Friday, June 28, 2013

FSS Farewell Post

I can't believe six months has passed.  I had a great time being on Fresh Squeezed Stamps design team.  Thanks to Ryann and Shannon for having me on DT.

Today I am sharing a card made with my favorite FSS stamp set On Trend 2013. I stamped speech bubble first, them masked and stamped frame.  The bird is Memory Box perched reed bird die.  The three different dots are also from the set.

Thanks for stopping by today!

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Thursday, June 27, 2013

I {Heart} Papers Post: Just a note

Hello,  I am sharing a card made with some I{heart} Papers goodies.  I used Wplus9 Quilt Print and Blanket Stitched Blooms for this card.  Both sets are available at I {heart} Papers.

The inspiration for this card is from Monday Mood Board Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by and  have a great day,

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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Avery Elle Fav post

This week Avery Elle is continue celebrating the first anniversary by creating with our favorite stamp set or die cut.  My all time favorite image set is To the point clear photo polymer stamp set and my new fav sentiment set is Oh Happy Day set.  So I used both set on today's card.

I stamped the border on card front and the patterned paper, and did some paper piecing.  Tsukineko Firework spray were splatter on card to add some more color.  This card is also entered into Moxie Fab World: The mixy-matchy style challenge.  I am planning to send this card to Maddy as well.

Here are some of my cards using To the point stamp set.
All week long you can enter to win this custom Avery Elle 4 x 6" address stamp set with your personal information on it. *Please note that it will take approx. 4 weeks from the time the winner contacts us to the time the winner will be shipped the set.*

To enter to win just comment on this post.  There is no purchase necessary and you must be 18 years of age or older to enter.  This giveaway is void where prohibited.  You can also do options 2, 3, 4, 5 or all 6 of the following to increase your chances on any or all blog posts this week from today, 6/24, through Friday, 6/28, at midnight PST. 
  1. Comment on any of the design team's posts and/or 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 ) 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)
The winner will be selected at random and announced on the Avery Elle blog on Monday, 7/1 .

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Monday, June 24, 2013

Nautical Thank you card

I am sharing a card in July/August issue of Paper Crafts Magazine. My card is in the digital issue.

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.  I love to flip through the digital issues on my ipad, bookmark, pin, add note about what inspires me, a technique want to try, or a supply to my wish list.

I used a Maritime Flags font to create the card. Here is the colored nautical flag alphabet and a brief history about the flag alphabet.  You can create your own message with the alphabet for any occasion.

Thanks for stopping by,

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Friday, June 21, 2013

FSS: Summer Sun Sand

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

Have a great weekend,

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Thursday, June 20, 2013

I {heart} papers post: You are my true north

I am sharing a card made with some I{heart} Papers goodies.  I cut some stripes of these gorgeous glitter sheets.  Stars were die cut from vellum with papertrey ink star die.  The sentiment is from Avery Elle Knotty set.  Both glitter paper and the stamp set are available at I{heart} papers.

Have a great day,

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

AE Texture Tile

Hey, everybody.  Today's cards are featuring Nina's background stamp set - texture tiles: be cool clear photopolymer stamp set.

I stamped the stripes on the first card to create the background for the boat.  The boat and the sentiment are from Knotty clear photopolymer stamp set.  I am sending this card to Maddy.

I used a different texture background for the second card.  The sentiment is from Oh happy day photopolymer stamp set.  Love the Oh happy day set a lot!

Thanks for stopping by,

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Monday, June 17, 2013

Happy Father's Day

I am late to post the card for father's day.

I used Cards blog June challenge sketch for this card.

Thanks for stopping by,

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Friday, June 14, 2013

I {heart} papers post: You are the best

Hey, everybody.  I have a one layer stamped card to share today.  The flowers are from Avery Elle Petals and Stems set.  The sentiment is from Avery Elle Handwritten notes set. Both sets are available at I{Heart} papers.

I stamped the petals and the stems, then outlined the image with white gel pen.

I am sending this card, with some card I made before to Maddy.

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great weekend!

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FSS light me up card

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

Thanks for stopping by,

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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Avery Elle IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko Blog Hop

Today is a fun day because Imagine Crafts / Tsukineko & Avery Elle have paired up for a blog hop!  There are going to be a lot of amazing projects on the hop today showing how well Avery Elle and Imagine Crafts / Tsukineko products work together.  We also have a fun giveaway, so be sure to visit all of the blogs participating.

Today, I have a couple cards made with Nina's new stamp sets.  For my first card, I stamped Nina's texture tiles in Tsukineko peanut brittle on cream card stock. Tag was die cut from Studio Calico paper. Arrow and speech bubbles were die cut from the same paper pack.  Sentiment was stamped on speech bubble with Tsukineko Memento Luxe Teal Zeal and Memento Pistachio.

I used the tag stamp to frame the sentiment on my second card.  The petals & stems were stamped with various Memento ink including Dandelion, Tangelo, Lulu Lavendar, Angel pink, Rose bud, Bamboo leaves, Bahama blue, die cut and adhered.

Here is the complete list of the hop.
Emily Lanham     
Maureen Cronin     
Jennifer Ingle     
Naghma Husain     

Now it is time for our giveaway! Leave a comment below and/or on any of the posts in the hop to be entered to win.  There is no purchase necessary and you must be 18 years of age or older to enter.  This giveaway is void where prohibited.  We will be selecting two random winners. 

