Saturday, November 18, 2017

Don't be afraid to stand out

Good morning everyone!  Welcome to another Project Bin Saturday.  A couple of weeks ago, I went a little crazy and bought more of the wonderful sets offered by The Project Bin.  Today's card uses Spencer's Set.  There is a sentiment in this set that is a quote from Dr. Seuss (whom I love) and I got an idea swimming around in my head to do my project around this quote.  Which is "Why fit in when you were born to stand out" So this is what I came up with


So what I did was take the image from the set which is the heart puzzle and stamped it all over a white A2 size base using black ink.  Then I stamp the heart and colored it blue, and fussy cut it out which was easy then added a couple bling on the heart.  Stamped my sentiment fish tailed the ends and called it gorgeous.  But while I was tiding up and taking pictures I kept looking at and thinking it is so white.  So I went back to the drawing board so to speak and this is my final card


I stamped a few more hearts colored them green, red, and yellow; cut some of the puzzle pieces out of my colored hearts and then I adhered them to my background piece.  I love this final product.  What a difference a little color makes so then I trimmed my piece down to 4 x 5 1/4, round the corners and adhered it to a piece of blue card stock from my stash which I round the corners on as well and this is my completed project for today.  I hope you enjoyed it and will check out The Project  Bin, you will love the stamps.  

Come and create something with me

Andi

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Fur Therapy!






Good morning and happy Saturday!   Today's card is break from all the holiday stuff and one you could use as a thinking of you for a guy I think or quickly turn it into a birthday card for the special man in your life.

Today's project using the Kinda Pawsome from The Project Bin.  This set has 2 images and several sentiments and comes with 2 dies to cut out the pups!  I also used the following supplies:  Crumb Cake card stock from Stampin'UP!, Early Expresso ink SU, background stamp Hardwood to create the wood like on the front of the dog house, Blueprints 12 from My Favorite Things, white card stock and a pencil.  I didn't realize that the Blueprints 12 is no longer available from MFT, I apologize for that.

Ok so onto the card.  I stamped the background stamp first using the Early Expresso ink onto the Crumb cake card stock and then cut my pieces needed with the square and rectangle die from the Blueprints 12. You can get both pieces out of one half sheet if you are careful and ink the whole half sheet of paper.  I didn't think about that until after I had used two sheets lol! I took the  rectangle and cut it half to create my roof pieces.  I attached the two pieces together at the ends and then arranged it on the square piece until I liked the placement.  Once I adhered the roof, I trimmed the excess card stock off to make the roof. (see pictures below)   To make the door for the doghouse.  I used a square punch, I think it is 1 1/2 or 2 in square.  I punched it once and then moved it up a little bit and punched again to make a little bit taller door.  The width of punch was perfect for the puppy so I could stamp him in the doorway. Once I had my house assembled I put it down on a piece of white card stock and light traced the top of the roof so I could trim it down and attach it to the back of the dog house.  Once I had it attached I carefully stamped the sitting pup image from the Kinda Pawsome set in the doorway of the dog house using Early Expresso ink.  I stamped the sentiment " the best therapists have fur and four legs" on white card stock and then used another die from the set that cut out this beautiful flagged piece.  I attached the sentiment above the door and viola! we are done.  Well I stamped you are "kinda pawsome" on the inside and then I was finished.  I love how this turned out and hope you like it.  I added additional pictures at the bottom of my post so you can see the different stages.  Thank you for stopping by. 

Come and create something with me.

Andi


attaching back of the house


die cuts I used

before trimming down the roof






tracing the back of the house











Saturday, November 4, 2017

It's Feeling like Autumn

 Hey Stampers!  Welcome back to another Saturday showcasing The Project Bin.  Today's card features the New Leaf set.  Autumn or Fall is probably my favorite season.   So I was trying to decide what I wanted to do for my project today when I came across this video from Ranger Ink and used it as my inspiration. 

So the first thing I did was take a piece of card stock and cut it into an A2  size card front and  I cut it from Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth card stock.  In the video I shared Ranger is using the Distress Oxide inks which I don't have any (yet!) so I used my regular Distress inks.  I used Antique Linen, Spiced Marmalade, Peeled Paint, and Fossilized Amber.  I also used one Memento Dew Drop ink, Lady Bug.  I stamped my greeting " Autumn teaches that change can be Beautiful" in Rich Cocoa before I started ink blending.  I am telling you this because I initially did my blending first and then dropped the stamp when I was getting ready to stamp sooooo I got out my Misti and stamped first.  I used the Ranger blending tool with round foam sponges to do the blending. I started with Antique Linen, then Spiced Marmalade, and finally Peeled Paint.  Once I had my colors down, I went back over it with Antique Linen to try and smooth the blending.  I took my Lady Bug ink and went around the edges of the card.  I added some Nuvo Crystal Drops in the color Ripened Pumpkin.  I wanted the card to have a little sparkle so I took two of my Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens in Hearthside and Moonshine.  I tapped the pen on the side of my finger to create drops of sparkle on the card. At first I thought the red was too much but once it dried I was happy with how it turned out.  On the inside, I stamped "turn over a new leaf every day." with Rich Cocoa again.  My card base is cut from Orange Peel card stock, cut at 4 1/14 and scored at 5 1/2 and is a side fold card. 

