June 3, 2009

Taylored Expressions Sneak Peek - Day 1

I can't believe it's already time for another Taylored Expressions sneak peek! I'm just beside myself with excitement over this months new stamp sets and Key Ingredients - stay tuned, you defintely want to check back and see what's cooking over the next few days!! Today I'm featuring Beary Special and Beary Special Accessories. Aren't these little bears SO cute?! Not only are they completely adorable, they are so versitile - I'm thinking birthdays, baby showers, miss you cards, thank you cards, the possibilities are endless.
When I saw these little angel wings, I knew I had to do a vintage looking card with them. I grabbed my Candy Lane paper and went to town paper-piecing these cute and cuddly images. It's amazing watching these little bears come to life when you add some cute patterned paper to them. To make the paper looked aged, I sponged Creamy Caramel ink along the edges of the paper.
When you purchase this set, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to a worthy charity, Sick Kids. The Hospital for Sick Children (Sick Kids) is a health-care community dedicated to improving the health of Children. Their mission is to provide the best in family-centered, compassionate care, to lead in scientific and clinical advancement, and to prepare the next generation of leaders in child health. The hospital is located in Canada, but is known around the world for its innovation and leadership in research. More information about Sick Kids and the Taylored Expressions Giving Tree is on Taylor's blog. Nancy McKinney's family has been helped by the Hospital for Sick Children and she has created this adorable set specifically with them in mind. You can read about her son Henri's incredible story on her blog today. In order to save on manufacturing costs so more of the proceeds could be donated, these sets will need to be trimmed from the sheet of rubber.
My second card uses the same layout, but has a completely different look than the first - love that versatility! My daughter is at the age where she'll be going to many, many sleepovers and I made this card with that in mind. I would love to tuck this little card into her back pack with a little love note for her to read before bed. The image is stamped in Memento Rich Cocoa and colored in with Copic markers. The shape of the card was made by running a folded piece of cardstock through the Cuttlebug with the Mega Curvy Rectangle Nestabilities - fun, isn't it?! Both of these sets will be available for purchase at 8:00 AM PST on June 5th at Taylored Expressions.
Stop on by the rest of the Baker's Dozen to see what they've cooked up for you today -

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

Have a wonderful day!

recipes -

my little angel -
stamps: beary special
ink: memento rich cocoa, creamy caramel, copic markers
paper: pink pirouette, close to cocoa, candy lane dsp
accessories: close to cocoa grosgrain ribbon, oval/scallop nestabilities, sponge daubers, stampin' dimensionals

miss you -
stamps: beary special, beary special accessories
ink: memento rich cocoa, copic markers
paper: regal rose, brilliant blue, whisper white cardstock
accessories: regal rose 5/8" grosgrain ribbon, rectangle/scallop nestabilities, mega curvy rectangle nestabilities, circle nestabilities (spellbinders), stampin' dimensionals


  1. This has to be THE sweetest card. Love that you incorporated the patch on the bear, and those are some BEAUTIFUL colors and papers!

  2. Karen these are both so cute! Love the soft colours of your angel card...just perfect and the bright colous on the backpack card are awesome!

  3. Awwww... how sweet, Karen! Love that you used the angel wings on your card! The softness is perfect!

  4. Karen, these cards are so completely different and sure show the versatility of these sets. I love your little note card to slip into your daughter's backpack. What a wonderful idea!!

  5. Oh my - I love that soft vintage look on the first card - so sweet. And the shaped base of the 2nd card and bold color combo make it look so entirely different!

  6. Karen, your Teddy bear angel is just PRECIOUS!!! The colours, paper piecing, layout...everything is STUNNING! The backpack card is too cute for words and I'm sure you're daughter would be beside herself to receive it! Wonderful work!

  7. These are so cuuuute!!

  8. This looks like such a cute set! Love your cards.

  9. Karen these cards are prcious!!! I LOVE the look and feel of your vintage card - soo sweet - what great soft colors you have put together - and those wings are awesome!! Beautiful card! Love how you createa whole other feeling of awesomeness with your teddybear backpack card - how cute cute cute is this card!!! LOVE it - you totally rocked it gf!!!
    sankari :)

  10. Karen, these are adorable! Look at that little Angel Bear. . so sweet!

  11. Absolutely adorable, Karen! That "miss you" card is TOO cute!

  12. Sooooo cute!!!! Love them both but especially that darling angel bear:))

  13. both your cards are super sweet!

  14. These are ADORABLE Karen!!! LOVE the colors on these and your FAB layouts!!!

  15. Oh my goodness...I love that patch on the bear!! SO CUTE Karen! Your backpack looks so real...great shading!

  16. Oh my!!!! Karen!!!! These are simply gorgeous!!! Those little wings are divine and ... WOW.. I'm speechless... they are just beautiful.

    xx SJ

  17. These are adorable, Karen! I LOVE the wings...so cute!

  18. These bears are just TOO cute!

  19. Karen, these are soooo, so sweet!! I just love the softness of them!

  20. So sweet!! I just love that card..