All of the new Taylored Expressions products are now available in the Fresh Out of the Oven Department!!! Woo-HOo!! Now you can get all of these lovely stamps and more asap! Trust me - its going to make summer crafting even more fun - I absolutely LOVE all the stamp sets - and have a special place in my heart for the stamp sets I am peeking today!!
The first one is called Bon Voyage and is illustrated by Emily Burger for the Embracing Grace Collection from Taylored Expressions and is filled with every kind of boat and sentiments that make celebrating every occasion even more fun and sweet! It was hard to decide which one to stamp - I almost picked the cruise boat, but then I fell in love with this sweet rowboat - especially because "Row, Row, Row your boat" is one of my daughter's favorite nursery rhymes. I love that part where we both sing merrily merrily merrily merrily, life is but a dream... partly because she can't quite say the letter "r" yet - so that word merrily sounds even more cute!!!
The sentiment:" Life is just a dream " - made me want to make a whimsy kind of card - so I thought of an image where one would be in the park lazily enjoying a weekend picnic and there would be a rowboat drifting by. I can't quite express HOW much fun it was to make this card - I was in crafting heaven because I just love these images and it was so much fun to create this scene in my head onto paper!
I stamped and cut out one of the trees from the Love Grows Here stamp set (also illustrated by Emily) and then created some hills for it to sit on. The waves were stamped and cut using the wave stamp from this Bon Voyage set and then I set the rowboat in between the waves. For the clouds, I used the brand new Waves and Bubbles Impression Plate from Taylored Expressions to emboss some wavy clouds into the sky. I quilled a cloud (adding a little bling to the center) and then added my sentiment from the cloud with little dimensionals. I finished by rounding the corners and adding a little bit of liquid pearls to the edges and some ribbon on the side. I love this stamp set and loved making this card!!!
Paper:June Key Ingredients from Taylored Expressions
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black and Rose Red
Dies/plate: Waves and Bubbles Impression Plate from Taylored Expressions
Accessories: corner chomped, MS Grass punch, buttons from stash, twine, glue dots, dimensionals, copies and bling
For my next project, I used the new super cutest little Moka girl in town: Moka Peal - who just swam up to say a little hello :) Isn't she so cute?! She reminded me of Ariel - so I tried to do a little red headed mermaid while coloring her with copics. I created the cloud background with the Cloud Border Die and then paper pieced the rock using papers from the Echo Park Sweet Day Paper collection. I thought the words on the rock which included: "friendship, bliss, happiness, kindness, sunshine" - went with the beautiful sentiment: "Friends are like pearls, Precious and Rare."
Paper: Echo Park: Sweet Day 6x6 paper collection
Stamps: Moka Pearl by Taylored Expressions
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Bahama Blue and Chalk Inks Aquamarine
Accessories: circle nesties, liquid pearls, ribbon: Turquoise with White dots, sponger, dimensionals, glue dot, corner rounder, turquoise pearls.
You can really see it in the card, but both the rock and Moka Pearl are popped up a little bit and then I added some wave layers using the Wave Border die that I folded around the rock. I added some ribbon (Turquoise with White dots) and some pearls on the edge and a little half sun under the beautiful sentiment.
This sentiment rings so deep in my heart - it is so true! I truly value the sincere and honest friendships in my life - those friends of mine who I know would do anything for me as I would do anything for them - such a friend who is honest, caring, loving and sees you without judgement and inspires you to be your best self, is so Rare! I just love this sentiment and love sweet little Moka Pearl :)
I can't wait to see all the fun creations that the Baker's Dozen Team has created with these awesome sets that are in store available for purchase!!! Please hop around with me and check out these amazing creations from all of these super talented ladies - and a huge welcome to our July/August Guest Designer: Courtney Kelley!
Courtney Kelley - Guest Designer
Jami Sibley - DT Coordinator
Nancy McKinney - Illustrator
Thanks so much for stopping by -
I will be back tomorrow with more peeks so please hop by tomorrow also!
PS - Here are all the dies/impression plates that I used in my projects today: