Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Make a Wish...it's time for TE sneak peeks!


The TE Baker’s Dozen is showing sneaks all week and I always love playing along when they feature one of my sets. Today, it’s Make a Wish, which is the newest Whimsical Wishes addition and part of Taylor’s Giving Tree program. For the months of September, October and November when you purchase this set you'll be helping to support the Make a Wish Foundation. Their mission is to grant the wishes of children with high-risk, life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.

Having a child who has been through lengthy hospital stays, too many tests to count, surgeries, medication that made him quite ill, chemo and a bone marrow transplant, I know how ‘a wish’ can provide strength and the promise of a brighter future. Planning a trip to Disney can help a child cope with the next poke, round of chemo or scan in the big donut (that would be a CT scan). Henri’s own wish is being granted this year and we’re making that special trip to Disney World in November!! Taylored Expressions will donate $7.00 to the Make a Wish Foundation.

If you’re new to Taylored Expressions stamps and the Giving Tree sets, TE charitable stamp sets are sold as a sheet of rubber and will need to be trimmed before using. This reduces the cost of manufacturing and allows Taylor to donate even more to charity. Taylor gives great tips here.




So what do I have to show you! I’ve got two cards today. I used images from both Make a Wish and Borderlicious (a coordinating set of borders that are also great on their own) for this one:




Masking is kind of my thing! I took the middle tier from the cake to serve up one fabulous slice of dazzling pink cake. Behind the main image, which I coloured in copics and prismacolors/gamsol, I’ve used the argyle, line up of fondant balls and sentiment borders from Borderlicious. If you notice that my bow is better than usual, I used my Bow Easy. I can’t believe how well it works!!


Next, I wanted to use the cake from the set for an anniversary, wedding or other special occasion other than a birthday so I used a grey, silver and blue colour scheme and topped the cake with the heart in the set. I’ve separated the sentiment, using “Wishing you a special day” on the front and “filled with happiness and everything you enjoy!” inside. I used Taylor’s tiny twinkles to highlight the cake and I have to say that embellie gellie is a very good thing!



Can’t wait to see what the Baker’s Dozen has cooked up with Make a Wish and the coordinating sets, Borderlicious and Birthday Bubbles today...

Welcome to the new girls!


Thanks for looking...

~Nancy

17 comments:

Karen Giron said...

I always love seeing what you create with your Whimsical Wishes sets! These are gorgeous!! I love the heart up top of the wedding cake and those gorgeous blues - and the fun little cake is so clever! Love the scallops!

Sandra said...

Great cards! Love the colors.
Sandra

Taylor said...

These are fabulous, Nancy! You've designed such sweet sets this month! I just love that you showed the wedding cake option and the pink/black combo is amazing...lovin' that diamond background!

Regina Mangum said...

I love seeing a genius using her own creations, Nancy! I love the single-layer cake...brilliant! Congratulations on another resounding success...you amaze me! XOXO

Jami said...

Nancy you are always so clever in how you use your fabulous sets! That slice of cake was such a "duh I never thought of that!" moment. It's perfect! And I love the cake for a wedding or anniversary - the heart is the perfect topper.
You've got another amazing set here! LOVE IT!

AGohl said...

I really like the colors you used for these cards!

Jackie Pedro said...

Okay, Nancy.....I LOVE this set!!! Your sets are what really brought me to TE and you never disappoint!!! LOVE the slice of cake! Brilliant! And you have inspired me to make a wedding cake card!!! Great work!!!

Melissa Sauls said...

My goodness girl....what black ink do you use? I MUST KNOW!!!! Hee hee hee...
Loooove these sets!! You never disappoint...ever! And I didn't try and make anything funky out of your images this time... Go me!! Hugs to you!!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

These are SPECTACULAR Nancy! Once again, your designs are OFF the chart!! LOVE both of these beauties!!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

These are adorable Nancy! You've created such an adorable set!

Jess Willison said...

I think this might be my favourite set of yours! I can't wait to add it to my collection!

Tori Wild said...

Oh wow Nancy-- the pink/black using just the one tier of cake is such a great idea-- it's always fun to see the illustrator's interpretation and I ADORE the new set!! Fantastic inspiration and ideas with your cards!

Sankari W. said...

NANCYYYYYYY!!!! These are amazing!!! I mean WOW!!! What a "Aha" moment to see that gorgeous slice of cake -- THAT IS BRILLIANT! And that wedding cake is gorgeous and the broders --- FABULOUS!!! You are such a genius Nancy and it is such an honor to use your gorgeous creations - I LOVE the way you used the borderlicious stamps - SO brilliant!!! And I am totally cracking up here about what Melissa said :) heehee :)) Gorgeous girl - simply and utterly GORGEOUS!
big hugs!!! I am soooo missing your beautiful dimples and smiles!!!
Much love and hugs!
Sankari :)

Leslie said...

WOW - LOVE the colours you used and love how you chose a middle bit of cake to make just a slice. The layout, the colours...stunning!

Wendy said...

Love them both Nancy! The blue and grey one especialy!

Wendy said...

Oh and have fun in Disneyland! Such a great thing to happen!

Karen Motz said...

These are totally drop dead GORGEOUS!!!!! I LOVE how you used only part of the cake image on the first card!!!!! Disney World in November will be wonderful for your family!!!!!!