Friday, November 18, 2016

Hang in There {Avery Elle}

Hello friends,

TGIF! I wanted to pop in to share with you a card that I have up on the Avery Elle blog today.

Over the weekend, I attended a crafty retreat with my crafty girlfriends.  I had so much fun making cards with Avery Elle's newest release, and I can't wait to share my cards with you in the coming weeks!! This week, I'm using the Hang In There stamps and coordinating dies along with some other Avery Elle supplies.  All of my Avery Elle supplies are linked below.

I die cut the cat shape and basket from white card stock and added shading with Distress Inks before stamping the details.  To create the hot air balloon, I die cut 4 pierced hearts, scored them in the center and adhered them together to create a fun dimensional element.  I used twine to connect the balloon to the basket.

Well that's all for me today, but be sure to stop by the Avery Elle blog for more inspiration from the Avery Elle team.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Avery Elle Winter 2016 Blog Hop!

Hello everyone! 

I am so excited to share with you the first of my projects made with Avery Elle's Winter 2016 Release!  The Winter Release is available now in the Avery Elle store.  There are so many fun, cute and clever stamps and dies in this release perfect for celebrating Valentine's Day and beyond! 

For my card, I used the Love Puffin stamp set, coordinating Love Puffin Elle-ments dies and the Rocky Shores Elle-ments die.  All of my Avery Elle supplies are linked below. 

I started by creating the blended ink background using three shades of Distress Ink: Scattered Straw, Spun Sugar, and Tumbled Glass on Distress Specialty Stamping paper. This paper has a coating that makes ink blending a breeze.  The Spun Sugar (pink) between the yellow and blue helped to prevent the sky from turning green when the colors were blended together.

Next, I created the background using the Rocky Shores Elle-ments die. I die cut the craggy lines into the larger rock formation so that the little tufts of grass could peek out.  I love this little detail- it really adds a lot to what could be a very basic shape.

I stamped and die cut the Puffins and adding some shading using Copic markers.  I stamped the sentiment and added a couple final details using the rocks and birds included in the Love Puffin stamp set. 


To celebrate our Winter 2016 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 or any/all of the Avery Elle Design Team Winter 2016 Release posts.  Links to the team member's blogs are below.  You have until midnight Sunday, November 13th to enter.  The winner will be announced on the Avery Elle Blog on Monday, November 14th .  All products are available for purchase in the Avery Elle store right now.

Well I won't keep you because you have loads more inspiration to check out!  Thanks for stopping by! Happy hopping and good luck! 


Wednesday, November 9, 2016

25 Days of Christmas Tags 2016 {Avery Elle}

Hello everyone!

I am so excited to be participating in Tracey McNeely's 25 Days of Christmas Tags on behalf of Avery Elle.  For me, Christmas crafting is all about VOLUME!  Lots of items for lots of people means mass production in my world.  When in mass production mode, I like to keep it simple. With the help of the Comfort and Joy stamp set from Avery Elle's 2016 Holiday collection, I made a whole rainbow heap of Christmas Tags.

I die cut card stock in a variety of colors using Avery Elle's Circle Tag Elle-ments, stamped the sentiment in Versamark and heat embossed with white embossing powder.

Since I am mass producing the tags, I kept the rest of the tag decoration pretty simple using up some items from my holiday crafting stash including silver jingle bells and tiny cookie cutter charms which I tied to the tags with Avery Elle's baker's twine.   These were super simple to make and I love how they look together! 

Here's a closer look at the tags: 

Well that's it for me today, but I'm well on my way to having my 2016 Holiday Tags completed!  Be sure to stop by Tracey's blog for more Christmas tag inspiration from the Avery Elle team! 

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, November 4, 2016

A Christmas Chalet {Avery Elle}

Hello friends!

It's Fri-yay!!! Woo-hoo!  It's been a busy week around here. I'm still a little sleep deprived from watching lots of baseball,  but I had to pop in super quick to share my latest Avery Elle card using the Chalet stamp set and coordinating Elle-ments dies.

The Chalet stamp set reminds me of a picture perfect holiday home that you might see in a snow globe.  I tried to capture that feeling by making a shaker backdrop for the card.  The house and tree were colored in using Copic Markers and I added some Stickles to the roof, window sills and tree to create a little snowy sparkle.  All of the Avery Elle supplies I used on this card are linked below:

That's all for me today, but be sure to stop by the Avery Elle blog for more ideas and inspiration.  I will be back next week with a card to share using Avery Elle's new Winter Release!  I'm excited to show you all the cute and clever things in store for in the coming months!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Waffle Flower Video Hop and Giveaway!!!

Hello friends, 

Today, I am participating in a video hop to celebrate the release of Waffle Flower Crafts Creative Monthly planner. 

You can start the hop here: and leave comments on the designer's videos for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to  There may be a free shipping code in my video description too. :)

We're also hosting some fun giveaways on Instagram so be sure to visit me on Instagram as well. I'm at 

Below are some photos of the planner pages I share in my video, be sure to watch for more details and how to's. 

Thanks for stopping by!  Happy watching and good luck!