Thursday, October 29, 2015

In case you go missing!

Happy Thursday!  Today's card is one that made for a co worker who turned 22.  First I love these Crazy Birds from Tim Holtz and I also purchased the matching dies.  I used my Zig Clean Brush tip markers to color him.  I used Yellow, Bright yellow, Orange, and Light Gray.  I used the coordinating die and cut him out.  I made a pretty simple card.  I used a strip of the Cherry on Top card stock from Stampin' UP!  The sentiment is from Riley & Co, I bought several of these kinds of sentiments.  Makes me giggle every time I look at it.  I popped the bird on foam tape.  I used my clear Wink of Stella on the bird.  I call him Melvin....don't know why.  I took the light gray marker and drew in some ground so he didn't look like he was just floating.  Thanks for stopping by.


Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Halloween Goodies for work.

 Just wanted to do a quick post to show what I did for my husband and I's coworkers for Halloween.  We work at the same car dealership and I made last month's Paper Pumpkin from Stampin' UP!  I wish I would have ordered more of these!  This is the first Paper Pumpkin in a while that did exactly what I was suppose to with the project....mostly.  I apologize this picture isn't very good.  I wasn't thinking and didn't take any up close photos.  But what I did was took the outside piece for the treat bag and stamped the witches hat that is in the stamp set that comes in this kit.  The greeting I used is one I picked up at a local craft store.  It is small locally own shop and I love it.  If you live in the Omaha/Council Bluffs area check out Busy Scrappin'.  These ladies are lovely.  The sentiment says "Some Days I'm Extra Witchy".  Love it.  The brooms went to some of the ladies I work with and everyone else got a variation of the little guy below.  I used Lawn Fawn's pillow box die and the additional die called Peek a Bat.  I made roughly 45 of these little guys and filled them with two fun size candy bars.  These goodies were huge hits with everyone.  Stop back by as I will be posting projects using the goodies from my Stamp of Approval box.  Thanks for stopping by.


Sunday, October 25, 2015

My SOA reveal

Hey Stampers,

Just wanted to share some excitement.  I received my very first Stamp of Approval box yesterday.  I was out of town so I was too tired to do anything with it.  However I busted it open this morning. I have to say I LOVE THIS BOX!!!  First here is a group picture.  Below are close-ups.

You receive FIVE full size stamp sets, one sentiment die to cut out Happy Holidays, one small die set that coordinates with the Bright Baubles set and finally a large die set that coordinates with the Bring on the Snowflakes set.  In addition to all the fantastic stamp and die sets that you receive a PDF file for inspiration from the SOA design team. Forty nine pages of inspiration with step by step instructions on what was used and how to re-create it along with color photos.  Catherine Pooler doesn't just promise something awesome....she delivers.  I need to finish my Halloween projects and then I will be doing a TON of projects with this box.  The ideas are endless.  Unfortunately, this box is already sold out but the link I provided will get you to the site so you can get on the wait list for the next the box.  Stay tuned for more.  Thanks for stopping by.


Sunday, September 27, 2015

Happy Haunting

Hey stampers!  Things in my life have finally settled down.  I have been sick that last couple of weeks so my energy level has been low.  I am FINALLY starting to feel better so I actually have a post for you today.  This card features the die-namics from MFT; Spooky House and Spooky Scene.   I cut the house from black card stock and it is from the new set Spooky House.  The tree and ghosts are from the Spooky Scene and are cut from silver glitter/shimmer paper that I had in my stash.  The moon is a yellow shimmer paper also from my stash and from the Spooky House die set.  I backed the windows of the house with the yellow shimmer paper and began to build the card.  I adhered the tree down first.  Then I positioned the house so the tree is behind it, the house is popped up with foam tape for some dimension.  One ghost is out of the house is ready for some hauting and the other one is coming out.  The moon is behind the tree.  The greeting is from the September Paper Pumpkin kit.  I LOVE this little stamp set so expect to see some more appearances of this set.  The bats are from a retired set, that is meant to use to make invitations.  I put clear Wink of Stella on the bats.  I also tapped my Wink of Stella pen to give the appearances of stars because it is a clear spooky night.  I trimmed the greeting with more of the yellow shimmer paper.  This is standard A2 card.  Thanks for stopping by.  Come and create with me.


