May 5, 2010

Taylored Expressions Sneak Peek Day 1

I can't believe it is time for the next Taylored Expressions sneak peek week!  Today we're showcasing Garden Party Blooms and Garden Party Critters - each of these were designed by the marvelous, Taylor!!  All of these sets and kits will be available for purchase on Friday, May 7th.  We are all excited to show off Taylor's new sets, so I'll get to it.

My first card features Garden Party Blooms (well, the little caterpillar is from Garden Party Critters).  I used Mercy's sketch MTSC72.  This set is full of whimsical images that you can mix and match with Garden Party Critters - there are a million possibilities!  I love all the flowers and stems - they layer perfectly and add so much depth.  Did you happen to notice that cloudy background?  It's a 5.75" square background stamp - also designed by Taylor - and is SO much fun to use.  Taylor is also introducing the Project Pantry, which is a coordinating kit of cardstock, papers, embellishments and little extras to keep you inspired.  This month's Garden Party Project Pantry kit includes all of the following for only $22.95:
  • 12 sheets of 8.5” x 11” cardstock
  • 20 sheets of 6x6 patterned paper (from We R Memory Keepers 72 & Sunny collection)
  • 5 yards of ribbon (1 yard each of 5 different styles)
  • Jar of Glitter
  • Sheet of Cardstock Stickers
  • Charm Assortment (ladybug, butterfly, bee, flowers)
OR - if you would like to grab both the Garden Party stamp sets AND the kit - it's only $59.95.  I grab these coordinating kits whenever I need some inspiration - everything matches and the paper is amazing - not to mention all of the wonderful ribbon that is always included.  Cards and projects are a snap to make when everything is already packaged so nicely for you.

My second card uses SC278 and I went straight for the Garden Party Project Pantry kit again - I just can't help myself; this paper is YUMMY!!!  The images are from Garden Party Critters - isn't this little bee hive just the cutest?!  The bee and the sentiment are separate stamps, so you can place them wherever you'd like on your project.

Hop on over to Taylor's blog for all the information on this month's Project Pantry kit and give her a little shout out for her big jump to our lastes illustrator!

The Baker's Dozen have amazing projects for you to see today as well, so stop on by and see:
Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy!

recipe -
Thanks a bunch card:
Stamps: Garden Party Blooms, Garden Party Critters, Clouds Background
Paper: Prism Intense Teal, Classic Yellow, Choice Buttercream cardstock,72 & Sunny collection (We R Memory Keepers)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, glorious green, soft sky
Accessories: Copic markers, gold twill ribbon, 72 & Sunny embossed stickers, Taylor's Tiny Twinkles

Bee happy card:
Stamps: Garden Party Blooms, Garden Party Critters, Clouds Background
Paper: Prism Intense Teal, Intense Kiwi, Desert Coral Medium, Choice Buttercream cardstock,72 & Sunny collection (We R Memory Keepers)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories: Copic markers, cocoa polka dot ribbon, 72 & Sunny embossed stickers


  1. I just wanna smile when I look at these!

  2. Super cute, Karen! I love the cloudy background on your first card and how you used those embossed scalloped stickers! So fun!

  3. CUTE CUTE CUTE! Love the inch worm and bee! :)

  4. So cute, Sassy!!! I LOVE the first colorful and fun and the layout on the second is fab!

    Your dorky friend.....JS

  5. Love the way that paper-pieced flower pops against the cloud BG and your floating alien beehive is darling! ;)

  6. Soooooo cute Karen!! LOVE the clouds and paper pieced flower and that inch worm is sooooo cute!! ANd your bee happy beehive is just the cutest and happiest!! LOVE it!!!
    Big hugs,
    Sankari :)

  7. Great designs! I so love those scrummie papers x

  8. I LOOOOOOOOVE these my friend!! The paper pieced flowers on the first card are awesome and I LOOOOOVE the sticker scallops too!! FAB layout and papers on the 2nd card!

  9. Two really bright and beautiful examples of what showcasing is all about Karen! Gorgeous!
    Viv xxx

  10. Aww these are just sooo cute Karen! I love how you coordinated allnthe patterned paper together. Just looks luscious!

  11. LOVE the inchworm. Now I wished I would've used him. Ok, gotta make future plans for him. So ADORABLE are both of these..

  12. Oh my gosh, these are absolutely ADORABLE Karen!

  13. Adorable cards ~ beautiful color combos and love the LO...just perfect to show off these images!