Tuesday, January 31, 2012

little...


It's Tuesday...my little men are home with me today, tucked in my bed with the ickies. Even with the way they feel they just can't help playing together and making noise. Poppin' in to share a couple of projects created for Momenta and Gel-A-Tins today.
This first project puts a big ol' smile my face. Just recently trying to create more "boy" inspired projects and had a bunch of fun with the colorful Momenta paper and embellishments. It isn't that difficult to create something funky with such a wonderful mix of colors!

For a complete list of supplies and additional photos make sure to head on over to Momenta today! Ok, now on to something for girls...
Never had worked with tile type stamps before, so loved creating this card. Trying also a little more purple in mix...
Working on creating a few of my own gift boxes and came up with this one to match the card...
For a complete list of supplies and instructions head on over to Gel-A-Tins today. Thinking a cup of coffee is in my future to keep mama on the move today. Have a fabulous day...

Andrea

Saturday, January 28, 2012

planning...

Spent the morning planning our first family trip...just the four of us. No airplanes, just us in a car driving for nine hours in some direction. Have to wait a few months, but the excitement is building among us already. Find it strange though to not be visiting family or having a bigger car load of travelers, but know that it is needed. Just another day here to share the last of my Pink Paislee projects for this week's reveal. Using Indigo Bleu and Mistables in this card...This next project is for She Art. Love, love, love the colors in this collection. Bold, bright and so artistic!Spent a little while building this box. Cut five 3.5" piece of cardstock as my pattern and laid out the wooden letters. Once each one was filled most of the way and connected at some point, a little glue was added. Allowed them to dry and used a clear 3" x 3" box to construct it. Created a paper piece to fit inside.This set is complete with dressed up pencils and created notepads to sit inside the box. Worth the work! Have a wonderful weekend. Off to spend the next two days with the family (no football this weekend keeping us indoors...I think). On last project to finish out my week using Spring Jubilee...Andrea

Friday, January 27, 2012

so in love...

The rain was brief today...back to sunny and unusually warm. Although I am not one for snow...I might prefer that at this moment, my little men would agree I am sure. Hope you are all enjoying the CHA reveals this week. Pink Paislee has another amazing reveal and giveaway today so make sure to stop by the blog. On to creating a few projects for upcoming posts and a few extra to share here and there before then...
This one featuring several tags and badge button from Chic Tags. They are original, adorable and love layering all of the colors. Used a little Melissa Frances pom-pom trim, My Mind's Eye paper, Maya Road stick pins, bright yellow ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon and of course my Glue Arts adhesive. Hope you enjoy your weekend wherever you are...

Andrea

Thursday, January 26, 2012

feeling bleu...

Happy Thursday to you all! Feeling a little bleu this morning...Indigo Bleu from Pink Paislee that is...ok, not so original in the delivery, but it had to be done. The newest reveal from their new collection... love the blue and yellow in each piece. Was able to create cards that had both a feminine and masculine feel to them. Each card features a little of each: paper, sticker border, die cuts, stamps, buttons, etc.Paired each card with coordinating wrinkle ribbon from Prairie Bird Boutique. It is just amazing how she seems to have a color to match everything!
Make sure you make it over to Pink Paislee to see all of the new collections this week and to enter into some amazing giveaways!

Andrea

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

want to go to london...

I wish...but Pink Paislee's London Market collection will make me just as happy today. This collection is filled with soft beautiful paper, adorable stamps and everything in between. Loved creating each and every page of this mini album...Found it a little funny creating a mini album that is so soft and shabby chic about my three boys, but hey...it is really for me to love and treasure and couldn't be happier about the outcome...especially with these smiling faces...
Keep checking Pink Paislee each day to see more amazing collections!

Andrea

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

sigh...

Although this card was to be set aside for an upcoming project I am working on...I couldn't help but share it tonight to brighten my day a little. Loving the yellow, purple combination and my favorite ribbon from Prairie Bird Boutique! This little elephant stamped image with a birthday hat on his head is adorable and also apart of the Glitz stamp set I just received. Time to say goodnight to my two restless little men, read a little Captain Underpants (some of the names in these books make me laugh hysterically) and then retire for the night...extra early. And goodnight to you...

Andrea

Monday, January 23, 2012

don't be affraid...


Busy, busy here and still working away on a few special projects that will be shared here very soon. For today I am sharing with you this little guy created for Epiphany Crafts today...Fun, funky and full of color. Super easy card to create in minutes and makes use of those smaller scraps of paper. Hand cut the monster's head, teeth, horns, nose and crown. Used a round and heart punch on the eyes, freckles and crown. Finally a few larger circle dies to create the eyes. Loved using my Momenta paper for this. The colors were perfect and my boys approved with little giggles. Well, off for a day of more crafting and then cleaning up the mess I made from a weekend of creating...before my hubby comes home as promised. Have a wonderful Monday!

Andrea

Thursday, January 19, 2012

so chic...

So excited to share these today...as I am now a design team member of Chic Tags! Amazing products, love the designs and colors. This is my first project using printable tags...Also used my Epiphany Crafts round 14 punch, Prairie Bird Boutique wrinkle ribbon, bee chipboard sticker from Momenta and little bit of this and that to make it extra cheery. This second project is for Glue Arts today and my second attempt at creating a layout...
These are a few snapshots of my oldest at three again and it makes my heart melt just looking at his smile. Just looking at this again brings a tear to my eye. So thankful...now that he is almost eight...I still get to be goofy with him, hug on him and laugh with him often. No matter what age "mommy" is still the most common word in our house.
Now to scrap a few layouts of my littlest man next...

Andrea

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

oh boy...

