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,

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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.