Thursday, May 26, 2022

Avery Elle new release blog hop!

 Hi there!

I'm so excited for this new Avery Elle release! You can find everything in the store already (click HERE). I designed 2 beachy sets for this release, Beachy and Make A Splash. I made 2 cards using Beachy to show off today!

For this first card, I stamped all of the elements, brought in the sun from Flamazing, and framed everything using the new Pierced Ray Frame die set. The whole scene is so bright and happy! I love the little flip flops in the sand. To give the scene a little extra pop, I colored the scalloped part of the frame (which is optional, how great is that!) in red. 

My next card features the same bear, but now he's bending down to see if he can hear what the squirrel is listening to from that shell! I used the other new frame die - the Pierced Birthday Frame - and did the opposite of what I did on the first card. The scalloped portion in white, and the frame in a fun pink. I brought in some clouds, from Carrot Car, and the big puddle from Tickled Pink to finish off the scene.

I hope you like the new sets! Come visit me on instagram for a fun giveaway, and be sure to check out the rest of the design team's creations:

Thursday, February 10, 2022

Avery Elle new release blog hop!

Hi there!

wowza, this blog has just sat here with no new posts for the last few months. I've been posting stuff to instagram, but it feels like no one visits blogs anymore. I'd love to hear your opinion on that!

But today, I'm so excited for today's Avery Elle new release blog hop! I designed 5 sets for this release, and you'll find them all in the store HERE.

Today, I'm showing off the Rain Or Shine stamp set, and I've crafted 3 cards to show you:

Avery Elle new release blog hop!

My first card features the fox and his little duck friends! There are 2 ducks included in the set, but by tilting them a little differently, they look like they are all unique. I did an ink-blended background, and let it get hazy towards the middle. I then used my white gel pen to create the rain drops - some dashes, some round drops. 

 Avery Elle new release blog hop!

To finish up the card, I used a copic marker to add darker puddles beneath their boots, and the white gel pen to add highlights.

  Avery Elle new release blog hop!

Where my first card featured bright, primary colors, my next one is softer in its pastel colors. I brought in the bear and the little frog. I love his little googly eyes! I had no idea how hard it would be to draw a frog, by the way. Go figure, he's one of the smallest critters and I drew some really odd looking ones before I settled on him. I love how the bear and fox are providing him some shelter!

  Avery Elle new release blog hop!

For this card, I only ink-blended around the top, and left the ground white. I added some soft blue puddles under their feet. 

Avery Elle new release blog hop!

My last card is the most simple, but still so sweet. I used the Star Scene die to provide the cut out, and backed it with a Waves die-cut in the background. I then layered a sweet scene featuring the bunny and his little snail friend. 

I hope you like what I created for you! I am running a giveaway on my instagram today - be sure to leave me a comment there to be entered to win a stamp set of your choosing from the new release.

And check out the other design team blogs today, their creations are amazing:

Thursday, November 11, 2021

Avery Elle new release blog hop!

Hi there!

I am so excited because our Winter 2021 Release is finally here!!  We have an amazing blog hop full of inspiration today and we are so glad that you are here.

I illustrated 1 stamp set for this release, called Forest Dance Party. I'm so excited to share 3 cards with you today!

This stamp set was begging for a slimline design - I stamped all of the images from the set, and created this noisy scene! The dancing mice are attached as a duo, but I stamped an extra pair and just used scissors to separate them.

For my next card, I couldn't help but keep with the current season and create something for the holidays:

I brought in elements from Mr. & Mrs. Claus, and had the band strike up a Christmas tune. I kept all of the coloring very light and soft, and dotted the sky with snowflakes.

My 3rd card is a more simple design, and one that would be so cute as a card set! I imagine a set where each card features a different musical animal! Here, I colored the bunny:

I flanked the image on either side with the little floral spray from Wheelie Great.

I hope you like them!

For a summary of all of our new products that are available for purchase right now check out this section in our store .  We will be showcasing projects using our new sets starting today and will continue to show them throughout the next few months.  I can't wait!

