A Little Bit of Love…

Hi, friends!

Have you started thinking about Valentine’s Day? I’ve got a tutorial up on the blog for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L, showing how to make little handmade love notes like these.

Valentine's Day Love Notes by Teri  | terisplace.wordpress.com

These little notes are perfect to give to your Valentine (or anyone who could use a hug and some encouraging words).

They are easy to make with scrap paper, adhesive and a few basic crafting supplies.

I’d be tickled if you’d check out the post!

Thanks for stopping by. Be back later!

Paper Smooches – JANUARY 2020 Blog Hop

Hey, hey, hey!

It’s January 6th! That means it blog hop day, and it is time to share some projects made with the NEW Paper Smooches  JANUARY 2020 release with you! Hot diggity dog!

Paper Smooches blog hop featuring stamped cards

There are TWO new stamp sets, THREE new dies, TWO new stencils and ONE new paper pack as part of the new release. The new products are now available to purchase here.

Blog hops are always more fun with prizes so to add extra fun to our blog hop…there is a prize!  The prize – a $50 gift code to use at the PS online store.

Here are the deets you are going to want to know about this hop:

  •  TWO winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the blogs below
  • Leave a comment on any of the blogs listed  (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it will increase your chances of winning)
  • Deadline: You have until midnight Central time on January 8th to leave a comment. 
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on January 9th to see if you are one of the TWO lucky winners.  

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Guests:

Kelly Latevola

Mindy Baxter

Design Team:

Teri  (<—- here you are!)

Karin Akesdotter (NEXT STOP!)

Savannah O’ Gwynn

Alice Huang

Jill Hawkins

Michele Boyer

Ways to increase your chances of winning:

  • Tell us that you Facebooked about our blog hop.  If you don’t already like the PS FB page, please do.
  • Tell us that you Tweeted about our hop (follow PS on Twitter.)
  • Share our blog hop on Instagram @papersmooches
  • Tell us that you posted on your blog about our blog hop

So enough hop talk. Let’s see the card.

A stamped snowman and fox card by Teri | terisplace.wordpress.com

This was such a fun card to make! I created the background by cutting several snowflakes with the new Huge Snowflakes dies. I lightly (very, very, very lightly) sponged sponged some black ink where I was going to place the large snowflakes and then added them to it. (Side note: I actually cut all the snowflakes from white cardstock and then added color with ink to some of them before I got to creating. Could have saved time by just cutting them from colored cardstock, but I decided not to.)

Once I added the big snowflakes, I added a few small ones, as well as a few white Nuvo Crystal Dots.

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The snowman and fox were stamped and die-cut with the new Winter Greetings stamps and Winter Greetings Icons dies. I colored them in with good ol’ alcohol ink markers. I also added a stamped sentiment to a banner cut with the Vanilla Verbiage Icons dies. For good measure, I sponged a little black ink along the edges of the banner. Anyway, I think it turned out pretty cute. Hope you like it.

By the way, do you like playing with Paper Smooches stamps, dies and stencils? Let’s see what you are making! Paper Smooches has a challenge every month on the the PS blog! Be sure to check it out!

Thanks, as always for stopping by today! It’s always a treat when you do. See you again soon, friends. Happy blog hopping!

Plans for 2020?

Are you a goal setter? Have you started thinking about goals you want to accomplish in 2020?

I’d like to invite you to stop on by the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L blog for a quick tutorial on making a book to document those goals in. Here’s a little peek at the book.

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This little book is the perfect way to remind yourself all year long of your goals and dreams… and to help keep your eyes on the prize.

I’d be tickled if you’d  check out the post.

Thanks, as always, for stopping by, friends! See you again in a few days.

December Paper Smooches Blog Hop

Hello, friends!

It’s time to share the NEW Paper Smooches DECEMBER 2019 release with you! How about a big old woohoo for that?

The new release consists of ONE new stamp set, FIVE new dies, ONE new stencil AND a NEW 6 x 6 PAPER PACK. Just wait until you see the goods!

But wait! You can! Wink! The new products are now available to purchase here.

To add extra fun to our blog hop…there is a prize up for grabs!  The prize is a $50 gift code to use at the PS online store.

Here’s how you could possibly win:

* TWO winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the blogs below

* Leave a comment on any of the blogs listed  (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it will increase your chances of winning)

* Deadline: You have until midnight Central time on December 8th to leave a comment.

* Please check the Paper Smooches blog on December 9th to see if you are one of the TWO lucky winners.

Paper Smooches blog

Design Team:

Teri Anderson (<—– HERE YOU ARE.)

Karin Akesdotter (<————NEXT STOP! Take it away, Karin!)

Savannah O’ Gwynn

Alice Huang

Jill Hawkins

Michele Boyer

Here are some ways to increase your chances of winning:

  • Tell us that you Facebooked about our blog hop.  If you don’t already like the PS FB page, please do.
  • Tell us that you Tweeted about our hop (follow PS on Twitter.)
  • Share our blog hop on Instagram @papersmooches
  • Tell us that you posted on your blog about our blog hop

Also, do you like take part in challenges? Did you know that Paper Smooches offers up a fun challenge each month?  Keep an eye on the PS blog for details on it!

Alright. So let’s stopping talking about the hop and share a project! I’m super happy to share a couple planner pages I decorated with the new Planner Stencil.

