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Sunday, November 24, 2013

Challenge #47 - Anything Goes - Optional Twist: Create Your Own Challenge

Hello, Crafty Peeps!

Thanks bunches for the wonderful creations last week!  I know your entries brought a lot of Peace and Joy in my soul and I am sure they did for others as well!  This week we have one of our favorites: CREATE YOUR OWN CHALLENGE!

This Twist is wonderful, because with it you really can create one card for a number of challenges.  Kathi has tried to include the most common paper crafting supplies in the chart, so you 
have an opportunity to look at it and use it to craft a card of exceptional beauty, fun, or whimsey.

THIS WEEK'S SPONSOR
The Winner will receive 7 Free Digis 

Let's take a look at Challenge #46 Results
WINNER OF 3 DIGIS FROM RICK ST. DENNIS
#63 SARAH
of Plain and Fancy Papercrafts
This beautiful design captured the very essence of our optional twist and the spirit of World Peace Day!
Sarah, contact us at 613Avenuewin@hotmail.com  to claim your prize
OUR TOP THREE
(IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER)
#46 - Donna Mundinger
of Popsicle Toes
This beautiful cut-away design is innovative and beautifully crafted!
#85 - Carla Suto
of Carla's Stamping Spot
This White on White creation is proof positive that a little color goes a long way. 
 Very Powerful Optic!
#113 - Ellapu
of  Handcrafted by Ellapu
This is absolutely gorgeous!  The detail is amazing and the techniques employed are awesome!
Beautiful mixed media projects such as this one is why we will remain an Anything Goes w/Twist.
We love promoting the creative work of all paper crafters.
 HONORABLE MENTION
(in no particular order)
#115 - Pooja
of Resuing, Cards n Quilling
Pooja, drew the bird on this faux silk project.  The handwriting is hers.  There is so much amazing technique in this design that you must visit her blog and read how she crafted this beauty.
# 39 - Rocio
of  The Blank Papyrus
Fabulous technique employed here to create this "shaker" snow globe!  
So creative and so very well crafted.
#37 - Ginny B
of Homespun Cards
This inspiration for this was an Israeli Artisan's hand painted scarf!  
Visit Ginny's blog to see how she used a picture of her scarf to create this beautiful design. 

Congratulations Top 3 and Honorable Mention.  Please grab your badges!
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RESIDENT DESIGN TEAM SAMPLE PROJECTS
Please Welcome A New Designer to Team A
Ginny 
RubberMad
using Poppi X-mas Cocoa
#1-Image Sentiment, #2-Dry embossing,#3-Glossy Acents
#4-Button, #5-Twine and Faux Stitching
Sheila
Using Cupcake-Presents
Image & Solid Paper, Paper Punch, Stickles & Liquid Pearls, Sequins, Ribbon
Amy A
All Things Beautiful
using Cowboy Chaps
 #1- image, sentiment, patterned paper, #2- any sketch, 
#3 - glossy accents, #4 - bling,#5- twine,  stitching
  
Carol G.
Crafty Stamper
using  Stella and Gus--"Deck of cards" 
 #1-Image, Sentiment, Patterned Paper, #2-sketch, 
#3-Glossy Accents, Liquid Pearls,  #4-Pearls, #5-Ribbon and Faux Stitching
Edie
Using Stella Calendar Months - Thanksgiving
#1-Image Patterned Paper, Solid Color Paper, #2-Die Cuts
#3-Glossy Accents, #4-Button, #5-Ribbon, Mesh
Angelique
Using Girlz Winter
#1-Solid Color Paper, #2-Paper Punch, Embossing
 #3-Glossy Accents, #4-Bling, Flowers, #5-Lace
Jo Ann
Using Close Knit Friends
#1-Image, Patterned Paper, Solid CS, Sentiment, #2-Shaped Card, 
#3-Stickles, Glossy Accents, #4-Flower, Bling, #5- Stitching
Berni
Using Meowy Christmas
Image, Sketch, Spray & Sparkle Mist, Pearls, Ribbon and Flower
Barb
Using Snow Globe Stella Sled
#1-Image, Patterned Paper #2-Any Sketch, Paper Punch, Dry Embossing
3. Stickles, #4-Pearls and Button, #5-Twine
NanaConnie
Using AKV Santa Presents
1. Image  2. Sketch  3. Stickles  4. Pearls  5. Stitching
Rachel
using Margaret Calender Month-January 
#1 Image and Patterned Paper, #2 Shaped Card and Die Cuts 
#3 Stickles, #4 Bling, Pearls, #5 Twine  

Remember to check our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/avenue613  to see if your project is featured there!  We will also announce the winner of our "Hiding Your  Supplies" contest!

HERE'S YOUR CHART

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Challenge #46 Anything Goes/ World Peace Day

Welcome home to our faithful followers and if you are new to the Avenue then grab a warm drink and stay awhile!  It is World Peace Day so our optional twist this week is to include the word peace or a peace symbol in your creation.  
We're now on Facebook!  Come by to check out our "MONDAY MORNING WAKE UP CALL" to see if your creation has been featured on our page!  Every week we will be featuring entries from the challenge that we enjoyed or have wonderful tutorials or ideas that you might like.  Just click the link to the left to get started.  Visit our FB page, leave a comment on our Sizzix reprint and you could win a Jo Ann's Gift Certificate.  The contest ends Saturday, November 23rd.   The winner will be announced on Sunday Morning!

