Monday, September 1, 2014

September release: FALL in Love

We are very excited to release our September stamp set "FALL in Love"!!  There are so many coordinating pieces and are sized perfectly so they can be used with other Avocado Arts stamp sets.  Create adorable Fall/Halloween cards, layouts, party invites and so much more.

How cute is that little owl dressed in a costume?  Apple pie, sweet little birds, pumpkins in a wheel barrow, stitched stars and coordinating sentiments :)  Make sure and check out our website for more Fall stamp sets and ideas that will coordinate with this stamp set.  FREE SHIPPING in September and more specials on our website.  Which stamp is your favorite from this set and why?  Comment for your chance to win some BLOG CANDY!

Happy Labor Day everyone!

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Sneak Peek #3: FALL in Love

I hope everyone's weekend is going great!  We have another sneak peek of our new stamp set FALL in Love that will be released in its entirety tomorrow!

Sneak peek #3:

Can't wait for the full reveal tomorrow!  Have a great day everyone ;)

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Sneak Peek #2: FALL in Love

Ready for another sneak peek of our upcoming September release FALL in Love??  Maybe another BLOG CANDY winner?  

Here is another sneak peek:

Another BLOG CANDY winner too:

Lysa said...
Super cute cards! Perfect for back to school!
August 20, 2014 at 3:01 AM
Simply email with your address!  CONGRATS!!  Have a great holiday weekend :)

Friday, August 29, 2014

September Sneak Peek "FALL in Love"

September is sneaking up on us and school is beginning next week for my boys and many others.  They wish summer break could last forever but the reality is Summer is winding down and Fall is right around the corner.  Fall is one of my favorite seasons in Minnesota...the changing colors of all of the leaves, Football games, no more mosquitoes, cool crisp air but not too cold!

I wanted to show you a sneak peek of our September stamp set "FALL in Love"!  There are many coordinating pieces that can create Fall/Halloween cards, scrapbook layouts, tags and more.

Here is just a little teaser of this new set:

Have a WONDERFUL Friday...come back tomorrow for more sneak peeks!  

Thursday, August 28, 2014

You Can Do It Inspiration Recap

Did you see all of the SUPER projects that our Design Team and Guest Designer, Shemaine Smith, created for you this month?  Here is a recap of the incredible inspiration shared this month using our stamp set "You Can Do It".








And our Guest Designer Shemaine Smith's projects:

Now that's a WHOLE LOTTA inspiration and ideas!  Come back tomorrow for a sneak peek of our September stamp set "FALL in Love".  We will also be announcing more BLOG CANDY winners over the next few days so don't forget to leave a comment!


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Inspiration with Connie

As everyone is heading back to school and college, Connie Mercer has created some adorable tags with thismonths stamp set "You Can Do It".  She has called these sweet little tags "Lunch Box Encouragements".

She shares: "The stamps sounded like encouragements to me, so I thought~how about little cards (like calling cards).  The cards measure 2" X 3-1/2".  You can place them on a ring and then flip through to find the perfect one to add to lunch boxes, leave on a pillow, on the bathroom sink or any place that special person can see it and read it.  There is plenty of room on the back to personalize the message or write an extra note."

A little encouragement can go a LONG way!

Such a GREAT idea Connie!  Thank you for sharing with us.  Don't forget to comment for your chance to win more BLOG CANDY!!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Guest Designer-Shemaine Smith

Shemaine Smith is in the Avocado Arts house for our Guest Designer this month.  She is super sweet, extremely talented and has created some jaw-dropping projects for all of you today.  

Hello from sunny Southern California. My name is Shemaine, and I am a work at home mom to two wonderful kids. I'm lucky to be married to a great guy who gets my wicked obsession for creating with paper and doesn't mind me leaving a trail of scraps all over our home.
I am so thrilled to be Guest Designing this month! A few things you might not know about me,  I love Good & Plenty candy, walks along the strand in Manhattan Beach on Sundays with my family and I’m a crime show junkie to boot!  If my days of creating with paper and glue forever were to fade, I can always become a profiler with all the knowledge I have gained from my obsessive watching.  Music is a must in my life, nothing inspires me more...well maybe Pinterest is a close second.  I've been so blessed with exciting design team and teaching opportunities with Anna Griffin and We R Memory Keepers.
I love teaching paper crafting classes and teach card making classes monthly at my public library. One of the highlights of my summer has been teaching for a 3rd year at the Great American Scrapbook convention in Arlington Texas. Life is good.

For Card #1
I thought it would be fun to make twine bows for the smarties and I used watercolors to color each one in. Then I cut them out and popped them with foam squares from Therm-o-Web.

Card #2
I kept it simple with a one layer card. I colored the images in with Copic markers and added some twine from The Twinery.

Card #3
I loved the pencil image. Using a notebook page die from We R Memory Keepers, I colored and cut out the pencil image and adhered it with foam squares from Therm-o-web. Then I added a cute clip brad from Eyelet Outlet.


GORGEOUS projects Shemaine!  Thank you so much for being our Guest Designer this month and showcasing "You Can Do It".  Make sure and leave a comment for Shemaine because we have MORE Blog Candy to give away ;)  Have a GREAT day!