Friday, April 3, 2009

Taylored Expressions: Sneak Peeks - Day One

Happy Friday Everyone,

YAYAY! Its time for a new release at Taylored Expressions!!!

Welcome to the first day of sneak peeks for the April release of two new stamp sets plus a whole lot of amazing new products over at Taylored Expressions!! I am soooo excited to be able to show you some samples from Taylor's newest release called Fresh Flowers from her Whimsical Wishes line. This set is really an incredible assortment of flowers and containers that are just amazing to color and put together in different ways.

I love the versatility of the sentiments in this stamp set and for today's sneak peek I decided to create my Mother's Day Cards for my wonderful mother and mother-in-law (and if either one of you are reading this - you can pretend to be surprised :) love you both!!) . For both cards, I used the Mother's Day Key Ingredient's kit - this kit is absolutely wonderful and has beautiful heavy cardstock with coordinating Designer paper (double sided) with coordinating ribbon and rhinestones and flowers - it makes making a card so much easier because everything is right there.

A Card for my Wonderful Mother

My mother adores flowers - she just loves loves loves anything that is bright and that is blooming. And she is an amazing gardner - I am always amazed by how she can create a mini greenhouse in our patio at home - and no matter how many plants she gives me for our home here... they invariable succumb to my lack of green thumb-ness :). So for this little card and gift set is for my wonderful mother! I used Julee's beautiful sketch from Mojo Monday#80 for this card .
I also made a little packet of petite marigold seeds with a matching marigold-ish pot (marigolds are hugely popular in India - its such a happy bright and cheery flower isn't it?) I used the same papers from the Mother's Day kit and also used some Flower Soft for the flowers in the planter... it gives such a wonderful feel and texture to the project. I used a little dot of velcro to close the packet.
Here is a picture of the complete little gift set for my mother... I can't wait to see these marigolds bloom... it will be like our gardens in India :)
Card Details: (I will go thru and edit all these with the link to Taylor's store after the release on Sunday)
Ink: Stampin Up! Old Olive
Accessories: All accessories from the ribbon to the rhinestones are in the Mother's Day Key Ingredients Kit - other supplies include: velcro dot, corner rounder, SU! Scallop punch, SU! Circle punch, flower soft, crimper, Pebbles Pearlescent Chalks, Taylor's Tiny Twinkles and liquid pearls
Special Ingredient: Flower Soft on the planter on the seed packet (more on that on Sunday!)

A card for my wonderful Mother-in-Law

My second card is for my wonderful mother-in-law who I love to eat chocolates with! It is just so much fun to snack on a few pieces here and there as we chat and have some tea - its always funny to see how bar of chocolate suddenly disappears :) So for my gift set to my mother-in-law who also has a beautiful garden - I thought I could create a little card and coordinating gift set full of her favorite sweets: maple fudge! YUM!

I used Taylor's beautiful sketch #42 for this card and had a lot of fun putting together some more of the elements in this awesomely versatile stamp set into this card:

Card Details for the Card and the Gift set:
Ink:Old Olive SU!
Accessories: All accessories from the ribbon to the rhinestones are in the Mother's Day KeyIngredients Kit - other supplies include: corner rounder, SU! Circle punch, vellum paper and liquid pearls

I cut out all the window frames in the window set and then put a piece of vellum behind it for the look of transparency. I cut out all the flowers and adhered them with dimensionals. The window and the window box were also popped up on dimensionals.

Here is the little gift set that I created for her using the matching coordinating papers and ribbon from the Mother's Day Key ingredients kit. You have to check out all the amazing Favor Boxes that Taylor has in her store - they are just amazingly wonderful to have on hand - because they are already cut out and scored - they can be assembled and decorated quickly and in just minutes you have a coordinating gift set :)
I have to tell you that it was hard to create this little set and not eat all the yummy goodies in it!! I might have to refill it before Mother's Day! Lol!!! Here is a picture of the Mother's Day gift set for my mother-in-law:
Well, I hope you had fun checking out these samples as much as I did putting it together !!!!
And speaking of awesome - you have to go and check out my amazing fellow DT members from Taylor's Baker's Dozen:
Thank you for visiting me in my litter coner :)
sending you all LOTS of sunshine!!!

Sankari :)

PS - My fellow DT member Laurie Schimdlin is sick with the stomach flu and was unable to play along with us for the sneak peeks - but I know she would love it if you stopped by and wished her a speedy recovery!

PPS - Head on back over here tomorrow morning for Day Two of sneak peeks! All I have to say... is this next set is just awesome!


Sarah-Jane Kalé said...

Beautiful and Beautiful Sankari!!! Im sure both your Mum and Mum in Law will ADORE their cards. What a gorgeous set of stamps. Don't worry too much about your lack of 'Green Thumbness'... I've had a couple of 'Petrified Plants' here too... hahaha.

xx Sarah

Taylor said...

As always... totally fabulous, Sankari! Both of your little gift sets are sooo cute! I love your idea to create a little packet for the seeds and you even added the Flower Soft to the window box on your packet! And you made me hungry for chocolate! I'm sure nobody would blame you if you refilled it before you gave it to your MIL! :)

Dawn Easton said...

Get out girl! Wowzers...all of these sneak peeks ROCK! I love that you cut out the windows and used vellum! That looks so pretty!

Denise Marzec said...

Oh wow, Sankari, these are ALL so beautifully done! Wow Wow WOW!!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

All of these are gorgeous projects, Sankari! WOW!

Jami said...

Wow Girl! You went all out today! Love both projects! Seriously WOW!!!

Jen Tapler said...

AMAZING, as always, girl!! Love the little gifties!!

Karen Motz said...

Oh my word Sankari! Your creations are beautiful! Vellum for the windows is brilliant! Everything is GORGEOUS!!!

Unknown said...

Your creativity always amazes me. If I owned a company like this I'd have you make something every day and post it on the front page of the store's blog so customers would have to come visit every morning and be awed by your beautiful creations and then they can go on with their day on a happy note. You are such a talented girlie whirlie. Lots and lurve and hugs.

Ann said...

Fab, fab, fab, Sankari! These projects all rock, and I know your mom and MIL will LOVE them!

Jennifer Schmidt said...

These are beautiful cards and gifts. Great ideas and beautiful stamping! I'm sure both your mother and mother-in-law will be so happy to receive these! Can't wait to see the rest of the sneak peaks :)

CathyRose said...

What lucky Moms! Your gifts are full of love and they will adore them!

gale said...

Those are both amazing! Love the garden set-what a great idea. Both of your moms will be thrilled!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Awesome! Love the colors! TFS!

Donna Baker said...

WOWZA! I love both of your gift sets and I'm sure your mom & dmil will too - I adore how you multi-colored the big swirly flower on your DMIL's card! you so ROCK!

The Mama Monkey said...

My favorite touch? The flowers under the window!! They are so precious!! You are so great with details!

Karen Giron said...

Wow, Sankari - these are all so beautiful! I love the flower punches in the flowerbox under the window. Very fun!

Jodi Collins said...

OH!! Sankari, what GORGEOUS gift sets you have created here! Your mom and mother in law are lucky indeed to be the recipients of all this fabulousness!!! WOWSA!!!

Cardmaking Galore said...

Your cards are fabulous - I love the colours you use. The recipients will surely love them

Anonymous said...

Absolutely beautiful. I love everything on this post. It is all lovely and perfect for Mother's Day. Great colors and stamps.

Heather said...

Those cards and gift sets are awesome! Great job!