Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Taylored Expressions Sneak Peeks - Day 1

Good Morning Everyone!

Guess what?! Sneak Peeks for the April release have started over at Taylored Expressions and I am so excited to peek two stamp sets that will be released this Thursday (April 8th) at 8am PST at the Taylored Expressions store! Today the Baker's Dozen are showing sneak peeks of two darling and awesome stamp sets called: CreativiTEA and Miniture Motifs. These stamp sets have SO many possibilities and are so versatile - I {heart} them!!!!

Project #1 - Have a Happy SereniTea Birthday

The first project that I created uses the awesome Tea Tins that will be available at the Taylored Expressions store on release day and it coordinates beautifully with this stamp set (all the stamps are sized so that they can be easily used to decorate it!) I created a little birthday giftset using the Tea Tin:
I love how much fun it was to decorate this little Tea Tin (giving Tea has never been so much fun!) Here is another picture of it - isn't the sentiment: "SereniTEA" soooo cute?!??! (there are more of these sentiments in this set!) I put EarlGrey Teabags in this tin (it holds 17 teabags comfortably - that is one tea tin that is filled with loads of serenitea! LOL!)

I LOVE that a Stamp in this set coordinates perfectly with the Labels 9 Nesties from Spellbinders - it makes cutting easier :) Here is a picture of the card that I made and it uses this super easy to use template for teacups created by Mel of Mel Stampz. I decorated this with some liquid pearls of course and popped up the flower that is in this stamp set onto the tea cup after coloring and cutting it out:
Project Details:
Stamps: CreativiTEA from Taylored Expressions
Papers: Basic Grey
Inks: Tuxedo Black from Memento
Accessories: teacup template by Mel, liquid pearls, threading punch, dimensionals, grosgrain ribbon, Labels 9 (spellbinders) and tea!

Project #2 - A Lego/Giraffe TeaParty :)
Every Sunday afternoon we have a tea party (of course these tea parties spontaneously happen at other times too) but its become our sunday afternoon tradition to have some tea (I make Peppermint tea with milk and sugar for the kids and strong homemade chai for us) and we have a little tea party. Growing up in India, chai and tea time is SUCH a part of life - things slow down in the afternoon and we relax with some chai and hot pakoras or other such snackies :) I love having these traditions with my wee ones - they also invite other "friends" to the tea party like Lego Men and Giraffes (I don't have the heart to tell my son, that his Lego men are actually holding beer mugs! he was so excited that they could have tea too!! lol!) So I printed out some pictures from our sunday tea to create this little scrapbook page (with all of our tea time guests - and yes, did you know there was pink Lego?)

Here are some closer pictures of our tea party:

I love that my daughter is giving her giraffe (who she sleeps with and whose name is Sweetie) some Chai - And our LegoMen are enjoying chai in her play teacup:

I love created 6x6 layouts because they perfectly fit into the Frame Your Imagination stand that Taylor has in the store. I love that your scrapped creations don't have to hide but can be displayed out - the kids loved this little page! It was so much fun to make it for them :)

Project Details:
Stamps: CreativiTEA from Taylored Expressions
Inks: Tuxedo Black from Memento and Bahama Blue
Accessories: Layout from Jen Tapler for Scrappy Sunday on PaperCraft Planet, dimensionals, circle punches from CM and SU! and archival pen and Frame Your Imagination Stand.

Project #3- Oh Darjeeling:
Tea and Chai evoke memories of having chai with my mother when it was raining and talking and watching the rain out the window. I am so excited that my mom is coming to visit this week and made this card for her and here is a preview of our tea party to come (pakoras to be made later :)

I created the background using the stamp set: Miniture Motifs - there are four background stamps that make it so easy to create your own background so easily! I love this one with all of the little dots (You know Me and DOTS!!! :) It matches the steam dots in the CreativiTEA set so beautifully and I love LOVE love the sentiment: Oh Darjeeling!!!!I can't wait to give this to my Darling Darjeeling Mother!!!

Project Details:
Stamps: CreativiTEA and Miniture Motifs from Taylored Expressions
Papers: Prism Paper (Classic Magenta) and Choice Buttercream paper from Taylored Expressions
Inks: Tuxedo Black from Memento and Bahama Blue
Accessories: white gel pen, dimensionals, ribbon from stash, bling, scallop and circle punch SU!

