Saturday, November 18, 2017

Avery Elle / 25 Days of Christmas Tags

Welcome to the 25 Days of Christmas Tags! 
With the holidays fast approaching, it's time for Tracey McNeely's
annual 25 Days of Christmas Tags.  Make sure to check out her blog for all the details on the sponsors, ways to win, and how to link up your own tags!  
Tracey's blog:  In My Creative Opinion
I am helping celebrate today's sponsor, Avery Elle, by sharing my own tag!

My tag uses the Holiday Bouquet stamp set.  I've watercolored the large image from the set using Kuretake Gansaii Tambi watercolors.  My image was layered onto a Shaker Tag

25 days of christmas tags

Friday, November 17, 2017

SugarPea Designs / Sweet 2 Repeat Blog Hop


Hello!  It’s time again for the Sweet2Repeat Blog Hop witih Sugar Pea Designs!  Now that so many of you have the October Product Release in your hot little hands, the Pod Squad of designers have geared up to inspire you with even MORE creative possibilities featuring the newest and hottest products!

I played around with some woodgrain cardstock from my stash as a background for my wreath card.  I used Pinecone Greetings in 2 shades of green ink and die cut using the coordinating dies.  I added pinecones and a bow from the For You Tag Die



Would you like to WIN a $20 gift certificate to spend on some SugarPea Designs of your own?  Please visit with each of our design team members and leave a comment for your chance to win!  Check the SugarPea Designs blog for the complete blog hop list!

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Reverse Confetti / SFYTT


Hello!  I am here sharing a card using the current SFYTT (Sketch For You to Try) over at the Reverse Confetti blog.  Check out the SFYTT post......HERE for all the details!

I just had to the use the adorable pandas from Miso Happy for this month's SFYTT!  When you need a quick card, these pandas are the perfect thing to use.  I loved this months sketch and it offered me a chance to use more of the pattern paper from the last release, Cheerful & Kind.  To make the woodgrain embossing stand out a bit more, I tapped the Sand ink pad over the die before running it through my Big Shot.  


Now the best part is.......there is always a winner every month!  Here are the details:

The winner will receive a $20 gift certificate to the Reverse Confetti store and claim the title of ‘Fetti Fave. The winner of SFYTT will be posted on the Reverse Confetti blog on the 30th of each month.
Check out the SFYTT post......HERE.

So let's see your Reverse Confetti creations this still have time to get it done!

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Catherine Pooler Designs / Paradise Found Release Blog Hop

Winter Woodland

Welcome to the Paradise Found Release Blog Hop for Catherine Pooler Designs!  
This release we are featuring 8 NEW INKS, 3 new stamp sets, 3 new die sets, and the whole Stamp Of Approval collection:  Naturally Inspired!   

Here are the new ink colors:

Peppermint Scrub
Mandarin Spice
Green Tea
Juniper Mist
Royal Treatment

Aren't these names awesome? This is the perfect, rich, sophisticated color collection! They fill so many color holes and they stamp absolutely perfect!  If you have been following Catherine the past week, she has been revealing all the new SPA Collection colors and they are DIVINE! 


My first card uses one of the new stamp sets and 3 of the new inks. The new Winter Woodland set has several silhouette animals and trees. There are even matching Winter Woodland Dies (but didn't arrive in time for designing)!

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I started my card with a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock and ink blended Sauna, Royal Treatment, and Juniper Mist for a sunset sky (find all the inks HERE). They blended beautifully!! I added splatters of Heidi Swapp White Color Shine and then stamped my trees to the right in Midnight Ink. I hand trimmed some snowy hills and added Prisma Glitter to the edges. I stamped and hand trimmed the deer and bunny images. Then I arranged them where I wanted them and stamped the antlers in Midnight Ink as well. After all elements were adhered, I stamped the sentiment onto a white banner and added it with foam adhesive.


Best Plaid

My second card uses the new Plaid Background Stamp and the new ink, Peppermint Scrub. To stamp the plaid, I barely tapped my ink pad to the stamp to cover the surface and then laid my piece of white cardstock over and rubbed. Beautiful plaid!!! I created my sentiment using the Simply the Best stamp set and Best Die. I can't wait to create more plaids in other colors!!

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Here's the fabulous line-up for today's blog hop filled with even more inspiration!

