Monday, June 4, 2012

Canadian Moka!


June 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, June 7th 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.
Hmmm, you might be thinking....why is Christine Sneak Peeking at Taylored Expressions?  Well, let me explain.

I feel so blessed to be a Canadian!  I was born in, and live in a nation that I am proud of.  It is immensely beautiful; vast, full of variety in culture, climate and geography.  I am free here to live out my faith, vote, raise my family, learn and grow.  It's a wonderful place to call home.  And while I've had the privelage of living in the US and Canada in my life so far -  and have loved both, Canada is the home of my heart.  So when Taylor from Taylored Expressions asked if I'd consider joining the TE Team in showing off this awesome new set celebrating my home country...of course I said yes!  Thank you so much Taylor for letting me play along!

Let me introduce Moka Karen!


Isn't she fabulous?  I already really loved the Moka Series from Nancy McKinney - and then to see a Canadian one was the icing on the cupcake!  I've colored her up with some copic markers cutting her out of the box style with my Nesties shape.  I tried to stay true to the real Mountie colors, only realizing too late that real mounties have deep navy blue pants, not black...but you get the picture.  Isn't the sentiment awesome?  So Canadian!  Apparently I say 'eh too.  Much as I hate to admit it :)  

I used one of Taylor's special send-off sketches this month too just flipping it to give the feel of the Canadian Flag behind her as well...


Here's another look at the details...


So fun!  I know she'll be great for all sorts of patriotic projects in our future.  

Here's the list of TE Team and Guests showing off creations today!




  • Charmaine Ikach
  • Christine Okken - Special Guest (you are here)
  • 21 comments:

    Taylor said...

    So cute, Christine! Thanks so much for joining as our special guest! Love what you did to show off Karen! ;)

    Jami said...

    Love all the little deatils! So glad you could play along with us!!

    Marisa said...

    You done us Canadians proud, Christine :) LOVE the card and standing proud and tall to be Canadian :)

    Jennifer Shults said...

    Oooh! This is fabulous! Your coloring is amazing and I just LOVE all details and the way you put the sentiment pieces together! So cute!

    Miriam Prantner said...

    Great card! I'm not Canadian, but I play hockey, and I need a stamp that says 'eh?'!

    Melody said...

    Great layout and wonderful details. The red and white are so striking!

    Queen Mary said...

    Christine this is so freakin' cute!

    Lori Craig said...

    So cute! Love her, Christine! Your cards are just darling!

    Stephanie Kraft said...

    Gorgeous card, Christine! Love your coloring of Moka Karen!

    KarinsArtScrap said...

    o wow fabulous and beautiful card christine.

    greetings karin

    Heidi Brawley said...

    omg your card is AWESOME!!! love the Moka Karen!!!!

    Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

    Christine, this is spectacular! LOVE your coloring and layout!!! SO GORGEOUS!

    wendy said...

    didn't know you were a fellow Canadian...gorgeous card!

    LeAnne said...

    This is just the CUTEST!!! Love it!

    CardsbyJo said...

    So many fun details to your card. Every time I look I see something different. Great Job.

    Mary-Anne V said...

    Love this card...the image is amazing. I loved watching the Mounties growing up and like am proud to be Canadian.

    Karen Motz said...

    Gorgeous!! I love the way you scattered a couple of maple leaves among the bling!

    Wanda G (stampcat) said...

    Hi Christine! So fun to have you join us this week... and your card is truly too adorable! Love your maple leaf details and your coloring is amazing! :-)

    Leslie Miller said...

    Perfect for you, and you've colored this darling image beautifully!

    Ruza's Craft Corner said...

    You did an awesome job coloring this cutie! Very patriotic! Awesome card! TFS! ;o)

    Conniecrafter said...

    Terrific coloring, so love the sentiment and like your choice of dies!