A Necklace For A Friend

February 26, 2009 - 7:47pm

Necklace

I made this necklace for a friend of mine. I have a necklace that is similar to it and I caught her eying it one day. I looked at the store where I bought it and could not find another. But I knew I wanted to give her one. So I did the next best thing, and made one myself.

I found the supplies I wanted to use at my local craft store and made this beauty for her. She wears it all the time! I also thought it was fitting to post this after the bracelet. I made the bracelet with the pieces I had left over from this necklace! (But I kept the bracelet for myself!) Enjoy!

*PS* I apologize for the not-so-wonderful picture. I had taken this a while ago with my phone right before I gave this as a gift because I had forgotten to take a picture at home. I thought it would be rude to give this to my friend and then say..."Hey, could I have that back so I can take a picture of it for my blog?" :)

Andi

  

Bracelet

February 15, 2009 - 10:18pm

I have been making some jewelry lately. Since all of my card making stuff is packed away in storage, I needed to do something creative. And my jewelry making things take up a lot smaller space. :) I had some leftover chain from a necklace I made and attached some discs to the chain and added a clasp. I am definitely going to make myself some more bracelets because I have a really small wrist. And this way I can make them fit me. Most bracelets fall right off. I wear this all the time. I have more jewelry to show you in the next few days. I hope all is well with my fellow readers! Enjoy!

Bracelet

Andi

  

Book Card

February 11, 2009 - 9:22pm

This is a card I got a while back from my wonderful blog-friend Colleen. I love that she made this card open. It's like a book. There are so many details to this card. The tab on the side pulls out. This is where she wrote her note to me. I love the colors and she did a wonderful job. I could tell it took a lot of time and I am thankful that she sent it to me! Thank you, Colleen! Enjoy!

Book Card

Book Card

Andi

  

A Red Christmas

January 25, 2009 - 6:31pm

This was a card I made a while back at my friend Katie's house for a Stamp-A-Stack. I ended up using them for thank you cards after Christmas. This was the same stamp I used for my Christmas cards last year. I love the colors in this one because, like the last card I posted, they are very traditional Christmas colors. I am always trying t find new and fun color combos that will still work for the holidays. But sometimes it is just best to stick with the traditional way! Enjoy!

Christmas Card

Christmas Card

Andi

  

A Big Happy Holiday

January 12, 2009 - 4:24pm

This was the Christmas card I got this year from Colleen. I love the traditional Christmas colors and that she made a pocket card. It's fun getting something a little out of the ordinary for the holidays. I love this stamp, too! I loved this whole set! They always put a smile on my face and make me giggle a little because I think the mere size of them is funny to me! Thanks Colleen! Enjoy!

Christmas Card

On a side note...I still haven't had time to make cards and all of my stuff is still in storage. But I am thankful to those of you that send me cards and give me something to share with the masses! I have been making more jewelry lately because it was one of the only craft things I left out because I have it contained in a portable case. So I am ordering a couple new items to make some new goodies....or at least attempt to make new goodies! :) I will post some of those new creations in the near future!

Andi

  

A Pink Celebration

January 8, 2009 - 9:27am

This is another birthday card from the wonderful Colleen. I had forgotten I had this one until I was picking up some things in my office and uncovered it. I love the bright and cheerful colors in this card! Thanks so much Colleen! Enjoy!

Birthday Card

Andi

  

Merry Christmas!

December 25, 2008 - 7:00am

Merry Christmas! May you have a wonderful holiday season spent with family and loved ones. This is my Christmas card that I sent out this year.

The first picture is one of the cards up close. My color combination was inspired by some napkins at Caribou Coffee. I loved the colors and knew that was what I wanted to do this year. Once I decided that, things came together pretty easily. There were things I knew I wanted to use for this card, but I wasn't sure how to put them all together at first.

I spent a day at my friend Katie's house and she let me use a bunch of her craft stuff while all of mine was packed. She also helped out a lot! (Thanks Katie!) So this is what we put together.

Christmas Card

This is what I used on the inside. This was a stamp Katie had from Stampin' Up!. I think it was a good stamp to use. I like putting a stamp on the inside since it saves time writing in them! And I am all about making things go quickly!

Christmas Card

Here are a few of them together. We punched snowflakes and I used different ones on each of them. I really just grabbed a black and white snowflake and put them on the card. I wasn't very particular about which ones went together...and that is not like me at all! And in true Andi style, I used a bunch of glitter. The white snowflakes have star dust stickles on it as well as the body of the snowman. I used silver stickles on the hat, gloves and scarf. It really added a nice touch to the cards.

Christmas Card

I did use the "Made of Snow" stamp set from Paper Trey Ink. The only downfall about using that set, is that not many people realize all the work that went into making it and that I had to stamp each part of the snowman individually and it wasn't just a snowman stamp. Even though I made this card more work than it needed to be, I am so happy with how they turned out! Enjoy!

Andi

  

More Birthday Wishes

December 20, 2008 - 11:48am

This is another sweet birthday card I received from Debbie. I love the colors and this was a stamp set I always thought was cute. Thank you so much for thinking of my on my birthday and I am sorry it has taken so long to post this!

Birthday Card

Have a great weekend everyone! We're getting tons of snow here in Minnesota today. And my hubby is off to play hockey! Yay for winter!

Andi

  

Birthday Wishes

December 17, 2008 - 7:00am

I got this card for my birthday from Michele. I love the color combination and the glitter on the butterflies. I took a close-up picture of them. This card also has a gorgeous stamped image in the background, too that you can see better in the second picture. Thank you so much, Michele!

Birthday Wishes

Birthday Wishes

Andi

  

A Fall Card

December 15, 2008 - 9:53pm

I am quite behind on posting cards. Both cards that I have made and those that I have been given. So I am going to gradually get them posted for my loyal readers now that I have pictures taken!

This is one of the many cards you are going to see from my friend Colleen. She is so good about sending me cards. I really need to get a big "Thank You" out to her for always thinking of me. Enjoy!

Fall Card

Andi