Paper Smooches June DT Blog Hop (6-27)

Hi again, all!

It’s Pep Rally week in the Paper Smooches world, and the team’s banding together once again to share a sampling of the Paper Smooches July stamp release with you!  FOUR new stamps and SIX new dies will be available to purchase at 12:01am, Eastern time…on July 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 stamp sets!  (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify)  You have until midnight MT on Friday, June 28th to leave a comment.  Please check all design team blogs on Saturday, June 29th to see if you are one of the lucky winners.

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 BIG chances to win on each blog! Hot dog!)

So let’s get on with the project showing! 😉

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I used the brand-spanking new Beboppin stamp set to stamp everything on this bad boy. From the heart and music notes to the tape, all the images are from the set.

To give the cassette tapes a little extra dimension, I added some black pearls to the middle of each one.

PS_Beboppin_MixWell2_teriKinda fun, right?

That’s all I have for! I’ll be back again soon!

Thanks for swinging by today! I appreciate stopping by!

Printing Tutorial 101 (6-26)

Hi all!

So I’m over on Paper Crafts Connection today, sharing a few projects made with this little bitty freebie printable I cooked up for the fun of it!

HelloSunshinePrintablePictureYes, that’s really my handwriting you see on it. (If you want, be sure to go the Paper Crafts blog so you can download it. It’s a PDF file so you can open it up easily in Adobe Reader and print it on your home computer’s printer.)

Since so many of us card makers are users of 6″ x 6″ paper pads, I wanted give you a quick tutorial of sorts on how I printed my printable on 6″ x 6″ paper with my home printer.

Here’s what I did.

First, I printed it on standard white printer paper (8 1/2″ x 11″).

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I picked out a piece 6″ x 6″ paper I wanted to print it on. (This stuff is from Basicgrey.) Then I turned it over and then placed adhesive on the top and bottom.

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I flipped it back over and placed it right on top of my printed paper, over where I printed originally.

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And, just for giggles, here’s how it looked when I held the papers up to my window.

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(Yes, that printed piece is really underneath the 6″ x 6″ piece. Couldn’t have you doubting me, you know? Wink!)

So then I ran the paper right through my printer, just like any old other piece of paper.

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And I got something like this:

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Ta-da! Ready to go and be made into a card.

Ok, that’s all I have for you. Be back later, gators! Thanks for stopping by!

Today’s card (6-25)

Hi all!

Just a card to share today.

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Paired together a couple Technique Tuesday stamp sets for this one: the Bouquet – Greenhouse Society set with my Awesome stamp set (In full disclosure, I always feel kinda silly calling it “my Awesome” stamp set. I mean, really, you know? 😉 They named it. Not me.)

The patterned papers are from Pebbles and Crate Paper. The journaling card is from Becky Higgins.

To make the card seem a little less flat, I added a couple gems around the bouquet.

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Easy peasy!

Alright, that’s all I have. Be back later, friends!

Avocado Arts: Project Share (6-21)

Hi all!

It’s my turn to be the ambassador of sorts today to Avocado Arts and share a few projects with their Are We There Yet? stamp set (and a few other Avocado Arts sets)! Oh, the pressure. 😉

So let’s get started.

Meet #1.

A_613_hereforyou_teriI have a whole lot of love for the set’s camper trailer. There’s just something so cheery and fun about those little trailers!

I created the custom sentiment by mixing together a sentiment from the Are We There Yet? set with the word “you” from the Future’s So Bright set.

Meet #2.

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I’m hoping to see a few of my favorite crafty pals in the Fall so I thought this would be fun card to send to one of them.

The suitcase (the same one, just stamped three times) and the “Wish You Were Here!” words are from the Wish You Were Here stamp set.

The “Let’s Get Together Soon” part phrase (from the Zip N By set) is actually part of a larger sentiment stamp. I just put a piece of tape over the words I didn’t want to stamp and inked up my stamp like normal. Before stamping it on the paper, I whisked off the piece of tape. The result: I only stamped part of the words.

And, finally, meet #3.

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I was feeling adventurous here and wanted to stamp on wood so that’s what I did. I found a piece of wood paper and then stamped the sign (also from Are We There Yet?) right on top.

The sentiment was created by using a combination of phrases from Are We There Yet? and Hello Friend!

So that’s all I have for today!

Be sure to check out the Avocado Arts blog. The Pit Crew has been sharing projects all month long with the Are We There Yet? stamp set. You can find links to everyone’s projects on the blog!

See you again soon.

Summer Card Camp 2 winner & a sneak peek (6-18)

Hi all!

First up today is who won the slot in the Summer Card Camp 2 class from Online Card Classes? Well, that would be Agus (3:48 p.m. on 6/17)! Congrats, Agus! I just sent you an email about your prize!

Second, I’m blogging elsewhere today. I’m sharing a couple double page pocket-style scrapbook layouts over on the Simple Stories blog. Yes, the card girl did say layouts. (Holy smokes, you guys, the pressure of sharing them with you. 😉 🙂 )

Here’s a itty bitty peek of one of them.

