Sunday, July 27, 2014

613 Avenue Create #82- Anything Goes - Option Use A Sentiment

Our latest challenge at 613 Avenue Create is to Use A Sentinent - easy, peasy, right?! I mean, we mostly use sentiments anyway. Our sponsors are The Paper Shelter, Scrapper's Delight and Fitztown. The DT has delightful projects showcased. And don't forget to see if you were a winner from last week's challenge. Happy Crafting to you!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

613 Avenue Create #81-Anything Goes-Optional Party Time Theme

Hi, all! Today's challenge at 613 Avenue Create has the option Party Time! Celebrate anything you wish - a birthday, anniversary, new baby, etc. I'm using Oak Pond's image called Jeni's Margarita - party on!!

The image is colored with Bics and colored pencils/gamsol.  I used Martha Stewart glitter glue for salt on the glass and on the dots of confetti.  The lime has a bit of clear Wink of Stella as does the margarita and glass. The card stock and DP are from my stash. 

I'm back to enter these challenges:  Addicted to CAS #43 - Celebrate; Sister Act Card Challenge #66 - Anything Goes; Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Pattern Challenge - July.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Happy (Belated) Birthday to Darnell

I am late posting this birthday wish for Darnell, a super nice lady who makes wonderful cards. Her blog is fantastic and her posts are so funny and fun. Ardyth is hosting a virtual party for Darnell. You can post a card via link at her blog. Ardyth is another super talented card maker. I am so blessed to have become blog buddies with both ladies. Today is really the last day to link up (Ardyth said BEFORE July 16). Here's my card:

Everything is from my stash. I hope Darnell likes it!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Die Cut Window Card

Here I am with another word die card. I challenged myself to try a technique that I saw on Jennifer McGuire's blog. Of the two techniques Jennifer demonstrated, I tried the easier. To my surprise, it worked!  I don't mean I'm surprised that Jennifer's technique worked.  I mean that I'm surprised I could do it - LOL!!  I'm having a great time lately using word dies - who knew they could be so much fun??

I inserted another die cut oval beneath the word to provide contrast. The laugh die is from Little Yellow Bicycle. The oval dies are Nesties. The sequins are Lawn Fawn. All papers are from my stash.

I'm entering this in Moxie Fab Word - Wonderful Words Challenge; Virginia's View Challenge #5 - Use a Die; and Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge- July.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

613 Avenue Create #80-Option Shaped Cards

Today's challenge at 613 Avenue Create is Anything Goes with the option to create a Shaped Card. Sounds like fun, doesn't it? The DT has some fabulous inspiration for you using our sponsor Rick St. Dennis. We've announced last week's winners - were you one of them? You'll want to check out our site so you can join in the fun. Happy Crafting!!

Sunday, July 6, 2014

613 Avenue Create #79-Anything Goes/Create Your Own Challenge

Our current challenge at 613 Avenue Create is to Create Your Own Challenge using this chart:

Our sponsors are Delicious Doodles and Creative Bug. I used Creative Bug's Taveon with Bath Toy and chose the following elements from the chart:  Image, Sentiment, Solid Color Paper, (Faux) Stitching and Paper Punch:

I thought this little guy was so cute. The tiny fish is his bath toy, but I decided they would float in the ocean rather than a tub :)  Everything is from my stash. I've had that wavy blue paper for years. I used a circle punch to make the sun. The speech bubble is Close to My Heart. I colored the images with pencils and gamsol.

I'm entering these challenges:  Creative Bug #4 - Signs of Summer (ocean swim, sun, blue sky); CASology #102 - Float; Addicted to CAS #42 - Sky; and Chocolate Coffee & Cards #68 - Summer Days.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Summer Hello

Today I have a bright and sunny card that I had a lot of fun making. I used a technique I have been seeing all over card blogs lately - inlaying a die cut. It was so easy. I also made my own background paper using a Heidi Swapp stencil. I really love that Big Hello die from Simon Says Stamps. Here it is:

For the background I used Versa Magic Chalk Inks: Pink Grapefruit, Mango and Key Lime. I used some pink paper from my stash and cut the hello out twice, stacking them before inlaying the word. I also used a Memory Box Hearts & Stars die to cut 3 yellow hearts which I coated with CTMH'S Liquid Glass to make them shine. It's hard to see in the picture, but the 3rd heart is below the "h." Also, IRL the bottom portion of the panel is green - Key Lime. It looks yellowish here. I mounted everything on a gorgeous cantaloupe colored card base given to me by a friend. I love the sunny colors.

I'm entering these challenges:  Virginia's View Challenge #5 - Use a Die;  Moxie Fab World - Wonderful Words Challenge; Sister Act Card Challenge #64- Anything Goes; Brown Sugar Card Challenge #101 - Anything Goes.

I hope you had a fun filled 4th of July. Now enjoy the rest of your weekend :)

Thursday, July 3, 2014

For My Husband

We've been having wonderful HOT weather here, and I love it. The only thing I don't like about the hot weather is that my hubby will freeze me out using the air conditioning - seriously! Oh, well... On to my card ... A while back, I saw a card on Virginia Lu's blog using a super cute Paper Smooches set, My Guy. I had to buy it - I knew it would be perfect for cards for the men in my life, mainly my husband and grandson.  (I also have a nephew who golfs, but my sons do not.) Thanks, Virginia, for enabling me - LOL!!

Please forgive the shadow, but I photo taking skills are not the best. Everything is from my stash. I fussy cut the golf flag/hole and ball. I colored the images with Sharpies. I just love that little golf cart!! I know I will use it a lot - for cards, tags and scrapbooking.

I'm entering these challenges:  Virginia's View Challenge #5 - Use a Die Cut; Crafty Hazel's Patterned Paper Challenge - July; and Paper Smooches Challenge - Anything Goes.

I hope you have a great day!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Get Well with My Cricut

Hi, there. I have a very CAS card I made for my line dance club to give to a male member. I used B is for Boy, a Cricut Lite cartridge. No stamping on the outside at all! I just needed a quick card and here it is:

Everything is from my stash. I'm entering these challenges:  Virginia's View Challenge #5 - Use a Die Cut; Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge (July) - Anything Goes; and Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #217- Anything Goes.