Thursday, June 30, 2011

Taylored Expressions: Sneak Peeks Day 2 !

July Release At a Glance
  • We have sneak peeks to share Wednesday and Thursday.  All of the new products will be available for purchase on Friday, July 1st 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 GIVEAWAY, on Thursday 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 close Thursday 7/30 at 7pm PST for the drawings. 
Hi Everyone,

It's Day 2 of sneak peeks over at Taylored Expressions where the release week party keeps rocking with some awesome stamp sets and dies that are being peeked today! One of the stamp sets that we are peeking today is the super cute full sized stamp set that has 21 images/sentiments entitled: Birds of a Feather. This is such a super cute stamp set illustrated by the uber talented Nancy McKinney and is full of the cutest birdcages, birdies and wonderful branch - and coordinates with the Birds & Branch Taylored Die, which makes it a cinch to cut out the stamped branch (or even cut out the branch from a DP).  I love this sentiment: "Happy Bird Day!" 

Card Ingredients:
Paper: MME Lime Twist (6x6) Fly a Kite
Stamps: Birds of a Feather by Taylored Expressions
Ink: Memento Ladybug Red
Accessories: liquid pearls, EK success scallop punch, 3/8" satin Caribbean ribbon, Circle Spellbinders, dimensionals, button from BG and dimensionals.

It was so much fun to make this little card and pop out the spellbinders circle window and little birdies. Can't wait to create more cards with this awesome stamp set and dies (and all the different Taylored dies that can coordinate with this super sweet set!)


The second card I made uses one of the new Mokas that is part of the Moka Collection that is illustrated by Nancy McKinney. This one is called Moka Justin and is named for a famous *Justin* - the Biebs - who is probably the cutest little guy on the music scene that I know (omgoodness, I feel so old to call him "little guy" - but he is so cute and adorable!) This little Moka reminds me of my little guy - and the sentiments are so perfect for every guy big and wee size. I made this card for my friend's son who will officially be a teen next month - and is SO totally a little dude (he does this thing with his hair - it is so cute!) - I don't ever feel like I can use ribbon on a masculine card - so I kinda got carried away with all the layers :)
I used the Seeing Stars Taylored Dies that we peeked yesterday (which also coordinates with the Life is a Circus stamp set that was peeked). I so love this die - its so much fun! And I adore the fonts of the this stamp set - so much fun! I double stamped the sentiment in both red and black ink and then grunged the edges a wee bit. I loved coloring in Moka Justin and it was so much fun paper piecing his sweatshirt with the DP from the Rocket Age paper packet from October Afternoon.

Card Ingredients:
Paper: Rocket Age from October Afternoon
Stamps: Moka Justin by Taylored Expressions
Ink: Memento Ladybug Red and Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: dimensionals, copics, Seeing Stars Taylored Dies, corner chomper and spellbinders.

I had so much fun creating these cards and hope this Biebs inspired card is cool enough for my friend's "about to become" teen! I know I can't wait to make more :) Please check out the rocking rocking samples that these awesome ladies have created with these gorgeous stamp sets!

Charmaine Ikach
Danielle Lounds
Jami Sibley
Jodi Collins
Karen Giron
Karen Motz
Melissa Sauls
Melody Rupple
Nancy McKinney
Regina Mangum
Sankari Wegman
Taylor VanBruggen
Tori Wild
Wanda Guess

Thanks so much for stopping by today -
Please stop by tomorrow for some release Day Fun!!
Big Hugs!
Sankari :)

PS - here are all the new dies that are being released this Friday that I used on my project today!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Taylored Expressions Sneak Peeks - Day 1!!!!

 July Release At a Glance

  • We have sneak peeks to share Wednesday and Thursday.  All of the new products will be available for purchase on Friday, July 1st 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 GIVEAWAY, on Thursday 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 close Thursday 7/30 at 7pm PST for the drawings.

Hi Everyone!

This week begins the start of sneak peeks over at Taylored Expressions and each day there will be some super fun cute peeks from the July Taylored Expression stamps that will be released this Friday at 8am PST! Today's peeks are so super cute - I simply adore both of these fun and awesome stamps - and the perfectly coordinated dies!

