In Stamping Mode

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Taylored Expressions Sneak Peek - Cozy Cottages


Hello everyone!!! So happy that you are here today for the beginning of sneaks for the February release of stamps and accessories at Taylored Expressions! Just a reminder that everything I will be sneaking for the next few days will be available for purchase beginning Friday, February 4th at 8 AM PST....so sit back, relax, and enjoy the sneaks we have to share with you until then!

Today is a special day of sneaks as all of the Baker's Dozen are sneaking the newest Giving Tree stamp set, which is a special sets who's portion of sales go to various charities. I love that Taylor does this every quarter, and she always chooses such wonderful charities to support each time! This one is certainly no different!

So I sneak for you the latest Giving Tree set... COZY COTTAGES!


I have been in DIRE need of home/neighborhood stamps and I'm sooo happy these came along! The houses are cute and some are even along the fairytale-ish line. :) This special set was illustrated by our own Nancy McKinney to join in her Whimsical Wishes line and I know that we all just adore it!

Another special little surprise here are that there are THREE new dies that coordinate beautifully with this set! Now, I've only used one of the dies on my card (look for a project later this week to incorporate more) :) I'm betting you will be able to guess which one!





Now, for the months of February, March, and April, Taylored Expressions will donate $7 to Habitat for Humanity with the sale of each Cozy Cottage stamp set!!! How awesome is that? Habitat for Humanity, through the help of Churches, community groups, and volunteers, have successfully tackled the issues of poverty housing - having built over 350,000 homes and sheltering over 1.75 million people over 3,000 communities worldwide. They are absolutely amazing and I am positively thrilled that the sales of this set will benefit them!

Those of you who are accustomed to Taylored Expressions sets are already familiar with the pre-cut high quality rubber that the stamps are received as. These Giving Tree sets are still made from high quality, deep etched rubber, however they will need to be trimmed as they come in sheet form.

And there's another special treat for you today that I am excited to share! Remember the Tiny Chefs from last month?? They're baaaaaaaaack!!! :) This month, Taylored Expressions is releasing a special COLORING BOOK filled with the adorable images from the Cozy Cottage set!


Catie was sooooo thrilled to be a spotlighted Tiny Chef of the household this month and couldn't wait to be photographed with her newest coloring book!

She couldn't WAIT to color in it too...mommy was taking too long getting the camera ready (and table cleaned off) as she wanted to color in it the second it was taken from the mailbox!


And, of course, the first page to be colored HAD to be the cupcake house!! Think this girl likes to color much from those collection of crayons? (Yes, that 3 year old keeps them THAT neat and orderly!!!)


And we can't have a photo without the tongue hanging half out. She's going to love seeing this one when she gets older...LOL!!

The coloring book sells for $2.99, and your little Tiny Chef won't be disappointed!

Now, let's check out what the rest of the Baker's + Nancy have to share with you with this set. Can't wait to see as I KNOW they will create something super fabulous!!

Thanks for your visit and hope to see you back here tomorrow for even more peeks!!

Taylor VanBruggen

Charmaine Ikach
Danielle Lounds
Donna Baker
Jackie Pedro
Jodi Collins
Karen Giron
Karen Motz
Nancy McKinney (our wonderful illustrator)
Regina Mangum
Sankari Wegman
Tori Wild

16 comments:

Sankari W. said...

Catie rocks!!! Your little mini-me is SOOO adorable! And WOW! I can't believe how neat she keeps her crayons! Her drawing is SOOOO CUTE and she looks simply beautiful! And your card is awesome Melissa - I love the different clouds and the papers and your coloring -soooo awesome! Beautiful girl!
Big hugs,
Sankari :)

Taylor said...

So pretty, Melissa! I love that you outlined the clouds with glitter! And Catie is just adorable with her coloring page! I can't believe her crayons are so neat... mine were a mess of half eaten hodge podge thrown in a coffee can when I was that age! lol

Tori Wild said...

Patterned paper FABULOUSNESS Melissa!! Cadie is just an absolute doll--- she did such a great job and wow-- can she come teach my kids to put their things away-- that takes some dedication!! :)

Sankari W. said...

Melissa - your daughter is ADORABLE! I love Catie's sweet expressions and I LOVE her coloring and I can't believe that she keeps her princess crayons soooo neat!!! That is amazing!!! She is such a mini-you - gorgeous and so talented! Please tell her that she just ROCKS!!! And your card with your paper pieced clouds and awesome colors is sooo lovely! WOW! Beautiful card dearest Melissa!!
Big hugs,
Sankari :)

Sharon Harnist said...

Darling card, Melissa -- and that's an awesome (very organized!) coloring set your daughter has! She's a doll!

Jami said...

Your card is adorable! Especailly love the patterned clouds! And Catie is a doll - so fun to see her crafting too!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

ACK! OMG Melissa...Catie is GORGEOUS and she colored her page beautifully!!! LOVE your card...the colors and papers are fab!!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

What an adorable card, Melissa! And Catie is just too cute! I LOVE her coloring set up! She did a beautiful job!

Laura.K said...

Wow. Those clouds are just fabulous.
Your little girl is so sweet.

Monika/Buzsy said...

She is such a cutie! Love her smile. She is a crafter! :o) Lovely card. Those new dies and images are fabulous. :o)

Karen Giron said...

OH how darling is Catie!? She did such and amazing job on her coloring page - sooooo cute!!! and you did a good job to ;) I think you are a genius making your clouds out of patterned paper! I love it!!!

Donna said...

oh my! I ADORE the pattern clouds, I don't think I would have EVER thought about doing that, how FUN!! your tiny chef is so precious! what a great job she did.

Rose said...

Very cute cottage card, love your clouds!!! And your little artist in training is adorable, beautiful work.

Jackie Pedro said...

Look at your Mini Me, Catie! She is ADORABLE!!!

Your card is SO CUTE! Love the patterned paper clouds!!

Regina Mangum said...

I love what you did with your clouds! Catie is the sweetest little thing I have ever seen. She is so proud of herself! I love it how happy she looks...she's so talented, just like YOU! XOXO

Karen Motz said...

Catie looks like she had SO much fun and her colouring is FAB!!! LOVE your sweet house card with those patterned clouds...LOVE!!!

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