November 29, 2011

Taylored Expressions Previews: Day One!

December Release At a Glance

*It's Petite-a-Palooza as we introduce A DOZEN new Petite stamp sets, plus one new A la Carte, from every stamp collection available at Taylored Expressions.
*Tuesday is Calendar Day as we showcase FOUR new TE calendar products - all perfect for gift giving!
*Wednesday is Card Kit Day as we introduce FOUR new Taylored Card Kits available just in time for the holidays!
*All of the new products will be available for purchase on Thursday, December 1st 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 an early peek at the stamp sets, as well as a SPECIAL Facebook GIVEAWAY, on Wednesday night beginning at approximately 6 pm PST.

I am SO excited about this release, and the fabulous Perpetual Occasions Calendar I've used today!  This calendar is a DREAM!  I am a cardmaker that NEVER sends cards out on I have this baby in my stamp room and can see, at a glance, every occasion for every month...LOVE it!

 With the Perpetual Occasions Calendar you can go simple or wildly embellished, cute or elegant, for yourself or as a gift - it's all up to you. And the best part is that you'll keep this creation for years to come as it tracks birthdays, anniversaries and other re-occurring special occasions.

While there are an ENORMOUS amount of new stamp sets being released this month, I've used the previously released sets, A Year of Sweets 1, A Year of Sweets 2 and A Year of Sweets 3 for my calendar.  I have two pages to share with you today...January and February!

For my January page, I created a scene with this sweet wintery Cuppie from A Year of Sweets 1.  I stamped him in Memento Tuxedo Black onto Choice Snow White Cardstock and colored him with Copic Markers.  I then created a mask for him and the snowy ground, and using my Copic Airbrush System, airbrushed in the sky (I used B000).

I added some glitter to the snowy ground, Taylor's Tiny Twinkles to each snowflake, and I sewed all around the perimeter with my Janome Sew Mini.  I want to mention that when using Taylor's Tiny Twinkles, the Embellie Gellie makes it a snap to get them just where you want them!  Using the Winter Wonderland Snowflake Taylored Die, I cut two out of Choice Snow White Cardstock and one from Vellum, and layered them together.  I added a crystal snowflake that I've had in my stash forever for some extra bling.

Here is the Taylored Die I've used on this page:

Next up is my February page.  I LOVE this sweet Cuppie scene, also from A Year Of Sweets 1.  I stamped the scene in Memento Tuxedo Black onto Choice Snow White Cardstock and colored the image with Copic Markers.  As I did for my January page, I masked all the images and added in the sky with my Copic Airbrush System (again using B000).

I added two clouds cut with the Cloud Duo Taylored Die and then added a heart on top, cut with the Tiny Toppers Taylored Die.  As I did on my January page, I sewed a border around the edge with my Janome Sew Mini.  I added some shimmer to their cherries and all the hearts with a Lipstick Spica Glitter Pen.

Here are the Taylored Die I've used on my card:

Please head on over and visit with the rest of the Baker's Dozen and see what they have cooked up for you today!

and, of course, TaylorVan Bruggen
along with our AMAZING Guest Designer, the fabby Lori Craig!

Thanks SO much for stopping by!!  Hope to see you back tomorrow for more TE Previews!

January Recipe:
Stamps:  A Year of Sweets 1 from Taylored Expressions
Paper:  Perpetual Occasions Calendar (TE), Choice Snow White (TE) Basic Black (SU!) and Vellum
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  Copic Markers, Winter Wonderland Snowflake Taylored Dies, Taylor's Tiny Twinkles, Embellie Gellie, Copic Airbrush System, Janome Sew Mini and Foam Tape

February Recipe:
Stamps: A Year of Sweets 2 from Taylored Expressions
Paper: Perpetual Occasions Calendar (TE), Choice Snow White (TE) and Basic Black (SU!)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copic Markers, Cloud Duo Taylored Die, Tiny Toppers Taylored Dies, Lipstick Spica Glitter Pen, Copic Airbrush System, Janome Sew Mini and Foam Tape



  1. LOVE the layered vellum snowflake and your Valentine's Cuppies - so stinkin' cute!!

  2. Totally, TOTALLY adorable!!! Love that freezing little cuppie with the snowflakes and your coloring...wowza! Great project to share with us!!!

  3. Love it, love it, Jodi! I'm terribly at sending out the cards I make, haha. Great idea to have this baby sitting there :D

  4. Eeek, so so so cute! Love the cuppie with the snowflake! and the February one is just adorable too! Loving all these ideas, can't wait for this release :)

  5. So cute Jodi!! The cuppies are adorable and your coloring is perfect!

  6. WHOWZERS...too cute Jodi...those valentine cuppies are the sweetest ever!

  7. So very cute!! What a great project!

  8. Jodi!! I love the Cuppie pages - seriously lovin' the winter scene - so frosty fresh! And the sweet little clouds on the Valentine's one is awesome!! Beautiful girlfriend! xoxo!

  9. Ah!!! Jodi I love your cuppie scenes! This is just too cute and a whole calendar of these would be adorable! Gorgeous coloring as always!

  10. These are so pretty Jodi. Love the sweet cuppie images and of course the coloring!

  11. Woo!! Love your perpetual calendar. I am going to need to start ordering because, now, I want to hurry and make some calendars for gifts. TFS.

  12. What an adorable calendar!!! LOVE the super sparkly mirror snowflake!!!

  13. I LOVE your calendar pages!! The cupcakes are SO cute. The snowflake looks awesome & great colouring. Thanks for sharing, Jodi!!

  14. Jodi! You always make the cutest Cuppies! So cute, and I love the snowflake! XOXO

  15. Love everything about your calendar Jodi! The coloring, layered dies and stitching... swoon.

  16. OH my gosh, I adore your calendar, Jodi! So very sweet!


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