Today’s card (12-1)

Hi all!

I mentioned earlier this week that the folks from Lawn Fawn are hanging out this week with the good eggs over at May Arts.

Today’s my day to join the party.

So meet today’s card, which is also my contribution to the party!


The ribbons are, of course, from May Arts.

I stamped the background with Lawn Fawn’s Teeny Tiny Backdrops. The turtle and words are from Lawn Fawn’s On the Mend.

Be sure to check out the blog of Chari, who is also joining the Lawn Fawn and May Arts party today.

And check out the Lawn Fawn blog to see what the rest of the Fawny girls have worked up. You’ll also want to check out the May Arts blog, too!

See you again soon!

It’s Get Inspired Week….

Ahhh. It’s “Get Inspired” week over on Paper Crafts Connection and Moxie Fab World.

Oh, how I have been waiting for this week. So. Very. Long.

Because…. see, when Go-to Gals Teri and Kim go to the Caribbean, Paper Crafts gets promoted. A lot. 🙂

And lucky for us and all of those in the Caribbean, Susan snuck out of the cold barren newsroom of Paper Crafts (I don’t know it really is, but it sounds good, right?) with a couple of advance copies of Get Inspired for us. Hee hee heeeeeeee (Veda, if you are out there, that evil laugh is for just you!!!).

First, we took it to Mexico.

Zonkey the Donkey loved it.

So did a young Castro.

This turtle did, too.

He thought it was tasty!

This tourist liked it, too.  I think her name is Susan. (Wink!)

And some other tourist did, too. I think her name is Beth, but I could be mistaken. 😉

Then, Kim decided she had enough promoting and deserted me for the next day so she could go snorkeling. Something about big reef, being in Belize and it being an amazing opportunity! So that meant it was up to me (and my two trusty cruise friends Dee and Lisa) to spread the Get Inspired love with folks of beautiful Belize.

And that we did.

Note the dangling issue in the background. 😉

One of the workers from the Rum Factory even checked it out.

Then, we shared it with the people and critters in Isla Roatan (Honduras).

It went for a swim.

It sat by the beach.

Caught some rays, too.

It snuggled up to Jax, who did her best Vanna impression with it. (Hi, Jax!)

A lobster even checked it out.

He really liked it.

It was really hard to pry it out of his claws.

Finally, we took it to Grand Cayman.

We shared it with the stingrays.

I have to admit that they liked it, but they thought it was more fun to swim by a certain Go-to Gal (not Brave Kim!), brush against her leg and see her squirm.

So Ritch from the Stingray boat checked it out.

A few pirates checked it out as well.

This guy took a little convincing.

I think we won him over in the end.

And there is that tourist (Susan?) again.

She really liked the issue. Wherever we went on the cruise, she kept running into us. Coincidental? Maybe. Maybe not.

Be sure to check out both Paper Crafts Connection and Moxie Fab World. There are lots of opportunities this week to get sneak peeks from the new issue.

GCD Studios theme: Time to Give Thanks

Hello all!
This is a post I created for GCD Studios and decided to share it here, too.

Have you thanked the people in your life who matter lately?

Well, Fall and Thanksgiving always puts me in the mood to say thanks to those who have been there for me through thick and thin. I’d be lost without those special folks.

So I decided that the best way to show them that I appreciate them was to make a few special thank you cards.

To get started, I turned this photo for some color inspiration.

I have to admit that green and blue aren’t colors I normally associate with Fall and Thanksgiving, but I felt they would work great for this project.

The first card I made was this Grateful card.

I used papers from GCD Studios’ Soul Food, Great Outdoors and Material Girls collections. I cut them in small pieces to try to mimic the look of the quilt.

I also wanted to give the card a little texture so I distressed the chipboard letters with my scissors.

The second card I made was this Thankful 4 U card.

I used the same patterned papers for this card as the last. But I also added a piece from Animal Crackers for Boys collection.

Technique Tuesday Studio AE

(Looking for my Technique Tuesday Little Treasures  Blog Hop post? Go here or scroll a couple posts down.)

Hi all!

Just a quick peek to share with you today.

Meet today’s peek.

This is something I worked on with the December Studio AE stamp set from Technique Tuesday.

The new stamp set will formally be revealed on Dec. 1st.

