Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Taylored Expressions Sneak Peek Tuesday!

Are you guys ready for some super cuteness?!! Well, today marks the first day of Taylored Expressions sneak peeks. Yup, Taylor is coming out with 3 new sets that will be available on Thursday. How exciting is that? Today the Baker's Dozen is featuring the new sets called Branching Out & Branching Out Coordinates (mini set). These sets are extra special because they were created by the newest stamp designer, Nancy McKinney. She is super talented and I can't wait to see the many new sets she creates. These sets also mark the beginning of a new Taylored Expressions quarterly charitable release. A portion of the proceeds from each of these sets will be donated to Eden Projects. Eden Projects' slogan is Plant Trees - Save Lives. It is an organization that recreates healthy forest systems in order to restore hope, alleviate suffering, empower people, and build local economies in impoverished communities. Their projects take place throughout Africa and also in Haiti. The tree theme serves a dual purpose in that it matches with the mission of Eden Projects and the name of the set "Branching Out" signifies TE's branching out with a new designer and a new collection of rubber stamps! Taylor has also decided to offer these sets in sheets of uncut rubber because a lower cost to TE means more money can be donated to charity! So, in honor of these very special sets, I have a mini tutorial of a Peep nest treat holder. I started with two scalloped circle nesties, one larger than the other. I then, taped some circle nesties in the middle of the scalloped circles and ran it through my cuttlebug again. Next, I took my scissors and made small cuts along the centers. After that, I cut a long slit on one side. Once I finished doing this to both circles I then started stamping the leaf image with white ink. Then, I took some tape and overlapped the scalloped circle edges. Next, I glued the circle previously punched in the center. Lastly, adhere the smaller scalloped circle with 3D glue dots to the larger one. Add some crimped paper and Peep while tying everything together with a clear bag and ribbon. I then stamped my images from the Branching Out set on a Taylored Expression tag. I think this cute treat holder would make any little kid smile :) I also decided to make a coordinating card to go along with the treat holder. I used the tree image and colored it in with my Copics. To add some color I added some Zva Creative flower eyelets to the tree. Well, that is all for today but make sure to check back for more peeks tomorrow. Also, don't forget to check out all the other Baker's Dozen design team members.
Until tomorrow,

19 comments:

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

THis is ADORABLE, Ana! LOVE those colors!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Fabulous ensemble Ana, and your colouring is divine!

Jami said...

Oh my goodness - I love that little peeps nest and your card with the matching yellow bird is adorable!

Taylor VanBruggen said...

Ana this is sooooo adorable!! I just love the little peeps nest! Peeps are one of my favorite Easter treats (along with Jelly Beans!)... I can see these little nests sitting at each place setting for Easter dinner. And your card is colored so perfectly... love the bright fun paper and the flower brads you added to the tree! All of it is beyond fabulous!

Dawn Easton said...

ACK! Ana, this is so cute! Love the peeps nest and your colouring of that tree is superb!!!

Julia Aston said...

Oh my goodness - how SWEET is this little nest!!! thanks for sharing the deets on this! Love the coloring on your beautiful card too!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

OH my word, girl, you totally ROCK! A peep nest....BRILLIANT!...and so beautifully done too. Your coloring is fabulous as always too. AWESOME project, Ana!

Karen Motz said...

Your colouring is out of this world!!! LOVE that little peeps nest too! Thanks for the tutorial. :)

Carolina said...

Adorable card and treat Ana!!!

Jennifer said...

That nest is adorable and the card is gorgeous! Your coloring is wonderful.

jen del muro (iheart2stamp.com) said...

your coloring is so gorgeous!!! cute stuff and thanks for the tutorial on the little nest! CUTE!

Sankari W. said...

Holy Wowness!!! Love the idea of a peeps nest!! Peeps are my fave fave fave choice of treats - they bring back so many happy memories :) What a cute design for the nest and the matching tag is awesome!!! LOve your card - seriouly beautiful coloring - its just perfect!!!

Hugs,
Sankari :)

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

WOW Ana! This is UNBELIEVABLY wonderful in every possible way!! First of all, LOVE the birds nest you created...that is GENIUS and totally adorable! Secondly, the coloring on your card literally made me say "ooooh" at my computer screen!! WOW!! You ROCK girl!

Karen Giron said...

Ana, these are adorable! I love the little nest you created for the Peep and the flower eyelets in the tree are fabulous! Very cute!

leenda said...

What fabulous projects! You're good!!

Nancy said...

Ana, your work is gorgeous and so original. I'm thrilled to see what you've done with the set--truly inspirational!
~Nancy

Donna said...

ah! so clever, a peep nest! too cute and I love the soft colors on your card with flower brads (mine just may have to come out of hiding now that I have a good use for them! tfs)

Linda Beeson said...

What totally cute creations!

Ifat Art said...

Those are beautiful!
I love the bird! Just awesome!

Thanks for sharing,
IfatArt