of the 4 images in the Miniature Motifs stamp set to stamp my panels, which I later distressed using the same dark purple ink. I stamped my Motifs onto Choice Buttercream Cardstock, which made the patterns really stand out, so I decided to keep my embellishments fairy simple - I added two ivory half pearls to my panel, and of course, this gorgeous aubergine Apple Blossom , which just happened to match my colors just perfectly!! don't you just love when that happens??  I finished up my card by stamping my sentiment using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink (gosh I love that stuff!!)..

and speaking of that gorgeous sentiment, don't you just love it??  well, that little beauty is part of the second set I am sharing today called CreativiTea.  This stamp set truly rocks my world!! wait until you see all of the images in this set - it is absolutely just the right amount of shabby, simple, and trendy all in the same stamp set!!

I know you're going to love it! Here is the card I created to share a little SereniTea with you today:


Do you love it too??? I chose to go very vintage with this one! I used some gorgeous 7Gypsies patterned paper as the inspiration for my entire card.  Do you love my stamped label?? well, you're in luck because it is part of this gorgeous stamp set! I am so excited about it , I could NOT wait to use it!! I stamped it in Tuxedo Black onto my buttercream panel, and sponged it with a bit of Rose ink, and then stamped my sentiment directly on my inked panel.  I matted that using a tan label I cut out using my Nesties Labels 9, and it fits just perfectly so it makes me swoon, literally..  My Teapot is colored using Copics, and finished up my card by adding one of these GORGEOUS butterflies from Jenni Bowlin.  The two smaller butterflies are punched out using Martha Stewart punches, and embellished using Stardust Stickles.

I hope you enjoyed the beginning of our very exciting release!  We are all so excited, and it's such a great feeling to know there is something for everyone this month!! Trust me, you will fall in love - and that my friends is a good thing!  

You MUST visit the rest of the Baker's Dozen, along with a couple of special guests for the major eye candy they are sharing with us today:


Charmaine Ikach
Donna Baker
Jackie Pedro
Jeanie Witmer
Jodi Collins
Karen Giron
Karen Motz
Melissa Sauls
Sankari Wegman

Jami Sibley

Nancy McKinney

and of course, Taylor VanBruggen

Thank you SOOO much for visiting me today! I hope you have a "CreativiTea" -filled day!!



Vintage Flower Birthday Card: **Stamp Set Links will go live April 8th.**

Stamp Sets: Miniature Motifs by Taylored Expressions.

Ingredients:  Choice Buttercream Cardstock, Eggplant, Cinnamon, and Banana Cardstock from Core'dnations.

Memento Tuxedo Black, Eggplant ink from CTMH.

Accessories: Apple Blossom Flower, Half Pearls from Stampin' Up!. Glue Dots, Foam Tape, sewing machine, thread.

SereniTea Card:

Stamp Sets: CreativiTea by Taylored Expressions.

Ingredients: Choice Buttercream Cardstock, Patterned Paper from the Victoria Collection from 7Gypsies, Black Couture Cardstock, Rose and Teal CS from Core'dnations.

Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger
Distress Ink in Vintage Photo.

Accessories: Copic Markers, sheer black polka-dot ribbon, Glue Dots, Foam Tape, Stardust Stickles, Martha Stewart butterfly punches, Large Butterfly from Jenni Bowlin Studio.


  1. These are GORGEOUS Alex! I LOVE how you showcased so many patterns in Miniature Motifs on your first card and the layout/colors/papers on the 2nd are GORGEOUS too!!

  2. Beautiful Alex!!!! I especially LOVE that first card! I never would have thought of going purple, but it's so rich and gorgeous! Love the combo of butterflies and teapot for sereniTEA on the 2nd card!

  3. Alex - YOU are always filled with CreativiTEA!!! Both of your creations are just stunning - LOVE all the miniture motifs that you used in your gorgeous purple card! And that vintagey second card that you created is simply beautiful! LOVE those colors!!!
    You Rock it so awesomely Alex!
    Big hugs!
    Sankari :)

  4. Super fun, Alex!! I love the first card with the blocked background and all the different background images you used! And that deep purple with the aubergine apple blossom is fabulous!

  5. Your Miniature Motifs card is so pretty and I would have never thought to use the stamps that way!!! And your colouring on the teapot is outstanding!!!

  6. Beautiful, gorgeous, fabulous and WOW!!! I LOVE the purple Motifs card - that is perfect!! And the butterflies and texture on your second card are wonderful! Love them!!

  7. Wowee, Alex! LOVE the mini motifs card...the purples are beautiful and the second card is fantastic!! Awesome, lady and I just love reading your posts!!!!

  8. WOW! LOVE that distressed purple card (it used to be my favorite color and then pink won over!) your shabby card rocks too!

  9. My goodness Alex, these are just gorgeous! I love all the rich colors you used and the purple on the first one is just stunning! Love that aubergine apple blossom too. :). Oh yeah, haven't forgotten you request.... Email me your address!

  10. What adorable cards Alex...I have such a hard time with purple and you not only made it look amazing, but you managed to show off a different way to use the Miniature Motif sets. Your second card is out of this world Shabby Beautiful!!! The butterflies are such a nice touch.

  11. OMG Alex, you never cease to amaze me!! LOVE these!! That card with the miniature motifs.... oh my!! You are SO clever!!!

  12. These are just gorgeous, Alex! I LOVE the way you used Miniature Motifs!


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