Today’s card (3-27)

Hi all!

Say hello to today’s card.

mfw_stencils_fabulousat_teriI actually made this one a couple days ago and hadn’t posted it here yet.

It was inspired by the Styling with Stencils challenge over on Moxie Fab World. Because, you know, it seems kinda wrong to issue a challenge and not play. I can’t do it. Can’t. 😉

I used a stencil from The Crafter’s Workshop, a pen and a desire to scribble (and scribble and scribble and scribble) to make the “@” panel. It was fun! And totally mess free, which was also fun! :

mfw_stencils_fabulousat2_teriIn addition to the stencil I also used some stuff from Heidi Swapp (word, heart + paper), some star stickers (from Freckled Fawn), a couple sparkly numbers from American Crafts, scalloped washi tape from Hazel & Ruby and a tab punch from Fiskars. A fun mix of stuff to use together.

See you again soon!

Go-to Gal Designer Challenge: Echo Park Paper (3-26)

Hi all!

It’s challenge time again with the Go-to Gals.

We decided this time to challenge each other to make something with products from Echo Park Paper.

What’s the deal with these challlenges, you ask? Well, here’s the scoop. Every month (unless we take a break… because we are flexible like that), we pick a manufacturer and challenge each other to make something with that manufacturer’s products. Sometimes, we all play. Sometimes, we don’t. That’s OK because it’s a “just for fun” thing! 🙂 And it’s also editor-free, which I mean in a 100% loving way. (Note to any editor who may be reading this, just in case: I really do love you guys…. mostly. I KID! I KID! Chillax, man. Sheesh. Tough crowd.)

Ok. So… ummm… yeah. Here’s what I made for this month’s challenge.

ep_awesomedude1_teriI just love Echo Park’s That’s my Boy collection by Lori Whitlock. I don’t have boys. Heck, I don’t have kids (just a dog… a boy dog… but a dog), but I love the feel of the collection. All kinds of fun icons, great colors and good patterns. All in all, it’s the kind of collection that just makes me happy.

I paired together a lot of stickers from the collection for this card. I also added a bit of dimension by placing foam tape under the green and yellow panels. It just adds a little something, I think..

ep_awesomedude2_teriNow, don’t tell my Go-to Gal sistahs in crime that I did cheat a little by adding a couple other elements not from Echo Park to my card (the enamel dot from Doodlebug and the wood star from Studio Calico). Other than that, it’s totally an Echo Park fest of happiness.

Can’t wait to see what the rest of the crew cooked up.

And that’s all for now.

PS. I’m talking trends over on Moxie Fab World today. I’m talking about one that I’ve especially liked watching “unfold”… or fold.


Today’s card (3-25)

Hi again!

This is today’s card.


Just a quick little graduation card with a small gift (of sorts) on top!

The pencil and the stickers are from SRM Press. The circle sticker is afrom their graduation themed Take 2: Stickers by the Dozen sheet. The little strip of words is also a sticker from the sheet. I just cut it up to make it small for this card.

So that the pencil could be used by the recipient, I simply adhered it to my card with a couple Glue Dots. Easy peasy.

blog_happygraduationpen2_teriThe papers I used are mostly from the Smarty Pants collection from Simple Stories. The grid paper is journaling card from Becky Higgins.  Everything else is from my scrap stash. 🙂

So that’s what I have. Be back tomorrow.

A Card + Other Stuff (3-24)

Hi all!

I’ve got a really random post today for you so here goes.

First, here’s a little card for the day.


Created this bad boy with scalloped Washi tape from Hazel & Ruby (which.. hey… just “might” be featured over on Moxie Fab World today), a tab from a really old Studio Calico kit and dies & stamps from Papertrey Ink. Oh yeah, there are a few enamel dots on there as well.

Second, I’m over on the blog for Simple Stories today, sharing some new Life Documented pages over there.

Here’s a peek.

