Monday, February 25, 2013

pti february blog hop

monogram is the word for this month's papertrey ink blog hop. nichole posted some beautiful monogrammed projects to get some creative juices going for this challenge...there are lots of great ideas on pinterest too. this card came together so quickly and beautifully using maile's new mini blooms stamp set. i created this "B" (using headlines alphabet die) card with my sister, billie, in mind. thanks for taking a peek at my little card, and i hope you enjoy all of the great projects today along the way! xxo andrea.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 no.104

pinwheels! that's what this week's papertrey ink make it monday is focusing on. as i was creating my little pinwheel, i kept trying to think back to the last time i made one...and i'm not sure that i ever have!? i used some sweet blush pattern paper and a cute strawberry pattern paper from a dear lizzy collection. sigh...& i'm totally loving these sentiments from maile's mini blooms set! hope you enjoy!

westy & i had a quick weekend vacation and traveled up to indiana for a couple special visits. we even got to stop at university of indianapolis and have lunch with my sister, billie. hi bill! thank for having us for lunch! :) xxo andrea.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

project favorites challenge : pti 6th anniversary

here's another card to enter in a papertrey ink challenge. this time my card focuses on one of maile's project favorites. i added in some pretty floral pattern paper to my design though. i really like how this one turned out!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

watercolor challenge : pti 6th anniversary

i played along today with papertrey ink's watercolor challenge and created a colorful birthday card. i used lots of different sets on this one. i found that my ink didn't really spread that much after i stamped the image, so i had to dab my inkpad on the acrylic block, then pick that up with a wet paintbrush to apply to my card...but it's the same difference :) after the fact, i'm not sure about that scarlet jewel brush streak (i already have a wooden paintbrush streak stamp...had it for years). after i see the card in the photograph, it kind of looks like blood?! lol. i assure you, it's not.

well...i'm still waiting to see my name on the release winner's page...but i guess i can wait until it pops up for the winner of the "stamps for the whole year" prize! hehe that would be totally awesome! i would just die if that happened!

thanks for stopping by to look at my card. there's nothing good on tv tonight so i might have to make another card for the design team project favorites challenge...just a couple more days to enter that one. have a good night! xxo andrea.

Monday, February 11, 2013

color challenge : pti 6th anniversary

i'm back with a card for today's papertrey ink 6th anniversary challenge, which is a color inspiration. i chose to work with the first color palette, which is full of soft beautiful colors and a pop of brighter pink. i worked with the lovely pretty peonies stamp set (last year's anniv. stamp set), tag-it's #2 and the cute leafs from turning a new leaf. we have to wait until the 15th to see what this year's set will be. i can't hardly wait! i'm sure it will be just as lovely!

thanks for stopping by my blog today...i hope you enjoyed my card :) xxo andrea.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

sketch challenge : pti 6th anniversary

i'm back tonight with one more card to share...this one in particular is for today's papertrey ink 6th anniversary sketch challenge. obviously, i used sketch no. 5...very quick and simple. it just so happens that the smallest star from everyday classics fits perfectly within the largest circle/star image from boy basics: simple circles. i chose a more neutral color scheme (soft stone, melon berry, limeade ice & kraft) but by adding that pop of melon berry in there, i think it turned into a soft, feminine card...especially after i added the bow at the end!

thanks for taking a look. can't wait till 7am tomorrow for more papertrey ink introductions! xxo andrea. no.103

i finally finished up my card for this week's make it mom and her boyfriend came to our house for a quick little visit this weekend! it was so nice to have them. my youngest sister, kate, went to spend the weekend with my other sister, billie, for her college's little sibling weekend. billie lives halfway from our hometown and my home, so since my mom was already halfway here, they headed south for the weekend instead of going back home. we had a good time catching up, drove through the jim beam factory area, went for a walk around lake nevin at bernheim forest, and cooked out on the grill on saturday night. we missed seeing the girls, but weston had some good time with his grandma. pretty sure they both enjoyed it :)

i had fun making this the mix of bright colors and neutral pattern paper for the background. thanks for taking a peek! xxo andrea.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

project favorites challenge : pti 6th anniversary

i'm back today to share another card for one of papertrey ink's 6th anniversary festivity challenges. the design team picked their favorite cards of 2012, and you are suppose to pick one as inspiration for your own creation.

i adore jessica witty's clean, graphic, simple cardmaking style, and it's no wonder i chose this card of her's as my inspiration's kind of the reason i added background basics: herringbone to my cart when it was released!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

printable freebies challenge - pti anniv. day 2

papertrey ink is celebrating their 6th anniversary with lots of fun announcements, challenges and prizes from february 5th-15th. for day two of the festivities, the designers supplied us with free printable focal points and the challenge is to create a card using one of them. i chose to create a birthday card using heather's design. it's been on my list for the past week to make a birthday card for my one & only little brother, who's bday is at the end of the week, so this gave me extra incentive to finally scratch it off the list. i'll just pop it in the mail first thing in the morning! aaand done. i tried to keep it looking very graphic and neutral so he doesn't yell at me for sending him a girlie card :)

i just snapped this instagram of my little monkey having a quick grapes & right before that he ate a whole banana. he was laughing as he was sitting here saying "ah ah ah" which is his monkey sound, so that's why his eye looks a little squinty. lol he is so cute i can barely stand it. it's 3:15 now but mind you he had lunch at 12:30 of pasta with turkey gravy, corn and cheese cubes and 2 vanilla wafers for desert. then i had a snack a little while ago (bowl of cheerios) and he wanted some of those too. haha, i think someone is having a growth spurt!

thanks for stopping by! xxo andrea.