Monday, April 30, 2012

It's the 30th of the Month 
and that means...
Another fabulous project share from the 
Pit Crew
We're feeling the SPRING 
 using the BRAND NEW May stamp set release
Thoughts and Smiles
You are GOING TO LOVE what the Pit Crew has to share today! Check them out!
Latisha Yoast
(Kimberly Crawford will be re-joining us on the 15th)

Stop back tomorrow May 1stfor MORE project inspiration 
from the Pit CREW 
May Guest Designer
Julie Masse
will be joining us on the 2nd.

Let's get this inspiration party started with a splash of inspiration!
The flower and botanical builders in this set are perfect for creating your own pattern looks. Check out the super cute handle you can add to the chicken wire frame. The flowers can be individually stamped and layered to create the perfect embellishment.

Friday, April 27, 2012

One of the things that I simply LOVE about Avocado Arts is sharing this stamp company at shows across the United States!  

This past weekend, I was in Milwaukee, WI for the Scrapbook Expo show.  I was very excited to go back to this area, as I have been there 3 separate times over the past year.  I saw a lot of familiar faces, got tons of hugs and squeezes from amazing people that I have met.  It is like seeing an old friend again and having the opportunity to catch up while sitting across the table from each other, doing a make-n-take with stamps!

Each time, we add more club members, customers and fans!  I have the opportunity to teach at a large make-n-take and also at workshops. 

 It is SO MUCH FUN!!

Have you seen the new May 2012 stamp set "Thoughts and Smiles"?  It is now available for purchase! We were having some stamping fun at our booth in Milwaukee this past weekend and here are just a few AMAZING cards that were created using this new set:

This card was made with using the front and the back of our stamps!  
Did you know you can ink the back side to create a solid image too?  

I LOVE purples and pinks together...gorgeous!
(Front of the card)

(Inside of the card)

When stamping, to create a lighter shade of the same image, simply restamp it without re-inking your stamp. This technique was used above to create a lighter pink with the large blossom stamp.  
(Outside of the card)

(Inside of the card)

We are heading to the Scrapbook Expo show in San Diego, California NEXT WEEK!!!  We would LOVE to see you there!   Stop by our booth for our fabulous show specials for purchases and those that join our club, CUTE make-n-takes and sneak peeks at upcoming stamp sets!

Make sure to check out the Avocado Arts workshop that you can sign up for and you will receive a FREE stamp set with class purchase!  If you already have this set-no worries- you can exchange it for a different one.  

If you are planning on attending the Scrapbook Expo show in Orlando, Florida...take a peek at what is in store for our workshops that are almost sold out:

Lots of stamping FUN headed your way!!

Don't forget, you can purchase our stamp sets anytime as they never retire.  If you are a club member, you can also purchase any past set at your discounted Plan price!  HOORAY!  Simply email and I will take care of it for you!

Have a GREAT Friday and weekend~

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Guest Designer Cristal Hobbs Project Design Re-Cap!

Today, we're re-capping all the AWESOMENESS of
Cristal Hobbs 

We loved having her 
join us this month.   
Check out all the SEWmazing projects that Cristal created. 
We just love her out of the box project designs that are super fun and shabby chic.

Thank you Cristal for joining us this month. 

You can check out all her fabulous work HERE!

Friday, April 20, 2012

It's May Stamp Set Reveal Time!

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

Presenting the 
May 2012 stamp set
Thoughts and Smiles
 4 x 6 clear photopolymer stamp set. 
Subscribe NOW!

This set has already started shipping to our subscribers.

Our monthly sets are ALWAYS available and the price NEVER changes. They never retire. 

Join us tomorrow for our April Guest Designer, Cristal Hobbs, re-cap! We'll share all of her projects right here on the blog. and we'll share next months FABULOUS GUEST DESIGNER.
(Hint. Big Hint. Wer'e going to do some STAMPIN' with!... Julie Masse)

Join us on the 22nd when the Pit Crew Too will be sharing more April project inspiration!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

May Sneaky Peeky #3

Sneak Peek #3 of the May 2012 
stamp set release:
Check out this super cute ladybug card by Kelley Eubanks
Join us tomorrow for the full reveal of the May stamp set. If you've been paying attention to the sneaks... we showed all the images. WAHOO!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

May Sneaky Peekie #2

Sneak Peek #2 of the May 2012 
stamp set release:
Check out this stunning color and flower layering by Emily Leiphart

And this absolutely gorgeous one layer, stunning color card design by 
 Latisha Yoast is perfect for all the Mothers
in your life.

 and... this simply perfect floral design by AJ Otto
 Join us tomorrow for another SNEAK PEEK into the new May stamp set

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

May Sneak Peek #1

Sneak Peek #1 of the May 2012 
stamp set release:
Check out how Julia used the chicken wire frame as the focal point 
for her card creation.
Julia Stainton

And this gorgeous botanical inspiration by Becky Oehlers is sure to make you smile.

and... this happy, happy, clever, clever card by Emily Branch
 Join us tomorrow for more SNEAK PEEKS into the new May stamp set

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Project Inspiration and Sneak Peeks of the May stamp set release!

It's the 15th of the Month 
and that means...
Another fabulous project share 
for the very first time from the
Pit Crew 
 Today, they are sharing a project using the  
current months stamp set release
sneak peeks of the  
May 2012 Stamp Set Release
Thoughts and Smiles

Wanna see  
Thoughts and Smiles
Go NOW and...
Check out the Pit Crew's Projects!
Don't forget to stop back on the 
17th, 18th, 19th 
of the May stamp set release. 
Thoughts and Smiles
we'll show you the whole set on the 20th.
The March stamp set starts shipping to subscribers on the 25th.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Project Inspiration Here, There and Everywhere! Our Projects EVEN Get a Shout Out From our Friends Across the Pond!

