Happy Friday! A ton of new products were released yesterday in the Taylored Expressions web store and today I’m playing along with the Baker’s Dozen Design Team to highlight a lot of those new stamps and dies.  I couldn’t let this week go by without sharing a sample featuring the newest set in the line of my jars concept – Hey, Sweet-Tea.  The previous sets have been petites, but Nancy went to town on the illustrations this time and we ended up with a mini set which has almost twice as many images as a petite.

This time we have a mason jar with a handle that’s perfect for all of your favorite beverages!  There is also a die set available that has the jar and a cool lid with a straw-hole!  The set is oriented toward lemonade and ice tea, but you can let your imagination run wild!


My sample today showcases a refreshing glass of ice tea with a wedge of lemon.  I grew up having ice tea with dinner every night from a very young age. {Perhaps all that caffeine explains why I’ve always been a night owl.  LOL!}  My aunt brewed the tea in a pan of water on the stove using Lipton’s loose tea leaves.  It was the BEST!  I still make my ice tea that way, although I don’t make it very often.  There’s just nothing like it.  Oh and I actually do NOT like lemon in my tea.  When I order it in restaurants I always ask for it without lemon, but it comes with the lemon wedge anyway about 80% of the time!  Despite that, I couldn’t resist adding the cute lemon wedge to the side of my mason jar!

I used Karen Giron’s Sweet Sunday Sketch #190 for the layout of my card, along with the same papers and cardstocks I used on Wednesday – Simple Stories Vintage Bliss.  I distressed most of my edges for a little more shabby feel.  The mason jar was layered onto a tag cut with Tag Stacklets 1 and the sentiment was die cut with the Band It Die.  I used Crackle Accents on the ice cubes and Glossy Accents on the rest of the jar.  {Why oh why do I find it necessary to use these products when I have a deadline and I’m losing light to get a photo taken??} The butterflies were cut with the new Butterfly in the Sky Taylored Dies and I added some Kaisercraft pearls.

Now let’s see what the Baker’s Dozen has cooked up today:

Carole Burrage

Charmaine Ikach

Jami Sibley

Jen Shults

Joan Ervin

Kerri Michaud

Sankari Wegman

Shannon White

Shelly Mercado

Stephanie Kraft

Tammie Edgerton

Taylor VanBruggen

Wanda Guess


I hope you have a wonderful weekend ahead.  At the moment we have nothing on the agenda and after almost 2 months of total craziness from one thing after another, “nothing” sounds awesome to me right now!


3 Responses to “Taylored Expressions August Spotlight”

  1. Joan Ervin Says:

    OMG, Jami…your jar of tea looks real…what a great idea to add the Glossy Accents…I have got to give that a try!!!! Your papers, colors, and all the sweet little butterflies look fabulous, too!!!!

  2. Shannon White Says:

    Soo SWEET!! 😉 Love your Awesome Mason jar of tea Jami!! Sounds like your Aunt & My Aunt would have gotten along famously! 😉 Super touch with the Glossy Accents and Love the pretty patterned papers and your take on Miss Karen’s sketch too! 😎


  3. Wanda G (stampcat) Says:

    LOVE IT! Looks so real and tasty! It was so hard to pick what to feature today – so much great stuff. I love this set. Have a lovely weekend of nothing! XO

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