Monday, January 4, 2021

A Place to Start - January 2021

Happy New Year!  We're going to have some fun with our newest challenge at A Place to Start, the first of the year.  It's Anything Goes with no twist.  So just create whatever your heart desires.  I've created a vintage card using patterned paper.

If you are of a certain age, you'll remember styles and patterns that looked like this.  I certainly remember!  Those were to good old days. This card will go to my best friend who still sews a lot.  

Just let loose with your creativity and join in the challenge.  It will be fun.

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Sunday, January 3, 2021

613 Avenue Create - January 2021- Anything Goes, No Twist

Welcome!  We're a few days into 2021, and I know everyone is glad about that.  Our first challenge of the year at 613 Avenue Create is Anything Goes, period.  That's right, no twist so create whatever you want.  My card  is here:

This card is slightly masculine, although it could go to a woman.  In these days and times, we just need to let our friends and family know they are on on minds and in our hearts.

We hope to see you in the challenge.  Happy New Year!

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Monday, November 2, 2020

A Place to Start - November 2020 - Mirror Stamping

Wow!  It's November already and time for a new challenge here at A Place to Start.  We have the option of Mirror Stamping, which is a unique technique in my opinion.  I've tried it a few times in the past, but I don't think I ever actually made a card using the technique.  I challenged myself to actually make it work this time.  Here's my card:

I loosely water colored the background using Mowed Lawn Distress Ink.  Then I stamped the images and colored them with my Spectrum Noir Markers.  This is a cute little Christmas card, my second of the year, although it doesn't actually look very much like Christmas. But I like that - it's rather nontraditional.

Won't you give mirror stamping a try and join our challenge using the stamp of your choice?  It's fun to try something different.

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Sunday, November 1, 2020

613 Avenue Create November 2020 - Cute Critters

Hi there, Friends!  The weather is getting chilly here where I am. Leaves have changed colors and are falling from the trees - soon they will be bare. I do enjoy the Fall season, but I am always fully aware that Winter is just around the corner. And I am not a fan of that particular season.  Oh, well.

Our challenge at 613 Avenue Create this month has the option of Cute Critters. I don't have a lot of critter stamps, but I managed to find some to use.  I particularly love this little deer because it looks just like a toy deer that I had as a little girl.  I loved that deer and I love this stamp.

I used Distress Oxides for the background behind the die cut tree frame.  I colored the sweet deer and fox with my Spectrum Noir markers, adding highlights with a white gel pen. Then I added a hello sentiment.

We hope you join our challenge. We'd love to see your cute critters.  And don't forget to check to see who won the last challenge - maybe it was you!

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Monday, October 5, 2020

A Place to Start - October 2020 - Harvest Time: Use Red, Yellow and Green

It's time for our October Challenge at A Place to Start. Our theme is Harvest Time - Use Red, Yellow and Green.  I had fun with this challenge, using another very old stamp set and some Distress Oxides:

I absolutely love blending Distress Oxide Inks. They are so creamy and blend like a dream. My CAS style loves these inks.

We hope to see you on the blog with your creation.  And don't forget to check to see who won last week.  I hope you're enjoying autumn wherever you are.  And please stay safe.

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Sunday, October 4, 2020

613 Avenue Create-October 2020-Option Winged Things

Happy Fall, everyone!  We're into a new season as we introduce our latest challenge at 613 Avenue Create.  This month our Anything Goes Challenge has the delightful option of Winged Things.  I opted to create an airplane card.



This was fun.  I used a really old stamp from Close to My Heart for the airplane, banner and sentiment.  The sun is from my stash as is the cloud background paper.  I used Glossy Accents on the cockpit window and wing for a bit of shine and dimension.

We'd love to see what you make. Hop on over and join the challenge.

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Tuesday, September 8, 2020

A Place To Start-September-Option Create a Children's Card

Hello, friends!  I have a darling little girl birthday card for this month's challenge at A Place to Start.  I used punches to create a Minnie Mouse silhouette.  It's such a cute and fun card.  Here it is:

We hope you choose to make a kid card.  Be sure to check out the blog for DT inspiration and to see who won our last challenge.  Happy Crafting:

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