Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Taylored Expressions Sneak Peek!

Hi everyone! I have some really exciting news to share today! Taylor Van Bruggen asked me to be one of her new DT members!! She has a new stamp collection called Stamp a Sweet Impression....such CUTE stamps!

Thank you, Taylor, for this amazing opportunity. I really can't even put into words how excited I am to work with you and all the DT girls. I hope I make you proud.

A little about the stamps. They're unmounted rubber, already die cut and deeply etched. They truly stamp beautifully. You're going to love them! Taylor even has coordinating papers, ribbon, brads, and glitter for sale to go with the stamp sets. How cool is that?!...one-stop shopping! You can see more details about the stamps and key ingredients on HER BLOG and HER STORE. Release Day is this Friday, September 5th, and you can start purchasing everything starting at midnight Eastern time.

In the meantime, there will be lots of sneak peeks this week from Taylor and the design team. If you'd like to do a little blog hopping, here are links to sneak peeks from Jami Sibley, Charmaine Ikach, Monika Davis, Stephanie Hargis, and Ana Wohlfahrt. Taylor will announce the rest of the DT on her blog tomorrow!

So, about my project. It's one of those "You've Been Spooked" sets...you know, you make a treat and a door hanger, leave it by your neighbor's door when they're not looking, and then they can make a treat for another neighbor if they choose, and so on and so on? I looked up some of the poems for these on the internet to get the basic idea of how they read, and then I tweaked mine so that it would use phrases from Taylor's stamp set...matchy-matchy! :)

I'm calling mine a "Ghoulish Greeting." The set includes a door hanger, an acetate treat box (mine is filled with Reese's candies), and the poem rolled up into a scroll. If you click on the picture of the scroll, it'll enlarge it so you can read it better. I set up the outline of the poem on Microsoft Word and left space where I could use some of Taylor's stamps, printed it out onto plain white printer paper, and then stamped the sentiments in Black ink. You could, of course, type up the whole poem in Word...I chose to do it this way with the actual stamps so the poem would have the same fonts as those on the treat box and door hanger....again, matchy-matchy. LOL!

INFO FOR ACETATE TREAT BOX:

I followed Debbie Van Gieson's tutorial for the acetate treat box, EXCEPT I started with a 5.5" x 8.5" sheet of acetate because I wanted a shorter treat box. The ribbon, Prism paper, and brads are all available for purchase through Taylor's store!

Stamps: Taylored Expressions SASI Frightful Night
Paper: Acetate, Prism Intense Orange
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Black Polka Dot Ribbon, Corner Rounder Punch (for scallops), Candy, Sticky Strip

INFO FOR THE DOOR HANGER:

The overall measurements of the door hanger are 4" wide x 6.5" high. Again, the ribbon, Prism paper, and brads are all available for purchase through Taylored Expressions.

Before gluing any of the panels together, I punched two horizontal slots into the white stamped layer and ran my ribbon through them. That way the edges of the ribbon are hidden between the white layer and the Basic Black layer. The same thing was done with the brads. The backings are in between the white and black layers of CS.

Stamps: Taylored Expressions SASI Frightful Night, Taylored Expressions SASI Trick or Sweet
Paper: Prism Intense Orange, Prism Black, Georgia Pacific White
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Copics: W1 Warm Gray, W3 Warm Gray, W5 Warm Gray, BV000 Iridescent Mauve, BV04 Blue Berry, YG03 Yellow Green, YR15 Pumpkin Yellow
Accessories: Black Polka Dot Ribbon, Orange Brads, Horizontal Slot Punch

**ETA**
Laura asked about the font used for the poem. It's from Creating Keepsakes digital scrapbooking and it's called CK Curly. :)


That's it for today. I'll have some more sneak peeks for you on Friday and Saturday!

43 comments:

Anonymous said...

Denise this project is so cute and I love the matchy-matchy! LOL!

-Jami

StamperSharon said...

What a great set, Denise -- I love the idea of doing this! Your box of candy is adorable and so is that door hanger!

silke said...

FABULOUS!!!! Love each and every super cute project!!!

Denise - CONGRATULATIONS for being on Taylor DT!!! She couldn't have picked a more talented stamper!!! You already know how much I admire your talent and it just showes in all of your creations!!!

Big hugs
~Silke~

Sandy said...

Wonderful projects Denise!! And congrats on being on Taylor's DT ... what an honor, but you're totally worthy.

JenMarie said...

Yay! C O N G R A T S!!!
Woo Hoo!!!!!!!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Denise, I just LOVE this! ADORABLE!

Julie said...

OMG, our own little peanut on a DT! I'm so excited for you!!!

Janice M said...

CONGRATS!!!

Lori said...

BIG CONGRATS to you bud!!!! I am so very happy for you and this is very well deserved!!!!
LOVE the projects!!!!
(((((BIG HUGS)))))

Laura said...

