Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Merry Mice kit (Lawn Fawn)

Hi there!

It's day 2 of this year's Lawn Fawn holiday inspiration week and we have a surprise for you: a new Chibitronics kit! The kit comes with a limited-edition stamp set, called Merry Mice, some patterned paper, and everything you need to make it LIT.

I decided to show you how cute the set could be on its own, without any special light-up-engineering:

Merry Mice kit! (Lawn Fawn)

Isn't it adorable? I love it. I grabbed quite a few holiday sets and put together a very MICE Christmas scene. The string of lights and santa hat images are from Cheery Christmas, and the clinking holiday mugs are from Holiday Helpers.

Merry Mice kit! (Lawn Fawn)


I love the blue Snowy Backdrop layer, and all of the red accents! I hope you like it too! Check out the Lawn Fawn blog for so many fun Merry Mice cards today - click!

♥.

Sunday, November 10, 2019

November EBE release!

Hi there!



I'm thrilled to be taking part in this month's EBE release blog hop! I really loved the products I got to work with - so let's take a closer look!

For my first card, I used sentiments from That Thing You Did, and created a birthday card by borrowing images from Subbing In, Backyard Party, and Good Times:

November EBE release!


I made a little underwater scene, and made sure to keep the funny sentiments front and center. I totally thought I'd be handing this to my dad, or my husband, but my 9 year old daughter snapped it up to give to her friend... which made it even more hilarious.

November EBE release!

It really doesn't take much to bring the party to any other stamp set: a balloon image, some presents, and cake! and you have a party.

I kept things soft and beautiful for my next card:

November EBE release!

I just love this cluster of wildflowers that Brandi designed for In The Weeds. It is large and gorgeous, but because each flower is delicate, it doesn't require a lot of time to color.

I added panels stamped with a soft knit pattern to the top and bottom of the card, and allowed the wilflowers to overhang into the middle space. I stamped a simple sentiment to finish things off.

November EBE release!

I hope you like what I created for you today!

Now, onto the fun stuff! GIVEAWAY INFO:

We've got super fun prizes! One random and lucky commenter will win $25 to the EH shop and one will win the entire November EBE release! To enter for a chance to win, make sure to leave comments at each stop along the hop! Comment before Thursday, November 14th at 11:59pm PST. Winners will be notified by email.

Here is a list of participants for today's blog hop:

Saturday, November 9, 2019

25 days of Christmas tags, with Avery Elle

Hi there!


I'm so happy to be joining Tracey McNeely's 25 days of Christmas tags, with Avery Elle sponsoring today's event.

I used the title image from Santa Bear to create these tags:

25 days of Christmas tags (with Avery Elle)

I stamped the bear in Lawn Fawn's Crunchy Leaf ink and then colored everything, including the night-sky background, with copic markers. I really love how soft the image turned out, as a consequence of making a swap in the outline color!

Once I had everything colored, I went in with a white gel pen and added some snowflakes and dots to the background, and some highlights to the images.

I die-cut the image with the rounded tag die from the Classic Flags die set, and added the sentiment onto a small banner die found in the same collection. I cut off one side of the banner, and used a hand-held hold punch to be able to add it to the top of the tag.

25 days of Christmas tags (with Avery Elle)


I hope you like them! Thanks for stopping by!

♥.

Friday, October 11, 2019

Avery Elle Create Magic card kit!

Hi there!

There is something new and exciting coming to Avery Elle - our very first card kit!


Isn't it adorable? This limited edition exclusive card kit costs $27 and is only available on www.averyelle.com while supplies last. The kit contains a 4x6 exclusive stamp set, coarse glitter, a roll of hemp twine, acetate sheets, a vinyl zippered mesh bag and patterned paper designed especially for this kit! A set of matching dies are sold separately, click HERE.

I created 2 cards using items from the kit. My first card is a cute garden scene:

Avery Elle Create Magic card kit!


I stamped out images from the set, and set them against a patterned paper sky. I used the die-cut clouds in there too. I then framed everything with another piece of ephemera and opted for a sentiment strip to finish things off.

