Friday, April 03, 2009

Taylored Expressions Sneak Peeks - Day 1

Happy Friday and Happy Cupcake Day! Today is even sweeter than an ordinary cupcake day because the Baker's Dozen and I are kicking off sneak peeks for the next release, on April 5th at Taylored Expressions! Today we're showcasing the newest set in the Whimsical Wishes collection, Fresh Flowers. The endless possibilties for image combinations make this set one of our most versatile stamp sets! I guarantee it's different from all the flower sets you already own. In order to showcase our new set, I had to forgo the cupcakes on my sketch card. Instead I chose a bouquet of roses from the Fresh Flowers set. The image is stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copic markers. I added a few touches of Fruit Punch Stickles for a little sparkle. I cut and embossed the image with my Spellbinders classic circle die and layered it on a scalloped circle. The patterned papers, cardstock, and ribbon are from Mother's Day Key Ingredients kit available with this release. All of the coordinating components work perfectly with the Fresh Flowers set! The Featured Cupcake Sampler is taking a break this week, but we'll resume the Featured Sampler again with next week's challenge. So 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!? If you're uploading to Splitcoast use keyword TECC62 (for Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge 62). I'm also giving away a free Tiny Twinkle to one random winner from among all the people who upload their sketch challenge cards to PaperCraftPlanet using the same TECC62 keyword. So while you're uploading your card to SCS and your blog, hop over to PCP and enter yourself in the fun there! Then come back here and leave a link to your blog post or gallery upload using the Mr. Linky service so I can check it out! You must have your cards uploaded by Monday, April 6th at 8am PST to be eligible for the featured cupcake sampler. Now you know I couldn't stop with just one card, right!? So I created this scene with the table, vase, and flower stem and colored it with Copic markers. I cut the image with a Spellbinders long rectangle die and popped it up with foam tape over the top of more patterned paper from the Mother's Day Key Ingredients. I added some crystal swirls and a little flower charm (more to come on those later!) to finish it all off. The card fits in an A10 envelope. That's all I have for today, but there are lots of other ladies excited to show you their goodies with the newest Taylored Expressions stamps!

Check out what the Baker's Dozen has created: Jodi, Denise, Laura, Jen, Karen G, Charmaine, Ana, Dawn, Sankari, Donna, and Karen M.

And you can find more sketch challenge inspiration from the wonderful cupcake crew: Jami, Sherrie, Jackie, Steph, Monika, Lynn, Ana, Vicki and Donna.


44 comments:

Jami said...

Love both cards! How exciting!!!!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Love both cards, Taylor! Your sketch this week looks totally fun and works so well with that bouquet. Love all that bling on the second one.

Sherrie said...

Looks like an exciting release Taylor! You can never have too many flowers...the same being said for cupcakes! Beautiful color choices too!

Dawn Easton said...

Love your cards Taylor! The sketch looks wonderful! All that bling is awesome on your second card!!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Both of these are adorable, Taylor! LOVE all that bling on the second one! :)

Karen Motz said...

These are both so awesome! I love today's sketch too...hmm...I'll be playing with it this afternoon. :)

Jackie Pedro said...

LOVE your new set!! Your cards are darling, Taylor!!

Alex said...

Gorgeous cards Taylor and I love the sketch!! I got my first cupcake stamps yesterday in the mail so I am totally using them for the sketch today - thanks for the great eye candy! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Betty aka ZacksNana said...

lovely colors and patterns! and the bling!

Lynn Mercurio said...

What a fantastic card, Taylor! I'm always in awe of your creations and your tremendous use of color and design. This awesome card showcases both! I'm loving the peek at your new images and can't wait to see the rest...

eggette said...

Love both of these cards Taylor! and love the sketch!

Stephanie Hargis said...

What adorable cards Taylor! I LOVE the colors in those papers! Beautiful! I can't wait to see the rest of this set either! :D

((Hugs))

Monika/Buzsy said...

