Happy Wednesday, crafty friends! It’s the last day of sneak peeks of our brand new Clearly Planned stamps and dies before they release tomorrow, Thursday, August 17 at 7am PST  in the TE Webstore! Today it’s all about Occasions — you know, everything from babies to birthdays to happy couples — and marking your calendar to make sure you never miss a celebration. I am also showing off one of my very favorite stamp sets from this release — it’s the kind of set that always points me in the right direction, as you’ll soon see!

PLUS — be sure to enter for your chance to win a Clearly Planned Prize Pack! Keep reading for details…

Before we get to our sneak peeks, I want to tell you about a special offer we’ve got for our Clearly Planned Release:

For a limited time, earn DOUBLE CRAFTY POINTS on our Clearly Planned Adorable Autumn stamp set, coordinating dies, or bundle! Check out this terrific layout from Clearly Planned designer Sparkle Smith. It’s so perfect for Fall!

I really love how Sparkle used bold Fall colors and how she used our soon-to-be-released School Day stamps to mark important activities! It’s adorably adorable!

If you’re not a Crafty Points member, it’s free and easy to join. Just create an account at the TE webstore and you’re automatically enrolled to begin earning crafty points with every purchase. You’ll earn 30-74 Crafty Points on the purchase of our Adorable Autumn stamp set, coordinating die set, or bundle! Offer valid on qualifying purchases made between 9am CST on Thursday, August 17, 2017 and 11:59 pm CST on Sunday, August 20, 2017 and only while supplies last. Crafty Points are only available on purchases made via our retail site: www.tayloredexpressions.com.

Remember, this offer begins on Thursday, but you can be ready for it by creating an account if you haven’t already! Now let’s get on to our sneaky peekies!

 

 

Some of my favorite planner stamps to have in my stash are ones that feature elements. For highlighting and keeping me on track, I find that arrows are a fabulous way to keep me pointed in the right direction (grin!) — our new stamp set, Show Me the Way, is just the thing! Up first is another layout from Sparkle:

The color on her layout is so vibrant and joyful. I just love how sometimes the arrows point out important moments and at other times they just make a really cute decoration for her happy page! Next is a weekly layout from designer Tricia Schaden…

Tricia really put Show Me the Way to good use on her hues of blue layout. (Note to self: ask Tricia what in the world “Pickleball” is — I have to say my curiosity if piqued!)

Loving how she used the arrows to create her month’s title and also the idea of putting the time of an important appointment inside an arrow — what a terrific way to highlight!

And repetitive stamping works so well here to section off several days in a row — I’m already envious of Tricia’s lakeside vacation, aren’t you?

Check out Show Me the Way:

 

 

This takes me to our last sneak peek before Release Day tomorrow! Joining our previously released Mark Your Calendar – Holidays is the new Mark Your Calendar – Occasions stamp set. This handy, useful set has got just what you need to mark all those special occasions that you’ve got to keep track of.

Shelly Mercado’s monthly layout sticks to what’s important by marking occasions that matter. Looks like Shelly’s got a birthday-heavy month!

How sweet are these images to mark a baby shower? I love how Shelly stamped on patterned paper and fussy cut. So cute!

It’s party time! With so many birthdays this month, Shelly can use this set to also remind her to purchase gifts and keep track of who still needs one! By trimming a piece of cupcake paper (from our Hello Happiness Paper PackShelly easily highlighted the day of the big celebration.

Designer Jen Shults reminds us that our photopolymer stamps are perfect for card making, too! She created this darling baby card using the images from Mark Your Calendar – Occasions — by embossing the images in white and watercoloring in and around them, she created a card that looks almost 3-dimensional!

 

Here’s a look at the new Mark Your Calendar – Occasions stamp set:

 

That rounds out the new products we have for today’s sneak peeks, but before you head out, we have a prize that’s up for grabs! Entering is easy and you could win

a Prize Pack of ALL 7 of our New Clearly Planned Stamp Sets!

Leave a comment below telling us what you think of today’s sneak peeks before Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 11:59pm PST and you could win a prize pack of ALL 7 August Clearly Planned stamp sets, a value of $91! That’s our Adorable Autumn, A+ Grown Up, After School, School Day, Mark Your Calendar – Occasions, Show Me the Way, and Puffy Alpha stamp sets! One winner will be chosen at random and announced on Thursday, August 17, 2017.

Thanks for tuning in today! See you back here tomorrow for Release Day!