Sunday, September 13, 2015

Simple Hugs

My card today is pretty simple.  I used my last piece of Audrey Blue from the Simon Says Stamp card kit for September.  I cut the big Hugs die using a piece of silver glimmer paper.  I wanted that pop of sparkle.  Then I took the Hugs that I die cut that I showcased in yesterday's post and did some inlaid die cuts.  I did a top folding card but did the card horizontally.  This card would be a good card to send to someone who is having a hard time or just to let someone know you were thinking of them.  I didn't stamp anything on the inside yet because I don't know how I will use the card yet.  This is pretty short and simple post mostly because I have a cold that my loving husband gave me and I am not feeling the best but wanted to do a quick post to for you.  Thanks for stopping by.  Andi

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Just Playing Around

Good Morning and happy Saturday.  Today's post isn't a card yet but I wanted to show you guys something I did last night.  A few weeks ago Jennifer McGuire shared this card and die.  I had to have it.  It is from Papertrey Ink and when I saw it I thought you only got the large hugs and boy was I surprised when I saw what you all get. Papertrey Ink - Big Hugs Die
So last night I wanted to play with these so I took some watercolor paper and my Zig Clean Brush Markers and sat down to play.  I picked out some colors and laid down some color on the watercolor paper.
Pink is 025 and 026.  Purple is 030 which is Blue and 080 which is Violet

Orange is Carmine Red 022, Orange 070 and  Yellow 050
Blue is Blue Gray, Persian Blue, and Blue

I put down the colors and then took my Aqua Painter and blended them out.  I used the white Gesso that came in my September Simon Says Stamp kit.  It is pretty thick so I diluted it with water and took a paint brush and tapped white speckles onto the all the color swatches.  On the purple one, I took my clear Wink of Stella pen and squeezed out some of the glitter and took another paint brush and added glitter spots by tapping the brush.  You don't need very much of the glitter from the pen because it very liquid and it dries really fast so you don't want to use too much.  Once you are done with the Gesso paint brush rinse right away to get all the Gesso out.  I let everything dry for probably two hours and then I pulled out my Big Shot and turned the above photos into this.

The big Hugs is very delicate once you die cut so you might want to add a layer to make it stronger which was a little difficult but I did without tearing it.  When I did the swatches I wasn't sure  how it would turn out but I LOVE them.  My favorite is the big Hugs.  I love how it turned out and I will be making cards with them in the next couple of days.  I also included the link for Jennifer's video.  Enjoy!  Thanks for stopping by.  


