April 3, 2012

Taylored Expressions Sneak Peeks | Day 2


April 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, April 5th 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 for the drawings close Wednesday 4/4 at 7pm PST.
As the school year is drawing to a close, it's time to start thinking about graduation!  My big graduate is 'graduating' from preschool this year and she is so very excited to be joining her big brother and sister in elementary school this fall.

Doug Applegate has illustrated another fantastic Penguin Pal in this darling petite set of 7 images and sentments called, Congrats Grad!  It so cute and clever for any graduate and the Reach for the Stars Border Die is the perfect compliment.


I started with Jen Del Muro's SFYTT and some Lime Twist Out of the Blue 6x6 papers from My Mind's Eye.  I stamped the penguin in Brilliance Graphite Black ink and colored him just a bit with Copic Markers.  I cut out the Reach for the Stars border twice and used one on the banner hanging down (and added some stitching in the center) and then I just trimmed 3 of the stars from the end of the die cut and added them to the blue sheet of paper and added some Crystal Twinkles in the centers.



 Would you like a free stamp?

When you purchase the London Market Project Pantry and any full-size stamp set (new or previously released) you'll receive the Mom A la Carte FREE! 

The A la Carte stamp will be automatically shipped to you if these two items are on your order.

This is a card I made last April using the Mom a la Carte stamp.




Please stop by and see what the rest of the Baker's Dozen have whipped up for you today:
Here are the dies and Copic markers I used today:



Thanks so much for stopping by!
Karen

recipe - 
stamps: congrats, grad! (taylored expressions)
paper: black licorice (mft), choice snow white (te), lime twist out of the blue 6x6 (my mind's eye)
ink: brilliance graphite black
accessories: copic markers, reach for the stars border die (te), crystal twinkles (te), sewing machine, thread, foam tape

26 comments:

  1. Karen what a fab image what a lovely card ,I love it . Fabulous design and the colours are great.
    Hugs Elaine

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  2. This is super cute! I love the way you used that stars and your crazy good stitching! So fantastic!

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  3. Karen, this is darling! I love your stitching...how do you get it so straight!? XOXO

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  4. Gorgeous graduation card. I'm just loving that sweet penguin.

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  5. Such a cute card, Karen! I am amazed at your sewing - it looks so perfect!! Awesome!

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  6. whow...gorgeous cards ...love the MOM stamp...and how cute is this penguin!

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  7. Great cards! I love that penguin and all the stitching on the first, and the second is just so pretty! Great work!

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  8. Super cute! I love the penguin and the mom card is so pretty!

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  9. Awesome! I love the penguin too and just so happen to have a niece who loves them a lot! Guess, it's a must have for me!

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  10. LOVE the fun design!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  11. Adorable card. I love all that stitching. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. Super CUTE card! Love all the stitching on your layout! TFS!

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  13. This penguins is the cutest....
    This is jsut beautiful
    Thanks for the inspriation

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  14. Such a lovely card, the penguin looks so cute! Thanks for sharing that kind of creative and sweet things here...

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  15. Such a cute card! Must have this set...

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  16. Your blog is wonderful! Glad I found it! Your cards a wonderful

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  17. Your cards are so adorable. Very cute penguin card.

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  18. Great stamp set and a great card!

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  19. LOVE these papers with him!!! The stars are PERFECT!!!

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  20. Love this little guy, and I need that border die.

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  21. Beautifully designed cards, so many wonderful embellishments!

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  22. WOWZA! Your penguin card is amazing! All those layers and stitching! It's over the top great. :-)

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  23. Another adorable penguin card. . .he is ADORABLE! Love your mom card too. . .it's so very pretty!

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