Friday, February 27, 2015

Coffee Lover’s Spring Blog Hop!


Hello stampy friends!

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I’m so excited to be playing with the Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop, organized by the AH-MAZING Amy Tsuruta.  Amy has pulled it off again – working day and night to organize a super fun coffee-themed hop, as well as gathering some fantastic prizes from our over the top awesome sponsors!!   You can find all of the details on how to win the sponsored prizes over at the new Coffee LovingCardmakers Blog.  Here’s my card:

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I had some fun with inlaid die cutting!  This Teapot Stack die from Memory Box/Poppy Stamps reminded me of the collectible tea pots that Crate & Barrel sells.  They’re always so fun and interesting.  So I pulled four different papers from the XO Collection by KaiserCraft.  I thought they all had a sweet “country cottage” look to them, and they coordinated perfectly!  The sentiment is from the new Tea Time stamp set by Avery Elle – just released yesterday!  That stamp set was perfect for this die cut, don’t you think?  I’ve listed the products that I used below, if you’re interested.

We’d love to have you join in on the fun!  You can find all of the details about how to play along and win prizes, as well as the entire InLinkz list of hoppers, over at the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog!!  You can link up starting Friday, February 27th at 6:00 am PST, and you have through March 6th to link up!  You can also find the list of sponsors and prizes HERE and HERE.

That’s it for me today, friends!  I’m headed to lunch with my BFF and then we’ll do a little shopping.  I also hope to get a little crafting done this weekend!  I hope you all have a great weekend ahead!  Thanks so much for stopping by!


Thursday, February 26, 2015

Avery Elle March 2015 Release Blog Hop!


Hello Friends!!
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Yay!!  It’s Avery Elle Release Day!!  I have a feeling you’re going to love the brand spankin’ new products as much as I do!!  Let’s get started, shall we?

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My project features the new stamp set called Amazing.  It’s a gorgeous “builder” sentiment set.  I’ve used three of the stamps from that set to create the “sister & friend” sentiment.  Here’s what the whole set looks like:

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See?  So many possibilities to personalize your projects!!  I used the You’re Invited Elle-Ments frame die for the focal image, and used the Circle It Stamp Set for those yummy gold polka dots.

Next on the hop is Chunyuan Wu!  She’s got some awesome projects to  share with you – you’re going to freak out!  If you get lost along the way, here’s the full list of hoppers:

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

To celebrate our March 2015 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, March 1st to enter.  The winner will be announced on the Avery Elle Blog on Monday, March 2nd .  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).

That’s it for me today, sweet friends!!  I’m off to spend some time in my craft room.  Thanks so much for dropping by today!  I really appreciate it when you do!


Friday, February 20, 2015

Avery Elle–Simply Said: You!


Happy Friday, friends!

I’ve been a busy, busy girl all week long, but I wanted to pop in quickly to share another project I created for the Avery Elle Winter Release.  This one features the Simply Said: You Elle-Ments and coordinating Stamp Set.  It also features two of the images from We Go Together, a couple of the dies from the Oh Yeah Elle-Ments, and patterned paper from the Everyday and Brights Collections.

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It’s so hard to create masculine cards!!  But I wanted to give it a go since I hardly ever do!  I thought the guitar and drum set paired perfectly with the You Rock sentiment.  I’ve listed the products that I used below.

I’ve got a super busy weekend ahead, my brother-in-laws are here until Tuesday, and I’ve got some pressing crafty deadlines!  Should be an interesting weekend!  LOL  I hope you have a great one planned!  Thanks for stopping by – I am ever so grateful when you do!


 
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