Thursday, December 18, 2014

Decemberrr with Annette Allen

Annette has some holiday creations to share with YOU today!

Happy 18th everyone.. Annette Allen here with you today to share December release Decemberrr.
How cute is this little guy.. I added some fun watercolor splashes to give the affect of snow.
To mix it up a little I used Ho Ho's and Holiday Blessings
So many fun images for Christmas.
Brrr it is getting cold outside..
Thanks for letting me share

On a sad note this is my last post for Avocado Arts. It has been a great year and I am so grateful for the opportunity to be on this amazing team. Thank you Avocado Arts.. you totally rock.

I wanted to personally say thank you to Annette for being a part of the Avocado Arts design team.  I have LOVED having you on this team and for doing such an outstanding job.  Love YOU ~Michelle

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Decembrrr with Jo Thompson

Jo has created some JAW-DROPPING projects that are simply AMAZING!!!  Enjoy!

Happy Tuesday, Jo here for you today. I can't wait to share my projects using the new stamp set Decembrrr.

Let's Go!

Card 1: Thanks SNOW much
I made an oval easel card. Not your traditional Christmas color combo, but I went for a frosty bold look with the blue & black. I created this cute winter scene using the snowman, snowflakes and tree images. All colored with my Copics. For the puffy snow, I used Liquid Applique in white, love the dimensional effect it gives. The sentiments "Decembrrr" & "Thanks SNOW much" are one of the many from the stamp set. I added some snowflake die cuts and flowers to finish the card.

Tag 1: SNOW good to see you
Next up, I made this cute reindeer tag. The reindeer is from the Hollydays stamp set.

I used the tree image again, stamped and fussy cut it out several times to use in the background. "SNOW good to see you" is another sentiment in the Decembrrr stamp set. I coordinated this tag with my previous card. Oh did I forget to mention that I added the biggest red shiner for the nose? Adorbs!

Tag 2: You're SNOW wonderful
For my second tag, I used the pair of penguins in the stamp set. I colored them with my Copics and fussy cut them. Look they're holding hands! LOL I had this snowflake doily die and cut it twice, added some dimensional foam adhesive and layered them. I doodled some dots for a pierced look on the background. I used more of that Liquid Applique for the snow effect. The "You're SNOW wonderful" is yet another phrase included in the set. 

Hope you enjoyed my projects for you. Thanks for stopping in today!

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Sunday, December 7, 2014

Decembrrrr with Tenia Nelson

 Tenia has some BEAUTIFUL projects to share with you today using our new stamp set Decembrrrr.  

Hey Y'all 

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

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

First I created the card from the blue/turquoise cardstock. Then I stamped the images and sentiment onto white cardstock and I also splattered Fireworks Craft Spray onto cardstock. I adhered the image panel onto dark blue/navy cardstock. I adhered the whole panel onto the card using pop up dots. Lastly I added washi tape and sequins to card.

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

First I created the card from green cardstock. Then I adhered the patterned paper onto card. I stamped the sentiment onto white cardstock using watermark ink and I heat embossed sentiment using red embossing powder. I die cut the sentiment panel using a Circle die cut and Big Shot. I also die cut the number and adhered them onto the sentiment panel. I adhered the sentiment panel onto the card using pop up dots and I added sequins.

And here's a tag......CHECK IT!!!

First I cut out the tag using kraft cardstock, tag die and Big Shot. After that I stamped the tree with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I then colored the tree with a gel pen and with a Faber-Castell Stamper's Pen. I punched a hole into the tag using Crop-O-Dile punch. I added twine to the top of the tag and I added sequins and stickers to tag.

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!!!


Amazing job Tenia!  Feeling the HOLIDAY SPIRIT with your projects.  Have a great day everyone!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Hollydays with Heather P.

Hi, everyone! Heather P. here with my take on November's stamp set, Hollydays! :)

To create my first tag, I started by stamping the deer image in Stazon gray ink, then colored it in with watercolors.  While the deer was drying, I cut out the tag shape from gray card stock and a piece of patterned paper, then stamped the sentiment in versamark before heat embossing with platinum powder.  I then cut out three snowflakes, and adhered them to the tag before covering them with stickles.  Once the deer was dry, I fussy cut it out, and adhered it to the tag with pop dots. To finish up, I added some coral ribbon and twine, then embellished with green gems.

For my next tag, I started by die cutting two tag shapes, one from patterned paper, and the other from vellum, then adhered them together.  I then stamped the holly image in Stazon gray ink, then lightly watercolored the image.  Next, I stamped the sentiment in versamark ink onto mint card stock before heat embossing with white powder.  Once the holly image was dry, I fussy cut it out and adhered it to the tag base.  I then adhered the sentiment to the tag with pop dots, and embellished with yellow enamel dots.  To finish up, I added some teal/white twine and a bow.

