Top Ten Blog Hop 2017


Hi guys!

Super happy today to be joining a whole bunch of others paper crafters in sharing their top projects for 2017.

Here’s a peek a my top cards shared here on the old blog-a-roo.

A Christmas card by Teri // terisplace.wordpress.comHello-From-The-Herd-Card-TeriA handmade card for Neat and Tangled by Teri // terisplace.wordpress.comA handmade card for Paper Smooches by Teri // terisplace.wordpress.comCelebrateBirthdayBearEH-TeriSSS-Happy-With-A-Twist-Frog-Handmade-Card-Teri-A-Technique-TuesdayA handmade card by Teri // terisplace.wordpress.comA handmade card by Teri // terisplace.wordpress.comA handmade card by Teri // Terisplace.wordpress.comA handmade card by Teri for Paper Smooches //

They seem like a pretty happy bunch of cards!

By the way, I’ve got a giveaway! Be sure to comment by 9 p.m. EST on Jan. 5th, 2018. I’ll pick one of you to score this set of snowflake dies from My Favorite Things.

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Alright! That’s all I have got!

Be sure to check out the whole hop! Here’s a list of all the hoppers:

Christine Meyer

Jen Gallacher

Kathy Skou

Kathleen Graumüller

Teri Anderson (You are here!)

Susie Bentz  (NEXT STOP!)

Janice Daquila-Pardo

Giorgia Rossini

Laurel Seabrook  

Aimee Kidd

Mary Ann Jenkins

Keren Tamir

Lee-Anne Thornton

Heather Leopard

Tifany DeGough  

Sue Eldred

Melissa Elsner

Laura Whitaker

Anita Mulcahey

Ashley Smith

Katelyn Clary

Simone Schermann

Shelly Kurth

Monique Liedtke
Suzanna Lee

Marcia Dehn-Nix  

Laura Cox

Irit Shalom

Nicole Martel

Carolyn Johnson

Tenia Nelson

Samantha Taylor  

Rebecca Keppel

Judy Hayes

Isha Gupta

Traci Penrod

Tracy McLennon

Karen Hunter

Lyne Blodgett

Anna Sigga

Lisa Moen
Kat Benjamin

Wendy Antenucci  



Christmas Card Challenge 2017… the finale!

Hi guys!

Here again with one last take on this year’s Christmas Card Challenge with my pal, Ashley.

On your mark. Get set. Meet today’s card.


Pulled out my Avery Elle stash of stamps to put this guy together. The little snowman and snowflakes are from the Be Jolly set, while the words are from the Let It Snow set.

Little secret about the background. I made this really awesome sky background with the Cloud stencil from My Favorite Things. I was all set to make a little scene and then… BOOM…. dropped a black ink pad on the corner! Tears! Seriously, don’t you hate it when that happens?!

I had an idea for saving it. I stamped the snowman one more time on cardstock. Fussy cut it out with my scissors, adhered it the cloud paper and then … boom… use a circle die to cut it out.

Meet the leftovers of Exhibit A.

A handmade card by Teri //

See the black ink mark. Kinda makes me wanna cry… even now.  Wink!

So anyhoo, I used the circle with the snowman on my card as you see here.


It worked out. Yep. It worked out.

Alright! That’s all I got. Be sure to swing by Ashley’s blog to see her latest take on the challenge.

Be back later, gators.

Coffee Lovers Bloghop + Christmas Challenge


Hi guys!

Me again. Back with another card! Today’s card is a two-fer!

I made with because of my annual Christmas Card Challenge with Ashley! But it was also inspired by the Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.

So meet today’s card.

A handmade card by Teri //

Created the mug of goodness with the help of the Mug Hugs stamp set from Sunny Studio stamps. Did a little masking so I could make it look like the candy cane was in the mug. I stamped the heart right onto the mug too. It fit perfectly.

Grounded the mug by stamping a mask on sticky note paper, placing it over and it and then sponging on some black ink. I removed the mask and ended up with that little shadow.


The words are the bottom of the card are also from the Mug Hugs stamp set.

Once again, that’s all I have for you. Be sure to check out the Coffee Lovers Bloghop to see all the other coffee-inspired cards! So many good ones.

And be sure to swing by Ashley’s blog to see her take today on our annual Christmas Card Challenge!

Thanks, as always, for stopping by. You are the best.

Christmas Card Challenge 2017

Hi guys!

