Thursday, November 5, 2009

TE Release Day: Celebrate Life



Here we are again with the final peeks on release day for Taylored Expressions!

We have a stamp set for Autumn as well as other times of the year called Celebrate Life, it has something new to TE stamps, some solid images!  I'm not usually a fan of solid images but sometimes I like the fun & quick cards that can be made without having to color your images!  This card was made in about 10 minutes!  I used fellow dt member Karen Giron's Sweet Sunday Sketch {SSSC42} which I've been wanting to participate in for months now!  This is a tall card, 6.5" square cardstock scored in half, so it will fit in a business size envelope.  I love tone on tone stamping, which is what I did with the dandelion stamp on the cardbase.  What I love about solid images is that you can stamp up a whole sheet of cardstock with images and cut it up to make many cards which is what I could have done with the main image panel, but I just made one for this card, stamping several of the leaves and dandelions in coordinating colors and sponging the edges.  I added a quick greeting with the words Autumn and Blessings and some gold rhinestones.  The pattern paper behind the stamped image is just a peek of Indian Summer by Basic Grey.


My next project is a 6" scrapbook page I made to give my sister of her and her kids at the Pumpkin Patch last month.  I used Sept 20th key ingredients for the page and paper-pieced the big pumpkin in the set with the plaid paper (fun, huh?)  This page went together so quickly, it was great!!  I love the images in this set, and even stamped directly on the paper for a fun look on the bottom.  I used JustRite fonts Curlz and Times New Roman for the page title and hand-wrote the date at the bottom since I forgot to leave room on the title.  I know this will be a fun go to set for me and many others, and not just for the Fall, it's all about Celebrating Life which is what we should do EVERY day of the year!!


Lastly, I know I've been promising pictures from my visit with my niece & nephew so here is one we took at the same pumpkin patch!  It's so hard to get more than one kid to look at the camera at the same time!  Their mommy took this picture and didn't realize Gabby was not looking at the camera, but it's still a cute picture because she has an adoring look on her face for her little brother.  I enjoyed watching them interact with one another, it's just so sweet!  I adored every minute I was with them - they are SO precious! 


Before you head to the TE Store to shop, be sure to check out all the inspiring products the design team have to share with you:


Taylor VanBruggen Charmaine Ikach Dawn Easton
Denise Marzec Jackie Pedro Jodi Collins Karen Giron Karen Motz Laura Frederickson Lori Schmidlin Sankari Wegman Sharon Harnist   and Jami Sibley Pin It

18 comments on "TE Release Day: Celebrate Life"

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl on 10:14 AM CST said...

Oh Miss Donna! I ADORE the card you have created! LOVE the long layout and the varying sizes of brads is GENIUS! It creates such visual interest on the sentiment panel! Fantastic! LOVE the scrapbook page too and it's so nice to see a pic of your smiling face! Your niece and nephew are DARLING!

Dawn Easton on 10:42 AM CST said...

Donna, your Autumn card is gorgeous! Love how you stamped the leaves in different colours! Oh how I miss fall already...lol
GREAT layout for your page too! The pictures are darling!

Denise (peanutbee) on 10:58 AM CST said...

First, what BEAUTIFUL pictures of you with your niece and nephew!! What a lovely family you are!

Love the scrapped pages and your homemade DP panel. Gorgeous!

Jami on 11:10 AM CST said...

Love your card! So happy to see those solid leaves making a patterned paper - so pretty!!! And your layout is adorable - love the plaid pumpkin!

Sharon Harnist on 12:25 PM CST said...

Beautiful patterned papers you created for your card, Donna -- love this combination! And your scrap page is fabulous -- your sister will love it! The kids are adorable, I know you had a blast with them!

Jackie Pedro on 12:42 PM CST said...

Beauitful card, Donna! LOVE the DP you created and the scrapbook page is so cute! Your niece and nephew are adorable!!

Karen Motz on 12:50 PM CST said...

Really beautiful projects Donna! I love how you created your own patterned paper on the card and the scrapbook page is totally darling!!!

Karen Motz on 12:50 PM CST said...

Really beautiful projects Donna! I love how you created your own patterned paper on the card and the scrapbook page is totally darling!!!

Taylor on 1:01 PM CST said...

So pretty, Donna! I absolutely love how you created your own leafy patterned paper!

Dina on 1:46 PM CST said...

The colors on your card are GORGEOUS!!! I love the layout and the different sized brads!!!

Christi on 2:00 PM CST said...

What a gorgeous card!! I also LOVE those pics!! TFS!!

Lori on 3:07 PM CST said...

Super fall card and sb page! Your photo is adorable, love how sis is staring at her brother.

Sankari W. on 3:28 PM CST said...

Donna!!! WOW!!! First of all you and your niece and nephew are all SOO beautiful !!! I love that picture!! What an awesome Scrapbook page and the way you did the Autumn blessings is simply beautiful!!! Seriously awesome yumminess!!!!!
Sending you big hugs!
Sankari :)

redwasher1 on 5:58 PM CST said...

I say the same thing Sankari W. said I couldn't say it any better!!!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) on 9:20 PM CST said...

That card is gorgeous, Donna! WOW, I LOVE the stamping you did here! And that page...so adorable!

chercroppin on 8:02 AM CST said...

What a beautiful card Donna! Love the paper, stamp and sentiment! And your scrap page...perfect! What a precious photo at the pumpkin patch...they're such cuties : )

Karen Giron on 10:21 AM CST said...

Oh Donna - your card is gorgeous! I love the tone on tone stamping and the paper is so warm, lovely! It looks like you had a wonderful time with your niece and nephew and the page you made is so adorable!

catdidit on 4:29 PM CST said...

So gorgeous Donna! Love that patterned paper you made!

and OMG, they are both getting soo big...they look like a little lady and little man, too cute!!

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