Add a Little Dazzle and Avery Elle Blog Hop Day 2

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

We are back for another exciting blog hop with another AMAZING stamp company. This week we are partnering with Avery Elle and we have an amazing line of inspiration for you. Join us today for Day 2 of this week-long blog hop. Throughout this week, you will learn more about Avery Elle’s amazing line of products and how you can use them with Add a Little Dazzle Craft Metal Sheets.  They have so many fun products and they are a perfect fit with our craft metal sheets. Let the fun begin!

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It’s time for Day 2 of the  Add a Little Dazzle and Avery Elle Blog Hop!  Both design teams have come together to bring you an exciting week of inspiration using Avery Elle Stamps and Dies with Add a Little Dazzle Craft Metal Sheets.  We have a mixture of projects so get ready for an amazing line up.
So after you check out this post and leave a comment, make sure to visit Add a Little Dazzle for the rest of the blog hop and for a chance to win a prize pack.  




The background has been stamped in Avery Elle Aquamarine with the Cross Hatch stamp from Avery Elle's Woodgrain & More.  Next I embossed a piece of Baby Blue craft metal. I am a sucker for embossing these metal sheets...love, love, love the look!   The color of the metal and the pigment ink from Avery Elle look awesome together! It just so happens that I have some of a lot of Avery Elle's pigment inks...love the quality!

The sentiment has been stamped on some paper from my stash.  It's something that I made using water colors and a stencil.  Then I used the Simply Said Love die for my die cut and finished my card with a smattering of sequins.

Here's what I used:
Paper:  Bazzill Marshmallow, SU! Basic Black and paper from my stash :)
Ink:  Avery Elle Aquamarine pigment ink and Ranger Jet Black Archival
Stamps:  Avery Elle Simply Said:  Love and Woodgrain & More
All the other stuff:  Big Shot Pro, Avery Elle Simply Said Love die, Add a Little Dazzle Baby Blue craft metal, TH embossing folder, Avery Elle Midnight Blend sequins

 Prize Alert!

Be sure to leave a comment on the Avery Elle BlogAdd a Little Dazzle Blog, and each of the Design Team Member’s Blogs each day for a chance to win a prize pack from both companies! You must leave a comment on all blogs.
You have until Sunday, October 5th to enter. The winners will be announced on Monday October 6th.

BE SURE TO VISIT AVERY ELLE  AND ADD A LITTLE DAZZLE FOR THE REST OF THE HOP LIST!

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Avery Elle and Add a Little Dazzle Blog Hop Special!

During this week’s blog hop, we are offering a special pack of Add a Little Dazzle Craft Metal Sheets.  This pack includes metal sheet colors that the Dazzling Diva Design Team will be using during the Avery Elle Blog Hop. In addition, you will receive the Homemade Gift Ideas and Holiday Spa Recipes CD filled with exclusive gift ideas and recipes for your Holiday Spa Gift Giving needs. Stay tuned, during the blog hop you will receive one AMAZING spa recipe for free.
Order your Avery Elle Blog Hop Pack today and receive EXCLUSIVE PDF TUTORIALS using Avery Elle Products and Add a Little Dazzle Craft Metal Sheets.  This offer is ONLY available this week.  Order your Avery Elle Blog Hop Pack today!

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Crazy for Paper

Monday, September 29, 2014


Yup, went a little crazy with the paper on this one!  I am not buying any more paper until what I have resembles something less than a paper store!!!  So gotta get it used up!

Pretty simple card to make.  It's 3.5" x 5.5" so that still fits in a regular A2 envie right?  I simply layered some die cut banners onto yes...more layers of paper. Did a wee bit of sponging on the edges too.   Die cut the sentiment and added my usual smattering of sequins.  Easy peasy!

Here's what I used:
Paper:  Bazill Marshmallow and Authentique Festive
Ink:  Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink
Stamps:  none
All the other stuff:  Big Shot Pro, MFT Die-namics Fishtail Flags STAX, Lil' Inker Jolly die, Pretty Pink Posh Classic Christmas Mix sequins, adhesives, sponge

Challenges entered:
Simon Says Stamp:  anything goes

Mojo Monday #365:




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Dazzling Diva Challenge #44 Tarnished Metal Leaves

Wednesday, September 24, 2014


Hello my sweet friends!  It's time for another Dazzling Diva Challenge, and this week it's a color challenge.  We're using fall colors of the craft metal sheets and including at least three of the following:   Outrageously Orange, Bronze, Gold, Dark Chocolate or Copper.  Just look at this gorgeous fall photo...fabulous inspiration right?



