Paper Smooches DT Blog Hop

Hi all!

It’s that time again! It’s Paper Smooches Pep Rally week, and the gang’s all here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches JUNE 2016 release with you! ONE new stamp sets and FIVE new dies will be available to purchase at 8 pm PT on May 31st.  You will find our new products HERE once they go live.  

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 chances)
  • Deadline: You have until midnight PT on Sunday, May 29th to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, May 30th 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 means that you have up to three extra chances to win on each blog)

So enough hop chatter! Let’s get on with the project.



I created this guy with a couple new Paper Smooches products, the Summer Tree die and the Hello Sampler stamp set.

I played it simple, cutting the three out from white cardstock and cream cardstock. To make the leafy portion of the tree stand out, I sponged green ink in a circle behind it. It’s subtle but I think it really helps add to the card.


That little baby heart? It’s from the Summer Tree die too. I just thought it was so cute that I had (HAD, I tell you) to add it. 🙂

Alright! That’s what I have.

Thanks so much for swinging by today, guys! I appreciate it when you do!

Hero Arts Summer 2016 Release Blog Hop

Hi everyone!

So tickled today to be joining some of my favorite makers in celebrating the Summer 2016 release from Hero Arts with a blog hop!

Hero Arts products have been part of my creative arsenal for a really long, long time. In fact, some of the very first stamps I ever used (…. and maybe collected… maybe… hee hee) were from Hero Arts. So it’s an extra special treat to take part. (Thanks for having me, Hero Arts friends.)

I’ve got three projects to share with you. Each of them use the new City Adventure stamp set. And I’m a fan of mixing and matching so I’ve used some other Hero Arts stamps with them.

So I’d like to introduce you to card #1.

Handmade stamped card by Teri // terisplace.wordpress.comI went pretty graphic here. I  wanted to create a city scene of sorts. I started by making those dots to stamp the cityscape on. To make those dots in the background, I just took an ink applicator and applied inks directly to cardstock.

And then I built the scene around it, adding the taxi and “let’s go” phrase. The card needed a little more so I added the sun and “roam” and “get lost” phrases from The Adventure Begins to it. And then I drew the black line  under the taxi.


I think it turned out pretty fun!

These next two cards are destination specific… or location specific, I guess. 🙂

Handmade stamped card by Teri //

The bird and sign are from the City Adventure set. If you have ever watched that show “Portlandia”, you’ve  probably heard a reference to putting a bird on things. 😉

The food truck and words are from Kelly’s Portland stamp set by Kelly Purkey. Food trucks are huge here. I stamped the truck, colored it in and then used my trusty scissors to fussy cut it out. It’s popped up on the card with foam tape.

Handmade stamped card by Teri //

And this little scene was inspired some of the parks in Portland. The trees and sun are from The Adventure Begins, while the bike, light and bench are all from City Adventure. Bikes are everywhere in Portland. Might say it’s a thing here.

To make the light and legs of the bench stand out, I used a white gel pen to color them in. I also added a little white to the Portland letters. If you look really close you can see it.

I hope you’ve enjoyed these cards and are enjoying the hop!

Here’s the complete blog hop list:

The Hero Arts Blog
Amy Tsuruta
Clare Prezzia
Debby Hughes
Jennifer McGuire
Jenn Shurkus
Joan Bardee
Julie Ebersole
Kathleen Graumuller
Kathy Racoosin
Kelly Rasmussen
Kimberly Crawford
Laura Bassen
Libby Hickson
Lori Craig
Lucy Abrams
Lydia Fiedler
Mariana Grigsby
May Sukyong Park
Nichol Magouirk
Sandy Allnock
Teri Anderson (<—– Here you are.)
Wanda Guess (<————–NEXT STOP! Take it away, Wanda!)
Yana Smakula

If you get lost during the hop, be sure to check out this post on the Hero Arts Blog!

Also, go here to see all the new Hero Arts products. So much good stuff!

Oh, and be sure to comment as you are hopping today! Hero Arts will be giving away three $25 shopping sprees, drawn from comments left across all blogs in the hop. Please comment by Sunday, May 15 at 11:59pm PT and they’ll announce the winners the following week.