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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 
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 

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Quirky Owl

Hi all!  It's time again for our challenge at 613 Avenue Create.  This week the Optional Twist is Birds of a Feather now this is definitely open to your interpretation!  Could be birds, feathers, angels, etc, etc.  We have two great sponsors this week DOODLE PANTRY and  OAK POND CREATIONS.  I've chosen to work with Doodle Pantry's Quirky Owl image.  I used dies from MFT's Blueprints 9 & 10.  I just love that line of dies! 
I snipped some of the leaves off of the vine so it looked more like a branch.  I paper pieced the owl with papers from my stash.  The cardstock is from MFT in Primitive Cream and Berrylicious.  I distressed the edges with the Tim Holtz tool.

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We hope you can join us for our Anything Goes or optional Birds of a Feather challenge @ 613 Avenue Create and check us out on Facebook where we feature entries during the week.

Have a crafty week!!
Hugs,
Kathi

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Challenges I would like to enter:
Lexie's Creations - #112 Punches and Dies
Doodle Pantry - Anything Goes 

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Grandchildren are the Rainbows

Well it's almost St. Patrick's Day and our optional Twist this week at 613 Avenue Create is to use an Irish Blessing, Saying or Quote on your project.  Our sponsors this week are  
https://www.etsy.com/shop/VectoriaDesigns?ref=l2-shopheader-name

 http://thestampingboutique.com/


I used an image from The Stamping Boutique called Luck of The Irish and I typed the sentiment.  




I also made some M&M treat bags with the St. Patrick's Day Vintage Ticket Strips


Well that's it for this week!  Come join us at 613 Avenue Create and hope you have a crafty week!
Hugs,
Kathi

Sunday, February 23, 2014

I danced like no one was watching....

Hi all!  Have you been watching the Olympics?  I love to watch them but haven't had much time this year.  So I thought for our optional twist this week at 613 Avenue Create we would challenge you to use your country's flag colors in your design!  Well I thought it was a cool idea LOL! 
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I chose an image from Sassy Studio Designs called Cheerful Chelsea which I've cropped from the waist up.  And I live in the USA so naturally red, white & blue.


The sentiment is from Create with TLC
  
Stop by the challenge at 613 Avenue Create to check out the talented ladies projects!  Thanks for stopping by!
Hugs,
Kathi

Challenges I would like to enter:
2 Sisters - #173 Embossing 
Crafter's Companion - CAS (monthly) 
Feeling Crafty - #25 Dies/Punches (monthly) 
The Crafting Cafe - Embossing (monthly)  
4 Crafty Girlz - Anything Goes
Craftyhands 8th Heat/Dry Embossed
Sister Act Card Challenge - #45 Anything Goes

Sunday, February 9, 2014

It's a date!

Hope everyone is warm and toasty!  It's time for our 613 Avenue Create Challenge and the Create Your Own Challenge this week.  Today I have my husbands Valentine's Day gift.  My poor husband works two full time jobs so time alone together is very hard to come by!  So I've created a Date Night book.  There are 12 pre-paid dates with gift cards to restaurants, movies and even a gas card so during one of the summer months we can just jump in the car and go!  Destination unknown  :) The image I've used is from Time for Tea called Paige I love you.
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Whew!  That was a long one  ;)  Thanks for making it to the end! 
Hugs,
Kathi

Challenges I would like to enter:
A Gem Of A Challenge - All You Need Is Love
Catch The Bug - Love
Hiding In My Craft Room - #136 Super Scraps
My Sheri Crafts - #126 Valentine
Pumpkin Spice - #58 Hearts
Sugar Creek Hollow - #79 Love and Adore
Feeling Crafty - #25 Dies/Punches
Ladybug Crafts - Be Mine
Natalie and Amy's Challenge - Love is all around
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Anything But A Card with Ribbon
Seemacrafts - Valentine/Love
Tando Creative Challenge - Passion
The Cupboard Trilogy - Love
TokBobok - Hearts
Treasured Times Rubberstamps & Scrapbooking - Layering

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Snow...enough already!

Hi everyone!  I've been MIA for a few weeks!  I've been sick, over loaded at work and dealing with all of these snow storms we've been getting in the Northeast!  I'm done with the snow let me tell you.  I'm a Spring and Autumn kinda girl!  So anyway today I have a card I made for my daughter, Shianne, who happens to like the snow and elephants!  LOL! The image is by Saturated Canary.


Thanks for stopping by!  Stay safe and warm!  

Hugs!
Kathi

Challenges I would like to enter:
Crafty Girls Challenges - Anything Goes
Delightful Challenges - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes/Add Sparkle
Inky Impressions - Someone Special
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes

Paper Makeup Stamps - Anything Goes

Sunday, January 12, 2014

It's Party Time!

It's time for our Block Party at 613 Avenue Create!
 Come check out all of the DT's awesome projects!  We really do have some hardworking and talented ladies  :)  There's still time to join, you have until 11:59 pm EST tonight 1/12/14 to become a follower and add your link to our 500 Followers Giveaway Page

Here's one of the projects I made with an image from one of my favorite artists
I cropped the bird from the digi, enlarged it then paper pieced.
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I'll be back later with another project.
Hugs,
Kathi

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Peace, Love, Snow

Hi All, 
     Today I have a project for our first challenge of 2014 at 613 Avenue Create
Our sponsors are ALL DRESSED UP  and SQUIGGLEFLY.  I chose an image from All Dressed Up for our optional theme of  Colors, Sights, Sounds of Winter.
I realize green isn't a color associated with Winter but the snowflakes are!
And this particular shade of green was so difficult to photograph!  
It's really a little deeper than this.
 The candies are called Sixlits...remember those as a kid or am I dating myself?  Anyway I thought they were perfect for little "snowballs"!
It's very hard to see but I used Icicle Stickles on the snowflakes and the "hi".
So that's it for now...thanks for stopping by!  And don't forget to link up on our
 We have some awesome sponsors and prizes!

Hugs,
Kathi

Challenges:

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!
Hugs,
Kathi

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