Teri_3_314Cheeseball picture, but I digress. 😉

You can see more over there.

And I had some more guest blogger projects run over on the blog for Taylored Expressions.

Here’s a look at one from Day 3.


You can see it and the other two cards that ran on Day 3 here.

Also, my Day 2 projects can be found here.

A big thanks again to Taylor and Regina for inviting me to get crafty! It was a ton of fun… and a real honor.

Ok. Be back later. Maybe next time my post won’t be so random. Then again, maybe not. 😉

Out for the Day… Sorta Kinda (3-19)

(Looking for my Studio AE Blog Hop post? Just go here… or scroll down one post.)

Hi all!

I’m out and about on the Web today.

Got a couple more guest blogger projects over on the blog for Taylored Expressions. Here’s a peek at one of them.


Go here to see more. 🙂 Thanks again to the TE crew for inviting me to play.

And I’m over on Paper Crafts Connection with a tutorial using a technique involves crayons + steel dies. And … gosh… let me just say that I have been having the most fun ever doing doing this technique.

Here’s a peek.


Takes me back to being 5 and all… and playing with my Barbie Fashion Plates. 😉

Go here to see more. (By the way, you might have to scroll down a post if you look at this later in the day. They usually have a second post on Wednesdays. They usually appear a few hours after the regularly scheduled Go-to Gal posts, which is what my post is.)

Thanks for stopping by! I’ll be back again later, gators.

March Studio AE Blog Hop from Technique Tuesday

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

I’m joining some of my Technique Tuesday buddies today for the March Studio AE Blog Hop. We are featuring Wow by Ali Edwards, this month’s Studio AE stamp set.


If you aren’t familiar with Studio AE, here’s how it works: Technique Tuesday releases a new stamp set every month as part of their Studio AE program. The sets feature designs by Ali Edwards. These sets are available for a limited time. (They also do general release sets from Ali, too.)

I’ve got three projects to share today that use the stamp set.

Here’s #1.


I thought it would be fun to build one really big sentiment around one of the set’s phrases so I stamped “proud of you” on patterned paper, cut it out and then added a bunch of “so” words over it.

And this is #2.


I did kinda the same thing with this card as the last. I just build the sentiment around the “thumbs up” box.

I also stamped the little star border. To keep it similar to the “proud of you” saying, I used a black pen to draw the box around it.


And this is #3.


For this one, I thought it would be fun to pair a bunch of the stamp set’s words together so that’s what I did. Everything else is just sorta randomly put together.


Even though I made these as cards, I think it would be fun to start out with a 4″ x 6″ card and recreate some designs kinda like this for a Project Life – type of album. I  dabble in that world myself and think some of the set’s words would work pretty well for documenting folks doing good.

Ok… so that’s what I have.

Be sure to check out the posts from all of today’s blog hoppers:

And be sure to comment as you go. That’s because Technique Tuesday is  going to give away one $25 e-Gift Card to 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 will be announced on the 21st on the Technique Tuesday blog

Thanks for swinging by, guys!

Have a great day!

Today’s card… or sneak peek… (3-14)

Hi all!

Pretty pumped to be a guest over on the blog today for Taylored Expressions. Taylor (and her team) are a wildly talented, super nice bunch!  (Thanks for inviting me to play, guys!)

I put together a few projects with Taylored Expressions stamps and dies that they will be sharing this month. Today, you’ll get to see the first few. Here’s a peek at one of the projects.

1_birthdaybirds_teriBelieve it or not, I colored in those cute little birds (from the Belated Birds – Stand Out stamp set) through a combination of thumbprint stamping + coloring with pencils. I wasn’t sure how they would turn out, but I sure like the final results.

Anyway, hope you will check out the Taylored Expressions blog.

Be back again later.

True Stamp 2014 is Coming


Hi everyone!

Just wanted to give a quick shout-out today to True Stamp 2014!

This super awesome, super fun virtual stamping event is coming on April 5th to a computer near you.

