Sunday, September 28, 2014

613 Avenue Create #91-Anything Goes-Option Use a Heart

Hello, friends! Today's challenge at 613 Avenue Create is Anything Goes with the option to Use a Heart in honor of World Heart Day, September 29.  I've used Bunches of Love from our sponsor Oak Pond Creations. Lacy Sunshine Stamps is a sponsor also.  Here's my card:

I colored the hearts using colored pencils and Gamsol.  I fussy cut the and popped them up on a black background using foam tape. I adhered the panel to a blue card base, adding sequins and a sentiment.  Everything is from my stash.

I am having computer issues, so I will have to come back to enter some challenges.  Have a good day!

Friday, September 26, 2014

School Card

Here's another card to encourage our grandson as he starts his junior high school days. I love the back pack image. It's Recollections - I got it on clearance at Michaels a couple of years ago.  The faux Washi strips are images from Close to My Heart as are the chevron stamp and the bubble "Hi." I used my new Hero Arts Shadow Inks (Butter Bar, Orange Soda), CTMH Tulip Ink, and Versa Magic Gingerbread Chalk Ink. The card stock is from my stash. Everything is flat to the card for ease in mailing.

I'm entering these challenges:  Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes; Brown Sugar #113- Anything Goes; and Sister Act #76- Anything Goes.

Monday, September 22, 2014

613 Avenue Create #90-Anything Goes-Option Create Your Own Challenge

Hi, All!  This week's challenge at 613 Avenue Create has the option of your using our chart to Create Your Won Challenge.  We ask that you use one element from each column as you create your project.  Here's the chart:

We also have a special Watermark Contest. As our team rolls our own new Team Watermarks, you have a chance to win your own Personal Watermark just by leaving a comment. The watermark will be designed by Katheryne Elizabeth who is a certified Graphic Designer, Illustrator and Digital Artist for Whimsey Stamps. How cool is that?!

Be sure to check our last week's winners and show us what you come up with this week.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Love You Grandson

I made another card for our grandson. I believe I make for cards for him than anyone else.
But that's what card making Granny's do, right? He's growing up so fast - he's just begun the 7th grade! Here's my latest card for him:

The card stock is Recollections. The ink, DP and sentiment are Close to My Heart - I've had the DP and stamp for several years and never used them before. I hand cut the sentiment word bubble and popped it up.

Those "enamel dots" are DIY.  I used Perler beads and baked them as I've seen other bloggers do on You Tube. They are larger than I would like, but they're ok. However, I have to tell you that I didn't have real success with melting the beads in the oven.  The results were quite uneven so I got very few usable dots. I may try again if I can find smaller beads to begin with. Otherwise, I'm through with the experiment.

I'm entering these challenges:  Virginia's View Challenge #7 - Patterned Paper (second entry); Darnell's NBUS Challenge #2 (second entry); and Creative Corner - Male.

I'm so happy you stopped by :)

Sunday, September 14, 2014

613 Avenue Create #89 - Anything Goes

Hi, Crafty Friends!  The new challenge at 613 Avenue Create is Anything Goes.  Our sponsor is Rick St. Dennis. So get crafting and show us what you come up with!  Here's my project - a tag. If you look closely, you can see the ribbon at the top. I should have had the ribbon show up better in the picture...

The image is Rick's Single Daffodil.  I colored it with Distress Markers.  You can't really see in the picture, but I lightly chalked the card stock so it is a very light pink, not white.  I added Wink of Stella to the daffodil. There's a band of sparkly ribbon at the bottom, and I placed some rhinestones here and there. Everything except the image is from my stash.

I'm entering these challenges:  Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge #46 - Anything Goes; Crafty Catz Challenge #246 - Clean & Simple; Polkadoodles Challenge Week 36 - Tag, You're It.

Before I go, I want to tell you about a surprise for you at 613 Avenue Create:

613 Avenue Create Facebook Contest Alert!!!! 
Today we reveal our official Facebook Feature Badge.  In celebration, we will award one lucky Commenter the chance to work with Graphic / Digital Designer Kathyrne Elizabeth and develop their personal watermark. Best of all...We are footing the bill.
  Visit our Facebook Page and leave a comment.
Here is our new FB Feature Badge.  It will be awarded only on our FB page.

Have a great day!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Using My Schtuff

Darnell of djkardkreations has another NBUS (Never Before Used Schtuff) challenge on her blog. Since I have tons of NBUS, I am compelled to enter. I used some blog candy that I won from the talented and generous Mary of Carolina Cards by Mary H - thanks again, Mary!

The card is for a line dancing friend who is not feeling well. Our group will send it to her. I used the sketch #19 from Stamplorations so I'm entering that challenge also.

Here's my card using this NBUS:  Memory Box Border Trellis die and the carnation stamp from Hero Arts Blossom Etchings stamp set. The background paper is from CTMH and I've had it for probably a couple of years.

Non NBUS items:  I inked the blossom with Hero Arts Orange Soda Shadow Ink; I used my Peeled Paint Distress Marker for the stem. The bow is a Martha Stewart punch. The sentiment is inked with CTMH Chocolate. All cardstock is from my stash.

I'm also entering the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Rubber or Clear Stamps - No Digis. I hope you have a happy day crafting!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

613 Avenue Create-Anything Goes-Option Create Your Own Color Challege

Have we got a fun option for our challenge for you this week at 613 Avenue Create - Create Your Own Color Challenge using this chart:

We'd like you to choose any combination of the 6 colors list and any of the listed 3 neutrals. Ink up and get playing!!

Friday, September 5, 2014

All Patterned Paper

I made a card using all patterned paper so I could enter Virginia's View Challenge this month.  I cut my white card base front on an angle so the inner patterned paper would be visible.  I stamped my flowers on light colored patterned paper also to give them some texture.  I love how the green ink allowed the pattern to show through. Then I fussy cut the flowers and popped them up using foam tape. All papers and ink are Close to My Heart, but I don't know the names. The tiny sentiment was loaned to me by a friend. These are cheerful fall colors.  Everything is from my stash:

It took me a while to work this out, but I do like how it looks. I hope you like it too.  I'm entering these challenges:  Virginia's View #7 - Patterned Paper; Mema's Crafts - September Challenge (Fall Colors); Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - September; and Addicted to Stamps and More #11 - Anything Goes.

Monday, September 1, 2014

613 Avenue Create #87-Anything Goes w/ Option Sights, Sounds, Tastes of Autumn

This week's challenge at 613 Avenue Create is Anything Goes with the fun option of showing the Sights, Sounds and Tastes of Autumn. Our sponsors are Melonheadz Illustrations and Meljen's Designs.  I used Meljen's Cinnamon Harvest Mug. My mug has mulled wine - such a yummy drink. Of course, I love spiced apple cider, too :)  We're already seeing the leaves falling from the trees here in Georgia so Autumn is definitely on my mind.

I colored the image with a combination of Sharpies and Copics.  I added some leaves from a Fiskars border punch. I used a decorative corner punch and lightly chalked the background. I covered the image with clear Wink of Stella. Glitter glue adds sparkle to the swirls of steam. The sentiment is Close to My Heart.

I'm entering these challenges:  Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes; My Time to Craft #256 - Food & Drink; and The Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers # 15- K is for Kraft.