Friday, May 26, 2017

Avery Elle–No Way & Beside the Sea!

Hello again!

I’m back to share a couple of projects with you, featuring some of the newly released products from Avery Elle.  I’ve been so crazy busy lately, I forgot to share my project from last week, so I’m sharing TWO projects today!  I hope you don’t mind!



No Way Stamp Set
Double Pierced Rectangle Dies
Wild Birthday Stamp Set
Wild Birthday Dies
New Moon Dye Ink
Everyday Collection 6 x 6 Paper Pad

The sentiments in the new No Way Stamp Set just crack me up!  I just love that funny little french toast image!  This baby is going to get used a LOT at my house!!



Beside the Sea Stamps
Beside the Sea Dies

Dotted Borders Dies
Double Pierced Squares Dies
Double Pierced Circles Dies
New Moon Dye

Oh my goodness . . . how cute are those little beach huts?  I love them so much!  I have to say, when I’m at the beach, I’m in my happy place.  And I’m not kidding when I tell you that we saw some darling beach huts like this in Positano, Italy on our trip!!  They looked EXACTLY like these ones!  Caryn Davies knocked the Beside the Sea Stamps outta the park!  Love it!

I’ve listed the products that I used underneath each of today’s project photos.  Please click on through to the Avery Elle Design Blog for some additional inspiration featuring new products from Avery Elle Stamps!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I’m still a bit crazed, trying to get stuff done and spend time with my cutie patootie granddaughter!  So if it’s a bit quiet around here, I know you’ll understand!  Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

My Favorite Things–WSC324–You Whaled It!


Well, hello!!




Did you think that I fell off the face of the earth?  Well, we had an absolute blast in Italy, and look forward to returning some day.  We saw beautiful scenery, met amazingly gracious people, walked a million miles (over 65 for the entire trip!), and fell more in love with Italy than we ever imagined.  If you follow me on Instagram and/or Facebook, you saw some of our pics.  It truly was a dream come true.  But it definitely feels like we’ve been gone forever!  I’ve been working behind the scenes since we returned, and now our youngest daughter and her family are here visiting.  But I wanted to pop in quickly to share my project for this week’s My Favorite Things WSC324!  Here’s the sketch:




And my “loose” interpretation of the sketch:




So, I fell in love with that adorable whale when I saw him in the new Ocean Pals Stamp Set.  I was also inspired by the new Ocean Waves Die-Namics.  The two combined perfectly.  Now, I know that my take on WSC334 is a bit “off” but that’s exactly why I love a good sketch!  I’ve included all of the elements of the sketch, but I felt compelled to change them up a bit in terms of location.  And in my book, that’s a-okay!  Try it sometime!  Being a deviant is really kind of fun!  LOL  I’ve listed and linked the products that I used below.


Please click on through to the My Favorite Things Challenge Blog to be linked to the other brilliant and much more traditional takes on WSC334 from my amazing teammates!  And while you’re there, please feel free to link up your own take on this week’s sketch – there’s an awesomely generous prize available for a random winner, so what the heck are you waiting for?!!


That’s it for me today, friends!  My cutie patootie granddaughter, Lucy, is here visiting.  So if you need me, I’ll be hanging out in the pool with her!  I’ll be back again soon with another crafty project, I promise!  Until then, thanks so much for stopping by!



Thursday, May 11, 2017

Avery Elle–Summer 2017 New Release Blog Hop!






It’s time for the Avery Elle Summer 2017 Release Blog Hop!  And let me just tell you, you are going to LOVE this release!!  I was thrilled to be able to feature the brand new –Welcome Home Stamp Set and the coordinating Welcome Home Dies.  It’s super fun and creative!




Welcome Home Stamp Set
Welcome Home Dies
Banner & Wreath Stamp Set
Banner & Wreath Dies
Double Pierced Square Dies
Fog Dye Ink


Okay, now it’s time to hop along for the chance to win a prize!!  The hop stops are listed below, and then below that is the information about what to do for a chance to win a $25 Avery Elle Gift Certificate!  Check it out!


Avery Elle / Jamie
Karolyn Loncon <------YOU ARE HERE!
Caryn Davies
Heather Campbell
Melania Deasy
Katie Gehring
Amy Kolling
Ashley Marcu
Maska Vanacker


To celebrate our Summer 2017 Release Blog Hop, Avery Elle is giving away a $25 Gift Certificate to one random winner.  To enter to win just comment on this post.  There is no purchase necessary and you must be 18 years of age or older to enter.  This giveaway is void where prohibited.  You can also do options 2, 3, 4, 5 or all 6 of the following to increase your chances of winning. You have until midnight Sunday, May 14th to enter.  The winner will be announced on the Avery Elle Blog on Monday, May 15th .  All products are available for purchase in the Avery Elle store right now.


To enter to win you can do 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or all 6 of the following to increase your chances:

  1. Comment on any of the design team's posts (listed above) and/or on the Avery Elle Blog;
  2. Follow us on Twitter and tweet the contest (we are @averyellestamps);
  3. Follow us on Facebook (we are and share us with your friends - make sure they tell us you sent them;
  4. Follow us on Pinterest;
  5. Become a blog follower through email (comment on the Avery Elle Blog if you already follow us); and/or
  6. Join our Flickr group (comment on the Avery Elle Blog if you already belong).


Okay, friends!  That’s it for me!!  I’m still in Italy, but will be returning to the States on Saturday!  As much as I’ll miss Italy, I’m really looking forward to sleeping in my own bed!  Thanks for stopping by today!  Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

My Favorite Things–WSC332!


Well hello again!




I’m popping in quickly to share a project that was inspired by this week’s Sketch Challenge over at the My Favorite Things Challenge Blog!  Here’s the sketch:




And here’s my take on the sketch:





So, I made a fun little shaker card using the new Shaker Flower Die-Namics!  I thought it was perfect for that focal image in the sketch!  Don’t you?  Again, no time for step-by-step instructions.  Leave me a message here on this post, and I’ll get those to you when I get back from Italy!  In the meantime, I’ve listed and linked all of the products that I used below.


Please click on through to the My Favorite Things Challenge Blog for more inspiration using this week’s Sketch!  And while you’re there, you should link up your own take on the sketch – we’d love it if you would!


That’s it for me today, friends!  Still in Italy!  Today we’re exploring Siena and San Gimignano – it should be so much fun!  Thanks for stopping by – have a great weekend!




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