Wednesday, November 30, 2011

It's NEW and NERDY and SNOWY with the Pit Crew

It's the 30th of the Month 
and that means...
Another fabulous project share from the 
Pit Crew
It's all about the Snow Peeps using the NEW December stamp set release
Brrr! and the Nerdy Snow Peeps

You are GOING TO LOVE what the Pit Crew has to shared today! Check them out!

Don't forget to stop back on December 1st
for MORE Nerdy Snow Peeps

from the Pit Crew.
Join us on the 2nd, and meet 
December's Guest Designer
Julie Lacey

Here's a little inspiration to warm your heart!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Big Thank You to November Guest Designer, Jen Del Muro

to Jen Del Muro
for being our November Guest Designer.

Here's a little recap of 
Holiday project inspiration 
she shared with us this month.

We feel so blessed that Jen shared her talents with us this month. She is so talented and her COPIC marker work is GORGEOUS. Check her out...

Mark your calendar for the 2nd and 8th, right here on the blog!
Our December Guest Designer is...
Julie Lacey
She has some amazing projects to share and we are excited to have her with us sharing more winter project fun!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Just a little project inspiration...

to help you get in the spirit of crafting for the holidays!

Super simple card with lots of SHIMMER.

Inspired by Kimberly Crawford's SnowGlobe project she shared earlier this month, I created this holiday ornament with a plastic glass top and a Maya Road bottle cap. I'm making a bunch of these for teacher gifts and they are a great way to upcycle.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

December Reveal Day!

It's the 20th of the month...and that means stamp set REVEAL DAY!

Presenting the December 2011: BRRRR! and the Nerdy 
Snow Peeps! 
4 x 6 clear photopolymer stamp set. 
Subscribe NOW!

This set will start shipping on November 25th to our subscribers.

Our monthly sets are ALWAYS available and the price NEVER changes. They never retire. 
Perfect for holiday cards and winter projects!
Here's an example of how to stamp the elements together.
Here's some inspiration using the new November set that will get you jump started! I like to share a few ideas of what I was thinking when I illustrated the set. 

Check out this video and see the set in action!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

December Sneak Peek #3

BRRR! and the Nerdy SnowPeeps Sneak Peek #3

If you're a current subscriber, you've seen the WHOLE SET! Subscribe today and enjoy all the extra benefits members receive.

This set includes 18 buildable images and 

4 sentiments. 22 stamps total.

The snowflakes in this set stamp with incredible detail. They are perfect for creating wintery backgrounds. You'll use them over and over in your projects. Perfect for winter scrapbook pages and cards alike.

Friday, November 18, 2011

December Sneak Peek #2

BRRR! and the Nerdy SnowPeeps Sneak Peek #2

If you're a current subscriber, you've seen the WHOLE SET! Subscribe today and enjoy all the extra benefits members receive.

This set includes 18 buildable images and 

4 sentiments. 22 stamps total.

Don't forget the companion digital cut files also available.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

It's December Sneak Peek Time!

Yesterday we shared a HUGE HONKIN' sneak peek (every image in the December Release is shown) of 
BRRR! and the Nerdy SnowPeeps in this VIDEO

Here is Sneak Peek #1 of our December 2011 stamp set release:

BRRR! and the Nerdy Snow Peeps

Perfect for holiday and winter projects!

If you're a current subscriber, you've seen the WHOLE SET! Subscribe today and enjoy all the "extra" benefits members receive.

This set includes 18 buildable images and 4 sentiments. 22 stamps total.

Shown here: 9 images from the December Release

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Avocado Arts TV

A little video for your enjoyment and inspiration using the

December 2011 stamp set release:
BRRR! and the Nerdy SnowPeeps 

Brrr! and the Nerdy SnowPeeps will start shipping November 25th to our subscribers. The Digital Die Cut companion files will be available as well.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Rockin' the Holiday Projects, BRRRRRRRRR!!!!

It's the 15th of the Month 
and that means...
Another fabulous project share from the 
Pit CrewToday, they are sharing a project using the current months kit  
Bring on the Holiday Cheer and a sneak of the December Kit
BRRRR! and the Nerdy SnowPeeps

Want a sneak peek of the December Kit,  
Brrr! and the Nerdy SnowPeeps?  
Go...Check out the Pit Crew's Projects Today!
Don't forget to stop back on the 

17th, 18th, 19th for SNEAK PEEKS of the December set. AND... a new Avocado Arts TV video tomorrow!