SS_RadMix_teriI’m also excited to share a little bit of my “free-spirited” approach to pocket style pages, too.  I think you’ll find I’m pretty relaxed about putting these pages together.

Anyway, you can read about it over there. Hope you will consider checking it out.

Giveaway: Summer Card Camp 2 from Online Card Classes

Well, well, well, friends!  We meet again. 🙂

Have you heard the news? I’m super dang excited to be taking part in the new Summer Card Camp 2 workshop from Online Card classes.

Just in case you haven’t heard anything about it, here’s a little about Summer Card Camp 2 (courtesy of the OCC crew):

Join your Online Card Classes Summer Camp counselors—Kristina Werner, Jennifer McGuire, and friends (including me!)—for a three-week adventure packed with cardmaking ideas! Each day, you’ll discover a new way to have fun with your cardmaking supplies, whether we’re exploring a color combo, transforming a design sketch, or learning a new technique together. Summer Card Camp 2 includes designs from over 40 guest artists (yay!), lively videos, PDFs containing step-by-step instructions, shopping discounts, and loads of giveaways! Plus, you’ll have lifetime access to all of the class content—talk about making that summertime feeling last! Summer Card Camp 2 runs July 8-29. Sign up now for only $35!

And here’s a sneak peek of the project I cooked up for Summer Card Camp 2.

scc2_sneak_peek_-_teriAnd guess what? I get to give away one slot for Summer Card Camp 2 to one of you. (Why yes… yes, I do!)

Leave a comment for me on this blog post today (6/17). I’ll pick and announce a winner on Tuesday, 6/18. Good luck!

A Couple Things (6-16)

Hi all!

Just a couple quick things today!

First, a card in honor of the dads out there.

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Happy Father’s Day to all of them!

This is just a simple card I recently submitted to Paper Crafts magazine that wasn’t selected  for publication (and I know those wild and crazy editors hate the word “reject”, but I am going to use it anyway.). It was a reject, people. 😉

For me, part of the adventure of submitting is sometimes seeing what does get selected and what doesn’t. 🙂 I sometimes scratch my head. And, other times, I think “Heck yeah, baby!” You know the old phrase: “You win. You lose some.”

Anyhoo, going back to the card: I stamped the words with the Dad Rocks by Ali Edwards stamp set from Technique Tuesday. I was going for a paint splattered look here so I flicked spray mists all over the panel before I did the stamping.

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Simple technique and a simple card, but still a fun one to make.

One other little thing: The folks over at Simon Says Stamp! invited me to share some projects over on their blog again. Here’s a little peek of what you’ll find over there.

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I’d be honored if you’d consider checking it out.
And thank you again, Simon and friends! It’s a total pleasure… and honor… when you invite me to play.

Be back again later. gators!

 

Today’s card (6-15)

Hi all!

Just a quick little card today, made to celebrate the release of some new dies from Paper Smooches that coordinate with the June 2013 stamp sets.

LittleFishDies_FintasticCard_teriI made this one with the new Briny Blue 2 dies, which coordinate with the Briny Blue stamp set.

I really just cut a bunch of the dies out and started stamping on them and playing with the arrangement on the card until I had something that looked like I had a whole lot of fish hanging out together. 😉

littlefishdies_fintasticsm_teriHa! The goofiness kinda humors me!

To make one of the fish stand out a little more, I popped it with foam tape and added the wiggle eye. I felt like the scene needed a little bit of a focal point.

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

Hope you are having a good Saturday!

June Studio AE Blog Hop from Technique Tuesday

Hi all!

It’s Studio AE Blog Hop time again. Hooray!

I’m joining the team in sharing today something made with the new Fun in the Sun by Ali Edwards set, the Studio AE stamp set for June!

Here’s a peek at the set, in case you haven’t seen it.

Technique-Tuesday-SAE-Fun-In-The-Sun-Clear-Stamps-LargeI used the set to make a little pocket-style scrapbook page to document a color run/walk I recently took part in with a couple good friendst!  Each of us (definitely not the vision of health perfection) paid for it for a few days afterwards, but the event was sure a fun way to kick off Summer! 😉 (Ok, and It was really cool to say we did it! )

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I created each of the banners on my page with the Fun in the Sun set by stamping them on cardstock and cutting them out. So they would fit across the little cards, I only used part of the banners on them. I sure like the different look it gives them by just using a portion of the banner, rather than the whole thing.

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I also used a couple other stamp sets on the page: Ali’s Bring on the Sun and Awesome and Fill in the Blank. (In full disclosure, I designed both the Awesome and Fill in the Blank stamp sets. Awesome came out last Summer, while Fill in the Blank debuted at the CHA-Winter show. )

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Thanks for taking a peek!

Be sure to check out the projects from everyone taking part in today’s hop!

Be sure to leave a few comments as you hop! Technique Tuesday will be giving away a $25 gift certificate to someone who comments during the hop. The winner will be selected from all the comments received and announced on the TT blog sometime on the 15th.

Be back again soon!