November 3, 2009

Taylored Expressions Sneak Peek - Day 1

Good morning! Are you ready to pamper yourself? This month Taylored Expressions is going to pamper you with some fantastic new spa elements! Today the Baker's Dozen is featuring images from Luxurious Labels, which will be available for purchase on November 5th. I love this set because there are different styles of stamps to fit the needs of every personality. I'm using a softer stamp for my card today and emphasized the softness by using the poppin' pastels technique - it creates softer edges on the stamped image. I used WSC104 for the layout and used elements from the Spa Key Ingredients Kit, which includes an assortment of Prism card stock {Intense Mint, Intense Pink, Frosted Kiwi, Razzleberry Light, and Frosted Teal} along with 2 sheets of Choice Buttercream cardstock. The patterned paper is Whirlybird from the My Mind’s Eye Penny Lane collection, which is just delicious! And as always, there is a lovely assortment of ribbon, flowers, and brads.
For my bath salts spa bottle, I've used the whimsical little bath tub and added the BATH SALTS label above it. I stamped the image in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored it in with Copic Markers. To add a little dimension, I've added some Crystal Effects to the bubbles, although it is tough to see in the photo.

Be sure to see what the rest of the Baker's Dozen has cooked up for you today - there is more pampering for you with:

Charmaine Ikach
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 today -

recipe -
stamps: luxurious labels (taylored expressions)
ink: versamark, memento tuxedo black
paper: spa key ingredients (listed above)
accessories: spa key ingredients (listed above), circle & circle scallop nestabilities, oval & oval scallop nestabilities (spellbinders), crystal effects, 5/16" neutrals brads, stampin' dimensionals


  1. Whooooo Hooooo! These are AWESOME Karen! LOVE the card with the popped up flower and the bottle of bath salt...LOVE!!!!

  2. What an awesome gift set Karen! LOVe the layout and colors and those bath salts are CALLING my name!! I think I need a soak in purple dreaminess and de-stress!! This is an awesome way you did the silhouette! Simply fantastic!
    Sankari :)

  3. This is the SWEETEST set!!! Love all the colours together, it's so bright and cheery yet relaxing at the same time!

  4. Beautiful set, Karen! LOVE the colors!

  5. LOOOOOVIN' the purple bottle! and Karen M were on the same page with that. :)

  6. Gorgeous card, Karen! Love that popped up flower! Wonderful gift set!

  7. what a great gift set! love the purple bath salts

  8. Love this!!! Absolutely darling lil' gift set!

  9. I love the poppin' pastels on the flowers, Karen -- so soft and pretty! The spongy transparent flower just adds to the sweetness!

  10. What an adorable set! Anyone would LOVE this!