December 2, 2009

Taylored Expressions Sneak Peeks Begin!


Hi everyone! Happy Wednesday! Welcome to the first day of sneak peeks for the newest (and totally AMAZING) Taylored Expressions release!!

Today, the Baker's Dozen are sharing an absolutely BEAUTIFUL new set with you called Discover Your Wings.



As you may know, every three months Taylored Expressions introduces a new set to the Taylored Expressions Giving Tree Program, and Discover Your Wings is the latest set in this charitable program. This set was designed by the super talented Nancy McKinney and this beautiful new set will support the latest charity for three months after release!

For this new set in the Taylored Expressions Giving Tree Program, $7.00 from the purchase of each set will be donated to the Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep Foundation.

The Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep Foundation is a charity that serves families dealing with infant death. Their mission statement is “To introduce remembrance photography to parents suffering the loss of a baby with the free gift of professional portraiture. We believe these images serve as an important step in the family’s healing process by honoring their child’s legacy.” NILMDTS administers a network of almost 7000 volunteer photographers in the US and 25 other countries. This is a wonderful charity that Taylored Expressions is honored to support and I would encourage you to learn more about them by going to their website.




I have created two cards using this gorgeous new set...the images and sentiments are SO versatile! It was so easy to get two (and more!) totally different looks with this set!

For my first card, I used the Chalkboard Technique from SCS. It was SO easy to do! I started by stamping this GORGEOUS silhouette image in Whisper White Craft Ink onto Black Cardstock and I then, using my Stampin' Pastels that were in my "sell pile" (smile!), added color to the image!

I used all Prism Cardstock on my card (I finally make the "official" switch over and couldn't be happier!) and specifically used Black, Blush Red Medium and Sunflowers Medium. I added tons of piercing and of course, some of Taylor's Tiny Twinkles to finish it off!!

For my second card, I wanted to make this AMAZING quote, "The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.", to be my focal point. I started by stamping the quote in Memento Potters Clay and then cut it out with Classic Oval Nestabilities. I then stamped two different butterflies in this set in Memento New Sprout and Memento Cottage Ivy, and while keeping the nestie on the cardstock, I used Memento Canteloupe and Memento Tangelo and sponged around the edge.

ALL the cardstock, patterned paper and ribbon on this card are from the limited edition Fabulous Fall Key Ingredients - Winnie's Walls. These are limited so make sure to pick yours up before they are gone gone gone!!

I added a border and some butterflies with MS punches, and of course, more of Taylor's Tiny Twinkles finish off my card!!

Come blog hoppin' with me to see what the Baker's Dozen girls have cooked up with Discover Your Wings today! Be sure to leave some love along the way because one lucky commenter will win a Discover Your Wings stamp set! How cool is that?

All you have to do is leave a comment on each Baker's Dozen blog today for the best chance to win! One lucky winner will be chosen at random from all of the comments on one of the blogs, but the trick is that nobody knows which blog it will be! You have until 6am PST on Thursday to enter. The winner will be announced Friday morning on Taylor's blog.

Charmaine Ikach
Dawn Easton
Donna Baker
Karen Giron
Karen Motz
Jackie Pedro
Jami Sibley
Laurie Schmidlin
Nancy McKinney
Sankari Wegman
Sharon Harnist
and of course, Taylor VanBruggen!!!

Thanks SO much for stopping by! Make sure to head back tomorrow for ANOTHER Taylored Expressions sneak peek!!!

See Beyond Card Recipe:
Stamps: Discover Your Wings by Taylored Expressions
Paper: Black, Blush Red Medium & Sunflowers Medium
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black & Whisper White Craft
Accessories: Paper Piercing Tool and Template, Taylor's Tiny Twinkles, Stampin' Pastels and Foam Tape

Felt With The Heart Card Recipe:
Stamps: Discover Your Wings by Taylored Expressions
Paper: All from the Winnie's Walls Fabulous Fall Key Ingredients
Ink: Memento Potters Clay, Memento New Sprout, Memento Cottage Ivy, Memento Tangelo & Memento Canteloupe
Accessories: MS Border and Butterfly Punches, Ribbon from Winnie's Walls Fabulous Fall Key Ingredients, Taylor's Tiny Twinkles, Sponges and Foam Tape

Jodi

55 comments:

  1. This set if PERFECT for the chalkboard technique and you did a fabulous job, Jodi! I LOVE both of your cards. . .just gorgeous!

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  2. I love how you used the chalkboard technnique!! That look fantastic!!! The watermark look of the butterfly in your second card is so elegant - I am loving your cards today {well, I always do!} LOVE THEM!!

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  3. How fabulous, Jodi!! I love the chalkboard technique and the elegant yellow/green card is amazing...love that one!

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  4. Jodi - you just leave me speechless!!! That chalkboard card is bEYonD GORGEOUS!!! LOVE the colors on that one - so beautiful!!! And I love the way you made the quote the focal point on the second card with the butterflies in the background - sooooooo gorgeous!!!
    Big hugs!
    Sankari :)
    PS - still drooling over your creations!!!

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  5. Both are just superb, Jodi! The chalkboard image looks amazing!

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  6. OH MY WORD! These are both so elegant and gorgeous, Jodi! This set couldn't be closer to my heart-just beautiful!

