Monday, August 5, 2013

Taylored Expressions August Sneak Peek: Build a Scene Dies and Hey Sweet Tea

Hi Everyone,

It's time for the August Sneak peeks from Taylored Expressions! Can you believe it - it is August!! Say whaaat?!! How did that happen? Well, this week we at Taylored Expressions are excited to celebrate the beginning of August with some awesome new stamps and dies! 
And I CAN"T WAIT to show you the Build a Scene dies that will be available at the Taylored Expressions store - OMGOMGOMGOMG!!! I love to build scenes and awhile ago, I drew out some dies for Taylor which would make it easy to build a scene and here they are - the Build A Scene dies - (they are made up of Build A Scene - Rolling Hills, Build A Scene Swirly Clouds and Build a Scene Sunshine - there is also a Build a Scene Mountain die that I will be showing on a card on Friday :)
Here is my card with the Build a Scene dies paired with the Made in the Shade stamp set:

Card Ingredients:
Stamps: Made in the Shade stamp set from Taylored Expressions
Paper: Bazzill CS, Choice Snow White CS (TE)
Ink: Memento Ladybug Red and Bahama Blue
TE Dies: Build A Scene Swirly Clouds dies, Build a Scene Sunshine dies, Build A Scene Rolling Hills Dies, Waves and Bubbles Impression Plates
Other: Copic markers, foam tape, glitter, button, twine

I can't even TELL you HOW happy I was at the way the Swirly Clouds dies came out!!! I wanted to have some whimsical cloud dies that where inspired by the new My
Little Pony cartoon! And cue the theme song in my head to start playing! I love watching the My Little Pony cartoons with my kids - they both love it - it is so well done! At the beginning of the cartoon, there is an awesome intro with awesome swirly clouds and when I kept seeing the clouds, I kept telling the kids - those are some fantastic clouds and I wish I could make them into a card - and hence started the process to create the Build a Scene Swirly Clouds dies :) I think I squealeddddddd in pure delight when I finally got to hold the dies in my hand and started cutting them out - they are so swirly and whirly and fun and whimsically delightful!!! 
Here is a closer peek at the clouds - the bottom base of the clouds were made using the Cloud Border die and then ontop of it I used the Build a Scene Swirly Clouds - There are also the Build a Scene Sunshine dies that come with different kinds of suns and ray options that you can mix and match together :) I have been wanting something like this for so long - and love the way it came out!!!
Here is a closer peek at the Build a Scene Rolling Hills dies that I cut out using different sheets of green card stock and some DP from my stash. I also used the Waves and Bubbles Impression Plate to add a little texture to the hills - somehow the Bubbles Impression Plate on the hill reminded me of the Hobbits and their cute little village of Hobbiton.
Sigh! I can't wait to play and play with these dies - they are totally something that is a must in your die collection -  and they will make you squeal in pure delight!! :D 

And speaking of pure delight! How about some sweet delicious pink lemonade on this glorious August morning using the new Hey, Sweet Tea stamp set?! There is nothing quite like a glass of fresh lemonade on a summer's day - I remember making fresh lemonade with my mom - and even as I write this, the thought of fresh lemon juice being squeezed makes my mouth water! Not only do I love the lemons and lemonade images in this set, I also love that this set has a mason jar cup with a handle! ACK! I love drinking out of mason jars - that's what we have in our house for drinking cups :) In college I used to have a mason jar with a handle that I got at a second hand store that I would use to carry my hot tea in the morning to class (I would always have some Plantation Mint tea and I still remember walking with my mason jar cup across campus with my hot mint tea in one hand my books in the other hand in the cool crisp fall air. 

I was so excited to make this card using the Hey, Sweet Tea stamp set with the July Key Ingredients kit:
Card Ingredients:
Stamps: Hey, Sweet Tea from Taylored Expressions
Paper: Bazzill CS, Choice SnowWhite card stock from Taylored Expressions
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
TE Dies: Mason Jar Glass & Lid, Banner Stacklets 1
Other: Copic markers, foam tape, Glaze and bling

I colored in the image with copics and then added a glaze to the mug and created a mat for it using the Banner Stacklets 1  and then used the sentiment: "Let's Chill" with a little Banner Label on the bottom paired with some bling on either side - Here is the same card from the side to show a little bit more of the glaze:

The stamp set comes with the mason jar and all the images individually that you can mix and match to create your own special drink. I love the lemons, ice cubes with the straw coming though - makes me want a cup right now!!
This is an amazing release, so please stop by all week to check out all the samples - I can't wait to see all the lovely creations from the wonderful Baker's Dozen DT and our sweet guest designer - please hop with me and check them out!

Heather Jensen - Guest Designer

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Please come hop over tomorrow for more sneak peek fun!
Big hugs
Sankari :)


Tenia Nelson said...

Super cute projects, Miss Lady!! :)

Sudha said...

Pretty cool creations. I love these.


Jami said...

Sankari - you are, indeed, the Queen of Scenes and I'm so excited for you to see your dies become a reality! Love love love your card today as I love all the scenes you create! And your pink lemonade card is totally adorable too!

Janine - Ellabella said...

Looovvveeee it!

Joan Ervin said...

Oh my...what a beautiful scene using all your awesome dies...I looove this, Sankari!!! Your Hey, Sweet Tea card is gorgeous, have used such pretty colors and papers and what a great idea to add the glaze!!

Jen Shults said...

Oh my Sankari! These are just fabulous! I love the details and layers in your Build a Scene card and your gorgeous pink lemonade card - that is so fun!

Shannon White said...

OMWord!!! these are both Soo FABULOUS Miss Sankari!! I just couldn't wait to see your BAS card!! and I LOVE it to bits!! love the sweet little houses and fun button center sun! And your Pink Lemonade card is Awesome!! just makes me smile! 8-)


Unknown said...

Fabulous cards, Sankari! LOVE the BAS dies and how you used them! And your lemonade looks oh so sweet!

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Shelly said...

Sankari, your clouds are so so so sweet and I had to giggle when you cued in the MLP theme song! I LOVE your lemonade too, wow, makes me want to go make some right now! Hugs!!!

Natalie said...

Love the "Let's Chill" card!! Your scene with the clouds is adorable!!