Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Avery Elle / Stay Cool

I am sharing a card that could be sent to anyone "just because".   The new sets from the release last week's Avery Elle release are so playful and fun!  Stay Cool is one of those sets!

Stay Cool

I began with ink blending an entire panel using Peacock Feathers, Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss, and Black Soot.  By adding in the shades of dark (Black Soot at the top and Forest Moss at the bottom), the colors are toned down for a masculine look.  Once done, I trimmed the panel in half and ink blended the edges for a finished look.  The panel was spritzed with water and Avery Elle Shimmer Spray.

The stars and cool dude on skates was colored with Copics, die cut, and added with foam adhesive.  A sentiment strip was added for my dude to "skate" on.  A little "whoosh" was stamped and die cut as a finishing detail.

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Shimmer Spray

Thanks for sharing a part of your week here!

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Crafty Friends Blog Hop featuring Concord & 9th

Concord & 9th 

It's time for the Crafty Friends Blog Hop!  We’re a group of amazing stampers that share similar paths…and we want to share our crafty projects with you!    We’ll be hopping each month featuring a specific company or brand…and this month is one of my favorites.........Concord & 9th 

Check below for a code to use at Concord & 9th for TWO days only!!

Concord & 9th is known for their Turnabout Stamps.  I've used two of them for my cards.
Visit the Concord &9th website and choose videos to see how to use these stamps.  

Flower Patch is one of my favorites.  After stamping the images in four different Lawn Fawn colors (I kept them soft and pretty), the panel was trimmed down and added to a white note card.  To soften the card for my bold die cut flower, I added a layer of vellum.  Hard to see in the photo but perfect in real life.  The sentiment strip was die cut and added with foam adhesive.

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The next Turnabout I used is Everyday Bouquet.  This set is a part of the Everyday Bouquet Turnabout Toolkit.  This Turnabout is a mini version.  I chose bold bright colors and kept the sentiment simple by stamping it in the center of the square die cut from the matching die set.

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My talented Crafty Friends blog hop lineup:

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Avery Elle / Summer Release Blog Hop


The release you have been waiting for is here!  The much anticipated Avery Elle Summer Release!  
Make sure to check out the blog hop below for inspiration using lots of new products!

If you are a dog lover, you will LOVE this new set from Avery Elle.......Dog-Gone.

I wanted to create a cute colorful scene.  I began with ink blending Scattered Straw Distress Ink along with some splatters onto a white note card.  I adhered a 1.5" strip of pattern paper from The Spring Collection Paper Pad.  Grass doesn't have to be it's red with stars!  All the images were Copic colored, die cut, and most were adhered with foam adhesive.  White pigment pen accents and a sentiment banner were the finishing touches!



For a summary of all of our new products that are available for purchase right now check out this section in the Avery Elle store .  Be sure to scroll all the way to the end of this post to read about the fun giveaway we are having.  We will be showcasing projects using the new sets starting today.

To celebrate our Summer 2020 Release Blog Hop, Avery Elle is giving away a stamp set of their choice to 3 winners.  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 and 4 of the following to increase your chances of winning. You have until midnight Sunday, June 21st 2020 to enter.  The winner will be announced on the Avery Elle Blog on Tuesday, June 23rd .  All products are available for purchase in the Avery Elle store right now.  You can check them all out here
To enter to win you can do 1, 2, 3, or all 4 of the following to increase your chances:

  1. Comment here on the Avery Elle Blog
  2. Follow / Tweet us on Twitter (we are @averyellestamps )
  3. Follow / Share us on Facebook (we are ) .
  4. Follow / Comment on Instagram (we are

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

SugarPea Designs / Buzzing By

I am here sharing one of my favorite SugarPea Designs sets:  Hey Honey.  Everything about this set reminds me of summer!

SHOP for all your SugarPea Designs HERE!

Buzzing By

The main focal point was masked off 1" from the top and 1" from the bottom.  This left the middle section to ink blend Squeezed Lemonade and Mustard Seed Distress Inks over the Honeycomb Stencil.  The ink was blended in randomly lighter and darker in spots.  Above the stenciling, a fine black line was drawn using a Precision Pen and then was scored for a bit of detail.

The bear, bees, and hearts were all stamped and die cut using the Hey Honey SugarCut.  Aren't the tiny hearts adorable?  They are tiny to die cut but so worth it!  After arranging placement of my images, I stamped the sentiment in lower right corner.  For dimension, all the bees were added with foam adhesive.  Some rosy cheeks and white pigment dots were added for those final details!

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Friday, June 12, 2020

Reverse Confetti / LUV YOU


I am here sharing a clean and simple card with you.  