So that is my card for today.  Just a little bit about what is to come; I am currently planning a Holiday series which I hope to film and post some videos for a few of the cards I do and my plan is bring you a couple Autumn/Thanksgiving cards too!  I am loving my stamps from The Project Bin so I hope you check them out! Thanks for stopping by today

Come and create something with me,


Andi

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Why Yes!

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Hi Stampers!  Happy Saturday!  The card I have for you today is probably going to be my last Halloween card for the season...well maybe I will do one more for Tuesday.  My card today features the Haunt It set from The Project Bin.  I had a vision for this card as it is my first Design Team project for The Project Bin (squeeeeee!)

So the first thing I did was create my night sky.  I took the following Distress Inks Peacock Feathers, Blueprint Sketch, Wilted Violet, and Black Soot.  I started with Peacock Feathers and did a layer of it, which you can't really tell it is even in this scheme which I like.  My next color was Blueprint Sketch, I moved onto Wilted Violet, and finished it with Black Soot.  When applying the Black Soot, I took my blending tool and applied the color a little heavier on the edges.  I stamped the Happy Halloween from the Haunt It set.  I used a die cut to make the circle in my sky piece.  The only oops in this card is that I didn't make the sky piece long enough to cover the front of the card.  I only told about  this mistake so that you can see that my fix worked and I didn't need to scrap the whole card and start over.  I used a left over piece of Blackberry Bliss card stock to provide the extra coverage needed.  To soften the color a little bit, I took my Black Soot blending tool  to add some Black Soot to the edges.   I used my clear and Moonshine Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens to give my sky some twinkle.

Now for the inside of the card.  I stamped the witch image with the sentiment that says "Why yes, I can drive a stick!"  How awesome is that!  My card base is 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.  I placed my sky piece down and drew little pencil circle so I could create my "moon".  Once I had the 2nd circle cut, I stamped the witch image with Versamark ink, after I treated the inside of my card with my anti static bag.  The embossing power is orange and is from a Halloween set I bought at Michael's several years ago.  I love it because it comes with orange, black, purple, silver, and silver/black.  The collection was from Recollections which is the Michael's brand.  I love how the orange looks.  Then I took some Mustard Seed Distress ink to give the silhouette some background color.  As far as visions go, I am extremely excited with how this card turned out.  So that is my card for the day. Come back next Saturday when I will have another card for you featuring the amazing products from The Project Bin!  Thank you so much for stopping by.

Come and create something with me

Andi

Friday, October 27, 2017

New Design Team!

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So the other day I mentioned I would be making an exciting announcement soon and today is the day!  I am one of the newest members of The Project Bin Design team.  The photos are of the stamp sets I was able to choose as my welcome gift. My absolute favorite is the Halloween set.  I am going to do my first official blog post for the Project Bin and I will be using the Haunt It set, as of course I have to get a few more Halloween cards in before Tuesday!  I hope you come back tomorrow and check out my project.  I will have a new Project Bin post every Saturday so I hope you keep coming back.  I will also be getting another video up!  I probably will show some cards that I made using the Scrapping for Less Flavor of the Month set but won't be doing a 10 cards one kit with this one.  I will do another unboxing when I get my October kit which debuts tomorrow so I am excited about that as well.  Thank you for stopping by.

Come and create something with me

Andi

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Birthday card Heffy Doodle style

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Hi Stampers!  Just a little break from Halloween.  My husband's uncle will be 82 this month so I wanted to make him card.  All the images from Heffy Doodle.  I participated in their kick starter so I made sure to get the stamps I wanted.  This set is called Elephant of Surprise. and has a matching die set.  What I love about the dies for theses stamps is you get a die for every image, including the tiny little peanut!  I love these elephants as well.  I colored them with Spectrum Noir Colour Blend pencils and unfortunately I didn't keep track of my colors so I apologize for that!  The patterned paper is from an old Stampin' UP! pad called Cherry on Top.  The sentiment on the front says "when you have this much fun" and you can see the inside sentiment.  I fell in love with set the moment I saw it and the Heffy Doodle stamps are good quality stamps so I definitely recommend them.  So this is my card for today.  Thanks for stopping by.

Come and create something with me


Andi

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Spook House!

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Hi Stampers!  Happy Tuesday.  Just one more week until Halloween.  Next to Christmas, I probably make the most Halloween cards. So for the next week you will probably see a LOT of Halloween cards and projects.  Today's card features a couple of different companies.  First the card stock.  The card base is again Blackberry Bliss by Stampin' UP! The black is shimmer paper from Crafter's Companion, and the yellow is Yo Yo Yellow which is a long retired Stampin' UP! color.  I might have a paper hording issue but that is for another post, lol.  The stamped images are from Spooky Street by Newton's Nook.  The house, ghosts, moon, fence, and the tree are from an My Favorite Things die-namic called Spooky House and I am sorry but it must be retired because I am unable to find it on their website. 

My vision for this card was the house looking like it was all lit up with the ghosts appearing to be floating out like they had scared the inhabitants of the house and were going away for awhile.  I used the tree behind so that you could barely see it.  I took the one of the eye stamps from Spooky Street so it looked like there were things in the tree.  The bats with the big moon were a must and I liked the Happy Halloween with the crow.  One I had everything laid out and adhered to my card I did my stamping.  For a finishing touch I took my clear Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen and tapped it against my finger to give the background a twinkle effect.  I loved how this card turned out and will probably use this die set some more before next Tuesday.  Thanks for stopping by.

Come and create something with me.

Andi