Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Make it Monday #25

wow, can't believe this is the first papertrey ink make it monday challenge i've participated in...especially considering one lucky gal will be picked to win a pti stamp set! :)  i always watch the videos but never seem to have a chance to whip up a card...guess i'm feeling extra creative this week after attending stamp-a-faire! thanks to heather for this week's challenge to color using white pigment ink. the only thing i would recommend after trying out this technique is to use a darker colored cardstock because it's a little difficult to see the white on the aqua mist paper that i used. i had to apply lots of pressure and layers of ink to make the clouds show up a little, and it started to smudge up my paper fibers in those areas. i just used a plain old q-tip to do this. but overall, i like the idea and like how my card turned out :)

xxo andie...

Monday, July 25, 2011

Papertrey July Blog Hop Challenge

why hello ya'll.

i had an amazing time on saturday at the papertrey ink stamp-a-faire in cincinnati! it was so much fun...it was wonderful to meet the design team and some great new friends! i'm so thrilled that i was able to go! more on that later though :)

for my blog hop card, i featured the new pitcher stamp from the exclusive iconic images set. it really is a beautiful set filled with great images. i think i'll be using it a lot! the sentiment is from a new little set that i purchased on saturday which is dawn mcvey's signature series: butterfly. hope you enjoy!

xxo andie...

Friday, July 15, 2011

why hello there!

here's a little bit about me:

my name is andrea, but you can call me andie.

i'm a 27 year old wife and mommy-to-be :)

my husband's name is michael. he's a volkswagen technician...he runs his own shop from our home.

we are expecting our first child in october 2011. couldn't be happier!

i am a graphic designer by profession. i work in the broadcast field, at an nbc affiliate.

my absolute dream job would be to design for a scrapbook or stamp company! get paid to scrapbook...ummm yes please!

we have three pets: rocket, a border collie. pepper, a sweet little kitty. we call them our "black and whites" because they match. and lastly, rosie, the goldfish.

of course, i am a lover of all things crafty...especially scrapbooking and cardmaking.

i just recently was published for the first time in stamp it! vol. 8 and will have a mini album published in create: mini albums this winter! eeek! so excited about that!

xxo andie...