I always love playing with different techniques and coloring mediums so decided to give my leaves a tarnished look today.  After each leaf was die cut from the different craft metals, I sanded them just a bit.  Then, using PITT Artist Pens, I started adding some colors, but made sure to allow the beauty of the metal still show through. One of my favorite things about these metal sheets is the versatility. You can die cut, emboss, bend and shape it, color it and yes, tarnish it!

Here's a close up showing the patina on the maple leaf:



All the die cut leaves have been embedded into the embossed panel.  The sentiment has been stamped in StazOn on the Outrageously Orange.  And a happy accident occurred.  My cutting plates are getting quite old and marked and it gave the metal a really neat look. Don't you just love a happy accident? It's been backed with a die cut piece of Ellen Hutson's Craft A Board.  That stuff is awesome for adding stability to die cuts!

Here's what I used:
Paper:  Bazill Marshmallow
Stamps:  Lil' Inker Seriously Awesome
Ink:  Ranger Archival Jet Black
All the other stuff:  Big Shot Pro; Add a Little Dazzle craft metal sheets in Outrageously Orange, Gold, and Copper; Lawn Fawn Stitched Leaves dies, Lifestyle Crafts Arrows and Banners die, Spellbinders EL-009 M-Bossabilities folder, Kelly Purkey mixed color sequins, adhesives, Ellen Hutson Craft A Board, sanding block, PITT Artist Pens in terracotta, walnut brown and cobalt green

Would love to see you join us for this fun challenge!  Use of  AALD craft metal sheets is not a requirement to play along, but we'd love to see you use them!  There is a $15 gift certificate up for grabs.  Add a Little Dazzle craft metals sheets are available here.

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Addicted to Stamps & More #114 CAS

Tuesday, September 23, 2014


Time for another fabulous challenge from Addicted to Stamps & More!  Our challenge is CAS today and we're sponsored by QKR Stampede:


Up for grabs are three digis...come play along won't you?

I've deviated a bit from what I feel is CAS, but it's where my mind and hands led me, so I went with it :)  

The main panel is a stencil that's been inked with two shades of Distress Ink, misted with water, and then sponged with more of the same inks. Normally, I use the smooth side of the watercolor card stock, but this time wanted more texture.   I finished it off with a strip of kraft cardstock, simply stamped with the sentiment and a small smattering of sequins.

Here's what I used:
Paper:  Bazzill Marshmallow, Ranger Watercolor and SU! Crumb Cake
Ink:  Pumice Stone and Spun Sugar Distress Inks and Ranger Archival Ink in Potting Soil
Stamps:  Wordsworth
All the other stuff:  sponges, Memory Box Texture stencil, adhesives, sequins

Challenges:

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Stampendous and Add a Little Dazzle Blog Hop Day 5

Friday, September 19, 2014

Today is the grand finale for our week long blog hop with Stampendous. This company has an amazing line of stamps and dies that are so much fun to play with.  Join us this week with our Home for the Holidays Series as we showcase projects using products from their new holiday catalog accompanied with Add a Little Dazzle Craft Metal Sheets. Both teams have created some amazing projects and we can’t wait to share them with you. We even have lots of prizes to give away!


We are so excited about the  Add a Little Dazzle and Stampendous Blog Hop!  We have an amazing line up of holiday inspiration and can’t wait to share it with you.  If you've missed some days, feel free to go back and check them all out!  Whether you are looking for card ideas ideas, home decor ideas, or gift ideas, you will find a great assortment of projects that will inspire your creativity.  
Both the Add a Little Dazzle and Stampendous Design Team have shared some amazing projects with you. In addition, we will be giving away lots and lots of prizes from both companies.  Make sure to get the full scoop on how you can enter and join in on the fun.



My project features the Christmas Cottage rubber stamp from Stampendous and I've used an Add a Little Dazzle craft metal sheet in Brushed Bronze to create the holly leaves.  The image was stamped on some Christmas designer paper.  Although it's hard to see there a bit of snow glitter on the roof and trees.

