Wednesday, April 7, 2010

TE Sneak Peek Day 2!

Howdy hens!! Welcome to Day #2 of the Taylored Expressions sneak peeks. Today I will be featuring two new sets PLUS a new A La Carte image. The two sets are "Make the Grade" and "Extra Credit". Did you hens know that Teacher Appreciation Week is May 2nd - May 8th? Gotta get those little appreciation gifts ready so you can show your little chick's teacher how much they mean to you. Teachers really are REMARKABLE, aren't they? So this year, show 'em some love, k? I started by stamping my image onto some SU Natural Ivory CS and colored it with my Copics. I decided to add some siding to the school house, so I drew little black lines with a fine tip pen to resemble boards. Cool huh? I stitched the image onto some SU Basic Black CS and popped the image up with a few dimensionals. This DP is from DCWV's Hittin the Books collection and I embossed the little A+ on the chalkboard with some white embossing powder. To finish, I tied this striped ribbon into a cute bubbly bow!

For card #2, I used the A La Carte Cuppie image and the Extra Credit set for the sentiment. I stamped the image onto some SU Very Vanilla and colored him with my Copics. Of course I added some Glossy Accents to the Teach's glasses. Hehe! I cut the image out with my circle Nesties, sponged some chalk ink around the edges and then I matted it with the SU Basic Black. This DP is from October Afternoon's Report Card collection and I thought the alphabet paper was just perfect!! I matted the DP with the SU Basic Black CS and used my SU scalloped border punch along the bottom edge. To finish, I tied this twill tape into a cute bubbly bow and added the bright red button tied with some black embroidery floss. The sentiment is "You're an Awesome Teacher" but I decided to only ink up the "You're Awesome" part. Just another way you can use this set. I thought it might be a good card for a little chick who did well in school! Ok, leave a cluck below and let me know what you think, k? Be sure to check out the rest of the Baker's Dozen for some more awesome ideas using these sets. I'm sure they're gonna WOW you! {{{hen hugs}}}

Supplies:
Card #1 - Stamps - Taylored Expressions Making the Grade; DP - DCWV Hittin the Books; CS - SU Natural Ivory & Basic Black; White Embossing Powder; Ribbon - Stamp Simply Ribbon; Copics; Prismacolor Black Pen

Card #2 - Stamps - Taylored Expressions Extra Credit & A La Carte Cuppie; DP - October Afternoon Report Card; CS - SU Very Vanilla & Basic Black; Copics; Nestabilities; SU Scalloped Border Punch; Twill Tape Ribbon; Button; Embroidery Floss

19 comments:

  1. Such great cards! I so love the backing papers,Awesome!

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  2. These are BEAUTIFUL Jeanie! I always LOOOOOOOVE your coloring and these are no exception!!! LOOOOOOVE both of these!!!

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  3. I agree, these are beautiful. I especially like the schoolhouse card. Great job on both of them.

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  4. Great cards. Too bad my "kids" are no longer in school

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  5. Guess what? I love your cards! No surprise there! :)

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  6. Love your "Howdy Hens" to start your post! Now that we've chatted on the phone I can totally hear you saying that! :)

    And your cards are totally amazing! LOVE your coloring as always... I know I sound like a broken record, but really it's fabulous! :)

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  7. That school house looks like it's right out of a painting!!!! LOVE it with the black patterned paper behind it. And cuppie is so sweet too!!!

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  8. So cute. These would be great back to school cards!

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  9. Stunning cards...loving the retro feel you gave them. The design and your coloring are just simply fab as always!

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  10. What great teacher cards!
    Kara

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  11. Oh, you have inspired me, Jeanie! As a retired teacher, I just may have to get these sets. Wonderful cards!

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  12. Fun cards any teacher would love to recieve! Hugs...

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  13. Love how the black makes your cards pop! I'm so emchanted with your coloring of that school house! I've never tried Copics on naturals cs although I've watercolored on it a lot. I must try that now - you got such an awesome result!

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  14. These are so cute! I love the little school house and that little cuppie! So adorable!

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  15. OMG I looooove these! Like, seriously, LOVE these!! I MUST go and get that DCWV stack now!!

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  16. Oh how adorable, Jeanie! I LOVE these!

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  17. Look at these amazing cards. How do you come up with all these new ideas. You are just too good. I love that little school, even though I never liked school.

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  18. Your school house totally rocks! Love the "boards" and the coloring is fantastic!

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