Featured Crafter Friday

May 2, 2008 - 6:00am

Featured Crafter

Meet Jen Alcivar!

  

Tree For All Seasons

May 3, 2008 - 9:37pm

Does anyone out there have this set they would either be willing to stamp some images for me or sell the set to me? It's a Stampin' Up! set that I believe has been retired. I really love this set. If not, no big deal. I just saw a card recently with it and remembered it! :)

I might be a bit slow with the posting for the next few days. I have not been feeling well. I am getting a cold and my head is really congested from it. So I am feeling pretty crummy. Have a great weekend.

Andi

  

Some Recent RAKs

May 7, 2008 - 9:19pm

I got this adorable card from Debby along with some Bella images. Thank you so much, Debby!

RAK Card

This card is from Lisa and I swapped images with her as well. Thanks for the adorable card, Lisa!

RAK Card

I just finished making my Mother's Day cards and I will take pictures of them tonight. I have a couple other cards I made recently that I will post first so people have a chance to get their cards before they see them here. So I have not dropped off the face of the earth and I will get some posts done soon! :)

Andi

  

Monkey Good Time

May 8, 2008 - 4:25pm

This was a card I made for a friend's birthday. He's quite the "party animal" so I knew this would be fitting. I cut out the hat on the first monkey and put it on with dimensionals. Then I stamped the monkey with the banana on his head and colored it. Then stamped another and only used the banana and mounted that with dimensionals. I added a couple baubles because I thought the corner needed a little something more. The sentiment inside says, "It's your day...go bananas!" I thought it was cute and he liked it. So that's all that really matters. And even if he didn't like it, he did a good job humoring me! Oh, and the images are from Stampendous and these are a couple Changito images. Enjoy!

Monkey Card

Andi

  

Brown Dragonfly

May 9, 2008 - 1:21pm

This was a little card I put together, but I really wasn't happy with the way it turned out. But since I haven't been sharing cards as readily as I would like, I thought I should show this one to you. I got this image from a friend and I will have another card with it tomorrow. The green and blue paper is glitter paper that I had and the dots are glitter...I can't remember what color glitter now. :) I think I just don't like the card because I wasn't in the mood to make a card this day. :) Enjoy!

Brown Dragonfly Card

Andi

  

Simple Thanks.

May 10, 2008 - 6:00am

Here's another little card with an image from the same set as yesterday. I wish I could buy this set, but I don't have any need to buy enough items to get this one free. I tend to want the sets you can't buy from Stampin' Up! that are hostess sets.

I am also having issues with adhesive. I think I have used been using the TomBow adhesive with the blue roller, but I swear that stuff doesn't stick. I can pull it off the next day. And yes, I have been buying the permanent tape. So I have gone to glue sticks, because at least I know that sticks. Ugh. So the moral of this is I tried to stick a different type of ribbon to the card and it fell off. Not just kind of fell off, but I went in my office and the card was standing up on my desk and the ribbon was on the desk. So I got out different ribbon and tied it on. What a waste of ribbon. Ugh.

I am also very cheap, so if you give me wildly expensive recommendations for glue I won't use them. I would rather buy cheap glue sticks and take the time to adhere them than to risk my cards not being together when they get to the recipient. Phew. So enough of that rant. I just had to get that out. Enjoy! :)

Thank You Card

Andi

  

Happy Mother's Day

May 11, 2008 - 3:52pm

Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there. I hope each of you have a wonderful day! These are the cards I made and sent out to friends and family for Mother's Day. I got this My Favorite Things stamp just for Mother's Day. It was a simple layout, but I think they're really cute. I made them one night after work sitting in front of the tv. :) Enjoy!

Mother's Day Card

Mother's Day Card

Mother's Day Card

Mother's Day Card

Mother's Day Card

Mother's Day Card

Mother's Day Card

Andi

  

Waterfall Earrings

May 16, 2008 - 4:34pm

This is a pair of earrings that I picked up a kit for a while back. I followed the instructions and I really liked how they turned out, so I got some materials to make others.

Earrings

I have been thinking about making these other two for quite some time and just recently got around to doing so.

For these, I made my own chain using some metal circles. I opened them and made them as long as I wanted them to be. Then I added all the little beads and tried to make them look similar to the way the pink ones did in the kit. I used all the same sized beads for these whereas the pink set used different sized beads. They were a little tedious to make, but I like how they turned out. The nice thing about making your own jewelry is that you can always change it if you don't like it! Enjoy!

Earrings

Earrings

(And I wanted to mention that they are really cute on and in person. I noticed that the pictures didn't make them look all that fabulous!)

Andi

  

Sorry!

May 18, 2008 - 9:05pm

I have a few things to show you, but I am having a little pictures getting my pictures uploaded. So I will share some things with you as soon as I get it working again. I hope everyone had a great weekend.

Andi

  

Wallstreetafela

May 19, 2008 - 9:54pm

This is a new image from Stamping Bella and I had to have this one. This reminds me of Chuck when he's all dressed up for interviews and for work. So I made this card for him and put it in his suitcase for him. (He left yesterday for some orientation in Washington for a week...his new job is with Microsoft.) So I am so very proud of him and excited for his new adventure. Have a good night!

Fella Card

(And Jen, my photo issue wasn't a major issue...just one I didn't know how to fix without Chuck's help!)

Andi

  

Paper Purse

May 20, 2008 - 9:35pm

I know many of you have made oodles of these little purses, but I haven't made one before. We were celebrating a late Mother's Day with Chuck's mom and I wanted a little something to put together for her. So I made this little bag to carry some cards in it. I put I think 6 cards in there (I could have fit more) and they were all cat cards because she loves cats so much. I have posted a couple of the cards I added to the bag (here, here, and here) and I will show the others to you over the next couple days. I used the same paper on the bag as I did in the card I gave her for Mother's Day. Enjoy!

Paper Purse

Paper Purse

Paper Purse

Andi

  

Attitudy Cats

May 21, 2008 - 6:00am

This is another fairly new image from Stamping Bella called "Attitudy Cats". I think it's really cute. I have just recently started getting a couple bella stamps that aren't "bellas" and are other images. I love cats, too, so I knew I wanted this one. This was another one of the cat cards that I put into the purse for Chuck's mom. Enjoy!

Attitudy Cat Card

Andi

  

Birthday Kitty

May 22, 2008 - 6:00am

Here's a cute little Stampendous image from the Fluffles collection. I got this one as a gift from Sandie and I am finally getting around to using it! I thought this paper was adorable to go with this image and I love how the image really stands out when it is raised on dimensional tape. I also added a bit of glitter here and there to make the card sparkle! This was another card that went into the purse I made the other day. Enjoy!

Kitty Card

Andi

  

Green Kitties

May 23, 2008 - 6:00am

I am so pleased with how this card turned out. I think it's so adorable. I added this card to the set I made for the purse. I love the paper and the colors of the card. Then to top it off, the cats are covered in Fun Flock so they are fuzzy. I love that element of being able to touch and feel something unusual like that on a card. People don't expect the cats to be fuzzy, but are so excited when they are. I have to use Fun Flock more often! :) Enjoy!

Kitty Bella Card

Andi

  

A Good Friend

May 27, 2008 - 9:01pm

Here are a couple cards I have received recently from my good friend, Colleen. She sent me some images I had been wanting and then another card just for fun. :) Thank you so much, Colleen! They are gorgeous!

RAK Card

RAK Card

Andi