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!)

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

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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:

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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!

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Avery Elle new release blog hop!


Hi there!

Avery Elle new release blog hop!

I am so excited because our Summer 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 4 new sets in the mix (Sweet Day, Life, Maple Syrup, and Flamazing), and I'm thrilled to show off 2 of them here today.

Introducing.... Sweet Day:

Avery Elle new release blog hop!

I made 3 cards to show off today! For this one, I did some light green ink blending to create a ground, and used a cloud stencil and some blue ink to create a bright sky. I curved the script sentiment around the giant ice cream cone and added a secondary sentiment below the images. The little bird looking on is from the companion set, Life. I love that little turtle - he looks so pleased with his popsicle! I kept the colors very soft and pretty.

Avery Elle new release blog hop!

For my second set, I wanted to create a more urban setting for my ice cream truck! I used the cityscape image from Superheroes:

Avery Elle new release blog hop!

Again, I brought in the birds from Life, and have them looking down on the truck and treats. The basic setup of the images is the same, but the feel is very different with those grey buildings in the background! The red accents really stand out against the more bleak background.

My last card features the saddest piglet in the world. He dropped his treat, and on a hot summer's day there's nothing more devastating.

Avery Elle new release blog hop!

I stamped the ice cream truck from Sweet Day, masked it and the bird, and stenciled some clouds in behind. I kept the coloring very muted, so that it almost looks like a vintage sepia polaroid. I felt like it added to the... sadness? The pig was colored in a brighter pink, and his chocolate in rich browns.

I hope you like them! I'm doing a giveaway for Sweet Day - check out my post on instagram to enter!

And check out all of the amazing inspiration along the entire blog hop:

Happy hugs! (Lawn Fawn new release week)

 Hi there!

Welcome to Lawn Fawn's May release week! On May 13th, 7 new stamp sets, coordinating dies, and 9 new stand-alone dies will hit the store.

Today is our showcase of Happy Hugs. It is the cutest set ever!

Happy hugs! (Lawn Fawn new release week)

I used the Peekaboo Backdrop to be able to create mini scenes on the card. There are the ones who are hugging, and the ones who are dreaming of hugs to come! To emphasize the word HUGS, I nabbed it from Long Distance Hugs - it works so well with the sentiments in Happy Hugs!

Happy hugs! (Lawn Fawn new release week)

This bunny and fox image is my favorite. I can't get over how adorable they are! Be sure to check out the Lawn Fawn blog this morning for more design team inspiration - click!

Friday, April 2, 2021


 Hi there, 

I have a card to share with you featuring Avery Elle's Superheroes set:


I stamped the cityscape and superheroes, and colored everything using copic markers. I saturated the sky background so that the images would really pop, and added fun elements like the help speech bubble!


I love that quirky koala! I hope you like him too, and thanks for stopping by!