Thursday, September 4, 2008


When I received the email from Taylor VanBruggen asking me to join the rotating design team for her new stamp line, I squealed so loud my DH almost fell out of his chair. Not only do I adore Taylor and all that she creates, but she has a heart as big as the whole United States and to be able to be at the start of this venture with her... well, you can just about imagine how excited I am.

Well, today is THE day! The day when Taylor shares with the world what she has been *baking* for so long!

I knew my first project with her stamps had to be something special. My mind instantly went to this picture of our granddaughter, Gracie. She was about 3 and dressed up as a kitty for Halloween. The verse from the Trick or Sweet stamp set by Taylored Expressions was perfect and the kitty cupcake?... it was sooo totally meant to be!

I found the frame at Michaels and it was perfect to showcase the stamps in a scrapbook fashion. These stamps are pink rubber and so deeply etched. They stamp perfect no matter what I've stamped them on, textured cardstock, smooth paper, etc. And the packaging... WOW! Check out the Taylored Expressions blog to see this cool way to store your collection!

There are 3 sets in this release; Trick or Sweet, Frightful Night and Sweet Celebration, and they are available exclusively at Taylored Expressions. I also have a link to the store over on my sidebar.

Be sure to also check out the Taylored Expressions blog to see each of the sets (warning - hold on to your chair first though!).

Taylor also has a Key Ingredient kit available. These kits coordinate perfectly with these sets and include:
*8 sheets of Prism cardstock
*50 coordinating brads
*5 yards of coordinating (and delicious!) ribbon
*16 sheets of 6x6 Doodlebug pattern paper

You can complete a bucket full of projects with these kits!

Be sure and check out the other members of Taylor's design team. They have really outdone themselves! You'll find their links over on the side under Taylored Expressions.

Stamps: Trick or Sweet, Frightful Night (Taylored Expressions)
Paper: Prism, Doodlebug Designs, Neenah
Ink: Black Soot Distress Ink, Copic Markers
Misc: Frame (Michael's), ribbon, brads (Taylored Expressions)


Bevie Pearl said...

HB......this is sooooooooo sweet. I love this frame and how you embellished it.YOU ROCK!! It is a perfect memory frame of Gracie. Cute cute cute

Ana said...

Simply ADORABLE!! Love the picture and all the details :)

Stephanie Hargis said...

This is so adorable! You did such a wonderful job! I need to find a frame like that! :D


Anonymous said...

What a fun project - you ROCKED that frame!


Denise (peanutbee) said...

I love this frame. It's just too cool!

Terri said...

This frame is awesome and Gracie is a doll...perfect picture for the frame!

Pat (mspfd) said...

OMG, this could not be cuter! What a fabulous design.

StamperSharon said...

Love this frame, Carol -- what a wonderful keepsake of your adorable trick-or-treating granddaughter!

Christine said...

This is great .What a terrific idea even for those of us with grown children to create a framed memory for ourselves from when they were small.

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

LOVE these photo frames. . .so so cute!

Taylor said...

This frame is so cute, Carol! Your granddaughter is adorable!

Anthonette said...

Congrats for being on Taylor's rotating team. I love your frame project...cute picture and great work with Taylor's new stamps.

Sandy said...

Very adorable project!! Congrats on being on Taylor's DT.

jen del muro ( said...

very sweet project!

Stefanie Staniak said...

Gracie is so dang cute and this frame is simply adorable!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Nice project! Love the way you used the images. TFS!

dpkennedy said...

This project is totally adorable! So is that kid!!!