Wednesday, August 3, 2011

School Rules...Taylored Expressions Sneak Peek Day Three!

August 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, August 4th 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.
  • Angel Bundle Prize Drawing: We're very excited to be supporting the Angel Tree with Joy to the World, the newest set in the TE Giving Tree Program.  If you'd like to be entered to win our Angel Bundle Prize Pack (Joy to the World Full Sized Stamp Set, Angel Kisses Taylored Card Kit, and the Musical Swirls Taylored Impression Plate) simply click over to the Angel Tree website and find the answer to this question: "Name the founder of Angel Tree." (You'll want to read the touching story of how Angel Tree got started while you're there!)  E-mail Taylored Expressions with the answer in the subject line of your e-mail by Wednesday at 6pm PST.  The winner will be announced on Taylor's blog at approximately 10 pm PST Wednesday night.
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Hi crafty friends! It's Wednesday and I have the last day of sneak peeks for Taylored Expressions -- tomorrow is release day and I'm so glad you joined me today for another project. Today I have something fun to share. For those of you who read TSB regularly, you'll know that I often like to create projects starring my own little rugrat. I was so happy when I got to get inky with the new School a la Carte stamp because I've been trying forever to figure out a way to display this photo of him from art class.
I love how versatile this stamp (illustrated by Nancy McKinney) is for everything from scrapbooking to cards to something like this, which is a very easy to make frame. There are so many different kinds of school, and for this project, I simple hand-wrote the word "art"! (Bean Tip: a very cool technique that adds a lot to any photographic project is something I call "3-D Fussy Cutting" -- pick out the object or person you'd like to highlight, print more than one copy and fussy cut before popping it up with some dimensional foam." After coloring in the school image, I trimmed and added it to a simple frame I created with some fun and funky patterned paper.

Stamps: School a la Carte (Taylored Expressions)
Cardstock: Choice Snow (TE)
Patterned Paper: Lime Twist Life of the Party (My Mind's Eye)
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento (Tsukineko)
Accents: Wild Plum Dimensional Pearls (Adirondack)
Coloring Medium: Sketch Markers (Copic); Black Multi-liner (Copic)

Tomorrow is the big day! Come on back for my take on a wild west birthday. Meanwhile, check out the rest of the Baker's Dozen for other exciting projects. Thanks so much for stopping by!


Karen Giron said...

This is the sweetest little frame ever! LOVE all the details with the glossy accents!

Jodi Collins said...

AMAZING Regina! What a gorgeous keepsake and he is SO cute!!!

Ann Schach said...

Oh so cute, Regina! I love the tip about fussy cutting and popping up on dimensionals!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Oh I love what you did with this stamp! Awesome!

Ali said...

What a beautiful cards and fabulous card designing...

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