November 5, 2009

Taylored Expressions Release Party!

Good morning! It's release day at Taylored Expressions, so hop on over to the store and see what Fresh Out of the Oven today! It is finally Fall and I'm sooooo happy to have cooler weather (um, and 2 feet of snow right before Halloween, nice!), the harvest smells in the air, the crisp mornings - autumn is my absolute favorite time of year! Nancy McKinney has done it again and designed an amazing new set in the Whimsical Wishes line of stamps, Celebrate Life. My card features just one tiny morsel of what this set offers and each image is perfect for giving thanks. I started by stamping the pumpking in Memento Rich Cocoa on white card stock and then again on a scrap piece of Fall Flowers designer series paper. I cut out the pumpkin and paper pieced it. I also created my own patterned paper by repeatedly stamping the branch image in Old Olive ink on Certainly Celery card stock.

Do you want the opportunity to purchase all 3 new sets in one glorious bundle? Taylor has put together a fabulous package so you can "get it all" ~ the Super-Size It Bundle includes all 3 new stamp sets {Luxurious Labels, Sweet Indulgence, and Celebrate Life}, the Spa Key Ingredients kit, 3 Potion {spa} Bottles, 10 sheets of sticker paper, and a Chenille Gel Neck Wrap. You can stamp and pamper yourself at the same time! LOL!!

Don't forget to stop on by the Baker's Dozen today and see what they've cooked up for you today. You will not be disappointed -

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 so much for stopping by!

recipe -
stamps: celebrate life (taylored expressions)
paper: really rust, certainly celery, whisper white card stock, fall flowers dsp (all stampin' up!)
ink: memento rich cocoa, old olive (stampin' up!)
accessories: really rust stitched grosgrain ribbon, oval & oval scallop nestabilities (spellbinders), scallop edge punch, stampin' dimensionals


  1. LOVE this Karen! Makes me feel all warm and ready for Fall! (Can't believe how much snow you have over there!!!). LOVE the layout and the papers you used! The pumpkin is DARLING paper pieced!! LOVE this!!!

  2. I love this paper pieced pumpkin and your handstamped bg piece!

  3. Oh I'd forgotten about that designer paper! It's perfect for this set! Love the paper pieced pumpkin! So cute!

  4. Love love love that paper pieced pumpkin (try to say that 10 times fast1 LOL!) - that dp is perfect!

  5. LOVE the rust and olive green combo...STUNNING card!! Love everything about it. :)

  6. That whimsical pumpkin is fantastic. Love the dp!!! Fabulous work Karen!

  7. LOVE your card, Karen! The pumpkin looks great paper pieced and I was also trying to work in that berry(?) stamp on my background, too, but it just didn't work out (great minds)! Wonderful papers!

  8. This is wonderful, Karen! LOVE the beautiful colors!!! Two feet of snow???? Huh???? LOL!

  9. This is so pretty! LOVE that sweet paper pieced pumpkin!!!

  10. Just beautiful, Karen! LOVE the layout and the beautiful warm colors!

  11. ooooooo - soooo lovely Karen!!! I love the paper piecing (totally was on the same brainwave :) love it!!! ANd the colors are LOVELY and gorgeous!!! Beautiful as always!!!
    HOpe you are doing well and staying warm in the snow!!! ack - not ready for snow! Sending you hugs and hot cocoa hugs!!!
    Sankari :)

  12. so pretty. you picked the best paper for the pumpkin to piece. it looks great!

  13. Gorgeous Autumn card and fantastic paper pieced pumpkin!
    Viv xx