Monday, April 30, 2012

Taylored Expressions: May Sneak Peeks: Day 1








May 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, May 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 for the drawings close Wednesday 5/2 at 7pm PST.

Hi Everyone,


It's release week over at Taylored Expressions - and I am so excited to show you some fun creations using all of the super cute stamp sets and dies that Taylor is releasing this month (on Thursday!). We are going to get right to it and kick off with each DT member showing samples from the new releases! I was really excited to work with two super super awesome stamp sets - both of which my son just loves: The Far Out stamp set and the All Aboard stamp set.


The first sample is made using the stamp set called Far Out from the Embracing Grace collection designed by Emily Burger. I love all the robots and super cute sentiments that go with them! It is totally perfect for birthdays and lovey cards - along with lovey cards - or just sentimental card! There are 21 images in this full sized set and I picked the adorable space rocket that I jetted into outer space - along with a planet and combined the sentiments: "Happy BirthdaY" (written in a a robotic font) along with the sentiment: "hope you are having blast!"


I also used the Seeing Stars Dies from TE to die cut some stars and paper pieced the rocket ship from the Rocket Age paper pad:
Card Ingredients:
PaperRocket Age paper pad from Cosmo Cricket, Bazzill black card stock
Stamps: Far Out from Taylored Expressions
Inks: Memento Ladybug Red, Rich Cocoa Brown, and Tuxedo Black :
Accessories: ribbon from stash, Seeing Stars Dies  from Taylored Expressions, dimensionals, sponger, clear glaze


 For my second card, I used the super awesomely cute stamp set: All Aboard (full size 20 images) which features the cutest trains and cabooses ! This adorable stamp set was concepted by the awesomest Jen Shults and illustrated by Doub Applegate for the Apple Doodle Ink Collection of stamps at TE. I love these cute trains and used this month's Lovely Project Pantry to create my card for this week! Here is a picture of this month's project pantry - along with the new Train Track Border die that Taylor will be releasing on Thursday! The Project Pantry is such a great way of taking the thinking out of coordinating card stock and DP with embellishments!



I love all the different ways that you can match the sentiments and images (and this also coordinates with the Loads of Fun stamp set where you can add different things that the train is carrying!!! How cute is that?! I created a little scene using the Project Pantry and coloring and paper piecing the train. I also cut the All Aboard sign ontop of a RR crossing sign and added a little twine ribbon on the side. I drew some smoke and cut it out for the front of the train and then sponged some blue on smoke and popped it up with some dimensionals. This card was so much fun to make!


Card Ingredients:
Paper: Loyal Project Pantry
Stamps: All Aboard from Taylored Expressions
Inks: Memento Rich, Cocoa Brown, and Tuxedo Black :
Accessories: ribbon from the Project Pantry, Train Track die from Taylored Expressions, dimensionals, sponger, clear glaze, circle punch, 

I can't wait to see what the rest of the design team has created - please hop along with me and check them out !! (AND a huge welcome to this month's Guest Designer: Michele and our newest DT member: Stephanie!!! woot woot! Welcome Ladies!!)


Thank you so much for stopping by today!
Big hugs!
Sankari 

31 comments:

Cassie said...

Your work is always so inspiring, Sankari! I LOVE the little scenes you've created :D

Jennifer Shults said...

Goodness Sankari! these are both insane!!! I love the space card... PERFECT design and your train card blows me away! Wonderful gorgeous work!

Karen Giron said...

Your cards always knock me out of my chair! Wow!!! Looks like that mojo is flowing free now :D <3

Stephanie Kraft said...

Wow! These are both fabulous, Sankari! Love the trail of rhinestones on the rocket and the train scene is way CUTE!

jan farnworth said...

love the train card.

Karen R said...

Both your cards are amazing.

Miriam Prantner said...

Wonderful! Love how you wound that ribbon around the first card, and the scene on the second is just fabulous! Great job!

Betty said...

Both cards are wonderful!! Love the rocket card...so cool!! Your train card is just spectacular!!

rdbyrd said...

These are all marvelous!

elizabeth said...

These are just amazing. You did an awesome job creating an "out of this world" feel in the first card. And the scene you created in the second card is gorgeous.

Jami said...

Oh my goodness - your space card rocks - that layout is so dynamic! And I knew you'd rock the train - you always create such awesome scenes!

CardsbyJo said...

I agree both cards are cute, but I love the "birthday blast" card.

Michele Boyer said...

Oh my GOSH! I love what you did with the ribbon on your space card! It is AMAZING! And your train....holy moly. It's incredible! LOVE the scene you've created!

~ Jo ~ said...

WOW such beautiful cards! I LOVE your train card and how you created a scene! The colors are so beautiful and love the sketch of the card layout. On your first card I adore that rocket and the ribbon!!

Jo
www.jwscrapshack.blogspot.com

Mary-Anne V said...

Cute cards...love the bling rocket ship exhaust.

wendy said...

love your cards! super great job...love the scene you created for the train!

Karli said...

Card perfection... As always :) hugs~

Natalie said...

These cards are amazing, love the fun embellishing. That train scene is something else! Wow!

Wanda G (stampcat) said...

YOWZA! I love coming to your blog at release week and being amazed by your creativity! Your cards are both simply wonderful!! Have a blessed day!

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

You did an awesome job on these cards! Love all the different elements you used to create your projects! TFS! ;o)

Carol E said...

Wow! both of your cards are just great,thank you so much for creating and sharing them.

Mimis Muse said...

Oh wow! You really changed up the train. VERY cute. Looks like that set will have lots of options. Love the colors your used.

suzie said...

Such cute cards. Great attention to details!!

Malou22u said...

Such great cards.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

These are both so fabulous

Jan Garber said...

What an adorable little spacescape and landscape! Love these images and dies!

Rosemary said...

you always make the most amazing cards... these are no exception!! fabulous!!

Stephanie said...

Great Cards!

Kary said...

WOW, WOW, WOW!!! These cards are Fantastic, Sankari!! They look Amazing!! You rock the sets! I'm speechless... LOVE these!! {hugs}

Sassy said...

Fabulous! You really rocked the train set!

Crafty Math Chick said...

Love these spectavular projects Sankari! Your star card is stellar (hee hee hee) and I love the depth and dimension of your choo choo card as well.
~Meredith