Here’s a hint or two about it:

* It consists of 19 stamps.

* I think it’s got tons of scrapbook page potential. I also found it really great for making encouragement and other inspirational cards. I’ve made several with it.

Ok, one more hint: It’s an A-OK  (with two thumbs up in a “yeppers” formation) stamp set, if you ask me. 😉 Hee hee!

I’ll share the whole project  (and more) in December.

See you again soon.

GCD Studios Technique: Tiny Envelopes for Gift Cards (11/29)

Hi everyone!

One of my favorite gifts to give during the holidays is gift cards.

That’s because it is that one gift I don’t have do any guessing for: Buy a gift card, give it to the recipient and let them decide! Translation:  Happy Teri! 🙂

This year, I’ll be giving my gift card gifts the handmade touch with a simple envelope made just for them.

They will look at  a little something like this.

And like this.

These little envelopes are super easy to make and not the least bit difficult on your budget.

Here’s what you need to make one of your own:

* GCD Studios patterned paper (I’m using paper from the Scandia Jul collection.)

* Small merchandise sacks (I’m using ones I found on

* A strong adhesive, paper trimmer and embellishments

Start by cutting sack down to 3″ tall.

Cut a 3 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ piece of patterned paper.

Decorate with two additional strips of patterned paper.

Fold paper to fit around the bag. Add adhesive only on one portion of the paper. Adhere to bag.

Slide what you want inside the envelope.

Seal the envelope up by putting adhesive on the half of the paper.

Decorate envelope as you see fit.

I chose to decorate my envelopes with patterned paper, gems and a little twine. I think it would be fun to use letter stickers and diecuts as well.

Happy holidays!

Little Treasures Technique Tuesday Blog Hop

Hello all!

Woot! Technique Tuesday’s Stamping Techs are blog hopping again!

Welcome to the Little Treasures Blog Hop!

This month, we are playing with Technique Tuesday’s Little Treasures stamp sets.

These affordable little stamp sets are a great way to try out Technique Tuesday’s stamps. They sell for just $2.99 each. From ones of flowers to ones with Ali Edwards’ handwriting, there are a lot to choose from.

Meet the card I worked up for today’s hop!

The “You are the Best” phrase is from the Smooch from Ali Edwards stamp set.

The technique I used to make the background is kind of a gradient masking technique.

Here’s how to do it.

Start with a piece of cardstock. Mask off portions of it with sticky notes.

Start stamping with the lightest color. Stamp the phrase over and over with that color.

Then use a color that is a hair darker. Stamp again and again and again and again.

Then use your darkest color and start stamping. Once again, you’ll need to stamp again and again and again and again and again. 😉

When finished, remove the sticky notes and go to card making town (so to speak).

Be sure to check out the blogs of everyone taking part in today’s blog hop.










Teri (Yep. Here you are.)

We want to give some Little Treasures stamps to two of you out there today.

From the comments received on all the blogs, we will pick one lucky person to win the Love Makes the World Go Round stamp set.

We’ll also pick one person to win the A Million and One by Ali Edwards stamp set.

You don’t need to comment on all the blogs to be eligible to win. But the more comments you leave, the more chances you have to win!

Comments must be posted by midnight on Nov. 30th. The winner will be announced on Dec. 1st sometime on the Technique Tuesday blog.

Thanks for stopping by!

Today’s card


Meet today’s card!

I have been on low-card making mode for few days now so this is what I’ve got. 😉

When I started this blog a long time ago, it was important to me to share my successes and my not-so-successes. I’m a bit of a card girl who is about keeping things real.

So, for me, today’s card is just a card. It’s a not-a home run card. I don’t even know it’s a third-base card, but it’s an OK card and I’m OK with that. 🙂 Sometimes it is good to just make OK cards.

The images are from Lawn Fawn’s Swimsuit Season stamp set. The words are a mash up of a sentiment from Swimsuit Season and Smitty’s ABCs.

The ribbons are from May Arts.

Speaking of Lawn Fawn and May Arts, they are teaming up this week for a joint week of fun. I’m not officially playing today, but I’ll be playing later in the week. Watch the Lawn Fawn blog all week for projects with May Arts and Lawn Fawn.

That’s all for now. See you again later.