One will win a $50 Avery Elle gift certificate 

and the other will win  
$50 worth of Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko product:

  • 4 colors of new Memento Luxe™ mixed media pigment inkpads: Danube Blue, Rose Bud, Morocco and Pear Tart
  • GooseBumps™: Original in a dauber top bottle and Shimmer in the texture spray
  • VersaMark™ watermark inkpad
  • Fireworks!™ craft sprays: Grape Jelly, Bahama Blue and Bamboo Leaves
  • Creative Medium™ in the original finish
  • InkBlushers™ foam applicators
Thanks for hopping with us!!
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Friday, June 7, 2013

FSS Triangle Hello card.

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

Thanks for stopping by,

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Thursday, June 6, 2013

I {Heart} Papers Post

Hi,  I have a one layer card to share today.

I stamped the pattern with Avery Elle Ikat Addition set.  The sentiment is from Oh Happy Day set.  Both sets are available at I{Heart} papers.

The inspiration for this card came from Moxie Fab World Tuesday Trigger All Sweetness & Light.

Thanks for stopping by!
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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Ikat thank you card

Click here for my Gallery Idol round 2 post.
Please vote if you have not yet!  

I have a fresh colored card to share today.  I used newly released Ikat addition set.  It is a small set but packed with possibilities.  It can be used to create pattern itself, or combined with Ikat stamp set for more potentials.

Today's card is a free form pattern stamped with several images from the Ikat addition set.  You will be seeing more ikat pattern on my blog soon:)

Thanks for stopping by!

Avery Elle card stock
Stamp: Avery Elle Ikat addition Clear photopolymer stamp set, Oh, happy day clear photopolymer stamp set; 
Ink: Fresh sky tginger, limenade; Papertrey ink soft stone;  Tsukineko Tuxedo black;
Other: Kasercraft rhinestone stickers

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Monday, June 3, 2013

Gallery Idol Round 2: Defining Dad

I am crazy excited to be part of the Gallery Idol Top 20 this year. During past two years' competition since I started papercrafting, I remembered being so in awe of what people were making and I discovered designers who are still among my favorites today. So it's an honor -- a HUMONGOUS one -- to be part of it this year!

The theme for the round 2 was "Defining Dad". It sounds an easy and common theme, especially around this time of the year.  But the more I think about it, the more confused I was.  How do I define Dad exactly? What is the quintessential essence of "Dad"??  You know when you think about same thing over and over--all the possible permutations start to blend. 
 I started to look it up, google it, and pinterest it.  There are so many characteristics and personalities.  They have different life experiences and hobbies. How can I put all these in one card?  At the end, I decided to think about my dad. Then I gained clarity.  So here it is...

My card...

That was my dad.  He was the anchor of my family and his siblings and their families.  He was always the person everybody came to.  

I used the anchor and the sentiment from Avery Elle Knotty stamp set as the focus of the card.  'DAD' was selective inking with the sentiment ''THANKSDAD' from The man set.  To add a little bit more nautical feel, I stamped red and blue stripes from Celebrate set, and added some die cut stars.

I'm usually pretty low-key, but if there's any time to make an exception, it's probably now. So here's my cheer: Go to the Gallery Idol contest page and VOTE!!

And thank you,  honestly, thank you sooooooo much, for all the love and support you've given me over the past few days. By far that's been the highlight of this whole thing. I can't tell you how much your kindness has meant.

Avery Elle card stock
Stamp: Avery Elle Knotty Clear photopolymer stamp set, Celebrate clear photopolymer stamp set; The man stamp set;

Ink: Fresh sky tomato red, Turquoise;  Tsukineko Rich Cocoa;

Die: Simon Says holiday shapes Star and heart;
Other: Copic markers

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Saturday, June 1, 2013

I {heart} Papers guest designer

Happy Saturday!

And insert squealing!!  Before I start, just want to say I am so honored and thrilled to be one of the Top 20 of  Paper Crafts Gallery Idol 2013.  Thank you so much for all the sweet wishes today!  It's an honor to be chosen along with these other fabulous ladies!  Good luck to everyone in this next round!!!

I am also honored to be the guest designer for I {heart} papers for June and July. Thank you Kate and TracyI {heart} papers carries a fun variety of stamps, papers and embellishments including Avery Elle, Fresh Squeezed, CAS-ual Fridays, Paper Smooches, Wplus9, and much more!!

To kick start the month, I have two cards to share.

You might already saw the first card because it was  my entry card to Paper Crafts Gallery Idol 2013.  It combined Avery Elle newly released Party Animal clear photopolymer stamp, Picture It clear photopolymer stamp, and Fresh Squeezed On Trend 2013 stamp set with some Studio Calico paper and hemp twine, which all are available at I{Heart} Papers.

The sentiment and the images from the second card are Avery Elle  Blossoms and Blooms clear photopolymer stamps and Framed Fonts clear photopolymer stamps.  I wanted to create a colorful feather like pattern to frame the sentiment.  This card is also entered into Simon Says anything goes challenge.

I{Heart} Paper is turning five in fall!  Of course a sale will be in order to celebrate (late June).  Kate is also running the very first Design Team call.  Check it out here for more details.

Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous weekend!!

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