Thursday, February 28, 2013

Avery Elle March Release Blog Hop

Welcome to Avery Elle's March Release Blog Hop!
You should have arrived from the blog of the uber talented JJ Bolton.
If not, start at the Avery Elle blog because you won't want to miss a ton of inspiration
from the design team and leave comments along the way.

Here's my card featuring Roll With It, a fun set with 24 images and sentiments 
(yep, I counted!) that can be used interchangeably for a variety of occasions.

I white embossed and ink distressed the bicycle, basket, 
flowers and sentiment. Lastly, I inked some cardstock with Picked Raspberry
and punched out some flowers for a pop of color.

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So would YOU like to win a $25 gift certificate to Avery Elle?
You have until midnight on Sunday, March 3rd to enter.
The winner will be announced on the Avery Elle blog on Monday, March 4th.
All products will be available for purchase tonight at midnight EST.

          Here's how to increase your chance of winning:

          1.  Comment on any of the design team's posts and here on the Avery Elle blog.
          2.  Tweet the contest @averyellestamps.
          3.  Share with your friends on Facebook and make sure they tell us you sent them.
          4.  Pin one of the March release projects from any of the blogs to Pinterest.
          5.  Like Avery Elle on Facebook (leave a comment on the AE blog if you already do)
          6.  Become an Avery Elle blog follower (comment on the AE blog if you already are)
          7.  Join the Avery Elle Flickr group (comment on the AE blog if you already belong)

Your next stop is the super creative Kasia.
Thanks so much for hopping with us today, and good luck!

Note: Kasia did not receive her stamps in time for the hop,
but please stop by her blog and say "hi"!

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Come Hop With Avery Elle!

I am so excited that I'll be hopping with the Avery Elle design team tomorrow
to showcase their March stamp release. And it's a fabulous one!

Here's a peek at my card.

Can you guess what it is?
Please stop by tomorrow for the full reveal!

To celebrate the March Release Blog Hop, one lucky commenter will win a  
$25 gift certificate to the Avery Elle store and there's a ton of ways
to leave your comments. The more you comment, the better your chance at winning!

Jamie has been showing previews of the new release on her blog,
and four new sets will go on sale tomorrow at midnight EST.

The hop starts tomorrow--February 28-- at the Avery Elle blog at 6am EST
See you then!

Monday, February 25, 2013

Tucker's Toadstool

Here's a card that I made a while ago using Stacey Yacula's adorable images.
I paired Tucker the snail with the whimsical toadstool and for a bit of fun,
I added a bit of a "snail trail" with some Stickles. (I know. Eew.....)

Also, the grab bag sale continues at Purple Onion Designs.
You get a mixed bag of up to $30 worth of unmounted stamps for just $8!
The stamps in each bag can be used for either
scrapbooking/journaling or card making.

Check out the Specials page here for shipping information
and ordering multiple grab bags or adding extra stamps to your order.

Happy day to  you!


Friday, February 22, 2013

ABNH--Shabby Chic

The current challenge over at A Blog Named Hero is to create
a shabby chic card or project. Here's my attempt at shabby chic.

The doily was cut out of patterned paper and all the edges of both the doily
and the card were ink distressed. The flower was given to me by my sweet friend Alice
and there's a bit of pale pink seam binding underneath it.

I used the Vintage Cabinet die as the base of my card
since it has a rounded top that matched the roundness of the doily.
A few butterflies and framed sentiment were ink distressed
and finished off the card.

Link up your shabby chicness here at A Blog Named Hero.
The prize? A $25 gift voucher to Simon Says Stamp!


Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Black and White Plus One

CASual Fridays #90 is to use black and white plus one color 
on your clean and simple project. Here's my card.

I was still in Valentine mode and did some repetitive stamping
and white embossing on black cardstock, then added a puffy heart sticker
as my pop of color. The sentiment is by Mama Elephant.

I think I'll link this up to Moxie Fab World's The Camera Craze challenge, too.
Thanks so much for the visit!


Sunday, February 17, 2013

CAS(E) this Sketch #15

This week at CAS(E) this Sketch Lisa Arana created this sweet little number.

Isn't it a fun sketch?
And here's my card that came together rather quickly.

I used the same stamps from the Simon Says Stamp February 2013 Card Kit 
along with the patterned paper that was in the kit.
The dress was paper pieced and some shading was added
around the edges and topped off with a bit of floral bling.

You have until Tuesday, February 19th to link up your cards here.
Thanks so much for stopping by!