Saturday, April 21, 2018

Love Your Pets Blog Hop

Hey Stampers!  Welcome to the Love Your Pets Blog Hop brought to you by JessicaLynnOriginal.com.  I am so honored to take part in this hop as I was chosen to be a guest designer for this hop and was sent the most adorable set called Flynne's Puppies. I will be making and posting two additional cards using this adorable set and at least one video this week.  If you have this set or the kitty equivalent Celine's Kittens, make a card and add it to JessicaLynn's post If you don't have the JessicaLynn set but have a different dog or cat set and want to make a card please do and link it up.  This hop is different than other blog hop's I have participated in and here's why


We are going to be raising money for a local group called Lucky Mutts Rescue. (https://www.luckymuttsrescue.org)
For each card that is uploaded on our linky featuring a JessicaLynnOriginal stamp, we will donate 50 cents. For each that features another company, but is a pet stamp will get 20 cents.
We will also have a donate link on our site so if people just want to donate to them. If we raise $50 or $5000 all of the money is going to a great location. This is our first year, so I am hoping that we can do this each year.. and add more and more people to our event!

Now for the crafty stuff.  My card for today. I used the pug image from Flynne's Puppies.  I colored him with my Copic Markers.  I used E33,E35,E37, and E39.  His little tongue was done with R20 and R30.  His nose I just used black.  I used my white Jelly Roll pen to add the white accents on his muzzle and a little on his tail.  The base of my card is 110# Recollections white card stock.  I used a piece of Pacific Point card stock from my stash. I ran it through a Darice embossing folder called Paw Prints  that I picked up at my local Joann's. The pattern paper is from a Pink and Main 6x6 paper pad called Rainbow. My favorite part of my card is that  I put this little guy on an action wobbler. I love how this card turned out.  Here is quick video of the wobbler in action. It really is a super quick video but I love what the action wobbler adds to the card.  I hope you enjoyed my card today and will pop over to Jessica Lynn's blog and follow the entire hop.  I will be back on Monday with another card using Flynne's puppies. Thanks for stopping by

Come and create something with me


Andi

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Yello!

Hey Stampers!  Happy Wednesday!  I hope everyone is having a great day and may the weather be the correct season where you are.  So I am really ready for Spring and the bright colors that come with it so today's card is a little spring like.  I used the Yello! set from The Project Bin.  This was one of my very first sets from TPB and what drew me to it was the sentiments.  So I don't have any fruit patterned paper which my husband found hard to believe (HA!) so I did what any good crafter would do and made my own.  I used the full and half lemon slice to make my pattern.  I used Spiced Marmalade and Wild Honey Distress Oxide inks as well as Dandelion and Cantaloupe Memento inks.  I stamped it on Simon Says Stamp white card stock.  I took a piece of Sunshine card stock also from Simon Says Stamp and made two 4-bar cards. 
 This set comes with a matching die to cut out the "Yello!"  I stamped that in Wild Honey Distress Oxide and then cut it out with the matching die.
I trimmed my "patterned"  paper to fit my cards and adhered them with score tape. I used a piece of Sunshine card stock to break up the pattern and adhered the Yello to it with foam dots. It seemed to blend into the background adhered directly to the patterned piece.  I added 3 silver glossy dots to the right corner of the strip.  I added some extra sparkle with my Spectrum Noir clear Sparkle pen, I when over the "O" and the fruit slices.  On the ones I stamped in the Distress Oxides, the sparkle pen activated the ink so it goes those some contrasting color.
I  stamped "Squeeze the Day!" in Oreo Black ink right onto my patterned piece  and added more silver glossy dots (I did mention before I am addicted to those)  The inside sentiment for both cards is the same.  I stamped "when life gives you lemons take them....free stuff is good." 
I love this sentiment.  It makes me chuckle every time I read it.  These cards would be cute to send/give to someone as a pick me up!
 I hope you enjoyed the cards today.  Thank  you for stopping by. 

Come and create something with me.

