Friday, May 31, 2013

Happy Father's Day

Happy Friday, everyone. I am sharing a card and a non-card project at Fresh Squeezed Stamps blog today. Here is a sneak peak. 
 
 
 
Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your weekend!




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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Avery Elle June Release Blog Hop

It is going to be fun and exciting today with the new Avery Elle June release. There are so many fabulous new stamp sets and dies coming out this month. I think you are going to love it!  It is also Avery Elle's one year anniversary!  There is going to be a lot of fun and inspiration this month.  Stay tuned.

Our guest designers for this month is fabulous Jennifer Rzasa!

My cards today are featuring Oh yeah stamp set and the dies.  Oh yeah is perfect for cards, scrapbook and project life. It is so fresh and fun. 


The die cut set will also work with Picture it clear photopolymer stamp set.



For my first card, I cut some Studio Calico paper with the big rectangle speech bubble and cut vellum with arrow and the small speech bubbles.  The sentiment were stamped.  Then the elements were layered for a fun look.


The second card is a little bit less than 4 inch wide because I want to focus on the big negative speech bubble.  The sentiment is from Oh Happy Day clear photopolymer stamp set.  Hearts were cut with Simon Says stamp holiday shapes hearts and stars die.  Five different shades of blue ink are from Impress rubber stamp and Tsukineko.


 The last card is a fun one layer card. The sentiment is from Nina's Simply Tag: Everyday clear photopolymer stamp set.


Here is the complete list of the blog hop. Your next stop is  Jennifer Rzasa!

Avery Elle is turning one year old in June so this is a very special month for us!  We will be hosting fun activities on the blog throughout the month for all to enjoy.   To kick off the festivities, every stamp order placed through our website, www.averyelle.com, between now and June 30th will receive our Party Animal mini set for free (limit one set per customer)!  We are so excited to celebrate with you!!

To celebrate our June Release Blog Hop, Avery Elle is also giving away a $25 Gift Certificate to one winner.  You have until midnight Sunday, June 2nd to enter.  The winner will be announced on the Avery Elle Blog on Monday, June 3rd .  All products are now available for purchase in the Avery Elle store.

To enter to win you can do 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or all 6 of the following to increase your chances:
  1. Comment on any of the design team's posts & here on the Avery Elle Blog
  2. Follow us on Twitter and tweet the contest (we are @averyellestamps )
  3. Follow us on Facebook (we are www.facebook.com/AveryElle ) and share us with your friends - make sure they tell us you sent them.
  4. Follow us on Pinterest
  5. Become a blog follower through Google Reader or Feedly or Blog Lovin' (comment on the Avery Elle blog if you already follow us)
  6. Join our Flickr group (comment on the Avery Elle blog if you already belong)
Thanks for stopping by and keep on hopping for some more fun!


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Friday, May 24, 2013

You are the bomb

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


Thanks for stopping by and  have a great weekend!


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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Rounded Diamond Flower

Happy Tuesday.  It is a busy week ahead.  So it will be short and sweet.

I have a card made with Avery Elle Rounded Diamond photopolymer clear Stamp set and Hand Written notes photopolymer clear stamp set.  I actually used 12 different ink colors.  I was lazy and did not write them down.  If you want to know the ink I used, just leave me a note.


Please stop by at Avery Elle blog and other DT's blog to check out more fabulous projects.

It is entered into Simon Says flower power challenge and A Blog named Hero CAS challenge.

Thanks for stopping by,



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Friday, May 17, 2013

King of the Grill

I am sharing a card in May/June issue of Paper Crafts Magazine.  My card is in the go-to sketches section.  I used Jane's Doodles It's a guy thing stamp set and Patterns for him stamp set.


Here is the sketch.
Just a note.  there are a TON of inspiring projects in the digital issue! The digital version will come with the print version subscription or you can just subscribe digitally as many may prefer now.

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Have a great weekend!


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Thursday, May 16, 2013

Fresh Squeezed Stamps May Release Day 3



Welcome to the first day of Fresh Squeezed Stamps May release.  We are featuring Subway series Summer set.  It is a fun typographic set including summer holidays and events.

I stamped watercolor strokes From On Trend 2013 set in rainbow color to frame the sentiment.  It is also entered into Addicted to CAS rainbow challenge.



All the stamps previewed this week will be available for purchase in the online store on May 17th.
For your chance to win the stamp set, visit Fresh Squeezed Stamps blog and enter the giveaway there.


Thanks for stopping by,


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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Chevrons and Arrows

For my Fresh Squeezed Stamp post, please click here.

Hello.  Today, I have a few Avery Elle cards to share.

I made a chevron mask with Avery Elle Chevron Bits ELLE-ments die.  I drew lines on a piece of acetate card to use as guide to line up the dies, and die cut, and die cut and die cut more.

