Sunday, June 3, 2012

Sprinkles of happy Thoughts & Avocado Arts!

Hello my wonderful blog friends!!! I know, I know... *shaking my head* ..It has been a couple weeks since I've last posted. I posted awhile back about being under the weather and having a mammogram done. Since that post, I have been sick and have been on antibiotics for strep throat, had my MRI taken on my back, tried being super mom while sick to wrap up the end of the school year with my daughter Gia. So proud of her, she's advancing to the 4th grade!! I sure want to know where the time flies because I cannot believe how fast she's growing! Oh before I forget, I go to the doctor's office first thing tomorrow morning to get all my results so I'll keep you posted. Okay so.. yesterday was my birthday and I was able to celebrate it by going to the Great American Scrapbook Convention here in Arlington. I am so so happy that I went because I met the most amazing and sweet Michelle, Co-Owner of Avocado Arts!!! A stamp company that has the most AMAZING stamp sets I ever seen!!!!! And guess what?? They just turned 1 and they are celebrating thier first birthday by giving away a one year subscription to their monthly stamp club! All you have to do is create a card or project using their stamps and post it to their Facebook page by June 15th. I fell in love with these stamps the minute I laid eyes on them and of course I had to purchase some of these amazing sets to play with *grin*. So today I made this card using the Avocado Stamp set Wishes and Kind Thoughts. I fell in love with this cute little owl!!!!

My card is a standard A2 card 5 1/2 by 4 1/4. I used Bazzill cardstock for my card base and mat layers and the fun patterned paper that I used is from My Mind's Eye, the Stella & Rose collection. I fell in love with this patterned paper! Such beautiful girly designs and colors. I used my Martha Stewart starburst border punch for my side panel. I stamped the owl and umbella on some white Bazzill cardstock first then I paper pieced the owl's hat and shirt and also the umbrella top. I stamped them again onto some of the patterned papers and then cut them out and used my two way glue pen to put it together. I used some gold platinum liquid pearls on the owl's clothes and on the umbrella to give it some added dimension and I gave him some googly eyes just for the fun of it!

I colored the owl using my copics E51, E53 and E57 for his body and used YR68 to color in the umbrella handle and inside the umbrella top. It may be hard to see but I also used the raindrops from this stamp set in the background. I stamped the raindrops in Momento Sky Blue. I made the grass using my copics G14 and G28. The sentiment "Sprinkles of Happy Thoughts" is from Paper Trey Ink's Handwritten Notes stamp set. Those of you who follow me know that I go to this stamp set for lots of my sentiments because it's just one of my favorties! To finish my card off I added some prima flowers with a brad from the Lost & Found collection from MME and I added a bow using some green and yellow twine from The Twinery. All my edges were inked up using some tea dye distress ink and all I have to do now is find this cute owl a home!

Well thats it for my card today and I hope you enjoyed it! Now please go visit Michelle at Avocado Arts and check out their amazing blog! They have some great cards and projects for inspiration and a great Pit Crew(DT) that are oh so very talented. Go show them some love and tell them I sent ya! I guarantee you will fall in love with their stamps just like I did!!! Have a great day!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Paper: Bazzill & MME
Inks: Momento tuxedo black & Sky blue, Tea dye distress ink
Stamps: Avocado Arts, Papertrey Ink
Copics: E51, E53, E57, YR68
Twine: The Twinery
Flowers & Brads: Prima, MME


  1. I pray that you get good results on all of your test. I so love your card!! That owl and umbrella are just way to adorable!!! The sentiment is just perfect! Love the bg papers that your used!! :)

  2. Oh that Owl is just precious! Love the card Joann!

  3. this is so adorable! lovely card!

  4. Thank you so much for the wonderful comments ladies.. =)


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