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Thursday, November 5, 2020

The World of online business requires change

The world of online business requires change . . . .

 At the beginning of 2020, I officially opened my Shopify store and began manufacturing under my TLC Designs, LLC! My vision has grown and my custom Brand of products has followed it!

In efforts to consolidate my business venture, I've decided to shorten the list of sites down to a more manageable number of Social Media outlets so . . .

TODAY WILL BE THE LAST PAPER CRAFTING RELATED POST ON THIS BLOG!
There is a NEW blog dedicated to all things paper crafting and TLC Designs products where there will be pictures, details, links to products, sneak peeks of releases and more! So . . . if you are a fan of the products, this blog will be for you!



MY BRAND OF DIES, STAMPS, PAPERS AND MORE ARE SOLD AT TLCDesigns.shop

IF YOU CRAFT, LOVE FREEBIES AND GREAT QUALITY PRODUCTS AT AFFORDABLE PRICES, TAKE THE OPPORTUNITY TO SUBSCRIBE AND KEEP UP WITH THE GOINGS ON BEHIND THE SCENES, NEW RELEASES, SALES AND MORE!

I HOPE ALL CRAFTY FOLKS WILL FOLLOW MY NEW FB PAGES (below) AND CONTINUE THE JOURNEY "TO LIVE CREATIVELY" WITH ME!

The new "TLC Designs Creative Sharing" FB Group
where we will laugh, get inspired, share our craftiness on the journey "To Live Creatively"! Don't forget! You can still join me LIVE on FB in this group every Thursday night at 8pm EST!
It's been an educational and joyful journey that now has a new beginning!
Goodbye and Hello!
Stay Crafty,

Monday, November 2, 2020

Swinging By to say HI!

  TLCDESIGNS.SHOP ad for Double Dial Die and Dreamer the Dragon interactive card project

Hello everyone!  Don't you just love a good hammock?  Dreamer the Dragon looks so peaceful and content in his little swinging hammock today!  

 

Follow along with the assembly of the Double Dial Die on this project on my You Tube Channel 

 

 "Dreamer the Dragon" is part of the 4 stamp illustration set by Maria Meddel.  They are sweet, easy to color and so happy!  They bring so much JOY!  The sets have various coordinated sentiments and several little stamp embellishments to make a project for any occasion!  So mix them up and match them together for your next project and be sure to share on the new TLC Designs Creative Sharing FB Group!  

 

The full assembly of the Double Dial Die is on the FB Live replay and my Youtube channel but the project was as smooth as silk and super fun to design.  The design paper was from the Dragons In Autumn digital paper pack and some of the adorable little element die cuts are added to build this scene!  

INGREDIENTS:

 (grass and mushroom landscape) Land and Sea Dies - 

( bush, stump and birdhouse) Scalloped Rectangles Garden -




If you're not subscribed yet to the store you can click here and keep up to date with all the releases, sales, freebies and promotions!

 

You can also find some of the new sweet STORE stuff on the TLC Designs FB Page here like the current DT call which is open until November 5th!  The call is open Worldwide and the team is going to be notified by November 10th!  So get your pens out and apply!  We'd love to offer the opportunity and have you join in on the fun! 
 

 Stay Crafty,

 



Monday, October 26, 2020

2020 TLCDesigns.shop DT Call

 Hello Fellow Artists!

TLC Designs, (To Live Creatively) is a newer Brand of Bright, Bold and Beautiful Inspired Crafting Products!  My name is Tammy Louise, as founder, my vision is for TLC Designs to be a brand that sells innovative and fun interactive products that keep up with changing trends as well as creating its own!  We are devoted to bringing affordable, quality products to crafters so EVERYONE can create with great products that bring JOY into their lives!  Please feel free to research the products in the store at


TLCDesigns.shop.  The proof is in the pudding! lol 
Our Brand is new, but we are a truly dedicated Paper Crafting Supply Company with almost a decade of experience in this industry.  This is our VERY FIRST DT CALL and we are looking for those special few crafters to join our journey for a long and fun filled future!  There is JOY to be found in crafting with our products and we're looking for a few people that find it!   
This call is open WORLDWIDE

DT Applications open October 26 and will be accepted until November 5, 2020.  Applicants will be notified by November 10, 2020.

