Today’s cards (11-15)

Hi guys!

Back again with a couple more cards to share with you.

Was feeling Fall’ish when I put these guys together.

A handmade card by Teri //

The bulk of the work in these cards was coloring in the leaves and acorns with markers. All were stamped with the Autumn Acorns stamp set and cut with the coordinating dies from Ellen Hutson.

I used Copic markers to do the dirty… err… coloring… work. I never thought I would say I’m a marker using kind of girl but I do quite enjoy using them these days. Of course, colored pencils + Gamsol ranks right up there too but I haven’t done awhile, but I still love the look.

A handmade card by Teri //

Once again, I whipped out my Glossy Accents and Nuvo drops to add a little pop to the card. Just applying a few drops of each one adds a nice bit of pop.

Alrighty, that’s all I have, guys. Be back later, friends.

Thanks for stopping by!

Today’s cards (11-12)

Hi guys!

A few more cards to share with you today.

Clean and quick, but fun. Again. All similar. All the result of my recent Christmas card binge.

So meet today’s cards.

A handmade card by Teri //

I once again used the Tis the Season set and coordinating dies from Ellen Hutson’s Essentials by Ellen line. I also used the Holly Jolly set to add the little stars.

Once again, went with a soft color combo. Sometimes, it’s just fun to do something you don’t normally do. I don’t often use soft color combos.

A handmade card by Teri //

Added a little shading under the cars by taking a rag, picking up a small amount of black ink on it and then rubbing into onto the cards. I like how it grounds the cars. It’s nice to not have the cards look like they are floating.

Anyhooooo, that’s all I have for you today. Be back again later, gators. See you soon!



Today’s card (11-9)

Hi guys!

Another day. Another card to share.

A handmade card by Teri //

Once again, I had some fun with the Tis the Season set from Ellen Hutson. Used the coordinating dies too Again, I think the set might be retired as I can’t find it on the website, but there’s lots of other fun sets to check out so I’m linking to Essentials by Ellen  for you. Because… enabler. Yep. That’s me. 😉

I stamped, die-cut and colored in the Santa three times. Hard to tell but I added a little texture to his hat with some Nuvo drops.

A handmade card by Teri //

I sponged some ink onto the card, plopped the Santas down and added a few stamped sentiments. Then I took my trusty dusty black pen and drew the arrows. I feel like … no matter what your drawing skills are… anyone can do a kick booty freehand arrow.

Now I didn’t take a picture of the inside of the card so you are just going to have to trust me that I stamped inside. With what, you ask? Well, friends… I stamped “happy holidays” inside it. Santa may know, but he’s got your back. 😉

Alright. That’s all I have for you. Be back again later, friends.

Thanks, as always, for stopping by.


Today’s cards (11-8)

Hi guys!

We meet again!

I’ve been on a Christmas card binge of sorts so I’ve got a little couple cards to share with you today. This all started because I pulled out some stamps I’ve had for awhile and just wanted to play with them again.

So meet today’s cards.

A handmade card by Teri //


Made these guys by pairing together the Otterly Awesome stamp set with the Tis the Season stamp set (both from Ellen Hutson). The Tis the Season set might retired as I’m not finding it on Ellen’s website as I write this, but I still dig it. I mean, dude, it’s super cute.

But let’s talk about the cards. Otters have Christmas sweaters, right? Wink. Or they totally need them. I mean, hello, CUTE!

A handmade card by Teri //

I put most of my time into these cards by coloring in the sweaters and otters. The blue in the background is just ink sponged in circle. To add to the water feel, I added a few drops of Glossy Accents to mix. Easy peasy. Super easy.

Alrighty! That’s all I have today. Be back later, gators.

Thanks for stopping by. You’re “otterly” awesome. 😉


Today’s card (6-4)

Hey guys!

Managed to sneak in a little bit more fun time this weekend. The end result? This card right here.

A handmade card by Teri //


The otter, fish and words are all from Julie’s Otterly Awesome stamp set from Ellen Hutson. Must say that it is pretty darn otterly awesome. 🙂 The otter and fish were cut with the coordinating dies. The fact that the otters’ little paws in the stamp set can hold things when cut with the dies just plain slays me. I just plain love that.

Created the blue watery background by slapping some washi tape along the sides of a piece of watercolor paper and then brushing on some blue watercolors. Then I liberally splashed dots of water on top and then took my heat gun to it to dry it all up. I think the end result looks like water. Well, I think.

A handmade card by Teri //

Alright, kids. This is all I have for now for you. I’ll be back again later. Thanks, as always, for stopping by. You are pretty darn great!

Today’s card

Hi guys!

Just a simple little card to share with you today.

A handmade card by Teri //

Made this one because as I was thinking about Technique Tuesday’s Random Acts of Cardness campaign. You know, there’s not a single TT stamp on it. But the idea of the campaign is what is cool. It’s all about encouraging folks to send out the cards they are making. And this one is going to someone special. But I digress. 😉

I created this card with the Essentials by Ellen Mondo Peony and Lovely stamp sets from Ellen Hutson. Just plain good stamp sets.

A handmade card by Teri //

I stamped the flower with the backside with red ink and then flipped it over and stamped on top with the black ink. How it doesn’t line it up it is all about part of the look I was going for. Let’s be honest: My ink coverage stunk with the red due to a little thing I like to call, “Stamper’s Lameness.” So yeah. I decided to get my hands wet and dump water drops on top. The cool thing? A really awesome distress look. You’d totally think I planned it that way. So, so did not. 😉

I felt like the card just needed a little something so I finished it off with a few sequins from Pretty Pink Posh. The Sparkling ones are my favorite.

So that’s what I have for you today. Over and out. See you later, gators.

Birthday Card Challenge

Hi guys!

Another day in the Birthday Card Challenge with my pal, Ashley! She had the idea that we challenge each other to make birthday cards so that’s what we are doing. Yep. We are going birthday crazy, crazy.

This is my take on the challenge for today!

A handmade card by Teri //

It’s a bit more on the messy with a side of funky side. 😉

Stamped the presents and balloons with the Essentials by Ellen Bear Ware stamp set from Ellen Hutson. Stamped the colors with the backsides of the stamps, using water-based dye inks. Then stamped on top with black ink. Once I did that, I literally got my fingers wet and dumped drops of water on top. Kinda fun. Kinda messy too. 😉

I used a plain old black pen to draw the strings connecting the balloons to the packages.

A handmade card by Teri //

And the words? Yep. They are from a new Ellen Hutson set too. That would be the Lovely set.

Sequins? They are from Pretty Pink Posh. Enamel dots (on the presents)? From my depackaged, unlabeled box of enamel dot bliss. 😉

Alrighty, friends. That’s what I have for you today. Be back later.

Once again, don’t miss Ashley’s take on today’s challenge. It will not disappoint. I am sure of that.

