May 4, 2011

Taylored Expressions Sneak Peek | Day 3

Welcome back!  This is day 3 of Taylored Expression May release sneaks and everything will be available tomorrow morning at 8 AM Pacific.  Today the Baker's Dozen is featuring 4 new sets along with a fun new Taylored Die!
  • It's In the Bag - full sized stamp set
  • Moka Olivia - petite set
  • Moka Jenn - petite set
  • Summer Wreath - petite set
  • Shopping Bag & Labels Die Set
First up for me this morning is our new Moka Jenn - a new petite set created and illustrated by Nancy McKinney, which I just have to say is one of my most favorite images yet!  I just had to ink her up the minute I unwrapped her!  She comes with various sentiments, which are just cute as can be and I'm so excited to see where these Moka girls will take us!
I started with Taylor's TESC137 and stamped Jenn in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Choice Snow White cardstock and again on Stella & Rose Mabel paper so I could paper piece her cute little shirt.  I am totally loving that baby bump!  She's just the cutest!  I'm still learning how to color in hair, so I was so happy that this set came on it's own 3" x 5.5" image panel - in full color - so that I could sort of see how to shade in all that glorious hair!  I ended up coloring her hair red to match the papers and then my youngest asked me if that was Auntie Sarah - who has the most beautiful red hair ever.  My first little red-headed image.  For the scalloped border I used the Small, Medium, and Large Scallop Border dies and then added a few Savannah Buttons in the corner.

I stamped simply on the inside of the card.

Up next is It's In the Bag - another fantastic set illustrated by Nancy for the Whimsical Wishes line and it's packed full of possibilities for every gift-giving occasion and party.

I started off with Julee's MOJO189 sketch and papers from Jillybean Soup - Blossom Soup and that's kind of how I ended up with my pink and green color scheme.  It's In the Bag has a coordinating Shopping Bag & Label die that is SO sweet and fun and I cut the shopping bag out on the patterned paper and added the little label from the die set in olive cardstock and then popped up the Bamboo Leaves umbrella on a 3/4" circle. 
I ended up stuffing in some pink tissue paper - yep, I just stuffed it in there, just like I do with big size gift bags, hehe, and I adore how it just comes to life off the card!

Stop on by to see what the rest of the Baker's Dozen have whipped up for you today! 
Thanks for stopping by!

recipe -
moka jenn card
stamps: moka jenn petite (taylored expressions)
ink: memento tuxedo black
paper: so saffron (su!) chocolate chip (su!), choice snow white (taylored expressions) cardstock, stella & rose mabel (my mind's eye)
accessories: savannah buttons, chocolate twill ribbon, oval/scallop nestabilities (spellbinders), small & medium & large scallop border dies (taylored expressions),

showered with love card
stamps: it's in the bag (taylored expressions)
paper: pretty in pink (su!), old olive (su!), choice snow white (taylored expressions) cardstock, blossom soup (jillybean soup)
ink: memento tuxedo black, memento bamboo leaves
accessories: black nail head stickers, white embroidery floss, medium scallop border die (taylored expressions), shopping bag & labels die (taylored expressions), oval/scallop & circle/scallop nestabilities (spellbinders), pink tissue paper


  1. Wonderful cards!!! Love your coloring & that sweet little gift bag is fantastic :)

  2. These are GORGEOUS girlie! I especially love the 2nd card with the bag!

  3. That little shopping bag is precious!! adorable card featuring it, and the first card is precious too!

  4. Hard to pick a favorite, they are both adorable!

  5. OMG!!! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE her!!!.. and.. and.. and.. she's got hair like me!!! Woo Hoo!!!

    GORGEOUS.. Love both of these fabulous cards.

    xx S

  6. LOVE LOVE LOVE the Moka Jenn card!! Wonderful coloring!

    The Mojo card is FANTASTIC!! LOVE the colored tissue!

  7. Oh my word, these are so sweet! I just adore that little bag and tissue! Thanks for playing along with Mojo Monday, Karen!

  8. Love this card, it is gorgeous, the little bag, and the sentiment is just lovely.

  9. Okay... I just had a doh moment. I never even thought of diecutting the bag from designer paper! Love both of your cards.

  10. Fun card, I think every shopaholic stamper needs this set (and it will be on my next TE order!)