Friday, November 14, 2014

Avery Elle–Thinking of You!

Hello sweet friends!

I’m quickly popping in to share another Avery Elle Fall 2014 Release project!  I wish I had more time to chat today, but I’m up to my eyeballs in getting some holiday stuff taken care of before I head south again!  So let’s get to the project, shall we?!

11-14-14 More Stories

I’ve been dying to get these More Stories stamps inky since the day they arrived in my hot little hands.  Sadly, my life has been a bit chaotic of late, so I was only able to ink up these lovelies for the first time this week.  *sigh*  Thankfully, my life will be getting back on track starting next Tuesday – at least for a little bit!  LOL  Okay, so let’s get back to the card.
  1. I stamped that sweet bunny image and the flowers from the More Stories stamp set using VersaMark onto some watercolor paper, and then heat embossed them – the bunny using dark brown EP, and the flowers using white EP.
  2. I watercolored the images using my water brush and Peerless Watercolor Papers.
  3. I die cut the bunny and flowers using the More Stories Elle-Ments.
  4. I die cut an image panel and those darling little clouds from watercolor paper, using the Finished Frames Elle-Ments.
  5. I watercolored the image panel, creating a soft wash to give it a rustic look of ground, bushes and the sky.
  6. I stamped the sentiment from More Stories using VersaMark, and then heat embossed it with dark brown EP.
  7. I assembled the card with foam tape, and adhered the flowers with liquid glue.

I hope to have more time soon to ink up this adorable stamp set!  It’s seriously one of the sweetest stamps sets I’ve ever owned!  I’d love for you to click on through to the Avery Elle Design Team Blog to check out the amazing project that sweet Katie Gehring created.

That’s it for me today, friends.  Thank you so much for dropping by today – and for being so patient while I’ve been a bit absent.  I have a million ideas swirling through my head for holiday cards, so I can’t wait to get back into my craft room and get some stuff done!  I hope you’ll drop by again soon!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Waffle Flower Twelve (12) Days of Gift Giving!


Hello sweet friends!!


I’m thrilled and elated to let you know that I was invited to participate in Waffle Flower’s Twelve (12) Days of Gift Giving!  Thank you, Nina, for inviting me to play along!  There have been some awesome ideas for holiday gift giving featured over at the Waffle Flower Stamps Blog!  Here’s a sneak peek of the project that I created.




I’d be so extremely grateful and happy if you’d click on through to the Waffle Flower Stamps Blog to see the whole tutorial on this Thanksgiving Hostess Gift that I created!


Also, I’m beyond ecstatic to announce that my sweet granddaughter, Brynley, was released from the hospital yesterday after being in the NICU for two weeks!!  She’s doing great, and is so extremely happy to be at home with her big brothers and mom and dad!  Thank you to everyone who offered up prayers and positive thoughts – it worked!!  You all rock my world!!


Thanks so much for stopping by today – it is the best part of my day when you do!  Have a great day!

Friday, November 7, 2014

Avery Elle–Noel!

Hello sweet friends!!

Sadly, it continues to be pretty quiet here on my blog.  My little love bug is still in the NICU – gaining weight and doing great besides the fact that she’s having a hard time staying awake long enough to finish a feeding.  Some feedings, she sleeps right through.  Thankfully, she has some amazing nurses and doctors taking wonderful care of her, and we’re hopeful that as she continues to grow and gain weight, that she’ll become more wakeful, especially as her original due date approaches.  If you’re the praying sort, please add her and her parents to your list.  They’re ready to be home – soon!

11-7-14 Noel

In the meantime, I had a bit of time to get inky this week, and wanted to share another Avery Elle project that I created for the Fall 2014 release!  This one features the new stamp set called Noel.  I adore this stamp set, and it’s coordinating snowflake dies – it’s so sweet and traditional.  I stamped the three snowflakes off the edge of a Pure White tag that I die cut using the Gift Tag Elle-Ments.  I die cut a second tag out of some holiday patterned paper.  I heat embossed each snowflake, and adhered pearls to the centers.  I stamped the sentiment onto an Aquamarine panel and heat embossed it with white embossing powder.  I assembled the card with foam tape, threaded some baker’s twine through the top of the tags, and tied a red satin ribbon at the top!

Please click on through to Avery Elle Design Team Blog to see what my sweet teammate, Katie Gehring, has to share with you today, too!  I hope to have some “me” time this weekend, attending CKC Seattle on Saturday with my girlies!  And I’m hoping to get a little bit more time in my craftroom to catch up on some deadlines.  I hope you have some lovely plans in store for your weekend!!  Thanks so much for stopping by today – your time here means the world to me!

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