Dear Santa at A Blog Named Hero (11-29)


Hi all!

Joining my friends over at A Blog Named Hero one last time today for their Dear Santa festivities!

This week’s challenge was come up with a Christmas Quickie! 🙂

So meet today’s card.


This was a gosh… dang… lot of fun to make!

I die-cut the chevron design (from Kelly Purkey’s Outlined Chevron die from Simon Says Stamp!) from white, green and red cardstocks. I layered them together, letting the lower layers just barely peek out. If you look really close, you can see them all. I mounted them to kraft cardstock and the card and then used Glossy Accents and Christmas Red Stickles (from Ranger) to randomly fill in some of the spaces.


The sentiment (stamped on a strip of cardstock) is from the “I still dig it” Christmas Reindeer stamp set from Hero Arts. 🙂

November Paper Smooches DT Blog Hop (11-28)

Happy Thanksgiving, friends!

It’s Pep Rally week in the Paper Smooches world, and I’m happy to be hopping with the crew today to share a sampling of the Paper Smooches December release with you!  FIVE new stamps and EIGHT new dies will be available to purchase at 12:01am, Eastern time…on December 1st.  You will find them HERE

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

  • FOUR winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the design team blogs and the 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 design team blogs listed below or the PS blog for your chance to win!  (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it increases your changes) 
  • You have until midnight MT on Sunday, December 1st to leave a comment. 
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, December 2nd to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.

To increase your chances of winning:

  • 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,. you know, really means that you have up to three extra chances to win on each blog. Woo-to-the-hoo!)

So let’s get that the project!

Meet my project for the hop. 🙂


The camera (times 2) and words are from a set called We Totally Click. Of course, I embellished the camera a little, adding some twine floss for camera stracks and some gems for buttons. 😉


To make the pink one stand out a little more on my card, I adhered it with foam tape.

Well, that is all I have. Thanks for taking some time out of your day to stop by today. And wherever you are, I hope you are having a great day! Thanks again, y’all!


Go-to Gal Designer Challenge (11-27)

Hi all!

It’s the last Wednesday of the month, which means it is Go-to Gal Challenge Day!

What in the “gosh golly” is a Go-to Gal Challenge? Well, simple. It’s something we do for fun. We pick a product or manufacturer’s products to use and then challenge each other to make some stuff.

We are monkeying around this month with good stuff from We R Memory Keepers!

We R is one of my go-to tool companies. I swear my crafting pretty much lives and dies with my Crop-a-Dile tool. But I also have a great love for We R’s patterned paper and paper embellishment designs so I decided to make a little something with some paper and a tag from their Chalkboard collection.

DoWhat_MysteryGirlOf course, I changed up the tag to make it more look like a picture frame. I was really inspired by all the chalkboard home decor I’ve seen lately on Pinterest.

In my efforts to mimic the look of a wall, I did add some wood paper strips (not from We R) at the bottom of the flower paper panel. I think it looks wall’ish. Well, at least I think. 😉 🙂

Can’t wait to see what the rest of the crew has cooked up. Please check out the blogs of:

Kimberly had some things come up so she’s on haitus this time, but I’m pretty sure she is with us in spirit. 😉

Thanks for stopping by, y’all!

Today’s card (11-23)

Hi all!

Meet today’s card.

Blog_TheGoodLife1_teriJust a “for fun” one. Made it with some papers from Simple Stories’ I Heart Summer collection. It’s one of my favorite collections from Simple Stories.

The airplane and star are also from Simple Stories. It’s a digital cut file as Simple Stories just started offering cut files this week in the Silhouette online store! (YAY!)


I enlarged the airplane before cutting it. I mounted it to the card with foam tape, just to give it some extra dimension.

Well, that’s all I have for now. Be back later, gators.

Dear Santa at A Blog Named Hero (11-22)


Hi all!

I’m a little behind in posting today, but I’m here. 😉

I’m joining up my pals over at A Blog Named Hero again today for their Dear Santa festivities. This week’s challenge is to make a piece of home decor.

So I went with something simple that could be changed out after the holidays: A clipboard.


I was going for a somewhat retro look here, trying to somewhat mimic the look of Christmas ornaments by hanging the hexagons (cut with the Geometric Frame Cuts dies from Hero Arts). Each one is popped up off the backing sheet with some foam tape.


I finished the whole thing off with a Hero Arts’ sentiment (from their Snow Much Joy stamp set).

Gosh, that’s really all I have today. Wish I had more, but nada. Nothing. Not a thing. 😉

Thanks, as always, for stopping by. Be back again soon!

Dear Santa at A Blog Named Hero (11-15)


Hi everyone!

Joining my friends over at A Blog Named Hero again this week for a little Dear Santa fun.

This week’s challenge involves making a gift!

So I came up with some treat packages of sorts that would be good for neighbors, friends, office mates or even church buddys.


Pretty easy to make these bad boys.

I filled Glassine envelopes with holiday candy and then die-cut a topper for each with the Stitched Journaling Card die from Lawn Fawn. I love it so. Then I added some some stamping (with stamps from Hero Arts), die-cuts (cut with dies from Lawn Fawn and Simon Says Stamp!) and sequins. When finished, I just clipped each one with a clip at the top of each envelope.

