May TE Sneak Peek Day 1!


Happy Wednesday my loves - and more importantly it's fiesta time!!Smiley from or should I say sneak peek time!! YAY!!

I am so excited I could just flip – this is no ordinary day ladies (I mean, this is BIG TIME!!) I have SOO much to tell you (hmnn, I guess I should just start showin' the goods instead of just blabbing on and on right??)

Okay, so obviously we all love Taylored Expressions right?? I mean the stamps are always major cuteness overload right?? Well, today we get to unveil a brand NEW LINE of the beautiful & gorgeousest stamps completely created from top to bottom by none other than the lovely Taylor VanBruggen herself!!!Smiley from

I am so incredibly honored to have been given the opportunity to play with Taylor’s very first TWO coordinating stamp sets. The new babies to the TE family are called Garden Party Blooms and Garden Party Critters - and if that weren’t enough, Taylor also designed THE most stinkin’ delicious (and first ever!!) TE Big Background Stamp called Cloudy Days!!
OH man, I am so dizzy with excitement and I know you will be too! Taylor has a style all her own and all I can tell you is, it is right up my alley, not to mention incredibly versatile, so get ready to fall in love!!

First up I have to show you my Garden Party Critters, I just cannot wait any longer:

InkchiebugSM cuuute is that?? and that sentiment?? eeek - I told you it was pure gorgeousness!!  My little caterpillar is colored using Copic Markers and my butterfly is also a stamp included the set!!! I simply stamped it onto my Choice Buttercream CS and cut it out - I did the same with my caterpillar, and then adhered it to my circle image panel.  Notice anything different?? No distressing and I'm still alive!! who knew??  (don't worry, I made up for it with my next one!)  tee-hee..  well see, I just loved the whimsical, simple clean lines of this fun set, so I decided to keep it very "organic" and natural for this card! Isn't it delish?? 

I just know you're all probably drooling over my gorgeous patterned paper right??  Well bear with me, I'll spill a little more on that in just a teeny bit - first let me show you my next card which features the oh so lovely Garden Party Blooms stamp set:


YUMMY or what?? Lookie here at all of these lovely blooms!!  I stamped and cut out my flowers and added it to my little planter using foam squares!  easy as can be!! oh, and can you see that ultra-shabby and cool cloud background peeking in the back??? YUP! That's our new Cloudy Days stamp!!    I can't tell you how much you're going to love these stamps! of course, I promised I would spill the beans on the delicious paper you see on both of these cards, so here it goes!

In another huge surprise reveal, we are introducing the Project Pantry!! TE has a new line of kits with the perfect ingredients for all your paper-crafting needs!!  These yummy goodies will also be offered each month to coordinate with our new releases!!  Now, if you're like me and need to have it all (at a great price of course!!), you can now get everything you need to start creating with one simple purchase!! You can get just the Project Pantry kits, or get 'em along with the coordinating stamps for an instant savings!!

I used the new Garden Party Project Pantry Kit  on my Garden Party Blooms card, and I also used the patterned paper from the kit on my little Critter card.  I have to tell you though, I absolutely love that these kits are SUPER loaded!! you will get cardstock, tons of delicious patterned paper, ribbon, glitter, stickers, charms and MUCH more!! Be sure to visit Taylor's blog for the FULL list of goodies included in the kit!!

Now that the weather is lovely and the flowers are blooming, these sets will become your new crafting best friends!!  Can you imagine the garden party favors you could create with these??  OH and the endless fun summer apparel (huge shout out to Melissa) and gifts! OH how fun!! If only there were enough hours in the day!!  I know you're going to want more fun ideas so get ready to be dazzled because the rest of the Baker's Dozen completely rocked these new sets to the max!! Enjoy!

Carolina Buchting
Charmaine Ikach
Donna Baker
Jackie Pedro
Jeanie Witmer
Jodi Collins
Karen Giron
Karen Motz
Melissa Sauls
Sankari Wegman

also playing along today is the lovely Jami Sibley

Thank you for visiting me today!

This is only the beginning so be sure to come back tomorrow because the fun continues with more sneak peeks!!

big hugs!



Garden Party Blooms, Garden Party Critters, and Cloudy Days
by Ta
ylored Expressions.

Choice Buttercream Cardstock, all Patterned Paper
and Cardstock from the Garden Party Project Pantry kit.  Kraft Cardstock from Stampin' Up!.

Memento Tuxedo Black, Juniper, Tulip, Sweet Leaf, Sorbet and Sunflower Ink from CTMH.  Ranger Distress Ink in Vintage Photo.

Accessories: Copic Markers, Polka Dot ribbon from Garden Party Project Pantry kit, Jute Ribbon and yellow buttons from my stash. Glue Dots, Foam Squares, white gel pen, Diamond Stickles, linen thread.


  1. Sooo fun, Alex! I love that big outdoorsy look bow on your first card and what a fun idea to create a window box for the blooms!

  2. LOVE that little pot of blooms...SO pretty!

  3. These are fab, Alex!! LOVE the pot of flowers and that big 'ol bow on the first card!!!

  4. Your cards are fantastic! I am loving that gorgeous big bow and the adorable flower pot - cute, CUTE!!

  5. Soooo Awesome Alex! LOVE that inchworm - sooo sute I want to hug every inch! Love the layering and the cut out flowers rock the house!!!
    Big hugs Alex!
    Sankari :)

  6. Love the way you've layered all that patterned paper on the first card and the second card...that flower pot is genius! I might have to semi-CASE that for an upcoming class! Awesome!

  7. Sheesh girlie!!! These are SOOOOOO flippin' FAB! LOVE the layouts on both and the blooms in the box....genius!!

  8. Both cards are amazing Alex. Bright , bold and bloomin' luvly I say .
    Favourite is the first card , just love the layers of beautiful papers and that big bow .

  9. happy birthday alex hope to crop with you soon.

  10. love the colors on the card. where did you get the brown bow from?

  11. These are just lovely Alex! The caterpillar card is just stinkin' cute and your bouquet of flowers are beautiful!

  12. Gorgeous card! That jute ribbon ROCKS. I NEED some of that!

  13. Oh Alex, your cards are absolutely adorable! This is the first time I have visited you and I will definitely be back. :)

  14. Oh how stinkin' CUTE, Alex! I am IN LOVE with that inchworm card! Look at that gorgeous bow!

  15. What adorable cards ~ love the bright, fun colors and the LO with all the explosion of fun!


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