Everyone loves a bright and cheery card.  What's better than seeing a rainbow?  This design would cheer up a sweet friend or loved one!  Chalk It Up is an adorable set with animals that hold signs so you can stamp various sentiment inside.  

I started with adhering 1/4" strips of Reverse Confetti cardstock (Rose, Salsa, Flamingo, Tangerine, 
Buttercup, Lime Green, Iced Aqua, and Grape Soda) across a white note card.  I added the Copic colored bear, bird, and box of chalk with foam adhesive.  Seriously, this is all you need!


Monday, June 8, 2020

Hero Arts / June My Monthly Hero Blog Hop / Giveaway


Welcome to the My Monthly Hero Blog Hop!  Hero Arts My Monthly Hero Kit is full of stamps and dies to send off some Happy Mail!   Quantities are LIMITED for this kit so grab it while you can!

Hero Arts

The main kit and add-ons are fabulous!  The kit is available for a limited time only - once it's gone, it's gone. ****Kits should begin shipping from Hero Arts on Friday, June 19th.****  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!


We are working on restarting our operations in a safe manner, bringing back our production and shipping teams with social distancing, and keeping our warehouse cleaned under the strictest standards. We are first focusing on all of the orders in-house for all of our wonderful and patient customers, subscribers, and international customers, and hope to get back to regular shipping times once we are through what was delayed. We estimate June kits and add-ons will begin shipping on Friday, June 19, after all previous orders have gone out.

Kit Contents:
4 x 6 Clear Stamp Set
6 x 6 Northern Lights Cling Stamp
3 Fancy Scene Dies
10 Coordinating Frame Cut Dies
2 5.5" x 8.5" Sheets of Black Handmade Watercolor Paper
Glow in the Dark Lacquer Pen
Shiny Silver Stars

I have a THREE cards to share using the add-ons from this month's My Monthly Hero Release!

This first card was so fun to create!  The galaxy background was done by blending Blueprint Sketch, Mustard Seed, Black Soot, Wilted Violet, Peacock Feathers, and Picked Raspberry Distress Inks.  To create all the stars, I spritzed water (let it dry) and then Shimmer Spray.  I created my moon by simply inking up a pencil eraser into some grey ink and "stamping" it onto a half circle die cut that was blended with grey ink.  I stamped, colored, and fussy cut out my planet and astronaut from the new set Galaxy Peek-a-Boo Parts.  My sentiment was white heat embossed and then my images were added with foam adhesive.



My second card uses the new set called Shine Bright.  

Shine Bright

I ink blended Broken China Distress Ink over the top of a white cardstock panel.  Then, remember the Sun Background Stencil from last month's release?  I used it over the top of the "water" I was creating for this effect of light shining into the water from above.  I stamped and added my die cut dolphin image, from Shine Bright, along with a sentiment from the set.  Once done, the whole panel was spritzed with Shimmer Spray.

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My last card uses yet more ink blending but from the side this time.  This card uses the new set called You're My Universe.

You're My Universe 

After ink blending from the side, I stamped trail of stars in the same ink, Broken China Distress Ink.  This panel was then spritzed with Shimmer Spray.  I added my Copic colored, die cut moon along with some stars that were dipped in the Shimmer Spray as well.  A simple sentiment white heat embossed onto a black sentiment strip was trimmed at an angle and added to the card.

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What's a blog hop without a giveaway?  Hero Arts is giving away a $50 gift card to one blog reader - selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop. Giveaway closes Sunday, June 14th at 11:59pm Pacific, and the winner will be announced the following week on the Hero Arts Blog.  


Reverse Confetti / June (Birthday) Blog Hop!

Friendly Rainbow 

Welcome to the Reverse Confetti JUNE Blog Hop!
Make sure to check out the Reverse Confetti blog for all the details of this hop and for a full list of inspiration and information.  Let's celebrate our BIRTHDAY!!!  #worththewait

My first card uses the Free with Purchase stamp available called Friendly Rainbow.  Please visit the Reverse Confetti blog for all the details on this set!  

I started by stamping the rainbow and coloring in the rays of the rainbow with Copic markers.  The image was fussy cut out and adhered to a white card base that was stamped with the clouds from the set.  I added a frame around the outside using the Stitched Squares Confetti Cuts.

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My second card uses the new Balloons Confetti Cuts along with a sentiment from Party Pals.  

The balloons were die cut using all shades of Reverse Confetti cardstocks.  Each was adhered to a white panel, hanging some off the edges.  This panel was trimmed down and adhered to a white note card.  A simple CELEBRATE strip was adhered across the whole card.  


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