Monday, August 31, 2015

Challenge #27–Winners and an Announcement!


Happy Monday!!


Before we get started with announcing the winners from the last challenge, we have a bit of news about our AEI♥U Challenge Design Team!!  It’s great news all around, really!!  First, the amazing Amy Kolling has moved up to the Avery Elle Design Team!!  Amy’s beautiful work will be missed around here on the Challenge Blog, but I’m so happy that she’ll be close by and will still be creating gorgeous designs with the Avery Elle product line!!  Thanks so much for your awesome contributions to the Challenge Team, Amy!!


Family Photos


We are thrilled to little bits to announce that Ashley Marcu has accepted a spot on the team – and we can’t wait to share her amazing talent with you all!  Here’s a little bit about Ashley:


Hi, I’m Ashley Marcu. I live in a suburb near Seattle, Washington with my husband and 3 little kids. I started crafting as a full time hobby after the birth of my first child and enjoy creating every day. I love creating with stamps, dies and patterned paper. Layering is my favorite thing to do! When I’m not crafting I enjoy outdoor activities with my kids, helping out at school and watching soccer and football! Go Sounders and Seahawks! Avery Elle is one of the best companies and I am honored to create for their challenge team!


Yay!!  Welcome to the team, Ashley!!  I just know our players are going to love you and your work as much as we do!!


So, it’s finally time to announce the winners from the last AEI♥U Challenge – and you all made it VERY tough to decide!!!  Without further ado, here are the two winners:



Melody Rupple


Therese Calvird


These two ladies totally rocked the Embossing challenge, and we couldn’t be more thrilled with their efforts!!  Congratulations, ladies!!  Please watch your inbox for an email from me with more information about your $25 Avery Elle Gift Certificate!!


Like I said, you all made it very difficult to choose two winners.  There were so many lovely projects in the gallery this month, and we wanted to give three additional ladies a shout out for a job well done!




Thanks so much to everyone that played along and submitted your work to our gallery!!  We have another super fun challenge that will go live for you tomorrow morning!!  So I hope you’ll come back and check it out!!  That’s all for now – hope to see you soon!

Saturday, August 1, 2015

AEI♥U Challenge #27–Embossing!

Hello everyone!!

Once again you all rocked our last challenge – we were beyond thrilled with the projects submitted!!  Clearly, you all were as inspired by the Sparkle Challenge as we were!!  That’s why I’m pretty sure you’re going to love our next challenge!!

Challenge 27

That’s right, friends!!  Embossing includes any kind of embossing your creative minds can come up with!  Heat embossing, dry embossing, debossing, letterpress, faux letterpress – seriously, the sky’s the limit!  Here’s how our wonderful design team interpreted the challenge:


You can see that these projects reflect many different options for embossing!  We can’t wait to see what you’ll create!

Here are the rules and regulations of the challenge:

1. Avery Elle stamps or our free digital stamps must be used in each entry.  To use our digital stamp, right click on the image and save it to your favorite photo editing program. You may re-size it slightly if you wish.  Please note that our free digital stamps are copyrighted and are for personal use only.  Please credit Avery Elle when using them.
2.  You may enter as many times as you wish, but they must be posted to the InLinkz tool separately.
3.  Please enter a NEW, not previously posted, project that fits the challenge theme.  Your project must fit the theme to be eligible to win.
4.  You can link your project to Flickr, Splitcoast Stampers,, or any other online gallery if you don’t have a blog.
5.  If you have a blog, please include the challenge graphic in your post, with a live link to the Avery Elle Challenge Blog.
6.  Winners will NOT be chosen randomly.  We will be looking for entries that include great use of color, design & creativity.
7.  You have until 12:01 AM (Pacific Time) on Thursday, August 27, 2015 to enter.  TWO WINNERS and three runner ups will be announced on Monday, August 31, 2015 at 6:00 AM (Pacific Time) on the Avery Elle Challenge Blog.  THE TWO WINNERS WILL EACH BE AWARDED A $25 AVERY ELLE GIFT CERTIFICATE!!

Happy creating!!