I’m back!!!  If you’d like to see my TESC sample featuring Tweet Hearts please scroll down to my previous post.take-note-comp-book-close-up-custom.jpg  It’s Release Day at Taylored Expressions so I hope you’ll hop over to the TE Store and check out the Fresh Out of the Oven Department where you can see all the new goodies in one place!  But before you go Nancy and I are playing along with the Baker’s Dozen today to showcase the two stamp sets being released.

My sample today is an altered comp book featuring Take Note along with Weigh to Go! (released last month.)  I’ve always loved altering comp books and I keep a stash of them at all times (as though disaster might strike if I ran out of comp books or RSVP pens!), so this was easy to pull together.  I pieced together some Early Bird papers (one of my faves) from a previous Key Ingredients kit.  The frame image was stamped in green chalk ink and die cut with the coordinating frame die – so easy – LOVE IT!  I stamped the frame again in red and the words Food and Exercise in chocolate – then I cut out that square panel and popped it up on top of the green frame and outlined it with some red liquid pearls.  I used another one of the coordinating dies to cut out a piece of vanilla cardstock and stamp the dress from Weigh to Go!  I then paper-pieced the dress with some October Afternoon paper.


Curt and I recently got back on the diet and exercise bandwagon.  We’ve needed to do it for awhile now, but we both especially want to lose some weight before our niece’s wedding in October.  I know from past experience that journaling both food and exercise is a valuable tool in weight loss.  I also know that it can be a really hard thing to be consistent with.   So I thought if I had a pretty book that I could leave out, I might be more motivated to write things down.  To be totally honest I’d like to bling this up a little more, but I just flat ran out of time last night as I was also working on the TE Newsletter.

I hope you are subscribed to the Newsletter.  It generally comes out twice a month and will keep you updated on new products and other store happenings!  It’s time to check out what the rest of the girls have cooked up today:


Thanks so much for stopping by.  Please let me know what type of projects you plan to make with Take Note!


11 Responses to “Taylored Expressions August Release”

  1. ChristineCreations Says:

    Such a pretty book Jami! ooo that cute little dress is so motivating too!

  2. stacey schafer Says:

    darling project, Jami!

  3. Melissa Sauls Says:

    Oh Jami this is a great idea!! I should be doing this to track all my points…I let myself gain a few pounds at CHA, lol! I think it looks fantastic the way it is!! Have a great weekend!

  4. Diana Says:

    this is just lovely and I really need one of these myself. I just too got back on the diet bandwagon and I bet one of these journals would really help. Beautiful colors and I like the added liquid pearls.

  5. Charmaine Ikach Says:

    What a wonderful journal, Jami! I love how you incorporated the dress!

  6. Karen Giron Says:

    This is so pretty! Love the papers and all those little liquid pearls!

  7. Rose Kerry Says:

    Love your journal, the colors are fabulous and I just love the new label stamps and die cuts, I bought them all but alas, Die #3 was out of stock very early yesterday. I can’t wait to start playing with the stuff and I have a lot of friends who could use a Food & Exercise journal! Great job.

  8. Linda Lapotka Says:

    Oh my hubby and I want to lose weight too. I know writing everything down helps. I must make a pretty book too. Yours is wonderful!

  9. Karen Motz Says:

    This is so cute with the dress “hanging” from the main panel!!!!!

  10. Carolina Says:

    What a perfect image with the Take Note set and the patterned papers you selected are just adorable ~ TFS! Hugs & Smiles!!!

  11. Jodi Collins Says:

    LOVE this Jami! FAB idea and I love the papers you used!!! SUPER fab!!

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