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Monday, May 30, 2011
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Tuesday, May 24, 2011
I really gotta quit waiting 'til the last minute to do this challenge... Things have just been so hectic lately. We're trying to sell our home, my daughter is graduating in a couple weeks, we're having a graduation party a week after that, we're trying to get a new business off the ground... you get the picture! I'm really missing my creative time! Anyway, here's my challenge card for this week. I used the Henrietta Graduate Hambo digistamp, two chipboard photo corners, my sentiment is from The Cutting Cafe and I used a star shaped button with floss tied in the center. My patterned paper was from my scrap bin.
Posted by andyjay at 10:08 PM
Sunday, May 15, 2011
I've got another Hambo Hoedown challenge card for you this week. I used sketch #2 from OWH Stars & Stamps. The challenge was to use the Hambo digital stamp, balloon girl, along with paper piecing and bright colors. I must confess, last week I didn't complete the challenge exactly to the theme... But I didn't do it knowingly. I just didn't read the directions completely. I have a bad habit of getting the digi from Hambo and just getting caught up in the excitement of coloring it and doing my own thing with it that I forget to check their blog for further instructions. I was a good girl this week, though. I followed the theme!
Posted by andyjay at 1:55 PM
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
This is going to be a real quick post tonight. I'm kinda pressed for time. I got the Hambo Hoedown challenge #14 done. I love, love, love this chicken digi! Isn't it just the cutest?! I used a sketch from OWH Stars and Stamps for this card, as well. It wasn't this weeks sketch, but it was a past one. I didn't really use many supplies on this one other than scrap papers and my computer for the sentiment. Well, here it is! Enjoy!
Leave me some love! Comments are always appreciated! Well, until next time...
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Sunday, May 1, 2011
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Saturday, April 23, 2011
I'm a bit late with this one, but better late than never, hey?! This being Easter week, it's been very busy at work this week. (I work at a church as the church secretary.) Anyway, here's my cards for the Stars & Stamps Sketch Challenge #65. Great sketch! Especially for the challenge to use stickers. I got a couple cards made, both using verse stickers and sketch #65.
Here's the first one I did. I used scrap patterned papers, the verse sticker is a K & Company embossed sticker with gold accents and I used gold ribbon. I turned the sketch vertical for this one.
For the second card I again used scrap patterned papers (I have enough scraps to make hundreds of cards!), the mats I cut with Nesties, the verse sticker is an acrylic bubble sticker from Marjolean Bastin and I used a variegated yellow and orange ribbon.
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Tuesday, April 19, 2011
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Wednesday, April 13, 2011
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Sunday, April 10, 2011
I was able to finish the Hambo Hoedown challenge this week. The challenge was to use their Penguin Bunny digital stamp on an easel card. This is my first attempt at an easel card. How "ease"y it was! I was able to accomplish it with much "ease". As they say, "ease"y, peasy, lemon-squeezey! I'll be here all week...;) OK, that's enough! Here it is! I colored the cute little guy with Copic markers, used the Martha Stewart fence punch and made the cute little flowers with a teeny, tiny tulip punch that I've had for ions. The papers were all from my scrap bin except the card base. I did my sentiment with the computer and die cut it with Nesties. Hope you like it!
Posted by andyjay at 11:47 AM
Thursday, April 7, 2011
The weekly challenge over at Stars & Stamps was to make Father's Day cards. I got several made. On the first one I used my new Artistic Outpost stamps. They're really great for making masculine cards! The second card is very simple, OK, but I feel like it's missing something. Any ideas? Let me know... Well, anyway, here they are:
Posted by andyjay at 9:43 PM
Sunday, April 3, 2011
Here's the Stars & Stamps sketch challenge #63 for this week. It's not one of my most favorite cards I've ever made, but it's OK. The mojo was not flowing today.
Posted by andyjay at 8:48 PM
The challenge for Hambo Hoedown this week was to use the caterpillar digi that I got for playing in last week's challenge and the main colors of bright green and hot pink. I used My Pink Stamper's Buggy Punnies for my sentiment. I had so much fun coloring this little guy! Here's the card I came up with this week.
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Thursday, March 31, 2011
Let me know what you think! Thanks for stopping by! Until next time...
Posted by andyjay at 9:33 PM
Monday, March 28, 2011
The challenge at Hambo Hoedown this week was to use the "More Please?" digi that I got for playing the challenge last week. This is what I came up with. I used the same sketch for the S&S Sketch Challenge this week, too. Here it is!
Posted by andyjay at 9:56 PM
Hi everyone! I get several cards done over the weekend. I did the Stars & Stamps Sketch #62 challenge using the bonus sketch this week.. I really, really liked this sketch. It was so versatile and easy to modify so that the cards each looked unique. It's simple and clean. Loved it! Here's the sketch:
Posted by andyjay at 9:16 PM
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Stars & Stamps blog challenge to us this week is to make cards for kids. I got one done tonight. (I was a bit too distracted by American Idol!) I thought this card would be so fitting for a teenage girl's birthday. My teenage daughter thought so, too. What do you think? Well, until next time...
Posted by andyjay at 9:56 PM
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
I'm did a challenge at a new blog site, Hambo Hoedown, that I recently discovered through my friend, Robin. They have the cutest stamps! Well, the challenge was to use a Hambo stamp (I used a digi stamp) and glitter, bling, Stickles, etc... I used Stickles on the inner tube and on the sandals as well as Diamond Glaze on the glass to mimic liquid and on the water for the same effect and the brads are glitter brads.
Hope you like it! Let me know what you think! I love to see your comments!
Until next time...
Posted by andyjay at 9:18 PM
Monday, March 21, 2011
I made these two cards today for the Stars & Stripes sketch challenge #61. I didn't follow it exactly, but it's pretty close. I used two stamped images that I acquired through a stamped image swap (I think they are Stampin' Up images), the coffee bean border is a printable background digi-stamp from the Cutting Cafe and the striped paper is wallpaper. Doesn't the textured tan paper look just like the sleeves that come on our froo-froo coffees?!
Posted by andyjay at 8:38 PM
Sunday, March 20, 2011
OWH had a Facebook card party this weekend. I didn't join in until after it had started so I never completed all the card challenges, but I did get a few done. One of the challenges I had previously posted for the scallop challenge on the OWH Stars & Stripes blog, but here's the others I did.
Well, until next time...
Posted by andyjay at 10:39 PM
Here's a card I made for the OWH Stars & Stamps Facebook card party this weekend. It just so happens that it meets the Midweek Throwdown challenge on the blog, as well. Thanks for bringing that to my attention, Sandy! ;) The challenge was to use scallops on a card and I did just that on this one.
Posted by andyjay at 10:31 PM
Sunday, March 13, 2011
Did the Stars & Stripes Sketch Challenge #60 today. That was a really fun sketch to work with!
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Saturday, March 12, 2011
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Monday, March 7, 2011
I did these super cute cards for any hero cards for OWH and they followed the OWH card sketch, too.
And here's the cards:
Posted by andyjay at 5:33 PM
I did some card making this weekend. I had so much fun. Watched an "Indiana Jones" marathon and got some cards done! I'm really trying to replenish my card stash and get some cards for OWH done, too.
Hope you enjoy them!
Posted by andyjay at 5:24 PM
Sunday, March 6, 2011
I went to a scrapbook retreat at Tall Oaks in Minocqua the end of January with a great group of gals! There were some old friends and I got to meet several new friends. I absolutely love going to these retreats. It's so fun to get together with a group of people that have the same passion as me. Plus, the food ain't bad, either!!! Tee, hee! Here's some layouts that I completed while there.
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