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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Latte Mamma

Latte Mamma provided by Sassy Studio Designs

This is the 2nd week of an Anything Goes Challenge  at Aud Sentiments sponsored by Sassy Studio Designs. This challenge ends on Tuesday, Jan 27, so you have a week to get up to 5 projects entered for a chance at a WIN!  The Team has a delicious set of inspiration projects for you - take a look!

[Note: specific information on supplies and sources will be found below under “Supplies”.]
  • I wanted to try my hand at this card base concept I have seen popping up here and there.  In my version, the base consists of 2 separate pieces of CS that when folded in half are 1.5 x 4.25 in. each.  The two halves are separated by approximately 0.5 in. and then taped securely to the oval mat for my focal image.  In this 2nd photo you can see there is a 2nd oval, matching the first, that has been fastened to the inside securing the 2 backs of the base card.
  • Also visible from this angle is the Paper Tole or Paper Sculpting that has been done with the image.  This involves printing 3 copies, coloring them with Copics, fussy cutting and 'paper sculpting' the image.  Her slacks are paper pieced.  The cup and her earring have been covered with Duo Glue and then foil applied.
  • The sentiment is a Freebie provided by Ginny H - one of the Senior Designers at Aud Sentiments.
This card should be eligible for the following 
Art by MiRan Challenge #23 – ATG
Sentimental Sunday  #242 – New Beginnings [New Year' resolution to do new things with my paper arts]
OSAAT #228 – ATG w/ Something New [new technique for me with the card base]
Through the Craft Room Door – ATG
Crafting from the Heart #43 – ATG
Sisterhood of Crafters –Use New Craft Supply [New paper pack by Teresa Collins]
Shopping our Stash – SOS #185 – Not your Normal Paper [Base card made from hoarded, & much beloved, shiny copper CS!]  TOP FOUR
Inspiration Destination #17 – ATG
Party Time Tuesday #194 – ATG
Top Tip Tues – Something New [New paper pack by Teresa Collins]

IMAGES:  The focal image is from Sassy Studio Designs 
Buy Sassy Studio DesignsSentiment is a Freebie at Aud Sentiments created by Ginny H.
PAPER:  Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# Cover Wt. used for the images; DP in the mat [old map] and the green slacks are both from Teresa Collins' "Far & Away" collection; base CS is a very shiny copper color from my stash - used ONLY for special occasions.
EMBELLISHMENTS: Spellbinders' Oval dies used for the sentiment and the mat for the image; Chocolate half pearls are from stash.
INKS: "Old Paper" Distress Inks used to ink all the edges; the images were printed on an Epson WF-3520 printer & colored with Copics.

Create wildly and color with abandon!  ~ginny

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Winnie the Pooh Day...

"Winter Cocoa" provided by Sami Stamps
 My youngest brother is 10 years my junior - and when he was small, I read Winnie the Pooh to him over and over and... over!  Many of the quotes are still in my head like this one from Eeyore: "Thank you Pooh.  You're a real friend, not like some."  To this day my nickname for my bro is still "Pooh"!
613 Ave C  is celebrating the day with a challenge theme based on Winnie the Pooh!  The sponsors will be Fitztown and Sami Stamps and the details of the challenge can be found by clicking here.  You should also check out the theme interpretations from my teammates - there are some great things to inspire you!  You have till next Saturday to submit up to 3 projects for a chance at the two prizes this go around.

On this card I used two different Spellbinders Dies - the oval set used for the sentiment, image and their mats, and the border die set.  A Cottage Cutz Die was used to create the clouds which have been mounted on foam tape for dimension.  After cutting the white CS border, I backed up that front panel with a Navy Blue CS underneath.  The image has been colored with Copics.

Crafting from the Heart #42 – ATG
Sweet Stamps #204 – Winter Blues
Papertake Weekly – It's All NEW [New Dies]
Inspiration Destination #16 – ATG
Paper Shelter #186 – Punches or Dies
Fab and Funky #242 – Something NEW [New Dies]
Art by MiRan Challenge #23 – ATG
OSAAT #228 – ATG w/ Something New [New Dies]
MarkerPOP #60 – ATG [only 10]
The East Wind #23 – Winter Blues

Create wildly and color with abandon!  ~ginny

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Thank yous...

 I really hate repeating one design... but limiting myself to 5 of one design for "special" circumstances is definitely bearable!

