November 30, 2011

Sending holiday cheer your way

And were back with more Avocado Arts goodness today...quick post today, stilllllll fighting a cold!

For my card today I used the Brr and the Nerdy Snow Peeps and last months set Bring on the Holiday Cheer.  
The snowmans hat and scarf and paper pieced using Echo Parks Seasons Greetings paper and popped up with foam squares.  The ornament and sentiment are from last months set.


Make sure to check out the rest of the teams projects today, and the AA blog/FB page/website
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November 29, 2011

Avocado Arts time!

and yes, it's IS cold outside!  At least here it is.  I have been freezing for *weeks* now- it's only dipping into the lower 40's, but I think that's about cold enough thank you very much.

My card today uses the snowflakes from the Brrr and Nerdy snow peeps to create the pattern and Spellbinders S4-340 Create A Flake Three to make the actual sparkly snowflake.  I have a thing for making patterns with images like this, I love how you can line the snowflake up perfectly even...although I eyeballed mine and they aren't perfectly lined up- ;)

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November 27, 2011

you warm my heart...

Long time no post! 
Thought I would pop in and share a quick Avocado Arts card using the Brrr! and the Nerdy Snow peeps set- I have a thing for snowmen, and I love how you can make this guy your own.  
I stamped the snowflakes on the blue layer using the middle size snowflake, and the smaller one on the card front.   Looking at it now, I should have stamped his hat separately and mounted it...

I am hearing noise of Christmas coming from the kids...whoa...SO not ready!  


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November 17, 2011

Jingle bells

This is definitely my most favorite time of year...I just love the holidays.  Here's a fun treat holder I made that is in the current issue of Holiday Cards and More-  It's a Chinese style take out box covered with some Echo Park paper, and also uses Spellbinders dies, Waltzingmouse Stamps, Artistic Wire, May Arts ribbon, and Kaiser gems.  I attached to small 'jingle' bells to the artistic wire at the top.
Pop in some home made cookies or candies (or your store bought even ;) And you have a quick teacher, hostess, or co worker gift!

You can get a copy of this issue here.

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November 15, 2011

yea for holiday cheer!

Sending holiday cheer! Its AA time and today we are sneaking in peeks of the new December set Brrr! and the Nerdy Snow Peeps-  The sentiment is from November's set Bring on the Holiday cheer. 

I stamped my snowman and then his hat.  I cut the hat out and popped it up with foam squares onto his cute little head!  In this set, the tie, eyes, mouth, carrot nose, and arms are all separate pieces so you can customize your snow guy! 

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November 13, 2011

Fall Sneak Peek Blog hop for Crafters Home Day One

Join Spellbinders™ Paper Arts and Crafters Home as we celebrate a Fall Sneak Peek!
Spellbinders and participating stores in the Crafters Home Buying Group are excited to introduce three new die template sets sold exclusively through Crafters Home stores through January! You’ll have to wait until February to find these die template designs in non-member stores. 
These new dies are in stock! Get yours now at a participating Crafters Home store! See the Spellbinders Blog for a list of participating stores.
Visit the Spellbinders Blog November 14 - 16 to see a new Spellbinders die template revealed each day! Visit designer blogs to enter the daily contests and see inspiring projects using the new releases. Comment on Designers Blogs and the Spellbinders Blog count as entries into daily drawings. Daily winners receive all three of the new designs!

Today's new die is S4-341 Wavy Rectangles
1: 3/8 x ½”
2: 1 1/8 x 1 ¼”
3: 1 7/8 x 2 1/8
4: 2 ¾ x 3 1/8”
5. 3 5/8 x 4 ¼”

For my card, I used the E8-001 Classic Scallop Edgeabilities for my card base and the S4-341 Wavy Rectangles for the focal image.  I cut out the center of the patterned paper, and then cut and embossed a ivory piece of cardstock to place where the negative space was.  I stamped the image, and colored in the stars with the atyou pen to add some sparkle. I adhered the patterned paper frame using Foam Squares to pop it up off the card. 

SKU: E8-001

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AJ Otto 

Contest Details
Participants wishing to be included in the daily drawing for the Spellbinders Fall Sneak Peak contests adhere to all of the following rules.
  • The Fall Sneak Peek starts November 14, and ends November 16, 2011. It consists of three individual contests, one each day.
  • Each Fall Sneak Peek Bog will accept comments as entries from 12:00 am until 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time, on its scheduled day.
  • Each comment counts as one entry. One entry per person, per blog please.
  • One winner each day will receive the three new die templates available exclusively at Crafters Home stores.
  • All three winners will be announced on the Spellbinders Blog on November 17. The winners will have 48 hours to respond to the email address on the winning post to claim their prize. If a winner fails to respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.
  • By entering, you allow Spellbinders to publish your first name, city, state, and country of residence and a quote from you, on the Spellbinders Blog, website, and in promotional materials.
  • Spellbinders Designers, contractors, employees and immediate family members are not eligible to win.
  • The invitation to the Fall Sneak Peek Blog Hop is extended to all, we are happy to ship prizes worldwide.
Any questions regarding this contest should be sent to
Spellbinders S4-341 Wavy Rectangles; E8-001 Classic Scallop Edgeabilities
Echo Park Season's Greetings 6 x6 pad
Jillibean Soup Tinsel in a Tangle stamp from Unity
KaiserCraft Rhinestones
Copic Marker (atyou SpicaTwinkling like Star, 05 Lemon)
Black ink- Color box black by Clearsnap
gold cord

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November 8, 2011

Just for you

I am slightly delinquent in posting a few things lately... in the recent PC issue for November/December, which can be found here.  I have a quick little gift tag in this issue using Spellbinders ides, Waltzingmouse stamps, and Want2Scrap pearls.

It's birthday week here in our house again, so I am working on wrapping presents, planning treat sacks, and looking forward to a party full of little *8* year olds!!
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