Monday, March 2, 2009

Extra! Extra! Read All About It!

Before I forget to tell you, this is my second exciting post of the day so scroll down for more eye candy!

I'm practically running around the house shouting from the roof-top...I'm so excited to share this news with you. I'm now part of the Baker's Dozen Design Team for Taylored Expressions!!! SQUEAL!!!!! oh my gosh...oh my gosh...oh my gosh...breathe Karen.   :)

Can you imagine my reaction when Taylor emailed to ask if I'd join the Baker's Dozen?!? Surprised, honoured, flabergasted, nervous, excited...a true roller coaster of emotions, but it only took me a second to reply with a big 'ole YES! You simply MUST pop over to Taylored Expressions to find out the rest of the Baker's Dozen talent, and the other wonderful news Taylor has to share about a new stamp line. I'm soooooo excited!!! (have I already mentioned that???)

Starting tomorrow I'll have sneak peeks of the new release sets that will be available on Thursday. Yippeeee! Oh my goodness this is soooooo much fun!

For today, in honour of my Baker's Dozen announcement, I decided to create my Christmas card of the week using the Season's Sweetings set from Taylored Expressions. I really had no trouble getting the the Christmas mood for this card...we went from zero snow on the ground to nine inches overnight, with more on the way this afternoon, so it's looking like Christmas outside right now! 

The cuppie image is stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black onto Choice Snow White cardstock (such an appropriate name considering the weather today!) and coloured with copics. Taylor's Choice Snow White is wonderful with copics...the markers blend beautifully and it's a nice thick weight too. I added some shimmer to the cherry on his head with my red Atyou Spica pen and made the lights look shiny with a layer of crystal effects.

The patterned papers are from Imaginisce, the Snowy Jo line. I added lots of bling to the card with some Zva rhinestones in green, and a larger blue one in the center of the ghost snowflake. The layout for this card is from Jen's Sketch For You To Try

I'm really proud of myself for keeping up with my "one Christmas card a week" rule...so far so good (but really, it's only been a few weeks!). I'll see what happens when the weather turns warmer though! 

So don't forget to hop onto Taylored Expressions for all the big news, and come back for sneak peeks over the next few days. 

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

 

20 comments:

Dana White said...

CONGRATS MY BFF!!! I am soooo excited for you & am looking forward to the sneek peeks (um are your new taylor stamps coming for a visit?! Otherwise i will have to wait for my order and that will be painful!!)

Taylor VanBruggen said...

This is such an adorable card, Karen! I love the rhinestones around the image! So happy to have you on board!

Leslie said...

Congratulations my friend! What an honour! You are so talented, I'm not surprised Taylor picked you! Well done!!!!!!!!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Congratulations Karen! I'm looking so forward to working along side you! Your card is amazing! Love all the rhinestones! Can't wait to see what you have in store for us tomorrow!

Christina Fischer said...

Look at you go!!!! Congrats, Karen! You are so talented -- I love everything you create! :)

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

YEAH! Congratulations to you Karen! I am SO excited to be working with you on the Baker's Dozen...and in just a few weeks I get to give you a big old stampin' hug!!!

Dawn Easton said...

Karen, you card is totally adorable...love the CE on the lightbulbs!!! I'm so happy to be working with you on the TE DT!!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh my gosh, I love this blingy card....how stinkin' cute!!! Huge CONGRATS to you!!! I'm looking forward to *working* with you and can't wait to see your sneak peeks!! :)

Donna said...

what a fabulous card! that Taylor is one smart cupcake to add you to the cuppie mix, Saucy! I know I'm going to enjoy working with you!

Sankari W. said...

What an awesome card! Love your "saucy" style!!! :) Congratulations on being on Taylor's Design Team - I am so thrilled to be able to work with you!!!

Sending you happy cupcake wishes!
Sankari :)

Julia Aston said...

Congratulations Karen! how super - but you'll do Taylor proud with your super talent - love this cute card with it's bright colors!

Karen Giron said...

What a fantastic card! I'm super excited to work with you on the Baker's Dozen and can't wait to see what you cook up this week. Yea!!!

Linda said...

CONGRATS Karen!!! To think....I knew you before you started blogging....lol Glad to see your talent is being recognized & appreciated far & wide :)

Janet said...

YAY:) that is exciting news!! I am jumping up and down for you!!
hugs

Cathy said...

Holy cupcakes, Batman! You are a stamping superstar! This is so exciting, Karen and I'm so pleased for you! Can't wait to see the sneak peaks and your Baker's Dozen design work! Congrats!

Joanne B. said...

You know, I just couldn't BE happier for you! Congratulation my friend! YEAH YOU!

Ruby said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! You totally deserve it, your work is absolutely fab! Well done on keeping up the Christmas card challenge, I had intended to try and do the same thing, but ummm... it's just not quite happened. Oh well, I guess it might be the usual mad rush in December for me again! Anyway, WELL DONE! Look forward to seeing more of your gorgeous work! x

Nicky said...

Congratulations Karen!!!!!
I am so thrilled and excited for you. You are so talented, creative and a Babe to boot you certainly deserve it. Love the card

Hugs
Nicky

jen del muro (iheart2stamp.com) said...

so cute! love the snowflake! hugs-jd

Stamp and Smile said...

A big shout-out for you Karen!! "CON-GRANTS!!" I'm so happy for you girl.. you will do an awesome job and don't be nervous a bit... you always amaze me! Hugs & Smiles... Michelle :)