The “Brand New” Technique Tuesday Blog Hop

Welcome to the “Brand New” Technique Tuesday blog hop.
Technique Tuesday’s Stamping Techs are blog hopping again, and we are delighted this month to share with you some cool projects made with some of the new stamps Technique Tuesday is debuting this week at the CHA trade show in California.

I used the new Little Peanut stamp set to make this card here.

The polka dots are from the my favorite classic TT set, Passion for Polka.

Be sure to check out the blogs of everyone taking part in today’s blog hop:
Teri (<————-Here you are!)
We love reading your comments so we will have some random draws for prizes.
From the comments received on all the blogs, we will pick one lucky person to win the Flurry stamp set.
We’ll also pick one person to win the Missing You 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 Feb. 2nd The winner will be announced on Feb. 3rd sometime on the Technique Tuesday blog.
Thanks for stopping by!

February Paper Smooches DT blog hop!

It’s Pep Rally week, and the Paper Smooches gang is here today to share a sampling of the Paper Smooches February stamp release with you! The three NEW clear stamp sets will be available to purchase on February 1st. You will find them HERE. Follow the Paper Smooches blog for more sneak peeks.

To add extra fun to our blog hop…we are offering up a prize! Just leave a comment on any of the five design team blogs listed below for your chance to win one of the three new January stamp sets! (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify) You have until midnight MT on Friday, January 27th to leave a comment. Please check all five blogs on Saturday, January 28th to see if you are one of the five lucky winners.

Emily Leiphart

Heidi Van Laar

Kryssi Ng

Laurie Schmidlin

Teri (<—- Yep. You are here.)

To increase your chances of winning:

1. Leave a comment on this blog post

2. Tell us that you Facebooked about our blog hop

3. Tell us that you Tweeted about our hop

4. Tell us that you posted on your blog about our blog hop

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

So enough talk about the hop.

Meet the card I made for the hop and today's card.

I used the new Eco Friendly set. Every single image here is from the stamp set.

I just love the saying. It totally made me laugh.

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

Go-to Challenge: A Muse Studio

Hi all!

It’s Go-to Gal challenge time. It’s been awhile, but we are back with another challenge. 🙂

In honor of the new Stamp It! 3 Ways special issue from Paper Crafts magazine, we decided to challenge each other to make something with stamps. Specifically, something with stamps from A Muse Studio.

Here’s what I worked up.

Simple and easy.

All stamped images are from A Muse.

The twine is some of the new Shore twine from The Twinery.

Check out the blogs of Julie, Jennifer, Betsy, Windy and Kim to see what they worked up.

See you again soon.

Giveaway time! Giveaway time!

Hi all!

Forget sharing a card today. I think a giveaway sounds good instead. 🙂

So have you heard about The Curious Scrapbooker’s Field Guide 12-week workshop at Big Picture Classes?

Well, the good folks at BPC have offered  a slot in the class, taught by May Flaum, for me to give to one of you. (Can I get a woohoo?)

“During each of the 12-weeks of class, there will be a focus on specific techniques and products. Adding texture, stitching, mists, stamping and everything else she could think of – May has created a class full of information and inspiration. Students will find scrapbook layout project examples each week as well as projects such as cards, tags, altered projects and mixed media canvases. This class features a new colorful PDF handout and videos each week, and an A-Z basics library of 26 videos.”

Sounds like fun class. Techniques and the chance to play along = always fun!

The class starts Feb. 9th.

You can read more about it by going here. You can even sign up there, too.

For a chance at winning a free slot in the class, leave a comment for me by midnight EST on Monday (1/23/12).

I’ll pick one of you at random to win the slot.

See you again soon!

Today’s card (1/17)

Hi all!

Meet today’s card.

Just a little something, something here today. 😉 It’s based on a recent sketch from Paper Crafts magazine.

I switched things up a little, flip-flopping the sketch around.

The papers are from Crate Paper, doilies from Martha Stewart, gems from my stash-a-roo, words from Technique Tuesday and twine from The Twinery.

That’s all for now. Be back later

PS… Are you a part of the community at Big Picture Classes? I’ve thrown down a scraptastic challenge (of sorts) on the Inside Access page. Come play.

Log-in and look for the Jan. 16th post. Here’s a peek of what you will see.

And a couple cards, too. 🙂


And now for some news…. (1-12)

This is super exciting news.

It’s no secret around these parts that I am a twine junkie. 😉

I like it. A whole lot. No. Like is an understatement. I just plain love it much.

So you can imagine I might have busted a move (or 2) when I was  invited last week to be part of the 2012 design team for The Twinery! An scary sight,yes. But a happy one, too. 😉

A big thanks to Nicole and Julie Ranae for inviting me to be part of the team.