This rubber stamp is a favorite from a 1997 Del Rose Stamping Co. -colored with my Copics.  The sentiment is by Kathy Davis from Inkadinkadoo.  Finally I added the red and green ribbon with a single or double bow to the image panel, mounted that on a white card stock base and I'm done!
Had my thank you's out by Jan 3 - yea!
Quirky Crafts #1 - 2015 – CAS
Through the Craft Room Door – ATG
Crafting from the Heart #42 – ATG
Top Tip Tues –CAS
Inspiration Destination #16 – ATG
Crafty Ribbons –Sent as focal image/+ribbon
Art by MiRan Challenge #23 – ATG
MarkerPOP #60 – ATG
Stampotique Designers – SDC178 – Bright Colors
Party Time Tuesday #194 – ATG

Create wildly and color with abandon!  ~ginny

2nd Annual Block Party...

Starting January 11, 613 Ave C is celebrating a 2nd birthday with a fun challenge, games and a whole boat load of prizes!  The challenge theme is:

here are a few examples... they want you to do as many of them as you
can on your project - {or adding others not on the list}!

*click on a link to go to the tutorial

Paper Sculpting/or Paper Tole
paper piercing (poking holes)
tea bag folding
dry embossing


hand made flowers
shrink plastic

heat embossing




There is sooo much more to this block party...
do go over to 613 Ave C to get all the scoop and then....

Ready for some more fun?  Go to the 
for a special game and prize InLinkz!

Have fun!  ~ginny

A New Home...

This is my first time to use pre-colored images.  These cuties are from a bundle provided by Kris at Imagine That for a challenge that just ended at Aud Sentiments.  Because I have been out of circulation for awhile, I missed the release date, but I still want to show you the possibilities.
The purple is a handmade envelope to accommodate the odd size I chose to use for my card base of 6 x 4.25.  For my background I ripped strips of paper and then used a lavender Distress Ink and water on the edges.  I printed out two copies each of each of the images I would be using [the igloo, two children and the bear cub].  Since they were all pre-colored I could skip the time consuming coloring [I must admit, this part really felt like cheating for me since coloring with my Copics is so much a part of my card making!]  The images were all fussy cut, sculpted and layered with foam tape to add dimension.  I finished with two of my teammate's word art sentiments - thank you Ginny H!  I can see why the popularity of the pre-colored images have grown - for people who don't like to color - or who are under a tight deadline [or just plain really late like me!]
Open-Minded Crafting  - #27 – New Year's Resolutions [Do something New in my crafting]
Through the Craft Room Door – ATG
Crafting from the Heart #42 – ATG  DT Favorite by Erin
Papertake Weekly – It's All NEW [New Home card]
Inspiration Destination #16 – ATG
Fab and Funky #242 – Something NEW [New Home card]
OSAAT #228 – ATG w/ Something New [New Home card]
Sisterhood of Crafters –Use New Craft Supply [New bundle of pre-colored images]

Create wildly and color with abandon!

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Cupcake Honey

Cupcake Honey provided by Scrapper's Delights
First Challenge of the New Year at 613 Ave C is to "Make a Matching Envelope".  My DT project  features the charming 'Cupcake Honey' from Scrapper's Delights .  The 613 DT has a multitude of great examples for you - with images from either Scrapper's Delights or Lacy Sunshine who are our sponsors this go around!  To join the challenge - you can find details at 613 Ave C!

  • Two sheets of 12 x 12' paper used for the envelope and the background for the front and inside of the A2 size card. Corner Chomper used to create 1/2 in. round corners.
  • Four different sizes of a scalloped-oval die set was used for the main image, the address label on the envelope and the mat for each of them.  
  • Top Tip Tuesday: I did not have the right color paper for the mats, so I colored the white with Copics to match the blue in the background paper.
  • For the focal image I used a Paper Tole Technique with 3 printed copies of the image, colored them with Copics, fussy cut and 'paper sculpted' all the layers. 
  • A double bow was created with my Proctor Bow Maker - ribbon from stash. 
This card should be eligible for the following 
Design Team Showcase - ATG /made for a DT -613 Ave C
Through the Craft Room Door – ATG
Sweet Stamps #202 – Food &/or Drinks
Top Tip Tues –Make Your Own [made the mats match my papers by using Copics to color the edges of the scalloped ovals]
Papertake Weekly – Favorite Theme = Paper Play!
Inspiration Destination #14 – ATG
Simon Says Wed – ATG
Paper Shelter #186 – ATG
Sweet Stampin' – New [brand new image! new gift of a Proctor Bow Maker!]
Winter Wonderland – Fave Color Combo [blue and green]
Art by MiRan Challenge #22 – ATG
Really Reasonable Ribbon - New toy w/ ribbon [Proctor Bow Maker]
Divas by Design – ATG
ABC Challenge – A is for ATG

PAPER:  Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# Cover Wt. used for the images.
INKS:  the images were printed on an Epson WF-3520 printer & colored with Copics:

Create wildly and color with abandon!  ~ginny