Today’s card (9-30)

Hi all!

Say hello to today’s card!

2_Noel_Noels1_teriThis one uses a new die from Technique Tuesday that is based on my handwriting! ๐Ÿ™‚

Here’s a peek at the die and how you can use it. The die set includes the word, as well as a mat you can mat the word to.

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I thought it would be fun just to make a card that uses the word over and over (and over) matted and un-matted so that’s what I did. Added a few foam dots under the top Noel word to give the card a little extra dimension.

2_Noel_Noels2_teri Well, that’s all I have. Be back again later.

Oh, I almost forgot! You can see the die and all the rest of TT’s September release (which includes stuff from Bev, Lori, Ali and me) right here.

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September Paper Smooches DT Blog Hop

Hello again, friends!

It’s yet again Pep Rally week in the super cute, super fun, super happy world of Paper Smooches, and we are here today to share a sampling of the Paper Smooches’ October release with you!ย  FOUR new stamps and EIGHT new dies will be available to purchase at 12:01am, Eastern time…on October 1st.ย  You will find them HERE.ย  (<—– And, just you wait! They are the cutest yet!)

To add extra fun to our blog hop…we are offering up a prize!

The way we choose our winners and the prize has changed:

  • FOUR winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the design team blogs and theย PS Blog
  • The prize – a $25 gift code to choose what you like at the PS online store.
  • Just leave a comment on any of the eight design team blogs listed below or the PS blog for your chance to win!ย  (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify)
  • You have until midnight MT on Sunday, September 29th to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blogย on Monday, September 30th to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.

The perks to our change:

  • You will have more time to comment
  • You can choose dies as a part of your prize (or anything else in our store of course)
  • You don’t have to check all 8 blogs to see if you won, you just need to check the PS blog.

Yay! And good luck!ย  And you know. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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)

So let’s get on with the project!

PS_BittyBungalows_Home_teriFor today’s hop, I whipped out the new Bitty Bungalows stamp set. And spoiler alert! I “might” have whipped out the new Bitty Bungalows coordinating dies, too! Yep. Just might have. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Pretty much every stamped element you see on my card is from the new stamp set. ๐Ÿ˜‰

And guess what? The set has even more sweet little scene building images. I can’t wait to play with it some more.

To give the houses a little extra pop, I used markers to just randomly add a little extra shading to each one. Simple, but adds just a little extra kick.

PS_BittyBungalows_Home2_teriAlright! So that’s all I have for you today! Be back later, friends!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Go-to Gal Designer Challenge: Elle’s Studio (9-25)

(Looking for my Mixed Media 2 Blog Hop with friends post? It’s right below this one. Scroll down or just click here.)

Hi all!

It’s time again for another Go-to Gal Designer Challenge.

What’s the deal with these things? Well, simple. They are a “for-fun” thing with the Go-to Gals. Every so often, we pick a manufacturer’s products and challenge each other to make something with them for the fun it. Sometimes, we all play. Sometimes, we don’t.ย  And that’s OK. Because it’s all about having fun. ๐Ÿ™‚

This time, weย  challenged each other to make something with products from Elle’s Studio!ย  (Oh la la!!!!)

I came up with two (yep, two) card for this challenge.

Meet #1.

g2g_elles_thanku_teriAnd meet #2.

g2g_elles_forevereverever_teriI dug deep in my Elle’s Studio stash and used a mixture of Elle’s papers and stamps on these. One of the things I dig about Elle’s Studio products is they just have a fun, trendy feel. They have trendy elements and patterns (like woodgrain and chevrons) and hot fonts, but everything is done in a super fun, happy way. Makes me happy to play with them.

Can’t wait to see what the rest of the Go-to Gals have cooked up! Be sure to check out the blogs of:

See you again tomorrow!

Mixed Media Blog Hop (9-25)

Hi all!

I’m joining some of my friends and favorite scrap-tastic ladies for a hop in honor of the new Mixed Media Scrapbooking 2ย  special issue from Creating Keepsakes!

Mixed-Media-2-350pxWe are all crafty gals and are all about just making stuff and having fun! We all thought it would be fun to each share a peek at one of our projects from the issue, to show support for each other as memory keepers and for Creating Keepsakes.

