Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Review with the Pit Crew!

We hope you have enjoyed this month's Nuts About You as much as we have!  Let's recap:

Enjoy and see you back here soon!!  

Monday, October 21, 2013

Nuts About You with Teri


Hello again! 
Teri here, and I'm excited to bring you three more cards made with the fun and happy Nuts About You stamp set!

This set screams Fall so I went with the obvious: I made three Fall-themed cards with it.

I just love that "Happy Fall" sentiment so I built a scene around it for my first card.

I used the same leaf stamp to stamp all the leaves here. To make them look a little different, I stamped them with different ink colors and on different shades of cardstock.

I wasn't quite ready to put the "Happy Fall" sentiment away so I made one card with it.
This time, I used it with the pumpkin! 

To make my pumpkins look different from each other, I "lighted" up the middle one by stamping it a second time on yellow cardstock and fussy cutting it out. If you aren't a fussy cutter, you can create a somewhat similar look with colored pencils and markers.

The set's squirrel stamp had me giggling so I created a third Fall-themed card with him!

The label I used was leftover from another recent project. It seemed like the perfect addition to my card.

Well, that's all I have got for today! Here's to a happy and fun stamping everywhere.
Looking for more Avocado Arts inspiration? Be sure to check out the blog here for more great Pit Crew projects made with the Nuts About You stamp set!

Friday, October 18, 2013


Hello!  How can it possibly be October already?  I think we skipped a few months - lol!  I have to say though that Fall is just a wonderful time here in New England - the leaves, the colors, the cooler temps, the apples, pumpkins, etc., etc.  I love it all!  This months stamp set from Avocado Arts is all about Fall and the things we love!  Nuts About You is a stamp set you will use over and over again!

First up, the scarecrow, adorable!  I wanted to try something different with him so I stamped him on a cork sheet.  The cork was super easy to color with my Copic markers and then cut out and I love the texture it adds to him!

I think I mentioned it last month, but I absolutely adore the sentiments and font combinations in the sets lately!

Next is a quick little Trick or Treat card using the pumpkin bucket and candy corn stamp - yum!  I can't eat very many of them, but I do love me some candy corn!

My last card is a birthday card for Michelle that I made for Monday - it was her birthday you know?!  I had the card done but I failed to get it to Ashley on time for the post.  Sorry Michelle!! But I do hope you had the most wonderful birthday ever - you deserve lots of love and spoiling!! Big hugs to you!! :)

I made my card using last month's set, Stuck on You - lots of bright colors and yumminess for the birthday girl!

That's all from me, hop over to the AA store and pick up Nuts About You, you'll thank me! *wink, wink*

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Peek-A-Boo Fall With Pinky!

Good morning friends, 
SO...clearly you have already fallen hard for this new 
"Nuts About You" stamp set from Avocado Arts... I mean it
can't be helped...but have you thought about the versatility
of this set?? From Halloween to FALL it's all there!

I decided to create this FALL banner on 4X6 acrylic pieces and use little "Chuck"
 (yes I have named him Chuck in my head of course) to add some whimsy. 
I can even see this being a great set for your camping scrapbook pages!

And of course you can just go crazy like I did with the leaves. 
Amazing texture when you look up close and use different inks!!

And I adore this little stump too. 
You know it's always those little touches that grab me with Avocado Arts
stamps. The heart in the stump, the FALL in cursive, Chuck's glasses. 
Each stamp is detailed to the finest point, which makes it amazingly fun!

Monday, October 14, 2013

Happy Birthday Michelle!!

Today we want to tell our fearless leader what a great and wonderful lady she is.  She is FABULOUS and we want her to know that we love her!  Here are some cards we all made to celebrate a fantastic day for an AMAZING woman!  

Have a wonderful Birthday Michelle!! 

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Nuts About You with Connie!

  Hi everyone~I kinda went card crazy this month!!! 
 This  month's set is called Nuts About You, very fun to work with!!!

 Just a little tip on making this set of cards~I stamped the pumpkin on the back of the paper and then cut it out.  I added a little dip on the top for the stem.  That way you don't have to mask off jack's face:):)

 This little squirrel is super cute.  I stamped him out twice, once on white and once on brown, and then popped his eyes:):)
 For my last card I used the scarecrow ( racking those leaves) !! 
Fall is my favorite time of the year.  The air smells so fresh and crisp.  I love going on ranch rides at the end of the day. 
 Have a happy Fall!!!!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Nuts About You with Ashley Marcu

Hi Everyone!
I'm excited to share my Nuts About You cards with you this month!

Over the last couple of months I've noticed a lot of labels in paper crafting. I thought it would be fun to create my own! The fun little leaves and bold sentiment in Nuts About you made the perfect fall label.

I absolutely adore the acorn in this set. It's so small but can stand alone as the focal image on a card. I punched a circle out of my patterned paper and mounted it underneath with dimensional tape to give it the attention it deserves!

Finally a fun, colorful card for Halloween with the best Halloween candy ever...candy corn!

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Celebrate World Card Making Day with Avocado Arts & Operation Write Home!

Happy World Card Making Day!!  What a great day!  To celebrate, we have joined the Operation Write Home Blog Hop.

The theme is thank you cards.   We also chose to use sketch #165 for our cards:

Some great inspiration from a few of the Pit Crew!

Connie used the Perfectly Planted set on this card.  So great!!

Teri used the oh so sweet Stuck On You set.

On this card I used the Special Delivery set.  Love that set!! 

Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Friday, October 4, 2013

Nuts About You with Amy Tsuruta

Howdy!  It's Amy T here with cards I designed using October's

I know, right?  Super CUTE set!  I especially love it because Fall Inspired projects are my FAV!

I started with an ultra CAS design:

I can't begin to tell you how CRISPLY Avocado Arts images stamp.  Check out those leaves...I used Fresh Ink Mango & Red Currant on the leaves.  The Happy Fall sentiment is Memento Rich Cocoa.

My card is a tall & skinny...it's been trimmed down to 3 inches wide by 5.5 inches tall.  It's one of my favorite card sizes.

I topped off my card with Timeless Twine's Lemonade Yellow.

I'm linking my Happy Fall card over at


Next up is this nutty card:



Team up those sweet acorns with that fun sentiment and BAM, insta-fun card!

This challenge over at retro sketch is going to be easily a go-to for me:

For those of you that follow me, you have to know that I'm a coffee-a-holic.  I'm a huge fan of Starbucks, and love all their design/marketing hoopla.  This last card is based on their latest:


fall + coffee = ♡♡♡

 One thing led to another and a layering fest was born!  Lately, my cards have been more on the clean & crisp side.  I miss using texture and layers.

What I've been enjoying doing with my Avocado Arts projects is combining the New Release with a previously released set:


There you have it!  Thanks so much for stopping by and I can't wait to see how YOU rock the new release