October 3, 2011

Taylored Expressions Sneak Peek | Day 1

October Release At a Glance
  • We have sneak peeks to share Monday through Wednesday.  All of the new products will be available for purchase on Thursday, October 6th at 8 am PST. You'll find it all in the Fresh out of the Oven Department at the Taylored Expressions Store.
  • Join us as a fan on Facebook for an early peek at the stamp sets, as well as a SPECIAL Facebook GIVEAWAY, on Wednesday night beginning at approximately 6 pm PST.
  • 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 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 Wednesday 10/5 at 7pm PST for the drawings.
Good morning!  Oh my goodness, I have some fun projects to show you today featuring new sets from TE - Woodland Winter & Moka Betty!   Now before I show off these fun little sets, you should know that TE has put together 2 Project Pantry Kits to make all of those Holiday projects a snap to put together.  When you want to bake up a yummy dessert you head to your pantry for the ingredients.  When you want to create a sweet papercrafting project, you can head to our Project Pantry for all the coordinating elements.  We've found that some of the best cake and cookie recipes are the ones based around a basic batter or dough recipe with lots of options to spice it up according to your tastes.  Taylored Expressions is offering our Basic Recipe Kit along with optional Spice It Up Ingredients that you can pick and choose from to build the kit just the way you want it.

I'm using the 12 Days Project Pantry for my items today and this amazing kit is only $11.95 and offers:

     My Mind's Eye 12 Days of Christmas 6x6 pad
     12 sheets of 8.5" x 11" cardstock in coordinating colors
     6 yards of ribbon (2 yards each of 3 different styles)

Optional Spice it Up Ingredients (choose any or all) are:
  • Christmas Button Mix
  • Doodlebug Holiday Brads
  • Rockin' Pink Sparkly Fluff
  • Rhinestones (Red, Split Pea, Island Lagoon)
  • Coordinating Copic Markers
  • Additional Cardstock Pack
  • Additional Ribbon Bundle
My first project features Woodland Winter, which is illustrated by Doug Applegate for the Apple Doodle Ink Collection and is a full set of 21 delightful images.  All of the TE stamps are cling-mount rubber and are deeply etched to give you sharp, detailed images.
When I first saw this set, I was inspired to make an artwork frame for my parent's cabin, and these darling images make such a wonderful scene that is SO perfect to go in the "bunk bed room" where all the kids stay when we visit.  I stamped all the images in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then colored them with lots and lots of Copic markers (which I used and put away without noting the colors I picked, sorry about that).  I cut out all of the images by hand, but the sweet pine trees - those are made with a set of Taylored Dies called Trim The Tree that work as a build a tree and also as one solid tree image.  So easy and SO cute!  I cut out some snowy hills and then accented them with zig-zag stitches and then layered everything on this 5x7 frame, which I picked up from Big Lots a few years ago.

Here are some close-up shots and you can click on the image to see a larger view:



Next up is another darling Moka - Betty.  Betty is whipping up some Holiday treats for us and Nancy McKinney has created another must-have Moka!

I told you she was darling!  I stamped her in Memento Tuxedo Black in and colored her with Copics and again, all the papers and ribbon are from the 12 Days Project Pantry Kit.  I used Jen Del Muro's October Sketch For You to Try as the layout and then added the sentiment flag, complete with Island Lagoon Rhinestones.

I have another very special stamp set to tell you about, and I know you'll see fabulous samples with it on some of the other Baker's Dozen blogs: Moka Hope. As you probably know, October is breast cancer awareness month. Taylored Expressions will donate $1 from the sale of each Moka Hope set to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.


TE is also a proud sponsor of the Hope You Can Cling To card drive over on Splitcoast and we encourage everyone to participate in the challenges during October and donate their cards to the UT MD Anderson Cancer Center.
This little set is perfect for all types of encouragement cards and while it was designed with breast cancer in mind, her ribbon can be customized to any color for any cause or disease.


I used the following Taylored Dies on my projects:


The Baker's Dozen have much more for you to see today, so stop on by and see:

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Karen

recipes
woodland frame -
stamps: woodland winter (taylored expressions)
paper: all from the 12 days project pantry kit
ink: memento tuxedo black
accessories: copic markers, trim the tree dies (taylored expressions), sewing machine, foam tape

moka betty - 
stamps: moka betty (taylored expressions)
paper: all from the 12 days project pantry kit
ink: memento tuxedo black
accessories: copic markers, island lagoon rhinestones (kaisercraft), blue ribbon, medium scallop border die (taylored expressions), foam tape, black pen

26 comments:

  1. Ooo what a splendid wintry scene, Karen! I love the distressed frame :D

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  2. What an adorable winter scene you created here. I must get my hands on that my minds eye christmas paper. Very nice.

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  3. What an adorable winter scene! Love the trees and your hills...CUTENESS!!

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  4. Karen, your frame is GASP-worthy! So cute and I LOVE your sweet Betty! XOXO

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  5. These are too cute! I LOVE the scene you created. That is just adorable!!! I love all the depth you created! And Moka Betty looks PERFECT! Love her!!

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  6. DUDE!!! (lol)! Your frame is just completely and utterly OUT of this world! I ADORE that!!! Do you want to make antother one for your dear friend Jodi? And whoa...GMTA on your Moka card!! LOL!!

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  7. That is SO SO pretty! WOW! So many amazing details. LOVE it.

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  8. OH MY OH MY OH MY...that winter scene is amazing..great job...

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  9. Wow, that little scene is just adorable. Love those hills with the stitching. Moka Betty is just adorable! Like how you did the sentiment.

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  10. Oh this is great Karen! I love the little scene you created here with all the adorable critters and the mounds of snow and how you sanded the frame so it resembled birch just like the trees in the set - GORGEOUS!

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  11. Your framed artwork piece is stunning! I love the landscape you created. Wow!

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  12. WOW...amazing cards!! Can't wait to see what the rest of the week brings!

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  13. Okay, it's settled. I need that Betty stamp. She is too cool and I love you example.

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  14. What a precious piece of artwork! It makes me wish for winter at our old house in the woods. I miss seeing all the "critters." What a cute set!!

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  15. Love your winter scene and Betty is darling...
    That tree die is wonderful!

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  16. Oh my GOODNESS!!! That framed wintery scene is ABSOLUTELY PRECIOUS!!!!! Every detail is just perfect!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE that!!! Looks like a super duper cute stamp set!!!!

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  17. I hate to play favorites, but I can't help it...I LOVE your card. I'm going to go look at it again!!!

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  18. Both of these are AMAZING!! I love them!

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  19. Ooohhhhh, What a BEAUTIFUL scene!! It's really SO pretty!! Love the dimension you created and I've run out of words to describe how much I adore it ;) Your second card is really sweet, love the beautiful colouring. Great job!!

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  20. Love the idea of the framed artwork, just amazing! And your card is adorable!

    Chris L.

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  21. OMG Karen that winter scene is to die for cute! I love that idea and you executed it perfectly!!! Your work today is amazing. :-)

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  22. Wooo - your winter scene rocks!

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  23. So adorable, Karen! I LOVE the wintry scene you created! WOW! And that Moka Betty card is so sweet!

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  24. Love, love, love the Christmas scene --- looks like a lot of work!

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  25. One word for that frame....S-T-U-N-N-I-N-G!!!!!!!!!!

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  26. I have to say that I absolutely LOVE the forest scene! The colors are wonderful and it would be such a nice project to hang in a room!

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