Tuesday, April 29, 2014

613 Avenue Create #69 - Anything Goes. Period!!

Hi, there, friends! Our challenge at 613 Avenue Create this week is Anything Goes with no twist - how's that for a change? Our sponsors are A Day for Daisies and Bugaboo Digi Stamps.  I used ADFD Freehand Butterfly #1 - here's my card:

I put the design on my butterfly by using a stencil- how cool is that! I used a Heidi Swapp flower stencil, sponging Distress Ink for the pattern, and dusting the butterfly with chalk. The DPs are scraps. I mounted the fussy cut butterfly on Nesties. I don't know who made the border punch that I used. It's hard to see, but I added a bit of sparkle with Wink of Stella and a couple of sequins. I'll add a sentiment when I decide what occasion I'll use the card for.

I'm entering these challenges:  Crafting from the Heart #16-Anything Goes; Pixie's Snippets Playground #122; Crafty Cardmakers and More #115-It's a Bug's Life; Butterfly Challenge #6-Glamorous; and Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Clean and Simple.

Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Monday, April 21, 2014

One Layer Card

Tonight I'm posting a card I made primarily for the One Layer Simplicity Challenge #4: Road Trip. I love this challenge. The cards are to be "clean and minimalist" which is not easy to achieve, but the DT members are masters of this art form. Here's my card:

My object was to create movement by using generational stamping. I didn't need to ground the bicycle since grounding was a part of the stamp. At least I hope I didn't need to ground the image more. The stamps are all Close to My Heart as are the inks

The DT on OLSC are experts on placement, open space, visual triangles, etc. They know design elements backward and forward. I'm never quite sure, but I did my best. Anyhoo, I'm glad I tried :)

I'm also entering Eureka Stamps #86 - Clean and Simple and Mema's Crafts-April Anything Goes.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

613 Avenue Create #68-Anything Goes-Option Candy Treats

Happy Easter to all who celebrate Easter.  Our Anything Goes Challenge at 613 Avenue Create has the optional twist of Candy Treats - work it any way you want! Our DT has some fun and creative inspiration for you. So hop over, check things out (including last week's winners), and post your creation. Happy Crafting, Y'All!!!

Friday, April 18, 2014

Using A Stencil

I have been inspired by my blog friend Virginia Lu to create a card using a stencil. This is the first time I've used a stencil. I wanted to enter Virginia's View Challenge #2 - Stencil.  Here's my card:


I used a Heidi Swapp stencil that I got on sale at Michael's. After taping the stencil down, I used a sponge and inked the spaces with Peacock Feathers Distress Ink.  I added a layered flower from my stash and put a button in the middle. The button has orange baker's twine in the center. I deliberately did not put a sentiment on the front.

I want to thank Virginia for encouraging me to step outside my comfort zone. She's an extraordinary card maker, with two blogs. Pay her a visit soon if you have not already done so.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Easter Bunny

I'm back today with an Easter card for my grandniece. She's a teen now, but she still likes bunnies and Easter treats!

Everything is from my stash.  I used a Martha Stewart Punch All Over the Page punch to make the scallop circle.  The bunny image is CTMH and so is the ink. The bunny and sentiment are fussy cut and popped up. I bought the sentiment a few years ago from the $1 bin at Michael's. The pearls are Recollections.

I'm entering these challenges:  Simon Says Wednesday Challenge-Happy Easter or Sweet Treats; Challenges 4 Everybody #40-Anything Goes; Stamping Sensations-April Challenge-Dies or Punches; and Open Minded Crafting Fun #8-Easter or Pastel.

I hope you have a great day!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

613 Avenue Create-Option Reuse/Recycle Something

Top of the morning, all! Our challenge this week at 613 Avenue Create is Anything Goes with the option to Reuse or Recycle Something in honor of Earth Day on April 22.  If you're like me, when you spy something that would look good on a card, you tuck it away to use later. So this option is a piece of cake for most of us, right?!  Our sponsors are Jellypark and Fred She Said. I used one of Fred She Said's Uplifting Sentiments as the focus of my card.

The DP is a snippet from Close to my Heart. The doily came from a restaurant somewhere. (Whenever I see a doily at a restaurant, I quickly stick it in my purse before it gets soiled from food.)  I also reused the leaf. It's from a tea bag! I have a collection of these leaves since I love tea. I made the flower, using a small scalloped circle, layering it with a flower from my stash, and adding a sequin. I dusted the doily and the die cut sentiment with chalk.

I'm entering these challenges:  Word Art Wednesday #127 - Anything Goes; Get Inky Challenge - Hop into Spring; Sister Act Card Challenge #52 - Anything Goes.

Get inky and join our challenge.  And don't forget to see who won last week.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Butterfly Wish

Hi, folks! Today I'm sharing a card I made for my youngest SIL. She had a fall and is recuperating. The card is in the mail now :)

I used some Martha Stewart butterfly stamps that I got on clearance at WalMart a while ago.  The inks are Memento Grape Jelly and Dandelion. The sentiment is CTMH and the sequins are from my stash. I'm entering these challenges:  The Card Concept - Use A Butterfly (Clean & Simple); Flat Friends Challenge #19 - Use a Sentiment; and Mema's Crafts April Challenge - Anything Goes.

Monday, April 7, 2014

613 Avenue Create #66-Anything Goes-Option Sights/Sounds/Smells/Tastes of Spring

Spring is here, and we're having lots of April showers here in Georgia.  I certainly hope they bring lots of May flowers (even with the bees and allergy attacks)!  But I digress - LOL! This week's challenge at 613 Avenue Create has the option Sights/Sounds/Smells/Tastes of Spring.  The DT has some delightful projects to inspire you. Start creating!!

Friday, April 4, 2014

My Husband's Birthday

Hi, Ya'll. Today I'm showing the card I made for my husband's birthday. Of course, it's totally CAS.

The color did not photograph well in spite of my best efforts. The CTMH car is stamped in Brilliance Starlite Silver. I used a Nestabilities die and dusted it with grey ink before removing the cut. The car has Glossy Accents on the lights, windshield and windows. I used white gel pen on the sides. The balloon and dots (I used a hole punch) also have a coating of Glossy Accents. I punched a hole to have the balloon floating above the card. The sentiment is CTMH. The background DP is Bo Bunny Double Dot Designs. The red DP is a snippet from my stash.

I'm entering these challenges:  Addicted to CAS #35 - Wheels; Mema's Crafts - April Anything Goes; Addicted to Stamps and More #89 - CAS.