Monday, May 27, 2013

Exciting news!!

Hi again!
I have exciting news!  I have 8...count them...8 cards/projects published in the Summer issue of Through The Craftroom Door Magazine!   I wish I could show you the projects but I can't publish them to the blog only the magazine.  But if you're interested in subscribing to the magazine you can do that HERE.  It is well worth the price because you get free digital stamps in every issue, great tutorials, interviews with artists and companies as well as a lot of beautiful inspiration by some very talented artists!  If you are interested in submitting your work for publication you should check out this page Submission Guidelines Here's a quick view of some of the pages in the magazine (I have the graduation card and the easel calendar card on the cover)


So if that wasn't exciting enough, Colleen the owner of the blog/magazine, asked me to join the Design Team!!  I said yes, of course, I couldn't pass up the opportunity to work with such talented artists!!  So be on the lookout at Through The Craftroom Door Challenges
for my DT projects which I will post here too!  So enough babbling from I really have to get to work!!  LOL!!


Memorial Day 2013

Happy Memorial Day to everyone in the US!  Today we went to the RI Veteran's Cemetery, they always have all of the flags out this weekend.  Last year we took Niko and he just ran up and down the rows and this year was no different.  I don't know what it is about that place but he loves to run there.  We also brought my Godson Denzel.  He was so interested in World War II  and looking at the different wars that people had been in.    

so serious...
Thank you to all who serve and to those who have sacrificed for our freedom.  We appreciate all that you do.  Miss you Papa...


Sunday, May 26, 2013

Anything Goes @ 613 Avenue Create!

Hi all,

Just a quick note to let you know that this week's challenge is Anything Goes at
 613 Avenue CreateWe have one of my favorite sponsors this week Meljen's Designs.

I hope you can join us this week and maybe win some free digi's!  And Melissa has some cute freebies in her store found here: FREEBIES.


Sunday, May 19, 2013

Pretty Cow and a sketch

Hi Everyone! This week at 613 Avenue Create I have a sketch for you to try!  Bugaboo Stamps is our sponsor this week and you could win 7 images.  I've used the Pretty Cow image with this stamp sentiment that I've had forever!  I love it though so could never part with it   :)

Materials used:
paper - Coredinations Whitwash, My Minds Eye Bramble Rose 6x6 pad, yellow from stash
embellishments - Recollections flowers, Michael's $1.50 pearls colored with E34 Copic
coloring media - ink Tim Holtz Tea Dye, chalks. Copics 
dies - Spellbinders Labels 10 & circles, MFT Fishtail Flags
misc - Tim Holtz Distress Tool, pop dots

Thanks for stopping by...hope you can join us at 613 Avenue Create!



Challenges I would like to enter: 
Dream Valley Challenges - Animals 
Eclectic Ellapu - Anything Goes 
Lacy Sunshine - Anything But A Square 
One Stitch At A Time - Use a Digi 
Robyn's Fetish - Four Legged Friends 
Corrosive Challenges - Sentiment on the Front 
One Stop Craft Challenge - Anything Goes 
Our Creative Corner - Anything Goes 
Simply Create Too - Anything Goes 
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes 
Wags 'n Whiskers - Anything Goes

Saturday, May 11, 2013

I'll see your sarcasm....

...and raise you some sass!  I just love this wordart from  Create with TLC   and it was a freebie!  When I saw it I immediately thought of my daughter, Shianne.  Sarcasm is that girls middle name!  Don't know where she gets it from!  LOL!  Anyway, when I saw this image at Sassy Cheryl's Stamps I just knew they were meant to be together  :)
                                    I distressed the edges of the card and paper pieced the dress

Product list:
papers: Recollections - The Sweetest Thing pad, purple - Bazzill, black - MFT

 Challenges I'll be entering:
 Sassy Cheryl's - Girl's Rule
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Five Simple Things -Inspire Me Fridays Linky Party
Left of Center Creative Challenges - Use LOC theme or a digi
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes #6
Stampin for the Weekend - Buttons
Little Miss Muffet - Pieced Off ( the name of the challenge!)
Southern Girls Challenge - You Can Say That Again 
Our Creative Corner - Anything Goes 

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Anything Goes at 613 Avenue Create

Hope everyone is having some nice Spring weather!  Finally we are having some sunshine and warm weather here in the Northeast of the US!  So this week at 613 Avenue Create we have our usual Anything Goes challenge but you have the option to create some gift packaging (gift card holders, bags, boxes,etc).  I hope you can join us we have two sponsors Bugaboo and Eureka.  Here is a gift box I came up with using a cropped Eureka image.


I used my Make the Cut software and Cricut along with the SVG from My Scrap Chick to create the box.  I used box #7 without the center divider. 

Well that's it for now have a great weekend!

Challenges I would like to enter:
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes 
Eclectic Ellapu - Anything Goes
As You Like It - Favorite die/punch (MFT 3 circle die - so versatile -use vert/horiz plus you have extra circle die cuts)  
Annabelle Stamps - Anything Goes