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Friday, July 7, 2017


Hi this is Gena Not Ginny making this post and I am so grateful to have Ginny in my life. She has taught me so much. Thanks Ginny.
This image is one I won in an Oddball Art Stamps Challenge By Lizzy Love . I colored the image with Tombow Markers and I fussy cut the image.  I put on pink paper for the background and I put three hole punched blue flowers. Last but not least I popped her up. I will share more with u I promise. Just Realized it looks like Ginny except the eyes hers are green

By Gena 14 yo

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Blast from the Past...

Ok, let me explain!  Sometime in the early 90's [???] I hung out with a bunch of women at a web site called GINGERWOOD, which is a still active  Bulletin Board format site devoted to Rubber Stamping.  We gals became pretty good friends and over the years we traveled to others homes to attend conventions or to hang out together and share "classes" of techniques with each other.  The owner of the site, Susie Wolfe, is to this day a dear friend with whom I stay in touch.  Ok, to the card... One day I came up with the idea of starting a "weird letter" [like a chain letter] with a basic card design and requesting the gals add something and send it on. Let me make it clear - chain letters are a pain in my backside... but this was a take off on the dreadful consequences of not following thru.  Here are the 'consequences' I used to threaten them for non-compliance:
"- One poor woman is still having nigtmares she is drowning in a sea of rubber.
- Another dropped her only quarter running toward the parking meter as the meter maid approached from the opposite direction!!
- And yet a third got a phone call that her husband had discovered her secret stash of rubber from a recent convention.  The one where she had assured him she had stuck to her budget! (SHUDDER!!)"  Pretty mild... but I didn't know them THAT well.

The base card was the 'wallpaper', the bathtub and the window with the hummingbirds.  I have enlarged three sections so you can see the details of what the 18 women added.  I know some of you are still out there - hope you find your contribution and it all brings back wonderful memories!

LOL!  I still get a giggle when I see this card!  Good friends - good times!

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Happy Birthday America...

 I downloaded "Americana Kids" - a freebie from Dearie Dolls to use for my 4th of July cards for family.  If you are not familiar with Mary Ellen Smith's web site, check it out - everything she draws for this site is free!
Here you can see three versions of the same image.  All were colored with Copics, each in a slightly different palette.  The first and third versions were fussy cut, sculpted and mounted on foam tape.  A Tag die set was used to create the tab and slot for the ribbon.
This first one will be the one entered in the challenges.



Through the Craft Room Door - ATG
Incy Wincy Designs – Friends Forever
Crafty Sentiments – ATG
Shopping our Stash L:13 – SOS #310 – Flag Day
Simon Says Wed – ATG
Fussy & Fancy  #190 – Punches & Dies
As You Like It – Fave Way to add Ribbon & Why [not one fave - I love the versatility - see each card in trio has a ribbon - all used differently!]
Inspiration Destination #131 – ATG Just for Fun
Really Reasonable Ribbon  #167 – Summer w/ ribbon or trim
Crafty Girls Creations – #38 - ATG Always  [JFF]
Crafty Hazelnut's DP Challenge – Always ATG + DP
Scrapper's Delight #68 – ATG Always
Sweet Stampin' – Stars and Stripes

Create wildly and color with abandon!

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Monochrome Twist...

613 Ave C has a new challenge... ATG/or Twist of MONOCHROME.  You have the month of July to show your creative talents!  For details of the challenge and for some very creative ideas - check out the DT inspiration concepts HERE!

This is a Mo Manning image. Other than skin tones and the pop of color with the stem & ground, I have used a Monochromatic blend of Blue-Violet Copics.

Base card is the solid dark purple with a BV paper used on the diagonal and on the interior.  The sprinkle of dots in both upper corners were made with a 1/16" punch from left over purple CS, glued in place. A little Wink of Stella was applied to the dots and the wings of the fairy for a little sparkle. The ribbon is from stash.
The purple embossed sentiment is from Azadi Earles and was punched out with in a heart.

Through the Craft Room Door - ATG
Incy Wincy Designs – Sparkle or Shine
Crafty Sentiments – ATG
Shopping our Stash L:13 – SOS #309 – Lazy Summer Days
Tuesday Throwdown #349 – Creative Borders
DP2 -Mo's Challenge Blog #276 - ATG + Mo Image
Simon Says Wed – ATG
Crafty Creations - #344 – ATG
Creative Knockouts – L:8- #200 for the Girls
Fussy & Fancy  #190 – Punches & Dies
Aud Sentiments - #183 –  For a Child + Sentiment
As You Like It – Fave Way to add Ribbon & Why [with a small bow - not overwhelming the PAPER design]
Inspiration Destination #131 – ATG Just for Fun
Really Reasonable Ribbon  #167 – Summer w/ ribbon or trim
Oddball Art – Spread your Wings/ ATG
Crafty Girls Creations – #38 - ATG Always  [JFF]
Crafty Hazelnut's DP Challenge – Always ATG + DP
Scrapper's Delight #68 – ATG Always

Create wildly and color with abandon!