Friday, September 11, 2015

Another MFT submission

This card uses the Polynesian Paradise set.  I used the turtle, small leaf, the small and large flower that I think is plumeria.  I used the matching die-namics set.  I made a small mistake and cut the flowers and things after I had stamped and colored them.  Because the die-namics are not just frames it is better to cut the pieces first and then do your stamping.  It does take some practice to get it right so I always cut more than I want to use.  So I fussy cut everything to take away my die cutting mistakes.  I then took a black marker to cover the white edges on everything.  I used watercolor paper because I used my Zig Clean Brush markers to color the i mages.  The card stock is from the September SSS kit of the month.  It is the Audrey Blue piece.  I cut the piece to 4 1/4 x 11 and then scored it at
 5 1/2.  I stamped the sentiment.  "Warm Wishes & Sunny Smiles" and then I arranged the flowers and leaves around it.  I colored them with the Zig markers and then used water to move the color.  I used 050 Yellow on the top left large flower, the bottom left large flower was colored with 080 Violet, the top right flower was colored with 031 Cobalt Blue and 032 Persian Blue, bottom right flower is colored with 070 Orange.  The small flower on the left was colored with 025 Pink and the final small flower was colored with 092 Blue Gray.  All the leaves were colored with 040 Green and I put a base of 041 light green down first.  I used my aqua painter for all of the water coloring.  On the inside of the card I stamped "sending saltwater kisses"  I put one small flower colored with Yellow and one large flower again with the Blue Gray.  The turtle is colored with 043 Olive Green and his shell was colored with 072 Beige and added some 062 Dark Brown.  I used my Sharpie white paint pen to add dots in the centers of the flowers and on the turtles check and shell.  I covered the flowers with my clear Wink of Stella pen.  Then I covered                                                                 the turtle shell with glossy accents and the large blue gray                                                                       flower as well.  I purchased this set because I thought the                                                                       turtle was so stinking cute but fell in love with it because of                                                                   the images and sentiments.  I love all things MFT.
Thanks for stopping by and come again.


Thursday, September 10, 2015

Some more submissions for the MFT Card Super star contest

My first card uses the Jingle All The Way stamp set and the matching dies and the interactive Window trio.  The trio window I got for free during the August release.  Now this is an interactive window because each window is suppose to have a flap over it.  However, I had a stamping accident and I will be honest, I didn't want to start over so I tore the flaps off as they are perforated when it is die cut. I didn't realize until I was all finished assembling my card that the white of the perforation shows in the window above the Santa.  But the little imperfections make handmade cards the best, right!  The Jingle All The Way set has these three different Santa's in the set as well as both sentiments that I used.  Here is a link for the set.  I love this set and it will be the star of my Christmas cards this year.  This is a very popular set so sometimes it is sold out but you can sign to be notified when it is back in stock and I do that all the time.  The card stock is from last year's Simon Say Stamp Card of the Month kit.  I believe it was the December kit.  The snowflakes on the "Merry Everything" piece of card stock are sparkly but my camera doesn't pick it very well.  A new camera is on my Christmas list.  The big silver sequins and the snowflakes are from a set that I got from Stampin' UP! unfortunately it is a retired item but you can get a lot of great sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.  Finally I attached this piece to a base of Real Red card stock from Stampin' UP!.I colored my Santa's using my colored pencils and odorless mineral spirits or Gamsol.  Then I covered his suit, hat, and beard with clear Wink of Stella.  Very sparkly in real life.

My second card uses the "Merry" die cut as well as the Jingle all the way stamp set.  I wanted to make a shaker card but wasn't sure how to accomplish that and still use my die cut so the first card was the practice.  I used Real Red card stock cut at 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.  I put the die at angle and put it through my Big Shot.  I backed the Merry with the sparkly snowflake paper.  I used the tree from the Jingle All The Way set.  I colored it using the same technique as I used for the Santa's, putting clear Wink of Stella on the star.  I used the sentiment "Merry Everything" but only stamped the word "everything.  I really wanted to make a shaker card so I did some "noodling" about how to make it happen.  I cut the die again on the same size card stock as this first card and then I took a second piece of card stock in that same size, I used my Scotch foam tape to create a frame around the card stock.  I did two layers of foam tape so my sequins and snowflakes had plenty of room to shake.  I put all that sequins that I wanted in to the frame and then laid a piece of thin acetate over it.  As you can see it the last two pictures there is an edge of silver sparkle paper.  I used this to cover the foam  tape along the sides of the card.  I used the "everything" sentiment again.  I used the same snowflakes and silver sequins to decorate the front of the card because it looked kind of bare.  I hope you like my cards.  I might do one more card using another stamp set I have so check back again.  Thanks for stopping by.  Andi.  