The first stamp set that we are peeking is called: In the Clouds - which is a full size stamped set (25 images/sentiments) that is illustrated by the awesome Nancy McKinney. I simply adore how fun these cute cute blimps are and how awesome the sentiments are! These sentiments also coordinate with the It's a Banner Day 1 and It's a Banner Day 3 stamp set - so there are so many possibilities with the sentiments. I absolutely love the Clouds Border Die - it is so perfect to create a fluffy cloudy border or use as a sponging template. I used mine for a border and sponged the edges and added a wee bit of stickles to them for a bit of cloud dazzle :) 

I also loved using the Blimps and Banners Taylored Dies (set of 4 dies) which coordinates perfectly with the stamps and sentiments in this super cute stamp set! After stamping and coloring my blimps (blimps come in both stamps that can be colored in and can be inked solid) and then adhered them onto the blimps. I also did the mirror technique to create the bottom part of the blimp for one of the blimps. Here is another view of the card looking down onto it: 

Card Ingredients:
Stamps: In the Clouds from Taylored Expressions
Paper: MME 6x6 Lime Twist: Fly a Kite
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Bamboo Leaves, Bahama Blue and Ladybug Red
Accessories: twine, dimensionals, Spellbinders labels 20 and pennant dies, bling from stash

The second super cute stamp set that we are sneak peeking today is the full sized stamp set  Life is a Circus stamp set (17 images) which was illustrated by Doug Applegate for the Apple Doodle Ink Line. Can I just say a HUGE OMGoodness "how cute!" - I adore the super cute images in this stamp set and I absolutely ADORE all the cute animals and sentiments and images! The sentiments are so awesome for both adults and children - soooo super cute! I had so much making this card - I just adore adore the elephants and cute lion and so I thought it would be fun to pile them up and create a little tent-ish card :) Just seeing the elephant balancing his buddies on one little ball SO makes me smile :) and I adore the Seeing Stars Taylored Dies (set of 3) that coordinates perfectly with this set and is perfect for so many other stamp sets! I used it to create the little ball for the cute Ellie and the top of the tent - the flaps of which I created with the EK success scallop border die and lined with some liquid pearls. 

Here is a closer peek at this stamp set - I adored coloring these cute images with my copics and some how started grinning from ear to ear by the time I was done - I just adore these guys!

Card Ingredients:
Paper: MME Lime Twist 6x6 - Sweet and Bazzil Cardstock
Stamps: In the Circus from Taylored Expressions
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: liquid pearls, Seeing Stars Taylored Dies, EK success scallop border punch, Diamond stickles, dimensionals and corner punch. 

I had so much fun creating these cards  and can't wait to see all the fun creations that these awesome ladies have come up with these super cute stamp sets - Please hop along with me get ready for some major cuteness!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today - 
Please stop by tomorrow for Day 2 of sneak peeks!
Big Hugs!
Sankari :)

PS - here are all the new dies that are being released this Friday that I used on my project today!


Thursday, June 23, 2011

Blast From the Past Blog Hop (June): New Beginnings

Hi Everyone,

Today over at Taylored Expressions, is the totally fun monthly June Blast from the Past Blog Hop which is open to all customers and fans of TE to join in by creating a card using a previously released TE stamp set. This month's theme is "Old Glory" and to use the colors red, white and blue in your creation (it doesn't have to be patriotic images) and you can create with the optional sketch provided. I kinda went with a more turquoise version of the blue and created a card for a very dear friend of mine who is starting a new chapter in her life. She has gone through so much this last year and even more these past few months - and as she ends one chapter in her life and starts a new life (something that is both scary and exciting) I wanted to make her a special card to honor her courage and to let her know that she is not alone.

I used one of my favorite stamp sets: New Beginnings  - which has such lovely sentiments of encouragement! The middle portion of the large frame was filled in by stamping

Card Ingredients:
Paper: BG, Choice Buttercream cardstock
Stamps: New Beginnings by Taylored Expressions
Inks: Bahama Blue and Ladybug Red
Accessories: copics, circle and scallop punch, EK success scallop border, liquid pearls, prima flower, corner chomper, button from BG, 

The best part about making this is being able to give it to her in person - I am so excited to be able to hang out with her next week and spend some R&R time together :) I had fun making this card - and I hope you have fun hopping along today and checking out all the Blast from the Past creations from everyone! I can't wait to hop over and check out all the creations that everyone has created with these colors!

Thanks so much for hopping by here today
Have a wonderful Thursday!
Big hugs,
Sankari :)

Friday, June 17, 2011

VLV June Week 3: Sugar and Spice!

