Monday, July 30, 2012

Shaping Up Blog Hop - WINNER!

Happy Monday!
I'm back, as promised, with my Shaping Up Blog Hop & Giveaway winner! In case you missed it, it's too late to enter for the giveaway but you can find my post here.

First, thank you everyone for all your lovely comments! 

Now for the winner...
which is


Congrats Amy!  I'm off to send you an email now!

Thanks & have a great day!

Friday, July 27, 2012

Happy Birthday Ashley

If you came here looking for my Shaping Up Blog Hop & Giveaway post click HERE.


Okay, it's not her birthday yet but I due to a few upcoming stampy commitments, I had to get this done in advance!  I decided that I could go ahead and post this a few days early! I've already sent it on it's merry way in the mail to her, I am hoping she should have it by now!  Isn't getting non-bill mail is so much fun!!!  

Happy Birthday Ashley!  
I know this is early, but I hope you have a wonderful birthday month!  
(Yes, in my house we celebrate birthdays the entire month!)
 For this card I felt it extremely appropriate to use some of my favorite Paper Smooches stamps!  We both have a thing for Paper Smooches.  
Okay, maybe it's more than just a thing- we're both obsessed with Paper Smooches!  

Instead of coloring in the pig, I just paper pieced him with Avery Elle cardstock!  He's also just a hint sparkley too!  Pigs sparkle, right?  A few die cuts and some bakers twine later, we have a card! 

Supplies: 
Cardstock: Avery Elle: White, Pixie.  PTI: Soft Stone.
Pattern Paper: Dear Lizzy Neapolitan.
Stamps: Paper Smooches Party Posse, Green Acres.
Dies: PTI Notebook, In the Meadow die.  MFT Die-namics Stax Flag.  Lil' Inker Cloud dies.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

PTI July Blog Hop

If you came here looking for my Shaping Up Blog Hop & Giveaway post click HERE.


This is my first ever PTI blog hop!  Yippee!  I have watched them forever but never had the time to get a card made.  I just couldn't pass up the chance to make a card from this inspiration photo!  
Sigh.  Seriously, SO pretty! Impossible to pass up!

Here's my card...
I used Papertrey Ink's Sweet Life, Background Basics Gingham, and the sentiment is from Autumn Acorns.  

I would have loved to have rounded one or two of these corners but unfortunately I just broke my corner rounder!!! (Side note: this is my 2nd corner rounder to bite the dust! I have got to find a better corner chomper that can handle high quality cardstock!  Suggestions anyone?)  
Need to go shopping ASAP!  Oh well, I can do that later!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Shaping Up Blog Hop & Giveaways!

Welcome to the Shaping Up Blog Hop & Giveaways!

Hopefully you have arrived here from Cheiron's blog!

We wanted to thank everyone together, one last time, for everyone's support in Gallery Idol and also share our prize stash with those who supported us along the way.

We each have created a shaped card and here's mine!  
I created with a roller coaster that I cut out with my Silhouette!
I felt the sentiment was perfect for the Gallery Idol experience!  :)

Now it's time for the fun, the giveaway! I've got lots in my stash from Stamping Royalty and Gallery Idol that I would love to share. To be eligible to win, please comment on this post and follow my blog! I'll pick a winner on Monday, July 30th.

The next stop is Joscelyne Cutchens' blog.
If you get lost along the way, head back to the facebook event page!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

a simple For You

Hi friends!
Just popping in to share a simple card I made with some of my new Avery Elle stamps!
The flowers and the sentiment are from Avery Elle Blossoms & Blooms as well as Avery Elle Speckled card stock.  

If you haven't heard about Avery Elle card stock, I have to take two seconds to say it is AMAZING.  It stamps so nicely and is so, so smooth!  Seriously, I'm in love! 
If you have a thing for paper and appreciate higher quality card stock you must try it!

Shopping list:
Stamps: Avery Elle Blossoms & Blooms
Card Stock: Avery Elle Speckled

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day! 

