Monday, December 19, 2016

Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia

Hello, Hello!!!

If you’re new to my blog, welcome!!  I’m so excited to be joining Taheerah Atchia in her Advent Calendar Extravaganza!!  I am absolutely honored and humbled to be included in the festivities this year!  So much fun!!  Taheerah has not only gathered 100 awesome designers together to inspire you all, she’s also procured some amazing prizes from some phenomenal sponsors!!  Today’s sponsor is the wonderful and super amazing ELLEN HUTSON!

Advent Calenda Extravaganza

Advent Calendar Extravaganza is THE festive event of the season! This ‘hop with a twist’ was dreamed up by Taheerah Atchia and features surprise destinations each day! Joining in the fun with Taheerah are ONE HUNDRED special guests - each serving up some fantastic Christmas inspiration! Just like an Advent Calendar, you’ll never know where you’re going to be visiting next until you ‘open the door’!
And that’s not all! With 25 *amazing* sponsors taking part as guests as well, your crafty wish list is bound to get a boost with a chance to win a prize EVERY SINGLE DAY!!
Join in the fun every day at to see what special surprises await behind the door!

Here’s the card I created for today’s event!!

INSTRUCTIONS AND SUPPLIES:  I stamped all of the images from Fat Pants in Avery Elle ink.  Then, using my MISTI, I lined up and stamped the sentiment.  I finished the card with some sequins and ink splatter! 

PRIZES:  It’s not a party without a prize - and with prizes every day there are several chances to win! Today’s prize is generously supplied by ELLEN HUTSONso you’ll definitely want to win! Simply leave a comment on this post - then head back to Taheerah’s Blog and leave a comment there too! You must leave a comment on Taheerah’s blog as well as on my blog post in order to be eligible to win! Don’t forget to grab the other surprise destinations from Taheerah’s Blog and head over to them to leave comments there as well to improve your odds even more! You have until 11:59 PM EST on 31st December 31, 2016 to enter.

Don’t forget that the Advent Calendar Extravaganza runs from December 1st through December 25th,  so make sure you visit Taheerah’s Blog every day for fabulous inspiration and amazing prizes every single time!  A big thank you to Taheerah for inviting me to be a part of this super fun event, thank you to ELLEN HUTSON for their generous sponsorship, and to all of the other wonderful sponsors who have so generously supported this event!!  I have no doubt you all are going to be amazed!!

Thanks for stopping by today!!  I sure do appreciate it when you do!  Have a great day!

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Balloon Letter dies

Hey everyone! 
Stopping by to share a card I've got up on the Avery Elle blog today! 
I created a cute scene with a hedgehug using Hedgehugs and dies and have him holding balloons from Balloon Letters dies.  I used to Pierced Rectangles create my panel for my card. 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Swans and Favorite Person

Hey everyone!  I've got this card over on the Avery Elle blog today! 
I blended a pretty background and used the new Swans stamps & dies to create my card.  The sentiment is from Favorite Person and the frame is with two Double Pierced Rectangles dies!  

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a great day!

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Avery Elle Swans

Hey everyone! 
Do you ever create one of those cards that you're just SO excited to share?  Yeah, that's me with this card! 

I used the new Swans stamp set. 
I created a simple little scene - I love how soft it is! 


Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Avery Elle Blog Hop

Hello hello!  Welcome to the Avery Elle Winter 2016 release blog hop!  Yahoo, are you excited??? 

You should have arrived here from Caryn Davies' blog, if not - start at the Avery Elle blog so you don't miss a single stop! 

For the hop, I used the new Wood You? stamp set.  This beaver is HILARIOUS.  

For my card, I ink blended a soft background and then added a die cut beaver to the front.  Easy peasy and soon darn cute! 

Next up, I used the new Hedgehugs stamp set. 

Now for the full hop details.... 

Avery Elle / Jamie
Karolyn Loncon 
Caryn Davies
Heather Campbell  *** YOU ARE HERE***
Melania Deasy
Katie Gehring 
Amy Kolling 
Ashley Marcu
Maska Vanacker 

To celebrate our Winter 2016 Release Blog Hop, Avery Elle is giving away a $25 Gift Certificate to one random winner.  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 of winning. You have until midnight Sunday, November 13th to enter.  The winner will be announced on the Avery Elle Blog on Monday, November 14th .  All products are available for purchase in the Avery Elle store right now.
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 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 email (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)

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Christmas Food Gifts

I don't know about you but I am always looking for a great and easy way to give home-baked goods at Christmas.

The new Avery Elle Sweet Tidings stamp set is great for this!!!
I used the new Treat Tag and Box die too!

Here's my project...

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Essentials by Ellen Blog Hop

Hello Hello! Welcome to the Holiday 2016 Essentials by Ellen Release Hop! 
You should have arrived here from Laurel Beard's blog.  
Your next stop is Julie Campbell's blog!

I cannot begin to tell you how excited I am for every Essentials by Ellen blog hop and release.  The stamps and dies are always  the best!!!

First I used the new Light Parade stamp and die set! 
I created a cute lil' scene with the boy and girl.  I simply love these little characters so much! 

Next up, I used the new Holiday Words dies!
I seriously love the boldness of these word dies!  Fantastic and they work with so many styles!!

Now for some serious fun!!! I also get to give away an Essentials by Ellen stamp set!  The winner may chose ANY  Essentials by Ellen brand stamp set  (Maximum value $25 USD) currently in stock at Ellen  To enter my giveaway, please leave a comment on today’s post  by Tuesday, October 25th!

There is also a crazy good Grand Giveaway in the CLASSroom!  To enter, be sure to leave a comment there, also by Tuesday, October 25th!  ALL winners will be announced at the CLASSroom on Friday, November 4thPlease check there on that date to see if you are a winner and for further details on claiming your prize!

Your next stop is Julie Campbell's blog!  If you get lost along the hop, please visit the CLASSroom blog for a complete list of all the designers.
Thanks for stopping by and happy hoppin’!

Links for your shopping....
Coordinating Stamps and Dies

Stand-alone Dies