Friday, June 5, 2009

Taylored Expressions Release Day!!!

A shopping we will go... A shopping we will go...Hi Ho the derio... A shopping we will go!!! Because all five new sets are now available at Taylored Expressions! Woo hoo!!! Can you believe it...FIVE brand new sets and coordinating Key Ingredients! 

So today I have an adorable Cuppie card to share using images from the Beach Bum set. 
I had a tough time deciding which papers to use because the Beach Bum Key Ingredients are full of amazing patterned papers. The colours in this KI scream summer fun! Then I had to decide on an image...
I wish I was there on the beach building that sand castle with Cuppie! In fact, dare I say he builds a pretty mean sand castle...LOL! The image was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black onto Choice Buttercream (included in the Beach Bum KI) and coloured with copics. I stamped the palm tree twice on a separate piece of paper, coloured it then cut out the entire tree and just the leaves, which I popped for dimension. 

The layout for this card is from Jen's Sketch For You To Try. I ran the piece of yellow through my Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder then adhered one of the cool stickers from the Beach Bum KI. The sunglasses are one of the fun brads that's included in the Beach Bum Bundle


















Today also marks the debut of a new Lasting Impressions collection with Faith & Hope. This is a collection of inspirational quotes and Bible verses for encouragement. The quotes and verses are quite touching. I chose to work with a quote by Helen Keller, "Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadows. It's what sunflowers do." Have you ever watched a field of sunflowers as they turn throughout the day with the sun? It's REALLY cool and always amazes me!
I paired the quote with one of the flowers from Fresh Flowers, which I coloured with copics and added black Flower Soft to the center for dimension. The black velvet patterned paper is by 7 Gypsies and I've been hoarding it since my trip to Calgary in March, but I thought this was the perfect application for it. I did some paper piercing 'a la Jodi' and finished the corners with some pink Tiny Twinkles

If you love everything you saw these last three days then the Stamp Lovers Bundle is the one for you. But be sure to check out the Fresh Out of the Oven section at Taylored Expressions for all the new releases and new products.


And don't forget to visit the rest of the Baker's Dozen for another day of fabulous creations!

Thanks for stopping by, and happy shopping!
Karen

16 comments:

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

You, my friend, know how to ROCK those Copics! You really must give me lessons! LOVE your cuppie card, dare I say, I wish I was on the beach as well? LOL!!
Your second card is simply delightful! I LOVE the flower with the ribbon and of course, your "piercing ala Jodi"...you make me smile Saucy!!

Nancy said...

So fantastic. Love your simple flower with flower soft and the Helen Keller quote...
~Nancy

Karen Giron said...

Ok, that palm tree by the sand castle is amazing - why didn't I think of that???! I absolutely love how you put the flower through your bow! That looks beautiful!

Ana said...

Love these!! Your first card is so fun and the layout and style of the second is stunning.

Jami said...

Your beach card just screams FUN! Love it! And your F&H card is so pretty!

Sankari W. said...

Karen - I love love your coloring!! Seriously - I am calling for you to do a tutorial - because you SO rock it!! Love the bright fun summer beach fun of the first card. ANd that cutout flower in the bow is genius!! What a great idea!! Beautiful cards Karen!!!
Hugs!
Sankari :)

Janet said...

AMAZING:) (as usual!!)...that beach bum cuppie is sooooooooo cute:)
hugs

Denise (peanutbee) said...

A shopping we will go.....hee! Now I totally have that song in my head!! :)

Your beach card is amazing...so bright, and yummy, and fun!!...and your coloring is ALWAYS beautiful! That F&H card is SOOOOO elegant. I love love LOVE it!

Jen del Muro said...

these are awesome!!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Love your colours and the elegance of your Faith and Hope card...just beautiful! And how fun is the Beach Bum card with the palm tree out of the box and the sticker so perfect??? Love them Karen!

Amy Sheffer said...

Awesome, Karen! That first one is just full of cuteness, and the second so elegant! Saw this on SCS and was wondering about the sunglasses - they're so cute!

Dawn Easton said...

Your first card is super cute...so fun and bright!
Your second card is so pretty!

Leslie said...

Wowzer! Okay, that's it - you MUST give us all a copic lesson tutorial!!! Love the cards....am off to shop and you know how I love to do that:)

Wendy said...

Now these are cards! I am with all the girls, your Copic colouring is amazing!

Donna Baker said...

both cards are fantastic!!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

What awesome cards, Karen! Just BEAUTIFUL!