It’s time for the Taylored Expressions August Release which includes two new stamp sets, a new Key Ingredients Kit, two product bundles and lots of fun stuff in the Fresh Out of the Oven department!  And I’m extra excited because I got to play a bit and I have two cards to share.

 My first card features the new Whimisical Wishes stamp set Chillax along with the new Cherries and Berries Key Ingredients Kit.  Even though this KI is actually coordinated with the other new stamp set, I think it goes great with Chillax!  The layout for my card was inspired by a card I saw in this month’s Paper Crafts Magazine.


As soon as I saw this huricane glass image I knew I had to make a virgin strawberry daquiri.  We have a friend named Bill (you read about him in our dating story as the guy who introduced us) who loves virgin strawberry daquiries.  He has an awesome recipe for them and “back in the old days” he would make them at every party we had – no matter who’s house it was at.  I LOVE those things!  The secret is a little half & half.  Mmmmmmm!  Most of my friends didn’t drink so the VSD was about as wild as we got.  LOL! 

This huricane glass image actually has a fruit slice in it…a kiwi or a lime or?  Hmmmm…I needed a strawberry!  The Berries & Cherries KI was perfect as this strawberry braddie was included and at my fingertips.

The glass was colored with Copics (and did you know that The TE Store now has a wide selection of Copic markers???) and then covered with Crystal Effects for a nice thick shiny coating.

My second card features the new Berries & Cherries stamp set. te-release-berries-jami-09-custom-2.jpg Recently I’ve seen some people color with Copics on kraft cardstock and I’ve been wanting to try it, so that was my jumping off point for this card. I stamped the strawberry basket on kraft with Memento black ink, colored with Copics and die cut with my Spellbinders Labels 2 die.  I absolutley love the little blossom image in this set and decided to make a background paper with it.  I stamped it repeatedly on SU Naturals White cardstock (which I rarely use) and colored again with Copics.  I like the slight contrast between the kraft and naturals white – I don’t think I’ve ever put these two together before. Ribbon is from the Cherries & Berries KI.

Taylor and the entire Baker’s Dozen Design Team have projects to share today and I can hardly wait to see them.  Let’s do some blog hopping!

  • Ana Wohlfahrt
  • Charmaine Ikach
  • Dawn Easton
  • Denise Marzec
  • Donna Baker
  • Jen del Muro
  • Jodi Collins
  • Karen Giron
  • Karen Motz
  • Laura Fredrickson
  • Laurie Schmidlin
  • Sankari Wegman
  • Taylor Van Bruggen – you’ll want to go here to get all the details on the release and all the new products now available!
  • Oh and I wanted to assure all you Cuppie fans – he’ll be back next month.  We promise!  He just needed a little vacation from this Summer heat!  So this month you can enjoy different kinds of sweet treats with TE!  To see all the new stuff and shop now click here to head over to the TE Store.  Thanks for stopping by and happy shopping!


    9 Responses to “Taylored Expressions August Release”

    1. Laura (scrapnextras) Says:

      Beautiful projects Jami! Love the strawberry brad on the drink and your stamped background paper is fabulous!

    2. Tanis Says:

      These cards are wonderful. I love the idea of the craft as the image focal point. All too often I find myself using white or vanilla and forget there’s other options! Thanks =)

    3. Denise (peanutbee) Says:

      I think the B&C KI go great with the Chillax set too! Love that background on Naturals white. Very pretty cards, Jami!

    4. Sharon Harnist Says:

      Love your virgin strawberry daquiri, Jami — that brad is perfect! Great Copic shading, too!

    5. Jodi Says:

      Oh WOWSA!! I LOVE both of these Jami! Your layouts ROCK and I LOVE LOVE LOVE how you used the top note on the first card! Looks like we channeled each other with the blossom backgrounds huh? Perfection in every way!!!

    6. Karen Says:

      BEautiful! I love the strawberry brad on the umbrella drink, so creative! Gorgeous card Jami – love them!

    7. Bonnie aka raduse Says:

      Awesome!!!!! Totally fabulous Jami!

    8. Sankari Says:

      Beautiful cards Jami!! Love the DP that you created from the stamp! You totally ROCK!!! both cards are simply beautiful! Maybe when you come to Iowa we can have a margarita party!!! Big Hugs!! Sankari 🙂

    9. Donna Baker Says:

      great cards! I especially love the pattern paper you made with the strawberry/flower image!

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