Another day. Another card based on this year’s Christmas Card Challenge with my friend, Ashley!

Meet today’s card.

A handmade card by Teri //

I once again had fun playing with some Mama Elephant stamps. The reindeer is from their Reindeer Games stamp set. It’s just adorable.

To make the lead reindeer different (basically, like Rudolph and all), I colored his nose in with red ink and added a teeny tiny touch of glitter glue on top.  I stung them together with the help of some good old twine.

The words and the stamped stars are from Holly Jolly by Julie Ebersole for Ellen Hutson. Such a fun stamp set.


Created the background for this card once again with the help of the Cloud stencil from My Favorite Things. Such a great tool to use for creating cute and quick backgrounds. Take the stencil. Sponge on a little ink. Move the stencil. Sponge a little more ink. Repeat these steps over and over until you’ve added color to an entire panel of cardstock.

Super fun… and super cool looking.

Alright! That’s it for today. Be sure to swing by Ashley’s blog to see what she’s cooked up for today.


Christmas Card Challenge 2017

Hi guys!

Kicking off this year’s Christmas Card Challenge with my friend, Ashley! It’s our thing around Christmas to challenge each other to make Christmas cards. And we are sharing the results of this year’s challenge this week.

So meet today’s card!

A Christmas card by Teri //

Created the little scene here with a couple Mama Elephant stamp sets – Alpine Carolers and their Reindeer stamp and die set that was produced by Hampton Art (but is somewhat similar to their amazing Reindeer Games set). DeerTreeSceneCardClose_teri

Had a great little time, coloring in the reindeer and tree. Might… just might have… killed a Copic marker in the process. Might have. 😉

Created the wintery background with the help of the Cloud Stencil from My Favorite Things and the Stitched Snow Drifts Die-namics (also from MFT).  They are fun to use on their own… and even more fun to use together!

I always like adding a little pop to my cards so I added a few drops to background the some glitter glue and some Nuvo Crystal Drops. The little drops always add a little something special, I think.

Alright! That’s all I have today. Be back tomorrow with another card based on the challenge. Thanks for tuning in, and don’t forget to stop by Ashley’s blog.

Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia

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Hi guys!

Super excited to be joining my friend, Taheerah Atchia, with her Advent Calendar Extravaganza this year again. What is it you ask?

Here are a few words from Taheerah:

“Advent Calendar Extravaganza is -the- festive event of the season! This ‘hop with a twist’ was dreamed up by Taheerah Atchia and features surprise destinations each day! Joining in the fun with Taheerah are ONE HUNDRED special guests – each serving up some fantastic Christmas inspiration! Just like an Advent Calendar, you’ll never know where you’re going to be visiting next until you ‘open the door’!

And that’s not all! With 25 *amazing* sponsors taking part as guests as well, your crafty wish list is bound to get a boost with a chance to win a prize EVERY SINGLE DAY!!

Join in the fun every day at to see what special surprises await behind the door!”

I’m excited to share with you a card today created with some Paper Smooches stamps and dies. Meet today’s card… and my contribution to the Extravaganza.


This was so fun to make! I took images and dies from a couple different Paper Smooches stamp sets and dies sets – Swanky Snowdudes and Cool Dudes. And I kinda just crafted the scene together.

The yellow background was created by sponging a soft yellow ink in a circle onto the cardbase. And then I “grounded” the snow people by applying some black ink with a sponge to the ground.

A handmade card by Teri // The card didn’t feel complete without some extra details so I stamped a couple snowflakes and added some enamel dots to the middle of them. I also added a couple sequins and some dots created with Glossy Accents (how I LOVE them).

Alrighty, friends. That’s what I have for you but there’s more to the Extravaganza!

As Taheerah says, “It’s not a party without a prize – and with prizes every day there are several chances to win! Today’s prize is generously supplied by Paper Smooches so you’ll definitely want to win! Simply leave a comment on this post – then head back to and leave a comment there too! You must leave a comment on Taheerah’s blog as well as mine in order to be eligible to win! Don’t forget to grab the other surprise destinations from Taheerah’s blog and head over to them to leave comments there as well to improve your odds even more! You have until 23:59 EST on 31st December 2017 to enter.

Don’t forget Advent Calendar Extravaganza runs from 1st-25th December inclusive so make sure you visit every day for fabulous inspiration and amazing prizes every single time! Merry Christmas!”

Thanks again for stopping by, guys! You are the BEST!