Today’s card (12-14)

On your mark.

Get set.

Go and meet today’s card. 😉

Dum. Dum. Dummmmm. 😉

I used a bit of Lawn Fawn and bit of Echo Park Paper on this one.

To make the birds stand out a bit, I added a bit of blue shading on them with a Copic marker.

The “smile” and birds are stamps from Lawn Fawn’s Fly Free set. The banner and graph paper are from Echo Park Paper’s Sweet Summertime collection.

Not much more to say about it so that’s all for now. Be back later.

See you again soon.

Today’s card and Technique Tuesday Studio AE giveaway (12-13)

Hola!

Two items on the agenda today.

First, meet today’s card.

I whipped out two Technique Tuesday stamp sets (Simply You by Ali Edwards and Life with You by Ali, the December Studio AE set) for this bad boy.

I pretty much just played around, grabbing stuff out of my junk drawer and stamping, until I had a card I liked. Sometimes, that is just how the creating process goes for me. 😉

That brings us to the second agenda item.

It’s time for a giveaway. (Wooooot!)

My pals at Technique Tuesday hooked me up with a spare December Studio AE stamp set that I get to give away to some lucky person out there.

Here is a peek of the set.

Mmmmm. Stamps. 🙂

Go here on the TT site to see the set in all it’s stamp-tastic glory.

In case you aren’t familiar with Studio AE, it’s a direct-ship stamp club from Technique Tuesday. All of the sets are by Ali Edwards, a well-known scrapbooker and all-around good egg.  

A new Studio AE  set comes out every month. And once the month has passed, sets go away forever and ever. You can find out more about the club by going here and clicking on the Studio AE FAQ link.

To win this set, leave a comment for me on this post here by 11:59 pm EST on Friday (Dec.  17th). I’ll pick one of you at random to receive the stamp set.

Good luck!

And thank you for stopping by today. It’s always so nice to read your comments.

Today’s card (12-12)

Howdy!

Meet today’s card.

I was inspired by Cath’s  All That Glitters Tuesday Trigger this week on Moxie Fab World. I fully admit that her trigger has a lot more purple going on than I do, but the trigger is what got the crafty ball rolling this time.

Plus, I also wanted to give the Friendly Flags stamp set I used during the Hero Arts Blog Hop another spin so I could try out my star idea. 😉

I used two of the stamp set’s flags for the star. All I did was stamp them on patterned paper, piece them together and then mount them to another piece of paper.

All the paper I used here is from Cosmo Cricket (Mitten Weather collection), Basic Grey (the Basics) and Teresa Collins (the definition stuff). The glitter letters are from American Crafts, and the silver crystals are from Zva Creative.

That’s all for now. Be back again soon!

Thanks for stopping by.

2011 Hero Arts Catalog Blog Hop (12-10)

Hi everyone!

Welcome!  I am thrilled as can be to be joining the gang from Hero Arts today for their 2011 Hero Arts Catalog Blog Hop.You should have arrived from the blog of Kristina Werner.

And yeah. I know. Thud! 😉 Me joining up with Hero Arts  for their blog hop. The Hero Arts. I.Stinking. Know!  But I digress. 😉

Going back to all things stampy. I’ve got a couple cards to share with you that I made with some of the new Hero Arts stamps.

So, with that, meet card No. 1.

Here I used one of the telephones and sentiments from the new clear Just Saying Hi (CL502) stamp set.

I just love this telephone! It’s got good character.

To play on the telephone theme, I used a page from the phone book for the background paper.

And meet card No. 2.

This one uses two more new clear stamp sets: Friendly Flags (CL475) and Sending Smiles Messages (CL490).

The flags set consists of all kind of cool triangles, which would be great for for making for making banners. I’ve gone a bit of crazy lately with banners so I instead stamped a bunch of the triangles on patterned paper and turned them into the funky circle for this card.

Besides banners and funky circles, I think the triangles would also be a lot of fun to make a star with.

For the sentiment on this one, I stamped it once with a light gray ink. Then I stamped it again with black ink. I thought it gave it a neat shadow look.

That’s all for me for this hop. A big thanks to the gang from Hero Arts for inviting me to take part today.

The next stop on the hop is the blog of my good friend, Lisa Spangler. Take it away, Lisa! 

(You are going to be wow’d. 🙂 Trust me! )

And just in case you do happen to get lost on the hop or you find a broken link along the way, here’s a link to the master list of all of today’s blog hoppers.

