Eureka!

August 17, 2009 - 8:05pm

Card

This little beauty is from my lovely friend Katie. She sent this as a thank you card for her birthday gifts. I love the fun colors on it and this card made me want this stamp! But I have been so good and haven't bought any craft things in ages! Which is mostly due to the fact that I haven't been making much!

I did go to another stamping event at Katie's house and I helped my sister-in-law make her wedding invitations. So I will be working on posting those soon. For now...you get to gaze at this one! :)

Enjoy!

Andi

  

Handmade Gone Wrong

August 12, 2009 - 8:29am

You really need to check out this site I recently came across! It is so funny! It's called Handmade Gone Wrong!

I know all of us out there at one time or another have felt like their project was a complete disaster! But I bet they weren't as bad as some of the things found on this site! And heck....if it is *THAT BAD*....submit it to them for all of us to see! :)

Enjoy!

Andi

  

Fused Glass

July 22, 2009 - 7:39am

Last weekend I went with my sister-in-law to a craft studio in our area (Studio at Rush Creek) to make a bunch of glass pendants for her wedding this fall. She's using them as favors in a very creative way! We made almost 150 of them. This is what they look like before they were fired in the kiln to give them smooth edges and fuse the glass.

Pendants

They will be so pretty when they are done and will make great conversation pieces. This is a finished one my SIL gave me.

Pendant

Enjoy!

Andi

  

Wire Earrings

June 18, 2009 - 6:56am

Earrings

Last Christmas I received these earrings as a gift. I fell in love with them immediately, but saw one flaw in them for my wardrobe. I don't wear that much red. I wear a lot of pink. I do find many times to wear these, but I knew I had to make another pair of them.

So, I had my hubby teach me how to solder. I bent the earrings to shape and made the square piece. I then soldered the square wire together all on my own. I was so proud! Next, I made the pieces to hang from the earrings and made them all in clear so they were more versatile! Sweet!

Earrings

Earrings

Earrings

I realized there was still one more flaw...Where was the pink!? So I made this little piece on a removable clasp so I could add or remove it as I wanted. And Voilà!

Earrings

Earrings

Now I believe that the earrings really suit my needs. I have yet to make more pieces to add to them, but I know it would only take a second to make if I wanted another color. These get worn ALL the time and have become my new favorite pair. (I also get many compliments on them.)

I am now hoping to dapple a bit more in soldering wire to see what other crazy creations I can come up with! I do highly recommend copying something to make it suit your own needs. I have learned how to make many things by doing this. And you can never go wrong trying something new. The worst that happens is you don't like it and you try again! Enjoy!

Andi

  

White Bird Earrings

June 14, 2009 - 8:31pm

Earrings

This is a pair of earrings I made. I was lacking white earrings in my collection. I didn't have any white beads on hand that I was happy with, so I took apart some old earrings I didn't care for and made these. I just added them to pieces of chain to make them into a cluster.

Every time I wear these I get asked what they are. I call them birds because they appear to have small eyes. But I have been told they look like boomerangs and even teeth! You can make your own decision on what you think they are!

These earrings have been worn a bunch and I don't know how my collection of earrings didn't include these before now! They have become a definite staple! Enjoy!

Andi

  

Big Heart

May 20, 2009 - 9:36pm

Cards

Card

This is the final set of cards I made at Katie's last Stamp-A-Stack. I just LOVE this card! I think they turned out great. She said she got this one from the Stampin' Up! catalog. So if you have one, you can compare them! :) The colors are so cheerful and I think anyone would be happy to get one of these. I know I would! Enjoy!

Andi

  

I've been a bit busy lately....

May 6, 2009 - 10:10am

And I have not taken the time to update this site recently. But I have some great news...We are moving! You can see a little about it on my other website if you would like.

The good news for my faithful readers is that I will have a craft room back! So in time, I'll finally be able to make some new cards and goodies to post! YES!

So hang in there...I'll be back before you know it!

Andi

  

Pink & Brown

April 17, 2009 - 8:20am

Cards

This is yet another set of cards I made at Katie's last Stamp-A-Stack. They are wonderful colors. The pink and the brown look so great together. I used a few different papers to make them look different and I think they are adorable! Enjoy!

Andi

  

Patriotic Thank You

April 13, 2009 - 8:07pm

Thank You Card

This is another set of cards I made at Katie's last Stamp-A-Stack. They are very patriotic. I think they are adorable even with the simple layout. I did change them a little so they aren't all sitting the same direction. You can see that in the picture. I also used different paper and ribbon on them. The only thing I wish I would have added was some glitter. :) Enjoy!

Andi

  

Spring Butterflies

April 5, 2009 - 8:02pm

Butterfly Card

This is the first set of cards I have to show you from the most recent Stamp-A-Stack at Katie's. These are some butterfly cards we made. This is a picture of all of them. I will show you each of them individually next. They all have different papers and sentiments on them.

Butterfly Card

Butterfly Card

Butterfly Card

Butterfly Card

We made a bunch of really cute cards this time. I wanted to share this one because it's finally Spring and we had snow this morning. I needed something to make me think green grass and flowers! The snow didn't last long and the sun was so nice this afternoon. But I still can't wait for butterflies! Enjoy!

Andi