October 31, 2011

Taylored Expressions Sneak Peek | Day 1

November Release At a Glance
  • We have sneak peeks to share Monday through Wednesday.  All of the new products will be available for purchase on Thursday, November 3rd at 8 am PST. You'll find it all in the Fresh out of the Oven Department at the Taylored Expressions Store.
  • Join us as a fan on Facebook for an early peek at the stamp sets, as well as a SPECIAL Facebook GIVEAWAY, on Wednesday night beginning at approximately 6 pm PST.
  • Mystery Baker's Dozen Blog Giveaway: Each day, one lucky blog commenter will be chosen by random draw to win a $10 TE Gift Certificate.  Winners will be chosen from a different Baker's Dozen blog each day and will be announced on Taylor's blog on Release Day!  Be sure to hop around to see all the sneak peeks and leave comments on each and every blog for more chances to win. Limit one comment per blog per day, please.  Comments close Wednesday 11/2 at 7pm PST for the drawings.
Good morning!  It is the start of sneak peeks for Taylored Expressions and the Baker's Dozen have AMAZING projects to show you this week.

First up is Labels of Love 2 - more fun label frames and sentiments to coordinate with both the Spellbinders Ribbon Tags Trio 3 set of dies AND Labels of Love (the original label stamp set), which makes whipping up decorative sentiments a snap, especially since the sentiments in this set will cover most holidays and occasions throughout the year!

Labels of Love 2 is also the next stamp set to be part of The Giving Tree charity series. 
The TE Giving Tree is a program designed to raise funds for a different charity each quarter.  For the months of November, December and January, Taylored Expressions will donate $5 from the sale of each Labels of Love II stamp set to the Union Rescue Mission.

In part the URM's Mission Statement reads:
We embrace people experiencing homelessness with the compassion of Christ – giving hope and healing for a changed life – helping them find their way home.

By Embrace we mean to welcome, to encircle with our arms.
By Compassion we mean to love and touch others, as Christ loved us.
By Hope we mean providing encouragement and resources for a new start.
By Healing we mean being restored in body, mind, and spirit through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
By Changed Life we mean going in a new direction and to realize our God-given purpose.
By Home we mean having the opportunity to earn a living, secure housing, and be a healthy family again.
The Union Rescue Mission (URM) was founded in 1891 and is one of the largest missions of its kind in America--bringing help and hope to men, women, and children experiencing homelessness in Downtown Los Angeles. Taylor's husband, Jon, served at the Union Rescue Mission when they lived in California and saw first hand the impact it had on the lives of the homeless.  Visit the Union Rescue Mission website at http://urm.org/

You may be happy to learn that ALL of the TE Giving Tree sets now come completely trimmed and ready to stamp - woot!
I paired up Labels of Love 2 with some Taylored Dies - Build a Treat Tops & Bottoms and Frame it Up 2 and stamped the label frame in Colorbox Dark Brown ink on some Stella & Rose Hazel paper from My Mind's Eye.  A little zig-zag stitching and chocolate grosgrain ribbon along the borders and then I tied some satin/organdy ribbon around the card twice and through the label die.

Here are the Taylored Dies I used on today's card:

The rest of the Baker's Dozen are giving you lots more to see with ALL the sentiments in this set, so be sure to stop by and see:
Thanks so much for stopping by!

recipe -
stamps: labels of love 2 (taylored expressions)
paper: blossom (bazzill), choice buttercream (taylored expressions) cardstock, stella & rose hazel (my mind's eye)
ink: colorbox dark brown & deep lagoon
accessories: spellbinders ribbon tags trio 2 dies, frame it up 2 & build a treat tops and bottoms dies (taylored expressions), chocolate pearls (kaisercraft), chocolate grosgrain ribbon, ivory satin/organdy ribbon, foam tape


  1. so sweet... love these labels ...adds so much to a card!

  2. I wanna come to your fancy cupcake party!!!! :)

  3. What a sweet card!! Looks like it's going to be a fun cupcakes party!!

  4. SUPER cuteness!!!! You rocked that color combo and your card is awesome! :-)

  5. Love, Love this card! Great layout! The cupcakes are perfect!

  6. Love the color and all the cupcakes. Cool design with the frame!

  7. I like your colors. Boy and girl...

  8. What a fun card! Love all the papers!

  9. Perfectly sweet party invite - love it!

  10. I'd come to your party with all those delicious cupcakes!!!

  11. I like the pink cupcake tops. Cute card.

  12. What a cute cupcake invite... those colors are perfect for it too!

  13. Adorable!!! Love how you used the frame it up die and the colors are awesome!!!

  14. This is adorable Karen! I love the die cuts and the papers... just a fantastic gorgeous card!

  15. This is a cute invite, I love how you arranged the cupcakes.

  16. Pretty color combination, I like the layout of this card too Karen. LOVE those die cut cupcakes! Ah my wishlist is a' growin'!

  17. Sweet card! Love the cupcakes.. THe label looks GREAT!

  18. Mmmmm...cupcakes! These look so delicious!

  19. Fabulous die cutting - those cupcakes look delicious and I'm feeling the need to dust off my much neglected frame die now. :)