Season’s Givings Blog Hop

Hi all!

Super excited today to be taking part in the 2016 Season’s Givings Blog Hop.

This is a fun hop made of papercrafters and manufacturers from all over the world coming together to share some crafty love. Every stop on the hop has a giveaway of some sort.

Here’s what I have for one lucky someone who comments on this post.

clear stamps //

There’s a total of 9 stamp sets in the pile. All have not been used and are ones I had two of… or just ones that have seen no love (and they deserve some stamping love).

Think you might be able to give them some love? Leave a comment by midnight EST on Jan. 6th on this post and I’ll pick one of you to receive the goods. I’ll contact the winner directly.

Here is who is taking part in today’s hop:

Lawn Fawn

Scrapbook Cards & Today Magazine

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Reverse Confetti

Technique Tuesday

CAS-ual Friday Stamps

Verve Stamps

Donna Salazar

Richard Garay


Stamp Simply Ribbon Store

Inchie Arts

Avocado Arts

OHscrap (Bossy Joscie)

Rubbermoon Stamps

Latina Crafter

A Jillian Vance Design


Your Everyday Stamps

Latisha Yoast

AJ Otto

Kimberly Crawford

Julia Stainton

Laurie Willison

Teri Anderson (<——-You are here)

Jennifer Gallacher (<======Next stop!)

Vera Yates

Wanda Guess

Nichol Magouirk

Kelly Klapstein

Anabelle O’Malley

Kim Watson

Chari Moss

Laura Bassen

Lydia Fiedler

Lisa Adametz

Alice Wertz

Daniela Dobson

Jenn Shurkus

Lori Craig

Amy Tsuruta

Lisa Henke

Margie Higuchi

Lee Murphy

Lori Tecler

Dina Kowal

Loretta Lock

Darsie Bruno

Marcie Sharp

Veronica Zalis

Barbara Anders

Maria Levine

Dana Joy

Melody Rupple

Keri Sereika

Asia King

Jennifer Ingle

Yvonne Van de Grijp

Beth Pingry

Erica Houghton

Mary-Ann Maldonado

Piali Biswas

Ashley Newell

Nicole Maki

Julee Tilman

Leigh Penner

Christina Griffiths

Lindsay Amrhein

Laura Williams

Debbie Seyer

Christine Emberson

Kerry Urbatch

Linda Lucas

Tosha Leyendekker

Giovana Smith

Bunny Vance

Stacey Schafer

Lee Ann Barrett

Ruby Naz

Julie Dinn

Jill Hawkins

Christiana Reulling

Jodi Collins

Gracie Chavez

Michelle Woerner

Tania Willis

Karisse Schilling

Lori McAree

Ashley Harris

Emily Leiphart

Heidi Blankenship

Coralynn Murray

Tenia Nelson

Pretty Philosophie

Jillian Vance

Misti Oblander

Ceal Pritchett

Thanks for stopping by today!

As Seen Somewhere Else

Hi guys!

Just a little heads up. I’m up on the blog today for my friends over at the Simon Says Stamp! I’m sharing a couple cards over there that were put together with the Garden Leaves by Cath Edvalson die from Technique Tuesday.

The die is one of my favorite TT products… and one of my favorite Cath products too! Here’s a peek!

A handmade friendship card  by Teri //

This link will take you to the post where you can see the whole card and another one.

By the way, there’s Simon Says Stamp! blog candy involved so be sure to check it out!

Paper Smooches Design Team Blog Hop

Hi guys!

It’s Pep Rally week yet again in the Paper Smooches world, and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches JANUARY 2016 release with you!   TWO new stamps and TEN new dies will be available to purchase at 8:00pm pacific time on Wednesday, December 30th.  You will find our new products HERE.  

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

The prize – a $25. gift code to choose what you like at the PS online store.

Here are the details:

  • FOUR winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the design team blogs and the PS Blog to win the $25. prize.
  • 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)
  • Deadline: You have until midnight PT on Sunday, December 27th to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, December 28th to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.

Alice Wertz

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 means that you have up to three extra chances to win on each blog)

So enough hop chat. Let me show you what I’ve got.

A handstamped handmade card by Teri //

The words and those fun little stamped elements (the circles, the tiny plant splats and brushstrokes and stars) are all from the new Silver & Gold stamp set. You might have guessed by the name that I really, really gave it thought to make a card in silver and gold for you, but I resisted and went with white, black, pinks and reds. I like to keep you guessing, you know. 😉

The die-cut brush strokes were cut with another new product from Paper Smooches, the Paint Strokes dies. They are so cool. I imagine they will be fun to make a background with. Can’t wait to use them some more.

A handstamped handmade card by Teri //

Alright! That’s what I have for you. Be back again later, gators.

Thanks, as always, for stopping by. Your kind words are always appreciated.

MFT Creative Challenge: 10 Minute Treats

Hi guys!

I’m challenging it up today with the My Favorite Things Design Team for the monthly Creative Challenge.

Creative Challenge

This month’s challenge this month is to create a quick, 10-minute gift!

Literally, this project would be a 10-minute project, if you recreated it!

It’s all about making the tag. I chose to tie my onto a tube of candy but you could go bigger, way  bigger. Imagine tying one like onto a big jar of sweets,  a bottle of wine or even a bag of candy canes.

A handmade Christmas treat by Teri //

The tag looks simple, but it took a few steps to make it. I cut out the small circle twice. Once I did it from patterned paper and once I did it from cardstock. Then I cut the large circle from red cardstock.

I took the white circle and cut the tree (from the Tag Builder Blueprints 2 Die-namics) into it. I laid all the circles together and popped a hole on top.

