January 27, 2015

Isn't it Wonderful

Nerves are a wonderful thing. That butterfly flop that happens in your stomach as you get to a point where you are breaking out of your comfort zone. Sometimes that comfort is actually a disguise and I'm pretty certain that I have revealed the true nature of what has called itself comfort. Its actually been a slow, often painful evolution of sorts. Figuring out who I am, what I love and where I can learn.

Isn't it wonderful when you have an epiphany? A moment of complete clarity and a moment of utmost understanding of your journey and where you stand RIGHT NOW!!!

Although my nerves are running on hyper drive right now, I know that its time to put myself out there and share who I am, what I love and where I can learn with each and every one of you. Not for acceptance or popularity... but to share and perhaps, along the way, make someone out there feel vulnerable and strong in their journey and give someone a little courage to feel those nerves.

This has been a long time coming, but I'm so excited to be creating again. Breathing life into my creative soul.

I was looking through some of my supplies and came across the last box of design team supplies I received from FabScraps and the papers resonated with me. so today I reveal my first project to you (at least it feels like that lol)

A whole lot of Fabscraps, Tattered Angels and Prima on this layout and I love it!!!! Not because it is perfect, because it is design team caliber or because it is being published, but because it opened up my creative voice again.

Enjoy and remember you are NEVER ALONE!!!!

January 17, 2015

A Life Unplugged

It amazes me how quickly time passes. So much has happened over the past year and a half and I'm finally at a place in my personal journey that warrants grabbing hold of a lost passion and firing up my creative juices and mojo.

Hello everyone, I'm back but let me introduce myself anyways. I'm Erika Taylor! Yup ERIKA TAYLOR!!!! A woman, a mother, a lover of creativity, and a happy soul. For years My creative journey was one made out of security, protection and a hiding place. Somewhere that I went to hide from my life and feel a part of something greater than my own bubble. I reflect back on the past 8 years and I must admit I have learned and grown alot. I know why things were done, why I retreated into my own personal crafting dungeon and I'm ready to break those chains.

I'm ready to bring back creativity into my life but on my own happy, fulfilled terms. Not out of depression, acceptance or protection, but out of love, fulfillment and blessings.

Are you ready for the unplugged journey? I know that I am and I've got bells on!!!


April 15, 2013

May Arts Ribbon Organization Hop

Hello everyone and welcome to the May Arts Ribbon Organization Hop. This week you are going to see how all of the May Arts design team organize their PURDY ribbons from May Arts. if you have been following along, you should have hopped here from the ever so sweet Emily Lanhams blog. if you are just starting out, hop on back to the May Arts blog to see all the great organizational tips.

Today I am so excited to share with you my storage solution. Ever since I had the great opportunity to be on the Simply Renee design team, I am smitten with their ribbon organizer. They come in a few different sizes and are perfect for both spools and lose ribbon.

Here are the photos of my storage.

I love how this storage solution works for my space and I know that I am going to need another soon with all this beautiful May Arts Ribbon.

Now make sure you leave a comment on this post as well as all the blog posts on the hop for your chance to win 3 amazing spools of May Arts ribbons of your choice.

thanks again for stopping by. Hope you enjoy the entire week of ribbon organization.


March 1, 2013

Susan Weckesser Post and Wow Post

Hello Everyone and Happy Friday. Today I have a few posts out there in the WWW. First a post of a layout using Susan Weckesser Papers and May Arts ribbons. Coupled with FabScraps http://www.fabscrapsusa.com/chipboard and Art Institute Glitter. Here is a sneak of the post. You can find the entire post at My Sweet Earth.

Next, my Valentines project using a Charger plate is featured on the Wow Embossing Powder Blog if you missed it on Paper Crafters Library. Again, I have a sneak below for ya.

Make sure you stop by both blogs and leave some love. Taking a few months off have made me a little nervous about my work lol.

Until next time

February 19, 2013

May Arts Design Team Announcement

Hello everyone and welcome to another week. February is a great month and I'm excited to share with all of you some wonderful news.

Recently I was talking to Bethney from May Arts and I'm thrilled to announce that I am a part of their new design team. I'm beyond blessed and tickled pink about this wonderful opportunity and I hope to share with you some great projects.

Take a hop on over to the May Arts blog to see the entire announcement filled with great team members and a giveaway too.

I look forward to working with this amazing company again and I hope you will all join me on the May Arts journey.

Until next time

February 14, 2013

Featured Artist at Paper Crafters Library

Hello everyone and welcome to my little spot on the internet.

I am so stinking excited to be the Feature Designer today on the Paper Crafters Library blog. I have a DIY Valentines project to share there and would love for you to hop on over (if you haven't already) and leave some love.

Make sure you comment here too because I'm giving away a little Valentines goodie basket to one lucky commenter.

Here is a sneak peak of the project

Until next time
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