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Thursday, January 01, 2009

Stamp a Sweet Impression - Release Day!

Welcome to the Taylored Expressions release party! The day is finally here and I can't wait to see what you all do with these images once you get them in your hot little hands! I want to start by giving you all the details on the sale and then the Baker's Dozen Design Team and I have more sneak peeks to show you along with the traditional Cupcake Friday Sketch Challenge.

We usually offer an "I Want It All, I Want It First" deal for those customers who arrive first to the big release party. But during this release we decided to offer something for everyone with these special bundle deals available through Sunday:


You'll notice the Perpetual Birthday Calendar is not included in the Calendar Bundle. Due to a last minute issue with our midwest manufacturer the perpetual birthday calendars will not be available to ship until approximately Saturday 1/10/09. We know you're going to want this fantastic product ASAP so we are offering the following: The regular price of the perpetual calendars is $9.99 each, however, if you choose to add them to your order during the release party this weekend you will get them at the awesome special price of $7.99 (limit 2 per customer at the special price). Please be aware that if you add perpetual calendars to your order, your entire order will be held to be shipped out as soon as the perpetual calendars become available. This special price is only available through Sunday 1/4/09.

If you truly "Want It All", you can simply add both bundles to your cart (don't forget the Perpetual Birthday Calendar!) and you'll have all the products from this New Year's release on your doorstep soon! So now that you know the deals you want to see the goodies, right!? You can click on the image below to see a larger version of all 5 sets and click here to find these products in the store: A Year of Sweets 1, A Year of Sweets 2, A Year of Sweets 3, A Year of Sweet Sentiments, and Love is Sweet. All 5 sets retail for just $21.95 each!

And I can't to forget to show you the Valentine Key Ingredients! The Key Ingredients will be sold separately from the stamp sets and will include coordinating cardstock, patterned paper, and embellishments... everything you need to make the perfect "batch" of cupcake cards. The Valentine Key Ingredients include 12 sheets of 8.5" x 11" cardstock (2 sheets each of red, pink, light teal, dark teal, brown, and white), 20 sheets of 6x6 double-sided patterned paper (4 of each pattern pictured), 5 yards of coordinating ribbon (1 yard each of 5 different styles), 1/2 oz. of Starfire Glitter, and 25 heart brads (red, pink, and white).
And last but not least, all of the new Taylored Expressions Calendar Products:

Perpetual Birthday Calendar: retailing for $9.99, but on sale this weekend only for $7.99 due to delayed shipping detailed above.
6x6 Page Protectors (set of 6): $4.49
Are you all still with me? It's a long one tonight! But now on to the fun stuff... more cuppie creations!
There's one new stamp set that I haven't featured in any of my samples yet! I designed the sentiments in A Year of Sweet Sentiments to coordinate with the Calendar Cuppies, so we can use them to make cards as well as calendar pages. I decided to use the May image from A Year of Sweets 2 for this week's Cupcake Sketch Challenge. This sweet cupcake looks like she's thinking about somebody so I paired it with the 'thinking of you' sentiment from A Year of Sweet Sentiments. I stamped the image several times in Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Choice Snow White cardstock. The images are colored with Copic markers and I added a few mini Primas and pearls. I stamped a JustRite border (from the Special Occasions Deluxe Kit) onto each square and popped up the circle images on dimensionals inside the border. The punch that fits exactly inside the JustRite borders is the Stampin' Up 1 3/8" circle. The patterned paper is Cosmo Cricket Honey Pie and the cardstock is Prism Blush Red Light and Frosted Yellow. I'm so excited to introduce you to the Featured Cupcake Sampler this week! Carolina has won our SASI Top Chef competition, served as Our Friday Friend on the SASI blog, and now as the Featured Cupcake Sampler! Her beautiful Valentine card caught my eye last week and she's created some more adorable eye candy for us this week! I love how she used different elements from the Sweet Celebration set to complete each of the circles! You can check out all of the details on this card and the rest of Carolina's beautiful work on her blog: Carolina's Creative Pad. Thanks so much for sampling the sketch, Carolina! Now it's your turn to to try the sketch! I'll choose the most clever, creative, and cute creation from the submissions this weekend to be the Featured Cupcake Sampler next week. Your design and blog will be featured on my blog during Cupcake Friday. You're not required to use cupcakes for the challenge, but if you got 'em why not use 'em!? You're welcome to create something other than a card, just stick as closely to the sketch as possible and you'll be eligible for the Featured Cupcake Sampler honors. If you're uploading to Splitcoast use keyword TECC49 (for Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge 49). Leave a comment on this post with a link to your blog post or gallery upload so I can check it out! You must have your cards uploaded by Monday, January 5th at 8am PST to be eligible for the featured cupcake sampler. I can't wait to see what you come up with for the sketch. I'll be here all weekend with more SASI creations and announcements so we'll see you tomorrow!
Don't forget to check out the rest of the release day posts from the Baker's Dozen Design Team:
And the sketch challenge inspiration from the Cupcake Crew (some of these posts may not be up until Friday morning):

57 comments:

Jackie Pedro said...