Then I die cut the leaves and used a stylus and mat to shape them.  Adds great dimension don't you think?  After they were all adhered with foam adhesive, I also added some Stickles holly berries to match the color in the designer paper I've used.  And finally the panel was matted and added to my card base.

Here's what I used:
Paper:  SU! Soft Suede, Basic Black and MME Lost & Found Christmas
Stamps:  Stampendous Christmas Cottage
Ink:  Ranger Archival Jet Black
All the other stuff:  Tim Holtz Holiday Lampost Sizzix die, AALD Brushed Bronze craft metal sheet, stylus, mat, Fired Brick Distress Stickles



Prize Alert! 

Enter for a Chance to Win a Prize Pack!  Be sure to stop by and comment on each of the Design Team Blogs for a chance to win 1 of 6 prize packs from both companies! You have until Sunday, September, 21st to enter. The winners will be announced on both company blogs the following week.  You must leave a comment on all blogs.
Our teams have created some fabulous projects for you to enjoy so please grab your favorite beverage or snack and cozy up for a great blog hop—here we go!  Just follow the blog hop below by clicking on each image.  
 

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Stampendous and Add a Little Dazzle Blog Hop Special!

During this week’s blog hop, we are offering a special pack of Add a Little DazzleCraft Metal Sheets This pack includes metal sheet colors that the Dazzling Diva Design Team will be using in their projects throughout the week. In addition, you will receive one pack of 25 pillow boxes in either large gift size or party favor size.  
Order your Stampendous Blog Hop Pack today and receive EXCLUSIVE PDF TUTORIALS using Stampendous Products and Add a Little Dazzle Craft Metal Sheets. This offer is ONLY available this week.  Order your Stampendous Blog Hop Pack today!
Back soon with more my sweet friends...


 



Stampendous and Add a Little Dazzle Blog Hop Day #3

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Another fabulous day teaming up with Stampendous. This company has an amazing line of stamps and dies that are so much fun to play with.  Join us this week with our Home for the Holidays Series as we showcase projects using products from their new holiday catalog accompanied with Add a Little Dazzle Craft Metal Sheets. Both teams have created some amazing projects and we can’t wait to share them with you. We even have lots of prizes to give away!


We are so excited about the  Add a Little Dazzle and Stampendous Blog Hop!  We have an amazing line up of holiday inspiration and can’t wait to share it with you.  Whether you are looking for card ideas ideas, home decor ideas, or gift ideas, you will find a great assortment of projects that will inspire your creativity. 

Normally, this is our weekly challenge day and so to keep with tradition we are doing the Stampendous Blog Hop and Dazzling Diva Challenge #43.  Join us today, be inspired, and show off your beautiful creations this week. Let’s get started!



Both the Add a Little Dazzle and Stampendous Design Team will share some amazing projects with you. In addition, we will be giving away lots and lots of prizes from both companies.  Make sure to get the full scoop on how you can enter and join in on the fun.



My project features the Christmas Cottage rubber stamp from Stampendous and I've used an Add a Little Dazzle craft metal sheet to create a panel for my gift bag.   The Scarlet Red craft metal sheet was stamped in StazOn with the Stampendous image.  Once that was completely dry, I used my refiner from the Add a Little Dazzle Embossing Tool Kit to outline all the leaves, berries and pinecones.  Next, I flipped the craft metal sheet over onto my suede and used a combination of the tools from the kit to "puff up" the leaves, berries and pinecones from the backside of the metal.  I then added some of the backing paste (yes, that's in the tool kit too) to both areas.  This ensure that your "puffed up" areas of metal stay just that way!  I rounded the corners with my Corner Chomper and then added three shades of Stickles to the "puffed up" area.

The panel was adhered to my burlap bag with a Scor-Pal double-sided adhesive sheet.  A couple of buttons with some twine finished off the bag.

Here's what I used:
Ink:  StazOn Black
Stamps:  Stampendous Christmas Cottage
All the other stuff:  Add a Little Dazzle Scarlet Red craft metal sheet, burlap bag, Add a Little Dazzle Embossing Tool Kit, Corner Chomper, Scor-Pal double-sided adhesive sheet, MFT buttons, misc. twine, Peeled Paint Distress Stickles, Cinnamon Stickles and Xmas Red Stickles


Prize Alert! 