Hi Everyone,

This week began with scurrying to get packed to go to a wedding this weekend (I am telling you, I have been to more weddings in the last 3 weeks than all of last year!) - but first I wanted to play along with the Viva La Verve challenge for this week, which I am also hosting :) I hope you like the sketch (no skewed panels! ;) and will play along with us - please check out more about the details of how you can win some yummy Verve by playing along with all the Verve sketches this month - over at the VLV thread week 3 over at Splitcoaststampers! Here is this week's sketch and I used it to make a special birthday card for one of my dear friend's one year old baby! I used one of my favorite stamp sets: "To The Moon" from Verve stamps that has THE cutest little animals with the sweetest sentiments.  I loved going all girly with the sentiment: "sugar and spice and everything nice" with the sweet little bear holding a hear at the bottom as one of the panels. 

Have you ever made a card and just loved each part of the process? I think somehow making this card for my friend and thinking of her wee one - I just loved every part of making this card. I used the Be Mine papers from Echo Park and tried to keep it all girly and soft and pink - but added a little black for contrast and of course some liquid pearls and a little rosette :)

Card Ingredients:
Paper: Be Mine from Echo Park papers
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Ink Black and copics
Accessories: MS edger punch, liquid pearls, bling from Want 2 Scrap, ribbon from MME, rosette (Timholtz) button from PTI with the PTI twine, bling, chunky glitter from MS, Spellbinders, sponger and dimensionals.  

I love how this came out - and can't wait to see what you come up! I love the three panels at the bottom because they can be either different pieces of paper, or sentiments or these cute little animals! :) Please check out all the happenings over at the VLV thread and join in on the fun!

Thanks so much for stopping by! 
Off to a fun wedding packed weekend!

(with all these weddings this month - 
I have a feeling that I will be making more
of these baby cards next year ;)

Have a great weekend and 
thank you again for stopping by!
Sankari :)

Monday, June 13, 2011

JustRite June Release: Charming Christmas CAS cards

Charm Dies

Hi Everyone,

Today over at the JustRite blog we are showing peeks from the stamp set: Charming Christmas - which is a set of 7 stamps that coordinate with Charm Dies that was released exclusively by JustRite Stamps. Love when things coordinate! For my project today - I wanted to keep it simple and clean - or at least try to :) One thing that I always need during the holidays is a set of simple cards - either to be given as a gift in and of itself  - or to give to teachers, neighbors etc. So I decided to make a quick set of 5 cards with the heart stamp as the center - and I made them assembly style. 

I first punched out the tags and crimped the lighter shade o blue and attached them together (5 times). I then stamped the heart in clear EP and then added some Stardust EP and embossed it over the blue cardstock and then die cut it out (cutting out the part for the hole). I then added some lace, two sizes of snowflakes (one in vellum and the other in a metallic shade of silver) and put a bling in the center of the snowflakes. I finished it of with some silver ribbon and liquid pearls and then mounted each tag with dimensionals and added it to the card base with approximately measures 3.75 x 4.5 or so. Each card base was sponged and then swiss dotted with rounded corners with the corner chomper.  I might have gone a bit happy with the dimensionals :) I think it is a very layered card even though I was trying to keep it simple :) Here is a closer view of one of the cards. 

Card Ingredients:
Paper: Bazzill and PTI cardstoc
Stamps: Charming Christmas from JustRite Stampers
Inks: Bahama Blue from Memento
Accessories: liquid pearls, chunky glitter, circle punch, snowflake punches from Martha, corner chomper, vintage lace ribbon and silver ribbon from scratch. 

I love the white space in this card along with lots of activity in the focal point - and it was so fun to emboss this beautiful heart - can't wait to emboss and create cards with the rest of the stamps in this super sweet stamp set: Please check out all the amazing designers who are hopping along to preview this stamp set today - I love each of their projects and how they showcased a unique feature of today's stamp set:

Sankari Wegman (that's me! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Big hugs to all,
Sankari :)

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Birthday Party Across the Miles


Hi Everyone, 

It's a special day for a very special someone! Our very own dear Taylor of Taylored Expressions is celebrating her birthday today - and we joined in on a mini celebration for dear Taylor with a little birthday fun blog hop! 

Happy Birthday dear Taylor!

