Thursday, September 3, 2009

Taylored Expressions Sneak Peeks - Day 1 - Oh The Places You Will GO!!!!

Good Morning Everyone!!!

Today is a special day ;) ! I woke up to my sweet wee ones singing me happy birthday and to cupcakes! What a sweet way to start the day! And what a way to celebrate by showing some sneak peeks from Taylored Expressions September release!!!! Woo-hoo!!!! This is one of my favorite sets that Taylor is releasing called: The Places You Will Go! Do you remember reading this and other Dr. Seus stories from back in the day? Well, creating these cards brought back so many memories of books that my parents read to me and that I am now reading to my kids - and that is why I feel that this stamp set is so special - because this stamp set is the newest in the Taylored Expressions Giving Tree Program and will be benefitting the Books for Kids Foundation when you buy this stamp set for the next three months. 

The mission of this foundation is to promote literacy among all kids with a special emphasis on low-income and at risk preschool aged children. Books for Kids creates libraries, donates books and partners with literacy programs to develop the critical early foundation and skills which young children need to be successful in life. For each "The Places You'll Go" stamp set sold during the quarter, Taylored Expressions will donate $7.00 to the Books for Kids Foundation!

Card #1 - You can Steer Yourself Any Direction You Choose
I love the images and sentiments in this stamp set - each one is just inspiring and can be used for so many different occasions -  here a card I made using Taylor's sketch #80 and one of my fave Dr. Seuss sayings from this stamp set: "You have brains in your head, you have feet in your shoes, you can steer yourself, any direction you choose." I LOVE the papers in the Key Ingredients kit that Taylor has put together to coordinate with this stamp set - the colors and ribbon and buttons are just yumm-a-licious!!! 

Card Details:
Paper: Places You will Go Key Ingredients kit from Taylored Expressions
Stamp set: Places you Will Go from Taylored Expressions
Ink: Stazon Black
Accessories: ribbon and buttons are from the Places You will Go Key Ingredients kit from Taylored Expressions, Flower Soft, threading punch from Fiskars, dimensionals, spellbinders and liquid pearls and liquid glaze

Card #2: I Love you to the Moon and Back 
I was so excited when I saw this sentiment and image in this stamp set - because I read the Guess How Much I Love You Book to my kids every night at bed: I love the sentiment: I love you to the moon and back! I used the same Places You will Go Key Ingredients Kit to create this card:
Here is a closer peek at the sentiment and rocket: 


Card Details:
Paper: Places You will Go Key Ingredients kit from Taylored Expressions
Stamp set: Places you Will Go from Taylored Expressions
Ink: Stazon Black
Accessories: ribbon and buttons are from the Places You will Go Key Ingredients kit from Taylored Expressions, circle cutter from CM, star punch from CM, eyelets, dimensionals and liquid pearls and liquid glaze

Card #3 - The More You Read:

I LOVE this sentiment from Dr. Seuss and using Taylor's #80 Sketch, I created this card:

Card Details:
Paper: Places You will Go Key Ingredients kit from Taylored Expressions
Stamp set: Places you Will Go from Taylored Expressions
Ink: Stazon Black
Accessories: ribbon and buttons are from the Places You will Go Key Ingredients kit from Taylored Expressions, wave cutter from CM, dimensionals, spellbinders and liquid pearls and liquid glaze

And I love this image so much that I had to use it again and created a 6x6 scrapbook layout using the Scrappy Sunday (sb083009) layout for this week from Paper Craft Planet and another of my fave sentiments to congratulate my son on his first day of Pre-K:

Project #4: 6x6 Scapbook layout 
It was so fulfilling on the first day of Pre K to watch my son easily and confidently march into his class, pick up a book and plop down on the couch in the classroom and start to read and then read it to his friend. He loves books and I am so glad that he is able to entertain himself with a good book. I love that Taylor is donating to the Books for Kids Foundation (you can read more about it here) through the sale of this stamp set because it is so important to give and surround children with books to spark the imagination at that early age - and from there - who knows all the places you will Go!!!
 

Here is a closer peek at the sentiment: 

And here it is displayed in the Calendar Stand from the Taylored Expressions Store (I love this product, because it works perfect for a 6x6 layout that you can immediately display in the house - my son, loves that this week's layout is all about him!! lol!)


Card Details:
Paper: Places You will Go Key Ingredients kit from Taylored Expressions
Stamp set: Places you Will Go from Taylored Expressions
Ink: Stazon Black
Accessories: calendar stand, ribbon and buttons are from the Places You will Go Key Ingredients kit from Taylored Expressions, wave cutter and oval cutters from CM, dimensionals, copics, spellbinders, liquid pearls

Because these stamps are a part of the Taylored Expressions Giving Tree - they will come as a sheet and will need to be trimmed and cut - this is a way to save cost on the manufacturing so that more money can be given to this wonderful Foundation! 

