Avocado Arts: Project Share (3-1)


Hello again, friends!

Playing around again today with the Spring Medley stamp set from Avocado Arts.

Ever since I laid my eyes on this set, I’ve been wanting to make a candy kabob with to use it with so I decided to make a little tag today to tie onto a kabob!

To give the bunny a little extra dimension, I used metallic rub-ons and a white pen to add a little color to her cheeks. The bow was made with twine. The tail is just a white pom pom from the craft store.


And for the kabob, I used good old, Peeps marshmellow candies that I found at the grocery store. I stuck three of them on a wood skewer, slid a clear bag on top and added some ribbon. (If you decide to try this at home, be sure to use gloves! Not just is it food safe, but the sugar on the Peeps goes everywhere!)


Kinda fun!

I’m not the only one playing with the Spring Medley set today.  So are:

And be sure to drop by the Avocado Arts blog, too. It means a lot to them when you do!

Paper Smooches: February DT Blog Hop (2-28)

Hi all!

It’s Pep Rally week in the Paper Smooches world, and we are here today to share a sampling of the Paper Smooches March die release with you!  Six NEW dies will be available to purchase at 12:01am, Eastern time…on March 1st.  You will find them HERE

To add extra fun to our blog hop…we are offering up a prize!  Just leave a comment on any of the eight design team blogs listed below for your chance to win one of our new dies!  (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify)  You have until midnight MT on Friday, March 1st to leave a comment.  Please check all design team blogs on Saturday, March 2nd to see if you are one of the lucky winners.

Check out the Paper Smooches blog to see a peek of two die sets that coordinates with the Cuteasaurus stamp set!

To increase your chances of winning:

  • Leave a comment on this blog post
  • Tell us that you Facebooked about our blog hop
  • Tell us that you Tweeted about our hop
  • 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)

Alright, so enough hop talk.

Let’s see the card!


I used the new Get Well die on this one. (The bandages were stamped with Paper Smooches’ Healthy Vibes stamp set.)

To create a shadow effect, I die-cut the sentiment with a slightly lighter orange cardstock than my card base. Then I layered a second die-cut sentiment (cut from white cardstock) over it .


A fun look!

Ok, so that is what I have!

Thanks for stopping by today! I appreciate all your kind comments!

Today’s card (2-28)


Hi all!

Playing along again today from the lovely CASE Study Challenge gals! (Hi girls! Thanks again for inviting me to play!)

They are using my telephone card from this post here for inspiration this week.

I was loose and liberal again with interpretation. 😉

Pulled some design inspiration for the background and for the file card. I popped one of the flower dies with foam tape to give it a little extra pop.

The patterned papers, flower and borders are from Crate Paper’s Portrait collection. (Dare I admit that I picked up a pack of it many moons ago and forgot about it? Shudder! Fun to rediscover it.)

The words are from the Incredible by Ali Edwards stamp set from Technique Tuesday. Just an all around good set.

That’s all I have. Be back later, gators!

Avocado Arts: Project Share (2-28)


Hi all!

Another day. Another card.

Playing around today with Avocado Arts’ super cute Spring Medley set.

Couldn’t help myself but to stamp the little bunnies up, cut ’em out and then embellish them. I made the glasses on the left on with a little bit of white. Gave each a bow with twine and some buttons.


I’m not the only one playing with the Spring Medley set today. These sweet gals are, too!

And be sure to drop by the Avocado Arts blog, too. They love hearing from good folks!

Teri and Friends Technique Tuesday Blog Hop (2-26)

Hi everybody!

Ready for a little fun today?
Nine of my awesome crafty friends are joining me today for a very special blog hop. These special friends are each sharing a project made with some of my stamps from Technique Tuesday.

The hop order looks like this:

Be sure to comment as you go because each of them are giving away one of my stamp sets! Yes, that’s right! You’ve got 9 chances to win one of my stamp sets.

(Side note: Plus, they’d love some comment love from you. Plus, I’d love for you to give them lots and lots of comment love, too! They are really wonderful, kind folks. I admire each of them so much, and I can’t thank them enough for being willing to play with these stamps and take part in this hop.)

I should just send you to the first stop on the hop, but it seems awfully unfair for me to kick off this hop without sharing a little something, too.  Don’t you think? Yeah, I mean, really, the nerve of the hop planner. But I digress. 😉

So… meet today’s card and my project for the hop!


I used two of my Technique Tuesday stamp sets to make the little sentiment file card on here: Fill In The Blank and Dude.

Technique-Tuesday-Fill-In-The-Blanks-Clear-Stamps-Medium Technique-Tuesday-Dude-Clear-Stamps-Medium

(Just, in case you are wondering, the sentiment card on my card is the same size as a journaling card you’d use on one of those pocket-style scrapbook pages, like for Project Life. I like to use the Fill In the Blank set for those type of pages, too.)


I also used patterned paper from BasicGrey and some embellishments from Studio Calico.

Alright. That’s all I have for you. Thanks so much for hopping today (and… again… thanks so much to my crafty friends again for taking part today, too! I admire and adore each of you.).

