Monday, August 18, 2014

Annette Allen inspires with "You Can Do It"

Annette is ONE SMART COOKIE as she has made some ADORABLE projects using our new stamp set "You Can Do It".  Make sure and leave her some LOVE and comment because we will be offering some BLOG CANDY throughout the month from the comments left for our amazing Design Team!

Hello Avocado Arts friends... today I am sharing from the August release called You Can Do It. This is set is perfect for all those back to school cards. I know many of you are getting your kids back to school. This set is perfect for those sweet cards you might be putting into the lunch boxes of your sweet kids. 
How fun are these pencils? I did a little masking and colored with Copic sketch markers.
It's Your Day was from last months mini set. This cupcake is just too sweet.
I added some Enamel Dots and did a watercolor background to really make the cupcake pop from the card. 
I used a stencil on this card to create this fun polka dot background.
With these fun stamps I really did not need much more on my card. 
I just love the Smartie candy.

Well thanks for joining me today.
I hope that I have inspired you.

THANKS ANNETTE!!!!  Gorgeous projects that are sure to inspire!  Don't forget to leave her some love and comment for YOUR chance to WIN some BLOG CANDY throughout the month!

Friday, August 15, 2014

You Can Do It Back To School Ideas With Pinky

Hey there again it's Pinky today with 2 Back To School 
craft ideas and one other project to share for home decor. 
First of all I wanted to share these "Lunch Notes" that I created,
I love making little notes to put in my kids lunches, and the
You Can Do It stamp set was perfect for that encouraging word every kid needs. 
I took little acrylic leftovers and put the stamped images on
pattered paper then added a little bow to tie them onto the sandwich bags. 
For my next project I decided to make some fun pencils to pass out
and keep in the treasure box at school- I added little tags and twine to 
tie them to the tops. 
For the last project I wanted to do a home decor piece because the quote 
"You can make it through life's twists & turns" was so inspiring
I thought I would put it in a bubble frame and set it on my desk to remind me
that it's going to be alright at the end of the day. 
Avocado Arts has done it again! Great stamp sets and super versatile too. 
Check out all their stamps here:

Until next time- keep on creating!

Such great ideas Pinky!  Incredible projects created from just one stamp set.  Don't forget to leave a comment for Pinky and the rest of the Avocado Arts Design Team throughout this month.  We are going to be giving away BLOG CANDY!!  Have a GREAT FRIDAY!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

You Can Do It with Heather H.

Heather has created three amazing BACK TO SCHOOL projects with some creative flair!!!  Make sure and leave some LOVE and comment because we will be offering some BLOG CANDY throughout the month from the comments left for our amazing DESIGN TEAM!

Good morning! Heather here from Houses Built of Cards - to share a few cards with you using the new stamp set for August - LOVE the way this set gives a little nod to back to school, but a little less traditional!!!

The first thing that caught my eye in this set, was that fun "smartie" stamp set:

I created a watercolor wash for the background, then stamped and fussy cut out those candies - I just left them white and attached them to the front panel, then added a layer of Glossy Accents to make them look more like real candies! Added some American Crafts pattern paper, a pre-made bow, and some gold thread.

Next up, I actually raided my scrap bin to put this card together:

Stamped and fussy cut again, then heat embossed the sentiment on a strip of brown cardstock. Attached the sentiment panel and the pencils with foam adhesive.

And finally - I was coloring up this sweet little image, when all of a sudden it occurred to me that it would be fun to make an interactive card!

I used some distress ink to ground the image, then stamped, colored with Copics, and fussy cut out the image before attaching with only a brad - that way it totally rocks back and forth! Fun, right? Hippo down:

And hippo up:

Also added some Basic Grey pattern paper and some jute twine.

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


FABULOUS coloring, embossing, Glossy Accents and three dimensional stamping with moving parts Heather!  Make sure and comment....YOU could be the winner of some BLOG CANDY!

Saturday, August 9, 2014

You Can Do it with Jo

GET READY TO DROOL!!!  Jo has some very creative projects to share with you today!  Make sure and leave some LOVE and comment because we will be offering some BLOG CANDY throughout the month from the comments left for our amazing Design Team!"**

Good morning! It's me Jo, sharing my projects using You Can Do It. How fun is this set?

Here we go!

Card 1: You Are #1
I made this cute baby boy birthday card. I joined the "You Are" and the "#1" images and stamped them on a die cut onsie. I wrapped a brown satin ribbon with a button for the center around the card. I used soft blues and brown for my color choices. I pretty much stuck to this color theme for all three projects.

Card 2: You Can Do It
For my second card, it has a gift card on the front. The card is a school theme using the "You Can Do It" sentiment. Just a little gift card for a bit of motivation for your first day of school. I had a notebook paper embossing folder and adhered it with dimentional pop dots. Using the "Pencil" image from the set, I paper pieced it 3x with patterned paper and inserted them in the gift card pocket to one side. It kind of makes it look like a pocket protector. I wrapped some twine and added a button around the pocket.

Project 3: One Smart Cookie
Lastly, this is not a card but I made a cute little cookie gift box. I just got this small box die and wanted to use it right away. The sentiment "One Smart Cookie" was perfect! I cut out a little banner for the sentiment and placed it on top of a rosette die. A brown satin ribbon is tied around the box for the lid closure. Cutest presentation for one cookie, would you eat it? LOL.

Those are my projects for you and I hope you were inspired to craft today! Keep coming back for more crafty inspiration from our Designers!

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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

You Can Do It with Tenia Nelson

Tenia gets "KRAFTY" with some inspiration that can be used for back to school or any occasion.  Make sure and leave her some LOVE and comment because we will be offering BLOG CANDY throughout the month from the comments left for our amazing DESIGN TEAM!

Hey Y'all 

Hope all is well!! Tenia here showing y'all what I did with the Avocado Arts You Can Do It stamp set!

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

First I created this card from white cardstock. Then I added paint splatter using water. paintbrush and gelatos. I added various washi tapes onto card. I watercolored the die cut circle(cut using circle die and Big Shot) and stamped image using Onyx Black ink. Adhere image panel onto card using pop up dots. Stamp #1 onto a piece of white cardstock(using orange ink) and cut out using circle punch. Adhere sequins onto card and round edges using corner rounder.

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

First I created the card from white cardstock. I adhered various patterned Papers onto card. I stamped image and sentiment(using Majestic Blue ink) onto journaling card. I adhered the image panel onto card using pop up dots and added enamel dots.

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

First I created this card using Kraft cardstock. The I stamped the pencils(using Onyx Black ink) onto Kraft cardstock and added splatter using Fireworks Craft Spray in Rich Cocoa. Next I stamped "You Can Do It" onto patterned paper(using Onyx Black Ink) and adhere to card. Stamp pencil image(using Tuxedo Black Ink) onto a piece of Kraft paper and color with various Copic markers. Cut out pencil and adhere to image panel using pop up dots. Round one corner using corner rounder.

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!!!



SUPER projects Tenia!!  Make sure and leave her some LOVE and comment- for your chance to WIN some BLOG CANDY throughout the month of August!  

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Enjoy the Journey with Connie

As you know we have our ever fabulous contributor, Connie Mercer.  Let's see what amazing projects she has come up with for this month!

Love what you created Connie!!  Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Enjoy the Journey Pit Crew Review

Woo Hoo!  It's that time of month to check out what the Pit Crew has created with this month's stamp set.   Let's go!

Hope you enjoyed!!  We'll catch ya later!!