June 3, 2009

Let the Taylored Expressions Peeks Begin!!!

Hi everyone!! Happy Wednesday! Welcome to day 1 of the Taylored Expressions sneak peeks!! I am BEYOND excited to show you some peeks of the OUT OF THIS WORLD sets that are being released on Friday, June 5!! Oh my word!! I cannot WAIT!!!

OK...let me not torture you further!! Here is a card I made with a SUPER sweet new set called Beary Special!! I am THRILLED to finally have a FABULOUS teddy bear set in my stamp collection! This set is A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E!!! This set is SOOOO super versatile! There are SOOOO many images and you can really use them for ANY occassion!!

Not only are these stamps UBER cute, but even better, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to a very worthy charity - Sick Kids as part of the TE Giving Tree charitable program. In order to save costs on manufacturing and be able to donate even more to charity, these sets will need to be trimmed from the sheet of rubber.

The Hospital for Sick Children (Sick Kids) is a health-care community dedicated to improving the health of children. Their mission is to provide the best in family-centered, compassionate care, to lead in scientific and clinical advancement, and to prepare the next generation of leaders in child health. The hospital is located in Canada, but is known around the world for its innovation and leadership in research. This charity is very special to designer Nancy McKinney who family was helped directly by them. Please go to Nancy’s blog today for the story of her son Henri. Nancy is the UBER talented gal that just re-designed my blog for me!!!

For my card, I stamped this delightful image twice onto Choice Snow White Cardstock in Memento Tuxedo Black. I colored the image with my Copic Markers and my pink teddy bear (just like the one I had when I was little...and still have!) was cut out and popped up on dimensionals.

The papers, cardstock and ribbon on my card are from the Limited Edition Delighted Key Ingredients by Taylored Expressons, and I paper pieced the pocked of the backpack with the same plaid I used on the card. I framed my image in Circle and Scallop Circle Nestabilities, and added a bit of piercing!

I finished off my card by framing my sentiment in the Large Oval Punch framed in the Scallop Oval Punch and added three Chestnut Brads by American Crafts to the bottom of my card!!!

I LOVE this set SOOOO much, I just had to make another card using it!!

For my second card, I stamped this UBER sweet Teddy Bear onto Choice Snow White Cardstock in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored him with Copic Markers! I added some White Gel Pen Highlights to accent him just a touch!!

My teddy is framed in Circle and Scallop Circle Nestabilities and all the papers on this card are from Washington Apple DSP!

The balloon and sentiment that I used here are from the Beary Special Accessories! I LOVE how versatile these sets are!!!

My balloon has two coats of Candelight Shimmerz on it and I finished off my card with a combo of Riding Hood Red Striped Ribbon and So Saffron Grosgrain Ribbon!!!

Thanks SO much for stopping by!! You can see the delicious creations from the Baker's Dozen Ovens 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
and of course, Taylor VanBruggen!!!

Thanks SO much for stopping by!!

Recipe Card #1
Stamps: Beary Special by Taylored Expressions
Paper: All from the Delighted Key Ingredients and Choice Snow White Cardstock
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Circle and Scallop Circle Nestabilites, Paper Piercing Tool and Template, Ribbon from Delighted Key Ingredients, Chestnut Brads by American Crafts, White Gel Pen, Large and Scallop Oval Punches.

Recipe Card #2
Stamps: Beary Special and Beary Special Accessories by Taylored Expressions
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Choice Snow White Cardstock & Washington Apple DSP
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Circle and Scallop Circle Nestabilites, Paper Piercing Tool and Template, Riding Hood Red Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, So Saffron Grosgrain Ribbon, Red Brads by Taylored Expressions, Candelight Shimmerz, Copic Markers and Dimensionals



  1. I knew I'd be in for a treat and you never disappoint! Gorgeous Jodi! Your colours, colouring and designs are just amazing! Love them both!

  2. BEAUTIFUL cards, girl....totally BEAUTIFUL!! Your coloring knocks my socks off.

  3. Oh, Jodi, these are amazing creations. I'm in awe of your colouring and detail. I love what you've done with these special little bears.

  4. Totally adorable, Jodi!! Your coloring is always so fantastic and I love the layouts on your cards too! Awesome, sweet, totally cute!! :)

  5. Adorable! Great post today. :)

  6. hi jodi
    what a pretty cards!!!
    xoxox BA

  7. Jodi these are really cute - Nancy in amazing & I am so happy that Sick Kids is the charity this time - by the way love the banner she created for you Kar say's it totally suits you

  8. OMG!! That bear!! So stinkin' ADORABLE!! I love this!!

  9. Super Cute cards!!! Another stamp from Taylor I am going to have to have.... Love your colors too..

  10. I am loving the little backpack paper-pieced, that looks SO cute! You are so talented girl! These cards ROCK!!

  11. Wow Jodi! Love that two tones backback with the pink bear and also really LOVE the color combo on that 2nd card. Super sweet!

  12. FABULOUS eye candy Jodi!!! love love LOVE both of these. That backpack is so adorable with the small paper pieced panel and the pink teddy...awwwww!!!

  13. These are SO CUTE, Jodi!! Hugs-Jd

  14. As always, your cards are absolutely gorgeous! You are so creatively talented, it's amazing...I am in awe of your creations.

    Love the sneak peek, thanks!

  15. Adorable + Adorable = Cuteness Beyond Belief!!!! Seriously - could it get any sweeter!!! You totally ROCKED those sweet teddy bear stamps with these creations!!! BEAUTIFUL!!!!
    Sankari :)

  16. Jodi, these are so totally awesome! I absolutely LOVE how you paper pieced the backpack. . .so clever! And your coloring is always so fantastic!

  17. HOW adorable are both these cards? I love your layouts & colors used!

  18. Your blog looks AMAZING!!! I haven't been to it all week and it ROCKS!! These cards are just TOO CUTE!!

  19. Unbelievably adorable! Well done Jodi!

    Many Blessings,

  20. These are both fabulous! Love the colours and layouts. I think I'll have to get these new sets!

  21. Soooo stinkin' cute!! Love that first one especially with the plaid - fabulous!! :)

  22. ACK! Look at all this cuteness Jodi! Both cards are totally adorable!

  23. Love these! (and love your new blog design!)

  24. OMG!! Total cuteness! Your coloring ROCKS, Jodi!! I can't wait to get this set!

  25. How super sweet are these cards and those teddy's! can't wait to see the whole set - wonderful coloring on these Jody my girl - and I LOVE your new blog banner too!

  26. Adorable bears! You're so talented!

  27. Ok...Jodi, you seriously make my jaw drop every time I see your creations!! You have got CRAZY talent, girl! Your coloring is absolutely amazing!!

  28. These are just to die for!! I LOVE these bears and what you've done with them is soooo cute!! Fabulous!!!


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