April 3, 2009

Are you ready? (Yes, I'm ready)

To fall in love....and I already have, with the new stamps from Taylored Expressions that is!!!

Hi everyone!! Happy Friday! Woo Hoo!!! I LOVE Fridays, and this one is especially FABULOUS!!! Welcome to day 1 of sneak peeks from the newest Taylored Expressions release!!!! I am SO excited about this release...talk about AWESOME!!!!

For my card today, I am showing you a peek of a FABULOUS new set, Fresh Flowers!!! Oh! The joy! This set is a DELIGHT for Mother's Day and for just about any other occasion as well!!

I stamped my window, shutters and window boxes in Memento Tuxedo Black onto Choice Buttercream Cardstock, and colored all of my images with Copic Markers. After I colored my image, I had a bit of a brainstorm, so using my craft knife, I cut three sides of each window so it would open up!! FUN!!!

Here is a view of my card with the windows *open*!!

For the inside of the windows, I stamped the windows again, colored them with Copics, cut them out and just adhered them to the opposite side. That way, you see a window whether the panels are open or closed!!

I knew I wanted a *view* once the windows were opened, so I used the same patterned paper from the base of my card, which is Crate Paper Blue Hill Collection. I created a frame on my *wall* and the picture inside is of a lovely flower, which is one of the GORGEOUS images in this set!! I also stamped the vase and flower, also part of this set, colored them with Copics, cut them out and popped them up!! I really LOVE how this came out (and that hardly ever happens to me!!!)

ALL of the cardstock, patterned paper and embellishments on my card are from the Mother's Day Key Ingredients!!! This kit, like all of the Key Ingredients Kits, is CHOCK full of total FABULOUSNESS!!! The beautiful patterned paper from the Blue Hill Collection by Crate Paper, GORGEOUS Prism cardstock that coordinates BEAUTIFULLY with the patterned paper, Choice Buttercream Cardstock, an assortment of shimmery flowers, 5 yards of ribbon AND Kaisercraft Clear Rhinestones!!! SCORE!!! The Key Ingredients are one of my favorite things in the Taylored Expressions Store (OK...I LOVE it all, but seriously...). We all know that I LOVE things that match...and that is the GENIUS behind the Key Ingredients! EVERYTHING coordinates so beautifully...it makes creating a joy in my opinion!!!

For my sentiment, I stamped it onto Island Mist Light Cardstock and punched it out with my 1 1/4 Inch Circle Punch. I then layered it with Suede Brown Medium Cardstock punched from my 1 3/8 Inch Circle Punch. I then put it on the corner of my layout, and cut it so it matched my border perfectly. I jazzed it up a bit with some of the Kaisercraft Clear Rhinestones, which I then also placed on the opposite corner for some interest. I used my Scallop Edge Punch to spice up my band across the card. I added some piercing, GORGEOUS ribbon and called it done!!!

This card was SOOOOO much fun to make, and I can't wait to give it to my Mom to thank her for all she does for me!! I have a feeling she is going to love it!!!

You can see what the rest of the Baker's Dozen has cooked up with this AWESOME new set right here!!! Make sure to stop by tomorrow for another peek of ANOTHER fabulous new set, along with info on some AMAZING new products that will be available at Taylored Expressions!!! OK...there is ONE thing I can tell you all...are you ready??? Taylored Expressions is now carrying FLOWER SOFT!! It's SUPER fun and easy to work with, you get SUCH beautiful results, AND, it's all the rage!!! Cool right???

Donna Baker
Jen del Muro
Laura Frederickson
Dawn Easton
Karen Giron
Charmaine Ikach
Denise Marzec
Karen Motz
Ana Wohlfahrt
Sankari Wegman

and of course, Taylor VanBruggen!!!

Thanks SO much for stopping by!!

Stamps: Fresh Flowers by Taylored Expressions
Paper: Choice Buttercream, Prism Island Mist Light, Prism Suede Brown Medium and Crate Paper Blue Hill Collection (all part of the Mother's Day Key Ingredients!)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Kaisercraft Clear Rhinestones and Ribbon from Mother's Day Key Ingredients, Copic Markers, Scallop Edge Punch, 1 1/4 and 1 3/8 Circle Punches, Craft Knife, Paper Piercing Tool and Template and Dimensionals



  1. This is totally fabulous, Jodi! You're so clever to cut the window so that it opens to your little indoor scene! Beautiful!!

  2. This is FANTASTIC! Love that the windows open!! You're a genius, Chipper!!!

  3. Gorgeous Jodi! Love your opened windows....fabulous layout too!!

  4. Oh my worrrrrrrd, check out how fun this is!! I love that the windows swing open to show the flowers. BRILLIANT!

  5. Just gorgeous, Jodi! Love the colors and your open windows! :)

  6. Fabulous card Jodi! Love how you opened the windows...pretty clever! :D

  7. Super super project Jodi!! I LOVE the opening window and lovely flowers in side!! You totally rocked this sneak peek girl!!!

  8. ACK!!! JODI! I lurve it! What a fantastic idea! Love the sketch. You're my hero!

    bizous, B.

  9. Oh MY!! The windows are opened!! How fun is it!!

  10. What a totally cute and clever card! I just love that the windows open up!! Fun!!

  11. Eeeeeks! This is SO gorgeous!!! You're brilliant too for stamping the window again and adding it to the inside of the pane. Why didn't I think of that! It's just SO Sassy!!!! :)

  12. Those are adorable but I so expected to open the window and see Edward!!! It looks like a real window there GF

  13. Super cute card Jodi!! Love the dp and colors!! Love the indoor scene!! BTW I found a yummy pic of Edward while blog browsing and thought of you!LOL! Heres the blog

  14. OMG - you are so clever GF!!! Your card is fantastic ;)!!! Love everything about it!!!

  15. Gorgeous card Jodi! Very creative with the windows - really love what you've done!! And such beautiful colours and colouring!
    Hugs, Danielle

  16. This is a true work of art - just stunning!

  17. Ummm... Jodi you totally ROCK!!! You created a FRAME for the view with one of the flowers!! Now THAT is genius!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!!! Simply beautiful!!! LOVE the colors, the view inside and out!!! Your mother is going to love this!!! And what a beautiful Mother's Day Card to have Thank You!!! Its sooo true... i don't think I can ever thank my Mother or my MIL enough for all that they have done and do.... Sending you happy wishes!!!
    Much love,
    Sankari :)

  18. very cool layout...perfect for this image.....so 'handsome' and classic

  19. Stunning! Love the window idea...fantastic! And is that some mad blending I see going on? "Wicked" nice...

  20. oh my word! what a FABULOUS window scene - this ROCKS the HOUSE (literall, since we're peeking INSIDE the house!) ha

  21. Oh Jodi - beautiful creativity on the windows! What a pretty and special card - your mom WILL love it!

  22. Jodi, I love love love this card--your coloring is beeeautiful! I may just have to get this key ingredients set, thanks to your inspiration!

  23. OK, the flower in the vase and the framed flower hanging on the wall are brilliant! Amazing card, Jodi - love it!

  24. The panels actually do open? Oh, you clever girl! That is such a fun detail to add to your card. Love it!



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