Technique Tuesday April Release Countdown: Day 2


Hi, guys!

Back again. One more day until the new release from Technique Tuesday is live.

I’m here with another card that features one of the new products.

Today’s card features the new Sassy Girl Thought stamp set.

A handmade card by Teri ||

This new stamp set is the latest in the Sassy Sentiments collection of stamps from Technique Tuesday. It features a bunch of random phrases a girl might say, as well as some hand drawn doodles.

I think one of the cool things about this set is you can use it on cards, as well as on scrapbook pages and planner pages.


The words on my card are from the set. Can anyone out there relate? Wink. And the images are from the set too. I really wanted the images to pop so I stamped them on cardstock and did the coloring of them with my markers… and then I fussy cut the cups and phone out with my scissors.

Alrighty! That’s all I have. Be sure to hit the Technique Tuesday blog for links to all the design team members sharing projects today.

And be sure to stop by the Technique Tuesday website on the 1st to see all the new goods.

Be back again tomorrow. ūüôā

Technique Tuesday April Release Countdown: Day 1


Hi, everyone!

Technique Tuesday is kicking off the April Release countdown today by showing off some of the new products that will debut here on the 1st.

I’m going to share a couple projects today created with the first batch of goods they are showing off.

Meet card No. 1.


This one uses the new Tulip on the Border die.¬† I “love” this die. A lot. It’s basically a die on a border that you can use on any card. (In fact, this is the latest in a series of border dies they’ve done.)

Here’s how they work: Open a card. Set the border on it. Cut the border. Let your imagination do the rest.

For this card, I left the card open and applied some sticky note tape to it to mask off part off part of the card. Then I applied some Oxide inks to it and a few splashes of water. After the water was dry, I added the sentiment (stamped with the new Flowers for Her set) and the Dragonfly (cut with the previously released, Dragonfly dies).

A handmade card by Teri for Technique Tuesday ||


And meet card no. 2.


I created this one with the new Flowers for Her stamps and coordinating dies. This is a stamp set that features flowers I drew myself.

I was dreaming of a set with flowers that were open and could be colored in, since a lot of my crafty friends have been doing lots of coloring lately. The chief stamp makers at Technique Tuesday decided to give it a go. (Thanks, chief stamp makers, for letting it and making it happen.)

A handmade card by Teri for Technique Tuesday ||

To give each of the flowers a little pop, I added a few Nuvo Crystal Drops in the middle of them. And the sentiment? The set features a bunch of words so you can create a sentiment appropriate for the woman or girl you want to send it to!

Alright! That’s all I have.

Be sure to swing by the Technique Tuesday blog for links to all the other design team members sharing projects today. And be sure to hit the Technique Tuesday website on the 1st to see all the new goods.

Topflight Stamps 1st Birthday Blog Hop & Sale

Topflight Stamps

Hi gang!

Super thrilled to be joining some of my favorite crafty folks in celebrating the first anniversary of Topflight Stamps with a 1st Birthday Blog Hop!

Have you heard of Topflight Stamps? Topflight Stamps is a wonderful online store that features different and unique stamps from around the world.  In fact, they are having a huge sale at the store Р20% off your entire order from March 27 РMarch 31 with coupon code BDAY20.

Be sure to comment on this blog and all the blogs on the hop to be eligible for the GRAND PRIZE a $50 store credit!!!  PLUS  Рeach of the designers on this blog hop are giving away a $10 gift certificate to one of the commenters on their post. I will announce my winner here on Monday, April 2.  The $50 Grand Prize winner will be announced on the Topflight Stamps Blog the same day. 

So let me show you the card I made for the hop!

A stamped card by Teri ||

Created this little guy with Prickly Plants stamp set from the For the Love of Stamps collection by Hunkydory.

If you haven’t had a chance to check out the For the Love of Stamps line, I totally encourage you to check it out. Lots of different designs. All clear (top quality clear stamps) and a great price.

The Prickly Plants¬†set stole my heart. Cacti are so fun… and trendy right now…. when it comes to cards.


To make the card,  I stamped the cactus plants on watercolor paper with Staz-on ink. Then I went to town with watercolors. I dropped some salt onto the paint while it was drying to add a little extra texture. I also whipped out a really old bottle of Liquid Applique and added the dots to the one vase and warmed them up with my heat gun.

When everything was dry, I added the sentiment, a die-cut heart (with glitter glue on it), part of a doily and patterned paper strips and plopped the panel onto a card. I think it turned out pretty fun.

Now, be sure to check out all these blogs and comment for your chance to win the grand prize!!


Thanks again for stopping by, friends.


Birthday Card Challenge No. 7

Hi gang!

Back again once more for the Birthday Card Challenge with my pal, Ashley.

Totally have run out of steam here so today’s card is a simple one.

Dug into my stash of My Favorite Things stamps and dies (and papers) to put this guy together.

A stamped birthday card by Teri ||

Like I said, it’s a simple one.

The sentiment is from their Big Birthday Wishes stamp set, which is pretty recent. The dies are from a couple or so years ago and might be retired…. or might not be… or might be. But I think that’s part of the cool thing about MFT’s product line. Things from throughout the years go together. Many of their products are timeless. I appreciate that a lot.¬†¬†BirthdayBalloonsTrioCard2-teri

Besides the MFT goodness, I did add a few extra details with some floss (simple) and some white Nuvo Crystal Drops. Simple as well. This card has a little dimension to it, but it’s still super mailable. I like that.

Alright. That’s a wrap. Be sure to swing by Ashley’s blog for her latest take on the challenge.

See you again soon.

Birthday Card Challenge No. 6

Hi, guys!

Another day. Another birthday card for the challenge with Ashley.

