Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Taylored Expressions Sneak Peeks - Day 1!!!!

Good Morning Everyone!

I am so excited because today starts release week sneak peeks over at Taylored Expressions! Woot! Taylor will be releasing all the yumminess of this month's crafting goodness this Friday at 8am PST!!!! This release is really special because it marks a very special and new product line that Taylor will be releasing: her very own dies - this line will be called Taylored Dies!!! Isn't that die-vine :) Taylor will be releasing 9 NEW dies that coordinate with the Taylored Expressions stamp sets - And what's to boot, is that today we are showing samples from an awesome new stamp set called Take Note (which is the concept idea of the awesome Jami Sibley!) which is THE perfect go-to stamp set for creating journals, notebooks, little gift notebooks etc. and comes with three brilliantly lovely die shapes - that coordinate with 3 die shapes that Taylor will be releasing!

This stamp set has all the perfect sentiments for all your different journal needs - you can mix and match sentiments and fonts and create your own specific journal title. I couldn't wait to alter a little notebook with these cute little stamps and awesome die shape and in trying to think of today's project, I decided that instead of giving something to someone else, I am going to create a little "to do" notebook to keep me on track! As summer starts to come to an end and school begins for me and the kids - my to-do list is longer than the virtual one in my head - so I altered a little notebook using the die-image from this stamp set and then cut it out with the coordinating Taylored Die - LOVE it!

I stamped the Die stamp image in Versamark and embossed it in clear EP on the Summertime Project Pantry Kit that Taylor released in July, and then cut it out with the die. I arranged the words and stamped it and then sponged it with some Dandelion Ink over the Cosmic Swirl stencil template and popped up the square over the die. The butterfly is embossed and is from the Discover Your Wings stamp set.
I added a little trail of bling, some liquid pearls (Terra Cotta) and finished it with a little ribbon embellishment on the wire spiral. I can't wait to use it and hope that I can at least cross of the hundreds of things that I forget to do everyday! :)

I love how crisply these dies cut - and used one of my Taylored Dies to cut some brown felt material that I had - it cuts it so nicely and creates such a great texturized feeling to the card. I created this Summer Song card using the Summer Afternoon stamp set along with the Take Note stamp set. The brown die image is cut out using the Taylored Die on brown felt and then on top of that I layered a second die image from theTake Note stamp set with the sentiment on it:
Here is a closer peek at how yummy-ly this die cuts felt and I love the detail of the dots around the other die stamp image:

Here is another view of this card :

I can't wait to see what all the girls have created with all of these new dies and this awesome stamp set!!!! Come along and surf with me and check out these amazing creations that all of the wonderful ladies have created!!!

and of course!: Taylor VanBruggen

Thanks so much for stopping by today -
Please stop in tomorrow for more sneak peeks at
Day 2 of the Release Sneak Peeks from Taylored Expressions!!! Yayayay!

Big hugs,
Sankari :)


Maria Elena said...

Wow What a bright colors !!! So pretty work !
Have a great Wednesday !

Jackie Pedro said...

Gorgeous projects, Sankari!! I LOVE the embossing on the die on the first! Looks like leather!!! It was great talking to you yesterday!!! Hugs, me....

Nancy said...

Umumum...gorgeous, Sankari! Your first label looks like leather. And you've used two of my favourite sets--Discover Your Wings and Summer Afternoon. LOVE the felt and texture on your second card. Miss you already!!

Karen Giron said...

Ok, please tell me you didn't "whip" these up at midnight last night? Holy Gorgeousness!! They are just to "die" for! Bwahaha - what? You started it with your "die-vine" comment...

Linda said...

I love your book! it looks like leather. The colors are wonderful.

Jodi Collins said...

Girlie, your To Do book is OFF the chain!!! I WISH I could stamp like you girlie...these are both AMAZING!!
I SO missed you all at CHA! I know you all keep saying how much fun you had, but I know you are just sayin' that! LOL!!!

Jen Tapler said...

WOW!! Love these!! Taylor is going to make me go broke with all these fabulous new releases!! I feel a huge order coming on friday!!

Tenia Nelson said...

Pure Awesomeness!!!!

DG said...

The to do list journal is really so gorgeous!!! WOW. I love the colors you used with this and it's so amazing and detailed. I love how you embossed the die tag - it looks almost like a leather and so awesome looking.

The card is equally excellent lol.

I always look forward to visiting your blog and I always come prepared to be dazzled and amazed!

Donna Baker said...

leave it to you to make the most GORGEOUS to do list I've ever laid my eyes on! I adore your beautiful card too - so sad I had to miss CHA and spending time with you & everyone else :-(

Laurie Chilton said...

Oh my goodness Sankuri! Your book and card are spectacular. Simply gorgeous. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE them. Can't wait for the release on Friday. Hugs... :)

Jami said...

Your projects always make me HAPPY! Love these! I actually put liquid pearls on my notebook (thinking of you) but they're really subtle and don't show up in the photo. Just wanted you to know I had you on my mind!

Melissa Sauls said...

WOWOW Sankari!! Of course, nothing less than ABSOLUTELY SPECTACULAR creations!! I never know what to say about your gorgeous creations...too many wonderful details to note! Can I just say though, I MISS YOU!!!! Thanks for my Long Island Tea in the mail...I TOTALLY loved that! My husband did too!

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Taylor said...

Absolutely gorgeous and stunning! You always combine such rich colors and your creations are so vibrant and sunny! Love it!!

Carolina said...

Hello chickie~dee! Hope you're drive back was uneventful and the children are healing fun being sick.

Okay, now your STUNNINNNNG project...what else can I say but LOVE it!!! The rich colors are killing me, makes me want fall to get here like yesterday!

Basil hugs! LOL!!!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Totally gorgeous, Sankari!!! I LOVE how you stenciled. . .I never think to do that!

Karen Motz said...

These are SO beautiful!!!!! How in the world did you get the die cut piece on the sktech book to look like leather? You can work miracles my friend!!!!

Clare said...

Hi, Sankari! I just wanted to say, "Hi!", tell you how much I like your cards, and introduce myself! You current card is absolutely gorgeous! You can view all my deets at Thanks!