Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Taylored Expressions Beary Special Sneak Peeks Day 1

I'm SUPER excited to show you a couple of sneak peeks with the brand new set from the Taylored Expressions Giving Tree charitable program, Beary Special and Beary Special Accessories. The sets will be available for purchase on Friday, June 5th at 8am PST. 

A portion of the proceeds of each set sold for the next three months will be donated to the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Although the hospital is located in Canada, it's known around the world for its innovation and leadership in research and its dedication to improving the health of children. This set holds a special place in my heart since I'm Canadian, but also because SickKids saved my friend's son's life last year. That friend is Nancy McKinney, the designer of this stamp set, and you can read about the story of her son Henri on her blog today

Can I tell you though, I gasped when I saw this set! Literally g-a-s-p-e-d! It is absolutely out-of-this-world adorable and I can see sooooooooo many uses for it. The images are darling, there are sentiments for all kinds of occassions, and it has the potential to be cute, classic or vintage depending on the supplies you pair with it. 
I wish I'd had this card last year to send to Nancy and Henri in the hospital. I think it would brighten anyone's day. I went for a classic look with this first one. 
I stamped the head bandage first with Memento Tuxedo Black onto Choice Snow White. Next I masked the bandage and stamped the bear, then coloured everything with copics. The little patch on his chest is a separate image which I paper pieced.
The flower is another image in the set and was also coloured with copics then popped with dimensionals onto the polka dot paper. For the "Believe" sentiment, I stamped it with black Stazon onto a clear acrylic tag then backed it with the gingham paper. I added some Espresso Dimensional Pearls to the flower center and the row of dots. 

Don't you just wanna squeeze that teddy and give him a big hug! The layout for the bear card is Mojo Monday #89

This next card has more of a cute, whimsical feel. 
I seriously could not decide which images to stamp from this set! I knew I wanted to make a birthday card so after playing a bit I landed on the floppy dog. I can picture every child with a floppy dog like this. The layout for this card is Taylor's Cupcake Challenge #70

I stamped the dog then masked his front paw so it would look like the balloon string was going under his paw, then I stamped the balloon. The dog is coloured with copics and I added the little lines by his tail so it would look like he was wagging it. Both the balloon and the present are paper pieced. But I added some shimmer to the bow with my green Atyou Spica glitter pen.  For this card I reached for my awesome Limited Edition Brilliant Key Ingredients and used papers from there. The "happy birthday" sentiment was stamped on the balloon...not sure if it was designed to fit but I was tickled when it did! The last little touch was two orange snaps from my stash. 

As a reminder, the charitable sets will need to be trimmed from the sheet of rubber. This is to save on manufacturing costs in order to donate even more to charity. The sets will be available at Taylored Expressions on Friday, June 5th, 8am PST. Please visit Taylor's blog for more information. 

Hop on to see what the rest of the Baker's Dozen has cooked up using the Beary Special and Beary Special Accessories sets:

I'll see you tomorrow with more sneak peeks of a different set.

Thanks for stopping by! 
Karen

25 comments:

Leslie said...

Gasp is too right!!! Awesome, outstanding and I will definitely be buying this set because of so many reasons but the biggest being the donation to Sick Kids. LOVE the teddy bear and you have coloured him SO well I can almost reach out and touch him, he looks so soft! Lovely, lovely, lovely!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Your coloring and shading is AMAZING!! Wow Wow WOW!

Nancy said...

Karen, I'm in tears. Just amazing creations. I love your dog's little wagging tail! Henri is cured, but you can always send me one of your gorgeous cards any day! ;)
~Nancy

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Karen, these are totally WOW! Your colouring is out of this world, and both designs work fabulously with this set! Love them both!!

Taylor VanBruggen said...

Absolutely amazing, Karen! They are both so beautiful I don't think I could pick a favorite! The first one is so meaningful with the head wrap and the Believe sentiment! And the second one is just plain adorable!

Dana White said...

Kar these are SO CUTE I can hardly wait to order my set & am happy to see the cause being Sick Kids for Nancy :)

Karen Giron said...

Karen, these are just too cute! I love how different these card are - the bear is just precious!

Jami said...

Oh my - both cards are beyond cute, but I'm amazed at the coloring on that bear! I would have sworn it was watercolored!

Jen del Muro said...

these are precious! your coloring is divine!

Sankari W. said...

HOLY Moly!!! Karen your coloring is UNREAL!!! That first little teddy looks sooooo soft - I feel like I could reach out and touch him and feel how soft suede he is - WOOWOWOWOWOWOW!!!! and the little bandage on his head - is simply too much - i want to squeeze him tight!! Seriously - this card is unbeliveable! I think I need to come over for some coloring lessons!!!

And don't forget the little mr. puppy card - sooo cute - LOVE that little sweeeeeeeetie with the balloon!! Beautiful cards Karen!!!!

Hugs,
Sankari :)

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Karen, these are just fabulous! How ADORABLE. . .I just LOVE them both!

Donna Baker said...

WOW! both your cards are over the top CUTE! I love your coloring on them both & your layouts rock! you ROCK!

Janet said...

your cards are so cute! and for such a good cause! i may have to pick it up:)
hugs

Katie Ann Brooks said...

love your mojo card with the bear and the matching patch!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

I could CRY looking at these simply GORGEOUS creations Saucy! The first card is so heartwarming and your coloring is a total WOW! I LOVE the way you made the dog's tail wagging on the second one and your color combos, as usual, are AWESOME!!!

Emily said...

So adorable Karen!

Ann Kranitz said...

Wow are these cards amazing!!! That little bear with the head wrap and oh that little puppy. You did an AWESOME job on these cards. I am sold girl!!!

Dawn Easton said...

Wowzers Karen! Both cards are fabulous...I love the colouring and shading...fantastic!

Jackie Pedro said...

OMWORD..........First I see a bear, then a monkey, and now a puppy? Your cards are just adorable, Karen!!

Elena said...

They both very cute ans so precious! I love the new stamps!!!

cherscrap23 said...

Lovely cards and absolutely adorable images!

Terri E. said...

Your coloring is stunning! Fabulous job on the Mojo Monday sketch.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Julia Aston said...

This bear and puppy are just so adorable Karen - and your coloring is just wonderful - very cute cards with these fun new images!

Alberta said...

Absolutely adorable! Great colored images.

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Awwwww... these are just adorable! Beautiful coloring. Thanks for playing! :)