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Sunday, August 10, 2014

Where Dreams May Go...

Hi again!
I'm back with another card for our challenge at 613 Avenue Create.  We have 4 great sponsors this week and I've also used this Seahorse image from QKR Stampede.
 

I water colored paper, printed the image then fussy cut it.  I stippled over a stencil with pearlescent pigment inks.  The die and sentiment are both by Verve.  

Thanks for stopping by!
Kathi

Love u...

Hi Everyone!

I'm here with this weeks project for 613 Avenue Create and the optional theme is: 

SIGHTS, SOUNDS, SMELLS OR TASTES OF SUMMER.
What makes you think of summer?  The smell of rain on the hot pavement?  The sweet taste of watermelon?  The sight of a beautiful sunset?  The sounds of children laughing and playing?  Well here is my interpretation, I've used the Girl on Her Bike image from Lee's Digi Shop.


 Supplies:
dies - MFT, QuicKutz, Memory Box
sentiment - MFT
coloring - Copics
technique - paper piecing
misc - vintage seam binding

Challenges I would like to enter:
 
 

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Have a magical day!

Hi all!  Just a quick post to let you know about our challenge at 613 Avenue CreateWe're Anything Goes but this weeks optional twist is to use a sentiment.  We have 3 great sponsors this week!


I've used an image from Scrapper's Delights called Pixie Corner And I've used a technique called spotlighting.  I love the Tim Holtz plain crinkle ribbon!  I used the same Copic marker on the ribbon to match the wings!  I hope you like it!

Stop by 613 Avenue Create to see what our awesome DT has come up with this week, so much inspiration waiting for you!  Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs,
Kathi

Sunday, July 20, 2014

You Rock!

Hi everyone!

I know my posts have been few and far between  :(    It's not because I haven't been crafting because I have!  I told people at work they have to stop leaving and having birthdays!  I can't keep up!  LOL!  Between that, running 613 Avenue Create by myself, work and family...I'm going bonkers!!!  Whew...well speaking of 613 Avenue Create our challenge this week is Anything Goes and the optional theme is Party Time!  Whatever you may be celebrating works for us!  Come link up your projects HERE!  You could win prizes from our sponsors this week:


I chose to use the Guitar digi from Oak Pond Creations.  For the guitar I water colored the paper and put sea salt on it.  Love that technique but I didn't get my usual results because the humidity was 97% that day!  Ugh can say gross?  It sat in front of the fan for 2 hours and still didn't dry!  I had to dry it with the hair dryer.  Anyway, it still came out ok.  I fussy cut layered it and added some enamel dots for the knobs.  I popped it up on the base which was embossed with a Darice flames folder and sanded.  The sentiment is by Verve.


Hope you like it!  Come see out what our talented DT ladies have come up with this week!
Hugs,
Kathi   :)

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Love you more

Well it's time for our challenge at 613 Avenue Create and this week it's Anything Goes and no optional twist.  We have 3 sponsors this week and I've used the image Puppy Love provided by:
 


close up of stick pin
Thanks for taking the time to stop in!
Hugs,
Kathi

Supplies:
dies:  MFT fluttering hearts die, Lawn Fawn heart die
papers:  MFT black CS and red CS
misc: button, ribbon, Glossy Accents, stick pin by Maya Road
color: Copics

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Happy Birthday bear

Hi again!  This is post #2 today, make sure you scroll down for the other one  :)  
 Here is another card for our challenge today at 613 Avenue Create.  
I've used the balloon bear from 
 


Hugs,
Kathi

Supplies:
 paper - MFT  Cotton Candy and vellum (mini flag)
Embossing folder - Cuttlebug
dies - Spellbinders ovals, Papertrey Ink Edgers #1, MFT Blueprints flag, Impression 
           Obsession cloud
coloring - Copics, clouds stippled with Archival Brilliance pearlescent sky blue,   
                   balloon chalk 
misc - Stickles, Tim Holtz distressing tool, white felt

Challenges:

Faith - Hope - Love

Hi everyone!  I have a Breast Cancer Awareness card today for our challenge at 613 Avenue Create Since June 23rd is National Pink Day our optional twist this week is to use PINK!  We have 4 awesome sponsors this week!  Please check them out, they really are wonderful artists and very generous sponsors.  
 
