Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Taylored Expressions Sneak Peek Day 1

It's time for sneak peeks of the new sets that will be available at Taylored Expressions on Friday, February 4th at 8am PST.

The first set we're sharing, Cozy Cottages, is the newest  in the TE Giving Tree program, and there are also three new dies, the picket fence die, the cloud duo die, and the whimsy tree die (which coordinates with the tree in Cozy Cottages).

For the months of February, March, and April, when you purchase Cozy Cottages you'll be helping to support Habitat for Humanity. Through the work of Habitat, many low-income families have found new hope in the form of affordable housing. Churches, community groups and others have joined together to successfully tackle a significant social problem - decent housing for all. Habitat for Humanity is a true world leader in addressing the issues of poverty housing, having built more than 350, 000 houses sheltering 1.75 million people in more than 3, 000 communities world wide. Please visit www.habitat.org for more information on this incredible charity. Taylored Expressions will donate $7.00 to Habitat for Humanity for each Cozy Cottages set sold in the next three months.

I made the cheeriest "welcome to the neighbourhood" card with Cozy Cottages and I incorporated the picket fence die {LOVE it} and the cloud duo die {another LOVE}. This set is full of the most adorable house images...the mushroom just makes me smile!!! I saved the boot for my Friday project and I have a little story to go along with it...but you'll have to wait a couple of days.

The images are stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black onto choice snow white and coloured with copics. I added sparkle with Spica glitter pens then cut out the houses. The picket fence and cloud duo dies both cut beautifully and the fence is long enough to easily span a standard sized card.

The patterned papers are from October Afternoon's Cherry Hill collection. I used my circles impression plate on the background piece of island mist light and tied some baker's twine around the fence for a fun accent. A corduroy button and a few Twinkles were all the card needed to finish it off.

The TE Giving Tree sets are the only ones that come in sheet form, so you'll need to give them a quick trim before you start stamping. This allows more money to be donated to charity. I cut out my set in a matter of minutes with these scissors.

I know the Baker's Dozen has plenty of fun and fabulous projects to share today so let's get hopping, shall we?
Charmaine Ikach
Danielle Lounds
Donna Baker
Jackie Pedro
Jodi Collins
Karen Giron
Melissa Sauls
Regina Mangum
Sankari Wegman
Tori Wild
Taylor Van Bruggen
and Nancy McKinney, our fabulous Whimsical Wishes illustrator

Thanks for stopping by!


Sankari W. said...

AMAZING coloring! WOW! Talk about happy and cheery and bright and lovely! LOVE your gorgeous card Karen! WOWOWOW!!! The twine around the fence is darlign and love the embossed background that you created! Fabulous as always dearest Saucy!!!
Big hugs,
Sankari :)

Taylor said...

Wow Karen... this is amazing! I love your coloring and the highlighting with glitter pens! The bright colors are fabulous and the impression plate on the background is the perfect touch! Love that picket fence too!

Unknown said...

I LOVE the bright, whimsical coloring on here-- the glitter pen accents are awesome Karen! Such a fun, happy card!

Jami said...

I love the fun neighborhood scene you created - especially the embossed sky - such a wonderful touch!

Donna Baker said...

wow - what a FUN card! it's so cheerful and your coloring divine!

Monique said...

A breath of fresh air Karen!! Love this little scene you have created with nice bright colors... This is sure to make anybody feel welcome!!

Margaret de Witt said...

Gorgeous Karen, the card just pops out at you. The sky you created is so clever.

Jodi Collins said...

SO bright and fun...I just ADORE this!!! GORGEOUS girlie!!

Tracy said...

Shut the front door! I would SO want to live in this neighborhood. It's so bright & happy. Everyone would be in a good mood all the time! As always, AMAZING coloring!!!!!

Jenn K said...

I SO love the colors you chose for this!! Love, Love, LOVE this!!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

What a beautiful, FUN, bright and happy card, Karen! I just LOVe it! That impression plate was PERFECT!

Laura.K said...

Wow, such a grate coloring and such a sweet perfect little card. I love it.

Ann Kranitz said...

Loving these cute little houses and that picket fence is perfect!!

Karen Giron said...

Girl, you are rockin' the Copics!!! Love that bright and cheery mushroom cottage and the fence really pops! Love it!!!

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is BEYOND cute!!

Rose said...

Absolutely LOVE your whole scene, so many fabulous details. Awesome job.

Jackie Pedro said...

Oh. My. GAWD.......(said in my best Lownga Eyelind accent) This is ADORABLE!!!! Love the scene and your AWESOME coloring!!

Regina Mangum said...

GET OUT OF TOWN with that coloring!!!!! Ooooh, sooooo fabulous and I wish this was MINE. Love it! XOXO