Saturday, August 31, 2013

C4C201- Buttons and Bows

Happy Saturday!!

Jessie our August hostess has a fun challenge to close our her hostess spree
Buttons and Bows
Since I think I have a bow on every card I make this one is easy!

I did the very hot chalkboard technique along with my Unity stamps
all you need is black paper, white embossing powder and white ink
then the magic happens!

I have to say there are some really cute cards to inspire you over at C4C this week
Click here to see the Crazies cards
Thank you Jessie for the fun challenges this month!

Cheers, Andrea

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Crazy 4 Challenges is loving the animals this week

Crazy 4 Challenges this week has us going to the dogs...or cats...or whatever animal you'd like!

I used the uber cute Paper Smooches set Woofers and Tweeters. I stamped and coloured these cuties right on my card base to make this a one layer card. 

And seriously- how cute is that paw print washi tape! Oh Washi tape- oh how I love thee. 

Thank you for the fun challenge Jessie! You should see all the uber adorable cards the Crazies made too for your inspiration over at the C4C blog. We would love for you to join us!

Cheers, Andrea 

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Unity Thursday- Come hop with us!

I am having so much fun with the Aug SMAK kit- you can do anything!

I am so bad at actually making and sending cards to my loved ones. Like really bad. My goal is to try and actually give my family cards- won't they be surprised ha!

My youngest turned 14 last week and she wanted to see the CN Tower. So hubby took the day off work and took the train to help her birthday wishes come true. This is them together on the observation deck. Let me just say I am not a fan of this part as the wind is so strong and the look down makes my mind spin! I also had to make my hubby promise NOT to do the skywalk with her. Seriously- how grey does he want me to be!

I made her a belated birthday card using a snapshot I printed from my phone and used the frame from the kit and trimmed my picture around it's size. It works perfectly! I then used the 'say cheese' sentiment  to finish it off. I also used her fave colours on the card- am I a good mom or what! Actually a good mom probably would have had her card ready ON her birthday lol! Eek!

Unity has some amazing new releases you will see as you hop around this week and also a sale to help your wallet get more for your money. And a free stamp to boot! Can't resist that!

Time to hop and see the rest of the eye candy! Pop on over to the Project Life/Scrapbooker extraordinaire Jen!

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Crazy 4 Challenges is thinking about Back to School time!

Our hostess with the mostess Jessie is challenging us to have a back to school theme with our crafts this week!

I have to admit this is not what I planned- and I like this better! I had planned out a card that had 4 windows and I wanted to put apples in each one and make it a thank you card. Then the apples turned into these cute school bus stickers. Then my plan to do 4 windows was crushed when I couldn't figure out how to get my globe patterned paper to frame each cut out window equally. I am NOT as handy as I would like to be with an exacto knife lol!

Sometimes the best ideas come when you just let go and breathe. 

While sitting on my floor sulking I eyed my large fishbowl of washi tape and this ruler pattern crossed my path. Then I envisioned it used as a road for the buses...and you can see where that left me. And I have to say this looks much better than the apple card I had in mind originally hee hee!

I can't wait to see what the other Crazies have come up with this week! Hop on over to the Crazy 4 Challenges blog and go back to school with us!

Cheers Andrea

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Unity Thursday!!

Oooo I love making Halloween cards!
I think it's because I get to use lots of purple usually hee hee!
I made my card with one of this week's new releases
Such a quick and fast but fun card to make!

Lots of great sales today:
40-60% off all stamps released from Jan - Aug 2013!
But before you go shopping pop on over to Jen's blog and see more inspiration to help with your shopping list!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

High Hopes New Release blog hop!

It's time for a new High Hopes release! Today we have a Blog Hop to celebrate the release. The High Hopes Dream Team are showcasing some of the stamps that will be released today. You will want to start at the top of the hop at the High Hopes Blog then hop along the way. There will be prizes along the hop, but you won't know where! So make sure to leave a comment at each stop since that is the way you will be entered into the candy giveaway.

Once the stamps are released, you can purchase them from these retailers:

Here is the blog hop order for your convenience!

Thanks for hopping by!!! Andrea