Monday, June 4, 2012

Taylored Expressions Sneak Peek - Moka Karen

June Release At a Glance
  • We have sneak peeks to share Monday through Wednesday.  All of the new products will be available for purchase on Thursday, June 7th at 8 am PST. You'll find it all in the Fresh out of the Oven Department at the Taylored Expressions Store. 
  • Join us as a fan on Facebook for an early peek at the stamp sets, as well as a SPECIAL Facebook GIVEAWAY, on Wednesday night beginning at approximately 6 pm PST.

I'm honoured to have been asked to play along with the Baker's Dozen design team to help showcase a sweet new stamp set, Moka Karen. She's an adorable Canadian Mountie and I'm sure you'll recognize her iconic red coat uniform. Moka Karen is part of the Whimsical Wishes line from Taylored Expressions and Nancy McKinney, the illustrator, is Canadian, so it's fitting to add a Canadian counterpart to Moka Betsy. I'm also Canadian and you'll notice there are a few other Canadian guest designers sharing Moka Karen creations today.

It's not always snowing in Canada (well, I guess that depends where you are in Canada...LOL!) so I thought I'd have her outside on a beautiful summer day. Maybe she's getting ready for a July 1st Canada Day parade. No matter what she's doing, I can't help feeling a sense of pride when I look at her. She's kinda special to me because I was a police officer when we lived in Canada. I wasn't a Mountie, so I didn't get to wear the red coat, but we did have similar hats (which I hated wearing!).

She's stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black onto Choice Buttercream and coloured with copic markers. I added a little whimsy to the Canadian flag by paper piecing it with red polka dot paper from the My Mind's Eye On the Bright Side One paper pad. I used the Cloud Duo dies to cut out the white felt clouds and used the Picket Fence Border die to cut out the brown fence. To finish the card I stamped two of the sentiments from the set along the bottom.

Moka Karen is a Petite set of 6 images and sentiments made of deeply etched rubber. The set comes on a full colour 3" x 5" panel which stores perfectly in the Petite Storage Case.

Be sure to hop around and see what the rest of the Baker's Dozen and Guests have to share today.

  • Charmaine Ikach
  • Christine Okken - Special Guest
  • Jen Shults
  • Jodi Collins
  • Karen Giron
  • Karen Motz - Special Guest  <----- you're here
  • Kerry Johnson - Special Guest
  • Melissa Sauls
  • Melody Rupple
  • Michele Boyer - Guest Designer
  • Nancy McKinney - Illustrator
  • Regina Mangum
  • Sankari Wegman
  • Sherie Siemens - Special Guest
  • Stephanie Kraft
  • Taylor VanBruggen

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    Jami said...

    Love that textured sky and paper pieced flag! So fun to have you playing with the team again!!

    Taylor said...

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this, Karen! Thanks so much for joining us to showcase our special Canadian Moka! ;)

    Jen Shults said...

    This is so so cute Karen! I love the paper piecing you did and the embossed sky... such perfect touches!

    Melody said...

    Great scene! Love the embossed background!

    Miriam Prantner said...

    Sweet card! Love the embossing and the coloring. Wonderful!

    Renee said...

    If I had to leave the would be to good for you to include them in your products!

    Queen Mary said...

    This image is so cute and you are all making such great cards - I wish I were Canadian!

    Unknown said...

    Wonderful card, Karen! Love the sweet scene you created and the piecing on the flag!

    Heidi Brawley said...

    Oh this is sooooo AWESOME!!!! I am not Canadian but she has to make yall proud to be one!!! love the card!!!
    hugs, Heidi

    wendy said...

    go Canada...great card Karen....this Moka Mountie is so adorable

    ChristineCreations said...

    What an awesome polkadotted flag! And how cool to have a CDN set named after you :) Really cute Karen!

    CardsbyJo said...

    Love this card! After looking at your card, I want then set even though I know no one in Canada. :)
    The DP on the flag just adds that special touch!!

    Mary-Anne V said...

    Awesome this image. I agree it is not always snowing in Canada I have to remind my hubby of that when he likes to tease me.

    Anonymous said...

    Hi Karen! SOOOO Happy to see your here again with us! Your Moka Karen is toooooo cute. Love your card design! Have a wonderful Day!

    Unknown said...

    Lovely card! Love the embossed background and how you have her standing in front of the fence! TFS! ;o)

    Shari said...

    Hey Karen! I LOVE HER! I am Canadian too, eh! Love the sky texture you used! Only thing she is missing is a Timmie's cup LOL


    Jodi Collins said...

    You, Canadian Karen, have ROCKED Moka Karen! This is a delight my friend! LOVE all the texture on this!

    Leslie said...

    Aaaagh, she's perfect! She's YOU!! Love, love, LOVE this card! Eh? :)