Wednesday, December 2, 2009

So excited about this sneak peek



Every 3 months TE introduces a new set in the TE Giving Tree Program. Each set supports a different charity for 3 months after release. I feel very fortunate to be a part of this program months before the sets are even released. Discover Your Wings is the newest set that I designed for the TE Giving Tree Program. $7 from the purchase of each set will be donated to the Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep Foundation at http://www.nowilaymedowntosleep.org/

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 have two cards today (well, actually three--I just added one in a post below). The first one I created quickly this morning using this week's Mojo Monday #115 sketch and yesterday's Splitcoast colour challenge (black, vanilla and soft suede). I'm not fond of soft suede but it works in this almost monochromatic colour scheme (I think). I added a little pearlescent chalk and basic grey half pearls to the dragonfly's wings.



















A little while ago I created a Get Well card for my best friend's mom. She passed away in November just a few weeks ago and this is the card I made for my friend. Again, the silhouette is from Discover Your Wings; the sentiment is one I created just for this purpose. The card is simple--writing inside was not. But I now have the perfect stamp set for difficult times. I also see myself creating cards of encouragement and celebration too, as my kids 'discover their wings,' or just when I need a beautiful card for a gift or thank you. I know I'll be using resist with the silhouette and maybe a little bleaching technique too!! The day I started this set, I couldn't resist the urge to work with butterflies, the symbol for other charities too. I think I can safely say that Taylor was thrilled with the set with a little tweaking and has chosen a worthy charity for this time of year.

Can't wait to see what the talented Design Team has for us! Although you're just getting sneak peeks today, Discover Your Wings will be available for purchase Friday, December 4th at 8:00 am PST.


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.
Thanks for stopping by on your way! ~Nancy

40 comments:

Karen Giron said...

Oh Nancy, these are wonderful and so elegant! I love the black silhouettes with the dragonfly - the pearls are the perfect accent. I adore this set!!

Sankari W. said...

Nancy these cards are simply GORGEOUS!!! I absolutely love the colors in the first one - simple gorgeous and those accents are SO perfect and lovely!!! Your second card is simply beautiful! what a a great set to have designed!! THANK YOU! You Rock!!!
Big hugs!
Sankari :)

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Nancy, these are just stunning! What gorgeous cards!

Taylor VanBruggen said...

Both of your cards are absolutely gorgeous, Nancy! Thank you so much for lending your talent to produce such an amazing stamp set to benefit this great cause!

Steph K (booga3) said...

These are just so stunning, Nancy! Congrats on another fabulous set!

Dana White said...

Nancy these are beautiful & the stamps you designed are stunning!

Jami said...

Nancy - I'm soo so so glad you are playing along with us in the sneak peeks today! Both of your cards are gorgeous! I have to tell you that I actually gasped the first time I saw the images for the set because it's so beautiful!

the whimsical butterfly said...

Wow Nancy! These are just beautiful and I love the color combo-it's so striking. You did a beautiful job with this set. I'm sure it's no shock I LOVE butterflies, LOL! so I am SO excited about this set and also for the cause. It's wonderful!

CONGRATS on your Unity win btw-I have been meaning to get over here and tell you that!

Krista said...

Lovely cards. I love them both. So pretty.

Margaret de Witt said...

So beautiful Nancy. I love these cards, they are stunning

Karen Motz said...

So glad you're playing along today, my friend!!! You did a beautiful job designing this set and an even more fabulous job creating your samples!!! The first card is breathtaking with the monochromatic colours and the cut out dragonfly, and the second card is just as beautiful!!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Pretty cards Nancy! Love the colors combo... those images are awesome! TFS!

Olivia M said...

These are goregeous; so simple, yet so elegant.

Angel said...

Both of these are so pretty! I especially love the black and white. LOVE this set!

pam said...

Elegant love the black. You are so talented.

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

Nancy, you have outdone yourself once again! This set is GORGEOUS and I ADORE all of your samples! AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING!

Jackie Pedro said...

Nancy, this is my favorite release from you! I am over the moon for these new sets and your cards are just gorgeous!!!

pam said...

These stamps are just fabulous. And the cards are just perfest. Nice job. You are so talented.

Jen Tapler said...

Oh wow, these are all beautiful!! Love the black silhouette images!!

thestampinglady said...

Love the neutral color cards--they are simply beautiful. Great job showcasing these stamps in a different color palatte.

Denise (peanutbee) said...

WOWWWWW, these are so stunning! Love the rich colors and details!

Karen said...

This is absolutely beautiful! I love the colors! And this set is definitely one that's going to be on my shelf!

Sandra said...

wow! Those cards are beautiful.
thanks for the inspiration
Sandra

Lea L. said...

Wow! These are beautiful!! I love all the dimension they have!

♥Lea

Jessica said...

These are stunning! This set is so gorgeous!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

All I can say Nancy is BRAVO!!! You've done it again with a lovely stamp set, and such gorgeous samples. Yummo!

Danni said...

Gorgeous!! Love these!

Sue D said...

All three cards are gorgeous--I really like the pearls on the dragonfly.

leenda said...

WOW! Love the creative elegance of your artwork! Great job!

Laura.K said...

wow. Very elegant.

AShu93 said...

The black cards with the colored accents look really great.

jan said...

Love the black, white and aqua! Another gorgeous use of this set! So versatile!

lillianchild said...

I love how you incorporate border punches in your creations!

Wendy said...

Wholy crap! Stunning and elegant!

michib2006 said...

what beautiful designs :) you are an amazing designer ~ I can't wait to get my hands on this new set!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

At first I wasn't sure about the dark colors, but they grow on you the more you look at them! Nice.

Luanne said...

I love this stamp, and your black and white combo is striking. I'm going to have a hard time picking which release to purchase...

Annette Pagnusat said...

The blue and black color combo is perfect. Thanks for the inspiration to try new things.

Kelly Braund said...

So pretty!

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