Sunday, December 29, 2013

Black and my "favorite" color

I'm back again!  I made two projects this week for our challenge at 613 Avenue Create.  The challenge is Anything Goes with an optional twist to use BLACK and your favorite color.  I had someone ask me what my favorite color was and I had to think about it for a minute.  My reply was "Well, I'm an artist so I don't have a favorite, they're all my favorite!"  But I guess if I were forced to choose just one it would have to be teal  :)   So here is my teal and black Santa!  Image by Bugaboo Stamps.

*ok first here's my little story.  It's been a long month at work, very stressed, busy with holidays, etc.  So I took a vacation day and locked myself in my craft room, music blasting just getting lost in the process.  Well...apparently I was so "lost" this is what I did...see the problem??  LOL!  My response, "Seriously!??  Oh !&*@$#%" and to top it off I used hot glue which I rarely use but I had the glue gun out.  Ugh...

Ok here's the finished project

  I have to admit I just love how the stickpin came out on this! 

I Love You SMORE!

Hi all!
     Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season!  Today I have my DT project for the last challenge of 2013 at 613 Avenue Create.  I can't believe it's been a year since I started the weekly challenge blog with Chana and I'm so glad I did  :)  Our sponsor this week is Bugaboo Stamps and I've used the Old Snow Star digi for my project.

So here's the story behind the title/project.  Ever since my daughter, Shianne, was little she would say "I love you" and my reply would be "I love you more".  Well then that would turn into a playful argument of "No...I love YOU more" until one day IO told her not to argue with her mother  LOL!  She's 19 and we still say it and laugh.  I love that kid!  :)  So between that and the fact that she was a Girl Scout for 13 years she can't help bu love smores...hence the "I love you smore!" project.  I'll send it to her at school when she goes back next month.

 I used a very versatile SVG file from My Scrap Chick called Caddy Essentials.  I used the #7 caddy, made two of them and glued together.  She has some incredible files and great prices too!  You should check it out.  
Until next time!

Challenges I'll be entering:
Color Me Creative - Challenge #83 Holiday Theme ends 1/2/14 
Ribbon Carousel - Anything Goes ends 12/31 
Crafthazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes ends 12/31

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Beautiful daughter ornament

Hi Everyone!  Whew before you know it the holidays will be over!  I really haven't made anything this year!  Just my DT projects and a few birthday cards.  Speaking of DT's this is my last project for the Through The Craftroom Door Design Team.  They really are a wonderful group of artists and I would like to thank Colleen Holmes for the opportunity to design with them over the last 6 months.  So here it is...drum roll please...LOL!  


 It's been many many years since I've made an ornament for my daughter Shianne.  This little girl from Sassy Cheryl's always reminds me of her.  I hadn't planned on making an ornament it just happened.  I'm sure you know what I mean, you start a project with one thing in mind then it ends up being something completely different  LOL!  I really like how the lights shine through the cut outs of the heart die by QuicKutz.   I used Frantage embossing powder on the edge of the heart, it's a nice white & gold color.   And I surprised myself with the shadow from the halo!  

Well until next time!

Sassy Cheryl's - You're favorite 2013 made by you 

Sunday, December 15, 2013

I'll have a cafe`,mocha,vodka,valium latte!

Hi Everyone!
     It's time for our challenge at 613 Avenue Create and our sponsor this week is Bugaboo Stamps who I just adore!  Our option is to create a CAS (Clean And Simple) card/project.  I've gotten better at CAS, although I still want to add "stuff".  I chose to work with JJ coffee to go and let's just say this sentiment is hysterical!  If anyone knows where I can get one of her coffee's just let me know!  LOL!  
Ok...I's not exactly CAS because I did do paper piecing but for me it's CAS!  LOL!
Well that's it for now...see you Tuesday for my TTCRD DT project!

*Don't forget to check out our prizes for 613 Avenue Create's 1st Blogaversary Block Party ENTER HERE!


Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Washi birthday pail

Hi again!
      I'm here with this week's Anything Goes challenge at Through The Craftroom DoorI made a girly birthday bucket for my son's classmate.  I used the Sassy Cheryl's image Let's Party!  Colored with Copics and can you believe it...I forgot the Stickles!!  I didn't even realize it until it was long gone!  (sigh)  That's ok...I'll just would have looked so much better!  LOL!  Anyway, moving on...I actually used some of my washi tape stash!  And the pail was from the $1 bin at Target.  I put some Disney hand sanitizer and a magic washcloth in there with a $10 bill.  What girl doesn't like cash...even if she's only 5! Stickles = blah  :(
The sentiment was a freebie from Paulette at Create With TLCShe is a very generous artist with daily freebies, go check out her shop!
Thanks for stopping by!!

