Thursday, March 5, 2009

Taylored Expressions -Release Day and some fun Blog Candy!

Good Thursday Morning everyone,

Yay!! It's release day over at Taylored Expressions and Taylor's newest stamp sets: Sweet Spring and her new line of stamps: Whimsical Wishes are now available.... hop on over and check it out!.

Here is a little few tidbits before you go... I had to create one more card using the Sweet Spring set -because ist is just tooo sweet. I love this image of a cupcake in a basket - too cute!! The sentiment reads: a basketful of good wishes.
The whole basket is popped up on dimensionals because I wanted it to look as though Cuppie is acutally sitting in the basket. The basket handle is actually a ribbon from the Easter Key Ingredients Kit. Speaking of baskets, did you see the basket die cut that Taylor Featured on her blog yesterday -- its TOOO cute!!.
Card details: Paper- Paper Company
Ink: SU! Rose Red
: SASI Sweet Spring

: Ribbon from the Easter Key Ingredients Kit, Stickles, corner rounder, dimensionals, watercolor (on the basket weave), Prisma Color Pencils

I also wanted to make a scrapbook layout using the Easter Key Ingredients Kit,...... I absolutely love the versatility in this kit!. I don't usually scrap alot, but I had to when I saw the sketch that my awesome blog buddy and fellow Paper Craft Planet DT member, the very talented Jen Tapler, had created. I adore, adore adore Jen, she is just bubbly, soooo sweet, hilarious and uber talented! Jen has created a challenge every Sunday at PaperCraftPlanet - called Scrappy Sunday. Here is the sketch for this week: As soon as I saw it I had to play along

All of the papers and elements are from the Easter Key Ingredient's kit (the only thing that isn't is the stamps for the words "my sweet" and the little brown button. I cut out some of the circle images from one of the DP in the kit and added them as embellishments because the paper is just sooo darn pretty - I LOVE this kit for this project because I just LOVE the colors! I love how the paper and embellishments looks all scrapped together :) I can't wait to get more of this kit and keep going on my daughter's album.

Taylor has these awesome calendar stands in her store that hold 6 x 6 papers - in this awesome way with 6 x 6 plastic protectors - check it all out here. I thought this was such a great way to display this in our living room. You can also paint the stand whatever color you would like to paint it - but I kinda like it like it is...

This is one of my most favorite pictures of my little one - I love this picture because sometimes when I look at this picture, I see a glimpse of her when she is a teenager - have you ever done that - where you have looked at a little child - and suddenly you can see what they might look like when they are all grown up? This is also the first time that she let me put her hair into a ponytail - she would rather run around with her hair disheveled in her face (most often times with oatmeal in it :) rather than letting me comb it - just combing it sometimes can be SO dramatic... so I was rather plum pleased when she not only let me brush it and tie it, but also take a picture of her! I put a blue wash over the picture and added some texture in photoshop before printing.

She is my little cupcake because she is just yummy! I used the small cupcake stamp from Taylor's set Home Sweet Home (from the Christmas set) and then stamped it onto two of the sheets from the Easter Key Ingredients set. I then stamped an individual letter on them and cut them out individually... it was such a labor of love - but I totally loved every minute of it! I put the 6 x 6 layout in the plastic protector and then hung it from the binder rings on the calendar stand. I was thinking to display it in our living room and each week add a layout to it - so its always changing.

Scrapbook page details:
Paper - Everything is from the new Easter Key Ingredients from Taylored Expressions. The only paper that is not is the darker brown chocolate matte from the Paper Company.
Inks: The sentiment "My Sweet" was stamped in Night of Navy, The cupcake images were stamped in Baroque Burgundy and the letters were stamped alternatively in Taken with the teal and Rose Red, Martha brown
Stamps: Cupcake Stamps from Taylored Expressions Home Sweet Home stamp set, letters from K & Company Accessories: Calendar Stand from TE, felt flowers and brads from Easter Key Ingredients kit, start punch from Creative memories.

