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Sunday, March 15, 2015

Caffeine is a drug! FREEBIE

Hi ya!  Ok so I forgot to post my project for last weeks challenge at 613 Avenue Create. Yup...my bad.  I'll do that tomorrow, what's one more day right?  LOL!  

Did you know it's National Caffeine Awareness Month?  Well I'm very aware that I would love some caffeine right now!  This week at 613 our challenge is Anything Goes but our optional twist is to use something caffeine related such as coffee, tea, soda or chocolate. Yum...maybe some chocolate will do.  I'm easily distracted  LOL!  

We have 3 great sponsors this week: Drawn with CharacterBugaboo Stamps and Fitztown.  I'm using an image called We go together like Coffee & Donuts, well actually it's half of the image as I cropped the coffee cup from the original image.
  
We Go Together Like Coffee and Donuts Digital Stamp Art/ KopyKake Image


The coffee bean stamp is so old, it's from Custer's Last Stamp.  I don't think they're in business anymore.  I inked it with Antique Linen Distress Ink then rolled the edges on Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  The heart eyelet is ancient too.  Papers by Authentique and MFT.  Dies by MFT, coffee and cup highlighted with Copics, glossy accents on the coffee.

Here's the sentiment I used on my card.  Right click on image and save.
Ok that's it for now!  Make sure you stop by  613 Avenue Create to see what the DT have created.  They really are a talented bunch and we are so lucky to have them representing us at  613!

Hugs,
Kathi

Challenges:

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss...freebie!

Hi Everyone!

Our challenge this week at 613 Avenue Create is a tribute to Dr. Seuss whose birthday is March 2nd.


I've created some Dr. Seuss quotes in PNG format.  I've used one with an image from the Kidlettes 3 Bundle by Melonheadz Illustrations who is one of our sponsors this week.  This is a card I made for my daughter Shianne or "Shi" as I call her  :)



               a close up of the microbeads which I adhered with Ranger's multi medium

                          To download PNG's just right click and choose save as




I hope you like the quotes and choose to join us at 613 Avenue Create for our Anything Goes challenge with the optional twist to use one of these quotes.  All I ask is a simple thank you if you do choose to download.

See ya next time!
Hugs,
Kathi

Challenges I would like to enter:

Die Cuttin Diva's Challenge - Dr. Seuss

Inspiration Destination Challenge - Anything Goes

Through the Craft Room Door  Anything Goes

Simon Says Wed – Anything Goes

Papertake Weekly  Color Theme: Cool Colors

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Bella Sweet Tea

This is my second post today.  I'm here with a book mark I made for our challenge at 613 Avenue Create.   The challenge is Anything Goes but our optional twist is to create a RAK because February 17th is National RAK day!  In case you don't know a RAK is a Random Act of Kindness.  Just a little something to make someone's day maybe a little card for your favorite bank teller or a candy treat for the mailman, in my case I made a book mark for my elderly neighbor who loves to read  :)  

We have a new sponsor this week
Etsy Shop
 visit Faery Ink Designs 



I used the image Bell Sweet Tea. Colored with Copics and Prismacolor pencils, stamp by Mama Elephant - In My Heart set, dies by Spellbinders, MME paper, crinkle ribbon and a vintage WWII era button!


I bought a bag of misc. buttons at Savers (big chain thrift store) and these buttons were in the bag. On the card it's stamped "MADE IN OCCUPIED JAPAN".  Wow huh?  I hate to use them but I don't think they're really worth anything.  And I know my neighbor, who is 82, will appreciate the extra embellishment.  

Well thanks for stopping by again!  I appreciate the company  ;)  Stop by  613 Avenue Create and see what the other ladies have created this week!  Oh and you can see the awesome RAK I received this week from Sara on the DT!!  She is such an incredibly talented artist!  
Hugs,
Kathi

My Funny Valentine!

Belated Happy Valentine's Day!  Just a quick post to show you my son with the card I made him, which he just loved!  And yes it's green because that's his favorite color  :)   It was a quickie, mainly because he's only 5 and I know it will end up on the floor, in the toy box or under the bed!!  When he's older I'll definitely put more effort into his card but for now that's what he's getting!  LOL!  The image is from Drawn with Character and the sentiment is a stamp from Verve.




I'll be back with my post for this weeks challenge at 613 Avenue Create!
Thanks for stopping by! 
Hugs,
Kathi

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Minion Girl

Happy Sunday Everyone!  Well we continue to be bombarded with snow here in the North East!  We can expect another 18" or more in the next couple of days!  Ugh!  Yuck!!  

