April 5, 2011


Welcome to day one of sneak peeks from Taylored Expressions!  The Baker's Dozen has sneaks of two new stamp sets, Treasure Life and Dream Big, plus a new A la Carte stamp, Apothecary Shelf, with coordinating Apothecary Jar Dies and the new Stars Impression Plate.  I have two samples to share with you so let's get right to it!


Up first is the new set called Treasure LifeTreasure Life was designed by Nancy McKinney for the Whimsical Wishes line.  It is a set of 23 stamps made of deeply etched red rubber that is already trimmed and mounted on EZ Mount cling foam.  This is a beautiful and elegant set that can be used for many occasions.

I combined the set with the new Apothecary Jar dies and the Apothecary Shelf A la Carte stamp.  The shelf was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black and was colored with Copics.  It was cut out and popped up for dimension.  I stamped three of the jars and cut them out with the coordinating dies.  They were also popped up for dimension.  I added some lemons (although they were colored more like oranges) to one of the jars and a label to the center jar.   All of the papers are MME Stella and Rose Mabel.  Some machine stitching and a Medium Scallop Border finish the card.




This next card was made with the new set Dream Big Dream Big was also illustrated by Nancy McKinney for the Whimsical Wishes line.  Dream Big is a set of 26 stamps made of deeply etched red rubber, trimmed and mounted on EZ Mount cling foam.  This set is PERFECT for the graduate in your life!

I went fairly simple (for me) with my card.  I stamped the large circle in Night Of Navy ink, then stamped it again in Pumpkin Pie.  I cut the cardstock and dp with Circle Nestabilities, popping each layer for dimension. The graduation cap was stamped in Night of Navy ink, was cut out and popped up for dimension.  A fun sentiment and some machine stitching finish the card.  All of the papers are Echo Park Little Boy dp.

It's time to hop around to see what the other girls have cooked up with today's sets:


Thanks for stopping by!

14 comments:

Taylor said...

So pretty, Jackie! Your shelf and apothecary jars and so beautifully colored and I love the simplicity and the colors you used for the grad card!

Karen Giron said...

You totally rocked the Treasure Life set with the Apothecary Shelf too! Love the way you colored the jars, sooo pretty! The popped up cap on your grad card is such a great touch - love the colors!

Nancy said...

Love your simple (for you) grad card and colours! Your apothecary jars lined up on the shelf are gorgeous. Can you believe there is such a thing as a lemon-orange (meyer lemon)?! Who knew?

Jami said...

We had pretty similar ideas for Treasure Life (which makes me happy because I always love your stuff! *grin*) I really like the dimension you used! And your grad card is perfect - so bold and clean!

Diane Jaquay said...

Jackie, I LOVE your shelf with those awesome jars!!! Beautiful work!

Sankari W. said...

Gorgeous Ms. Pedro!!! Simply gorgeous! Love the coloring of your APothecary shelf - wow! And I love all your jars lined up so nice! Beautiful papers and details and that grad card rocks the house - beautiful girl!
hugs,
Sankari :)

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

OOOOOOOOOOH! These are GORGEOUS Jacks! LOVE your shelf card....STUNNING! Your grad card is WAY to fab as well! LOVE the colors and papers!!!

Melissa Sauls said...

These cards are just perfect Jackie!! I love your shelf on the first card....it looks so real!!

Karen Motz said...

Love that jar card Jacks, with the label on one of the jars. And that grad card just screams 'college'...it's perfect!!

Amy Beth said...

Oh goodness...Jackie, the apothecary jars are too much! So beautiful!

Regina Mangum said...

These are both fabulous, Jackie! I love the shelf...beautiful! And your grad card is so collegiate. Love them both! XOXO

Rose said...

Both cards are awesome, love those apothecary jars and the colors in your grad card are nice and vivid. Beautiful work

Michele Boyer said...

I love these! Your coloring on that shelf rocks!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Gorgeous cards, Jackie! That first card looks just like a picture of a shelf on the way. . .I can totally feel the warmth in the home! And I LOVE the colors on your grad card! :)