And, yep, there you have it! 😉 Like I said, “Easy!”

Be back again later this week, y’all!
Thanks for stopping by.

Today’s card (11-14)

Yep. Me again. 😉

Meet today’s card.

Blog_YouAreAGem_teriIt’s actually more like today’s card… from a few days ago.

I was trying to stir up my crafty mojo to finish tackling a hearty assignment that I was struggling on. So I started just playing. I grabbed craft supplies and just sorta put things together with a no-rules mentality.

This was the end result! I don’t think it’s too shabby for just playing around! And, most importantly, it got the crafty mojo going, enabling me to power through the other project. 😉


A few additional deets about this card: The words from the I Like You stamp set from Technique Tuesday. The sequins are from Avery Elle (such a lovely color collections they have). The other things are just little bits and pieces from my stash-a-roo.

That’s all I have! Be back later, gators! Thanks, as always, for stopping by!

November Studio AE Blog Hop from Technique Tuesday (11/10)

(Hi there! Busy couple days here on the old bloggity blog! Looking for my Moxie Fab Thanks post? Go here. Looking for my Caring Hearts Blog Hop post? Check it out here. Looking for my Dear Santa @ A Blog Named Here post? Go here. Whew.)

Hi all!

Another day. Another hop. Another Studio AE blog, that is!

Joining some of my partners in crime (… no… wait….) Technique Tuesday buddies in sharing some projects made with the new Relative Banners by Ali Edwards stamp set, which is the Studio AE set for November. If you are new to Studio AE, a new Studio AE stamp set is released every month. The Studio AE stamps feature Ali’s designs and are available for a limited time only (usually about a month).

I’ve got three projects to share with you that I made with this month’s Relative Banners set. Each of these projects also use Technique Tuesday’s Banners steel dies.

sae_1113_diestampstogetherThe stamps in this set work swell with these dies. (Also, if you are a fan, you might want to check some of Ali’s other sets that work with the Banners steel die set: Family Banners; Today Banners; Giving Thanks Banners, Banner Months and Hello Santa Banners.)

Alright. Let’s get on with the good stuff: the projects. 😉

First up is this little name card for a table setting!

2_sae_1113_grandmanamecardI think this Studio AE stamp set would be kinda fun to use to make a whole lot of name cards to place on a dinner table for a family get-together.

The base of the name card is a rectangle I cut with TT’s Story Card steel die. (By the way, I found the metal stand at the local party supply house in the table décor aisle.)

I also made a couple cards.

This one…

2_sae_1113_daughtercard_teri… and this one.

2_sae_1113_sonthankyou_teriIn addition to the Studio AE set and the Banners die, I used some words fro Ali’s Mama = Love stamp set. Nice to mix and match things together.

Well, that’s all I have for you today.

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

And be sure to comment as you go as we are going to give away one $25 gift certificate to someone who comments during the hop. To be eligible to win, all you need to do is comment on any of our blog posts!  The lucky winner announced on the 15th on the Technique Tuesday blog.

Thanks for stopping by again!

Moxie Fab Thanks! Blog Hop

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Hi all!

Taking part today in a special blog hop in honor of my friend, Cath!

Cath recently left Paper Crafts magazine and Moxie Fab World, and many wanted to show their appreciation for her so this blog hop was launched. Big props to Keren B., who threw out the idea, and everyone else who made it happen!

So Cath, we meet again! 🙂 Not a whole lot to say today that I’ve not already said, but you are right! We’ve sure had some fun! Thank you for your friendship and for also bringing out the best in me as a crafter over the years. I look forward to hearing about all your new adventures!

Here’s a little card I made for you. blog_CathCard_teriI won’t admit how much I fussed over this card. Let’s just say, it’s the words that matter most (even though I used 3… gasp…. sentiment stamps together)!  (And, Cath, believe me, it was hard not throw a ONESIE on here! Wink!) blog_cathcard2_teri Hope you enjoy the hop today!

Next stop on the hop is the blog of the incredibly talented Alice Wertz. (By the way, you should have arrived her from the blog of the classy and kind Michele Gross.)

And if you are looking for links to everyone taking part in today’s hop, check out this post here on Moxie Fab World.

Be back again soon!

Dear Santa at A Blog Named Hero


Hello again, friends!

Happy to be joining the fine folks at A Blog Named Hero for their Dear Santa festivities today!

They (and a lot of their friends) are teaming up to share holiday inspired projects all month long. Feeling lucky to be playing along with the crew today by sharing a little card-a-roo!



Whipped out one of my favorite winter sets from Hero Arts (Snow Much Joy) and coordinating Snowman die and made this little pair of snow buddies! To make them look a little different, I played around with making one of the scarves look a little different with polka dots. Successful? I don’t know. The verdict’s out, but even if they look a lot alike, I like them still! 😉

I thought it’d be fun to connect them together in some way so I added the twine and hung a couple hearts from it (the hearts are dies from Lawn Fawn). Kinda fun!

Be back again later, gators! Thanks for swinging by today!