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  7. wow, I love those cards especially the first one! Great job! I will definitely be buying that set knowing it goes to help such a great cause.

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  8. Gor-JUS!!! You ROCKED the chalkboard!! LOL! The colors on the second card are beautiful!!!

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  9. Jodi love the chalked images on the black you are BRILLIANT!

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  10. OH WOW JODI these are GORGEOUS!!!!!! BEAUTIFUL WORK AGAIN GIRL!!!

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  11. Both cards are awesome! Love the chalk board technique on the first it looks so cool and the layout and colors are great! The sntiment on the second card is so beautiful and I love the colors and the songing.

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  12. Ok, I am so in love with your first card. That is amazing. They are both beautiful.

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  13. Two beautiful cards Jodi. I never would have thought about stamping on black cardstock, but it looks amazing ~ thanks for the inspiration.

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  14. Okay, can you say.....WOW - I am going to have to try the chalkboard technique now. I haven't used my pastels in a long time.

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  15. Wow! These are just beautiful Jodi! Love the colour schemes and the paper piercing. So elegant! Hope your week is going well! Love Rowena

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  16. Jodi Jodi Jodi you have knocked it out of the park today my friend! That chalkboard card is amazing and I love the way you used the 2 different butterflies behind the sentiment in the 2nd card!


    Hahahaha - I'm laughing because the verification word for me to post this commment is *calif* - OH YEAH! We'll be hugging in person soon!

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  17. GASP!!! The chalkboard technique...you're BRILLIANT!!! It looks STUNNING!!! And I love how you highlighted the quote on the second card...GORGEOUS!!!

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  18. Great cards Jodi. Love the chalk technique... looks great with those images. TFS!

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  19. Oh Jodi!! Such stunning creations!! Love the calkboard flowers on the first, and the pretty green and butterflies on the second!

    OH BTW...you are the lucky blog candy winner for my b-day blog candy...so go and pick out ANY Kitchen Sink stamp set you would like and I will get it on order ASAP! :) (I will be PMing you on splitcoast too!)

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  20. BOTH of your cards are just SOOOOOOOO pretty. I am loving all of the samples with this set.

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  21. Both of these cards are great the first on is just cool looking & the second one feels so calm and soothing! Great job!

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  22. They're both really lovely Jodi, I have always loved that quote by Helen Keller...and what an amazing charity, very neat!

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  23. Fab, Just Fab. Love everything about your cards. Great Job!!

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  24. I love the chalked flowers and pretty pearls on the stems Jodi~! and your green card is just lovely!

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  25. Awesome cards Jodi. The sentiment is just great--I am glad you made it a focal point.

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  26. OH MY!!! These are hold your breath while you look cards!!! Love your chalkboard technique!!! You simply ROCKED this set!! MUCHO LOVE my friend:):)

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  27. WOW!! Both cards are just GORGEOUS Jodi!! Your chalkboard card ROCKS girl!!

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  28. Both gorgeous Jodi!! Love that Chalkboard technique! I'm gonna have to give that a try!

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  29. Jodi, these are both so wonderful! That chalkboard technique looks os fun!! :-)Traci

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  30. The first card with all the black is so dramatic!....and the second one is so fresh. I love green/yellow cards...such a great color combo!!

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  31. love them both! You do have a gift!
    Sandra

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  32. The chalkboard technique is beautiful with these stamps, Jodi! and the quote on your 2nd card is my fav, too -- you've showcased it wonderfully!

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  33. These cards are both so gorgeous!

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  34. These are beautiful! I am loving this stamp set!

    ♥Lea

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  35. Wow, Jodi, I LOVE that chalkboard look! I must have been dozing the day they showcased that technique on SCS. It's on my "must try" list. Both of your cards are amazing, as always. I LOVE your style!!!

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  36. These cards are both gorgeous Jodi but the one with the chalkboard technique is stunning!!! Gorgeous colors and designs!! The yellow and green is so elegant!

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  37. I love the chalkboard look! Great cause!!!

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  38. Both cards are beautiful! I need to try the chalkboard technique again.

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  39. These are fabulous!! Love them!!
    I think I *need* this set!!

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  40. Most EXCELLENT artwork! Picture perfect!

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  41. Jodi, your cards are gorgeous as always. I love that quote too and what you've done with it and the butterflies so softly in the background. Thanks!

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  42. Gorgeous cards!! I LOVE your chalkboard technique card!! The flowers look so stunning like that!! And, the colors you used are so beautiful!!

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  43. Wow. Your first card is stunning. I love it.

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  44. These are SOOOOO gorgeous! TFS!

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  45. I really like that chalk technique.

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  46. OMgosh....both are sooooo pretty, Jodi!! I have never tried the Chalkboard Technique, and those flowers look perfect for it!!

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  47. Beautiful cards Jodi! I love that chalkboard technique...that sets looks awesome on the dark cardstock.

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  48. So pretty! I love the yellow. These are going to be fun sets. TFS!

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  49. Oh Jodi - these cards are beautiful! LOVE the chalkboard technique on the first card!

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  50. Really dramatic, and very pretty, both of them!

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  51. Your chalkboard card is just fantastic. Yes, it does look like this set is very versatile!

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  52. Love em! That chalk looks really cool!

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