Monday, October 31, 2011

Taylored Expressions: November Sneak Peeks: Day 1


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 OvenDepartment 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.



HI Everyone, 

Today we are kicking off the November Sneak Peeks from Taylored Expressions -Woohoo! Taylor will be releasing a set of 4 miniature leaf dies (Mini Leaves Taylored Die) designed by Nancy McKinneythat have impressed veins in them for more detail and are seriously the perfect set of leaves for everything from fall cards to spring cards to adding a little leaf accent with your flower embellishment - all around awesomeness! And today we are also showing samples from the Labels of Love II stamp set that will be available on Thursday (release day!) which follows up with the popular Labels of Love stamp set - both of which fit perfectly with the Spellbinders: Ribbon Tags Trio 3 dies! This stamp set is also part of the Taylored Expressions Giving Tree program where every quarter a portion of the sales of a different stamp set go towards a different charity or organization. For the months of November, December and January, Taylored Expressions will donate $5 from the sale of each Labels of Love II stamp set to the Union Rescue Mission. 
In part the URM's Mission Statement reads:
We embrace people experiencing homelessness with the compassion of Christ – giving hope and healing for a changed life – helping them find their way home.


By Embrace we mean to welcome, to encircle with our arms.
By Compassion we mean to love and touch others, as Christ loved us.
By Hope we mean providing encouragement and resources for a new start.
By Healing we mean being restored in body, mind, and spirit through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
By Changed Life we mean going in a new direction and to realize our God-given purpose.
By Home we mean having the opportunity to earn a living, secure housing, and be a healthy family again.
The Union Rescue Mission (URM) was founded in 1891 and is one of the largest missions of its kind in America--bringing help and hope to men, women, and children experiencing homelessness in Downtown Los Angeles. Taylor's husband, Jon, served at the Union Rescue Mission when they lived in California and saw first hand the impact it had on the lives of the homeless.  Visit the Union Rescue Mission website at http://urm.org/


This Labels of Love II stamp set has an amazing array of different sentiments - I loved the Happy Hannukkah  sentiment and created a little menorah image to go with it. I created the menorah with triangle for the base and added the candles by cutting strips of paper and coloring them with copics (inspired by this card that I saw on the web). The flames are little hearts that have been punched out and then cut in half - I added a little bit of stickles on alternating candles and then finished it with a ribbon and pennant from the pennant border die from Taylored Expressions. I stamped the sentiment in blue and weaved my ribbon through the label die and finished it off with a pin. I love this ribbon - I think I got it almost 2 years ago and was so happy to use it today (see, it is good to stash things away - you never know when you might need it! :)



I loved creating a card out of my scrap papers and can't wait to make more Happy Hannukkah cards for my friends to give out this year (Dec. 20-28th!) And I can't wait to see all the creations using all of the different labels of love from the awesome DT:

Thanks so much for stopping by today - please stop by tomorrow for more release peeks!
Big hugs,
Sankari :)

20 comments:

Jami said...

Sankari - this is so creative and so pretty! I love it!

Linda Lou said...

beautiful color combination, great card

Wanda G (stampcat) said...

STUNNING! This is so beautiful Sankari!! Thanks for sharing all your wonderful talent!!

Melody said...

Love the rich colors!! Like how you added the liquid pearls to the candle!

CraftyLoops said...

Wow, how fantastic. I love that card. Lee x

Pat R said...

Such a wonderful layout of glittery candles!

wendy said...

so super....colors are beautiful too!

Miriam Prantner said...

This is such a great card! Love how you created the menorah! Thanks!

sharon g said...

You have a beautiful name. Anyway, I love your Hannukkah card. It's not traditional, but very pretty. Nice job.

Jenny said...

Very Pretty card!

Synthia said...

Love the sparkling candles.

Tori Wild said...

OH WOW Sankari-- Gorgeous, Gorgeous Card!! Love those colors and all that sparkle!!

Jennifer Shults said...

This is just wonderful Sankari! I love the rich colors and the fabulous blue with the browns... gorgeous!

Mommy Name Labels said...

Beautiful card. Love all the colors you incorporated into the card!

Karen Day said...

Pretty colour combo (yours always are!)

KarenR said...

This is a really creative Hanukkah card, thanks for the inspiration.

Scrapalajen said...

Beautiful Hanukkah card! Great blue bow!

Crafty Math Chick said...

:-O This one SO touches my heart Sankari! There are not a lot of pretty Hanukkah sets out there so when I see one at all I am thrilled but THIS is SPECTACULAR!! WOW! The hat pin even resembles a dreidel - you are such an AMAZING artist!!
~Meredith

April said...

Love the candles.. What a great idea.. Very festive! WoW!

Danielle Lounds said...

Fabulous - love how you created the menorah!!