This is where you will find our FB Group and the original DT Call, if you are interested in this call, please join the group and review the original DT Call

We are excited to invite you if:

You are curious and adventurous, enjoy being part of a supportive community to inspire, educate, and uplift others!  Also, enthusiastic, committed and creative stampers who are both talented and dependable for a 6-month DT term from December 1, 2020 to May 31, 2021.  We want you if you think outside the box and show what incredible and fun things our products can do with interesting techniques!  Whether you color with Watercolor, Alcohol inks, Distress Inks or any other medium to create with, we would love for you to apply!  

Applicant requirements:

  • Love to work with both rubber/digital stamps is preferred but we are willing to teach you how to work with digital stamps if need be. One of the three projects per month must be with a digital illustration. 

 

  • It is necessary to create using dies of some kind either non interactive or interactive dies on EVERY PROJECT.

 

  • Also please use digital designer paper with a few projects per month. When our range of products increases to includes stencils, embossing folders or any other industry products, it is expected the TLC Designs products will be used in ½ of the required projects. 

 

  • Commit to a 6-month term with a minimum of 3 projects per month. You may create more if desired.

 ONE WITH (current free) DIGITAL IMAGE, DIGITAL SENTIMENT AND A DIE.  

 ONE WITH (current free) POLYMER IMAGE, POLYMER SENTIMENT AND DIE.

 ONE WITH IMAGE OR SENTIMENT OF YOUR CHOOSING

 (One of these three is accompanied by a tutorial or you may create a 4th project for the tutorial)

  •  Desire and ability to post on assigned day of the week, sharing and posting your projects with little supervision. Proficient in interacting on social media (FB, Blog, Instagram, YouTube etc.) using hyperlinks!  Possible DT Coordinator position available (interested applicants can discuss this once you are accepted to the team. 

  •  You need an established blog, FB, IG or You Tube presence and to enjoy working with others on hops or collaborations. FB, Instagram and YouTube channel experience preferred.  If you have experience posting on Blogspot, Shopify blogs or using Canva for IG please let me know.  TLCDesigns is currently interested in dedicating our marketing efforts to Instagram, FB and You Tube.   

 

  • Promote products with at least one tutorial per month. Customers and followers love to learn!  Trying something new keeps our mojo’s flowing and our interests peeked!  This tutorial is preferred in video format on YouTube or Instagram but blog tutorials with step by step pics are acceptable.  If you love doing FB Lives, please inform me and we can set up a time to share to the FB Group!  This will qualify as the required one tutorial per month. 

 

  • Willingness to post EACH AND EVERY PROJECT to 5 addition groups on FB other than your sites and the TLCDesigns Group and anywhere else you would normally post. (the 5 group names and their requirements will be provided to you). TLC Designs sponsors a few select groups and tracks groups that are craving information on products, sales, releases and more!

 

  • It is ALL about the pictures! You must take quality pictures of your projects that are pleasing to the eye and provoke interest in the products used.  One in a flat position (for TLCDesigns), with good lighting on a white background that includes some of the products used in the project.  More photos can be posted on sites but for advertising, emails, research and marketing purposes, please provide one photo of each project in this fashion.
DT Benefits:
You will receive: 

Two free digital character stamps (all inclusive) per month

One free Polymer Character stamp per month

One free interactive die per 6-month term

50% off one additional die (of your choice) per month

25% off personal orders of all products in store during your term

Plus! If the project you have created is irresistible and shows off the TLCDesigns in the best way possible, there is additional compensation to be had! Your project (if requested) could earn you $4.00 per project.  Which is then ours to use for additional advertising and Marketing purposes!  So, if your project stands out, it can make you some extra cash!