 
 Today I'm using Ribbon Bear - leaning by Bugaboo Stamps.
 
Hope you can join us this week at 613 Avenue Create!
Thanks for stopping by!
Kathi  :)

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day!  Especially to those single Moms out there!  In many cases you are playing both roles, I've been there and it's not easy!  I have to admit I don't miss it!    :)   
I met my husband 10 years ago and he was so worth waiting for!  He is the most wonderful, hard working and loving husband and Dad ever! 
  Our challenge this week at 613 Avenue Create is Anything Goes but the optional twist is to incorporate Subway Art into your design.  I had fun with this one!  And we have 3 great sponsors this week too! 
                                            Lacy Sunshine Stamps   
 
     Meljen's Designs    
 
 

 I've used an image from Meljen's Designs called Pappa Bear.  There's actually another bear in the image but I cut it out.
 Pappa Bear



 I found the subway art on Pinterest, here's a link to my Subway Art Board. Papers, ink and dies are from MFT, heart die from Lawn Fawn, DAD stamp by Verve, star embossing folder by Paper Studio and colored with chalks and Copics.

Thanks for stopping by!
Hugs,
Kathi

Challenges:
Meljen's Designs - Dad




Sunday, June 8, 2014

Happy Best Friends Day!

Today, June 8th, is National Best Friends Day.   At 613 Avenue Create our optional twist is to create something for your Best Friend.  We have 3 great sponsors this week:
A RANDOM FAN, EUREKA STAMPS and VECTORIA DESIGNS
I've used the collage sheet that was provided by Vectoria Designs and cropped this dragonfly postcard from the set.  This card is for my husband and best friend  :)




The canvas tag is by Tim Holtz, papers and inks by My Favorite Things, sentiment by Verve Stamps linked to the June Diva Dare and the heart brad is from Michael's. 

Thanks for stopping by, hope you can join our challenge this week at 613 Avenue Create
Hugs,
Kathi  

Challenges:
A Man's World - June Diva Dare 

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Something for myself :)

Hi everyone!

Sorry I've been MIA but my partner at 613 Avenue Create has been on a medical leave for the last 2 months so I have been responsible for everything! So needless to say every spare minute I've had has gone to the challenge blog.  If you haven't visited us yet stop by and see what our talented ladies have come up with for our optional twist.  The challenge is Anything Goes  but the optional twist is to create something for yourself.  You know how it is you make cards and gifts for everyone and their brother but rarely anything for you! 

 I was actually able to finish my project this week, our sponsors are A Day for Daisies and Fitztown.   I chose the A Day for Daisies image Ladybug Hello because of course she reminds me of Shianne especially with the ladybugs!  I made a binder for all of my sponsor information for 613 Avenue Create Challenge #74.




Why don't you stop by and see what great projects the DT have made for themselves!
Thanks for stopping by!
Hugs,
Kathi 

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Got Candy?

My last candy project for our Anything Goes Challenge with the optional twist of Candy Treats at 613 Avenue Create.  Our other sponsor this week is Lacy Sunshine StampsI used an image called Bubble's Gumballs.  Colored with Copics, Wink of Stella shimmer brush and dies/stamp by MFT.

Well that's it for this weeks challenge!  
Hugs,
Kathi

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Inky Impressions - #155 Easter
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
MilkCoffee Challenge - Easter
Craftyhands - Anything Goes 
Get Inky Challenge - Die cuts
Totally Papercrafts - Tag It!
A Gem of a Challenge - Spring is in the Air
Digi Designs - Easter
Open-Minded Crafting - Easter/Pastels

Welcome Spring!

Here's another candy treat for our challenge at 613 Avenue Create This is another image from the Melonheadz Easter 2011 bundle.  Colored with Copics,Stickles and Spellbinders dies.

