November 2, 2011

Taylored Expressions Previews: Day Three!


November Release At a Glance

We have sneak peeks to share Monday through Wednesday. All of the new products will be available for purchase on Thursday, November 3rd 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.

Mystery Baker's Dozen Blog Giveaway: Each day, one lucky blog commenter will be chosen by random draw to win a $10 TE Gift Certificate. Winners will be chosen from a different Baker's Dozen blog each day and will be announced on Taylor's blog on Release Day! Be sure to hop around to see all the sneak peeks and leave comments on each and every blog for more chances to win. Limit one comment per blog per day, please. Comments close Wednesday 11/2 at 7pm PST for the drawings.

I am SO excited about the set I am previewing today...Thankful!  This set is the newest set in the Lasting Impressions line at Taylored Expressions and was concepted by our very own Jami Sibley!  There is such a variety of images and sentiments in this set, which has a total of 15 stamps, which range from cutesy to elegant, and these images are a DREAM to color!

I had alot of fun creating this card!  I started by stamping the image in Memento Tuxedo Black onto Choice Buttercream Cardstock and colored it with Copic Markers.  I added LOTS of shimmer with Spica Glitter Pens (love the soft shimmer you get with these!).  I cut out the panel with Circle Nestabilities, sponged the edges with Memento Cantaloupe ink, and then, like my friend Jody, sewed around the entire panel, going one stitch at a time manually on my Janome Sew Mini.  My stitching is NO where as perfect as hers always is, but I am super happy with it...and it only look 8 minutes (lol...yes, I timed it).

Underneath the focal panel I added a panel cut with the Frame It Up 1 Taylored Die.  I actually cut two and then pieced them together to make it large enough to frame the focal panel perfectly.  I then added a Maya Road Wooden Button to each side, tied with Bon Bon Twine.

All of the patterned paper is All Spice from My Minds Eye, and the sentiment, "Thankful Thoughts" was stamped and then cut into a sentiment flag.  I anchored this to my card with a trio of leaves cut with the AWESOME new Mini Leaves Taylored Dies (love!), and another Maya Road Wooden Button for good measure.  I finished this one off with tons of stitching.

Here are the Taylored Dies I've used on this 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
as well as our DT Coordinator Jami Sibley

Thanks SO much for stopping by!!

Stamps:  Thankful from Taylored Expressions
Paper:  Hot Fudge (MFT), Choice Buttercream (TE) and All Spice (My Minds Eye)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black and Memento Cantaloupe
Accessories:  Copic Markers, Spica Glitter Pens, Frame It Up 1 Taylored Die, Mini Leaves Taylored Dies, Janome Sew Mini and Foam Tape



  1. ROCK star! OMG you so did this set proud! Love your coloring and shading and the whole card is yummy. :-)

  2. Your coloring on this card, along with the sewing accents are so beautiful!

  3. Beautiful coloring and a beautiful card.

  4. You rock, oh my word!! What a fun layout and I love the leafy accents!!

  5. beautiful card the wood buttons perfect feel for the card!

  6. Your coloring is beautiful! I can't beleive you spent 8 minutes on the sewing machine stitch by stitch! WOW!

  7. Beautiful colors and layout! Love how you used the buttons!

  8. Beautiful! The buttons are such a nice touch and your coloring is amazing!

  9. Such a lovely cornucopia Jodi! I love all the fall colors and the look of your gentle sponging over that perfect stitching, just beautiful!

  10. Man, you have been a busy bee! I love this! Your papers and coloring and layout are all fabulous!! You ROCK my friend. :)

  11. I hope some day to be able to use my Copic pens like you have. SO pretty.

  12. All to colours and details in your card are wonderful. Great job!

  13. That is so cute... I just love the colors and I have to have that die....

  14. Wow, this is really pretty, Jodi!! Love your colouring.

  15. What a beautiful Thanksgiving card.

  16. Oh nicey nice! Such an amazing card with fabulous coloring and stitching!

  17. great stitching on the circle, I tried this once, it is a lot harder than it looks! lol Great job. Love the card!


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