Amy Kolling ♥♥

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Avery Elle / Winter Release Blog Hop

Modern Calligraphy

Hello and Welcome to the Winter 2017 Release Blog Hop with Avery Elle!  There are 8 new stamp sets and 9 new die sets releasing today.  Definitely something for everyone and they are not holiday related!  

All products are available for purchase in the Avery Elle store right now.

If you are a fan of calligraphy or don't have the best handwriting like me, then you need to add the Modern Calligraphy stamps to your collection.  I customized my card by using the Modern Calligraphy stamps to stamp my sentiment "amazing" along with a supporting sentiment from Sentimental Too.  The florals in the right upper corner are included in the Modern Calligraphy stamp set and they have a coordinating die too.  To add some interest, I added the Wonky Squares Elle-ments to the perimeter of my card.  My florals were colored in using Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers onto Bristol Smooth cardstock.

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I also customized an envelope (that will be hand delivered) with the recipients name and one of the floral accents in the left lower corner.  

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Modern Calligraphy
Modern Calligraphy Elle-ments
Sentimental Too
Wonky Squares Elle-ments

Make sure you hop around for inspiration and leave comments!  Here is the full blog hop list to get you started!

To celebrate our Winter 2017 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, November 12th to enter.  The winner will be announced on the Avery Elle Blog on Monday, November 13th .  

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.
  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)

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Reverse Confetti / November Blog Hop

Cool Friends 

Welcome to the Reverse Confetti November Blog Hop!  
We in case you missed it, Reverse Confetti released .....6 new stamp sets, 10 Confetti Cuts, and Cheerful and Kind 6x6 paper pad.  Make sure to check out the Reverse Confetti blog for all the details of this hop for a full list of inspiration and information on all the new goodies!

Today, I am sharing the last 2 cards I made for the release.  The first one uses the super ADORABLE Cool Friends stamps and Cool Friends Confetti Cuts.  I ink blended a light blue sky with Baby Blue Reverse Confetti Ink and added a trimmed panel die cut with the Small Diamond Tiles Cover Panel.

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My second card uses the Kitchen Love stamp set and coordinating Kitchen Love Confetti Cuts.  

Kitchen Love

I used a technique that I love to do but forget about!  I 'colored' in my images by stamping them with the BACKSIDE of the stamp and then turning it over and stamping the actual stamp in black ink!  I pulled the ink colors from the striped pattern paper from Cheerful & Kind which were Baby Blue, Parakeet, Tangerine, Coral inks from Reverse Confetti.  To tone down all the patterns, I layered a thin sheet of vellum over the stamped panel and stamped the sentiment in black StazOn onto the vellum.  For the fancy scallop edge, I used the Edgers Confetti Cuts.

Kitchen Love2

I hope you’ve enjoyed hopping with us today. Be sure and hop with us on the 8th of EVERY MONTH for more REVERSE CONFETTI inspiration! Now it’s time to hop on over to Tricia Barber's blog. Here is the full list of participants sharing inspiration:


One thing before you hop along though, just to keep you “in the know”…

November's NEW SKETCH FOR YOU TO TRY is open for you to play along.  Check it out for a chance to win and become our newest ‘Fetti Fave! 

Thanks for sharing a part of your day with me!

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Reverse Confetti / Countdown to Confetti Day 3

Happy Winter 

Hello and welcome to Day 3 of the Reverse Confetti November Release! 
Reverse Confetti is releasing ..... 6 new stamp sets and 10 Confetti Cuts this month as well as the Cheerful and Kind paper pad.  This month's release is has winter all wrapped up!!    Make sure to check out the Reverse Confetti blog for a list full of inspiration and information on all the new goodies!!

Happy Winter has to be my favorite set of this release!  I see warm cozy sweater patterns and warm fires.  I chose to stamp my fuzzy hat in Avocado Reverse Confetti ink as well as the pattern on Avocado cardstock in the background.  I overlayed the background with the Large Diamond Cover Panel done in white cardstock.  To finish, I white heat embossed a sentiment from Sno Awesome onto a black strip of Black cardstock.

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Now for the prizes..........there are TWO $15 prizes up for grabs this release:  1 for blog commenters and 1 for Facebook commenters.  So leave those comments and make sure to check the Reverse Confetti Facebook page too!  

Details can be found over on the Reverse Confetti blog for all the prizes (wink, wink)!

Fetti' Friend--Laurel Seabrook

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