Thursday, November 30, 2017

Avery Elle Balloons

Hello everyone! I'm back and have this project over on the Avery Elle blog - but wanted to share it here too!

How's your week coming along?  I think I'm finally recuperating after the holiday weekend.  :)

For today, I'm continuing playing with the new Balloons and Banners stamp set.
I love these balloons so much.  Really, I find a great balloon stamp super versatile so I was thrilled to see this set.  I paired the balloons with a sentiment from Big Greetings stamp set

To create the inked effect for these balloons, I simply dabbed only the edges of the balloons in the ink leaving much of the inner part of the balloon stamp un-inked.   I love how this technique works with balloons by creating the perfect airiness! 

Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing part of your day with me.  Have a great one! 

Friday, November 24, 2017

Ellen Hutson 11th Anniversary Hop

Hello, hello!  Welcome to the Ellen Hutson 11th Anniversary hop!
You should have arrived here from Jessica Frost-Ballas' blog!

For the hop, we all got to play with our favorite Essentials by Ellen set.  Of course, for mine, I had to play with Hearth & Home.  This set was released in the very first Essentials by Ellen release and it's a set that I just keep going back to - especially the dies!

To create my card, I ink blended distress ink onto white cardstock.  Then, I simply die cut my shapes. I love how this creates a soft variation in color across the cuts!  To create my snowy background, I ink splattered with white watercolor on kraft cardstock.  Then, I just heat embossed the chimney smoke and added the sentiment to another die cut.

Your next stop is Emily Leiphart's blog!

Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing part of your day with me.
Have a great day!

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Modern Calligraphy

Hey hey y'all!  I'm over on the Avery Elle blog today sharing a card and wanted to share it here too! This week we're continuing the fun with Modern Calligraphy.  For my card, I decided to personalize my card with the recipient's name.
The individual letters were super easy to line up and I love how it looks like I wrote it myself!  I love the versatility of this set - it really allows you to create any sentiment you could possibly want!

I stamped the flowers and a few add ons to create the floral arrangement at the top.  Then I colored everything in with my Copics.   

Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing part of your day here!
Have a great day! 

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Avery Elle Blog Hop

Hey everyone!  It's blog hop day!  Wahoo! 

You should have arrived here from Caryn Davies' blog.  If you didn't, be sure to start at the Avery Elle blog for the hop! 

For the hop, I got to play with the new Cool Beans stamp set. 

Ack, coffee!  Who doesn't love coffee?  I can tell you I'll be getting a ton of use out of this set for holidays and birthdays and thank you and anything and everything I can use the sentiment cool beans.  Ack, I love! 

For my project, I kept it pretty clean and simple.  I stamped the mug, sentiment and some coffee beans.  Then I die cut and colored them in to position on the card. 
I love how the dies for this set come with a stitched steam die.  Eep, I think that's just too fun.

Stamps: Cool Beans
Dies: Cool Beans, Wonky Stitches
Ink: Avery Elle Dye Ink

Your next stop on the hop is Yainea's blog! 

Thank you so much for stopping by and hopping with us!  Have a great day!

Prize anyone???

To celebrate our Winter 2017 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 12th to enter.  The winner will be announced on the Avery Elle Blog on Monday, November 13th .  All products are available for purchase in the Avery Elle store right now.
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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Ellen Hutson Blog Hop

Hello sweet friends!
I'm back with a fun card for the latest Essentials by Ellen release! Wahoo! I love me some Ellen releases!

If you stumbled here first, head to the Classroom to start the hop!   Otherwise you should have come here from Julie Ebersole's blog!

Now to the project - let's get to the super good stuff, shall we?
I used the new Photo Lady Leading Ladies stamp set.  I love her and all of her little accessories - those cameras - LOVE!
I thought it'd be super fun to pair my photo lady with her BFF cozy lady!  I figured since the photo lady is such a shutterbug, it'd be fun to create a card of her snapping a selfie!  I colored a background with my Copics - which was SUPER fun and way easier than I thought it would be! To create the polaroid frame, I just trimmed my colored scene into a square and then mounted it onto white cardstock - which I then just trimmed to look like a polaroid.  Easy peasy and super fun!  The background I creating by stamping my favorite kraft ink onto a kraft card base. 

Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing part of your day with me!

*******Your next stop is Julia Stainton's blog!**********