Monday, July 16, 2012

Paper Smooches Sparks July Cool Shades



It's time for this week's Paper Smooches Sparks challenge. 
The third week of the month is the Cool Shades color challenge!
Here are this week's colors:
Here's my card: 
I just got Space Cadet (here) a few weeks ago and I just had to use it for this challenge!  
I decided not to color the martian in at the last minute and just went with the rhinestones instead.  Sometimes it's so fun to do something a little more unpredictable, ya know...

Be sure to stop by the rest of the Paper Smooches Sparks DT members blogs to see what they've created and leave them some love. 

This weeks Sparks challenge ends July 22nd so get stamping!  
Can't wait to see what you create! 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Avery Elle July Inspiration Week Day 5


It's day5 of Avery Elle Inspiration week and I'm stopping in to share one last Avery Elle card for the week!

Here's my card for today! 

It features Avery Elle's Hello and is available for purchase here right now! 

I also used lots Avery Elle white card stock too!  
That stuff stamps like a dream!  I'm in love!  

Be sure to check out what the rest of the design team did too!
Also, today is the last day for the  chance to win a $25 Avery Elle store credit!

Here's some details: 
To celebrate Inspiration Week we are giving away a $25 credit to our store,www.averyelle.com, to one lucky winner. All you have to do to enter is comment on any of our blog posts this week, any of the design team posts, like us on Facebook and/or follow the Avery Elle blog (HERE) . Each comment, like, follow will be an entry and if you already are a follower of us on Facebook or the blog that counts too. The more you comment, the better chance you have of winning! The contest ends this Friday, July 13th, at 11:59pm and Jamie will announce the winner on the blog on Monday, July 16th! 

Thanks for stopping by and July inspiration week is officially wrapped up!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Avery Elle July Inspiration Week, Day 4


I'm back and so excited for Day 4 of Avery Elle Inspiration week?!?!
Are you excited about Avery Elle yet?  
How can you not be, right?   

Here's my card for today! 
It features Avery Elle's Hello and is available for purchase here right now! 

I also used lots Avery Elle card stock too!  
I used colors: Ultra Smooth Pure White, Sea Glass, Aquamarine, Celery, Lemon Grass, Raspberry, & Pixie!

Notice that patterned circle background? 
It's actually stamped using the Avery Elle Bright Days stamps set!  
You can find that one here!

Be sure to check out what the rest of the design team did too!
Now, are you ready for a chance to win a $25 Avery Elle store credit?!?! 

Here's some details: 
To celebrate Inspiration Week we are giving away a $25 credit to our store,www.averyelle.com, to one lucky winner. All you have to do to enter is comment on any of our blog posts this week, any of the design team posts, like us on Facebook and/or follow the Avery Elle blog (HERE) . Each comment, like, follow will be an entry and if you already are a follower of us on Facebook or the blog that counts too. The more you comment, the better chance you have of winning! The contest ends this Friday, July 13th, at 11:59pm and Jamie will announce the winner on the blog on Monday, July 16th! 

Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you back tomorrow with another Avery Elle card!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Avery Elle July Inspiration Week, Day 3

Hello, Hello!
Are you ready for Day 3 of Avery Elle Inspiration week?!?!
I hope so because I am having so much fun!     

Here's my card for today! 

It features Avery Elle's Blossoms & Blooms and is available for purchase here right now! 

I also used Avery Elle Pure White card stock.


Be sure to check out what the rest of the design team did too!
JJ Bolton
Now, are you ready for a chance to win a $25 Avery Elle store credit?!?! 

Here's some details: 
To celebrate Inspiration Week we are giving away a $25 credit to our store,www.averyelle.com, to one lucky winner. All you have to do to enter is comment on any of our blog posts this week, any of the design team posts, like us on Facebook and/or follow the Avery Elle blog (HERE) . Each comment, like, follow will be an entry and if you already are a follower of us on Facebook or the blog that counts too. The more you comment, the better chance you have of winning! The contest ends this Friday, July 13th, at 11:59pm and Jamie will announce the winner on the blog on Monday, July 16th! 

Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you back tomorrow with another Avery Elle card!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Avery Elle July Inspiration Week, Day 2

Hello!
I'm back with Day 2 of
Avery Elle Inspiration week!    

The card I'm sharing on my blog today is the one that Jamie shared on the Avery Elle blog yesterday which features Framed Fonts stamp set:

It's available for purchase here right now! 

