Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Taylored Expressions Sneak Peeks - Day 1 - Bakery Business and Window Shopping

Good Morning Everyone!!!

Its release week over here at Taylored Expressions and boy are there some super sweet yumminess in this week's release - the first exciting thing is that there is some EXTRA awesome news to share: a WHOLE NEW LINE of rubber stamps called the Apple Doodle Ink line! Today we are featuring projects from the 2 stamp sets from this line - which coordinated perfectly together - these two sets are called the Window Shopping and Bakery Business ! Taylor is working with a new illustrator with this line - please check out her blog for more on the idea behind this line!!

Project #1 - Diet Starts Tomorrow! (Ain't that the Truth!!)
I am loving the uber cuteness of the Bakery Business set - there are so many perfect sentiments and so many different possibilities! I created this little giftset for one of my exercise buddies - who I adore working out with - because afterwards we snack! lol!!! Her bday is coming up and I know she is going to love this little present :)
I adore this little card of this little sweetie mixing up some goodness! And that sentiment "Diet starts tomorrow..." is sooo our motto!!! I love all the different baked images in this set that you can "frost" with some liquid pearls or stickles! I used Taylor's Sketch #98 for this card:

I wish I could say that I baked these oatmeal pecan cookies - but noooo - I can never get them to be chewy - but I love using Kraft Bakery Treat bags which can make it seem like I did ;) (hee ;)
Card Ingredients:
Paper: Cosmo Cricket
Stamps: Bakery Business
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Rich Cocoa
Accessories: Treat bags, spellbinders, ribbon, MS punches, copics, button from stash, dimensionals, adirondack pearls, and Sakura glaze pens

Project #2 - Apron Recipe Holder/Bday Card and Cupcake Box
Taylor has these super cute apron invitations at the store along with some baking chipboard with which are ready to be decorated in any way you would like (wouldn't these make awesome invitations, perfect BBQ cards, or a way to send a gift card!) I used my apron as both a birthday card as well as a recipe card to hold the ingredients for cupcakes :) and decorated a box which can hold one cupcake.

Here is the Apron Card Invitation - with a little recipe holder where you can write down the recipe for the cupcake or even a birthday wish:

Here is a close up of the box - it holds one cupcake perfectly! I can't wait for a birthday to pull this out - all I have to do is to put a cupcake in it and it is ready to go! - I love the baking chipboard that is perfect for accessorizing in anyway you would like - I covered mine with stickles :)))

Card Ingredients:
Paper: Reminisce and Teresa Collins
Stamps: Bakery Business and Window Shopping
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Apron Invitations eyelets, ribbon from stash, heart shaped punch, dimensionals, bazzil ribbon, scallop punch, glaze pen from sakura

Project #3 - You're So Sweet Gift Set:
THe last project that I created was this little nugget box gift set that uses the window shopping stamp set - I LOVEEEE the different windows in this stamp set and you can add any kind of images that you would like inside.

For my card - I used the different images in the Bakery Business stamp set in a tiered way to create the look of a display at a bakery with the sentiment - "You're so Sweet"

and for the nugget box - I filled it up with chocolates - and cut out the window portion - so that you could see the inside - the awning is paper pieced and then sponged around:

Here is how the nugget box looks like open and closed:

ANd here is how it looks when its all gone empty :) ( No, I didn't eat all the chocolates.... I just ate most of them :)))

Card Ingredients:
Paper: Cosmo Cricket
Stamps: Bakery Business and Window Shopping
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Rich Cocoa
Accessories: Nugget boxes, ribbon, MS punches, copics, dimensionals, acetate, eyelet and Sakura glaze pens

I had a ton of fun creating these cards! And can't wait to make more!!!!! And speaking of more - There is ALOT more baked yumminess that you don't want to miss!!!
Check out the amazing creations that these amazing ladies have created!!!

and of course!: Taylor VanBruggen

Tomorrow is Day 2 of sneak peeks - where we will be peeking some adooorabbbble cuteness that you don't want to miss!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!!! and please stop by tomorrow!
Big hugs to all,
Sankari :)


the whimsical butterfly said...

O.M.G. Where are my words? I do not know-somewhere they are lost in this sea of AMAZING, AWE-INSPIRING, UBER fabulousness that is your creativity, girlie....and now that I finally was able to put the face w/ the name and know that you are really THAT amazing-I just lost my words, LOL!!! I SOOOO enjoyed meeting you and all of your wonderful hugs. You are just so inspiring and sweet and I only hope that was the first of many meetings and that next time we can hang out more! I just love ya, lady! xoxo

Karen Giron said...