Oozak - Anything Goes/Let's Celebrate!   12/15
Emergency Crafter's Challenge - Anything but Xmas!   12/30
Sassy Cheryl's - Anything "Sassy Cheryl's" Goes 

Monday, December 2, 2013

613 Avenue Create 1st Anniversary!

Hi everyone!  We are fast approaching our 1 year Anniversary at my challenge blog 613 AVENUE CREATE!   I can't believe it's been a year and how quickly we've grown!  Please see our message below and come join us for some fabulous prizes!  Thank you for your continued support!
Hello, Crafty Peeples,

We are so close to 500 followers! 
 We would love to meet that milestone by JANUARY 12, 2014
We're having a BLOCK PARTY to celebrate our 1 Year Blogaversary!
  Of course, we don't want to stop at 500, so KEEP adding your links.  

We have lined up some fabulous prizes for our BLOCK PARTY and more prizes are being added daily.  If you would like a chance to win here is a partial list of possible prizes:  WRMK - Envelope Punch Board;  Prima Mixed Media Dolls (We will be giving away two of these); A Ribbon Bundle from Really Reasonable Ribbons, several Martha Stuart Office prize packs, and the list goes on.   Eligibility is simple:

1.  Become a follower of our blog.
2.  Become a Facebook Fan.
3.  Add your blog to the linkup below.

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Good Luck!  Thanks for helping us reach our goal.  The Drawing will be held on January 12th and the winners announced on January 13th.  Winners will have 5 days to claim their prizes, if they do not, a consolation drawing will be held. 

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Just A Little Something

Hi all of my crafty friends! 
       The holidays are fast approaching and this week we have a challenge at 613 Avenue Create that everyone can benefit from!  Our Anything Goes Challenge has the twist this week to create some kind of gift packaging.  Whether it's a gift bag, card holder, gift can, etc.  we want to see it!  You never know you may win some digi stamps from Rick St. Dennis who is our sponsor this week.  Or you could be featured on our new Facebook page!  So come check it out!
This week I've used the Star Pixie image

This cute little bag is a free SVG at Cre8ive Cutz!

Thanks for taking the time to stop by!  See you soon with my TTCRD DT project.


Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Santa ornament

Hi again it's time for my TTCRD DT project.  Anne Fenton is our sponsor this week and I've chosen her Santa image to work with.  I made an ornament using a Memory Box snowflake die.
Hope you can join us this week at TTCRD's Anything Goes Challenge!  
Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Peace Love Santa

Hi everyone! 
     Today is World Peace Day and at 613 Avenue Create the optional theme is to use a peace symbol or the word peace in your creation.  Our sponsor this week is Rick St. Dennis and I've used the Night Before Christmas Santa image, cropped of course.

So today as I was trying to finish this project my 4 year old, Niko, came to "help" me.  He tends to drive me a little crazy when he comes to my craft room because he likes to touch everything!  Typical 4 year old  :)   Well...we were able to have a little fun today!
Mommy Mario & Luigi

Hope you can have some fun today!  Thanks for stopping by!

Show It Off Sunday - Create With TLC

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

TTCRD Nice Crane Challenge

Hi all,
     Sorry my posts have been limited to my DT projects but I'll tell ya reality really bites sometimes!  Ugh that dreaded routine called work has been draining me of every ounce of energy I have!  It's pretty sad when you fall asleep with your 4 year old at 8:00 pm  LOL!  And my little guy is getting sick...sniffling, sneezing and whining...ahh motherhood  :)

Anyway, here's my Christmas tag for the challenge this week at Through The Craftroom Door and our sponsor is Nice CraneI chose a pre-colored vintage image. 
Hope you can join us this week for our Anything Goes challenge at TTCRD!
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

A witchingly wonderful Halloween

Hi again!  Finally, a Halloween card!  It's time for my DT project for Through The Craftroom Door.  Our sponsor this week is The Paper Shelter and I've used the Bewitched Night image.  She was colored with Copics, Prismacolor pencils/Gamsol and chalks!  Plus I stippled over the chalk background with Encore Metallic Purple ink.  The sentiment was a freebie (but can now be purchased in her store) from Create with TLC.  Dies by Spellbinders and MFT.
Well that's it for today!  Stop by the TTCRD challenge blog for some wonderful inspiration!  Also, the Fall issue of Through the Craftroom Door magazine is now available.  I have several projects in this issue, if you would like to purchase a subscription go HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!

Challenges/Linky Parties:
Create with TLC's Show It Off Sunday Linky Party

Sunday, October 20, 2013


Hi all!
     This weeks challenge at 613 Avenue Create is Anything Goes but you have the option to use the Create Your Own Challenge chart that I've created.   We are sponsored by KennyK Downloads and I just love this Rock Chick image!  I made a tissue box cover which was rather easy, I used the Back To The Books set from SVGCuts.  The sentiment I typed up.  This is an overdue birthday gift for a friend who is a true Rock Chick  :)

Here is the chart for this weeks challenge
I used image,sentiment,solid paper,die cuts,stickles,glossy accents,bling,ribbon.

Hope you can join us this week or just stop by to see all of the inspiration from the DT and the unbelievably talented ladies who enter every week!

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Hang in there

Here's another BCA card for Link Up For Pink!  The digi is from Bugaboo stamps and it's on an action wobble  LOL!

Thanks for stopping by!

Robyn's Fetish - Square cards only 
That Craft Place - Think Pink
Catch The Bug - Think Pink 

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Link up for PINK!

