May 21, 2010

thank you

happy friday, ya'll!

i'm busy painting the trim on the bathroom window but while it's drying, i wanted to share this card i made for's color challenge with butterflies.

now i love my martha stewart butterfly punch, but this time i chose to use a much larger butterfly for my focal point. this is a butterfly that i drew in adobe illustrator some time ago when i wanted a big butterfly but did not have a die-cut for i created my own little template. i do that a lot...trying to save money and since i am a graphic designer... :0)

so anyhow,this was an easy card...just traced the butterflies and cut them out, cutting inside the lines on the polka-dotted paper so it would be slightly smaller. i found some great big sparkly glitter at wal-mart a couple weeks ago, so i added that onto the wings for a little glitz! the scalloped edge behind the kraft card is actually fiscars treading water punch (i think it's called that) but i just hid the portion with the little dots. love how it turned out!

hope you all have a fantasic weekend. i will be doing more painting and organizing the loft and getting things ready for a yard sale in a couple of weeks hopefully! ooooh and playing with my new baby kitties!

xoxo andie...

May 19, 2010

a thank you card


kristina werner has posted a new color inspiration's been awhile since she's had one, so i know lots of us papercrafters are excited! and we got to vote on the color scheme. it was very clever how she set it up. so that's why it's called the "readers choice" color combo.

i do not have any supplies that are light gray...but this ink that i used to stamp the sentiment dries as a nice gray color, so that works for me! i redid the middle of the card a couple of times because i stitched the ribbon loop to the side and the first time it was totally askew and the 2nd time i just didnt like it because it made my sentiment look off-center. haha! so the third time was a charm with no sewing! do you ever have problems like that...or is it just me?
the pink paper in the background was stamped with papertrey ink's background basics: woodgrain stamp set and then i sanded down the entire thing with sandpaper and inked the edges with their tea touch ink in chamomile.
xoxo andie...

May 10, 2010

you've been so kind

happy monday.

last night i put together a cute card for the embellish color challenge with dimension. there's not a lot to say, it was a pretty quick and easy card. it is the second idea though, as the first one wasn't doing it for me as i was piecing it together. on this card, the whole green middle section is raised from the rest of the card with 3d foam & my stiching is getting better! and straighter! wooot woooot! hah!

features the following: cardstock: dcwv, the paper company. patterned paper: my mind's eye. stamp: papertrey ink. butterfly punch: martha stewart crafts. ribbon: offray. other: 3d foam and thread.
xoxo andie...

May 2, 2010

Color Cue {3}

thought i would participate in this color challenge i found. wplus9 is hosting this color cue using the following colors:

and there is still plenty of time for you to enter, as the deadline is May 7th. i used my fabulous new "enjoy the ride" stamp set from papertrey ink. i just love that little vdubb.

xoxo andie...


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