Good morning and Happy Halloween! Not only is today my favorite holiday, but it’s the start of sneak peeks for our November Release! What could be better than massive amounts of candy paired with new stamps!? It’s gonna be a great day! *grin* The Baker’s Dozen and I have some fun stuff to share with you today, but first make sure you read all of the details of the release below. You may just be one of the lucky prize winners if you know how to enter!  
November Release At a Glance
  • We have sneak peeks to share Monday through Wednesday.  All of the new products will be available for purchase on Thursday, November 3rd at 8 am PST. You’ll find it all in the Fresh out of the Oven Department at the Taylored Expressions Store.
  • Join us as a fan on Facebook for an early peek at the stamp sets, as well as a SPECIAL Facebook GIVEAWAY, on Wednesday night beginning at approximately 6 pm PST.
  • Mystery Baker’s Dozen Blog Giveaway: Each day, one lucky blog commenter will be chosen by random draw to win a $10 TE Gift Certificate.  Winners will be chosen from a different Baker’s Dozen blog each day and will be announced on Taylor’s blog on Release Day!  Be sure to hop around to see all the sneak peeks and leave comments on each blog for more chances to win. Limit one comment per blog per day. Comments close Wednesday 11/2 at 7pm PST for the drawings.

Today I’m so excited to introduce the latest stamp set in our TE Giving Tree charitable program! The TE Giving Tree is designed to raise funds for a different charity each quarter through the sale of stamp sets. Today we’re introducing a must-have for any stamp collection called Labels of Love II. And Taylored Expressions will be donating $5.00 for each stamp set sold during the months of November, December and January to benefit the Union Rescue Mission.

The Union Rescue Mission (URM) was founded in 1981 and is one of the largest missions of its kind in America – bringing help and hope to the homeless in Downtown Los Angeles. My husband Jon worked on staff at Union Rescue Mission during our time in California and we were able to see first hand the positive impact the mission has on the homeless community. This is such a wonderful way to contribute to those less fortunate during the holidays and throughout the year!

Labels of Love II adds to the options for our original Labels of Love stamp set and is a must-have for any stamp collection! The set is filled with 7 labels and 20 year-round holiday sentiments made from high-quality red rubber and pre-trimmed so they’re ready for you to use as soon as they arrive on your doorstep. The labels in this set coordinate with the Spellbinders Ribbon Tags Trio 3 dies. I decided to pair the ‘Boo’ sentiment and label with Moka Tabitha to celebrate Halloween today. I stamped Tabitha in Memento Tuxedo Black ink, paper pieced her dress, and colored the rest of her with Copics. I added Crystal Stickles to her hat and cut her out with scissors. The patterned paper is from the Bella Blvd. Too Cute to Spook collection. I stamped the label in Colorbox Lime Pastel and cut it out with the Spellbinders Ribbon Tags Trio 3 die. To finish it off I added rhinestones in Orange, Lilac, and Split Pea along with Black Pearls.

Today we’re also introducing the Mini Leaves Taylored Die set designed by Nancy McKinney. These four leaves include the impressed vein lines for even more detail! They didn’t fit into my Halloween card today, but I’ve used them on a bunch of projects later this week and you’ll definitely be seeing them on the Baker’s Dozen blogs throughout the week too!

The rest of the Baker’s Dozen is also highlighting Labels of Love II so you’ll definitely want to hop along to check out their fabulous creations! And don’t forget to leave comments along the way for a chance to win a TE gift certificate!