I'll be back with one more!
Kathi

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Inky Impressions - #155 Easter
Simon Says Stamp - Animals
Creative Knockouts - Furry or Feathered Friends
MilkCoffee Challenge - Easter
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards - Spring  4/30
Craftyhands - Anything Goes 
Jellypark - Happy Easter
A Gem of a Challenge - Spring is in the Air 
Digi Designs - Easter
Open-Minded Crafting - Easter/Pastels

Belated Happy Easter!

Whew time is flying!  I am late posting my projects for this weeks challenge at
613 Avenue Create the optional twist this week is to create a candy treat.  That is totally up to your interpretation!    One of our sponsors this week is Melonheadz Illustrations
I used the Easter 2011 bundle, colored with Copics, Stickles, QuicKutz die and an MFT die.

 Thank s for stopping by and I'll be back with another project!
Hugs,
Kathi

Challenges I would like to enter:
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes 
Hobbybook Designer Challenge - Easter
Inky Impressions - #155 Easter  Winner  :)
MilkCoffee Challenge - Easter
Craftyhands - Anything Goes 
Get Inky Challenge - Die cuts
Jellypark - Happy Easter
A Gem of a Challenge - Spring is in the Air
Digi Designs - Easter
Open-Minded Crafting - Easter/Pastels  5/3

Sunday, April 6, 2014

I love you Shi

Well I'm back with another card for our challenge at 613 Avenue Create.  I'm using another image by my favorite artist Cheryl Grant Alger from Sassy Cheryl's Stamps.  Cheryl's images are also available at Squigglefly who is our sponsor this week.

This image is called Pondering Thoughts and this girl Sally reminds me of my daughter Shianne when she was little.  She was and still can be a tomboy at heart.  She's away at college now but I always send her cards with Sally.  I love her bare feet which I've made a little dirty  :)


Thanks for stopping by!

Bring your own SUNSHINE...

Happy Spring?  I certainly hope so!  It is getting a little better here in the Northeast USA!  Our challenge at 613 Avenue Create is a clever one, well I think it is anyway  LOL!  

Challenge #66 is the SIGHTS/SOUNDS/SMELLS/TASTES OF SPRING

Examples: SIGHTS: rainbows, birds,kites,sunshine, trees blooming,butterflies,etc SOUNDS: birds singing, children playing, lawn mower, motorcycles,rain,etc SMELLS: flowers, fresh cut grass,etc TASTES: lemonade, strawberries,cherries,ice cream,etc

Come join us with your Anything Goes project or create something using the Twist above!  
We have 2 great sponsors this week The Paper Shelter and Squigglefly.  I chose to work with the Cheryl Alger image called Sam's Rainy Day.



inside sentiment by MFT Stamps

Thanks for stopping by and have a sunshiny day!
Hugs,
Kathi

Challenges:
QKR Stampede - #81 Rain Rain Go Away
Chalk N Stock - April Challenge 
Little Miss Muffet - #82 Anything Goes 
MilkCoffee - Welcome Spring 
Shelley's Images - April Showers Bring May Flowers (April)
A Creative Need - Signs of Spring 5/2 
CRAFTITUDE - Challenge #62 - Anything Goes OR Add Corrugated paper/cardboard 
CraftyCatz - #225 Springtime 
Get Inky Challenge - Spring & Easter 
Just Add Ink - #209 Layers 
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes 
Stamping with the Dragon - Springtime (April)
SweetPea Stampsers - Distress to the Max 
Catch the Bug - April Anything Goes 
Ditzi Digi Design - Anything Goes 

Friday, March 28, 2014

Enjoy everyday!

Hi all!  Just a quick post today because I am sick again!  I have bronchitis again...really?  I had it in January and not to mention the numerous head colds I've had this winter.  Ugh I'm sick of being sick and I'm sick of winter, even though technically it's "Spring"...well I'm not feelin' it!  Ok enough complaining from me  :)  Here's a card I was able to finish for the Outlawz CAS challenge this week which was to use a frame.  I love this new House Mouse image called Tiny Jumper.


That's it for now...back to bed for me!
Hugs,
Kathi

Challenges:
Sassy Cheryl's Show Me Thursday 
4 Crafty Girlz - Anything Goes 
Charisma Cardz - #7 CAS 
Mariam's Crafting Blog - March - Shades of Green