Monday, June 30, 2014

613 Avenue Create #78 - Anything Goes

Hi, there! Our newest challenge at 613 Avenue Create is just plain old ANYTHING GOES with no twist. Be sure to join in the fun and post your latest project. We've also reached 600 followers - how cool is that! Thanks to you all for joining our challenge - have a great day crafting!

Sunday, June 22, 2014

613 Avenue Create #77 - National Pink Day-Use Pink

Hi, people!  Today's challenge at 613 Avenue Create is to celebrate National Pink Day, June 23. So we are encouraging you to use pink in your project. Our sponsors are Bugagoo, Time for Tea Designs, HannahLynnArt and Lee's Digi Shop.  I used Time for Tea Designs' Spring Papers in Bright Pink. There are four colorful and fun papers. I used two:  Spring Flowers in Bright Pink and Spots Bright Pink .  Here's my card:

I used a cool technique that I've seen on the internet, but I actually learned from a friend. I used two-sided sticky paper, placing one sticky side down on a panel of card stock. I cut strips of the DP in various widths, and decided how I would place the strips on the panel to be adhered to my card front. (You can use scrap papers also.)  I left open spaces between the strips, and cut off the long edges of the DP after sticking them down.  Since the open spaces were sticky, once I had adhered the strips, I sprinkled pink glitter (Martha Stewart) on the open spaces. The glitter made stripes - how cool is that?!  I then took of the backing and adhered the second sticky side to my card base. To finish off my card, I used a Technique Tuesday die and shadow using scraps from my stash. I just love that "hugs." Finally, I glued down some sequins.

This is my first time ever using digital paper. I had a lot of fun with it and will be sure to use some again. If you've never done it, give it a try. Be sure to hop over to 613 Avenue Create to see our winners of the last challenge and to get some cool inspiration for this week's challenge. We love it when you use our twist!

I'm entering these challenges:  Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper Challenge - Anything Goes (June); Sisters of Craft - Anything Goes (June); and Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - You Gotta Have Friends.  EDITED TO ADD:  Moxie Fab World - Wonderful Words Challenge.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Grad Card for Grandson

Hi, Friends, this is my second post for the day.  I'm posting the card I made for our grandson who is graduating from the 6th grade this week. I used his school colors of blue, yellow and white.

I used my new die from Die-namics - Heart Balloons. I love these heart balloons. The red stars are from a new Memory Box - Hearts & Stars. I used the stars because I thought the card needed a bit of a pop. (I saved the hearts for another card.) The splatter background made for a playful effect, suitable for an 11 year old boy. I created the background using Close to My Heart Diverse Backgrounds stamp, old but never used before. The balloons were stamped with Close to My Heart Who's Your Valentine Stamp. The sentiment is from Michael's Dollar Bin (purchased years ago). Inks are Close to My Heart, and all card stock is from my stash. I used baker's twine for the balloon string, first stiffening it with YES clue and forming the shapes (a neat trick I saw somewhere on the internet, but don't remember where). The balloons are popped up as is the splatter panel.

I discovered a new challenge The Cutting Edge.  They are having a launch party which includes a chance to be a guest designer.  My card is based  on the balloon card inspiration here - easy to tell!

I'm also entering these challenges:  Inkspirational Challenges #58 Clean and Simple (my second entry) and Sister Act Card Challenge #61 Anything Goes. And since I'm using NBUS (Never Been Used Schtuff - namely the die cuts and the splatter background stamp), I'm entering Darnell's NBUS Challenge for the second time.

I hope all the dads out there have a Happy Father's Day, by the way :)

613 Avenue Create #76-Option Subway Art

Hi, Friends! Today's challenge at 613 Avenue Create is Anything Goes with the option to Use Subway Art. We have three great sponsors:  Lacy Sunshine, Meljen's Designs and Inky Impressions. Our DT has lots of inspiration for you. Stop by and see last week's winners, then link up a project for this challenge. Happy Crafting to you!!

Sunday, June 8, 2014

613 Avenue Create #75-Anything Goes/Best Friends' Day

Good morning! This week's challenge at 613 Avenue Create has the option of creating something for your best friend because today is Best Friend's Day!! Our sponsors are A Random Fan, Eureka and Vectoria Designs.

My best friend lives in California, and I have known her since I was in the 4th grade. Yes, we go WAY, WAY back - LOL!!  She's married to a great guy - he and my husband are good friends. Our children are cousins. We are auntie and uncle to each other's children and grandchildren. One of her sons and two of her granddaughters live not far from us here in Georgia, so we see them throughout the year. My best friend and I talk all the time, preferring talk to texts and e-mails (we're old school - LOL!) But we do text and e-mail pictures back and forth of the grand kids as any self-respecting grandparent would :)  Anyhoo, here's the card I made for her using Eureka's Sun Flower:

I colored two sun flowers with Distress Markers and Distress Ink. I stacked one on top of the other for depth and then used pop dots to attach the flower to the card base. It's hard to see in the picture, but the flower has a coating of clear Wink of Stella. The side border is a Martha Stewart sticker I got ages ago from Marshall's. The sentiment is a rub on from Close to My Heart that I've had for probably 6 or more years. The card stock is from my stash.

I'm entering these challenges:  Craftitude #66 - Pop it Up; Sister Act #60 - Anything Goes; Darnell's NBUS #1 - Anything Goes/Friendship Theme;  Inkspirational Challenges #58 - Clean and Simple; and Time Out Challenges #7 - Summer/Flowers.

I hope you have a great week!

Monday, June 2, 2014

Sports Card

Today I have a grandson card. I made this a while back because his soccer team won their division, but I'm just now posting.  CAS with love for our grandson.

I may enter some challenges, but for now this is it. Have a great day!

Sunday, June 1, 2014

613 Avenue Create #74-Option Create Something for Yourself!

Hello, friends! On this Sunday, our Anything Goes Challenge at 613 Avenue Create is to Create Something for Yourself. We crafters are always making something for someone else, so now we're asking that, should you chose, you think of yourself and make something nice.

Hop over to the blog, see who won the last challenge, and get some wonderful inspiration from the DT. Enjoy and have fun!!