Next stop on the hop is the blog of the lovely and talented Joy Taylor! Take it away, Joy! (Prepare to be amazed!)

Ps… Who won the Martha Stewart tools given away here on my blog? That would be Pam LeVan. ( 2/15 at 5:33 p.m.), who was already notified! Congrats, Pam! Thanks to everyone who left a comment!

Today’s card (2-21)


Hi all!

Meet today’s card.

Challenged again by the lovely gals from the Case Study challenge blog. (Hi again, girls!) They are using this older card of mine for inspiration this week.

I drew some loose inspiration from it, added lines to my design and stamped sentiment. Like, I said, loose! 😉


The papers are from BasicGrey’s Hey You collection. The fabric labels are from BG, too. The wood shapes and label die are from Studio Calico. The stamped words are from Technique Tuesday’s Super Fantastic by Ali Edwards Studio AE set. (Yes, I am a fan of the set… big time.)

Everything else is from the old stash-a-roo.

Be back later, gators!

Thanks again for stopping by.


The Tie-Dye Effect… with markers!


So I am over on Paper Crafts Connection today, showing how to get a tie-dye effect with alcohol inkers (from Ranger) and transparencies.

I want to show an alternative to the technique. Instead of alcohol ink bottles, I’m going to use markers plain old rubbing alcohol. That’s what I did to get the look above!

Here’s the how to do it.

You are going to want to start with transparency. Like on the Paper Crafts Connection blog, I started by dry embossing a design on a plain transparency. You really don’t have to emboss the transparency if you don’t want to, but I dig the look.

I flipped the transparency over to the debossed side and then scribbled color onto it! (I used Copic markers here, but other alcohol based markers work well, too! I tested both Sharpies and Spectrum Noir ones out when I worked this up and had super good results!)


Then you are going to want to take a dropper (You can find these in Pharmacy section of many, many stores) and dip it into rubbing alcohol. (If you have blending solution, that will work, too!).


Now quickly drop little drops of alcohol onto the color.


Let it spread a little and then tap it with a sponge.

tie_4_teriLet the color dry completely. Flip the transparency over and then put it on a white card.

tie_5_teriAnd here’s how this looks all fancied up, in card form! 😉 🙂

card1_tie_teri(The words are from a Simon Says Stamp! stamp set.)

And, just for giggles, here’s one more card I used markers to make.


For this one, I used Spectrum Noir markers. And, because I was experimenting, I used Copic’s blending solution to spread the colors. Worked like a charm!


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

Giveaway, giveaway time! (2-15)



I recently used these new and dang cool crafting tools from Martha Stewart Crafts – the mini scoring board, the retractable craft knife and the folding tool – for  a special project. Ok, not really these tools, but ones just like them!

Anyway, I ended up with an extra set of tools and was told by the special project task master (Yeah, she might hunt me down for calling her that, but I digress.), “Hey, feel free to give the extras away!”

So guess what? I am!

Leave a comment on this post by midnight on Monday (2/18), and I’ll pick one of you to win these goods!

Good luck!

(Please note: This blogger should not be held responsible for the awesome feeling you will have should you win these tools nor the loud woohoo that “might” occur! Nor should I be held responsible for the love for them that the lucky winner will feel.)

Avocado Arts: Project Share (2-15)


Hi all!

Say hello to today’s card!

Playing again with stamps from Avocado Arts. Challenging myself, too, to use a few different stamping techniques, too.

The Friends Forever sentiment is from their Special Delivery set. It’s a wee bit hard to tell above, but I used it to make a DIY  patterned paper. I stamped it over and over on the blue cardstock with a slightly darker blue. I am a huge fan of all things text and ledger paper related so it was totally fun to make own text paper with it.


The circle is a piece of sticky canvas. I stamped sentiment and flowers (from Avocado Arts’ new set that comes out in March) right on top. I colored the flowers with good old colored pencils.

I’m not the only one playing with Avocado Arts stamps today. This sweet girls are, too!

And be sure to swing on the Avocado Arts blog. They love to hear from good folks. It really does make their day!

Today’s card (2-14)


Hi all!

Another day, another card!

I’m playing along again with the sweet gals from the CASE Study blog. (Hi, girls!) They are using this card of mine for inspiration this week.

I threw a bit of caution to the wind, opting to (loosely) be inspired by the layered circles on the original card.

The dies here are from Pink Paislee. The doily is from …. I don’t know who. 😉 And the words are from the Journal It – For the Record set by  Liana Lamb from My Favorite Things. If you haven’t checked out Liana’s stamps, do! They are awesome!

Before I go, I want to mention one more thing.

Have you heard about True Stamp 2013?


It’s a new online, one-day event with classes from these companies:
-Technique Tuesday
-Lawn Fawn
-Simon Says Stamp
-Paper Smooches
-Unity Stamp Co.
-Raisin Boat

Lain Ehmann is coordinating and hosting it.

Students get access to all six classes, as well as eternal access to all class recordings, as well as some prizes, freebies and a virtual goodie bag.

For more information, check out the class info page.