March 3, 2010

Taylored Expressions Sneak Peek Day 1

Hold onto your buttons because you are about to ROCK OUT!  On March 5th, Taylored Expressions is releasing the next amazing stamp set in the Giving Tree Program.  The TE Giving Tree donates part of the proceeds from each special stamp set to a different charity.  You're My Hero is the next set to join the Giving Tree and $7 from each set sold will be donated to CureSearch - in honor of Taylor's next door neighbor, who lost his battle with cancer at the age of 10.  CureSearch unites the world's largest childhood cancer research organization, the Children's Oncology Group, and the National Childhood Cancer Foundation through their mission to cure childhood cancer. Research is the key to the cure.  To keep costs down and maximize the dollar amount donated, this stamp set is not pre-cut, so you will need to trim the images from the rubber sheet.

You're My Hero is an amazing set for the rock star in all of us - from tweens, to Guitar Hero phenoms!  I had a blast making this card - what better excuse to grunge up all that amazing paper!  Everything on this card is from this month's Rock Star Key Ingredients kit (except the linen thread) - I stamped the rocker in Memento Tuxedo Black to keep that silhouetted feel and then stamped the sentiment in Versamark ink and heat embossed it with white embossing powder.  I love how these little tags look like guitar picks!  The star is stamped on a green sheet of paper from Teen Angst (We R Memory Keepers) with Garden Green ink.  After I assembled the card, I rubbed the edges of the cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink - I love the look it gives against the textured cardstock!  The cute layout is Taylor's TESC102

As luck would have it, today is Rock Star day at my daughter's school and she stole my card and wrote a little note in it for her teacher.  How cute is she?  So here's to the rock star in all of us.

Want to see more?  Hop on over to see the rest of the Baker's Dozen and see how they are rockin' out their morning:
Thanks for stopping by!

recipe -
stamps: you're my hero
paper: couture textured blue, black cardstock, teen angst (we r memory keepers)
ink: memento tuxedo black, garden green, versamark
accessories: glitter brads, spiral punch, linen thread, tags, dimensionals


  1. Super cool grunge look, Karen! I love the notebook look for the image! And how sweet that your daughter gave this to her teacher. I think adults need to have Rock Star day too! :)

  2. I love your card!!!
    I have these papers and you have inspired me to take them out ;)

  3. Lovin' the inked edges and the image on notebook paper is a great is really perfect for a teacher and can see why your daughter just had to give it to her teacher!

  4. What a FAB and Rockin card!!! I think it's sooo cute that your daughter ninja'd it this morning to give to her teacher. It's just perfect!! I also really love how you stamped "rock" and then cut out the star...way to infer! haha!

  5. Great minds think alike girlie! LOVE the layout (grin!!) the spiral punch (grin!!) and the brads (grin!!). You know totally ROCK!

  6. Rock Star cool is that! You know how to get dirty, Karen...well, at least on a card. LOVE it!

  7. I'm rockin' out!! Love your card, lady!!!!

  8. All that grunged up paper ROCKS!!!! Hey, were you and Jodi sharing a brain when you created your cards...they're quite similar and both VERY fabulous!

  9. HOly cannoli - LOVE the rocking card you got going on here Cobr-ahem -Karen! LOVE the star and ROCK as embellies and sweet sugar brads are the perfect touch! You ROCK!
    big hugs!
    S. :)

  10. Karen, this card is ROCKIN girl!! I love all the elements and bright fun colors. Totally cool!!

  11. Oh I just LOVE this Karen! I LOVE the distressed look. . .awesome!

  12. Love your grunged up card, Karen!