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Monthly Archives: May 2010

Artist Trading Cards (ATC), ah yes, those little pieces of art! I recently got some great background and backs for ATC’s from Lost Coast Designs Stamps. Thanks to the Spring Virtual Convention on Rubber Stamp Chat, I got a great deal on them with free shipping! Thanks to Linda for the sale and prompt service!

I haven’t used them yet, hahahaha, gotcha! I used some stamps from Starving Artistamps and Faerie Song Stamps to create my Mardi Gras beauty. I double embossed the background with the gem bezels and harlequin. I stamped and embossed the gems first then stamped and embossed over them with the harlequin pattern in a different color. Neat effect isn’t it?

Mardi Gras ATC

Supplies:
Starving Artistamps stamps
Faerie Song Art Stamps
P K Glitz embossing powder
Bling

I’ve mentioned before that I participate in a monthly swap with some ladies on FL Stampers Yahoo group with Christmas cards. This month the theme was to use “snow” in some way. Either the word, paper with it, an embellishment or something.

For my creation, I used a glitter white embossing powder with the stamped image, stamped extra snowflakes AND used snowflake embossed paper. How’s that for meeting the challenge? 🙂

I was so thrilled to use INCHIES! Yes, I finally used one of the Inkadinkado Inchie sets. This one had a winter theme. Ellen Hutson has come out with an Inchie weekly sketch which I just LOVE!

Inchies

Supplies:
My Mind’s Eye patterned paper
Inkadinkado Inchie stamps
P K Glitz embossing powder
Ellen Hutson sketch

Love those seaside images from Seaside Stampin’. Here’s another beauty using alcohol inks on glossy paper with a mist of Ritzy Ditzy Glitz. That enable the inks to blend and adds a beautiful glistening touch – so nice!

Seaside Stampin'

Supplies:
Seaside Stampin’ Ink stamps
Ranger Distress Ink
P K Glitz embossing powder, Ritzy Ditzy Glitz and glitter
Michael’s ribbon

Yes, I owe you some Ippity projects don’t I? You can always visit my Ippity blog, but I don’t blame you if you want to keep your blog reading to a minimum. I do usually always post something on that blog every Monday and Friday with a repost here on Andrea’s Scraps.

Thanks for coming by to see my Ippity with some Unity mixed in!

Ippity Stamps

Ippity Stamps

Ippity Stamps

Unity Stamps

Ippity Stamps

See? I told you that I was catching up!

April was almost a picture-free month except for the crafty projects that I was doing. Between traveling for work and limited daylight and weekend times, I didn’t really get out much to take pictures. Oh well, it happens right?

For this month’s summary, I put together pictures of my favorite projects from the month plus one doozy dessert picture from a restaurant that I went to in Waterloo. Total yumminess!

I love the Martha Stewart Hydrangea border punch that I used here. The glitter also matches perfectly and adds just the right zing.

Project 12-April

Project 12-April

Supplies:
BasicGrey patterned paper, cardstock stickers and brads
Prima bling
Border punch
P K Glitz Sticky Tape and glitter
Becky Fleck sketch

I’ve been catching up with Project 12, woohoo! I’ve shown you January and February so far.

Here’s March!

I used some super cool new ribbon trim from Webster’s Pages. It is rolled up tulle to create roses then it’s attached to a larger piece of tulle to hold it all together. So pretty and dimensional! I did a bunch of sewing on it – too cool.

Project 12-March

Project 12-March

Project 12-March

Supplies:
BasicGrey patterned paper
P K Glitz Sticky Paper and glitter
Border punch
Webster’s Pages ribbon trim
Becky Fleck sketch

Wow, can’t believe that I haven’t posted for 3 weeks! As you can imagine, I’ve been busy with work and not too much time for crafting.

BUT, I have been crafting here and there and have stuff to share! I have scrapbook pages – can you believe that I did 3 pages this weekend???! I have cards and an ATC.

To start, here’s a single scrapbook page that I’ve been trying to do for a year and a half now!! “What is the problem” is what you’re probably asking yourself. Well just me! I’ve had this paper from Scenic Route for almost that amount of time, so that part was worked out.

Here it is —-> I needed the right sketch! Thanks to Becky Fleck and her blog, I FINALLY got the right layout. I used a bargain border punch that I found stashed in the Michael’s clearance bin for $5 I think it was – just knew there would be a perfect page for it and I was RIGHT! Love it when that happens! 😉

So, here’s the single page that took me almost 2 years to get it together. Click on the picture for a zoom in.

Becky Fleck sketch

Supplies:
Scenic Route patterned paper
BasicGrey chipboard letters
Elle’s Studio calendar
Stickles
P K Glitz embossing powder
Border punch
Michael’s ribbon
Becky Fleck sketch

See you later! Be back every day this week to share more goodies.

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