So what is True Stamp? Well, True Stamp is an innovative one-day event bringing together top-notch stamping sponsors and instructors in a LIVE, online environment. Attendees will get some top-notch paper crafting instruction, right to their computers.

The True Stamp folks say, “With sponsors such as Technique Tuesday, Lawn Fawn, Simon Says Stamp, Raisin Boat, Paper Smooches, and Mama Elephant, you’re promised a full day of inspiration, creativity and fun! Over 250 stampers have already registered for this incredible, fun, inspiring event.”

By the way, True Stamp is recorded,  so if you want to watch you can revisit your favorite classes again and again – you can.

I’m pretty geeked about True Stamp. I know some of folks putting together classes for this event, and I’m pretty excited to see what they cook up. I mean, hello, Nichol Magouirk! She is an incredible stamper and paper crafter. She always has tons of great ideas!. And Kim Hughes from Paper Smooches, Kelly Marie and Chari from Lawn Fawn and Bev from Technique Tuesday, too! They are just great, too!

I know that behind the scenes the teachers have been working pretty hard behind the scenes to put these classes together. I can’t wait to see what ideas and tips they share. I’ve stamped for a long time, but I always get something out of stamping classes.

Something that I do think is pretty unique about True Stamp is you are able to ask questions of the instructors live during the event! I’ve enjoyed being a student in a number of classes, and I think it’s a pretty cool you can do that in True Stamp.

Thinking of signing up for True Stamp? Well, here’s a deal for all of you. Sign up for True Stamp 2014 and enter coupon code LOVE at checkout and you’ll save $48 (which is almost 50% off the normal $97 registration fee). Hurry to take advantage of this deal. The discount ends on March 17, 2014.

Hope to see you in class!

Today’s card (3-4)

Hello. Hello again! 🙂

This is today’s card.



The reason behind it? Well, I decided to make hexagons-inspired card for the Happy for Hexagons challenge over on Moxie Fab World. Just a few days left to get in on the challenge.

The hexagons I used are chipboard stickers from Pink Paislee that I snagged a few packages of for a scrapbooking project a long, long, long time ago. Confession time: I finished the project, but a pack of the chipboard stickers remained in my stash. (Someone might have issues. Hello, they are cute! Yeah, I know. “Teri, let the stickers go.”)


The papers I used here are from Project Life and Echo Park Paper. The “hello there” banner is a cut file by Simple Stories, which you can find in the Silhouette online store.

So that’s what I have. I’ll be back later, gators.

PS. Who won the small Technique Tuesday stamp surprise from this post?  That would be Wendy Orme. Congrats, Wendy. I’ve sent you an email about your prize.

Today’s card (3-3)

Hi again!

Feeling like I’m on a bit of a roll right now.

Got a card to share again today.


This one pairs together a bunch of Technique Tuesday stamps and dies: Boy Flair by Ali Edwards, Lots of Dots, Seriously Rad (the arrow is from that stamp set), Howdy (the stars are from it), Story Card die, Magic Circle card die (the die-cut star is from it) and their Circle dies.

Had a lot of fun just going to town on this one and seeing what I came up with. I think I would have made it easier on myself to go patterned paper-free and just use cardstock. But the patterns added a bit more challenge to designing this guy. It’s good sometimes to add to the challenge.


It’s a little hard to tell but those larger stars are extra special. I die-cut them from wood veneer and then die-cut them again with vellum. Kinda digging that layered look right now.

So that’s it for the card.

But before I go, I should mention that I paid a visit over the weekend to Simon Says Stamp! blog with a couple cards and a stamped sentiment trick. Here’s a peek at what you’ll see over there. This link gets you right to the post.


Ok, that’s all for today.

Oh gosh, wait. Have you heard much about Top Dog Dies? Check out the post below this one to hear a little bit about my experience using their dies and see something I made.

I’ll be back later.