Go-to Gal Designer Challenge: Die Cuts with a View (5-28)

We meet again!

It’s time for another Designer Challenge with the Go-to Gals.

What the deal with these challenges? Simple. It’s a “for fun” thing with the Go-to Gals. Once a month, we challenge each other to make something with a specific manufacturer’s products. Sometimes, we all play. Sometimes, we don’t. But the important thing is this: We are having fun!

We challenged each other this month to make something with products from Die Cuts with a View. I think DCWV is one of those manufacturers that everyone who paper crafts knows about and has owned some of their products at one time or another. Their product line is easy to find and vast with lots of stacks of patterned papers, cardstocks and other crafting items.

I pulled out one of their 6×6 printed kraft paper stacks (love) and some of their adhesive-backed cork paper (double love) and whipped up this guy,


I added a few doodads from my stash and a stamped sentiment from the Rah Rah Sentiments set from Technique Tuesday.


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

(Betsy had to take a break this month, but she’ll be back next time!)

And that’s all for now.

Operation Write Home Memorial Day Blog Hop


Hi all! I’m taking part today in the annual Memorial Day Blog Hop with Operation Write Home.

Operation Write Home is a great organization that provides handmade cards for soldiers to send home to their loved ones. I love that! And I love that it gives all of us as cardmakers a chance to share our love of making cards!

I made a card inspired by one of Operation Write Home’s card sketches. I used sketch 118.


I took some creativity liberties, using washi tape rather than scalloped borders. I also drew a line around the inside elements.


The supplies I used were: papers from the Sea to Shining Sea collection from Simple Stories; hey stamp from the Favorite Flowers stamp set from Simon Says Stamp!; and washi tape from Doodlebug Design.

To find links to everyone taking part in the hop, go here.

Thanks for swinging by today!

Today’s card (5-21)

Hello again! This is today’s card!


It’s more like a card from weeks back. Life’s been a bit in the way of sharing things over on this blog lately. This is the card I made for my mom for Mother’s Day this year.

I really just built the card around a die-cut cut with the Full Card Mom die from Simon Says Samp! Sure dig it. If you look really close, you can kind of see I made a shade out of it. There’s vellum under the words and there’s sequins toward the bottom.

mum2_teriAll the patterned paper I used is from Crate Paper, and the dots & heart are from October Afternoon.

Speaking of Simon Says Stamp!, I had a guest post go live on their blog over the weekend. I had a couple cards in it. Here’s a peek at one of them.


I always am honored when my Simon buddies invite me to play and share something on their blog. Thanks, guys! 🙂 Hope you will consider checking it out.

May Studio AE Blog Hop from Technique Tuesday (5-10)

Hi all!

The 10th means it’s Studio AE Blog Hop time! (Hooray! I always love this day of the month.)

We are featuring the brand new Today Circles by Ali Edwards stamp set, which is the Studio AE set for May.


I always love a good circle stamp set. And this one is worthy of two thumbs up, if you ask me.

So here’s the scrapbook page I made with it!

2_sae_514_thebestthing_teriI recently attended the annual Editorial Board meeting for Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking magazine. I’m one of their Go-to Gals and Contributing Editors. There are 7 of us, and the meeting allows us a chance to give feedback to the magazine’s editors and help them plan for the next production year. (We usually do some fun stuff, too, like visit some manufacturer’s spots and spend a little time being tourists, but we really are there to meet and do editorial-related stuff.)

Anyway, this page pays tribute to the other Go-to Gals. I have really enjoyed getting to know them in the time we’ve worked together. We are SOOOOO different and yet we share this common bond over paper crafting.  It makes it fun!

2_SAE_514_TheBestthing2_teriI made the title by mixing together a circle stamped with the set’s “best” stamp and some letter stickers. (In case you are wondering, the stickers and patterned papers I used are from Simple Stories’ DIY and DIY Boutique collections.)

2_SAE_514_ThebestThing3_teriI added a kinda fun element at the bottom. I die-cut a paper clip (with TT’s Memo Pad Card DIY Steel Dies) and then stamped a couple words from the set on strips of cardstock. Sorta digging the look.

Well, that is all I have today.

Be sure to check the blogs out of everyone hopping today.

Be sure to comment as you go. We are going to give away one $25 e-Gift Card to TechniqueTuesday.com 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 15th on the Technique Tuesday blog.

Away for the day (5-7)

Hi all!

Yep. It’s true. They let me out of my crafty cave once-in-awhile. 🙂

I’m over on Paper Crafts Connection today, sharing some decorative journaling journaling cards for a pocket page scrapbook that were inspired by…. gaspCard Creations, Vol. 12. Cards inspiring scrapbooking stuff? Gosh.. double gasp. 😉

Anyway, here’s a sneak peek of what you will see on Paper Crafts Connection.


I’d be honored if you’d check it out.

And here’s a bonus project of sorts.

This is one more decorative journaling card for my pocket page scrapbook (think Project Life-style) that was inspired by a card in Card Creations, Vol. 12. The card was Beautiful Birthday Wishes by Angela Mansfield  on page 20. It’s so lovely with lots of stripes and flowers that I decided to borrow some design inspiration for my little decorative journaling card.


I think it’s going to look pretty cool in my scrapbook.

Anyway, that is all I have. Be back later, friends.

Thanks, as always, for stopping by.

Happy National Scrapbook Day! (5-3)

Hi all!

Happy National Scrapbook Day! I’ve been looking forward to today because I can finally share this scrapbook page I recently cooked up.2_NSD_ThisMemory_teri

Totally goofy but fun, right?

Made this one mostly with a new stamp set I designed for Technique Tuesday that’s called Scrapbook It. They released it today in honor of National Scrapbook Day.


(By the way, they have a special offer today (5/3… until midnight PST). Spend $30 or more on TechniqueTuesday.com. Use coupon code FREE4NSD at check-out and they’ll include the Scrapbook It stamp set for free with your order. (It’s normally a $14.99 set.). No need to include the set in your cart. Just use the coupon code and the magic will happen.)

Going back to the page, I stamped on the cards (mostly from Project Life) with stamps from Scrapbook It and from No Picture (another TT set I designed).



I also added a few words to the stamping with the help of my trusty typewriter and a little bit of old fashioned handwriting. It was kinda fun!

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

PS. Be sure to check out Moxie Fab World and the Creating Keepsakes blog today. I have it on a good authority that there’s some National Scrapbook Day festivities happening in both places.

(eta: There’s a couple Scrapbook It stamp sets up for grabs. You’ll find one on this post on the CK Blog. Hurry. You only have until 5 p.m. MDT on 5/3 to comment. And there’s one on this post on Moxie Fab World. You have until midnight EST on Monday, May 5th, to comment there.)

May Paper Smooches DT Blog Hop (5-1)

Hi everyone!

It’s Pep Rally week and the Paper Smooches design team is working together today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches May/June release with you! FOUR new stamps and EIGHT new dies went on sale at midnight on April 30th (eastern time) (12:01 am on May 1). You will find our new releases HERE

To add extra fun to our blog hop…we are offering up a prize! (<—– Because Paper Smooches rocks like that.)

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