Monday, September 3, 2012

Taylored Expressions Birthday Bash & September Sneak Peeks Day1!

  • At Taylored Expressions we are celebrating our 4th Birthday and you’re invited to our Birthday Bash!
  • All of the new products will be available for purchase on Thursday, September 6th at 8am PST. You'll find it all in the Fresh out of the Oven Department.
  • Sneak peeks Monday through Wednesday and the party continues with spotlights Thursday and Friday - lots of inspiration!
  • Check the Current Specials on Thursday morning to find out how you can earn a FREE Belated Birthday A la Carte stamp or a FREE You Take the Cake full-size stamp set. Birthday Bash Specials will award you FREE stamps with purchases over $50 and over $150.
  • 2 WAYS TO WIN!
1. You Take the Cake Contest  Go to Taylor's blog to get all the details on how you can win two stamp sets of your choice by guessing which illustrator contributed each image in our You Take the Cake Sampler Set.

2.  Join us on Facebook for an early reveal of all the new stamp sets Wednesday night beginning at approximately 6 pm PST. Leave comments during the party for a chance to win one of the gift certificates we’ll be giving away!

Wowie! Sounds like a a whole lot of fun to me!  We have so much to show you this month too! It's out Biggest Release Ever, with 17 new Stamps and stamp sets plus 7 new dies and die sets, so we just had to extend our Birthday Bash to 5 full days of inspiration! Yay! 8-) 
Well first up I am sharing one of our Brand New Bleated Birtdhay ALC's "Elephants Never Forget", Concepted by our Very own Super Talented Jami Sibley and designed by the Fabulous Doug Applegate for his Apple Doodle Ink stamp line.
OMGosh, I just Adore these SweetALC's! What aTerrific idea! I can't even begin to to tell you how many times I have missed a Birthday and had to dash out and, GASP,  Buy a belated style Birthday card cause I really didn't have anything I could use to make one myself.. Well, that issue has definitely been resolved, lol... Isn't He just the Sweetest little Elephant! Just makes me smile! 8-)  I stamped him with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored him up with my trusty Copics. All my mats and BG layers are a combination of Choice Buttercream CS and Simple Stories Darling Happy Day 6x6 dp's. To finish it all up I stamped my exterior sentiment onto a little hand cut layered banner and added a fun border with a bit of ribbon and our brand new Curly Border Die a well.. 8-) 
Here's a shot of the inside of my card and the fun interior sentiment that comes with the set! So Cute and Clever, Don't ya think! 8-) 

And here are all the Belated Birthday ALC's for you to see... Aren't they So Fun and Sweet! 8-).. And you will be able to get one FREE with a  $50 purchase through Monday 9/10 - details will be posted on the current specials page..
Next up I am sharing a fun card I created from our Brand New You Take the Cake Set. And I am Soo Excited to share that this is our First Ever Sampler Set showcasing the designs of All our Awesome Illustrators.  Also this set will Not be available for sale until after the October release, for now it will be FREE with any purchase of $150 or more...
I had a lot of Fun with this Darling set! It gives you Sooo many options and it can be so easily Taylored for Masculine or Feminine, CAS or Fancy Shmancy, lol! 8-) I stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black and did a little masking and fussy cut my Sweet presents and Birthday cake out. I popped them up with a bit of foam tape onto a Frame it up 1Die cut that I ran through my CB using the Scallops & Circles Impression Plate. My Mats an BG layers were created with some Kraft CS, The Brand New Graphic Greetings Birthday ALC, Versamark ink, white EP and various dp's from Echo Park's Fabulous 6x6 Everyday Eclectic collection. To finish it all up I stamped my sentiment onto a Fly Your Flag 2 Die cut, added a couple of  Fun borders with the Brand New Curly Border Die and a topped it off with a Sweet little bow, made with my Bow Easy.
***And don't forget to head on over to Taylor's blog post today to find out all the "You Take the Cake Contest" details - guess which Designer contributed which image to enter into a drawing for two stamp sets of your choice! 

The rest of the Baker's Dozen have Whipped up Lots more Sweet Birthday Bash creations to show you today, so please hop by and see:

Here's the New Taylored die I used today.. 
And Here the supplies I used on my projects today and they can found at the TE Store...

Hope you all have a Super day & thanks so much for stopping by! 8-)
Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Beautiful cards--love how you colored that elephant and I ADORE your You Take the Cake card! So pretty and feminine!

  2. Wonderful cards, Shannon! LOVE the sweet elephant and your cake looks good enough to eat!

  3. The colors on your Cake card are so YUMMY and I love they way you embossed that Grpahic ALc in the background. Your elephant is AWESOME! I really need to sign up for private copic lessons with you!

  4. LOVE IT!! Oh my goodness, the way you used the curly border is DARLING! and I love your pink and pretty birthday card - oh my!

  5. I don't even know where to start on these cards!!!

    Love that first one - inside and out! So cute and the balloon backing paper is wonderful. Precious image and colored to perfection!

    The second is just YUMMY looking!!!

    Beautiful cards, Shannon!


  6. What sweet and super cute cards Shannon. Love the cute elephant and yummy cakes. Lovely colors and emblellishments. The curly border die is awesome. Especially love right next to the pretty ribbon.

  7. Cute cards! I love the coloring on the elephant and your birthday card is so fun.

  8. CUTE!!! I simply adore how you made the background piece from the graphic greetings stamp! SUCH a great idea! Both of your cards are wonderful. :-)

  9. Aww, Shannon, your elephant is darling! What a sweetie! Love your birthday card too, such pretty color and the curly border is perfect!

  10. Not one but two cards. Hooray! It is a celebration. :D I love both of these and wish TE a very Happy Birthday!

  11. These are amazing Shannon! Your coloring is AMAZING and I love that elephant card. So so gorgeous. And your cake card... LOVE what you did with the background embossing on kraft... BRILLIANT!

  12. These are both great Shannon! The inside with the elephant is too cute. I seriously should only by belated sentiments - I am forever sending out b-day cards late.

  13. That elephant card has got to be one of the cutest belated birthday cards ever! I love the image, witty sentiment, and especially that curly border/ribbon combo! It's fabulous! Speaking of fabulous........there's the next card! I don't know how you continue to outdo yourself, but you definitely do just that! NJ on both!

  14. Shannon! Your coloring is SO ENVY-INDUCING! I love that little elephant and the cakes are so bright and fun! Can I be you when I grow up!?!? XOXO

  15. Oh my! LOVE your cards Shannon! Your coloring on the elephant is just so perfect... I need lessons! And I LOVE your second card with the white embossed graphic greeting, the cake AND presents, and the super cute color combo!

  16. You've been a very busy stamper, Shannon, and oh, what FUN cards! You always WOW me. The elephant and the cakes are as cute as can be. Love the sweet expression on the elephant's face.

  17. OMGosh these are ADORABLE Shannon!! That elephant is so cute and your coloring is awesome! Fabulous birthday cakes... I love the colors and sparkle! I hope you are doing well!
    Hugs, Tammy

  18. Both of these cards are wonderfully happy and bright! The skin on the elephant looks so real and the color combination of both cards are spot on great.


  19. Oeps, i've missed a few cards. Love the inside of the elefant card and would love to take a bit of the cakes. Gorgeous cards!!

  20. Well I think you take the cake and the pie too! Your coloring looks wonderful and I love the way you designed that cute elephant card - wonderfully delicious!

  21. Love that elephant card and the cake card is pure delicousness!

  22. What great cards! Love the elephant card alot! I way you did the ribbon in the corner is cute.


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