Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Just Another Day in Paradise...Taylored Expressions Sneak Peek Day One!

  • We have sneak peeks to share Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.  All of the new products will be available for purchase on Friday, June 3rd at 8 am PST. You'll find it all in the Fresh out of the OvenDepartment in the Taylored Expressions Store.
  • Join us as a fan on Facebook for an early peek at the stamp sets on Thursday night beginning at approximately 6 pm PST.
  • Special Early Bird Offer on Release Day for the first 15 orders over $100.  It's TOTALLY SWEET!
  • 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 all 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 Thursday 6/2 at 7pm PST for the drawings.

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Can you believe tomorrow is JUNE?! This is a big month for me: moving across the country next week, a birthday mid-month, and I have to start driving again! Happy, happy, it also means another Release Week at Taylored Expressions and this week is SO much fun. Today I have two projects to share and I'm so glad that you've stopped by.

First up is a really fun new set, A Day in Paradise, illustrated by the uber talented Nancy McKinney for the Whimsical Wishes line, and it brings to mind lovely relaxing days at the vacation house at the Cape or at the Vinyard. I created this keepsake card using the beautiful adirondack chair (one of a pair) and umbrella -- the set also includes a gorgeous beach house -- and drew in a long dock on some tranquil water. The "frame" was created with a very cool new impression plate (the Baker's Dozen will showcase more of it later this week!) and I love the look of the sentiment. My dad-in-law is retiring in the next few years and I thought of him and how much he would LOVE to relax in a place like this.

Next I have something totally fun -- how absolutely adorable is this little surfer dude penguin? (By the way, if you check out the rest of the Baker's Dozen, you'll catch the little guy's sweet little girlfriend!) This Surf's Up! is a petite set illustrated by Doug Applegate for the Apple Doodle Ink line and is so perfect for summer. I used the new Splash patterned paper from Echo Park and the darling wave border is a new die from TE that will get you itchin' to catch a wave!

Happy Retirement Frame Card
Surf's Up Card
So, surf's up and it's time to relax...but wait! Tune in tomorrow for one of life's greatest moments to celebrate. And, don't forget to get more summer fun from the rest of the Baker's Dozen. Thanks for stopping by!
Charmaine Ikach
Danielle Lounds
Jackie Pedro
Jami Sibley
Jodi Collins
Karen Giron
Karen Motz
Melissa Sauls
Regina Mangum
Sankari Wegman
Taylor VanBruggen
Tori Wild
Wanda Guess
and illustrator, Nancy McKinney


wendy said...

whow so creative...love your take on this card

Vicki said...

Love these !

Anonymous said...

Hi Stampin' Bean! Great cards! That photo frame is sooooo clever! Good luck with everything this week!

Mia said...

The retirement frame card is fantastic! Thank you for sharing!

Tami Grandi said...

These are both just fabulous!

RedGem said...

Wow... great cards... the retirement card and frame are so creative and I'm looking forward to the release. Tks for sharing!

Taylor said...

Super fun projects, Regina! The frame you created with the impression plate is fab and our little beach penguin looks so radical on that patterned paper. Hang ten, dude! ;)

Karen Motz said...

LOOOOOOOVE that long dock with the chair and umbrella and the surfer looks like a superstar on that paper!!!!

Jackie said...

I LOVE that long dock, it looks amazing. Both creations are fabulous!

Jules said...

love that frame around the card. both cards are so well done!

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

These are awesome! I especially love the perspective on the first card, it just makes you say WOW!

Chris L.

Natalie said...

I'm always inspired!! Your work is wonderful! Love the dimensional designs!

jan farnworth said...

nicely done

Sassy said...

Love love love the dock and chair!

Billie A said...

Love how you did the dock looks so real very nice work. I love the images in this release.

Jodi Collins said...

Oh! How amazing you are Regina! That retirement card is breathtaking! LOVE that sweet penguin too!