In Stamping Mode

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Taylored Expressions Sneak Peek - 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 Oven Department 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.
Whew!! That was a lot to share, right?! Well, I am excited that it is time for another fabulous release from Taylored Expressions, and today I am going to share two projects with you.

First let me begin with...Relax...


Ahhh, this just makes me want to kick back on a beach with a nice frosty beverage and enjoy the sights and the sounds of the beach. I'm THRILLED about this set! Sooo many images and perfect for our upcoming family vacation to the beach this summer. The set is entitled A Day in Paradise and was illustrated by the very talented, Nancy McKinney for the Whimsical Wishes line of stamps. This is a sophisticated Cape Cod themed beach set featuring 21 solid and open lined images perfect for card making, scrapping, home decor projects...let your imagination go wild! I am also sneaking in a little peek at the new Border Wave die. :) I went a little clean and simple and did some paper-piecing using My Mind's Eye Stella Rose Gertie for my patterned paper here. I colored my beach chairs in with Copics in E53, E55, and E59, and topped with ribbon and called it done. I love this card!!

Next is the super adorable Surf's Up set, illustrated by Doug Applegate for the Apple Doodle Ink line of stamps....

I just ADORE these little penguins and this little guy ready to cut some waves especially! I used the Wave Border die here again and love it layered on itself to really make it pop up! I stamped this cutie with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored him in with Copics. Patterned paper is entirely from Pink Paislee's Hometown Summer. Super adorable, am I right?! :)

Well, the rest of the Bakers' with Taylor and Jami have even more to share with you so make sure you hop around for some wonderful inspiration! Also, don't forget to stop back by tomorrow for even MORE sneaks leading up to the big release this Friday, June 3rd at 8 AM PST!

Charmaine Ikach
Danielle Lounds
Jackie Pedro
Jami Sibley
Jodi Collins
Karen Giron
Karen Motz
Melissa Sauls
Regina Mangum
Sankari Wegman
Taylor VanBruggen
Tori Wild
Wanda Guess
and illustrator, Nancy McKinney

28 comments:

wendy said...

great cards !

Julie L. said...

LOVE your day in paradise card! Those chairs are just adorable!

Julie L.
jlearned at charter dot net

Karen Giron said...

LOVE the stripedy waves and the vellum on your second card is amazing! I need to remember that! Super cute projects!!

Vicki said...

Very cute!

Wanda G (stampcat) said...

FANTASTIC! Your coloring is just beautiful and your color choices pop! The waves of the patterned paper are fab...I wish I thought of that! :-)

Donna said...

love the black behind the wave really makes it stand out.

Regina Mangum said...

Hey Melissa! These are so pretty - I just love your style. Gorgeous cards, both. XOXO

Tami said...

I absolutely adore the penguin and would LOVE to go sit in those chairs!

Mia said...

The surfs up penguin is super fun. Thank you for sharing you beautiful work!

RedGem said...

I love the paper piecing on your cards... looking forward to the new dies and the penguin stamps. Tks for sharing!

Karen Motz said...

Look at the shading on those chairs...SWOON!!!!! Love the colours on the surfing card too!!

Taylor said...

Oooh... super cute, Melissa! And mmmmm...a frosty beverage sounds great right about now (virgin, of course!). :)

Love both of these cards!

Jackie said...

These are so pretty! I love the vellum, it's wonderful as a backing! And what a great use of designer papers, so cute!

Jules said...

Great coloring job on those adirondacks! Love it!

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

Just adorable cards! I really like how you used the new wave border die, it adds so much!

Chris L.

Lisa said...

Such fun cards - great inspiration!

Kathi said...

Oh my heck. Too cute. Both cards are summery and fabulous. I love the striped waves!!!

Natalie said...

Fantastic coloring!! Love the design on that first card, wow! Your little surfer dude is too cute!

Jillisgram said...

Fun blog hop! Great cards.

Holly Saveur said...

Those chairs look so great..great coloring too.
very sweet cards.

jan farnworth said...

very nice cards

Sassy said...

the lawn chairs put you in the mood for summer! Cute, cute, cute!!!

Billie A said...

Wow those chairs look almost real great job in coloring. The water is cool done like that out of designer paper. Both cards are great.

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

LOVE these! Your coloring on the adirondeck chairs is PERFECTION and I LOVE the vellum on the penguin card!

Glenda J said...

So fun! Great colours.

Crafty Math Chick said...

I LOVE your coloring of your adirondack chairs - breathtaking! And the striped waves are so fun!

Anonymous said...

Great Cards... Great work on them.. Just love the penquins...and the palm tree.
Virginia
1snoopyfan@cox.net

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Look at that ADORABLE surfer Penguin! He's the cutest!

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