Wednesday, January 21, 2015

A Latte Love With Pinky!

She is back, this girl is back...I am SO EXCITED that PINKY is BACK!!

Hey there Avocado Arts friends, I am BACK!
It's Pinky today with 3 new cards from this fun stamp set A Latte Love.

My first card is a 3-D Bendi card that I stamped the bees out and 
fussy cut them, then adhered them to wires. 
 I also added the little BEE MINE banners. 
If you wonder why the paper has texture it's because I spray painted it. 

For my next card I created a coffee cup, I love my Starbucks!
I added some corrugated cardboard like they put on the outside, then
used a die to stamp "Thanks A Latte" on. 
 I also folded the die and popped it up with pop dots. 

Ad for my last card I wanted to ink in multi color, so I went pastel.
I kept it simple but in person it shines, I wish I could've captured
the soft glow it has. 

I hope you enjoyed my first post back!! I am so excited to be home again. 
Until next time-Keep on creating. 

Thanks Pinky!  I love you girl and you ROCKED this set!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Winners, Winners, Winners

Winners, Winners and Winners!

We were THRILLED with the response from the Season's Givings Blog Hop.  Thank you for all of the comments-welcome to all of you that are NEW to Avocado Arts-we are SO EXCITED to have you joining us.

Now, here are the prizes and winners:

Decembrrrr winner: ValByDesign, Valerie said...
I love your stamps!!

January 1, 2015 at 6:35 PM Delete

 A Latte Love winner: Kristie Goulet said...
Super cute stamps! Happy New Year!
I like you on FB! 
January 1, 2015 at 10:18 AM Delete

All About Love winner:   Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...
Oh my goodness, "need" several of those goodies!!! Thanks for the chance to win, happy new year.

January 2, 2015 at 10:28 AM

Just Be winner:  Michelle (sf9erfan) said...
Amazing stamp sets and your DT rocked those samples! Here's to a fabulous 2015!

January 1, 2015 at 2:03 AM 

Unwined winner:  Marci Collins said...
LOVE AVOCADO ARTS and all the clear cuteness! Thank you for the constant artistic inspiration throughout the year and for making so many of my creations possible! I appreciate you and wish you nothing but happiness and success in 2015! Happy New Year!!!
January 1, 2015 at 9:36 AM  

Takin' it Slow winner: Dr Sonia S V said...
WOW loved that you ship free international. Your stamps are so cute and refreshing . Love the cute snowman
and Thank you for a chance to win
Dr Sonia
Cards Crafts Kids Projects

 Winner of Age is a Stage:  Cheryl said...
Happy New Year!

I love, love, love your stamps!

January 1, 2015 at 11:03 AM Delete
You Rock Winner: Rachel said...
what a cute set of cards! those puffy penguins are adorable. Happy New year!

January 1, 2015 at 12:47 PM Delete

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Featured Company On Paper Crafter's Library Today!

Hello Avocado Arts FANS and CUSTOMERS!!  
We are super excited to be the featured company on Paper Crafter's Library today.  

Make sure and check out their blog as they are giving away "A Latte Love" and are featuring one of our Designers.  Thank you so much Paper Crafter's Library!  We LOVE you A Latte!

Monday, January 12, 2015

A Latte Love with Heather H

Hello! Heather here from Houses Built of Cards - excited to be back crafting, and (mostly!) done unpacking - and able to share a few cards with you using the January stamp set - A Latte Love:

Now that we are back in Washington state, and in the land of Starbucks again, both my husband and I have been enjoying quick stops in there when we are in town, although I prefer tea and let him drink the coffee! So when I saw this cute image, I couldn't resist inking it up first!

I used some pattern paper from MME, including that vellum on the front section - it has shiny gold dots on it! Eeek - so cute! I heat embossed in white on the kraft, and cut a cute window to see my image through. I tore the bottom edges, and stitched the top together, before adding a bit of glitter washi and a wood veneer star.

Next up, I used those cute bees! 

Layered some solid cardstock together, stamped the bees and sentiment in the little windows on my pattern paper - then colored in the bees with Spica glitter pens. Hard to see in the photos - but it made them fun and sparkly! Added some Mister Huey's white mist and a twist of jute twine to finish it off.

Last up, I had to do some watercolors again!

I colored with my Peerless watercolors, then stamped my image and sentiment over the top, adding some details with a white gel pen. Die cut that with a pinked edge die, added some Baker's Twine, and mounted over some American Crafts pattern paper.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a wonderful day! 

BEAUTIFUL JOB HEATHER!!!  Love the different techniques and perfect for Valentine's Day.  

Friday, January 9, 2015

A Latte Love with Jo Thompson

HELLO! It is the weekend! I am in organization mode, so that is what I'll be doing to my craft area, no creating until it is clean! Glad I was able to sneak in these cards using the NEW set A Latte Love.

I am gearing up for Valentine's Day! Let's go!

Card 1: Sending you love
Lots of images to choose from in this adorable set. Here I used the larger of the two bees and I made it look like she is carrying the heart. The "Sending you love" is originally vertical but I masked the words to make it a vertical sentiment. The card base is kraft cardstock and used a cloud pattern paper as my background.

Card 2: Thanks a latte
You have to have a Starbucks gift card using this "Thanks a latte" sentiment. The mini latte is paper pieced with kraft cs and I added some Red Stickles to the heart. I made a gift card holder using a die and layered it over a black heart with faux stitching and a white doily.

Card 3: Bee Mine
Lastly, in my third card, the bees make another cameo. I used both the bee images multiple times. They are colored with my Copics. I used a picket fence embossing folder on a vellum heart and on the base of my card. It sort of mimics honeycombs. The "Bee Mine" sentiment is from the stamp set and I just popped it up with dimensional foam adhesive.

So there you have it, three Valentine's Day cards. I hope you enjoyed them and that you were inspired to make your own. Thanks for stopping by and see you soon!!

Absolutely adorable projects Jo!  Thanks for sharing ;)  Make sure and leave Jo some LOVE!

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

A Latte Love With Tenia Nelson

Happy January Avocado Arts fans and customers!  Tenia is starting out this year HOT with inspiration from our new stamp set "A Latte Love".  This stamp set is perfect for Valentine's Day or any day where you want to show some love to that special person in your life.  Enjoy!

Hey Y'all 

Hope all is well!! Tenia here showing y'all what I did with the Avocado Arts A Latte Love stamp set!

Here is Card One.....CHECK IT!!!!

That coffee cup image is so DERN cute, I tell ya!!!

Here is Card Two.......CHECK IT!!!!

Those bees, though!!! They are TOTES ADORBS!!!!

And here's Card Three......CHECK IT!!!

Aww.....those bandages are soooooo CUTE!!!!!!

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


Thanks Tenia. FABULOUS job!  Make sure and leave her some love.  Have a great day everyone!