In honor of the new adventure, here’s a little something I worked up.

Meet today’s card.

Twine is from The Twinery. Words are from Paper Smooches. Patterned paper is from Crate Paper.

In case you are wondering who else is on the 2012 team, here is half of it:

Julie Ranae – Design Team Coordinator
Angelica Suarez – Senior Designer
Monika Wright – Senior Designer
Teri (Hot dog! That’s me!)
Dorangela Bobet 
Helen Bird
Lauren Brewer
Natalie Clause
Amy Crockett
Tifany DeGough (returning as a 2nd term designer)
Carolyn King
Kathy Skou
Kellie Winnell 

The other half will be revealed tomorrow on The Twinery blog. Big congrats to all! 🙂

Tooling Around: Crimpers pt. 2

Hi all!

I’m on Paper Crafts Connection again today, talking about paper crimpers.

I want to share a few bonus projects here again today that I created with my trusty crimper.

Meet #1.

I used the crimper two ways here. I put my background paper through it. I only partly crimped the paper, crimping it on the sides. I also crimped the fabric border stickers.

Meet #2.

I crimped a variety of surfaces here: paper; chipboard and even fabric.The biggest trick with fabric is to remember to adhere it to paper first. Then, run it through the crimper. I used a really strong sticky tape to adhere my strip of blue fabric to paper before I crimped it.

Meet #3.

Here, I gave the foam number stickers a real subtle texture with my crimper. I left the stickers attached to the sticker backing sheet they came with when I ran them through the crimper. For added texture, I crimped them both horizontally and vertically.

Be sure to hit Paper Crafts Connection to see my how-to on how to use a crimper. You’ll also get a peek at these projects.

You are also going to want to comment on the Paper Crafts Connection post because there is a crimper up for grabs there today, too. 😉

That’s all for now. Be back later.

January Studio AE from Technique Tuesday Blog Hop

Note: This is my second post of the day. Looking for my Tooling Around: Sew Easy (pt. 2) post? It’s right below this one.

Hello all!

It’s the 10th so it is time again for the Studio AE Blog Hop!

So, with that, meet today’s card. 😉

Of course, I used the new Bring on the Love by Ali Edwards (January) Studio AE stamp set on it. The Love You So So Much stamp is from the new set.

I paired it with a heart and “”love you” stamp from the Love Always Wins set (also by Ali).

To create the shadow-y look with the Love You So So Much stamp from the Studio AE set, I inked up the stamp. I stamped it once. Then, I moved it over just a little and immediately stamped it again.

It went a little something like this.

Stamp once.

Move the stamp over just a little. Stamp again.

Remove stamp. And ta-da. Shadow-y effect.

Be sure to check the blogs of all taking part in the Blog Hop today:

As a thank you for all the comments received during the hop on all the blogs, as well as those left on the Technique Tuesday blog, we will give away two stamp sets.

One person will win TT’s Hearts by Ali Edwards stamp set.

One other person will win our The Cupcakery stamp set.

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

All comments must be made by midnight  PST on Jan. 13th.

Tune into the Technique Tuesday blog on Jan. 14th to see if you are one of the lucky winners.

Tooling Around: Sew Easy (pt. 2)

Hi all!

So I’m over on Paper Crafts Connection today, talking about the Sew Easy tool from We R Memory Keepers.

I want to use my blog today to share  a couple additional projects I’ve made with the tool.

Meet #1.

I used the Sew Easy tool to pierce the line here through the pointy sticker to to sew a line of Baker’s Twine.

Meet #2.

Yep. There’s no stitching here.;)

Just because it’s called the Sew Easy tool, it doesn’t mean you have to sew with it.

What I did was start with a piece of metal tape. (This is aluminum foil tape I found at the Hardware store. ) I rolled the Sew Easy tool over it over and over again to make the holes.

And meet #3.

Again, no sewing here.

What I did was use Sew Easy as a measuring tool of sorts. I rolled it over my tag to make two lines. Then, I just placed a gem over each pierced hole.

What was nice is it took away all the thinking when it came to lining up the gems. All I had to do was look at each small pierce mark and plop a gem right on top of it it. The end result: two perfectly lined up lines of gems. YAY!

One more thing: I want to share this with you all, too.

I do keep the packaging that comes with the additional optional piercing heads you can buy the Sew Easy. That’s because each one gives you a couple ideas for stitching with it.

Anyway, each cardboard piece of packaging goes on a binding ring.

To see how the Sew Easy works, be sure to check out Paper Crafts Connection today. You can also see these projects.

(Ohhhhh. Awwwwwww.)

See you again soon!