Thursday, February 28, 2013

Avery Elle March Release Blog Hop

It is going to be fun today with the new Avery Elle March release. We have an amazing guest designers with us this month -Donna Mikasa!

You probably already saw what Jamie has this month on Avery Elle blog.   I am featuring the set All Squared up.


For my first card, I masked off the lower right corner and stamped the square background in grey.  Then I colored the top half of each square to create the pattern.


The second card was a quick stamped card using hexagon background and the little hexagon filler image.


Please hop over to the talented Heather for what she has. The full list is also included here just in case.

Avery Elle / Jamie
Chunyuan Wu
Heather Campbell
JJ Bolton
Donna Mikasa
Kasia Curry

To celebrate our March Release Blog Hop, Avery Elle is giving away a $25 Gift Certificate to one winner.

You have until midnight Sunday, March 3rd to enter.The winner will be announced on the Avery Elle Blog on Monday, March 4th. All products will be available for purchase tonight at midnight EST.
To increase your chances of winning:

  1. Comment on any of the design team's posts & on the Avery Elle Blog
  2. Tweet the contest (we are @averyellestamps )
  3. Share us with your friends on Facebook (we are www.facebook.com/AveryElle ) and make sure they tell us you sent them.
  4. Pin one of the March Release projects from here or the design team’s blogs to Pinterest
  5. Like us on Facebook (comment on the Avery Elle blog if you already like us)
  6. Become a blog follower (comment on the Avery Elle blog if you already follow us)
  7. Join our Flickr group (comment on the Avery Elle blog if you already belong)
Thanks for stopping by,

It is also entered into Simon Says: Anything goes challenge.




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Monday, February 25, 2013

PTI February Blog Hop: Monogram

Today's card is for Papertrey Ink February blog hop: Monogram.  Love the various inspiration pictures.

I stamped and embossed Pretty Peonies on black chalk card stock, colored and then die cut it into letter C.


Have a great Monday,

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Saturday, February 23, 2013

Moxie Fab World Tuesday Trigger: Set the table

It has been forever since I played any challenges over Moxie Fab World.  Today I am inspired by the Tuesday Trigger picture and also got a little bit time to craft.


The picture looks a table at a wedding reception to me.  I stamped Hero Arts envelope background on soft stone card stone to mimic the linen.  The layered golden and white circle were inspired by the plates.  Keys are inspired by the utensils and also the wedding theme.


Hope you will like it.  Have a great weekend.


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Squeeze-A-Palooza challenge #5: St. Patrick's Day

Today is the 23rd of the month!  You know what that means??  It's time for Squeeze-A-Palooza!  In case you are recently new to our blog, let us explain...

Squeeze-A-Palooza is a monthly challenge played here on the Fresh Squeezed Stamps blog.  FSS is offering a free digital image and prizes to two lucky participants! 




I used the digi sentiment on my card.  I used the heart die and some Echo Park paper to created the four leaf clover.


Use your FSS stamps or digi to create a project for your chance to win one of the two prizes.

There will be two winners of Squeeze-A-Palooza every month!
  • Readers' Choice winner - The project with the most "LIKES" at the end of the challenge will win one (1) stamp set of their choice.
  • Random winner - One random challenge player will win one (1) stamp set of their choice.
Have a great weekend,


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Friday, February 22, 2013

FSS birthday wishes

Happy Friday, everyone.  I am sharing a card at Fresh Squeezed Stamps blog today.  Here is a sneak peak.   


It will be great if you stopping by at Fresh Squeezed Stamps blog.

Thanks,


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Monday, February 18, 2013

What's up

Hello,  and happy Monday.  I am enjoying my extra day off with my kids.  Just pop in to share a card using one of Avery Elle's new release stamp set What's up.


Thanks for stopping by,

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Sunday, February 17, 2013

CNY Winners Announced

We hope everyone had a fabulous time hopping for Chinese New Year 2013, and that the Year of the Snake is very good to you!

The very lucky winners have been announced on Emily's blog, so simply click on the logo below and be whisked away!


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Saturday, February 16, 2013

Gracias Merci Thanks

Hello, everyone.


Just pop in to share a card I posted over Fresh Squeezed Stamps blog a couple days ago.  I have been admiring Lynn's stamping collage.  Here is my try.

Have a great long weekend,

Thanks for stopping by,



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Friday, February 15, 2013

Gracias Merci Thanks

Happy Friday, everyone.   I am sharing a card at Fresh Squeezed Stamps blog today.  Here is a sneak peak.  


I have been admiring Lynn's stamping collage.  I tried my hands today.  I would love you stopping by at Fresh Squeezed Stamps blog.

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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Papertrey Ink Anniversary Challenge

I finally got to make a card using some PTI stamps and dies that I have not touched in ages and made a card for the watercolor challenge.


Thanks for stopping by.


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Monday, February 11, 2013

I Love You This Much

Happy Monday everyone.  Today, JJ Bolton and I are sharing cards using Avery Elle February new release stamps.


I used new Hipster-Potamus set with a sentiment from Lots of Love set and made a Valentine's card.  The  hippo was heat embossed and I traced it a little with Copic marker to make the image more stand out.

It is also entered into Simon Says: have a heart challenge.

Thanks for stopping by,

Supplies:
cardstock: 
Avery Elle card stock
Stamp: Avert Elle Hipster-Potamus, Lots of love

Ink: VersaMark, Fresh ink 
Other: Detail white embossing powder Fuschia



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Saturday, February 9, 2013

Fresh Squeezed Stamps February Release Day 4





 

Welcome back to the last day of  Fresh Squeezed Stamps February release.  We are featuring stamp set Background check.  



I used the back and the front of one stamp to make this card.



All the stamps previewed this week will be available for purchase in the online store on February 10th.

Check out the rest of the DT members for their awesome projects using the stamp set.

Jennifer Ingle 
Valerie Stangle

For your chance to win the stamp set, visit Fresh Squeezed Stamps blog and enter the giveaway there.

Thanks for stopping by,

Supplies:
cardstock: 
Avery Elle card stock
Stamp: Fresh squeezed Stamps Background check; You said it, Sister
 

Ink: Fresh ink Fresh lavendar ginger, limeade, Memento tuxedo black


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Friday, February 8, 2013

Fresh Squeezed Stamps February Release Day 3

For my Chinese New Year Blog Hop, Please scroll down or click here.



Today is the first day of Fresh Squeezed Stamps February release.  We are featuring stamp set Hootie Who. 


These owls are so cute.  I used the solid owl image on my card.



All the stamps previewed this week will be available for purchase in theonline store on February 10th.

Check out the rest of the DT members for their awesome projects using the stamp set.
Amy Tsuruta
Maureen Merritt 

For your chance to win the stamp set, visit Fresh Squeezed Stamps blog and enter the giveaway there.

Thanks for stopping by,

Supplies:
cardstock: 
Avery Elle card stock
Stamp: Fresh squeezed Stamps Hootie Who

Ink: Memento Rich cocoa

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Thursday, February 7, 2013

Chinese New Year Blog Hop



Welcome to the Chinese New Year Blog Hop! I'm so glad you could join us. The Year of the Snake officially begins on Sunday, February 10th so be sure to wish all your Chinese friends longevity, happiness, wealth and good fortune during this two-week festival! 

My traditions involve getting together with family for a big meal, enjoying many sweets and give little ones red envelopes.  I especially love that living in Seattle, Chinese New Year is becoming more aware.  Both my kindergartener and preschooler are having a celebration at their school today.

Now, how 'bout a few cards using the free digis created especially for this occasion?

First card is created using Lanterns hanging from cherry blossoms by Fresh Squeezed Stamps.  Hero Arts envelope background was heat embossed on black card stock.  White cherry blossoms were made with an old and still well loved punch.


The second card used Snake in frame by Dahlhouse Designs.  I painted snake a different color in Photoshop and put it behind a Polaroid frame.  Lawn Fawn chevron was stamped in Galaxy Gold.


Next card used Girl with fireworks by Angie Blom Designs.  Sentiment was Avery Elle's new release Good fortune set.


I also colored Sassy snake with flowers by Lisa Hetrick Designs in Photoshop to match the paper I used.  Then added a little gold glitter glue.  I used same sentiment from Avery Elle's Good Fortune.


My last card used Chinese New Year Rin by Sparkle Creations.  I put the sentiment inside.


Here's who you'll be hopping with this week for a chance to win one of five fabulous prizes listed below:

Designers


Artists/Sponsors



~ Prizes Worth $230!!! ~

Celebrate with us by leaving a comment on all designer and artist/sponsor blogs! Pick up your free digis and cut files along the way and create something for a second chance to win. If you create something for the Chinese New Year, please post your project using the InLinkz Tool below and leave another comment here on my blog to let me know! Here's what you could win:

Lucky 8 Prize Pack
$100+ Value


Sponsor Prizes
Avocado Arts - 4 stamp sets
Fresh Squeezed Stamps - 1 stamp set
Mama Elephant - $20 gift certificate




You have until Friday, February 15th at 11:59 p.m. EST to comment or enter your digital project for a chance to win one of the five fabulous prizes. The winners will be chosen via Random.org and announced here on Saturday, February 16th. Winners will have until Friday, February 22nd at 11:59 p.m. to claim their prize. Second chance winners, if any, will be redrawn and announced here on Saturday, February 23rd.

Many thanks to our digi artists and sponsors for their contribution to this blog hop. We loved using the artists' drawings and we know you will, too. Thanks to our generous sponsors, we have so many amazing prizes to give away. And I am so fortunate to have these very talented designers participate in this hop with me. None of this would've been possible without all of your support and hard work.

Thank you so much for stopping by to celebrate with us! Now it's time to head on over to Kryssi Ng's blog!!

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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Triangle Thank You Card

Hello, everybody.

I have a happy colorful card to share today.


The triangle image from Avery Elle new release Good Fortune was stamped and heat embossed on Papertrey Ink soft stone card stock.  Then I colored some trialges, easy peasy, right? 

The sentiment is from Avery Elle Blooming Banner set.  The fond and style of the sentiment fits perfectly with the card.

It is also entered into Simon Says: Anything goes challenge.


Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies:
cardstock:
Avery Elle white card stock , PTI soft stone
Stamp: Avery Elle Good fortune, Blooming Banner
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, VersaMark,
Other; Detail white embossing powder, Copic markers
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Friday, February 1, 2013

Keep Calm and Sip on

It is Friday today which means it is my day to share a card using Fresh Squeezed Stamps.

 Here is a little sneak peek.


Pop over and check it out.

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