Stir, Sip & Enjoy Challenge (9-30)

Hello everyone!

I’m excited to share a project I made or this month’s Senior DT challenge at Papertrey Ink.

I’m not part of the team. I am just a lucky girl  who was invited to join Nichole and her crew for the challenge.

Nichole challenged her team and me to come up with a project that incorporated giving a gift of a hot beverage.

I am not going to lie. It took me a long while to come up with a project. Many, many hours of thought. 😉

I finally decided to make a purse-shaped pocket that holds a pack of tea. I thought it would be fun to make a whole lot of these to pass onto my favorite girlfriends this Christmas as  a small way to brighten their Winter days.

So this is it. This is the purse pocket I came up with.


It’s an easy, easy project to make.

The hardest part is folding the base. The base is one of  Papertrey’s 3″ x 3″ envelopes.

Here’s how you can do it:

1. Start with your square envelope.

2. Score a diagonal line on both sides of the envelope.


Just in case you can’t see the score lines on my envelope, I’ve drawn black lines on a second envelope so you can see where to score your lines.


3. Trim the envelope’s flap as you see in this picture.


4. Finally, fold the envelope as you see here.


I created a flap for my purse  by stamping an image from  Papertrey’s Vintage Labels stamp set on a diecut cut with Spellbinders’ Labels 1 set. For those playing at home, I used the third largest die.

I cut the die in half. I set aside one half for later. I then added ribbon and the sentiment strip to the other half and slapped it on the purse.

I finished the purse off by stamping a few snowflakes from Papertrey’s Winter Swirls set on the purse and placing a pack of tea inside the pocket.

And, just for fun, so you can see it,  I made another purse with a white envelope as the base. I changed the color scheme but I kept the design the same.


Be sure to check out Nichole and her  Senior DT members’ blogs for their takes on the challenge. They are amazing.






Before I go, this is my last post as PTI’s guest designer for August and September. I know you are so  sad, right? 😉 Kidding. This doesn’t mean I’ll stop using PTI.  You’ll still be seeing projects here on my blog that use PTI products. I mean, really, they are great.

Anyway, I just want to say that I appreciate all the comments over the last few months from the PTI fans out there. You have brought many smiles to my face. I know I still owe a couple shares of  dog pictures and layouts so keep watching for those. 😉

And a big thank you to Nichole and the PTI crew. I’ve really enjoyed the opportunity to play along with you all over the last couple months. Thank you for the creative push.

Anyway, that’s all for today. I’ll be back tomorrow with a card.

Thanks again for stopping by.

A couple WCMD reminders

Just a couple reminders for World Card Making Day.

If you are in the Northwest, the folks at Stampin Cat Studio would love to see you. They are having a big sale, giveaways, demos and all kinds of fun. It’s going to be a humdinger of a good time.

I’ll also be visiting and teaching two sessions of a class from Paper Crafts magazine and the WCMD sponsors. The class costs $20. You will make three cards and will receive a$10 voucher to use on goods in the store Saturday. Contact Lisa and her team for more info on the big day and to pre-register for the class.

Also, if you have been thinking of making a purchase through the Creating Keepsakes and Paper Crafts magazine online store, now is a good time.

In honor of WCMD, they have a special discount code to use in the Paper Crafts/Creating Keepsakes online store.  You’ll get 25 percent off your subtotal if you this code YTJF-GHND-XBK4. If you cut and paste that code, be sure not to include the period.  The coupon code is only valid until 23:59:59 (MDT) on 10/12/09.  It will work only within the scrapbooking store.

Today’s cards and a big giveaway (9-29)

Hello! 🙂

I’ve got two things on my list today – cards and a big giveaway.

First, meet today’s cards. Yep. There’s 2 of them today!

Meet #1.


The papers here are from Basic Grey (pink, green and purple), American Crafts (yellow and orange) and Graphic 45 (blue). The butterflies are a punch from Martha Stewart. And the sentiment is a stamp from Papertrey Ink’s 2009 Autumn Tags set.

Meet #2.


I used the same papers, punch and stamp set on this one. I also threw in some  October Afternoon paper. That’s what I punched the butterfly out of.

So hopefully you like these cards because I want to give away some kits to make ones just like them. I’ve  put together 10 kits to make one of each card.


Leave a message for me here on by this post by 5 p.m. EST on Friday (Oct. 2nd). I’ll pick 10 of you at random to send the kits to. Let me warn you that sometimes comments don’t appear on my blog right away and I have to approve them first. Never fear. I get a notice each time someone posts. I  the unapproved ones  just as soon as I see them.

Also, a word of caution about the kits. This is just a Teri thing that I thought would be fun and different to do on my blog. I also thought it would be fun to do in the spirit of World Card Making Day.

Everything in the kits is cut, punched and stamped. You will have to provide your own adhesive,  Old Paper Distress Ink (to ink the edges of the circles… if you want) and staples and stapler. The kits do include instructions and a colored picture of the cards. Kits also do not include stamp sets or physical punches (Butterfly punchies cut from punches are in the kits. Physical punches to punch are not.).

Anyway, good luck. I hope someone out there is interested.

And thank you for stopping by today! I will be back tomorrow.

Today’s card (9-23)


Meet today’s card.


This is one of those “just messing around” cards.

I was really inspired when I made it by all the neat quilt projects I’ve seen a lot of cool scrapbookers post lately on their blogs.  I am pretty sure this is as close as I’ll get to making one myself anytime soon. 😉

The butterflies are rubber stamps from Art Declassified. I just stamped those right onto the patterned paper.

