Friday, October 31, 2014

Avery Elle - Ho Ho Ho From the North Pole!

Hello friends!!

Well, I think the last time I posted I was off to enjoy an amazing weekend in Mexico!  We had a fabulous time, to say the very least!  On our way home, though, we got a text from our daughter that our granddaughter was on her way – five weeks early!  Yikes!!  So, I hopped on a plane the next morning and I’ve been here helping with my grandsons ever since.  Baby Brynley was born Monday evening, and for the most part has been doing great!  She’s no bigger than a peanut, but she’s so stinkin’ cute!  She’s getting stronger and bigger with every passing day, and she’s the perfect addition to our family!

Anywho, that’s the reason that things have been pretty quiet here on my blog.  But I wanted to pop in quickly to share another of my Avery Elle design team projects for the recent Fall Release!

10-31-14 North Pole

This project features the new stamp set called North Pole.  It’s a stamp set that is so fun and creative and unlike any holiday stamp set I’ve ever seen – Jamie is so clever and creative in her designs!!  There are three different  hats with different sentiments at the end of each (and coordinating dies).  When I saw the “ho ho ho” hat, I immediately envisioned Santa’s hat coming out of the top of a chimney.  I designed and cut a chimney using my Silhouette Cameo.  I placed some Cherry cardstock behind the negative space of the die cut chimney design.  I hand trimmed some snow drifts out of Pure White cardstock, and stamped a sentiment from Joy to the World using VersaMark and heat embossed it with some red embossing powder.  I stamped the “ho ho ho” Santa hat, again in VersaMark and heat embossed with red EP, die cut it with the coordinating North Pole Elle-Ments, and mounted the hat with foam tape.  Be sure and pop into the Avery Elle Design Blog to see what my sweet teammate, Katie, has created for you!  It’s sooo cute!!

That’s it for me today, friends!!  I’ll be back tomorrow morning with a project for the next AEI♥U Challenge!  I hope you’ll stop by to see what it is!  Thanks so much for stopping by today – it means the world to me!!

Friday, October 24, 2014

Avery Elle–It’s Your Time to Soar!


Hi Friends!!


10-24-14 Look Up


Peeking in quickly today to share another of the projects I created for the Fall 2014 Avery Elle release!!  This project features the super cool stamp set called Look Up!  I am in love with the brush stroked words and images, and the super cool artsy feel of this set!  I loved the “It’s your time to soar” sentiment and thought it would be perfect for a graduation card!  I stamped the sentiment and the balloon image from the set in VersaMark onto the smooth side of some watercolor paper, and heat embossed it with white embossing powder.  I then inked up a craft sheet using Tumbled Glass and Salty Ocean Distress ink pads, and heavily spritzed that with water.  I “smooshed” the image panel into the wet ink, making sure to cover the whole panel and doing my best to spread the color around so that it showed variegation in the coloring.  I wanted it to look like a cloudy sky!  Once the water color paper dried, I rounded the corners with a corner rounder and adhered the panel to a card base with foam tape.  I die cut the grad cap using my Silhouette Cameo and some Mimosa and New Moon card stock, assembled it, and adhered it to the balloon.  Lastly, I sprinkled some Lemonade Blend and Midnight Blend sequins about, and adhered them with some matte medium.  I’ve listed the products that I used below.


That’s it for me today friends!  We’re spending some beach time in Puerto Penasco, Mexico with some dear friends for the weekend!  I hope you have some lovely and relaxing plans for your weekend, too!  Thanks so much for stopping by!


Monday, October 20, 2014

Runway Inspired Challenge #70–Merry Christmas!

Hola friends!!

I’m popping in quickly to share my project for the latest Runway Inspired Challenge!  It’s a super dramatic and inspirational design – Jen has such a knack for finding the coolest stuff!! Check it!!

RIC70 Graphic

I was inspired by the clean graphic lines and the color palette.  Here’s my take on the inspiration:

RIC70 - Merry Christmas

This is a pretty simple and straightforward design.  I loved the red, black and white color palette, as well as the white space from the inspiration photo.  I didn’t want to overdo it, so I stayed clean and simple.  I’ve listed the products that I used below.

Please click on through to the Runway Inspired Challenge Blog to get all of the details of the latest challenge, as well as to take a peek at the designs that my sweet teammates created for you!  This challenge is being sponsored by Ellen Hutson’s Online Store, and she’s offering up a sweet prize for the winner!  Your take on the challenge is due by Friday, October 31st!

That’s it for me today, friends!!!  I’ll be hanging out in my craft room all day today!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

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