August 5, 2009

Taylored Expressions Release Day!!!

Hi everyone!! Happy Wednesday and happy Taylored Expressions release day!!!

I have two projects to share with you today, one, a card, the other, a fun little addition to my desk!!

For my card, I stamped this DARLING pie from the Berries & Cherries set in Memento Tuxedo Black onto Choice Buttercream, and colored it with Copic Markers. I also stamped the strawberry blossoms all over my background, colored them with Copics, and sponged the edges to make my very own, berry inspired, patterned paper!!!

I pierced just about every inch of this card (you know it makes me happy!!), and added some DELISH ribbon from the Berries & Cherries Key Ingredients!!! The sentiment, "thank you berry much" was colored in with SU! markers and punched with the Word Window Punch.

I used Prism cardstock on this, also from the Berries & Cherries Key Ingredients, in Suede Brown Dark and Rose Medium!!

For my next project, I decided to embellish one of my favorite products from Taylored Expressions, the Perfect Package Card Box!!! While this box was designed to house A2 cards, it can be used for SO many other purposes...which is what I have done here!!

I am on a perpetual diet (giggle!!)...and currently I am doing Weight Watchers!! I decorated this box to keep at my desk at work to serve a dual purpose...first off, the sentiment "chillax, chickie!" is to remind me to CHILL even though I may be stressed...and if I am stressing (which is more often than not!), than to reach inside for a DELISH drink mixer (0 calories!) instead of heading down to the cafe for a candy bar!!!

As you can see, my Perfect Package is CHOCK full of these drink mixes...and the colors match my patterned paper too!!!

For my box, I stamped the blender from Chillax in Memento Tuxedo Black onto Choice Snow White and colored it with Copic Markers. I added Glossy Accents to the "glass" portion of my blender, and added some shimmer to the "metallic" portions with a Sakura Gelly Roll pen!!!

The patterned paper is from the Girl Friday collection from Cosmo Cricket (it makes me so happy!!) and the ribbons are from SU!!! Of course, I added paper piercing all over!!

Please check out the fabulousness from the Baker's Dozen right here!!

Ana Wohlfahrt
Charmaine Ikach
Dawn Easton
Denise Marzec
Donna Baker
Jen del Muro
Karen Giron
Karen Motz
Laura Fredrickson
Laurie Schmidlin
Sankari Wegman
Jami Sibley
and of course, Taylor VanBruggen!!!

As always, Taylor has the most AMAZING bundles! Check out the fabulosity she is offering (and the savings too!! WOW!)

Being it is Release Day...head on over to Taylored Expressions for all the new releases and goodies!! I cannot wait to see what everyone does with these wonderful new sets!!! OH! Make sure you click on Fresh Out Of the Oven link at Taylored Expressions! Taylor now carries COPIC SKETCH MARKERS among other FAB new products!!!

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Berries & Cherries by Taylored Expressions
Paper: Choice Buttercream, Suede Brown Dark & Rose Medium
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black & Creamy Caramel
Accessories: SU! Markers, Copic Markers, Word Window Punch, Paper Piercing Tool and Template, Sponge Dauber, Ribbons from Berries & Cherries Key Ingredients and Foam Tape

Drink Mix Perfect Package:
Stamps: Chillax by Taylored Expressions
Paper: Intense Kiwi, Choice Snow White & Girl Friday by Cosmo Cricket
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copic Markers, Glossy Accents, Paper Piercing Tool and Template, Pink Pirouette Striped Ribbon, Whisper White Organza Ribbon, Scallop Edge Punch and Foam Tape



  1. I just love your work! Everything always looks so neat and precise!

  2. OMG!! What yummy cards!! I love all the fantastic accents you add to your images!! Beautifully created!! HUGS

  3. OMG! So cute, Jods!!! LOVE the drink mix idea!! So clever!!

  4. Wow Jodi - you and I were on the same wavelength with that blossom BG! Love your pie card! And that drink mix box is so clever and oh so cute! What a great gift idea for a friend on a diet too!

  5. Oh no! I hadn't seen the pie until's so yummy. Thanks for sharing your inspiring creations!

  6. These are fabulous Jodi, and your drink mixers are amazing! Love the idea and the execution is sheer perfection!

  7. You are just so creative!! Both of these are amazing!!

  8. SOOO Creative Jodi...these are FANTASTIC GIRL!!!

  9. MMMMM! I can smell that delightful pie all the way out here - beautiful projects, you never disappoint!

  10. Love your pie card and that wonderful box Jodi!

  11. Both projects are outstanding, Jodi! I so hear you about stress and reaching for that good ol' candy bar. Good for you in making a special box to sit on your desk filled with good choices!!

  12. Honey, these are amazing! That margarita set is calling my name I will tell you!

  13. love love LOVE your card! Your "patterned paper" is so pretty...I always forget to use my stamps in that way. The chillax box for your desk it just FABULOUS!!! Well done my friend!

  14. Oh my goodness Jodi!!! You totally rocked out the perfection with these cards!!! LOVe the background paper that you stamped! Love the way that you high lighted certain words on the Chillax sentiment - and the inside is genius!!!! You SOOOOOO RoCK Jodi!!!!

    And I love reading your comments - I think that you beat me at using exclamation points!!!! Love ya girlie!!!

  15. Totally fabulous Jodi! I am LOVING the box you made for your desk..I, being the perpetual dieter too, need one as well, lol!!

  16. Wow! So many awesome things to see today! Your samples are just beautiful. And I am off to check out those boxes!!! Such neat ideas, Jodi!

  17. oh sweetness galore! I love your card (same idea as Jami for the DIY pattern paper) and I LOVE the idea of a card box chock full of drink mixes- fun!!


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