Essentials By Ellen Late Summer Release Blog Hop

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Hi guys!
Welcome, welcome to the Late Summer 2016 Essentials by Ellen Release Hop! I’ll be showcasing several of the new stamp sets and dies on my post today! (Can we get a woo-to-the-hoo?! Yeahhhh!)
And, yep! Yeehaw! I also get to give away an Essentials by Ellen stamp set! (Woohoo!)  The winner may chose ANY Essentials by Ellen brand stamp set  (Maximum value $25 USD) currently in stock at Ellen  To enter my giveaway, please leave a comment on today’s post  by Tuesday, August 23rd!
There is also a crazy good Grand Giveaway in the CLASSroom!  To enter, be sure to leave a comment there, also by Tuesday, August 23rd
ALL winners will be announced at the CLASSroom on Friday, August 26th! Please check there on that date to see if you are a winner and for further details on claiming your prize!
If you get lost along the hop, please visit the CLASSroom blog for a complete list of all the designers.
You should have arrived at this hop from the blog of the incredible  Sandy Allnock. I’m Teri. And the stop after me is the blog of the amazing Laurel Beard. 🙂
So let me show you what I cooked up with the new goods!
Meet card #1.
A handmade card for Ellen Hutson by Teri //
I just plain had fun with this one, pulling out images from the Stay Salty stamp set and coordinating dies. I had big dreams of doing just one little scene, but then was like, “I’m going for more, baby!” so I did just that with the 4 little scenes.
A handmade card for Ellen Hutson by Teri //
I add some little touches, like inking the life preserver and the mermaid’s tail and adding some vellum to the boat. Oh, and I went a little old school too by adding lots of inking to the edges. Maybe not old school, but timeless. That’s probably a better way of saying it.
And meet card #2.
So I went kinda wild with this one! My need to go freestyle was high!
The sunshine panels from the new Silver Linings die set are pretty cool! They have a cool pattern of sun rays. I was messing around and found them to be kinda foldable so I cut a whole bunch and folded them to make that funky pattern.
A handmade card for Ellen Hutson by Teri //
It was fun to do!
The words are from the new Warm Fuzzies stamp set. It’s a great set with lots of words.
The sun is from the previously released All Inside stamp set, while the little hat? It’s from the new Bear Ware stamp set and coordinating dies. I’m a huge fan of mixing and matching so it’s fun to be able to do that with so many of the Essentials by Ellen stamps and dies! (THANK YOU, Ellen!)
Alright! That’s what I have for you!
Thanks for stopping by today!
And don’t forget to visit Laurel, who is the next stop on the hop-a-roo! Take it away Laurel!

Mix It Up Challenge, the Sequel

Hi all!

I couldn’t help myself. Had to make another card in honor of the Mix It Up Challenge over in The CLASSroom from Ellen Hutson.

A handmade card by Teri //

Ta-da! Julie’s bear from All Inside stamp set is just so cute. 🙂 I mean, seriously, those hands! That face! Adorbs. Couldn’t resist playing again

This time, I gave him a bunch of hearts to hold. They were all cut (every single one of them) with the All Inside dies. The string of hearts? They are from the Heart Strings dies from Technique Tuesday. The string was a little longer at first, but I whacked it down a hair with scissors. Easy peasy.

A handmade card from Teri //

Alright. That’s what I have. Don’t forget that you have until June 14th to link up projects that combine Essentials by Ellen products with Technique Tuesday products. One winner will be selected at random by the folks at Ellen Hutson to receive a $50 gift certificate.

See ya later, friends.

Mix It Up Challenge!


Hi guys!

Excited to be joining up with my good friends over at Ellen Hutson in helping kick off this month’s Mix It Up Challenge.

The challenge this month involves mixing up Essentials by Ellen products from Ellen Hutson  with…. drum roll please… Technique Tuesday products. I love mixing it up and dig both companies quite a lot. Getting to use their products together is right up my alley.

So here’s what I have got to share with you.

A handmade card by Teri //


This card uses a couple different stamp sets. I used the Favorite Human set from Technique Tuesday and the Bokeh Dots and All Inside sets from Ellen Hutson. I also used the All Inside dies from Ellen Hutson and Heart Strings dies from Technique Tuesday.

To create that blue background, I simply sponged ink onto cardstock and then samped the scribbly circle with the Bokeh Dots set.

A handmade card by Teri //

And those single hearts? They were cut from white cardstock. I simply sponged the same blue ink on them since I didn’t have a similar blue cardstock.

Alright so that is what I have for you. Be sure to check out the challenge post over in The CLASSroom. And be sure to play too. 🙂 You’ll find all the deets over there. (Hint: One challenge participant will be chosen at random to score a $50 gift certificate from Ellen Hutson.)

50 Store Credit

That would be fun, right? 🙂

Alright!  Be back later gators. Thanks for swinging by.