Go-to Gal Designer Challenge: IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko

Well, well, well, friends! We meet again! It’s time for another challenge with the Go-to Gals.

We’ve challenged each other this time to make something with the fine products from IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko.

What’s the deal with these challenges? Well, every so often we challenge each  to make something (just for the fun of it) with a specific manufacturer’s products. Sometimes, we all play. Sometimes, we all don’t. That’s OK because it’s all about having fun.

So here’s what I made.

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I’ve been a Tsukineko ink fan as long as I can remember. In fact, my Tsukineko black ink pads sit on my desk at all times.

For this project, I have been itching to make something with their Radiant Neon ink pads so I challenged myself to use for today’s challenge.

Nothing really super fancy here. I just took some stamps (from Avery Elle), inked them up and then stamped them one after the other. You’ll notice that I left them overlap a little. I love that the ink still pops even with that little overlapping.

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Can’t wait to see what the rest of the crew cooked up.

Be back again later, gators!

PS. Who scored the stash of Studio AE stamps mentioned in this post here? Well, that would be JilldHawkins. Jill, I’ve sent you an email! Thanks to all who left comments. I’ll have another giveaway here in the next week or so!

Today’s card (4-12)

Hi all!

This is today’s card!

ae_makeawish1_teriHad a really good time the other day playing around with the new Storybook stamp set (and steel dies) from Avery Elle. Heather Campbell, my pal/homie, designed them. 😉

One of the things I really love is using products designed by my friends. I don’t know. There’s just something that makes it extra special about,although I do feel a little  extra pressure to make something good with it… because… well, you know. One doesn’t want to be known as the loser friend and all.

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To make the background, I scribbled with watercolor crayons on stamping block, doused the color with water and then pulled it down a journaling card cut from watercolor paper. Each of the little critters were die-cut and stamped from good old Neenah cardstock. Then I used watercolor pencils and water to give them a little bit of shading. To give the dots to the deer, I pulled out my trusty white paint pen from Elmer’s. (<—- Love, that thing.)

Anyway, I guess you could say that I just kinda stepped out of the creative box here and had fun. 🙂

Not much else to say so I’ll be back later. Hope you are having a dandy good day!

 

 

Today’s card (2-7)

Hi everyone!

This is today’s card.

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(Insert dramatic effect.)

Ta-da! 😉

Had a little bit of time to play today this is really a case of just messing around.

I die-cut the word from cardstock using the Simply Said: Hello ELLE-ments die from Avery Elle. Then I got all fancy. I plopped it down on scratch paper, covered it with texture paste and let it dry.

Once it was good to go, I scribbled a little bit of color with watercolor crayons on it and spread the color with water. After I got the word on the card, I felt like it needed a bit more color so I dipped my fingers in water (Truth, friends. Truth.) and spread the color a little bit more.

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Kinda digging the look. I am thinking I am going to try do that again.

That’s all I have.

Be back later,  y’all! 🙂 Thanks, as always, for stopping by.

12 in 12: Day 6 (12-8)

And here we go again.

Another 12 in 12 card.

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Ta-da!

Made this guy almost entirely with Avery Elle’s Let It Snow stamp set. Just plain love the stamp set!

I created the snow by stamping set’s snow background stamp on the panel. Then, I pulled out my old, long-forgotten friend, my bottle of white Liquid Applique. I put little dots on top, heated them up with my heat gun and got the little pom poms of snow.

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Kinda fun, right?

So that concludes Day 6! Can’t wait to see what Ashley cooked up for our “half-way through the challenge” day!

Be back again tomorrow.

Today’s card (11-14)

Yep. Me again. 😉

Meet today’s card.

Blog_YouAreAGem_teriIt’s actually more like today’s card… from a few days ago.

I was trying to stir up my crafty mojo to finish tackling a hearty assignment that I was struggling on. So I started just playing. I grabbed craft supplies and just sorta put things together with a no-rules mentality.

This was the end result! I don’t think it’s too shabby for just playing around! And, most importantly, it got the crafty mojo going, enabling me to power through the other project. 😉

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A few additional deets about this card: The words from the I Like You stamp set from Technique Tuesday. The sequins are from Avery Elle (such a lovely color collections they have). The other things are just little bits and pieces from my stash-a-roo.

That’s all I have! Be back later, gators! Thanks, as always, for stopping by!

Go-to Gal Designer Challenge: Avery Elle (10-30)

Hi all!

The last Wednesday of the month means it is time for another Designer Challenge with the Go-to Gals.

So… like… what’s the deal with these challenges? Well, they are a “for fun”, editor-free kind of thing. Sometimes, we all play. Sometimes, we don’t. What matters is we are just having fun!

This month, we challenged each other to make something with products from Avery Elle. If you haven’t been Avery Elle-ifed yet, you are missing out. They make awesome stamps, dies and paper crafting accessories. Super hip, super fun stuff. Yes, yes. I’m a fan.

So here’s the card I made.

g2g_Manythanks1_teriI thought it would be fun to mix sentiments from a bunch of different sets together for this one so that’s what I did. The words I used came from: Aim High; Handwritten NotesOh Happy Day; and Thankful.

I cut the arrow (the same one from the Aim High Elle-ments die set) from a bunch of different patterned papers.To make some of them look a little more different, I embellished some of them with enamel dots and other stuff.

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Can’t wait to see what the rest of the Go-to Gals have cooked up! Be sure to check out the blogs of:

See you again tomorrow!

PS, I’m up on Paper Crafts Connection today, sharing the Gratitude Journal that I worked up and will fill in and finish up in November.  Here’s a sneak peek!

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There’s a Technique Tuesday stamp set up for grabs over there so be sure to comment on that Paper Crafts Connection post.

Operation Write Home World Card Making Day Blog Hop (10-5)

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Happy World Card Making Day!

Super stoked to be hopping again with the fine folks over at Operation Write Home. I love OWH for the good they do and for encouraging all of us cardmakers out there to have fun and give back!

So thanks for having me as part of the OWH hop! 🙂

Here’s the card I made for the hop!

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I gave myself a 15-minute limit to make this card and really tried to pull from things left on my desk from other projects. Pretty much all the papers here are just leftover scraps. The stitched circles (from Studio Calico) are just something I’ve had lying around for a somewhat embarrassing amount of time. 😉

The sentiment is a stamp from Avery Elle’s Oh Happy Day stamp set. My, how I dig it.

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That’s all for now. Be back again later!

Hope you are off to a happy day of cardmaking!