Monday, April 23, 2012

*Eat my pixie dust!*

For some odd reason I continually get waylaid from my scrappy plans and end up doing something that is equally scrappy but still not accomplishing my scrappy goals! This time it's box cars. I had no clue what a box car was but 3 weeks ago I was informed we were racing them and I would have to make them for my babes. Of course everything that her big brothers do in cubscouts, little miss Aubrey Lu has to do as well.

 This is Liam's car. It's a convertible complete with spoiler and flames. These cars completely represent the personalities of my twins. This car is SOOOOO Liam. Mind you, he did the spray paint, chose all the cut files, ran the gypsy while I loaded and manned the cricut, applied all the decals himself...he worked very hard. 

 He was very excited that this was around Earth day because not only were we repurposing boxes, but the wheels are made out of cereal box cardboard.

 I wanted to get a good pic of the foil paper used. This is from the Citrus cardstock pack by DCWV. The headlights are done with the foil red and blue as well...although the hubcaps are plain CS. 

Here is a pic of the red.

Aubrey LOVED this phrase. She must have repeated it 25 times in the half hour that we put this on before bed. The flowers and Tinkerbell stuff are all from the Disney Tinkerbell cartridge for the Cricut. Very tedious and time consuming but they turn out lovely.

 The trim on the top of the windshield and the damask headlights are from the Sophisticated cartridge by Teresa Collins. This is one of my newest acquisitions but is fast becoming my fave go to.

I used the flash in an attempt to show the bit of glitter on the wings (TA pearl spray) and the glitter paper that was used for the outfit. There is also white flocking powder on the balls of her shoes. I'm definitely removing her and keeping her to scrap some pics of the kids running around with these boxes.

The racing world is definitely in for a surprise tomorrow when they are taken by Liam and Aubrey...the dynamic duo!

If you are wondering abut Colin, he's being a party pooper and said he doesn't want to participate tomorrow (even though he's a WEBLOS). Too bad I didn't have time to make him a pink one;)


Wednesday, April 11, 2012

The new adventures of Andiepants

Greetings all. Wanted to share with you a little sneak peek at what I have been slaving over for the last month and give a fantastic little tutorial on a piece of this mini album.

Not to mention this is my FIRST video!!!


Because of the audio file I used, if you are unable to view this you can search for the mobile version on youtube. Yes, I am learning.


Monday, April 2, 2012

Swirlydoos Layout of the week

Yours truly has had her art chosen over at as layout of the week!! Starring my wonderful hubby...Nathan!!!! I am so happy to have had this LO selected!! I'm very proud of how it turned out and of course it's only made better because it showcases my darling hubby.
 My inspiration for this page is Anna Dobrowska! She is fantastic!! check out her blog. 
Most of the pieces over on side are pieces that my husband has given me over the years for scrapbooking. I haven't known what to do with them until now. He's an engineer/machinist and there actually some scrap pieces on there that he made.  
The page was for a challenge. In the challenge you had to use chipboard, acrylic, punch or die cut, and metal. You had to include a title and hidden journaling, and you had to cover something with gesso, mist, and sparkle. 

 Here is a pic of the hidden journaling open. The message is to my hubby and is very personal so I won't quote it...but suffice to say that 7 years ago we almost got divorced and because of all the wonderful qualities that make my hubby who he is...we are still together today.

This is my hubby's birthday card for his 33rd birthday. I adore the Le Blanche stamps.

I used layers and lots of foam. My hubby loves industrial type stuffs...thus the gears. There's a tutorial over on the Swirlydoos site for these. They look so rusted and cool. The acrylic piece behind is one of those old bicycles with the one large wheel and one small wheel. of the things that my hubby has always found fascinating. 

 I took this close up to show the stamping with gesso. It's a Tattered Angel's stamp of a snoflake but was just so swirly and cool...I thought it looked fantastic.

 This is my father's Christmas card. He's a big Norman Rockwell fan and I thought he would just LOVE this Santa. This is the only picture I took and it's not very good. I fussy cut the red ribbon that is under the cluster. I fussy cut Santa out of the graphic 45 papers and attached him to some Tim Holtz resist kraft that I colored with red and green. I made the vine myself by attaching some roses and gold and white ball pieces from the dollar store to a petaloo berry vine. 

Andie's hot tip...scour the dollar stores for great finds that you can use on scrappy pages. They may look aweful in the store but use your imagination and they could be great:)

 Last but not least, this is a card made from a tutorial over at Swirlydoos. One of the newer SUPER talented!!! This is my take on her design. I made this for my GF Cindy who loves the rustic country theme...which is totally translated to shabby chic! Hey all...guess where I got the pussy willows? Yup...dolla store!!!!

Coming soon...I made a page for a contest in May...but it's TOP SECRET!!! I can't wait to share it. Also I'll be posting my first video soon! I'm so excited...I can't wait.