July 11, 2011

New Happenings

hello friends!

well i've been a busy girl lately! my mr. and i got married on may 21st, 2011. we had a lovely, small wedding with our closest family and friends. it was a wonderful, sunny day. we are also expecting an adorable baby boy in october! i'm so excited to be a new wife and mommy!

on the crafty side of things, i just wanted to pop in quickly and share that i am changing my blog home to verymerrystudio.blogspot.com i am in the process of changing over my etsy shop as well because i'd like to have cohesion in my etsy shop name/blog. i have been working on a new design for my logo and blog graphics. i think they're pretty cute of course! :)

thanks for understanding and i hope you'll join me over at my new blog!

xxo andie...

February 11, 2011

Tag with a Frame

for today's papertrey ink challenge, nichole asked us to create a tag using a frame. i used pti's fillable frames #1, which is the only of that set that i've purchased so far, although they are all great and i'd love to get them all! heather is coming out with a round circle set now too, the first of which will be available this month! it's really cute! the best part is that the tag set is only $5, and the coordinating die cut is $8, so you can have a little set for only $12 which is a steal. :)

not a whole lot to say with this little tag, except that it took me forever to create! haha, why are the smaller projects the harder to do? or is it just me? it could be because the first tag i die cut, stamped and embossed with white powder, then stamped 2 different sentiments on it, and decided i didnt like it. so i had to start all over. haha. oh well.

it's friday! eeek! xoxo andie librandi...

February 10, 2011

enjoy the ride

today's pti challenge is to incorporate buttons into your project...i feel certain that we will be seeing a lot of their "everyday button bits" stamps coming alive again in everyone's posts today. it's such a lovely stamp set, and one of the very first that i purchased from papertrey ink.

quite some time ago, i had created a card, also with the same bicycle image, but i was not happy with the layout i came up with, and just had the card tucked away into a box...so i peeled everything off, and recycled the stamped woodgrain kraft card, the peach buttons and the twine...everything else was newly stamed and cut and added...i like it much better this time around! sometimes that works out for the best! something that was ehhh...just ok, turned into something that i'm very happy with :)

hope you enjoy.

xoxo andie librandi...

February 9, 2011

pti color challenge

papertrey ink has another challenge today, celebrating their 4th anniversary. all you have to do is create a card using one of the featured color combinations and post to your blog, then register your link. there is another fabulous prize up for grabs of course! and you can enter up to 10 times today, ifyou have the time to create a card for each color combo...wish i didn't have a job so i could do just that...but i do, so only could squeeze in one card

i used this combo: hibiscus burst, sweet blush, ripe avacado and spring moss - this was the color set that melissa phillips presented. all of the combos are fantastic though. don't worry, if you don't have pti paper, you can use whatever you have that fits the colors closest, which is what i always do. i would love to own all of their fabulous paper, but alas, i'm on a tight budget most of the time! so just make do with what you have! all of the stamps on this card are papertrey ink.

it's very cold here...i'm about to go bundle up! xoxo andie librandi...

February 5, 2011

Papertrey Festivites!

hey y'all!

my favorite stamp company, papertrey ink, is celebrating their 4th anniversary starting today...hop on over to nichole's blog to check out an awesome blog post. each of the dt members is sharing her favorite pti project from 2010. they are all such great projects, great ladies, great supplies to work with! love each and every one of them! great inspiration.

there is a prize package up for grabs that is absolutely fantastic...i am seriously keeping my fingers crossed for this one...i would just keel over if i win! eeeekk! :)

this is my favorite card from 2010 featuring pti stamps. the woodgrain was a release from dawn mcvey and the sentiment i believe was from a set nichole designed...it featured a vw bug.

but seriously, go check out that blog! xoxo andie librandi...

December 8, 2010

Disappeared off the Face of the Earth

i know it seems like i did just that! so sorry! my mr. decided to start his own business earlier this year...he's a mechanic. i am proud of him, but it's been hard starting up. he's got a decent customer base, but it does not always pay the bills. it's sporadic. it's stressful. so. i decided to get a 2nd job to help us get by. i seriously need to get my credit cards paid off & my car...once that is done, it will be a little easier. i have been making and selling crafts at two new shops in louisville and new albany...so when i've had the time, i make stuff to them, but working 7 days a week doesn't leave much time for my personal scrapbooking and crafting. but my hope is to work this in after the new year...i haven't even started making my handmade christmas cards yet this year...sad to say but they might be getting wal-marties. lol.

please don't give up on me. i'll be back after the new year, if not sooner!

June 13, 2010

4lb 11oz

michael loves to fish. last summer we bought a bass boat and he spends lots of time out on the lake. i go with him too, but his dream is to be a pro bass master. :0) i hope someday this happens!

this page has some great felt thickers from american crafts and cute little yellow alphabets by basicgrey. that little squirrel stamp in the corner is from a hero arts set and most of the paper is either making memories and my mind's eye. love all of their papers. i've noticed a fad with drawing pen lines so i incorporated that too. hope you enjoy!

xoxo andie...


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