Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Halloween Treat bag

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Hi stampers!  Thanks for joining me today.  Today's project is a treat bag.  As you can see, I am using the same image as I did for yesterday's project. I colored one differently by using Harvest Moon to color the entire "Boo".  The bags are made by using the Treat Bag die from Stampin UP!  I used an old Doodlebug paper pad, called Ghouls and Goodies.  I believe this is from three years ago but any Halloween paper you have would work.  This die set comes with other dies but all I am using is the  the treat bag.  Once I had the bags cut and assembled, I adhered my friendly ghost and then took the picture with the top pinched so you could get an idea of what it will look like.  I didn't close the bag yet as I don't have the goodies for them.  This is actually meant to be a flat bag but I didn't think I could get very much candy in the them that way (and it is all about the candy).  So here is another quick and simple idea for Halloween.  Thanks for stopping by and remember come and create something with me!

Andrea

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Just a little BOO!

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Hi stampers!  Happy Tuesday!  Today's card features a freebie digi-image from Bugaboo Stamps!  Jodi does a new freebie nearly every Friday.  I couldn't resist this little guy. I printed him out on Spectrum Noir card stock using a laser printer.  I know there are probably other ways to print the images but I personally have the best luck using a laser printer.  I colored the Boo using some of my Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens.  I used  Clear, Harvest Moon, and Moonlight.  I thought he needed some whimsy so I colored the Boo to look like candy corn.  I used the clear sparkle pen on the top of the letters and for the ghost.  The 2nd picture was me trying to get a close up of how much these pens really glitter.  You can find the glitter pens at Hobby Lobby and Michael's and here.  The card base is from ivory 110 lb card stock that I bought at Michael's  The orange strip pattern paper is from Lawn Fawn's collection, Let's Polka in the Dark.  The purple piece is from an old Doodlebug Halloween collection, and the black is shimmer card stock from Crafter's Companion.  This card literally took me about 15 mins to put together., the longest aspect being trimming the image out  Hope you like today's card and remember come and create something with me.

Andrea

Monday, October 16, 2017

My first video is live

Hey stampers!  Just wanted to let you know that my very first YouTube video is live!.  I am so nervous.  I did an un-boxing of the the Pumpkin Spice Flavor of the Month Kit from Scrapping for Less.  I didn't edit anything out because I felt like it was ok. Here is the link to the video.    Hopefully everyone is nice if they watch it.  I am going to do one video a week for now so check in next week where I will have a 10 cards one kit video for you.  Thanks for stopping by.  Come and create something with me.

Andrea

Sunday, October 15, 2017

WIld About You

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Hi Stampers!  Happy Sunday!  Hope everyone has had a great weekend.  I have a new card for you today and an exciting announcement...well its exciting for me.  I am going to start my own YouTube channel.  I will probably only do one video a week to start because a friend is going to help me video until I get all the equipment I need to do it on my own.  Which brings me to today's card.  This card was made using products from the August Flavor of the Month kit brought to us by Scrapping for Less.  These kits sell out really fast so if you like what see, you might want to consider a signing up for the subscription.  I subscribe to the Banana Split level of the kit which is $35 a month plus shipping.  It is a great value for the money. This card was made using a piece of the kraft card stock that came in the kit along with the pattern paper is from two different levels of the kit, the green dots is from the Natural Dots by Bo Bunny and the flower pattern is from Jungle Safari by Echo Park.  The image and sentiment are from Pink and Main and because I want it I can't find the name of the stamp set that came in the kit.  I will try to edit the post to add the name.  Anywho, I used the "Wild About You" sentiment and the platypus image.  I originally started out stamping the image and sentiment with Almond Latte ink that comes in the kit but it wasn't dark enough to stamp on the canvas tag that came in the kit.  So I riffled through my stash and used Early Expresso from Stampin UP!  Once I had the image and sentiment stamped dark enough, I adhered the tag at an angle onto the card.  The kit also include the little flowers and leaf in the bottom left corner.  So I popped those on with glue dots.  I added someone sparkle stickles to the center of the flowers.  I also used some black pearl pen at the top and bottom right.  So the main reason I used this card today is because my first video will be an unboxing of the new Flavor of the Month kit from Scrapping for Less called Pumpkin & Spice.  I have seen the kit so I am super excited for my unboxing and I will do a 10 cards one kit for my second video with this kit.  So stay tuned for the video of my reveal of the kit. Thank you for stopping by.  Come and create something with me.

