Sunday, February 23, 2014

613 Avenue Create-Anything Goes-Option: Use Your Country's Colors

Hi, there!  Today's Anything Goes Challenge at 613 Avenue Create has the option to use your country's colors in honor of the closing ceremonies of the Olympics.

The DT has some great inspiration. Be sure to participate - you'll have fun and maybe win!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

With Heartfelt Sympathy

I have a sympathy card today, made for a friend.

My card is, of course, CAS.  The color combo is a little different for me, but I think the occasion called for something a bit muted. Everything is CTMH - all retired.

I'm entering these challenges:  One Layer Simplicity Challenge #2 - Can You Repeat That?; Digi Darla's Challenges #102 - Sympathy; Through the Craft Room Door February 18-February 24- Anything Goes.

Monday, February 17, 2014

613 Avenue Create-Anything Goes, Option National RAK Day

Hi, there, people!  Our new challenge at 613 Avenue Create has the option of celebrating today - National Random Act of Kindness Day.  We hope our projects will inspire you to create a project for someone who might not expect to receive it - your mail person, a grocery bagger, a get it!  Here's my project:

I used Fitztown's Sports 15 - the athletic shoes are colored with pencils and Sharpies.  The sentiment is from CTMH, the DP and sticker are from my stash.  I thought the staples added to the masculine look. This is not strictly a card - it's a money holder, but it could also hold a note or a gift card. I distressed the sentiment tag and the edges of the holder. After fussy cutting the shoes, I outlined the edge with a black Sharpie.

I'm entering these challenges:  CAS on Sunday #27 - Masculine; Less is More #159- Masculine.

Have a great day crafting!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Valentine for my Husband

Today I'm posting the valentine I made for my husband.  (He doesn't look at my blog so it's ok for me to post it before I give it to him.)  I think the black music notes and red twine on the heart make a bold and masculine statement.

The kraft card base is CTMH as are the red/blue DP (die cut) and sentiment.  There is a stripe of washi tape behind the die cut heart.  I lightly distressed the heart with brown ink. The music DP is from my stash as are the sequins and string. I actually popped up the sequins instead of gluing them flat. The sequins have Viva Pearl Pen in the center.
The sentiment inside is computer generated and says "You make my heart sing."  I think my husband will like it.

I'm entering these challenges:  Simons Says Wednesday Challenge - Get Krafty; Addicted to CAS #31 - Love; Casology- Bold.

I hope you have a great day.  Our day in Georgia is finally looking good.  We lost power 4 times between last night and this morning.  I awoke to see snow falling at 8 am.  By 1:00 pm, the sun was out, and the snow melting.  Tomorrow should be even better :)

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Valentine's Day with my Cricut

Hi, friends!  Today I have a Valentine's Day card that I made for family.  I decided to use my CTMH Artbooking Cricut cartridge.  Here it is:

The three large hearts and the heart in the Love sentiment have a coating of clear Wink of Stella - I love that marker!!  The sequins have a center of Viva Pearl Paint. The sentiment and ink are CTMH.

I'm entering these challenges:  Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge Blog - Have a Heart; Cut it Up Challenge Blog #38 - Valentine's Day; Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog #197 - I Heart You; Exploring Cricut - Valentine's Day and Use one Jewel Or Pearl.

Have fun creating your own Valentine projects!

Monday, February 10, 2014

613 Avenue Create #58-Option Create Your Own Challenge

Hi, there!  Our current challenge at 613 Avenue Create is Anything Goes with the option to Create Your Own Challenge using this chart:

This is always a fun challenge - we can't wait to see what you come up with!  Get crafty and join us :)

Sunday, February 2, 2014

613 Avenue Create #57-Anything Goes, Option Use Felt

Good day!  613 Avenue Create has a new challenge - Anything Goes with the option to USE FELT. There's a story behind the blue felt that I used for my card.  It was a left over scrap from the felt I used to create favors for my daughter-in-law's baby shower when she was pregnant with our one and only grandson.  I made sweet little blue pillows, edged with ribbon and with a cute little baby themed button in the center.  (I have one in with our Christmas decorations.)

I used the Digital Stamp Ice Blend image from our sponsor Milk Coffee.  I hand cut the felt heart. The image is colored with Bic markers and popped up. The card stock, sequins and Washi tape are from my stash. The heart stamp and sentiment are CTMH.  The ink is Memento. It's hard to see in the picture, but the heart on the image, the chocolate ice blend and straw have a coating of clear Wink of Stella. The cover of the cup has Martha Stewart glue glitter.

I'm coming back later to enter some challenges.  Check out 613 Avenue Create and have a great day!