Missing this little man today. This photo was taken five years ago (wow!) and oh how I miss these moments when they were all smiles and had so many fun adventures. Getting back to scrapping recently, this one for Momenta yesterday, and realizing how time flies! Digging through some old photos last week and both smiles and tears while flipping through. It seems as though life sped up when school began for our oldest. The next card is for Gel-A-Tins today...You can find a complete list of supplies and additional photos on their blog here. Finally, just a little card I created yesterday while looking over a few new stamps sets purchased from My Craft Channel...Glitz. They are amazing images...
Have a wonderful Tuesday. Hope everyone to the north is keeping warm. My family has snow in the Northwest and kind of wish we were playing in it today.

Andrea

Monday, January 16, 2012

paper therapy...

I really believe that crafting is my therapy. After a battle with the sniffles and it's relatives that camped out for the week...I am back in the craft room! Thank you everyone for the well wishes...oh boy were they appreciated. So back to the cutting, sketching, stamping, gluing and the sewing machine. This project is posted today on the Epiphany Crafts blog here for Valentine's Day projects...Quilted a couple fabric hearts embellished with Epiphany Crafts buttons and lace flowers. Created a little wagon from a small wooden crate I had, removed the handle and embellished. For a complete list of supplies and additional photos...check out the blog here. Wishing you all a happy Monday and be back tomorrow with a project for Gel-A-Tins!

Andrea

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

It's cloudy out today and very fitting as I have stuck in bed all day. With a little burst of energy, and my third attempt at posting this today...I wanted to share my Glue Arts project which is up on the blog. Back to resting...

Andrea

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

captured my heart...

A couple projects to share today, but first...the winner of the heart pincushion is Paige (number 7)! Thanks so much everyone for commenting and will have to make something new for my next giveaway in a couple of weeks. Now on to two projects posted today, the first for Gel-A-Tins (pictured above). To see the complete supply list, additional photos and instructions go to the blog here. With Valentine's day approaching, heart projects are in full swing. This is my first post for Momenta and had so much fun creating it....
Remember to stop by the Momenta and Glue Arts blogs this week for prizes and inspiration!

Andrea

Monday, January 9, 2012

minus the ruffles...

The week has begun, struggle to get the kids off to school, a need for coffee but the lack of desire to drive to get any and the cleaning list is long...yep, it is Monday. Our weekend was relaxed, but full of fun here at home. Taking more time these days to cook each meal, open all of our curtains and let the sunshine in and getting my little men up and out of the house. Although I haven't picked a winner yet for the pincushion, I am here just to share a card I created which does not have a ruffle, ribbon or the color pink. Something inspired by my little men... Using a banner sticker from Pink Paislee, felt embellishments from Fancy Pants, wood die cut circles which have been stamped and glittered...then stitched and stitched and stitched. Loving the bright yellow and orange, today especially to get me up and moving. Be back here tomorrow to share my Gel-A-Tins card and it is sure to have a ruffle or two.

Andrea

Also, be on the look out this week for some fantastic projects and prizes!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

stitch and sew...

The sun is out and warming things up a bit here...crafting away this morning. Thought I would post my latest creation and do a little giveaway. As part of my vintage button purchase at Remember Me Emily, I received these little heart tins...which have been sitting here just waiting to be used. A little fabric, lace and my Glue Arts products it all came together as planned. I see more of these in my future and hopefully one of yours. To enter just leave a comment below and I will pick a winner at random on Sunday evening. Happy Thursday...

Andrea

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

come together...

Hello Wednesday! It is cold here, believe it or not...what the news is referring to the cold weather as the "Florida Freeze". Kind of funny how dramatic it becomes to have a little cold weather. My toes are cold, my little men are sleeping with four blankets each and our fire alarms must not like the cold either as they keep going off in the middle of the night. Now that the house is quiet during the day, with school being back and all, things are slowly finding their place...cleaning has been underway for two days...and now I have a few moments to try something new.While my mom was visiting we began looking for video tutorials to learn a little about felting...creating your very own custom colors and looks. Came across some great ones on YouTube. The other day I began wondering about making my own flowers from yarn. When I was a kid my mom taught me the basic steps to crocheting and have used it a few times in the past but nothing more. Watched a video, rewinding and pausing many times, and figured it out. I only had this multi-colored yarn in my stash, but it works...Now to try it with different yarn, sizes and needles (isn't that what you call it?). I am always on a quest to learn more, even if the first few times it just doesn't turn out. My next attempt is quilting...This is my first project, a small pincushion. Just realized how long it would actually take to create a blanket while doing this mini pillow.

Andrea

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

full of love...

Thinking that Valentine's Day is on my mind lately. All of the heart stamps, pink papers and ribbon that remind me of the day has made it's way out and scattered about my craft table.This tag set was created for Gel-A-Tins today and features Love Knots and Coffee Break. Found a little stash of these little white paper pockets the other day and find them perfect for Valentines day to tuck in a few treats, gift card or note. Spent some part of yesterday crafting out this idea..Created these using the same white paper pocket, but dressed up a little different. The tag that is tucked away inside was created from Melissa Francis recipe cards, My Minds Eye stamp and Maya Road stamps. Punched a hold in the tag and threaded through Remember Me Emily vintage tags, which adhere to the backside of the tag using Glue Arts Perma Tac.I found these long floral pins at a craft store a while back and have found many uses over the months. Here I used a few glass beads, Maya Road stamped hearts and an earring back to keep it all together. Added Glue Arts U-Cut It Foam to the back of the two hearts to keep it in place on the pocket and provides enough space between the beads and paper pieces.The top of the tag has been embellished also with Papertrey Ink ticket die, stamps and scallop border die. My house is quiet at the moment and only have a few hours to clean before my little men run back through those doors and ready to play. Working on something I just learned yesterday and can't wait to share it here tomorrow!

Andrea