For my first card,  I masked and sprayed with Tsukineko Fireworks in Lulu Lavender.  Then  splattered Sheer Shimmer Spritz in gold.  After the ink dries, I stamped arrow from Air Mail clear Photopolymer stamp in Delicata and sentiment from Blooming Banner clear photopolymer stamp set in Versafine onyx black.  The panel was adhered to new color card stock Sugar Plum.  A Studio Calico wood veneer was inked in Delicata and adhered.  A few Royal Blend Premium Sequins were also adhered.  The mask used on the card is also in the following picture.  You can't really tell from the picture.  It is a very shimmery card.


I used the mask on the second card as well.  This time, I sponged the various colored ink to create the background.  Several images from Air Mail clear Photopolymer stamp were stamped in Versafine onyx black.


I cut DCWV glitter cardstock with Chevron Border ELLE-ments die and adhere them to black cardstock for my last card.


My last card is also entered into Addicted to CAS rainbow challenge.

Please stop by at Avery Elle blog and other DT's blog to check out more fabulous projects.


Thanks for stopping by,

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Fresh Squeezed Stamps May Release Day 1



Welcome to the first day of Fresh Squeezed Stamps May release.  We are featuring Father Knows Best set.  Father knows best includes a fun variety of masculine images and sentiment perfect for celebrating dads and grandpas.

For my card, I used the small fish images and stamped repeatedly. And added the pun sentiment.  



All the stamps previewed this week will be available for purchase in the online store on May 17th.
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 Father Knows Best

Ink: Fresh sky blue,  Tsukineko Hanobano, Crimson Red, Toffee crunch, Onyx black; Rangers Archival Veridian


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Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to all the moms.

I used Wplus9 die and some patterned paper for the first card.  It is for my mother-in-law.  It is entered into CAS on Sunday; pastel challenge.


The second card is for Paper Smooches SPARKs challenge.



Have a great Sunday!


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Friday, May 10, 2013

FSS birthday cards

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

 
Thanks for stopping by and  have a great weekend!

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Thursday, May 9, 2013

Avery Elle Cupcake birthday

Happy Thursday,  I have a few cards created with new release Cupcake clear photopolymer stamp set and matching Cupcake ELLE-ments dies.

For my first card, I used the candle image and one of the sentiment from the set.  All the images were stamped with Tsukinedo Delicata ink. The vellum stars and gold sequins added more glitz to it.  I am entering this card to CAS-ual Friday's 100th challenge: Tic Tac Toe.  I used the diagonal line of die, bling and birthday.



The second card features the cupcake images and the dies. I stamped a row of numbers to ground the cupcake.


There are two cute flower stamps in the set.  I wanted to make a non birthday card.  I stamped and embossed the sentiment first.  Then inktense watercolor pencils were applied with a wet brush to create the background.  The flowers were stamped with Versafine Crimson red and Habanero, die cut, then colored with inktense watercolor pencils.  This card is entered into Moxie Fab World The wonder of watercolor challenge.


Stop by at Avery Elle blog and other DT's blog to check out their fabulous projects.

Thanks for stopping by,

Supplies:
Card 1:
cardstock: Avery Elle card stock
Ink: Tsukineko Delicata; onyx black
Dies: Avery Elle Cupcake ELLE-ments diePapertrey ink star dies
Other: Avery Elle sequins, papertrey ink vellum, 

Card 2:
Ink: Tsukineko Toffee crunch; Fresh ink ginger, island, pink lemonade; Archivals Veridian
Other: My Mind's eye stick pin

Card 3:
Ink: Tsukineko  VersaMark; Versafine Crimson Red; Habanero; Fresh ink basil;
Dies: Avery Elle Cupcake ELLE-ments diePapertrey ink star dies
Other: Inktense watercolor pencils, detail white embossing powder


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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Wplus9 Monday Mood Board #11

Hello.  Today's card is for Wplus9 Monday Mood Board #11.

I was going to make a collage card to incorporate different elements on the mood board picture. Somehow it evolved into this.


challenge photo


It is also entered into and Simon Says challenge Happy mail.

Thanks for stopping by,

Supplies:
Stamp: Wplus9 define words, written on ribbon,
Ink: Tsukineko toffee crunch; onyx black
Other: Avery Elle sequins, Papertrey ink linen impression plate, papertrey ink vellum, Magenta adhesive cork; Memory box perched bird die,


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Monday, May 6, 2013

Giveaway Winner

Thanks for participating my giveaway and telling me about the apps you are using.  The winner is  Lea L.
I just emailed you.  If you did not receive my email, please let me know.
Just in case if any of you are interested, here is what I learned from the comments about the apps for crafting.

Pinterest, Feedly and Paper crafts magazine are the most commonly used.  Quite a few are using photo collage apps.  Here are a few examples.

Pic Tap Go for editing photos, Over for layering text to photos, and Collect for organizing your photos on a calendar.  (Lea. L)

pic stitch.....you can make a collage of project steps! (Kara)

There are some company specific apps, including:

Copic marker app (Michele)

Stampin Up has a fun one (Simply sent)!  (Purrfect Paper Creations)

I really like Taheerah's idea of using Evernote to keep track of the stamp sets.  And I am also interested in Apple Pages 08 Jean Bullock suggested.