How adorable! I'm definately ordering all of Taylor's sets and must do this type of project for a new neighbor. May I ask what font you used? Thanks!

Shirley said...

Congratulations, Denise, on your new DT. Your Goulish Greeting set is adorable and how fun for a neighbor. Thank you also for your comment on my blog!

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a great set of items! Love your soft coloring, the treatbox... TFS!

Cindy Haffner said...

Denise what fun, congrats I love cupcake cards, so exciting.

Catherine said...

Congratulations, Denise. Can't wait to see more of your creations. And i've been doing the "You've been spooked" for the last 3 years and it's just so much fun.

Jackie Pedro said...

Congratulations, Denise! You're a shining star!! Couldn't have happened to a nicer person!

Your project is adorable!!

Taylor VanBruggen said...

Such a totally cute project, Denise! What neighbor wouldn't want to find this on their doorstep!? In fact... wanna move next door? ;)

Carolyn King said...

Super cute---love the little box and congrats on the dt---!!! Woohoo!

Stephanie said...

Congratulations Denise!! Love your creations!

LeAnne said...

Oh Denise, this is soooooo cute! Another stamp company to drool over! Dear me! I'll be stalking & lurking to see what you all come up with, and congrats for being on Taylor's DT! You are accumulating quite a list!! Very deserving!
LeAnne

MakiJo said...

Congratulation, Denise for the DT position!
What a wonderful project!
I also just couldn't ignore the cute watermark :)

Michelle B. AKA JustPaintingAround said...

Congrats Denise! I can't wait to see what you, Taylor, and the rest of the Baker's Dozen come up with!

Wendy said...

Oh WOW, Denise..these Halloween projects are so spooky cute! I just love the acetate box filled with candy and the adorable door hanger! You've done a nice job, as always on this. I'm sure you will do Taylor very proud! Congrats!

Have a great day!
Wendy

Ana said...

Your work seriously blows me away!! Its so clean and beautiful!!

Niki Estes said...

What an adorable set, Denise! Congrats on joining Taylor's team!!

Alexandra said...

These are totally stinkin' cute projects Denise!! Congrats on making Taylor's DT - that is fabulous! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Joan said...

These are wonderful projects! I must remember to make that little candy box. I copied the directions from SCS but haven't made one yet. Joan

Terri said...

This is an awesome set you have created, I love seeing how everyone is coming up with such different creations! TFS!

Jessica said...

Congrats Denise, that is so exciting!!! Your set is absolutely beautiful!

Joanne (Stamps4sanity) said...

Congratulations Denise! You must be on cloud nine! I know I would be if I were to ever be invited on a DT (yeah, ya right, like that would ever happen to ME!). I love your candy box! I think I'm gonna be making that one! My family (including me) are addicted to M & M's and this would be fun to make for them. Thanks a million for visiting my blog!

Shannan Teubner said...

Big huge congrats, Denise!!! Your project is awesome!

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

EEEK! This is so cute!

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

Denise this is sooooo cute! And Im so jealous! Ive been a long time admirer of Taylors work! Congrats to you!

Jami said...

Congratulations Denise! You'll be such a wonderful addition to their talented DT! I can't wait to see all your creations for the cupcake challenges!!

I just love your Goulish Greeting - what a fun interactive idea for getting the neighborhood in the mood for Halloween!! I live in an 8-story housing building...I bet it would be fun to play here!

Hugs, Jami

Jennifer Meyer said...

Congratulations Denise! You are a lucky girl and so is Taylor! Can't wait to see your fun designs!

Stamping hugs, Jennifer :)

Dawn Easton said...

Yah!!! Congrats my friend! I'm super duper excited for you! LOVE your stuff...you know it!!!

Nicole said...

CONGRATS on the new design position!! I am headed to check out her site now! HUGS, Nicole

Lynda Benden said...

AWESOME Denise!!! Wow, what a cute project and fantastic stamps! Congratulations on being on Taylor's team ~ you will be a wonderful asset!!

Cakespy said...

This is so awesome!! What a design team indeed. It is so amazing to see the little illustrations I did, turned into such a great product by Taylor and used so amazingly creatively!! I am thrilled to tears. :-)

onehappystamper said...

YEAH DENISE!!!! Congrats, girlfriend! Love all of your projects too...OF COURSE! I've never seen you make anything that wasn't absolutely FABULOUS! Taylor knows how to pick 'em! Hugs~ Cindy

Jetstudio Designs said...

cute idea, the stamps are so cute!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Denis what a rockin' sneak peek! Love the treat box and the door hanger...how creative! I can't wait to see what you come up with with this fabulous line of stamps! You go girl!

Rose Ann said...

This is a fantastic set, Denise!! I love it all!! I can't wait to see what else you have in store for us using Taylor's adorable stamps!!

Jessie/knightrone said...

Super cute Denise!! I just read about preschool...glad she did better!!