TLCDesigns will promote your projects and blogs on the Inspirations blog, FB group and on Instagram. We will supply watermark badges for you to apply to all pictures.

So, are you the right designer for us?  Are we the right Company and products for you?  There are cards to be made, crafty time to be shared and techniques to be learned!  Do you want to use TLC Designs product in your projects and create a buzz of interest in your followers while growing your Tribe?  This team could be for you! 

By now you’re wondering, what would we like to know about you?

Name:

Address:

Blog address:

All other Social Media Links you currently are active on:

Email Photos of 5 of your favorite projects recently created (Any images are acceptable). 

A list of your current DT obligations and a short list of your past teams (not mandatory).  If this is your first application for a team and your passion is in cardmaking, coloring and crafting, please do not let your inexperience stop you from applying!  We all have our strengths and our weaknesses, things we must work on to improve and things that we can learn!  We all start somewhere!

A little information about yourself including your areas of experience (e.g. watercolor, Copic, Derwent, Distress etc.), and why you think you would be a good fit for the TLC team.

I am excited to hear from you and wish you ALL THE BEST OF LUCK!  If you have any questions before applying, please email me or PM me in FB messenger.  We are going to be an easy going and fun team!  We appreciate a good sense of humor and enjoy getting to know each other better!     

Email me Tammy Louise Cunliffe or (TLC) at tlccunliffe@yahoo.com

Join me on FB Live “To Live Creatively” hour every Thursday night at 8pm EST!

Stay Crafty,

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Ink Me In Pink Freebie

Join in on all the fun tonight at 8pm EST!

October is Breast Cancer awareness month and every year is another opportunity to support research, inspire men and women struggling from this disease and to come together in a united way!   

Check out the Live Video on FB or visit my Youtube Channel

Here's my make from Thursday night with products from TLCDesigns.shop!  The project came together quickly and the papers really coordinated with all the embellishments!  I used the Freebie Stamp Set called Ink Me In Pink, the digital Ink Me In Pink paper pack (100% profit is donated to the Breast Cancer Awareness cause).  

Butterfly Rectangle Frame die


Land and Sea Dies

Olivia is a digital stamp image full of hope and inspiration for Breast Cancer awareness.  Join the Annual Ink Pink IG hop in October, grab the free digital stamps with sentiments and Olivia then purchase the coordinated paper pack and 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the cause.  TLCDesigns is the craft store with a heart!

Loving Petals Square die


It's time again for the ANNUAL Ink Pink Instagram hop!  This is an opportunity for this industry to reach out and spread the word!  Many companies are coming together again this year and TLCDesigns is doing it's part!

This is a digital stamp set with two illustrations and four meaningful sentiments.  Olive is holding out her hands to give you hope!  Fill them with any image from your stash for any occasion like flowers or a gift of some sort, or color up the included butterfly and send hope to someone fighting for their lives!  

There is an additional opportunity for you to help the cause!  I've designed a coordinating paper pack that will help you along with your project and all of the proceeds will be forwarded to Breast Cancer research.  So pop over to the digital papers section and give Hope!

 Join TLCDesigns.shop and other generous companies from our industry for the cause this weekend and win prizes and make friends!  

Stay Crafty,

Friday, October 9, 2020

It's a lightup card with ALL NEW Happy the Dragon

 

Happy Friday friends!

Watch me create todays project on Youtube or FB!  

Here's a short video with the Lite up interaction 


Guess what's new in the TLCDesigns.shop?  It's Happy!!!  The most adorable pudgy little dragon Polymer Stamp set called Happy!  He's simply the happiest!  The 3" x 4" set comes with two extremely generic sentiments (the Hi fits inside the balloon even!!!), three or four small accessory stamps and Happy! 


A girl dragon or a boy!  It really is diverse with the little party hat or bow tie!!  Make an entire bundle of balloons because they are separate stamps!!  Use one string with three balloons while you mask them off, it's entirely up to you! 


On last nights FB LIVE, I combined and assembled the easy to use Pear Blossom Press EZ-lite mechanism (complete set of three with batteries) with the Happy stamp and a die cut candle from the Celebrate Frame Die Set!  


