Monday, January 26, 2015

Thinking of you...

Hi to all my blogland friends  :)

This weeks challenge at 613 Avenue Create is a popular one, it's our unique Create Your Own Challenge.  Here is our current chart:

I used an image from our new sponsor
visit the shop HERE

The image is called  Mouse toting big daisies flowers/ladybugs 
and it is a pre-colored image.  She also offers B & W images.
from the chart I used:
#1 image/patterned paper  #2 sentiment  #3 solid color paper  #4 stitching  #5 hemp

I made the background paper from scraps.  I glued 1" strips to a piece of CS then cut that piece into 1" strips.  I glued those in alternating directions on the card front.

Stop by 613 Avenue Create to see the adorable creations from the DT ladies!  And to purchase this image please visit Toadstool Printables!


This card should qualify for the following challenges:

Monday, January 19, 2015

Happy Winnie the Pooh Day! Free Digi's!

Hi all,

Well January 18th was Winnie the Pooh Day.  I created 4 png sentiments for the challenge at 613 Avenue Create. Our challenge is Anything Goes with the optional twist is to use one of these sentiments:

(right click on image and save as) 

 If you do decide to take one of the free sentiments then please leave a comment, that's all I ask  :)


Sunday, January 11, 2015

Be Yourself

So here's my final post for our Block Party at 613 Avenue CreateCome join us for a new challenge called 1,001 Techniques, prizes and a fun DT Trivia game!  I've also created a card using another one of our sponsors this week Chubby Mermaid
Diane's images are very detailed and I love them but this time I cropped the yoga girl from the main image so I could make a more CAS card.  The techniques I used are the
Bokeh Technique, stamping, Copic coloring, fussy cutting, bow tying.  I really like the technique and will be playing with it more.  Click the link to go to a tutorial.

Stop by our neighborhood at 613 Avenue Create and join our many techniques can you incorporate into one project?


Creative Fingers - #62 ATG

Papertake Weekly: Anything Goes

Little Claire Designs - #52 Special Card

Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends

Inspiration Destination - ATG

Wags n Whiskers - ATG

Top Tip Tuesday - CAS  

Heart Shaker

Ok I'm back with post #2 for our 613 Avenue Create Block Party!  Again I am using the SVG/image set by The Cutting Cafe called BALLOON FUN PRINTABLE & CUTTING FILE SET.  I used the heart balloon again but this time I made a Valentine's card for my hubby.   

 Come join the fun, see some awesome inspiration from the DT Ladies and maybe you could win 1 of 23 prizes!  So what are you waiting for?  Click here --> 613 Avenue Create



It's Party Time!

Hi Everyone!  It's finally time for the 613 Avenue Create Block Party!  We are celebrating our 2nd Anniversary so come join the fun we have a DT Trivia Contest with 4 prizes available just for that, there are 20 other prizes available you just have to link up, and our weekly challenge has 4 available prizes from some of our favorite sponsors, and don't forget our Awesome DT with all of their inspiration this week!

This will be one of 3 posts for today!  I've been busy!  LOL!   I was fortunate enough to work with and SVG/image set by The Cutting Cafe called BALLOON FUN PRINTABLE & CUTTING FILE SET.  For this project I used the oval balloon to make a Birthday Shaker Wand.  I thought this was a pretty cool idea (if I do say so myself LOL) and I made sure to use a lot of glue so that it didn't come apart while shaking it around!  The stick is a lollipop stick but about 12" long, I have no idea what it's for or where I got them!
#5 colored with Copic marker to match the project

sides of the foam colored with Copics to blend with paper
So come join the party at 613 Avenue Create and you could win some fantastic prizes!

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Owl love

Hi again!  This is my second post today  :)  My brother-in-law asked me to make a card for his girlfriend, who loves owls, and this is what I came up with.

The owl SVG is called Winter Owl from Miss Kate's Cuttables.  I used my MTC software and Cricut.  I used scraps of CS, Stickles on the hat, a love charm and seed beads.


Papertake Weekly - Pick A Fave - (ATG)
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge ATG 
Inspiration Destination #13 ATG
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #291 ATG
Divas by Design: Anything goes 
Whoopsi Daisy ATG

Christmas Owls

Hi Everyone!

Hope you all had a wonderful holiday, whichever one you celebrate  :)    I am playing catch usual!  I only made 2 whole Christmas cards this year and I'll be posting them separately today.  I feel terrible because I can't remember who made this adorable image!  If anyone knows please let me know!  Thank you to Marilyn of  One Stamping Fool
for letting me know that the stamped imaged is from Art Impressions called Five Whoots.  I had received the image in a swap and couldn't remember who made it.
I LOVE these colors!!
inside sentiment:

Thanks for stopping by!

