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Thursday, June 2, 2011

Taylored Expressions Sneak Peek - Day 3

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.
Hello everyone and welcome back for Day 3 of sneaks leading to the big day tomorrow morning, June 3rd at 8 AM PST! Today the team is sneaking Green Acres, Patriotic Wreath, Uncle Sam, and the Chicken Wire/Woodgrain Impression plate. I have a couple of projects to share with you today....

First up is a project using the latest series in the line of Wreath seasonal stamps, called the 4th of July Wreath.


I went clean and simple on this one...skipped out on the wreath and went right for that patriotic banner...just LOVE IT!! I stamped the image 3 times and then colored in with R29 and B39 Copics. Embellished it up with some twine, buttons, and rhinestones and stamped the perfect sentiment right at the bottom and called it done!! I will definitely be sending this card to my dad...he is one of the most patriotic men you will ever meet...retired USAF! :) Don't forget though, there is the wreath included in this Petite set that features 7 images and sentiments...and still coordinates with the Seasonal Wreath die.

Next up is a suuuuuper adorable farm set entitled, Green Acres. Check it out...

Green Acres is a full sized stamp set featuring 24 images...and let me tell you, there are some really witty sentiments in this one! It was illustrated by Doug Applegate with the Apple Doodle Ink line of stamps....same illustrator that creates those adorable penguins! :) I used the Cosmo Cricket Garden Variety (on sale for only $2.95!!!!) paper pack on my card because the adorable images just called for adorable paper. :) I also used the new Chicken Wire/Woodgrain Impression plate (on my white layer) and I can't wait to use this plate more!!! Although it's difficult to see in the photo, the impression is nice and deep and defined...looks great! I also couldn't resist adding the cow from the KI Memories Puffies - Farm to my card! Because...if you party till the cows come home, surely you will see one flying, LOL!!! Seriously though, I just love this card (I totally am stamping a happy birthday greeting inside) and I know the kids are going to LOVE playing with this set.

Speaking of the kids....

Taylor has put together another fun and jam packed kit for the little Chefs in our lives!! This kit actually features a mini book, fun and bright patterned papers, coordinating cardstock, ribbon, and brads, and envelopes. My little Chef Harrison (7 years old) wanted to create 2 projects. We are heading to the beach this summer for a little vacation so he just HAD to use the new set A Day in Paradise! Here he is coloring the chairs with one of his favorite multi-colored pens on the card he made.


He was thrilled about putting his own minibook together. He cut out pieces of the patterned paper and made his book a "doodle book." He drew on some pages and wrote random thoughts on it. How creative he was doing this and he just loved every single second of it!!

And I can't leave out my other Tiny Chef Catie of the house! She created a GREAT card using the Kid at Heart set. And to be fair, I split the minibook in two and let her create her own little "scrapbook" for our trip to the beach. She did a LOT of stamping in that one, LOL! Here's her hard at work....

And both of them proudly displaying their finished projects. :)











Could those smiles be any bigger...seriously?! :) Well, except Catie's smirky smile....so much like her momma! ;)


I hope you have been thoroughly enjoying what you've seen so far!! There is plenty more to see though!! Please have a peek at the following blogs for even more inspiration!! (Also more Tiny Chefs...YAY!!!)

24 comments:

Regina Mangum said...

Your sweeties are so sweet! I love how they both got into it so much. your cards are darling, too! XOXO

jan farnworth said...

looks like the kids had a blast.

Natalie said...

LOVE the CAS card!! Sweet! Thanks for the inspiration. Cute farm scene too!
The little chefs are doing a fabulous job!! Keep up the fantastic work.

Taylor said...

So adorable, Melissa! Love, love, love what you did with the bunting! Such a simple and festive card! And your Green Acres card is adorable...that farm puffie makes me smile!

Harrison & Catie, I love your projects! You did such a great job making your cards and books! I hope you had fun! Thanks for joining us as a tiny chef!

Julie L. said...

Very cute cards. This release is just great!!! Can't wait!

Julie L.

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

ACK! OK...I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE your CAS bunting card! The buttons are the PERFECT addition!!! Your farm card is SO sweet as well!!! LOVE your coloring!!!
Catie and Harrison did a FABULOUS job on their projects (and my word, they are ADORABLE!!!)

Darla said...

LOVE your cards, how fun is that Green Acres set?!

Lorie Hethorn said...

Clever idea on the patriotic card!

Love that Green Acre set and those colors, wow!
Also the paper is nice!
Thanks for sharing!

www.loriesstampingplace.blogspot.com

Karen Giron said...

Oh my! I just adore your CAS style with the banner agains the white cardstock - wow! And the tractor and hay with little tufts of grass, SO darling!

Catie and Harrison, your cards are just adorable! Catie, I'm so impressed with your scissor skills!

Mia said...

The simplicity of the Fourth of July card is stunning. Both cards are beautiful. Your little chef's works are cute. Thank you for sharing.

Vicki said...

LOVE your 4th of July card! So simple and cute!

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

All the cards here are amazing! Your 4th of July card is so fun, and the tractor and haystack are so cute! Please tell Harrison and Catie that their mini book and cards are awesome!

Chris L.

margie c said...

Awww, your kiddos are so adorable! They did an awesome job :)

Your cards are amazing too! Love the clean and simple one with the banner! Beautiful!

harrahx2 said...

Adorable cards and I love the felt cow and even more that you have clever children!

Crafty Math Chick said...

I love the buttons and patriotic rhinestones on your first card and HOW CUTE is that puffy cow (I LOVE that green acres set SOOO much!). Your children's creations are as adorable as they are as well.

JessicaK said...

What a creative trio you are! Excellent excellent job and thanks so much for sharing.

Wanda G (stampcat) said...

SWEET kids! Love the pictures of them so happy to be sharing their cards! I really like your clean and simple banner - it's perfection. :-)

Jess Willison said...

Such adorable cards! Love the simple 4th of July card!

Billie A said...

Love all the cards and love the little ones cards. Love that smile how cute. Great images this is a great release. Felt cow is sweet.

wendy said...

too cute ...way to go little people

Karen Motz said...

Love your clean and simple 4th of July card and the projects your kids made are adorable!!!!

Jules said...

Love both cards & I'm getting great ideas as to what to do with our daughter this summer... love it!

Sassy said...

They all did great!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

So, adorable, Melissa! LOVE the clean and simple card and your Green Acres card is adorable too! But your kids steal the show! How adorable and I just LOVE their projects!

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