February 27, 2010

sneak peek


just wanted to post a little sneak peek of my 1st dt challenge layout for butterfly crafts. i have lots to do but it's so cold i dont feel like moving. i think i will finish up a layout i worked on yesterday...just have to glue it all down...that won't be to strenuous...hehe.

xoxo andie...

February 24, 2010

Katie Carebear

so my little sister, kaitlyn, got this sweet carebear costume from halloween when she was 4...and then proceeded to wear it around the house as often as she could get away with it...she would sneak off and reappear wearing it, she would sleep in it, etc. i have a little series of photos with her wearing the costume...in january...haha...they are all adorable. this is one layout i did showcasing her carebear stare!
xoxo andie...

February 21, 2010

butterfly crafts design team

i have some exciting news! yesterday i found out that i have been chosen to be on the butterfly crafts spring design team! i'm really excited to see the kind of challenges we will be given, and super happy to work with such a talented group. there are 20 dt members all together, from all over the world, which is pretty neat! you can read more about butterfly crafts and karen here.

i'm off for a little trip to the mall...the gap, kohls, archivers and joann fabrics! wooo hoo. and its going to be 54 degrees today...just perfect!

February 9, 2010

Papertrey Fun!

today's challenge with nichole of papertrey ink is to use one of the color combos that each designer has picked out. i decided to go with heather's color choice, but after i finished my card and went back to the website, it seems like my colors might be a little brighter than what they are suppose to be. but that is ok. it's a cute card anyhow. the little birdie and also the bee are both stamps from The Paper Company Studio and the sentiment is Papertrey Ink. i am really lovin' how it turned out! and isn't this bee just the sweetest thing you've ever seen?!
xoxo andie...

CPS Sketch No 153

let's talk about snow. it's everywhere. and its not stopping. it's pretty but makes it a little harder to go about your everyday life. we have maybe 10 inches total, so i feel for those of you who live farther north who are just up to your heads in it. bbrrrr!

papertrey ink is the sponsor of the month over at card positioning systems. if you play along with this week's sketch, you can be entered to win a fabulous pti prize! so without any more rambling, here is the sketch i went by and my completed card. i had to use bright fun colors to chase away some winter blues.

xoxo andie...

February 7, 2010

A Wedding Card (No 2) : bride & groom

Hi again!
I just decided to make another card to enter, just because I have all of my supplies out. As you can see, this card features the same color scheme, but has more of a modern feel (to me anyhow).

Hope you enjoy!
xoxo andie...

supply list:
cardstock, rhinestones: the paper company
patterned paper: my mind's eye, chatterbox, the paper company
stamps: making memories
stick pins: dritz
ribbon: offray

A Wedding Card : Mr. & Mrs.

Happy Super Bowl Sunday! I am torn with which team to root for...when I worked at Fox59 In Indianpolis, I designed graphics for the Colts' Bill Polian Show (which was a weekly show about the Colts, hosted by the owner of the team, Bill Polian). And because I went to Purdue University, Drew Brees is pretty cool too. Ha! So good luck to both the Colts and the Saints!
Caardvarks is doing a currently hosting a challenge that might get you published in CARDS magazine! I would really love to start getting some of my cards published...what fun! You are challenged to create your very best "wedding" card, with the winner being published in their July 2010 issue.
When the scrapbook store went out of business in my hometown, I snatched up a set of wedding themed clear stamps from Making Memories. I think it was only $4 or something like that. So this is the first time I've used them, as I haven't had any wedding to attend lately. The Mr. & Mrs. stamp actually has a double-lined border going around it, but because I waned to stamp on this gold ribbon tag, I just inked up the stamp and wiped off the ink on the border, so that it would fit nicely where I wanted it to. Going through my paper, I also found this great damask design that went perfectly with the damask stamp! How lucky! I really love this color combo; I think the card looks very elegant.

I also want to say thank you to the ladies who gave me tips on how to create a link. I think I've got it working properly now! It was sweet of you to help me out!

xoxo andie...
Supply List
Cardstock: Paper Studio
Patterned Paper: BasicGrey, My Mind's Eye
Ribbon-Styled Tag: Martha Stewart
Stamps: Making Memories
Rhinestones: Paper Studio

February 5, 2010

sweet Valentine ( & parakeet hair)

so. today's challenge with nichole (http://www.nicholeheady.typepad.com/) of papertrey ink is challenging us to try the "emboss resist" technique. well, i had an embossing ink pad, and a thing of embossing powder that i picked up on sale one time at hobby lobby. so this morning i stamped up my image and tried to heat it up with my blowdryer. ha. i tried, but did not succeed. i guess it does not get hot enough but so much for being thrifty and innovative. embarred to say, but i even plugged up the iron thinking that might blow some steam off of it. you can figure out how that went.
but my mr. came to the rescue. he gave me some "hobby lobby money" (as he calls it) last week or the week before and little 'ole me hadn't spent it yet. so after work tonight i bought a heat embossing gun. it's purple and so cute. and it works!

so here is my first attempt with my heat gun. i used a paper towel to smudge the pink ink around the hearts. and my very best attempt to sew in a straight line. someday i will learn.

happy weekend.
xoxo andie...

p.s. does anyone know how to create a correct link in blogger? everytime i do it with the link button, it somehow adds www.blogger/ to the beginning of whatever url i type in, so then it won't actually go to the website i want it to. wtf? it's aggrevating me.
p.s.s. i saw someone do a scrapbook page titled "12 months of me" which i thought was a cute idea...so i'm going to try it too. this is my february photo...i decided that i look like a parakeet when i wear my hair like this. hehe. but whatever. it's easy and i'm not that hair saavy. but i do like having short hair now!

February 3, 2010

Papertrey Fun!

hey ya'll...
it's way past my bedtime, so i'll make this one short! papertrey ink is celebrating their third anniversary this month, so nichole (nicoleheady.typepad.com) has scheduled lots of fun activities that come with some awesome prize packs that i'm trying to get ahold of...i need some random drawing luck on my side these next couple of weeks! good luck to everyone else who is playing along too! it's so much fun!

i chose to use the image that becky oehlers has provided...this cute little house on the hill is so sweet. i just colored in the images with my old high school prismacolor colored pencils - i wish i had copic markers, but i don't...so i gotta make do with what i have in my stash! i added some glitter to the 2nd balloon layer that is raised off the card with foam adhesive, and used glossy accents on the window, clouds and sun.

i'm off to slumberland. g'night!
xoxo andie...


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