Enter for a Chance to Win a Prize Pack!  Be sure to stop by and comment on each of the Design Team Blogs for a chance to win 1 of 6 prize packs from both companies! You have until Sunday, September, 21st to enter. The winners will be announced on both company blogs the following week.  You must leave a comment on all blogs.
Our teams have created some fabulous projects for you to enjoy so please grab your favorite beverage or snack and cozy up for a great blog hop—here we go!  Just follow the blog hop below by clicking on each image.  
 

stampendous pack

Stampendous and Add a Little Dazzle Blog Hop Special!

During this week’s blog hop, we are offering a special pack of Add a Little DazzleCraft Metal Sheets This pack includes metal sheet colors that the Dazzling Diva Design Team will be using in their projects throughout the week. In addition, you will receive one pack of 25 pillow boxes in either large gift size or party favor size.  
Order your Stampendous Blog Hop Pack today and receive EXCLUSIVE PDF TUTORIALS using Stampendous Products and Add a Little Dazzle Craft Metal Sheets. This offer is ONLY available this week.  Order your Stampendous Blog Hop Pack today!
Back soon with more my sweet friends...

 


Stampendous and Add a Little Dazzle Blog Hop Day 1

Monday, September 15, 2014

We are excited to announce that today we are teaming up with Stampendous. This company has an amazing line of stamps and dies that are so much fun to play with.  Join us this week with our Home for the Holidays Series as we showcase projects using products from their new holiday catalog accompanied with Add a Little Dazzle Craft Metal Sheets. Both teams have created some amazing projects and we can’t wait to share them with you. We even have lots of prizes to give away!


We are so excited to begin the  Add a Little Dazzle and Stampendous Blog Hop!  We have an amazing line up of holiday inspiration and can’t wait to share it with you.  Whether you are looking for card ideas ideas, home decor ideas, or gift ideas, you will find a great assortment of projects that will inspire your creativity.  
Both the Add a Little Dazzle and Stampendous Design Team will share some amazing projects with you. In addition, we will be giving away lots and lots of prizes from both companies.  Make sure to get the full scoop on how you can enter and join in on the fun.



My project features the Christmas Cottage rubber stamp from Stampendous and I've used an Add a Little Dazzle craft metal sheet to create the spotlight tag.  The image has been stamped in Versamark and I've embossed it in navy.  The tag was cut once in the craft metal and once in a heavier card stock to create a firm backing.  It's been stamped, heat embossed in silver and popped up on foam tape.  A pop of red for the holly berries and done!

Here's what I used:
Paper:  SU! Real Red, misc. heavy card stock and Brushed Silver
Stamps:  Stampendous Christmas Cottage
Ink:  Versamark
All the other stuff:  Big Shot Pro, Add a Little Dazzle Midnight Blue craft metal sheet, tag die, navy embossing powder, silver embossing powder, heat gun, Xmas Red Stickles, foam tape

Challenges entered:
(new Christmas Cottage rubber stamp)
NBUS#2:  Christmas


Prize Alert! 

Enter for a Chance to Win a Prize Pack!  Be sure to stop by and comment on each of the Design Team Blogs for a chance to win 1 of 6 prize packs from both companies! You have until Sunday, September, 21st to enter. The winners will be announced on both company blogs the following week.  You must leave a comment on all blogs.
Our teams have created some fabulous projects for you to enjoy so please grab your favorite beverage or snack and cozy up for a great blog hop—here we go!  Just follow the blog hop below by clicking on each image.  
 

stampendous pack

Stampendous and Add a Little Dazzle Blog Hop Special!

During this week’s blog hop, we are offering a special pack of Add a Little DazzleCraft Metal Sheets.  This pack includes metal sheet colors that the Dazzling Diva Design Team will be using in their projects throughout the week. In addition, you will receive one pack of 25 pillow boxes in either large gift size or party favor size.  
Order your Stampendous Blog Hop Pack today and receive EXCLUSIVE PDF TUTORIALS using Stampendous Products and Add a Little Dazzle Craft Metal Sheets. This offer is ONLY available this week.  Order your Stampendous Blog Hop Pack today!

Be Sure to Visit Each of the Designers on This Blog Hop!