Monday, July 29, 2013

Grillin' and Chillin' with the Pit Crew!

Hey there!  Today we're showing off the talents of our Pit Crew.  So sit back, grab a beverage of your choice and enjoy!

Newbie Ashley Marcu

Hope you enjoyed all the eye candy!!  See you later this week with August Sneaks and reveal!

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Grillin' and Chillin' with Teri

Hi everyone!
Teri here today, and I'm pumped to share three cards I made with the Grillin' and Chillin set from Avocado Arts!
What a fun set this one is! I just love the happy, Summertime feeling of it. And I couldn't help but be inspired to make a couple cards with it that have a sweet, happy Summer vibe!

To me, Summer goes hand in hand with lemonade! So, of course, I had to make a card with the set's lemonade glass!

Every single stamped element on this card is from the stamp set! To give the umbrellas some extra "kick", I  placed a pearl on top of each one.

Such a simple little touch, but I think it really helps make them pop!

And what Summer day would be complete without a nice lounger to rest in!

You might say I was inspired a little here by one of my favorite modern artists, Andy Warhol, by going with bold colors and repeating the same design over and over.

And, of course, Summertime means swimming, too! So I was inspired to make a card with the set's super cute swimsuit!

Well, that's all I have for today! Be sure to check out the Avocado Arts blog. The Pit Crew has been sharing projects all month long with the Grillin' and Chillin' stamp set. Lots of inspiring projects to be found!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Chillin with Julie

Good morning!!  How fun is the July stamp set, Grillin' and Chillin'?!  Just the perfect set for all your summer party invitations, scrapbook pages and so much more!  Here are just a few of my ideas for this set.

 First up, the Grill!  When I saw this Digital Die Cut Kit I just had to try it!  Wouldn't these made just the cutest invitations for a BBQ?  I should have replaced the blade on my Cameo, but it still cut so nicely - even the small parts.  The only think I did was enlarge it just a smidge, the beauty of a digital file!

On the inside I added some cute patterned paper to continue the picnic theme!

Next up, another card using a digital file.  This time I used the Digital Die Cuts that coordinate with the set to make a pretty apron.

I can imagine so many cute aprons adorning cards for many occasions!  Great for masculine cards!

And last but not least, I had to use the Adirondack chair image, it just screams "Maine" to me! :)  I saw some pretty cute placecards made with just a single Adirondack chair stamped before or after the name - that's a great idea!

But for this card I just stamped some brightly colored chairs, some clouds (from Perfectly Perfect Day) and the sentiment, in another fun color!

Thanks for checking out my cards - time to Relax! :)

Monday, July 15, 2013

Pinky Brings Out The BBQ!

Hey there Avocado Art friends, 

Pinky here today bringing you the BARBECUE!
I am in love with these new stamps from Avocado Arts- 
this Grillin' and Chillin' set is simply a fun time. 

I can think of hundreds of uses, because we definitely grill all summer. 
So here are my projects for this set- hope you enjoy!

This first card I created using the grill and decided to add a sentiment inside as well. 
The vintage style of the chair just makes me smile. 

This second card was a fun one that I added flair to by
bending the sentiment and putting a foam pop dot in the middle
to make it look like it was flying in the wind a bit. 
 I am not sure if anyone hangs their flip flops- but in my head- we totally DO!

And this third card, of course I HAD to try the bathing suit stamps. 
 The "Smile it suits you" sentiment was too much for me to pass by-
I needed a complete minute with it, so adorable!

I hope you enjoyed my projects today- I know I really loved creating them. 
Until next time- Keep on creating!!!!

Friday, July 12, 2013

Grillin' and Chillin'......Tenia style!

Hey Y'all!!!

Hope all is well. Tenia here from Jazzy Paper Designs showing y'all a couple of projects with the Grillin' and Chillin' set!!

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

I did some masking, misting, splatter and  I stamped on wood......super fun!!

Here is card two.......CHECK IT!!!

It is ALWAYS great to Relax.....dontcha think? For my last project I used this awesome Avocado Arts Paintable right here:

.....and here is my project.....CHECK IT!!!

Holy Cow.....this was a SUPER FUN one!!! Thanks for stopping by and make sure that y'all check out the AWESOME inspiration from this totally RAD team!!!


Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Welcome New Pit Crew Member Ashley Marcu!

Today I am pretty excited.  We are having the fabulous Ashley Marcu join the Avocado Arts Pit Crew!

Here is a bit about herself in her own words:

My name is Ashley Marcu and I live in a suburb of Seattle with my husband and three young energetic kids. I’ve enjoyed crafting all my life and was thrilled to find stamping after the birth of my first child in 2007. I have been published multiple times in Paper Crafts magazine and was crowed Stamping Royalty in 2012. When I’m not creating cards or making crafts you can find me having fun with my kids, driving to school or soccer practice, enjoying friends and family or playing outside! I’m thrilled to be part of team!

Now here is a taste of her fabulous work using the Grillin and Chillin stamp set!

Won't she be a fabulous addition!  See more of her fabulous work on her blog.  So please join us in giving her a warm welcome!  

Monday, July 8, 2013

Winner Winner Winner!!

Happy Monday!!  I am sure you have all been waiting to see who won those fabulous mini sets.   Well without further ado, here we go!

Annette Allen said...
Happy Birthday Avocado Arts.. woohoo.. thanks for the fun giveaway..
Happy, happy birthday!! Here's to many more birthdays! These sets are the cutest!

cghundley said...
Hey, just found your
blog! Theses stamps
are so cute and would
be fun to win and use.
Carla from Utah

Congrats ladies!!  You will be getting happy mail!   See you all on Wednesday for a fun announcement!

Friday, July 5, 2013

Grillin' and Chillin' Digitals Available TODAY!

BRAND NEW Digitals Released TODAY!
Check them out!
Perfect for all your summer craftin'

All NEW GRILLIN' Digital Die Cut Card with Summertime Die Cut. This one's a fun one. Add stamps to create a full on GRILL card design that is sure to highlight all your backyard BBQ's.
Super Stinkin' Cute Bikini Paintable Paper. Super Fun. Print, Color with your favorite Medium and GO!

FLIP FLOP Patterned Paper. OH YES! It ain't summer without the FLOPS.

Printable Card Frames, RELAX title and Summer Embellishments. Perfect for all your cardmaking and scrapbooking projects.
AND... all of these digitals coordinate perfectly with...

Check them OUT!

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Amy Tsuruta with Grillin' and Chillin'

Howdy Avocado Arts Fans, it's Amy T!

I'm playing with the July Release

How many are flip flop girls?

I am!

My favorite pair are silver that I picked up at Old Navy for $1.

I super love the flip flop image and decided to make them super girlie:

I used a push pin to pierce my tag and threaded through some paper posies.

Super fun card to give as a "just because".

The 'hi there!' is from the Borders and Sentiments set.  A great go- to set that has so many possibilities!

Next up is a card that could be either masculine or feminine:

I super love adirondack chairs.  They totally remind me of the beach and relaxation.

I've been on the tall skinny card kick.  To fill up the space I added craft foam clouds.  It gives the design nice texture without taking away from the black adirondack.

My last card comes with a question:

Do you see what I see?

What's your favorite summertime drink?

I love iced coffees...but is that what you see or is it perhaps a soda/cola/pop?

The glass image is great to make up a bunch of different drinks from ice tea to lemonade!

Thanks so much for stoppin' by!!!!!