Jun 30, 2012

The Taylored Expressions Release Party Continues!


Come join the party!  You'll find tasty little morsels of inspiration presented by the Baker's Dozen featuring everything that is Fresh Out of the Oven from Taylored Expressions!

I made a fun and easy set of 4 cards using Under the Sea, a super cute set of sea creatures and puns from illustrator Nancy McKinney for the Whimsical Wishes line.


The card base is Choice Snow White Cardstock and then I layered some Lagoon Cardstock with some Paradise Beach 6x6 papers from Echo Park.  The images are stamped in Memento  Tuxedo Black Ink and then colored with Copic Markers.  I used some Ladybug Doodle Twine to wrap around the top layer and then added my little fish over it with some Foam Tape.  The layout is Jen Shults' DS58.

Here are the close shots of the individual cards:


I added some Glossy Accents to the bubbles on the fish card.
 



The Baker's Dozen have more goodies for you this morning, so hop on over and see:
You can find these products in the TE store:










recipe - 
stamps: under the sea (te)
paper: lagoon (bazzill), choice snow white (te), paradise beach 6x6 (echo park)
ink: memento tuxedo black
accessories: copic markers, circle/scallop spellbinders dies, ladybug doodle twine (doodlebug inc), sewing machine, thread, foam tape (te) 

Jun 29, 2012

MFTeaser | Day 4!


Here are the details about the upcoming release on July 3 at 10 PM EST:
  • You can attend the New Release Party on July 3 from 8-10 PM EST HERE in the MFT forum, where you can enjoy fun, games, and PRIZES!
  • The MFT release, including all new stamp sets and Die-namics, is on July 3 at 10 PM EST.  You'll find all the newest products HERE at release time.
  • The guest designer contest is ON!  Check out the forum for details on how YOU can win $200 in stamp sets and Die-namics, and play along with the MFT Design Team for a month.
  • If you'd like to see all the teasers for today, please click on over to the MFT Blog NOW.  Be sure to leave comments as you go for the chance to win one of 2, $10 gift certificates given away daily.  The winners will be posted on July 3 just before the release party, on the MFT blog.
Welcome to day FOUR of MFT Teasers!  Today, I'm showing a little sneak of Baby Onesie Die-namics and Stamp Set.



Love, love, LOVE this baby onesie!  For this card, I'm using So Happy Together papers from Echo Park.  I cut out the baby onesie with the coordinating Die-namics die and then stamped the star in Colorbox Warm Red chalk ink and the rest is in Brilliance Graphite Black ink.  I added some Stacking Stars Die-namics in white cardstock as well as my beloved Fishtail Flags STAX Die-namics.

On the inside of the card, I used the negative die cut from the onesie and stamped inside.


Be sure to stop on by the MFT Blog for a complete list of all the designers playing along in today's Teaser.

Here is a peek at the new Die-namics I used today:



You can find these products in the MFT Boutique:











recipe - 
stamps: baby onesie (mft)
paper: wild cherry (mft), choice snow white (te), so happy together 6x6 (echo park)
ink: colorbox warm red chalk ink, brilliance graphite black
accessories: stacking stars/fishtail flags stax/baby onesie die-namics (mft), red rhinestones (kaisercraft), sewing machine, thread, foam tape

Taylored Expressions Release Party!


Come join the party!  You'll find tasty little morsels of inspiration presented by the Baker's Dozen featuring everything that is Fresh Out of the Oven from Taylored Expressions!

Today it's my turn to showcase Bon Voyage - a new set illustrated by Emily Burger for the Embracing Grace line.  



I stamped the image in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on both Choice Snow White Cardstock and Paradise Beach 6x6 paper and paper pieced the waves.  The ship is colored with Copic Markers and I added some fun waves with the Wave Border Die.  The sentiment banner is the Fly Your Flag 3 Die, cut in half and then I cut out a thin piece of Kraft Cardstock for the stick. The layout is Jen Del Muro's SFYTT for June.


I cut out some clouds with the Cloud Duo Die and then embossed them with the wavy side of the Waves/Bubbles Impression Plate and layered them over the image with Foam Tape

The Baker's Dozen have more goodies for you this morning, so hop on over and see:
You can find these products in the TE store:










recipe - 
stamps: bon voyage (te)
paper: lagoon (bazzill), kraft (te), choice snow white (te), paradise beach 6x6 (echo park)
ink: memento tuxedo black
accessories: copic markers, circle/scallop spellbinders dies, champagne net ribbon (ribbon carousel), red grosgrain ribbon (te), waves/bubbles impression plate (te), cloud due die (te), wave border die (te), fly your flag 3 die (te), sewing machine, thread, foam tape (te) 

Jun 28, 2012

MFTeasers | Day 3!


