Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Just for FUN!

Whoa, life has been busy for me.  We moved into a new house and went on vacation. Because of this, I just haven't had much time to play with my craft supplies.  Tonight I finally broke open a ton of my new additions and just played.  It was so fun!

My first card I made for a little challenge Kim is having on her Paper Smooches blog.  It's to share a thank you card and link it to this post here.  Make sure you go check it out and I encourage you to play along!  It's got a juicy prize and who doesn't enjoy a spontaneous challenge.  Thanks Kim for the opportunity!  
This card uses all Paper Smooches: Happy Camper (deer and deer sentiment), Daisies & Paisleys (thanks), Warm Hearts (snowflakey burst), Reflections (flourish). 

Next, I've had this one in pieces for awhile but just haven't had a second to finish it...
Paper Smooches (shocking, right?!): Chilly Chums, Swanky Snowdudes. 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Paper Smooches Sparks October Cool Shades

It's time for this week's Paper Smooches Sparks challenge. 

This is also my last card for my term on the Paper Smooches sparks design team.  
I am so sad.  It has been an absolute blast.  Thank you to Kim and Savannah, as well as the rest of my fellow sparks dt members for this term.   

Anyways, to the sparks challenge.  
The third week of the month is the Cool Shades color challenge!
Here are this week's colors:
and here's my card:
I couldn't wait to play with my latest Paper Smooches delivery!  That last release HAD TO BE MINE!  Don't you love it when that happens!  

For this card, I used the christmas lights from All Yule Need and paper-pieced them with some adorable patterned papers.  After looking at it again, I guess I went a little more yellow than orange-ish but oh well...  The sentiment is from Joyful Greetings!

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. 

Go get stamping and I can't wait to see what you create!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Avery Elle October Release Week: Release Day

IT'S RELEASE DAY!
Welcome to Avery Elle's October release week! 
Today we get to pick an extra card to share in celebration of release day!!!

Today, two releases go live! 
Fanfare:

To The Point:

Also, 3 new colors are now Available through Avery Elle!
Red
Black
Fog

Anyone else been waiting for a perfect grey?
Yup.  It's here.  Avery Elle nailed it. 

Now, here's my card to celebrate release day!!!


I paired To The Point with Picture It!  I just can't stop stamping that adorable camera and that speech bubble is ever so handy!   The sentiment is also from the new To The Point set!  How pretty, huh!  I think it's a gorgeous font combination! 

Be sure to check out what the rest of the design team did too!
Also be sure to check out what Jamie has for you at the Avery Elle blog!

Now for a contest!!!!
To celebrate release week, Jamie is giving away a $25 credit to the Avery Elle store, www.averyelle.com

Here's how to enter:
  • Comment on any of the Design Team blog posts 
  • Like Avery Elle on Facebook
  • 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!  

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!  

Avery Elle direct links for your shopping pleasure: 
StampsPicture It, To The Point

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Avery Elle October Release Week: To The Point


I'm baaaack!
Welcome to Avery Elle's October release week! 
Today's post features the new release To The Point! 

To the point has some amazing banner builders plus some amazing trendy chevron building capabilities!  I'm a stamper and I love being able to build my own images.  I love that Avery Elle stamps really allow you to do that!

Now for my card:

For this card, I kept it really simple and focused on added those chevrons to the bigger outline!  Yay for Avery Elle black cardstock too! YUM!

Be sure to check out what the rest of the design team did too!
Also be sure to check out what Jamie has for you at the Avery Elle blog!

Now for a contest!!!!

To celebrate release week, Jamie is giving away a $25 credit to the Avery Elle store, www.averyelle.com

Here's how to enter:
  • Comment on any of the Design Team blog posts 
  • Like Avery Elle on Facebook
  • 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!  

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!  

Avery Elle direct links for your shopping pleasure: 
Stamps: To The Point
CardstockAvery Elle Ultra Smooth Pure White cardstock, Avery Elle Black cardstock

Monday, October 1, 2012

Paper Smooches Sparks October Trend Watch


*****This is my 2nd post of the day!*****
For my Avery Elle Release week post, click here or scroll down!

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: 
Here's my card: 
 My inspiration for this post was pretty literal to the Sparks inspiration.  
Tree: check.
Woodland Creature: yup!
Autumn colors: sigh! they just make me so happy!
I used the following Paper Smooches stamps: 
Spring Groves: Tree, Squirrel.
Word Salad: Sentiment.
Falling for You: Heart.

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 October 7th so get stamping!  
Can't wait to see what you create! 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Avery Elle October Release Week: Fanfare


Hello! Hello!
Welcome to Avery Elle's October release week! 
Today's post features the new release Fanfare! 
While I immediately thought ombre/gradient, I wanted to do something a little different- so I decided to bring out the rainbow I saw in these scallops!  
For both cards I used the Avery Elle Ultra Smooth Pure White and Sea Glass cardstock. 
Seriously, if you haven't tried Avery Elle cardstock yet, you must!

Be sure to check out what the rest of the design team did too!
Also be sure to check out what Jamie has for you at the Avery Elle blog!

Now for a contest!!!!

To celebrate release week, Jamie is giving away a $25 credit to the Avery Elle store, www.averyelle.com

To enter:
  • Comment on any of our blog posts this week
  • Like Avery Elle on Facebook  
  • 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!  

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!  

Avery Elle direct links for your shopping pleasure: 
Stamps: Fanfare
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