Andi

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Looking for my Mummy

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Hello stampers!  I have another Halloween card for you today.  This is a case of a card I made several years ago.  It is a little time consuming but easy to put together and SO cute.  The card is a standard A2 card with an orange card base.  The mummy's wrappings are one inch strips of card stock that I tore the edges, to give it a bandage look. The dirty look is achieves from taking a sponge applicator and ink.  I used Almond Latte from Your Next Stamp.  This was an ink cube that I received in a kit.  I applied the ink all over the strip, heavier on the torn edges.  I forgot to mention that they strips are made from Ivory cardstock that I picked up at Michaels, 110 lb weight.  If you wanted to use a lightr weight card stock for the strips that would be okay.  So once I had the the strips all ready to go, I took a small panel about 3 1/2 by 4 to make the mummy.  I used six strips for the mummy.  I arranged to look like they were "wrapped".  I used my tape runner to adhere them down and any pieces that hung over I just trimmed off with my scissors.  Previously when I made this card the eyes were made using orange, black, and white card stock circles to make the eyes.  Today's card has googly eyes.  I found these at my local Dollar Tree and there is a mixture of sizes and colors.  Once I had the eyes down.I adhered my mummy to a piece of black card stock and attached it to the card base.  The longest part of this card was the distress of strips.  Cute, easy, and fun for all ages.  Thanks for stopping by today.  Come and create something with me.

Andrea

Friday, September 29, 2017

Getting ready for the Witching Hour!


Hello everyone!  I have a quick Halloween card for you today.  I realize that it isn't October yet but I have to tell you that Halloween cards are my absolute FAVORITE cards to make.  I probably make more Halloween cards than any other. On to the card. My image comes from a Crafter's Companion set called Best Witches.   I love this image.  I used Spectrum Noir Markers and Sparkle pens to color this image.  I apologize  because I misplaced my paper with the colors that I used written down.  I will do better next time.  Once I had the image all colored I fussy cut it out.  I took a black brush marker and colored the edges so it looked more finished.  The background was created by using Wilted Violet and Fossilized Amber Distress inks from Tim Holtz.  I adhered the image to my back ground piece and then took foam dots and placed them under the shoes to give the card a little more dimension.  The other think I did was took Glossy Accents and covered the bubbles that were spilling out of the cauldron.  I used a piece of black simmer paper to frame my background piece.  The card base I used is one that I got from stash, it is premade and I got a whole box at Michaels for like $8.  The color didn't quite match so I took the fossilized amber and put a layer on top of my premade base.  I stamped the sentiment "Best Witches" with black ink, fishtailed both ends.  Then I took my piece and put it in the tentacles like the octopus was holding it.  Finished with some orange stickles and that is my card for today.  Thank you for stopping by.

Come and create something with me.


Andi

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Foiling week Day 3--Transfer Gel

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Hey Stampers.  Thanks for stopping by.  I don't have a card tonight but a technique for you, using the Deco Foil Transfer Gel.  This gel is wonderful.  I took a stencil I had and made my own dotted, foiled background.  The one possible negative of this technique is that it takes a LONG time to dry.  The picture in the bottom right is how the gel looks after you apply to your card stock, the first photo top left is how it looks dry and the last dotted photo is how it looks after you run it through your laminator.  Now this picture is very "raw" and did this to show you that anywhere there is gel, the foil will apply to the gel.  So it looks kind of like a hot mess but I will cut this down and you won't be able to really even tell.  There are also so imperfections on my dots and that is from not get a smooth application of the gel.  Most of those I can cover when I use this piece on a card.  I hope you are enjoying my foil presentations as much as I am.  Tomorrow I will be back with another card using the foil the mates from Gina K Designs and this time I will be showcasing a birthday card.  Thanks for stopping by.

Come and create with me

Andi