Let's get to the hop. 

Avery Elle  - you are here
Caryn Davies
Heather Campbell
Melania Deasy
Katie Gehring 
Amy Kolling 
Ashley Marcu
Elena Roussakis

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Heffy friends inspiration blog hop

 Hi there!

I'm so happy to be joining the Heffy Doodle team for a Heffy friends blog hop! For today's special Blog Hop, you can win a £50 voucher to the Heffy Doodle store!

I used a non-wintery stamp set and made something for the holidays (since that's all I'm crafting lately!)

Heffy Doodle blog hop

I stamped and colored images from Deer To Me, set them onto a snowy backdrop, and against a dramatic night sky. 

Heffy Doodle blog hop 

I used white enamel accents to dot the entire card, even the images, so that it looks like a snowy evening. I love the 2 cute deer cuddling while the little mouse looks on! The extra sets of red mushroom bring a little more of a festive feel to the card.

I hope you like it! Now, onto the giveaway info!


To be entered to win the giveaway, all you need to do is comment at each stop along the Blog Hop before October 24, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST.  The winner will be announced on the Heffy Doodle Blog on October 25th at 10:00 AM EST!

Blog Hop Lineup:

Heffy Doodle Blog

Rachel Alvarado

Latisha Yoast

Elena Roussakis

Alberto Gava

Kari VanNoy

Amanda Stevens

Jessica Frost-Ballas

Koren Wiskman

Elise Constable

Thursday, August 12, 2021

Avery Elle Fall release blog hop!

 Hi there!

Welcome to the Avery Elle Fall release blog hop! All of the new products are available in the store right now - click!

I have 3 cards to share with you today, using a set that I illustrated, called Fall Picnic. I drew a handful of woodland critters, gave them a huge (tableclothed) tree stump to spread their goodies on, and of course, lots of fall treats and drinks for the sharing!

My first card pairs the new set with and older one, the background building Woodland Scene Builder:

It looks like something straight out of a children's book! I love the sweet feel of it. 

For my next card, I did a slimline size, and some more saturated ink blending for the background:

This way, the whole gang can come to this picnic! I love the owl and the squirrel reaching across everyone to greet each other!

My last card is a more simple design:

It a cozy moment between the 2 friends, sharing a warm mug of whatever you like in the fall. A chai latte for me, please.

I hope you like what you see so far! The design team has more to show you:

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Sweet as Maple Syrup

Hi there!

I have a sweet card to share today, featuring Avery Elle's Maple Syrup:

This card is pretty simple, but everything works so well together! Maple Syrup was meant to be a Canada Day set, but I included a few sentiments so that it could work for anyone! For this card, I went with Canada Day colors, but used this sweet-as-maple-syrup sentiment. I think it's adorable! When using a tiny stamp set (Maple Syrup is only a 2x3 set), it helps to bring in images from other sets. Here, I brought it little grass accents and mushrooms from Look How Big, and an extra bird from Life

For the background, I used a sheet of red gingham, from The Holiday Collection Paper Pad. There are many designs in this paper collection that work for projects outside of the Christmas holidays! 

To break up all of the gingham, I used 2 different sizes of circle dies to cut into the patterned paper and create a white frame. The little scene fit perfectly inside. Is there anything cuter than a buck-toothed beaver holding a bottle of maple syrup? 

I hope you like it! Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, May 7, 2021

Scootin' by! (Lawn Fawn new release week)

 Hi there!

Welcome back to Lawn Fawn's May release week! Today is our showcase of Scootin' By:

Scootin' By! (Lawn Fawn new release week)

I used the new Slimline Road Border, and stenciled grass in between to create a ground for all 3 critters to do their scooting!

I brought in party hats and balloons, since everyone seems to be having birthdays in May and June!

Scootin' By! (Lawn Fawn new release week)

I hope you like it! Check out the Lawn Fawn blog this morning for more amazing scooter inspiration - click!