Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Taylored Expressions Sneak Peek - Day 1

It's time again for another release from Taylored Expressions and wait to see what we have to show you this month!

Every 3 months Taylored Expressions introduces a new set in the TE Giving Tree Program. Each set supports a different charity for 3 months after release. The newest set in the TE Giving Tree Program is Discover Your Wings designed by Nancy McKinney. This set will be available for purchase Friday December 4th at 8:00 am PST. I just LOVE the TE Giving Tree Program. Taylor always finds wonderful charities to support through the sales of these stamp sets. This quarter's set, Discover Your Wings, will help support the Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep Foundation. The Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep Foundation is a charity that administers a network of almost 7000 photographers in the US and 25 other countries who volunteer their time to gently provide a helping hand and healing heart to families who have suffered the loss of an infant by offering gentle and beautiful photography services in a compassionate and sensitive manner. NILMDTS is there for parents and families to help them in their healing, bring hope to their future, and to honor their child. They believe that it is through remembrance that a family can truly begin to heal. Taylored Expressions is honored to help support the work of this wonderful charity. I encourage you to go to their website and learn more about their wonderful work.


I never knew this charity existed until now. I wish I had as my sister had a stillborn daughter nine years ago. The Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep Foundation does beautiful work! When you go to the website, make sure you have tissues with you. . .the photographs are absolutely beautiful and so very touching. $7 from the purchase of each Discover Your Wings set will be donated to this amazing charity.



I created a card set that I could give as a gift. I cut down an acetate box to make a clear card purse. For the handle (which you can hardly see in the first picture) is made from cutting a strip of acetate from an 8.5"x11" sheet. The handle measurements are 1"x11". I attached it at either end with glue dots. It makes for SUPER SIMPLE and fast packaging. . .and it shows off your cards since you can see through it! No decorating the box needed! I used the Blue Hill Collection from Crate Paper for the cards.









Come blog hoppin' with me to see what the rest of the Baker's Dozen have cooked up with Discover Your Wings today.


Be sure to leave some love along the way because one lucky commenter will win a Discover Your Wings stamp set! How cool is that?All you have to do is leave a comment on each Baker's Dozen blog today for the best chance to win! One lucky winner will be chosen at random from all of the comments on one of the blogs, but the trick is that nobody knows which blog it will be! You have until 6am PST on Thursday to enter. The winner will be announced Friday morning on Taylor's blog.

48 comments:

Taylor VanBruggen said...

So pretty, Charmaine! I love how each of these turned out so unique...so many possibilities with these images!

Sankari W. said...

Charmaine!!! Your creations are simply FANTASTIC!!!! What a great idea to do an acetate holder and each of your cards are simply GORGEOUS!!! You are simply amazing! I am so sorry to hear about what happened to your sister - sending you big hugs dear Charmiane!!!
lotsa love
Sankari :)

the whimsical butterfly said...

Charmaine these are GORGEOUS! And look at your CUTE new picture! LOVE it!!!! Your samples are beautiful and the cause even moreso. I'm really excited about this set.

Karen Giron said...

What a fun set! I love how different each card is and they still look so fantastic together!

Steph K (booga3) said...

What a beautiful card set, Charmaine!

Craftin' in the Rain said...

Great job with all your cards@ Lots of ideas and inspiration!

Jackie Pedro said...

What a beautiful set, Charmie!!! Hope everyone is healthy at your house!!!

Dana White said...

Charmaine these are stunning love how much you made with the set

Krista said...

These are very pretty. I love all the different cards you made.

Margaret de Witt said...

Very nice Charmaine - what a great way to use the set.

michib2006 said...

Gorgeous cards Charmaine - love your colour choices. Can't wait for the set realease.

Jami said...

Charmaine you have showcased this stamp set so beautifully - wow!

Jekka said...

What beautiful cards!!!This is wonderful organization. I have a friend who is a photographer for them. It is such a wonderful,cherished gift that they provide.

Karen Motz said...

These are all so pretty Charmaine, but I love love LOVE the shadow effect on the dragonfly card!!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fabulous cards Charmaine. Love the great colors... and the gorgeous images. TFS!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

Oh Charmaine! Each of these are simply breathtaking!! LOVE the clear holder for them as well!! GORGEOUS work girl!

pam said...

Just a beatiful cards. I can see I will have to get the stamps.

Olivia M. said...

Great card samples! Lovely!

Angel said...

A GORGEOUS set of cards! And a very worthwhile charity! One of the many reasons I adore Taylor!

thestampinglady said...

Beautiful cards for a beautiful cause.

Vicki said...

Simply stunning set!!!

Jen Tapler said...

What a pretty and feminine card set Charmaine!! Love it!!

Sue D said...

What a beautiful card set! I really like the dragonfly.

Sandra said...

wow! Love them all!
Sandra

Jessica said...

These are gorgeous!

Janet said...

What a beautiful set. the possibilities are endless. Thanks for the chance to win.

Lea L. said...

Wow! These are so pretty! I am loving the butterfly in this set!

♥Lea

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Beautifully done Charmaine! And I love your new blog picture. You look great!

Danni said...

These are all just gorgeous! I think this is a set I am going to have to have!

leenda said...

Lovely artwork! Very creative & very inspirational!

Pat's little corner of the world said...

The more I see this set the more I want it...All of you have made very beautifull things with it...

Nancy said...

You were busy! What a lovely set of cards, Charmaine. You gave everyone quite a sneak peek!

Tonja said...

Love the butterfly card!

Julie Masse said...

Beautiful set and your cards are just wonderful!! What a wonderful charity too - I just spent an hour reading stories with tissues, amazing people!!

Rebecca Ednie said...

What a sweet charity. As a home care nurse, I know how valuable the photos of a baby who died were to her parents. So glad this set supports that.

Tami said...

very lovely cards Charmaine.

Laura.K said...

Gorgeous cards. It's really hard to say which one is my favorite. I hope I'll be the lucky winner. The stamps looks gorgeous.

Teri said...

So pretty! Great job.

AShu93 said...

Beautiful cards! Love the way the swooshes of color run through the butterflies.

JanD said...

Beautiful cards...beautiful set...great charity.

Luanne said...

I'm loving the large image. Your version is great - lovely colors!

ChristineH said...

Love the spring colors!

lillianchild said...

I love the technique you used on the butterfly card - just exquisite!

Isabelle said...

great cards!

jan said...

I am enjoying your pink dragonfly!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Your cards are really pretty.

Annette Pagnusat said...

Stunning creations! I love your style and cant' wait until the big release!

Kelly Braund said...

Wow, those are all gorgeous!

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