Monday, October 3, 2011

Winter Hope...Taylored Expressions Sneak Peek Day One!

October 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, October 6th at 8 am PST. You'll find it all in the Fresh out of the OvenDepartment 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 on each and every blog for more chances to win. Limit one comment per blog per day, please.  Comments close Wednesday 10/5 at 7pm PST for the drawings.

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Your eyes to do not deceive you! It's Christmas in October and Day One of Sneak Peeks for Taylored Expressions! This week is filled with tons of terrific holiday inspiration and I am so glad you are joining me here today. I've got two projects, the first featuring a darling new set, Woodland Winter. I absolutely jumped at the chance to use this sweet set to make a scrapbook page for my little rugrat (yep, I'm that far behind, but it was worth the wait!)


After stamping and coloring all these cute little winter critters from Doug Applegate for the Apple Doodle Ink Collection, I fussy cut them out and adhered them to my snowy scene. Do you see those layered trees? I made those with the new Trim the Tree Taylored Die (you'll see more of it below and later this week!)


October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the Moka line from TE brings out Moka Hope (illustrated by Nancy McKinney,) just in time for the Splitcoast Stampers Hope You Can Cling To Card Drive, for which TE is a proud sponsor and featuring some great challenges. Plus, for every set sold, Taylor will be donating $1 to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. And, though the set was designed with breast cancer in mind, Moka Hope's ribbon can be colored to suit whatever cause you would like to highlight.
Since this is a Christmas week, it got me thinking about how holidays can be a difficult time for someone going through something as potentially devastating as breast cancer. My own mom is a cancer survivor (colon cancer) and holidays are now especially precious. I chose to make a holiday-inspired Hope card featuring sweet Moka Hope draped in a pink ribbon. I added a trimmed tree using the Trim the Tree die and embellishments and paper from the popular Angel Kisses Project Pantry kit. Christmas is a time for joy and more than anything...hope.
BEAN NOTES
All I Want Layout
Stamps: Woodland Winter (Tayored Expressions)
Cardstock: 12x12 Cardstock (American Crafts); Fresh Snow (TE); Ivy, Parakeet (Bazzil)
Patterned Paper: "frozen lake" cut from Nordic Holiday (Basic Grey); Cottage Christmas (Imaginisce)
Stickers: Thickers Glossy Letter Stickers (American Crafts)
Dies: Classic Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders); Trim the Tree Taylored Die (TE)
Accents: Diamond Stickles (Ranger)
Coloring Medium: Sketch Markers (Copic)

Christmas Hope Card
Stamps: Moka Hope
Tools: Double Loop Punch (Martha Stewart Crafts)
All cardstock, embellishments, and patterned paper from Angel Kisses Project Pantry kit (TE)
 
Now, don't forget to visit the rest of the Baker's Dozen for some spectacular inspiration. There are tons of new sets releasing this week, so sit back, relax, and let the winter wonderland into your home! Thanks for dropping by!


24 comments:

Cassie said...

What a great layout, Regina! Those little images are perfect for your page :D

Linda Monroe said...

Love the pink clad princess for Breast Cancer awareness month.

Pattie said...

Love them both Regina! I love how you used so many of the animals on your layout...so clever!

Rachel said...

Cute projects!

Jennifer Shults said...

Oh my these are all just gorgeous! Your layout is fantastic... so many details and I love your Moka Hope card... it's stunning!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

These are AMAZING Regina! I can always count on you for a fabulous layout! LOVE your Moka card too!!

Karen Giron said...

I just adore that page layout and all the little elements you've added to it -just so cute! And your Hope card is exquisite! I really love how you've used all the pinks and all the detail.

wendy said...

your creation is so adorable....

Melody said...

Such a cute scrap page! The trees look great. Moka is so pretty!

Crafty Math Chick said...

Oh what a wonderful layout! I like how you used circles for the pictures (they resemble ornaments) and you showed us so many of the cute woodland critters - thank you! They are SO adorable! I can't wait for this release!

Lisa said...

Very pretty card and I really like how you incorporated the stamps into you wonderful layout.

365 Project of Life said...

Cute scrapbook page! Love all of the new release so far!!

Mandy said...

Beautiful scrapbook page and I love how you used the Moka Hope on a holiday card. Great examples!

Tricia said...

How sweet! What a fun scrapbook page that is!!

Lisa Petrella said...

Fabulous projects!!! I am in LOVE with those wintery woodland critters!! ADORABLE!!!!

sharon g said...

I love your skating deer. The whole project is adorable, though!

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

I love the scrapbook page, it is just adorable! And your Moka Hope card is just beautiful!

Chris L.

Kary said...

Hi Regina! Your layout is Beautiful!! Love the awesome scene you created with the stamps & diecuts. The photos are so sweet too! Your Moka girl is beautifully coloured and I love the pearls on the tree beside her. Great projects!!

wandaguess said...

ACK! Such a beautiful, wonderful, adorable scrapbook page!! Wow! What a treasure for your family. And, you Moka Hope/Christmas idea? Genius! Love it!

JessicaK said...

Awesomest layout with TE ever! Love the pond and the skating raindeer. Awesome. And loving the new Moka Hope, she's so pretty.

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Regina, what an adorable scrapbook page and that Moka Hope card is just gorgeous!

Sankari W. said...

HOW Adorable! The most amazing thing is that you you created this scene out of all the images in the stamp set - soooo cute with the circle pictures - and the awesome circle journaling - awesome awesome awesome! ANd did I mention: AWESOME!!!
Big hugs!
Sankari :)

Jillisgram said...

Lovely idea to make a scrapbook page!

Lisa Lara said...

Oh what a brilliant layout Regina. Wow. I am so impressed. Adorable card too.