Here are the details about the upcoming release on July 3 at 10 PM EST:
  • You can attend the New Release Party on July 3 from 8-10 PM EST HERE in the MFT forum, where you can enjoy fun, games, and PRIZES!
  • The MFT release, including all new stamp sets and Die-namics, is on July 3 at 10 PM EST.  You'll find all the newest products HERE at release time.
  • The guest designer contest is ON!  Check out the forum for details on how YOU can win $200 in stamp sets and Die-namics, and play along with the MFT Design Team for a month.
  • If you'd like to see all the teasers for today, please click on over to the MFT Blog NOW.  Be sure to leave comments as you go for the chance to win one of 2, $10 gift certificates given away daily.  The winners will be posted on July 3 just before the release party, on the MFT blog.
Welcome to day THREE of MFT Teasers!  Today, I'm showing a little sneak of Clearly Sentimental about Audrey Hepburn, which is the Triple Scoop set for July.



The Triple Scoop reward is a full-sized stamp set offered to you absolutely FREE with a qualifying purchase of $60 or greater (before shipping and tax).  The set changes with each monthly release, and is not yet available for individual purchase, so there is always a good reason to spoil yourself with MFT!
  • Simply add the Triple Scoop product to your cart using the add to cart button, and it will be shipped with your order.
  • The Triple Set set can be combined with our Cherry on Top promotion as well for even greater savings!
  • PLEASE NOTE: We are not able to add Triple Scoop sets to your order once it is placed.  You will not receive it unless it is added to your cart.



This set is truly fabulous - it's packed full of Audrey Hepburn quotes, in a nice bold font, which make gorgeous, elegant cards.  I'm going all black and pink on my card.  I started with some Indie Chic Saffron 6x6 papers and the layout from Got Sketch and went from there.  I cut out 3 Sentiment Strips Die-namics and stamped the sentiment on the white cardstock.  I cut out some pink patterned paper with the Designer Labels 3 STAX Die-namics and then only inked up the "Pink" part of the sentiment and stamped it on the label.  Since it's Audrey, I can't help but think of New York City, so I used the Skyline Border Die-namics in pink and then layered it over 2 of the complimenting Solid Skyline Border Die-namics.  Of course, I had to add some pink border bling as well.

Be sure to stop by the MFT Blog for a complete list of designers playing along in today's Teaser.

Here are the new Die-namics I used today:





You can find these fabulous items in the MFT Boutique.











recipe - 
stamps: clearly sentimental about audrey hepburn (mft)
paper: black licorice (mft), cotton candy (mft), choice snow white (te), indie chic saffron 6x6 (my mind's eye)
ink: brilliance graphite black
accessories: solid skyline border/skyline border/jumbo squiggle/sentiment strips/designer labels 3 stax die-namics (mft), neutral buttons (su!), stone twine (twinery), pink border bling, sewing machine, thread, foam tape

Taylored Expressions July Release Day


Hi friends!  All of the new Taylored Expressions products are now available in the Fresh Out of the Oven Department!

For today's showcase, I have two cards for you.  First up is Adventure Land.



I started by stamping this adorable carousel on Choice Snow White Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and then colored it with Copic Markers.  I used the Seeing Stars Die for the star in the circle and layered it over the Fly Your Flag 2 Die.  The Majestic Border Die is layered underneath the Small Scallop Border Die, for a fun amusement park tent look.  The layout is Monday Card Madness #82.

I used these products on my Adventure Land card:


Up next is Life Saver.



I'm using Jen Shults' DS57 for this card and I grabbed some On the Sunny Side papers.  I stamped the life preserver in Memento Tuxedo Black and then cut it out with the Life Saver Die (the die comes with the stamp set - how fun is that??!).  I colored the image with Copic markers and then popped it up over some Ladybug Doodle Twine.

I used these products on my Life Saver card:


The Baker's Dozen have more goodies for you this morning, so hop on over and see:








recipe - 
adventure land card
stamps: adventure land (te)
paper: wild cherry (mft), choice snow white (te), sweet day 6x6 (echo park)
ink: memento tuxedo black
accessories: copic markers, circle spellbinders die, labels 4 spellbinders die, seeing stars dies (te), small scallop border die (te), large scallop border die (te), majestic border die (te), fly your flag 2 die (te), brights buttons (su!), buttercream twine (twinery), sewing machine, thread, foam tape (te)  



life saver card
stamps: life saver (te)
paper: choice snow white (te), wild cherry (mft), on the sunny side 6x6 (my mind's eye)
ink: memento tuxedo black
accessories: copic markers, ladybug doodle twine (doodlebug inc), live saver die (te), fishtail flags stax die-namics (mft), sewing machine, thread, foam tape (te)

Jun 27, 2012

MFTeasers | Day 2!


Here are the details about the upcoming release on July 3 at 10 PM EST:
  • You can attend the New Release Party on July 3 from 8-10 PM EST HERE in the MFT forum, where you can enjoy fun, games, and PRIZES!
  • The MFT release, including all new stamp sets and Die-namics, is on July 3 at 10 PM EST.  You'll find all the newest products HERE at release time.
  • The guest designer contest is ON!  Check out the forum for details on how YOU can win $200 in stamp sets and Die-namics, and play along with the MFT Design Team for a month.
  • If you'd like to see all the teasers for today, please click on over to the MFT Blog NOW.  Be sure to leave comments as you go for the chance to win one of 2, $10 gift certificates given away daily.  The winners will be posted on July 3 just before the release party, on the MFT blog.
Welcome to day TWO of MFT Teasers!  Today, I'm showing a little sneak of Inspired by the Sea.



