Sunday, June 30, 2013

Representing the US

Hi everyone,
This week at  613 Avenue Create we have our usual Anything Goes challenge but I've added a twist to use your country's flag colors in your design.  We are sponsored by 
Rick St. Dennis and I've used an image called Myataki.

 I used Glossy Accents to add some marble/seed beads 

close up of beads attached with Glossy Accents, it's
hard to see the Star Dust Stickles accents

 I hope you can stop by 613 Avenue Create and see what the rest of the talented ladies have created!  Have a great week!


papers - MFT black licorice, DCWV Shimmer Stack
dies - QuicKutz ovals
coloring medium - Copics, chalks, black Prismacolor pencil and Gamsol
misc - Glossy Accents, Stickles, beads

Challenges I would like to enter:
Creative Card Crew - No Patterned Paper
Inky Chicks - Anything Goes
Loves Rubber Stamps - Red, White & Blue
Our Daily Bread - Red, White & Blue/Patriotic
Shopping Our Stash - Use your oldest embellishment (I've had these beads for yrs!)
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes
Crafts and Me - Anything Goes
Pollycraft Challenges - Anything Goes
Scrapper's Delight - Dies/Punches
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes 
Delightful Challenges - Red, White & Blue 
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything But A Square 
Clearly iStamp - Red, White & Blue 
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes 
Simply Create Too - Use your country's colors 
Sister Act - Anything Goes 
Stampin' For The Weekend - Anything Goes 
Stampin With The Dragon - Anything Goes 
Catered Crop - Die cuts/Punches 
Challenges For Everybody - Anything Goes 
Gingerloft Challenges - Red, White & Blue 

Tuesday, June 18, 2013


Hi everyone,
     I'm here today with my DT card for the Through The Craftroom Door  Anything Goes Challenge.  The roses were white so I colored the edges with a Copic then used the colorless blender to soften the lines.  Then I added Stickles to the edges.  I also colored the dotted CS with a matching Copic before cutting all of the leaves/swirl.  I used the Stickles on the dress and as earrings and champagne bubbles.

Thank for stopping by!

stamp - MFT  a la mode - Cheers!
papers - MME - In Bloom 6x6 pad
dies - Sizzix (leaves), Memory Box, Spellbinders (ovals) 
coloring medium - Copics -  E01,34,35,57  -  R11,20,21,30 - RV11  -  C1 -  BG0000
misc - flowers, pearls, Star Dust Stickles, foam dot, Cuttlebug


Sunday, June 16, 2013

World's Greatest Dad!

I'm back again with the Father's Day card I made for my awesome husband and best friend  :)  I used an image by Pollycraft Digi's called Barclay's Tie. They have the cutest images!  I cut the image out and attached an Action Wobble.  The kid in me just loves those things!

Ok this is my first video so bare with me!  

Have a wonderful day!

stamps - MFT Masculine Graphic T stamp set
paper - MME, craft card
dies - Lawn Fawn "Say Cheese", MFT Fishtail Flags, Sizzix star
coloring medium - Copics used E11,21,25,33,35,43,55,57   BG72,93     R30
misc - Action Wobble Springs, Cuttlebug

Craft Lovin' - Anything Goes
Little Claire's Designs - Male Theme
The Hobby House - Anything Goes
Jelly Park - Masculine Theme
Digi Haven - Anything Goes
Kitty Bee Designs - Father's Day/Masculine
Stamping with the Dragon - One for Dad
Catered Crop - For The Boys 
2 Sisters Challenge Blog - Just For Dad 
A Gem of a Challenge - Father's Day/Male

Got Coffee?

Hi everyone!
     It's time for another 613 Avenue Create challenge!  As usual it's Anything Goes but the twist is for a Male Someone Special.  This week  our sponsor is Limited Runs Digital Stamps.  I've used the Coffee2 image and paper pieced the cupThe sentiment was a freebie which I forgot to label with the company name...I know my bad!  I searched who I thought it might have been but couldn't find it.

gift card die by MFT
Happy Father's Day to all the Dads and single Moms who play both roles!  I always wish my mother a Happy Father's Day!   :)


papers - My Mind's Eye, craft CS
dies - Spellbinders circles, gift card by MFT
ink - Distress Ink tumbled glass
coloring medium - Copics
misc - Sizzix embossing folder, button, twine, paper punch, sandpaper

Craft Lovin' - Anything Goes
Little Claire's Designs - Male Theme
The Hobby House - Anything Goes
Digi Haven - Anything Goes
Jelly Park - Masculine 

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Graduation 2013

Hi all  :)
     Just a quick post today, I've had a few graduations this year and I made this card for a co-worker who finished her Master's Degree.       Hugs!  Kathi
dies:  MFT Fishtail flags, QuicKutz ovals, Sizzix scalloped circle, Lawn Fawn hearts,   
           Sizzix Sizzlits Script alphabet
CS:  MFT black licorice, Recollections burgundy
coloring medium:  Prismacolor pencils, Gamsol, Copics
misc:  brads

Challenges I would like to enter: 
Pumpkin Spice - Graduation 
Hobby House - Anything Goes 
Digi Haven - Anything Goes 
Sister Act - Anything Goes 
Stampin for the Weekend - Cute 
Totally Papercrafts - Punches/Dies 

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Sailor Girl

Hi Everyone!
This is my 1st post as a Through The Craftroom Door (TTCRD)  DT member!  The challenges at TTCRD are weekly and always Anything Goes.   Today I have a card using the Rick St. Dennis image "Gigi" although I call her Sailor Girl  :)  Anyone who knows my work knows that I love to crop the images I work with.  This is no exception!

 Nothing like a close up to accentuate your little boo-boo's!  Still learning and getting used to the Copics  :)  I used a Vintage Button stick pin from Maya Road instead of the balloon.  I used a pop dot under the heart but it's hard to see because I colored the edges of the dot red.  Then I used Glossy Accents to attach a vintage anchor button.

I used a new Cuttlebug folder called Cross My Heart then lightly sanded it, also distressed the heart and Hopmeadow Circle die by Memory Box.

I hope you'll stop by to see the rest of the DT's projects.  I really am honored to design with a group of very talented and sweet ladies!  Through The Craftroom Door Anything Goes Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by!  

papers:  DCWV - The Shimmer Stack (blue + silver), basic white CS, Core'dinations (red), MFT (black)
dies: Spellbinders circle, Memory Box Hopmeadow Circle and Cosmo Border, Lawn Fawn hearts
misc: Cuttlebug folder Cross My Heart, Glossy Accents, Maya Road stick pin, pop dots
Copics:  E00,E11,E34,E35,E57,Y32,B34,B37,R11,R21,C1,C3


Sunday, June 2, 2013

Ladybugs & Daisies

Hi all,
This week at 613 Avenue Create I have a new kind of challenge for you.  Our challenges are always Anything Goes but the twist this time is called Create Your Own Challenge.

Here is my take on the challenge and I used:
Image, Patterned Paper, Solid Color Paper, Die Cut, Glossy Accents, Button, Twine, Ribbon

Our sponsor this week is Fred She Said and the image is from a set called Ladybugs and Daisies.  I colored it with watercolors which I haven't used before.  I think it came out ok.  I used Glossy Accents on the ladybug dots and I made some dots in the center of the flower. I heat set the image and sealed it with with Krylon workable fixative but it still ran.  So that is how I colored the petals...with the printer ink!   

Hopefully you can join us this week!

Challenges I would like to enter: