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!


Cassie said...

OMGoodness, Sankari! Your birds of a feather card is just breathtaking! Wow :D

Karen Giron said...

GASP!!! You really need to frame your birds card - oh my!!! That is gorgeous and pure perfection!!! Your Justin card is fantastic! LOVE all the texture and layers and the overall look of it - that is incredible! We're not worthy! We're not worthy!! haha!

Wanda G (stampcat) said...

Sankari! Your creativity takes my breath away! Your Moka Justin card is a piece of modern art! The birdcage card is amazing... the details! OH MY! Have a great day!

Natalie said...

Love that window you've created on that first card and look at all that gorgeous embellishing!! Wow! Then the flip side you've made such a cool card that would impress a teenage boy without a doubt!! Way cool!

Stephanie K said...

Your birds of feather is amazing! I love what you did with all the embellishments and ribbon! Soo pretty! The Justin card is perfect! Love all the layers and the "rough" look!

Betty said...

Wow...what amazing cards!! Love the caribbean color on that gorgeous birdcage card!!

g said...

WOW what a jaw dropping awesome bird & branch card- your liquid pearls are the bee's knees (i've been totally inspired by you & Danielle to try them!) and your Justin card couldn't be cooler- LOVE 'em!

Unknown said...

These are really gorgeous! I love all the details and the bird card is outstanding! I love the liquid pearls!

JessicaK said...

Wow, wow, wow. I hope that someday I can create this level of amazing cards. The birds cards looks like it could be a picture.

JessicaK said...

Wow, wow, wow. I hope that someday I can create this level of amazing cards. The birds cards looks like it could be a picture.

Sharon in Arizona said...

You know, Sankari, I knew we would see something spectacular from you with these terrific stamps today, and you did not disappoint!!!!! I agree with Karen G, your bird card needs to be framed!!! That is gorgeous, and allllll those liquid pearls....oh my gosh!!! And that Justin card is out of this world. A "to die for card" for any 'tween, that's for sure. It should be framed too. Thanks for sharing! Hugs, Sharon :o)

Debbie Carriere said...

Wowsers! These are over the top spectacular!! The liquid pearls on the first with that fantastic window scene are fantastic. The layers and every detail on the second are fabulous!!!

Steph Herbert said...

Holy smokes! Your cards are amazing! Love them! :)

Bumbles and Fairy-Tales said...

WOW! Your "Dude" card ROCKS!!! Loving all the layers and distressing! Justin looks awesome! Oh please, can I can case this one (thebumblegirl at My boys would love it!
Stunning bird card too! I love the branch peeking out and the liquid pearls! Absolutely beautiful!
Thanks for the inspiration :)
hugs, margie

Susan said...

Your cards are spectacular. Love all the layering and the use of color. Wonderful!!!

Rachel G said...

WOW WOW WOW!!!! Your cards are just too great! Love the "window" look and the liquid pearls....absolutely stunning!

And Justin ROCKS! I love all the layers and distressing!!

Holly Saveur said...

GORGEOUS cards!So many it!

Jillisgram said...

I have to say your cards are breathtaking. It looks like you spent a lot of time on them!

Arlene said...

WOW! You are very creative...these cards are adorable! Absolutely love them! :)


Jodi Collins said...

OOOOOH! AAAAAAAH! Sankari! Your Bird card is AMAZING! I just said "OOOOOOOH" out loud, at work, when I clicked on this!!! LOVE your Biebs card too! ROCKIN!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Both of these are just gorgeous, Sankari! WOW! The liquid pearls on the first are amazing and the layers of papers on the Biebs card are just AWESOME! You rock, girlie!

Danielle L. said...

Oh wow! Another set of amazing projects. If there is such a thing as Shabby Boy I think your biebs card is it! :)