The detail in the Inspired By series is always so amazing and I love this nautical themed set.  I started by stamping the boat in Brilliance Graphite Black ink on some Indie Chic Nutmeg 6x6 paper, which I cut out with the new Designer Labels 3 STAX Die-namics.  I layered on of the Circle STAX Set 2 Die-namics underneath in Black Licorice Cardstock,which fits perfectly!  I stamped the sentiment on a Fishtail Flags STAX  Die-namics and then added one of the Sea Charms Die-namics on the left.  Some Flax Twine at the bottom gives it a nice nautical touch.  The layout is MOJO247.

Don't forget to stop by the MFT Blog for a complete list of all the designers playing along in today's Teaser.

Here are the new Die-namics I used today:



You can find these items in the MFT Boutique:









recipe - 
stamps: inspired by the sea (mft)
paper: kraft (mft), black licorice (mft), indie chic nutmeg 6x6 (my mind's eye)
ink: brilliance graphite black
accessories: circle stax 2/fishtail flags stax/designer labels 3 stax/sea charms die-namics (mft), flax twine (twinery), black pearls (kaisercraft), vintage brads (su!), sewing machine, thread, foam tape

Taylored Expressions July Sneak Peek

***This is my second post this morning, please scroll down, or click here to see my MFT post***


Good morning!  The Baker's Dozen Design Team is hosting a pre-release peek of all the new Taylored Expressions sets and dies that will be available in the TE Store TOMORROW!  Woot!  I'm giving you a special sneak of a new Moka - Moka Dylan, which is illustrated by the fabulous Nancy McKinney for her Whimsical Wishes line of stamps.



Holy Moka merman muscles!!  Tee hee!  I stamped Dylan on Choice Snow White Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and then colored him with Copic Markers.  I gave him a sun kissed glow, using E11, E13, and E15 for his suntan.  I used the Moka Hair & Skin Color Chart to pick some strawberry blond colors for him too.  I created all of the little borders with the Majestic Border Die and then used the negative die cut for the scallop look underneath the layered Waves Borders.  I used the Fly Your Flag 2 Die for the sentiment flag, and then created a smaller flag to put underneath with some Crystal Twinkles.  The papers are Hello Summer 6x6 from Echo Park and the layout is Jen Shults' DS56

I used the new Waves/Bubbles Impression Plate to create the embossed background - here is a detail shot of the bubbles (the waves are in the blue paper).


Here is some additional info about the July Release:

TE July Release
  • The Baker's Dozen has 4 days of inspiration, today through Saturday, featuring all the July Release products.
  • All of the new products will be available for purchase on Thursday, June 28th 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 a look at the stamp sets and a SPECIAL Facebook GIVEAWAY, tonight (Wednesday) at 6 pm PST.
  • Blog Giveaway - TODAY ONLY - Two lucky commenters will be randomly chosen to win a $10 TE Gift Certificate. Hop around to see the sneak peeks and leave comments on each blog for more chances to win. Winners will be announced on Taylor's blog on Thursday morning.
For more inspiration, hop on over and see:
You can find these products in the TE store:










recipe - 
stamps: moka dylan (te)
paper: kraft (te), choice snow white (te), hello summer 6x6 (echo park)
ink: memento tuxedo black
accessories: copic markers, circle spellbinders dies, majestic border die (te0, wave border die (te), fly your flag 2 die (te), waves/bubbles impression plate (te), clear twinkles (te), sewing machine, thread, foam tape (te) 

MFT Wednesday Stamp Club


Hello!  It's Wednesday and that means it's time for another fun sketch challenge from MFT!  Here's a look at the sketch:


I made a card using Mouse in the House Blessed Mouse.



I stamped this sweet little mouse in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a Rectangle STAX Set 2 Die-namics die cut and then colored her with Copic Markers.

I stamped the partial sentiment on a First Place Award Ribbon Die-namics die and then added a little button with some Shore Twine.


I stamped another sentiment inside the card along with the little butterfly, and have him a touch of color.


Be sure to stop by the MFT Blog for a complete list of all the designers playing along in this week's Stamp Club.

You can find these items in the MFT Boutique:








recipe - 
stamps: mouse in the house blessed mouse (mft)
paper: cotton candy (mft), green gumdrop (mft), choice snow white (te), country drive 6x6 (echo park)
ink: memento tuxedo black
accessories: copic markers, rectangle stax 1&2/open scallop edge/first place award ribbon die-namics (mft), blue rhinestones (kaisercraft), brights buttons (su!), shore twine (the twinery), sewing machine, thread, foam tape