Friday, December 18, 2015

Celebrate {Avery Elle}

Hello friends, 

I am on the Avery Elle blog today with a card I made featuring the Mardi Gras stamp set

Caryn Davies designed this fun set and included lots of party elements like masks, sequins, streamers, and feathers, but I decided to use the bead border and stamp it repeatedly using Avery Elle's pigment ink (Strawberry, Fizz, Mimosa, Lemongrass, Aquamarine and Sugar Plum). I die cut the white card stock panel and the little flag with the Dotted Elle-ments die. I stamped "Celebrate" on the flag and adhered all the pieces to a notecard from the Midnight Collection.  I added a black button as a finishing touch.

Be sure to stop by the Avery Elle blog today for even more inspiration from the Avery Elle team!

Thanks for stopping by!

A Latte Love {Waffle Flower Crafts}

Hello friends, 

I am on the Waffle Flower blog today sharing a round up of coffee-themed items and inspiration.  My card features the darling Warm Wishes stamp set, Flower Circle Die and the Stay Focused die

This card is one of my first attempts at no line Copic coloring.  To achieve the look, I stamped the cup in Antique Linen Distress Ink and then used a few Copic markers to add color and shading (R20, R30, R32).  Since I don't have a ton of markers in that peachy-pink color family, I used W0 and W2 to add some additional depth and shading. The coffee liquid was colored using E31 and E33. 

I added one of the tabs from the Stay Focused die set.  I didn't have the right shade of card stock to go inside the tab, so I just colored white paper with the R32 Copic marker and placed it inside the tab.

I hope you will stop by the Waffle Flower blog to check out some of my fun coffee finds and even more Waffle Flower inspiration.  Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, December 11, 2015

Classroom Valentines with Hogs and Kisses {Avery Elle}

Hello friends, 

I am on the Avery Elle blog today with a trio of Classroom Valentines using the Hogs and Kisses stamp set and coordinating Hogs and Kisses Elle-ments dies

I die cut white card stock using the rectangle die included with the Envie Elle-ments die.  Even with the red card stock mat, the note cards fit perfectly inside the envelopes.  I stamped and die cut the animals, colored the images with Copic markers and stamped a sentiment inside each.  I adhered the images to the notecards and added the hearts and grass.  I am thinking that these cards will be perfect for Sophie's Class Valentines this year.

That's all for me today, but be sure to stop by the Avery Elle blog for even more inspiration from the AE team!  

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, December 10, 2015

All I Want for Christmas is You {Waffle Flower Crafts}

Hello friends,

I am popping in today to share a cute Christmas card I made for my sweetie with a bit of help from Willy and Faye along with the Stocking stamp set.

I started with a green note card and stamped some of the accessories from the Stocking stamp set onto the note card with green ink.  To keep it extra simple, I arrange the stamps on a large acrylic block, inked it up and stamped it a few times.  Next I stamped and masked the darling monkeys from the Willy stamp set and the Faye stamp set.  I colored the monkeys with Copic markers and added a few Santa accessories to Willy using the Stocking stamp set and Stocking die.

I die cut a circle around the monkeys using the Flower Circles die set and layered it with the Stay Focused die.  I stamped the sentiment from the Stocking stamp set onto a strip of red card stock and added the "you" below the monkey couple. A few wooden stars add a finishing touch.

I think these monkeys are just the cutest and my hubby will be surprised to get a special card just for him on Christmas morning.

Well that's all for me today, thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Avery Elle Winter 2015 Blog Hop!

Hello, hello friends!

Today is super exciting because we are celebrating Avery Elle's new release with a blog hop.  I have a card to share today using the Dreamboat stamp set and coordinating Elle-ments dies.  

I started with a panel of watercolor paper and I added stenciled a circle for the setting sun with Mustard Seed ink. I masked the sun and added ink in the shades of Sapphire and Papaya

I stamped and die cut the cute couple in the gondola, colored it with Copic Markers and adhered it to a piece of Sapphire cardstock that I die cut with the Swim Team Ellements die.  I attached the layers to the watercolor panel, stamped the sentiment and adhered it to a note card from The Citrus Collection

To celebrate our Winter 2015 Release Blog Hop, Avery Elle is giving away a $25 Gift Certificate to one random winner.  To enter to win just comment on this post.  There is no purchase necessary and you must be 18 years of age or older to enter.  This giveaway is void where prohibited.  You can also do options 2, 3, 4, 5 or all 6 of the following to increase your chances of winning. You have until midnight Sunday, December 6th to enter.  The winner will be announced on the Avery Elle Blog on Monday, December 7th .  All products are available for purchase in the Avery Elle store right now.

To enter to win you can do 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or all 6 of the following to increase your chances:

  1. Comment on any of the design team's posts or on the Avery Elle Blog
  2. Follow Avery Elle on Twitter and tweet the contest (we are @averyellestamps )
  3. Follow Avery Elle on Facebook (we are ) and share us with your friends - make sure they tell us you sent them.
  4. Follow Avery Elle on Pinterest
  5. Become an Avery Elle blog follower through email (comment on the Avery Elle blog if you already follow)
  6. Join the Avery Elle Flickr group (comment on the Avery Elle blog if you already belong)
Here's a list of the Design Team members participating in today's hop. 

Well that's it for me today, but I wish you happy hopping and good luck!