Paper Smooches DT Blog Hop

Hello, hello!

It’s Pep Rally week once again in the Paper Smooches world, and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches JULY 2016 release with you!  ONE new stamp sets and FIVE new dies will be available to purchase at 8 p.m. PT on July 31st.  You will find our new products HERE once they go live.  

To add extra fun to our blog hop…we are offering up a prize! 

The prize – a $25. gift code to choose what you like at the PS online store.

Here are the details:

  • FOUR winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the design team blogs and the PS Blog to win the $25. prize.
  • Just leave a comment on any of the design team blogs listed below or the PS blog for your chance to win!  (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it increases your chances)
  • Deadline: You have until midnight PT on Sunday, July 31st to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, August 1st to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.
Teri  (<— cha cha! Here you are!)

To increase your chances of winning:

  • Tell us that you Facebooked about our blog hop
  • Tell us that you Tweeted about our hop
  • Tell us that you posted on your blog about our blog hop

(which means that you have up to three extra chances to win on each blog)

So enough details! Here’s the project I made to share with you today!

I made this bad boy with the new Lights die, as well as the new Noteworthy stamp set.

Handmade card by Teri // terisplace.wordpress.com

To create the little ledge to place the light on, I plopped a couple sticky notes on the white card panel and sponged on some blue ink.

The sentiment was created with two stamps from the Noteworthy stamp set.  Easy peasy.

Handmade card by Teri // terisplace.wordpress.com

Alright! That’s what I have for you today. Thanks for stopping by, guys! Always enjoy reading your comments!

Birthday Card Challenge #1

Hi guys!

Back again with a card. My friend, Ashley, posed a challenge to make birthday cards so the two of us will be sharing birthday cards on Wednesday for awhile.:)

handmade card by teri // terisplace.wordpress.com

I went kinda freestyle today with this bad boy by combining some different stuff.

Used some graph style patterned paper from My Mind’s Eye, plus some sticky notes from Kelly Purkey and Hero Arts, to make the background.

The donut themed stamps (words and donuts… because they make everything better, you know) are also from Kelly Purkey. I think this is a set she sold in her store. I picked it up at a workshop she held here quite awhile back… a super fun workshop that is. (Thanks, Kelly!)

handmade card by teri // terisplace.wordpress.com

The “happy birthday” and “celebrate” words are from the Wish Big set by Julie Ebersole for Ellen Hutson. Fun to combine them with the other stuff.:)

Alrighty. That’s what I have. Be sure to swing by Ashley’s blog-a-roo to see her take on the challenge. I’m sure it won’t disappoint. And be sure to stop by again next Wednesday for another birthday card.

Paper Smooches DT Blog Hop

Hi everyone!

It’s Pep Rally week once again, and the gang is here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches JULY 2016 release with you!  ONE new stamp sets and FIVE new dies will be available to purchase at 8:00pm PT on June 30th.  You will find our new products HERE once they go live.  

To add extra fun to our blog hop…we are offering up a prize! 

The prize – a $25. gift code to choose what you like at the PS online store.

Here are the details:

  • FOUR winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the design team blogs and the PS Blog to win the $25. prize.
  • Just leave a comment on any of the design team blogs listed below or the PS blog for your chance to win!  (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it increases your chances)
  • Deadline: You have until midnight PT on Sunday, June 26th, to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, June 27th, to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.
Teri  (<— here you are)

To increase your chances of winning:

  • Tell us that you Facebooked about our blog hop
  • Tell us that you Tweeted about our hop
  • Tell us that you posted on your blog about our blog hop

(which means that you have up to three extra chances to win on each blog)

So enough hop talk. Let’s get to the card.

A handmade card by Teri // terisplace.wordpress.com

I made this guy with the new Summer Sampler stamp set, which has all kinds of fun Summer phrases.

A handmade card by Teri // teriplace.wordpress.com

The shells were cut with another new product, the Shell dies. I die-cut them from cardstock and then used my markers to give them a little color. If you look really close, you’ll see I die-cut the two shells in the middle twice and stacked them up, just to give the card a little extra pop.

Alright, friends. That’s what I have. Thanks, as always, for stopping by. See you again soon.

Mix It Up Challenge, the Sequel

Hi all!

I couldn’t help myself. Had to make another card in honor of the Mix It Up Challenge over in The CLASSroom from Ellen Hutson.

A handmade card by Teri // terisplace.wordpress.com

Ta-da! Julie’s bear from All Inside stamp set is just so cute.:) I mean, seriously, those hands! That face! Adorbs. Couldn’t resist playing again

This time, I gave him a bunch of hearts to hold. They were all cut (every single one of them) with the All Inside dies. The string of hearts? They are from the Heart Strings dies from Technique Tuesday. The string was a little longer at first, but I whacked it down a hair with scissors. Easy peasy.

A handmade card from Teri // terisplace.wordpress.com

Alright. That’s what I have. Don’t forget that you have until June 14th to link up projects that combine Essentials by Ellen products with Technique Tuesday products. One winner will be selected at random by the folks at Ellen Hutson to receive a $50 gift certificate.

See ya later, friends.

Mix It Up Challenge!

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Hi guys!

Excited to be joining up with my good friends over at Ellen Hutson in helping kick off this month’s Mix It Up Challenge.

The challenge this month involves mixing up Essentials by Ellen products from Ellen Hutson  with…. drum roll please… Technique Tuesday products. I love mixing it up and dig both companies quite a lot. Getting to use their products together is right up my alley.

So here’s what I have got to share with you.

A handmade card by Teri // terisplace.wordpress.com

Ta-da!