All of this makes me want a cup of chai! I can't wait to see what all CreativiTEA projects the Baker's Dozen Design Team has created today!!!!! I am excited to hop on over and check out these beautiful sneak peeks:

Nancy McKinney ** our wonderful Illustrator
and of course Taylor VanBruggen

Thank you so much for stopping by today!!!
Please stop by tomorrow for Day 2 of Sneak Peeks!!!
Big hugs,
Sankari :)


Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

These are AMAZING Sankari! LOOOOOOOOOOOOVE each of these, as usual. The page of you and your little sweeties having a tea party is just DARLING!!! LOVE the tea cup you created and the last card with the teapot pouring into the cup is GENIUS!!!

jan farnworth said...

what a great collection of projects.

Karen Motz said...

You always out-do yourself with the gorgeousness each month!!! LOVE that teacup shaped card and the scrapbook page with you and the kids is absolutely darling!!!

Jami said...

You always leave me with my mouth hanging open - almost speechless. Ummmmm...WOW! That first set is just so YOU - vibrant and beautiful! The scrap page - well just so precious and perfect. And the card for your mom - very special!

Becky said...

Gorgeous!! I just love this collection you created..

Taylor VanBruggen said...

So amazing Sankari!! I am totally picturing your lego tea parties...soooo sweet! And the beer mugs...LOL! And pink legos!? Who knew? I was quite the lego collector as a kid and my sets never included pink legos! Love that last card too how you made the teapot pouring into the teacup...I'm having one of those "Why didn't I think of that moments?"

Alex Maldonado said...

Holy Heaven Sankari!! You are an absolute master!! I LOVE every single one of your projects - Of course, you know the tea-time scrapbooks rocks my world, but either way, every single thing you touch is magic!! AMAZING!!

Jackie Pedro said...

What can I say that all the other girls haven't said already? You ROCK my friend....You're so inspiring!!

Karen Giron said...

Ok. ok.... WOW!!!! I need to find my words.... These are fabulous!!! Your children are SO precious and I love that the giraffe is having tea with you too. ACK, soooo cute!!! Beautiful, gorgeous, amazing.

Donna said...

WOW! I love your projects as usual; always look forward to your darling scrapbook pages of your adorable kiddos - this does not disappoint! I am so happy your mom's coming for a visit, wish I could too. LOVE the teapot pouring into the cup-cleverness my beautiful friend!

Jen Tapler said...

Yep, you're amazing!! But you already know that. ;-)

Tammy Hershberger said...

Oh my gawd, Shawnie! It's bad enough that you stamp the pants off of all of us, but then you go and stage your photos so fantastically, too! Is there nothing you don't do, girl? All of this absolutely ROCKS!!!

Sarah-Jane Kale' said...

Ok.. so I'll just stop and breathe for a sec!!!... Ok done. Sankari... these are GORGEOUS, and FABULOUS!!!
Love the photos of your gorgeous little kiddies, LOVE the little tea party, and LOVE that the little giraffe and Lego men are joining you all for a tea party. That's my kind of tea party.

xx Sarah (SJK)

Mercy said...

sankari...these are just fabulous! i can't believe all of the projects you can sit down and crank out, sister! LOL! they are so colorful and one-of-a-kind...beautifully done!

Brooke S said...

Sweet <3 this is totally a perfect set for you.... Love the little pictures of the kiddos having tea with their little friends...

Melissa Sauls said...

Holy cow girl these are AMAZING!! You always use such RICH and beautiful colors and I just LOVE IT!! So gorgeous to look at! I love the project with the kids...how perfect is that?!?!? FABULOUS girl!!!

Jeanie said...

OMG!!! Stop already!!! You're blowin' me away!! These are ALL SO amazing it's just too much for me to take in all at once!! LOL!!Stunning to say the least!!

samara said...

sankari - your creations remind me completely of what my cubs showed me from their trip to india...the colors, the richness, the radiance. i love the papers! only you darling. your story is so adorable...and aren't those playmobile the best!!!! xoxox love ya sweetikins

Maggie said...

Very pretty. Love the colors you used. All my favorites! Good job. TFS *wink*

Betty Neville said...

Your projects are just fantastic - love those rich colors! Your little ones are adorable!

Afternoon Tea Fan said...

Your work is astonishingly good, are you sure you're only a "hobbyist" and not a professional?

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Oh how gorgeous! I LOVE every single creation! That teacup card is adorable! And the scrapbook page. . .oh how stinkin' CUTE!