A stamped birthday card by Teri || terisplace,

Pulled from my scrap pile to make this guy. Use some scrap papers from a couple of the new lines of paper from Jillibean Soup.  And the stamps and the words are also from Jillibean.BirthdayBalloonCard2--teri

The balloon works well on shaker cards, but I wanted to stretch myself and try something else. I fashioned my own balloon by cutting a couple circles with some Jillibean dies. I also added the flag (also cut with Jillibean dies) and embellishments to it. Think it turned out kinda fun!

I did something I like to do a lot: I stamped a sentiment on a cardstock strip, added a little twine to it and then adhered it to my card with foam tape. Easy peasy… and fun.

Alright. That’s it for now. Be sure to hit Ashley’s blog to see her latest birthday card!

Birthday Card Challenge No. 5

Hi guys!

Me again. Here with another birthday card for the Birthday Card Challenge with Ashley!

So meet today’s card.

A stamped birthday card by Teri ||

Wanted to make a non-traditional card of sort with this one so I ran with using bunnies for it. The bunnies are from the Some Bunny stamp set from Lawn Fawn.

The sentiment was created by pairing together a saying from that set with a birthday sentiment from So Much to Say, another Lawn Fawn set.


The papers on the card are also from Lawn Fawn. The hills were created with a die from My Favorite Things.

Alright, that’s it for now. Be back again later, gators. Don’t forget to hit Ashley’s blog to see what she is sharing today!

Birthday Card Challenge No. 4

Hi gang!

Back to the Birthday Card Challenge game with Ashley. We took a few days off to do stuff. She watched basketball… and stuff. I did a couple 5ks… and stuff.

But we are back now. So here’s my latest birthday card for the challenge.¬†A stamped birthday card by Teri //

I have a thing for space stuff so I couldn’t resist making a card with the Beam Me Up stamps and dies from Lawn Fawn. Seriously, they are just so cute.

The first thing I did was create the space-y background. I created by sponge a bunch of ink colors on white cardstock. Then I added some black color to the mix.

I spritzed the panel with a light misting of water and then a light spritzing of white spray mist. I let it dry and then added the little stamped and die-cut elements.EarthlingBirthdayCard2-Teri

To give my aliens a little extra personality, I added a few extra dots with black Nuvo Crystal Drops on some of them and a wiggle eye on the middle one. I also added a few dots with my pens.

Finished the card off with the sentiment and a few stamped stars. I colored them in with a white pen and added a few additional white dots.

Anyhoo, that’s what I got. Be sure to swing by Ashley’s blog to see her take on the challenge today.

Be back tomorrow.

Ellen Hutson March Pin-Sights Challenge

Hi guys!

Super tickled to help my friends from Ellen Hutson kick off this month’s Pin-Sights Challenge.

What is the challenge? Well, it’s a monthly challenge! Every month, there’s a¬†Color Trend Inspirational photo put on the CLASSroom blog. The challenge this month?

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Pretty, huh?!


I was inspired by the color scheme from the challenge and used Copic markers (somewhat similar to the colors) to draw lines across the panel I planned to place on the card. I wasn’t 100% exact, and I think that’s a-OK. Just trying to keep things real here.

I stamped the flower from the Mondo Peony set three times onto the card panel. I also stamped a sentiment from the Warm Fuzzies set. Then I got a little bit fancy. I used the coordinating dies to cut out one of the flowers.

I plopped it on some foam adhesive and added it to the card. Hard to tell in the first picture, but this one shows the little bit of dimension it added.


Pretty cool, huh?!

Well, that’s all I have for you. Be sure to check out the post on The CLASSroom for inspiration. And be sure to link up your take on it over there too!

A random challenge participant will receive a $50 gift certificate to the Ellen Hutson store.  To be eligible, you MUST use Essentials by Ellen products and the photo badge as inspiration. There will be an Inlinkz link up on the challenge post where you can submit your projects.

Birthday Card Challenge No. 3

Hi, guys!

Back again. Another day. Another card for the Birthday Card challenge with Ashley.

Give it up for today’s card.

A stamped card by Teri //

Just having fun today, playing with this llama image from Technique Tuesday’s Lorenzo the Llama stamp set ¬†(and dies). He humors me to no end. ūüôā

Wanted to play it simple by creating a little scene with a background, created with a Cloud stencil from My Favorite Things. Then I added some “grass” by plopping a strip of cardstock at the bottom.


The garland is from the stamp set too. I simply stamped it right onto the inked background, colored it in and added a little bit of Nuvo Crystal Drops to it to give it some dimension.

The sentiment is from the stamp set too.

Alright! That’s all I have. Be sure to stop by Ashley’s blog to see her take on the challenge today.

Birthday Card Challenge No. 2

Hi, gang!

Back again with another birthday card inspired by the Birthday Card challenge with Ashley.

Meet today’s card.

A stamped card by Teri //

This one is a wee bit on the sassy side. In fact, I had a little help with the sassy factor by using Technique Tuesday’s Sassy Birthday 2.0 stamp set (and coordinating dies). The words and the dress are all from the set.

I had colored in these dresses awhile ago while crafting with friends but hadn’t had a chance to do anything with them. This felt like the card to use them on.¬†VintageBirthdayDressesCard2-teri

The patterned papers are all scraps from my box of scraps. I just tried to pick a color scheme of scraps that worked with the colors of the dresses since I’d had already colored them in.

Tried something a little different by stamping one sentiment above the dresses, and then another below them. Kinda like that look.

Alright. That’s it for today. Be sure to hit Ashley’s blog to see her take on the challenge!

PS. Technique Tuesday has a sale through the end of today, March 13th. 25% off with coupon code on Easter stamps, dies and cutting files. You’ll find them all here.