Technique Tuesday Countdown: Day 2

Hi, gang!

I’m back with a new more new Technique Tuesday projects. These cards feature products that will debut on August 1st on their website.

Let’s get started.

A stamped card featuring an Octopus by Teri |

This first card features the new Olive the Octopus stamps and dies. Olive is the latest critter Technique Tuesday’s Animal House collection. (They’ve got a sea creatures them going on right now. Last month, they introduced Simon & Sandy Seahorse.)

I wanted to create a happy scene so I used patterned paper for my background here. And then I added bubbles created with drops of Glossy Accents. The color scheme? I decided fun colors rather than realistic colors was more jam this time.

A stamped card featuring flowers by Teri |

This card features the new Sunny Flowers stamp set. This is a really good set to color with markers! (Ask TT’s Bev. If I struggle with coloring stamps with markers, I never hold that back from telling her and the gang.) The flowers are nice and open, and you can really get to the small spots easily with your marker tips. I love that.

Once I colored in the flowers and vase, I fussy cut them out rather than using the coordinating dies. And then I added a layer of Glossy Accents to the vase to make it look, well, glassy vase like. I think it turned out pretty fun!

Alright! That’s it for today. Be sure to stop by the Technique Tuesday blog once again to see who else from the design team is sharing projects today. Plus be sure to visit the New Products page on the Technique Tuesday website on the 1st to snag all the products that have caught your eye!


Technique Tuesday Countdown: Day 1

Hi, guys!

It’s that time again. Time again for another release of stamps and dies at Technique Tuesday.

I’m excited to share with you a few cards today that feature products that will debut on August 1st on the TT website.

Meet card no. 1.

A stamped handmade card by Teri | teriplace,

This first one uses the new Cars on the Road Border dies, plus a sentiment from the new Adventure Awaits stamp set. (These products, plus all the other new Technique Tuesday products will be found here on the 1st.)

The border die, which is the latest in their series of border dies, allows you to create a little road, plus cut some cars to run along the road. You could do just one car… or three…. easily on a card.


And meet card no. 2.

This one features words and images from the Sassy Travel Memories stamp set. It’s a fun little set packed with phrases to use on vacation inspired scrapbook pages and cards. I think it would even work well in a planner when you are planning your vacation adventures.

The label? That was cut with the new Labels and Captions dies. The lines were stamped with the new My Trip stamp set.

Alright! That is it for the first day of this new release countdown. Be sure to hit the Technique Tuesday blog for a list of all the other design team members sharing projects today, plus be sure to visit TT’s New Products page on the 1st.



Today’s card (7-29)

Hello again, friends!

Back with another card to share with you.

A stamped card by Teri |

This is another card I made the other night “just for the fun of making something with stamps.”

I had this idea in the back of my head to create a sea of lifesavers so I stamped several lifesavers (with the Stay Salty by Julie Ebersole stamp set from Ellen Hutson) on cardstock with Archival Ink. Then I added the little stamped water patterns.lifesavercard-2-teri

To color things in, I simply paired a waterbrush with Distress Oxide Inks from Ranger Ink. The cool thing with coloring with inks? It doesn’t really matter if you go out of the lines. It makes you like… artsy… and all.

After I did the coloring, I picked up some color with my brush and flicked it on the scene. Again. It make me feel artsy and all.

Now, confession time, I got kinda liberal with water as I added the color so my card warped. No problem-o, though! I cut the panel in half and plopped it on another card.

I finished it off with the stamped sentiment and a few drops of Nuvo Crystal Drops.

That’s it for now. Be back again later, gators!

Today’s cards (7-27)

Hi, gang!

Got a couple “Summer’ish” cards to share with you today.


These are the result of a late night “I just want to stamp something and play for the fun of all things in stamping fun” session. So, yeah, here we are.

Both cards use the Stay Golden by Julie Ebersole stamp set from Ellen Hutson. I pulled it out play with since it’s been in my stash for a quite awhile but hasn’t seen a lot of ink. Sad, I know. It felt like a good time to remedy that.


I inked up the solid pineapple base with two different colors of yellow ink before stamping it onto the card. Then I stamped it off, creating the second impression to the right. I used just one ink for the leafy crown and then stamped it off a second time to create the impression at the right.

Then I went to town, adding some flowers, the tiny pineapple, the pineapple outline and the words. Plus I added some extra details with Nuvo Crystal Drops, Washi tape and my old school sewing machine.

A stamped pineapple card by Teri |

I used the small pineapple and the set’s medium pineapple on the second card. Again, I used two colors of yellow ink and stamped them off after I stamped the first time. I also added some stamped flowers and the sentiment.

Once again, I finished the card with some Nuvo Crystal Drops, Washi tape and machine stitching.

I wasn’t sure about this one as it came together, but I sure like the end result!

That’s it for today. I’ll be back again later, gators.

Easy Stamped Bookmarks for Your Favorite Readers

Hi, guys!

I’m up on the blog for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L today, sharing the scoop on how to make some fun tag bookmarks.

DIY stamped bookmarks by Teri for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

These tag bookmarks are really, really, really easy to make with their Self-Laminating Pouches.

I really wanted to use some cute stamps I had from My Favorite Things to decorate my bookmarks, but you’ll see this little project could be created with stamps from pretty much anyone out there… or stickers… or die-cuts. And it’s a craft that could do… or you could easily make with a child.

Be sure to check out the post! I’d be tickled if you would.

And thanks, as always, for stopping by my little spot on the web. I sure appreciate your visits.

See a Few Scrapbook Layouts + a Chance to Win a Scrapbook Stamp Set

Hi, guys!

Doing things a little different today. Wanted alert you to check out the Technique Tuesday blog.