The card frame is one of the exquisite new store starter dies called Butterfly Rectangle Frame Die.  It comes with a frame die that has a cut-less edge to place on the score line of a card and it creates the entire card.  Then the second frame size down has beautiful slots on the edge, a beautiful faux stitch line and valiant looking marquis on each corner too! 


The Push button for the mechanism was covered with one of the petal free flowers from the Oval Lily Frame die set also available at TLCDesigns.shop

I hope you enjoyed the project and stop in to say hi on my weekly FB Live Crafty hour! 

Stay Crafty,

Sunday, October 4, 2020

Get out your Gilding Flakes and let's color some Autumn!


Find my Assembly video for this project on my Youtube Channel here



On Thursday's at 8pm EST I roll out the inks, papers, stamps and dies and sit in the studio to prepare my weekly hour of sharing.  A few weeks ago, I decided to get out some oldies but goodies which included the Gilding flakes and stencils.


The Apple A Day Die set has a very nice sized ornate frame die that creates a beautifully sized background for any smaller frame or shaped die to layer with. 


The design paper is centered with a red card stock and an additional frame is cut in black to be placed just to the left off center.   This process enables all of the contrasting colors to appear but also gives an elegant style to the project as well.


The focus image will be the embossed "THANKS" from the EZ Salutations stamp set centered onto the second largest frame in the Tiny Vine Die set after using a stencil and some Stazon inks on the white card stock.  


After the focus point of the project is done, I cut two of the larger dies in the Tiny Vine Oval Die set once in red and once in black and again put the red centered behind the white oval then offset the black in the opposite direction than before.   The project is now symmetrical in color and in style.

 

The final process in this project is to put a piece of double sided sheet onto some white card stock and die cut the Star Spangeled Confetti die.  Once the die is cut, take off the protective cover revealing the adhesive.  Time to get out your gilding flakes!  I placed gold on one of these stars and some mixed flakes on the other star.  Rub and burnish them into the adhesive and the star is placed between the two layers of contrasting frames.  A bit of Autumn peaking out from the Thanks project and it is completed with a bit of ribbon on both layers!  

I hope you enjoyed the project, wanna give it a try, feel free to check it all out on the You tube channel above and I hope you visit next Thursday! 

Stay Crafty,

Saturday, October 3, 2020

Filling my slimline with real swimming Sea Life!


 You Can watch the entire FB Live video here on my Youtube Channel


Fully interactive and swimming sea life on my first Slimline Card!  I used both the Double Dial Die 1 and the See You In The Center Die this time and it worked out beautifully!  My niece loves to make the seahorse swim!  lol



It's created with digital design paper called Sea Scape Digital Paper


I printed out two of the images from the pre-colored Seahorse Samm Digital Stamp set with sentiments included, adhered them to some scrap stock and fussy cut them to use with the See You In The Center die used at the bottom of the slimline project. 


The other image printed was not pre-colored but I colored it very quickly with some pencils, adhered it to some scrap stock and fussy cut it too!   The Fancy Fin images are so sweet! 


I cut the slots of the Double Dial Die 1 in the top of the slimline project, assembled it and popped up a cloud on the horizontal brad and the curved slot was the home for the sperm whale here.  I cut 4 of the waves die from the Land and Sea die set and glued them to the edges of the card for some added texture, added some glossy accents on the bubbles in the background paper and some stickles to areas on the critters and the clouds from the Aztec Sunshine Circle die.


All of the mechanisms were in the same location behind the topper so I popped up the topper with pop dots avoiding the areas where the mechanism must move and attached the topper to the card base itself.
I did use some white gel pen in some of the areas on the images and on the background paper just for design and the project was complete.  


Thank you everyone that joined me last Thursday night at 8pm EST for this project hour!  The giggling, joking around, sharing design thoughts and tips always makes this such a fun hour for me!  You truly bring me JOY! 

Stay Crafty,