Thursday, January 18, 2018

Monster Love

 Hey Stampers!  Happy Thursday and welcome to Monster Love.  I saw this kit on Taylored Expressions and bought it immediately.  Now this particular kit is out of stock but they also have one called Fruity Friends.  These kits are super affordable at $20.  You receive enough supplies to make 24
Valentines.  Plus you get four Prismacolor pencils in coordinating colors, enamels hearts and stars in coordinating colors, a stickles, a stamp that will stamp to/from, a block, oreo mini ink cube, and a mini Collage glue stick.  I have also linked the 6 packs.  You can get a six pack of the valentines with card stock for $4. So if you didn't want all the other supplies and just wanted the images for the same price of the kit you could get 30 of the monsters or fruity friends.  The ones pictured,  I literally made in about 10 minutes  using only the contents of the kit.  I will be adding them to a little larger white base and stamping the to/from on the back.  I love these.  The top photo, is screaming for googly eyes.  I will be making some using other coloring mediums, so I will post those when I get them done.  Thanks for stopping by.

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Inside Out

Hey Stampers!  Happy Hump Day and its Project Bin day!  I am using In My Heart set today.  I am casing a technique that I saw done by Jennifer McGuire (whom I secretly want to be when I grow up).  Jennifer calls it In and Out cards. I didn't really copy her technique exactly but I think I captured the main point of the technique.  My card base is top folding A2 card.  I used the heart die from the set and cut it out randomly on the front of the card.  For two of the hearts I stamped greetings from the set and traced the heart die with a pencil so i could fussy cut it out and make it just a bit smaller so it didn't catch on the die cut openings.  With the third opening, I couldn't really decide what to so I die cut the xoxo using the other die from the set with red foil card stock from my stash.  The ribbon is from Doodlebug and is from two collections ago so I couldn't find it any where to link, however any Valentine themed ribbon would work.  I also added some clear rhinestones randomly on the front. I was happy with how it turned out.  There are a couple of spots on the inside where you can write a message for the recipient.    The card stock I used is from Stampin' UP! Melon Mambo, that is also the ink I used to stamp my sentiments.  Sorry about my jewel picker being in the photo, but it was hard to get a good picture otherwise.  I have also added a picture of how the inside looks when the card is open. 

This is my card for today.  I hope you will check back tomorrow, I will have some cute little Valentine's that would be perfect for the little ones in your life.  Thank you for stopping by.  Come and create something with me.


Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Surprise! New posting Day

Hey Stampers!  Happy Wednesday!  So you might be saying to yourself...Andi today isn't Saturday and you would be right.  Denise decided to change up the schedule for 2018 so I will be bringing you Project Bin awesomeness on Wednesday's now!  Today's card uses the In My Heart set.  This set comes with 2 hearts, 5 sentiments, and two dies to cut out the heart and the xoxo sentiment.  Side note, the heart die in this set will cut out the heart from Spencer's set. So I have been thinking about my card off and on all day, trying to decide what to make.  I knew I wanted to use this set and of course make a valentine.  So on the ride home, I remember a card I saw a long time ago and it was called a view finder card. What I remembered was that the making of the card was extremely complicated....complicated assembly is not my cup of tea.  So I decided to just sit down and play around and see if I could get the result I was seeing in my head.  As crafters, we know that what we see may not translate to a completed project; however today I got lucky.  So the first thing I did was cut a panel to A2 size ( 4 1/4 x 5 1/2), then I took a piece of valentine themed paper and I cut that to 3 3/4 x 5.  I adhered my patterned to paper to my base.  I took the heart die from this set and centered it on the piece and then ran it through my Big Shot.  I cut a circle with another die that measured approximately 3 3/4 of an inch.  I laid the base over the white circle and traced the heart.  Then I turned the circle and traced another heart, and did one more turn and traced one more heart. Once I had my "pattern"  I stamped 3 of the sentiments, one in each heart.  This is what it looked like after I stamped it.  I had already made little notches in the edges of the circle to make it easier to move.  Once I had this part done.  I lined up the sentiment with the opening from the heart. I put a brad into the base and through the circle, that is my "moving' mechanism.  The brad is the only thing holding the circle to base.  I also took a photo of the back of the base once the circle is attached showing how much and where I put adhesive.

I made sure that they circle was moving easily.  I took a circle punch and notched the side of the card so you could see the circle beneath and the little notches to move the circle.  I did two layers of the Scotch foam tape to ensure good movement.  My foam tape isn't super thick so if your foam tape is thicker you would probably only need one layer.  Below is a photo of each sentiment.  I used Happy Valentine's Day, I love you so much I could squish you, and my favorite place is inside your hug.

 The patterned paper I used is from Doodlebug but it is from several years ago, the solid piece is a red foil from my local Michael's.  I took some Nuvo Glitter drops, Pink Champagne and Honey Gold and randomly put drops all over the front of the card.  I used the drops to also cover up the brad I used because it didn't really match the paper but you can't tell now.  There are a couple changes I would make for next time...and once my sister sees this, there will be a next time but I love how it turned it.  I included one more photo, it is of the inside, I used the xoxo sentiment and the glued the heart cutout to the inside corner.  Thank you so much so staying with me.  This was a long post.  I hope you like the card.

