Monday, September 15, 2014

Runway Inspired Challenge #68


Well, hello!!


No time to chat today – this blog post is already late as it is!!  Ugh!  So, let’s get to the newest Runway Inspired Challenge, shall we?


RIC68 Graphic


How freakin’ cool is that shoe?!!  I looooove it!!  Here’s how it inspired me!


RIC68 - Thanks


I was totally inspired by the amazing graphic pattern, the colors and that cork – be still my heart!  I don’t have a ton of time to chat about how I created it, so I’ll just leave you with this.  My teammates have created some amazing loveliness, so please, please, please click on through to the Runway Inspired Challenge Blog!  There, you’ll also find the linky tool to link up YOUR answer to the challenge!!  There’s a $25 Gift Certificate to Ellen Hutson!  Woot!!


Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I’m so sorry for the brief banter – I’m up to my eyeballs in deadlines in anticipation of an upcoming trip this week!  Hope you all have a lovely day!!



Friday, September 12, 2014

You Are Spooktacular!


Hello Friends!!


Hope your week is going well!!  I’ve got a big weekend coming up as we’ll have a house full of visitors and a baby shower on Sunday!!  I can’t wait!  But I wanted to pop in quickly to share one of the projects that I created using the new Avery Elle stamp set called Boo!


9-12-14 Boo


I am a huge fan of Halloween!!  So when I see adorable Halloween themed products, I scoop them up!  The new Boo stamp set and coordinating dies are soooo stinkin’ cute!!  The set is choco-block full of fun Halloween icons and sentiments!  I had a blast working with it!  I stamped the ghosts onto some vellum, heat emobssed them and die cut them using the coordinating dies.  The moon was created using the new Circle Tag Die!!  And the sentiment was stamped with VersaMark and heat embossed with black EP.  The graveyard was created using an old Memory Box border die that I had in my stash.


That’s it for me today, friends!  I’d love for you to click on through to the Avery Elle Design Blog to see what else is being shared by my sweet teammate, Katie Gehring!  Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you have a great weekend!!



Friday, September 5, 2014

AEI♥U Challenge #15–Clean & Simple!

I’m baaackkkk!  LOL

Popping in quickly to share the next AEI♥U Challenge!  I’m off to the zoo with my grandson, so let’s make it quick, shall we?

Challenge 15

Clean and Simple – my FAVE kind of card!!  If you’re not familiar with what “Clean and Simple” means, then click on through to the AEI♥U Challenge Blog for a brief description!  But my take on Clean and Simple means that you have lots and lots of white space, with a focal image, simple design, and minimal embellishments.  Here’s what I came up with!

Challenge 15 - Olive You CAS

I was trying to channel my inner Debby Hughes – that girl can create a clean and simple design like nobody’s business!  It usually involves a vellum tag, some fun stenciling/distress inks, and some simple yet delicious embellishments (usually sequins and pearls and enamel dots (of course, placed perfectly!)  I tried, but I’m not sure I succeeded – but that girl inspires me like no other!  I did my best!  LOL  Here’s how I created my card:

  • Trim card base from Lemon Grass CS
  • Die cut Finished Frames Elle-Ments from Pure White CS
  • Stencil mini hearts using stencil and Worn Lipstick Distress Ink
  • Die cut tag using Gift Tags Elle-Ments and vellum CS
  • Stamp martini glass and sentiment from We Go Together on vellum tag
  • Cover the martini glass with VersaMark pen and heat emboss it multiple times using clear embossing powder to give the glass a “glossy” appearance
  • Stamp the olive from We Go Together, color it with alcohol markers, and fussy cut it with my scissors; adhere it to the vellum tag with clear foam tape
  • Tie white baker’s twine into a bow and adhere it to the to the top of the tag with a glue dot; adhere the finished tag to the card front with clear foam tape
  • Adhere the main image panel to the card base with foam tape

That’s it, friends!  Easy peasy!!  We’d love to see what you’d create in response to the AEI♥U Challenge!  You should click on through to the AEI♥U Challenge Blog for some additional inspiration from my sweet teammates, the challenge rules and regulations, as well as the linky tool for you to link up YOUR answer to the challenge! You have until Sunday, September 14th at 12:00 AM to link up your entry!

Thanks so much for stopping by again today!  I’m off to the zoo with my grandson today, and hope to have lots of little adventures with him all weekend long!  I hope you have some super fun plans ahead for your weekend!!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Avery Elle Fall 2014 Release Blog Hop!

Well, hello!

It’s Avery Elle Blog Hop Day!

You should have arrived here from the Avery Elle blog.  If not, head on over to the Avery Elle Blog to start the hop!

To say that I’m excited to be participating in today’s blog hop is a complete understatement!  I don’t think it’s any secret that I love Avery Elle’s products, so to be able to share my projects using the latest products as an official Design Team member is just about the best thing that’s happened to me in a long, long time!  I can’t wait, so let’s get to it, shall we?

9-4-14 Blog Hop Seasons Greetings

For the blog hop, I got to play with the new Season’s Greetings Elle-Ments die set.  Be still my heart!  The font that Jamie used on this die set is DEE-LICIOUS!!  I did a bit of an inlaid die cut technique with the sentiment and the Dotted Elle-Ments banner (I also used the Dotted Elle-Ments to cut out the main image panel!)  And check out those darling little holly leaves and berries!!  They are the perfect size for cards – not too big and such a lovely finishing detail!  I can totally see myself mass-producing this card for our holiday cards.  That die cut sentiment packs such a punch as the focal image that it really doesn’t need much else!

Next stop on the hop is Chunyuan’s blog – no doubt she has something brilliant and amazing to share with you!

Here is the entire hop list, in case you get lost or encounter any broken links!

Avery Elle / Jamie
Karolyn Loncon <-----YOU ARE HERE!
Chunyuan Wu
Caryn Davies
Heather Campbell
JJ Bolton
Kasia Curry
Katie Gehring
Maska Vanacker

To celebrate our Fall 2014 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, September 7th to enter.  The winner will be announced on the Avery Elle Blog on Monday, September 8th .  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.
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  5. Become a blog follower through email (comment on the Avery Elle blog if you already follow us)
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Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you enjoy the rest of the hop!!

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