Monday, September 7, 2015

My First entry for the MFT Superstar Card contest

This is my first entry in the MFT Superstar card contest.  I love Halloween cards.  This card uses only MFT Die-namics.  I used the house, moon, tree, and clouds from the August release called Spooky House and the the "boo" and the ghosts are from Spooky Scene.  I am building my supplies of MFT products but I don't have any of their card stock yet so my card stock is from other sources.  I used Black Onyx card stock for the base of the card and the house.  I took the house die and when I ran it through my Big Shot, I only cut part of the house and then I cut the a full house out of another piece of black.  I used a shimmer Yellow from Recollections which is a brand that Michael's carries.  I used it for the windows and door in the house and the moon.  .  The tree, the clouds, and the "boo" are cut out from a silver glimmer paper from Recollections.  I used the yellow to back the boo as well so it would stand out against the black house.  The ghosts are cut from white card stock and I used my clear Wink of Stella to give them some shimmer, the photo didn't pick it up very well.    The house and the moon are popped up with the Scotch foam tape.  Everything else is adhered down with tape runner.  I like how everything came together.  I can submit five cards and I am going to try and make five cards.  Check back tomorrow and I will have have my stamped submission for the contest.  Thanks for stopping by.  Andi..

Sunday, September 6, 2015

My Paper Pumpkin August 2015

I finally had some time to sit down and play with my Paper Pumpkin from August.  I only left one of the boxes in tact.  I cut the other two down to use the gold polka card stock.  I made a couple different cards.  I love the the cards in this kit but I felt it was a waste to use them as the card bases.  So I folded the cards and trimmed the card at the fold.  So instead of 3 of each pattern I now have 6 each.    I love the pink flowers but I don't really like the "centers" for the flowers so I took the squiggly circle and stamped it in the center of the flower.  I punched a 1" circle in black card stock and edged it with the craft white and that became the center for my flower.  For my card bases I used some of the SU note cards that I had on hand.  I used the craft ink to edge the black pieces that I used to make the tags.  On the first card I trimmed the gold and pink bow paper with some black card stock. The black ribbon also comes in the kit this month and used that on a couple of cards.  In the second photo, I used the cheater bow technique and of all the cards I made I think this one is my favorite.  I think it looks very elegant.  I will have some more photos tomorrow and will be showing the Simon Says Stamp September kit and some projects from that.  I will also be showing some new goodies that I got from the August release of MFT stamps. So please make sure to stop back by.
Thanks for stopping by. Andi.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