Challenge #45 Winner 
#144 Kim of Scraps of Faith 
Please e-mail me at 613avenuewin@hotmail.com 
Don't forget to grab your Winner's Badge!

Top 3   
(in no particular order)   
Congratulations, designers!  Please grab your Top 3 Badges.

Honorable  Mentions
#48 Isaac (age 4)
Great job Isaac!  Hope you feel better!
#16 Gail of I Like Paper 
 This looks like a real chalkboard!

  

Rick St. Dennis is our sponsor this week and the winner will receive 3 digital stamps from Rick's collection.  Please visit Rick's new shop HERE, he has given the team images to design with so let's see what the talented ladies have come up with for you!  





OUR GUEST DESIGNER FROM RICK ST. DENNIS' TEAM
Milo Lilja
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Kathi of My Creative Therapy
using Night Before Christmas Santa

using We Three Geese 


 using Piccot 2013 
using Joanie the Flower Child
 Carol of Happy Expressions
 using Angel

Alex of Pretty Paper and Inky Fingers 
using Joanie the Flower Child
Sandy of Sandy’s Creations 
using Rose Angel

 Ruthie of My Hobby = MY ART
 using Gigi
Jackie of Kreate With Me 2
using Joanie the Flower Child
Susan of Addicted to Rubber Stamping 
using Chin Chin


Visit our FB page, leave a comment on our Sizzix reprint and you could win a Jo Ann's Gift Certificate.  The contest ends Saturday, November 23rd.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Challenge #45 - Anything Goes w/Optional Twist Holiday Thanks (Thank You or Hostess Gift)

Hello, Crafty Peeples!  Welcome back to The Neighborhood!  Since the holidays are fast approaching, we thought it would be nice to get a jump on those Thank You notes and Hostess Gifts!  And for those of you who still have Thanksgiving and Christmas cards to make, we will enjoy seeing them as Anything Goes entries.  Thanks for the wonderful response last week.

The winner of Challenge 45 will receive 7 Digital Images from:
Okay, So let's see Challenge #44 Results:

WINNER
 Rick St. Dennis Digital Images (3)
#74 - Bonnie Garby
Make Time To Craft
This design is visually stunning!  So many fabulous design techniques employed!
Congratulations, Bonnie!  Please e-mail me at 613avenuewin@hotmail.com 
Don't forget to grab your Winner's Badge
TOP THREE
(in no particular order)
#15 Chrissy
Chrissyxx
Fabulous visual interest!  The paper combo is fabulous and the design is well balanced.  Beautiful!
#28 - Hazel
My Crafty Outlook
Hazel actually gave us 3 stunning cards.  You should visit her blog and see the other two.
Amazing detail, fabulous composition and Great coloring!  So pretty!
Congratulations, designers!  Please grab your Top 3 Badges
HONORABLE MENTION
#205 - Glenda
#87- Anat Tshupile
Great CAS Design
106 - Kate

#105 - Cheryl
Please visit our Facebook Page!  You may find your project from Challenge #44 Featured in our "MONDAY MORNING WAKE UP CALL"
We are NOT telling who will be featured, because we think surprises are nice!






DESIGN TEAM A - SAMPLE PROJECTS

WELCOME TO THE 'HOOD
OUR NEWEST DT MEMBER - AMY
I live in Massachusetts in the US. I am married with 3 children and 2 step children.
 I am an educator by day with Early Intervention. I work with special needs children, ages birth to three. I have been scrapbooking for about 4 years and card making for about a year and a half. My love for paper crafts grew almost as fast as my stash. :-)  I can now consider myself a stamper and adore LOTV stamps. I am thrilled to be part of the 613 Avenue Create Challenge Blog  Design Team and look forward to inspiring and challenging you.  

AMY
ALL THINGS BEAUTIFUL
using: LOTV "Christmas Star"  

Using: Bugaboo "Nutcracker 2"

CAROL G.
Using: Bugaboo "Ruby Thanksgiving"

NANACONNIE
Using: Bugaboo "Fancy Sunbonnet Thanksgiving"

EDIE
Using: Bugaboo "Theodore Christmas Presents

SHEILA
LA LA CRAFTS
Using: Bugaboo "AKV Turkey"
RACHEL
Using:  Bugaboo "Ruby Thanksgiving"
ANGELIQUE
Using: Bugaboo " Theodore Christmas Presents
CHANA
Hostess Gift - Post It Note Holder
Using: Prima "Optimist" Chalkboard Papers



Please remember our rule of only 3 entries.  We do not use the Random Generator, instead we look at every single entry and choose all of our Winners/Top 3/Honorable Mentions that wayIs it labor intensive?  You bet!  But Chana and I believe the winners should be based on your  creative effort and not just being a lucky number.
Thank you...Kathi & Chana