See that? It's what we in Oklahoma refer to as a 'calendar.' As in, it tells you the days of the week and what-not. And see that shiny, happy image? That particular stamp is the "Happy New Year" a la carte from one of the sweetest companies in stamping, TAYLORED EXPRESSIONS.
Here's a close-up, so you can see how bright and shiny it is - much like the New Year, itself - thanks to a coat of Glossy Accents:
Don't you love? I do. I'm a long-time fan of Taylor VanBruggen (the gal behind the company - she was one of my first 'stamping idols' when I discovered Splitcoaststampers, way back in 2006) and her namesake company, and I think I might even be one of TE's very first customers, way back in the day.
So, imagine my immense thrill - nay, shock! - when Taylor invited me to join her fabulous design team! I was verklempt, speechless, rendered assunder, and practically paralyzed with glee; in short, I was HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY (as Phil on Duck Dynasty would say)! As Taylor is announcing on her blog today, I am one of the newest members of the Baker's Dozens; the other new members of the Dozen include Kerri Michaud, Tammie Edgerton, and Lynnette Kauffman. I'm giddy to be in the company of such talented gals (both new and 'old'), and I'm honored to represent a company that I've been a customer of and have admired for so long. I sincerely hope to do TE proud.
On that note, I've been working my large knuckles1 to the bone of late to have LOTS to show you next week for Taylored Expressions' January Release. It's explosive, dynamic, and extraordinary, to put it in the mildest of terms.
I'll be back soon, with all the cute/sweet/elegant/fun goodness that TE has in store to whet your paper-crafting whistle! In the meantime, why not create your own (say it with me, now) CAL-EN-DAR with these products you can find in the TE webstore:
- Happy New Year a la carte stamp
- 2013 6"x6" Dated Calendar Download
- Frame Your Imagination Vertical Stand
- Copic Markers
- Inkssential Glossy Accents
1. Years ago - November of 2001, to be precise - Sean and I were traveling in Ireland with another couple, Peter and Amy. I really wanted a claddagh ring from Ireland, so Amy and I went into this jewelery store in Dublin to look. I started trying on rings with the the help of a sales lady, but all the ones she showed me were too small. I'm what I would consider a medium-sized gal: 5'7"-ish, and back then, I probably weighed about 125 lbs. (oh, how I wish I still weighed that... New Year's Resolutions, right?) Anyway, in her lovely Irish brogue, the saleslady informed me, "You have such very large knuckles!" Needless to say, I did NOT buy a ring from her! Or from anyone else, for that matter. Instead I found a claddagh charm to put on my charm bracelet (which in no way would draw attention to my FREAKISHLY large knuckles...). I've been a little sensitive about my digits ever since.