May 31, 2011

Taylored Expressions Sneak Peek | Day 1


June Release At a Glance
  • We have sneak peeks to share Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.  All of the new products will be available for purchase on Friday, June 3rd at 8 am PST. You'll find it all in the Fresh out of the Oven Department in the Taylored Expressions Store.
  • Join us as a fan on Facebook for an early peek at the stamp sets on Thursday night beginning at approximately 6 pm PST.
  • Special Early Bird Offer on Release Day for the first 15 orders over $100.  It's TOTALLY SWEET!
  • Mystery Baker's Dozen Blog Giveaway: Each day one lucky blog commenter will be chosen by random draw to win a $10 TE Gift Certificate.  Winners will be chosen from a different Baker's Dozen blog each day and all will be announced on Taylor's blog on Release Day!  Be sure to hop around to see all the sneak peeks and leave comments on each and every blog for more chances to win. Limit one comment per blog per day, please.  Comments close Thursday 6/2 at 7pm for the drawings.

Today is Beach Day and the Baker's Dozen have so many sweet things to show you!  I'm starting off with a new set designed by Nancy McKinney for the Whimsical Wishes line called A Day In Paradise.  This set of 21 stamps is a mixture of solid and open images as well as fantastic sentiments, all made of deeply etched, cling-mount rubber.  This set is perfect for all those masculine cards as well as special occasions such as retirement or vacation.


I loved getting a chance to make a more masculine card and I started this one by using Jen's Sketch For You To Try.  I stamped the image in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored it with Copic Markers.  The papers are Marjolaine by Basic Grey and I added some frayed twill ribbon to give the card a more rustic feel.

I'm also featuring another sweet Moka girl from the Moka Collection, also illustrated by Nancy McKinney.  Her name is Lani and she is darling!  Lani comes with 4 coordinating sentiments.

Doesn't she just make you want to go live in paradise?  My mother-in-law just put together a photo album of their recent trip to Hawaii and her pictures are just full of rich color and beautiful sunsets and amazing celebration!  I wanted to capture some of that in my card.  I started by using Sweet Stop's SSS107, although I altered it just a bit since my focal image was larger.  Lani is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with Copics and I really wanted to add lots of beautiful waves behind her.  TE is releasing a Palm Tree Die and the Wave Border Die, which I used in my card above.  I ran the Wave Border Die through my Big Shot twice and then overlapped the waves to create some depth.  I added paper from Splash by Echo Park, which is SO adorable.  The flowers are made from 2 of the Friendship Blooms dies and I used the Small Scallop Border Die to make the scallops down the diagonal center.




Be sure to stop by and comment on the rest of the Baker's Dozen blogs so you can increase your chances on winning a TE gift card! 
Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

recipes
relax card
stamps: a day in paradise (taylored expressions)
paper: sahara sand (su!), choice snow white (taylored expressions) cardstock, marjolaine (basic grey)
ink: memento tuxedo black
accessories: vintage brads (su!), circle nestabilities (spellbinders), large scallop border die (taylored expressions), twill ribbon, copic markers

lani card
stamps: lani moka petite (taylored expressions)
paper: sahara sand (su!), choice snow white (taylored expressions), lakeshore (bazzill) cardstock, splash (echo park)

ink: memento tuxedo black
accessories: rectangle/scallop nestabilities (spellbinders), friendship blooms dies (taylored expressions), small scallop border die (taylored expressions), wave border die (taylored expressions), flower brads (su!), copic markers

28 comments:

  1. to adorable...I love this new Moka girl

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  2. Great cards! I love your color choices! Can't wait for the release!

    Julie L.
    jlearned at charter dot net

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  3. GREAT cards Karen! The sunburst and the waves out of patterned paper are so clever! LOVE your beach house scene with the twill...

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  4. Wow, great cards and I LOVE this little girl, gets you thinking about summer and Hawaii. Thanks for having great cards and ideas

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  5. luuuuv this card!! Great coloring on this girl, and luv Mahalo too. I lived in tropical islands incld. Hawaii for 12 years and your card REALLY remind of those beautiful islands! :-)

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  6. Cool cards! Your little hula girl is just adorable!

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  7. Karen, you rocked these! I love love love your Moka hula gal -- a perfect shade of tan! XOXO

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  8. Love these cards and can hardly wait for the release. My parents visited Hawaii last year for their anniversary and this will be a great scrapbook page! Tks for sharing

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  9. The Hawaiian Thank You card is wonderful. Mahalo for sharing!

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  10. Karen, I LOVE the house card with the frayed twill and Lani looks spectacular on that paper background!!!

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  11. Oooh...your beach house is so serene and calming! Love the colors and patterns you used! And Lani looks amazing with that fabulous patterned paper in the background and the fun waves!

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  12. These are so fabulous! I actually pinned the second one to my Card Inspiration folder on Pinterest (giving you credit, of course!)

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  13. I just love your cards! I think that the hula girl looks amazing! I can't wait to see what else is part of this release, it looks like it will be a good one!

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  14. Adorable! Love the cottage, and your Lani is just so pretty!

    Chris L.

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  15. Adorable cards ~ I can't wait to see the full release!

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  16. Great cards! I totally love that house!

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  17. Super cute cards and your coloring is fantastic!!

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  18. Great cards --- love that house! Can't wait to get some new dies.

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  19. Super cute cards!

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  20. Oh I am seeing images and dies I want. Love the cards. Great work

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  21. OMG these are AWESOME! I LOVE both, but your Moka Lani card takes my breath away!

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  22. These are really pretty Karen! I love the orange & grey color combo for your relax house card and you selected the perfect DPs for your hula Moka card too!

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  23. These are adorable, Karen! LOVE the Lani card and your vacation home card is so sweet!

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  24. All cards looks great! House card was really nice. Soon be released soon.

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