Thanks for stopping by today. Have lots of fun!

Be back soon!

Be back soon.

Today’s answers (12-10)

Hi everyone!

So I’ve had a few questions lately thru the blog and elsewhere. I just want to take a few minutes to answer them.

* Sarah asked about this card here and how I was doing the inking.

I inked the stamp first with the yellow ink. Then, I applied the red ink.  I cleaned the stamp every time after doing one impression with the two colors on it.

Just FYI. I made a grand total of 50 of these cards (I did a lot more after my blog post). My red ink pad is just fine. I am getting the same tone of red ink as I was before I made these cards.

* There was question about when I use string on a card.

Here’s my dirty little secret. 😉  Often times, I make card fronts. I tape the string on the back of the card front (or don’t even worry about it) and then adhere the card front to a card. It looks sort of like so:

Yes, there are times I deviate from that. But that is normally how it goes for me.

* I was asked about my clear stamp storage.

I still use tubs and baseball card holders (for the minis), but I recently was turned onto these containers from IKEA. What’s great about them is you can put standard size stamp sets (like the larger Lawn Fawn, Hero Arts, American Crafts stamps) in them and flip them. I like that a lot.

Hope this helps. Be back soon!

Today’s card (12-9)

Hello all!

Meet today’s card.

Yep, I know. The picture kind of bites. But we can’t be perfect all the time, right? 😉

This card was inspired by my friend, Kimberly, and her 12 Trendy Days of Christmas project on her blog. Today, she’s talking about trims.

I just used a bit of ribbon on this one. It’s a bit hard to tell, but there are actually three different red ribbons on the card. I brought one around the card and then tied little snips of the other two in it.

The blue leafy dealio is a little something I found at a convention. The papers are from Cosmo Cricket’s Togetherness line, while the words are from Technique Tuesday’s Loving Words set by Ali Edwards. The oval is from the December Daily set, which I am still on the quest “to use every day in some stinkin’ way for an entire month.”

That’s all for now. Be back later with answers. 😉

Thanks for stopping by.

Today’s card (12-8)

Hi all!

Meet today’s card.

This one uses a lot of bling.  I have to admit it was really fun to go all blingy crazy with it.

That’s cardstock behind the leaves of the stem.

And the stem and pearls are from Zva Creative. The letters are from American “Oh la la” Crafts, other than the dot on the “i” sticker. That’s a crystal from Zva, too.

The paper is from Basic Grey, who pretty much has become my hero for life for making ledger paper. My name is Teri, and I am a ledger paper addict. There. I said it. 😉

And one more thing. Please go check out the January February Simple Sentiments Gallery from Paper Crafts today if you get a chance. It’s a place to upload the projects you make with the downable sentiments from the January/February issue of Paper Crafts.

The Go-to-Gals and editors Kelly and Susan are kicking off the gallery today.

Each of us were assigned one sentiment to make a card with. I used this one:

You can see it in the gallery.

That’s all for now. Be back again soon.

PS. I’ll be answering questions tomorrow instead. 🙂

Today’s card (12-7)

Morning all! 🙂

Meet today’s card.

This is No. 5 in my “use the same stamp set EVERYsingleDAY for a month” (aka: December Daily) quest. 😉  By the way, today’s the last day to get the set from Technique Tuesday if you have been pondering adding it to your arsenal.

The dots are pearls. They are from my stash.

I punched the circles out with a small (orange) circle punch from Marvy.

Be back tomorrow. I’ve had some questions pop up here on the old blog-a-roo (and elsewhere). I want to take time to answer them here tomorrow.

Thanks for stopping by. Be back soon!

Today’s card (12-6)

Hi all!

Meet today’s card.

I decided to play along today with my friend Kimberly, who is doing a Twelve Trendy Days of Christmas project right now on her blog. She has spent the last few days highlighting Christmas trends and sharing projects based on those trends, and she’s continuing with the trends this week!

Monday is all about heirloom ornaments. Hence I used ornaments on my card today.

The ornaments are from Little Yellow Bicycle, while the papers are from House of Three (Pink Paislee) and October Afternoon. I stamped the ticket with the December Daily set from Technique Tuesday. If you are keeping track at home, I’m counting this as No. 4 in my “make something everyday for a month with one stamp set (aka: the Dec. Daily set)” plan. 😉

Everything else is from my stash.

That’s all for now. Be back again soon!

Thanks for stopping by.