Friday, September 30, 2016

Avery Elle–Happy Howl-idays!!

 

Hello, again!!

 

As this post goes live, I’ll be on my way to Arizona for the winter!!  We’ll hopefully get as far as Southern Utah tonight, and hubby will make it to AZ Saturday afternoon!  He’s dropping my bootie off in Vegas for a quick girl’s trip to see Lionel Richie in concert!!  Any 80’s music fans out there?!  LOL  I’m super excited – mostly to be out of the car after 20 hours!  LOL  Anyways, I wanted to pop in quickly to share another Avery Elle project that I created using THE most adorable stamp set called Happy Howl-idays!!  Check it out!!

 

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PRODUCTS USED:

Happy Howl-idays Stamp Set
Happy Howl-idays Elle-Ments
Scalloped Banner Elle-Ments
Dotted Borders Elle-Ments
New Moon Dye Ink
Midnight Hemp Twine

 

Oh how I love that little dog – is he a French Bulldog?  Pug?  I’m not really sure . . . but he’s stinkin’ cute!!  I’ve listed the products that I used above.  It was a super easy project to create, and one that I’m sure any dog lover would appreciate for the howl-idays!!  LOL

 

Okay, friends . . . I’m going to skedaddle!  I need to do some front seat driving for my husband – his driving sucks so I must make sure he drives according to my standards!  LOL  Seriously, I’m lucky he doesn’t push the eject button every time I scream “Red lights!  Red lights!!”  LOL  I hope you have a great weekend – I know I will!!  Be back soon – TTFN!!

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

My Favorite Things–WSC#300!

 

Hello my friends!!

 

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I know it’s been quiet around here this week . . . I’m treading water like nobody’s business.  Counting down the hours before we leave for AZ, and busting booty to get it all done!!  But I wanted to pop in quickly to share a project I created for this week’s My Favorite Things WSC#300!!  Here’s the sketch:

 

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And here’s my take on the sketch!!

 

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I know . . . I’ve taken a bit of creative license with the sketch.  But my intent was there – I just couldn’t take that Stitched Fishtail Flag all the way to the edge!!  It was killing me!!  LOL  I get credit for intent, right?!  LOL  Here’s how I created my project:

 

  1. Trim an A2, vertical, top-folding card base from Black Licorice Card StockScore at 5.5”, fold in half and perfect the crease with a Teflon Bone Folder.
  2. Trim an A2 panel from Smooth White Card StockStamp the Typewriter Background onto the image panel using Sweet Tooth Pigment Ink.  Heat emboss it with White Detail Embossing Powder.
  3. Die cut the image panel using the stitched rectangle from the Blueprints 15 Die-Namics Set.
  4. Using a Mini Ink Blending Tool, lightly blend some Spun Sugar Distress Ink in the lower right hand corner of the image panel.
  5. Wrap the image panel with red and white baker’s twine and tie it into a bow.  Adhere the image panel to the card base with foam tape.
  6. Die cut black and white polka dot patterned paper (from the Itsy Bitsy Polka Dot 6 x 6 Paper Pack) using the Stitched Fishtail Frames.
  7. Stamp the sentiment from the Fall Friends Stamp Set onto the vellum using Onyx Black VersaFine Ink, and heat emboss it with Clear Detail Embossing Powder.  Adhere the vellum panel inside the polka dot frame using Clear Foam Tape.
  8. Stamp the apple image from the Fall Friends Stamp Set TWICE onto some Smooth White Card Stock using Black Licorice Hybrid Ink.  Use the coordinating Fall Friends Die-Namics to die cut one of the stamped apples.  Fussy cut the center of the apple from the die cut with detail scissors.
  9. Stamp the apple a third time onto red and white gingham patterned paper (from the Tiny Check Brights 6 x 6 Paper Pack) with Black Licorice Hybrid Ink, and fussy cut around the outside of the apple.  Adhere it to the die cut apple with a tape runner.
  10. Stamp the apple a fourth time onto green and white polka dot patterned paper (from the Itsy Bitsy Polka Dot 6 x 6 Paper Pack) with Black Licorice Hybrid Ink, and fussy cut the leaf.  Adhere it to the die cut apple with a tape runner.
  11. Adhere the fussy cut apple center (from the second die cut) to the apple using foam tape.  Color the stem with a Copic Marker.  Apply Glossy Accents to the seeds.

 

There you go!!  If I had all the time in the world, I’d make a whole set of these babies and give them to a teacher friend of mine . . . no doubt she’d be able to use them.  Or better yet – give them to my daughter to give to my grandson’s teacher!!  Maybe when my life slows down . . . Ha!  I’ve listed all the products that I used below if you’d like to make some cards like this for yourself!