Andi

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Love you to Pieces


Hey Stampers! Happy Wednesday!  I know I am really late with this week's post for the Project Bin but I had a small family crisis I had to take care of so I didn't get my project done until a little bit ago.  Everyone is okay, well my sister is really sick and needed me so I took care of her but got some time tonight to finish up so I thought I would post even though its super late.  So I am a YouTube troll and I love watching videos of other people's projects.  I have been watching a channel called The Marker Geek and she designs for Stamping Bella.   The other day she made a "pizza" box and it got me thinking  about Spencer's set and how it is the perfect set to make  a box like this and some little cards that could be used as lunch box notes or other little notes for the people in our lives.  So I made a box and a couple of cards to go in it.  The top photo is the box before I added the colored card stock, image, and sentiment.  I created the pattern on the box the same way I did the background from last week's card.  I used the direct to paper ink technique.  I used
Fired Brick Distress Ink, Pacific Point and Dandelion Memento Dew Drop.  The colored card stock is a blue and a red from stash and the yellow is Sunshine from Simon Says Stamp.  I colored the puzzle heart from the set using a red, blue, and yellow marker no fancy technique on this just simple coloring.  I fussy cut it out and popped it up with foam dots.  I stamped "Love You to Pieces" on the front with Oreo ink from Taylored Expressions.  I added three large Silver Glossy Dots. 

At this point, you could stamp a sentiment on the inside and make the box your card but I decided to make a couple 3x3 cards for the inside.  I made two but you could probably get six to fit inside without envelopes.  The first card mirrors the top
 of the box without the card stock layers. The heart is adhered at angle in the top left and I added more Glossy Dots.
The final little card I adhered a 2.5 x 2.5 piece of blue card stock to the white base.  I stamped the puzzle heart and the sentiment "why fit in when you were born to stand out".  I added more silver Glossy Dots.  I didn't stamp anything inside the cards so a personalized note could be added.  This project would be easy to personalize for any occasion.  You could probably make the cards 3.5 x 3.5 but I like the 3x3 size.  So I hope you liked my project for today.  I have added links for the video and the step by step tutorial for the box.  I have also linked any supplies I used that are still available.  Thank you for stopping by.  I hope you take a minute to visit
The Project Bin and check out Spencer's Set and all the other amazing sets they offer. 

Come and create something with me.

Andi

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

April is Autism Awareness Month

 Hey Stampers!  Happy Wednesday!  Today's card is special.  Not because I use a crazy awesome technique or fancy fold but because of its message.  April is Autism Awareness month and Monday was World Autism Day.  Denise who owns and operates The Project Bin designed an amazing set called Spencer's Set.  It has some awesome sentiments in it and a wonderful puzzle piece heart.  A portion of the proceeds for this set are donated to Autism Research Institute.  Today's card was inspired by the child of a high school classmate.  Her son has autism and creates the most amazing art.  He was the feature story on his local news channel where he talked about
his art.  One of the pieces I saw during the story was very abstract looking and was bold and vivid.  So I channeled Matthew with today's background.  I took four colors Fired Brick Distress  Ink, Mustard Seed Distress Ink, Stampin'UP! Pacific Point and Cucumber Crush inks and I used the direct to paper method and applied the colors one at a  time until I was happy was the color mix.  I love this way this turned out and think I will make more backgrounds like this.  I then stamped the sentiment "Why fit in when you were born to stand out?- Dr. Seuss" in Oreo black ink.  I took a tag die and cut the sentiment out and used Stampin' Dimensionals to adhere it to the center of the card.  On the inside I stamped the heart and "Love needs no words".  I thought about using glitter and sequins but decided to just let my "art" speak for itself.  I am really happy with how this card turned out.  My mojo has returned and is in full force now so I am riding the wave.  I hope you enjoyed today's card and will check out The Project Bin where you can get Spencer's set and a ton more amazing sets.  Thank you for stopping by.

Come and create something with me.


