Thursday, December 26, 2013

Review with the Pit Crew!

 Hey everyone!  We will be showing off a new stamp set this next week, but let's review the ever fabulous Winter Fun shall we!?

Be sure to share with us your creations in our Flickr group!!  You never know when you will show up on the blog!

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Winter Fun with Teri 
Hello again, Avocado Arts fans!
Teri here, and I'm happy to bring you three more projects made with Avocado Arts' Winter Fun stamp set. 

Such a cute stamp set! The little owls are just the best, if you ask me! They totally make me smile!
So, of course, I had to make a couple owl-themed cards!

I stamped and paper-pieced the owl on this card.  To make more of a Winter scene, I fashioned a hill of snow from cardstock and stamped and cut a couple clouds with Sunshine and Smiles, another Avocado Arts stamp set.

I used the same owl from Winter Fun to make this card, too.

I stamped the owl twice this time, but made them slightly different by giving each one a different scarf color! I finished the card off with a phrase from Future's So Bright, yet another Avocado Arts stamp set.

I decided to go "owl free" for my third card and use a couple of the set's birdhouses. 

The different shapes of the birdhouses sure make them fun to mix together. By the way, the snapshot you see is from the Future's So Bright stamp set.

That's all I have for you today!
Looking for more Avocado Arts inspiration? Be sure to check out the blog here for more great Pit Crew projects!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Avocado Arts Design Team Call


WHAT?? are reading this correctly. 

We are expanding our Pit Crew (Design Team) in 2014 and
 want to open it to everyone to try out if they want to 

Here are the details: Create 3 projects using Avocado Arts stamps (2 cards and a layout or 3 cards).

I need to receive your projects by January 15th via email or
mail. Please  include your name, address, email and blog address with  your submissions.  If you include extra projects-that is totally  fine too  Let your stamping skills shine...if you have  amazing coloring skills...SHOW THEM OFF!!! We are  looking at adding 5 Design Team members to our Avocado  Arts family.  Feel free to share this with all of your stamping friends.  Email pictures of your projects along with the requested information (above) to 
 by January 15th, 2014
If you prefer to mail them, send your projects to: 

Avocado Arts
Attn: Michelle Ogdahl
222 3rd Ave SE
New London, MN 56273

Do you have questions? Email me at

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

A New Pit Crew Member!

Today we want to welcome our newest Pit Crew member Annette Allen!  She will be a fabulous addition to the Crew and we are ECSTATIC to have her!  Please give her a warm welcome!!

Here is a little bit about Annette in her own words:

My name is Annette Allen. I am a Christian and live life for the Lord. I have been a cardmaker since 1997 and I am happy to say that it is my passion. I enjoy being creative and I also feel that my crafts bring smiles. I have had many awesome opportunities and I am happy to be a part of the Avocado Arts Design Team. I look forward to an awesome 2014 and also meeting new crafty friends. My blog so you can stop by and visit:

How about them Hoots.. I just love how ready they are for the Winter Fun.
With the snowflakes falling, I would say they are the Perfect Pair.. Don't you think? 


To change it up from winter now I am thinking summer..
You can mix and match the sets to be for every occasion. 

 Mixing it up again this time I am going with a fun tag.
You will notice I am a non traditional color type of person. You will see me use some color combos that are sometimes wild. This one is calm but just giving you heads up.

I am so excited to be a part of the Avocado Arts Design Team.
Thank you so much for stopping by today.
Happy Crafting.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Winter Fun...In Love! With Pinky

Good morning Avocado Arts FANS and friends!
It's just me today- Pinky with 3 brand new projects with this fantastic
Avocado Arts Winter Fun Stamp Set. You NEED this stamp set that's for sure!!

For this ornament project I found these Birch Wood tags in my local
craft store- I filed them down a bit and stamped right on them with copper ink!
Then I added some shimmer and pearls with glitter. 
I also inked the edges in a wintry blue color. 

How versatile is this set? From gorgeous detailed snowflakes to adorable
owl and amazing cardinals! I am IN LOVE!
For my next project I took two Clear Scraps acrylic banner pieces
and tied them together with twine and created this completely
clear card that was fun to stamp snowflakes on but terribly hard to photograph.
So look closely! :) 
I heat embossed this cutie in gold and colored her accessories. 
Now where can I buy her boots and scarf?? I want them. 

On this card I created a gift card holder by using an envelope 
on the front and using the tree stamp as a Christmas tree!
 I also embossed in white the snowflake, and the WINTER sentiment and
added in copper ink I LOVE YOU from the Sweet Treat Sweetie Stamp set!
Who says you can't mix and match? All the Avocado Arts stamps 
play well together! 

That;s it for me today I hope you were inspired to think outside the normal 
stamping range and get crazy with me!

Until next time- Keep on creating! 

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Winter Fun with Connie~

Hi guys~
Happy to share with you some "Winter Fun"~

This set is soooo fun~
The owls just make you happy and are sooo cute!!!!
I made a couple of cards and a layout page~

Card#2~a set of gift type cards!!

and one more~
a scrapbooking page from our recent Disney Trip.

Our grands reminded me of these happy owls ~just bouncing off the wall. 
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by~

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Winter Fun with Ashley Marcu!

Hi Everyone! I'm ready to share all of my creations using the awesome new set Winter Fun! There are so many images in this set! Let's start with the adorable bird houses.

My card features all three bird houses in the set. Aren't they cute?

Next up are the mittens! I stamped them three times and matched them up with one of the fun sentiments found in the set. 

Finally, I paper pieced one of the owls to make this adorable tag. 

Thanks for checking out my projects! I hope you enjoy this set as much as I did! 

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Winter Fun with Ashley

Hey there everyone!  Today I get to share with you my take on the Winter Fun set!

With this card I whipped out my Copic markers and had some fun.  Those owls are so darn cute!!

This card I wanted it to be a just because card so I left the sentiment out.  I love those little bird houses.  Sigh.

Now for some nostalgia.  I wanted to show you a card I made around this time last year with the Smitten With You set.

I still love it.   Well have a wonderful day!!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Winter Fun with Tenia Nelson

Hey Y'all!!!!

Hope all is well. Tenia here showing y'all what I did with the Avocado Arts Winter Fun set. Such a SUPER FUN set!!!

Here is card one........CHECK IT!!!

Card Two......

......and last but not least.....Card THREE!!!!

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