January 4, 2011

Taylored Expressions Sneak Peek | Day 1

How can it be January 2011 already??  It's time to celebrate the New Year and Taylored Expressions is getting the party started with a HUGE release - yep, HUGE!  The Bakers Dozen is showcasing 2 new sets and 2 new dies today, which will be available in the TE store on Friday, January 7th - ready to get started?

First up for me this week is New Beginnings, which is a fantastic set created by Sankari and illustrated by Taylor - these girls are so uber talented!  You can use these beautiful images for graduates, promotions, new goals, or anyone who is starting a new chapter in their life journey and combine it with the sentiments from Rest and Renewal.  It's full of inspirational sentiments and images, which coordinate with our new Butterflies & Frame It Up Dies.

I stamped the frame in Toffee Fluid Chalk ink and then cut it out with the Frame It Up die and added a few Chocolate Pearls and love how elegantly it dresses up the frame.  The sentiment is stamped in Dark Brown Fluid Chalk ink.

I used the paper tole technique to make the flower pop.  The patterned papers are Fine & Dandy by My Mind's Eye.  I think this card would look really cute in a frame on my desk too :)

The Bakers Dozen have much, much more for you to peek at today, so stop on by and see:

See you back tomorrow for more sneaks!!


recipe -
stamps: new beginnings (taylored expressions)
paper: kraft, choice snow white (taylored expressions), prism island mist light, fine & dandy (my mind's eye)
ink: dark brown & toffee fluid chalk ink
accessories: chocolate pearls (kaisercraft), frame it up die (taylored expressions), chocolate satin ribbon (taylored expressions)


  1. What a beautiful set! I love what you did with it :D

  2. My favorite color combo, Karen! This is just gorgeous. Sigh. Happy New Year! XOXO

  3. Were we sharing a brain when we made our cards? LOL!! I LOVE the dimensional flower...gorgeous!!!!

  4. OMGosh I love this, Karen! For one your photo is so crisp and yummy! And then I love the pearly accents and the dimensional rose! So cool!

  5. This is so pretty, Karen! I love the papers you used, and the dimension you gave the rose!! ♥♥♥

  6. Love the dimension on that rose! Such a pretty card!

  7. Karen - this card is simply perfect!!! HOW do you make such perfect cards? Its perfect I tell ya! And that rose has me swooning on the floor - do you see me here typing from the floor - swooning! LOVE the layered look girl and the colors - gorgeous!!!
    You so r-o-c-k!!!
    love ya!!!
    Sankari :)

  8. Karen I love the layered flower - it's stunning!!

  9. Absolutely love those rich colors, your pearls are awesome, a beautiful piece of art.

  10. Oooooh, my favorite color combo here Giron!! This is soooo gorgeous and I am loving all that dimension you gave the flower. I miss me some Karen!!

  11. What a classy card, just love the color combination you chose.