Friday, February 1, 2013

Avery Elle Blog Hop Redux!



And I'm back!!!  My old computer Big Mac is at the Apple Store getting his new brain (for free no less!) and now I'm working on the newest addition to our family, Baby Mac.   I learned a couple things from this experience...do not take your computer for granted (thank goodness for daily back ups!) and when your husband says "Hey, I got a friend that can fix that for you!", politely decline;)   

Back to the new release!  My blog hop projects are from the fabulous Good Fortune set! Did you know that the new sets are on the website right now?  Jamie is mixing it up a bit with the release.  I love that folks don't have to wait the whole week to purchase the new stamps!  With this first card, I mixed the Good Fortune set with a number from Count On It!  The ball itself is die cut using 2 circle dies.  On the inside, I stamped "very doubtful".  So cute!


Stamped on the inside:)

For this next card I used the adorable fortune cookie stamps from Good Fortune:)  Instead of the regular fortune, I paired it with the "Be Mine" sentiment from Lots of Love and sprinkled it with lots of punched hearts.  The card base is a new offering at Avery Elle, birch card stock!  You will fall in love with this stuff!  The woodgrain is unlike anything you can achieve with an embossing folder or impression plate.  


Both the cookies and the fortune were fussy cut and glued on with foam tape.  I blended Antique Linen on the cookies to give them a more baked look.  Even though they're from 2 different sets, the sentiment fits just right into the fortune stamp.  Just a tip, if you lay the two stamps together on your block, you can make sure the curves match (little hard to see in the pic, but you get the point:)


Thank you so much for stopping by (some of you for the second time!).  I hope that you got a chance to visit the other gals including the awesome Veronica Zalis and Nina Yang!  

As promised, I'm doing my own little giveaway for all the folks who posted on my last post and this post!  I will randomly choose a winner, just be sure to leave a comment by Sunday evening 11:59 pm.  

To celebrate the February Release Blog Hop, Avery Elle is giving away and $25 Gift Certificate to one winner on the Avery Elle blog and another $25 Gift Certificate to a winner on Facebook (just share them with your friends and make sure they say you sent them).  

You have until Sunday, February 3rd to enter.  The winner will be announced on the Avery Elle blog on Monday, February 4th.  All products will be available for purchase tonight, January 31st, at midnight EST.  

Mahalo and Aloha,
jj

37 comments:

  1. Super adorable cards! Sorry to ear about big Mac...hoping everything's fixed and soon!

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  2. Such fun cards JJ! Loving that magic 8 ball and I totally agree on the woodgrain cardstocks - I have to get some!!

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  3. Oh, the magic of the 8 ball ~ love your card. The floating hearts with your fortune cookies are perfect for this time of year. Ooohhhh, the birch cardstock looks wonderful, JJ. Hoping you get your Mac back soon and it's just like new again!

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  4. Oh my goodness, both cards are so cute!

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  5. 'friends' who can fix things...shudder! Been there done that! Glad to hear about the free brain ;)
    I love the die-cut 8 ball (of course!) and that awesome sentiment to go with. And the fortune cookies with hearts spilling out? So sweet!

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  6. Such cute cards. I love how you made the 8 Ball card and the sentiments you used for the front and inside. Thanks for the tip on the curving of the sentiment to fit the banner. I think I need to order some of that birch cardstock.

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  7. Aloha! Congrats on Baby Mac and hope Big Mac gets well soon. Love this 8 ball set, it makes great guy valentines. And the fortune cookie card is awesome!

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  8. GORGEOUS!!! Hope your 'puter is better soon.

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  9. Love the lucky 8 sentiment twist, JJ!

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  10. Great cards as usual, I love the sentiment on the first one. Glad that you are back up and running!

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  11. I love your fun cards! Thanks for the tip about how you stamped the sentiment on the fortune cookie card too... great idea!
    DeniseB

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  12. Wow, you really outdid yourself with these amazing cards....and the tip for the sentiment is pure genius. Thanks.

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  13. I love your cards! The fortune cookie one is my favorite!

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  14. What super cute cards. I love that magic 8 ball. I always wanted one.

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  15. Both cards are great JJ - My daughter is going to flip over the one with the fortune cookie - great tip about matching the curve on the sentiment to match the fortune strip - I never thought of that - but I will be tinking of you every time I remember to do it this much easier way!

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  16. Super cute, love the glitter paper, your baked cookies, and that birch paper! I can only imagine how panicked you must have been with no Big Mac. I'll give mine an extra pat on the top when I close her up tonight : )

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  17. Very cute JJ...I love the inside of the card!

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  18. Love these cards- well worth the wait :)

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  19. I am loving both cards - the heart confetti is adorable!!!! Great job!!!

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  20. I hope Big Mac comes home safely. :)
    Love your cards! That big Magic 8 ball w/ the glitter paper is perfect, and the heart confetti is the perfect touch. )

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  21. Great cards--worth the wait. I like the hearts with the fortune cookies.

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  22. I really love the cute fortune cookie card. Clever how you mixed sets!

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  23. LOVE that magic 8 ball! Super cute!

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  24. Oh Boy, sorry to hear about your computer woes....

    Your cards are fantastic...I totally remember loving my Magic 8 ball...

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  25. Both cards are great. Thanks for the tip on stamping the sentiment on the second one.

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  26. Of course you would mount that ball on silver glitter paper. Of course! And that woodgrain - wow. How perfectly minimal is that?

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  27. Both of your cards are fabulous but I especially love your fortune cookie card!

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  28. It was worth the wait, these cards are amazing! Love the glitter in the first.

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  29. These cards are wonderful. And, I wanted to say that I watched your video from the Clean & Simple class, and it was really great. You did such a nice job, and now I am sitting here going through my dies, trying to copy you!

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  30. Oh my goodness - what gorgeous woodgrain cardstock!! I am in love! Thanks for the inspirational cards - they are stunning.

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  31. Love the sparkly background on your Magic 8 card and that birch paper is amazing! Hope your computer comes home quick - what a nightmare!

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  32. Fantastic cards as always--so worth waiting for! The 8 ball is so nostalgic (I used to think that and the Ouija board were so scary...) and I love the fortune cookie and how the sentiment fits perfectly on the paper!

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  33. This set looks adorable! I especially love the Magic 8 ball sentiments. And the glitter on your first card is awesome! Glad to hear you're getting your computer all fixed up!

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