This card uses a couple different stamp sets. I used the Favorite Human set from Technique Tuesday and the Bokeh Dots and All Inside sets from Ellen Hutson. I also used the All Inside dies from Ellen Hutson and Heart Strings dies from Technique Tuesday.

To create that blue background, I simply sponged ink onto cardstock and then samped the scribbly circle with the Bokeh Dots set.

A handmade card by Teri // terisplace.wordpress.com

And those single hearts? They were cut from white cardstock. I simply sponged the same blue ink on them since I didn’t have a similar blue cardstock.

Alright so that is what I have for you. Be sure to check out the challenge post over in The CLASSroom. And be sure to play too.:) You’ll find all the deets over there. (Hint: One challenge participant will be chosen at random to score a $50 gift certificate from Ellen Hutson.)

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That would be fun, right?:)

Alright!  Be back later gators. Thanks for swinging by.

 

Paper Smooches DT Blog Hop

Hi all!

It’s that time again! It’s Paper Smooches Pep Rally week, and the gang’s all here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches JUNE 2016 release with you! ONE new stamp sets and FIVE new dies will be available to purchase at 8 pm PT on May 31st.  You will find our new products HERE once they go live.  

To add extra fun to our blog hop…we are offering up a prize! 

The prize – a $25. gift code to choose what you like at the PS online store.

Here are the details:

  • FOUR winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the design team blogs and the PS Blog to win the $25. prize.
  • Just leave a comment on any of the design team blogs listed below or the PS blog for your chance to win!  (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it increases your chances)
  • Deadline: You have until midnight PT on Sunday, May 29th to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, May 30th to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.

To increase your chances of winning:

  • Tell us that you Facebooked about our blog hop
  • Tell us that you Tweeted about our hop
  • Tell us that you posted on your blog about our blog hop

(which means that you have up to three extra chances to win on each blog)

So enough hop chatter! Let’s get on with the project.

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Ta-da!

I created this guy with a couple new Paper Smooches products, the Summer Tree die and the Hello Sampler stamp set.

I played it simple, cutting the three out from white cardstock and cream cardstock. To make the leafy portion of the tree stand out, I sponged green ink in a circle behind it. It’s subtle but I think it really helps add to the card.

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That little baby heart? It’s from the Summer Tree die too. I just thought it was so cute that I had (HAD, I tell you) to add it.:)

Alright! That’s what I have.

Thanks so much for swinging by today, guys! I appreciate it when you do!

Hero Arts Summer 2016 Release Blog Hop

Hi everyone!

So tickled today to be joining some of my favorite makers in celebrating the Summer 2016 release from Hero Arts with a blog hop!

Hero Arts products have been part of my creative arsenal for a really long, long time. In fact, some of the very first stamps I ever used (…. and maybe collected… maybe… hee hee) were from Hero Arts. So it’s an extra special treat to take part. (Thanks for having me, Hero Arts friends.)

I’ve got three projects to share with you. Each of them use the new City Adventure stamp set. And I’m a fan of mixing and matching so I’ve used some other Hero Arts stamps with them.

So I’d like to introduce you to card #1.

Handmade stamped card by Teri // terisplace.wordpress.comI went pretty graphic here. I  wanted to create a city scene of sorts. I started by making those dots to stamp the cityscape on. To make those dots in the background, I just took an ink applicator and applied inks directly to cardstock.

And then I built the scene around it, adding the taxi and “let’s go” phrase. The card needed a little more so I added the sun and “roam” and “get lost” phrases from The Adventure Begins to it. And then I drew the black line  under the taxi.

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I think it turned out pretty fun!

These next two cards are destination specific… or location specific, I guess.:)

Handmade stamped card by Teri // terisplace.wordpress.com

The bird and sign are from the City Adventure set. If you have ever watched that show “Portlandia”, you’ve  probably heard a reference to putting a bird on things.😉

The food truck and words are from Kelly’s Portland stamp set by Kelly Purkey. Food trucks are huge here. I stamped the truck, colored it in and then used my trusty scissors to fussy cut it out. It’s popped up on the card with foam tape.

Handmade stamped card by Teri // terisplace.wordpress.com

And this little scene was inspired some of the parks in Portland. The trees and sun are from The Adventure Begins, while the bike, light and bench are all from City Adventure. Bikes are everywhere in Portland. Might say it’s a thing here.

To make the light and legs of the bench stand out, I used a white gel pen to color them in. I also added a little white to the Portland letters. If you look really close you can see it.

I hope you’ve enjoyed these cards and are enjoying the hop!

Here’s the complete blog hop list:

The Hero Arts Blog
Amy Tsuruta
Clare Prezzia
Debby Hughes
Jennifer McGuire
Jenn Shurkus
Joan Bardee
Julie Ebersole
Kathleen Graumuller
Kathy Racoosin
Kelly Rasmussen
Kimberly Crawford
Laura Bassen
Libby Hickson
Lori Craig
Lucy Abrams
Lydia Fiedler
Mariana Grigsby
May Sukyong Park
Nichol Magouirk
Sandy Allnock
Teri Anderson (<—– Here you are.)
Wanda Guess (<————–NEXT STOP! Take it away, Wanda!)
Yana Smakula

If you get lost during the hop, be sure to check out this post on the Hero Arts Blog!

Also, go here to see all the new Hero Arts products. So much good stuff!

Oh, and be sure to comment as you are hopping today! Hero Arts will be giving away three $25 shopping sprees, drawn from comments left across all blogs in the hop. Please comment by Sunday, May 15 at 11:59pm PT and they’ll announce the winners the following week.