I have been using Pinterest, Feedly and Paper Crafts Magazine apps as well.  I recently started to use Evernote to jog down my ideas and keep track of the inspirations.  I also use Sketchbook to draw sketch and write down the details of technique or embellishment I would like to use for my projects. I found it is more organized thus far than sketch on a piece paper and could not find it any where.


OK, now back to cards.  My friend JJ, the die cutting queen,  designed some awesome stamps and the matching dies.  She has a giveaway on her blog.  I have two cards created using her Rounded Diamond stamp and dies.

The first one is a card for a friend who is expecting her third child.  I used the smallest die and cut some pastel card stock, arranged and adhered buttons. It is also entered into Simon Says challenge Happy mail.


The flower on the second card were stamped using the stamp set.


Thanks for stopping by,


Supplies:
Card 1:
cardstock: Avery Elle card stock
Stamp: Avery Elle Oh baby set
Ink: Tsukineko Verserfine Onyx black
Other: Rounded diamond die, Papertrey Ink buttons, Twinery twine,



Card 2:
cardstock: Avery Elle card stock
Stamp: Avery Elle Rounded diamond stamp set, All squared up set, Merry & bright set;
Ink: Tsukineko Verserfine Onyx black, Delicata; Fresh ink ginger, fuschia, basil.
Other: Papertrey Ink buttons, 



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Sunday, May 5, 2013

You anchor me

Happy Sunday!  It is mid 80's today and feels like July.  We are enjoying it at the beach today.  A quick card to share.  I used my Paper Smooches Wicked Nauticool stamp set.  The anchor and the chain were embossed in metalic brass color.


It goes to Paper Smooches SPARKS: Anything goes challenge.

Thanks for stopping by,


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Saturday, May 4, 2013

Classy and Fabulous!


For my Avery Elle blog hop, please click here or scroll down.
For my Avery Elle gift card GIVEAWAY, please click here.

Hope you are enjoying your Saturday.  We have a packed day with baseball game and birthday party.  The weather is really nice.  It will be a lot of fun.

I am sharing the card sneaked yesterday.


The color for this card was inspired by the current Play Date Cafe color splash challenge.


I used the glitter card stock for the top layer of the butterfly and also added a rhinestone sticker.  So it is also entered into A Blog Named Hero All that glitters challenge and Simon Says challenge Happy mail.

Thanks for stopping by,

Supplies:
cardstock: Avery Elle card stock
Stamp: Fresh Squeezed On Trend 2013, Trendy Triangles
Ink: Tsukineko Verserfine Onyx black
Other: Papertrey ink butterfly dieAmuse butterfly die; Rhinestone sticker



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Friday, May 3, 2013

Classy and Fabulous!

For my Avery Elle blog hop, please click here or scroll down.
For my Avery Elle gift card GIVEAWAY, please click here.


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



Thanks for stopping by and  have a great weekend!


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Thursday, May 2, 2013

Avery Elle May Release Blog Hop

It is going to be fun and exciting today with the new Avery Elle May release. There are not only new stamp sets coming out this month, but also matching dies, sequins, three new cardstock color, and matching ribbons. I love this release and I think you are going to love it!

We have a new design team memeber- Donna Mikasa! I am a huge fan of Donna’s clean and fresh style. She has a great eye for color! Welcome, Donna!

Our guest designers for this month is fabulous Amy Kolling!

My cards today are featuring The Man stamp set.  Here is the image of the stamp set.  Fun, trendy and modern.  Just Jamie style.


I combined it with my favorite Avery Elle stamp set To the point for my first card.  I am loving this yellow, mint, and orange color combo now.



I used the bottle and the filler in the same color combo on the second card. The maple wood grain card stock is perfect for masculine card.  I also added a few kraft sequins.  It seems to me sequins are associated to feminine design.  But this kraft sequin blend would also be fun on a masculine card.  What do you think?


This card is also entered into Less is More Week 117 sketch challenge and Simon Says Happy Mail challenge.

Here is the complete list of the blog hop. Your next stop is Nina Yang.

Avery Elle / Jamie
Chunyuan Wu
Nina Yang 
Heather Campbell
JJ Bolton
Amy Kolling
Donna Mikasa
Kasia Curry

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

You have until midnight Sunday, May 5th to enter.  The winner will be announced on the Avery Elle Blog on Monday, May 6th .  All products are now available for purchase in the Avery Elle store.

To increase your chances of winning:
  1. Comment on any of the design team's posts & here 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 May 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)
Keep hopping along and have fun!!

PS. I have an Avery Elle gift card giveaway which ends Sunday May 5th.  Just go to the link and tell me your favorite apps for paper crafting :)


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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Nautical coaster set

Happy mid-week day!

I am sharing a non card project today!  I made a set of coasters for a friend just moved into a new house by  lake Washington.

The images are all from Avery Elle Knotty set.  They were stamped on coaster board and then mod podged.


I have an Avery Elle gift card giveaway which ends Sunday May 5th.  Just go to the link and tell me your favorite apps you use for paper crafting :)

Thanks for stopping by,


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