Tuesday, March 3, 2009

TE Sneak Peek: Branching Out

Are ya ready??!! It's time for another release from Taylored Expressions.....and with this release there's something totally NEW!! Taylored Expressions is Branching Out, and in more ways than one!!

There will now be a brand new stamp line of stamps called Whimsical Wishes! The two new sets, called Branching Out and Branching Out Coordinates (a mini set), kick off this new line! There's also a new program called the TE Giving Tree. Taylored Expressions will be donating the proceeds from sales of these two new sets to a wonderful charity called Eden Projects. There will be new stamp sets introduced quarterly for this on-going charitable program. Stop by Taylor's blog for more details!!

These sets are a little different than the SASI stamps in that they will need to be trimmed when you get them, but there's a good reason for that...this cut the manufacturing cost so Taylored Expressions can give MORE to the Eden Projects charity. They're still the same deeply etched, great quality stamps and they still come with those awesome full-color indexes. The mini set, Branching Out Coordinates, will fit into a CD case or the TE mini binder boxes. I use the TE mini binder boxes and I love them! Here's a post from January showing my stamping area. In the last picture at the bottom of the post, you can see the white boxes and how nicely they fit on a shelf or in a cabinet.



The branch and sentiment in my card is from the Branching Out set. The swing is from the new mini set, Branching Out Coordinates. I wanted my swing to hang and have a little movement so I stamped two of them, cut out just the seats, and glued the two seats around two strands of hemp twine. We had a big tree swing at our old house and I miss it, so when I saw this stamp I knew it'd be the first one I reached for. It brings back some good ole' memories. {smile}

I added a second branch to the inside of the card....which I might add is TOTALLY fun to color!! I added Angel Wings Shimmerz to the branch and the leaves, both on the inside and outside of the card.



SUPPLY LIST ~
Stamps: TE Branching Out, TE Branching Out Coordinates
Paper: SU Certainly Celery, Fabriano Watercolor Paper
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Cocoa, Kiwi Kiss, Wild Wasabi, Basic Brown
Accessories: Green Ribbon, SU Word Window Punch, Spellbinders Circles, Hemp Twine, Angel Wings Shimmerz Paint, Dimensionals
Technique: Watercoloring


Now, be sure to check out the gorgeous sneak peeks from the rest of the Baker's Dozen: Ana, Charmaine, Dawn, Donna, Jen, Jodi, Karen G, Karen M (aka "Saucy"..hehe!), Laura, Laurie, Sankari, and Taylor....and I'll be back tomorrow with another TE sneak peek!

46 comments:

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Oh Denise this is adorable! I LOVE how you've highlighted the swing. . .so cute!

Chris said...

I'm always intrigued with the "cut out" circle frames...this is just wonderful and so unique. Great card!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Denise, this is way too cute! Love the swing in the recessed frame! Wonderful card!

Char in So Cal said...

Wow! Super creative!! XOXOX what you have made here!

Char in So Cal

Julia Aston said...

How adorable is this spotlighted swing Denise! super design - what a fun new set!

Gabriela (Gabi With An Eye) said...

What a gorgeous branch and card! How ingenious! The swinging swing seat is delightful. I adore your coloring and highlighting.

Dawn Easton said...

Yeah Denise! Love that idea of the cut out for your card front....that's so flippin' cool girl!

Jami said...

Love the way you worked with the swing - mounting on hemp is so perfect! Super cute!

Taylor VanBruggen said...

This is so cute, Denise! What a fun idea to make the swing actually swing a little bit! And I love how you stamped the single leaves on the inside to look like they're falling from the tree!

Jerri Kay said...

I love it Denise, so pretty and green, my favorite color!

Rose Ann said...

I love your cut-out with the swing, Denise!! Very creative, and perfectly executed!! Wonderful card!!

Jackie Pedro said...

OMWord...this is fantastic Denise! Love that swing!!!

Karen Motz said...

How fun!!! I love that you gave the swing movement...brilliant!

Renée said...

this looks fabulous, Denise!

Lynda Benden said...

WOW Denise, this is beautiful! I love how you did the swing, very creative!

Sankari W. said...

Denise this is just lovely!!!! I love the way you did the swing and I totally love the way you decorated the inside as well!!! Your coloring is perfect! What a great way to do movement in the swing!!! Everything is simply beautiful!!!
Hugs,
Sankari :)

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a pretty card Denise! Love the great colors. TFS!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

Speechless...I am totally speechless (and you KNOW that never happens to chatty little me :) )...OMG...this is OUT OF THIS WORLD!! YOu are a GENIUS!!! Genius I tell ya!

Silke said...

BEAUTIFUL CARD!!! I can tell I'm gonna love this Set!!! You've made it look so beautiful!!!

Karen Giron said...

Denise, this is VERY clever! I love it!

Ana said...

Just STUNNING!! Denise you blow me away!

jen del muro said...

WONDERFUL card! Such a fun design! Hugs-Jd

Jan Castle said...

Great Card...love the branch!
Jan

My lifes inky escape and more said...

Oh Denise this is so cute! I gotta see the whole set!

Jessica said...

Gorgeous card Denise, I love these soft colors!

Janet said...

Denise - this is adorable. I love the swing and the soft colors. Absolutely amazing !!

Nancy said...

Denise, everything about this card is fabulous--love the window, playfulness and watercolouring. Thanks for showcasing this set with such original talent.
~Nancy

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

I love your recessed circle frame!! What a creative layout!!! Beautiful!!!

Donna said...

so clever to showcase the swing on your card!

Wendy said...

OMG, Denise, this is amazing! You kicked butt on this!

Christi said...

This is amazing! Wow!

Norine said...

what a sweet card love the swing
Hugs
Norine

Terri said...

Darling card, Denise...I am loving Taylor's new stuff, can't wait to see the rest!

The Stampin' Soldier said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!

Joan Ervin said...

What a wonderful new set...I love the little branch and what a darling swing!!! You are such an enabler....it looks like a must have to me!!!

Jessie/knightrone said...

What a fabulous card!!

Shelley said...

WOW!!!! The coloring you have done on your leaves and branch are stunning! What an amazing job!
S.

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

OMGOSH!! This is so cute!! I love your fun idea here!! TFS! :)

jami {sgtStamper} said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this! That little window you created for the swing is just brilliant. And I love this branch!!!

ChristineCreations said...

Seriously your swing card is brilliant girl. My jaw is wide open!

And the colors on your basket card are so inviting and springy!

Gorgeousness!

Candy said...

Gorgeous Denise!!

dpkennedy said...

This is soooo lovely! Your design is wonderful! This is so elegant! Love it!

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

Love this card Denise!! So cute!! Love the window with your swing!!

Silke said...

Denise - I case this card of yours for the SDDC6 Challenge!!! Hoep you like my take on it???

http://silkeledlow.blogspot.com/2009/03/occ-may-god-bless-you-ic172-tecc60.html

Thank you for always inspiring me :)

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Tracy said...

wow! loving this stamp set! Your swing is awesome!