Wednesday, July 18, 2018

One in a Melon

Hey Stampers!  Happy Wednesday and Double Love from me.  My first post today is from Heartcraft Paper and features the digi Watermelon Pop.  This comes with the image and the sentiment and I love it!  Watermelon is probably my favorite fruit.  I start buying as soon as it is in the stores and probably buy one a week until all the melons are gone.  So when I saw this in the HCP store, I had to have it.  I printed everything on Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth card stock.  The base of my card is A2 and is made from Green Leaf card stock from Simon Says Stamp.  The layering piece I used is also from SSS, I used Doll Pink and I cut it to 4 x 5 1/4.  Both of these card stocks are 100# and are excellent card stocks.  I used a piece of Green Leaf to frame the sentiment.  I colored that watermelon pop with my Copics.  The seeds are colored with C7 and C9.  The rind is G17, G14, and G12.  Finally the melon is colored is with R05, R27, and R29.  The stick for my pop was colored with E40, E43, and E31.  Once everything was all colored I took my Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle pen and went over the melon and unfortunately ever picture I tried to take of the sparkle did not turn out.  Finally I used some red and white twine from my stash, wrapping it around the Doll Pink three times and then tying a bow towards the bottom.  The jewels are from stash as well but are from Fun Stamper's Journey called Rainbow Drops .  I love the colors but I will admit that I hate that they don't already have adhesive on them. ( I am so lazy sometimes!)  I didn't put anything on the inside but this could be used as just about any type of card just add your inner sentiment.  So that is my card for today.  Before I go I wanted to remind you that you still have time to enter a project in the Heartcraft Paper Blog Challenge.  There are some great prizes so get your entry in.  Thank you for stopping by.

Come and create something with me,

Andi

Getting Butterflies


Hey Stampers!  Happy Wednesday, you are not seeing double.  I accidentally double booked my posts today so you just get twice as much me!  Today I am bringing a card using one of the amazing stamp sets from The Project Bin.  It is called Kinda Sorta.  My card is a standard A2 card.  My base is made from some shimmer card stock that I found in my stash.  I stamped the sentiment image in Ocean Mist ink from Gina K Designs.  All the patterned paper I used is from Flirty Florals by Queen and Co.  My mat pieces are made from Doll Pink card stock from Simon Says Stamp.  The stripe at the bottom is Green Leaf, also from Simon Says Stamp.  I used my circle dies from Kat Scrappiness to cut my image and the frames .  I used Nuvo glitter drops in Atlantic Drift and three pink Glossy Dots from Pink and Main.  I didn't use any specific card sketch but I love how the layout looks and how all the colors work today.  I also used an embossing folder from Darice called Cherry Blossom to emboss the piece of patterned paper with the butterflies on it.   The panels are 2 x 5 1/4 and 2 3/4 x 4.  The green stripe on the bottom is 1/2 x 4 1/4.  This would make a great anniversary card or with a different color scheme a Valentine.  I hope you enjoyed my project today and will check out the fantastic stamps available at The Project Bin

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Just Because

Hey Stampers!  I have had this sitting in my drafts waiting for a post to be written so I decided to write it up quick.  This is an image I colored for a challenge in Conie Fong's Facebook group.  This is an over sized card. It is probably 5x5.  I will be honest I have no idea what all colors I used but I love how this turned out the red base is  card stock from Simon Says Stamp and is Lipstick Red.  The image is called Garden Bouquet.  I printed the "just because" on white card stock and trimmed it with some of the Lipstick Red.  I love how this turned out.  Thank you for stopping by. 

Come and create something with me. 


Andi 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Many More Mini Cards

 Hey Stampers! Happy Wednesday! I hope everyone is having an amazing day!  Here in Iowa, we are a little toasty but better than being cold, right????  Anyway onto today's projects,  I am using a brand new set from The Project Bin called Many More.   This set is so great, it has birthday, get well, thank you, welcome baby, and congratulations sentiments.  So today I made a couple of "mini" cards.  The finished cards measure 2 3/4 x 4.  The card is made from a base of 4 x 5 1/2.  The pattern paper is a piece of pre-embossed dot paper that I covered with Salty Ocean Distress Ink.  I colored the little party hats with a red and blue marker.  The twine is some Doodlebug Twine that I had in my stash.  I used some jewels from stash also that I think match perfect with the Salty Ocean ink.  The sentiment is stamped on white card stock that I cut with a die cut from the MFT Blueprints Tag Builder 3.  The inside says Happy Birthday and Many More!  My second mini is the same size just horizontal.  I used the same patterned paper.  I stamped the get well image and sentiment and colored the image with Y13, Y15, and YR24.    I took my B000 to soften the white and smoothed it out with my colorless blender.  I used the same twine and die cut.  The die cut is the full die cut this time, on the last card I only used about 3/4 of the die.  My embellishments are dots of glitter using Nuvo Glitter Accents in Atlantic Drift. The inside is stamped with Feel Better Soon.  These little cards are perfect for a quick gift bag or to tuck in a bag of comfort food for your sick friend. 

I love these mini cards and will be making a bunch more.  I hope you will take a minute and visit The Project Bin web site.  Denise is now offering a free downloadable catalog and she offers amazing stamp sets.  So this is my project for today I hope you liked it.  Thank you for stopping by.

Come and create something with me.


Andi

Friday, July 6, 2018

Pigtime Happy Birthday!

Hey Stampers!  Happy Friday!  Today's card is a birthday card featuring this adorable pig digital image from Conie Fong.  So if you go to the link, you will see that this actual image isn't included.  I copied and flipped  the image so I would have two piggys facing each other.  There are three digi's in this set and I love them all.  But back to the card.  I printed my finished image on Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth white card stock.  This is an alcohol marker safe paper.  I colored everything with my Copic markers.  The Pig is done in E00 and E02.  The hooves are C1 and C2.  The cheeks are R20.  I add some dot detail with my Signo White Gel pen.  The spots and bow tie on the pig on the left are Y13 and Y15, his hat is BG11 and BG13.  The pig on the right is YR16 and R02 for the spots and the bow tie, his hat is BG32 and BG34.  I typed the sentiment before I printed everything (I made it up).  I used a piece of pattern paper with balloons from the Celebrate paper pad from Pink and Main but unfortunately it doesn't really show. The other layers are Sunshine and Green Apple from Simon Says Stamp.

So if you check out the Conie Fong page on Etsy, join her Facebook group called Conie Fong Art & Design.  Every month the page hosts two challenges one for just coloring and one for a complete project.  The prizes vary between one free images to three I believe.  I was fortunate enough to win a prize from the June challenge for coloring plus it is a great group.  That is my card for today.  Thank you for stopping by.

Come and create something with me,

Andi

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Facebook told me to!



Hey Stampers!  Happy Thursday! I hope if you are in the US you had a good 4th of July holiday!  So I normally struggle with masculine cards because most of my stamps are geared towards girls.  However,  I belong to several card groups on Facebook and in one of my groups I discovered Dr Digi's House of Stamps.  They have some awesome images and lots of great guy images.  So this image is Hector the Hipster and I love him.  The sentiment is also from Dr. Digi's it comes from Birthday Sentiment Sheet 01.  On the inside it says Happy Birthday to You!  This sentiment cracked me because if you are on Facebook you get the notifications when it is someones birthday and sometimes the notifications can be a little a pushy.  lol.  This card is regular A2 size card and I colored everything with my Copics.  The image is printed on Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Card stock. 

Thank you for stopping by.  Come and create something with me.

Andi