I really love this issue because it’s got lots of fun techniques in it. I’ve been scrapbooking and making cards a long, long, long time. I’ve seen a lot of stuff during that time. Tried a few things, too. Fun thing about this issue is there’s some super cool, fun and different stuff to try. Really got my juices flowing.

Anyway, here’s a sneak peek of one of my scrapbook pages from the issue. It’s my Dog Toy Killer layout, which I made about my dog Marley (who is…. shall we say… a master of killing dog toys). I used a rainbow misting/masking technique!

Sneak_MyLittleDogToyKiller_teriFor the how-to (… and to see the whole page…), check out the issue. (By the way, it’s available in print format as well as digitally.)

And for more peeks of projects in the issue, check out the blogs of everyone taking part in today’s hop:

And there will be another group of lovely ladies hopping tomorrow and sharing peeks of some of their projects, too!

Today’s cards (9-21)

Hi all!

Just aย  couple cards today to share today.ย  ๐Ÿ™‚

All of these were made with Avocado Arts’ Stuck on You stamp set.

Meet No. 1.

ImageMeet No. 2.

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And meet No. 3.

ImageTo learn more about how they were made, hit the Avocado Arts’ blog. I’m over there, chatting it up!

By the way, I was also over on the blog for Paper Crafts magazine this week! I shared my love for the new Handmade Cards special issue, shared some cool projects from the issue and shared a technique (tutorial-style) I used for a project in the issue! Here’s a sneak peek!

ImageHope you’ll check it out. ๐Ÿ™‚

Today’s card (9-14)

Hi all!

Just a quick, clean card today!

Blog_TrickCandy1_teriWanted to whip up a couple quick Halloween cards with my grandmother and a couple other relatives in mind. They don’t expect masterpieces. In fact, all those extra details of inking, stitching and layering are really lost on them. Really, they just like getting cards so the easier they are to make, the more I can send out. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Made a few of these bad boys with Lawn Fawn’s Trick or Treat stamp set and Stitched Journaling Card die. Easy peasy stuff. The paper is some oldie (but still dang goodie) stuff from Bella Blvd. ย (<—— What can I say? It’s woodgrain. How I love thee…)

blog_trickcandy2_teriThat’s all I have! Be back later, gators!

Thanks for swinging by today! Always a pleasure!

September Studio AE Blog Hop from Technique Tuesday

(Hi there! Looking for my post for Kelly Marie’s Surprise Birthday Blog Hop?! It’s the post right below this one. Either scroll down or just click here.)

Hi all!

It’s 10th, which means it is Studio AE Blog Hop time! Can I just say I love this day. I really do. ๐Ÿ™‚

We are using the newest Studio AE stamp set, which is this is guy right here: Daily Photo by Ali Edwards. (By the way, the TT warehouse crew will begin shipping the set to Studio AE members today! The crew is kinda the unsaid heroes of TT. Getting all those sets out each month is a big job, and they do a great job each month, making it happen! )

Technique-Tuesday-Daily-Photo-SAE-Ali Edwards-Clear-Stamps-LargeSo I used the set to make a scrapbook page!

2_sae_913_TheColorRun_teri_edited-1I just completed my fifth 5K over the last couple months, and I thought it would be a fun set to use to document the experience.

(By the way, I don’t usually wear feathers or hold a wand when I take part in a 5K, but part of the fun of The Color Run is just being goofy and having fun. When it comes to 5ks, it’s a real relaxed setting with an emphasis on having fun.)

So I used the stamp set with TT’s Circles steel dies, to make the circles on the photos! I just cut off a little of each circle with my scissors.

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If you don’t have the dies, a 1 3/4″ circle punch would work well with the stamps, too. If you use a punch that’s a little bigger, the rim will appear just a little bigger!ย  ๐Ÿ™‚

Be sure to check out the blogs of everyone taking part in this month’s hop. We are celebrating the third anniversary of Studio AE so it’s the biggest blog hop ever.

By the way, we’re giving away some prizes for this hop!

Since we are celebrating the third anniversary of Studio AE this month, we are going to give away three $25 gift certificates. To be eligible to win, all you need to do is comment during the hop! ย The three lucky winners will be announced on the 15th on the Technique Tuesday blog.

Thanks for stopping by! Happy hopping, y’all!