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.
Today we are sharing samples using the new Wild West full sized stamp set, the School A la Carte and not one but three new Mokas: Jane, Jesse and Angel. All of these fabulous sets (and all of the other TE stamp sets) are made from top-quality deeply etched rubber in a cute shade of pink and come on EZ Mount already trimmed and ready to be used with your acrylic blocks.
Wild West, illustrated by Nancy McKinney for the Whimsical Wishes line, is a full sized set on a 5.75" x 8.5" full color sturdy storage panel and includes 16 images/sentiments. The set coordinates with the new Moka Jane and Moka Jesse – break out your cowboy boots because you are going to love these sets! All of the new Mokas (Jane, Jesse and Angel) come on a 3" x 5.5" full color sturdy storage panel and like Wild West were illustrated by the talented Nancy.
My card today features Moka Jane and uses a few images from the Wild West stamp set to create a scenic setting for her. I stamped Moka Jane on Choice Snow White cardstock, colored with Copic markers and cut out. Next I stamped the saloon and cactus images from Wild West in VersaMark on Kraft cardstock. I added a strip of designer paper along the bottom, matted on red cardstock (rounding the top corners) and finished by stitching the edges. For a final accent I added a piece of green cardstock that I die cut with the new Grass Border Die. To finish I stamped a sentiment on white cardstock and trimmed. I then assembled all of the pieces (sentiment, Jane, decorated panel and card base) together using foam dimensionals. Me likey! Do you?
For more inspiration check out the Design Team:
Stamps: Moka Jane, Wild West (Taylored Expressions).
Paper: Kraft, Kiwi Kiss, Red, Naturals White (SU!), Choice Snow White (Taylored Expressions), Stella Rose – Mabel designer (My Mind’s Eye).
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, VersaMark, Copic markers.
Accessories: Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers), heavy duty white thread and sewing machine, foam dimensional tape, Grass Border Die (Taylored Expressions).