In case anyone gets inspired

Tiddly Inks New DT Call

Tiddly Inks Alison the Witch

Hello everyone!  Happy Sunday.  Today I have card that uses a digital image.  I am fairly new to using digital images but  love it.  A couple of tips if you are new as well.  I have been told that the printer you use to print them doesn't matter but I have had more success using my laser printer which uses a toner based ink.  I don't get the smudging and bleeding like I did when I used an ink jet to print my images.  The other tip is that I let the image cool before working with it, mostly as precaution on my end.  So anyway, today I am using an image from Tiddly Inks.  It is called Alison the Witch, next to Christmas I LOVE making Halloween cards which is why I used this image.  I printed her several times (just in case) on X-press Blending card which is Copic friendly card stock.  I did several practices Alison's but finally chose this one.
  I am going to break the card down for you and hope that I don't get to long winded =).  For the background I used mostly distress inks.  I masked off a portion of the card and then I started with Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pumice Stone.  I used the round mini blender for all of my blending. Once I had the concentration of Pumice Stone that I wanted I switched to Black Soot and covered the entire area.  I flipped my card stock and started on the night sky.  I started with Tumbled Glass and put down a base coat.  Then I used Broken China and was going to finished with Faded Jeans but got lazy
because I only have the distress marker for Faded Jeans so it was taking "forever".  So I grabbed my Memento Dew Drop of Nautical Blue and finished the sky and got the color I was looking for.
  I let all the ink dry and was looking at it and decided that I needed something more for the background so I thought why not go all crazy with more new to me things.  I broke out my texture paste from Ranger.  I have watched several videos where people added ink to color the paste so I thought what could I mix with the paste to make it not so white on my deep blue background.  I finally decided to mix in a little bit of Silver Liquid Pearls.  It did soften the white but didn't give it any shimmer so I added some clear Wink of Stella on some of the stars which I don't think shows very well in the photo.  The fence and the black cat are from MFT Spooky Scene die-namics. You could make a Halloween card just using the die if you wanted.  Now for Alison.  I used all Copic markers for my coloring except for the green on her hat and her corset.  I wanted to make her dress a purple color.  I have built my supply of Copics but I have more hair and ski tones so I used the one purple I had which is V17.  I didn't do a whole lot of shading more just coloring on her dress and hat.  On her corset I used my Zig Clean Color Brush #200 which is Light Green but I thought it was a nice contrast.  I am getting a head of myself--so much for not being long winded. I started with the skin because I figured if I didn't stay in the lines it would be okay.  Plus some of the skin area is very tiny.  I used the E21 first and then I softened it with E11 and then used E00 to blend them both out.  I tried to add some blush to her cheeks but it is hard to see.  I used R30 for that.  For the crow, I used C5  and then just a little highlight with C9.  Finally for her hair, I struggled because I didn't want to do brown or blonde so I did black.  This I did blend.  I started with C9, I laid down some color at the bottom of her and at the top under hat, then I took C7 and I started with it on the C9 and blended it out, to finish her hair color I used C5 to smooth out all the lines out.  I was afraid the crow would blend into her hair but once it dried he was noticeably.  To finish her off I used my clear Wink of Stella on her dress and hat to add more sparkle.  My greeting is just something I typed on my computer and then printed.  I used some random scrap of card stock to frame it.  I took my blender tool and used the black soot to soften the white card stock so it wasn't so bright.  To adhere the fence, I put it through my Xyron sticker maker.  I have learned to rub the die cut once I have it adhered to get rid of the extra adhesive that you get. Once I had the fence down I adhered Alison with foam tape and of course I fussy cut her own and used my black Copic marker to hide the white edge from cutting her out.  I wasn't sure where to put the cat so I adhered him to her skirt and Wink of Stella'd him as well.  I slid the greeting under Alison's hair a little bit.  I trimmed the image piece with some black card stock.  I had a scrap of Bazzill shimmer in a purple color along the bottom as a pop of color.  I love how she turned out.  I hope you will get inspired to check out Tiddly Inks and try a digital image.  Thanks for stopping by.


Thursday, June 4, 2015

Banner Summer

 Happy almost Friday.  It has been a crazy week so I have been posting at night instead of having the time to schedule the posts which is why they have been so late.  So today's card is another card using the Simon Says Stamp kit.  I love this kit, I know I have said every time I post a card but it is too true.  I used an A2 card base in white.  I Cut three different sizes of banners and layer them on the card.  I used another image from the patterned paper.  I picked this one because it lists some of my favorite things about summer.  I used more of the white dots from my local Michael's. So this is the card for today. I am hoping to get some more posts scheduled because will be packing up and moving so I
might have limited crafting supplies until we have moved and unpacked.  Thanks for stopping by.  Come and create something with me.  Andi

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Sweet Summer

I am loving this Simon Says Stamp kit.  Today's card doesn't have any stamping just accessories.  The card base is 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.  The image is from the included 6 x 6 paper pack that you receive in the kit.  The only thing on the card that didn't come from the kit is the white dots.  I got those at my local Michael's in the dollar bins that they have.  I put a piece of the rainbow washi tape along the fold.  Then I cut a sheet of the Popsicle and ice cream cone paper to the length of the card and 2 1/2 inches wide.  I placed it so it was even with the washi tape (mostly).  The image is framed with another piece of the patterned paper in the teal.  I popped that up on 1/4 squares.  I put the dots in the corners and then three along the fold and that is the card for today.  Thanks for stopping by.  Come and create with me.  Andi

