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!

Birthday Card Challenge #1

Hi guys!

Back again with a card. My friend, Ashley, posed a challenge to make birthday cards so the two of us will be sharing birthday cards on Wednesday for awhile. 🙂

handmade card by teri //

I went kinda freestyle today with this bad boy by combining some different stuff.

Used some graph style patterned paper from My Mind’s Eye, plus some sticky notes from Kelly Purkey and Hero Arts, to make the background.

The donut themed stamps (words and donuts… because they make everything better, you know) are also from Kelly Purkey. I think this is a set she sold in her store. I picked it up at a workshop she held here quite awhile back… a super fun workshop that is. (Thanks, Kelly!)

handmade card by teri //

The “happy birthday” and “celebrate” words are from the Wish Big set by Julie Ebersole for Ellen Hutson. Fun to combine them with the other stuff. 🙂

Alrighty. That’s what I have. Be sure to swing by Ashley’s blog-a-roo to see her take on the challenge. I’m sure it won’t disappoint. And be sure to stop by again next Wednesday for another birthday card.

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.

Today’s card… kinda (4-14)

Hi all!

Got a little card to share with you today. 🙂

A handmade stamped card by Teri //

Made this one last week when I just needed a little bit of recharge/refuel creative time. Never got around to sharing it so I am today.

(Insert dramatic effect.)

The little bird is from Julie Ebersole’s Twelve Days stamp set for Ellen Hutson. There’s a little number included on the stamp that I just masked off with tape before inking the stamp and stamping.

Nobody die of shock or anything, but I used MARKERS (… yes, the marker challenged girl…) to color the cutie in. I have been messing with markers more than usual lately. It remains a sweet surprise when things turn out. 😉

A handmade stamped card by Teri //


The words are from Julie’s Hello Gorgeous set, also from Ellen Hutson.

And the circles and backgrounds? Cut those with a couple dies from My Favorite Things – Wonky Stitched Circles STAX and Snow Drifts Cover-Up. And the sequins? A mix from Pretty Pink Posh, of course.

Alright. That’s what I have for you. Good to see you all again. I’ll be back again later, gators. Take care.

14 in 14: 9

Hi again!

It’s me, and guess what? Yep. Got another 14 (cards) in 14 (days) challenge card to share with you.

14 in 14 Love Cards for Valentine's Day Challenge //

This is today’s love-themed card.

This Much Love card by Teri //

Just a simple one that’s a bit on the shabby side. Pulled together a bunch of different patterned paper scraps, as well as some really old chipboard hearts, tags and flowers (and corners) from Crate Paper. Remember the card I shared a couple days ago with chipboard from Crate Paper? These are from the same really, really, really old sheet of chipboard stickers. 😉 I’m kind of the mindset to “leave no cute thing behind.”

Once again, I whipped out the Love You So by Julie Ebersole stamp set from Ellen Hutson to stamp set to stamp my sentiment. Just dig that set… a lot.

This Much Love card by Teri //

That does it for today.

Be sure to stop by Ashley’s blog. I’m sure she’s got some awesome based on our challenge to share with you. See you again tomorrow.

14 in 14: 7

Hi all!

Another day. Another take on the 14 in 14 challenge with Ashley.

14 in 14 Love Cards for Valentine's Day Challenge //

Meet today’s love-themed card.

Favorite Love Card by Teri //


Just had some fun today, whipping out some new to me (but totally hidden in my stash for a really, really, really long time) chipboard stickers from Crate Paper. Yep. The frame, the lips, the heart and the mustache are from that really, really, really old piece of chipboard.

The papers are from Pebbles and Crate Paper. And the words? They are from the Love You So by Julie Ebersole stamp set from Ellen Hutson. So many good phrases in that one.

Favorite Love Card by Teri //

A little trick for you. I stamped the words before I added the chipboard stuff, although I figured out where I wanted it all first. Since I put some foam adhesive under the lips and mustache to elevate them, I was worried about getting ink on my block and accidentally touching them… so stamp first and adhere later.

So that’s what I have for you today. Be sure to stop by Ashley’s blog to see her take today on the challenge.

12 in 12: 12

Hi all!

And we made it! Today is the last day of this year’s 12 (Christmas Cards) in 12 (Days) challenge with Ashley.


It seems like it went so fast this year!

So meet card #12.

A handmade stamped Christmas card //

Played it a little more of the artsy side here with some patterned papers from Simple Stories and then some stamped words and splatters from the Brushstroke Christmas stamp set from Ellen Hutson.

The mistletoe was cut with a die from the Poinsettia and Pine dies from Ellen Hutson as well. Ok, I think it’s mistletoe. I don’t know vegetation well so let us just pretend it is if it’s not. 😉 I added the bow with a bit of twine from Whisker Graphics and plopped on some sequins from Pretty Pink Posh. Sure dig those Sparkling ones.

A handmade stamped Christmas card //

So that’s what I have for you.

Excited to see how Ashley wraps up this year’s series. Thanks for stopping in, guys! Always a treat!