February 1, 2011

Taylored Expressions Sneak Peeks Day One!


Welcome to day one of the Taylored Expressions Sneak Peeks!  Today we'll be featuring a brand new darling set called Cozy Cottages, along with some coordinating dies; Picket Fence Border Die, Cloud Duo Dies and a Whimsey Tree Die!  Everything seen today will be available for purchase in the TE Store on Friday, February 4th at 8:00 am PST.


Cozy Cottages is the next set in the TE Giving Tree series of special stamp sets to help support various charities. 
For the months of February, March and April when you purchase this set you'll be helping to support Habitat for Humanity. 
Through the work of Habitat, thousands of low-income families have found new hope in the form of affordable housing. Churches, community groups and others have joined together to successfully tackle a significant social problem – decent housing for all.  Habitat for Humanity is a true world leader in addressing the issues of poverty housing, having  built more than 350,000 houses, sheltering more than 1.75 million people in more than 3,000 communities worldwide.  Please visit www.habitat.org for more information on this incredible charity. Taylored Expressions will donate $7.00 to Habitat for Humanity for each Cozy Cottages stamp set sold in the next 3 months.


Cozy Cottages is a set of 15 deeply etched red rubber stamps mounted on cling foam.  It was designed by Nancy McKinney for the Whimsical Wishes line.  Cozy Cottages, just like all other Giving Tree Program sets, is a sheet of rubber stamps that requires cutting.  This keeps the cost down so that Taylored Expressions can donate to it's chosen charity.  The rubber cuts like BUTTAH and is just as wonderful as any of the precut sets from TE.

I used the adorable shoe house for my card.  The sketch is an older Sketch For You To Try by Jen del Muro from last year.  The papers are My Mind's Eye Fine and Dandy True Blue.  The shoe was colored with Copics, was cut out and popped up for dimension.  See the picket fence?  It's a new die for this release and it's FABULOUS!!  I attached the sentiment with a baker's twine/buttony bow and finished the card with machine stitching.


Don't forget to check out what the rest of the Baker's Dozen has cooked up for today:


Thanks for stopping by!
 
Stamps:  Cozy Cottages (Taylored Expressions)
Paper:  Dark Chocolate, Vintage Cream, MME Fine And Dandy True Blue
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers
Accessories:  Circle Nestabilities, Picket Fence Die (Taylored Expressions), Button, Baker's Twine, Sewing Machine, Foam Tape

18 comments:

Sankari W. said...

AMAZING CARD!!! Simply amazing coloring! Amazing I tell ya! Your shoe coloring is outta sight and I love the layout dearest Jackie!!!!
Awesome card!
Big hugs,
Sankari :)

Taylor said...

This is gorgeous Jackie! Your coloring is stunning! (Oops... at first I typed stuffing.... I think I'm hungry. lol)

Tori Wild said...

So fun Jacks-- it looks like where the little old woman in the shoe lived!! I agree with Taylor and Sankari, totally fabulous coloring and I love the cottage look with the brown fence!!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Wow! I love this Jackie.. your coloring, layout.. all of it is SO sweet!

Jami said...

So cute Jacks! Your coloring/shading is really fantastic! And I love the brown fence...don't know why I had only pictured that die in white...opens up a whole new world! LOL!

Donna said...

LOVE the brown picket fence and your coloring is SUPERB!

Diane Jaquay said...

I LOVE this card Jackie (I have a "thing" for nursery rhymes lol!)

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

GORGOEUS Jacks! LOVE the papers and layout on this!!!

Jenn K said...

This shoe house is simply Adorable!! LOVE IT!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Jackie, I LOVE this! Your coloring is fabulous! The "light" coming from inside the shoe makes me want to move right in! :)

Laura.K said...

Gorgeous card. perfect coloring. I just love this nice sweet "house".

Monika/Buzsy said...

What an awesome card Jackie. That image is great! Love the colors. :o)

Karen Giron said...

WOW Jacks! This shoe looks perfect? Is it scratch and sniff leather, because it really looks like leather to me, haha! LOVE it!

Denise said...

I ADORE the picket fence die - it will love living at my house, I just know it! ;) The shoe is colored perfectly - such a fun card!!

Jessie/knightrone said...

Oh, I LOVE this!!

Regina Mangum said...

Jackie, I LOVE that shoe! Oh, oh, oh, how sweet is your coloring and I wish I could do that half so well. Absolutely loving it! XOXO

Lisa H. said...

oooo, Jackie! loooove this. it's so inviting and warm.

Karen Motz said...

Love this!! I never thought of a brown picket fence...you're so smart!!!