Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Unity Stamp Company

Unity Stamp company has a new monthly date that their challenge is going to be released on a go-forward basis.  Check out all the details here on this blog post.

Every 3rd Tuesday of the month will be the roll-over into a new challenge, so mark your calendars.


August challenge


Here is the sketch for the card.  
I have used this inspirational sketch as a jumping off point for the cover of my mixed media album cover.




Be sure to join the Unity community of designers and have fun with the team on Facebook as well.



I am loving the look of this cover, and of course this stamp set from Unity-Trust your soul.

Thanks for visiting my blog.
Ava

Supplies
Faber-Castell Gelatos
Clearsnap


Magenta

Join me in support of Canadian small businesses.  
To-day I am sharing my project which features Magenta stamps.



The stamp set I am showcasing is called Flora and Fauna CS-054.

Magenta has a challenge going on the month of August which is called "Anything Goes"
My mixed media page has lots of texture and color.  I used a Faber-Castell Kit which had gelatos and texture swatches for a build a Joural.


Check out Magenta Stamps and become a member of their community.
This stamp set allow you to customize a scene from a woodland with floral embellishments.

Thanks for visting today.
Ava
 
Supplies:

Monday, August 17, 2015

Scott Publications - Just Christmas Cards & Decorations

Hello and Welcome to my blog today.  Summer always calls me outside so I always take a break from being creative by enjoying the outdoors and soaking in the beauty of nature to help inspire me once the season changes to fall.

If you are out shopping, please support our hardcopy magazine publishing companies buy purchasing a creative magazine that supports our industry.  

To-day, I wish to give a shout out to Scott Publications Just Cards magazines.  Here I have been published on a few pages,   16, 32,46,53,73,78, 79, 108 and 109.

Check out the cover, do ya see that Sweet 'n Sassy Blue gift card featuring a deer?  
Yes, that is a Sweet 'n Sassy stamp.


You will find that gift card on page 79 of the magazine.  Just Cards had a call for "All that Glitters!"

Links

Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps

Scott Publications

Clearsnap Ink

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Summer Vacation

Summertime is my favorite season of the year.  Adventure and spontaneous events and outings make for wonderful memories.  Enjoy your summer !!!

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Paper Smooches and DCWV

Hello and welcome to my blog.  To-day I would like to share a card that I made featuring Paper Smooches stamps and
DCWV Vintage Collector Stack.
The June 7th  Paper Smooches week's challenge is  
 ANYTHING GOES !
Here is a picture of my card which features Paper Smooches stamp set titled "Hullabaloo".    This card is very festive and any occasion could be a celebration with this card.

The papers I showcased  from DCWV is from the
Vintage Collector Stack.

Here is the Diecuts with a View  (DCWV)  sketch that gave me the inspiration for this card.





The DCWV layout sketch showcases the potential of many layers of goodness on your page.




Here is my presentation of the sketch...



Be sure to visit both Paper Smooches and DCWV and become part of their community.  Both are leader's within the paper arts industry and you are sure to have fun becoming part of their following.



Thanks for visiting and make time to create something today.

Ava

Monday, June 8, 2015

CHA Canada

 


The Craft and Hobby Association  (CHA) is an organization that supports professional creative owners, manufacturer's and designers.  Be sure you become a member of this organization and enjoy the benefits associated with membership.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Take Ten Magazine

The beautiful weather has now graced our area of the globe and shinning faces can be seen every where.  Hope your summer is starting early with all the gardening eye candy appearing as each day warms up.

To complement the summer gardening, I received a Take Ten magazine in the mail.  This means I was published with a bit of my artwork.  Please support hard copy magazines as they are beautiful to behold.


Stampington and Company has a wonderful quality collection of magazines that are distributed widely, so next time you are out check out their quality magazines.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Tombow and Unity Stamp Co.

Hello and Welcome to my blog.  How is your Spring like weather going?  It appears I am getting the seasonal mix which is fine and hopfully the weather warms up and we can all enjoy a wonderful summer.

To-days I would like to share a card I made for the Tombow and Unity Stamp Co.'s monthly challenge. 

 Really these two companies are some of my favorites....
Tombow has a challenge called May Flower Challenge.



So I got out my Tombow pencil crayons and created this stamped card coloring in the petals with Tombow Irojiten pencils..  Its a CAS card, as I need to put the card into the mail.


My card sketch is from the Unity Stamp Company card sketch  challenge #28.

Be sure to visit both Tombow and Unity and become members of their community.  Both are wonderful supportive leader's within our craft industry.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Bohemian Style Jewelry

Trends are so much fun to follow and watch as they develop within all of the creative disciplines.  This past season I have been attracted to silver and black in the Bohemian creative jewelry discipline.  Here is one of my latest favorites that I seem to reach for when getting dressed to go out the door for the day.


Take some time out and create something that will make you happy.  
Sunny spring weather sure helps with designing creative projects.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

One of my Favorites

Here is a bohemain bracelet that I really enjoyed creating and love to wear.

 
A spring project completed and ready to wear.
Hope you carve out a bit of time to be creative.