June 5, 2009

Taylored Expressions Release Party!

Happy Friday! I'm so excited to show you the next two sets in this month's release AND they are available for purchase today!! First up is Faith & Hope, a collection of inspirational sayings and Bible verses along with flourishes. The quote I used today is "Expect to have hope rekindled. Expect your prayers to be answered in wondrous ways. The dry seasons do not last. The spring rain will come again" - Sarah Ban Breathnach. Isn't that lovely? I wanted to have my image coordinate with the sentiment, so I grabbed my favorite branch from Branching Out and the little flower and pear from Branching Out Coordinates. I stamped the image in Memento Rich Cocoa and colored everything in with Copics. The flowers are cut out and attached with dimensionals and to add a little sparkle, I added some Taylor's Tiny Twinkles to the centers.

Next up is Beach Bum and it's coordinating Beach Bum Key Ingredients - this set is absolutely adorable. I see lots of birthday cards for little boys with this set! I love that our sweet little Cuppie has learned how to surf, haha! For this card, I did some paper-piecing. I stamped the cute little sand castle image in Memento Rich Cocoa on a sheet of the Cosmo Cricket Snorkel collection that comes with the Key Ingredients - I thought this paper looked so much like sand, I just had to use it! See that cute little cherry on top of Cuppie's head? It's a red Bits of Bling from the Key Ingredients too! If you are loving this set, you will love the Beach Bum Bundle - you will get the Beach Bum Key Ingredients, Beach Bum Stamp Set, an assortment of summer brads, and Sparkly Fluff in brown sugar & a FREE package of Choice Buttercream cardstock - all in one package! Everything is coordinated for you - the paper and brads are so cute with this set.

Also, this month Taylored Expressions is offering a Stamp Lover's Bundle - with this you will get all FIVE sets AND a free Binder Box to store them in. It's an amazing offer and I really love the Binder Boxes - They are so compact and store all my TE sets in one convenient spot.

Time to go on over to see all the fantastic creations the Baker's Dozen has cooked up for you today! More information about today's release is on Taylors blog too, so don't forget to stop by and get all the fun details!

Taylor VanBruggen
Ana Wohlfahrt
Charmaine Ikach
Dawn Easton
Denise Marzec
Donna Baker
Jen del Muro
Jodi Collins
Karen Motz
Laura Fredrickson
Laurie Schmidlin
Sankari Wegman

recipe -
spring card -
stamps: brancing out, branching out coordinates, faith & hope
ink: memento rich cocoa, copic markers
paper: bashful blue, so saffron, choice buttercream cardstock, delecate dots dsp
accessories: taylors tiny twinkles, latte buttons, bashful blue grosgrain ribbon, linen thread, lables 1 nestabilities (spellbinders), stampin' dimensionals

fun in the sun card -
stamps: beach bum
ink: memento rich cocoa, copic markers
paper: beach bum key ingredients (nautical blue light, blush red medium, sunflowers medium prism cardstock, snorkel paper from cosmo cricket)
accessories: beach bum key ingredients (bits of bling, green/orange polka dot ribbon); scallop edge punch, labels one & circle/scallop nestabilities (spellbinders), stampin' dimensionals


  1. Oh boy!! Karen, each of these cards is totally WONDERFUL! I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE the first card with that beautiful quote! Your choice of images and layout is just stunning!!
    You worked your magic with cuppie too! LOVE him on this!!!

  2. These are both so different yet both so STUNNING!!! I love the colours you used on the first card...happy yet still calm. And the cuppie just looks like he's having a blast in the sand! Really beautiful layouts on both cards too!

  3. Beautiful cards, Karen! LOVE the birdhouse-on-a-branch one for spring... and the beach cuppie is cute, too :)

  4. Stunning card - Love the combination of these sets. I'm totally drooling over Taylor's release today...fantastic variety of adorable stamps!

  5. Wow...both these cards are awesome! I especially love the first one. Those flowers on the branches are stunning!

  6. I adore that sweet little Spring scene you created to go with the sentiment - absoultley adore it! It would make a lovely framed gift!

  7. I adore that Beach Bum card--TOO cute!

  8. All your new release cards are fabulous! I don't have any TE stamps yet but I may have to get some now. ;)

  9. Your beachy cupcake card is adorable. The sweet card with all the dainty blue flowers...OHHHH be still my heart. That's just THE sweetest card!

  10. WOWOWowie Karen - these cards are so beautiful! LOVE the flowers and birdhouse on the first card - how absolutely beautiful!!! and that sentiment is simply perfect for it!! Love allt he little details like the sparkles! Your beachy cupcake card is awesome - Cuppie looks adorable and love all the paper piecing in your card!! You SO rock!!!
    Sankari :)

    PS - about that fly on the wall thing - you would immediately see that I no longer have a scrapcorner as it is just a huge disaster zone right now :) hope you are having a rocking friday!! :) Hugs and cupcake wishes!!

  11. Wonderful creations!!

  12. Ooohhh La La!!!! Karen... these are GORGEOUS. But that first card.... absolutely DIVINE!!! LOVE IT.

    xx SJ

  13. Wonderful! Love all the blossoms on your F&H card and the BB card is adorable with the white sand and awesome summer colours! Wish I was there!

  14. Both cards are fantastic!!! Love the flowers on your tree! Your cuppie is so CUTE!

  15. Wow these are both really GREAT cards. Love the elegance and serene feel of your first card and then the playful feel of the second card. Well done.

  16. what a beautiful, serene birdhouse card! cute castle making cuppie card too!!