It's that time of year again when our focus is on bringing awareness to breast cancer.  Personally, this is a cause that is close to my heart and I wear pink all year long!  It's the 3rd Annual Link up for Pink linking party which you can find HERE.  You still have time to get some entries in...I'm running behind so I'll have a few posts!

I just love this bear by Tricia Moore of Little Scraps of Heaven and it's a freebie too!  So don't for to join them at the Link Up For Pink blog!


Color Me Creative - Anything Goes 

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Favorite Little Pumpkin

Hi Everyone!
     I made this card for my daughter, Shianne, to mail from college to my mother AKA Grammy.  When I was pregnant with Shi we didn't know she was a "she" so my mother always referred to her as "pumpkin".  She'd ask "how's pumpkin today?" etc.  And my baby shower was a Halloween party and I dressed as...yup...a pumpkin!  A big round one!  LOL!  Anyway, this Sally character from Sassy Cheryl's Stamps always reminds me of Shi when she was little.  The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink's Spooky Sweets set.

This card is for the Through The Craftroom Door Anything Goes Challenge this week.  We are sponsored by Oozak and you could win a $10 gift certificate to the store.  

And "Sally" always has a little ladybug with her...something else about Shianne...she was always my little "lovebug".  I always made her ladybug t-shirts etc.  A nice little trip down Memory Lane!  LOL!!  Thanks for strolling with me!!


stamps/digi stamps:  Sally's Fall Pumpkin by Sassy Cheryl's Stamps
papers: Authentique 6x6 Thankful pad, misc brown, Staples white 110 lb
dies: QuicKutz rectangles, Lawn Fawn hearts
ink: Colorbox Chestnut
coloring medium: Copics  E01,11,21,25,33,43,55,57,77 / Y23,32 / YR14,27 / R21,37 / blender
                                   Pebbles Chalks for background and grass
embellishments:  Maya Road stickpin, leather button, ribbon, lace, seed bead
tools:  Cuttlebug
technique:  I used the colorless blender and dabbed it on her sweater/socks to remove some                      color to give it texture.


Sunday, October 6, 2013

Happy Fright Night!

It's that time again!  Our challenge this week at 613 Avenue Create is sponsored by Rick St. Dennis and it's a true Anything Goes, there's no Twist this week.  I used an image called Callista the Witch, this image was a freebie I received in his monthly newsletter.  


I am forever struggling with my lighting...ugh.  Hard to tell her skin is green LOL!  Oh well...that's it for now I'll be back on Tuesday with my DT card for TTCRD.

Til next time!

stamps/digi stamps:  RSD image, sentiment by Papertrey Ink
dies: tag MFT, bat QuicKutz, deckled rectangle Spellbinders
ink: Colorbox, Memento - Bamboo Leaves
coloring medium: black Prismacolor pencil, Copics BV01,02,04/ YR07,12/ YG97/G20/R35
embellishments: sparkle ribbon, Stickles black/orange
tools: Cuttlebug, Paper Tagger
other: paper sack

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Ribbon Trees For A Cause

Hi again,
     I'm back with my DT card for the Through The Craftroom Door challenge.  Our sponsor this week is DigiStamps4Joy and that is who makes the Think Pink sentiment I used.  The tree is a free set Ribbon Trees For A Cause by A Day For Daisies
I hope you'll join us for the Anything Goes challenge at TTCRD and go grab the awesome freebie at ADFD!

Til next time!

digi stamps:
DigiStamps4Joy, ADFD
papers: MFT black licorice, pink mulberry
dies:  Lawn Fawn pic frame, MFT tag
ink: Memento Rose Bud
coloring medium: Copics E25,34 / G24,43 / R85,81    Chalks - Pebbles Inc.
embellishments: twine
tools: Cuttlebug
Crystal Stickles, fussy cutting

 A Day For Daisies - Bows & Buttons

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Shabby Chic Zombie

Hi all!
     It's time for another 613 Avenue Create challenge!  As usual we are an Anything Goes challenge but for the optional twist I've created a Create Your Own Color Challenge chart. You must use only ONE color from each column.

 We are sponsored by

I chose the Sassy Studio Zombie image because my daughter loves some popular zombie series.  And I think it's funny that it's Shabby Chic and not dark and gruesome  :)  
 For the color challenge I chose Column A - gray, Column B - pink, Column C - yellow
That's it for this time...thanks for stopping by!

stamps/digi stamps: Sassy Studio Designs - Zombie
papers: MME, Staples 110lb white, scraps
dies: Spellbinders deckled rectangle, QuicKutz photo corners
ink: Memento Angel Pink
coloring medium: Copics E00,0125,34,77 / C1,3,5 / R35,37 / G94 / 110
embellishments: Jolee's leave die cuts, rose, stick pins by Little Yellow Bicycle and the pink 
                               stick pin by Petaloo, lace
tools: Cuttlebug, Tim Holtz distress tool
techniques: colored the straight jacket gray then dabbed the colorless blender over it for 
                      the worn/blotchy look - is there a "name" for this technique?
Glossy Accents (eyes)