Friday, December 21, 2012

Avery Elle | A E I {Heart} U Challenge #1

Hello there! Is anyone else counting down the days until Christmas? Evan's last day of school was today and the boys are bouncing around here like they have each consumed copious amounts of sugar. I don't know how I am going to contain them until Tuesday! I might be to blame for the sugar overload... in the form of hot chocolate with marshmallows. Evan thought I was the coolest mom ever for making it for him. I love how easy to please he is at this age. :-)

(In order to get this semi-fake smile, not the full on fake smile I got the first 20 photos, I had to threaten to take away his Wii. I quickly went from being the coolest mom ever to the worst mom ever. I, however, only feel a tiny bit guilty because we are making memories here, dammit! )

Anyway.

I should have spent the evening wrapping presents, but instead I created three cards for Avery Elle's first ever A E I {heart} U challenge: create a card that sums up your personal paper crafting style. I used Lots of Love, Picture It, and To the Point for my cards:

(Supplies - Stamps: (Avery Elle) To the Point, Lots of Love. Cardstock: (PTI) Aqua Mist, White. Ink: (Hero Arts). Patterned Paper: (PTI) Soft Stone Patterns Pack. Other: Gems, twine, embossing folder.) 

(Supplies - Stamps: (Avery Elle) To the Point, Picture It. Ink: Fresh Ink. Cardstock: (PTI) Simply Chartreuse, White, Harvest Gold. Patterned Paper: (PTI) Soft Stone Patterns Pack. Other: Washi tape, staple, gems, embossing folder.)

(Supplies - Stamps: (Avery Elle) To the Point, Lots of Love. Cardstock: (Avery Elle) Celery, Kraft. (Papertrey Ink) Stamper's Select White. Ink: Hero Arts mid-tone ink. Other: gems, buttons, white string.)

I am completely sold on this company. The stamps are so easy to work with and I love the graphic images... right up my alley! 

Thank you so much stopping by and leaving comments. They always make my day. :-)

Erin.

13 comments:

Katherine (sutty) said...

Beautiful cards and the photo makes me smile :) I love the photo moments when kids get to around 3 and then get asked to smile and do the broadest cheesiest most fake smile you have ever seen them do and then you try and ask them to look natural but the minute the camera is there that fake smile comes back!

Cindy said...

Gotta tell you, I really appreciate the way you use non-traditional colors for holiday cards...first on your Christmas cards, now on this valentine. Love it.

Michelle McClure said...

I love your card making style! All your cards turned out sooooo cute!

Christina Collins said...

These cards are so beautiful. I especially love the first one.

Fleursbydesign said...

Pretty cards, love the banner on the first one :)

Staci said...

Your cards are gorgeous! TFS.

Donna said...

You're a rock star! Love visiting your blog. Every card is eye-candy.

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Erin! Thanks for visiting my blog recently and leaving your sweet comment. I'm in Florida as well - it's beautiful here, isn't it? Even tho it was freezing this morning LOL Love your darling cards with crisp clean lines and pretty colors. Avery is adorable. ((hugs))

Berni Cuttino said...

Beautiful collection of valentine cards. Fabulous design and beautiful embellishments, simply an incredible card. Thanks for stopping by and leaving the lovely comments. Happy Holidays
Hugs
Berni
berni46blogspot.

Cheryl said...

Fabulous cards! I love the design of each one. Your photo is adorable. I can't help but smile when I look at it.



--Cheryl--

Heather said...

These cards are beautiful! Love that stapled washi tape!

Avery Elle said...

What beautiful cards! Love all of these!!

JJ Bolton said...

Your cards are adorable!! I love the way you mixed and matched the sets:)