Monday, May 30, 2016

613 Avenue Create #178-Anything Goes

Our challenge this week at 613 Avenue Create is straight Anything Goes. We're also celebrating with our DT member Sara Finkey Sherlock who has opened an Etsy Shop. Stop by the site and get lots of great inspiration from the DT.  And you will want to see last week's winners.

On this Memorial Day holiday here in the USA, we want to remember and thank all members of the Armed Services.  A heartfelt thanks goes out to all the wonderful men and women who have made tremendous personal sacrifices for our country.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Sympathy Card

I needed a sympathy card for a friend. I kept it CAS as usual.  The cardstock is from my stash. I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder, but don't know the name.  The feathers and sentiment are from Fresh Squeezed Stamps, now out of business.  I used CTMH ink and added pearls after inking the die cut ovals.

I'm entering these challenges:  Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes; Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Wonderful Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes; and Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes.

These types of cards are hard to make, but I do like it. I'm happy you stopped by - happy crafting!

Sunday, May 22, 2016

613 Avenue Create #177-Anything Goes-Option Create Your Own Challenge

Are you ready for our next challenge at 613 Avenue Create?  Our sponsor is SLS Lines.  This time our option is for you to Create Your Own Challenge using this chart:

Here's my card using the Dahlia image:

The event is Encouragement. The card base is an K&Company mat that I bought in a package a few years ago at  Tuesday Morning.  I traced the front panel onto plain card stock, cut it out, and made the back of the card, attaching the two pieces with double sided tape - a quick and easy shaped card!  I sponged Squeezed Lemonade and Spun Sugar Distress Ink on an ATC stencil I bought at a craft show years ago (using it for the first time!). I colored the image with Spectrum Noir markers. The sentiment is from CTMH, stamped on card stock also stenciled. The butterfly is a Martha Stewart punch. Finally, I added some sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.

I'm entering a few challenges:  Brown Sugar Challenge #199-Anything Goes; Crafting with Friends #21-Anything Goes; Crafty Girls #19-Anything Goes.

I'm glad you dropped by.  Have a great day!

Friday, May 20, 2016

For My Brother-in-Law

Today I'm posting a card I made for my brother-in-law. I like the masculine colors and image. We wanted to wish him well as he is facing some challenges. He's married to my older sister, and they live in California.

Everything is from my stash. The stamps are CTMH. The papers are Recollections. After stamping the image, I used chalk to add a bit of shading. Both panels are cut with scalloped square Nestabilities. My brother-in-law called to say he really liked the card.

I'm entering these challenges:  Brown Sugar #199 - Anything Goes; Crafting with An Attitude #15 - Anything Goes; Southern Girls Challenge- Anything Goes.

Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by!

Monday, May 16, 2016

613 Avenue Create #176-Anything Goes

Well, this week at 613 Avenue Create we have no twist - just Anything Goes. So you have no excuse - post whatever your creative heart desires and have fun with it - LOL!! Our sponsors are The Cutting Cafe and A Day for Daisies. The DT will inspire you, and you want to see who won last week, so click over and have a good time. Check you later!

Monday, May 9, 2016

613 Avenue Create #175-Anything Goes-Option Use a Die Cut with Your Sentiment

Hello, Friends!  In addition to Anything Goes, we have the option to use dies to frame/highlight our sentiments this week at 613 Avenue Create.  Our wonderful sponsor is Kitty Bee Designs. The DT has prepared some great eye candy for your inspiration. I used the image Kwaii Owl Buddies on my card. Just look at the owls - aren't they too cute? I colored them with Spectrum Noir markers (CR1, LY 1 &2, CT 1 &4, LG1 & 5, JG2, BT1, DG3 and TN7). The DP is from my stash as is the card stock. The stars are Theresa Collins, the border is K & Company,  and the branch (stamped in white and colored with Spectrum Noirs) is from Stamping Up. I cut out the image and the sentiment using Oval Nestabilities and dusted the ovals with light blue chalk. The sentiment is from an unknown company, purchased many years ago.

 I'm entering these challenges:  Crafting with Friends #20 - Anything Goes; Quick Quotes #63 - Things with Wings; and Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - May.

Be sure to visit 613 Avenue Create to post your entry, get some inspiration and check out last week's winners. We love it when you drop by!

Monday, May 2, 2016

613 Avenue Create #174-Anything Goes-Option Beach or Nautical Elements

As the warm weather approaches, our theme at 613 Avenue Create this week is to use Beach or Nautical elements on your project. Doesn't that sound like fun? We'd love to see what you come up with so after checking our the DT's inspiration and last week's winners, post your project. Good luck!!