A Planner Page featuring Paper Smooches stamps and stencil | terisplace.wordpress.com

I used the stencil to trace several shapes (the balloons, circles, squares, conversation bubbles, labels) with a black pen and add a little color with colored pencil. I often just sponge ink through stencils, but I’ve been on a kick lately to use stencils in this way in my planners. Pencils are nice because, especially, with planners because the color doesn’t show through thinner papers usually… like ink can if paper is lightweight.

Planner pages decorated by Teri | terisplace,wordpress.com

I also added a teeny tiny bit of stamping to my pages with a couple planner friendly stamp sets from PS, Dinky Doodles 1 and Dinky Doodles 2.  These sets are great because the images are small and just packed with images that work on planner pages year round.

Alright! That’s it for now. I’ll be back later.

Thanks for stopping by. Happy hopping!

Two More Christmas Tags

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Hi, guys!

It’s been a few days. Got a couple more tags to share as my sharing stopped with the Thanksgiving holiday happening here.

These two tags were inspired by Tracey’s 25 Days of Christmas Tags event. So sad the inspiration is nearing a close, but what fun it has been! Thank you again for putting together such a fun event, Tracey.

Meet Tag No. 1.

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This one was inspired by Julie’s tag here. The bright snowflake against the white background just really caught my eye.

I cut a couple wreaths (with an older Ellen Hutson die)  from watercolor paper and colored them in with watercolors. Then I stacked them on top to make the one big wreath.

It’s really hard to tell from the picture, but I added a hint of sparkle to the wreath by spreading a thin layer of Stickles on it with my finger. It’s really, really subtle but fun.

To keep the background of the tag somewhat interesting but not too distracting, I dry embossed a piece of cardstock with this embossing folder from Sunny Studio Stamps.

I also added a sentiment stamped on cardstock (with the Feeling Frosty set from Sunny Studio Stamps).

And meet Tag No. 2.

A Christmas Tag by Teri | terisplace.wordpress.com

This one is hard to tell but it was inspired by the retro feel of Hannelie’s tag.  If you placed them next to each other, you wouldn’t be able to tell… but I can assure you, that retro feeling got my creative juices flowing.

This is a simple tag that really took just a few minutes to make with simple stamping and embellishing. So, so simple. All the images are from Wonder and Magic of Christmas set from Hero Arts, by the way.

That’s it for me today. Thanks for stopping on by! Don’t forget to check out the link up on Tracey’s blog. There are just so many amazing tags linked up that were inspired all the tags shared. It is cool to see.

A Word-y Christmas Tree

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Hi, all!

Well, surprise surprise! I’m back with another tag… another Christmas tag. Shocked, right? Ha! Wink!

Today’s tag was inspired by a combination of tags shared during the 25 Days of Christmas Tags. There were a few tags that featured text mainly as the design element on on them (for example, Debby’s Cheer tag here) that caught my eye. And there was Joyce’s Tree tag on Day 12 too that made me say, “That’s cool!”

Collectively, the text tags and Joyce’s tree tag inspired me to make this simple little tag. So let’s take a look at it. 🙂

A stamped Christmas gift tag by Teri | terisplace,wordpress.com

 

It’s a simple little tag, really.

I simply made the Christmas tree by stamping words and stars from the Spreading Joy stamp set from Paper Smooches on a die-cut tag.  Then I stamped a heart in the middle of the “o” in Joy. To sauce it and the stars up, I applied a thin layer of Stickles onto them. I love the little glitz the glitter adds.

I thought about using another word stamp to make the tree’s trunk, but I instead went the easy route. I freehand cut a simple trunk from kraft cardstock and plopped it in place.

I finished the tag off with by tying some jute throught the top of it. I purposely chose jute because it matches the color of the tree trunk. I think a nice red and white baker’s twine would have looked swell though as well.

Alrighty! That is it for me today. I’ll be back again later. Pretty sure I’ll be back again in the next couple days with another tag or two. I just can’t stop. Having so much fun. Thanks again, Tracey, for all your efforts in putting this fun event together… and for the flood of inspiration to play!

And a big thanks to all of you out there for swinging by, as always. It’s always a treat!

A Very Merry Christmouse…

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Hi, friends!

I’ve got a few more tags inspired by Tracey’s 25 Days of Christmas Tags event. I’ve really enjoyed checking out her posts each day, seeing all the tags shared. That fun has definitely inspired me to make more holiday tags.

Today’s tags are really the result of just seeing so many lovely tags and wanting to make a few more. 🙂 Thanks for starting this fun event and inspiring so many (and me) to play, Tracey!

So meet Tag No. 1.

A Christmas Tag by Teri | terisplace.wordpress.com

To make this tag, as well as the next two tags, I pulled out the Merry Mice stamps and dies from Sunny Studio. I simply stamped some mice and accessories and colored them in with markers. And then I went to town decorating each tag with my die-cut images, as well as some additional stamping. Really easy stuff but the delight it gave me in the process was so worth it! 😉

Meet Tag No. 2.merrylittlechristmousechristmastag-teri

For this one, I stamped a few stars onto the tag to finish up the scene. I colored them in with a yellow marker and then added some small dots with a black pen. Easy peasy.

I also ground the mice by added a little shadow beneath them with a light gray pen. It’s really light but really adds something.

And meet Tag No. 3.micechristmatag-teri

I once again did the shadow trick on this guy. But this time, I added a few snowflakes in the sky (so to speak) with white pompoms. I’ve been on such a kick lately with doing that. It’s just so fun.

Alright! That’s all I have for you. I’ll be back again later, friends.

Thanks, as always, for stopping by!