For my last tag, I started by cutting a tag shape from a piece of patterned paper.  I then stamped the tree image in versamark before heat embossing with gold powder.  I then adhered a strip of mint card stock to the bottom of the tag,  Next, I added some teal ribbon, and secured it with jute twine.  To finish up, I embellished with turquoise gems.

Well, that wraps it up for me, but please be sure to visit the Avocado Arts blog again for more inspiration!

Have a great one!
Heather P.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

November release with Annette...

Happy Day everyone.. Annette Allen here with you today to share the fabulous Avocado Arts November release. Today I am playing with Cheer, Just Be and Hollydays.

How about this fun Cheerleader from Avocado Arts: Cheer. I colored her with Copic sketch markers and added some fun twine. I colored her my high school colors.. Go Tigers
How fun to have three sets releasing this month..
On this card I am using Avocado Arts: Just Be.
Nothing but positive thoughts from this set, just what we needed.
and finally we have Avocado Arts: Hollydays
So perfect for those Holiday cards.

Thanks for stopping by.
Have a craft day.


Wonderful inspiration Annette from 3 different sets!  Make sure and leave Annette some comments.  Have a great day everyone :)

Friday, November 14, 2014

Cheer with Heather H's Daughters

I am SO EXCITED to share this post with you today!  Why, you ask?  Because today we are featuring two YOUNG Designers.  These girls, Amy and Katie, are the daughters of Heather Hoffman, Avocado Arts Design Team Member.  Read what they had to say about our new stamp set "Cheer" from our Avocado Sprouts line and see what they created!  Absolutely fabulous as they captured the reason why I wanted to create this line of stamps.  Make sure and leave these young artists some love because we will be giving away a "Cheer" set-randomly picked from the comments.  

Good morning! Heather here from Houses Built of Cards - today I'm excited to share a couple of cards that my two daughters made with the first stamp set of the new Avocado Sprouts line, Cheer:

They were both so excited when they saw the set, and I love how they both made their own special creations with them!

First up - my youngest daughter, Amy's (age 10) card. Here is what she had to say about these fun stamps:

"I liked that the stamp set was fun to cheer someone on. I also loved that I could color them however I wanted, since I love to color!"

Amy used my Copic markers to color her image, and Gold Spica glitter pen to add some fun accents. She used a couple of Tim Holtz distress markers to color the grass and the sky. Her pattern paper is from Echo Park, and she used foam adhesive for the front panel to add a bit of dimension.

Next is the card my oldest daughter, Katie (age 11), made with the set. Here is what she had to say about it:

"This stamp set is really something a kid would love to use. I loved the 'cheer' stamp because it really cheered me on to make this card. I also liked that I got to color in the girl and make her how I wanted her!"

Katie also used my Copic markers to color her girl, die cut a frame around it with an Avery Elle die, and used distress ink on the edges to blend it in a little better with her pattern paper from MME. She added some washi tape along the bottom, and a separate panel for her sentiment, with a few enamel dots as a finishing touch.

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you will take some time to break out your craft supplies and play with your kids too!

LOVE THIS!  Great job Amy and Katie.  Make sure and comment for a chance to WIN a FREE "Cheer" stamp set.  Have a great day!  ~Michelle

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Hollydays with Heather H.

Oh DEER, the HOLLYDAYS are almost here and you are going to LOVE what Heather H. has to share with you today on our blog.  Her projects will surely put you in the spirit of the holiday season.  Enjoy and make sure and leave her some love!  Have a great day everyone!!

Good morning! Heather here from Houses Built of Cards - to share a few cards with you using the new stamp set for November - love these sweet Christmas images!!!

I always love everything in each set, but for some reason, there is always one that catches my eye first and I can't wait to ink it up! This month - it was that fun tree:

I stamped and heat embossed it in gold on a white die cut frame - so elegant! I then added some gorgeous paper from a new Simple Stories paper pad that I had recently gotten (and since this was my favorite, I figured the best way not to hoard it was to use it right away!) Finished off by adding a couple strips of gold glitter washi tape.

Next, I decided to make a super simple card, that left the focus on the beautiful sentiment:

I heat embossed it with Ranger platinum ink on vellum, cut a decorative edge on one side, then stitched it onto a piece of dark gray cardstock to make a banner. Added some pattern paper and enamel dots to finish it off.

And finally - who could resist that darling reindeer?!?!? SOOOO very cute! 

For this one, I die cut a two piece tag so that I could inlay the kraft portion inside the white. I stamped and colored the deer in with colored pencils, then sponged some white ink around the edges to soften it before attaching it to the rest of the tag. Stamped the sentiment, added an enamel dot nose, and some ribbon and just twine to finish it off.

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