Papertake Weekly - Pick A Fave - (ATG)

Monday, December 15, 2014

613 Avenue Create's 2nd Annual Block Party!!

Whoo hoo!  Save the date people!  I can't believe our challenge blog 613 Avenue Create will be 2 in January!  Anyone who has played in our Anything Goes Challenge knows we always have an optional twist.  And we have some creative options (if I do say so myself  LOL!)  that make us unique, like the Create Your Own Challenge chart and the Create Your Own Color Challenge!  Well, we have yet another new optional twist and for those who like a challenge I think you may just like it  :)   I can't tell you yet because it's one of the surprises we have for you!  We have many prizes to be won so make sure you mark your calendars for this fun event!  

See you soon!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Puppy Love

Happy Holidays Everyone!

The holidays are in full swing!  I know everyone is busy but if you do happen to make a little something with paper why not stop by our Anything Goes Challenge at  
613 Avenue Create!  Our optional twist this week is to create some type of  gift packaging.  It does not have to be Christmas themed, there are so many holidays that you might need a little gift package for next year.   

We have two sponsors this week:

I chose the image Girl Puppy Love from Bugaboo Stamps.  I plan on putting a small hand sanitizer, chapstick and candies in the cup  :) 

 I colored the image with Copics then went in with a brown Prismacolor pencil and added the texture to the fur.  I think it came out ok, definitely something to practice  ;)

Stop by 613 Avenue Create to see what our wonderfully talented DT Ladies have come up with this week!  Thanks for taking time out of your busy day to stop by!



 Inspiration Destination #11: Anything Goes
 Sister Act - #87 Anything Goes
 Creative Fingers - #60 Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - #8 Anything Goes 
Crafts Galore Encore---Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet---ATG

Wednesday, November 19, 2014


Hi all...long time no post!  I've been so busy with 613 Avenue Create and I've forgotten to post my projects that I created for challenges.  Ugh...don't you just hate when life gets in the way of your creativity??  LOL!  Anyway, here I am with this weeks project for our challenge at 613 Avenue Create which is Anything Goes and since it was World Hello Day on Sunday the optional twist is to create a project with the word Hello in any language.  

We have some great sponsors this week:

I chose to work with an image from Oddball Art Stamp Co.  called Big Eyed Girl image No. 21

Well that's it for now!  Come play in our neighborhood at 613 Avenue Create!

papers: MFT black licorice, Authentique plaid, misc coral/green
dies:  MFT, Spellbinders, QuicKutz, Lawn Fawn
coloring: Copics, chalks
misc: glossy accents, Cuttlebug


Sunday, October 12, 2014

Happy Turkey Day

See told ya I'd be back  ;)  So here is my project for our second sponsor this week at 613 Avenue Create. We're Anything Goes so come join us or just stop by for some awesome inspiration from the DT Ladies! 

winner receives 1 bundle of choice
I just love Melonheadz images they are so darn cute!  Nikki is the owner and she many 
freebies, you just have to go through all of the posts to find them Melonheadz Illustrations Blog.   I used the Happy Turkey Day image from the Deluxe Thanksgiving Bundle.  I made a bag topper for some Mega M&M's.  Those things are huge!  LOL!  More chocolaty goodness...nom nom  :) 

Thanks for stopping by see you soon!

Breast Cancer Awareness

I'm back!  Whew the Fall is the most hectic time of the year for me between soccer, football, holidays and birthdays it's just well...crazy!  Well I'm here today with a project for our challenge at 613 Avenue Create.   The theme is always Anything Goes but this week the optional theme is CAS (clean and simple).  One of our sponsors is The Stamping Boutique  and the winner receives 4 digital images.  I've used the Ribbon and Rose image, and yes I realize this isn't the best CAS design, guess I got a little carried away  :)

That's it for now I'll be back with another post with my Melonheadz project!
Thanks for stopping by!

Challenges I would like to enter:

Monday, September 1, 2014

A Little Treat

I'm back with my second project for 613 Avenue Create.  This time I've used the MELJEN'S  DESIGNS image called Country Star Pumpkin. The optional twist this week
is to create a project using the Sights, Sounds, Tastes of Autumn.
 Stop by 613 Avenue Create and check out all of the inspiration by the DT Ladies!


It's time for another challenge at 613 Avenue Create
We're Anything Goes but this weeks optional twist is to 
create a project using the Sights, Sounds, Tastes of Autumn.

We'd love to see your interpretation of this challenge!  Come join us :)  You could win prizes from our awesome sponsors this week.
I created a project for each sponsor but in this post I'll show you the Mealonheadz Illustrations project.  I used the Deluxe Thanksgiving bundle.  I had such a hard time photographing this because of the height of the bottle and the lighting!
We hope you can stop by 613 Avenue Create and check out the gorgeous projects by our very talented design team  :)  Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Hello Post-It Notes

Hi Everyone!  

I'm here with my project for 613 Avenue Create which is Anything Goes but our optional twist is to make a Post-It note holder.  I love post-it's and use them constantly!!  We have 3 great sponsors this week.  Di's Digi StampsAll Dressed Up and Bugaboo StampsI used Edward Hello from Bugaboo Stamps.

Stop by 613 Avenue Create and check out the Post-It's our awesome DT have created!  I'm sure you'll be inspired!

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!

Love u...

Hi Everyone!

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

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.

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!