Avery Elle Create Magic card kit!

On my next card, I featured a pair of fairy friends:

Avery Elle Create Magic card kit!

I love that they are kind of mirror-imaged. They play so well together! I stamped the 2 fairies, and a butterfly, and then used items from the kit to pull the card together. The subtle striped of the patterned paper works so well to add texture and interest to the base.

Avery Elle Create Magic card kit!

I hope you like it! I think this kit is so well designed, and the price point is fantastic! Let me know what you think!

♥.

Sunday, October 6, 2019

New Essentials by Ellen release blog hop!

Hi there!

Welcome to the new EBE release blog hop! Everything was designed by Julie Ebersole and is so much fun! I have 2 projects to show off!

New EBE release blog hop!

My first card uses Lil' 'Squatch. I just love those trees! And Big Foot is hilarious. This card came together so quickly, but I love the end result.

New EBE release blog hop!

I blended some light blue ink into the center of the card panel, and allowed the ink to fade to nothing on either side.  Next I flecked on some light brown ink and then arranged my images - the trees, the 'Squatch, and little forest finds - on top.  The sentiments in this set are hilarious! I selected this one to finish off the card.

New EBE release blog hop!

My next project is this little felt snowman! The new EBE release features Sew Cute - Snowman dies. This would be perfect for even little kids to attempt, as the holes are a bit bigger than on other felt dies I've worked with. Speaking of kids, I meant to add a string to the top and turn this into an ornament, but a cute someone wanted to keep this little plushie for herself.

New EBE release blog hop!

And then she asked if I would make one for all her classmates as Christmas gifts. I said no. haha.

I hope you like what I created! Now, onto the fun stuff:

PRIZES: there are fun prizes to be won! One random and lucky commenter will win $25 to the EH shop and one will one the entire October EBE release! To enter for a chance to win, make sure to leave comments at each stop of the hop. Comment before Sunday, October 13th at 11:59 PST. Winners will be notified by email.

BLOG HOP PARTICIPANTS


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Saturday, September 28, 2019

Avery Elle comes to Stamptember!

Hi there!

Avery Elle/Stamptember set


Avery Elle is joining in the Stamptember fun with this exclusive set! Merry Wreath is only available in the Simon Says Stamp store, and only while supplies last. If you like it, jump on it!


For my set, I decided to make a homemade Christmas photo-card. This card comes together very quickly! I started out by stamping twiggy wreath image in the lightest brown ink onto my A2-sized card panel. This is just there to provide a guide for stamping out all the greenery. I used 2 different shades of green ink to add depth and interest to the wreath, and added a pop of red using the berry images. I then heat-embossed the twiggy wreath, right on top of where the guide was first stamped. I love the pop of white on top of all of that green!

Avery Elle/Stamptember set

I then cut an opening inside the wreath and fit a Christmas photo of my kids inside (gah! I miss them this little, I think this was from 3 years ago.) I added little red baubles for even more of a red berry pop! and shaded the edges of the card-front.

I hope you like it! Thanks for stopping by!

♥.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Big thanks! (Lawn Fawn + Hero Arts collab set)

Hi there!

Today is a very exciting day! Lawn Fawn and Hero Arts have joined forces to produce a super cute, exclusive new set, called Big Thanks.

Hero Arts is celebrating 45 years (wow!) and partnering up to celebrate what we love most about this industry - how it brings us together!

Big thanks! (Lawn Fawn + Hero Arts collab)

I did some ink blending in the background, and arranged my rhinos in front of the the glowing yellow sun. It's giving me Lion King vibes!

Big thanks! (Lawn Fawn + Hero Arts collab)

I hope you like it! Now, onto the fun part!

GIVEAWAY:

There will be 3 prizes, drawn from comments left across the blog hop. One winner will receive the stamp set and dies! One winner will receive a $25 shopping spree at Lawn Fawn. A third winner will receive a $25 shopping spree at Hero Arts. All you have to do to be eligible is comment on participating blogs today! You have until the 29th to add your comments.

Here's a full list of blog stops:

Elena Roussakis (you are here!)