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

The Sun is Out

Happy Tuesday!  Today's card is made from the Simon Says Stamp June card kit.  I love this kit and wanted to place with minimal stamping.  I stamped the smile in black and on the inside I stamped the "sun is out" in black.  The image on the front is a piece of the Sunshine cardstock.  I took the sunglasses  sticker and put it on the sun and used the flower for the dot in the "i" in smile.  I used a piece of the Sunshine yellow on a white card base.  I used the rainbow washi tape along the side.  A simple card but so happy because of the vibrant colors.  The next several posts will feature this kit as I am in love with it.  So that is the card for today.  Thanks for stopping by.  Come and create something with me.  Andi.

Monday, June 1, 2015

One more May Paper Pumpkin

 Welcome to June.  Today's card was a quick and easy card.  I used a few of the scraps from the May Paper Pumpkin that I had left.  I stamped Celebrate in Tangelo Twist and then stamped the balloon in Real Red, stamped it off and then stamped it over the celebrate. I used my Zig writer to draw the string and the circle is adhered to a piece of scrap from the one bag I cut up to use.  I took a piece of 4 x 5 piece of white card stock and covered it with a doubled up piece of the yellow tissue paper from the kit.  I adhered the image to the tissue paper piece.  I added 6 white sugar dots that I got at my local Michael's.  I stamped "happy birthday" on the inside and stamped three balloons, Lost Lagoon, Coastal Cabana, and Marina Mist.  I stamped the string from the stamp set in black ink and that finishes the card for today.  I did want to add that I put clear Wink of Stella on the balloon on the outside of the card but it is very hard to see in my picture.  I am accumulating a nice stack of cards from doing blog posts more frequently and I am crafting more which makes me happy.  Thanks for stopping by.  Come and create something with me.  Andi

Sunday, May 31, 2015

You are My Sunshine

                                                                                 Happy Sunday!  Today's card features the Simon Says stamp June card kit and a quick and easy card technique. I used the Island Blue for my card base. The technique is called Fancy Fold Corner card.  I have a linked to the video that Dawn Griffith does for this card.  It really is a lot easier than I thought it would be I was a little nervous at first but it was easy peasy.  My card base is a standard A2 card.  Once the base is cut and scored, line the left side up with the 3" mark across the top of your trimmer.  Your trimmer guide should also have markers along the cutting guide.  I have the Fiskars trimmer with the wire guide.  On your cutting guide line it up at 2 1/2 and cut down to 4 7/8".  I know what you are thinking but it is super easy.  Once you have this cut, turn your card and line the side up with the 3" mark across the top of the trimmer and 3" on the cutting guide ruler.  Your previous cut should be lined up with the 3" mark on the guide.  Cut from 3" up to 5/8".  Once you have you cutting done, you can put the trimmer to the side.  Looking at your card, you want to to push on the cut corner and this is how you "flip" it.  You will want to adhere the corner down so the card doesn't continue to "flip" but be careful that you don't put adhesive in the opening on the inside of the card.  Once you have the corner glued down your 'square' on the front measures 3".  I cut my panels to 2 3/4  x 2 3/4 and the next panel is 2 1/2 x 2 1/2.  I used a piece of the Sunshine Yellow which is hard to see in the photo and the next panel is a piece of the Sunshine Doodlebug that comes in the kit.  For my image, I used another piece from the patterned paper.  It is the one that says "You are My Sunshine".  Once you cut it out it is 2 x 2  piece.  I took one the Sun epoxy sticker and put that in the corner of my image.  I used a piece of the rainbow washi tape along the score fold.  I stamped "you make me happy" in Memento Tuxedo black under the image and on the inside I stamped "wishing you lots of smiles".  The top picture shows what it looks like once you get it together.  The bottom photos is the card closed.  So that is the card for today.  Thanks for stopping by.  Come and create something with me.  Andi

