Sunday, April 19, 2015

Challenge #120 Anything Goes with Optional Twist - Diamonds

We're Anything Goes but this weeks optional twist is inspired by 
April's birthstone which is the diamond!  You know, a girl's best friend  :)  
So the optional twist is to use "diamonds" (clear type bling) on your project.

But first let's see whose inspiring projects caught our eye last week!

Challenge #119 Winners 

**it has been brought to our attention that some of the winners 
emails to us had been returned to sender for some unknown reason.
If you have won in the last few weeks please contact us again using the updated link below.  Or send us a message on our FB page or leave a comment below.  Thank you and our apologies!!

winner of the Melonheadz Illustrations images
#148 EINAT of  Einat's Art World
Playing Anything Goes

winner of the Scrappers Delights images
Playing the Twist: A2-Birthday-Watercolor

winner of the Di's Digi Stamps images
Our Next Top 3
 in no particular order
Playing The Twist: A2, Thinking of You, Sequins
Playing The Twist: Square, Encouragment, Watercolor

Honorable Mention
Playing Anything Goes
Playing Anything Goes
Congratulations!   Please remember to grab your badges!
Winners contact us at:  avenue613@hotmail.com

Please welcome our newest sponsor!

Visit the STAMPlorations store

winner has a choice between 3 digis or a $10 gift certificate to the STAMPlorations shop

And we have a new DT member too!
AMY of AO Creations

Hi, my name is Amy.  I am a stay at home mother to three amazing children.  My daughter is 17 and my two boys are 16 and 12, they keep me full of life and very busy at times. We live in Georgetown, Texas which is right outside of Austin, TX.  After growing up in a military family it is nice to stay in one place for awhile.  I love to travel and of course craft.  I started scrapbooking 16 years ago and have been making cards for 6, I love both but right now card making is my favorite.  My style is more CAS than anything but I love trying new techniques and of course learning all styles. I'm very excited to be part of the 613 Avenue's Design Team!!! 

KATHI of My Creative Therapy

back side of tag

coming soon....

Visit the Fitztown store

Fitztown is more than just a digi stamp company. We have digital stamps and images, craft CDs, books, comics, Apple and Android apps and a whole lot more. Fitztown is where you will find a host of products from Fitztown artists and developers. We have two locations one in the USA and one in England. All European orders are shipped from the UK location.

Fitztown GDT
TRACI of Pearly Princess Craft Blog

Resident GDT
BETTINA of  Bettands Hobbykrok
Fae 16

EM of Creative Em
Fae 02

LISA of Taylor-Made Creations
Fae 21

SARA of Folded Paper & Printed Pixels
Fae 37


A Design  from Our Resident Educator
using Fitztown Fae 8

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Challenge #119 - Anything Goes w/ Optional Twist: Create Your Own Challenge

Hello, Crafty Peeps!
Well, it seems that Kathi is at it again creating a Fun New Grid for Our 
Create Your Own Challenge Series

We're Anything Goes but this weeks optional twist is to use the grid to create a unique design!   Some of you may find that projects you are currently working on already fit one or more of these combinations.   Choose one (1) item from each column.  Enjoy!

While you contemplate your design for the current challenge, let's take a look at last week's results!   We wish we could put you all up here!

Challenge #118 Results

Winner of

Our Top 3
 in no particular order

Honorable Mention

Congratulations!   Please remember to grab your badges!
Winners contact us at:  613avenuewin@hotmail.com

Introducing Our New Resident GDT's

Pam DeChellis, Artist/Designer
I am a motivated person who simply loves to spend time in the studio creating. I love to find new and different uses for products and will often challenge myself to use a product in my studio that I have not used in a while. I like to think of my style as mainstream grunge- while I love the look of distressed and vintage projects- I tend toward using these in a brighter more colorful manner- and sometimes even clean and simple!

PAM of  The Journey Awakens The Soul

Erica Bruton, Artist
Hi I'm Erica. I live in a warm part of Australia with my hubby, two children and some chickens.  Ever since I could hold a pencil I have loved using them. I have been making cards for about ooh I don't know...8 years. I am all self taught with my colouring. Feel free to drop by my blog and get some hints and tips or follow me on instagram @ericabruton

 MELONHEADZ - 3 Wishes Bundle
 Shaped card, Birthday, Gold

Visit the Melonheadz Illustrations store

SHEILA of lalacrafts
Polly Put The Kettle On
Square Card, Encouragement, Stencil, Water Coloring, Sequins

Snowman Bobbleheads
Tag, Encouragement, Burlap

 A2, Father's Day, Burlap

Visit the Scrappers Delights store

Wood Elf 1
 Easel, Birthday & Burlap

JO ANN of J. Atterbury Creations
Fruity Babies Citrus
 A2 Card, Encouragement, Stencils, Sequins

Cupcake Honey

Square card/Birthday/Doodling,Wood Shapes (button and beads)

Wood Elfling
Step Card, Thinking of You, Wood Shapes

A Design  from Our Resident Educator

image from DigiStamp Latino

KATHI of My Creative Therapy
A2, Birthday, Watercolor

Tag, Encouragement, Metallic