• All of the new products are now available for purchase! Check out the Fresh Out of the Oven Department for all the goodies!
  • More projects from the Baker’s Dozen to inspire you.  Just follow the link list below.
  • FREE Party Favor with every order! Every order placed between Thursday, September 1st at 8 am PST and Monday, September 5th at 10 pm PST will receive a FREE Party Favor ranging in value from $2.50 – $10.00.  These are all fun products from the TE Store.  We’ll chose a favor for you based on the amount of your order.  If your order total is over $100 (before shipping and tax) you will also receive the Sweet Party Petite stamp set as our FREE gift to you!  The set will NOT appear on your order, but we promise to include it in your shipment!
  • One more chance to win… head on over to our forum on SCS and tell us your favorite stamp set from this release. We’ll be choosing one person to win their favorite set FREE!  You have until Sunday, September 4th at 6 pm PST to enter to win.


I have one more sample to share with you for the Taylored Expressions Release and Birthday Bash.  Ok, so I know I said I’m not into Halloween, but I just had to play with Toil & Trouble.  I think one of my very favorite things to do in stamping is scene building.  This set (illustrated by Nancy McKinney for the Whimsical Wishes line) has so darn many possibilities.  I’ve paired it with the Apothecary Shelf A la Carte Stamp for today’s 5.25″ square card.

I used kraft cardstock for my card base and papers and ribbon from the Spooky Project Pantry Basics kit featuring Echo Park Apothecary Emporium.  I stamped my scene piece by piece (using my beloved stamp-a-majig) on TE Choice White cardstock and colored it with copics.  I used some crumbcake ink and a sponge to dirty it up a bit.  I had intended to use my TE grass border die for that top strip of paper, but of course I couldn’t find it, so I used a Martha Stewart icicle punch.

Now that I’m staring at the card to write about it, I think I may go back and add a little sparkle to the webs and candles – perhaps some stickles or a Spics Glitter pen.

If you haven’t done much scene building in your stamping, this would be a great set to start with.  It has lots of elements that work together very easily.  And here’s my little tip when you want to start a scene:  take a piece of copy paper (you know, something sitting in your printer that you didn’t really need to print out and are never going to use) and just start stamping the elements you think you might want to use together.  Don’t worry about perfect placement, just eyeball it for this step.  From this you will get an idea of how much room your images will need and what things look good together and what you might need to add for balance.  You might do this step 2 or 3 times.  Once you get a basic idea that you are happy with, then you can move on to cardstock and a stamp-a-majig.  Start now with your largest image or any image that will appear to be in front of the others. (You will need to mask the “front ” image if you want things to appear behind it.) It’s really fun and not scary at all!  For those of us who can’t draw a lick, this is the closest we get to creating a painted scene!  Enjoy!

Before you head off to shop, how about a little hop around to see what the Baker’s Dozen has cooked up?  You’ll see samples of ALL the new releases!


Thanks for stopping by!  Happy Shopping to you and Happy Birthday to Taylored Expressions!!!

12 Responses to “Taylored Expressions September Release is HERE!”

  1. Emily Says:

    Oh how I love this, Jami!!

  2. Melody Rupple Says:

    What a great Halloween scene!!

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  4. Jen Shults Says:

    This is just fantastic! I love the clear spiderweb over the table… that looks amazing!

  5. Karen Giron Says:

    This is fantastic Jami! Love the raven on the potion jar!

  6. Danielle Lounds Says:

    Oh fabulous! Love all the spooky items you added to the shelf!

  7. Charmaine Ikach Says:

    OH I LOVE your shelf, Jami! So awesomely colored! And how you’ve placed everything on the shelf makes it so homey!

  8. vicki dutcher Says:

    Love the [I think] stamped webs hanging off the shelf. Great card!

  9. Lisa Says:

    Love this!!! Thanks for the scene building lesson!

  10. Bonnie aka raduse Says:

    Ok, I’m not much of a Halloween fan either, but I have to admit, this is really cute.

  11. Sharon Harnist Says:

    SO fun, Jami!

  12. Wanda G (stampcat) Says:

    FABULOUS!!!!!! Great scene you created…very scary! Hahaha. Love your work this week…
    Happy Labor Day weekend Jami!

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