Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Taylored Expressions Sneak Peeks Day 1

June Release At a Glance
  • We have sneak peeks to share Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.  All of the new products will be available for purchase on Friday, June 3rd at 8 am PST. You'll find it all in the Fresh out of the OvenDepartment in the Taylored Expressions Store.
  • Join us as a fan on Facebook for an early peek at the stamp sets on Thursday night beginning at approximately 6 pm PST.
  • Special Early Bird Offer on Release Day for the first 15 orders over $100.  It's TOTALLY SWEET!
  • Mystery Baker's Dozen Blog Giveaway: Each day one lucky blog commenter will be chosen by random draw to win a $10 TE Gift Certificate.  Winners will be chosen from a different Baker's Dozen blog each day and all will be announced on Taylor's blog on Release Day!  Be sure to hop around to see all the sneak peeks and leave comments on each and every blog for more chances to win. Limit one comment per blog per day, please.  Comments close Thursday 6/2 at 7pm for the drawings.

Can you believe it's already time for another fabulous release from Taylored Expressions?!? Today the Baker's Dozen is headed to the beach with a whole slew of beachy stamp sets like A Day In Paradise, Moka Lani, Beach Belle, Surf's Up and two beachy dies, the palm tree die (which coordinates with the palm tree from the previously released set Hangin' Out at the Beach) and the wave border die.

I've used Beach Belle and A Day in Paradise today. So let's start with Beach Belle, one of the Penguin Petites sets illustrated by Doug Applegate for the Apple Doodle Ink line. Each Petite set comes on a 3" x 5.5" full colour sturdy storage panel and is made of deeply etched rubber on EZ Mount. The Petite sets are already trimmed out so you can get load them onto acrylic blocks and get stamping in a jiffy.

I started by stamping Beach Belle with Memento Tuxedo Black onto Choice Snow White then I coloured her with copics. The card layout is TESC139.

I chose fun patterned papers from Echo Park's Splash paper pad and paired them with pacific point. So you see the new Wave Border die going across the card? Aren't those curly waves so fabulous!!! I cut the waves out of patterned paper and again out of pacific point so I could layer and create a bit of a shadow effect. My circles impression plate came in handy for adding texture to the orange panel and a couple of Twinkles on the flower in her hair gave the card just a little bling.

Let's completely switch gears from bright and cheery to serene and restful with this card using A Day In Paradise. This is a full sized set containing 21 solid and line images and sentiments and comes on a 5.75" x 8.5" full colour sturdy storage panel. It's illustrated by Nancy McKinney for the Whimsical Wishes line.

Can I just say this could be my new 'go to' set for summer!! I love it...it's super versatile for both masculine and feminine cards and I love that there's a Happy Retirement sentiment in the set!!!

I stamped the chairs and umbrella with Memento Tuxedo Black onto kraft then coloured them with copics. The umbrella is paper pieced and popped on foam tape for dimension. I used my green pencils to add in some tufts of grass.

The patterned papers are from My Mind's Eye Stella Rose Hattie collection and the blue solid is baja breeze. I'd really love to be sitting under that umbrella right now, maybe with a refreshing margarita!!

Now it's time to hop around and see what the rest of the Baker's Dozen created with these new stamps and dies!
Charmaine Ikach
Danielle Lounds
Jackie Pedro
Jami Sibley
Jodi Collins
Karen Giron
Melissa Sauls
Regina Mangum
Sankari Wegman
Taylor VanBruggen
Tori Wild
Wanda Guess
and illustrator, Nancy McKinney

See you right back here tomorrow for more fabulous sneak peeks!
Thanks for stopping by!


wendy said...

great cards...fun colors too

Julie L. said...

Like your color choices! Fun cards!

Julie L.
jlearned at charter dot net

Karen Giron said...

Happy summer indeed! LOVE your hula penguin and your retirement card is absolutely perfect! Love these!!

Vicki said...

Love that you shared the copics you used!

Wanda G (stampcat) said...

Really great ideas with the stamps! Perfection!

Vicki Burdick said...

so adorable Karen!!!

Donna said...

love the chairs, love the colors too

Regina Mangum said...

SO CUTE, Karen! I love that sweet guinny and your polka dot umbrella is just perfect! XOXO

Tami Grandi said...

what cute cute cards!

RedGem said...

What a wonderful cute cards and can hardly wait for the release. Tks for sharing!

Mia said...

Both very sweet cards. Thank you for sharing.

Taylor said...

Love the bright, fun Beach Belle card! The royal blue ribbon is such a striking addition! And absolutely love the chairs stamped on Kraft paper with the popped up umbrella!

Kim O'Connell said...

Oh my! I do love that Happy Retirement card! I love how you've paper pieced and popped up that umbrella!

Jackie said...

These cards are so sweet, I just love the colors you used on both and the layouts! Fabulous!

Jules said...

Love both cards - & love how they each showcase their own personality.

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

Awesome cards! I just love the fish paper with your adorable penguin, and your Happy Retirement card is just perfect--love the umbrella!

Chris L.

Lisa J said...

Lovely cards ~ I can't wait to see the full release!

Kathi said...

Both cards are fantastic. The penguin with that fish paper made me giggle.

Those adirondack chairs and umbrella are wonderful.

Natalie said...

Wonderful summer colors on that first card! Love the adirondak chairs, now that says relaxation!! Love it!

Leslie said...

That first card is adorable - love the bright colors, the wave, the bow!!! The second card is lovely too - wish I was sitting in a chair like that right now! :)

Jillisgram said...

Looks like summer is here. All the cards in the hop are reflecting it!

Holly Saveur said...

What a great idea to use the chairs for retirement.
great cards!

jan farnworth said...

love your summer cards with the chairs nicely done

Billie A said...

Great cards and love the reirement card great job of Taylor coming up with a sweet images that can be used so many ways. Love your cards.

Jodi Collins said...

Oh my word! Your Beach Belle is SO sweet! FAB colors and layout! Your second card makes me long for Maine...I can picture sitting in one of these chairs and staring at the ocean from the Marginal Way!

Crafty Math Chick said...

I love the bright colors and pretty DPs you used in your penguin card, and LOVE those adirondack chairs, something so calm and peaceful about them.

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

These are just adorable, Karen!