Sunday, July 10, 2016

613 Avenue Create #184-Anything Goes-Option: Use Birds, Feathers or Both

This week's twist at 613 Avenue Create is very cool - break out your bird and/or feather stamps and go for it!! Our fabulous DT has some great inspiration as usual. So click on over to check out last week's winners and to join the challenge.

Remember that starting in August, 613 Avenue Create will be a monthly blog. We so appreciate your participation :)

Thanks for visiting!

Sunday, July 3, 2016

613 Avenue Create #183-Anything Goes-Option American Beauty-Use a Rose

Good day, crafty friends!  This week our challenge at 613 Avenue Create has the option to Use a Rose. It's Spring, and flowers are everywhere (so are allergies)!  Our sponsors are The Stamping Boutique, Melonheadz Illustrating and Eureka Stamps. I've used Eureka Stamps sentiment image Bouquet of Angels.

I needed a card for a friend who is undergoing a serious health issue. I thought the sentiment was perfect. This is a really simple card - no stamping at all. I didn't start out to create a no stamping card, but it ended up that way. Here it is:

I cut the rose from patterned paper that I had. I actually have very few flowers in my collection of stamps, and only one (I think) is a rose and it wasn't exactly what I wanted. So I grabbed the paper and fussy cut the rose - therefore, no stamping. I used a Spellbinder oval die for the sentiment, dusted it with pink chalk, and distressed the edge with pink ink.  The decorative oval is cut with an Spellbinders Floral Oval die.  I added some rhinestones and done!

Sentiment:  Eureka Stamps Bouquet of Angels
Paper:  White card base (Recollections 110 lb card stock), pink (snippet from my stash)
Rose:  GCD Studios Melody Ross Collection - Homespun Chic
Accessories: Rhinestones (Simon Says Stamps), sponge, CTMH Cotton Candy ink

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Sunday, June 26, 2016

613 Avenue Create #182 - ATG with Optional Twist - Sights, Tastes, & Sounds of Summer

So how are you today? Just dandy, I hope. I'm feeling especially good as I'm launching my new blog look. (It actually took place yesterday, but it's official today as I have a brand new post. Never mind the small fact that the look showed up yesterday when I was unable to make a new post - LOL!)

But first, be sure to check out 613 Avenue Create to see the details on our challenge. You have the option to use this fun chart to boost your creativity:

Our DT has created some fabulous designs that you will want to see. And don't forget about last week's winners - perhaps you are one!

Now more about the new look of my blog. Isn't it just grand?! For the longest time, I've wanted to update my blog, but didn't know what to do or how to do it. Then I met Loll Thompson of Stamping with Loll. She is responsible for all that you now see. Loll is a very special and multi-talented lady, and I'm so grateful to her. She was very patient with me. I've still got a lot to learn about this new look so there will be some minor tweaking going on in the future - LOL!

Thanks for visiting!

Thursday, June 23, 2016

613 Avenue Create #181 Anything Goes-Option Create a Tag

This week's challenge at 613 Avenue Create has the option to Create a Tag.  Sounds like fun, doesn't it?  I hope you enter after you check out last week's winners!

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Spotlight Technique

I'm back with a second post today. As I blog hopped a few days ago, I stopped by Brenda's blog, Friend's Craftin' with Friends. She posted a tutorial for a beautiful card she had made here. After checking it out, I decided I had to CASE her card. Here's her card:


And here's my CASE card:

I wish I could have cropped the picture better, but I wasn't able to, so I had to make it bigger here on the blog for you to see it. I used the outline stamp and sentiment from the Altenew Beautiful Day set. It's colored with Spectrum Noir markers (CT 1, 2 &4 & GB 4). The sequins are Pretty Pink Posh. The card stock is Recollections. After cutting the inside panel with a Fawn Lawn Stitched Die, I used foam tape to pop it up when I adhered it after coloring. I really love how it turned out, and give a big shout out to Brenda and to Mary (Carolina Cards by Mary H). They are two great blog buddies and wonderful card makers!!

I'm entering these challenges:  Altenew June Inspiration Challenge (Photo); Simon Says Monday Challenge - Summer Garden; Just Us Girls #347 - Trend (Spotlighting); and Addicted to Stamps #128 - Flowers.

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613 Avenue Create #180-Anything Goes-Option Create Your Own Challenge

On this beautiful June day, our challenge at 613 Avenue Create has the option to Create Your Own Challenge using our chart:

Our DT has some fun inspiration for you, and we've announced our winners from last week. Pop over so you can link up with something wonderful you've created. Have a great day!

Saturday, June 11, 2016

A Card for Father's Day

I actually made my husband a Father's Day card a couple of weeks ago. That's unusual for me, I'm usually more last minutes, LOL! It's another golf themed card - golf is his passion. Here it is:

The golf image is from Impression Obsession. It's popped up on the DP, and I added the shadow with a Spectrum Noir marker to ground him. I used a friend's stamp for the sentiment, so I don't know who made it. The enamel dots are Theresa Collins.

But it's the DP that I want to tell you about - I made the plaid paper myself using Spectrum Noir markers and a technique I learned from Catherine Pooler here. I have a leftover piece of this pattern that I will use later. It was easy as pie to make, and I'm delighted with the result. I generally don't try different techniques, but this one was so clear cut and so easy I decided to give it a go. You can bet I'll be creating more plaids. Next time, maybe I'll create a plaid for a feminine card.

I'm entering these challenges: Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Father's Day/For a Guy; Paru's Card Making Challenges - June - Father's Day; Crafting with Friends #22 - Anything Goes; Crazy 4 Challenges - Make it Masculine.

Take it easy, my friends, and craft as much as you can!!

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