Hello! How was your weekend? I spent mine relaxing and catching up on some reading (and making a few cards). :) I will admit that if the weather had been nicer (hello tornado warning) I might have spent more time outside… but the couch inside is comfy too. But to make up for the less than stellar beach weather I had a couple of fun beach sets to use – the first sneak peeks for the June Taylored Expressions release!
June Release At a Glance
- 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 Oven Department 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.
I’m sharing samples using two new stamp sets today. The first is A Day in Paradise which is a full sized set on a 5.75" x 8.5" full color sturdy storage panel. It’s a sophisticated Cape Cod beach themed set illustrated by Nancy McKinney for the Whimsical Wishes Line. I also used the new Wave Border Die.
I stamped the deck chairs in Memento Rich Cocoa ink and colored them pink and yellow with Copic markers. I added a bit of sandy ground and a few weedy patches of grass. I cut the image using an oval die, sponged the edges with Scattered Straw Distress Ink and added yellow Liquid Pearls along the edges. I paired the fun image with some Echo Park – Splash designer paper and a Prima flower.
For my second card I used Beach Belle, a new Penguin Petite illustrated by Doug Applegate for the Apple Doodle Ink line. The set of consists of 6 stamps and comes on a 3" x 5.5" full color sturdy storage panel. There is also a matching fellow called Surf’s Up (but I didn’t use him…at least not yet!).
I stamped Belle on Choice Snow White and colored with Copic Markers and added a touch of Glossy Accents. Umm… I tried to create a card without sewing on it. Well… I accomplished that but the naked edges were driving me to distractions so I broke out the Liquid Pearls. Ha ha ha.
That’s it for me today! Check out the rest of the team for more fabulous samples:Charmaine Ikach
Danielle Lounds - me!
Relaxing by the Beach
Stamps: A Day in Paradise (Taylored Expressions).
Paper: Splash (Echo Park), Choice Snow White.
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Copic markers.
Accessories: Liquid Pearls (Ranger), Prima flower, seam binding, sewing machine and heavy duty white thread, Oval Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Wave Border Die.
Hula on the Beach Recipe
Stamps: Beach Belle (Taylored Expressions).
Paper:Lime Twist – Life of the Party (My Mind’s Eye), Choice Snow White.
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic markers.
Accessories: Liquid Pearls and Glossy Accents (Ranger), Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), oval punch, Little Whimsies – Lotus (Webster’s Pages), ribbon (May Arts).