There’s a giveaway post over there with a chance to win some scrapbooking stamps from TT’s collection of clear stamps for scrapbooking. Here’s the scoop. Go to this link, pick a favorite stamp set and then swing by the Technique Tuesday blog and comment on their giveaway post, telling them which sets are your favorite.  Someone who comments on their post on their blog (not here on my blog) will win.

In the spirit of scrapbooking through, I thought I’d share a couple layouts I’ve created using some of Technique Tuesday’s scrapbook stamps over the last year or so for Technique Tuesday. As much as I enjoy making cards, it’s always fun to use my scrapbook supplies to make some layouts too.


I created this one in honor National Scrapbook Day. The ladies in the pictures were kind enough to let me use it to make the page. (Thank you again, ladies.) It uses a stamp set I designed for Technique Tuesday called Sassy Camera. TT made matching dies to work with the stamps too.

Here’s another layout I made for Technique Tuesday. This one uses a picture of Bev and her family, plus TT’s Happy Happy Happy stamps and Shooting Stars die.


Finally, here’s another layout I made for Technique Tuesday.  This one uses a picture of Shelley and her daughter andsome of my favorite scrapbooking supplies (yellow patterned paper, twine and…. happy sigh… sequins), plus the Caught on Camera stamps, as well as the Snappy Camera dies and Tag Toppers dies.

Alright! Hope you enjoyed this short walk down scrapbook memory lane.  Don’t forget to stop by the Technique Tuesday blog and tell them what your favorite scrapbooking stamps (from TT, of course) are.

Be back again later.

Get Cracking on Christmas Challenge Hop

Hi, guys!

I’m here again. True Story. It was like… 100 degrees… a few days ago…. and I was sitting at my desk making a Christmas card… but for a good reason!

I’m joining some of my favorite crafty friends today in the Get Cracking on Christmas Challenge Blog Hop.

This challenge was started by my friend, Jenn Shurkus, and other friends Chari and Cherion, who wanted challenge each other on the third Thursday of the month every month to share a Christmas card! If you did it every month, you’d have 12 Christmas cards by the end of the year. I think it’s an awesome way to build up that Christmas card stash… so here I am.

Before I show you what I made, here’s a complete list of all of today’s blog hoppers:
Jenn Shurkus

Susan Opel (on Jenn’s site)

Chari Moss

Cheiron Brandon

Libby Hickson

Caryn Davies

Emily Midgett

Vera Yates

Tifany DeGough

Jana Millen

Lydia Fiedler

Lisa Cisneros

Susan Wymer

Jessie Banks

Jessica Frost-Ballas

Teri Anderson (<— you are here)

Lisa Henke (<——-NEXT STOP! Take it away, Lisa!)

So this is the card I made for the hop!

A Hedgehog stamped card by Teri |

I just had fun with this one. I created the little scene with the Happy Hedgehogs stamp set and dies from My Favorite Things (plus a cloud stencil from MFT Stamps). The words are from the Winter Wonderland stamp set from Pretty Pink Posh.

My apologies that I’m not really sure where the die-cut hearts came from.  I have a little bowl on my desk with leftover stamped and die-cut pieces. I found them at the bottom of it.


To make the hearts and the words stamp out, I added some dots with Nuvo Crystal Drops. I really, really, really enjoy the dimension they give cards. A little pop without a lot of bulk. Works for me!

Alright! That’s it for today. Thanks for hopping with me and the whole gang!  Don’t forget to stop by Lisa Henke‘s blog (the next stop)! See you again soon!

Today’s card (7-17)

Hi, friends!

Another day. Another stamped card. Let me show you what I got!


I had a “billy” good time making this guy! Ha. I kill me. 😉

Sooooo. I created this guy with the Billy Silly Goats stamp set from Ink Blot Shop (also available on Simon Says Stamp!).

This card? Yeah, it’s a pretty straight forward card when it comes to card. I stamped the little scene and words with the set right onto the white panel. I then colored everything in with good old markers.

A stamped card by Teri |

Then I stamped the goat on more time on cardstock. I cut him out with my scissors and then the magic happened. What’s that, you ask? Well, my friends, I adhered him to the card with an Action Wobbler! If you haven’t seen the wobblers in the flesh, know this: they are pretty much the best thing ever. You can adhere them to an image (or die-cut), place them on your card  and then your image (or die-cut) wobblers. Think of it as something kinda like a bobblehead… in card form. It’s awesome.

Alrighty! That’s it for now. Be back later. Thank you for stopping by yet again.

Today’s card (7-15)

Hi, friends!

Back again… yet again… with another stamped card to share with you.

Just a quick post today. So meet today’s card.

A stamped card by Teri |

I had used the Critter Campout Stamps from Sunny Studio Stamps recently for another card. I had stamped a few too many critters for that card and had the extras still sitting on my desk. Throwing them out? Yeah. Could have. But figured it would be more fun putting them on card… and so I did.

A stamped card by Teri |

It’s a little hard to tell but I embellished the little guys by selectively adding some dots with Nuvo Crystal Drops and a white gel pen. It’s a subtle thing to do, but I think it really helps make images pop more off cards and stuff. Plus it doesn’t add a lot of bulk so, hello, affordable sending in the mail. 😉

Alright. That’s it for me for now. Told you this would be a quick post. I’ll be back later, friends. Thanks for stopping by.


Seen Elsewhere Today

Hi, gang!

I’m up on the blog for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L today.


I’m super excited to be over there, sharing a quick and easy way to embellish patterned paper with…. stencils, glitter and the Dual Tip Glue Pen. It’s such an easy to add a little bit of glitz and shimmer to papers.

Be sure to check out the post.

Be back again later, gators.