The words are from Technique Tuesday. The patterned paper is from Making Memories’ Autumn Splendor collection. The brads and cardstock are from my stash.

This is the last of my pre-planned posts. I’ll be back near my blog sometime today so I’ll be back tomorrow with something new.

Thanks for stopping by. I appreciate you taking the time out of your day to be here.

Today’s card (9-22)


Meet today’s card.


The flowers are from Papertrey Ink’s Text Boxed stamp set. The words are from Technique Tuesday’s Thinking of You clear stamp set. The pearls are from Zva Creative.

That’s all I have for now. I’ll be back tomorrow. 🙂

Thanks for stopping by.

Today’s card (9-21)

Hello friends!

Meet today’s card.


The stamps here are from Technique Tuesday’s Growing Wild and Thinking of You clear stamp sets. I love that Growing Wild set. It’s one of my favorite of their’s.

The patterned papers are from Making Memories’ Vintage Findings collection. The brad is from Karen Foster. The rest is just paper and ink.

Also, don’t forget to check out the World Card Making Day web site if you haven’t already. I noticed there’s now a blog tour with links to many card makers’ blogs that you can join in if you have something special going on for World Card Making Day. There’s also a store page, which lists stores throughout the world that have WCMD festivities scheduled! I was excited to notice there’s even a store in Singapore, where a few friends of mine live (Hi Kristy and Sharon!)!

I also have a special code for you from Paper Crafts. In honor World Card Making Day, they have a special discount code to use in the Paper Crafts/Creating Keepsakes store.  You’ll get 25 percent off your subtotal if you this code YTJF-GHND-XBK4. If you cut and paste that code, be sure not to include the period.  The coupon code is only valid from midnight Mountain time  on 09/21/09 (today) through 23:59:59 (MDT) on 10/12/09.  It will work only within the scrapbooking store.

I’ll be back again tomorrow with another card.

Thanks for stopping by!’

Today’s card (9-20)


Good Sunday to you.

Meet today’s card.


Super simple this one is. It took me, um, maybe 15 minutes.

And, yes, the colors look a lot prettier together in person.  😉

The leaves and the words are from Papertrey’s  2009 Autumn Tags. The rest is just ink, cardstock and circle punches.

Lots going on ’til Wednesday so I’ll be away from the old blog. That said, I have pre-planned a couple simple card posts for you that will magically appear before I get back.

Thanks for swinging by. See you all soon. 🙂

Today’s card (9-19)

Hello all!

I’ve shared so many holiday cards in the last week. Hope you can handle one more. 😉

Please take a peek at today’s card.


I made this one recently.

It’s definitely a contender for one of the mass produced Christmas cards I’ll make this year. I usually do a few different ones.

This one meets my mass-produced card requirements: simple to make, mostly flat and not-too-costly to reproduce over and over again.

The tree is from Hero Arts’  Far Out Holiday clear stamp set. The words are from Technique Tuesday’s Season’s Greetings set. The gem is from Kaisercraft.

That’s all I have for now. I’ll be back tomorrow.

Thanks for stopping by.

Have a great Saturday!

Today’s card (9-15)

Hello, hello!

I have two things to share with you today – a card and a whole lot of World Card Making Day news and thoughts.

First, meet today’s card.


The papers here come from American Crafts, KI Memories and Bazzill.  The letter stickers and rub-on are from American Crafts, too.

Second, World Card Making Day is coming up on Oct. 3rd. Have you made any plans this year?

Well, if you are in the Northwest, I’d love to see you at Stampin’ Cat Studio, a wonderful rubber stamp in Salem, Ore. The day there is going to be big… no wait… super big fun.

Lisa and her team have all kinds of fun things planned at the store that day – a card swap, a card contest, door prizes and demos!  They are going all out. Plus,  I’ll be there to teach two sessions of a special WCMD class from Paper Crafts magazine and the WCMD sponsors.

Give Stampin’ Cat a call for more information.  You can also get directions to the store on their Web site.

If you can’t make it to Stampin’ Cat, perhaps you’ll be able to meet one of my Go-to-Gal friends at one of the stores they’ll be at.

Betsy will be at Scrapbook Your Life in Iowa. Kim H. will be at Scrapbooks to Remember in Arizona. Maren will be hanging out at Memory Lane Scrapbooking in Missoula, Montana. Jess will be at Scrapbooks N Such in Wichita Falls, TX.

And let’s not forget  Kim “the craftiest girl I know” Kesti. 😉 She’ll be teaching a whole line up of classes at the CKC Glendale event in Arizona .

Just in case you can’t make it out to a WCMD event, here are a couple other ideas for celebrating:

* Get together with your friends and spent a few hours making cards. At the end of the day, swap cards.

* Introduce a non-card making friend to card making. Make a simple card like the one I posted today and gather up supplies to make a few identical cards.  Give everything to your friend as an “Introduction to Card Making”  kit.

* Check out the WCMD site for contests and inspiration. Lots and lots of stuff there.

* Call your local retailer. If they don’t have anything planned, ask them if they might open their crop room to card makers or offer a special demo for the day.

Well, that is all for now. I’ll be back tomorrow.

Today’s cards (9-14)


I couldn’t get enough of Papertrey Ink’s new stamps for September so I  have a few more cards to share with you today.

I invite you to take a peek.

Meet card #1.


This one uses the new Stocking Prints set. Both the words and stockings are from it.

And meet card #2.


This one uses the Tree Trimming Trio set. The background paper is from October Afternoon.

Sigh. I just love Christmas stuff. Using it puts me in such a happy mood.

Anyway, that is all for today. I’ll be back tomorrow with something new.

Thanks for taking a little time out of your day to stop by.