Well, on a positive note we have a lot going on at 613 Avenue Create this week.  We have 4 new designers and 2 sponsors for this challenge!  We're Anything Goes but this week I have a new challenge in our Create Your Own Challenge Series.  

our sponsors are 
and our newest sponsor is 

I've used the AliciaBel Minion Girl image

for BINGO I chose the top row of Blue, Yellow, Lime


I used Glossy Accents on the eye of the hat which is difficult to see, colored with Copics and silver Prismacolor pencil, sentiment printed on the computer, dies by MFT and Impression Obsession.

Come see what the Design Team ladies have come up with this week and also check out the inspiration from our newest designers!
Hugs,
Kathi

Challenges:

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Be Mine

Last one I promise!!  LOL!  Yes this is my 5th project for our challenge at 613 Avenue Create. This Melonheadz Illustrations image is a freebie called...well...Owl!   It is a pre-colored image which I fussy cut, popped up with foam dots and put some Stickles on his heart.  Sentiments are from the Notched Tag set by MFT stamps.  The dies, ink and Berrylicious paper are also from MFT.  Our optional twist this week is to add some doodling which I added at the bottom of the mini milk carton.  I tried to make a heart beat but I'm sure it's not accurate! LOL!  

Thanks for stopping by!
Hugs,
Kathi


Challenges:

Melonheadz Friends - Hearts/Love

2 Cute Ink - #121 Valentine's/Love


Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Hearts (2/8)


Get Well

Ok so here is my 4th Melonheadz Illustrations project for our challenge at 613 Avenue Create.  Our optional twist this week is to add some doodling which I've done around the edge of the card to match the image.  The image is called Bandaid from  Lori's Medical Bundle.
I used the Cuttlebug Cross My Heart embossing folder, mini sentiment from the Notched Tags set by My Favorite Things, fussy cut the heart and bandaid then popped them up with foam dots.  Stop by 613 Avenue Create for some excellent inspiration form the DT ladies!

Hugs,
Kathi

Challenges:

Melonheadz Friends - Hearts/Love

Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Hearts (2/8)

Monday, February 2, 2015

Boo boo bear

I'm back with another project for our challenge at  613 Avenue Create and I'm using another Melonheadz Illustrations image called Bear from Lori's Medical Bundle.
I printed the bear on craft CS and colored it with watercolors, fussy cut the image and popped up with foam dots.  I used a pink pigment ink on the edges of the scalloped Spellbinders die.  I added some pale pink MME enamel dots in the corners.

Stop by 613 Avenue Create to see what the DT ladies have created this week, there are some awesome cards!

Hugs,
Kathi

Challenges:

Sister Act - #91 ATG


Creative Fingers - #65 ATG

Design Team Showcase #4 ATG

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Life begins after coffee!

Hi again this is post #2 today. Another creation for our challenge at 613 Avenue Create and I've used another  Melonheadz Illustrations freebie.  I've created a straw tag.  I folded down the top of the Spellbinder's die and punched a hole for the straw.  


The sentiment stamp is by Verve Stamps, image colored with Copics, paper by Glitz, Spellbinders/MFT dies and MFT ink pad.  Don't forget to check out our Anything Goes challenge this week at 613 Avenue Create.  Our optional twist this week is to use doodling on your project.

Hugs,
Kathi

Challenges:

My Sista!

Hi all!


I have several posts for our challenge his week at 613 Avenue Create.  We're Anything Goes with the optional twist to use some doodling on your creation.

 February 6th is National Doodle Day

This week we have one of my favorite sponsors
visit the Melonheadz Illustrations store        


I used the Best Friends freebie which is a pre-colored image.  As soon as I saw this image I thought of my friend Chana who had the crazy idea to start 613 Avenue Create and asked me to join her on a new adventure.  I'm so glad I did!  Chana has been like a sister to me, we are two peas in a pod  :)

I found the perfect sentiment online and I did a little doodling on the tag and image base.  


Come see what the our talented DT ladies have created for this challenge at 613 Avenue Create.  Also check out Melonheadz blog because Nikki offers freebies regularly, she is very generous!  Thanks for stopping by and look for more posts from me using her designs!

Hugs,
Kathi


Supplies:

Papers - MFT cardstock, Glitz paper pad
Dies - QuicKutz, Lawn Fawn hearts
Misc - MFT ribbon, twine, button, MME enamel dots

Challenges entered:

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!

Hugs,
Kathi

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  :)

Hugs,
Kathi

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 challenge...how many techniques can you incorporate into one project?
Hugs,
Kathi

CHALLENGES:

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

 Hugs,
Kathi

CHALLENGES:

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!
Hugs,
Kathi

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.

Hugs,











Challenges:
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 
TTCRD - ATG
Whoopsi Daisy ATG