Happy New Year, Taylor!! Your new sets are so adorable!! Love the calendar idea...

I LOVE the cuppie on your sketch card and the colors are fantastic!!

Congrats, Carolina!! Love your adorable card!!

mj albright said...

Wow! Love all the new sets.
Just ordered "Love is Sweet".
Happy New Year!

Ruby said...

YAY JUST GOT THE V DAY BUNDLE SOOO EXCITED!

Donna said...

how adorable! I love your card with the JustRite border & the sweet prima flowers!

StamperSharon said...

Absolutely darling cards, Taylor -- such a great use of the "calendar" sets for cards!!

Samantha said...

Happy New Year, Taylor! I love the new stamps! I'll have to take a blog tour of everyone's creations now :)

Stephanie Hargis said...

Woohoo! Look at all that good stuff! :D This was a fabulous release Taylor! I LOVE your adorable card too! You always have such fantastic ideas!

Carolina said...

Adorable card Taylor and the sketch was just so much fun to work with - thanks again for such an honor!

This release is by far my favorite so far...so excited to get all my new stuff so I can play! Have a great weekend!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Love the sketch and I LOVE the colors on your sample card. Cuuuuute!

CONGRATS Carolina! Beautiful card from you too!

Dawn Easton said...

ACK! Everything looks fabulous! I can't wait to sit down and make a list with my morning coffee!
Adorable cards!!!! Great sketch!

Becky in East Tennessee said...

Sooooooo awesome!!! These two cards are simply adorable!

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

Hope you had a great New Year Taylor!! Love the new sets!! Great sketch too. Love your card!!! Heres mine
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1177170?cat=3877

Ellie said...

Happy New Year love!! (((HUGS)) to you ..hmm your going to laugh but Scouts honor I said one of my resolutions this year is get some of your goodies.. OHHH I WANT SOME OF THOSE cupcake stamps!!! SOOO YUMMY everything is.. if I could I'd get that I WANT IT All pack! LOL.. but to dream a little dream! LOL so instead I will go and play along with your sketch for now! :)

-Ellie

Monika/Buzsy said...

What an awesome card Taylor! The border stamp looks great with this sketch. TFS!

Michelle said...

Cool new sets! I'm new to your challenges, I've been on vacation for the last couple of weeks and set some goals for myself, one of which was to try one of your layout challenges. Mission accomplished and I sure hope my card is worthy ;) I almost forgot, here's a link to my card, on my blog: http://michellesstampingcorner.blogspot.com/

Sherrie said...

Darling sample Taylor! Happy Release Day to you!!!

Tami said...

what a fun sketch- here's mine

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1177849?cat=500&ppuser=49592

Heather said...

Your stamps are just yummy! Love your card samples too! Here is my card using your sketch:
http://stampinpaisley.blogspot.com/2009/01/love-birds.html

LaurieF said...

Great release Taylor and awesome sketch challenge! Here is for the challenge - http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1178392?cat=all&what=keywords&si=LSC201

Wendy said...

Hey Taylor! First let me tell you I love the new sets, they are amazing! Well done! Here is my sketch, thanks, it was great!
http://bondgirlbliss.typepad.com/bond_girl_bliss/2009/01/my-cuppa-joe-for-taylor.html

Ravengirl said...

I was really drawn to your sketch! Here is my card: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1178529?cat=10636

AMY FLEMING said...

Wow!!! I a'm so glad that I have found your blog!!! I love your stamps will have to get some I feel:)

I managed to make a card With the sketch provided
here is my creation!!!!
http://meandmistamps.blogspot.com/2009/01/cupcake-friday-sketch.html

sharon F. / Created By You said...

Happy New Year.. thanks for sharing your fab cards!

Maggie said...

What great cards and samples...and love the calendar stand! Here's my (on time!!) card for this week's sketch...thanks again for the ideas!
http://stampsinhallways.blogspot.com/2009/01/rollin-with-challenges.html

Lori said...

The new sets are absolutely adorable! Here's my card for this week's sketch--it was perfect for my Martha Stewart cupcake punch:

http://inkingaloud.blogspot.com/2009/01/not-heart-in-sight.html

Karen Giron said...

What fantastic paper, ribbon, and stamps you are offering - they are soo cute!! More on the wish list, hehe! Thanks for another great sketch this week.

Karen
http://kgiron.blogspot.com/2009/01/dreamwishgrow.html

Dana White said...

Taylor,
Love the new sets and the all ideas thanks for a great sketch again this week - here's mine, Dana
http://danashouseofcards.blogspot.com/2009/01/guess-who-this-card-is-for.html

Nancy Riley said...

That's some exciting stuff going on for you, Taylor!

Your sketch is GREAT, my attempt at it - not so great ... but here it is ...

http://stampinat6213.blogspot.com/2009/01/love-big-deal.html

Andrea said...

Great sketch! It came together so quickly! Thanks. http://www.stampinmoments.com/2009/01/summer-joy-tecc49.html

Dawn Easton said...

