Sunday, February 22, 2015

KelliJo with Hello Spring

I am SUPER EXCITED to share some exciting news with all of you!  We have a NEW Designer on our team.  Please welcome Kelli Hull to the Avocado Arts Design Team.  I have known Kelli for a few years and I adore her!  She is a SWEET LADY and I am thrilled to have her joining the Avocado Arts family.  WELCOME KELLI!




Kelli and I at a Scrapbook show 
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Hi Avocado Arts Peeps!  It's me Kelli Jo, the newest Team member here.  Today I'm sharing my FUN cards using the new set Hello Spring.







Fun and simple, just the way I like them! :)

Thanks SO much for stopping by! :)

KelliJo


Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Hello Spring with Tenia Nelson

Tenia is on our blog today sharing how watercolor and stamping create beautiful projects with stamp set "Hello Spring".  

Hey Y'all 

Hope all is well!! Tenia here showing y'all what I did with the Avocado Arts Hello Spring stamp set!




Here is Card One.....CHECK IT!!!!

Watercolor, Orange and flowers.......awesome combo!!




Here is Card Two.......CHECK IT!!!!

That four leaf clover is totes ADORBS.....just sayin!!!

 

And here's Card Three......CHECK IT!!!


Super FUN flower and sentiment!!



Make sure that y'all check out what the other awesome ladies of Avocado Arts created. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!!

-t

FABULOUS Tenia!!  Find this stamp set and many others with our BIG SALE on our website www.avocadoarts.com!  

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Pinky with Hello Spring!


Pinky is back with 3 projects to share with you using our new stamp set "Hello Spring".  Love the creativity she has!!!  We are doing a giveaway on our Facebook page and will offer it here too for FREE stamp sets!  Leave a comment for Pinky and then let us know what you did for Valentine's day!  Comments made through midnight tonight will be entered into a drawing for FREE stamp sets!


Oh am I excited about this Hello Spring stamp set! Ok maybe I am excited about 
spring and the possibility of sun and warmth too, but it's all relative. 

Hi there AA friends I ave 3 cards to share today one is inking simple fun
and the other two I layered a bit including making a faux glass vase. 

My first card is a fun "Lucky" card I know I have a friend who will
be getting this soon. I tok some patterned green paper I had and stamped
the clovers onto it, then went to fussy cutting. 
Can you see the layer of green between the card stocks?
How fun is this beautiful Hello Spring set?

Here's a detailed shot of the stamped images. 
For my next card I just played with different colored inks on it. 
Originally i was going to color it all in but I like the shading of the inks 
I left it very clean and simple. 
 I also inked the edges in grass and sky colors for fun. 
This card looks nothing like I imagined at first but that's the fun in stamping!
 And my last card you probably want to know how I made the
glass vase. Well the handy vase stamp worked amazing with StazOn 
on acrylic so I stamped the image. I had to stamp 4 or 5 times because 
when stamping on a non porous surface it is straight up and down and only
one impression per ink.
 After I let it dry a moment on the back I coated it with liquid glass effects
in blue and let it dry. It looks like a stained glass sort of once it dries. 
Right before it was dry I put it on the card so I wouldn't need any adhesive. 

So that's my show today! Hope you found it useful and inspiring. 
Now go create something!


Thursday, February 12, 2015

Hello Spring with Heather H.

Heather has created three OUTSTANDING projects for you today!  Love them!!


Hello! Heather here from Houses Built of Cards - I don't know about you, but it sure has been feeling like Spring lately here in the Northwest - while other places seem to be super buried in snow! I miss the snow, but I have to admit 60 to 70 degree days in January with the sun shining aren't too bad either! Anyway - it was fun to play along with the new stamp set for this month appropriately named, Hello Spring:




I started off with a super simple card using the pretty vase and one of the stems and flowers. 


I stamped the flower and vase with black ink, then the leaf and stem in green dye ink. I used Copics to color, and to accent the green - LOVE the effect it gave! Die cut that panel with an Avery Elle die, and mounted on some pattern paper by Glitz Designs with a twist of coordinating jute twine. Finished off with a few Pretty Pink Posh sequins!


Next up, I did some tone on tone stamping with the cute little shamrock - a fun nod to St. Patrick's Day!


I stamped a random pattern, then in coordinating ink stamped my sentiment on a strip trimmed to fit at an angle. Added some glitter ribbon behind, a few large gold sequins, and then mounted at a jaunty angle on a white cardbase.


And finally, I just couldn't resist some watercolors in there either! 


I stamped the flowers in a random cluster on two corners of a panel of watercolor paper, then watercolored and added some ink splatters. Mounted on a green cardbase, and added some Stickles to the center of the flowers.


Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a wonderful day! 

Monday, February 9, 2015

A Latte Love with Jo

Here are some Valentine LOVE from Jo!  Take a look at these projects!


It's Monday! Jo here, wishing everyone's week starts off beautifully! I was in the mood to create more Valentine's/Lovey dovey themed projects =)


I made two cards and a cute little goodie bag using the A Latte Love stamp set...again =)



Project 1: Be Mine
Something's missing here...it's the second "e" on Bee. I had used the Bees on my previous projects, so I masked off the "e" and had the sentiment read "Be Mine". I used kraft cs for the base of the card, die cut a heart and used potty people wood veneers. Simple.


Project 2: Stuck on You
For this goodie bag, I used the sentiment "Stuck on You" and the bandaid images. I stamped the bandaid onto the cork clothespin and also on pattern paper, that I then fussy cut out. I used smaller versions of the potty people wood veneers and several heart die cuts . 


Project 3: Miss You...a latte
For my last project, I made an A2 card. The sentiment "Miss You...a latte" and the lattes are from the stamp set. The images are lightly colored with my Copic Markers. I masked off the steam image from the lattes. Again I used potty people wood veneers and coordinating pattern paper. How awesome that they were a perfect fit to lay over the images!

I hope you enjoyed all three projects. I really love how all of these coordinate. I really got a lot out of this stamp set and I know that you will too.

Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy your week!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

A Latte Love With Pinky!

She is back, this girl is back...I am SO EXCITED that PINKY is BACK!!


Hey there Avocado Arts friends, I am BACK!
It's Pinky today with 3 new cards from this fun stamp set A Latte Love.

My first card is a 3-D Bendi card that I stamped the bees out and 
fussy cut them, then adhered them to wires. 
 I also added the little BEE MINE banners. 
If you wonder why the paper has texture it's because I spray painted it. 

For my next card I created a coffee cup, I love my Starbucks!
I added some corrugated cardboard like they put on the outside, then
used a die to stamp "Thanks A Latte" on. 
 I also folded the die and popped it up with pop dots. 

Ad for my last card I wanted to ink in multi color, so I went pastel.
I kept it simple but in person it shines, I wish I could've captured
the soft glow it has. 

I hope you enjoyed my first post back!! I am so excited to be home again. 
Until next time-Keep on creating. 

Thanks Pinky!  I love you girl and you ROCKED this set!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Winners, Winners, Winners

Winners, Winners and Winners!

We were THRILLED with the response from the Season's Givings Blog Hop.  Thank you for all of the comments-welcome to all of you that are NEW to Avocado Arts-we are SO EXCITED to have you joining us.

Now, here are the prizes and winners:

Decembrrrr winner: ValByDesign, Valerie said...
I love your stamps!!

January 1, 2015 at 6:35 PM Delete
  

 A Latte Love winner: Kristie Goulet said...
Super cute stamps! Happy New Year!
I like you on FB! 
January 1, 2015 at 10:18 AM Delete
    

All About Love winner:   Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...
Oh my goodness, "need" several of those goodies!!! Thanks for the chance to win, happy new year.

January 2, 2015 at 10:28 AM

 
Just Be winner:  Michelle (sf9erfan) said...
Amazing stamp sets and your DT rocked those samples! Here's to a fabulous 2015!

January 1, 2015 at 2:03 AM 

                
Unwined winner:  Marci Collins said...
LOVE AVOCADO ARTS and all the clear cuteness! Thank you for the constant artistic inspiration throughout the year and for making so many of my creations possible! I appreciate you and wish you nothing but happiness and success in 2015! Happy New Year!!!
January 1, 2015 at 9:36 AM  

Takin' it Slow winner: Dr Sonia S V said...
WOW loved that you ship free international. Your stamps are so cute and refreshing . Love the cute snowman
and Thank you for a chance to win
Cheers
Dr Sonia
soniasv@rediffmail.com
Cards Crafts Kids Projects

 Winner of Age is a Stage:  Cheryl said...
Happy New Year!

I love, love, love your stamps!

January 1, 2015 at 11:03 AM Delete
                        
You Rock Winner: Rachel said...
what a cute set of cards! those puffy penguins are adorable. Happy New year!
-Rachel
rwkrafts.com

January 1, 2015 at 12:47 PM Delete

If you were listed as one of the winners...CONGRATULATIONS!  Simply email michelle@avocadoarts.com with your address and your prize will be shipped out right away!  Thanks again for a great blog hop- make sure to follow us on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and Blogger.  Shop anytime with FREE SHIPPING on our website: www.avocadoarts.com