Friday, September 19, 2014

Avery Elle Design Team–You Are Sweet!


It’s me again!!

I have another drive-by blog post for you all – still on my way to what I’m sure will be an awesome weekend, so no time to chat!  LOL  But I wanted to pop in quickly to share another one of my projects for the latest Avery Elle Fall Release!  Check it!!

9-19-14 We R Family

This project features the new stamp sets called We R Family, We R Family Additions, and the We R Family Elle-Ments.  I was inspired by those sweet doodled flowers – at least that’s what I saw them as!  LOL  I used the doodled heart as leaves.  The “flowers” and “leaves” were watercolored using distress inks.  I did a bit of stamp surgery to create the sentiment – HA!  The main image panel was created by using the 3” x 4” rounded corner rectangle die (perfect for you Project Lifer’s) from the We R Family Elle-Ments.  I used a fun stencil and embossing paste to add those little hearts in the background, and the sentiment tag is from Gift Tag Elle-Ments.  You’re going to want to click on through to the Avery Elle Design Team Blog to see what Katie has created for the DT Blog today – it’s yummy!

Okay, friends – that’s it for me today!  Things may be a bit quiet around here for a few days.  After I return from my weekend retreat, we’ll be packing up and heading south!  But I promise I’ll be back just as soon as I get settled again!!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

AEI♥U Challenge #16–Boo!!

Hello Stampy Friends!!

I’ve got another drive-by post for you all!  As you read this, I’ll be flying through the skies to an amazing weekend retreat with some brilliantly talented ladies!  Can’t wait!  So I hope you’ll understand if I’m brief today!

Challenge 16
Isn’t that an awesome sketch?!! It was created by my sweet teammate, Yana!  I loved it and was inspired to create this fun Halloween card:

Challenge 16 - Boo Sketch

Fun, right?!  I won’t bore you with the details, I’ll just list the products that I used below!  Please, please click on through to the AEI♥U Challenge Blog to see what my amazingly talented teammates created for you!  You’ll also find the linky tool for you to link up YOUR answer to the challenge!  You have until Saturday, September 27th at 12:01 AM (PDT) to play along!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I appreciate your time here more than you know.  I’ll be back in a few minutes with my Avery Elle design team post . . . hope you’ll come back to see it!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Runway Inspired Challenge #68


Well, hello!!


No time to chat today – this blog post is already late as it is!!  Ugh!  So, let’s get to the newest Runway Inspired Challenge, shall we?


RIC68 Graphic


How freakin’ cool is that shoe?!!  I looooove it!!  Here’s how it inspired me!


RIC68 - Thanks


I was totally inspired by the amazing graphic pattern, the colors and that cork – be still my heart!  I don’t have a ton of time to chat about how I created it, so I’ll just leave you with this.  My teammates have created some amazing loveliness, so please, please, please click on through to the Runway Inspired Challenge Blog!  There, you’ll also find the linky tool to link up YOUR answer to the challenge!!  There’s a $25 Gift Certificate to Ellen Hutson!  Woot!!


Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I’m so sorry for the brief banter – I’m up to my eyeballs in deadlines in anticipation of an upcoming trip this week!  Hope you all have a lovely day!!



Friday, September 12, 2014

You Are Spooktacular!


Hello Friends!!


Hope your week is going well!!  I’ve got a big weekend coming up as we’ll have a house full of visitors and a baby shower on Sunday!!  I can’t wait!  But I wanted to pop in quickly to share one of the projects that I created using the new Avery Elle stamp set called Boo!


9-12-14 Boo


I am a huge fan of Halloween!!  So when I see adorable Halloween themed products, I scoop them up!  The new Boo stamp set and coordinating dies are soooo stinkin’ cute!!  The set is choco-block full of fun Halloween icons and sentiments!  I had a blast working with it!  I stamped the ghosts onto some vellum, heat emobssed them and die cut them using the coordinating dies.  The moon was created using the new Circle Tag Die!!  And the sentiment was stamped with VersaMark and heat embossed with black EP.  The graveyard was created using an old Memory Box border die that I had in my stash.


That’s it for me today, friends!  I’d love for you to click on through to the Avery Elle Design Blog to see what else is being shared by my sweet teammate, Katie Gehring!  Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you have a great weekend!!



Friday, September 5, 2014

AEI♥U Challenge #15–Clean & Simple!

I’m baaackkkk!  LOL

Popping in quickly to share the next AEI♥U Challenge!  I’m off to the zoo with my grandson, so let’s make it quick, shall we?

Challenge 15

Clean and Simple – my FAVE kind of card!!  If you’re not familiar with what “Clean and Simple” means, then click on through to the AEI♥U Challenge Blog for a brief description!  But my take on Clean and Simple means that you have lots and lots of white space, with a focal image, simple design, and minimal embellishments.  Here’s what I came up with!

Challenge 15 - Olive You CAS

I was trying to channel my inner Debby Hughes – that girl can create a clean and simple design like nobody’s business!  It usually involves a vellum tag, some fun stenciling/distress inks, and some simple yet delicious embellishments (usually sequins and pearls and enamel dots (of course, placed perfectly!)  I tried, but I’m not sure I succeeded – but that girl inspires me like no other!  I did my best!  LOL  Here’s how I created my card:

  • Trim card base from Lemon Grass CS
  • Die cut Finished Frames Elle-Ments from Pure White CS
  • Stencil mini hearts using stencil and Worn Lipstick Distress Ink
  • Die cut tag using Gift Tags Elle-Ments and vellum CS
  • Stamp martini glass and sentiment from We Go Together on vellum tag
  • Cover the martini glass with VersaMark pen and heat emboss it multiple times using clear embossing powder to give the glass a “glossy” appearance
  • Stamp the olive from We Go Together, color it with alcohol markers, and fussy cut it with my scissors; adhere it to the vellum tag with clear foam tape
  • Tie white baker’s twine into a bow and adhere it to the to the top of the tag with a glue dot; adhere the finished tag to the card front with clear foam tape
  • Adhere the main image panel to the card base with foam tape

That’s it, friends!  Easy peasy!!  We’d love to see what you’d create in response to the AEI♥U Challenge!  You should click on through to the AEI♥U Challenge Blog for some additional inspiration from my sweet teammates, the challenge rules and regulations, as well as the linky tool for you to link up YOUR answer to the challenge! You have until Sunday, September 14th at 12:00 AM to link up your entry!

Thanks so much for stopping by again today!  I’m off to the zoo with my grandson today, and hope to have lots of little adventures with him all weekend long!  I hope you have some super fun plans ahead for your weekend!!

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