Sunday, March 1, 2015

AEI♥U Challenge #22–Stripes!!

PRIZE ALERT:  If you're looking for my Coffee Lovers Spring Blog Hop post, you can find it HERE.
PRIZE ALERT:  If you're looking for my Avery Elle New Release Blog Hop, you can find it HERE.

Hola Chicas!!

I’ve had an amazingly productive weekend, and it’s a good thing because I was soooo behind!!  I’m popping in today to share the next AEI♥U Challenge with you!

Challenge 22

This is a super fun one, don’t you think?  Here’s my take on the challenge:

Challenge 21 - Stripes

It’s kind of hard to see, but there are tone on tone stripes on the card mat behind the image.  Can you see them?!  LOL  They’re there, I promise!  I think if you click on the photo, it’ll be bigger.  Here are the how-to’s of this card:

  • Trim card base from white cardstock; trim mat panel from Silver Fox CS; trim image panel from water color cardstock.
  • Stamp stripes using the Brushed Stamp Set onto the Silver Fox mat using Silver Fox pigment ink; adhere mat to card base with foam tape.
  • Stamp image and sentiment from the Easter Blessings Stamp Set onto the watercolor cardstock using VersaMark; heat emboss using Liquid Platinum embossing powder.
  • Watercolor image using distress inks and a watercolor brush.
  • Add glitter to dots using a Quickie Glue Pen.
  • Adhere image panel to card base with foam tape.

You should click on through to the AEI♥U Challenge Blog to see what my sweet teammates have created to inspire you all – there’s some incredible deliciousness over there!  You’ll also find the InLinkz tool over there to link up YOUR take on the challenge – we’d love to see your beautiful work in our gallery! There are two $25 Avery Elle Gift Certificates up for grabs for the two best entries, so what do you have to lose?!  You have until 12:01 AM on March 26, 2015 to link up your take on the challenge!

That’s it for me today, friends!!  I’m headed to a jewelry party with some girlfriends, and then having guests over for dinner to celebrate our new pool!!  Woohoo!!  Hope you have a wonderful day!!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Friday, February 27, 2015

Coffee Lover’s Spring Blog Hop!


Hello stampy friends!


I’m so excited to be playing with the Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop, organized by the AH-MAZING Amy Tsuruta.  Amy has pulled it off again – working day and night to organize a super fun coffee-themed hop, as well as gathering some fantastic prizes from our over the top awesome sponsors!!   You can find all of the details on how to win the sponsored prizes over at the new Coffee LovingCardmakers Blog.  Here’s my card:

Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop 2-27-15

I had some fun with inlaid die cutting!  This Teapot Stack die from Memory Box/Poppy Stamps reminded me of the collectible tea pots that Crate & Barrel sells.  They’re always so fun and interesting.  So I pulled four different papers from the XO Collection by KaiserCraft.  I thought they all had a sweet “country cottage” look to them, and they coordinated perfectly!  The sentiment is from the new Tea Time stamp set by Avery Elle – just released yesterday!  That stamp set was perfect for this die cut, don’t you think?  I’ve listed the products that I used below, if you’re interested.

ETA:  I've added to the fun by offering up a little sumpin' sumpin' to the sweet peeps that stop buy and comment on THIS post during the hop (ends March 6th)!  Please leave a comment here on my blog for a chance to win Tea Time, the new stamp set and coordinating dies from Avery Elle.  Here's what they look like:

We’d love to have you join in on the fun!  You can find all of the details about how to play along and win prizes, as well as the entire InLinkz list of hoppers, over at the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog!!  You can link up starting Friday, February 27th at 6:00 am PST, and you have through March 6th to link up!  You can also find the list of sponsors and prizes HERE and HERE.

That’s it for me today, friends!  I’m headed to lunch with my BFF and then we’ll do a little shopping.  I also hope to get a little crafting done this weekend!  I hope you all have a great weekend ahead!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

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