Every member of our PIT CREW have Inspiration BLOGS CHOCK FULL of projects to share with you!

They spend a lot of time caring and sharing their talents with us and the WORLD. We LOVE IT! 
We love them!

Right NOW, our friends from Papercraft Inspiration Magazine, just a little hop over the pond in the UK, have taken notice of our very own Emily Leiphart in their latest issue where they focus on creatista's from all over the world. 

Check out Emily on page 89 below.

We just love how Emily paired up so many stamp sets to create this super cute card! You can see her blog post creation HERE!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

A HUGE Congratulations to Emily Leiphart...

We are SO THRILLED to share that Emily Leiphart
one of our truly talented 
Avocado Arts "Pit Crew"- Design Team Members, 

has been named as 
Here is the CUTE card that she had submitted for the contest:

"Chick on a runway"

Paper Crafts editors chose the first 15 winners, out of 1586 amazing entries and also picked 1 card from each category as Honorable Mention.  Emily was chosen for the category "Hello/Thinking of You".  They thought it would be fun for their readers to vote for their favorite honorable mention card. 

The winner of the public vote will receive the same $500 prize package awarded to their 15 winners! The four runners up will receive a copy of The Best of Stamp It! Cards!

This is where YOU come in!!  
We would LOVE for you to vote for Emily's card! 
Simply click here to vote-just follow these easy instructions!

 Click on the “Vote” tab to view all five cards, find Emily's card (if you would like to vote for her) in the gallery and click “Save Vote”.  You are only allowed one vote!
Voting will end at 11:59 (MST) on Sunday, April 15. The results will be tallied shortly after, and the winner will be announced on Paper Crafts Connection on Tuesday, April 17th !
CONGRATS AGAIN EMILY...your Avocado Arts family is VERY proud of YOU!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

It's a PINKSPIRATION kind of day!

Today, we welcome back
Cristal Hobbs
with a super cute 
project share!

We love that Cristal is sharing her SEW amazing creativity with us this month!
Check out all her fabulous work HERE!

We'll be re-capping all of Cristal's projects right here on the blog on the 21st.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

All NEW project inspiration for me and for you from the Pit Crew Too!

It's an Awesome April kind of day!
Check out today's 
with the Pit Crew using
this months stamp set release
Savannah O'Gwynn

Tomorrow, we have this months 
Guest Designer
Cristal Hobbs
back with us for even
MORE inspiration!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Happy. Happy. Happy. Buttons Buttons Buttons!

This months stamp set, 
SEW NICE, has two sizes of faux buttons that are perfect for creating borders and embellishments.

Check out the HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY stamp in the SEW NICE set. It fits perfectly into the center of the large openline button in the set. You can use the button with or without the sentiment. And the Happy Happy Happy stamp makes for a perfect border stamp all by itself.
Flip tip the zipper flower to create a simply beautiful stamped flower. Check out all the faux stitching.
Order SEW NICE Today!


Wednesday, April 4, 2012

SEW-Tastic Project Inspiration

This months stamp set, 
SEW NICE, has a super cute, elongated spool of thread that is very versatile.
Check out this project with bakers twine wrapped right around it and up through the top of the spool. The needles were stamped and cut out to make a perfect stamp embellishment.
The spool makes for a perfect sewing themed flower vase. The zig zag faux stitching is perfect for creating the look without getting out the machine. 
Check out SEW NICE !


Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Shall we TANGO?

Did you KNOW the Pantone 2012 color of the year is TANGERINE TANGO
What a fabulous Spring color, YES?
Here's a little zipper flower inspiration using this months stamp set, SEW NICE to brighten up 
your day.
I used the flip tip, using the back of the zipper flower stamp to create the TANGERINE shadow.
Super fun. Bright and TANGERINE!
Check out the Sew What's New Market Tag.
A perfectly perfect little stamped embellishment. Check out SEW NICE !


Monday, April 2, 2012

It's a Much Ado about Cristal Kind of Day!

 We are in the PINK to have...
Cristal Hobbs
Joining us this month as our Guest Designer.

Hey it's just me Pinky!
You average ordinary pink haired mom, who crafts when the chickens are sleeping. I have 3 adorable boys, and a sweet hubby, we live in beautiful TN in a little country home with 20 chickens, 2 cockatiels, 1 crab and 1 dog. I am super excited to be guest designing for Avocado Arts this month. I am not new to crafting but a newer stamper and I am completely addicted. I started stamping about 1 year ago after crafting for 3 years and I fell in love with it. You can find me all over the place, I am very blessed to be working with great companies and teaching all over TN, KY, AL. I love crafting because it comes straight from the heart and I cannot think of anything more beautiful than something created from the heart. I hope you are inspired to create along with me as much as I am inspired seeing your work!

We are so happy to have Cristal sharing her creativity with us this month!

Check out all her fabulous work HERE!
Cristal will be sharing more of her fabulous creations using 
on the 8th of this month.
You're just going to love what she has planned!

Check her out!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

It's APRIL FOOL's Day, but NO JOKE, we've got some fabulous project inspiration from the Pit Crew TODAY!

It's all new with the PIT CREW!
Check out our NEW RELEASE
Sew Nice
How about a little inspiration to start April off on a fresh note.
It's all new from the PIT CREW today!
Haven't joined in the fun, yet? 
Subscribe to our auto-delivery club today!
Lots of perks for club members! Check it out!

Check out the DigiCut file available that coordinates with this months set.

Our April Guest Designer, Cristal Hobbs will be joining us tomorrow and you are going to LOVE what she has created.