14 in 14: 8

Hello again!

Back again with one more take on the 14 (love cards) in 14 (days) challenge with Ashley.

14 in 14 Love Cards for Valentine's Day Challenge // terisplace.wordpress.com

I went all friendship-y today… because you gotta show your friends love too. Ya know? 😉

Hello Bestie card by Teri // terisplace.wordpress.com

I went pretty non-traditional too, mostly using supplies with non-traditional love colors from Echo Park Paper’s Best Friends Forever Mini Theme Kit. It’s just a fun little kit with paper and stickers with a friendship theme.

I mixed together a couple of the papers. I took one big piece of paper with circles on it and punched the heck-o-la out of it with a circle punch to make those big circles to put on my card.  And then I just went kinda crazy with stickers and did a bit of clustering. For good measure, I added a few sequins and a stitch line…. and a few other little things.

Hello Bestie card by Teri // terisplace.wordpress.com

I think it turned out pretty fun!

Be sure to swing by Ashley’s blog to see her take today on the challenge. Be back tomorrow.

Today’s card

Hi all!

Just a little something for the fun of making something today. 🙂

I wanted to play along with the Clicking Cameras Challenge over on Moxie Fab World…. because… you know…. it was my bright idea and all! (Wink!) Didn’t seem all fair and stuff to issue a challenge and not play, you know.

So here’s what I made.

(Be gentle, all. Be gentle.)


I pulled out the Summer Bliss collection from Echo Park Paper and went to town. (<—- Because… I’m a fan.) Pretty much everything I used is from the collection (other than the cardstock and the enamel dots).

The chipboard camera had a word on it that didn’t really work well on a card (“snapshot”) so I decided to change things up a bit by plastering it with some letter stickers to spell out the “smile” word. I also tossed on a couple enamel dots.


By the way, I didn’t want the circles of patterned paper to fade too much into my design so I cut some white cardstock circles to place under them. They are just slightly off-set.

So that’s what I have today. I’ll be back again a little later.

And if you haven’t joined the Clicking Cameras Challenge yet, there’s lots of time to play. The challenge doesn’t end until 8/17.

See you again soon.





Go-to Gal Designer Challenge: Echo Park Paper (3-26)

Hi all!

It’s challenge time again with the Go-to Gals.

We decided this time to challenge each other to make something with products from Echo Park Paper.

What’s the deal with these challlenges, you ask? Well, here’s the scoop. Every month (unless we take a break… because we are flexible like that), we pick a manufacturer and challenge each other to make something with that manufacturer’s products. Sometimes, we all play. Sometimes, we don’t. That’s OK because it’s a “just for fun” thing! 🙂 And it’s also editor-free, which I mean in a 100% loving way. (Note to any editor who may be reading this, just in case: I really do love you guys…. mostly. I KID! I KID! Chillax, man. Sheesh. Tough crowd.)

Ok. So… ummm… yeah. Here’s what I made for this month’s challenge.

ep_awesomedude1_teriI just love Echo Park’s That’s my Boy collection by Lori Whitlock. I don’t have boys. Heck, I don’t have kids (just a dog… a boy dog… but a dog), but I love the feel of the collection. All kinds of fun icons, great colors and good patterns. All in all, it’s the kind of collection that just makes me happy.

I paired together a lot of stickers from the collection for this card. I also added a bit of dimension by placing foam tape under the green and yellow panels. It just adds a little something, I think..

ep_awesomedude2_teriNow, don’t tell my Go-to Gal sistahs in crime that I did cheat a little by adding a couple other elements not from Echo Park to my card (the enamel dot from Doodlebug and the wood star from Studio Calico). Other than that, it’s totally an Echo Park fest of happiness.

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

And that’s all for now.

PS. I’m talking trends over on Moxie Fab World today. I’m talking about one that I’ve especially liked watching “unfold”… or fold.


12 in 12: Day 12 (12-14)

And bam!

The finale of the 12 in 12 Christmas Card Challenge is here.

And bam again! Here is the card that I like to call, No. 12.


Just had “no holds barred” fun here and did some random clustering with gems, word tiles and circles  (from Me & My Big Ideas and Crate Paper).


Really love the random look of all those things together. I guess it’s that organized freestyle collage look again. 😉

The papers are from Pebbles, Echo Park Paper, Simple Stories and Becky Higgins.

And, dang, that’s all I have for you.

So like that, 12 in 12 is done for this year.

Be sure to check out Ashley’s final post. I’m sure it will be rad.