Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Whimsical Wishes Sneak Peek....

Taylored Expressions is Branching Out in more ways than one! First, with a brand new line of stamps called Whimsical Wishes. Second, with Branching Out and Branching Out Coordinates, two adorable new sets to kick off the new Whimsical Wishes Line. Third, with the Taylored Expressions Giving Tree. Taylored Expressions will be donating the proceeds from sales of these two new sets to a wonderful charity - Eden Projects. There will be new stamp sets introduced quarterly for this on-going charitable program. Yay TE!!!

I'm super excited to share this sneak peek with you today. This fabulous new line for Taylored Expressions is designed by my friend Nancy (you know...the one who did my fabulous blog banner!), and I'm really happy to share her work with you. I know you'll love these sets as much as I do...there are so many images to choose from!

One thing I'd like to mention...If you don't already know, Taylored Expressions sets arrive to you already die cut so they're ready to use. However, in order to keep costs as low as possible so more money can be donated to charity, these new sets will need to be trimmed when you get them. Trust me though...it only takes a few minutes and you'll be stamping before you know it!

Have I held off long enough??? Are you ready to see it??? Drumroll please.........

I've used images from both the Branching Out set and the Branching Out Coordinates. You just HAD to know that if there were birds in the set, I'd use them first! LOL! And how awesome is that swing! Everything is stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black onto Choice Snow White cardstock and coloured with copics. The Choice Snow White cardstock is amazing with copics and it's a sturdy 100lb weight. I drew in some grass with my fine black marker to ground the scene.

The flowers and birds are cut out and popped for dimension. I added some Tiny Twinkles to the center of the flowers and a row of them under the sentiment on the banner...they add just the right amount of bling. You'll be amazed too at the variety of sentiments in these two sets. 

The patterned paper I used is from The Paper Loft Spring Fling collection and I finished off the last detail with a purple Prima. I love how this whimsical set can also look sophisticated and elegant. 

When I was done stamping I packed up the sets in my fabulous Mini Binder Box. The full size sets come on a storage panel that's ready to pop into your Binder Box and the mini set will either fit into a cd case or you can store it in the same Mini Binder Box. I love that the stamps are contained within the box so there's no chance of misplacing any. 

So that's my peek for today. Be sure to stop by the rest of the Baker's Dozen blogs for lots more eye candy.

I'll have another sneak peek for you tomorrow!

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

27 comments:

Dana White said...

Kar this is a super card - and Nancy is so amazing I am looking forward to her future releases!!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

So, so cute, Karen! LOVE those colors and the birds! Too cute!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Karen this is fabulous! Love your rich colours and the pop of purple! Love all the dimension...what a gorgeous creation!

Jenn said...

Stunning!!! Love, love, love your card! :D

Janet said...

wow this card is amazing!! you and your birds! lol
hugs

Julia Aston said...

I love the colors you used on this gorgeous card Karen! the popped up birds and flowers are just beautiful and the DP is perfect for your colors!

Nancy said...

If I could include a bird in every set for you, Karen, I would. :) As always-gorgeous, girl!! It's so exciting to see 'Branching Out' in your talented hands!

Dawn Easton said...

Karen, this is gorgeous! Love the colours you used and the bird on the swing is so sweet!!!

Jami said...

*GASP*



*THUD*

Taylor VanBruggen said...

OMGosh Karen!!! Gorgeous, gorgeous card! I love the rich purple, yellow, and green color combo! The patterned paper is fabulous... love how you added grass beneath the swing and all of the Tiny Twinkles add the perfect sparkly touch! Love it!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Wow, girl, seriously this is BEAUTIFUL! I looooove purple and yellow pansies (I have them stenciled in my kitchen) and that's what these flowers remind me of. They're even more perfect with the tiny twinkles. Definitely a WOW card!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

Oh Karen!! This is FANTASTICAL!!!!!! The colors are GORGEOUS and I LOVE your layout and the dp you used! This is SO saucy (grin!!) LOVE this!!!!

Sankari W. said...

Holy Frijoles Saucy!!! This is just simply beautiful!!! I love the color combo!! WOWie!! and all the tiny twinkles and small details are just beautifully delicious!! I love your style! The paper piercing on the edging is so perfect!!! LOVEly to the Max!!!
Big Hugs,
Sankari :)

Karen Giron said...

Karen, I am in AWE! You have made a gorgeous card - love all the details you put into it!!

Ana said...

WOW!! Your coloring and your attention to details are AMAZING!

Christina Fischer said...

Karen, this is absolutely gorgeous! I just LOVE your work!! :)

Molly B said...

Wow this is beautiful. Im a sucker for a nice tree/branch stamp anyway! The colors are awesome and that sentiment is so sweet. -Molly B

Leah said...

Soooo beautiful! And congrats on this well-deserved position! You're gonna rock it, I'm sure.

Leslie said...

This is beautiful - just stunning. Love the bird on the swing. The paper you've chosen matches perfectly.

Donna said...

FABULOSO, Saucy! I am in awe of your card - love the colors and the birdie on the swing is too cute!!

Wendy said...

Karen, this is super wicked! Love the cutting of the birds and the flowers! I love how your sentiment flags always look so good!

Christyne (aka Apple Blossom) said...

Karen this is SO pretty! Your colouring is wonderful!

mspiggy7 said...

Love the colors in this card. The new stamps are awesome. Nancy is such a talented lady. Thanks for sharing.

Emily said...

Wow Karen, this card is gorgeous! Your coloring is outstanding and I love all the demension!

Shelley said...

Wow! LOVE this card! Love all your little pop up's and whatnot...the colors are great!
S.

Stamp and Smile said...

You stoll my heart with these colors... Just so elegant! The wave banner rocks and the flower is the perfect touch! TFS... :)

Crazystamper said...

Karen, your work is just amazing.