Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Celebrate Spring

Hi, there!  Today I have a card celebrating Spring. It was a fun card to make.

The patterned paper is from my stash.  The paper pieced rainbow and the clouds are from a retired set from Close to My Heart - A Rainbow. I've had it for years and never used it. The sentiment is a wooden block from the $1 bin at Michael's - when the bins contained $1 items - LOL!! I used Distress Ink to create the background. My other inks are Memento. I added a few sequins from my stash for sparkle. Of course, I used clear Wink of Stella on the rainbow.

I am entering these challenges:  NBUS #4  (second entry); CAS-ology #140 - Spring; and Crafty Cardmakers and more - #135 - Spring.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes - No Twist

I hope you're having a wonderful Spring day! Our challenge at 613 Avenue Create is just plain ole ANYTHING GOES - NO TWIST!!!  We hope you have a good time creating whatever your heart desires. I'm using our sponsor QKR Stampede. Rick St. Dennis is another sponsor.  The DT has some fabulous inspiration for you so click over to view the projects and to see who won the last challenge. Here's my card:

I love this sweet little bear with her Happy Birthday balloon. I colored her using my Spectrum Noirs, which I also used to create her shadow. I used a Lawn Fawn stitched rectangle die to cut out the digi. The patterned papers and card stock are from my stash.  The little birthday hats are darling, don't you think? I added two sequins also from my stash. The balloon has a coat of Clear Wink of Stella. The banners are hand cut from snippets.

I'm entering a few challenges:  Addicted to CAS #60 - Cute; Alphabet Challenge - C for Cute & Cuddly; Sister Act Challenge #99 - Anything Goes; and Simply Create Too #82 - Anything Goes.

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Enjoy your week - Happy Crafting!!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Tween Easter Card

Hi, Friends!  Today I'm posting the card I made for our grandson for Easter. He's a tween, so he's not into bunnies. He does love treats, though, so I decided to decorate a cupcake with jelly beans. I just received some stamps from Lawn Fawn. I used the Happy Easter set to make this card. But the cupcake is from a retired CTMH set. Here it is:

Aren't those jelly beans cute - I love them and the tiny eggs. The eggs are colored with Spectrum Noirs. The inks are CTMH. Of course, the frosting has a touch of clear Wink of Stella.

I'm entering these challenges:  Darnell's NBUS #4; Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes; Mema's Crafts - March Anything Goes; Time Out Challenge #27 - CAS - Option Black & White with a Splash of Color; AAA Cards #35 - Bare Naked CAS.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

613 Avenue Create #116-Anything Goes-Option Purple

Hello Friends! March 26 is Purple day in honor of Epilepsy Awareness. So our optional twist at 613 Avenue Create is to use purple or purple ribbon on your project. You'll want to see what the DT has made, and you'll want to see who won last week's challenge. So click over and go for it!  Happy Crafting :)

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Little Inkers

I was recently the lucky recipient of some blog candy from my friend Virginia Lu. Here is what I received:

I was delighted, of course. I used the Little Inker's set to make a card for my grandson:

I just love the happy little cookie. It's especially appropriate because my grandson and I bake chocolate chip cookies from scratch the night before he returns home in the summer. He says everyone asks about the cookies as soon as they see him.   I embossed the cookie image and colored it with Spectrum Noirs. The card base is embossed also because I didn't have brown card stock.

I'm entering these challenges:  Virginia's View Challenge #13 - Embossing; Little Inker's Monthly Meetup Challenge - Anything Goes; and 7 Kids College Fund #121 - Anything Goes (Option Add Green).

I hope you have a great week.

613 Avenue Create-Anything Goes-Option Caffeine & a Freebie

Here's our new challenge at 613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes with the Option Caffeine. This is National Caffeine Awareness Month. We'd like you to use an image having something to do with caffeine - coffee, tea, soda or chocolate, for example. We also have a freebie for you so be sure to stop by. Our sponsors are the Drawn with Character store - a new sponsor - Bugaboo Stamps, and the Fitztown store. I used a cute image from Bugaboo:

I colored the tea cup and tea bag with Spectrum Noirs and used a scalloped circle Nestability to cut it out. The cookies and sentiment are from retired Close to My Heart sets. The card stock and DP are from my stash.

I'm entering these challenges:  Sister Act Card Challenge #97 - Anything Goes; Crafting from the Heart Challenge Blog #50 - Anything Goes; and Through the Craft Room Door March 10-16 - Anything Goes.

I hope you have a great day!

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Beach Scene

Hi, All! My card today is also for my husband. We're longing for Spring and Summer. We love Georgia, but we miss our California beaches which were so close. This is the card I gave him for his birthday:

I sponged the background and added some glitter where the water met the sand. I used Distress inks, but don't remember which ones. The cute little beach chair is a die from Obsession Impression. The umbrella is a stamp which I fussy cut. I stamped the greeting on a cloud stamp. My star fish are a bit too perfect, but my attempts to draw them and cut them out looked pitiful so I used dies.

These are the challenges I'm entering:  CASology #137 - Tropical; Simon Says Monday Challenge - B is For... (Beach for my card); and Happy Little Stampers March CAS Challenge - Sponging.

Happy Crafting, Friends!

Sunday, March 8, 2015

613 Avenue Create #114-Anything Goes-Option Use Aquamarine

It's an amazingly beautiful day here in Georgia. The sun is shining and the birds are singing. It feels wonderful. But we have rain in the forecast for the rest of the week. No matter, I'm enjoying the warmth and the promise of  Spring. But I digress...

Our challenge at 613 Avenue Create this week has the option to Use Aquamarine - the birthstone of March. Our DT has some gorgeous inspiration using sponsor images from A Day for Daisies and Doodle Pantry. You'll be happy when you check them out.  I hope you have a wonderful day and week!!!

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Lighthouse Birthday Card

Wow for me - two posts in two days!  Today I'm displaying a card for our neighbor, my husband's golf buddy.

The image is from Our Daily Bread - I've used it before. I colored the image with Distress Markers. Actually, this is the first time I've successfully colored with them. I've tried and tried before, but was never happy with the result. But this time, something clicked. I cut the image with an oval Nestie and added some Washi on the side. The sentiment is CTMH.

I'm entering the following challenges:  Addicted to CAS #58 - Code Distress; Seize the Birthday  - Masculine; and A Gem of A Challenge #139 - Clean and Simple.

I'm happy to be posting again :)

Friday, March 6, 2015

Card for my Husband

Hi, Friends. It's been a while since I've posted anything other than DT assignments. It's also been some time since I've visited my friends' blogs and commented on them.  I've had a few issues and things to deal with, but I think I've got a handle on them now.  You know how it is when stuff happens and gets in the way of your plans. I hope I can post more regularly now.

This is a card for my wonderful hubby.

Everything is from my stash. The stamps are CTMH - retired. I had cut the hearts and popped them up after stamping them in Brilliance ink.

I'm entering these challenges:  Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps -Wonderful Wednesday - Anything Goes; 7 Kids College Fund #120 - Anything Goes; and Addicted to Stamps & More #134 - CAS.

Thanks for stopping by. And to my special blogging friends, I want to say, I have missed you and your creativity.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

613 Avenue Create #113-Anything Goes-Optional Twist Dr. Seuss Freebie

Hi, All! I'm here to let you know about our new challenge at 613 Avenue Create - use a quote from Dr. Seuss. His birthday is March 2, and we're paying tribute to him.  It seems as if everyone has a favorite Dr. Seuss story. We have some free PNG quotes from which you can choose:

You must check out the inspiration from the DT.  We want to see what you come up with so get crafty and link up!!