Fab sketch Taylor! I'm sure you are smokin' busy packing orders but wanted to let you know I uploaded my card to SCS...thanks!
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1179355?cat=500&ppuser=93708

Tracy Dorton said...

Hi Taylor, HAPPY NEW YEAR! I love sketches with circles! Here's mine - http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1179366?cat=500&ppuser=50435 - thanks so much for looking!

Have a great weekend!

StampOwl said...

fun sketch Taylor .... here is my card

http://stampowl.blogspot.com/2009/01/delish-birthday.html

Lori said...

Hi Taylor!! Congratulations on the new release, they all look great!! :) As always, another sketch!! Here is my card:

http://smilingwhilestamping.blogspot.com/

Karen Motz said...

Hi Taylor! The new goodies are so yummy!!! Your cards are fabulous, as always and I love this week's sketch. Hmmm...seems like I say that every week, LOL!
Here's my card:
http://paperplayhouse.blogspot.com/2009/01/seize-cupcake.html

Tracey Old said...

Hi Taylor, just found your blog and thought i'd do your sketch. It was fun thanks.
Here is my card:
http://astamperstouch.blogspot.com
Tracey.

KATY826 said...

I love EVERYTHING, Taylor, your a such an inspiration! :)

Lisa Graves said...

I love this sketch... Here's my card

Renée said...

super cute stamps, Taylor! I made a card using the sketch: my mom's birthday card!!

Steph K said...

Happy New Year, Taylor! Your new stamps are SO adorable! I can't wait to get them!

Congrats Carolina! Both cards are WONDERFUL! I had some time to play:
http://handkraftedbystephanie.blogspot.com/2009/01/happy-birthday-tecc49.html

Meg said...

Fun stuff, Taylor! Here's my entry:
http://megbecka.blogspot.com/2009/01/cupkizzles-49.html

Felicia said...

Happy New Year Taylor! Cute new stuff you have released!!! Here is my take on the cupcake challenge:
http://stamphappyfelicia.blogspot.com/2009/01/tecc49.html

Alanna said...

Everything looks so great Taylor. Your new sets are so darling. Here's my take on this week's cupcake challenge.

http://damoses.blogspot.com/2009/01/2-challenges-and-2-cards.html

Janine said...

Love all those new stamps but the credit card won't! Love too your cards. This is my version using Hero Arts cup cakes - not as much fun as yours but Mum bought me these last March http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1180720?cat=500&ppuser=132530

Cat said...

Fun sketch . . .and I love the new stamps! I'm gonna have to get them! Here's a link to my card:

http://catscraftcupboard.blogspot.com/2009/01/cupcake-challenge-49.html

Ronnie said...

This was a super fun sketch to try! Your new stamps are adorable! Here is a link to my sketch!

http://lk2thestarz.blogspot.com/2009/01/i-need-sun.html

Kathryn said...

Great sketch ---

I'm excited about receiving my NEW stamps -- they are sooo cute!!

Here is my card for the week:
http://ilovethemmoreeveryday.blogspot.com/

Lori said...

I've been following your blog from quite some time and finally decided to make the move from "spectator" to "participant!"

This sketch was a stretch for me as I usually don't use circles in my cards or scrap pages. It was fun!

Here's what I did with it: http://scrapinjust4fun.blogspot.com/

cheiron said...

Taylor, love your new stamps..and the colors for the Valentine's bundle. Had to get them! here is my sketch...
http://cheironbrandon.typepad.com/my_weblog/2009/01/taylored-expressions-cupcake-challenge-49.html

Regan said...

cute sketch and samples!!

Here's minehttp://stampymcstamperson.blogspot.com/2009/01/tecc-49-i-heart-you-baby-girl.html

Lysa said...

Another great sketch as always!

Here is my card: http://lysaq.blogspot.com/2009/01/tecc49.html

Kathi Carlson said...

Great sketch, Taylor! Thanks. My card is here:
http://kathiscreativecorner.blogspot.com/2009/01/dont-worry.html

Karine said...

Love this sketch! All the best of luck with your terrific new releases! Here's my take on the sketch! Living Under the Arch.

Sankari W. said...

Hi Taylor - This is a super quick card - my wee ones are a bit under the weather - so I had no stmaping time last night - and so i squeezed this card out in my morning rush to get them ready and to go to work - had a great time though!! thanks for the great sketch!! I think I am just making the deadline with minutes to spare -- aie aie aie!!! You can find my card HERE

Thank so much for all that you do!!!
Best wishes,
Sankari :)

Jackie said...

Hi Taylor! I know I'm a day late but I did the challenge anyway...I'm working on being quicker LOL!

Here's my card

Adriana M.Q. Weingart said...

Hi, Taylor!!!
Happy and Blessed 2009!
Love this sketch! This is my try:
http://drikscrap.blogspot.com/2009/01/ano-novo-com-carto.html
Hugs!

Mary Fish said...

So pretty. Thanks for being a creative genius! Mary

http://www.stampinpretty.com/2009/01/just-buzzin-by-with-another-sneak-peek.html

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