Pretty cards Taylor! Love the set so far... great flower images. TFS!

Julia Aston said...

Love your new flower stamps - can't wait to see the whole set - the window is super!

Sankari W. said...

Beautiful cards Taylor!! LOVE that bling!! The scalloped edges are so beautiful! Beautiful sketch can't wait to play along! Congrats on this latest release!!!! YAY!!!

Kelly Schelske said...

They are btoh fabulous!!

Ravengirl said...

What a great sketch, I'll be sure to play! I also wanted to take a second to thank you for donating to Jen Tapler's blogoversary challenge in support of Alzheimer's research, education and support for caregivers. This is a cause that is near and dear to my heart.

Thanks, Toni

Amanda Winkelman said...

Love the cards, love the challenge, and am so excited for these new stamps!

Susan (rainy) said...

I'm lovin' the beautiful papers and design on both cards. The sketch is great and the bling is awesome. The images are wonderful, too!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

These are both SO gorgeous Taylor!!! LOVE the sketch and how you made the beautiful flowers the focal in the nesties!! LOVE all the bling on the tall card too!!!

Donna Baker said...

I love both your cards, Taylor! so pretty--I adore these stamps & Key ingredients!!

Karen Giron said...

I love both of the fab cards! The rhinestones on the tall card are wonderful!

Joan Ervin said...

I just love your cards, Taylor, and the new stamps are FABULOUS!!! Can't wait to see them all!!!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Wonderful cards Taylor! Your new stamps are delightful! Looking forward to seeing them all! :D

Vicki C said...

Congrats on the new release! YOu do amazing work T!!! Loving both these cards! You never cease to amaze me , my friend!

busybeestamper said...

I love the cards.

Sue Madex said...

Thanks for this super sketch. I just love it and have had a great time browsing through all the lovely creations it inspired. Cheers, Sue

Michelle said...

This was a great sketch, Taylor! Thanks for the challenge.

Shannon - Desert Designs said...

Lovely cards Taylor! I've entered my very first sketch challenge - yea! Thanks for the inspiration. :)

Gretchen R. said...

I had a great time doing this sketch! Thanks for the inspiration!!! Love this Branching out set...I just can't get enough of it!

Cindy said...

The new images are darling. This sketch was fun. I'm in:)

Ravengirl said...

I used the bare bones of your sketch to create my card. Hopefully that is alright!

nap time stamper said...

Love the samples! This sketch was so much fun!

Carol Scheevel said...

Wow Taylor. Love the 2 new sets. I really love that little cafe table. It is so sweet and adorable! Endless possibilities. So sorry for my double "failed" postings with Mr. Linky. I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong, but it looks like it's not connecting to my blog, and when I try to fix it, it puts me on your list AGAIN! So I'd better stop. I loved the sketch this week however! www.carolsheartlikehis.blogspot.com Take Care! Carol

southernscraps said...

Great cards and a great sketch. This was my first time playing here.

Sandra MacLean said...

Taylor, your cards are always a work of art! Thanks for this week's sketch challenge! It was just was I needed! :D

CrafteeCC said...

thanks for the inspiration - it came at just the right time!

carole (TruCarMa) said...

Love your new sets, Taylor, and this sketch is a winner! :)

Plastic Cards said...

Hi,

Of course there is no doubt about these card,It is so beautiful,I really like it. Tayler thanks for sharing your feed back with us.

Best Regards.

the whimsical butterfly said...

This was such a fun challenge! I hope to play by the deadline next time, but I still wanted to add my link if that's ok :)

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1307372?cat=500&ppuser=84123

Thanks Taylor!

Julie said...

I love this sketch, so I finally decided to try a TE challenge! Thanks for all of the inspiration you provide me!

Lisa (lakind) said...

Whoops! I entered my card in the wrong challenge! Sorry!

Zafran ali said...

Love both of these cards Taylor! and love the sketch!
Plastic Card.

Zafran ali said...

They are both fabulous!! You have done nice job.
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