Thanks so much for stopping by and visiting my blog!! You have to check out the most amazing super creations of all the Places that You Can Go from the rest of the Baker's Dozen!!! (And a huge welcome to Jackie Pedro and a welcome back to  Sharon Harnist to the Baker's Dozen!!!)


and of course: Taylor VanBruggen

Big Hugs to all!!!
Stop back in tomorrow for Day 2!!!!
YAY!!!
Sankari :)

27 comments:

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

As usual...each of your projects make me sign with wonder...and each one is more wonderful than the next! You are quite simply amazing my friend!! They are all fabulous...but my FAVORITE has to be the moon card...WOW!!!
Happy Birthday my sweet friend!!!

Donna said...

WOW! where to start?! How about with HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BEAUTIFUL!! I hope you have a FABULOUSLY, HAPPY day! Sounds like it started that way already - sweet! I adore ALL your projects, they blow me away! I LOVE the scrapbook page the BEST because it shows how much you adore your children! that's wonderful your son could read in Pre-K! The moon & stars card is my next favorite because of the idea, layout & signature liquid pearls! But they ALL rock, really!

Karen Motz said...

WOW!!! I'm not sure where to begin Sankari, there's so much eye candy in this post!!! I think my very favourite is the rocket card with that giant moon and the star hanging from the moon with all the little stars glimmering in the background...WAY TOO CUTE!!!

Ashley said...

These are all wonderful! This book was read at my wedding, I might just need this set!

Jami said...

You've done it again Gorl - WOW! Love all your projects and especially love the Flower Soft with the mountain and that big ol' moon and star - again WOW! And Happy happy birthday to you!!! Hope you celebrate all through the long weekend!

Dawn Easton said...

First of all, Happy happy happy birthday girl! Hope your day is extra special!!! Sounds like your family started it off wonderfully!!

Oh my word, I'm always floored by your projects. They have so many details and you always get me thinking, why didn't I do something like that....lol! LOVE it all!

Adela said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, my sweet friend! I love you to pieces!

Now about these cards and projects... priceless.

nelliemaeii said...

You are such an amazing artist! Beautiful work, thanks for all the inspiration!

Karen Giron said...

Sankari!! I'm just speechless! Wow. The warmth and textures you create in your cards are amazing!! That moon card is SOOO cool!! Have a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY :)

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh my gosh, your details!!...one fantastic one after another! Oh boy, where to start....love the Flower Soft on the first one, the way you hung the star with the TE ribbon and eyelet on the second one...the scrap page is just phenomenal....oh heck, they're all phenomenal!! :) Wow Wow WOW!!

WickedPixie said...

WOW! I am stunned. The colors, the texture, the wonder and whimsy of them all. Just wow. I am now in line (waiting for the 5th!) to get my first Taylored Expression stamps. :-)Traci

Jackie Pedro said...

Girl....you have serious MAD SKILLZ! Each card and the scrapbook page is AMAZING! I would love to pick your creative brain!!

Happy Happy Birthday!!! Hope it's wonderful!!

Sharon Harnist said...

What fabulous projects! Love the Flower Soft fields you created and the moon card is just amazing! Wonderful scrap page, too -- love your coloring and the waves you created!

Ida P. Krause said...

OMG all of these projects are amazing!

kathy s said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU- these designs are all so fab. love the LO on the calendar bar that would be so cool- must try to get one for me lol but the moon card is great too- you are so clever

Anthonette said...

Happy Birthday, Sunny Sankari! And a "muy grande" congratulations on the Verve Design Team. I somehow missed that news yesterday.

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

WOW! Amazing projects and all so creative! Love the pearls and the background for the balloon!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

And of course Happy Birthday!

Radha said...

OMG!!!
That is all stunning!!!!!!
Happy bD again!
I love them all!

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow your creations are amazingly beautiful. Love the rich colours you always tend to use. The display of the 6x6 layouts is such a cool idea. Belated congrats on your birthday. It seems like you were really made feeling special.
Hugs
Desire

Anja (scrappie) said...

A bit late but I wish you a very happe birthday hope you day was filled with lots of presents and wishes. And a usual you're work is jawdropping beautiful love everything about it.

travelingmama said...

Not sure whether to let out a big "Woop!" or clap my hands or Ahhh! This is awesome!!!!!! This goes straight to my heart- literacy and a travel set? Seriously! Seriously?? So cool!! You know I'm all over this one!

Oh, and let's not even get me started on your AMAZING projects!! GORGEOUS!!! It should be illegal for someone to be THAT talented!

Amera said...

These are gorgeous!!! You are so talented!

Taylor VanBruggen said...

Totally amazing projects, Sankari! You always hit it out of the park!! I think that moon card is my favorite...so creative!! I hope you had a totally fabulous birthday because you deserve it!

Anonymous said...

This shizzle is da bomb! Beautiful--deep impact...

gale said...

Gorgeous cards. Love that rocket card. So cute.

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Such sweet, sweet projects! I LOVE the Flower Soft on the mountains. . .how awesome! ANd the scrapbook page. . .WOW! ALL of your projects, just awesome, Sankari! You always amaze me. And Happy Birthday, girl! Sending you BIG birthday hugs!