Today’s card (4-12)

Hi all!

This is today’s card!

ae_makeawish1_teriHad a really good time the other day playing around with the new Storybook stamp set (and steel dies) from Avery Elle. Heather Campbell, my pal/homie, designed them. ;)

One of the things I really love is using products designed by my friends. I don’t know. There’s just something that makes it extra special about,although I do feel a little  extra pressure to make something good with it… because… well, you know. One doesn’t want to be known as the loser friend and all.

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To make the background, I scribbled with watercolor crayons on stamping block, doused the color with water and then pulled it down a journaling card cut from watercolor paper. Each of the little critters were die-cut and stamped from good old Neenah cardstock. Then I used watercolor pencils and water to give them a little bit of shading. To give the dots to the deer, I pulled out my trusty white paint pen from Elmer’s. (<—- Love, that thing.)

Anyway, I guess you could say that I just kinda stepped out of the creative box here and had fun. :)

Not much else to say so I’ll be back later. Hope you are having a dandy good day!

 

 

April Studio AE Blog Hop from Technique Tuesday (4-10)

Hello, hello!

It’s Studio AE Blog Hop time again! So stoked to be hopping yet again with my TT pals.

Today, we are sharing projects made with the new Good Times by Ali Edwards stamp sets.

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And here’s what I made.

It’s a simple little pocket page. Usually when I make pocket pages, they take several hours.

But I decided to play it simple with this one and just focus on putting together a quick, simple page.

SAE_414_SoSoFun1_teriI created the top the card by cutting a piece of vellum and then stamping the Great Memory phrase (from the stamp set) with Versamark ink and then heat embossing it with black embossing powder.I dig that looks a bit like I stamped on the picture.

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There are some other stamped elements here too. The Grid cards were die-cut with Technique Tuesday’s Story Card die and then stamped on top with their coordinating Grid stamp. The Today Was words are from Ali’s This Day Was stamp set (also from Technique Tuesday).

By the way, here’s one other thing I recently made with the stamp set.

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I just love coloring in those words from the stamp set with pencils.

I again used the Grid stamp on one of the base cards. On the other, I used coordinating College Ruled stamp set to stamp the lines.

Be sure to check out the blogs of everyone hopping today:

There’s a prize up for grabs. We are going to give away one $25 e-Gift Card to TechniqueTuesday.com to someone who comments during the hop. To be eligible to win, all you need to do is comment on any of our blog posts! The lucky winner will be announced on the 15th on the Technique Tuesday blog.

 

Today’s card (4-9)

Hello again!

Just a “for the fun of all things fun” card to share today! ;)

This is today’s card.

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I used Lori’s faux watercolor technique to give the hexagons color. I stamped them with Distress Inks and then sloppily spread the color with a wet paintbrush. The beauty of watercolor is that it’s totally forgiving whether you are sloppy or not. In other words, it’s my kind of technique! ;) (Remember: I stink at coloring. Wink.)

The lines just good old embroidery floss.

blog_swm_thinkingofyou2_teriBy the way, the stamps I used are A Creative Journey with Melissa. The hexagon is from Melissa’s Design Elements set, while the words are from her Outside and In – Sentiments set.

So that’s what I have for you today. Be back again later, gators.

Have an awesome day!

PS. Time’s running out to take part in the Styling with Stencils Challenge over on Moxie Fab World. Go here for all the deets. You have until Friday to work up an entry. A whopping 153 projects have already been entered. Good heavens! That’s a lot of stencil action.

Today’s card (4-6)

Hello again!

Another day. Another card. Hooray.

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I had so much fun making this.Tried to step out of my comfort zone here and do some different stuff.

Believe it or not, the card isn’t really floating. I actually made the base from a clear transparency.

The “It Is…” panel is from Jillibean Soup. I added the stitch marks to it and then plopped it onto a printed Project Life card to add a little subtle color.

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The butterflies, too, are from Jillibean Soup. I tried to sauce them up a bit by stitching the lines.

So someone could actually write a message in this card (because  that would be like… nice, you know), I adhered a blank journaling card inside the card.

Be back again later, y’all!

Today’s card (4-4)

Hello all!

On your mark. Get set. This is today’s card.

A card made with products frm Simon Says Stamp

Ta-da!

The row of star were cut with a new die (called Star Parade) from the new release for Simon Says Stamp! that is debuting today. Just love the die. Love, love stars. Can’t wait to see more of the release.

I die-cut the line of stars twice – once from cardstock and once from vellum. And then I just did a bunch of layering to get the funky look you see.

The paper is from Echo Park Paper, the wood stars are from Studio Calico and the stamped words are from the Birthday Messages set (also from Simon Says Stamp!).

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And that’s what I have. I’ll be back again later, gators.

A Blog Named Hero Blog Hop (4-1)

white-frameHi all!

Thrilled to be joining my friends over at A Blog Named Hero for a celebratory blog hop in honor of the blog’s second birthday! Happy birthday, guys!

In honor of the big day, here’s a little something birthday’ish I made.

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All the words from stamp sets from Hero Arts: OWH Dude; Everyday Sayings and Year Round Sentiments. The hexagons are dies from Simon Says Stamp!

So my goal for this card was to do things in grouping of 2 (2 sentiments, 2 different kinds of embellishments, 2 layers, 2 whatever). Yeah, I sorta failed miserably and didn’t limit myself to 2. But, hey, I had fun! That’s half the battle, right? ;)

eatdrink2_teri So that’s what I have for you.

Here’s a complete list of everyone hopping today:

(And psssst! Be sure to comment as you go today! The A Blog Named Hero crew tells me you could possibly win a prize package from Hero Arts or Simon Says Stamp! Woot!)

A Blog Named Hero
Linda Trace
Jennifer McGuire
Cristina Martinez
Debby Hughes
Christine Drogt
Britta Swiderski
Stephanie Klauk
Leslie Hanna
Shari Carroll
Lisa Stein
Maya Isaksson
Virginia Lu
Kathy Racoosin
Michelle Lupton
Vicky Papaioannou
Lisa Spangler
Sarah Gray
Kelly Rasmussen
Sindhura Prajay
Lucy Abrams
Mary Dawn Quirindongo
Teri Anderson (<—– you are here)
****** Teresa Pham (<——-Teresa’s blog is the next stop!)
Tanja Kewel-Neef
Laura Bassen
Cheiron Brandon
Kelly Latevola
Sue McRae

Today’s card (3-27)

Hi all!

Say hello to today’s card.

mfw_stencils_fabulousat_teriI actually made this one a couple days ago and hadn’t posted it here yet.

It was inspired by the Styling with Stencils challenge over on Moxie Fab World. Because, you know, it seems kinda wrong to issue a challenge and not play. I can’t do it. Can’t. ;)

I used a stencil from The Crafter’s Workshop, a pen and a desire to scribble (and scribble and scribble and scribble) to make the “@” panel. It was fun! And totally mess free, which was also fun! :

mfw_stencils_fabulousat2_teriIn addition to the stencil I also used some stuff from Heidi Swapp (word, heart + paper), some star stickers (from Freckled Fawn), a couple sparkly numbers from American Crafts, scalloped washi tape from Hazel & Ruby and a tab punch from Fiskars. A fun mix of stuff to use together.

See you again soon!