Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Taylored Expressions March Sneaks - Day 2

Good morning! Thanks for joining us for our second day of sneak peeks! So y'all like the Adorable Abodes yesterday? I'm LOVING them so much that I used one of them again on a sneak peek card today! Just in case you missed the announcement yesterday, we're sharing sneak peeks this week for 12 new stamps/sets and 5 new Taylored Dies which will all be available for purchase on Thursday, March 1st at 8am PST! Remember Royal Digs from yesterday? Well, a castle simply isn't complete without a prince and princess so Nancy McKinney came to the rescue with her adorable Moka characters! I'm excited to share my sneak using Sir Henry and you'll have to hop around for a glimpse at the beautiful Princess Penelope!

Sir Henry is my knight in shining armor! But before adding Sir Henry I wanted to create a scene for him so I stamped the castle from Royal Digs in the background. I didn't want to get too fussy so I just added color to the windows and flags and paper pieced the turrets. I added a little patterned paper 'hill' to the scene as well. All of the patterned paper on the card is from the My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Breeze 6x6 Pad. After finishing the scene I stamped and colored Sir Henry with Copics and cut him out. Then I used a cool new product that we discovered at CHA called Wobble Springs! I popped Sir Henry onto a Wobble Spring. You just can't get the full effect from a picture, but he wobbles around when you touch him! Here's a closeup side view of the Wobble Spring. These are great because they give much more dimension than foam tape, but the spring also flattens for mailing (and then pops right back out when your recipient opens the envelope!). This is a brand new product and you can find it right here... 5 Wobble Springs for $1.95! To finish off the card I used the Majestic Border Die and added a few pearl accents and a sentiment from the Sir Henry petite set.

For my second sneak peek I used another adorable Moka illustrated by Nancy McKinney. Her name is April and she's here just in time for Easter! I colored her with Copics and paper pieced her dress with a pattern from the My Mind's Eye Vanity Fair 6x6 pad. I cut her out with the Spellbinders Nested Egg die, airbrushed inside the die line, and added Ice White pearls around the outside. Then I used the new A Tisket A Tasket die set to create a cute little matching embellishment for the card. Here's a closeup of the Easter basket. I love that I can create my own embellishment to perfectly match my card. It was so fun putting all the little pieces together... like my very own Jolee's (you know those fancy embellishments!?). To finish off the card I added a sentiment from the Moka April set, a few Split pea rhinestones, and some ribbon from my stash.

Before you head out, I have one more exciting announcement! The Moka Hair Color chart has been an amazingly popular resource and I'm excited to let you all know that we've updated it to include skin color combinations! But wait for the best part...it's still FREE! You can find it right here. With this new stamp release we'll also be introducing three Copic Skin Color kits to complement our current Copic Hair Color kits!


I think I'm finished with my sharing for today, but I know the Baker's Dozen gals have lots more to share! You'll find Princess Penelope as well as another beautiful Spring Tulips petite set along the hop today! And don't forget to read up on how you could be one of our winners:

March Release At a Glance
  • We have sneak peeks to share Monday through Wednesday.  All of the new products will be available for purchase on Thursday, March 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 Facebook GIVEAWAY, on Wednesday 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 for more chances to win. Limit one comment per blog per day, please. Comments for the drawings close Wednesday 2/29 at 7pm PST.
Thanks for stopping by today! See you back here tomorrow for another peek at more of the new goodies!


31 comments:

Natalie said...

Oh my word! This is so adorable!
Love your coloring but both of these are just so precious! You aren't making it easy for me to save for my upcoming trip ;-)!!!!!

wendy said...

super amazing Taylor...love the knight in shining armor!

Karen Giron said...

I LOVE Sir Henry! Love the castle in the background. Your Moka April is GORGEOUS! Love the basket dies and those pearls - yum!

Nancy said...

Love Henry's scene and his wobble spring, Taylor! I'm thrilled with the A Tisket A Tasket basket die. Your patterned eggs are fabulous!

Jami said...

Both of your cards are AWESOME! Love the whole scene with Henry - so regal! And April is so cute in her paper-pieced dress! Using the egg die was perfect and I love the little basket too!

Anita said...

Love your cards Taylor and the egg is adorable. Great hop so far.

Miriam Prantner said...

These cards are GOR-GEOUS! I love the combination of the castle and knight, and the second card is just so precious, love the basket with eggs, just lovely!

Jan Garber said...

WOW, all the detail you put into your cards is amazing! I love the new dies!

Karen Day said...

This is such a great group of royal stamps & dies - your card is wonderful! Love Moka April, too!

Jennifer Shults said...

These are adorable Taylor! I love the castle stamped in the background of Henry's card and April is so so cute with her paper pieced dress. LOVE this!

Cindi F said...

Gorgeous cards! I love that wobbly spring! These are great!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Beautiful, Taylor! Love the sweet Sir Henry scene and Moka April is too cute in the egg frame!

Melody said...

Great cards Taylor! Love your scene for Sir Henry and I love the layout of your Moka April card!

Betty said...

Great cards! Love wobbly Sir Henry!!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

These are SO fabulous Taylor! LOVE your Sir Henry card with the castle in the background, and April is DARLING in that egg shape!

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

Bot of your cards are absolutely gorgeous! Love the new stamps, and the dies are a perfect match! ;o)

Amy C said...

What adorable samples!! I can't wait until the full release!! ♥

Mandy said...

Oh man - I love it all! Thanks!

Rosemary said...

what fantastic cards!!

AmyJ said...

Oh cute you used the castle from yesterday. Very cute cards. I love the basket. Really cute.

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

Great projects today Taylor! That knight/castle/princess trio sure are cute!

Chris L.

Indy said...

Love that knight and his castle!

marthacreates said...

I love the cards! can't wait to see what the others have created!

Regina Mangum said...

Perfectly perfect, Taylor! I adore both of these...so cute! XOXO

Vicki said...

Prince Charming he is! Your designs are amazing.

Makalah said...

I don't know what is the most fun part of this post - April's funny ears, the cute basket, or the wobble springs!

Anonymous said...

Fun card, love the new images and dies!!

joanieg said...

What great stamps! All so original! TFS!

Tracy said...

ACK!!! I love this Moka. I can't wait to get my hands on her. TOOOOO cute!

Mary-Anne V said...

So adorable...love the knight!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Such a handsome knight and April is just the SWEETEST! So cute!