Tuesday, August 14, 2018

SugarPea Designs / Warm Welcome

Hello!  I am here with a little more 'Summer' for you.  
I just can't put Summer away just yet even though Fall is just around the corner.  It's not right!  It's just AUGUST!  Can you tell what season I like?  ☺


I did a little bit of ink smooshing with Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide ink onto a piece of white cardstock.  I did several layers and dried between each one.  For my focal point, I used one of my favorite images from SPD......the pineapple from Pineapple ParadiseAfter stamping and die cutting, the image was layered over a spiral of gold thread.  For the sentiment, a bold black die cut 'Welcome' and sentiment strip was added using a sentiment from Warm Welcome.  To finish, a few gold crystals were added.


Monday, August 13, 2018

Reverse Confetti / Happy Birthday Jen!

Jen's Birthday

Hello Monday!
  It's also a special person's BIRTHDAY today.......Jen del Muro from Reverse Confetti!  The whole Confetti Crew has geared up to send her lots of birthday wishes today because it's the big 4-0!  

Jen, I am so glad to call you a friend and to be able to celebrate you today!  I'll even drink a margarita (or two) for you!  Hope you have a wonderful day!!

I created these floral emboss resist images (from Build a Bunch) using Distress Inks.  After die cutting the images, I arranged them onto a white 2 Way Stripes Cover Panel.  The sentiment was done in bold black ink using the Sentiment Essentials and coordinating Confetti Cuts.

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Here's the full Confetti Crew list to keep you hopping along!!!  

♥♥Amy Kolling♥♥

Melissa Phillips

Amy Sheffer

Tricia Barber 

Kelly Lunceford

Lisa Henke

Amy Rohl

Heather Hoffman

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Hello Bluebird / Spook-Tacular

Trick or Treat

Hello!  Welcome to the first of a few posts sharing projects using the newest Hello Bluebird release!  Hope you are ready for some ADORABLE Halloween/Fall images!

This first card uses the new Spooky Scene Die.  What I love about this die is that it cuts the pieces and you can piece them back together including a thin FRAME!  To a notecard, I added a piece of alcohol ink Yupo paper.  I die cut the Spooky Scene out of black cardstock, adhered to my notecard, and then rubbed white pigment ink over the die cuts for an eerie look.  I white heat embossed a sentiment from Trick or Treat to the bottom left and added a Copic colored little Frankenstein!  To complete my scene, I added some die cut bats, moon, and tombstones!

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Spooky Script

My second card uses some iconic images for Halloween using Spooky Script.  I started by blending in Wilted Violet Distress Oxide ink and spritzing with water.  I added die cut black frames from Gallery Frame Die #1.  Inside the frames, I stamped the solid images in black ink along with the beautifully scripted Happy Halloween.  To lighten things up, I added 3 die cut ghosts!

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Reverse Confetti / Stock Your Stash Challenge (Wedding)


Hello!  I am sharing a card for the Reverse Confetti.......Stock Your Stash Challenge!  
Every month will be a new theme and this month we are showcasing WEDDING!

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Some popular wedding colors lately I've seen are Mint and Lavender.  I translated with Reverse Confetti colors Seafoam and Wisteria.  

I layered pattern paper from Fun Times behind a white Tall Stripe Confetti Cuts.  I stamped the floral images from Elegant Florals in Seafoam and Wisteria Reverse Confetti Dye Inks.  After layering the floral images over my Tall Stripe panel, I added a stamped sentiment banner from Flowers for Mom Confetti Cuts using a sentiment from Celebrations.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Avery Elle / Fall Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

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Hello and welcome to the Avery Elle Fall Release Blog Hop!  It's time to start thinking about those holiday cards!  The release has 12 new stamp sets and 17 new die sets!!  Perfect for the upcoming holiday season!

I love the look of a classy holiday card using gold accents.  Sending Peace is a wonderful smaller set with coordinating dies.  I've added gold accents to my stamped 'Peace, Love, Joy' white heat embossed sentiment by using the Gansai Tambi Starry palette and a water brush.  I added a frame using the Wonky Squares Frames along with some gold gems.  As a final touch, I stamped the 'this holiday season' onto a thin white cardstock strip and added it with foam adhesive.

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To celebrate our Fall 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, August 12th to enter.  The winner will be announced on the Avery Elle Blog on Monday, August 20th .  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 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 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)

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Reverse Confetti / August Blog Hop

Blog Hop 

Welcome to the Reverse Confetti August Blog HopMake sure to check out the Reverse Confetti blog for all the details of this hop and for a full list of inspiration and information.

This month's blog hop theme is:  Pattern Paper.  

I created an elegant card using a piece of pattern paper from Cue the Confetti and layered it with the Geo Panel Confetti Cuts.  Using the floral image from Something Wonderful, it was stamped in pigment ink, clear heat embossed, and die cut.  A simple white heat embossed sentiment from this same set was done on a black card stock strip and added to the front of my card.  White gems from Pretty Pink Posh were added for some pizazz! 

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I hope you’ve enjoyed hopping with us today.  Be sure and hop with us on the 8th of EVERY MONTH for more REVERSE CONFETTI inspiration! Now it’s time to hop on over to Ali Farmer's blog. Here is the full list of participants sharing inspiration:

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♥♥Amy Kolling♥♥

Ali Farmer

Melissa Phillips

Amy Sheffer

Tricia Barber 

Kelly Lunceford

Lisa Henke

Amy Rohl

Laurie Schmidlin

Heather Hoffman

Amy Tsuruta

Kathy Schweinfurth

Audrey Tokach

Deanne Kuntz

Jeanne Jachna

Olga Moss

Eloise Blue

Monday, August 6, 2018

Hero Arts / My Monthly Hero August Blog Hop / Giveaway


Hello and Welcome!  I am so excited to be a part of the My Monthly Hero Blog Hop this month!  Hero Arts has always been a favorite company of mine since I began stamping so to create again with one of the My Monthly Hero Kits was so much fun!   

This month's kit has some fabulous COFFEE themed sets and dies!  The kit is available for a limited time only - once it's gone, it's gone. Kits begin shipping from Hero Arts on Friday, August 10. You can now subscribe to receive the kit monthly and never miss one!  The kit value is over $70......but only costs $34.99.  Once this kit is gone, it's gone!

Get your kit HERE!!

I've used mainly the core kit along with one of the add-ons for my cards today.  My first card uses this awesome silhouette die cut image of a cafe.  I die cut it out of white cardstock and layered it over a panel of blended Cracked Pistachio, Scattered Straw, and Worn Lipstick Distress Inks.  After stamping a simple black sentiment, I added a very thin black frame to finish this off.  



My second card uses the add-on, Distressed Tile Bold Prints.  I've clear heat embossed the background onto a kraft cardstock.  Using a standard circle die, I die cut the bottom right corner out of the cardstock.  This panel was added to a white notecard with foam adhesive over a background of splattered Frayed Burlap Distress Ink.  I added 2 to go coffee cups and hand trimmed my own cozies.  These were added with foam adhesive to the cutout portion and stamped my sentiment.



What's a blog hop without a giveaway?  We are giving away one kit to one blog reader - selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop. Giveaway closes Sunday, August 12 at 11:59pm EST, and the winner will be announced the following week on the Hero Arts Blog.  Hero Arts will reimburse if the winner already bought the kit!

Thanks for sharing a part of your day with me!

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