Good morning! I hope you’re all having a fabulous weekend! We’re gearing up for our November Release as the sneak peeks begin tomorrow! Can you believe it’s almost November already!? But before we start the peeks I have a few Baker’s Dozen announcements to share with you.

Today it’s time to say a fond farewell to a long-time member of the Baker’s Dozen. I count myself blessed to have been able to get to know Karen Motz over the last several years! And Motz rhymes with ‘boats’…not Motz (like the applesauce)! Karen is truly talented and her creations over the past several years always make my jaw drop. Not only has she contributed her beautiful creations, but she’s also contributed her price gun skills at our trade shows! *wink* Karen, thank you for your contributions to Taylored Expressions and you will certainly be missed! But I know I speak for everyone when I say that you can’t get too far away… we’ll still be checking up on you on your blog!

While I’m sad to see Karen leave, I’m super excited to welcome Jen Shults as the newest member of the Baker’s Dozen! You may recognize Jen as our September/October Guest Designer. She has done such an amazing job showcasing Taylored Expressions stamps and she’ll be a perfect fit to join the team and continue providing all of you with fabulous inspiration each and every month. If by chance you’re not familiar with Jen’s work, you can find her fabulous creations on her blog: deconstructing Jen!Welcome welcome!!

As Jen steps down from her Guest Designer job, I’m thrilled to announce that Lori Craig will be joining us as our November/December Guest Designer! Lori wears a variety of hats from mom to marathoner in addition to gracing the pages of papercrafting magazines and creating for her fabulous blog: Make a Difference. I can hardly wait to see what she has in store for us with her sweet signature style! Please join me in welcoming Lori!

And I’m just so excited about our new release that I want to share a little snippet with you today! Hope to see you right back here tomorrow at 8am PST for the sneak peeks!