Friday, May 30, 2014


Hello, Friends! Today I have a card that I made for my sister-in-law to encourage her as she deals with health issues.  I found this Stampabilities sentiment at Hobby Lobby and knew I had to buy it. I can see myself using it a lot.

I used Distress Markers (Worn Lipstick, Peeled Paint and Mustard Seed) for the background, spraying them with water after "scribbling" across the watercolor paper. I heat dried the paper and then embossed the sentiment in white. The DPs are from Close to My Heart. (I don't know the names, but I do know they are old and retired - LOL!) The cardstock base is from my stash as are the flowers. A simple card, easy to create, and my sister-in-law liked it.

I'm entering these challenges:  Word Art Wednesday #134 - Anything Goes; Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes; Inky Impressions #161 - Anything Goes; and 4 Crafty Chicks #196 - Anything Goes.

I hope you get in some crafty time today!

Sunday, May 25, 2014

613 Avenue Create #73-Anything Goes/Option Add Metal

Good morning! It's a beautiful day here in Georgia, and I'm happy that the sun is out. I'm looking forward to a happy day. You can get some happy by visiting 613 Avenue Create. Our newest Anything Goes Challenge has the fun option of adding metal.  Our sponsors are Lacy Sunshine and Creative Bug. I used a pre-colored digi from Creative, Cuddle Buns Gets Squished.

Aren't the bunnies adorable?  I cut the image using a Nesties and added blue ink and green ink around the top and bottom before removing the cut from the Nestie.  The yellow polka dot background was created by inking through a Heidi Swapp stencil. The ink is dark in some areas and light in others. I like that effect. The three hearts are popped up as is the main image. The bunnies' noses, ears and feet have a bit of sparkle thanks to my clear Wink of Stella pen. I added three metal brads around the die. I will add a sentiment later when I decide who will receive my card.

I'm entering a few challenges:  Less Is More #173 - Use a Die Cut; Brown Sugar Challenge #95-Anything Goes;  Die Cut Diva's Challenge Blog (May)-Use at Least One Embellishment (and a Die Cut or Embossing Folder), and Creative Bug on the Loose #2 - Anything Goes.

I hope you have a wonderful day!

Monday, May 19, 2014

613 Avenue Create #72-Anything Goes-Option Add 3 Shapes from List

I'm a day late with my post. Sorry, but my weekend was crazy. Our new AG challenge at 613 Avenue Create has the option of incorporating 3 of the following shapes to your design:


Be sure to pop over and join in the fun!!

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Quick Thinking of You Card

Hi, friends!  Today I'm posting a quick card I made using only patterned paper, bling, and a punch. Quick, simple, and easy!  Sometimes you just have to get the card made and in the mail ASAP :)

The card base is from my stash. The DP is CTMH.  I put a rhinestone in the flower center, punched out the CTMH sentiment, inked the edge, popped it up and, bam!  Done!

I'm entering these challenges:  Sister Act Card Challenge #57 - Anything Goes; Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge (May); and Flat Friend Challenge #20 - Dies and/or Punches.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

613 Avenue Create #71-Anything w/ Twist Make Your Own Challenge

Hi, friends!  First, let me say Happy Mother's Day to all mothers. I hope you have a blessed day.
This week's challenge at 613 Avenue Create has the twist of Create Your Own Challenge using this chart:


Here's my card using Sassy Studio's Holiday Wreath:

I'm slowly but surely getting some holiday cards made - yea for me!! Here's the formula I used: Column 1: Image & Sentiment; Column 2: Die Cut; Column 3: Stickles; Column 4: Sequins; Column 5: Twine.

I colored the image using colored pencils and baby oil (a substitute for Gamsol - read about it on the internet). I cut out the image using an oval Nesties.  I added Christmas Red Stickles for the berries, and paper pieced the ribbon.  The die is popped up on the DP.  I then added Baker's Twine and sequins after stamping the small sentiment inside the wreath.

I'm entering these challenges:  Challenges 4 Everybody #41 - Anything Goes; The Glory of Christmas Challenge #33 - Anything Goes; and Crafty Hazel Nut's Christmas Challenge #176 - Let it Shine.

We want to see your creativity at 613 Avenue Create - be sure to stop by!

Sunday, May 4, 2014

613 Avenue Create #70-Anything Goes/Twist: Ba Da Bling!!

Today's Anything Goes challenge at 613 Avenue Create has the option of "Ba Da Bling!" meaning we want to see bling on your projects. Everyone loves bling, right? So have some fun and bling it up :) Check out the DT's inspiration and last week's winners. Have fun!