Saturday, October 10, 2015

Blog Birthday Giveaway #10 - Avocado Arts

Good evening!!! So - this little blog is celebrating FIVE years this month - on October 20th!!! I can hardly believe it has been that long, and yet in some ways I don't remember not doing this. I have been SOOOO incredibly blessed by all the amazing people I have met through this hobby - and so incredibly lucky to work with some AMAZING products and companies. To celebrate I have lined up TONS of giveaways from some of these amazing places. HUGE thanks to each of them for their generous donations of prizes - I'm super excited to be able to share them with you!

Tonight's giveaway is a fun little company called Avocado Arts! Michelle, the owner of Avocado Arts has agreed to put together some stamps to send to tonight's winner! Woohoo! I have been on the Avocado Arts Design Team for nearly 2 years - and always love seeing each month's new cute and whimsical stamps show up for me to play with! Each set is always planned to fit the season or time of the year - and lots of fun possibilities!

Tonight's card uses some of the adorable smaller images from the most recent stamp set - Built a Wreath


I stamped the leaves and acorns on watercolor paper with Versamark ink, and then did some random, messy watercolors over the top. Added some splatters with the leftover watercolors, then heat embossed my sentiment on a strip of black cardstock, adhered with foam adhesive, and finished off with some jute twine.


I'm also linking this up with the current Simon Says Monday Challenge - Autumn is in the Air:


You can enter the giveaway below using Rafflecopter - this is my first time using this method for a giveaway, but since I have so many to do this month I thought it might help make it easier! So - if there are any bumps along the way, please forgive me as I figure them out? 

All giveaways will stay open until the 20th (the official birthday date!) and I will announce all winners that day! If you already follow on Pinterest, Youtube, or Facebook - feel free to leave your name for each day of giveaways, no need to be a new follower only!

Have a wonderful day - and good luck!


48 comments:

  1. Love the pretty stamped background!A wonderful card..
    My favorite season is Fall. I love the cool weather and watching the leaves change colors.
    Have a blessed day,
    Migdalia
    Crafting With Creative M

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  2. Beautiful card ..love the stamped background :) ...My fave season is definitely Winters :)

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  3. 5 years, Congrats (or Happy Birthday). Lovely card, as usual!

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  4. Such a pretty fall themed card! Love the colors you used!

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  5. EEEK! I adore this awesome card!

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  6. I love the way you've loosely water coloured the images and made such a cheery cute autumn bg! Favourite season used to be winter when I lived in a snowy place but because we get so little sunshine here and it's never too hot, it's now summer!

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  7. This is so pretty! I Love it! Congrats on your blogaversary. :)

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  8. Lovely fall card. Fall is my favorite season. Love the colors and my birthday is next month.

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  9. My favorite season is Spring because everything is new again, warm weather arrives and I can open my windows and listen to Nature's song! Happy Blogibirthary!

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  10. I love this card.
    It's messy and fun.
    thanks for sharing.
    My favorite season is the summer. I enjoy the heat - don't like having to have the windows closed when the AC is on but I'd rather be hot than have to bundle up in layers as you do in the winter.

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  11. Congrats on your 5 years!
    I like summer as it's warm
    and sunny. Lots of time to
    fish and archery shoot.
    Carla from Utah

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  12. I'm enjoying my favorite season right now...fall! I love the cooler weather, the colorful leaves, the pretty decor and all the yummy baked goods. Thanks for sharing your beautiful card!

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  13. Beautiful card, I love how you added the colour to your images :)

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  14. Congrats on 5 years!! The card is so cute love the different colors used.

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  15. I love fall! All the colors and the moose all over town!

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  16. Beautiful cards! Fall is my favorite I love the cooler weather and leaves!

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  17. I think spring must be my favorite season. It is new life after a lifeless winter. Fall is great too!

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  18. A pretty fall themed card and how you colored them with loose water, great! And Yes, Fall is my favorite season!

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  19. Beautiful card!! I love Spring and Fall.. I enjoy winter to some extent.. as long as it's not freezing :)
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  20. Fantastic fall card, beautiful color scheme . Love the splatters in different colors.

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  21. BEAUTIFUL card - LOVE the leaves, LOVE your colouring & splatters too, a technique I still struggle with but ALWAYS enjoy and ADMIRE!!!
    I confess that enjoy cooler days rather than the super hot ones we can get, so Autumn is my favourite season, the days are mild and nights quite chilly, the leaves are so pretty everywhere and the ocean varies between smooth as glass to quite choppy, what's not to love about it all?!?!?
    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION today and for another chance to win, Avocardo Arts have such CUTE & FUN designs :)

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  22. My favorite season is spring. Love when the winter cold thaws, flowers bloom, and it's my birthday then too! :) Big hugs, Kristina

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  23. My favorite season is Autumn. The glorious colors, the crisp air. what's not to love?!

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  24. My favorite season is fall... it FINALLY starts cooling down here in Florida and I love it when I can go up North to see the gorgeous leaves!!!

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    1. Speaking of gorgeous leaves - that card is fab!

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  25. first off this is the cutest card...love all the leaves...Fall is my favorite...love all the greens, yellows & oranges on the trees and when they fall to the ground..
    thank you for the chance to win

    http://kiehn10.blogspot.com/

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  26. I do love Summer because I get to spend lots of time playing with the kids outside and going to the pool. But Winter is also great on those cold, rainy days where we can snuggle inside and watch a video or play boardgames.

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  27. What a gorgeous Fall card, Heather! Love those little leaves background a lot :)
    I am from a country where is only either rainy or hot seasons, so Winter and Fall are my favorite seasons since I moved to Ohio to live with my family after getting married.

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  28. Love the whimsical stamps by Avocado Art! I grew up in a tropical country so summer always brings back memories!

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  29. I love the fall and all the beautiful colored leaves...

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  30. Wow! Love the colors on this! And of course those little acorns! Too cute! My favorite season is spring (after mud season) because it feels like the earth is being reborn. The grass is sprouting a bright green, the early flowers are poking their way through the cold soil, and the migrating birds are coming back and singing their little hearts out! Such a joyous time!

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  31. Such a pretty fall card. The leaves are fabulous and love the black twine bow. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

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  32. I love Spring and fall equally, in spring everything is growing and renewed, and in Autumn the colours are amazing and you can get your layers on!

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  33. My favorite season is Spring because everything comes alive and starts looking beautiful.

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  34. I love Fall--the weather is cooler and we love Halloween :)

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  35. This card really is gorgeous and totally captures the feel of Fall! I love spring when it's warm enough to be outside but not too hot!

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  36. Fall is my favorite season because of the crispness in the air and this card is so simple and beautiful. Great card

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  37. I love how you colored in the background. Such a wonderful card!

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  38. AMAZING Card!! LOVE LOVE LOVE All of the colors and your Design!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and for the chance to WIN!! Have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

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  39. My fav. season is Fall...love the colours and warm colours.

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  40. I have to admit I am a Fall Junkie. The smells, the colours, the relief from the heat of Summer. I also like Winter too lol

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  41. Fall...be still my heart...lol

    Fantastic card

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  42. Beautiful card!! Fall is my favorite season because of the cooler weather and the changing leaves.

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