Saturday, May 30, 2015

My Take on the May Paper Pumpkin

 Happy Saturday!  Today I did some projects using the May Paper Pumpkin.  The first picture is one where I made the bag that you were suppose to.  I didn't stamp the balloon strings but other than that I did exactly what the direction specified.  This is the only one where I "followed directions"  I used sketches for layout ideas but for the most part just created as I went.  In the second picture I used the balloon stamp that comes in the kit and the Island Indigo ink.  I drew the strings on with my Zig Writer.  I stamped one balloon full strength and then without re-inking the stamp, stamped again.  I used one of the banners that comes with the kit.  I used the ink and brushed it on the edges of the banner and then stamped the "celebrate" that comes with the stamps.  I trimmed around the negative space of the balloon to create a frame.  I adhered one of the panel pieces and turned the card so that the fold was on the side.  I adhered the banner across the stamps balloons on the circle that comes in the kit.  I adhered the frame down and added the circle to the balloon frame.  I didn't stamp anything on the inside so I could add a sentiment to the inside and makes this a congrats, birthday, or a good job card.  The next card I made so the fold was on the side as well.  I took one of bags that comes in the kit and cut the rounded flap off.  I wanted to mention that the bags in this kit are made with heavy duty card stock.  I still have several bags left that I could make into gift bags....anyway.  I adhered the the flap so that the flat side was against the fold of the card.  I trimmed off the extra that is there because the flap is larger than the card base.  I then took a couple pieces of the yellow tissue paper and trimmed it down so that I could use it to create a color
contrast as well as cover the "holes" in the flap piece.  I took my celebrate stamp and curved it so I could stamp it as close to the edge of the circle as possible.  I stamped it in Tangelo Twist.  I then edged the circle with the Island Indigo ink and then I stamped the balloon in the same ink in the center of the balloon, then proceeded to stamp off two more balloons.  I drew strings again with Zig Writer.  I had some issues with stamping the balloon so there is a mark in the balloon that shouldn't be there.  I added some clear Wink of Stella to the balloons and that helped some.  And finally my favorite one.  I used the base with the fold on the top.  I used the panel piece and adhered it down across the card.
Then I took another piece of the tissue paper and adhered it down to the card base.  I took one of the balloon pieces and attached it to the card with the included dimensionals.  The I took the celebrate stamp and the tissue paper and stamp in Tangelo Twist and created banners ends.  I used a dimensional and attached one of the banner ends to the center of the balloon.  Now because the balloon it self was on dimensionals I used two dimensionals stacked together and adhered the other end to the card base.  Everything I used to make these cards came from this month's kit except the Tangelo Twist and the Zig Writer.  However the Tangelo Twist is a stampin' spot from the November paper pumpkin kit.  I made the six card bases and have several sheets of tissue paper left and the bags so I can make more bags and of course I have the stamp set and the stampin spot so I can still use the images.  I will admit when I first started getting the kits I wasn't super impressed but now I look forward to that orange box in my mailbox because I realized that I don't have to make exactly what I am suppose to and I have found some amazing inspirations on Youtube.  One of my favorites is  Rachel Tessman, she usually does two videos of alternate projects including scrapbook layouts.  Thanks for stopping by.  Come and create something with me.  Andi

Friday, May 29, 2015

Blitsy Haul

So today I decide to share some stamps I picked up from  I had never visited this site before and I heard from someone on one of the blogs I follow talking about it so I checked it out.  I found these awesome sentiment stamps.  I honestly don't know what I will use with a couple of them but they made me laugh.  The other nice thing about this site is you can use Michaels and Hobby Lobby coupons and they already provide them for you.  I think my favorite one so far is the one that says "All I heard was I swear it will be funny....and then we were in jail"  I definitely will be checking this site out more.  They have pretty much a little bit of everything.  Thanks for stopping by and come
 and create something with me.  Andi