Thursday, January 31, 2013

Avery Elle February Release Blog Hop

Welcome to Avery Elle's February Release Blog Hop! 
Hopefully you are excited because I know I am! :)

My card today feature's the new set What's Up? and Mimosa cardstock
  I'm using a lot of Avery Elle Mimosa lately.  Latest obsession alert!!!
Now, back to the release... How cute is this giraffe?  LOVE him! 
 I'm a big matching sentiment person and Jamie without fail, always does the best job at including cute and punny sentiments. 

Now for the hop list:
and perhaps a little contest too?
To celebrate our February Release Blog Hop, Avery Elle is giving away a $25 Gift Certificate to one winner here and another $25 Gift Certificate to a winner on Facebook (just share us with your friends and make sure they tell us you sent them).

You have until midnight Sunday, February 3rd to enter.
  The winner will be announced on the Avery Elle Blog on Monday, February 4th.  All products will be available for purchase tonight at midnight EST.

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 ) and make sure they tell us you sent them.
  4. Pin one of the February 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 have a great day! 

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Confetti Avery Elle and a new Blog Hop Winner

Happy Thursday!  Wow, where is the week going? 
Just popping in to share a quick card that Jamie shared on the Avery Elle blog last week.
 For this card, I used Framed Fonts for the sentiment and shaped border and Bright Days for the circle to create my own background paper.  I simply stamped the circles on graph paper to create this fun 'confetti' look. 

Now for some news!  My blog hop winner from 75 Creative Card Challenges already has a copy of the special issue so she has asked me to pick a new winner....


Congratulations Cindy C!
 I'm off to email you now!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

75 Creative Card Challenges Blog Hop WINNER

Just popping in to share the winner of a complimentary copy of latest special issue available now by Paper Crafts Magazine, 75 Creative Card Challenges.  If you haven't found this in your local stores, you can find it here online

Anyways, to the winner:
Congratulations Ashley!  I'll email you now!

Thanks for popping in and have a great day! 

Friday, January 11, 2013

75 Creative Card Challenges Blog Hop

It's blog hop time!  Anyone else excited?  You better be!
This is THE issue that I've been dying to see in print.  Some of my favorite cards ever are in this issue!  The concept alone of this issue just rocks my world!  

Here's the entire list of blogs playing along in the hop:
Heather Campbell <-- You're HERE!
What an honor to be included in a hop with such amazing designers!  :)

For this hop, we were challenged to create a card with lyrics from a song.
I had so much fun going through my stamps and listening to my iTunes library.
Not going to lie- I loved this challenge.
I feel obligated to admit there was lots of singing and dancing while crafting this card. 
Perhaps I can claim creating this card as part of my workout?

This card was actually pretty quick to create, once I settled on a sketch and sentiment (aka lyrics).  I stamped the sentiment first to get the perfect placement. Then, I stamped the burst, circles and chevrons to provide a focal point and ground the sentiment. Lastly, the border is actually just washi tape. Easy peasy!

To celebrate the release, thank you to the wonderful team at Paper Crafts Magazine, I have one copy of Paper Crafts 75 Creative Card Challenges  to give away!  To be eligible to win, simply comment of this post!   You have until Tuesday, January 15th to comment to win, as I'll announce a winner on Wednesday, January 16th! 

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!  
Next along the hop, you're off to Chan Vuong's blog!
Be sure to make it back to the Paper Crafts Connection blog too, as they are giving away more fun prizes there!

Cardstock: Avery Elle Ultra Smooth Pure White, Kraft.
Stamps: Sentiment - Mama Elephant: Good Times.  Burst, Circles, Chevron - Avery Elle:  Bright Days, Picture It
Washi Tape: Bella Blvd Jail Bird.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Paper Smooches CHA Sneak!

Paper Smooches is showing off their CHA release during the entire month of January.  37 designers are participating along with the PS DT, so there will be a ton for projects to inspire you this month.  I was super excited to be included in this!  FUN!!   Paper Smooches is known for their fun and whimsical hand-drawn stamps.  They decided that it was time to broaden their product line to include DIES and wood mount stamps!  
I have a project to share using the NEW PS product Paint Palette die that releases on February 1, 2013 at   along with many retail stores  around the globe.
You will find a new blog link (or two) to follow every day in January at the Paper Smooches Blog.  
Paper Smooches is giving away $500. Worth of product!  Hidden on FIVE of the participating blogs is a prize package worth $100. each. The prize includes a variety of stamp sets, wood mounts and dies.  Comment on as many blogs as you can to increase your chances to be one of the five winners.
Deadline is January 30th – winners will be announced on the Paper Smooches Blog on January 31st.

So here's my card: 
I used the new Paint Palette die with one of my favorite sentiments, which is from Word Salad.  I love how this die can stand on it's own or can be combined with the coordinating stamp set or any of the critter stamps.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!