Andi

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

One more Easter Card

Hey Stampers!  Happy Wednesday!  I am bringing you one more Easter card.  I can't believe it is already the end of March.  The year is already flying away.  I am using Spring Zen from The Project Bin for my stamp set.  I will tell you this was an easy, quick card.  You could mass produce these quickly and have a gorgeous finished product.  I used a stencil from Craftin' Desert Divas, Bright Horizons.  Do you every see something and can immediately imagine a card using it and the stamp set you need?  When I saw this stencil I immediately thought of sunrise service on Easter Sunday morning so that is what I made, the sun bursting from the clouds.  The stencil really did all the work for me. This sunrise needed the sentiments from Spring Zen.  So here is the card


So I used my post tape to hold the stencil down and then I started inking. I used a Memento Dew Drop in Dandelion for the sun rays.  I added some Mustard Seed distress ink for a little bit of contrast.  The clouds are done using Salty Ocean and Broken China Distress inks.  Once I liked the coverage I had for the colors, I stamped the sentiment "Christ the Lord is risen today" in Oreo black ink from Taylored Expressions.  I attached my card panel to an A2 card base made from Doll pink card stock from Simon Says Stamp.  I stamped "Happy Easter" inside with the same Oreo ink.  So of course because I am addicted to them, I had to add some Glossy Dots from Pink and Main.  I need a support group for these things.  I love this card and I think my mojo is back.  Craft room is almost organized again so I am rocking and rolling .  I hope you enjoyed my card today and check out the fantastic stamp sets on The Project Bin website.  Thank you for stopping by.

Come and create something with me.

 Andi

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Spring is in the AIr (Hopefully)

Hey Stampers!  Happy Wednesday and I hope it is Spring like where you are, because I don't know about you but I  am ready for Spring.  Today's project is done using the Spring Zen from The Project Bin.    I have been struggling with mojo but I was able to break through and create a couple of cute cards with Spring colors.  Both cards use the tulip image and the "Spring is in the Air" sentiment.  The first card is more like a mini card.  I used a yellow card base from my stash.  This card stock has a little texture to it so it gives a little bit of interest.  I stamped the tulip image with Daffodil Delight onto the base to give the look of patterned paper.  I stamped the tulip in Cucumber Crush ink from Stampin' UP! onto a piece of Bazzil white cotton card stock.  I took my BP5 Spectrum Noir marker and colored the tulip in.  I used a die cut picture frame that I got a few weeks ago at my local Hobby Lobby in a clearance shopping spree (a story for another time).  I stamped the sentiment in Cucumber Crush on the frame and added three pink glossy dots from Pink and Main.  The inside is stamped in the same ink and used "Spring brings beautiful things."


The other card uses the same image and sentiment.  I used the same yellow card stock and stamped the tulip in Cucumber Crush, three times.  I wanted to do something a little bit different with the coloring so I used a couple of Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens to color the tulip this time.  I used Soft Jade, Seabreeze, and Peony.  I stamped the sentiment in Cucumber Crush again on a strip of white card stock and put two yellow glossy dots, one on either side of the sentiment.  I adhered the sentiment across the tulips and I added three more glossy dots in yellow to the right bottom corner.  My card base for this card is a standard A2 made from Green Apple card stock from Simon Says Stamp.  My favorite is the smaller card but I like how both turned out today.

I added a couple of other photos that picked up the sparkle in the flowers on this card and a close up of the background stamping on the card above.  I hope you enjoyed my projects today and take the take time to check out The Project Bin and all the fabulous stamps available.  Thank  you for stopping by.

Come and create something with me.


Andi



Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Deer Mom


Hey Stampers!  Happy Wednesday!  Today's card features the Deer Mom set from The Project Bin. I used most of the sentiments that come in the set.  I wanted to do a fun colorful card for Mother's Day.  I will be honest this is the first Mother's Day card I have made since my own mom passed away in 2014.  So the inks I used are Ocean Mist by Gina K Designs, Cucumber Crush, Watermelon Wonder, and Daffodil Delight from Stampin' UP!  I also used Oreo Black ink from Taylored Expressions.  I used the Glossy Dots from Pink and Main.  The card base is a standard A2 base cut from Yellow Glimmer card stock from the Assortment pack from Simon Says Stamp.  This card was quick and easy but I think still packs a punch.  Whenever I would give my mom cards, the first thing she would always say to me would be, "well how did you do that one".  So this year I think to celebrate all the wonderful moms I still have in my life, I am going to make a bunch of cards with this set and send them out. I apologize for the short post but my craft room is literally in boxes because I got a new cabinet and I haven't had a minute to unbox everything.  I  will have that done before my next post and maybe I will share a photo or two.  Thank you for stopping by today.  Please check out The Project Bin for this great stamp set and many more as we have some more exciting releases coming  your way soon.  

Come and create something with me,

Andi