September Birthday Bash and Release

  • At Taylored Expressions we are celebrating our 3rd Birthday and you are invited to our Birthday Bash!
  • Sneak peeks Monday through Wednesday – lots of fun eye candy and inspiration!
  • All of the new products will be available for purchase on Thursday, September 1st at 8 am PST. You’ll find it all in the Fresh out of the Oven Department at the Taylored Expressions Store.
  • Every order placed Thursday – Monday will include a FREE Party Favor.  Details coming Thursday morning..
  • To celebrate our 3rd Birthday, you have 3 WAYS TO WIN!

      1. Help Spread the Word! Grab our Birthday Badge from Taylor’s blog and post it on your blog for the week.  Then come back and    leave a comment with a link to your blog to let us know you’re spreading the word. You will be entered into a drawing for a $25 TE gift certificate. 

      2.  Join us on Facebook for an early reveal of all the new stamp sets Wednesday night beginning at approximately 6 pm PST.  You will have until 8 pm PST that night to comment to enter to win each new set.

      3.  Join us in our SCS Forum for a contest that will begin Thursday morning.  In the meantime you can see Baker’s Dozen sneak peeks there and chat with us!

Today’s peeks are all about Halloween which is Taylor’s favorite stamping holiday.  I’m not big on Halloween, but I must say that both of the full sized sets we are showing today are super cute and really fun to play with.  My sample features Fangtastic illustrated by Doug Applegate for the Apple Doodle Ink line.

I just love this fun haunted house image.  As a kid, I remember spending hours with my best friend drawing haunted house pictures to put up in our front windows at Halloween time.  And for some reason I’ve always been drawn to all sorts of house stamp images.  I know it’s not politically correct in the stamping world to say this at the moment, but I’ve got to be honest and say that sometimes I get tired of coloring with Copics.  There I said it.  Waiting to see if lightening strikes…..no?  OK then…  For this card I decided I wanted to do some watercoloring, so I heat embossed the image using black pigment ink and kaleidascope embossing powder on confetti white cardstock.  I watercolored with Derwent pencils and an aquapainter.  It was fun to go back to watercoloring for a change.

The moon was created by punching a circle out of a piece of cardstock and placing that cardstock over my image panel.  I dabbed on Versamark ink through the hole and then stamped the bat image before embossing with clear embossing powder.  Then I sponged peach and saffron ink around the moon.  I masked the house and sponged gray and plum ink to create the dark moody sky.

I used Karen’s Sweet Sunday Sketch (SSSC132) turned on it’s side for the layout of this card.

The cardstock and patterned papers are from the Spooky Project Pantry being introduced today.

Taylor is doing something a little different this month with the Project Pantry.  As you know, the idea behind the Project Pantry is that when you want to bake up a yummy dessert you head to your pantry for the ingredients.  When you want to create a sweet papercrafting project, you can head to our Project Pantry for all the coordinating elements.  We’ve found that some of the best cake and cookie recipes are the ones based around a basic batter or dough recipe with lots of options to spice it up according to your tastes.  This month we are offering our Basic Recipe Kit along with optional Spice It Up Ingredients that you can pick and choose from to build the kit just the way you want it.

The Spooky Project Pantry Basic Recipe Kit is $11.95 and includes:

Echo Park Apothecary Emporium 6×6 pad

10 sheets of 8.5″ x 11″ cardstock in coordinating colors

6 yards of ribbon (2 yards each of 3 different styles)

Optional Spice it Up Ingredients (choose any or all) are:

Black Sparkly Fluff

Black/White Enamel Accents

Orange Rhinestones (used on my sample)

Black Pearls (used on my sample)

Halloween Button Assortment

Spooky Cardstock Pack

Spooky Ribbon Bundle

When you go to the Spooky Project Pantry in the store on Thursday you will see the optional items linked under the Basic Recipe kit, so you can pick and choose what you’d like to add to your cart.  We know you’ll have fun customizing your kit!

And now let’s see what the Baker’s Dozen has cooked up with the Project Pantry and the two new Halloween sets:

Thanks for stopping by.  Tomorrow is all about Autumn!

23 Responses to “Taylored Expressions Birthday Bash and Peeks Day 2”

  1. Sankari Says:

    Jami – I love the feel of your watercolored card – it creates such an awesome mood! (and that is hilarious that you waited to see if lightening was going to strike about the copics). Beautiful and spooktacular!
    Big hugs,
    Sankari 🙂

  2. Karen Giron Says:

    LOVE this! The sketch turned on it’s side looks so good! Love the haunted house and all the coloring – it’s fabulous!

  3. Charmaine Ikach Says:

    Jami, this is just adorable! Love your coloring!

  4. Melody Rupple Says:

    Great Halloween card! Love how you did the moon with the bat!

  5. Wanda G (stampcat) Says:

    Q: How cute is that card? A: VERY!
    Awesome job with that set!!!!! Love the bright colors too!

  6. Regina Mangum Says:

    Very cool watercoloring, Jami! I love how cute this is!!!

  7. Tori Wild Says:

    I love your moon– and look at you breaking out the watercolors!! I found out the last time I got mine out that I did NOT remember how to use them after I had been copic-fied! 🙂 Great job Jami!

  8. deconstructing jen » Taylored Expressions Preview Day 2!!! Says:

    […] the rest of the Baker’s Dozen have cooked up for you today! Charmaine Ikach Danielle Lounds Jami Sibley Jen Shults Jodi Collins Karen Giron Melissa Sauls Melody Rupple Regina […]

  9. Jen Shults Says:

    These are wonderful! I love how you did the sky and the gorgeous colors on the house. Beautiful card!!

  10. Jodi Collins Says:

    Spooktacular my friend! LOVE this spooky house!!!

  11. Val P Says:

    Cute card — I think I’m liking that project pantry kit!

  12. Danielle Lounds Says:

    LOL! I love Copics but sometimes it is more fun to switch things around and use a different coloring medium. 🙂 And you did a fabulous job watercoloring the house (I too really like house stamps).

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