Sorry about the shadow on the inside of the card but I didn't want to smudge the drops.  Thank you for stopping by.  Come and create something with me.


Saturday, January 6, 2018

Be Yourself

Hey Stampers!  Happy 2018!  I hope everyone had an amazing Christmas and Happy New Year.  Welcome to my first post of 2018  and Project Bin Saturday!  Today I am featuring the Wise Women set.  I did a gate fold card using this as my inspiration. 
 You might notice that the inspiration used a belly band but I did not.  I found some magnets in my stash and used them to make a magnetic closure for my gate fold card and as you can I turn my card.  The sentiment says "Beauty begins The Moment You Decide to be Yourself" which is a quote from Coco Chanel.  I stamped the sentiment in Bermuda Bay ink from Stampin' UP!  My card base is card stock from Taylored Expressions called Salt Water Taffy and the patterned paper is from their pack called Hello Happiness.  The strips of patterned paper are 2x 5 1/4.  One of my Christmas presents was a set of Nuvo Glitter Drops, I used Pink Champagne and Aquatic Mist.  I put some on the sentiment piece and then on the light pink flowers in the patterned paper I put Pink Champagne as the centers and the dark pink flowers I used the Aquatic Mist in the center.  I put a strip of Salt Water Taffy over the magnet that I placed on the bottom flap to disguise it.  I used Stampin' Dimensionals to adhere my sentiment piece being careful to place dimensionals only on the top half of the piece.  I haven't added a sentiment to the inside yet because I couldn't decide plus if I just want to write a message I can.

I hope you liked today's card.  Please stay tuned as we have some exciting new stamps coming from the Project Bin.  Also check out my new badge for the Project Bin design team.  I really love this team and the stamps are phenomenal. Also starting January 31st, The Project Bin is going to be one of the sponsors for the Word Art Wednesday challenge, as we get closer I will remind  you so you can participate if you would like but for now here is their blog, if you want to check it out ,  So that is my card for today.  Please come back again next Saturday where I will have more fun and goodies from the Project Bin. 

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Thursday, December 28, 2017


Hey Stampers!  Welcome to our blog hop celebrating our fearless leader, Denise, owner of the fabulous Project Bin.  You should have hopped over from Tamie's  blog.  So this is only my second blog hop so I am super excited to have everyone stop by.  I am using the Wise Women set today.

So I chose this set rather than a traditional birthday set because I love the sentiment of giving a woman the right pair of shoes.  So I used Watermelon Wonder ink and card stock both from Stampin' UP!  I used the two high heel images and created my own patterned paper.  I did second generation stamping.  Then I took Pink Champagne Nuvo glitter dots and used that to fill in the open spaces on the card.  I adhered my "patterned" piece to a standard A2 card of Watermelon Wonder which is a really nice pinkish red color.  I used some pink ribbon from my stash.  On the inside I wrote "Denise, you are cause for celebration!  Happy Birthday!" because this will be going into the mail to Denise for her birthday it will be a little late but she has a preview. (Denise--hope you have an amazing day!)  Thank you for stopping by and joining us in celebrating Denise;  your next stop on the birthday hop is Jeanette!  Once again.  Happy Birthday Denise!

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Saturday, December 16, 2017

More Maybe Christmas

Hey Stampers!  Welcome to my Saturday Project Bin post.  Sorry I have been MIA but last week I was down with a flu bug or something and now my hubby and I are sharing a computer (read he is hogging it)!   So today's card is features stamps from the Maybe Christmas set.  I used a card sketch again which I don't know about you guys but I am getting addicted to these babies.  The sketch I used is Mojo Monday #361.  The link for this sketch takes you to Kristie Marcotte's blog because she add all the measurements on to the sketches that she uses for her cards.  I wanted to make it as easy as possible to recreate the card with this sketch.  I used Real Red and Glorious Green ink from Stampin' UP!, along with with Christmas Red stickles for the berries in my holly.  The card stock is from Crafter's Companion Luxury Red card stock in the matte finish.  I linked to it but according to their site it isn't available right now.  The pattern paper is also from Crafter's Companion and is called Festive Wonder.  My card is A2 size and attached to a white card base. I haven't stamped anything on the inside yet because I am frantically trying to make all my Christmas cards.  I hope you enjoyed this card and thank you for stopping by.

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Sunday, December 3, 2017

Reindeer Love

Hey Stampers!  Happy Sunday!  I am bringing you this ADORABLE little reindeer from Gerda Steiner Designs called Little Christmas Reindeer.  I colored him using my Spectrum Noir Colour Blend pencils.  His nose is covered with Christmas Red stickles.  The patterned paper is from Jolly by Pink & Main.  You will probably see a lot of cards with this little guys because I LOVE him!  So just a quick card today.  Thank you for stopping by

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