I also used Avery Elle card stock, colors: Pure White & Seaglass.

Be sure to check out what the rest of the design team did too!
JJ Bolton
Now, are you ready for a chance to win a $25 Avery Elle store credit?!?! 

Here's some details: 
To celebrate Inspiration Week we are giving away a $25 credit to our store,www.averyelle.com, to one lucky winner. All you have to do to enter is comment on any of our blog posts this week, any of the design team posts, like us on Facebook and/or follow the Avery Elle blog (HERE) . Each comment, like, follow will be an entry and if you already are a follower of us on Facebook or the blog that counts too. The more you comment, the better chance you have of winning! The contest ends this Friday, July 13th, at 11:59pm and Jamie will announce the winner on the blog on Monday, July 16th! 

Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you back tomorrow with another Avery Elle card!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Avery Elle July Inspiration Week, Day 1

WOO-WHOO!  
It's finally here! 
It's Avery Elle Inspiration Week and I'll be here all week to share cards using Avery Elle stamps!  I am so excited to share these cards & stamp sets with you!  

Here's my card for today:
 It features Avery Elle's Bright Day's stamp set.  
It's available for purchase here right now! 
I used the large ray, large solid circle, & the sentiment.
I also used Avery Elle card stock, colors: Pure White & Raspberry.

Seriously, this stamp set is amazing and is super versatile!
It stamps so crisp and I love the two different ray sizes.  


Be sure to check out what the rest of the design team did too!
JJ Bolton

Now, are you ready for a chance to win a $25 Avery Elle store credit?!?! 

Here's some details: 
To celebrate Inspiration Week we are giving away a $25 credit to our store,www.averyelle.com, to one lucky winner. All you have to do to enter is comment on any of our blog posts this week, any of the design team posts, like us on Facebook and/or follow the Avery Elle blog (HERE) . Each comment, like, follow will be an entry and if you already are a follower of us on Facebook or the blog that counts too. The more you comment, the better chance you have of winning! The contest ends this Friday, July 13th, at 11:59pm and Jamie will announce the winner on the blog on Monday, July 16th! 

Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you back tomorrow with another Avery Elle card!

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Avocado Arts Guest Designer, Part 2


YAY!  
I'm back with my 2nd card as a guest designer for Avocado Arts.
Since I'm really not one for a lot of words, I'll cut straight to the card! 
For this card, I used lots of wonderful papers I've been hoarding and Avocado Arts Bold Celebrations stamp set!  
I used the cake, banners, and the 'celebrate' sentiment!

Such a great stamp set!  You can find this stamp set for sale here.

Thank you to everyone at Avocado Arts for letting my play this month!  
It has been an absolute pleasure and joy!  Thank you!

Have a great day!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Paper Smooches Sparks July Trend Watch


***This is my 2nd post of the day.*** 
***To find my Avocado Arts guest designer post, scroll down, or click here.***

It's time for this week's Paper Smooches Sparks challenge. 
The first week of the month is the trend watch challenge!
 Here is this week's trend watch photo:


I was really inspired by the red and white and even the little bit of black in the logo/title.
I also went with the food theme too!

Here's my card: 
I trimmed some patterned paper and cardstock and then masked the ant to stamp the watermelon.    

I used the following Paper Smooches stamps: 
Alfresco: Ant, Watermelon
Word Salad: Sentiment

Be sure to stop by the rest of the Paper Smooches Sparks DT members blogs to see what they've created and leave them some love. 

This weeks Sparks challenge ends July 8th so get stamping!  
Can't wait to see what you create! 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Avocado Arts: July Guest Designer

YAY!  
I'm so excited to share that I am Avocado Art's guest designer for July!  
Seriously, so excited and so flattered!


I got to work with the Bold Celebrations stamp set!  
Super fun, right!  You can find this stamp set for sale here.


And here's my card!
Since we're right in the middle of wedding season, I decided I'd create a card that I could use for bridal showers/wedding or birthday.  It's great to keep these in your stash!  

Thanks so much for stopping by and I'll be back with more Avocado Arts later in the month...
Have a great day!
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