September 5, 2009

Taylored Expressions Release Party!

Today is THE day to see all the new Taylored Expressions stamp sets, Key Ingredients, and stamp set bundles! I have had the most fun creating samples for you this week and one of my absolute favorite projects is this little potion bottle set with matching card. Aren't these bottles fun? Punchy Potions is the final new set from Taylored Expressions this month - all 4 sets are available right now! Punchy Potions is designed to fit these cute little potion bottles perfectly, even the cork toppers! Wouldn't these potion bottles be perfect for teacher gifts or Halloween parties? They are so easy to assemble. I stamped the oval and cork topper images on a sticker sheet and colored them with Copic Markers and then stuck them right onto the bottles and cork toppers - SO easy! The bottles are filled with Halloween M&M's and I had to fight off my kids because they were attacking me for these M&M treats! You would think I never feed them! LOL!!

This set also has it's own Punchy Potions Bundle:
  • Punchy Potions stamp set
  • 3 Potion Bottles
  • 5 sheets of sticker paper
  • Spellbinders Classic Ovals large
Yes - that IS right - you get Nestabilities with this bundle!! One of my all time favorite tools I use.

On to my card - I'm using the Halloween Key Ingredients again for this card, and why not - it's perfect for the season! I started of by once again stamping the image in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloring it in with those simply marvelous Copic Markers. This image reminds me of the book, Wicked. Have you read it? I loved it - is she a good witch or a bad witch? Or just misunderstood and forced to make a tough decision? Hmmm.... that is the question. I added some rhinestones around the edge of the oval and then added one of the brads included in the Halloween Key Ingredients to the top corner of the card. Everything on this card is from the Halloween KI except for the rhinestones. Pretty fun, no?

Alright, that's all I have for you today, but be sure to pop on by Stamp A Sweet Impression soon - the challenges have begun and you can enter to win big! Today is the big Taylored Expressions Birthday Bash!!

The rest of the Baker's Dozen has lots more eye candy for you today - be sure to say Trick or Treat!

Charmaine Ikach
Dawn Easton
Denise Marzec
Donna Baker
Jackie Pedro
Jodi Collins
Karen Motz
Laura Fredrickson
Laurie Schmidlin
Sankari Wegman
Sharon Harnist
and Taylor VanBruggen.

Thanks for stopping by!

recipe -
stamps: punchy potions
ink: memento tuxedo black
paper: intense orange, black prism card stock, choice snow white card stock, eerie by basic grey
accessories: copic markers, small oval and oval scallop nestabilities (spellbinders), polka-dot ribbon, halloween brad, border bling (heidi swapp), scallop edge punch, stampin' dimensionals


  1. These are FABULOUS!!! Now I can sympathise with your darlings and the whole M&M Frenzy thing.... all I can say is you're lucky you're all the way over there and I'm here... because I might just have to help them out on convincing you to let US eat them!!!! hahaha.

    xx Sarah

  2. OOOOOOH! AAAAAAAH! LOVE these Karen! The bling you added all around the image is the BOMB!! WOWSA! LOVE these!!

  3. Soooooo cute, Karen! I love how you used the bigger size nestability and then added rhinestones around the image... perfect!!

  4. YUM!!! The potions bottles are so pretty with all that ribbon and I really LOVE the bling you added around the image on your card! FABULOUS!!!!!

  5. oooh, what a FUN card & potion bottles! I love the orange rhinestones around the image! going to have to look into that book-never heard of it until today.

  6. WOW! These are fantastic! LOVE that card, seriously LOVE it!

  7. What a VERY cool project Karen!! Love those sexy witch legs!

  8. This is awesome, Karen! Love the gems around the the main image!! I just love these potion bottles!!

  9. Hee! GMTA on both of us posting about Elphaba! It's true!!...that stamp totally reminds me of her, especially with that Good Witch/Bad Witch sentiment like you said. She's TOTALLY a GOOD witch!'s Glinda that's a PITB, LOL!

    AWESOME potion bottles and matching card. LOVE it all!

  10. What a fabulous trio! Your potion bottles are adorable and those Jelly beans look delicous! Awesome card too!

  11. these are stinkin' cute! Love the bottle filled with treats! The caps are great!

  12. LOVE the blingy border on your witchy card, Karen -- wonderful paper color choices, too!

  13. Love everything Karen! great job!

    Hugs, K