A handmade Christmas treat by Teri //

I finished the tag off with a sentiment from Lisa Johnson’s Trim the Tree stamp set. And I tossed on a few sequins.  I think those little details just made it a bit sweeter. Don’t you agree?

To see more takes on this challenge, hit the MFT Stamps blog.

And check out the list below for clickable links to the supplies I used. (Please note: These are NOT affiliate links.)

See you again soon.


12 in 12: 12

Hi all!

And we made it! Today is the last day of this year’s 12 (Christmas Cards) in 12 (Days) challenge with Ashley.


It seems like it went so fast this year!

So meet card #12.

A handmade stamped Christmas card //

Played it a little more of the artsy side here with some patterned papers from Simple Stories and then some stamped words and splatters from the Brushstroke Christmas stamp set from Ellen Hutson.

The mistletoe was cut with a die from the Poinsettia and Pine dies from Ellen Hutson as well. Ok, I think it’s mistletoe. I don’t know vegetation well so let us just pretend it is if it’s not. 😉 I added the bow with a bit of twine from Whisker Graphics and plopped on some sequins from Pretty Pink Posh. Sure dig those Sparkling ones.

A handmade stamped Christmas card //

So that’s what I have for you.

Excited to see how Ashley wraps up this year’s series. Thanks for stopping in, guys! Always a treat!

12 in 12: 11

Hi again!

Almost to the end of the 12 (Christmas Cards) in 12 (Days) challenge with Ashley.


This is my take on Day 11.

A handmade stamped Christmas card //

I built the card around the fun little squares that I cut from a piece of Simple Stories patterned paper. I embellished each one by adding a little stamping (stamps from Technique Tuesday) and a few embellishments.

Got to admit that the “no comment” one is probably my favorite. The blank line just screamed for a “no comment” answer. Stamped the “no comment” and “x” with the Williamsburg – Small alphabet stamp set from Technique Tuesday.

A handmade stamped Christmas card //

Over and out. That’s what I have. Can’t wait to see Ashley’s take on Day 11.

Be back again tomorrow with the conclusion of this year’s 12 in 12 challenge. Hope to see you then.

12 in 12: 10

Hi guys!

So close to the end of this year’s 12 (Christmas cards) in 12 (days) challenge with Ashley.


Here is my take on the challenge today.

A handmade Christmas card //

This is one that just came together with stuff left on my desk from when working on some of the other cards I’ve put together lately. Most of the stuff on this one is from Simple Stories.  Some of it’s been around awhile. 😉

A handmade Christmas card //

Can’t see what Ashley made to share with you today. Take it away, Ash!

Be back again later, gators. Thanks for swinging by.

12 in 12: 9

Hello again!

Just another card to share today as part of my 12 (Christmas cards) in 12 (days) challenge with Ashley. We took a little break yesterday due to craziness on both of our ends, but we are back today.


Meet today’s card.

A handmade Christmas card by Teri //

Once again, I went the “Stashbusters” route, pulling out some goods I picked up a long, long time ago. Yes, for real. Glittery foam bulb stickers. I am not really sure what I was thinking at the time, but… hey… they made for a nice card. 😉 A handmade Christmas card by Teri //

I sauced the bulbs just a tad by hanging them from Twinery twine and then adding some colorful bows to them. Pretty simple really. 🙂

Alright so that’s really all I have today. Be sure to swing by Ashley’s blog to see what she made to share with you.

Today’s Not-a-Card Projects

Hi guys!

Got to admit that the crafty mojo has been totally strong lately!  🙂 Got a couple non-card projects to share with you today.

Up first is this little guy!

Mini Pallet Christmas Ornament by Teri//

Kinda fun, right?

I found some little wooden mini pallets at Michaels and was like, “Yeah, man! I’m totally making something with them.” So I did. 🙂

I covered the pallet with patterned paper from the Claus & Co. collection from Simple Stories. And then I took a piece of faux greenery and just formed it into a circle to make the wreath. I added the little bow and glued it to the pallet.

Mini Pallet Christmas Ornament by Teri//

I popped a couple holes in the top of my mini pallet with piercing tool. Added some fresh jute and then slapped on a seasonally appropriate sticker at the bottom (also from Simple Stories’ Claus & Co. collection) and called things good. 🙂

I liked the end results so much that I pretty much did the exact same thing again when I made this second mini pallet ornament.

Mini Pallet Christmas Ornament by Teri//

I just changed it up a little by using a different sticker and some different paper. Kinda cute, right?

So that’s all I have for you today. Be back again later, gators.

PS. I’m up on the Simple Stories blog. Had a couple Winter-themed cards over there yesterday. I’d be tickled if you’d check them out.

12 in 12: 8

Hi guys!

Another day. Another card inspired by the 12 (Christmas Cards) in 12 (Days) challenge with Ashley.


Today’s card is heavy on the My Favorite Things side.

A handmade stamped card by Teri //

I really wanted to make a winter scene with Winter Wonderland stamp set and Winter Wonderland Die-namics. So that’s what I did.

I started out by masking off a strip on white cardstock. I colored it in with Lush Lagoon dye ink. I wanted the sky to have some pattern to it so I spritzed the Snowfall stencil with water and set it right on top it. I rubbed on it and got that distressed look you see. (I also added a bit of clear texture paste. Those are the little balls you see… if you look really close.)

A handmade stamped card by Teri //

And then I just went to town, creating the little scene with the die-cut and stamped images. I adhered some of the images to the card with foam tape to help make them pop off the card. I think it helped just give the whole thing just the right amount of dimension.

Looking forward to seeing Ashley’s take on Day 8. Take it away, Ash.

And for clickable links to most of the supplies I used to make this card, check out the list below. Thanks, as always, for stopping by, guys.