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Sunday, December 28, 2014

CHALLENGE #104 - ANYTHING GOES

SAVE  THE  DATE!!
Come join us for a brand new challenge, games and prizes! 

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Welcome back, Crafty Peeps!  
We know that everyone is busy playing with all their new cutting machines and dies, and stamps, so let your creativity  "FLOW FREELY"  because this week we are ANYTHING GOES no optional twist this week!


THANKS TO OUR FABULOUS SPONSORS


Challenge #103 Winners
Winner of The Rick St. Dennis Images
 WINNER can choose  2 digis or a 25% discount coupon for Rick's Zibbet shop  
Our Next Top Three
 in no particular order
#3 - SANDIE of FAIRYTALE DAYDREAM

#36 - DEONNA of FOR THE LOVE OF CARDMAKING
Winners contact us at:  613avenuewin@hotmail.com
Congratulations!   Please remember to grab your badges!


Congratulations!   Please remember to grab your badges!

DESIGN TEAM INSPIRATION
using
Visit the QKR Stampede store
winner receives 4 digital images

using Money Tree 
pillow box money/gift box

DESIGN TEAM INSPIRATION
using
winner receives one digital bundle of their choice

using Elf - Stars
from Christmas Elves Bundle
 
 
NATALIE  of  INKognito
using Dinosaurs 2 Bundle
using Snowman Bundle
A Set of CAS gift card holders & Ornament Gift Box   
Inside of Gift Cards
Ornament Gift Box 
  AURORA of  The Miller’s Daughter
 using Season Winter Bundle
 SARA of Folded Paper & Printed Pixels
using Nutcracker Bundle

LISA of Taylor-Made Creations
using Gina's Winter Bundle



Sunday, December 21, 2014

Challenge #103 - Anything Goes w/Optional Twist : Winter Solstice - Use A Snowflake

Hello, Crafty Peeps!  Welcome back to  the Neighborhood!  Today is The Winter Solstice
A Few Solstice Facts
The Winter Solstice marks the Pagan Holiday of Yule.
The shortest day of the  year in the Northern Hemisphere.
In the Southern Hemsphere, it is the longest and celebrates the rebirth of the sun 
and beginning of winter. It is one of the oldest winter celebrations known.
In ancient Rome, the weeklong feast of Saturnalia honored the sun god Saturn. Celts believed the sun stood still for 12 days, making it necessary to light a log fire to conquer the darkness. During the Iron Age, the Celts and other ancient Europeans welcomed the winter solstice by feasting, merrymaking and sacrificing animals. Today modern pagans celebrate the holiday by lighting candles, throwing bonfires, hosting feasts and decorating their homes. Egyptians celebrated the return of Ra, god of the sun, on a daily basis. Ancient Greeks held a similar festival called Lenaea. The Roman Empire held Saturnalia celebrations. Scandinavia's Norsemen called the holiday “Yule.”  Families would light Yule logs where they would eat until the log burned out – which could take up to 12 days. Each spark was believed to represent a new pig or calf that would be born in the new year.
We're Anything Goes but this weeks optional twist is to Use A Snowflake(s)
We are anticipating some Amazing Creations.  Snowflakes are just pretty!!

RESULTS FOR CHALLENGE # 102 - ATG W/OPTIONAL GIFT PACKAGING.
WINNER - BUGABOO STAMPS - 7 DIGITAL IMAGES
(PLAYING THE OPTIONAL TWIST)

WINNER - OAK POND CREATIONS - 3 DIGITAL IMAGES
(PLAYING ANYTHING GOES)
DI'S DIGIS 
(Unclaimed from 11/16 being Reassigned)
(Playing the Optional Twist)

Congratulations!   Please remember to grab your badges!
Winners contact us at:  613avenuewin@hotmail.com
OUR NEXT TOP THREE
(Playing Anything Goes)
(Playing Anything Goes)
(Playing The Optional Twist)
HONORABLE MENTION
(Playing The Optional Twist)
(Playing The Optional Twist)
(Playing Anything Goes)

Congrats to our Top Three and HM! Please remember to grab your badges!
OUR FABULOUS SPONSOR THIS WEEK IS
Rick St. Dennis
 The prize is a choice of 2 digis or a 25% discount coupon for Rick's Zibbet shop  (it's the winners choice)
Rick St. Dennis MFA has been an artist, designer, stage designer and instructor for over 45 years. 
You can find his full Bio here
His digital stamp images can be found on Zibbet or Etsy .
 Inspiration projects from the Rick St.dennis Elite
 Design Team can be found on the Sparkle and Glitter blog
or for the darker images on the Airless Chambers blog.
Rick also has a personal blog  and on Facebook there is the Rick St.dennis Digi fans and friends group, showcase your cards and other projects using RSD images there to be eligible to win prizes.


DESIGN TEAM INSPIRATION 

using North Pole Sign
using Zerbing Christmas
using Mrs. Frosty

 ANYTHING GOES DESIGN INSPIRATION
These projects are here to inspire those who want to create for ATG
From time to time Chana and Kathy may choose to use a sponsor image

Thank you for spending time in our neighborhood!
Kathi, Chana & the DT Ladies

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Challenge #102 Anything Goes w/optional Gift Packaging

Welcome back everyone!  Well the holidays are in full swing! Chanukah begins on Tuesday December 16th.   To our neighbors who celebrate, May this season
of beauty and light fill your heart and home with happiness.

We're Anything Goes but this weeks optional twist is to create some type of  
gift packaging.  Remember there are many different occasions
 throughout the year in which you may need a gift!

Challenge #101 Winners

Winner of the Digital Delights by Louby Loo gift voucher
SUSAN K. of  SCRAP A THOUSAND WORDS
PLAYING THE TWIST


Our Next Top Four
My Apologies for the mix up with our winners this week.  The work is so beautiful, sometimes it is hard for us to come to a decision.
 in no particular order
MARTHA G. of  STAMPART PAPEL
BEAUTIFUL CAS DESIGN
JULIE S. of  TIME TO CREATE
WHAT A CREATIVE USE OF OLD CIRCUIT BOARDS!
RUPA of  TOFA
YOU MUST VISIT HER BLOG TO GET THE FULL IMPACT OF THIS PROJECT!

Honorable Mention
TWO LEFT HANDLE


DESIRE' of DOING LIFE

WHAT A FUN SHAPED CARD!  WTG, BETH!
Congratulations!   Please remember to grab your badges!
Winners contact us at:  613avenuewin@hotmail.com

Visit the Bugaboo Stamps store

WINNER RECEIVES 7 DIGITAL IMAGES

using Ava and Deacon Ho Ho
 

        
PENNY of  PennyRae’s Creations 
using Mini Christmas Tag Set 
    
using Girl Puppy Love

using Present Bow




using Celebrate Tag


Oak Pond Creations 

WINNER RECEIVES 3 DIGITAL IMAGES

 LORRAINE of Rainey's Craft Room
using Reindeer - Gift Bag and matching Card
    




using Say What Snowman




using Oli Elf