 

Please click on through to the My Favorite Things Challenge Blog to see the other creative takes on this week’s sketch challenge!  I know you’re going to be amazed!!  And we’d love to have you play along with us -  you’ll find the linky tool to link up your take on the sketch!  Do it!

 

That’s it for me today, friends!!  If you need me, I’ll be in my craft room – packing my crap!!  LOL  I’ll be back soon to share another crafty project with you – I promise!  Thanks for stopping by!!

 

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Friday, September 23, 2016

Avery Elle–Chalet and Treat Bag & Tag Elle-Ments!

 

Hello Friends!!

 

I’m suuuuuper busy getting caught up on some deadlines before the grandkids arrive for the weekend!  Why does it seem like there just aren’t enough hours in the day when you have deadlines looming over your head?  *sigh*  At any rate, I wanted to pop in and share another project that I created using the new Chalet Stamp Set and coordinating dies, along with the Treat Tag & Bag Elle-Ments -  all from Avery Elle Stamps!

 

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PRODUCTS USED:

Chalet Stamp Set
Chalet Elle-Ments
Treat Tag & Bag Elle-Ments
Postage Stamp Elle-Ments
Dotted Borders Elle-Ments
New Moon Dye Ink

 

I so love bringing hostess gifts to friends’ homes when they’re kind enough to have us over.  I’m not a baker, but I can bake cookies.  The new Treat Tag & Bag Elle-Ments are PERFECT for throwing together a really cute paper-crafted hostess gift.  I used the new Chalet Stamp Set and coordinating dies, along with the tag die from the new Postage Stamp Elle-Ments to create the tag.  I also used the Dotted Borders Elle-Ments to create the snow banks on the tag.

 

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I die cut the tag a second time from patterned paper, and stamped the sentiment from the Chalet Stamp Set.  Easy peasy!!

 

That’s it for me today, friends.  I hope I’m able to get my crap done today, because if I don’t, there’s going to be some serious stressing going on at my house!  Yikes!!  I hope you have a great and stress free weekend!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

My Favorite Things–Snowflake Sparkle Card Kit Release!!

 

Yay!!

 

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It’s time for you to rush on over to the My Favorite Things Boutique and buy the Snowflake Sparkle Card Kit!  It’s okay – I’ll wait for you to come back!  And please do come back because I have more fun samples to share with you!

 

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Okay, so I am not a quilter, but when I saw the snowflakes from the Simply Snowflakes Stamp Set and how lovely they looked layered together, it occurred to me that they’d be amazingly beautiful on a quilt square – namely the Quilt Square Cover-Up Die-Namic!  So I paired it with the Simply Snowflakes Stamp Set, the coordinating Simply Snowflakes Die-Namics and the Peaceful Words Die-Namics - all from the Snowflake Sparkle Card Kit - to create this sweet little card.  I was pretty darned happy with how it turned out!  I’ve listed the products that I used below.

 

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My final project was another fun one to create!  I die cut the Silver Sparkle Card Stock from the kit using the scalloped rectangle from Blueprints 27 Die-Namics.  The image panel was die cut using the stitched rectangle from the Blueprints 20 Die-Namics.  I stamped the sentiment from the Snowfall of Blessings Stamp Set and die cut the largest snowflake from the Simply Snowflakes Die-Namics.  I stamped the coordinating snowflake stamp from the Simply Snowflake Stamp Set onto a piece of acetate (using Jet Black Staz-On Ink) and adhered it behind the snowflake aperture.  This way, the detail of the snowflake shows and the silver sparkle behind it adds some super fun bling!  I added some Sparkling Clear Sequins and some black rhinestones (as I look at it now, those that I added rhinestones to kind of look like eyeballs – I probably wouldn’t do that again!  LOL) for some extra texture and interest!  Again, I’ve listed the products that I used below.

 

Please click on through to the My Favorite Things Design Blog to be linked to the other spectacular projects that my teammates have created for your inspiration!  There’s a chance to win a $25 MFT Gift Certificate for commenting, so be sure and leave some love behind!  The Snowflake Sparkle Card Kit is avaialble NOW and can be found HERE in the My Favorite Things Online Boutique!  I don’t think I’d wait too long to add yours to your cart – I have a feeling this one is going to sell out in record time!

 

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I’m off to get my hair done and run a few errands.  I love days like today!  I hope you have a great day, as well!!

 

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