Check out the rest of the gallery! I hope to play along everyweek and at least slowly build up my daughter's scrapbook album which has been completely neglected and needs to get dusted off!! I


Taylor's offering the Key Ingredients (blue - birthday boy) to one lucky person in celebration of the release of her newest line and also in celebrating the first birthday of her store!!!!

If you were at the release party this morning at Paper Craft Planet - you might have seen this awesome color challenge that Taylor has created:

To celebrate the release of her new stamps over at Taylored Expressions, Taylor is giving away a Key Ingredient Birthday Boy set. All you have to do is to create a card inspired by these colors and upload it to Paper Craft Planet using the tag: tecolorchallenge (all one word, all lowercase). You must have your cards uploaded by Monday, March 9th at 8am PST to be eligible for the Key Ingredients Set. We can't wait to see your lovely creations!

Don't forget to check out all the awesome release day creations from the rest of the Baker's Dozen design team!!!

Ana Wohlfahrt
Charmaine Ikach
Dawn Easton
Denise Marzec
Donna Baker
Jen del Muro
Jodi Collins
Karen Giron
Karen Motz
Laura Fredrickson
Laurie Schmidlin

And don't forget to stop by Taylor's blog and the her store to see all the new products she has!

Thank you so much for coming over for a visit!!!
Wishing you happy cupcake hugs!
Sankari :)


Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

So adorable Sankari! I LOVE how you used that ribbon for the basket handle. . .adorable!

Unknown said...

Ah... aahhhh-mazing!!! Love your scrappy of your beautiful baby. You are so gifted all over the place!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Beautiful Sankari! FAbulous card and gorgeous page...your dd is so sweet!

Jodi Collins said...

You AMAZE me girlie!! You TOTALLY do!! This is the BOMB!!

Smita said...

Sankari, the card is cute... but the layout is a stunner!!! :-) I simply loved that one. And yes, definitely a very cute pic of the little one. One day, she will bless you for making this layout ;-)


Denise Marzec said...

OHHH...MY...GOSH!! Love what you did with the calendar stand and the way you worked the ribbon onto the basket handle is genius!! Love the checkered basket too!!

Karen Motz said...

Wow Sankari!!! Your layout is STUNNING! I love how you sponged the patterned paper to age it a bit...perfect!

Maria said...

Wow Sankari, your card and your scrapbook project are GORGEOUS. You really are making good use of those cupcake images and the gorgeous dp. Love that stand too!

Love how the basket pops up on your card. Ms cupcake does look like she's sitting in the basket. Very creative.

Your daughter is gorgeous! Your layout is beautiful. . .love all the elements that you used. When my daughter was the same age as yours I would imagine what she would look like or be like and she is actually quite different in many ways from what I thought. LOL! I thought she would be girly because I used to dress her up in pretty dresses but she is now the no-make up t-shirt and jeans sort of gal that plays the guitar and loves rock music! LOL!!


Ana Wohlfahrt said...

ADORABLE! Love how you used the ribbon! Super creative!

Taylor said...

Awesome projects, Sankari! I love how you left the calendar stand all natural! Thanks so much for making this such a special release! I've heard that the release party was super fun this morning... thanks so much!!

Karen Giron said...

That is the sweetest scrabook page! I love all the circles from the KI - very sweet.

Norine said...

love the card too cute and your LO is so pretty

Jennifer Schmidt said...

Wow many great thing going on here! First of all, your lo is BEAUTIFUL!!! You should totally scrap more often, it's beautiful work! My daughter is absolutely the same way with her hair, so I had a good chuckle reading this :) It's such a triumph when I get to do her hair beautifully! I also LOVE the cupcake card and the creative way you did the basket- love the ribbon on the handle!

gale said...

Soo cute!! I love how you used trim for the handle of the basket and that layout is adorable! thanks for the heads-up about the hanging frame-I am going to get one or two for us and for gifts.

Anonymous said...

That picture of your daughter is so, so cute. I love the frame too but the picture is priceless.