Thursday, May 30, 2013

Avery Elle June Blog Hop - Oh Yeah!

YAY!  
I can't even begin to tell you how excited I have been for this day to come!  It's Avery Elle's June blog hop and it's also Avery Elle's 1st Birthday!  Hooray!  This hop is also very special to me because I get to showcase a set that I worked with Jamie, from Avery Elle, to create! Jamie brought my ideas and sketches to life and I am so excited to have the stamps in hand.  So, let's meet Oh Yeah, shall we?
Cute, huh?!?!  I wanted a set where I could create my own journaling cards and add little accents to them!  I love the idea of being able to connect the sentiment to the arrow or speech bubble.  The open ended arrows (shown on either side of love in the picture above) are designed to be added to the sentiments so the arrow spells the word.  

Which is exactly how I used them in this card here:

The lines I used on the background of the card are from Texture Tiles: Be Cool and the circles are from Bright Days. 

Next, I used the arrows to create a background patterned paper.  I stamped them once and then filled them in masking the other area and stamping again to create the 'fill' using Texture Tiles: Be Cool.
 

Now let's get to hop business... There's some super cool stuff going on so make sure you follow along on the entire hop.  

Here's the hop order:
Avery Elle / Jamie

Chunyuan Wu
Jennifer Rzasa
Nina Yang
Heather Campbell  <-- You are here!
JJ Bolton
Donna Mikasa
Kasia Curry

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 so much for stopping by and have a great day!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Air Mail

Is it Friday yet?  Gosh, I'm ready for the weekend!  Lots of fun planned for me this weekend and I'm hoping to get some crafting time in too! 

Anyways, today I'm sharing my Air Mail card over on the Avery Elle blog. 

Super easy, super fun.  I wanted it to look kinda like an brown paper package or letter with that label and the twine.  The sentiment is from the Handwritten Notes Clear Photopolymer stamp set. 

That's it for now from me!  Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Friday, May 17, 2013

Winner

I just realized that this post didn't go live on Wednesday!  Ack, sorry about that! 
Anyways, I'm here to announce the winner of a copy of  Paper Crafts 350 Cards & Gifts.
 
Using Random.org
 
which means...
Congrats Amy Kolling!  I'm off to email you now!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Avery Elle Cupcakes

Hi friends!  I'm super excited to be sharing this card with you today!  It's featuring the Avery Elle Cupcake stamp set, which I love!  I had a ton of fun playing around with this set before finally making a card!  Do you ever do that?  It's something I find myself doing more and more!

Anyways, to the card... 
Can I just say how much I love having matching dies?!?!  I do - it's amazing!  

Okay friends, that's all for now!  Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!  XOXO!

Supplies:
Avery Elle Clear Photopolymer Cupcake Stamp set, Kraft cardstock.

Friday, May 10, 2013

350 Cards & Gifts Blog Hop

Hello, Hello!  Welcome to Paper Crafts Magazine 350 Cards & Gifts blog hop!  I've been excited for this issue to come out for a long time.  See that little welcome to the neighborhood house on the cover? That's mine!  Yep, I'm on the cover!  :) 
Hopefully you've already picked your copy up, as it's full of paper crafted goodness!  Volume 1 of this special issue was a favorite for me and I already can't seem to put Volume 2 down.  It's nice and meaty - perfect for those upcoming summer vacations.

For the hop, you should have arrived here from Chan Vuong's blog.  We were asked to create a paper crafted birthday item.  
I used my trusty Silhouette Cameo and patterned papers from Echo Park's latest Bundle of Joy Boy kit to create this adorable little bag, perfect for a 1st birthday gift.  I think it's the perfect size to hold a gift card and small toy!

Here's the entire hop list, just for your reference!
Chan Vuong
Heather Campbell <-- that's me!
Kimberly Crawford
Amanda Coleman
Kelly Griglione
Nina Yang
Alice Wertz
Emily Branch
Jocelyn Olson
Kalyn Kepner
Lori Tecler
Meghan McMillan
Piali Biswas
Vanessa Menhorn

To celebrate the release, thank you to the wonderful team at Paper Crafts Magazine, I have one copy of Paper Crafts 350 Cards & Gifts to give away!  To be eligible to win, simply comment of this post!   You have until Tuesday, May 14th to comment to win, as I'll announce a winner on Wednesday, May 15th! 

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!  

Next along the hop, you're off to the adorable and ever so sweet Kimberly Crawford's blog!
Be sure to make it back to the Paper Crafts Connection blog too, as they are giving away more fun prizes there!


Supplies
Cardstock: Avery Elle White
Patterned Paper: Echo Park Bundle of Joy Boy - Journaling and Pat A Cake; Studio Calico Classic Calico Kraft Chevron
Tag Die: Paper Smooches Scallop Tag Die
Stamps: Banner stamp and die - Papertrey Ink Bountiful Banners, sentiment - DC Airplane Greetings

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Chevrons

Hi friends!  
I'm back from Utah and I think I might finally be caught on sleep but, wow, was that ever fun!  I met some of the sweetest, most fun ladies and was able to tour a few really awesome craft places. 

Anyways, I'm up on the Avery Elle blog today and I'm sharing cards using the new Avery Elle chevron dies.  For my first card, I used the Chevron Bits die.
To make this card I stamped the sentiment first, which is from Handwritten Notes Clear Photopolymer stamp set and then die cut the chevrons from Avery Elle cardstock.  After adhering the chevrons where I wanted them, I cut out the chevron shape again.   Then, I simply used scor tape in the negative spaced and poured glitter into the negative space.   To finished the card off, I went a little crazy and adhered a bunch of enamel dots.  Yeah, I bought a few packs while I was in Utah!
Next up, I used the Chevron Border die and stamps from To The Point Clear Photopolymer stamp set, along with a sentiment from Handwritten Notes.  I used sequins in the negative space and simply adhered them with scor tape.  
Lastly, I have a card to share using The Man clear photopolymer stamp set.  Obviously, I was in a very rainbow mood and decided to carry over the feeling and creating something that has nothing to do with Father's day (or for a man, in general!  Whoops!)   The sentiment is from Celebrate Clear Pholopolymer stamp set
That's all from me right now.  Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Avery Elle May Release Blog Hop


Hello, hello!  Hopefully you have arrived here from Nina Yang's blog.  If not, you might want to start from the top at the Avery Elle blog. 

It's time for the Avery Elle May Release blog hop! I'm here sharing a project using Handwritten Notes. 
This set was hard for me to put down.  I have a feeling I'll be getting a lot of use out of it.  :) Love sets like this! 
Anyways, I was able to create a few cards pretty quickly. 
This card uses that stripe from Celebrate and I stamped it repeatedly to create an ombre effect. The arrows are from Airmail. 

Next up, I have this card that I created with my all time favorite Avery Elle stamp set, Petals and Stems. 

Here's the hop order:
Heather Campbell <-- You are here


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)
Now it's off to JJ Bolton's blog!  

Thanks for stopping by and see you again soon!
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