TE Sneak Peeks – Day 3

June 3rd, 2010

Happy Thursday!  Just 24 hours till all the new goodies are released and ready for your shopping pleasure at Taylored Expressions!  I’m playing along today as the Baker’s Dozen presents peeks of another fabulous new set as well 3 new A la Carte images.  Today’s peeks are all about Summer…the beach and the 4th of July.  The set I’m working with today is called Hangin’ Out at the Beach and it was designed to be a companion set to the original Hangin’ Out stamp set.

I’m loving this set so much I just couldn’t stop at one card!  I had to create two and if I’d had more time I would have gone for a third.  Living in SoCal all my life the beach has always been just a few minutes away.  Although I’m not a beach girl in the get-in-the-sand-or-swim-in-the-ocean sense, I do love to be where I have a view of the coast.  Nothing is better than dinner on the patio of a good restaurant with a sea view!  This stamp set evokes that same feeling in me!

life-is-like-a-wave-jami-10-custom.jpg My first card was inspired by our Pastor. Pastor Jeff is a surfer and often uses surfing analogies in his preaching.  As soon as I saw this set, I knew I would need to make a card for him with it.

See –  I told you I would have yet another card featuring the Pet’s Place Project Pantry! Don’t these papers look great with this set?  All the cardstock, patterned paper and ribbon are from the PPP Pantry.  The images were colored with Copics and cut with a rectangle nestie and then the corners were rounded with the Corner Chomper.  That was layered onto a Big Scallop Rectangle nestie.  I then added Brown Sugar Sparkly Fluff (not from the Pantry.)  The swirly wave is a large image from the stamp set.  It was stamped onto blue cardstock from the kit and cut out, then I added white liquid pearls.  It is popped up on foam tape.  I wanted to keep this one masculine, so I decided to forgo the bling, etc. that I was tempted to add. This card is 5.25″ square.


I absolutely LOVE this sentiment!

Life is like a wave.

You can’t change the way it breaks,

but you can change the way you ride it.

This is something I’ve been learning more and more over the past few years.

I love playing with stamps to build scenes, so that’s what I did for my 2nd card.


For this card I used the Garden Party Project Pantry that was introduced last month.  The colors and paper in this kit are also awesome for this stamp set!  I started by stamping my basic scene on a piece of scratch paper just to get an idea of how things would line up and how much room everything would take.  I then stamped everything directly on this cloud patterned paper using my stamp-a-majig. The tree trunks and coconuts were colored with copics while everything else was paper-pieced. I added some Brown Sugar Sparkly Fluff to the beach and some KaiserCraft rhinestones (split pea and aqua) as finishing touches.  I just love how this turned out!

And now let’s see what the Baker’s Dozen has cooked up!

  • Alex Maldonado
  • Carolina Buchting
  • Charmaine Ikach
  • Donna Baker
  • Jackie Pedro
  • Jeanie Witmer
  • Jodi Collins
  • Karen Giron
  • Karen Motz
  • Melissa Sauls  
  • Nancy McKinney
  • Sankari Wegman
  • Taylor VanBruggen
  • Thanks for stopping by!  Please join me tomorrow for Taylor’s sketch and even more New Release samples.  Everything will be available for purchase at 8 am PST Friday.


    7 Responses to “TE Sneak Peeks – Day 3”

    1. Taylor Says:

      Both super cute, Jami! I love the lanterns hanging over the hammock! And I’m really lovin’ the Pet’s Place PP kit with this set too! Great idea!

    2. Jodi Collins Says:

      These are FAB Jami! The papers are SO perfect and I LOVE the scenes you created!! I live right by the beach too and I am SO not a get in the water and swim kinda girl too!!! LOL!!

    3. Karen Giron Says:

      I love those liquid pearls!! What a fabulous touch – along with those cute little lanterns!

    4. rache Says:

      I love this card. Life’s a Beach after all.
      thanks for sharing

    5. Karen Motz Says:

      These are so fun and colourful Jami!!!

    6. Charmaine Ikach Says:

      How fun, Jami! I just LOVE the paradise you’ve created on your hammock with the lights! Wish I was there! And I love the Sparkly Fluff and liquid pearls on your first card and clean and simple 2nd card! All of them are just awesome!

    7. Carolina Says:

      Such fun, fun beach cards! You created such inviting and wonderful scenes!!!

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