Jami asked us to join in to wish Taylor a fun birthday - and we all jumped in - so there are so many amazing wellwishers who are waiting to share their card and gift with Taylor today - if you came here from the incredibly talented and sweet Stephanie Kraft's page then you are in the right direction! Next on the stop after me is the awesome Rachel Sztonyk You can always start at the beginning by going to Jami's page.

Jami asked us to send Taylor a fantasy birthday present if money was not an issue - and it was so much fun to think o what that might be - and I so dearest Taylor - if money were not an issue - I would love to give you your dream room for the baby. I found these wonderful sites that had the cutest bedding and cribs! But as I started looking at pictures - I just saw so many amazing rooms and so many amazing ideas that it was hard to pick.

So here are my 3 Dream Room presents 
(I think that means that you have to have two more little girls ;)!!!! )

This first one is in honor of Beatrix Potter and bunny land - I adore the whimsy feel to it:

This nursery had me at cupcakes -Taylor - check out all that cupcake goodness!!! 
ACK!!! Cuteness overload!!!

And this last one is so adorable - I love the scalloped edged wall (HOW cute is that - its like a card!) and the pennants hanging down - soooo very sweet!!!

I simply adore you Taylor and have always been a huge fan since tbe very first time that I chanced upon your blog! Taylor's sketch challenges were always so much fun and then when she introduced a new line of stamps - I think I about swooned and fainted! I feel so very lucky to be part of the Design Team and to create along with so many amazing artists! Thank you so much Taylor for the opportunity! You are just da best!

I was so excited when I had a chance to first meet Taylor - and was so amazed at how short I felt :) Taylor and her husband and family are probably the warmest, sweetest kindest of souls and there is always laughter and fun around them - and that is what I wish for you dearest Taylor - a wish that everyday is filled with laughter and fun - and so much joy!!! 

For my card for Taylor - I wanted to create something that had a cupcake and something that had lots of layers and had fun colors :) I used the May Key Ingredients for creating this Happy Birthday card that I made using the cupcake from the  It's in the Bag stamp set and the sentiment and tag from the Labels of Love stamp set. 

My favorite part was the little green die cut frame and putting all the bling on the pennants and then adding dots and dots of liquid pearl yumminess!! And I love the sweet little cupcake - especially for Taylor:

And the fun doesn't stop here - there is an amazing long list of wonderful ladies who are celebrating and honoring dearest Taylor - so NEXT on the hop is the amazing and wonderful  Rachel Sztonyk who always delights with her gorgeous creations!!! If you happen to get lost in the hop - or want to start from the beginning - please check out Jami Sibley's page for all the birthday hop information!!!

Thank you so much for stopping by today!
And happpppppy birthday dearest Taylor - 
I can't wait to give you the biggest hug next time I see you!

Both the kids and that DH of mine - send you the biggest happy birthday shout out we can!!
Hope you have a most wonderful birthday year and more to come!!
Sankari :)

Saturday, June 11, 2011

A Verve-y Kinda Wedding

Hi Everyone,

A few weeks ago a dear family friend of ours asked if I could help her create some signs and tags for her wedding - and I of course couldn't wait to create something that she like :) Her colors were lavender and cream and I created some samples for her to pick one from - she was so sweet - she like them all - and so we created different tags for different purposes. I used one of my most favorite stamp sets: "Love Story" from Verve stamps to create all these tags - this is such a versatile set - with sentiments both large and small - perfect for all kinds of sized projects! 

I loved making these sweet tags and created about 200 or so for all the place tags for each person's place settings.I thought I would share some pictures from the weddings with these tags - here is one of the table settings:

Here is a close view of each person's place setting with the tag tied around the mason jar - I love the elegant and whimsy outdoor feel of her wedding theme - so beautiful! It was simply a magical day in every way! I loved how the tags came out and how they made each place setting so much fun :)

I varied the sentiments from "Happily Ever After" to "Together Forever" to "Everlasting Love". Here is a shot of one of the mason jars with another one of the sentiments:

Here is a tag that was used on one of the food tables - I used the sentiment: "Everlasting Love" from the Love Story stamp set from Verve Stamps:

I just loved creating these tags - and the best part was that my dearest friend and bride was happy! That makes everything worthwhile!! Please check out this awesome stamp set - Love Story from Verve Stamps - with wedding season approaching this summer - this is a total awesome one to have for all kinds of projects! 

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Sankari :)