OK... you did this all in an evening??! Do you have some sort of magic craft room where things suddenly put themselves together??? haha! Maybe it's like the Jetson's and you have a little 'card bean' that transforms into marvelousness? hahaha! These are just drop dead gorgeous!!! You seriously amaze me everyday! Can't wait to see what you have waiting for us tomorrow :D

Kim Burmeister said...

Wow! You never cease to amaze me with your talents. You make the BEST gifts evah! Yummy! When I scrolled down this post, I just couldn't believe how awesome each project is and the papers are so yummy too. Where do you find the time? If you have a something that stops time, please share...hee hee! Inky hugs!

WickedPixie said...

Your work is SO amazing!! I am sorry I don't always leave comments, but I want you to know I always look forward to seeing what you create next!! Your creativity and eye for color and design is really inspiring! :-)Traci

chris said...

I cannot belive what I am seeing these just amaze me, They are ALL so fabulous, love the stamps I think I will have to have them shipped in. You are no.1 girl you really are.
hugs and love, chris xx

Melissa Sauls said...

LOL @ Karen's comment!! do you have the time to make all these INCREDIBLE projects??!?! Absolutely superb as usual and every little tiny details is just perfection! Absolutely love it! I think my favorite would have to be that apron...and ok, the window with acetate one...LOVE how you put the stands on soft white backgrounds...CLEVER!!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

These are all so beautiful! When do you have time to make such intricate and gorgeous projects? I love them all!

Alex Maldonado said...

SHUT UP!!! OHHH MYYY!! YOU MUST be kidding me!! Sankari, you are ridiculously AMAZING!! I'm speechless. I wish I could watch you come up with this stuff, seriously, you rock my world! OMG I'm off to hang my head in shame! LOL..

Karen Motz said...

Holy Hannah Montana!!!!! I was really hoping that some of your creativity would seep into me while we were at CHA but it looks like you kept it all for yourself! These are amazing!!! I think my fave though is project #3...LOVE the open sign hanging from the tiny ribbon/eyelet and the box of now-empty chocolate!!! YUM!!!

Donna said...

Trying to pick my jaw up from off the floor! These projects ROCK! I adore all the glitter & the bakery window scene is over the top! Sorry about the misdial today but thanks for your cheery message-doing much better!

Dawn Easton said...

Holy moly my friend! Amazing! You sure know how to crank out awesome projects EACH release! Your creativity never stops!!

Jamie said...

Holy bananas Batman!!!!:):) STUNNING WORK!!! I don't even know how to begin to describe how FANTASTIC you are!!!!! You have such a wonderful style, your art has such depth, and a warm welcoming feel to it! I want to be your workout buddy, just so I can get one of yor cards:)LOL, and I HATE to work out!!!LOLOL
Thank you for the inspiration my friend!!! You truly ROCK this artform!!!!!!

Radha said...

Love them all!!!
So sweet!!

Taylor VanBruggen said...

OK...I'm totally cracking up at the comments here! Yes, I'm also wondering if you have some magic craft room...or perhaps some magic crafty dust that we could all sprinkle on ourselves to get the mojo you've got going on! :) Oh...and I'm also cracking up at Holy Hannah Montana...and picturing that life-size poster hanging of Hannah Montana...scary! LOL

Seriously though...super cuteness! My favorite is the cute black and white apron/recipe card project! And I LOVE how you hung the sign from a brad...why didn't I think of that!?

Jackie Pedro said...

Ditto on what everyone said......since you're a magician, can I be your assistant? LOL! Gorgeous projects and beautiful details!! You Rock, Sankari!!

PS...I'm afraid of the dark and need my nightlight!!

Smita said...

Oh-My-Gaaaaaaawwwwwd (F.R.I.E.N.D.S style!).. These are so so lovely. Was this what you were working at the other day?!?! Sankari, your work continues to mesmerize me every time...
Super work... love each creation more than the other :-p

PS: and is this stamp line is supposed to make people hungry? ;-)

Banu said...

WOW!!! Amazing :) You are just superb and continue to inspire me.

Silke Ledlow said...

FABULOUS samples you've *baked* up there (couldn't help myself - LOL)!!! Love all your sweet little treat ideas - perfect in everyway!!! Hugs ~S~

Cheryl Nelson said...

perfectly scrumptious!!!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

WOW! Every time I come to your blog it's like being a kid in a candy store. . .I want EVERYTHING! I ooh and aaahhh over everything and just don't know where to look! LOL What fabulous creations Sankari!