Sunday, March 31, 2013

Challenge #13 Anything Goes with Flowers

Happy Easter and Passover to all of our "neighbors"! 
All of us at the Avenue wish  you and your families a beautiful holiday full of blessings and love.

Speaking of love, boy do we feel loved after last week's challenge!!  We are just blown away by all of the entries!  We are so flattered that so many people choose our challenges every week.  As usual we struggled to choose just one winner.  I completely understand why most challenges use the Random Generator to choose their winners!   But we don't and here is the winning entry for this week:

Challenge #12 Winner!
Janine from Cards and Copics

Please contact us at: 613avenuewin@hotmail.com

Our Top 3
 (in no particular order)
#54 Laine

 #98 Eileen

 #103 CraftyGirl
 Ladies please grab your badges!

Our theme this week is FLOWERS
 and we have two sponsors!   If you love cute you'll love both of them!

Meljen's Designs

This week's Guest Designer comes from sunny South Africa and makes the most gorgeous cards with such detail both inside and out!   Her talent just amazes us!  Amelia was a previous winner and you'll see why we've asked her to come back.  You should check out her blog, just click the link below.

 Now onto our own very talented ladies!

Rachel from Blossom Cards
is one of our newest Design Team members!
Meljen's Designs
Meljen's Designs
Angelique from EngelDesignsScrap
Berni from Chasing the Dream

Tracey from CandiCraftCards
Sheila from lalacrafts

Lesia from Mema's Crafts


Monday, March 25, 2013

Anything Goes Challenge #12

Welcome home for another Anything Goes Challenge here on the Avenue!  There is no twist this week just Anything Goes!  We love to see all forms of art from cards to altered objects!  Now let's see who won last weeks challenge:

#13  Alyce
Kit And Clowder 
Please contact us at: 613avenuewin@hotmail.com

Our Top 3
 (in no particular order)

 # 3 Tina

# 49 Debbie M.

#19 Mian

Ladies, thanks so much for playing!  Grab your badges!

Our generous sponsor this week is:

This week we have a very talented Guest Designer 
Suzi used Rick's digi Isabella Dance Recital isn't she just gorgeous!  
Thank you Suzi! 

Now let's introduce you to two of our newest Design Team members!

Jenn Bedient from Crafted My Fancy

  1935 Hat

  Sandy How of Sandy's Creations

 Euro Girl Helene

Now for the rest of our talented ladies!

Carla Suto of Carla's Stamping Spot

Carla will be our Guest Designer for 3 months!  We hope 
you enjoy her work as much as we do!
Lady of the Roses

FranCine of Confiseries Papier
 Joanie the Flower Child 

Jen of ABC - Art, Bellydancing & Crafting
Lady of the Roses 
Lisa of Taylor-Made Creations
Isabella Gardening

 Patti of scrapclose2theheart
Spring Goddess

Carol of Happy Expressions 

Vicky of Crafting Vicky 
 We're All Mad Here

Kathi of My Creative Therapy
Skull Roses

3 ring binder

Emonie of EmonieDezigns 
Mailboxes Scene 

Ruthie of My Hobby = MY ART
  Euro Girl Helene

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Chana and Kathi

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Anything Goes Challenge #/11 Optional Twist: St. Paddy's Day Green

Hello, Crafty Peeps!  Welcome to the start of another fabulous week here in The Neighborhood!  I can say that with confidence because all of you make every week fabulous with awesome creations and sweet comments!   Kathi and I want to thank those who have expressed an interest in our DT.

This week's Sponsors:  My Heart Pieces and  Creative Bug Digitals

Congratulations to our  Challenge #10 Winner

#11 - Sharon G.
Please contact us at: 613avenuewin@hotmail.com
(in no particular order)
 #56 - Alyce
# 78 - Lorianna

#75 - Purple

#66 - Sanja

Ladies, thanks so much for playing!  Grab your badges!
Meet Our Team
Senior Designer - Team A

Hi, I am Bernardine Cuttino, kindly call me BERNI. I live in Santa Clarita, CA, USA, 40 miles North of Los Angeles. I guess you could say, it is the High Desert, weather is triple digi's in the Summer and cold in the winter. In fact, there is snow on the mountains in the winter, very pretty. If you go South, towards the water, there is the beach. You have the best of both worlds.
I am single, recently retired from Princess Cruises, and have traveled the world visiting all seven continents. My favorite place in the world is Italy. I also worked in the Motion Picture Industry for twenty years and did casting for the Star Trek Next Generation TV Series.
I began scrapbooking and went into card making when I retired. I love to create and experiment with different techniques; and enjoy gardening. I am involved in the Women ministry at church. Living the life of the retiree, I am always looking for inspiration and am always ready for a challenge. 

Welcome To The Neighborhood
A new addition to our team.  
Tracey Murphy
Designer - Team A
Personal Blog: Candi Craft Cards
Home Country:  The United Kingdom

Tracey, a 613 challenge winner, so impressed us with her talent, we asked her to join our team.

Thanks, Berni and Tracey, for kicking off this week's inspiration.  Here is what the rest of the team did with the fabulous images from our sponsors


Image:  Sending Love
My Heart Pieces

Image:  Sending Love
Sponsor: My Heart Pieces

Sending Love
Sponsor:  My Heart Pieces

Image:  "Angelina Flowertina"
Sponsor: Creative Bug Digitals

Paddy Bear
Creative Bug Crafts

If you would like to be considered for our team, please put DT after your name!  We only need a few members,  You do not need DT experience to join us.  We like first timers! :D)