Sunday, February 25, 2018

Ellen Hutson - Catherine Pooler Designs Hop

Hey everyone!  
We're hopping today to celebrate Catherine Pooler designs now available at Ellen Hutson!  Woot!   Ack, I am SOOOO excited!  Two companies I love coming together - so fun!

You should have arrived here from Emily Midgett's blog.  If you are just starting out, head to the Classroom

For the hop, I played with the Catherine Pooler Designs inks - specifically the Zen Garden collection!  These inks are amazing.  Seriously, that squishy foam pad creates the best stamped impressions!  I'm absolutely in love and I know I'll be buying the rest to have the entire ink collection!  

I stamped the images from the Essentials by Ellen Rustic Botanicals and created a beautiful bouquet for the perfect backdrop for a pretty sentiment die.  The sentiment die is also from the Catherine Pooler Designs collection.

Your next stop on the hop is Julie Ebersole's blog.  Woot - have fun hoping'!

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day!


Thursday, February 15, 2018

Spring Bouquet

Hey everyone!  I'm back with a card using the new Spring Bouquet set.
I absolutely love this new set.  These lilies are gorgeous!
To create my card, I heat embossed the lilies on my card base and also on vellum.  I die cut the vellum lilies using the coordinating dies.  On my card base, I ink blended to add color.  On my lilies, I used Copics on the reverse side of the vellum (the non-stamped side) and added color to my lilies. 

I absolutely am obsessed with adding color to vellum stamped images using this technique - especially with flowers because it's so soft this way!

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day!

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Spring 2018 Blog Hop

Hey everyone!  It's time for the Avery Elle Spring 2018 release hop!  Woot, woot!  You should have arrived here from Caryn Davies's blog.  If not, be sure to start the the Avery Elle blog.

You can find all of the new release products HERE.  They're all available in the shop now!

For the hop, I got to play with the new Critter Crew set.

OMG these critters - I adore them!  They're so fun to color I just can't stop when it comes to these guys!

You can watch my intro video for this set!

Now to the project!

I stamped, die cut and colored in all of the images.  Then I placed them on a panel placed an off angle.

So what's a hop without a prize?!?!
To celebrate our Spring 2018 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, February 11th to enter.  The winner will be announced on the Avery Elle Blog on Monday, February 12th .  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)
Next stop on the blog hop - you're headed to the fantastic Yainea's blog! 

Thanks so much and have a great day!

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Essentials by Ellen - Cat Lady and Dog Lady

Hey all!
I'm so excited to sharing this card today using the latest Essentials by Ellen release - Cat Lady and Dog Lady.
To create my card, I stamped, die cut and colored in all of the dogs from Dog Lady and cats from Cat Lady.  The leading lady here is from Dog Lady.  I had so much fun coloring in all of the dogs and cats!  I added gel pen accents to each as well.

To assemble my card, I created a distress ink cloud background using a stencil created with vellum and a cloud die. Then I created a scallop frame using the Avery Elle Large Scallops and Pierced Rectangle dies.

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