Here's a little holiday inspiration...
Gotta sweet tooth? Check out the peppermint stamp combinations using the Digital Die Cut files. Perfectly perfect stamping in an easy die cut. Quick and easy holiday card in minutes.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Scrappin' the Holiday Season and PaperCrafts Magazine!

Check out the PaperCrafts Connection BLOG today for a little Avocado Arts project inspiration and a chance to win our July Set: Hello Friend!
They are featuring a card project from page 17 of the new Paper Crafts 365 Cards Magazine from Pit Crew member 
Kimberly Crawford

Ready for a little holiday scrappin' project?

Have you heard of the 25 Days of Christmas Album, or December Daily project? It's a fun way to document and preserve all the great holiday happenings during the month of December.

Every year, I say I'm going to tackle it. For the last three years, I lost interest and saw it more as a MASSIVE undertaking in an already jam packed month.

So, this year, I said WHATEVS, I'm going to do it my way. No expectations. No overblown, product heavy pages. Just me, Avocado Arts stamps, some pics (shot on my iPhone and printed right away on the wireless printer), journal cards and a glue stick. I'm going to SMASH™ it in a Project Life™ stamp it all out with AVOCADO ARTS™ sort of way. Keeping it easy, real and quick to document.

I pulled together a red SMASH™ book, some journaling cards, three inks, a little bit of holiday patterned paper and the October, November and DECEMBER 2011 Avocado Arts stamp sets.

I stamped out some journaling cards for documenting the months happenings, keeping it simple. I have a few more to make and I'll be ready to roll. Check out the ideas below...

Here's the beginning of the book showing the journaling cards. There's a few sneaky peekies in here of the December 2011 set.
Super simple stamping using the October, November and AvocadoType sets. I cut the Merry Christmas sentiment in the October set apart and added the 2011 from AvocadoType.
Simple peppermint kiss stamping from the November set.
Some December sneaky peekies, October and November set.
More simple stamping using October, November and December's set.
I just love those Santa shorts. This will be the perfect journaling card for our visit with the MACY'S Santa in New York. You know he's the "REAL SANTA" after all.
-Enjoy, Lisa :)

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Jen Del Muro is Rockin' the Holiday Projects!

We are THRILLED to have Jen back with us today as this months Guest Designer!
Check out her fabulous project inspiration. We just love her style! Super cute layers of style that inspire!

Check out her Avocado Arts project

Friday, November 4, 2011

Hop for a chance to win TWO of our stamp sets!

We are a product sponsor for this awesome cause blog hop hosted by Vera Yates and Jennifer McGuire

Check it out! 
A complete list of blogs on the hop is posted HERE!

Avocado Arts donated the October 2011 and November 2011 stamp set, so hop around for a chance to win.

The Cards that Care drive ends November 31st. GO HERE for more details on how to participate.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Big Announcement Today!

We are adding four new members to our already fabulous PIT CREW! 

We are thrilled to announce these fabulously creative ladies will be sharing project inspiration starting in 
January 2012.

Check them out:

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Drumroll, please... Meet our November Guest Designer...

Hi! It's me...Jen del Muro. I am a fan of all things paper crafting and stamping. I started stamping several years ago just as a little hobby. I'm pretty sure you already know how that story turns out, as we have all become masters of procurement in this industry!

I live in North Texas with my husband, daughter and son. We share our home with a couple of loony dogs and a fat black cat. When I am not running around like crazy with any or all of them, I like to find a little peace and quiet in my stamp room. I have been {seriously} stamping and paper crafting for more than 5 years. I design/have designed for several companies and I enjoy getting my work published when I have the time. I love to share my work on my blog, I also teach Copic and card for my local scrapbook store, Scrapper's Boutique.

I am absolutely delighted to be the Avocado Arts guest this month!  Thank you to Lisa and all of the Avocado Arts team members for having me!
We are THRILLED to have Jen join us this month!
Check out all her fabulous work at:

Mark your calendar for the 2nd and 8th of every month! That's when we'll be featuring our Guest Designer.

Click here:

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

It's NOVEMBER. NOW it's time to get the holiday projects started. NO worries, we've got the inspiration for you.
 How about a little inspiration to start NOVEMBER off on a creative note.
Haven't joined in the fun, yet? 
Subscribe to our auto-delivery club today!

Check out the DigiCut file available that coordinates with this months set.
We're excited to have our November Guest Designer with us tomorrow...
Jen Del Muro